Ludlow High School News

Join Us at STEM WARS Night!

Reserve your spot this week for our upcoming STEM WARS Night!  On February 17th at 5:45pm, you can become a Master Jedi by completing some fun math and science challenges, and enjoy a family dinner -- the legendary "school spaghetti" with salad and cornbread.  Afterwards, make a yummy C3P0 Dessert together.  This fun family event is open to all students in grades K-9 and their families.  RSVP Sheets are due by Friday, February 12th (one per household) and can be turned it to any teacher.

We are looking for some 10th, 11th, and 12th grade leaders to help volunteer at this event.  Sign up in the cafeteria if you are interested in earning service hours.

We hope to see you there!

Cancelled Activities

Due to the predicted inclement weather, all afterschool and evening activities are cancelled for Friday, January 22nd.  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys/girls basketball games scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd are also cancelled.

Schools are CLOSED Today

Our schools are CLOSED today, January 20, due to inclement weather.  All evening activities are also cancelled.

Holiday Concert Sunday
The LHS Band will put on their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00PM 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!
Senior Parent Financial Aid Meeting

Seniors & Parents:  Attend Ludlow's Workshop on December 9th at 6:30pm to learn more about the financial aid process.  The FAFSA will be discussed (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  The FAFSA is the application for students/parents to complete in order to qualify for various grants, loans, and even some scholarships.  ALL students planning for college should complete this!  Learn more about other financial aid opportunities at this meeting too!  Plan to attend on the 9th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Contact Melissa Currin for more information:  melissa.currin@ludlow.kyschools.us

 

Fall Celebration Photos!

October 30th was a busy but FUN day celebrating our success as a district!  Check out the many photos taken at the various activities, including the games at the stadium, the ES Spirit Rally, and the LHS Pi Society throwing pies at the teachers!

Go to our Photo Galleries by clicking HERE.

 

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 26th and 27th 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 28th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Pick up report cards and test scores in the lobby area, then make your way to the teachers' rooms.

 

Thank You, Duke Energy!

Thank you to Duke Energy and the 100+ volunteers who helped spruce up Ludlow Park and the ball fields on October 16th!  Volunteers included Duke Energy employees, community members, school staff, and students.  We are grateful for the commitment to improve our community! 

The project included new playground equipment, a new mural (it was painted, and will be hung soon), new picnic tables, new bleachers, landscaping, lights at Hollingsworth Field, and lots of new paint all over!  We are excited about this makeover!  We take pride in our community!

 

Check out the Photo Gallery from this project by clicking HERE.

 

 

Congratulations, Ludlow!

Congratulations, Ludlow Students, Staff, and Families!  Based on our spring test scores, Ludlow has been named a PROFICIENT, HIGH PROGRESS DISTRICT!  Overall, we scored higher than 84% of other districts across the state.  Our "High Progress" status indicates that we were in the Top 10% of growth this past year, compared to all other districts.  We are proud of these results!  We know countless hours of hard work and dedication on everyone's part contributes to this honor.  We are proud of our panthers!

 

 

Juniors & Seniors: Register for the ACT!

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to register for the October 24th ACT.  We are hosting the test here at LHS.  This October test is an incredibly important one for seniors due to college admissions and scholarship deadlines.  Go to www.actstudent.org to register!  You must register by Friday, September 18th at midnight for this test!  If you are in need of a fee waiver, please contact Mrs. Currin ASAP!

 

 

Senior Parent Workshop Thursday

All seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Senior Parent Workshop on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30pm in the auditorium.  Lots of valuable resources on the following topics will be given:  graduation, the college admissions process, transcipts, financial aid, and scholarships. 

 

Please plan to attend this meeting to help ensure a successful senior year!  Contact Melissa Currin at (859) 261-8211 or melissa.currin@ludlow.kyschools.us with questions.

 

 

SENIOR Parent Workshop

Senior Parents and Senior Students:  Don't forget to attend this important meeting on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 pm.  THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO THE AUDITORIUM.  We will go over very important information including: graduation requirements, college admission process, ACT dates and much more!!  If you have any questions or cannot attend please email Ms.Currin at melissa.currin@ludlow.kyschools.us

We Want Our Panthers to SHINE & SOAR!

Did you know that Ludlow offers FREE before-school and after-school programs for Grades K-9 that include homework help, tutoring, enrichments, clubs, and fun activities?  SHINE & SOAR sessions start on September 8th.  Students can participate in the morning, or afternoon sessions -- or both!

 

Get your child's registration form turned in soon!

 

SHINE is for Grades K-6 and SOAR is for Grades 7-9.  Click HERE to learn more about these cool programs!

 

New Menu Options!

We think students will love our new menu options in the cafeteria!  Each day at lunch, we will serve a HOT Meal and a COLD Meal.  You choose!

 

LEFT Side is the HOT Meal

RIGHT Side is the COLD Meal

 

At the top of the screen on this webpage, find the MENU link.  Click on it to check out the delicious menu items being served by Mrs. Brownfield and our outstanding cafeteria staff each day!

 

Welcome Back!

We are delighted to have our students back with us!  We are confident the 2015-2016 school year is going to be a GREAT one!

Help Us Tidy Up Ludlow on Sunday

Due to the rain coming, The Tidy Up Ludlow event will take place on Sunday from 12:00-3:00pm -- not Saturday.  Plan to meet in the cafeteria.   Anyone who can come is welcome, whether you signed up or not!  We need all the help we can get to help give a good spring cleaning to our community!  We hope you can join us!

Dual Credit Parent Meeting

For Parents/Guardians of Sophomores & Juniors:  Last week, your son/daughter may have been invited to a meeting at school to learn about a new dual credit opportunity that will be offered through Gateway Community & Technical College next school year.  Students were invited if they met the three requirements for admission (GPA, test scores, attendance). 

If they attended the meeting and were interested in the program, they left with a folder containing an application for the program, a student/parent contract, and a flyer for the mandatory parent informational meeting.  They were expected to share this with you that evening.  Hopefully that happened!  You are encouraged to ask your son/daughter about this information if they attended the meeting. 

If you are interested in this dual credit opportunity, parents/guardians are asked to attend a MANDATORY PARENT MEETING on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Forms they received can be found HERE.

Schools CLOSED Thursday

Due to inclement weather, schools are CLOSED on Thursday, March 5th.

"Suite Surrender" Two Thumbs Up!

Ludlow High School's recent presentation of Suite Surrender received two thumbs up!   The cast and crew were amazing!

 

Click the icon to catch a clip of two real-life sisters singing together as Claudia McFadden and Athena Sinclair, two feuding divas.  Sophomore Aaliyah Bricking and Junior Savanna Bricking show off their talent!

Motivational Video for Our Juniors

All juniors across the commonwealth will be doing the same thing in public schools on Tuesday, March 3rd:  Taking the ACT.  To help show our Class of 2016 that we believe in them and encourage them to give their best effort, we created a fun video!  Enjoy our faculty's craziness!

 

We want all of our juniors here on Tuesday morning, ready to test!  Get a full night of sleep and have a healthy breakfast.  Be here by 8:20am.

 

We believe in our juniors and know they will ROCK the ACT!

 

Activities CANCELLED for Today

Due to weather conditions, all Ludlow Independent School activities are CANCELLED for today, Saturday, February 21st. 

Opportunity to Make a Bigger Impact on Your Family

Parents: Check out this cool local opportunity!  Thomas Cox will present at Wynner's Cup Cafe on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30PM.  He'll talk about ways to cope with and handle parenting situations and issues.  He'll provide strategies for making a more effective impact on your children and family.  Take advantage of this FREE session that's open to the public!


You can find details HERE.

 

Celebrate Student Talents at the Fine Arts Festival!

Celebrate the incredible talent of our Ludlow Panthers from both schools!  Please join us on Monday, May 11th from 6:00-8:00pm for this fine arts showcase.  Student work will be on display, our choirs will perform, our bands will perform, and there will be interactive music and art stations for younger children.  The Book Fair is also open in the Elementary Library all evening!

 

Click HERE for a schedule of the evening's activities.  All families and community members are invited!  You won't want to miss it!

 

Talented Students Win Awards

Congratulations to three talented young ladies!  They've recently been recognized:

Hannah Hutton (7th grade) recently performed at the NKY Solo & Ensemble Festival and received a "Distinguished" rating! 

Allie Johnson (10th grade) won 3rd Place in Fiction in the Northern Kentucky University Creative  Writing Contest!

Cymphony Macaraniag (12th grade) won 1st Place in a writing contest sponsored by the Covington Art Club!  Cymphony will receive a $500 prize and will be honored at a luncheon later this month. 

             

FREE Athletic Physicals June 11th

Any incoming 6th -12th grade student who plans to participate in a sport during the 2015-2016 year is required to turn in a completed KHSAA form after having a physical. Students are required to have this completed and on file with the school BEFORE students can try out or practice.  To make this easier for parents and students, FREE physicals will be given for 6th-12th graders on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00pm in the LHS Office.  Bring the KHSAA form along with the athlete's insurance or medical card. Click Below for Details & Forms:

 

Flyer with Details

Physical Form for Grades 6-8

Physical Form for Grades 9-12

 

In addition to the physical, all athletes are required to complete the contract and return before participation:  Student Contract

 

Gateway Regional Academy Updates

GRA Students & Families:  Please mark your calendars:


AUGUST 17:  First day of GRA classes!  Yes, even though Ludlow classes begin on August 20th, GRA courses start on August 17th.  Be there!


Need your Gateway ID in order to ride the TANK Bus?  Go HERE for details.
 

Copy of Reminders from Mrs. McMillen


Copy of Gateway Startup Packet of Info Given at Orientation

 

GRA Questions?  Email Jenny McMillen or call 859-261-8210

 

It's Homecoming Week!

No one does Homecoming quite like Ludlow!  Enjoy this week's festivities:      Spirit Week includes dress up days for LHS students and staff:  Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Favorite Team Day, Wednesday is Class Color Day, Thursday is Picture Perfect Day, and Friday is Crazy Red & Black Day!  (For Class Color Day:  7th is orange, 8th is green, 9th is light blue, 10th is UK blue, 11th is pink, and 12th is purple.)

 

The pep rally will take place Friday afternoon.  The parade kicks off around town at 6:00PM, led by Grand Marshal Becky Brady, retired business teacher.  Our Panthers will take on the Bishop Brossart Mustangs at 7:00 PM.  There will be pregame ceremonies, with the crowning and winning float announcement at halftime.  The dance will be held in the gym from 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM, and is open to all 9th-12th LHS students and their dates. 

 

Holiday Movie Night for Grades 7 & 8

Don't be a grinch!  Join us in the cafeteria for a holiday movie and yummy treats!  This is a free event for all LHS 7th and 8th graders in the cafeteria from 4:30-6:30PM on Friday, December 12th.  Join us!

FAFSA Help for Senior Parents

If you need help filing your FAFSA you can go Thomas More College on the following Saturdays: January 16, & 23.  Representatives will be available to help you complete the application.  You will need to bring all the necessary paperwork needed to file the FAFSA.  You do NOT need to be attending Thomas More to get this assistance.  Appointments are available from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Call 344-3319 to schedule.  This is a free service from KHEAA and the area colleges.  Make your appointment today to get the help you need!

Art Award for Sophomore Madison Roy!

Congratulations to sophomore Madison Roy!  Madison received an Honorable Mention in the All 'A' Classic's Art Competition.  Madison's artwork ranked in the top four of the competition, which sought art designs from high school students to use for the cover of their tournament program.  Awesome work from a talented young artist!

Support Ludlow's SOUPer Bowl, Jan 25-29

Forget the touchdown dances and those infamous commercials -- Help out Ludlow's own SOUPer Bowl!   Both schools are collecting cans of soup (or other non-perishables) to be donated to food pantries in the Ludlow community. Please bring in items January 25th - 29th.  We appreciate your support of our school and community!

FREE Ludlow Family Skate Night

As part of our PEP Grant, Ludlow families are invited to the Free Family Skate Night at Jimmie's Rollerdrome on Sunday, December 13th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Join us for an evening of skating fun with the family!  For more information or directions to Jimmie's click HERE.

 

Student Picture Days

Say "Cheese!" 
Student Picture Days are approaching.

 

October 1st:  Grades 7 through 12, along with Grade 5 (due to a field trip on October 8th)

 

October 8th:  Grades P-4, Grade 6
 

If parents are purchasing pictures, students should bring the completed form and payment when they get their picture taken.

 

 

Important Back-to-School Dates

Tuesday, August 11:  7th Grade Orientation at 10:00am in Auditorium

Friday, August 14:  NEW Opportunity for All Grades!  Early Schedule/Class Assignment Pick-Up, Fee Payment, SHINE/SOAR Registration, and Cafeteria Taste Test of New Food Items!  It all takes place in the cafeteria between 9:00 and 11:00am!

Tuesday, August 18:  Pantherfest from 5:00-7:00pm.  One Change: Start in the HS Gym rather than Cafeteria.  Schools will be open to visit teachers and classrooms!

Thursday, August 20:  First Day of School! 

 

Click HERE for details on these important back-to-school events!

 

Summer Camp Registrations Open

June 3rd might be the last day of school, but we have lots of FREE summer fun planned for students on our campus!  For incoming K-6 students, SHINE will provide summer learning fun from 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.  For incoming 7-12 students, PEP will offer some summer fitness fun, Monday through Friday from 12:00-3:30pm.  Check out the brochures below for details and weekly themes/activities.  FREE Summer Breakfasts & Lunches will be provided on all camp days for ANYONE age 18 years and younger.

 

SHINE K-6 Registration Brochure

PEP 7-12 Summer Fitness Fun Registration Brochure

 

Congratulations, NHS Inductees!

Congratulations to our newest inductees of the LHS Chapter of the National Honor Society.  Induction took place on April 28th at 7:00PM.  These students were selected for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and character. 
 

Check out the program and list of inductees and current members HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

It's Time for PTO's May Festival!

The Ludlow PTO will be holding the annual May Festival on Friday, May 1st from 5:00-11:00pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 3:00-10:00pm.  There will be food, rides, games, prizes, and LOTS OF FUN!  The traditional "School Spaghetti" Dinner will take place on Friday evening in the cafeteria.  Plan now to attend!  You won't want to miss out on this fun annual Ludlow event!

See "Suite Surrender" Feb 28 & March 1

The LHS Drama Program has been working hard for the past few months to present Suite Surrender.  The auditorium has been transformed into the 1940s Palm Beach Royale Hotel and Spa.  Two feuding divas, Claudia McFadden and Athena Sinclair, are both booked to perform at a wartime benefit.  Their rooms are supposed to be on opposite ends of the hotel, but a mixup finds them both booked in the Presidential Suite. Comedy ensues as hotel manager Bernard S. Dunlap, along with frazzled personal secretaries and hapless bellhops, attempt to keep the divas away from each other, while a gossip reporter tries to get the scoop of her life.

 

NEW DATES:

Performances are Saturday, February 28th at 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 1st at 2:00pm. We hope to see you there! 
Tickets are $5 at the door.

 

The Book Fair is Here!!

The elementary library is hosting a Scholastic book fair. Students may shop May 6th-8th. Parents and guardians may shop on Thursday, May 7th, from 3:30-7 p.m. and on Monday, May 11th, from 6-8 p.m.

 

Online orders placed between May 4th and May 11th at the following address will also count toward our total.http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ludlowhighschool

Exciting News for LHS!

We are thrilled to announce that Ludlow High School is a new recipient of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant!  The new SOAR Program is similar to SHINE, but its focus is on the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.  Ludlow will partner with NaviGo Prep to coordinate before-school, after-school, and summer programming to students. Activities will include homework help and tutoring, new clubs and enrichments, college and career readiness ...activities and experiences, and the creation of an Innovation Lab (Maker Space).  We'll partner with the Kenton County Public Library to increase literacy activities, the PEP Grant to add health and fitness activities, 4H to bring leadership, citizenship, and budgeting experiences, and Women's Crisis Center to extend the Green Dot Violence Prevention Program to the middle school grades.  NKU, Gateway, and the NKY Chamber of Commerce will also partner to add college and career readiness encounters.  SOAR will start in the Fall of 2015.  We can't wait to provide this cool and exciting opportunity to our 7th, 8th, and 9th graders!

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

 

SBDM Parent Elections Held Friday Night

Parent Elections for the 2015-2016 SBDM Councils for both schools will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM on Friday, May 1st in the school cafeteria during May Festival.  To be eligible to vote, one must have a child who will be attending the respective school for the upcoming school year.  Please plan to attend!

Students Can Use Online Tutoring at Home

Parents, do you know about Compass Learning?  This individualized program provides academic support in reading and math for all students in Grades K-9.  After each MAP Test session (September, December, March), results from the test are uploaded into Compass Learning.  A backpack is created for each student individually, assigning them activities to address their areas of need, based on the MAP test results.  This is a wonderful way for your child to work on targeted content areas where they need extra support.  Compass Learning can be accessed at home too!  Consider having your child work in the program on a nightly or weekly basis.  More minutes practicing = More proficient panthers! 

 

Click HERE for details and login information.

 

Report Cards Sent Home with Students

Reports Cards for the 2nd Quarter are being sent home with students on Friday, January 8th.  Parents, please look for your son/daughter's report card so you can check their progress.  Attached to the report card are winter MAP scores.

If you have questions regarding your son/daughter's progress, please the school's office or contact a teacher directly through email.

 

Spaghetti Dinner December 19

The Girls & Boys Basketball Programs are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on December 19th between 2:00 and 7:00PM in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $5 per person.  Help support the basketball programs AND skip cooking for a night!  ...And, yes, it the the traditional "school" spaghetti!  See you there!

Workshop for Adults Interested in College

Are you an adult or recent graduate who is thinking about going to college?  We're here to support you and guide you along the way.  Attend one of the two workshops offered to get started -- January 25 or 30.  Click HERE for details.

Communication of Weather Alerts

Reminder to Parents/Guardians/Students:  With winter weather upon us, please make sure you are aware of the communication methods we'll use when closing school or issuing a delay due to inclement weather.  Alerts will no longer be sent via the e-communication tool that you had to sign up for on our webpage.  Click READ MORE to see all the ways weather alerts will be communciated...

Family Project for December

December is a month for kindness and love!  Help your child learn this by participating in this fun family project:  Follow our December Calendar of Random Acts of Kindness.  Mix up the dates if you want to, or create your own RAKs!  Find details on our Facebook page about this fun way to spread holiday cheer in your family and community!  Post results of the project on our Facebook page. 

 

School Calendar for 2015-2016

Plan ahead for the 2015-2016 year with the school calendar.  Click the link below to access the calendar, as well as a print-friendly version to hang on the refrigerator!

 

Ludlow Independent School Calendar for 2015-2016

Senior Celebrations!

We are proud of our seniors and their accomplishments!  We wish them luck as leave the hallways of LHS.  The Class of 2015 will be missed!  Remember:  Once a Panther, Always a Panther!

 

Check out VIDEOS from our Senior Celebrations HERE.

Check out the PHOTO GALLERY from Senior Celebrations HERE.

 

Our Faculty & Staff are the Best!

The LHS Student Council wants to express their sincere gratitude to the dedicated members of the Ludlow Faculty & Staff.  Since this is Teacher Appreciation Week, council members created a video to capture their gratefulness. 

 

CLICK on the THANK YOU to the right to ENJOY THE VIDEO!

 

Trimpe Wins Writing Contest

Congratulations to sophomore Kyle Trimpe for winning the annual Poetry Writing Contest at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College!  He submitted two poems and won both 1st and 3rd Place!

"Where I'm From" placed 1st and "Inner Demons" placed 3rd in the contest.

Kyle was recognized at UC's Poetry Cafe on March 23rd.  His winning poems will also be published in the next issue of the Blue Ash Review, UC's college literary magazine.

Congratulations to our own talented writer, Kyle Trimpe!


 

MAP Testing, Dec 1-11

The second session of MAP testing will begin on December 1st and conclude December 11th.  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 in September.  Results are analyzed by school leaders and teachers to adjust and individualize instruction as needed for each student.  A third session of testing will take place in March. 

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

 

New Location for Coffee With the Community

During the second semester, Mr. Borchers will hold his monthly Coffee with the Community sessions at a new location: The Folk School Coffee Parlor on Elm Street in Ludlow.  He invites all parents, families, and community members to these coffee chats on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00-10:00am.  He will buy the coffee.  He invites you to come and ask questions or get updates about the progress of our school district.