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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.

 

 

March Madness for 7th & 8th Grades

It's time for March Madness!  Our annual March Madness Night will be held on Thursday, March 20th from 7:00-9:00 PM in the cafeteria and is open to Ludlow High School 7th & 8th grade students and their parents/guardians.  Admission includes pizza, snacks, drinks, & a chance at some great door prizes!  You must arrive by 7:30 PM and you must be present to win the door prizes.  Games will be  shown on TVs all evening!

 

Pre-sale tickets will be sold in Ms. Goodpaster’s room for $4.00 from March 12th-17th.  Any student purchasing a pre-sale ticket will receive a shirt at March Madness.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.00, but students will not be guaranteed a shirt.

 

We're Looking for Career Day Speakers!

Would you like to share information about your job with our Ludlow students?  We're looking for speakers for our Career Day on March 26th!  Speakers will present three times between 9:00 and 10:30am to a group of 20-25 students, all the same grade level, for about 25 minutes each session.  Grades 1-12 need speakers!

 

If you are interested in making a presentation at Career Day on March 26th, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

Click HERE to see a list of possible questions or topics you can discuss.

 

 

Schools CLOSED Monday

Due to the inclement weather, schools are closed on Monday, March 3rd. 

 

All 11th graders are reminded that the ACT will still take place on Tuesday.  Be at school on time -- by 8:20am.  Get a full night of sleep and eat a good breakfast.

 

 

Juniors Take the ACT Tuesday!

All 11th graders around the commonwealth of Kentucky will be doing one thing Tuesday morning:  Taking the ACT.  As part of the state's assessment system, it is mandated that juniors take this test to measure their college and career readiness.  Scores can be used by the students for their own college admissions and scholarship purposes, even though the test is given during the school day.  Each student's goal is to at least reach the state's benchmark in three areas:  English (18), Math (19), and Reading (20). 

 

We ask that ALL 11th GRADERS be at school ON TIME on Tuesday, March 4th.  We know our juniors will show their Panther Pride and work their hardest on the ACT. 

 

Click HERE to see a list of the Top 10 Reasons They Want to Shine on The ACT on Tuesday!

 

 

Games & Activities Cancelled

All games and activities are cancelled today, February 15th, due to the inclement weather.

 

 

 

Ludlow High School Basketball featured on WLWT

WLWT stopped by the LHS basketball game last Friday to capture the Panthers trouncing Villa Madonna's Blue Lightning. Featured in the video are Kalib Mitchell, Jacob Stamper as Ludlow won 85 to 45. The Panthers are currently undefeated in the conference. There is still plenty of action these next two weeks. The boys play at home  Feb 10th,  Feb 14th,  Feb 15th, Feb 18th and 19th. Come support them as they try to hold on to their conference lead.

WLWT video clip.

The LHS Play is This Weekend!

Once upon a time, long before Walt Disney delighted audiences with stories of princesses, dwarves, glass slippers, and singing animals, the Brothers Grimm collected much darker, gorier versions of these fairy tales. 

 

Ludlow High School’s upcoming production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon explores these stories as two narrators attempt to guide the audience through a comedic mash-up of 209 tales.

 

Show times include Saturday, Feb 22nd at 7:00pm and Sunday, Feb 23rd at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $5 at the door.

 

 

Ludlow Hosting Business Engagement Tour

Our district is working with the NKY Chamber of Commerce and the NKY Education Council to bring a Business Engagement Tour to Ludlow!  The event takes place in Wednesday, January 29th from 8:30-10:00am.

 

Members from area businesses, colleges, organizations, and the community will visit our district for a tour, hear from students, and learn more about how to support and get involved in our schools.  Each visitor will leave with an engagement toolkit.

 

Click HERE to learn more about the day and how to RSVP if you, your business, or your organization is interested in attending.

 

 

Sign Up to Attend the PT3 Meeting!

Our school district is working with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to hold the first PT3 Meeting: Parents & Teachers Talking Together.  The goal of the group is to discuss what is working well in our schools and what areas we can tackle to improve.  The meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 15th from 3:30-7:30pm in the LHS Library.  Dinner and snacks will be provided to those participating.  Any parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt/uncle, community member, or business rep is invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Beth Ketzer at beth.ketzer@ludlow.kyschools.us or 859-261-8210 to reserve your seat.

 

Click Read More for further details...

New Year, New Start!

 

New Year, New Start!  Make some Family Resolutions for 2014!
 

Click HERE to view the interactive SchoolFamily.com newsletter to learn more about making FAMILY RESOLUTIONS for the new year!  It includes some great ideas to help students of all ages so that we can build stronger families. 

 

 

 

Schools CLOSED Tuesday

Due to the extreme temperatures, Ludlow Independent Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

 

 

LHS Now Offers Morning Study Groups!

Exams are right around the corner and we are getting down to crunch time!  LHS is now offering Morning Study Groups from 7:30-8:10 in the HS Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students can use this time to catch up or get ahead on work, get on the computers for research or typing or can just get some general insight from some of our teachers.  Tuesdays are Science and English while Thursdays are Math and Social Studies.  We will always have 4 teachers available both days (2 middle school and 2 high school).  We look forward to seeing you there and good luck on your exams!  Click here for the 1st Semester Exam Schedule.

Schools on ONE HOUR DELAY

Due to the weather, our schools will be on a ONE HOUR DELAY.

 

The Business Engagement Tour that was scheduled for today has been cancelled.

Band Concert Cancelled Due to Weather

Today's Holiday Concert has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 

 

It will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Schools CLOSED Today

Due to inclement weather, schools are CLOSED today.

Seniors Participate in Kentucky's College Application Week!

November 11th - 15th is College Application Week!  LHS seniors will be participating in activities throughout the week.  In addition to receiving help on completing their applications, seniors will be sending their transcripts, working on their resumes, learning more about scholarships and financial aid, researching employers who reimburse for tuition, researching their KEES money, and working on their ILPs. 

 

Good luck this week, Class of 2014, as you take one step closer to life after high school!

 

Vote for Breeann Bailey Larosa's MVP!
Our soccer superstar Breeann Bailey has been nominated to Larosa's Player of the week. Log on to Larosa's to vote for Breann today!
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 23rd 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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 melissa.currin@ludlow.kyschools.us or 859-261-8211.

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!

 

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 michael.baugh@ludlow.kyschools.us
or 859-261-8211 to get your copy.

 

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 starts September 1st and runs through next September 1st (2015).

 

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)

 

 

LHS Parents, We Want Your Input!

Parents of High School Students: We need your input!  As you may know, LHS will be hiring a new principal this spring.  As our SBDM parent and teacher members, along with Superintendent Mike Borchers, prepare to go through the selection process to hire a new principal, they want to know what qualities YOU value in a new leader.  Please give your feedback by taking the survey listed below.  It will remain open through Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

 

The survey includes four (4) questions and should take just a few moments of your time.  We truly value your input and will use it as part of the criteria for selecting our future principal.  Thank you!

 

Click HERE to take the survey.

 

 

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.

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  www.krogercommunityrewards.com , 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!
 
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

 

Thank You, Career Day Speakers!

We appreciate all of our Career Day Speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk with our students.  Thank you for giving back to our community and showing this support to Ludlow!

 

Check out the District Photo Gallery to see pictures of all of our visitors today!

 

 

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!

 

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. 

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.

 

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.

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!

 

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!

 

 

Dual Credit Options for Students

Taking dual credit courses is a great way to save money on a college education. Dual credit courses are taken during high school, but they count as both high school and college credit.  The classes are actual college courses, and can be taken on the college campus, online, and now a few of them right here at Ludlow's campus!  Superintendent Borchers and the Board of Education are offering funding for the tuition and textbook costs for these courses for the 2014-15 school year!

 

You can learn more about what dual credit opportunities are open to YOU by talking to Mrs. Currin or Mrs. McMillen.  You can also check out our new dual credit link HERE for details about each college's program.

 

 

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