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NCMHS Weekly Events September 15 - September 22

Weekly Events; September 15 - 22

Saturday, September 15

Band Competition @ Boyle
Middle School Football @ Boyd Co. (12:00)

Monday, September 17
EKC Boys Finals
JV Football vs Morgan
Volleyball vs Sayre
Middle School Girls Basketball @ Estill           
Leadership Committee Meeting 3:15 (Workroom)

Tuesday, September 18
ASVAB 8:00 (Coach Hop’s Room)
Golf vs. Bracken
Girls EKC Finals
Academic Team vs Bracken
Volleyball vs Pendleton
Math Department Meeting 3:15 Workroom
Graduated Driver’s Course 4-8

Wednesday, September 19  
Seniors: College Visit to EKU
Middle School Girls Basketball @ St. Pat
Golf vs Paris @ Stoner Creek

Thursday, September 20

Middle School Football vs West Carter
Middle School Girls Basketball vs Bourbon
Volleyball @ St. Pat
Safety Assessment

Friday, September 21
Football vs Bishop Brossart

Saturday, September 22
Band Competition @ Mason

"Every student, every day"


Camp Kindergarten K Camp

"Let The Adventure Begin!"

NCES Teacher Requests
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 www.nicholas.kyschools.us/Administration2/22.

No School- Friday, March 30th

Nicholas County Schools will be closed Friday, March 30th due to lack of substitute teachers. 

No School - Wednesday March 21, 2018

There will be no school at Nicholas County Schools today. 

No School-Monday, March 12, 2018

There will be no school for Nicholas Schools  March 12, 2018.  This is a regular snow day.  

No School -- Friday, March 16, 2018

Nicholas County Schools will observe a Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTI) #10 on Friday, March 16, 2018. This will allow the entire staff to participate in a safety training provided by the Kentucky State Police. Staff members will be available the entire day, by phone or email, to communicate with your student. Due to training, the school campus will be closed. 

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, February 22, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL for Nicholas County Schools on February 22, 2018 due to high water. This will be NTI Day # 9. Should students have questions regarding packets, please call their school between 9 am- 3 pm. 

No School Monday, February 12, 2018

No school in Nicholas Co. today, Monday, 2/12/18. This is NTI day 8. Please email your child's teacher or call the school between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. if assistance is needed.

School WILL BE in Session Monday, February 19th

Nicholas County Schools will be in session Monday, 2/19/18, Presidents' Day

No School — Wednesday, February 7th

No School today, Wednesday, February 7th. This will be NTI day #7. Should your child have questions regarding assignments please call the school between 9 am - 3 pm. 

No School - Friday, February 2nd

There will be no school in Nicholas Co. today, Fri., Feb. 2. Students should work on NTI day #5. You may call the school or reach your child's teacher by email if assistance is needed.

NO SCHOOL - Friday, January 26, 2018

No school Friday, January 26th in support of our Lady Jackets who play at EKU at 8:30 am. Come out and support our girls, Go Jackets!

Nicholas County Elementary Dedication -- Sunday, January 21st NCES Dedication Invitation

Make plans to be at the dedication of the Nicholas County Elementary School and tour our students' amazing facililty. 

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

Congratulations to the Nicholas County Lady Jacket Basketball Team as they defended their 10th Region All A Championship on Thursday, January 18th defeating Bishop Brossart High School. 

The Lady Jackets will play in the state All A Championship at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 am versus the champions from Region 6. 

Pre-sale tickets are on sale at the high school. 

(Photo submitted by Macey Randolph) 

No School - Friday, January 19th

Nicholas County Schools are cancelled for Friday, January 19th. This will be NTI Day # 4.  

10th Region All A Championship Basketball Games Rescheduled

10th Region All A Championship basketball games have been cancelled for Wednesday, January 17th. 

Games have been rescheduled for Thursday, January 18th at Nicholas County High School Gym. 

GIRLS   6 pm      Bishop Brossart vs. Nicholas County 

BOYS    8 pm      Paris vs. Robertson County

Basketball Games Rescheduled

“All A” basketball games at Nicholas County High School versus Robertson County HS have been rescheduled for tomorrow evening (01-09-2018) at 6:00 and 7:30 pm. 

No School - Jan 8, 2018
School Closed Friday, January 5th
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.



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.

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 - 


Summer Feeding Program Summer Flyer

Children under 18 eat FREE!!!!!

Bechanan named new Nicholas Superintendent  Doug Bechanan

Bechanan named new Nicholas Superintendent

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.

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.

Board of Education Offices Have Moved

Effective immediately, the Nicholas County Board of Education offices have been temporarily relocated to the Nicholas County Elementary Library  due to a chimney structural problem. 

All phone numbers and contacts will remain the same. Visitors needing to access the board office should use the lower library doors in the elementary. Parent pickup will be in the elementary gym starting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 24, 2017. 

Thank you.

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.