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2018-2019 School Supply List School Supplies

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School year!
Please click here for the school supply!
Have a great year!  LET'S GO ROCKETS!

LinkingTogether: Youth Mental Health Summit classroom

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, June 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Both days will include lunch, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Youth Mental Health First Aider training, Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Title 1 Parent Survey Title 1 Parent Survey

Please take a minute to complete the Title 1 Parent Surey

                                Link to Parent Survey

Drama Camp for Students with Special Needs drama

Boone County Schools will partner with the Lexington Children’s Theater to create a “Magical Journey.” Students will use their imagination and creativity to express themselves with grace and beauty through multiple artistic disciplines.  Working with Peer Tutors, Boone County Teachers and Para Educators, and the Shooting Stars Youth Theatre, students will showcase their individuality with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.    

Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!

Maker Expo maker expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more. The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

Dinner Across Boone County MM Research

Click her for restaurant locations participating in "Dinner Across Boone"

When: Tuesday, May 1st
What is it:  Boone County Schools are joining together to support "Dinner Across  Boone"

Our very own Boone County Schools Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jim Detwiler has Multiple Myeloma, which is a cancer of the blood. With Multiple Myeloma IGA cells grow out of control, taking over the healthy cells in the body. Currently there is no known cure.

Dr. Detwiler is part of a group, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. He is going to climb to the Kalapathar Summit portion of Mt. Everest at 18,514’ elevation this October to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma and other cancers.

Thank you for supporting this very important research for Multiple Myeloma and other cancers. Together, we are changing lives!

For more information on Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma please visit:


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Boosterthon Boosterthon


                                                Click here to see a quick Boosterthon Video

Boosterthon Newsletter Blurb 2017-2018
Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the OES Fun Run N’ Rally! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on April 25th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on May 4th. With our big goal of raising $10,000 for STEAM Lab, playground equipment, student incentives and awards, and much more, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.


Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.


Donations will go toward STEAM Lab, playground equipment, student incentives and awards, and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

Household and Income Form (HIF) Household and Income Form
International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Service Learning Project for the Homeless Service Learning Project for the Homeless


Unified Arts Service Learning Project

The Unified Arts Team is collecting plastic grocery bags
For a Service Learning Project

The plastic bags will be made into  mats for the homeless and distributed to the Navajo in New Mexico.

Please send the bags to school

March 12—March 23

S.T.E.A.M Night STEAM Night

S.T.E.A.M Night

A great night for family learning and fun!

S.T.E.A.M Flyer

Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

PTO Taco Dinner and Silent Auction PTO Taco Dinner

PTO Taco Dinner and Silent Auction

March 2, 2018
5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

Admission:  $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family

Dinner includes:  2 Taco's, Burrito's or Nacho's, 
1 Scoop of Rice, 1 Drink and Dessert!

Make it a fun family night.....bid on many awesome baskets and have dinner too!

International Festival International Festival

International Festival

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mann Elementary

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Video Conference From Space video conference

Students from Ockerman Elementary were treated to a video conference with an astronaut currently in space. Colonel Mark Vande Hei, who is a Flight Engineer is from Minnesota. He spent 45 minutes talking with 60 students. Colonel Vande Hei traveled to the International Space Station in September on Expedition 54 joining a crew of six, astronauts from Russia, Italy and the U.S.

Congratulations Mrs. Best

                               Congratulations Mrs. Best!

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) has inducted Mrs. Best into the very first cohort of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL).  She was one of only 30 Women chosen across the state!  
                                Check out the press KASA press release!


Kindergarten Registration Information - Updated kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration Information with update times.

Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Archery Quarter Auction Information Archery quarter Auction
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Resiliency Poll Poll

     Ockerman Elementary School Resiliency Poll    https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eu00vwVZAuxoyJn

OES T-Shirt Sale T-shirt orders

The OES T-shirt sale has been extended for one week.  
New colors and designs have been added!  Click the link below and check out the new options!  You can order online with credit cards or bring cash or check to the school office to place an order!  

                                      OES T-shirt order link

Temporary Changes in Dress Code Policy



Due to the warm weather we have a temporary change in the dress code policy.  Students can now wear shorts up until fall break.    

Leader in Me Parent Survey

Leader in Me Header

Parents, Please take a minute to complete the Leader in Me survey!  Thank you!

                                     Leader In Me Survey

Information for Afternoon Pick up Bus

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When you need to pick up your student instead of riding the bus, you must be here no later than 3:30 p.m. to sign him/her out with prior teacher/office notification. (Please utilize your “Note for School” pads that were sent home earlier this year.) No student will be taken off the bus after 3:35 p.m. If you arrive after that, you will be asked to meet your student at his/her bus stop. This is for the safety of all students and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

If you have given the proper notice and get caught in traffic causing a possible delay, please call the office ASAP so we can direct your student to the office. This should only be done in extreme circumstances. All students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.


Wild West Book Fair

WHEN:  Sept. 14-Sept. 22
WHERE:  OES Library

FAMILY NIGHT:  Sept. 20 - 4:00-6:00
Can't make it to the book fair?  Shop online: Online book fair  We are participating in Scholastic's ALL FOR BOOKS program.  Any student that brings in one dollar for ALL FOR BOOKS will have their name entered in a raffle to win $25.00 worth of books from the book fair.  Click the links below for more information about the ALL for BOOKS program.

                 ALL FOR BOOKS OVERVIEW
                 ALL FOR BOOKS VIDEO


Solar Eclipse


Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Open House Information

open house


We are excited to welcome everyone back for the 2017-2018 school year!  Please see the times listed below for your child's open house.

AM Kindergarten Open House
Tuesday, August 8th - 5:00PM - 6:30PM

PM Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 9th - 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Open House Grades 1-5 and Preschool
Monday, August 14 - 4:00PM - 7:00PM