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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
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.



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.

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.

Elementary Supply Lists 2017-18
5th Annual Fall FunFest Mrs Story's class

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


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.

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 - 


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.

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. 

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.

Proud to be a Bluejacket! Proud to Be a Bluejacket!
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.