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Help Wanted - Vacant Board of Education Seat
Help Wanted - Vacant Board of Education Seat

MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
NOTICE OF VACANT MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT

The Mercer County Board of Education is seeking applications for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board representing the seat in District 1. This appointment will be effective until the November 3, 2020 regular election.  Responsibilities include:  setting policy to govern the District, hiring / evaluating the Superintendent, and levying taxes and adopting the District budget. Board members must:

  • Be at least 24 years old and a Kentucky citizen for the last three years;
  • Be a registered voter in the particular District of the vacant seat;
  • Have completed the 12 th grade or have a GED certificate;
  • Meet all other legal qualifications (KRS 160.180); and
  • Complete required annual in-service training.

Applications are available at the Evan Harlow Education Center (Central Office) or online at www.mercer.kyschools.us 

Mail applications to:

Superintendent Dennis Davis
ATTN: Board Vacancy
530 Perryville Street
Harrodsburg, KY  40330

 

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Dear Mercer Co. Families
Dear Mercer Co. Families
August 26, 2019

Dear Mercer County Families:  

Season 3 of the popular Netflix show ‘13 Reasons Why’ will be released soon.  We continue to receive guidance from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that this series may not be suitable for viewing by all students.  They do not recommend that vulnerable youth, especially those who have any degree of suicidal ideation, watch this series.

Below are resources we hope you find useful if you would like more information on the topic of teen suicide:  

From Suicide Prevention Organizations
=         A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health (AFSP/ASCA/NASP) (Webinar)
=         Tips for Parents for Talking with their Children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
=         Briefing in Connection with the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
=         13 Reasons Why Talking Points (The Jed Foundation/Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations
=         13 Mental Health Questions about 13 Reasons Why (American Psychiatric Association)
=         13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: How School Counselors Can Help (American School Counselor Association)
=         13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
=         13 Ways to Continue the Conversation about 13 Reasons Why (Active Minds)

Other Related Resources
=         National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
=         The Trevor Lifeline (The Trevor Project)
=         SPRC Web Page for Suicide Prevention in Schools (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
=         Information for Parents webpage (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)
=         Not my Kid: What Parents Should Know about Teen Suicide (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide) (Video)
=         Action Alliance Framework for Successful Messaging (National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention)
=         Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide (various)

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s counselor or school psychologist.  

Mercer Elementary School: 859-733-704 King Middle School: 859-733-7060
Stacy Charles Hillary Cheek
Lisa Jackson Katie Gilley
Daphne Darkomensah
Mercer Intermediate School 859-733-7080 Mercer Senior High School: 859-733-7160
Amy Riley Cynthia Russell
Ashleigh Bottoms Lisa Sparrow
Stacia Angell
Mercer Central: 859-733-7000 Leigh Dunn
Stacy Price
Daphne Darkomensah
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Kentucky State Fair 4-H Winners
Kentucky State Fair 4-H Winners
Mercer County Schools had 3 state winners on Aug. 15, 2019 at the Kentucky State Fair 4-H Country Ham competition, more than any other county.

Addison Riley, 10th grade, won her state age division (over 150 participants) and was the overall grand champion for all competitors ages 14 through 19 (beat hundreds from all over KY.)  

Raegan Daniels, a 7th grader, won her age division for the entire state (appr. 200 participants.)

Emerson Daniels, a 4th grader, won her age division for the state (appr.
200) and was the reserve grand champion for all competitors ages 9 through 13 (hundreds.)
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2019 - 2020 School Calendar
2019 - 2020 School Calendar
The Mercer Co. Schools 2019 - 2020 Calendar is available at this link:
 
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Congratulations - Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winner - Ms. Kayla Garrett
Congratulations - Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winner - Ms. Kayla Garrett
Mercer Co. Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Kayla Garrett has been selected as one of the 24 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winners. Congratualtions Ms. Garrett!
 
 
(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2020 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in May.

"Valvoline is pleased to once again honor and recognize 24 of Kentucky’s most outstanding teachers. These individuals play a critical role in preparing students for life after high school graduation, whether that be in college or the workforce,” said Daryl Love, Valvoline’s manager of community relations. 
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MCES to Hold Kindergarten Screenings & Registration
MCES to Hold Kindergarten Screenings & Registration
Mercer County Elementary School will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration / Screenings on March 25th and May 13th, 2019.  Read More
2020 - 2021 Calendar Committee
2020 - 2021 Calendar Committee
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members:

The Mercer County District Calendar Committee has begun the process of developing the 2020-2021 District Calendar.  The 2019-2020 school calendar was adopted by the board last year and is posted to our webpage at this LINK
 
If you have ideas or suggestions for the 2020-2021 calendar, please see the following information and contact one of our calendar committee members by visiting this LINK
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We're Hiring! - Bus Drivers & Cooks, Bakers, Cashiers
We're Hiring! - Bus Drivers & Cooks, Bakers, Cashiers
We have job openings for bus drivers and food service positions (cook/baker/cashier). These positions come complete with insurance and benefits.  Read More

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MCES Picture Day

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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18
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23
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23
Kindergarten MAP testing

Monday, September 23, 2019
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MCES Fall Festival

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Fall Break

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