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Ludlow High School News

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.


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!

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

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 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!

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.


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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Juniors Take ACT on March 1

All juniors across the commonwealth will take the required ACT on Tuesday, March 1st.  Testing begins promptly at 8:20AM.  We hope to have another year of 100% attendance on test day!  We wish the Class of 2017 well as they take the ACT on March 1st, and have great confidence that they will continue our tradition of academic excellence.  Go, Panthers!

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 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.


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

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



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"!


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.


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!

fall 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

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!

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.)


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.


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 LHS Yearbook Now!

It's time to order your 2015-2016 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!



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!

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.


LHS presents "Acting Can Be Murder" This Weekend!

What are you doing this weekend?  The LHS Drama Program has been working hard for the past few months to present Acting Can Be Murder.  Catch one of the shows:  Saturday at 7PM or Sunday at 2PM.  You’ll be seeing two shows in one:  All is going well for Beverly Gladstone and her cast, who are in rehearsals for Which Butler Did It?  Things take an abrupt turn when leading lady Guinevere Black suddenly departs for Europe, leaving understudy Delores Gordon to step into her role.  However, as you’ll see in the opening minutes of the play, things are not as they seem.  We hope you enjoy seeing Beverly try to get ready for opening night while dealing with off-stage drama, sub-par acting talent, and a whole lot of secrets! 

Support our casts and crew!  Tickets are $5 at the door.

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.


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!

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.


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.

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 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.

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. 


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 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!

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!



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. 


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

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.


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!  


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.

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 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