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Ludlow High School News

calenendar School Calendar Set for 2017-2018

The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been set.  Click HERE for a print-friendly version.  Students will kick off the new school year on August 17!  Mark your calendars!

bball Register NOW for K-3 Boys & Girls Basketball League

Registration is open for the Boys & Girls K-3 Basketball League.  See details on the REGISTRATION FORM.  Register soon!  Please contact Vikki Wofford at 859-261-2251 or Randy Wofford at 859-655-7531 with any questions.

thank you January is Board Appreciation Month

January is Board of Education Appreciation Month.  Thank you to our five board members for their support of our students, staff, and programs:  Steve Chapman, Amy Hayden, Judy Lantry, Bill McMillen, and Cindy Powell.  We are grateful for their continued efforts to make our school district the best!  Watch our Thank You video by clicking on the image below.

 

 

 

 

all a classic All 'A' Classic Held at Ludlow

The Boys All 'A' Classic Basketball Tournment is being held at Ludlow High School January 16th - 21st.  Catch a game!  Check out the BRACKETS for dates and game times.  Visiting Ludlow?  See the MAP for parking details.

 

Activity Cancellations Due To Snow After-School & Evening Activities Cancelled Today

Due to the weather forecast, all after-school programs and activities are CANCELLED today (Thursday, January 5). This includes SHINE, SOAR, ESS, Basketball Games/Practices, Quick Recall, and the After-School Meal Program. Please plan for student pick-up at 3:10 PM.

Team Building Team-Building Day for Grades 4-12

Our Advisory Groups for Grades 4-12 are kicking off this week with a fun Team Building Day!  Students in grades 4-12 are asked to wear their class' color (although it is not mandatory).  Each grade level will head to the stadium for about 2 hours of fun team and leadership-building activities.  This week, a LETTER (click it for a copy) went home with students so parents can read about details of the day as well as specifics on our advisory groups.

 

LHS Senior Parent Meeting Senior Parent Meeting Wednesday

Senior Year is full of news, updates, and deadlines. Stay on top of all of them by attending the LHS Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Sept 7 at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Mrs. Currin will be reviewing graduation items, explaining college and career planning items, and going over the new rules/deadlines of the FAFSA (financial aid application). Senior Year can be a hectic one, but this meeting will help it run a bit smoother. All seniors and at least one parent/guardian are strongly encouraged to attend!

Shine & Soar Summer Camps Free SHINE & SOAR Summer Camps for Incoming Grades K-9

We have lots of fun planned for the month of June!  Free summer camps are offered to all Ludlow students in Grades K-9.  Camps include free breakfast, lunch, field trips, fun visitors, and cool enrichment activities!  Most age groups have openings if you still need to register.  SHINE Camps are for incoming Grades K-6 and SOAR Camps are for incoming Grades 7-9.  See flyers for themes and contact details: SHINE and SOAR

Ludlow May Festival PTO's May Festival!

Stop by the PTO's May Festival this weekend!  OUr PTO has put together a great weekend full of fun!  See the FLYER for times and details. 

Fine Arts Fine Arts Showcase on Tuesday Night!

All families for Grades P-12 are invited to attend our Fine Arts Showcase Tuesday night, May 3rd between 5:30 and 8:00pm.  From 5:30-7:00pm, we'll have the LHS Art Show, elementary artwork/writing on display, SHINE & SOAR work on display, and interactive music and painting stations for students. Learn how to play the piano on a Makey Makey too!  The Band will start performances in the auditorium at 7:00pm.  Click on the FLYER for details.

Come and celebrate our talented students!

School-Based Decision Making Council SBDM Nominations & Elections for 2016-2017

We are looking for nominations for both schools' Parent Representatives for SBDM for the 2016-2017 school year.  Each School-Based Decision Making Council includes parents, teachers, and an administrator of the school.  The council has the responsibility to set school policy and make decisions outlined in statute, which should provide an environment to enhance student achievement.  The council generally meets once per month in the afternoon or evening.  If you'd like to nominate yourself to serve on the council of the school your child will be enrolled for 2016-17, please complete the nomination form and submit it to the school's office by 3:30PM on May 2, 2016. 

Nomination Forms and SBDM Information can be found here:

Elementary Parent Letter About SBDM

Elementary School Parent Nomination Form

High School Parent Letter About SBDM

High School Parent Nomination Form

SBDM Fact Sheet

Ludlow Hall of Fame video Check Out Our Video Created by LHS Students!

Mr. Baugh's business/technology students were charged with the responsibility of creating this year's video to encourage Ludlow Panthers to work hard on state testing.  Watch their creation HERE!  We want all of our panthers to be in the Ludlow "Hall of Fame"!

 

Pancake Breakfast on Saturday! Pancake Breakfast on Saturday!

The Boys & Girls Basketball Teams are hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00-11:30am in the Cafeteria.  The cost is $5 per person.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting our basketball teams!  This event is open to the community.  Invite your friends and family!

March Madness Night for Grades 7 & 8 March Madness Night for Grades 7 & 8

Our annual March Madness Night will be held on Friday, March 18 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the cafeteria.  All 7th and 8th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians are invited to hang out, watch the NCAA games, and enjoy pizza, snacks, drinks, and have a chance to win some great door prizes!  Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased ahead of time in Ms. Goodpaster's Room (M310).  Those purchasing pre-sale tickets are guaranteed a T-shirt on March 18th.  JOIN US!  Thank you to the Family Resource & Youth Service Center for sponsoring this fun event!

Join Us for Family Health & Fitness Night!  Grades P-12 Join Us for Family Health & Fitness Night! Grades P-12

All students and families in the district are invited to Thursday's Family Health & Fitness Night!  It will take place on April 7th from 5:30-7:00pm in the cafeteria and the first floor of the elementary school. 

There will be lots of booths and activities for students and families.  Healthy snacks to sample, free goodies, and great information to kick off a healthy spring!  Try a Zumba class in the cafeteria too!  It's open for everyone!   

See more details about the evening's activities
HERE.

 

 

Ludlow Alumni Ludlow Alumni Open House April 23

All Ludlow Alumni and Community Members are invited to our Open House on Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00PM.  Tour the school buildings, campus, and new performance center; Hear about recent and upcoming projects; Reunite with classmates; Enjoy refreshments and a special presentation!  It's not too late to RSVP to Jenny McMillen at 261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

Homecoming Spirit Week! Homecoming Spirit Week!

Homecoming is here!  Spirit Week for LHS Students runs September 12-16.  Be sure to participate in each day's fun dress up theme!

Monday:  Color Day 

     Seniors - dark blue 

     Juniors - purple

     Sophomores - hot pink 

     Freshmen - periwinkle / light blue 

     8th grade - green

     7th grade - dark pink

Tuesday:  Superhero!

Wednesday:  Pajama Day

Thursday:  Flannel / Plaid

Friday: Crazy Red & Black!

back-to-school Back to School Events & Reminders

Although school starts on August 24th, there are a few more dates that you should have on your calendar!  Check out this REMINDER LIST of importact back-to-school events.  Plan now to attend these important events so that the transition of starting school on August 24th is a smoother one.

early release Early Release Day Oct 13

Parents/Guardians are reminded that students will be dismissed at 1:15pm on Thursday, October 13, 2016.  There will be no PM Preschool and no PM SHINE, SOAR, or ESS.  Schools are CLOSED on Friday, October 14, 2016.

PT Parent/Teacher Conferences

With the 1st quarter ending, it's time for our Parent/Teacher Conferences.  These meetings and conversations are crucial to a student's success.  Please plan to attend to learn more about your child's progress and how you can support them better academically outside of school.  We invite all parents to attend!

 

Elementary School:  Conferences are scheduled for October 25th and 26th between 4:00 and 7:00pm.  Teachers scheduled individual conferences with each parent.  If you still need to do that, please contact your child's teacher.

 

High School:  Teachers will be available in their room on Wednesday, October 26th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Pick up report cards and test scores in the lobby area, then make your way to the teachers' rooms.  Sessions will be available to learn more about MAP scores, student ILPs, and FAFSA help for senior parents.

 

food drive Support Our Food Drive!

 

Please support our Food Drive!  The drive runs until Friday, November 18th.  Students can bring in items and give them to their teachers.

 

The items collected will be donated to local community pantries that help families on our own town.  

 

We appreciate any support you can offer! 

 

go panthers You're Invited to Red & Black Night

You are invited to a fun night of BBQ & Basketball!  On Wednesday, November 23, meet your 2016-2017 Panther Basketball Teams while enjoying a yummy BBQ Dinner!

BBQ Dinner in Cafeteria from 5:00-6:30pm -- $5 per person for everyone over age 4

HS Girls Scrimmage at 7pm -- MS Girls Introduction at halftime

HS Boys Scrimmage at 8pm -- MS Boys Introduction at halftime

Game admission is $3 adults / $1 students and senior citizens

concert Holiday Concert Thursday!
The LHS Band will put on their annual Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00PM in the Faragher Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the community! Stop in for some holiday cheer and to support our talented students!
food pantry Food Pantry is Open to LHS Students & Families

The Ludlow High School Food Pantry is located near the Ludlow High School Office.  Serving families with students in grades 7-12, the pantry is made possible with a grant from the Free Store Food Bank.  The pantry is stocked monthly with non-perishable items such as can food items, peanut butter and cereal.  It also has freezer items such as hotdogs, sausage, pizza, and macaroni and cheese.   To visit the pantry, an LHS student or parent can stop by on Fridays between 3:00 and 4:00 PM or call Ms. Pedro at 859-261-3223 to set up an appointment.   

 

born learning Born Learning Academy Supports Parents with Very Young Children

Did you know that the most significant brain development takes place from birth to age 3?  And 90% of development occurs by age 5?  With this in mind, are you looking for new ways to best support and nurture your very young child?  Our Born Learning Academy can help you do this!  Once a month, our academy is held for parents with children ages Birth to 5 Years.  Each family in attendance is treated to dinner as a family first.  Then, kids go participate in a fun activity while parents learn about ways to help their child with learning at home.  Reading strategies, incorporating math at home, nutrition, emphasizing manners and kindness, and positive discipline are just a few of the topics covered throughout the year.  At the end of the evening, each family will leave with a household gift, such as laundry detergent, groceries, or books for their child(ren).  We want you here!  See the FLYER for dates, times, and details!  We hope to see you here! 

 

This Born Learning Academy Grant is Fueled by Toyota.  

 

IC Are You Having Trouble with Your Infinite Campus App?

If you are experiencing trouble with your IC App, try this:

  1. Log out of the app
  2. On the sign-in screen, click "Change District"
  3. Re-enter our district's code:  BPCZYG
  4. Log in with your username and password

Not sure what your username and password are?  Contact Jenny McMillen at jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us

 

book fair It's Book Fair Time!

Our Fall Book Fair is May November 17-22!  Students may shop during Library Time and Parent/Student Shopping Nights are November 17th from 3:30-6:30pm and November 21st from 4:45-7:00pm.  Stock up on your winter reading and holiday gifts!

A flyer with details can be found HERE.

 

fall festival Fall Festival!

Once again, we are celebrating the hard work of our students and staff by throwing a Fall Festival!  Kudos to everyone for our schools and district all being named PROFICIENT!  Our Fall Festival will take place on Friday, October 28th at the stadium.  Students in K-6 will attend in the morning and Grades 7-12 will attend in the afternoon.  All students should dress appropriately for outdoors.  Wear a sweater / jacket and gym shoes.  Lunch will be served at the stadium.  Games, arts, and inflatables will be available for all to enjoy!  See the parent letter for details -- this was sent home with students on October 24th.

 

School Supply Lists School Supply Lists

Back-to-School Sales will be starting soon.  As you hit the stores, our School Supply Lists will make it easier to get the items your child will need for the year.

 

Supply Lists for Grades P-6

Supply Lists for Grades 7-12

 

To Proficiency... And Beyond To Proficiency... And Beyond!

KPREP and End-of-Course Testing will take place throughout the month of May.  Our district was named a Proficient District last year due to our scores, so we are confident our panthers are ready to go "beyond" that!  Check out the calendar on this webpage to see what specific tests take place each day.  How can parents help?  Help your child get a full night of rest before a day of testing, and see that they eat a healthy breakfast each morning.  We know our panthers' scores will be out of this world: To Proficiency... And Beyond!      (Note: This picture of Buzz Lightyear was a collaborative mosaic project completed in 2012.  Mr. Keller's high school art students worked with our elementary students to create each piece of this mural.)

 

seniors center LHS Students Support Ludlow Senior Center with Prom & Food Drive

Ms. Combs' Civics Class recently visited the Ludlow Senior Center to help with their Senior Prom.  Check out Channel 12's coverage of the story HERE.  Students talked, danced, and played Bingo with the seniors who attended.  LHS students want to strengthen the relationships built at this fun event by helping them restock their Food Pantry.  Many area senior citizens are in need of some basic food items.  LHS will be running a Food Drive April 18-29 to help fill this need.  Find their Wish List HERE.  Send in items to LHS so they can help our area seniors!

Congratulations Katie Warndorf Congratulations to Katie Warndorf!

Congratulations to junior Katie Warndorf!  She graduated from the Regional Youth Leadership Program in March.  Run by the NKY Chamber of Commerce, RYL accepts incoming juniors each spring from high schools around the NKY and Greater Cincinnati region.  This past year, Katie has participated with these students and various business and education leaders to focus on topics including, Law & Justice, Government & Politics, Economic Development, Diversity, and Arts & Culture.  She even became a Kentucky Colonel too!  We are so proud that Katie represented the Panthers this year at RYL!  Click HERE to learn more about RYL.

 

Crayons to computers Thanks Crayons To Computers!

Many thanks to Crayons to Computers!  On April 5, their Mobile Outreach Van visited Ludlow High School, supplying our teachers and students with thousands of dollars worth of free school supplies.  LHS is extremely grateful for the support and assistance of Crayons to Computers and Whitney Jacobson, Mobile Outreach Coordinator.

order your yearbook Order Your LHS Yearbook Now!

It's time to order your 2016-2017 LHS Yearbook! 

It's easy to do.  Click HERE to place your order online now!  Yearbooks cost $55 until March 31st, but will increase as of April 1st.  ORDER NOW!

 

 

Maps MAP Testing, March 7-18

The third session of MAP testing will begin on March 7th and conclude March 18th.  All students in Grades K-11 will take the series of tests in reading, language useage, math, and science.  Scores are used to see growth from the fall testing to this spring session.  Results are analyzed by school leaders and teachers to adjust and individualize instruction as needed for each student.  Parents/Guardians, if you have a question about the specific dates your child tests, please contact their teacher or the school office. 

Want to understand MAP results better?  Click HERE for a Parent Toolkit.

 

golf outing Register Your 4some for the May 28th Golf Outing!

The Ludlow Basketball and Baseball Teams are holding a Golf Outing on May 28th at Devou Park.  There is still time to register your 4some!  Support these programs!  Click on the FLYER for details.

 

Aloha dance Aloha Dance for Grades 6, 7, 8

Grades 6, 7, 8:  Join us for the Aloha Dance on Friday, May 13th from 4:00-6:00PM in the HS Gym.  Say HELLO to welcome the 6th Graders to the high school and GOODBYE to the 8th Graders!  This dance is FREE!  Great music, dancing, snacks, and fun!  See you there!  Details can be found HERE.

Enroll now Do You Want to Be a Ludlow Panther?

Find all of the Enrollment Forms and Information you need right HERE!  We are now enrolling!  We are accepting Tuition Applications too.  Tuition is $250 for a  full year.  We encourage new families to enroll as soon as possible, so that all paperwork and scheduling can be completed in time for August 24th, our first day of school.

 

FAFSA Seniors Should File FAFSA Starting Oct 1

Seniors and their parents should begin working on the FAFSA now!  Filing started on October 1st, a change from past years.  It is important for financial aid eligibility to file as soon as possible. 

 

We are on Twitter now We are Now on Twitter!

New year, new connections.  We are on Twitter now!  Connect with us to keep up on school news, programs, weather alerts, and other updates!  Find us at @ludlowschools

HealthPoint Family Care HealthPoint Medical & Dental Services Now Available at School!

All Ludlow students now have access to health services at our Ludlow HealthPoint Medical & Dental Center.  Parents/Guardians, please enroll your child today if you haven't already!  Find the Enrollment Form HERE.  In addition to the services our School Nurse provides daily, we also have a Nurse Practitioner at school every Wednesday.  Our NP can provide immunizations, athletic phycials, strep tests, and prescriptions.  We also provide Dental Services now too!  Students can visit our dentist to get their regular 6-month check-ups and basic services and care.  Parents/Guardians, we encourage you to complete the enrollment packet and turn it in to your child's school office today so you can take advantage of these outstanding health and detail services!  

  

John Baylor Prep Juniors & Seniors Access New ACT Prep Course

Juniors and Seniors will use a new ACT Prep course this year, called John Baylor Prep. This program gives our Juniors and Seniors an individual path that helps them prepare for the ACT. Every Junior and Senior will be given rights to the website with a login and password. The program itself is very informative and the instructor himself, John Baylor, is extremely animated and passionate about helping your child achieve the higherst score they can, and as he says over and over again, "Get into the best school at the lowest cost."

Parents, you can review this site for yourself at johnbaylorprep.com. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Assistant Principal Steve Hart at 859-261-8211 or steve.hart@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

coffee talks NEW Parent Education Offerings at Friday Coffee Talks

We invite all parents to take part in our new education series:  Ludlow Coffee Talks.  These sessions take place every Friday morning in the cafeteria from 8:20-9:20am, with a different topic each week.  A Coffee/Tea/Hot Cocoa Bar will be offered for those in attendance.  Parents are welcome to come early to eat breakfast with their child if they'd like.  This is a great way to hear more about our programs, learn ways to better support your child academically, and get more involved in our schools.  Stop by one Friday to enjoy a cup of coffee and connect with us!   See the FLYER for details.

Summer Recreation FREE Summer Recreational Camps for Incoming Grades 7-12

It's not to late to join us for some summer fun!  Mr. Taphouse will be holding several FREE Summer Rec Camps for students entering Grades 7-12.  Camps run July 11 - August 12 from 12:00-3:00pm on Monday through Friday, and will be filled with fitness and fun!  Dodgeball, Basketball, Kickball, Flag Football, and more!

 

Check out the BROCHURE for details on dates and activities.  Parents must complete the registration form before students can participate.  Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle in order to stay hydrated.

 

Questions?  Contact Ludlow's Wellness Coach, Greg Taphouse, at greg.taphouse@ludlow.kyschools.us

 

 

 

 

Tailgate party Tailgate Party!

Let’s kick off the fall season by rooting together for a Panther victory! All students, families, and community members are invited to attend the annual Tailgate Party on Friday, August 26th Students, Families, Community & Alumni, please plan to join us!

 

 

Proficiency! Congratulations, Ludlow Students, Staff, and Families!

Ludlow Independent was again named a PROFICIENT DISTRICT for 2016 by the KY Department of Education!  Mary A. Goetz Elementary & Ludlow High School have also been named PROFICIENT SCHOOLS!  Congratulations to our students, staff, and families on this outstanding achievement!  Check out the specifics on our KDE School Report Card by clicking HERE.  You can also see a quicker snapshot view of each school here:  Mary A. Goetz Elementary and Ludlow High School.

 

Every Student, Every Day!

 

Free Meals Meals are IN While School is OUT!

Free Summer Lunches have returned to Ludlow!  For anyone 18 years and younger, a free lunch is served from 11:15am-12:45pm Monday through Friday in June and July.  Check out the MENU and DETAILS

infinite campus Pay on Cafeteria Accounts Online

Parents/Guardians can now make payments online for a student's cafeteria account.  Ludlow offers a free breakfast, lunch, and after-school power snack to all students, but they can choose to purchase additional a la carte items, snacks, and drinks.  Parents can add funds to these accounts online through the new Infinite Campus system (replacing MyFoodBucks).

To Use:

1.  Parents can log into the Infinite Campus portal (this is the same site to check grades/attendance).

2.  Click on the "Payments" tab and follow the directions to add a payment method.  Then add the amount to be placed.  You can add your email address to have a receipt emailed if you prefer.

3.  Click on the "Food Service" tab to see account balances and to view a detail of all cafeteria transactions for each student.  

4.  If parents use the mobile app too, they check account balances and even set alerts for low balances.

If parents need assistance with setting up an account to log into Infinite Campus, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.

coffee with the community Attend Mr. Borchers' Coffee With the Community

Mr. Borchers will hold his monthly Coffee with the Community sessions this year on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00-10:00am.  He invites all parents, families, alumni, and community members to these coffee chats at Wynner's Cup Cafe.  He will buy the coffee.  He invites you to come and ask questions or get updates about the progress of our school district.  During the first semester, these coffee chats will take place at Wynner's Cup Cafe and will move to the Folk School Coffee Parlor during the second semester.

Tech Tuesdays Tech Tuesdays for Parents

Tech Tuesdays is a new Open Lab opportunity for parents/guardians who need some technology assistance.  Every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30pm, there will be a mobile lab set up in the Cafeteria for parents/guardians to use as needed.  We can support you with assistance too!  

Possible Uses Include, but Aren’t Limited To:

  • Search for Jobs Online
  • Complete job applications
  • Create a résumé
  • Check your child’s grades in Infinite Campus
  • Pay your bills online
  • Create and access a free email account
  • Complete college applications
  • Complete the FAFSA for yourself or a child

To schedule assistance with a specific topic, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.  See the FLYER for details.

 

Ludlow High School  |  150 Adela Avenue  |  Ludlow, KY 41016
Phone:859.261.8211  |  Fax:859.655.7536