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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!


2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home with Students on January 9th

Report Cards for the 2nd Quarter were sent home with students in Grades 4-12 on Friday, January 9th. 


We encourage parents to take a few minutes to review their son/daughter's academic progress and attendance with them.  Your involvement in this process is very important!  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email your child's teacher.    


Cold Weather Reminders

With the cold weather hitting, please be sure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather.  We encourage students to wear hats, coats, and gloves/mittens to school, especially if they are walking.  Warm socks with shoes/boots are essential too.


Does the cold weather affect school being delayed or closed?


During the winter months several factors come into play that delay the start of school or cause school to be closed.  Snow and ice are obvious ones.  Another factor is the wind chill.  Click Read More below for details...




Holiday Movie Night for Grades 7 & 8!

Join us for Holiday Movie NightAll 7th and 8th graders are invited to our cafeteria from 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, December 17th.  We'll be showing Fred Claus.  Enjoy some yummy cookies and a Hot Cocoa Bar!  This event is FREE! 


Get into the holiday mood while having lots of fun with your friends!  We can't wait to see you there!


Thank you to Ludlow's Family Resource & Youth Service Center for sponsoring this cool event!


Schools Closed for Winter Break

The Ludlow Independent School District is closed for Winter Break from December 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015.  Classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.


Senior Parent Financial Aid Workshop

All seniors and parents should plan to attend the LHS Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.  Lots of valuable information will be given regarding funding a college education!  Learn more about the FAFSA Process.  Please plan to attend!


LHS Presents "A Christmas Carol"

Get into the holiday mood this weekend!  Come out and see the LHS presentation of A Christmas Carol. 

There is one show this weekend:  Sunday, December 7th, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $5 at the door. 


Please come out and support our dedicated cast and crew!  They have been working long hours for months preparing for this show.


Fish Fry & Meet the Panthers!

Join us on Saturday night, Nov 22nd, for dinner and basketball!  The FRYSC is hosting a Fish Fry in the cafeteria from 5:00-7:00 PM!  Dinners range in price, but all are delicious!  Then head over to the HS Gym for the Panther Red & Black Night.  Meet your basketball teams!


MS Girls Scrimmage at 5:30 PM  /  MS Boys Scrimmage at 6:15 PM

HS Girls Scrimmage at 7:00PM   /   HS Boys Scrimmage at 8:00 PM

Adult admission in the gym is $3.00, Students/Senior Citizens pay $1.00.

Support Our Food Drive!


Please support our Food Drive!  The drive runs until Friday, November 21st.  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! 


Good Luck, Amber Victor!

Congratulations and Good Luck to junior Amber Victor!  Amber placed 8th at the Regional Cross Country Meet.  Now she's headed to the KY Horse Park for the State Competition on Saturday!  We wish you the best of luck, Amber!


LHS Red Cross Club Collects Holiday Cards for Military

Our new Red Cross Club needs your help!  They are collecting boxes of holiday greeting cards to send to members of the military.  LHS students will write a message on the card, sign it, then send them off to active members on duty around the world.


Interested in helping?  Turn in a box of holiday cards to Mrs. High or the LHS Office over the next couple of weeks.  These cards will receive a hand-written note and then find a good home!


Help us today!


Support Ludlow Schools!

Eating dinner out?  Support our schools over the next two nights!   Monday, October 6th is Mary A. Goetz Elementary Night at the Fort Wright Texas Roadhouse from 4:00-10:00 PM.  It's good on dine-in or carryout.  Mention the school when you place your order.


Tuesday, October 7th is Ludlow Booster Night at the Fort Wright Skyline from 5:00-9:00 PM.  Again, just mention our school when you place your order and we receive a percentage of the bill.


Thank you for your continued support!


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 America Day, Tuesday is Twin Day, Wednesday is PJ Day, Thursday is Class Color Day and Friday is Crazy Red & Black Day!


The pep rally will take place Friday afternoon.  The parade kicks off around town at 6:15PM, led by Grand Marshal Ken Foltz, retired music teacher.  Our Panthers will take on the Berea Pirates at 7:30 PM.  There will be pregame ceremonies, with the crowning and winning float announcement made 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. 


Public Comment Session for Title IX

Ludlow HIgh School will hold a public comment session regarding Title IX.  This meeting will take place from 3:00-3:30 PM on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the High School Library.


We Can't Wait Until Thursday!

We're looking forward to our Panthers returning to classrooms on Thursday!  Our hallways have been quiet for a few months, so we look forward to filling them with our students once again.


Classes start on Thursday, August 21st at 8:20am.  We're going to have a wonderful school year!



Get Your Schedule Early!

LHS students do not have to wait until Pantherfest to get their schedules.  Check out these opportunities to get it early:


Wednesday, August 13th at 9:00am: 
All 7th graders can come in for the 7th Grade Orientation.  Tour the building and learn more about life in the high school.  You can pay fees and get your schedule too!


Thursday, August 14th from 9:00-11:30am: 
It's LHS Schedule Pick-Up & Fee Payment Day!  Stop by the HS Office to pick up your schedule early and pay your school fees.  Fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover).



School Offices Closed, Board Office Open

Please pardon our construction!  We have no electricity in the main elementary and high school buildings from June 23rd through July 6th. 

Lunch WILL still be served daily at the usual time, 11:15am-12:45pm.


School Offices will remain CLOSED.


The Board of Education Office is OPEN daily during this time, other than the July 4th Holiday.


Any call made to either school's office will be forwarded to the Board Office at 859-261-8210.


Thank you for your patience!  Our construction project is working to improve the learning environment for our students.



Our Family Health & Fitness Night is Wednesday!

All students and families in the district are invited to Wednesday's Family Health & Fitness Night!  It will take place on April 16th from 5:00-7:00pm 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!  The Book Fair will be open in the library from 4:00-6:00pm for student and parent shopping. 

See more details about the evening's activities HERE.



Scheduling for the 2014-2015 School Year

Now that Spring is in full bloom it is time for Ludlow High School Students to register for their 2014-2015 courses.  Ms. Currin will be doing this with all students in grades 8-11 in the next few weeks.  The first meeting will be with 11th Graders on April 10th. 

During these meetings, students will receive a planning booklet, detailing all of the course choices along with other important information.  Students will be instructed to bring these booklets home to share with parents/guardians. 

Registering for courses is done online through the Infinite Campus portal (the same site used to check grades).  Students will make preliminary choices when working with Ms. Currin, but will still be able to make changes online through the end of May.  Once students have made their final choices, they will bring home a printout of their selected courses that parents/guardians must sign and return to school.  The form is due to Ms. Currin no later than May 9, 2014.

If you have any questions/concerns about this process, please contact Ms. Melissa Currin at or 859-261-8211.

FREE Athletic Physicals TONIGHT!

Per KHSAA regulations, all athletes must have the required sports physical form completed, along with an exam, before students can participate in any season.  To help parents, Ludlow High School has arranged for FREE athletic physicals to take place at school on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00pm.  Use the Adela Avenue entrance and report to the front lobby area near Elm Street.  Parents must complete the required packet BEFORE arriving, and provide a copy of the student's health insurance or medical card.

Remember that students currently in grades 6-11 who are planning to participate in the fall, winter, or spring season of the 2014-2015 school year will need to complete these physical forms.

If students need another packet, they can pick one up from Mr. Andrew Wise or print it off HERE



Fine Arts Festival Thursday

Come and enjoy an evening of art and music on Thursday, May 1st from 6:00-8:00pm.  The LHS Library and surrounding hallways will be filled with beautiful artwork and photography created by our own students, both elementary and high school.  Artists and Musicians will be performing in the hallways too.  Our bands will perform in the auditorium at 7:00pm.  Join us on May 1st as our Ludlow students showcase their creative talent and hard work from this year.


PTO May Festival This Weekend

The annual PTO May Festival is a longtime tradition at Ludlow Independent Schools.  Come out for some great food, fun games, cool prizes, exciting rides, silent auctions, and good old family fun!  This year, the festival runs for TWO DAYS!  Join us for Friday, May 2nd from 5:00-11:00pm and Saturday, May 3rd from 1:00-9:00pm.  Remember that proceeds help benefit the PTO as well as various school organizations and teams.  You won't want to miss a minute of the fun this weekend!  We can't wait to see you!


Thanks to our dedicated PTO Board members for doing a great job organizing this event each year!  Click HERE for the PTO Facebook page, where you can find more details and check out the volunteer opportunities still available.


Panther Pride Scholarships Awarded Grades K-12

Each year, one $200.00 Panther Pride Scholarship is awarded to one student in every grade level K-12.  A student can receive the award more than one year.  Each student's total amount will be awarded to them when they receive their diploma from Ludlow High School. 

Applications were recently sent home with students but can also be viewed or printed HERE.  Students should turn in completed applications to their school office by May 9th.  Winners are announced at each school's May Awards Program.


Tee Times Available for Golf Outing

Support our Ludlow Baseball and Basketball Programs by playing in our upcoming Golf Outing!  This year's outing will take place on Saturday, June 28th 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.


Pantherfest is August 19th

Make plans now to attend Pantherfest on August 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM

Click the picture to read more about what you can do during Pantherfest.

Attending Pantherfest creates a smoother transition for children on the first day of school.  Plan now for the whole family to attend!


Click to see the Grades P-6 Supply List

Click to see the Grades 7-12 Supply List


Join Mr. Borchers for Coffee!

Join Mr. Borchers for his monthly Coffee with the Community!  These monthly meetings start back on September 3rd, and will take place on the first Wednesday of each month.  He'll buy the coffee at Wynner's Cup Cafe from 9:00-10:00am.  He'll be available to discuss school programs and updates, answer questions or address concerns, and invites any feedback about our school district.  These sessions are open to all parents, families, or community members.  Join him for a cup of coffee on Wednesday!


Order Your Ludlow Gear by Sept 19th!

Are you in need of some new Ludlow apparel?  Check out the spirit shop at  Click the "My Team Shop" logo and enter access code panthe6D6Hurry and order your apparel today before the shop closes on September 19th!  Adult sizes only.


LHS Report Cards Sent Home with Students

If report cards were not picked up during October 22nd's Parent / Teacher Conferences, report cards (grades 7-12) were sent home WITH STUDENTS on Thursday, October 23rd.  They were NOT mailed.  Parents, please ask your son/daughter for their report card so you can check their progress.  Attached to the report card are fall MAP scores and spring state test results.


If you have questions regarding your son/daughter's progress, please call 859-261-8211 or contact a teacher directly through email.


LHS Parent / Teacher Conferences

Don't forget!  Parent Teacher Conferences are held at the end of the 1st Quarter.  Conferences will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm.  Enter through the main entrance on Adela Avenue to pick up report cards, then head up to meet with teachers in their classrooms.  Recent MAP Test scores will be attached to your child's report card, along with the state test scores from the spring. 

Your involvement as a parent is crucial.  This is a great time to discuss concerns about your son/daughter to ensure a successful school year.  We'd love to have 100% parent attendance!

Click HERE for helpful hints and reminders about grades and conferences.


Holiday Band Concert Sunday

Join us for the Holiday Band Concert on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 PM in the Faragher Fine Arts Center.  Get into the holiday mood with some great music!  Our 8th-12th Grade Bands will perform some festive holiday classics.  This concert is open to the community! 


Activities CANCELLED for Today

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

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.



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.


1st Semester Exams

All students in grades 7-12 will take 1st semester exams on December 18th and 19th.  Students will take exams for class periods 1, 4, and 6 on Thursday, December 18th.  On Friday, December 19th, they will take exams for their 2nd, 3rd, and 5th period classes.


Remember that these exams count as 20% of the semester grade.  Studying ahead of time is crucial!  Find some good study tips and reminders HERE.


Make a Daily Commitment to Drive Safely!

Ludlow staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. We are asking everyone 14 and older -- staff, students, parents, community members -- to go to once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our community makes, the better our chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. 


Learning to drive is a big step in life. State Farm and LHS recognize getting a driver’s license is an important and joyous time. Celebrate My Drive celebrates this milestone with new drivers by encouraging them to make positive choices like driving 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel.  Go to today to support the Panthers and safe driving.

Join Us for the PTO Meet-n-Greet!


Consider attending our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Meet-n-Greet on Thursday, September 18th in the cafeteria.  RSVP on the PTO Facebook page HERE! 

At 6:00 PM:  Meet the officers, meet the various committee coordinators, and learn how you can help support PTO activities.  Dinner will be served during this time, and child care will be provided. 

At 7:00 PM, the general meeting will take place, you can vote for the elected officer positions, sign up to volunteer, and share your ideas! 

We would LOVE to have YOU attend and support PTO, which ultimately means you're supporting OUR STUDENTS.


Tailgate Party & Stadium Re-Opening

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 29th!  The Grand Opening of the newly renovated James Rigney Memorial Stadium will take place on this evening too. 


Students, Families, Community & Alumni, please plan to join us!


Congratulations, Class of 2014!

We are proud of the LHS Class of 2014!  We hope your dreams come true!  As your Commencement Speaker, Mr. Garren Colvin, advised you:
Do what you love, and love what you do!


Click HERE to check out our Senior Celebrations Photo Gallery, covering Senior Night, Senior Honors Night, and Graduation.


Parents of Graduates, click HERE to preview the Commencement Portraits taken by Lifetouch.  They will be available to preview and purchase by June 9th.


Parent Feedback Requested

Parents, we want to hear from you! 

As we continue to develop our comprehensive improvement plan, your feedback becomes critical.  We value your input and hope you will take a few minutes to answer our survey.  Please use the link below.  This survey will be available online through May 23rd. 

Parent Survey for Ludlow High School (Grades 7-12)



FREE Summer Recreational Camps for Incoming Grades 7-12

It's not to late to sign up for some summer fun!  Mr. Taphouse will be holding several FREE Summer Rec Camps for students currently in Grades 6-11.  All camps run from 12:00-3:30pm 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.  Additional print copies are available in each school's office.  Parents must complete the registration form before students can participate.




School Supplies List

It's that time of year to shop for back-to-school items!  Having these items by the first day of school makes for a smoother transition back to school.  Items can be dropped off in your locker during Pantherfest on August 19th from 5:00-7:00pm. 


Find your Supply List for Grades 7-12 HERE.

Get Your 2013-14 LHS Yearbook!

The LHS 2013-2014 Yearbooks have arrived!  We still have extra copies available for purchase if you did not order one.  Books are $60.00 each. 


Contact Mr. Baugh at
or 859-261-8211 to get your copy.


National Safe Schools Week

The week of October 19-25 is National Safe Schools Week.  The emphasis of this year’s campaign is working toward a culture of kindness in our schools where students turn to trusted adults or each other to connect and find assistance during their time of need.  Every student needs a “go to” person.  Who is yours?  If ever there is a problem with which you are dealing, please know that there are adults at Ludlow High School who genuinely care about you and want to help you.  Determine who your “go to” person is, and please don’t hesitate to call on that person.  You may have more than one.

To show your support for this year’s campaign, please take the online “Stop the Bullying Pledge” on our school and district web page.  ( )  Let’s take a stand as a student body and show that such behavior has no place at LHS.

Get Your Santa Gram!

The LHS Student Council is selling Santa Grams for $.50 each.  Write a holiday message to a friend or teacher, and the Student Council will deliver it along with a candy cane on December 19th. 


Students or teachers can purchase grams before school near the breakfast area or during lunch in the cafeteria.  Grams are being sold December 9th through Tuesday, December 16th.


Order Your LHS Yearbook Now!

It's time to order your 2014-2015 LHS Yearbook

It's easy to do.  Click the link to the right to place your order online.  Save $5 by ordering early!  Yearbooks cost $55 until March 31st, but increase to $60 as of April 1st.



Saylor Among Nine NKY Students Chosen

Senior Pryzm Saylor was among nine students in Northern Kentucky selected for a scholarship program funded by Duke Energy.  The program covers the tuition, books, and required assessments for students to earn credentials for a CPT: Certified Production Technician.  The NKY region is in great need of students trained in the manufacturing area, since it is difficult for local businesses to fill these job openings. 

During the spring semester of her senior year, Pryzm will get a jump start on college by attending classes at Gateway Community & Technical College.  Kudos to Pryzm for taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get a jump start on her college degree and future career!

To read The Enquirer's coverage on this program, click HERE.


Support Our Teams by Dining at Buffalo Wild Wings

The Cross Country and Baseball Teams have joined together to make some money.  How can you help?  Print out THIS SHEET and take it to Buffalo Wild Wings in Ft. Wright (at the intersection of Highland and 3L) and show it to your server when you are paying your bill.  Every time you use the card, Bdubs will give the cross country and baseball teams a percentage of the sale.  It's that easy!  This fundraiser started September 1st and runs through next September 1st (2015).


Special Board Meeting Held Monday

There will be a special board meeting held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Board of Education Office at 7:00 PM.  This meeting is open to the public.


Meet Our New Principal, Mr. Caudill

Read more about Mr. Travis Caudill, our new principal at LHS!  If you're at school later this summer, feel free to stop in and introduce yourself.  We're happy to have Mr. Caudill join our Panther Family.


Learn more about him HERE.




Calendar Set for 2014-2015

The Ludlow Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please note that the school year is shifted approximately one week later due to this summer's construction projects.

View a print-friendly version of the 14-15 calendar


Shop at Kroger & Help Athletic Department
Please help the athletic department by linking your Kroger card to our organization.  You can enroll by going to , creating an account (if you have not done so already) or signing in.  Once you are on that page, click on "Enroll Now" under community rewards.  There you can type in the Ludlow Athletic Department number 82631 and your card is linked.  Every time you shop at Kroger, the Athletic Department will receive a percentage of the total bill.
Thank you for your support of the Ludlow Athletic Department!
Science Class Research Project is Published

Marc Frevola's PAICE class conducted a research project about the growth of baby corn snakes.  Their research was published in Reptile Magazine!  Check out the project HERE


Congratulations to Mr. Frevola and his class on a job well done!


Pittman Selected for TAP MD Class of 2015

Congratulations to junior Pete Pittman for being selected to the TAP MD Class of 2015!  Currently in its fifth year, TAP MD is a program designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine. Over 100 students have graduated from the annual program, each attending monthly observation events with physicians in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. To enter this career exploring program, students must be strong academically, motivated, mature, dependable and have a positive attitude.  Pete was selected for this prestigious honor along with 40 other area high schoolers.  Way to go, Pete!

Find out more about this program HERE.


Kenton Cty Library's Summer Programs

Take a trip to the Kenton County Public Library this summer!  They offer lots of FREE activities in addition to providing books and technology.


Check out their teen SUMMER SCHEDULE today!


Outstanding Teachers Recognized

Congratulations to Tammy Roberts and Vickie Baker!  These two outstanding teachers were nominated to receive a Golden Apple Award this year at the March 27th Excellence in

Education Dinner.  They were recognized as one of the area's Top 20 Teachers.  Both teachers are known for their dedication to the children of Ludlow, always going above and beyond the call of duty.  We certainly appreciate everything they do for students, families, and the Ludlow community. 


Click Read More below to see more photos from the Excellence in Education Dinner, and to see the award Superintendent Borchers also received that evening.

LHS Green Team Wins Jefferson Award

Congratulations to Ms. Tammy Roberts and her Green Team!  The students in her class run the recycling program in the district.  Children, Inc. recently awarded them the Jefferson Award for running this outstanding service learning program.  The students were recognized at the High School Awards Program on May 23rd.

Click the icon to the right to check out the video!



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.

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Ludlow High School
150 Adela Ave
Ludlow, KY 41016  

Phone: 859.261.8211 
Fax: 859.655.7536
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