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Nominate SBDM

Each year, two parents and three teachers are elected in May to serve as SBDM Council members for Ludlow High School.  As school populations diversify, the state requires that the SBDM Council mirror the student demographics.  When the minority population of a school exceeds 8% of total enrollment, state law requires that a minority member must be elected to Council.  This school year, we have exceeded this percentage and must add a minority parent member to our Council to ensure minority representation.

 

Anyone interested in nominating himself/herself as a minority member of the Ludlow High School SBDM Council, please submit your name to the high school office no later than October 24.  An election for the new parent representative on Council will take place at the PTO bonfire on the evening of Thursday, October 26 at the softball field.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office through e-mail or by phone (859-261-8211).

Softball Meeting October 19 softball

Any girl and their parent/guardian in grades 7-12 interested in playing softball this spring should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 19, at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. 

Early Dismissal & Fall Break fall break

On Wednesday, October 11th, all students will be dismissed at 1:15PM.  There will be no after-school SHINE or SOAR.  Schools are then closed on Thursday and Friday, October 12th and 13th.  Enjoy the Fall Break!

1st Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home on Friday, Sept 15 progress report

Students in Grades 4-12 should have come home on Friday, September 15th with their 1st quarter progress report.  If it has not made it home, please check with your child and look in folders/backpacks.  If you need another one sent, please contact the school's office.  Be sure to contact teachers if you have concerns about grades and your child's progress.  Want to log in to Infinite Campus to keep a closer eye on grades?  Click HERE (and scroll down on the page) to learn how!

Dismissal on Monday, August 21 is at 3:40 PM Due to Eclipse dismissal

To ensure student safety and supervision during Monday's eclipse, dismissal will be delayed until after the eclipse passes at 3:40 p.m.  Please read the entire letter below that will go home with students on Friday and has been sent out to parents/guardians via IC Messenger:

 

HealthPoint Summer Hours for Vaccines & Physicals - On School's Campus healthpoint

To make it easier for parents/guardians to get their child the appropriate vaccine, physical, or medical exam they may need for school purposes, we are offering summer opportunities!  As you know, HealthPoint Family Care has a medical office on the Ludlow Schools Campus.  It will be staffed three days over the next few weeks so that parents can make an appointment for their child to be seen. 

 

Dates/Times:

Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 1 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30am-3:00pm

 

To make an appointment, call 859-431-7242 or email nurseludlow@ludlow.kyschools.us.  Nurse Ashley Baumgardner will confirm your appointment.

 

See the registration packet HERE.  If possible, complete this before coming.  If you aren't able to do this ahead of time, copies will be available at your appointment.

 

Keep our kids healthy!  Make your appointment today!

FREE Athletic Physicals on Saturday physicals

St. Elizabeth is offering free sports physicals on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Commonwealth Orthopedics Center in Edgewood.  If you plan on participating in a sport next year, please take advantage of this opportunity!  Print the KHSAA Physical Form HERE.  If a student needs transportation, he/she should meet in front of the HS Gym for the bus at 11:00am.  The form MUST be completed/signed ahead of time by a parent/guardian.

 

 

Senior Night Memories seniors

Click below to see the Photo Gallery & Videos from Senior Night!  

PHOTO GALLERY

 

End of Year Activity Calendar celebrations

The end of the year is a busy time!  Click HERE to see a list of dates for all events that help us celebrate the 2016-2017 school year.  We hope to see you at many of these activities!

Book Fair! April 27-May 3 Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will be held April 27 - May 3.  Students can shop during their typical Library Day time on May 1, 2, 3.  There will also be an afterschool Family Shopping Days on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm (in the HS Library during the Fine Arts Showcase) and on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:15-4:00pm (in the ES Library).  This is a great way to stock up your summer reading home library!  See the FLYER for details.  Questions? Contact Anna Kelly at 859-261-2100 or Anna.Kelly@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

Seniors: Local Scholarship Apps Due April 24 local

All seniors should review the local scholarship packet and apply for any scholarships for which they qualify.  All applications and required attachments (if applicable) are due to Mrs. Currin by 3:10 PM on Monday, April 24.  Parents, please take a few moments and review this packet with your son/daughter and assist them with applications.  See details and the packet HERE.  Our seniors are lucky to have a very generous community!

SOAR Family Night: Relationship Smarts family

Join us, SOAR Families!  We are hosting a Family Night on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.  Dinner will be served, followed by our presentation of "Relationship Smarts".  Joan Bowling, our Guest Speaker, will join us to discuss how to help our teens identify respectful relationships, communciation tips, and healthy decision making skills when it comes to dating.  This program is designed for Grades 6 and up.  Babysitting services are available.  Contact SOAR 21st CCLC Director, Melanie Beccaccio, to make reservations:  859-907-3422 or melanie.beccaccio@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

Raising Funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS

Our schools are teaming up to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Each day this week, our students are allowed to pay $1 to wear/do something special.  See below for the crazy activities taking place each day.  Families can also click HERE to donate on our school's campaign page!  Help us reach our goal of $2,017!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DAYS:

Monday – Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday – Hat Day
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Dress Like a Superhero Day
Friday – Kona Ice Day (see prices below)

HIGH SCHOOL DAYS:

Monday - Pajama Day (yellow pass)
Tuesday - Hat Day (green pass)
Wednesday - Cell Phone at Lunch (pink pass)
Thursday - Super Hero (blue pass)
Friday - Kona Ice Day (see prices below)

Kona Ice Prices on Friday:

Kiddie size - $2
Regular size - $3
King size - $4
Souvenir - $5

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

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.

January is Board Appreciation Month thank you

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 Held at Ludlow all a classic

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.

 

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

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.

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

We have lots of fun planned for the month of June!  Free 21st CCLC summer camps are offered to all Ludlow students entering 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.  Contact Shannon Adcock for SHINE and Melanie Beccaccio for SOAR.

PTO's May Festival! Ludlow May Festival

Get ready for May 5 & 6 - It's May Festival Time!  Our PTO has put together a great weekend full of fun!  Food, Games, Rides, Raffles, and Fun!

Check out the fun on Friday, May 5 from 5-11PM, and on Saturday, May 6, from 12-7PM.  Friday's special activities include the yummy "School Spaghetti" Dinner, the Silent Auction (closes at 8PM), and the SBDM Parent Elections.  Saturday's festivities include the Chinese Raffle (drawings at 4PM).

Bring the family for lots of May Festival Fun!  We appreciate our dedicated PTO Members for planning and running this event!

Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday Night! Fine Arts

All families for Grades P-12 are invited to attend our Fine Arts Showcase Thursday night, April 27th 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!  Chorua performaces at 5:30 (HS) and 6:30 (ES).  The Band will start performances in the auditorium at 7:00pm.  Click on the FLYER for details.

Come and celebrate our talented students!

Tee Times Available for Our Upcoming Golf Outing! golf

Support our Ludlow Baseball and Basketball Programs and the Rita Wofford-Dickmann Memorial Scholarship Fund by playing in our upcoming Golf Outing!  This year's outing will take place on Saturday, MAY 27th at Devou Golf Course at 1:00pm.  Enjoy dinner and drinks at Dickmann's afterwards.  The cost is $75 per person.  Get your 4some together and play!  Plenty of tee times are still available.  Must be 21 years or older to participate.  Contact Kevin Gray at 835-8136 or Randy Wofford at 393-1658 to register.

 

Flyer with details available HERE.

 

Swim Club Lock-In on Friday Lock In

Join us at the Ludlow/Bromley Swim Club on Friday, August 11th from 8:00-11:00PM for a Lock-In!  All students are invited.  The $5 admission will get you a night full of swimming fun!  Concession items will be sold.  Join us!  Proceeds benefit the Ludlow Girls Basketball Program.

 

Support Our Food Drive! 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! 

 

Senior Parent Workshop TONIGHT! parents

All seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Senior Parent Workshop on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  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.

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences PT

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 23rd and 24th between 3:30 and 6:00pm (or as needed).  Teachers schedule 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 Tuesday, October 24th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Pick up report cards and test scores in the lobby area, then make your way to the teachers' rooms.  

 

Holiday Concert Thursday! concert
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!
You're Invited to Red & Black Night go panthers

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

VOTE Today for Our School's Video Project! vote

Take a minute to VOTE for our school's video project!  Voting runs March 6-8.  Mr. Baugh's 7th and 8th grade group have worked hard to create their video with Hahn Automation for the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" contest.  VOTE NOW!
https://www.dreamitdoitoki.com/voting/election/2

 

 

"Ludlow's Got Talent" is Open to Grades 7-12 talent

Can you sing? Can you dance? Are you a comedian? Do you have a band? Magic tricks? Skits? Here is an opportunity to show off!  Ludlow High School is having its 1st Annual Talent Show!  It is open to all 7-12th grade students.  See Mrs. Abner in Room E208 with any questions.  Show off YOUR talent!  This is going to be an event you will want to be a part of!

Join Us for the Tailgate Party Sept 8! tailgate

Let’s kick off the fall season by rooting together for a Panther victory!  All students, parents, families, and community members are invited to attend the annual Tailgate Party.   Come and show your Panther Pride between 5:30 and 7:00pm at the practice field on Friday, September 8th.  Admission is only $3.00.  Any Ludlow Student wearing red and black will get in for FREE!   See details HERE.
 

 

It's Homecoming Week! homecoming

No one does Homecoming quite like Ludlow!  

Wear your crazy red and black on Friday!  The pep rally will take place Friday afternoon.  The parade kicks off around town at 6:00PM, led by Grand Marshal Vickie Baker.  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. 

 

It's Book Fair Time! book fair

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.

 

Do You Want to Be a Ludlow Panther? We are Still Accepting Tuition Applications enrolling

Find all of the Enrollment Forms and Information you need right HERE!  We are still enrolling and accepting Tuition Applications.  Tuition is $250 for a full year.  We encourage new families to enroll as soon as possible!  Join our Panther Family!

 

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.

 

Born Learning Academy Supports Parents with Very Young Children born learning

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.  

 

Ludlow Has a New Online Spirit Shop! shop

We are partnering with Jostens to offer our Panthers a NEW Online Spirit Shop!  You can shop for various spirit items and have them delivered to your home.  Customized items are available too!  Show your Panther Pride and shop at our new online store!  

LHS Drama Club Presents "Game of Tiaras" tiaras

Coming Soon: The LHS Drama Club presents Game of Tiaras.  When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the Game of Tiaras, you win or you die.

SHOW TIMES:  Saturday, March 11 at 7:30PM and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00PM at Ludlow's Faragher Fine Arts Center

Tickets are $5 at the Door

Support our awesome cast and crew by checking out one of their performances!

 

The 2018-2019 FAFSA {Free Application for Federal Student Aid} goes live at midnight on September 30, 2017!! It's FAFSA Time!

The 2018-2019 FAFSA {Free Application for Federal Student Aid} goes live at midnight on September 30, 2017.  Seniors who are planning on any type of post secondary education should plan on filing.  Go to the Counselor's Corner for more information including helpful checklists for creating your FSA ID and completing the application.  Thomas More College in Crestview Hills is hosting a FAFSA workshop to help seniors and their families through the FAFSA process.  Click here for an info flyer.  Go to www.thomasmore.edu/fafsaworkshop to RSVP for the event. 

Registration for Preschool & Kindergarten 2017-18 register

Ludlow Independent Schools will have signups for Preschool and Kindergarten soon! 
Please plan to attend on one of these dates: 

Thursday, March 30th, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Cafeteria 
- or -

Friday, March 31st
, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM in Ms. Ketzer's Office (Administrative Building next to the HS Gym on Oak Street)

Click below for details about what to bring with you...

Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch! Free Meals

Free Summer Breakfasts & Lunches have returned to Ludlow!  For anyone 18 years and younger, a free breakfast is served from 8:30-9:15am, and a free lunch is served from 11:15am-12:45pm Monday through Friday in June and July.  Check out the MENUS

Local Planning Committee's Public Forum public forum

The Ludlow Independent Local Planning Committee will conduct a Public Forum on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at the Ludlow Independent Board of Education, 525 Elm Street.  This meeting is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities.  These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for Ludlow Independent Schools. The Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting at 6:00 p.m., immediately after the Public Forum.

CCR Madness Night for Students & Parents, Grades K-9 ccrmadness

Plan to attend our next big parent night: CCR Madness -- College & Career Readiness with a Basketball Bracket twist!  Students in Grades K-9 are invited to attend with parents/guardians.  We start at 5:30PM in the cafeteria.  A family dinner will be served!  Enjoy our traditional "school spaghetti" with salad, cornbread, and dessert.  Parents will go through a "bracket" of games and activities related to careers, college, and planning for life after high school.  It's never too early to start these conversations!  Students will have their pictures taken too, declaring their possible future career.  You'll also have a chance to win some great door prizes too!

 

Complete the RSVP sheet that was sent home and return it soon!  If you need another copy, click HERE.

 

We are looking for some Grades 10-12 helpers with this evening too.  Students should sign up with Mrs. McMillen if interested in the community service opportunity.

 

Infinite Campus Password Changes for Student Accounts password

Students in Grades 4-12 have been asked to change their passwords the next time they log in to Infinite Campus. 

Students in Grades 7-12 can do this on their own, and should choose their own password -- one they will remember!

Students in Grades 4-6 were assisted with this process during library/class time from September 30 - October 3.

 

Back to School Events & Reminders back-to-school

Although school starts on August 17th, 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 17th is a smoother one.

 

Go to School Supply Lists Page

 

Food Pantry is Open to LHS Students & Families food pantry

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.   

 

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

 

School Calendar Set for 2017-2018 calenendar

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!

We are Now on Twitter! We are on Twitter now

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

Are You Having Trouble with Your Infinite Campus App? IC

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

 

NEW Parent Education Offerings at Friday Coffee Talks 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.

Our Mission
The Ludlow Independent School District is committed to fostering a culture
of rigor excellence, and personal accountability by developing meaningful relationships with students, families, and community members to support and empower students to graduate with college and career readiness skills.