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2018 Kids Fun Run
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Pension Reform Press Conference
Algebra 2 students create matrices that represent something meaningful in their life.

Students in Mr. Humphrey’s Algebra 2 class had to create two matrices and  present to the class. The matrices had to be something that represented them or a hobby.

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2013 Basketball Homecoming

Congratulations to our winners.

King & Queen: Leslie Howell & Jonathon Igleheart

1st runners up: Sydney Rice & Heath Durbin

2nd runners: Rachel Neal & Wesley Dame


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Senior Night for Cheerleaders and Boys Basketball

Friday February 15 the Cougars played their last home basketball game of the season. One senior ball player and three cheerleaders were recognized for their dedication to the programs.

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Anonymous act of kindness at MCHS

An anonymous act of kindness surprised students at MCHS Friday morning. Positive words of encouragement were handwritten on post-it-notes and stuck to each locker in the building. Words such as “Your Awesome,” “You’re special,” “You’re beautiful,” “You’re important,” and “Jesus love you.” I spent some time this morning trying to find out who did this awesome act of kindness. I was unable to determine who did this, but am lead to believe three students did this on their own.  Thank you so much for whoever did this. The positive attitude among students and staff at MCHS was very well noticeable today because of this act of kindness. We definitely saw signs of positive change in our culture today. I truly hope these anonymous acts of kindness start a chain reaction of more positive things to come.

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AP Calculus students engaged with balloon activity

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Lady Cougars celebrate senior night

Feb 12, 2013 MCHS Lady cougars played their last home game of the season. Seniors were recognized for their dedication to the program.

February Students of the Month
February Teacher/Staff Member of the Month
Westward Ho The Wagons Waitning to Leave Independance Missouri

Fifth Grade students at MGP-Sacramento set out for Oregon.

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Students in Ag Construction class working on several projects.

Students have plenty to work on in the MCHS Ag shop. Students were working on a disk, finishing a metal trailer, figuring locations for decals on corn hole boards, finishing a hunting hut, painting a John Deere b tractor, and constructing a new cooker/smoker.

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Digital Learning Day

Mrs. Troutman's 9th grade English class participated in Digital Learning Day. Students made story cubes as their activity today.

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Students enjoy literature circles in English class.

Students in Mrs. Kinney’s English class are getting excited about reading as she has incorporated Literature Circles as a weekly classroom activity. Students are reading books and talking about what they have read in their small groups, “literature circles”.

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Anatomy class learns about blood types

Students in Mrs. Boyken-Payne’s Anatomy class are engaged in an activity. This activity requires students to learn about different blood types. Students get hands on experience of identifying blood types between types A, B, AB, or O blood types. The activity is a simulated activity and the “blood” being used today is not real blood, but a look alike that comes from a pre ordered kit. A blood transfusion with blood of a mismatched blood type usually has serious consequences for the recipient of the blood. Today, complete blood analysis is done with sophisticated, costly equipment before transfusions are done. The basic principles of blood typing were illustrated today in Mrs. Boyken-Payne’s Anatomy class.

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2 MCMS students advance to State


Two students have qualified to advance to the State Governor's Cup, academic competition:

Cameron Edwards in Social Studies


Callum Case in Written Composition

MCMS 8th grader, Callum Case, Headed to Frankfort!


Callum Case is to serve as a legislative page to a Kentucky Senator or Representative.  Select the headline above for details. 

Will we ever use Math in real world?


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What is AP?

Please visit the website below to find out what to expect in an AP class, how AP courses can benefit you in college and your career, or to access My College Quickstart (requires PSAT code). 


MCMS Holds Geography Bee

Civil War Re-enactors Visit MCHS

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Academic Team District 12 Runner-Up

The high school Academic Team was the Overall Runner-Up for District 12 in Governor's Cup competition on Saturday, Jan 26.  They competed against Ohio, Edmonson, and Grayson Co. high schools.  The following students placed in Written Assessment, English Compostition or Future Problem Solving and will be advancing to Regionals in February.

Jacob Wade—1st Math, 3rd Arts & Humanities

Axel Hollander—3rd Math

Michael Maglinger—3rd Science

Sam Willis—2nd Social Studies, 5th Science

Chloe Dempsey—3rd English Composition

Abby Woosley—4th English Composition

Leah Durham—3rd Language Arts, 4th Arts & Humanities

Karissa Miller—5th Language Arts


The Future Problem Solving team placed 2nd and will advance. (Hannah Wilson, Michael Maglinger, Jackson Holbrook, Colten Collings)

The Quick Recall team placed 3rd.

Middle School Wins Governor's Cup

The McLean County Middle School academic team competed with Hancock County, Ohio County, Owensboro Catholic, and St. Mary in the District Governor’s Cup competition over the weekend.  Click above for results.

MCMS will compete in the Regional Governor’s Cup in Dixon on Tuesday, January 29, and Saturday, February 2. 

More Greenhouse Pictures

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January 13 College Goal Sunday
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Game time change
The MCHS lady cougars are scheduled to play at Webster Co. High School Saturday December 15. The original schedule shows the game starting at 6:00. This game has been moved up to start at 3:00pm.
Come out and see MCMS's production of "Yes, Virginia"

Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 3pm in the gym.
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7pm in the gym. 

Admission is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for students, part of the proceeds will go to the Christmas Wish for Kids Foundation.
November Students of the Month
November Staff/Teacher of the Month
Blue Jays to Celebrate Success
MGP Students Do Well on first round of KPrep Tests!
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 5:00-7:30pm the 7th grade projects for the recent Ancient Civilization unit will be on display.  PUBLIC INVITED!  Free Admission!

Technology Survey
McLean County Public Schools is conducting a survey to determine what type of technology students have at home. This Survey will be used to compare our technology access to other school districts throughout the state of Kentucky.  Please choose the appropriate survey below for the student enrolled in our district.  If you have more than one child enrolled, only take the survey once. 

Elementary Survey

Middle and High Schools Survey

Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable information.

MCHS Marching Cougars headed to Class A Semi-finals
Congratulations to MCHS Marching Cougars for making it to the Class A State Semi-finals. The band performs Saturday October 27 at 11:15 at Warren Central High School. Best of luck to the MCHS Band! We are proud of your accomplishments this season.
Drive Your Tractor to School
Several FFA members participated in Drive Your Tractor to School today.
Standards and Progressions
 Teachers and Parents can now access Common Core Standards and Common Core Math Progression documents by hovering over the "Instruction" quick link and then choosing "Curriculum" or by going to the link below.

Kentucky Standards
Paying for College
Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday October 18 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium of McLean County High School. A representative from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will present information to parents and students pertaining grants and other ways to pay for college. Mrs. Spear will also provide information on local scholarships. I hope all seniors and their parents can attend this beneficial informational meeting on paying for college.
Re-Starting and Moving Forward Enthuiasm is Contageous

A New Quarter Begins in a 212 Year!

Thumbs up for Lane from the Middle School!

School wide Bullying Assembly on Tuesday, September 25 at 1:00pm

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Week Three At MGP-Sacramento Goal Setting
Hands-On and Active Engagement Guide Students to Success.
Sacramento 2nd Graders Represent McLean County at State Fair
Inviting Environments Relate to Success Ms. Logsdon's Door
Do Classroom and Door Decorations Make an Academic Difference?
Whole Brain Learning Gets Kids Actively Engaged 8-13-2012 002.MOV

Music, Motion, and Motivation

Marie Gatton Phillips SBDM Meeting Report
Good Stuff Already Happening in Sacramento Classrooms IMG_0535_xvid.avi
Creative Activities and Instructional Strategies Engage Students From Day 1.
Kindergarten Stories from Opening Day
Blue Jay in Africa Susan
Marie Gatton Phillips - Sacramento Students Sponsor Ugandan Student.
National Speaker to Present to McLean County Teachers on August 2nd
Erik Palmer to Speak to Staff about the Importance of Being Well Spoken
21st Century Learning

August 1, 2012

McLean Co. Schools are delighted to have Dr. Lori Elliott present technology and 21st century learning skills to Calhoun and Livermore faculties on August 1, 2012 at Calhoun Elementary School.  She is a national speaker and author of three books concerning 21st century learning.  If you are not a part of these two faculties, and wish to join us, please email Deborah DeArmond for additional spots in our audience that may be available. 

If you would like to see some of her work, please click on the icon to view her website - Lori's Latest Links.
Student Schedules
Seniors   July 16th  9:00am – 11:00am or 12:00pm – 2:30 pm
Juniors   July 17th   9:00am – 11:00am or 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Sophomores   July 18th   9:00am – 11:00am or 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Freshman   August 2nd    6:00pm at freshmen orientation
If you can not come the day of your scheduled time, you may pick-up your schedule any time after July 20th (if you are not a freshman) between the hours of 9:00am and 2:30pm.
Schedule changes can be made at the time of schedule pick-up.
Freshman Orientation August 2nd
All incoming freshman and their parents are urged to attend Freshman Orientation at McLean County High School on August 2nd at 6:00pm in the auditorium. Incoming freshman will get their schedules, have an opportunity to meet their teachers, and receive pertinent information for a successful start to their high school career. We look forward to seeing everyone!
McLean County Middle School has a new Football Coach!
Congratulations to Coach Cline!  He has worked with McLean County Football programs for several years.  He will be the MCMS head coach for 2012-2013 school year.  We wish you a successful season.  GO COUGARS!
Bluegrass Technology Center hosts Parent Basics 101 Workshop
The Workshop scheduled for June 12, 2012, will enable parents to learn how to explore, consider and fund Assistive Technology.  This event is being sponsored by KY Protection & Advocacy and offered free of charge.
McLean County Public Library Advertisement Library.MP4
This an ad for the McLean County Public Library.
Dossett Tanning Advertisement Dossett Tanning.MP4
This is an advertisement for Dossett Tanniing.
Jay's Drive-In Advertisement Jays 1.MP4
This is an advertisement for Jay's Drive-In in Calhoun.
Farmhouse Advertisement Farmhouse.MP4
This an advertisement for Farmhouse.
US News and World Report recognizes McLean County High School
Goodwins Gone Fishin!
Monsanto Awards $2500 to Livermore School
Monsanto representative Michael Chaffatt presented a check to Jeremy Graham and Livermore School in the amount of $2500.  This check was due to Mr. Graham's selection as the America's Farmers Grow Communities winner in Kentucky.  Mr. Graham chose Livermore School to be the recipient of this donation.  Mr. Graham and his daughter Jillian are pictured with Mrs. Ellis (principal) and Mr. Chaffatt (Monsanto representative). Livermore School is very grateful to Mr. Graham and Monsanto.
Calhoun Elementary Talent Show
Chief Justice Josh Case!!!
2nd Grade Visits CMoe
Basic Public Speaking class used Skype as instructional tool VID00110_xvid.avi
Mrs. Lisa Troutman's Basic Public Speaking class used Skype today to learn from Justin Hale, 2001 graduate of McLean County High School. Justin currently serves as campaign manager for Texas Senator Robert Nichols. Justin’s brother, Sawyer Lindsey arranged this Skype presentation for the class. Thank you to Mrs. Lisa Troutman and Sawyer for arranging and scheduling this meeting and the use of technology for today lesson. Thank you to Justin Hale for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk to the students of McLean County High School about the importance of communication and public speaking. Open the title above to read more about Justin.
McLean Co. FBLA does well at State in Louisville!
1 student attending National Competition in San Antonio
Sacramento Civil War Stamp Ceremony
On Tuesday, 24 Apr, JROTC cadets provided an Honor guard/Flag Detail to the City of Sacramento for a United States Postal Service First Day of Issue Commemorative Civil War Stamp ceremony.  The USPS presented the plaque to the cadets, who in turn, presented the plaques to the Principal of MCHS. 
Marie Gatton Phillips Teachers Complete Masters
April Students of the Month
Brenda Mendyk - April Teacher of the Month
Celebrating the Battle of Sacramento
The Sacramento 6 sacramento 6 video 1.MP4
A Real World Experience in Discrimination
Help for Parents to Monitor Childrens' Social Media Activity
Steve Barker Named Coach of the Year!
Welding Team Strikes First
World War II Veteran Visits 5th Grade Glenis Dural talks about his medals and ribbons.
Ambulance Driver Tells of His Experiences
Blue Jays Expected To Soar with BJU
Historical McLean County Photos Gallery
2013 Health and Safety Fair

The Health and Safety Fair will take place in the McLean County High School Gymnasium, March 16th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Beyond the Birds and the Bees- CANCELLED
An Informational Session For Parents:

Talking with Children about Relationships, Values and the Facts of Life
March 29, 2012
Meal at 5:30pm
Program 6:00pm

RSVP by March 22, 2012 at 270-273-0065

FREE to any Middle School Parent

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Chamber and Tyson Foods to Host Truckload Sale March 10th
Kindergarten Pre-registration
Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2012-2013 school year will take place during the week of March 5th through the 9th. 
Free Bullying Seminar Offered March 13th!
Parents, Students, and Educators Encouraged to Attend
A Year Down Yonder - Burgoo
Looking for Work?
Local Job Fair Offered by NorthWest Kentucky Forward
ATTENTION McLean County Farmers - We Need Your Help!
 America's Farmers Grow Rural Education grant sponsored by Monsanto
Whole Brain Learning
Digital Classrooms Sprouting at MGP-Sacramento MGP-SAC 2nd Grade Learning in a 21st Century Classroom
Collaboration is a Key to Excellent Instruction MGP-SAC Teachers Caught Collaborating
Ms. Satterfields Students Learn About the Earth Students make Earth Edible
Livermore Celebrates the 100th day of School
Livermore's first grade classes were involved in a variety of math activities in celebration of the 100th day of school.
Livermore Elementary School supports MCHS Boys Basketball Team Video 83 (2)_xvid.avi
Livermore Elementary School students and staff congraulates MCHS Boys Basketball team as 3rd region Class A Champs and sends them off to Franfort with a very encouraging and exciting walk through pep rally. Thank you Livermore Elementary!
Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary support MCHS Boys Basketball Video 74_xvid.avi
Students and staff at Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary gather in their gym to cheer on MCHS Boys Basketball just before the leave for Frankfort for the All A Classic tournament. Coach Barker addresses the crowd that the boys’ team is going to represent all of McLean County. Students at Marie Gatton Phillips give the players and cheerleaders great encouragement! Thank you Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary for your support.
Calhoun Elementary supports MCHS Boys Basketball Team Video 75_xvid.avi
Calhoun Elementary School students and staff  congraulates MCHS Boys Basketball team as 3rd region Class A Champs and sends them off to Franfort with a very encouraging and exciting walk through pep rally. Thank you Calhoun Elementary!
Schools Closed Thursday, January 26th All A 001_NEW_xvid.avi
Cougars Heading to State Tournament
All A Classic Tickets on Sale Now
McLean County Cougars will be playing Glasgow Scotties on Thursday January 26 12:00CST at the Frankfort Convention Center. Tickets will be on sale Saturday night January 21 at half time of the girl’s game and from 8:00am-3:00pm in the main office of McLean County High School on Monday January 23.  Advance tickets are on sale for $8. McLean County High School students will be allowed to sign up to ride a Pep bus. Information regarding the pep bus will be shared to students on Monday.  At the time of this posting, McLean County Public Schools will be in session that day.


"Jump Start Your Future" student conference
Eight high school students attend the 2011 Jump Start Your Future Student conference.
Quality Core Website-Teacher Resources
High School Educator Resources are available on the Quality Core website. The link to this website is now posted under "links for teachers". Resources are available for the following courses: English 9 & 10, Algebra I & II, Biology, and US History.
District Preschool classrooms earn NAEYC accreditation NAEYC Accreditation

Board honors McLean County Distinguished Students
Christmas Meal
MCMS has a new Asst. Principal?
No, just a new name.  Miss Muster got married and her new name is Mrs. Hayden.
Marie Gatton Phillips Recieves Target Field Trip Grant My Old Kentucky Home
4th and 5th Graders Headed to My Old KY Home!
Christmas Program - Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade
Sneak Peek of Drama Class Performance Video 50.MP4
Technology Learning Event
Teachers and Administrators Invited.
Click Here for more information!
Suicide Prevention--QPR Information for Parents and Adults
Training session for Question, Persuade, and Refer Skills for adults.

Location: McLean County High School
Date Friday, December 9, 2011
Time 6:30 PM

Cougars run past Devils
Cougars Run Past Devils
Cougars Run Past Devils
7th grade Ancient World Civilization Showcase.

Senator Bowen Visits 5th Grade Senator Bowen Speaks to Ms. Hallum's Class
Classroom Spotlight - Mrs. Anderson's Second Grade
Free Movie Night this Thursday at Livermore Library!
 Free Coke and Popcorn!!
Education Foundation Awards Funding Requests
Media Release Statement
County Mourns the Loss of Student
Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Beware!
Pumpkins Galore!!! Pumpkins 003_xvid_NEW.avi
Beech Grove Man Offers Pumpkins of All Shapes, Color and Size
H1N1 Flu Confirmed in Schools
Superintendent Asks for Parent Help in Combatting Flu
Students Visit Northwest Museum
Fifth Grade Won!
Central falls again to McLean (Click here for full article)
Mrs. Crumbaker's class show off their science inventions.
8th Grade 13 Colonies Commercials
4th Grade 4-H Poster Winners VID01151.mp4
Shed no tears for West and Cougars (Click here for full article) Dakota West.avi
UK Extension Agent spoke to 7th grades students
Greg Henson from the UK Extension office spoke with 7th graders about the formation of soil in McLean County.
Revolutionary War Medicine
Abraham Ruddell Byrd III, M. D., of Tucson, Arizona, spoke to the 8th graders about life as a Revolutionary soldier.  He will also be at Calhoun Christian Church on Oct. 4th at 7PM to discuss Revolutionary War Medicine.  Click on the link to see his full demonstration.
AR - Renaissance Home Connect
2nd Grade Dances to Regrouping Song VID00004boysregrouping_xvid.avi
Poetry Anyone Mrs. Dickerson 2nd Grade Poetry Recital.mp4
Calhoun Parents Get Information About Math Homework Calhoun Math Homework Information.flv
If Calhoun Elementary parents were unable to attend the family math night in September, they can watch this video clip as Mrs. Bell discusses math homework with Singapore strategies.
Free Movie Night this Thursday at Livermore Library!
Multiplication Race!
Math In Action at Calhoun Elementary School VID00858.mp4
Talent Show Winner VID00953.mp4
Watch As Mrs. Howard Teaches Calhoun Students To Play Recorder September pics 003_xvid_NEW.avi
Technology Replaces Chalkboard in Mrs. Logsdon's Classroom September pics 001_xvid_NEW.avi

4-H Champion
School Lunch helps get students back to normal!
Students Participate in Leadership Retreat
Morning Folk Dancing 100_0101.MP4
Students are learning about folk dance in arts and humanities class.  They gave us a sample of what they learned during morning assembly on Friday!  Check out the video below and the pictures in the photo gallery!
WEEKLY WOW VID00059hunter_xvid.avi
Ayer wins at state fair steer show
Researching Inventors
MCMS Video News
Up to date news from MCMS
Students React to Cafeteria Changes VID00044_xvid2.avi
Students were pleasantly surprised when they walked into the cafeteria and found the old cafeteria tables had been replaced with new, colorful, child-friendly seating!
1st Grade Career Day
The 1st Graders have been learning about Community Workers.  On Thursay, each student dressed-up as his or her career choice.  Please go to Mrs. Bolton and Mrs. Burrough's homepage and check-out the pictures.
UpDated Accelerated Reader
Informational updates on Gatton Academy
Real world scenario in Tech Ed Class ( Click here to read about the class scenario)
School board discusses Singapore math

High school to host Black Oak Arkansas concert
Marie Gatton Phillips Teachers Take a Bus Ride
PTO & SBDM Elections
Marie Gatton Phillips Going Global Kankooli School  Uganda, East Africa
From Sacramento, KY to Kankooli, Uganda, East Africa
Explore Bowhunting Event for 5th Grade through HS
Welcome Back Students!!!!!!

Notice of School Board Vacancy
The McLean County Board of Education is currently seeking applicants to fill a vacancy for school board member from the Calhoun/Beech Grove School District #1. This appointment will be for one year, pending the next election for this district. Individuals interested in seeking appointment may pick up application forms at the McLean County School Board office on Main Street in Calhoun.
New Webmail Address
As of June 30, 2011, all employees/staff and students will have to use a new URL to access their web based email.

New URL's                 
MCHS finishes strong at the Class A State Championships Bringing It Home

David Burden Wins Big at State
MCHS Hits Pay Dirt with Eleven Entries to the Class A State Track and Field Championships
Baseball Cougars Headed To Region!!!!
DARE Graduation Rescheduled

Special Thanks to Local Business
Calendar Changes Tentatively Agreed Upon By Board
Superintendent's Update
Questions and Concerns
When Will We Return to School??
Road Closing Information Kelsie Carter

Flood Concerns
Regional Success for FBLA!!

McLean County is 2011 ABA Champions

Help us name the Livermore cafe!

We need your support to strengthen our application for the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education grant from Monsanto.  This $25,000 grant will be used to purchase technology and expand field experiences in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Math classes at MCHS.  Just click on the link above by midnight April 15 to complete the nomination form for  McLean County Public Schools. 



Opportunity Provided By Northwest KY Forward

If you would like to know more about a Job Search Basics Training provided by Northwest Kentucky Forward, please click here for more information.

2013 Football Homecoming
Congratulations to our 2013 Football Homecoming King and Queen; Wesley Dame and Rachel Neal. 1st runner up Brandon Caraway and Robbie Morris. 2nd runner up Jake Carter and Ashley Miller.




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Rescheduled: Breakfast with Santa


The Beta Club is hosting breakfast and pictures with Santa.


When:  December 17th from 5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m.


Where:  McLean County High School


Ticket Prices:  $7.00 - 11 and above

                              $5.00 - 5-10

                              Free - 4-under (with purchase of adult breakfast)


Purchase tickets at:  First Security Bank - Calhoun & Livermore

                                          Sacramento Deposit Bank

FFA Green Hand Ceremony



MCHS FFA Chapter held their annual Green Hand ceremony on Saturday February 1 at 6:00pm. Heath Durbin, a previous Mclean County FFA student and State officer attended and spoke to green hands. Health challenged all green hands to make the most of their high school career and be the best they can be. He challenged them to find ways to improve themselves, their local FFA chapter, and agricultural in general. Freshman green hands Emma Dame and Courtney Smith shared their talent by providing songs after the meal.


Congratulations to Emma Dame and Isaac Caraway. Emma placed first and Isaac second place in the Creed speaking contest. Congratulations to all green hands for the work you have done so far to earn this degree. Keep up the hard work.



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JROTC POW/MIA ceremony

McLean County High School JROTC cadets recognize POW’s/MIA by hosting a POW/MIA table ceremony. The ceremony was held on Monday September 22 during Club Day time for JROTC. Several students and outside guests attended the ceremony.




Girls Basketball Wins Home Tournament

Congratulations to the Lady Cougars Basketball team on winning their tournament. 

Girls and Boys Basketball in Action!

Both Girls and Boys Basketball teams invite you to come out and watch them play. Click on “read more” to see more pictures. 

MCHS Student Survey

Please click the link below to select the teacher you feel exhibits the behaviors of a MCHS COUGAR.



GT Leadership

MCHS Gifted and Talented in Leadership students recently took a trip to Frankfort. They took a tour of the Capitol Building and meet with Governor Beshear.



Please click on “read more” to see other trip GT Leadership students have been on this school year.

High School Students Teach Elementary Students about Financial Literacy, Careers, Health, Music, Physical Education, and Art

Mrs. Searcy’s Child Development class has been teaching elementary students at Calhoun School. Students in Mrs. Searcy class went to five elementary classes at Calhoun School. Elementary students received an introduction lesson on various careers, learned about Healthy lifestyles, and learned about the elements and principles of design while making an Art project with high school students leading the classes.   The elementary students also learned about music while making musical instruments, and learned about money and spending money on wants and needs



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ROTC Cadets visit LST-325



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5th Graders and their Parents Invited!

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, MCMS will host an orientation meeting for next year's 6th graders and their parents.  It will begin at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  You will have an opportunity to receive information about physicals, school supplies, and expectations.  Not to mention meet your teachers.


Sneak peak of Greenhouse class.
Students in Mr. Howard’s greenhouse class are working hard to have flowers, ferns, and vegetables ready for sale in the spring.
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MCHS Students Create Art For The Recycle Sculpture Competion

Flood Map of County
FFA Creed Colton h in Ag class.avi
Students in Mr. Howard’s Principles of Agricultural class are learning the FFA creed. Students are currently learning and practicing the first paragraph of the creed. Over the next few weeks students will recite the FFA creed in class until they learn all five paragraphs.
5th Grade Mock Trial
MCHS Weekly News


Rock-A-Teens Performance

The Rock-A-Teens recently performed at MCHS. Their next scheduled performance is Saturaday December 7th at Bee Bops Restaurant in Owensboro at 5:30pm.

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AP Environmental Science Promotes Recycling

MCMS 7th grade Skype with Author, Mac Barnett

Author Mac Barnett Visited 6th Grade Book Club

On Friday, January 31, the 7th grade students participated in a Skype video chat with author Mac Barnett. Barnett has written fourteen books for both children and young adults. Students became familiar with one of Barnett's books, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, earlier this school year in Mr. Thompson's English class. Some students had the opportunity to personally ask Barnett their own questions about his life and writing career. Barnett ended the 45-minute chat by reading Billy Twitters to the students.


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Boys Basketball Team wins Lyon Co Tournament

Congratulations to the Boys Basketball team on winning the Lyon Co. Christmas Tournament 

2015-16 Calendar Approved

At the December 18th board meeting, the school board approved the 2015-2016 school calendar. Please feel free to use this document to make vacation plans for the up-coming year.





English students create poems

Students in Mrs. Troutman’s sophomore English class created their own poems. Students had recently read the Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. Students were to look at a picture painting of Landscape with the Fall of Icarus and had to pick a person, animal or thing and write their poem from that perspective. Students shared their poems with the class.

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MCHS Football Players Selected as Messenger Inquirer All-Area First Team

Money Skills Class

Students in Mrs. Tuckers Money Skills class are currently working on a project that deals with the topic of Money. Students are engaged in this lesson as this topic is Real World to them. Students were asking about the role money has played in the interviewee’s life. Such questions included:

  • What were your family finances like growing up and how did it affect you?
  • Who was the person that had the most positive influence on your money decisions, and what did he/she do that influenced you?
  • Is money management different from today than it was when you were my age? If so, how?
  • What lasting piece of advice about money would you like to give the youth of today?

Students shared their information in class and were asked to write a paper based on their findings


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The Sacramento-Uganda, Africa Connection
Rock-A-Teen singer and sponsor appear on Jerry Birge T.V. show

Grayson Bryant, Rock-A-Teen singer and Joe Roth club sponsor and host, appeared on the Jerry Birge 'Around Owensboro" cable channel 8 T.V. show on Thursday March 28th.

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McLean County High School Teacher and Student selected for 2013 National History Day Normandy Institute

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Students learn how to calculate calories during a recent lab experiment in AP Environmental class AP ENV LAB.avi
McLean County Road Closings
Declaration of State of Emergency
The Declaration as signed last week by the Judge/Executive basically allows for the County to receive assistance from the Commonwealth for assistance in meeting the needs of the citizens and to allow the County to utilize purchasing methods that are different than normal. The major item is that the issuance allows for participation in FEMA funding if there is a resulting Presidential Declaration.  The declaration will allow the issuance of curfews and other such limitations on the general population if needed. 
The present declaration at this time places no limitations on people going to their normal work places or other normal essential travel.
MCHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 18 from 3:00-9:00 pm at MCHS. You may come conference with your child's teachers during this time as well as pick up your child's grade card.
Parent Letter following Tragedy
MCHS Parent SBDMC Elections

McLean County High School will have their SBDMC Parent Elections on Thursday May 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the commons area. All nominations must be submitted to the principal, Mr. Ashley Troutman, by 1:00 pm on May 2. Nominations may be e-mailed to rollie.troutman@mclean.kyschools.us or hand delivered the principal of McLean County High School


Students meeting COUGAR expectations


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Cougars take down OHS — again BY MARK MATHIS Messenger-Inquirer

School's Josh Kirk takes a 3-point shot from the wing over Owensboro High School defenders, Dylan Sandford, left, and Justin Miller in the first half of their game Monday night in Calhoun. Kirk, who had a team high 19 points, lead the Cougars who upset the Red Devils 58-55 on the strength of their 3-point shots and foul shooting.


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College and Job Explosion



GRADD along with The Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club are hosting a College and Job Explosion for 14-24 year olds on Saturday, February 8th. Click on "read more" to see full details.

September Leaders of the Month
Geometry class learning points, lines, plans, segments, and rays.

Students in Mrs. Hoops Geometry class learn about points, lines, segments, and rays. They are learning about these figures and how they can be drawn, so they did a hands-on activity in which they were to construct the figures using construction paper, yarn, note cards, and tape. Some examples of figures they had to create are "Line AB and Segment CD intersect at point E" and "Plane K contains Ray AB and Segment CD."

High school students teaching elementary students

Students in Mrs. Seacry’s Advanced Child Care and Principles of Teaching classes have been to Livermore Elementary School teaching lessons. Mrs. Seacry’s class taught several craft lessons. Students had to solve math problems to be able to find the color to color snowflakes. Students prepared a lesson for making snowmen. Mrs. Searcy’s class also worked with them on reading stories.



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Students get a hands-on activity with electricity

Students in Mr. Woodburn’s Ag Construction class get a chance to demonstrate what they have been learning in class about electricity. Students were asked to correctly wire a light bulb and receptacle to a switch. In the activity the switch was supposed to control the light bulb while the receptacle stayed hot all the time. Other labs would require students to be able to turn the receptacle on and off with the switch.  Once students master this they may be required to do more complex electrical wiring activities.



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September Community Partner of the Month
District Calendar Adjustments Needed For Snow Days
1st semester Highlights of MCHS News



Marie Gatton Phillipls - September Newsletter
MCHS Weekly News

Crusade for Children Pennies for Ipads

Twenty-seven Ipad2 devices were purchased and distributed to special education teachers and speech pathologists for the purpose of improving instruction and providing students with new and innovative ways for learning.  This opportunity was made possible through a $10,000 grant that was received from WHAS Crusade for Children.  The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. The Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties through generous contributions of goods and services.  Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.  Click above for more information.

Governor Sends Letter of Congratulations
Governor Steve Beshear sends letter to MGP-Sac. congratulating their performance on the 2012 K-PREP Test.
January Students of the Month
Technology Learning Session-Edmodo In Your Classroom!
Students learn about soil types and textures
Students in Mrs. Fagan’s AP Environmental class are learning about soil types/textures and successful ways that prove sustainability for each soil type. Students learn real world applications that improve soil sustainability, which in return should improve crop production.
Blue Ribbon Blue Jay Award Recipients
Rock-A-Teens Performance
MCMS students compete on 4H Livestock Team

This past weekend, the McLean County 4-H Livestock Team competed in the Clark County Livestock Judging Contest.  Members of the team are Stephen Hicks, Caleb Hatfield, Sam Bennett, Emma Dame, Kyler Parham and Isaac Caraway.  In the Junior Team Division they placed 1st in Swine and 2nd in Sheep.  In Junior Individual, Emma Dame got 9th in Beef, Sam Bennett got 7th in Swine and Kyler Parham got 8th in Beef, 4th in Swine, 5th in Sheep and 2nd Overall.  In Senior Individual, Isaac Caraway got 10th in Oral Reasons.

McLean Co. FFA member selected to serve as one of the 2013-14 Kentucky State FFA officers.

Heath Durbin, a recent graduate of McLean County High School, was selected to represent the Green River Region as a Kentucky State FFA officer. Heath is one of 12 selected to serve in the role. Heath will join the other state FFA officers throughout the upcoming weeks as they start their training process to serve in the role as a Kentucky State FFA officer. McLean County High School is proud of you, Heath, for earning this accomplishment.

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MCHS seniors participating in mentorship program
Lab for AP Chemistry Class

Students in Ms. Blankenship’s AP Chemistry class were finding the percent of acetic acid in vinegar by doing an acid base titration.





Parabolas can be fun!

Mrs. Tucker's Algebra 2 class are studying parabolas and their symmetry. Each group was to visually display a parabola with its axis of symmetry.

AP Environmental class promotes Recycling

Students in Mrs. Fagan’s AP Environmental class created this commercial to make others aware of recycling. The students are currently working on a plan to get a school-wide recycling plan in place.




Discover Lab on Acids and Bases.

Students in Mrs. Fagans Science class were given a random selection of substances and asked to predict if they thought the substance was an acid or a base. After students made predictions students used the new science equipment obtained from the Monsanto grant to determine if their predictions were correct.

Schawns Food Partners With Sacramento PTO

Starting September 1st we will be partnering with Schwans to raise money for the PTO. Be sure to share this with all your friends and family. We can benefit from any sale in the U.S. As long as they use our campaign ID number.
For more details on how you can get involved and and to obtain an ID number, go to the link below.



Sneak Peek of Greenhouse

Students in Greenhouse class are getting ferns ready for spring sales. Students have to pull runners, water, and fertilize ferns regularly. In a few weeks students will start seeding other flowers and vegetables to insure they are ready for spring sales.



Bill of Rights Activity

Students in Mr. Morris’s Freshman Political Science class were debating whether or not schools could punish students for what they post on social media sites. Students were able to choose which side they supported. Students were given time to research facts/court cases about the topic. This activity required student to demonstrate their research skills and speaking skills.



McLean County Board Recognizes Academic Team

The McLean County High School Academic Team was recognized on their Western Kentucky Academic League Championship on February 21, 2013 at the McLean County Board Meeting.  Coaches Amanda Hampton and Morgan Fagan recognized each team member for their contribution to this championship.

Junior ROTC Competition Results

Junior ROTC competed at the Hopkins Co Central Storm against eight other schools from Kentucky and Indiana.  Cougar Cadets placed second in Volleyball and in the Silly Games.  We also placed third in the 50 meter dash and one-mile relay. 



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McLean County Middle School Recognized as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized McLean County Middle School as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School. McLean County Middle School received Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:

  • Growth in Writing
Marie Gatton Phillips SBDM Meeting
Top Branch Blue Jay Award Recipients
October Students of the Month
October Staff/Teacher of the Month - Starlene West
MCMS Cheerleaders National Champs!!

MCMS Cheerleaders attended Jamfest Nationals over the weekend in Louisville, KY. They performed on Saturday and Sunday and did an outstanding job! The cheerleaders won their middle school division and were named Grand Champions of all school teams after having the highest average score from both performances! We are so proud of our girls and  happy to bring two trophies and a banner back to MCMS! J Go Cougars!

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MCHS Weekly News

AP Environmental tests soil

Students in Mrs. Fagan’s AP Environmental class test the ionic exchange of different types of soil. Students are determining which soils carry a more positive charge and which one carry a more negative charge. Charges in soils can determine how well soils drain, break down fertilizer, and hold nutrients.


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January 21st and February 14th Designated as Make-up Days
McLean County High School Yearbook Announcement

Ever wished you could submit your own pictures to the yearbook?  Ever taken a picture at an event and thought, "This would be a great picture to include in the yearbook"?  We have the solution for you.  This year, we have a new app that you can sign up for and submit pictures for the yearbook.  The free app is called ReplayIt, and is easily downloaded to your phone.  After downloading, set up an account and connect to McLean County High School.  You can take pictures while at high school events and upload them to the app.  Please be aware that any inappropriate pictures will be deleted immediately.  Also, please be aware that use of the pictures in the yearbook is at the yearbook staff's discretion.  We look forward to making this the best yearbook ever!  With your help, we can accomplish that. Thank you for your help!!

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Kinney at the high school.

~McLean County Yearbook Staff


Every artist begins with a blank canvas.  Mrs. Angie Dickerson and her daughter Shari began with a big blank wall on the stage of Calhoun Elementary School a few weeks ago.  Please check out our photo gallery to see the changes each day brought.

Learning about Electricity

Students in Mr. Woodburn’s Ag Construction class have been learning about electricity. Today they put their classroom learning to a hands-on activity. Students were given the task to wire a complete circuit with a switch, light bulb, and receptacle.

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Halloween at Sacramento Elementary
January 22nd to be used as a make-up day
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Teachers Meet at McLean County Public Libary
Livermore teachers took a road trip for their faculty and Program Review meeting yesterday.  The teachers met in the conference room of the county public library.  Mrs. Amy Newberry began the meeting by telling the teachers about the library resources.  The kindergarten classes visited the library last week. The first grade classes will be visiting the library this week for Johnny Appleseed activities.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

MCMS is supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness for the month of September.  Each Friday in the month of September we are wearing gold or a childhood cancer awareness shirt to show our support. 

We invite you to wear gold with us, and show your support.

Recent MCHS Graduate will be posted on Billboards

Jasmine Fulkerson, a 2012 graduate of McLean Co. High School will be on a few billboards in the Owensboro and Henderson area. Jasmine is a Communications Art major at University of Louisville. Jasmine was the 2012 Regional Winner of the GRADD Art competition. Congratulations Jasmine!

JROTC Leadership Program offered at MCMS

The McLean County High School JROTC is offering a Leadership Program to middle school students.  They will meet every Monday 3:00-4:00pm at MCMS. 

     The program will consist of teaching students the following:


            .  To have pride and respect for themselves and others.

            .  To take responsibility for their actions and deeds.

            .  The proper respect and handling of our Nation’s Flag.

            .  How to march and perform color guards for school events.

            .  Responsibilities and opportunities of being a leader.


     This program has no future obligation to join the JROTC program at the McLean County High School or any branch of the military.  It is to teach responsibility, respect, leadership and about opportunity to do a service for the school.

MCPS receives $25,000 from Monsanto Fund through America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant

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FBLA Members Attend Region 2 Leadership Conference

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Congratulations Calhoun Elementary School
The students and Staff of Marie Gatton Phillips - Sacramento want to send a BIG SHOUT OUT to Calhoun Elementary for having the best test scores for the 2013 school year.  You guys rock!
Congratulations to MCHS Marching Band
Hopkins County Central Contest: 1st Place in Class A and Best Percussion in Class A. There were 3 other bands in our class.
Henderson County Contest: 1st Place in Class A, Best Color Guard and Best Percussion in Class A, Small Division Grand Champion (Class A, AA, and AAA), and People’s Choice Award in Honor of Lane Goodwin.
Our Home Show is this Saturday starting at 7:00pm. Please come and support the band if you are able.
MCHS Academic Team Does Well in League Play
The MCHS Academic Team played their last match of their season in the Western Kentucky Academic League and received awards on Dec.3. The following students placed in Written Assessment, Quick Recall, and Future Problem Solving during the 2012 season: Click on title to see a results.  
AG Construction students stay busy
Several projects going on in the Ag shop today. Projects such as rebuilding a disk, building a trailer, welding pieces to a deer stand, and students practicing for the welding team were all occurring today.
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January Staff/Teacher of the Month
MGP-Sac. Students and Staff Celebrate the Extra Degree.
The theme for this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 21-27) is “BULLYING: Be a Part of the Cure."
Emphasis is placed on how each individual student and staff member can be empowered to become part of the "cure" and stop bullying in their school by helping to create a healthy, safe  learning environment.

Visit this site and make your pledge:
Teacher of the Month - Brittney Revelett
Goodwin family visits MCMS

On March 14, 2013, the Goodwin family stopped by to see the bench and plaque that students raised money for, honoring Lane.  The bench, made of all recycled material, was purchased due to Lane's love of animals and the environment.  The plaque features a picture of his first day of school this year and the "Thumbs Up for Lane" foundation.  The Goodwin family will always be in the heart of McLean County Middle School.

MCMS Chess Club

Lawrence Chess Club

The chess club meets the first Thursday of every month.

Come out and join the competition.

Leaders of the Month - September
November Teacher of the Month - Nicole Anderson
Welding Team is a Regional Winner

 MCHS welding team places 1st in the regional welding competition. Derick Bang, Blake Frailley, Gaven Kemper, and Garrett Smith made up the welding team. They will compete in the state welding competition at the State Fair this summer

MCHS has College Application Week for seniors
 Several activities planned this week ( December 3-7) at McLean Co High School to help students prepare for college or work. This is the first year to do a full week of activities that gear towards getting students College and Career ready.  Today seniors will listen to a guest speaker talk about this importance of college. Teachers were asked to decorate their classroom doors that represent the college they attended. Teachers also wore shirts/attire that represents the college they attended. Seniors will have an opportunity to learn firsthand how to fill out college applications and experience a college fair. Seniors and their parents are invited to come Thursday night at 6:00pm to the computer lad to get help filling out financial aid.   Seniors interested in playing sports will get information on filling out NCAA and NAIA paperwork. Thanks to Mrs. Spear and Cassie Clark from KHEAA for organizing and conducting the activities planned for this week.

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CES 3rd Grade Students Give Back To Our Community!

CES 3rd grade students recently visited with residents at Riverside Manor Nursing Facility.  The students sang songs and gave out beautiful handmade cards.  We appreciate our students giving their time to these special community members, it was definitely time well spent!

2012 KSBA First Degree College Scholarship Program
FFA excels at Regional FFA competition

On Thursday March 7th Apollo High School hosted the regional FFA competitions. Several McLean Co. students excelled in the areas they competed in.  Congratulations to all that placed and competed.

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Library Pumpkin Contest
Marie Gatton Phillips Honor Roll - 1st Nine Weeks
Classroom Spotlight: Second Grade
Books for Breakfast
Literature Circles in English Class
Students in Mrs. Troutman’s English classes were participating in literature circles today. They are reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird and discussing what they had read. They really had some great discussions.






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March Students of the Month
Uganda, Africa - Sacramento Connection
Report from Village in Uganda where Susan Sanyu lives and attends school shows growth and student achievement!
Arts in the AM

CES 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students had the recent privilege to attend Arts in the AM at the River Park Center.  The students were actively involved in multiple "arts" activities and were even allowed to go on a backstage tour! They received instruction in music, dance, drama and visual art.

The students received their music lesson from KWC professor, Dr. Diane Earle, who has performed concerts in seven countries and twenty-seven states.  She recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City!  What an honor for our students!  Check out the photo gallery!

We were so proud of how well-behaved our students were during this experience; we received constant compliments, and were even told that we were the "best behaved students, maybe to ever attend!" WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS!!!

First Grade's Thanksgiving Meal
Conservation Art Contest
MCHS students learning about Ecosystems.
Students in Mrs. Fagan’s AP Environmental Science class are learning about ecosystems. They are building their own ecosystem and conducting experiments to determine how certain things effect each environment. Students are learning how to test the nitrates and phosphates in the water and soil. As changes are made to their eco column they continue to test soil and water and monitor changes.

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Students at MCHS give Thumbs Up for Lane
March Teacher/Staff Member of the Month – Daris Miller and Sherry Sanders
FFA Trap Team
ROTC Summer Camp

Six McLean County High School students completed the 5-day Junior ROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) conducted at the Wendel H. Ford Regional Training Site in Greenville, KY this summer.  Junior ROTC instructors, along with College ROTC cadets from Kentucky and Tennessee colleges and universities, provided training in leadership, drown-proofing/water survival skills, 15-passenger rubber boat rafting, leadership reaction course, land navigation, obstacle course, rappelling and physical fitness.  Cadets rotated through various leadership positions throughout the camp and brought home knowledge and experience they will apply and pass on to other cadets during this school year in Junior ROTC classes at MCHS.




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October Leaders of the Month
MCMS top 49 TELL Honorable Mention school

On Friday, August 30, the Commissioner of Education communicated
congratulations to McLean County Middle School.  Our school has been selected as one of forty-nine Honorable Mentions regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement.  After passing four Phases, an advisory team reviewed and selected forty-nine explemary schools across the state, aiming for seven schools in each of the State Board/Judicial Districts.  From these forty-nine Honorable Mentions, one school in each of Kentucky's State Board/Judicial District will be awarded the Winners' Circle honors on September 30 at the Continuous Improvement Summit in Louisville.  These outstanding schools with excellent TELL Survey results and student achievement will be recognized for their remarkable teaching and learning conditons during the opening session of the Summit.

MCHS seniors get lesson on Financial Literacy

Cassie Clark, a representative from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) talked to all seniors on Tuesday March 5 about life after high school and making good financial decisions.

School Wide Leadership Roles
Staff at MCHS gives Thumbs Up to Lane

Geometry students learn how to remember Trig formulas Trig functions 1.avi
Mrs. Poiles teaches students to use an acronym to help remember certain trig functions. Common mistakes students make is using the wrong trig function when solving a problem. The idea of using acronyms is certainly nothing new and is used often times in everyday life.
Family Read Night
Thanksgiving Food Drive
MCHS students get lesson on identity theft ID Theft1.avi
SRO Gary Campbell talks to Mrs. Woodburn’s Computer App’s class about identity theft. He shares with them tips on how to avoid identity theft as well as proper actions to take if identity theft occurs to them. Thanks Officer Campbell for making our students more aware of this growing crime.
Bulldog Brag!
Mrs. Hinton
MCHS senior signs to play for Brescia

MCHS senior Sydney Rice signs on Tuesday March 5 to play for Brescia University baksetball team.


MCHS Weekly News



Teacher of the Month – Amber Satterfield
Top Branch Blue Jay Award
FFA Creed

Students in Mr. Woodburn’s freshman Ag class are starting to learn the FFA creed. Students were asked to learn the first paragraph and say in front of the class.




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Skype used in Basic Public Speaking class Skype in Lisa\\\'s class_xvid.avi
Mrs. Lisa Troutman used skype to bring Brad Bieganski, and missonary friend from Arizona into her classroom as a guest speaker. Brad talked to the class about intercultural communications and keys to effective videography.
Cougars beat Mustangs
Jon Igleheart scored 34 points and buried seven 3-pointers to lead McLean Co. boys basketball team to a 76-66 road win over Muhlenberg County. Muhlenberg made eleven 3-pointers as a team, but Mclean answered with nine. 

McLean Co. boys and girls teams start Class A tournment Saturday January 12 at Hancock High School. Both teams play Hancock Co. in the first round. MC Lady Cougars play at 6:00 with the boys game to follow.  
Testing Celebration
MCHS JROTC cadetes practice marching. ROTC2.avi
MCHS ROTC cadets practice their marching. ROTC cadets will be represented in all 3 of the counties Christmas parades. MCHS appreciates all ROTC cadets and instructors do for their school and community. Thanks MCHS JROTC for all you do!
MCHS Students facilitate policy change to pass a Social Host Ordinance for McLean County
MCHS student members of Champions Against Drugs (CAD) facilitate the implementation of McLean County's Social Host Ordinance which was adopted by the McLean County Fiscal Court on September 28, 2012.  Their efforts have been recognized in a national publication from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  Click here for more information and a link to the publication.2012-2013 CAD officers
The Steam Continues to Roll in Week Six! Excuses are Simply Justifications for Failure
Back To School Picture Gallery
New Online School Meal Payment System

MyNutrikids.com has changed to..


Benefits to parents:

    • Set up automatic recurring payments
    • Automatically add money to a student’s account when the balance runs low
    • Low balance email notifications
    • Ability to view purchases for the past 90 days
    • MyNutrition will be available to parents within the MySchoolBucks website

If you have previously set up low balance email notifications with MyNutrikids.com you will need to set those notices up in MySchoolBucks.com.

If you have questions please contact Vicki Hughes @ 270-273-5257

New Leadership Technology Class

Students at MCHS were able to join a new class at the high school this year to put their technology and leadership skill to good use. Students are learning how to make minor repairs to technology devices, install programs and software, teach teachers how to troubleshoot and explore new uses for technology in the classroom. Today students are getting their first hands on experience as they disassemble computers in the lab to make room for the new computers that will be installed later this week. We are looking forward to what these students will be doing throughout the year.


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Week 5 at Marie Gatton Phillips Mental Math in Ms. Douglas's Room
Mental Math, Reader's Theatre and Food for Thinking!
McLean Boys beat Owensboro Red Devils in season opener
MCHS cougar boys basketball team beats Owensboro High School Red Devils in their season opener 63-61. The cougars rallied from an early 11 point deficit. This is the second year in a row that McLean Co. has beat OHS in a season opener. Coach Steve Barker says he is very proud that the boys held their composure. Barker says he was a little concerned early in the game when McLean was down 20-9. Barker said the cougars held their composure, made big shot, rebounded the ball, and made our free throws down to the end.

Great job Cougars on a great start to your season.
MCHS Career Day Volunteers
Click on the link above to see all of our careers that were represented as well as the volunteers that took time to come and share with the students of MCHS. Thank you for making this years career day a success!
September Students of the Month
How to Handle Your Future

Students in Careers class receive information from Cassie Clark, a representative from KY Higher Education Assistant Authority (KHEAA) about colleges. She will be here several times throughout the year to meet with students and parents. Cassie provides a wealth of knowledge and is a great resource.




Improving college and career readiness and success for everyone
T-shirt Design Winner

Congratulations to Mckala Hayes, freshman at MCHS, for winning the Turkey Trot t-shirt design contest!

Rock-A-Teens and Old Car Photo Shoot

Several members of the Rock-A-Teens participated in a photo shoot over the summer. Students posed in front of classic cars. The photo shoot took place on Greg Thomas Farms.  Saturday September 7 at 5:30 Rock-A-Teens will perform in Owensboro at the Old Car Show.



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B.J Warner - September Staff/Teacher of the Month
MCHS Career Day Career Day 1.avi
McLean County High School would like to thank all the volunteers that made this year’s career day possible. We appreciate you taking time to come and share information about your career. Students were able to learn about four careers of their interest. The photo gallery on the left under quick links has several photos from career day.
MCHS Cheerleaders heading to State Competition.
The MCHS cheer leaders performed Saturday January 5 at Owensboro in the regional cheer competition. The cheerleaders have advanced to the state competition that will be held in Bowling Green on Saturday January 26. Congratulations MCHS Cheerleaders!

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Filling out FAFSA forms for Financial aid
January 17 at 6pm - Ms. Spear will open the computer lab at MCHS and assist any student or parent in completing  FAFSA. Parents and students that attend will need to bring drivers licenses, social security numbers, and last year’s tax returns.
Letters, Living Things, Life Cycles and Literature The Life Cycle of a Frog
Students at Marie Gatton Phillips continue to Boil at 212 Degrees during week 4!
Safety First

Students in Mrs. Blankenship's Chemisrty class are demonstrating proper safety procedures when working in the chemistry lab. Today's activity required students to demonstrate proper procedure when using certain lab equipment. As always, safety glasses must be worn at any time students work in the chemistry lab.



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Jessica Jones Joins the Lady Bearcats





Jessica Jones, a 2013 graduate of McLean County High School recently signed to play softball with the Lady Bearcats. Jessica was very excited to sign with Brescia. Jessica plans to major in medical technology while attending Brescia. We wish Jessica the best of luck!

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Student Organized Career Fair VID00232.MP4
Students in Mrs. Wells’ 4th period senior writing class recently planned and hosted a career fair as part of a class project. Students compiled materials about careers that interested them and then developed informational handouts and displays about those careers. Students spent three weeks planning the career fair, which was held on October 22, 2012. Guests included other writing and English classes as well as several faculty members.

Test Release Resources for Parents
CES Gives THUMBS UP for Lane!
MCMS ART SHOW on January 22, 2013, 5:00-7:30pm

On January 22, 2013, MCMS will be having our first annual Art show. 
Free admission. 
We are taking this opportunity to showcase our student's hard work. 
You will be amazed at the talent in McLean County.
MCHS Child Development class gets hands-on experience

Mrs. Searcy’s Child Development classes went to Livermore Elementary School and worked with various classes in grades k-2.  The high school students taught the elementary students Christmas/winter crafts.  The high school students were responsible for choosing the weekly craft and getting the supplies ready for the elementary students to use.

Students went to St. Sebastian preschool as well. While at the preschool the high school students helped by interacting and playing with the children and assisting the teachers in preparing the days craft. 

McLean County Board of Education Recognizes students
Several students were recognized at the December 20th board meeting for academic achievements. The Board of Education recognized students across the district that received distinguished scores in all tested areas. The picture below includes the high students that showed up to be recognized.  We would like to congratulate these students and their parents for their academic success. Thanks to the Board of Education for recognizing these students for their high level of academic success.
MCHS Christmas Concert Christmas Concert 1.avi
The MCHS Band performed their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday December 16. The MCHS band is under the direction of Mr. Ryan Rue. Those in attendance enjoyed listening to some wonderful Christmas music. Thanks MCHS Band for performing such a wonderful concert.
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Mr. Rue and MCHS Band thank the Education Foundation and the McLean Co. Band Boosters for the purchase of a two marching Tubas and vibraphone.
Technology Ed students have fun while learning
Students in Coach Enoch’s Technology Ed were really having fun with a class assignment. The class was given an assignment to design and build a car with one requirement; a mouse trap must be used. The mouse trap could be the sole power source, or could be used to aid an additional power source to move the car. Students were able to use their creative thinking skills, problem solving skills, and construction skills in this assignment. Some used the mousetrap to serve as a pulley that powered their car while some used the mousetrap as a switch to power additional power supplies. Students enjoyed being able to use their creative thinking skills and applying problem solving skills to get their car to move. Students were able to use trial and error process to perfect their design.
Ag Construction class
Students in Mr. Howard’s Ag Construction class stay busy working on a cooker. One student welds on the axle while another group of students are deciding if the pan needs additonal welds.
A representative from KHEAA and GRADD speak to students during College Application Week. VID00268_xvid.avi
Guest Speaker from Nashville Diesel College speaks to Ag classes during College Application Week. VID00263_xvid.avi