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Blue Jacket Buzz Episode 5
In Session February 18th

Nicholas County Schools will be in session on February 18th.

NCMHS January 2019 Newsletter
Nicholas County School-Based Health Center

We would like to welcome Sterling Health Solutions to Nicholas County Schools. They will be running a school-based health center from our elementary school and will provide services to all students and staff on campus.

You can reach them at 859-289-3721.



Blue Jacket Buzz Episode 4
No School Today. Friday November 16th.

There will be no school today. November 16th, 2018.  This is a regular snow day.  

Blue Jacket Buzz Episode 3
Blue Jacket Buzz Homecoming Edition
NCMHS October 2018 Newsletter
Blue Jacket Buzz Episode 2

NCMHS September 2018 Newsletter
Blue Jacket Buzz Episode 1

NCMHS Weekly Events; November 5-10

Weekly Events; November 5-10

Monday, November 5
Middle School Cheer Competition
Middle School Boys Basketball @ St. Pat 6:00p

Tuesday, November 6
Election Day: No School

Wednesday, November 7

Thursday, November 8
Middle School Boys Basketball vs Robertson Co. 5:30p
Academic Team vs Robertson Co.
Title IX Audit

Friday, November 9
Real Life 101: Juniors and Seniors 8:30a-10:30a
Picture Retakes
Varsity Football @ Paintsville - 2nd Round Playoffs

Saturday, November 10
Middle School Basketball Panorama 9:00a - 4:00p
Cheer National Qualifier

"Every student, every day"


Bechanan named new Nicholas Superintendent  Doug Bechanan

Bechanan named new Nicholas Superintendent

Invitation to Bid-Banking Services 2018-2020

The Nicholas County School District is currently receiving bids for the Banking Services for the District, for the 2018-2020 School Years.  For more information, visit

FBLA is Successful at Regional Conference FBLA Regional Conference

Forty one members from the Nicholas County FBLA chapter attended the Region 5 Leadership Conference at Morehead State University on March 14th.  FBLA members competed against over 600 students from 27 schools ranging from Pikeville to Ashland to Bracken County.

During the conference, Zach Linville successfully campaigned to be the 2018-19 Region 5 President and will serve on the 2018-19 State Executive Council.  

Samantha Sowell and Zach Linville ended her yearlong commitment as the Region 5 President and Reporter.  Samantha will conclude her time on the State Executive Council in April at the State Leadership Conference.

See the full article for the entire list of winners.

SCHOOL CANCELLED FOR Tuesday, January 16th


Nicholas County Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to snow. This will be a regular snow day NOT a NTI day.

Two Hour Delay – Tuesday Jan 9, 2018

We are on a Two Hour Delay in Nicholas County today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Closing, Delay and NTI Info

Superintendent Job Posted



THE POSITION: Superintendent

Project Graduation Meeting - January 9th at 5:30pm

Project Graduation meeting will be 1/9/2018 at 5:30pm in the high school cafeteria.  It is imperative that you attend.  We will be discussing/planning the upcoming AAU tournament being held on January 27th and 28th.   We will also be dividing up donation responsibilities.  Thank you and hope to see you there. 

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Shawna Irvin at 859-289-3780.



Nicholas County FFA places among top 16 in the Nation FFA at National Convention

The 90th National FFA Convention was held in Indianapolis Indiana, October 24th-October 28th. This year the convention had over 67,000 registered members, advisors, and guests in attendance. This is the largest youth convention held in the United States. Nicholas County traveled with 40 students ranging from 8th grade to 12th grade.

FBLA Partners with KODA Families at Blue Jacket Madness

This year, the Nicholas County High School FBLA chapter partnered with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) for a “5 a day” campaign.  Organ donation is close to their hearts because their local chapter has two families affected by organ donation.

Mr. John Rosenberg, Holocaust survivor visits NCMHS Mr. John Rosenberg, Holocaust survivor visits NCMHS

Mr. John Rosenberg, Holocaust survivor visits NCMHS


On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Mr. John Rosenberg, Holocaust survivor, paid a visit to the students at Nicholas County Middle High School.  Mrs. Eaglin's Honors English II and Mrs. Graves-Harmon's Reading class recently read Night  by Elie Wiesel.  This book is a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps during the Holocaust.  To deepen understanding of the book and the historical event, many students filled the cafeteria to listen to Mr. Rosenberg's story about his family escaping the Holocaust and coming to the United States.  Mr. Rosenberg was born in Magdeburg, Germany in 1931, and escaped Europe in 1940. John is a legal services lawyer, the former director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD). He has lived in Prestonsburg since 1970.

"For many years, when I spoke publicly about my legal services work, I spoke as a project director or civil rights lawyer, but not about the Holocaust, because it seemed irrelevant to the subject I was called to address," Rosenberg explained. "When I started talking about how relevant the Holocaust was to our lives, I learned how important it was for me to speak about it. Now I speak regularly to school and church groups about the Holocaust."

The teachers, staff, and students thank Mr. Rosenberg for sharing his story and words of wisdom with us. 

Nicholas County High School - Week of November 20th

Monday, November 20th - 
Leadership Team Meeting - 3:15pm
Middle School Boys Basketball @ St. Patrick
Board Meeting - 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 21st - 
Girls Basketball @ Lexington Catholic 6/7:30pm 
Middle School Boys Basketball vs. McNabb

Wednesday, November 22nd - 

Thursday, November 23rd - 

Friday, November 24th - 


Noon Dismissal Today November 1st 2017

Nicholas County Parents:

School will be dismissed today, November 1st, at noon due to a water main break. School will be in session tomorrow, unless otherwise notified.

FFA Summer Article FFA State Convention
Nicholas County High School Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA! FBLA Nationals

Nicholas County High School Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA!


Nicholas County FBLA traveled to Anaheim, CA on June 26th with 12 students, all competing in various events.  

Samantha Sowell, KY FBLA State Officer
Alexia Buchanan
Kayley Letcher
Keeli Hughes
Bri Barnett
Katie Jefferson
Alyssa Livingood
Wilson Switzer
Zach Linville
Isaac Moseley
Isaac Fryman
Hunter Wells

There are over 70 competitive events in FBLA, Kentucky FBLA won in 12 events at Nationals, and Nicholas County was 2 out of the 12. 

In addition to competing, they attended meetings, workshops, and opening and closing ceremonies. They also had breakfast with Mickey Mouse and friends, went to Disneyland, and took a tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Santa Monica Pier.  

New traffic pattern on campus

There will be a new traffic pattern on campus for the start of school.  Please look at the attached diagram to get an idea of how to get where you need to go.


Open House / Readifest August 7th 5pm-7pm

Open house for both buildings will be on August 7th from 5pm to 7pm.  Readifest has been moved to the high school gym due to construction.

Girls All A State Tournament (No School Friday, January 27th)

Nicholas County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 27th, for the Girls All A State Tournament.

Nicholas Co School Closing. Friday, January 6th 2017

Nicholas Co School Closing. Friday, January 6th 2017

Nicholas Co Schools is closed today. January 5th 2017

Nicholas Co Schools is closed today. Thursday January 5th 2017

Middle/High School Fall Pictures

The date for the Middle/High School Fall Pictures has been changed to September 29th.

2016-2017 District Lunch Menu
2016-17 Supply List
Nicholas County High School yearbook staff recognized for Yearbook Excellence

Nicholas County High School yearbook staff has been recognized for Yearbook Excellence for their 2014-2015 high school yearbook.

Regional Art Competition

The Regional Art Competition was held on March 16th at Morehead State University. 

Kaitlyn Shannon—1st Place Ceramics
Samuel Jolly—2nd Place Fashion Design
Courtney Vice—Honorable Mention Digital Art

Kaitlyn advances to the State Art Competition in April. 


FBLA Regional Leadership Conference

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members competed at the Regional Leadership Conference on March 16th at Morehead State University.

Twenty four students qualified for the State Leaderhsip Conference.  The State Leadership Conference will be at the Galt House in Louisville, KY on April 18-20.  The top 4 finishers at State will qualify for the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA this summer.

Correction to the School Newspaper
Correction: In the previous edition of the school newspaper, there was an inadvertent mistake. As the final selections for the Governor's Scholars Program are still being deciphered, some of the candidates' names were not mentioned. All of the Nicholas County candidates are as follows:
James Campbell
Samuel Jolly
Trenton Letcher
Alyssa Livingood
Devon Madison
We apologize for this error and appreciate your understanding.
FFA Regional Competition Results

On March 11th, 22 Nicholas County FFA members competed at Licking River Regional Day at Morehead State University. The region is comprised of 10 counties with only 1st and second proceeding to the State contest held in June. We are proud to announce that the following students will be representing the Nicholas County FFA in June: 

Senior Chapter Meeting Team-  1st place Dustin Liver, Bodie Taggett, Keeli Hughes, Logan Bechanan, James Campbell, Broedy Harris, Hunter Hopkins, John Swanner, Aaron Fryman, and Shelby Farrow 

Prepared Public Speaking- Logan Bechanan 1st place 

Small Animal Impromptu- Hunter Hopkins 1st place 

Floral Design Impromptu- Michelle Hunt 2nd place 

Forestry Impromptu- Aaron Conyers 2nd place


Project Grad Meeting

There will be a Project Grad Meeting on Monday, March 21st at 5:30pm in the high school cafeteria. 

Also, if you have a 2016 graduate, please send (2) 2 liter bottles of pop to the high school to help with upcoming events. 

If you have any questions, please contact Shawna Irvin at 859-289-3780.


NCMHS Week of February 29th

Monday, February 29th-
Science Tutoring Offered After School

Tuesday, March 1st-
English Tutoring Offered After School
ACT - Administered to all Juniors
10th Region Tournament at Campbell County Middle School
7:30pm - Nicholas County Lady Jackets vs. Scott High School

Wednesday, March 2nd-
Math Tutoring Offered After School
Thursday, March 3rd-
Social Studies Tutoring Offered After School
Friday, March 4th-
Saturday, March 5th- 
Project Grad AAU Basketball Tournament
Sunday, March 6th-
Project Grad AAU Basketball Tournament Continued

Lady Jackets Win District Tournament!

Congratulations to the Nicholas County Lady Jackets on winning the 38th District Tournament!!  They overcame a 4th quarter comeback by Harrison County to prevail 41-34,   They will continue their season in the 10th Region Tournament which is hosted by Campbell County.  The region draw will take place at 10am on Saturday, February 28th at Harrison County.

Also, congratulations to All-Tournament Team selections, Trina Hughes, Allison Howard and the tournament MVP, Autumn Martin! 



The 38th District Basketball Tournament will be held at Nicholas County High School Gymnasium!  We would like to see a HUGE student and community attendance on Tuesday night!  The Boys and Girls will play a double header against Pendleton Co.  This is a wonderful opportunity to show our school spirit and support our student athletes. 

The complete schedule for the 38th District Tournament is:

Monday, February 22nd:
Robertson Co vs. Harrison Co.
Girls @ 6:30pm   Boys @ 8:00pm

Tuesday, February 23rd:
Nicholas Co. vs. Pendleton Co.
Girls @ 6:30pm   Boys @ 8:00pm

Thursday, February 25th:
Girls Championship @ 7:00pm

Friday, February 26th:
Boys Championship @ 7:00pm

Tickets are $5.00 for students and adults each night. 


Monday, February 22nd  
Science Tutoring Offered After School
38th District Tournament Begins at Nicholas County HS Gym
6:30/8:00 - Harrison Co. vs. Robertson Co.

Tuesday, February 23rd-
English Tutoring Offered After School
38th District Tournament Continues at Nicholas County HS Gym
6:30/8:00 - Nicholas Co.. vs. Pendleton Co.

Wednesday, February 24th-
Math Tutoring Offered After School
Thursday, February 25th-
ASVAB Administered to a select 12th,11th & 10th Graders
7:00 - 38th District Girls Championship Game

Social Studies Tutoring Offered After School
Friday, February 26th-
7:00 - 38th District Boys Championship Game
Saturday, February 27th-

NCMHS Week of February 15-19

Monday, February 15th-     
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Boys Varsity Basketball @ Lewis Co.

Tuesday, February 16th-
Girls Varsity Basketball @ Rowan Co.
English Tutoring Offered After School

Wednesday, February 17th-
Boys Varsity Basketball @ Montgomery Co.

Math Tutoring Offered After School
Thursday, February 18th-
Girls Varsity Basketball @ Frankfort
Social Studies Tutoring Offered After School

Friday, February 19th-

Saturday, February 20th


Congratulations to the NCHS Varsity Cheerleaders for winning the UCA National Championship in the Super Large Non Tumbling Division in Orlando, FL on Sunday, February 7th. 

The squad performed a flawless routine in the final round and had zero deductions from the judges.  They were announced National Champions in a ceremony at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

They should arrive back at Nicholas County High School at approximately 3pm on Tuesday, February 9th. 

Middle School Cheerleaders

The Middle School Cheerleaders performed a flawless routine at the Bourbon Co. Just Keep Dreamin' Showcase on Sunday, February 7th. 

The squad placed 2nd in their division!  Congratulations!


Congratulations to the Girls Freshman Basketball team for winning the 10th Region Tournament.  The tournament was played at NCHS on Saturday, February 6th.  Nicholas County beat Bishop Brossart in the first round and Bourbon Co in the finals to bring home the trophy!  Congratulations!

Back Row: Britt Sosby, Sydni Gifford, Shelby Stafford, Maranda Jett, Cheyenne Johnson, Allison Myers, Megan Cobb, Autumn Adams
Front Row: Morgan Watkins, Bri Hutchinson, Audra Felts, Alyssa Watkins, Jenna Sanders

Project Grad Meeting Rescheduled!

The Project Grad meeting scheduled for Monday, January 25th has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 28th at 5:30pm in the high school cafeteria.




Freshman Girls Win District

Congratulations to the Nicholas County Freshman Girls Basketball team for winning the District Tournament.  The tournament was held at Nicholas County High School on Saturday, January 16th. 

They defeated Harrison County and Pendleton County to take home the trophy!


Basketball - Class A Honors

The 10th Region All A Tournament concluded Saturday night, January 16th, at Bracken Co.High School.  Both Nicholas County boys and girls varsity fell to Bishop Brossart in the semi-finals.  The following awards were announced after the finals on Saturday.

Congratulations to Autumn Martin, Samantha Sowell, Trent Letcher and Elijah Barnett for being named to the  All-A All Tournament Team.

Also, congratulations to Shelby Watkins and Trent Letcher for being named to the All Academic Team.

Fall Sports Roundup

Congratulations to the Nicholas County High/Middle School Fall Sports Competitors in 2015.  We are very proud of your accomplishments!

Cross Country -   Congratulations to Shelby Watkins and Kenzie Bowles for advancing to the State Cross County Meet!  Shelby finished 2nd in the STATE and was named the KHSAA Best and Brightest by the National Guard!! 

Varisty Football -  Congratulations to the players selected to the All-EKC team:  Weslee Neace, Cody Moon, Zach Richardson, Dalton Dailey and Shane Crump.

Weslee Neace, Zach Richardson and Dalton Daily also received All District honors.

Cheerleading -  Congratulations to Dani Johnson for being selected the 10th Region Outstanding Cheerleader.  Also, Cara George was Runner-Up for the Outstanding Cheerleader award.

Varisty Volleyball -   Dani Johnson was selected to the Class A All Tournament Team.

Middle School Football - Congratulations to the 7th Grade All-District selections: Seth Tincher, Landry Gray, Max Trussell and Spencer Neace. 
Also, congratulations to the 8th Grade All-District selections: Michael Tibbs, Ethan Cleaver, Caleb Morgan and Cain Saucedo

Congratulations to the Nicholas County Cheerleaders!

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Nicholas County Varsity Cheerleaders for placing 4th place in the State Super Large Division! 

We are extremely proud of all your accomplishments and wish you the best of luck as you prepare for National Competition in Orlando, Florida in February.


Congratulations to Nicholas County FFA

The Nicholas County FFA Chapter was honored by the Kentucky FFA for having the largest chapter membership increase in the state!  The Nicholas County FFA had 45 new members this year!  Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Veteran's Day Program

The Nicholas County Middle/High School will be having a Veteran's Day program on Wednesday, November 11th at 9am in the Middle School Gymnasium.  We invite all veterans to join us to celebrate the day and your service to our country. 

High School Open House

The high school will be having Open House on Wednesday, October 21st from 5pm-7pm.  Parents/Guardians/Students may pick up their report card andspeak with faculty members.  If students have any lunch charges, those must be paid before getting their report card.


Band Wins 1st in Class

Over the weekend the Nicholas County marching band performed at the Mason County Marching Band Competition receiving 1st place in their class and 4th place overall.  This was their second week of competitions.  This year’s show is entitled, Di Figaro.

 At noon, they took the field in prelims after a downpour which caused the field to be muddy and difficult to maneuver.  Despite this obstacle, they still pulled off an amazing performance. 

Nicholas County drew to go on seventh during the final performance.  After resting , the band went to warm-ups and then it was time to perform.  They gave the audience and panel of judges a solid performance.  No one was disappointed at finals and they received fourth overall out of eight bands.  

Congratulations and good luck on the rest of your season.

By Kacie Tincher, 9/29/15

Tutoring Services Offered

Nicholas County Middle/High School will be offering tutoring sessions after school starting on Monday, September 14th for grades 7-12.

Tutoring will take place on the following rotation:

Monday - Science
Tuesday - English
Wednesday - Math
Thursday - History

Each daily session will be from 3:15 - 4:30pm.

If you have any questions about the tutoring sessions, please contact the school at 859-289-3780.

2015-2016 Yearbook Information
Attention parents and students!  The 2015-2016 NCHS yearbook is now on sale.  You can order via the website and
type in Nicholas County High School, then click on yearbook, or see Mrs. Eaglin.  Order early and take advantage of the early bird 20% discount (a total savings of $10).  Until October 31, yearbooks will be $40!  After this date the price will increase to $45 until December 31, 2015.  Beginning January 1, 2016, all high school yearbooks will cost $50. 
Senior ads are also on sale in various sizes and prices.  Please see attached sheet for more information.  Spots are limited!  Order deadline for senior ads is December 31, 2015. 
There are limited numbers of 2014-2015 NCHS and NCMS yearbooks remaining.  They are available at a first-come first-serve basis from Mrs. Eaglin for $35 (high school) and $20 (middle school).  Other yearbooks from previous years can also be purchased for a discount of $25 (high school) and $10 (middle school). 
For any questions or more information about NCMHS yearbooks, please contact Mrs. Eaglin at
Nicholas County Middle/High School Events

Monday, August 24th -     
Class A Volleyball 6:00 and 7:00

JV Football vs Bracken
Boys Golf @Paris

Tuesday, August 25th
Class A Volleyball, Nicholas vs. Bishop Brossart @ 6:00
Middle School Girls Basketball @ Paris
Boys/Girls Golf vs. Lewis @ Carnico

Wednesday, August 26th
Class A Volleyball 6:00 and 7:00

Girls Golf @ Bourbon

Thursday, August 27th
Class A Volleyball Championship @ 7:00
Middle School Football @ Lewis
Boys/Girls Golf @ Maysville vs Fleming/St. Pat/Mason & Augusta

Friday, August 28th            
Football @ Pendleton

All A Regional Golf Results

The All A Regional Golf Tournament took place at Flag Springs in Alexandria, Ky on August 17th. 

Congratulations to Trent Letcher for being the overall winner!  Trent shot a 72, which was one over par. 

The Girls Golf Team defeated Bishop Brossart by 23 stokes to take first place.   This was the first time since 2009 that the girls have won the All A Region.  The members of the girls team are: Alex Linville, Grace Kiskaden, Shelby Watkins, Trina Hughes and Samantha Sowell.

The state tournament will be on September 12th in Somerset. 

We are very proud of these accomplishments and wish all competitors the best of luck at state!


Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!  We hope everyone has a great school year!

Readifest and NCMS 7th Grade Open House

The Family Resource and Youth Service Center along with the Nicholas County Elementary School will be hosting its annual Readifest on August 6th from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the elementary school.  All students are welcome. 

The Nicholas County Middle School Open House for incoming 7th graders only on Thursday, August 6th from 5:00 - 6:00pm.  This is a great opportunities for the new students to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies. 

FBLA Attends National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL

Four members from the NCHS FBLA chapter competed at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL on June 29th-July 3rd.

Michael Bussell, Merrill Hudson and Justus Warner presented their website design to a panel of judges.  Although they felt very confident with their presentation, they did not make it to the final round.  They only advanced 12 out of the 96 competeitors to the final round.

Wilson Switzer tested in Word Processing and did not finish in the top 10, but also felt good about his performance. 

Mrs. Simons is proud of the hard work and dedication these students gave to competitions and can't wait to see what FBLA will do in the future!

Meet and Greet with New Coach

There will be a meet and greet with new NCHS Head Basketball Coach Matt Botner in the NCHS gym lobby on Tuesday June 23 at 6:00. 

NCHS would love to let Coach Botner know how great our community is and that he has our support! 

Thank you!

Thanks to 3M for allowing Nicholas Co. Middle/High School to be a part of the Supplies for Schools Program!

We appreciate your ongoing support of Nicholas County Schools and most importantly, Nicholas County students!


Deadline for ordering the 2014-2015 Nicholas County Middle School yearbook is June 30!  Ordering online is easy via  Just type in Nicholas County Middle School and click on the yearbook icon to order.  The cost is only $20!  Don't miss the opportunity to reserve your copy today.  Delivery will be at the beginning of the school year in the fall.


Remaining high school yearbooks for 2014-2015 will be available to purchase from Mrs. Eaglin at class night and graduation for $35.00 each.

Spring supplements that include spring sports, prom, class night and graduation will be delivered in June.  Check the website and school's facebook page for delivery dates. 

Middle school yearbooks for 2014-2015 are still on sale from Mrs. Eaglin or at


Girl's Track Team - Region 5 Runner Up

Congratulations to the Girl's Track Team for placing second in the region.  Five members of the team qualified to compete at the State Track Meet on May 23rd at the Unviersity of Kentucky. 

See the entire article for more details.

Vice Inducted into NTHS

We are proud of the following Nicholas County High School student who was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

Chris Vice

The picture attached is of Chris with his program instructor, Mr. Lail of Harrison County ATC.  Congratulations Chris on this outstanding honor!

2015-16 District Calendar & Transportation Directory
Newton Signs with Lancaster

Senior, Tyler Newton, signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Lancaster Bible School in Lancaster, PA.

Lancaster was the NCCAA Division II National Champions in basketball last year.

We wish Tyler continued success both on and off the court as he continues his academics and athletics at Lancaster.


The Princess Dance (Father/Daughter Dance) has been rescheduled to May 22nd from 7-9pm at the Elementary School Gymnasium.

Please note this is a date and location change!  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Gateway Regional Art Competition

The Gateway Regional Art Competition was held on Sunday, April 26th in Mount Sterling, KY.  Students who participated and won awards are:

Sarah Napier - 1st place in Computer Art
Tegan Gabriel - 1st place in Portrait/Animal
Abby Green - 2nd place in Cartoon category.

(Pictured from left to right are: Sarah Napier, Courtney Vice, Samuel Jolly, and Abby Green )


FBLA Competes at State Conference

The FBLA club competed at the State Conference on April 20th-22nd.  The conference took place at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY.

Twenty nine students participated at the Conference, with four students qualifying for the National Conference in Chicago, IL on June 29th - July 2nd.

Justus Warner, Michael Bussell and Merrill Hudson - 3rd place in Website Design
Wilson Switzer - 2nd place Word Processing

The club's Community Service Project also received 4th place honors, however only the top three qualify for Nationals.

This is a huge honor for not only the participants, but for the FBLA club and Nicholas County Middle/High School.  We wish Justus, Michael, Merrill and Wilson safe travels and the best of luck!




Career Readiness - KOSSA

The Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment (KOSSA) took place at Nicholas County High School on February 27, 2015.  Scores were released to the district on April 16, 2015.


Nicholas County Students Named Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to Jade Davis, Dani Johnson and Courtney Vice for being named to the 2015 Governor's Scholars Program. 


Online Yearbooks Sales

Attention parents and students! 

For your convenience, an online store has been set up to order this year's middle and high school yearbooks. 

  • High school yearbooks can be ordered until Tuesday, April 7th
  • Middle school yearbooks can be ordered until June 30th. 

Go to and type Nicholas County High School or Nicholas County Middle School in the search bar. 

Contact Mrs. Lavonda Eaglin, NCHS Yearbook Advisor, with questions at or 859-289-3780.

Regional Art Competition

Congratulations to the following students for placing at the 2015 KY KAEA Regional Art Competition at Morehead State University on March 11, 2015. 

Abby Green - 1st Place in Ceramics
Courtney Vice - 1st Place in Mixed Media
Kaitlyn Shannon - 1st Place in Drawing

The artwork of these three students will advance to the All-State Art Competition in April in Louisville, KY.  Their work will be on display at the Mellwood Arts Center, from April 11th to May 2nd.  The awards ceremony is on Saturday, April 25th in the Pigment Gallery.

KTCCCA State Indoor Track Meet

The Nicholas County Track Team participated in the KTCCCA State Indoor Track Meet on Saturday, March 14th at Mason County High School. 

We would like to congratulate the following student athletes who placed at the event:

Shelby Watkins - 1st Place - 800m
Shelby Watkins - 1st Place - 1600m
JP Wagoner - 2nd Place - 55m Hurdles
Allison Howard - 7th Place - Shot Put
Aaron Conyers - 7th Place - Triple Jump
Samantha Sowell - 7th Place - Triple Jump

Good luck to Coach Letcher and the Nicholas County Track team this spring.

FBLA competes at Regional Competition

What a great year for Nicholas County FBLA – 15 total awards out of 23 competitions!  Congratulations to the students that won their respective events during the Region 5 Conference in Morehead, KY on March 11, 2015.  They qualify to compete at the State Conference in Louisville in April.

Attention Seniors and Senior's Parents!

Mrs. Miller has posted the senior bulletin online.  You can find it on the District's home page ( under the Middle & High School tab, choose Newsletters.  This is a great way for students and parents to stay up to date on college application deadlines and scholarship deadlines.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Miller by email at or by phone at 859-289-3780. 

Get Involved With Your Yearbook!!

Get Involved With Your Yearbook!! 

The yearbook staff has a new app available that allows students and parents to submit pictures they would like to see in the Nicholas County middle and high school yearbooks. Any pictures that are submitted will be viewed first by Mrs. Eaglin before being sent to the yearbook staff. 

Step 1 - Download the Balfour Image Share app 

Step 2 - The app will ask for your email, name and project number: 

High school project number – 520079
Middle school project number - 519774 

Step 3- Submit pictures directly from your phone for the upcoming 2014-2015 yearbooks

Note - All pictures will not necessarily be chosen for use.  Contact Mrs. Eaglin with any questions at


Congratulations to the NC Varsity Cheerleaders!

MS&HS Yearbook Information

Yearbook Update PSA
Nicholas County High School and Middle School Yearbooks for the 2014-15 school year are now on sale.

Please visit the yearbook page for more information.

Welcome to our new Website

Continue to check the website as we will be adding new information. 

If you have any sugestions for the site, please contact Jeremy McCord by sending an e-mail to .

2017-18 School Calendar
FBLA is Heading to California! FBLA members that placed at State Conference

Nicholas County FBLA competed at the State Leadership Conference at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY on April 17-19, 2017. 

Students competed against the top 3 finishers from the 6 regions across the state. 

Nicholas County competed in 26 events and placed in 17 of them!!

Click to see the full NCHS Conference results.

FFA Regional Contests FFA Regional

On March 22 and March 24 Nicholas County FFA competed in two regional contests days. Results from each determined who goes on to represent the region in those contests. Nicholas County is humbled to have several members who advanced to represent the region in several speaking contests and career development events.

FBLA Region 5 Conference Nicholas County FBLA - 2017 Regional Leadership Conference

On an unexpected March snow day, Nicholas County FBLA travelled to MSU on March 15th for their Regional Conference.  After arriving over two hours late due to the weather, the students still shined!!

Nicholas County FBLA finished with a total of 10 1st place, 11 2nd place and 5 3rd place finishes!!!  Plus Reganne Miller was re-elected as the Region 5 Reporter and Samantha Sowell was elected the Region 5 President and will be a member of the State Executive Council!!

All the winners will move on to the State Conference in Louisville, KY in April.

Lady Jackets 10th Region All A Champions Lady Jackets 10th Region All A Champions

Congratulations to Coach Greg Letcher and the Lady Jackets Basketball team for winning the All A 10th Region.  They defeated Augusta, Bracken County and Bishop Brossart on the road to the All A State Tournament. 

They will play the champion of Region 5 on January 25th at 9:30pm at the Frankfort Convention Center. 

Tickets are on sale at the high school for $8.  Tickets will be $10 at the door.

We hope everyone comes out to support these student athletes!

Yearbook Information

Yearbook News:

2015-2016 Nicholas County High School and Middle School yearbooks are in.  If you ordered a yearbook last year, please see Mrs. Eaglin to pick up your reserved copy.  If you would like to purchase one, there are a limited number of extra copies available at $50 for high school books and $30 for middle school books.


2016-2017 Nicholas County High School and Middle School yearbooks are now on sale!  You may purchase your books from Mrs. Eaglin (cash, check, or money order) or online at and search for our school.  High school books ordered before November 1, 2016, are available for $40 and will go up to $45 until December 31, 2016.  After January 1, high school books will be the regular price $50.  Middle school books are available before November 1, 2016, for $20, will go up to $25 until December 31, 2016, and cost $30 after January 1.  


Attention Senior parents:  Senior ad space is limited.  Please order your child's senior ad as soon as possible.  A letter from the yearbook staff went home with students earlier this year.  The following sizes and prices are available:  Business Card size (1/8 pg) $25, 1/4 page $50, 1/2 page $100, and full page $200 (includes a free yearbook $50 value).  You can also add a QR code for an additional $50 to any size senior ad that will link to a video of your choice.  This is a great new feature that is guaranteed to link to your uploaded video for a minimum of 30 years.  QR codes can be scanned by QR reader apps (free) on your smartphone or smart device.

All "A" Golf State Qualifiers Golf Team

Congratulations to the sudent athletes that were All "A" State Golf Qualifiers.  Gook luck in Somerset, KY on September 9-10.  Pictured left to right: Wilson Switzer, Cassidy Wells, Grace Kiskaden and Trent Letcher.

Gateway Regional Art Competition Art Students

The art students participated in the Gateway Regional Art Competition on May 1st in Mount Sterling.

In the high school division: Samuel Jolly won the  Best Overall Art  and a $100.00 cash award.  Courtney Vice won 1st Place in sculpture.

Pictured left to right: Samantha Villaflor, Samuel Jolly, Megan Poe, Courtney Vice and Tiffany Morris.

FBLA Qualifies for Nationals!

The Nicholas County FBLA chapter traveled to the Galt House in Louisville, KY on April 18, 2016 for the State Leadership Conference.  Thirty members from the chapter attended the opening and closing ceremonies, various workshops and heard from the conference keynote speaker Tony Lamb, CEO of KONA Ice.  The students competed in 16 events and placed in 7, qualifying 10 students (1st-4th place only) for the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA on June 28-July 3, 2016.

5th Annual Fall FunFest Mrs Story's class

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosts 5th Annual Fall FunFest for the elementary school.