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International Festival International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival is coming up on March 24th.  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!

Ryle makes second-half comeback against Simon Kenton to post first girls state tournament victory Maddie S

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter

The Ryle girls’ basketball team got off to shaky start in its state tournament debut Thursday and trailed for most of the first half. But the Raiders rallied in the second half and defeated Simon Kenton, 61-56, in the final first-round game of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA “Sweet 16” at BB&T Arena.

Sophomore guard Maddie Scherr led the Raiders’ comeback. After picking up her third foul early in the third quarter, she remained in the game and scored 14 of her game-high 21 points in the second half.


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.

Summer School Information books

District Summer Credit Information 2018

District Summer Credit offerings are through a blended learning model of in-person and virtual curriculum offerings.

Your student’s home high school may also offer summer credit courses.  Those registrations are handled directly by the home high school, and not through this registration link.  The District Summer Credit Program is offered as an additional option for students and families.

All of the curriculum can be completed entirely through a virtual platform.  There will be no requirement for students to meet with their assigned teacher.  Teachers will have office hours and locations available for student assistance as needed.

District Summer Credit programs will be offered in one session:  June 11-July 6, 2018

Initial meeting date for the session will be May 30 at 6:00PM at Boone County HS

Summer Course Offerings at Ryle Ryle Shield

This summer, Ryle will offer Digital Literacy and Microsoft Office MOS classes in a blended online format.  Please register at the appropriate link below and you will be contacted via email with payment details.

Digital Literacy 



Microsoft Office


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.

9th Region Champions! region champs

The Lady Raider basketball defeated Holmes to win the 9th region championship for the first time in school history! Congratulations to our team, coaches, and parents!

The Lady Raiders now play Simon Kenton this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the first round of the state basketball tournament at NKU's BB&T Arena. Presale tickets will be sold at the school, dates and times to be announced.

Let's go RAIDER NATION - fill up the arena in support of the Lady Raiders!!

Lady Raiders advance to 9th Region Championship Game Maddie

The Ryle Raiders have two dynamic players in their starting lineup and they took turns leading the team to a 66-59 win over Dixie Heights in a 9th Region semifinal game on Friday at BB&T Arena.

The 9th Region championship game will be Sunday, March 4th, 2:00 pm at NKU's BB&T Arena.  Presale tickets can be purchased at from 9-11 a.m on Sunday in the Ryle upper commons. 

Jake Chisholm receives That’s My Boy Award as top student-athlete in football Jake Chisholm

After his record-setting senior season, Ryle running back Jake Chisholm received the Brian Williams “That’s My Boy” Award for being the top student-athlete in Northern Kentucky high school football.

PLTW Distinguished School badge

Larry A. Ryle High School was named a Distinguished High School by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for meeting PLTW's designation criteria during the 2016-17 school year.

We currently offer Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science program and Engineering program.

The PLTW recognition program is designed to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. These districts and schools are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and have achieved exemplary results from their PLTW programs during the 2016-17 school year.

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.

Medical degree comes first for Ryle senior Jake Chisholm Jake Chisholm

UNION - Paging Dr. Chisholm.

As good a running back as Jake Chisholm has been in his career, he wants to be even better at helping people someday as a doctor.

That is why Chisholm, the Ryle senior running back, committed to play football for the University of Dayton this week. He tweeted his decision Jan. 2. 

“The biggest thing that really attracted me to Dayton was the premed degree they had,” he said. “I had my official visit a month ago, sat down with a professor. She took me through all the classes I would take. She told me about getting into medical school. That was the biggest thing for me.”

Link to full article at NKY.com

Ryle girls basketball's DI prospects Scherr, Schwartz lead deep Raiders team Lady Raiders

UNION - Time flies when you’re a high school basketball star.

Just two years ago, Maddie Scherr and Lauren Schwartz were the youngest players in a senior-loaded Ryle rotation as they won 24 games and finished as Ninth Region runner-up.

Now they’re the two most experienced veterans leading the way for the Raiders, who have their sights set on the program’s elusive first-ever Ninth Region championship.

Both players are getting offers from Division I schools. Scherr is highly ranked in the class of 2020 by national recruiting services, including fourth by ESPN. Among her offers include Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Xavier.

Link to entire article at NKY.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Meaning of The King Holiday


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.

We commemorate Dr. King’s inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles. Yet, Dr. King knew that it wasn’t enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. And so we commemorate on this holiday the man of action, who put his life on the line for freedom and justice every day, the man who braved threats and jail and beatings and who ultimately paid the highest price to make democracy a reality for all Americans.

Click here to read the remander of this article at The King Center.

Inclement Weather Information - Boone County Schools Inclement weather

Here is the link to our school district's Inclement Weather webpage which includes decision making, procedures, and policies.

Ryle Raiders reclaim conference wrestling title Raiders win NKAC Championship

From NKY.com:  Ryle has been one of the best programs in Northern Kentucky wrestling for a long time, but the Raiders don’t often win the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference championship. Some of Tim Ruschell’s most dominant teams skipped the conference meet when it conflicted with the Southwest Ohio coaches classic.

Now, in an era when there’s more parity in Northern Kentucky than in recent memory, Ruschell and the Raiders won a close battle for the team championship Saturday at Newport High School.

Senior Dinner-Dance Tickets Newport Aquarium

Senior Dinner-Dance will be held at Newport Aquarium on Jan 20 from 7:30-11:30 pm.

Tickets will be on Sale Dec 14-19 and Jan 3-12 before and after school in room 208.

Tickets can be purchased by CASH or CHECK made payable to RYLE HIGH SCHOOL.

Ticket prices:

Ryle Senior $50

Each guest $55

Ticket cost includes admission to the Aquarium, dinner, dancing, and parking in the Aquarium's garage.

To purchase a ticket, a "Ticket Request Form" must be completed and turned in with your payment.

These forms are available here:  Ryle Senior form or Guest form

ACT Prep Registration ACT Prep

Spring ACT Prep Registration is now available for February, March and June Test dates. Sessions are held at Ryle prior to each test date. Each course includes direct content instruction, testing strategies, multiple examples, practice questions, and tests with review. All sessions are held at Ryle High School and are open to any student in the Boone County district.

Click here for the registration form.

Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Prom Fundraiser - Discounted Cyclones tickets Cincinnati Cyclones
District Programs Presentation for 2018-19 School Year Boone County Schools
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Polar Express Night
Raider Spirit Wear Raider Retail

The Ryle Bookstore is having their Annual Raider Christmas Spirit Wear sale. All the designs in this sale were done by the students of Ryle from the Advanced Multimedia class. The sale opens November 10th 2017 and last until November 21st 2017. Don’t delay in purchasing the latest Ryle Raiders designs. To get to the web link all you have to do is go to Ryle’s web site and click on the link where it is taking about the page.


Break The Mold - Tammy Dorgan Break The mold

Congratulations to Tammy Dorgan, BCS November "Break the Mold" recipient.  Mrs. Dorgan will be recognized at the November Board of Education meeting on November 9 at 7:00 pm. Students, colleagues and parents, show your support by attending the meeting.

Ryle Craft Show Ryle Craft Show

Friday, Nov. 17 from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9am - 4 pm.

The Friday Night Preview Tickets ($8 each, includes re-entry on Saturday) can be purchased at the Flying Olive Bluegrass in the old Union Kroger Plaza (8671 U.S. 42 in Florence) phone 859-918-1941.

Tickets may also be purchased by mail. Shoppers may send in a check payable to Ryle PTSA ($8 per ticket), and mail it to Ryle PTSA, PO Box 299, Union, KY 41091. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that the tickets may be mailed to you.

Saturday entry is $3, payable at the door.

No strollers allowed at the show; they may be checked at the coat check.

Questions? E-mail rylecraftshow@aol.com. Or call Judy Bailey at 859-750-1087 or Amy Hoffman at 859-380-1049.

Check the rylecraftshow facebook page for updates.


In addition, the Ryle PTSA is in need of adult volunteers for the annual Ryle Craft Show on Friday, November 17 from 2:30-10:00pm and Saturday, November 18 from 9:00am-6pm. Please email Carla.williamson@boone.kyschools.us
if you are able to volunteer.

FBLA Spaghetti Dinner Spaghetti Dinner

Please join the Ryle FBLA for their annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Thursday, November 9 from 5-8 pm in the Ryle Commons.  Presale tickets are $5 / Adults and $3 / child and can be purchased from any FBLA officer or Business teacher.  There will be a silent auction as well as  activities for the little ones. 

Veterans Day Assembly Veterans Day

Attention All Military Veterans & Families of Veterans! Ryle High School’s chapter of Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) would like to cordially invite all active duty and retired military veterans to participate in our 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day assembly on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please RSVP using the link below by Friday, November 3, 2017 https://goo.gl/forms/rKoXqhjTM1Gmsbmg2 . Please contact Susan Dews with any questions susan.dews@boone.kyschools.us.

Ryle vs. Conner Football Game - Saturday, 7 p.m. SNR

This week's Ryle vs. Conner home football game will be televised as part of the WKRC/WSTR Saturday Night Rivals series.  The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Borland Stadium.

Drug Free Club Informational meeting

Drug Free Club logoIf you are interested in joining the Drug Free Club, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 11th after school from 2:30-3:00 in the lower commons. We will discuss activities, and incentives for being a part of the club! Please come out and hear what it’s all about!

District Soccer Championships hd

Ryle will host the district soccer tournament by the following schedule:

Monday, October 9 - Girls games: 

  • Ryle vs Boone @ 5:30;
  • Conner vs Cooper @ 7:30

Tuesday, October 10 - Boys games: 

  • Ryle vs Boone @ 5:30;
  • Conner vs Cooper @ 7:30

Thursday, October 12 - Championship games: 

  • Girls @ 5:30;
  • Boys @ 7:30


Homecoming 2017 Parade parade

The Homecoming Parade on will be Friday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 p.m.  The parade path will be starting Union Baptist Church on Old US 42, turning right on US 42 and turning right at Raiders Run, ending at Borland Stadium.  Roads will close by 6:15 pm for the parade which runs from are US 42 from Mt. Zion to Frogtown and Old US 42 from Hathaway Rd. to US 42.  Please plan accordingly as traffic may be very heavy.

Homecoming 2017 Football Game espnu

The Homecoming 2017 Football Game features Ryle versus Indianapolis Cathedral on Friday, September 29th at 8:00 p.m. at Borland Stadium.  The game will be televised on ESPNU.  The Ryle Homecoming 2017 Candidates will be introduced at halftime followed by the crowning of the 2017 Homecoming Queen.

2017 Homecoming Dance - The Great Gatsby hc

The Ryle Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.  Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are on sale during lunch at school.

The 2017 Raider Yearbook has arrived!

Graduates can pick up their copies in the front office during school hours. Current students will receive delivery of books on Monday, October 2nd. Students who do not have a RAP class should see Ms. Meyer in room 125. There are a limited amount of extra copies available for purchase. The cost is $75.00 and checks can be made payable to Ryle High School. See Ms. Meyer in room 125. 


Picture Retakes

Picture Re-Takes will be done for students by English class on October 3. Teachers, Vocational Students, and College Students may have their pictures taken at any point during the day.

CERT Testing
Ryle students  9-11th grade will be taking the CERT test this month. This test will help all high school students and teachers identify academic areas of strength and areas for improvement in Reading, English, Math and Science. The CERT is designed to prepare students for the rigor, time constraints and testing environment of the ACT while giving teachers and students valuable information about a student’s progress toward mastering College and Career Readiness Standards. Students should be setting goals during RAP before they take the test. After they take the test, they will be analyzing their results, identifying next steps and tracking their progress.  Click for Parent Letter.
PTSA Open House

The Ryle PTSA will host their annual Open House on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 pm.  Please make plans to attend as this is a great opportunity to visit the school and meet your child's classroom teachers, counselors and principals.

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.
Fee Payment & Schedule Pickup Dates

Student schedules may be picked up by the following schedule: 

Seniors - Monday, August 7 from 9am - 12pm

Juniors - Monday, August 7 from 2 - 5pm

Sophomores - Tuesday, August 8 from 9am - 12pm

Freshmen - Tuesday, August 8 from 2 - 5 pm

Construction on the Parking Lot & Loops construction

The school parking lot, bus loop, and parent loop will be under contruction for the next few weeks as repairs are made and repaving and restriping is complete.  Please be very careful when driving on campus as sections of the lot and loops will be closed at various times.

KHSAA Dead Period - School Facilities Closed

No School Activities / Athletics during the KHSAA Dead Period, June 25, 2017 through July 9, 2017.  All school facilities will be closed (Borland Stadium, etc.)

2017 Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation is an opportunity for all incoming freshmen to become familiar with the building, our processes, and some of the intricacies of being a freshman student. The student-led program runs from 9:00a - 1:00p on Thursday, August 3 and includes topics such as daily schedule, lockers, building layout, how to get involved, and the Ryle school-wide expectations. Registration begins at 9:00!  Click here to register.

Attention Parents of Seniors

Parents of Seniors: You may purchase a greeting for your graduate to be scrolled on the ribbon board around BB&T arena on graduation day by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C7DYN3K .  The cost is $10 and is handled directly by NKU's BB&T arena.

Graduation will be Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 pm at BB&T arena on the campus of NKU. Please use this link to review the items prohibited in BB&T arena: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1opuv2MPchfT-exGpbxgbTLngaeagI7rtfcQ2BVJI0bY/edit?usp=sharing.  Seniors should report at 4:30 p.m; the doors will open to the public for seating at 5:00 p.m.


Teacher Appreciation Week! taw

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2017. We can’t wait to #ThankATeacher with you!

This year’s theme is “Teachers Deliver.” And they do! Teachers deliver so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. From May 8-12, 2017, we would like to celebrate teachers and deliver our thanks and gratitude to them.

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Join us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they deliver to our nation’s children.

2017 Youth Summer Camps at Ryle

Information regarding the Ryle HS Youth Summer Camps is now available.

National Honor Society Applications

Applications for acceptance into the Larry A. Ryle Chapter of the National Honor Society are now being accepted.  After clicking on the link below, you will be prompted to login to your Google account (username is your full student email address). Each applicant will need to login to complete the application.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Applications must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Be sure to print the Signature Page at the end of the application and turn in the Signature Page to Ms. Nichols in the Ryle Media Center by 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  The Signature Page can also be printed by clicking on the following link.
Signature Page:  http://tinyurl.com/grjmcl8

Cystic Fibrosis Walk on May 20th CF

The Ryle National Honor Society is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Walk that will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 20th at Sawyer Pointe in Cincinnati.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. however you may register online, donate, or get more information at Great Strides.  Contact Griffin Senvisky or any Ryle NHS member.

ACT Prep Classes Hosted at Ryle

Registration now available for ACT Prep classes for June 10th Test Date.  Classes held at Ryle.   See attached schedule and registration form.


Last Chance to Buy your 2017 Yearbook! Books are $70 and on sale through April 28th! Don’t miss out on all of this year’s amazing memories. Visit www.jostens.com or see Ms. Rogers in room 125!

Ryle SportsFest - April 25th Ryle SportsFest

Ryle SportsFest will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00 p.m. at Florence Baptist Church.  Guest speakers will be Chris Mack, head men's basketball coach at Xavier University.  All proceeds will benefit the Raider Athletic Club.  Check out the linked flyer and contact the school office for more details.

Commencement Date & Final Day of School NKU BB&T Arena

The final day of school is officially set for Wednesday, May 24th,  Commencement for the Class of 2017 is set for Thursday, June 1st, at 6:30 p.m. at Northern Kentucky University's BB&T Arena.

NHS Application Meeting for 2017-18

There will be a meeting for any 9th, 10th, or 11th grader interested in applying for the National Honor Society for the 2017-2018 school year on April 28th during RAP. Please go to NHS application to register for the meeting by April 17th.  Students registering will be scheduled into the Media Center RAP Class on April 28th.

I Stand for Justice

On Thursday, March 30th, the English 2 Honor students of Ryle High School will be hosting a community event to highlight the issue of injustice and give our community the tools to fight it.

For several weeks now, students have been planning, researching, writing, and interviewing to make this event possible. I Stand for Justice, the view students have been promoting, will be a hopefully ongoing tradition in our school and community. The purpose of the event is to open our community's eyes to the injustice going on right at our doorsteps. The program will feature several interviews with people from our community on many diverse topics. Alongside firsthand accounts will be messages of hope and information on how to improve our community through tolerance.