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19-20 School Calendar Selection

Please review the calendar committee document attached and then click on the link provided to make your calendar selection.

calendar committee document

Please make your selection before noon on Monday (2/25/19)


Important Health Notification

Hepatitis A information

Important Dates Announced

Friday, February 22nd- 8th grade visit

Friday, March 1st- Club Day

Tuesday, March 5th- Senior Trip to Champs Lexington, KY

Friday, March 8th- 9th grade Proficient/Distinguished Trip (Tenth Frame)

Tuesday, March 12th- ACT for all Juniors

Thursday, March 14th - Wildcat Club Reward Trip

Wednesday, March 20th- Cap and Gown Pictures

Friday, March 22nd- Club Day

Thursday, March 28th Annual Talent  Showcase

Friday, March 29th- March Against Drugs

Wednesday, April 24th- Make Up ACT for Juniors

                                      10th Grade ACT at OES

Friday, April 19th- Club Day

Friday, May 17th- Last Club Day for the School year

BCHS Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week



Schools disinfected and ready for students

The Bath County School District has taken advantage of the recent weather-related days to thoroughly clean and disinfect all of our schools in anticipation for all of our students to return on Monday, February 4th.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our school custodial staff for their ongoing dedication to the students of Bath County.

District Calendar Committee Voting

KRS 158.070 requires a calendar committee to be established prior to the adoption of a school calendar. The first step in this process is to vote on the following members that will be participants of the committee for the next two years. Please vote below. (Voting will be open until 12 p.m. Monday, January 28)


FBLA Sponsors Drive


The Bath County Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America recently held a drive for the BCHS Youth Services Center.  They collected various hygiene products, socks, underwear, hats, mittens, gloves, and other clothing items.  FBLA was able to collect more than 300 items for the families of Bath County.


Pictured are the following FBLA officers:

Evan Wells, Historian

Kaylee Purvis, Public Relations

Makayla Parsons, Secretary

Cole Robinson, Public Relations

Abby Henderson, Vice-President

McKenna Moore, Treasurer


Absent were Sadara Copher, President, and Cara Stump, Reporter


(Article by Public Relations Officers, Cole Robinson and Kaylee Purvis)

Gear Up Kentucky

Bath County High School and Middle School have been selected to participate in Gear Up Kentucky.  This 7-year grant that will focus on increased graduation rate, studying hard, and taking the right courses to be prepared for postsecondary opportunities.

For additional information click the symbol below.gear up

School Store Opening Soon!

We are so excited to announce the opening of a school store this year!  

We need your input!  Please complete the survey below:

Community and Parents https://goo.gl/forms/faelMz2g3ouMVy1O2

BCHS Students:  https://goo.gl/forms/GwtvVDaxlRk2LITZ2

New Board Members

Please welcome our new Board of Education members, Carla Bowling, Burnsy Stewart, and renewed member John Steele.


             New Board of Education members

We Need Your Input!

Parents- BCHS is always striving to improve to better serve the needs of our students.  Every year determine our areas of need in order to create a yearly Improvement Plan.  We are asking for your input to help us in the process.  Please click on the link below to take a survey.  We appreciate your time and assistance with this survey.  








Important Senior Information

Seniors- Jostens' will be at Bath County High School on Tuesday, November 13th to collect orders for graduation supplies during your lunch period.  Information packets are located in the front office.  Please see Mrs. Erwin if you have any questions.

School Improvement Survey

Please take just a few minutes of your time to complete your survey below.

(select your role below)

BCHS Parent

BCHS Student

BCHS Teacher

Ladycat Tryouts

The Bath County Lady Wildcats will be having tryouts for the 2018-19 season this Monday October 15 from 6-7:45 pm (please show up at 5:15) and Tuesday October 16 from 4-5:45 pm. Grades 7-12 are welcome to attend. Please have an up to date sports physical with you. Thanks Coach Mark Collier #ExpectMore

Bath County Tax Information

Shortly after the start of the school year, all Kentucky school districts must determine local school tax rates. Bath County Board of Education is considering proposed 2018 tax rates of 52.6 cents on real property and 52.6 cents on personal property. 

As the Board of Education’s decision approaches, we want to ensure that the Bath County community has important information on school property tax rates and school funding needs.

Continue reading

Picture Retakes Scheduled

Our picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd beginning at 8:30 in the concession stand lobby.

61st District Volleyball Tournament Information

The 61st District Volleyball tournament to be played at Rowan County on Oct. 8th & 10th:


Monday, October 8

6:00pm Rowan County vs. Bath County

7:30pm Fleming County vs. Menifee County


Wednesday, October 10

7:00pm Championship Game

61st District Soccer Tournament Information

Dates/times for the 61st District Soccer Tournament to be played at Fleming County: 

Monday, October 8

Girls- Menifee vs Rowan 6:00pm

Boys- Menifee vs Rowan 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 9

Girls- Bath vs Fleming 6:00pm

Boys- Bath vs Fleming 8:00pm

Thursday, October 11

Girls' Championship- 6:00pm

Boys' Championship- 8:00pm

Homecoming Week Dress Up Days


GREAT NEWS! Our New Mobile Apps, Campus Student and Campus Parent, are now available to download.

Campus Student and Campus Parent were added to the App Store andGoogle Play today. Thank you for your patience; we hope you and your stakeholders enjoy the new and improved apps.

2017 BCHS Yearbook Receives Honor

The Bath County High School yearbook staff was recently recognized by Balfour Yearbooks with an Honorable Mention Certificate of Recognition for its outstanding contribution to scholastic journalism. The 2017 publication of the Bath County High School yearbook was recognized in the 2018 Yearbook Yearbook. (Click here for the full article)

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
Bath County FFA State Fair

The following students completed at the Kentucky State Fair in the FFA Division.

Boone Howard 1st Place Horticulture Exhibit 

Selah Bussell 1st Place Ag. Mechinacs small project

Jacob Conyers 1st Place small exhibit 

Logan Jones 1st Place Medium Exhibit 

Colotn Haney 1st Place Ag. Mechnics Medium Exhibit 

Colton Haney, Jacob Conyers, Logan Jones 1st Place and Grandchampion Large Exhibit Ag. mechanics 

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Information Update


On 9/06/18, Thursday evening, a social media comment was investigated by Bath Co. school district officials and law enforcement which is standard procedure.  We have found no evidence that it was a credible threat made to any of our school campuses. A follow up investigation has continued to be conducted today by law enforcement and school district officials and there is no credible threat substantiated to any of our school campuses.   As always, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff of the Bath Co. School District.


Harvey Tackett


Bath Co. Schools

16th Region Class A Championship

The Bath County Ladycat Soccer team accomplished their 1st team goal of the 2018 season with their 4th consecutive 16th Region Class A Championship, defeating West Carter 4-1. Scoring for the Ladycats were Sadara Copher with 2 goals and Morgan Crouch with 1. The 4th goal was scored on a line drive corner kick from Sadara that deflected off a West Carter player giving them an own goal and Sadara the assist. Madelyne English was awesome in the goal with 10 saves. Sadara’s two goals her 100 career goals allowing the Ladycats to enjoy 2 post game celebrations. Way to go girls!

girls soccer

!!! 100 Goals !!! Congratulations Sadara Copher

Congratulations to Sadara Copher for scoring her 100th goal.  We are very proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

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Solar Car Team

The Solar Car team, represented by Ben Conkright and Dakota Davis, attended the 2018 Soar Summit in Pikeville, KY to discuss their project and talk to potential sponsors for their car as they work to race at the 2019 Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway in July.

Solar Car


Website Update

under construction

 As you can see, our site is currently receiving an update.  We hope to have everything updated within the next week.  Thank you for your understanding.


John Slone

Director of Technology

Superintendent Advisory Council

Applications for the 2018-19 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council are available for any interested student to pick up in the front office.  Completed applications are to be returned to Ms. Celia Barker in the front office by Friday, September 14th.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Tamela Porter or Mrs. Karen Ratliff for more information. 

Click here for the application

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Bath County High School, we want to welcome our students, parents, and community to a new school year.  We are excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to our school and look forward to seeing our returning students. We also look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the BCHS Senior Class of 2019 as they complete their last step before they go their separate paths.


Needs Assessment Survey for Title IV

Please participate in this quick survey.


Bath County Schools are required to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment that focus on three content areas. Please rank each area according to what you consider is the most important. 



!! Preseason Player of the Year !!

Landan Swartz preseason player of the year

The Cats’ Pause annual Kentucky Football Yearbook was recently released, and with it comes high accolades for a Bath County football player.

Bath County's  Landan Swartz, was selected as preseason Player of the Year.  Congratulations to Landan, we are very proud of your accomplishments both in the classroom and on the field.

Christian Social Service Center Back-to-School Program

CSS back to school

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

FBLA Nationals

FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

June 28 - July 1, Ashley Fore  represented Bath County High School at the 2018 National FBLA conference in Baltimore, MD.

The conference was packed with workshops and exhibits, the four-day National Leadership Conference and is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA and PBL experience. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students that achieve national ranking.

National FBLA

BCHS Concession Bid


Concessions Bid

FCCLA Nationals


Three members of the Bath County High School FCCLA attended the 2018 National Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 - July 2, 2018.  Taylor Thompson, Jenna Cassady, and Chynah Thompson competed in the Focus on Children, Junior Division STAR Event, representing the state of Kentucky on the national level.  These young ladies brought home silver medals for their effort and hard work.  We are very proud of them for representing BCHS so well on their first visit to a national meeting!

Sports Complex

The Sports Complex is almost finished!

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Summer Meals

Summer Meals

Cool School Summer Dates

Cool School Bus

Rogers Scholars Scholarship

Maycee Lyons  

Congratulations to Maycee Lyons for receiving the Rogers Scholars Scholarship.

The Rogers Scholars program provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students to fulfill their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

We are very proud of Maycee and her accomplishments.

Senior Email and File Transfer

If you would like to transfer you email and google drive files over to your personal email account, please go to https://takeout.google.com and follow the directions.

Here is an instructional video that may help with Google Takeout

You school email address will only be active for a short period of time, so please move the files you need ASAP.

If you have any questions please email me at john.slone@bath.kyschools.us


Governor's Scholar Program recipient

McKenna Moore

Congratulations to Ms. McKenna Moore for being accepted into the Governor's Scholar Program.  The Governor's Scholar Program is designed for the "best and brightest" high school rising seniors to pursue their educational opportunities here in the state.  The Program's mission is to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders.  We are very proud of McKenna's accomplishments and we look forward to following her path to success.

Quarterback Club Fundraiser

Join the Quarterback Club On Saturday, May 5 for a dinner and auction.  Click Here For More Details.

TSA State Conference

Bath County Technology Student Association takes the KYTSA State Conference. Every student who attended for Bath County qualified for Nationals. Eleven awards, one scholarship, and a state officer, Outstanding job! We are very proud of them. Awards included Architectural design first place, Transportation Modeling first and second place, Digital video first and second place, Debating technological issues first and second place, On demand video second place, Photographic technology second place, Dragster design third place, and Fashion design third place.


In Loving Memory of Mr.Charley Lyons

Charley was loved by many and there are no words to adequately describe what a void his passing will create. BCHS/BCSD has lost a man who touched the lives of so many students and was not only a colleague and positive influence for so many students through the years, he was also a personal friend to many at BCHS and throughout the district as well as the community. 

“Charley had a passion for his students and was quoted recently as saying ‘All kids deserve someone to go the extra mile for them.”

C. Lyons ​​​​​​ C. Lyons


Congratulations FBLA!

The Future Business Leaders of America held their state leadership conference on April 16--18.  Bath County High School took 45 students who competed in events and attended various workshops and booths.


Above Kylen Messer (singer) and McKenna Moore (guitarist), performed in the talent competition. 



Pictured above are Peyton Rogers (very front)

Next row:  Andrew Coyle, Ashley Fore, Tori Otis, Madelyne English, Allison Karrick, Kennedy Thomas, Cameron Corbin, Morgan McNabb, Cailyn Oldfield, Paige Faudere, Baylee Akers, McKenna Moore, and Darby Fraley

Next row:  Caleb Rushing, Hunter Bradley, Hunter Kissick, Cara Stump, Caitlyn Tincher, Kylen Messer, Andrew Barber, Talyn Alderman, Andy McFarland, Lane Rogers, Stone Barrett, Landon Swartz, Jordan Davis, Jake Porter, Evan Wells, Austin McKenzie, Hunter Vance, Sadara Copher, Makayla Parsons, Abby Henderson, Cole Robinson, Presleigh Robinson, Jenna Cassady, Kaylee Purvis, Jamie Simpkins, Christa Stump, Sammy Bodine, Devon Hunt, Gabbi Hill, Carlea Hutchison, and Ryan Leach



FBLA State 2018 Winners:  A big congratulations to our Bath County FBLA chapter! Ashley Fore placed fourth in Sales Presentation. Stone Barrett and Cailyn Oldfield placed fourth in Business Financial Plan. They will now compete at the national level in Baltimore, Maryland this summer.

Class Officer Information

Any student that is interested in running for a class office for the 2018-19 school year can pick up a class officer informational packet and candidate application form from the Youth Service Center beginning at break today (April 16th).  You must turn in your completed application forms to the Youth Service Center before the end of the day on Tuesday, May 1st to be eligible to run.  No application forms will be accepted after the end of the day on the 1st.   Candidates may campaign from Tuesday, May 1st until the day of their election.  All candidates will be required to film a 30 second campaign video sharing with their class why they should be elected. Videos will be filmed May 9th through the 11th with Mr. Ricky Prater in room 112.  Class elections will be held during study zones on the following schedule:


Monday, May 14th- Juniors (2019 Seniors)

Tuesday, May 15th- Sophomores (2019 Juniors)

Wednesday, May 16th- Freshmen (2019 Sophomores)

State FBLA Competition


A big congratulations to our Bath County FBLA chapter! Ashley Fore placed fourth in Sales Presentation. Stone Barrett and Cailyn Oldfield placed fourth in Business Financial Plan. They will now compete at the national level in Baltimore, Maryland this summer.

Updated District Calendar as of 4/13/18

updated Calendar

Bath Co. School Spring Break

Spring Break

April 2 - April 6

All offices will be closed

Updated School Calendar as of 3/30/2018

Please see our updated School Calendar as of 3/30/2018


Bath Co. Schools Wellness Forum

There will be a public forum held at the Bath County Board of Education, Annex Building just before the Board Meeting on March 19, 2018, at 6:00. This forum will provide information to the community about the Bath County Schools Wellness and Physical Report Card for the 2017-2018 school year. The Wellness Report Card will be available. There will also be information about the Superintendent’s Wellness Policy and progress being made toward the goals of our policy. The Wellness Report Card will be made available on the district website following the forum.

Congrats to our TSA!


Congratulations to the Bath County TSA for their outstanding performance at the Eastern Kentucky Regional TSA Conference.

Gabe Jones - 1st place Dragster Design, 1st Place EKTSA logo

Maycee Lyons - 1st Place Digital Photography 

Vannie StJohn - 1st Place Prepared Presentation

Gabe Jones and Jaycee Bussell -1st Place Debating Technological Issues

Jaycee Bussell and Kevin Clark 3rd Place Technological Problem Solving

Bath County TSA also received 1st and 2nd  Place for On Demand Video, and 1st Place Digital Video Production.

Early Release Days for training

Bath County Schools are diligent in making sure our schools are safe.  We will observe four early release days in order to provide additional training for our staff.

Bath County Schools will release early on the following days:

March 14 @ 12:30 p.m

March 21 @12:30 p.m.

March 28 @ 12:30 p.m.

April 11 @ 12:30 p.m.

No students will be permitted in the buildings for this training.


Vote for Your Favorite School Calendar Option

The calendar options for the 2018-19 school year are located here:  CALENDAR OPTIONS 

Vote for your favorite option here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYNRTDK . Faculty/Staff, students, parents, and community members are welcome to vote.  The results of the survey will be presented to the board of education for their consideration.

SBDM Parent Nomination Form

Click here to obtain the SBDM Parent Nomination Form

Due to the recent appointment of Mr. John Steele (SBDM parent representative) to our local board of education, we must now replace his position on our SBDM council.  Therefore, we are seeking parent nominations at this time.  Nominations can be submitted in writing daily in the main office at the high school beginning Tuesday, February 27 until Monday, March 12, 2018. The election will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 13  in the cafeteria. Nominations can be made at the BCHS Front Office from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm daily until March 12. Parents may nominate themselves or another parent.  All parent nominations must be submitted to the principal of the high school on an official SBDM Parent Nomination Form. Only those names that are submitted to the principal will be placed on an official ballot and nominations will not be accepted from the floor on the night of voting

2018-2019 School Calendar Selection

Please review the attached presentation about the 3 school calendar options and then select the survey to cast your vote on the calendar you like for the 2018-2019 school year.  The results will be shared with the calendar committee and a recommendation will be given to the Board during the March meeting.

Calendar Option Presentation


Calendar Survey


Get Your Ticket Today!

We will be selling tickets for the Regional Boys Basketball Tournament starting today and ending Wednesday at 12 noon. Reserved seats are $8.00 and general admission is $6.00.  If you would like to purchase tickets, please see Mrs. Porter or check in be Guidance Office at the high school. 

Bath Co plays Raceland on Wednesday night at 8:00 pm.
Go Cats!!!!!!

Purchase Your T-Shirt Today!


We will be selling T-shirt’s for the regional tournament until the end of the day on Wednesday. 

We have ordered the following sizes in red: 

Youth small- 5
Youth med- 5
Youth large- 10

Adult small- 30
Adult medium- 35
Adult large- 40
Adult XL- 35
Adult XXL- 15

175 total

Please stop by the high school and purchase your T-shirt. They are $10 a piece.

Kristin Riddle Signs with Berea College

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristin Riddle! Last Friday, February 16, 2018, Kristin signed with Berea college to continue her educational studies and pursue her athletic endeavors in soccer! Best wishes to you Kristin! We are very proud of you!

Open Mic Night

The Tri-M Music Honor Society of Bath County High School would like to invite you to our 1st Annual "Open Mic Night!" Participants may sing, play an instrument, recite poetry, render a monologue, etc., etc.. groups are also welcome to participate in lieu of individual performance. March 22, 2018 - 6PM until ?? It is open to students and adults alike! There is a small participation fee ($5) for non-members of Tri-M. Please contact Mr. Rawlings if you would like to participate! There will be refreshments available and there may be a meal option offered pending approvals. Spectators are certainly welcomed and encouraged! Performances just aren't the same without an audience. All proceeds go to benefit the music programs at Bath County High School. Please make plans to come on out for the OPEN MIC NIGHT. We look forward to hearing from you.

Paint Your Own Ceramics!

Our next Paint Your Own Ceramics: Spring Edition! has been scheduled for March 8th from 4:00 until 7:00 in the BCHS Art Room (room 212.) We will feature bisque forms for Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day, plus several new figurines and plaques. Details and pictures to follow. Join us and support the Art Club and make a unique gift

BCHS Academic Team Members Advance To State

Congratulations!!! The Bath County High School Academic Team competed in the KAAC 10th Region Academic Tournament in Vanceburg on February 17th. Congratulation to Nicholas Frizzell and Chynah Thompson who qualified for the state tournament in Louisville March 17-19. Nicholas received 3rd place in social studies while Chynah received 5th place in written composition.

Media Release



February 19, 2018

This is Harvey Tackett, Superintendent of Bath County Schools.

Law enforcement officials were contacted today to come to Bath County High School to assist in a student safety concern. The situation was investigated thoroughly by law and school district officials, and appropriate action was taken. No threats of guns and/or weapons were made. Be assured Bath County School District will take every precaution and measure to ensure the safety and welfare of all of its students and staff.


Harvey Tackett


Rawlings Named KMEA Teacher of the Year

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Robert Rawlings, Bath County High School Band Director, has been named the Kentucky Music Educators Association District 8 High School Teacher of the Year Award at their recent State Conference. Mr. Rawlings is an amazing teacher and a vital asset to BCHS! We are glad to know that the state organization recognizes his great contributions to our youth as we do in Bath County.  Congratulations to Mr. Robert Rawlings on this great honor!

Schedule Changes

All schedule changes must be completed by the end of Study Zone on Thursday, January 11th.  Schedules will be locked at that time and changes cannot be made.

Notice of Vacant Board Seat


The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Bath County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Bath County Board of Education representing

  • Educational Division #3  Bath County Schools

This vacancy was created by the resignation of a board member.


Under the provision of KRS 160.190 (2), this appointment is effective until

  • The November 2018 regular election. The term will end December 31, 2018.

This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Bath County Board of Education, Bath County Schools. 

Sadie Hawkins Dance Coming Up

Arlen McNabb Rhonda Back Cathi Walters

       Arlen McNabb                           Rhonda Back                           Cathi Walters

All Bath County Teachers, Staff, and Students want to thank you for your exemplary performance during these past years, as we congratulate you on your retirement. The years you have worked here have been marked by unsurpassed excellence and caring. You have been an inspiration to us all.

Thank you

Student Technology Survey

Student Technology Survey


Click Here

Graduation Supplies Orders

Seniors- Our Jostens representative will be at BCHS on Wednesday, November 15th during Study Zone (8:05 to 8:40) to collect orders for graduation supplies. This is the last date scheduled for the representative to come to our school.  After Wednesday, orders will have to be placed online at jostens.com. 


The only supply that students are required to have for graduation is the option D.  Option D costs $30 (no shipping or taxes will be added).  It includes a gown, cap, tassel, and black stole.  If you need assistance or have any questions please contact our Principal, Melanie Erwin.  

Bath County Schools Veterans Day Programs

Veterans Day Program

School Pictures Are In!

Students- if you have not already done so, please pick up your picture proofs during your lunch period.  We are also collecting orders for your school pictures during your lunch times now through November 1st. Make checks payable to Lifetouch.  Do NOT make payments to the school.

District Title I informational Sessions

Title I

During the OES Fall Festival,10/20//17, Bath County Schools will have an informational session to share with parents how Title I benefits our Schools.

Title I is the federal program which provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.  It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. 

Title I provides the following for our District:

  Additional Staffing                    Technology

  Parent Involvement                   Extra Classroom Supplies

  Professional Development        Curriculum

  Additional Student Services

Team of the Week

The Wildcats are the “Team of Week” ON THE Scholastic Ball Report. Coach Poynter and three players will appear Sunday Noon on CWKYT.

Secretary Heiner Announces Newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

Bath County Work Ready in progress

The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the KWIB and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require.

To become certified, a county must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Work Ready Community designation. Counties have to meet criteria in six areas including high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, demonstrated community commitment, educational attainment, soft-skills development and digital literacy.


School Report Cards
Order A Copy of the 2018 Yearbook Today!


School Pictures Date Set

School pictures will be taken on Monday, October 2, 2017

BCHS Jr. Chef

Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac Jr. Chef 2017

The BCHS junior Chef team competed at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, August 24th and placed 3rd in the state with their Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac.

The competition is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  Dishes that are prepared must meet specific guidelines, which include - being school cafeteria friendly and use of Kentucky Proud Products.  The overall winning dish will be added to the school Cafeteria menus across the state.

The Jr. Chef Team is coached by Lee Ann Ramey and Vickie Wells, proud sponsors of the Kentucky Proud, Farm to School and local farmers.  The team consists of Leeann Reed, Lydia Bell, Andy Clark, and team captain - John Wells, Jr. 

Click here for the Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac Recipe



No School Monday August 21, 2017

With much consideration and like many districts in the area, Bath County Schools will be closed Monday, August 21, in observance of the solar eclipse which most of Kentucky will experience.

The safety of the students is our primary concern and the reason for our decision to close schools.

Our teachers have already prepared lessons to give our students a better understanding of the solar eclipse and its historical and scientific implications.

Having the day off from school will provide parents and students a joint learning opportunity.  There are opportunities on the internet for parents and students to learn more about the eclipse together.

For more information about the solar eclipse, visit http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

Bath County Work Ready in progress status

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Bath County became one step closer to becoming a Work Ready County.  Members of the Chamber of Commerce, Bath County Schools, Bath County PVA, Emergency Management, and out Judge Executive presented and obtained the Work Ready in Progress status.

A Kentucky Work Ready Community certification is a measure of a county’s workforce quality.  It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.

National TSA Honors

Chapter Excellence Award  Advisor of the year

The Bath County High School Technology Student Association received national recognition, this past week, at the 39th annual Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Fl. The national TSA conference is packed with competitive events and challenging activities that foster personal growth and leadership development. This marks Bath County TSA’s fifth consecutive year qualifying for the nationals.

            While at this year’s conference, Bath County TSA was honored to receive the Chapter Excellence Award. This is the first time any high school from Kentucky has been chosen to receive the Chapter Excellence Award. This award is presented to those chapters who excel at the state level and who also excel in the area of leadership development. Bath County High School TSA was also honored to have its advisor, Mr. Ricky Prater, named the Advisor of the Year for the state of Kentucky. Congratulations go out to all the Bath County TSA members for all their achievements this past year.

Mechanic of the Year

Mechanic of the year

Eddie McIlvain was named the Mechanic of the Year at the 25th annual STAK (Student Transportation Association of Kentucky) banquet on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  Eddie was nominated for the award by Sammy Knell, and won the award when it was voted upon by the STAK governing board.  This is a tremendous honor and one in which Eddie was well-deserving.  His experience, attitude, and commitment to making the buses safe for students are evident in each work day.  Bath County puts over 370,000 miles on its’ buses every year, and the buses are safe because of Eddie’s leadership in the bus garage.

Free Sports Physicals

St. Claire Regional Family Medicine will be providing FREE Sports Physicals on June 24th from 9:00AM until 12 Noon at the clinic. All Bath County athletes are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity. Reminder that all athletes must have an updated physical on file before participating in any sport for the 2017-18 school year.

sports physicals

Summer Feeding Program

summer feeding

Cool School Machine Schedule

cool school

SBDM Parent Reps Election

The 2017 SBDM Parent Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 in BCHS cafeteria.  The nomination form is below.  Parents may nominate themselves or someone else until Friday, April 28 at 4:00pm.

Nomination Form

2017-2018 BCHS Student Scheduling-

2017-2018 BCHS Student Scheduling- Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th

Beginning Monday, April 10th, BCHS students will begin the scheduling process for the 2017-18 school year. Scheduling will be conducted by calling students to meet with counselors/administration in small groups to discuss their elective classes.  

Note:  Students will be assigned to their required courses based on the following criteria:  teacher recommendation; test scores; college bound or general diploma pathway; student preference; and past student performance in the content area.  

Review the planning Guides

9th Grade               10th Grade                  11th Grade                 12th Grade

Click here to see dates and times

Bart Williams Named KABC 16th Region Coach of the Year

Bart Williams

The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches annually vote on who their coach of the year for each region in the state.

The 16th region coaches have officially voted Bath County’s Bart Williams as the Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

Williams finished 14-17 in his first season as the Wildcats’ head basketball coach.

Coach Williams will be honored during Friday’s afternoon session of the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena.

Take a look at all the region’s coaches of the year by clicking here.

Williams was also the 15th region Coach of the Year at Pikeville High School in 2013.

Congratulations Coach Williams!!

Town Hall Meeting

Bath County Parent Education Committee presents:

Town Hall Meeting
Drug Trends in OUR Community

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m in the Bath County High School Gymnasium

Talk to local experts
*Learn more about substance abuse in our community
*Share your ideas for strengthening our community
Facilitated by:
Dr. Michele Staton, UK College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science Center of Drug & Alcohol Research
Dr. April Young, College of Public Health, UK Department of Epidemiology

click here for more information

Preschool/Head Start registration

Preschool/Head Start county-wide registration for the 2017-2018 school year will take place from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Gateway Head Start on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Income eligible children that will be four-years-old by August 1st can attend Preschool/Head Start. Identified disabled three-year-olds are eligible for Preschool as of their third birthday. Head Start services are available for 3 years olds without a disability.

Click here for more information:

                       English                                     Spanish

Autism Walk

The Bath County Autism Awareness Committee would like to invite you to our fourth annual walk for Autism.  The walk will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m.  The walk will begin at the Bath County Middle School parking lot.  The walk will conclude back at BCMS with an awareness fair in the gym.  If you would like to order a shirt they are $15.00 and can be ordered from any of our schools.  We hope to see you there!

Autism Walk

Early enrollment for Kindergarten

According to KRS 158.030(2), there is a new cutoff date starting next school year to enroll your child in Kindergarten. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, children must be (5) years of age as of August 1, instead of the October 1. 

A waiver for children to start kindergarten who are not yet (5) years of age as of August 1, may be granted through the Petition for Early Enrollment Form process. Deadline to request this option is April 1, per district policy 09.121.

Your child will go through an evaluation process, which will give important information to the district about the best placement for your child.  Your child is required to pass with a 95% in all areas of the Early Screener Tool. Other factors to consider, other than student readiness, will be availability of funding and space. The district will use this information to decide whether to admit your child for early enrollment.

Please contact the school that your child will be attending in order to get this process started. Contact personnel for your school will be following…

Sherri Kissick, Owingsville Elementary (606-674-2722) or

 Beth Williams, Crossroads Elementary (606-674-2101).

Alderman Accepted Into Rogers Scholar Program


Congratulations to Talyn Alderman for being accepted into the prestigious Rogers Scholar Program!  

Senior Trip Meeting

Senior Trip meeting for parents and Senior Trip participants has been rescheduled for April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  

Presidents' Day

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District Cafeteria Managers Training

Recently our cafeteria managers and our Food Services Director, Vickie Wells attended a training at KEDC to discuss and plan ways to help serve the students of Bath County.


Food Services training

Free Paraeducator Class

FREE Paraeducator Class And Certification

The Bath County Adult Education Center will offer paraeducator classes/certification beginning January 10, 2017.

This certificate will allow you to work in any school system across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Click here to find out more

We Need Your Input!

All BCHS Stakeholders:  Please review our Comprehension  School Improvement Plan for 2017.  Please feel free to provide your feedback to our school as to ways we could improve this plan.  Contact Melanie Erwin 606-674-6325 or melanie.erwin@bath.kyschools.us


District Improvement Plan Input Requested

Bath County School District is in the process of reviewing the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, and all stakeholders are invited to review and make suggestions.  Click the document name below to access the draft CDIP.  If you have suggestions or strategies,  please contact Rhonda Back, CDIP Coordinator, @ rhonda.back@bath.kyschools.us or call (606) 674-2101 Ext. 5108.

2017 Draft CDIP

Board of Education swearing in ceremony

The Swearing in ceremony for members of the Bath County Board of Education was conducted January 5, 2017. We look forward to their Leadership term as they serve the students of Bath County.

Board Members

Board Members

Thank you to our outgoing board members

Board Members

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our outgoing board members, Shelly Sanders and Connie Grimes.  Your service to the children of Bath County Schools is appreciated. 

Infinite Campus and Parent Portal

IC logo  Infinite Campus and Parent Portal will not be available over the upcoming Holiday break. The Kentucky Department of Education will be moving to a cloud-based server during this time. If you use the parent portal application, you will be asked to log out of the application and insert the new District ID, which will be provided once we are back in session. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please email John Slone, john.slone@bath.kyschools.us or call 606-674-6314.

Craig Wayne Boyd

Craig Wayne Boyd, Matt VanFossen, and Bedford & Co. in concert this Thursday, December 15th.  Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Craig Wayne Boyd


SGA Christmas Days

The SGA is sponsoring several activities and dress up days over the next week.  Please see the document below for more information.

SGA Christmas Sponsored Days (Click Here)

Jostens Rep Schedule

A Jostens representative will be at our school during Study Zone on the following dates to take up graduation supply orders:

Wednesday, December 14th

Wednesday, January 11th- This is the last date to be scheduled.

BCHS OPGES Student Voice Survey - Counselor 11th and 12th Grades


BCHS OPGES Student Voice Survey - Counselor 9th and 10th Grade


BCHS OPGES Student Voice Survey - Librarian


We Need Your Input!

Bath County High School is currently in the process of creating our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan for 2017.  We really need our parents and community members input as we develop this plan.  Please use the link below.  We greatly appreciate your time and input.


Canned Food Drive

Leadership in TSA

Congratulations to Ryan Walters and Gabe Jones who were recently selected to be regional officers for the Eastern Kentucky Region of the Technology Student Association. Gabe Jones was elected as Treasurer and Ryan Walters was elected as Secretary. As a regional officer Ryan and Gabe will represent EKTSA in a positive manner in all situations. They will also serve as a role model for their fellow chapter, region, state, and national TSA members. Congratulations Ryan and Gabe.

Congrats STLP!

Congratulations to our STLP! They competed at the regional level on Thursday, November 17. Here are the results:

Logan Routt received a perfect score from the judges in the service event, Production Company. He has been invited to compete at the state level.

Stone Barrett received a perfect score for his event, Media Arts. He has also been invited to state.

Two students competed in Scratch programming and were invited to compete at the state level--Dakota Davis and Jayden Adkins.

Three students created a showcase, Magnificent Multimedia Creations, that received a score of 96/100. They were invited to compete at the state level. The students are Caitlyn Tincher, Kaylee Purvis, and Cameron Vincent.

Hunter Vance competed in the junior engineering service category. He has been chosen as an alternate for the state level.

Special Called SBDM Meeting Rescheduled for November 29

The special called SBDM meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  

Get Your Craig Wayne Boyd Tickets!

Tickets for the Craig Wayne Boyd concert on December 15, 2016 are available for purchase on a cash only basis from the Bookkeeper.  Anyone wishing to write a check will have to purchase tickets at the Board office or online with a debit or credit card.

Veterans Day Events


BCHS:  Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

BCMS:  Assembly 1:30 p.m.

CES:     Assembly 9:30 a.m.

OES:     Assembly 1:00 p.m.

Craig Wayne Boyd Concert

The Bath County School District will be hosting a benefit concert at the Bath County High School to raise money for the celebrations that the district sponsors for our students and staff. Country music star, Craig Wayne Boyd, who got his start on The Voice will be in concert on December 15, 2016. 


Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets


News from the Agriculture Dept.

Pictured above is the Bath County Welding team.   The students are from left to right: Tyler Helton, Clay Nelson, Carlea Hutchison, and Jesse Curtis.  These students are the winners of the Bath County High School Welding contest. These students also have placed 6th at the Licking River Regional Welding contest held at Morehead, KY.  

To see more information about the agricultural department and FFA, click here.

Bass Fishing Team Meeting is Set

There will be a meeting at 6:30 in the BCHS Cafe on October 27 regarding our Bass Fishing Team.  This meeting will be for any student and their parent or any adult over the age of 21 that is interested in helping with the program.

World Language Club Visits Living Arts & Science Museum

On Tuesday, October 18th, 63 members of the BCHS World Language Club went to the Living Arts and Science museum in Lexington. They saw an art exhibit and completed an art project both pertaining to the Hispanic holiday Los Días de los Muertos, or the Days of the Dead, which is a type of memorial day. In addition, they saw planetarium shows about light pollution, going to the moon, and autumn constellations. It was a cultural, artistic, and scientific learning experience for all students!

Cat Bash in Planning Process

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The Cat Bash has been set for November 18th at 7pm.  Amy Leach is in charge of the Cat Bash Committee.  There will be a meeting on Thursday Oct 20th at 6 p.m. in the BCHS cafeteria to start the planning process. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Jostens Rep to Visit School on October 26

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Our Jostens' representative will be at our school on Wednesday, October 26th during lunches so that seniors may order their graduation supplies.  The cost for a cap and gown is $20 with no tax (do not pay tax if the company tries to bill it).  All other senior supplies have various prices and will be subject to tax. There will at least two more dates scheduled for seniors to make their orders during their lunches.  Orders can also be placed online at jostens.com.

 Please see Mrs. Erwin if you have any questions

!!! Drivers Wanted !!!

Bath County Title I Parent Education Night

 Bath County Schools will be hosting a Title I Parent Education Night on 11/3/16 at Bath County High School from 6:00 - 8:00 in the Family consumer Education Classroom, RM. 213.


Click here for more information

Student Survey

Students, please let us know what you thought about the BCHS Testing Celebration that we did on Wednesday, October 12.  Please click the link below to take the survey.


Students Get Recognized for their Tribute to Jerry Thatcher

Bath County High School Sophomores, Dalton Lewis, Ben Danner, and Donovan Holder, were recognized as the Student Spotlight during the September Board Meeting.  The students created a touching video tribute to Mr. Jerry Thatcher in dedication to his memory and his legacy as an educator.  Pictured:  Mr. Harvey Tackett, Superintendent of Bath County Schools; Melanie Erwin, Bath County High School Principal; Ben Danner, and Dalton Lewis.

WHAS Crusade for Children Partnership with Bath County Schools

WHAS Crusade for Children Partnership Provides Sensory Materials and Equipment Funding for Bath County Schools

Bath County Schools has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children. The funds will provide sensory materials and equipment for students at Owingsville Elementary and Crossroads Elementary. These materials and equipment will give special needs students a place to get away from a sometimes overstimulating school environment. This can also provide a space for students to become more open to exploring their environment. According to district Special Education Director Kim Whitt, “The materials will fill a vast need for the district. Teachers will be able to use these new materials to address each child's pattern of sensory processing to help students better adapt to the school environment. The grant will be divided equally among the two schools, and the materials and equipment should be outfitted and ready for students within the first eight weeks of school.

!!! Congratulations BCHS on your Proficient rating !!!

Way To Go Students and Staff!


Congratulations to BCHS for being a Proficient School!  The students and staff are celebrating an overall accountability score of 72.7.

Join Us for the Homecoming Parade!

Click the image above to learn more about the homecoming parade.

Bath County FFA leading the way at the State Fair

In Loving Memory of Mr. Jerry Thatcher

In Loving Memory of Mr. Jerry Thatcher



Mr. Thatcher dedicated 34 years to the families of Bath County and was known to many as a phenomenal teacher, an outstanding principal, and a dear friend. You will forever be an inspiration to all.

Jr. Chef competition at the Kentucky State Fair

On August 19th, the BCHS Wildcat Catering Crew competed at the Jr. Chef competition at the Kentucky State Fair.  The students made Shepherd's Pie with Kentucky Proud food products.  They advanced the first round beating Trigg and competed again on August 20th.  The team was eliminated by Pikeville High School in the second round.  The Wildcat Catering Crew consists of Timmy Damron, John Wells, Jr., and Dallas Cooper.  Coaches are Vickie Wells, Lee Ann Ramey, and Teresa Lane.

Happy Retirement!








BCHS Safety/Security Measures

Kentucky State Police and Bath Co. law enforcement officials will be present at Bath Co. High School during Friday  August 26th as part of the school’s safety/security measures.  Law enforcement officials conducted  an investigation involving a social media website message  and  determined there is no validity.   Their presence is part of our school district’s safe school protocols.   


Bath County Schools Welcome "New" Principals

Three Bath County veteran educators have been chosen to fill principal vacancies at Bath County High School, Bath County Middle School, and Crossroads Elementary School.


Mrs. Melanie Erwin                      Mr. R. Todd Neace                         Mrs. Lorinda Jamison
  BCHS Principal                            BCMS Principal                                CES Principal

Congratulations to all three of the new principals. You are invited to give them a warm welcome as they begin a new phase in their careers.

BCHS Principal Selection Survey

Click the Survey Link below to enter your input concerning the new principal selection process for Bath County High School.  This link will be open until July 6, 2016.

Survey Link

BCHS Students Attend Livestock and Dairy Skillathon at MSU Farms

Pictured above are Logan Jones and Tessia Welch, who attended the Livestock and Dairy Skillathon at MSU Farms with Mr. Jon Hammons. 

Tessia Welch won 5th place Dairy Judging Contest Senior Division.  Tessia also received 5th in the Reasons Class Senior Division and was awarded 5th Place Overall Individual in the Senior Division.

Logan Jones won 7th place in Dairy Judging Reasons Class Senior Division.  Logan also placed 7th place Overall in the Dairy Judging Contest Senior Division.

Congratulations 2016 Graduates

BCHS seniors enjoyed the traditional hat toss at the end of the graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  A photo gallery of graduation pictures can be seen by clicking the photo above.

BCHS Rogers Scholar

Bath County High School sophomore, Cameron Vincent has been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2016 Rogers Scholars program. Vincent will join 62 high school students from southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the program. There were nearly 400 applicants for this prestigious program.

Rogers Scholars—The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program—provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help rising high school juniors in 45 Southern and Eastern counties of Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

BCHS TSA Success at State Conference


Congratulations to the Bath County High School Technology Student Association.
The TSA recently competed at the State TSA Conference in Louisville, KY and
received the following two awards:

On Demand Video - First Place                      Digital Video Production - First Place

      Ryan Walters was also elected as the State TSA Historian.

The BCHS Chapter of TSA will be traveling to Nashville, TN to compete in at the National TSA Conference in June. This is the fourth year in a row that the TSA has qualified for the National Conference.

Success for Bath County STLP at 2016 State Conference

Congratulations to the Bath County Schools’ Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP)!  The state championship event, held at Rupp Arena, was attended by over 10,000 students. The following Bath County students competed at the state STLP competition and received awards for their hard work.

Click view all below for entire article:

Graduation Set for May 21

The Bath County High School Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 pm in the Bath County High School Gymnasium.

BCHS FBLA Success at Regionals


The Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter competed at the Region 5 Leadership Conference in Morehead, Kentucky on March 16, 2016 at the MSU campus.

Click View All below to see individual results.

BCHS FFA at Regional Speaking Contest

Attending the FFA Regional Speaking Contest:
(back to front) - Brandon Abney, Raleigh Hill, Robbie Wright, Colton Haney, Jacob Conyers, Kelsey Church, Tessia Welch, and Leanna Butcher.

Jacob Conyers placed 1st in the Ag Mechanics Impromptu and will advance to FFA State Competition in June.
Congratulations Jacob!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Comes to Bath County

Please join us at the Bath County Memorial Library to get your child registered.  All Bath County children from Birth up to Age 5 are eligible to enroll and start receiving Imagination Library books for free - 1 book per month until 5th birthday.

Bath County Schools - 2 Hour Delay - Friday, March 4, 2016
2016 FFA Week

Bath County FFA Officers and FFA Advisor, Jon Hammons attended the signing of the 2016 FFA Week Proclamation with Bath County Judge Executive, Bobby Rogers.  2015-2016 FFA Officers are Jordan Blevins, Allen Thomas, Tessia Welch, Leanna Butcher  & Lexie Craig   - FFA Advisor: Jon Hammons

2016 61st District Basketball Tournament

The tournament will begin with the girls first round on Monday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. The championship game for the girls will take place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The opening round for the boys tournament will begin on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. with the championship game being played on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.

BCHS Students Perform at State Conference


Bath County High School students Aaron Martin and Mason Emmons performed percussion with the KMEA All- State Junior High Choirs at the KMEA State Conference on February 4, 2016. Also pictured is Bath County High School Band Director, Robert Rawlings.

BCHS Principal Paul Prater Named KMEA District 8 Administrator of the Year


Congratulations to Paul Prater, BCHS Principal, pictured above with BCHS Band Director Robert Rawlings, who was named the KMEA District 8 Administrator of the Year during the KMEA Conference in Louisville on February 5, 2016.  KMEA District 8 is comprised of the 16 counties in the northeast corner of Kentucky.



Bath County Schools - Closed - February 17, 2016 - SACC will be open at OES.



Student Voice Survey

We want our teachers to be the absolute best they can be. As part of our efforts to improve teaching and learning, students are asked to complete surveys about their teachers. The information from the surveys is confidential and a summary is given to teachers to help them grow professionally. Students at the high school will be participating in a Student Voice Survey about their teachers beginning Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 19, 2016. If you do NOT want your child to participate you will need to  sign a waiver and send it to the high school. You can click here to download the waiver. The waiver needs to be turned in to the office.

Twenty-One BCHS Students Obtain Their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Industry Certifications

Pictured are as follows:
Front row:  Matthew Meadows, Landan Swartz, Harvey Stapleton, Pashley Griffith, Allison Karrick, Talyn Alderman, and Joshua Neal  Back Row:  Nathan Davis, Spencer Pergrem, Jordan Davis, Kylen Messer, Lane Rogers, Chandler Otis, Hunter Riley, Jake Porter, Abby Henderson, Madelyne English, Brynn Collinsworth, and McKenna Moore 
Absent from the photo:  Desirae Fogle and Megan Hutson

Please congratulate all of those students who have become Microsoft Office Specialists!

Click View All below to see entire story.

Board Spotlight for December 2015

STLP Regional Showcase - Morehead State University

Students from Bath County Schools traveled to Morehead State University on December 14, 2015, to compete at the STLP Fall Regional Showcase.  They were supervised by advisers Kristal Robinson, BCHS; Vickie Moriarity, BCMS; Michelle Lyons and Jessica Haynes, CES; and Shannon Hill, OES.  Jeremy Weaver and Keith Crouch, Bath County Schools Technicians, as well as Vickie Moriarity, BCMS Adviser, judged at the event.  Each chapter is required to provide a judge in order for their groups to be allowed to compete.  Each school had a project invited to enter state competition.

Winners from the different events who will be moving on to the State STLP Showcase at Rupp Arena on April 22, 2016, are:  

OES— Cooper Smoot & Henry Rawlings have been invited to state as Scratch Ambassadors!  Cooper and Henry will be assisting in running a workshop/ computer lab for the public to introduce coding to beginners! Kendall Vincent, Samuel Vincent, Wesley Conant, and Chris Ritchie have been invited to state with their showcase project!

CES –   The Scratch Club, Mahailah White, Eli Bradley, Brock Donohew, Clay Manley, project has been invited to participate at the State Competition.

BCMS – Hunter Bradley & Andrew Coyle have been invited to participate at state in April as Scratch Ambassadors.

BCHS -   Kendra Willis was invited to state competition in the Live Reporting Event.

BCHS Welding Team Received Scholarships

The four BCHS students in the photo above all received $500 scholarships with KWI (Kentucky Welding Institute).  These students were awarded these scholarships because of their hard work on the Bath County FFA welding team.  Also in the picture is FFA Adviser Jon Hammons.


BCHS Band Performs at MSU Band Day

Members of the Bath County High School Band (pictured above) performed with the Morehead State University Marching Band on October 31, 2015.

Join Us At Our Open House on October 22

Our Back-to-School Open House will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Midterm Reports will be passed out to parents from the concession stand area in the gym lobby. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.  There will be a Freshman Parent Orientation meeting in the library at 6:00 pm (AFTER THE OPEN HOUSE). Parents can sign up for Parent Portal at the open house and also learn about ILP’s. There will be a variety of other things occurring as well.

Bath County Schools Surplus Auction

The Bath County Public Schools are holding a surplus auction on Friday September 25, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bus Garage located on Chenault Drive in Owingsville, KY. 

Click view all below for a listing of items.

       For more information regarding this auction, contact Tony
 at 606-674-6314.


It's Homecoming Week!

BCHS Chorus

Bath County High School is proud to announce that over 25 students have signed up to participate in the newly established chorus  program!!!    This year is off to a great start as we congratulate Natasha Holder for being selected not only for Bath County High School but Bath County, KY as she was chosen to sing with the University of KY orchestra in the ceremonies unveiling the newly remodeled Commonwealth Stadium on September 5, 2015. 

BCHS Student in MSU Craft Academy's Inaugural Class

The initial class of Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics arrived Sunday, Aug. 9, on the campus of Morehead State University including BCHS Junior Madison Hammons.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics was designed to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.  Click the link below for the full article:  http://www.moreheadstate.edu/News/2015/August/First_Craft_Academy_arrives_at_MSU/

2015-16 BCHS Schedule Pickups

Students may pick up schedules and make needed changes on the following dates between 9 am and 3 pm daily:  Seniors - Monday, July 27; Juniors - Tuesday, July 28; Sophomores - Wednesday, July 29; Freshmen - Thursday, July 30

No schedule changes will be made once school starts Students may make schedule changes with a counselor every day through Tuesday, August 4.

Click View All below for more information.

June Student Spotlight - TSA

At the June 2015 Board meeting, the students pictured above presented the video that they plan to enter in competition at the TSA National Convention held in Texas in June/July this summer.  The topic of the video was cyber-stalking, and it documented valid concerns about this type of behavior.

Bath County Schools' Retirees

At the June 2015 Board meeting the Bath County Schools' retirees were honored by Mr. Harvey Tackett and School Board Members.  Pictured above are Elaine Rice (OES), Dottie Goodpaster (OES), Tracey Little (CES), Lindy Weaver (BCMS, and Burnsy Stewart (Central Office).  Also retiring but not pictured are Lisa Willis (BCHS) and Wanda Norris (Bus Driver).

Schedule Pick Up Dates

Students may pick up schedules and make needed changes on the following dates between 9 am and 3 pm daily:

Seniors - Monday, July 27
Juniors - Tuesday, July 28
Sophomores - Wednesday, July 29
Freshmen - Thursday, July 30

Students unable to get transportation to pick up their schedule may email a counselor (tamela.porter@bath.kyschools.us or melinda.crocket@bath.kyschools.us). Students may make schedule changes with a counselor every day through Tuesday, August 4. No schedule changes will be made once school starts.

Parking permits may be purchased all week at $30 with proper paperwork required prior to purchase. 

Drama Camp Production

On Friday evening, June 19, the Bath County students pictured above performed a musical titled "Memories - Rock-N-Roll" as the culmination of a week long Drama Camp.  The Drama Camp was organized by Jennifer Blount, Kathy Adams and Kelly Wilson.  This is the third annual Drama Camp that has been held for Bath County students.  The performances always receive great reviews.

BCHS Graduation Ceremony - 2015

2014-15 BCHS Jr. Chef Team

Ryan Walters, Samuel Barker and Ronnie Depew are pictured above with their entry, Wildcat Quiche.

Click View All below to see recipe.

Program Planning Guides Now Available

Please see the following documents for the Program Planning Guides:

9th Grade PPG

10th Grade PPG

11th Grade PPG

12th Grade PPG

BCHS Band Receives Distinguished Rating

It is with great pride that we announce that the Bath County High School Symphonic Band has earned a Distinguished Rating at the KMEA Concert Band Assessment. This is the third straight year the band has earned this honor and the eighth time since 2006 (2009 and 2012 were Proficient).


The BCHS Band has had an excellent year and the students are looking forward to their final three performances of the year: May Day, Spring Concert/Banquet, and Graduation.


Congratulations should also go out to the Bath County Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Band for also receiving a Distinguished Rating at the KMEA Concert Band Assessment this year. Great job Mrs. Bowling and Band Students! Their culminating concert is schedule for May 5th at BCMS.


2014-15 Amended Calendar Approved by Board of Education on April 20, 2015

Autism Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month - April


The Bath County Autism Awareness Committee would like to invite you to the Second Annual Walk for Autism, Thursday, April 16th @ 6:00 PM.  The walk will begin at the Bath County Middle School parking lot and will go to the Bath County Courthouse and end back at the middle school.  There will be a balloon release at the conclusion of the walk.  After the walk (in the middle school gym) there will be snacks: popcorn & sno-cones.  There will be numerous informational booths including occupational therapist, speech therapist, physical therapist, community resources and parent/family resources for parents.  There will also be activity centers for children.

Accept, Understand, Love…Until All The Pieces Fit!

For pictures of the walk click here

BCHS TSA Qualifies for Nationals

Bath County High School TSA members qualify for the National Technology Student Association Conference for the third straight year.

At this year's Kentucky TSA Conference, Bath County received a third place medal for a CH46e Helicopter Model created by A. J. Withrow. They also received a second place medal for their On Demand Video and a first place medal for their Digital Video Production entry.

Bath County TSA is also pleased to announce that Kendra Willis was elected as the Kentucky TSA State Historian.

Attending this year's conference was A. J. Withrow, Allen Thomas, Hunter McCarty, Cameron Parker, Cathy Prater, Kendra Willis, and Hannah Martin.

Final 2014-15 School Calendar Approved

During the March 2015 Board meeting, the Bath County School Board of Education approved the final 2014-15 calendar.  Click View All below to view the final 2014-15 School Calendar pending no other emergency or weather events that require closing of school.

RaeLynn Concert (click for radio interview and video announcements)

Bath County High School

April 11, 2015
Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 2 at various locations.

Listen to Raelynn interview by Jeff Ray airing on WKCA Radio 97.7 FM.


To visit RaeLynn's Official WebPage go to http://www.raelynnofficial.net/

or to see the God Made Girls youtube video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl1uv6gB4hE

Bath County Health Fair Rescheduled for March 12

STLP Success for Winter Projects

STLP Winter Projects winners are:

BCHS - Lexie Craig - Photo Product & Manipulated Photo
BCMS - Andrew Coyle - Manipulated Image; Ashley Fore - Storytelling; Grace Griffith - Original Photo; Kennedy Johnson - Storytelling
CES - Mallory Brashear - Graphic Design (photo above)

OES - McKayla Hatfield & Kasey King - Presenter Service; Kassidy Thomas - Technical Writing;  Maggie Elam & Kassidy Thomas - ePublishing; Will Ratliff - Manipulated Photo; Clara Beth Toy - ePublishing & Original Photo
These students, along with the winners from the Fall Regional Showcase, are invited to compete at the State STLP Showcase in Rupp Arena on March 26, 2015.  
Click View All below to see some of the student work.

BCHS Wildcat Leadership Council Visits Frankfort

The Wildcat Leadership Council traveled to Frankfort to meet with legislators to raise awareness for our community and share the dreams they have for our future.  Pictured with the WLC is Lieutenant Governor Crit Louallen.

Early Dismissal Thursday, February 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Bath County Schools will be dismissing at 1:30 PM today, Thursday February 12, 2015. 
Event Modified (both Time And Area) for Bath County
Winter Weather Advisory valid from Feb 12 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST


Congratulations to our BCHS Ladycats!!!!

Come out and support them on Wednesday, January 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Due to the game date/time, the Bath Co. School District will not be in school on January 28.

Click View All below for more information about the Championship Game.

Congratulations STLP Members!

Six BCHS students recently competed at the regional STLP conference at Morehead State University.  Congratulations to Erin and Allison Hartley for their placement in the showcase event!  Their showcase will move on to the state competition at Rupp Arena in the spring.

STLP Results for Bath County Schools

Students from Bath County Schools traveled to Morehead State University for the STLP Region 7 Showcase in order to qualify to compete at the STLP State Event at Rupp Arena.

Click View All below to see all schools' results.

BCHS to Host a Veterans Day Breakfast

Bath County High School will be celebrating our veterans and their sacrifices for our country on Wednesday, November 12, with a breakfast. The breakfast will begin around 7:30 a.m. and end around 8:30 a.m.  All veterans are invited to attend. The menu includes sausage, biscuits, gravy, baked apples, and drinks.

OES Students Celebrated World Food Day with BCHS FFA Members and Visiting Dignitaries

Boys' Soccer Team Wins the 16th Region Class A

Above:  The Boys' Soccer team won the 16th Region Class A soccer tournament hosted at Bath County. They defeated Menifee County 1-0 on a penalty kick by Caden Messer then came back to defeat West Carter 3-2 in the championship.



Elon Bartley rises up for the header during the Menifee game.
2014 BCHS Homecoming

BCHS Band Performs at UK Football Game

The Bath Co. High School Band was one of 9 High School Groups selected to perform with UK's Wildcat Marching Band at Halftime of the UK vs. Ohio U Football Game on September 6, 2014. Click View All below to see links to video clips and more pictures.

Join Us for Open House

Our New CCR Program Is Off To A Great Start!
We are off to a wonderful start with the School to Work (CCR) Program. The students have completed mock interviews, first drafts of resumes, and most of them started their job shadowing experience.
Household Income Form

Attention Bath County Parents! 

Help your child and the schools’ eligibility for state and federal programs.

Have you completed the HOUSEHOLD AND INCOME FORM?  Beginning August 18, all Bath County students will be served breakfast and lunch, FREE OF CHARGE, regardless of income.  Please help your child and the school by completing the HIF form.

Why complete the form?  This allows the school to be able to determine eligibility for additional programs for which your child(ren) may qualify.

What additional programs will this help?  All  students will receive free meals and the completion of the HIF form helps determine funding for Family Resource Centers, KEES Scholarship, Technology, Gifted and Talented Services, Textbooks, School Fees Waivers, and numerous other programs.

Click here for a copy of the Household Income Form.

BCHS Distinguished Symphonic Band


The Bath County High School Symphonic Band received Distinguished Ratings from all four Adjudicators at the KMEA District 8 Concert Band Performance Assessment on April 25, 2014! One adjudicator stated that the Bath County High School Band "...was easily the most dynamic group of the night..."  This outstanding accomplishment qualifies the BCHS Band for performance in the KMEA State Concert Band Festival in May.

BCHS Ladycats Softball Team at Spring Training

BCHS Junior Chef Students at March Board of Education Working Session

Students from the Bath County High School Junior Chef Program accompanied by Mrs. Vickie Wells and Mrs. LeeAnn Ramey prepared a meal for the Board Members and audience at the March 2014 Board of Education Working Session.

BCHS Band Student Makes History



BCHS Student, Wesley Denkins, was not only selected to the All-State Band in February, but also was selected to be a member of the 1st ever All-State Percussion Ensemble (1st one in the nation). As a member of this inaugural group, Wesley performed at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 1, under the direction of renowned percussionist Lalo Davila.

Bath County Health Fair & Community Resources

Straight A Students

Congratulations to these Straight A Students (for the first grading semester). These students received a certificate for a set of free tickets to the Cincinnati Reds game this spring!

2014 61st District Basketball Tournament Brackets

Presidents' Day - February 17, 2014 - School on Regular Schedule


Because of the number of weather days that Bath County Schools have missed,  Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17, 2014, will be a regular school day.

BCHS Student Spotlight at January School Board Meeting

Students from the Bath County High School Drama Class accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Blount, performed at the January 27, 2014 Board Meeting for the Board members and the audience.  They were recognized with Certificates of Appreciation by Superintendent Harvey Tackett.

WTVQ 36 Interview with Mr. Tackett about School Closings



Ian Preston of WTVQ-TV Ch. 36 interviewed Bath County Superintendent, Mr. Harvey Tackett, and Bath County parents concerning school closings and the impact on our school calendar.  Click the link above to view the video clip from the WTVQ website.

A quote from Mr. Tackett in the article, "Superintendent Harvey Tackett says about 90% of the students in the Bath County district live in rural areas on roads that are not plowed or treated for ice. He says it would be a safety issue if school buses tried to drive down some of those icy roads."

Title I Information for Parents

All Bath County Schools are district-wide Title I schools.  This federal funding allows for your child’s school to provide more parent involvement, supplies, technology, and  teachers.   As a parent, you may contact your child’s school at any time and ask about these services and the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers. 

Schools Closed Monday, December 9

Bath County Schools will be closed Monday, December 9, due to weather and the boil water advisory.

The CAT Bash


Show your wildcat pride Saturday night at:


Bath County’s Boys and Girls Basketball Teams

Are ready to play ball!

Traditional Red/White Scrimmage featuring the players!

Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a free red or white towel!

There will be a SPIRIT AWARD given to the “wildcat” with the most school spirit!

Award will be a basketball signed by both teams!

BCHS Gym - 6:00 p.m.


Christmas Crafts on a Budget
Attention Seniors!


Our senior trip to New York City has been approved and we are ready to begin collecting down payments. We will be leaving for NYC on Monday, April 28th and returning on Friday, May 2nd. The total cost for the trip will be $850. Your first payment of $200 will be due by Friday, November 15th to Mrs. Erwin. Mrs. Erwin will be speaking to all English IV classes about the trip and there will be an informational meeting for all seniors and their parents on Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 in the library. We must have 40 participants for the trip. If you have any question please see Mrs. Erwin.

Congratulations to Christopher Stull for Qualifying for the KHSAA State Golf Tournament
It's Homecoming Week at BCHS!
Just wonder through the halls of BCHS and you'll find much that will grab your attention!  We have been celebrating homecoming all week and are looking forward to our parade on Thursday, October 3, our game on Friday, and our dance on Saturday.  Please visit our photo galleries to catch a glimpse of what is and has been taking place at BCHS:  http://www.bath.kyschools.us/school_photoGallery.aspx?schoolid=1

Homecoming Parade and Community Pep Rally 2013

You are invited to participate in the 2013 Homecoming Parade!  Athletic Groups, Clubs, Cheerleaders, Bicyclers of all ages are Welcome!  Click the link below to view the flyer containing more information!

Homecoming Parade and Community Pep Rally 2013 Information

Open House on Tuesday

Please join us for our Back To School Open House.  This Tuesday, August 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.!  Meet the teachers and join us for some other activities.

Bank's Back, Jack



The Wildcat Exchange will be open for business on Friday, August 16.  Be sure to open a savings account with the school bank.  They are offering 2.00% APY on all savings accounts.  Students and staff may open an account. You'll want to open one by August 21 so that you will be entered into a drawing for a Ducky Dynasty throw.

The Wildcat Exchange also offers check cashing and coin counting services.  You may also take out a lunch loan up to $1.85 (students) or $3.00 (staff).

The Wildcat Exchange offers personal loans from $5 to $100.

They are open during lunch and have two locations--in the cafeteria and on the first floor near the teacher's lounge.

Parent Letter Concerning Student Insurance

Please click the link below to see student insurance information:

Student Insurance Explanation and Optional Purchase Information

School Food Service Retirees Honored at Reception

Three retirees from the Bath County Schools Food Service Department were recognized for their outstanding dedication to the students of Bath County in a reception hosted by Mrs. Vickie Wells, Food Service Director.  Mr. Harvey Tackett, Bath County Superintendent, gave a congratulatory message to these ladies.

Congratulations to our Prom King and Queen for 2013

Brandon Kenney and Beth May

TSA State Winners

A big congratulations goes out to the following TSA members for receiving first place in the State TSA Digital Video competition: Jordan Abrams, Brad Skaggs, Dakota Sorrell, Shawn Drake, Jason Little and Cathy Prater. These students will be traveling to Orlando, Florida this summer to compete at the National TSA Conference.


BCHS Baseball team travels to Myrtle Beach
Way To Go FBLA!

Several Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America students travelled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the state FBLA competition.


We are pleased to announce the following results:

First Place in Database Design and Applications: Hali Miller

First Place in Talent Show-Most Entertaining: Liz Collins, Shelbeah Cook, Hannah Miller

First Place in LifeSmarts: Caleb Johnson and Montana Thompson

Fourth Place in Introduction to Business Communication: Taylor Moore

Fifth Place in Business Plan Project: Allie Byrd and Hannah Staviski


Hali Miller, Caleb Johnson, and Montana Thompson will have the opportunity to compete at the national FBLA conference in June in Anaheim, California!

Bath County Schools 4th Annual March Against Drugs

Click View All Below to see full story.

Click here to view Photo Gallery

Bath County Preschool & Head Start Registration Info

Preschool/Head Start county-wide registration for the 2013-2014 school year will take place from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Gateway Head Start Building (Kendall Springs Road) on Friday, April 19, 2013.  

Click View All for full information:


Thirty-seven Bath County students from OES, BCMS, and BCHS travelled to Rupp Arena on March 28, 2013,  to take part in the STLP State Championship.  There were 5,900 students competing from across the state.  Bath County Schools students came home with their fair share of winners!  First and second place students were recognized on stage with a trophy or plaque, as well as others who received special honors.  Please congratulate those students who have worked so hard and received such honors!

Click View All below to see list of winners/honorees.

To see full photo gallery, click 2013 State STLP Photo Gallery.

To view the video of the awards program, go to this link: http://mediaportal.education.ky.gov/videos/stlp-championship-2013/

BCHS Red/White Spring Football Game

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at BCHS Football Field

FBLA Places in 27 Events

Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America members participated in the FBLA Regional Conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Morehead State University.  The members competed in various events and placed in the following:


Congratulations BCHS HOSA Chapter

Congratulations to all the HOSA members

that participated last week’s competition.

Megan Leach and Jessica Copher came in

4th place in the Public Health Category. 

Hannah Smoot came in a very impressive

1st place!!!

Her category was Health and Wellness, Nutrition.

Spring Open House This Week!

Our Spring Open House is just around the corner! 

  • Parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers and pick up report cards.

  • A free dinner will be served to all in attendance – lasagna, salad, drinks, and cookies.

  • Parents who stop by to check out our ACT StudentEdge Prep Resource or the ILP will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.

  • Three (3) door prize drawings for $25 each will be made (4:30, 5:30, and 6:30)

Bath County Annual Health Fair Health Fair Flyer

Held at Owingsville Elementary School

March 5, 2013 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Bath Co. STLP Headed to State Competition

Coming to Bath County Schools in February

Driver' Education Course Offered

Bath County School Board Members Honored In January

January is the month designated to show appreciation to School Board Members!


Check out our District and Building Photo Galleries
Not only does the District have a Photo gallery, but so does each school.
Congratulations Band Members!
Welcome to the NEW Bath County Schools Website

Welcome to our new site.  Please be patient with us as we transition to the new web pages for the district and schools. 

FBLA LifeSmarts Team Places in Top Eight in Nation FBLA Lifesmarts Team Places

Congratulations to FBLA members Caleb Johnson and Montana Thompson. They placed in the top 8 teams in the entire nation to qualify for the National FBLA LifeSmarts Challenge in Anaheim, California in June.

FBLA Members Place First in Virtual Business Competition FBLA Members Place First in Round One

Congratulations to Darien Conway, Brandon Fryman, Jared Willoughby, and Amber Martin for placing first in the state of Kentucky for round one of the FBLA Virtual Business Challenge. The FBLA Virtual Business Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their skills at managing a distribution center. The Bath County FBLA team was able to earn over $5,000,000 in just one year.



Darien Conway, Jared Willoughby, and Amber Martin also placed first in the first round of Virtual Business Finance Challenge. The Virtual Business Finance Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their financial literacy skills in a variety of areas. The Bath County FBLA team was able to obtain over $77,000 in net worth in only three years.

Bath County Schools Welcomes New Superintendent Harvey Tackett
We would like to welcome our New Superintendent of Bath County Schools Harvey Tackett.

Swartz holds the new BCHS school record

Congratulations to Landan Swartz for holding the new BCHS school record of 5,000 + yds. career rusing.  Landan is definately a role model for our younger players and we look forward to his success in the future.


Landan Swartz preseason player of the year

The Fight for Public Education, Bath County Schools will be closed Friday, April 13, 2018

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, April 13, our school district will be closed. 

We realize that when school is closed it can cause disruption in daily schedules and hardships for everyone. We not only hope to have your understanding in why we have closed, but we also need you to help advocate for your child.  WE NEED YOU to join with us in a fight for public education!

What is at stake is a complex issue.  It would be impossible to condense it all to one short, concise page.  Therefore, I want to make a few points and clarify some misconceptions as to why we are canceling school tomorrow.

  1. Teachers ARE NOT asking for a raise.
  2. Teachers ARE NOT fighting for a pension; (that bill has already passed).
  3.  We need for the Senate and House to OVERRIDE the Governor’s veto of HB200 (budget/school funding), HB 366 (revenue/tax reform) and SB362 (CERS contribution phase in).
  4. We need EVERYONE to contact legislators.
Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton

Lieutenant governor visit

Lieutenant Governor, Jenean Hampton spoke to Bath County High School Students today about The Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge http://www.kylgec.com/ .   She also had an opportunity to speak with students about STEM opportunities and at-risk students about their futures.

Solar Eclipse informaton, Monday August 21, 2017

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 Bath County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

Governor’s Scholars Program Recipients

2016-17 govenors scholars

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Governor’s Scholars Program.  Pictured from left to right: Stone Barrett, Lexie Craig, Ryan Walters, and Cameron Vincent

The Program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. The first class numbered 230 and was housed on one college campus. Since then, the Program has enjoyed excellent support and grown to over 1,000 students on three campuses.

The core curriculum for these summer sessions is threefold:

  • Focus Area:
  • General Studies:
  • Seminar:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

BCHS Schedule Pickups

Bath Co. High School will be giving out student schedules from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on the following days: 

Monday, August 1st - Seniors

Tuesday, August 2nd - Juniors

Wednesday, August 3rd - Sophomores

Thursday, August 4th - Freshman

 Parking passes may also be obtained on the same dates.

BCHS Band Performance

The Bath County High School Marching Band performed selected Christmas music
at the Bath County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade in Owingsville on
December 5, 2015.

BCHS Class of 2018 Benefit & Auction

The BCHS Class of 2018 is sponsoring a benefit and auction for the Daugherty family at the Owingsville First Church of God on October 9 (Friday) from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Meals for adults are $6, and meals for children ages 5 to 12 are $4.  Meals for children 4 and under are free. The meal will be hamburgers and hotdogs along with different types of salad and desserts. 

Donations will be accepted and may be dropped off at the church that evening or at the front office at Bath County High School.  You may also contact any of the following people: Ryan Walters (Mellanie and Timmy), Tyler Brown (Kristy and Brian), Lexie Craig (Micah and Jimmy), Klay Oatman, and Shawn Stump (Donna and Stumpy), Mrs. Rachelle Thompson, Mrs. Jennifer Blount, or Cheryl Cox.  These class officers, parents, advisers and volunteers have offered to help to get donations to the church in time for the auction.

Bath County Schools Opening Day

Congratulations to Crossroads Faculty and Staff during Opening Day festivities - Crossroads won first place for their skit "The Wizard of Oz."

President's Day


Because of the delayed beginning of school in August 2014, President's Day, Monday, February 16, 2015, will be a regular school day for Bath County Schools. 

Congratulations to the 2014 Homecoming Queen and her Court

For more pictures click on the title or View All

Bath County Schools Delayed Opening

New Information:

The Bath County Board of Education voted in the August 6 special called meeting to delay the start of school for the 2014-15 school year. 

The first day for students will be Monday, August 18, 2014.

School of Distinction

The Bath County High School Chapter of the National Beta Club has been named a 2013-2014 National Beta Club School of Distinction. This honor is for the increasing number of members added to the club each year and for outstanding service to the community. This national honor speaks highly of Bath County High School's commitment to academic rigor and illustrates our dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness.  We are so proud of our students and Mrs. Debbie Highley!
2014 District Comprehensive Plan

The 2014 District Comprehensive Improvement Plan can be viewed under Comprehensive Improvement Plans by clicking Forms and Links on the top right of the main menu.  If you have suggestions, questions or concerns, please contact Rhonda Back at rhonda.back@bath.kyschools.us or 606-674-2101 Ext. 5108.

Beta Club Holds Annual Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the Beta Club on Wednesday, September 11:

Madi Aschenauer, Brandon Bailey, Taylor Bussell, Taylor Caudill, Jade Conn, Jessica Copher, Bethany Crouch, Lauren Crouch, Tori Crouch, Kellie Day, Aaron Denton, Chrissy Hall, Kassandra Hamilton, Katelyn Harvey, Nathan Harvey, Maverick Highely, Hayley Hornback, Morgan Howard, Eli Hubbard, Christa Jamison, Hunter Johnson, Haley Kegley, Taborn Kissick, Megan Leach, Hunter McCarty, Ransom McCarty, Taylor Moore, Austin Newton, Haleigh Porter, Cathy Prater, Hayden Price, Elijah Razor, Marinda Roark, Courtney Robinson, Travis Robinson, Tayler Rogers, Kaitlyn Sammons, Bradley Scaggs, Hannah Smoot, Sierra Stewart, Anitra Thompson, Kelsey Ulery, Alicia Wallace, Hannah Walters, Emily Wells, Natalie Whitt, Shawana Wolfenbarger, Travis Woodard, and Shae Wright

BCHS Back to School Week

Monday, July 29, 2013, Seniors can pick up class schedules from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, make changes, and buy parking permits

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Juniors can pick up class schedules from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, make changes, and buy parking permits

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Sophomores and Freshmen can pick up class schedules from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and make changes

Thursday, August 1, 2013, students may pick up class schedules from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, tour the building, and practice locker opening.  No Schedule Changes will be possible.

Congratulations to Amber Martin, 2013 Miss Bath County, and Her Court
The 2013 Miss Bath County and her court.
From left to right Chelsea Hawks, 3rd runner up, Caitlin Riddle, 1st runner up, Miss Bath County, Amber Martin, Kasey Alexandria (Allie) Byrd, 2nd runner up, Megan Stigall, 4th runner up.
Congratulations to the Bath County Cross Country Cats! 

Congratulations to the Bath County Cross Country Cats! 
They competed in the Region XC meet today. Both teams competed well and were the Region Runner-Up. Both teams also missed Region Champion by 4 points. We are so very proud of these athletes!

cross country  cross country

BCHS Mock Crash Mock Crash Group

The Bath County High School, under the direction of Cindy Kerns (Youth Service Center)  worked with community partners in putting together a mock student crash scenario.  This “think before you drink and drive,” productions was presented to the 600 high school students on April 11th, right before the prom festivities.  This program was another School Safety initiative from the Bath County School.

Additional photos are available under Photo Galleries

Bath County Board Appreciation

board members

We are hearing a lot lately from school boards who have stepped up and made a case both locally and statewide for both restoring and increasing funding for schools.

So many different kinds of groups make money pitches for so many causes that the temptation may be to lump these school boards in with the rest. But that’s not where they should be. When members of the Bath County school board advocate for better funding, they are doing it for the children of this community: for the up-to-date books they need for their classes, for the after-school programs that help struggling readers, for new school buses to safely transport them, for buildings that offer the physical settings needed to learn, for course offerings and technology that will enable them to graduate to a career or go on to postsecondary education, and on and on.

Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge
Solar Eclipse Permission Form
BCHS TSA State Conference

TSA state conference

Congratulations to the Bath County Technology Student Association who had an outstanding performance at the recent Kentucky TSA conference. The BCHS TSA received 1st place for their Digital Video Production and 1st place for On Demand Video. They also received a second place medal for their Fashion Design entry. In individual entries, Logan Routt and Logan Clark received 3rd place recognition for their Architectural Design model and Troyal Cox placed 3rd in Dragster Design. Bath County TSA is also privileged to have Gabe Jones elected State Treasurer for Kentucky TSA and Ryan Walters elected state President for Kentucky TSA.

These students will be traveling to Orlando, Florida in June to compete at the National TSA Conference. This will be the fifth year in a row that Bath County TSA has qualified for their national conference. Congratulations Bath County TSA.

Mrs. Erwin, Principal of Bath County High School
Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services
Need Your Input

Bath County High School is currently developing their Comprehensive School Improvement Plan for 2016.  We welcome input from all stakeholders in the development of this plan.  Please contact our Assistant Principal, Melanie Erwin for more information.

In Loving Memory of

Waylon James Daugherty

To view the Waylon Daugherty Memorial Video, click on the picture above.


FCCLA Region 9 STAR Events Results


FCCLA members competed in the Region 9 STAR Events competition in Mason County on Tuesday, February 9.  The Bath County High School Chapter had more winners than any other chapter in the region.

Click View All below to see results.

Important Scheduling Information for Students

Due to the start of school being delayed, please be advised that students may pick up student schedules and make changes to their schedules Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7 ONLY between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on the following plan:

Monday (August 4) – seniors

Tuesday (August 5) – juniors

Wednesday (August 6) – sophomores

Thursday (August 7) – freshmen

Also in order to make sure that all students stay on a path to graduate college and/or career ready, please note this important change. Students will only have the designated week of August 4 through August 7 to do schedule changes and there will be no schedule changes during the school day once school starts. There will be two (2) after school make-up dates for students to do schedule changes with their parents and those dates are after school (3:30 pm until 5:00 pm) on Monday, August 18 for juniors and seniors and after school on Tuesday, August 19 for sophomores and freshmen. Students will only be allowed to change their schedules with the presence of a parent. All schedules will be locked for the school year on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. If you have a conflict with any of the scheduled dates or times, please contact a counselor at your earliest convenience, but be sure to do so before Wednesday, August 20 when scheduling has been locked.
Cookie Dough Pick Up on Wednesday

The cookie dough orders will be delivered this Wednesday, December 18.  You may pick up your cookie dough orders after school on Wednesday.  Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions:  kristal.robinson@bath.kyschools.us


Young Eagles Flight Rally in September

Area young people (ages 8--17) may participate in the Young Eagles Flight Rally on September 22, 2013.

“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Jim Fluty, EAA Chapter 1525 coordinator for the event. “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”

Click here for more details

FBLA Goes to Anaheim, CA for NLC

(In photo: Front Row: Hali Miller, Taylor Everman, Kayla Lewis, and Kayla Helton. Back row: Taborn Kissick, South Whitt, and Brandon Fryman.)

Seven Bath County students headed for Anaheim, California on Wednesday, June 26 for the 2013 Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference. The students competed in events, attended workshops, and listened to presenters. Among the presenters was an entrepreneur and one of the creators of the portable vibration speakers, OrigAudio's Rock-It, which was featured on Shark Tank and is now one of the top selling speaker systems.

The students and advisers also had the pleasure of listening to keynote speaker, Judson Laipply. Laipply is most known for his popular YouTube video, "Evolution of Dance." Laipply has a Master's Degree in Education and has been speaking for thirteen years to audiences all over the globe. He has been featured on several shows, including the Today Show, Oprah, and Inside Edition.

It was a great experience for all attending! The Bath County FBLA chapter would like to thank all of those who helped make this trip possible!

Congratulations Youth Salute Leaders!

The purpose of the Youth Salute-National Council on Youth Leadership is to recognize and foster high ideals of leadership and integrity among the youth of America.  Bath County High School is pleased to announce the following individuals who received the Youth Salute Award:  Mercedes Maness, Zach Horton, and Chris Stull.

Veterans Day Breakfast Scheduled

Friday, November 9, 2018

Bath County High School Cafeteria


Enter at the concession stand area

All veterans welcome 

Career Cluster Survey

Current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade students, please read each description, then mark which statement interests you in the link below.




FFA Livestock Judging


District EHO Form

Please click below to print off the Bath County Schools Educational Enhancement Opporutnity Request Form

EHO Form

Bath County High School Junior Chef

The Bath County High School Junior Chef team will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair in August 2017.  This will be the second year in a row that a team from BCHS will be competing at the state level of the Junior Chef Farm to Table competition.  This year they will be preparing their dish – Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac in front of judges from Sullivan University and a crowd of spectators.  The team consists of Leann Reed, Lydia Bell, Andy Clark, and team captain – John Wells, Jr.

The competition is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  High school culinary teams from across Kentucky will be competing with their dishes during the state fair.  Dishes that are prepared must meet specific guidelines, which include – being school cafeteria friendly and use of Kentucky Proud products.  The overall winning dish will be added to school cafeteria menus across the state.  The coaches for the Jr Chef team are Vickie Wells, Lee Ann Ramey and Teresa Lane. The students have worked really hard this year in their performance, having 3 new Freshman is very channeling to learn all area of the kitchen and mastering the recipe. The team captain John Wells Jr. has really worked hard with our incoming Freshman showing excellent leadership.

Welcome Ms. Cline
BCHS Teacher serves on Advisory Committee for the TSA Board of Directors

Mr. Ricky Prater, Bath County High School, was selected to travel to Washington DC to represent the Kentucky Technology Student Association at this years’ National TSA advisor summit. Mr. Prater was one of 28 advisors from across the nation who met to establish goals for the national TSA organization and make suggestions for the national TSA board of directors. 

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination
Wireless Network Update

Wireless access will be changing soon. To simplify access, the BCS, BCS-Student and BCS-Staff wireless access portals will be replaced by a new service named BATH. Both Staff and Students will use the same portal, BATH, to access the wireless network.  Once your device is connected to BATH, you will be prompted to logon, via a logon page hosted by the Lightspeed filter, on iPods, iPads, Kindles and all personally owned devices (BYOD).

Wireless access will require login with your email address and password.  Activity on the wireless network can be tracked to the individual sign-on. If your device does not automatically pull up the logon page, enter http://lsaccess.me/login in your web browser to logon to the wireless.  You may also log off a device by using http://lsaccess.me/logout. Logins will timeout after 10 hours. You will be required to log in the device in order to keep accessing the internet.  On some devices, a “Sorry” page may load stating the site is not accessible. Click the “Not You?” in the black bar at the top of the page to go to the login page.

You may proceed with connecting your personally owned devices, district and school owned ipads, ipods and kindles that use BCS-Staff and BCS-Student to the BATH wifi network. This will ensure your device will have access after January 1.

Click View All below to see the full artic le with login page examples.

KWI Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The newly opened Kentucky Welding Institute in Flemingsburg, KY held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 2.  Pictured above with US 6th District Congressman Andy Barr are the representatives from Bath County Schools who attended the ceremony.  The group included BCHS Agriculture Teacher Jon Hammons, Zach Harris, Kolton Razor, Trey Ratliff, Superintendent Harvey Tackett, Congressman Barr, Jordan Blevins, Sarah Easterling, and DTC Brenda Holder.

Other dignitaries who spoke at the event included US 4th District Congressman Thomas Massie, KY Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, KY Representative Mike Denham, and representation from the Governor's office.


BCHS CTE Students Recognized at January 2015 Board Meeting


Students from the Bath County High School CTE Technology Education and Family/Consumer Science departments were recognized at the January 2015 Board meeting.  The group explained some of the activities of each department to the Board members.

September Board Meeting Presentation

Students from Bath County High School, pictured with High School Counselor, Tamela Porter, received certificates from Superintendent Harvey Tackett after they presented information to the Bath County Board of Education about the many dual credit college classes that they are able to take while they are still high school students.

2014-15 Student and Parent Handbook
BCHS Ambassadors to Europe

The April 2014 Board Spotlight presented students who traveled to Europe accompanied by Principal Paul Prater and Social Studies Teacher Matt Vincent.  The students discussed various locations, foods, and their experiences while on the trip with Board members and audience viewing slides showing points of interest.

KY State Senior Beta Club Winner

Congratulations to Anitra  Thompson, who was the second place winner at the KY State Senior Beta Club Convention in the on-site colored pencil drawing competition!

Robin Tolle, Classified Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Robin Tolle for being named Classified Educator of the Year by the Bath County Chamber of Commerce!  Robin is the secretary for the Bath County High School Career and Technical Education department.  She also coaches boys and girls cross country. We appreciate Robin's dedication to the students and staff of BCHS!

BCHS Welcomes Incoming Freshmen!



LIHEAP Program Applications Being Accepted
Bass Fishing Like A Pro

bass fishing

On Saturday, March 31 the BCHS Bass Fishing Team took five boats to the 2018 FLW/Student Angler Federation State Tournament on Lake Cumberland.  Pictured are:

Coach Dewayne Carpenter, Danny Fraley, Gabe Crabtree, Mason Emmons, Troyal Cox, Charlie Hay, Brent Pergrem, Colton Haney, Spencer Pergrem, Griffin Fraley, Jacob Conyers, Chris Hunt, Maycee Lyons, Patrick Ferrell, Jimmy Lyons, Dylan Ferrell


New Mealviewer App

Keep up-to-date on your school's breakfast and lunch menu by downloading the Mealviewer app.  Once you have downloaded the App, type in our zip code and you're ready to go. You can also click on the picture below to view on your computer.



Spirit Week
BCHS Students Attend FFA Camp

FFA Camp

On July 10-14th, the Bath County FFA Chapter traveled to Hardinsburg, Kentucky for FFA Leadership Training Camp week five. Three members of the Bath County FFA Chapter attended the FFA Camp. Members attended Officer Training classes and committee officer classes and special interest such as tractor driving, welding, photography and alternative fuels. The Chapter heard motivational speakers and met State and National FFA Officers during the week. Our Chapter participated in sporting events such as; kickball, softball, ping pong, and various other sports. The Chapter members that attended were Jacob Conyers, Logan Jones, Boone Howard, and Mr. Howard FFA Advisor and his daughter Laylan Howard.


By: Boone Howard
FFA Member

Surplus Auction

Bath County Schools will be having a surplus auction on Friday, May 12 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bath County bus lot.

Meet the New Staff at BCHS (by Tara Lewis and Shania McCarty)
TSA National Conference


The Bath County High School Technology Student Association traveled to Nashville Tennessee this summer to compete in the National TSA Conference. This is the fifth straight year that the TSA have qualified for the Nationals. While at the nations the students received 11th place honors in Digital Video Productions and they also received 15th place honors in On Demand Video. There were over 7500 participants in this year’s nationals with almost 200 competitors in each of these categories. Congratulations, Mr. Ricky Prater, Allen Thomas, Gabe Jones, Logan Routt, Ryan Walters, Troyal Cox, and Dalton Richards .


BCHS Band Performs at UK vs. Charlotte Football Game

Photo courtesy of David McRae
The Bath County High School Band performed at halftime of the UK vs Charlotte football game on November 21. The band was part of a 1200 member mass band as part of The University of Kentucky's "Band Day."

BCHS Student Advisory Council

The BCHS Student Advisory Council met with Superintendent Harvey Tackett for an organizational meeting in the Board Annex meeting room to begin planning a course of action for the 2015-16 school year.

BCHS Beta Club Induction Ceremony

New members were inducted into the Bath County High School Beta Club in a ceremony held at the school in September. The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. For more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.

Place A Yearbook Ad!

Celebrate Everything! Fun, Friendships, Activities & Achievements!

Parents & Students:  Place a Yearbook Ad Today!

Parents: applaud your child’s achievements with a tribute in his/her yearbook.  CELEBRATE with words of congratulation, praise & encouragement.

Students:  Recognize the relationships you’ve formed on teams, in classes, in clubs and in the hallways with a FRIENDSHIP AD.

Ad Pricing:

Size 1 – ¼ Page $50.00

Size 2 – ½ Page $75.00

Size 3 – Full Page $125.00

Size 4 – Congratulatory Message (Up to 100 characters. No Photos) $5.00


Photo Deadline:  April 30, 2015

For more information please contact Mrs. Robinson.

2014 Educators of the Year


2014 Educators of the Year

At the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, Elaine Rice, OES Art, Music and Humanities Teacher, and Burnsy Stewart, Transportation/Facilities Director were named the 2014 Educators of the Year.  Congratulations to both of these Bath County School District educators!

Important Parking Information for Students

Parking permits can be purchased the same week as the scheduling pick up week (see information in above article).  Parking permits are $30.  Students must provide their vehicle information (make, model, and license plate number), proof of registration, and proof of insurance. Students must have a 2.0 to purchase a parking permit. Also, to purchase a parking permit there must be a signed drug testing consent form (new) on file as well as a parking agreement, both must be signed by parent and student. Once school starts Parking Permits will only be sold BEFORE school until 7:45 am and after school each day until 4:30 pm. All vehicles must be registered with the office and have a permit by Monday, August 25, 2014.

FBLA National Convention

Pictured left to right are Madison Hammons, Madison Boyd, Kayla Lewis, and Michael Corum.

Four Bath County High School FBLA members attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on June 30 through July 3, 2014 accompanied by their adviser, Mrs. Kristal Robinson.  Kayla Lewis competed in the FBLA Principles and Procedures competition but did not place at the national level. (She placed first at the state level.)  Madison Hammons, Madison Boyd, and Michael Corum served as delegates and attended several meetings including the Southern Region delegate assembly.

Athletes Sign with Colleges

Jordan Highley signs with UPike to play baseball.

Broderick Moore signs with Alice Lloyd College to play baseball.

Lee Ann Fawns signs with St. Catharine College to play volleyball.

Bath County Students Compete at State STLP Conference

Bath County Schools were well represented at the 2014 State STLP Conference held at Rupp Arena on April 22, 2014.  All four Bath County schools entered students and teams in a variety of events.  There were over 5000 student competitors from all over the state at the one-day event.   First and second place winners walked across the stage to receive an award.   Bath County students who were winners are:

1st Place Help Desk--Devin Matthews, Xandi Jent, Allie Leach, Peyton Rogers, and Isaiah Boyd (OES)
1st Place Original Photography--Will Ratliff (OES)

2nd Place Gaming--Andrew Coyle (CES)
2nd Place Graphic Design--Madison Hardin (OES)
2nd Place Website Design--Madison Hardin (OES)

2nd Place Learning Games Design Challenge--Tessia Welch & Ashley Fore (BCMS)
Cybershorts--Stone Barrett (BCMS)

Congratulations to all!  You can view all of the photos from the event at the following links:  http://www.bath.k12.ky.us/school_photoGallery.aspx?CategoryId=650&schoolid=4 or http://www.bath.kyschools.us/DistrictGallery.aspx?CategoryId=648&schoolid=0


BCHS Drama Presents Play "Blended"

BCHS presents to the community a play, "Blended" on December 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the BCHS gym.  Admission prices:  Adults $3 Children $1 Children under 5 Free

Angel Tree Program
Senior Awards Night

Senior Honor's Night will be Friday, May 18th at 6:00 pm in the BCHS Cafeteria

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally


Meatless Monday

There is no better place to educate our children about health and nutrition than in our schools.  We recognize that healthy eathing habits start young and require nurturing.  Therefore, we are pleased to announce that Bath County Schools are now participating in a healthy promotion program called "Meatless Monday".  Meatless Monday is a global movement that enables people of all ages to make positive changes in their diet - and in their lives - simply by choosing not to eat meat one day a week.  All meals served at Bath County Schools, including those on Meatless Monday, will meet all federal and state dietary guidelines.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

We would like to congratulate two of our staff members for receiving their Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.).  Karen Hammons Ed.D. and Sean Bailey Ed.D. have both focused their research on leading educational issues that impact our students.  We would like to celebrate their ongoing support of the students in Bath County and their commitment to continuing their professional growth as leaders in our District.



BCHS Junior Chef Team


On August 19th, 2016, the BCHS Junior Chef team will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair.  The students will be making their dish, Shepherd's Pie, with Kentucky Proud food products.  The team will be competing against other High School Culinary Teams from across the state for scholarships from Sullivan University. 

The students competing are Timothy Damron, John Wells, Jr., and Dallas Cooper.  Coaches are Vickie Wells, Lee Ann Ramey, and Teresa Lane.

Schedule Changes for 2016-2017 School Year

Information on when schedule changes will be accepted can be found here.  If you have any further questions, please contact the high school.  

Bath County Summer Food Service Program

Bath County Schools are participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 6, 2016 to July 15, 2016.


Aaron Williams Attends Cat Bash

Aaron Williams attends Cat Bash and is seen here with the Boys' and Girls' Basketball teams and the Cheerleaders. 

BCHS Students Show Support for Aaron Williams

BCHS students showed support for Aaron Williams by wearing the yellow and black #PrayForAaron shirts to school and to the football game on Friday, September 25, 2015.

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Changes to Lunch Pricing

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BCHS TSA at National Conference

BCHS students Allen Thomas, A J. Withrow, Cathy Prater, A. J. Mclean, and Cameron Parker accompanied by adviser Mr. Ricky Prater competed in the Digital Video Productions event at the recent TSA National Conference in Washington, D.C.  The BCHS team was a "Top 10" finalist in Digital Video Productions.  Their documentary entitled "A Kentucky Legend, Daniel Boone and the Kentucky Frontier" received 8th place honors among the close to 70 entries that were presented. This is the first national winning entry BCHS has had in a number of years.
If you would like to view their documentary please click the link below:



STLP Success at Regional Showcase

Students from Bath County Schools traveled to Morehead State University on November 26, 2013, to compete with students from other schools at the STLP Fall Regional Showcase.  They were supervised by advisers Ricky Prater, Aaron Baldwin, Sasha Reinhardt, and Shannon Hill. The picture above shows the majority of the group as they prepared to compete in individual and group projects.  Students who entered competitions were: 
BCHS – Ally Angel, Dale Curtis, Shawn Drake, Cathy Prater, Logan McNabb, Dakota Sorrell, Kendra Willis, and A. J. Withrow; BCMS – Stone Barrett, Rhianna Carpenter, Kimberly Caudill, and Le’Vannia St. John; OES – Isaiah Boyd, Jessica Gray, Jesselin Miller, Morgan Patrick,  Morgan Reed, Abby Roberson, and Taylor Thompson

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Cool School 2014


For 2013-14 Incoming Freshmen

Parents /Guardians of incoming BCHS Freshman (2013-14), please be advised that a 2nd varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is now required.

Congratulations, Logan!


Congratulations to Logan Jones

1st Runner-Up in District 10

Farm Bureau Competition

Graduation Date Set

As of today (Monday, April 9th),  graduation will be as follows: 

Date:    Saturday, May 19th

Time:    11:00 am

Location:  BCHS Gymnasium

Additional Notes:

Based on state law, diplomas cannot be distributed until after the last instructional day for students.  Seniors will be allowed to pick up their diplomas in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23rd.

If we should miss additional days of school, graduation may be held during an evening ceremony on either the last day of school for students or closing day for teachers.

Jostens' Rep Visit Planned

Our Jostens' representative will be here on Tuesday, September 26th during Study Zone to meet with Seniors to discuss graduation supplies.  He will also be delivering Class Rings to students that ordered them last year.  If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Erwin

Class Officer Information

Any student that is interested in running for a BCHS Class Officer for the 2017-18 year will need to pick up a class officer candidate package from Mrs Erwin beginning Monday, May 1st.  All completed packets are due to Mrs Erwin by the end of the day on Thursday, May 4th.  All students running for the office of president must make a campaign video.   Elections will be held on the following schedule during Study Zones:

9th grade: Monday, May 8th

10th grade:  Tuesday, May 9th

11th grade:  Wednesday, May 10th

Incoming 9th graders will vote on May 10th also during their practice at BCHS.

This will allow officers time to work over the summer to prepare for the beginning of the school year events. 

So if you are interested in being a 2017-18 class officer, you need to do the following:  
1) review class officer qualifications in your student handbook to make sure you qualify;
2) Think about your campaign; begin making campaign posters; and if running for president- beginning planning your 30 second campaign video;
3) Decide on 2 teachers to use as references;
4) Beginning writing your short essay about what leadership qualities you possess that will make you a great class officer. 

Cross Country Success!

Pictured are Caleb Bowen, Coach Robin Tolle, Logan McNabb and Carrie Staviski.   Carrie Staviski finished the course in 20:10, placing 16th in the field of 197 runners. In the boys race, 236 runners toed the line. Caleb Bowen, BCHS freshman, ran his best race of the season, placing 127th and completing the course in 18:42. Senior Logan McNabb, despite nursing an injured quad, did manage to complete the course in 20:53.

Homecoming Parade

Summer Drama Camp

Members of the cast of Alice in Owingsville (not Wonderland) presented selections from their play performed on June 27 at Bath County Middle School at the June Board of Education meeting.  Cast members are shown above with advisers, Kathy Adams and Jennifer Blount, and Superintendent Harvey Tackett after receiving their Certificates of Appreciation from the Board.

Mr. Tackett and FFA Officers

Bath County High School Future Farmers of America Officers presented Superintendent Harvey Tackett with an FFA shirt and sweatshirt when he visited the Agriculture Department.

Cool School Machine Travels Again - New Locations Added - June 6 thru July 14


Click the picture above for information about the Cool School Project for Summer 2016.  Cool School will not run on July 4, 2016.

Kaitlyn Sammons Accepted into Rogers Scholar Program

Congratulations to sophomore, Kaitlyn Sammons, for being accepted into the Rogers Scholar Program!

"The Rogers Scholars program was developed and initiated by The Center for Rural Development in 1998 to address, and reverse, the high level of out migration suffered by our rural service area. The program, whose namesake is Congressman Hal Rogers, is designed to help The Center move toward its vision that no young person should have to leave their home region to find their future – they can find it right here in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Students apply during their sophomore year in high school, and those selected through a competitive process attend the program during the summer before their junior year. The program is held in Somerset and the surrounding area, with most events taking place at The Center. Students are housed at a local hotel, and all lodging, meals, and program expenses (with the exception of transportation to and from the program) are free to the student." (03 May 2013.  http://rogersscholars.com/cms/about/)

Red Ribbon Week Activities Announced
Congratulations FBLA!


Congratulations to the Bath County FBLA Chapter for their accomplishments at the Region 5 Conference on March 14 at Morehead State University!

Click here to learn more about the results!

In photo:

First Row:  Hadley Alderman, Talyn Alderman, Lane Rogers, Andy McFarland, Landan Swartz, Makayla Parsons, Sadara Copher, and Morgan McNabb

2nd Row:  Gracie Thomas, Amelia Oldfield, Presleigh Robinson, Rhianna Carpenter, Tori Otis, Allison Karrick, Abby Henderson, Madelyne English, Cailyn Oldfield, Stone Barrett, and Ashley Fore

3rd Row:  Carlea Hutchison, Ryan Leach, Jenna Cassady, Selah Bussell, McKenna Moore, Brytni Walker, Cole Robinson, Tyler Brown, Shahid Jabbar, Gavin Padgett, Austin McKenzie, Devon Hunt, Jamie Simpkins

4th Row:  Logan McKenzie, Hunter Bradley, Allie Leach, Christa Stump, Chandler Otis, Kylen Messer, Cara Stump, Andrew Coyle, and Nathan Davis

Bath County FFA State Fair Results
2017-2018 Bus Routes
7th Annual March Against Drugs

On Friday, March 31st, the 7th Annual March Against Drugs was held in the gymnasium of BCHS.  The weather did not permit an actual march outside; however, the program was still very successful.



Guidance Counselor Tamela Porter reads the March Against Drugs pledge while Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt, Bath County Schools Superintendent Harvey Tackett and County Judge Executive Bobby Rogers prepare to sign it. 

Bath County Schools AHERA Annual Notice

Summer Feeding Program

Schedule for the Summer

Students Participate in Job Shadowing

Tommy Cline shadows Thomas Richards at the Owingsville Banking Company.



Taylor Shrout and Whitley Purvis spend a day at The Citizens Bank where they learned about being a teller.

Students in Financial Services II recently participated in job shadowing at some local banks. They learned about various jobs, including being a bank teller and a loan officer. Students were fortunate to have the opportunity to experience these jobs first hand. BCHS thanks the Owingsville Banking Company and The Citizens Bank for allowing students to shadow at their banks.

Four Students Accepted Into the Governor's Scholar Program


(Photos courtesy of Cecil Lawson)

Congratulations to Mercedes Maness, Alex Emmons, Austin Robinson, and Savannah Day for being accepted into the 2013 Governor's Scholar Program!  These students will spend five weeks on a college campus this summer.

"The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge. In the spirit of partnership, the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise come together to provide the financial support for the Program.

The Program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. The first class numbered 230 and was housed on one college campus. Since then, the Program has enjoyed excellent support and grown to over 1,000 students on three campuses."  (03 May 2013.  http://gsp.ky.gov/About-Us.aspx)

Technology Survey

Our technology survey data is a valuable data source for you when constructing your CSIP (School improvement plan).
This survey helps determine what education technology areas should be a priority for us.
Our investment in technology and professional learning is supported when we know how many our students are using technology and  your help with this survey will continue helping us make that case. 



Senior Yearbook Information
Bath County Gives Back

food  Harvey

Bath County High School recently collected donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Study Zone that provided the most goods was rewarded with a party sponsored by Ms. Cline and Mrs. Erwin.

Business Students Tour WKYT


On Thursday, March 23, business students in Accounting 101 and the Wildcat Exchange Bank enjoyed a tour of WKYT Channel 27 News.  The students met and talked with Bill Bryant, Barbara Bailey, and meteorologist, Micah Harris. They learned about the process of making the news and how commercials take place.  They also learned about job opportunities in the communications field.

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Business Students Explore ITT Tech



On Monday, November 18, students in Mrs. Robinson's Web Design class enjoyed a tour of ITT Technical Institute in Lexington. They got the opportunity to work with a couple of ITT instructors and did some hands-on engineering activities. The students also learned about the various programs offered at ITT and did some career research.

Congratulations Maycee and Griffin!

Congratulations to Maycee Lyons and Griffin Fraley for winning the Bradley Roy High School Fishing Open at Herrington Lake! They are state champions in the Bass Nation High School Invitational and will be participating in nationals next summer.  Griffin and Maycee competed against 121 boats from schools around the state. The tournament was held by Bass Nation which is one of two chances for anglers to be state champions--those sponsored by SAF/FLW and KHSAA.  Bath County is so proud of Maycee and Griffin!

Dress Code Policy
Congratulations FBLA Members!


The snow day on Wednesday, March 15, didn't stop over fifty students from the Bath County FBLA chapter from competing in the Region 5 Conference.  Twenty-six students brought home 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place trophies.


Business Students Visit Channel 36 and Central Bank

Students in Mrs. Robinson's Accounting I and Financial Services I and II classes visited Channel 36 WTVQ and Central Bank in Lexington on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. They learned a great deal about a variety of careers in engineering, broadcasting, and banking. They also learned about applying for jobs and the characteristics of good employees.

Bath County Fiscal Court Seeking 2 School Resource Officers
Calendar Committee for 2018-2019
Special Education Parent Survey

Dear Parents,

We need your input! Our school district and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) want to hear from parents regarding how well your child’s school is doing to involve you in the special education services provided to your child.  This survey must be completed by May 31, 2017

Please click here for more information

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019
High School Field information during construction

                  under construction

Superintendent receives high marks in annual evaluation

Bath Co. board gives superintendent exemplary marks on his annual evaluation, citing support for the district, leadership of staff, and school/community relations.


                                   Mr. Tackett


Bath County Schools Asbestos Management Plan
BCHS Dress Code Policy

Information about Bath County High School's dress code policy. This can also be found in the Student and Parent Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year.  

Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services 
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Welcome Back!

The Faculty and staff of the Bath County School District would like to welcome our students back for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents for choosing Bath County Schools and entrusting us with your child's safety and well-being.  You are a vital piece of the puzzle, and we appreciate your role and impact you make for every student’s success. 

It is truly an honor to serve the kids of Bath County.  The success of our district is dependent on the working relationship between all stakeholders of Bath County.  Our number one priority will be to work together to provide every student the educational opportunities needed to ensure their success. 

Join us in our journey toward academic success.  Our children deserve the best.


This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Bath County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, age or disabling condition in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


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