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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

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

School Improvement Survey

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

(select your role below)

OES Parent

OES Student

OES Teacher

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.  

Students: http://www.BByt.es/9N3BL

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.

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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.

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

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

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. 



New Principal at Owingsville Elementary

On behalf of the Owingsville Elementary School SBDM council, I would like to introduce Dr. Sean Bailey as the new Principal of Owingsville Elementary School effective Wednesday, August 1st. 

There will be a Meet and Greet the New Principal scheduled for Tuesday, August 7th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education Annex building to welcome him into this new administrative position.

OES Principal

OES Principal Selection Survey


Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Stakeholders,

 The Owingsville Elementary School SBDM council wants your input as we prepare to select a new principal for OES. 

 Please complete the following survey created and approved by the SBDM council members.  The results of this survey will help set the criteria for the principal selection process.  The link will close on July 22nd.  

Parent/Guardian and Stakeholder Survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/SPejPA7fCpDvnrb92

 Please respond to this survey as quickly as possible.  The SBDM council will begin reviewing the results next week and your voice is important!

 Your involvement in this process is very much appreciated and valued.  Thank you for your continued support of our school.


Karen Hammons, Ed.D.

Superintendent Designee for the OES Principal Selection Committee

Christian Social Service Center Back-to-School Program

CSS back to school

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

Preschool Screening

Preschool /Head Start Screening to be held July 19,2018

The Bath County School District and Gateway Head Start will conduct a screening for children turning age 3 or 4 on or before Aug. 1, 2018, who are eligible and wish to enter preschool/head start in the fall 2018.  Kentucky's preschool education programs are available for all 4-year-old children whose family income is no more than 160 percent of poverty and all 3- and 4-year-old children with developmental delays and disabilities, regardless of income.

All screenings will be conducted at the Bath County Board of Education Annex

Parents must make an appointment for the screening by calling Kim Whitt or Lisa Stewart at 606-674-6314 for more information or you may email kim.whitt@bath.kyschools.us.


OES supply list 18-19

Please select a grade below to view the 18-19 school supply list



1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th Grade

BCHS Concession Bid


Concessions Bid

Bath County Fiscal Court Seeking 2 School Resource Officers
Summer Meals

Summer Meals

Cool School Summer Dates

Cool School Bus

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


Title I Survey

Parents, please click on the following link to complete a Title I Survey.  Thank you for your participation!



OES Kindergarten Registration

kindergarten registion

Updated District Calendar as of 4/13/18

updated Calendar

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.
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.

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.


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


District Spelling Bee

spelling Bee  spelling Bee

Congratulations to the District Spelling Bee competitors.  These students represent Bath County Middle School, Owingsville Elementary, and Crossroads Elementary.

Mason Cline, from Crossroads Elementary will be representing Bath County at the state Spelling Bee in Louisville March 17, 2018

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


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

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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. 


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

Bath County Schools Veterans Day Programs

Veterans Day Program

Parent Climate and Culture Survey

Owingsville Elementary values input from students and families – and we need to hear from you! You are an important partner as we work to improve our climate, culture and overall experience for students and their families.

Please take just a few minutes to complete the survey below

Parent Survey

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

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
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

Work ReadyWork Ready

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.

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.

OES Kindergarten Jumpstart

OES jumpstart for Kindergarten is July 27th, there are two sessions  9-12, and 3-6.  This is for all incoming new Kindergarten students.  If you are not preregistered you may also register during this time. You will only need to attend one session. 

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

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:
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.

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.



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).

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

OES Wins Governor's Cup For the 2nd Year in a Row!!!


Regional Governor's Cup Overall Results:

2016-2017 Regional Champions 🏆

Quick Recall:
1st Place - Team of Henry Rawlings, Cooper Smoot, Eli Collinsworth, Izzy Hughes, Corbin Sorrell & Roby Pile

FPS (Future Problem Solving):
1st Place - Team of Noah Allen, Arionna Haight, Maura Boggs & Ava Purvis

2nd Place - Reanne Grooms

Arts & Humanities:
1st Place - Izzy Hughes

Social Studies:
4th Place - Corbin Sorrell

Language Arts:
1st Place - Reanne Grooms

1st Place - Eli Collinsworth
3rd Place - Blake Ott
5th Place - Roby Pile

Written Composition:
3rd Place - Maura Boggs

Weather Safety


SBDM Meeting

The OES SBDM Meeting scheduled for Monday, February 27th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

District Spelling Bee

     spelling bee winner  Spelling Bee

Bath County Spelling Bee Winner, Blake Ott, 5th grader from OES; Harvey Tackett, Superintendent and Ms. Jane Ellington of the Ky. Farm Bureau Women’s Federation presenting $100 to our Spelling Champ to use toward traveling to the Kentucky Derby State Spelling Bee in Louisville scheduled for March 11th, 2017.


Presidents' Day

Kid Konnection
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

OES Parent Survey
Click HERE to take the OES Parent Survey for 2016-2017.


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.

OES Route Change for Broken Sewer Line

OES Route Change for Broken Sewer Line

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


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.

OES Spotlighted in Kentucky Teacher

Click the picture to read the story in Kentucky Teacher!

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


!!! 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

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 OES on your Distinguished rating !!!


#distinguishedstudents  #distinguishedstaff  #distinguishedschool

OES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration

!!!! Perfect Attendance !!!!

For those students who have PERFECT ATTENANCE August 29th - December 16th ... You will be invited to the overnight, in school sleep over!  

Have your sleeping bags and tents ready for a night of fun!!!

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.

OES "GET TO STEPPING" September 23 @1:30

Owingsville Elementary Friday, September 23 @ 1:30

Help us to make sure our children stay healthy and active!


Fall Festival Royal Court

Preschool Registration 16-17
Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services
Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination
Bath County Schools AHERA Annual Notice

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:

April 2016 Board Spotlight - OES Annie Jr.

Students from the OES Drama Club in Grades 2-5 (pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett and OES Principal Mark Leet) under the direction of Ms. Tanya Pratt performed a montage of songs from the musical Annie, Jr. for the April 2016 Board of Education meeting.  The performance was excellent, and the audience was quite impressed with the talent of these students.  Each student received a Certificate of Appreciation from Superintendent Tackett, and the group received a standing ovation from the audience.

BCMS 6th Grade Physical & Immunization Requirements

Parent/Guardians of incoming 6th grade students,

Please be advised that a physical as well as specific immunizations are required for entry into 6th grade.  The required immunizations are: Tdap and Meningococcal.  A 2nd varicella vaccine is required unless there is medical documentation of your child having chicken pox.  The HPV vaccine is highly encouraged but not required.

If you have already had these completed, please turn in this information to the school health unit as soon as possible.  If your child needs to have these completed, they can be performed at your local health department or your child’s doctor. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences scheduled for this afternoon, March 29th, have been cancelled due to school-wide sickness with teachers and students. They will be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yearbook Sales

This is a reminder that all yearbook money is due Friday, March 25th. No money can be accepted after that date. Thank you!

OES Academic Team Success at Regional Competition

Owingsville Elementary School Academic Team has beaten out 16 teams and is the new Regional Governor's Cup Champion!

Results are:

Future Problem Solving - 1st  (Nathaniel Dellapenta, Samara Knell, Bryson Purvis, & Samuel Vincent)
Quick Recall - 3rd (Izzy Hughes, Samuel Vincent, Kendall Vincent, Eli Ulery, Connor Vance, Eli Collinsworth, Bryson Purvis, & Miles Saunders)
Math: Eli Ulery - 4th
Science: Miles Saunders - 2nd, Blake Ott - 4th, & Eli Collinsworth - 5th
Language Arts: Connor Vance - 4th
Social Studies: Miles Saunders - 2nd
Arts & Humanities:
Ava Enoch & Izzy Hughes 1st (tie)

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 Summer Food Service Program

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


OES Principal Spends Night on OES Rooftop

OES Principal Mark Leet kept a promise to OES students, who recited the Readers Oath, by spending the night on the roof of Owingsville Elementary School on Monday, March 7.  Mr. Leet shared the picture above as proof of his adventure.  Mr. Leet promised that if at least 120 students recited the Reader's Oath, he would  spend the night on the roof.  The students more than met the challenge by the deadline last week with 137 students reciting. Mr. Leet was on the roof all night with staff, parents, and students driving by to honk or wave at him for support.  He greeted students and staff from the roof as they arrived at school on Tuesday, March 8.

Reader's Oath

I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it's the key
To growing up right.

I'll read to myself,
I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.

I'll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.

Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.

So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.

Fundraiser Information



Bath County Schools - 2 Hour Delay - Friday, March 4, 2016
2016 Governor's Cup

The OES Academic Team placed 1st Overall in the 2016 District Governor's Cup competition.  The team also brought home the following awards:

1st Place:  Quick Recall
1st Place:  FPS
1st Place Arts & Humanities:  Ava Enoch
1st Place Language Arts (tie):  Connor Vance & Kassidy Thomas
1st Place Science:  Miles Saunders
1st Place Composition:  Samara Knell
2nd Place Science:  Eli Collinsworth
2nd Place Social Studies:  Miles Saunders
2nd Place Composition (tie):  Presley Jackson & Haley Withrow
2nd Place Arts & Humanities:  Izzy Hughes
2nd Place Math:  Eli Ulery
3rd Place Science:  Blake Ott
3rd Place Social Studies:  Samuel Vincent
4th Place Math:  Kendall Vincent
5th Place Math:  Bryson Purvis
5th Place Social Studies:  Ava Enoch

Click HERE for more photos!

OES Academic Team Success

Congratulations to the Owingsville Elementary School Academic Team for their overall win against Crossroads Elementary School.  OES placed in 13/18 written areas on February 24, 2016.  In Language Arts, Kassidy Thomas placed second and Connor Vance placed first.  In Arts and Humanities Nathaniel Dellapenta placed second.  Bryson Purvis was victorious, accomplishing the first place win in mathematics, while Eli Ulery and Kendall Vincent tied for second.  Science was also dominated by OES.   Miles Saunders took first place, while Eli Collinsworth and Blake Ott tied for second.  In Social Studies Miles Saunders placed second, while Samuel Vincent came in a close third.   Lastly, Samara Knell placed second in Composition and Haley Withrow placed third. 

OES 3rd Grade Performs "A Crazy Christmas"

OES 3rd grade students performed "A Crazy Christmas" for the rest of the students, faculty, parents and other guests.  The students did an excellent job and set the tone for the kickoff to the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Around the World Door Contest at OES

Certified Winner - Christmas in Poland by Mrs. Becky Copher

Classified Winner - Christmas in Australia by Cafeteria Staff

Board Spotlight for October 2015 Meeting

Owingsville Elementary School third grade students demonstrated some of the recently innovated Kagan Learning Strategies for the Bath County Board of Education members.  The students who presented are pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett; their teachers, Mrs. Chelsea Neace and Mrs. Jill Baber; and OES Principal Mark Leet.

OES Fall Festival November 7, 2015 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

OES Fall Festival News… November 7, 2015 (5-8:00 PM)

Activities will be in the teacher’s classrooms.  There will be no admission, ticket sales only!

  • Some activities will be: petting zoo, face painting, goldfish toss, photo booth, cake walk, dunking booth, mad scientist lab, country store, music and dancing & much, much more!
  • We are serving Erma’s chili dogs, chips, drink and dessert for our meal.  We will also be selling popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy.
  • There will be a silent auction in the gym with personalized plates from every classroom as an auction item.  These are created by your child and his/her classmates.  There will be many other amazing items up for auction!
  • The crowning of the royal court will take place in the gym at 7:30.  We have 48 students who are trying to win the title of Fall Festival King and Queen. 
OES 5th Grade Traveled to 4H Colonial Camp

OES 5th grade students traveled to Carlisle 4H Colonial Camp to learn about life in the American colonies.  They learned about lifestyles of the colonists by participating in activities where they made their own butter, paper, and candles, as well as heard from guest speakers.  These included an actor who described the life of an indentured servant, an archaeologist from UK who provided information about the Native Americans who lived in Bath County, and a falconer who described and exhibited birds of prey.  A great time was had by all!


Click view all below for more pictures.


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.


Fall Open House

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 13th from 4:00 to 6:00. This is the date set for our fall parent/teacher conferences. We will be having chili that night for the families and Mrs. Bieker will have a presentation by students. If you have any questions, let us know.

Letter from the Principal

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."

Preschool Registration 2015-16

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).

Supply Lists for 2015-2016

Please click HERE to view the supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year.  

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.

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Please click HERE for pictures from the 5th grade promotion ceremony.

End of the Year Items

Click HERE to view a printable program from the 5th grade promotion ceremony.

If you did not receive your child's report card or yearbook, they will be available for pickup at OES this Tuesday through Friday from 8-11 am and from 1-3 pm.  Please come by the school and pick these items up as soon as possible.

OES Young Writers Group Presents to Board Members

Pictured at left is Montanna Carpenter, OES 5th Grade student, who was recognized for 3rd place out of 579 students across the state in the KET Young Writers Contest.  Montanna submitted an essay, "The Greatest Papaw Ever," about her grandfather, Buck Buckler, who drove a bus for Bath County Schools for many years.

The Young Writers Contest is a great opportunity to write for an authentic audience. Each story that meets contest guidelines will be read by a panel of judges and each child that enters will receive an official certificate after the winners have been selected.

The picture on the right shows the OES Young Editors group sponsored by Mrs. Robyn Meadows.  This group of students explained their project to the Board and audience members.

Principal Traits Survey

OES PARENTS:  Please complete the following survey by Friday, May 22nd.  Thank you!


Gateway Regional Student Art Show

Congratulations to OES 5th grader, Will Ratliff! This past weekend, Will entered three pieces of his photography in the Annual Regional Student Art Show at the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mount Sterling, KY. We are happy to report that Will brought home a few awards! He received 1st place for Bright and Magnificent and 2nd place for Rusty, but Not Broken! He also received an Honorable Mention award for his piece titled Suspended Water. If you see Will, please let him know how proud you are of him!

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

STLP State Championship

Yesterday, the 4th and 5th grade STLP students traveled to Rupp Arena to compete in the state competition. We'd like to congratulate our winners!
1st Place in Presenter Service--McKayla Hatfield & Kasey King
1st Place in ePublishing--Clara Beth Toy
2nd Place in Help Desk--Will Ratliff, Wyatt Means, Charleigh Caudill, Presley Jackson & Kristen Hawkins
3rd Place in Sumobots--Jack Wilson & Owen St. John...
We're very proud of all the kids who competed yesterday! They've worked hard and their efforts are to be commended! Way to go, Wildcats!

View photos from the event HERE!

March 2015 Board Meeting Presentation

Members of the OES STLP Cinemania Team helped present technology initiatives at the March 2015 Board Meeting.  Pictured above are Karalyne Swartz, Jack Wilson, Rileigh McVey, and Clara Beth Toy along with STLP Adviser Shannon Hill, DTC Brenda Holder, Superintendent Harvey Tackett, and Principal Jarrod Slone.

Support Your Favorite Team

This Thursday at OES will be support your favorite team day. All Upward bound basketball players and little league basketball players may wear their jerseys to school. If your child isn't a basketball player then they can support their favorite team by wearing clothing to support that team. Friday is March Against Drugs Day and we are encouraging all of our students to wear red.

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.

Academic Team Participates in Regional Competition

Congratulations to the OES Academic Team! During the Regional competition today, they placed 2nd Overall and 3rd in Quick Recall! In addition, several students walked away with ribbons. Miles Saunders--1st in Science & 5th in Language Arts, Joe Mullins--1st in Math, Kaleb Haight--4th in Social Studies, and Owen St. John--2nd in Language Arts. Congratulations to the whole team for their hard work and dedication!

Read Across America Week

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

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 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.

Kid Konnection

Click below to view the daily announcements from Kid Konnection.


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.

CSIP(Comprehensive School Improvement Plan) Feedback needed

Please click on the link below to provide feedback on the OES CSIP.

It's Grandparents' Week @ OES!

Grandparent’s Day Lunch
Grandparents (or Grand friends) are invited to OES during Grandparent’s week of September 8th-12th for lunch with their grandchild. The cost of lunch is $3.00 per person.

The following is a schedule by homeroom:
Monday, September 8th: 11:00 Blevins, 11:10 Fryman, 11:50 Adkins, 11:55 Bowen, 12:30 Collins,12:35 Dennis
Tuesday, September 9th: 11:00 Donahue, 11:10 McClain, 11:50 DiBlasi, 11:55 Hall, 12:30 Elam, 12:35 Goodpaster
Wednesday, September 10th: 11:00 Caudill, 11:10 Jewell, 11:50 Baber, 11:55 Crouch, 12:30 Hale, 12:35 Elliott
Thursday, September 11th: 11:00 Cornett, 11:10 Meadows, 11:50 Bieker, 11:55 Moore, 12:30 Lewis,12:35 Shields
Friday, September 12th: 11:10 Moore

If you cannot attend the lunch, you may attend breakfast with your Grandchild on Friday, September 12th. The cost for breakfast is $2.00. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.  Please do NOT send money to prepay and do Not send money with the student. We cannot accept money from students to pay for these meals. Meals must be paid for upon arrival for lunch or breakfast. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience

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.

Bath County Schools Preschool Registration

Preschool registration for the 2014-15 school year will take place on Friday, August 22nd from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. at the Bath County Board of Education Annex.  Contact Christina Grace or Lisa Stewart at 606.674.6314 to schedule a screening appointment. 

Income eligible children that will be four-years-old by AUGUST 1st can attend preschool.   Identified disabled three-year-olds are eligible for preschool services as of their third birthday. 

A small number of four-year-olds may be enrolled by paying tuition.  This number is determined by space available upon enrollment of all income eligible and disabled students.

At registration, each child will be provided with free hearing screening, vision screening and developmental screenings.  These screenings take approximately an hour to complete. Parents need to make sure that their children have been fed and have rested properly prior to registration.

Please bring the following pieces of information to registration:

  1. an official birth certificate
  2. an official immunization document
  3. current physical examination (within last 6 months)
  4. eye examination conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist
  5. proof of income (W-2s or last year’s tax forms preferred)
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.

Changes to Lunch Pricing

Click View All below for more information.

Summer Splash Celebration



Greetings from Mr. Slone

Slone Named OES Principal

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.

Summer Feeding Program

Schedule for the Summer


OES students will visit the greenhouse at BCHS during the week of May 5th-9th.  Click VIEW ALL to see the schedule!

2014-15 Kindergarten Registration


OES Students Celebrate Read Across America Week
Bath County Health Fair & Community Resources


OES students participated in Mathlympics the week of February 24th to celebrate both math and the Olympics!!  The students had a great deal of fun and excitement during Thursday's Mathlympics Day in the gym!  Check out the photos from the event in the Photo Gallery!


Click here to view Photo Gallery

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.

Kentucky Teacher Article Featuring Superintendent Harvey Tackett and OES Students

Click the link below to access the Kentucky Teacher article featuring Mrs. Jessica Elliott's students:


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."

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.

Schools Closed Monday, December 9

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

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

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

Click View All below to see other information and photos.

Santa's Workshop Schedule

Click the link below to view the schedule for Santa's Workshop.



Groundbreaking for Owingsville Elementary School Project

Members of the Bath County Board of Education and other dignitaries from City and County Governments helped break ground for the Owingsville Elementary School project that was recently begun.


OES STLP Presents at District Title I Meeting

OES STLP students (pictured with STLP Adviser Shannon Hill, and District Title I Coordinator Kim Biddle) presented information about Title I using a PowerPoint with voice over features at the District Meeting which was held at Owingsville Elementary School on November 21, 2013.

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
OES 5th Grade Students Attend 4-H Camp


An indentured servant fulfilling his contract at 5th grade Social Studies 4-H Camp! 

OES Students Attend Environmental Camp

OES 4th grade students learn about animal adaptations at
4-H Environmental Camp in Carlisle. 
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

Kentucky Teacher Article Featuring OES Teacher, Shannon Hill
Shannon Hill, STC at Owingsville Elementary, is featured in a Kentucky Teacher article Integrating Technology and Content for 21st-Century Instruction. To view the article, use the link http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2013/09/integrating-technology-and-content-for-21st-century-instruction/ . Pictures can be seen by clicking the view all button below.
OES Students Using New Touch Screen Computers

OES students are learning to use the new touch screen computers in the computer lab! This week, they are learning to create digital art using a stylus!  Happy drawing!

Racing for Good Attendance

For the month of August students will be Racing for Good Attendance. The class with the best attendance will win a reward at the end of the month! It is very IMPORTANT your child be at school every day!!

OES 5K Color Run

Come join the 5th grade students of Owingsville Elementary School Saturday, September 14th, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Owingsville's 1st ever 5K Color Run!

                    Registration is currently open and entry fees are only $20 until August 30th. Mark your calendar and get your running shoes ready to be completely covered in colorific dust with friends, family, and silly strangers, while focusing more on the different color fun and participating in the three mile course, which helps support a good cause. Doesn't matter how fast or old you are, whether you're a runner or not, but instead, getting up on the start line to get covered in color and help support our students!  

Check out our blog for more information, race details, registration forms, etc.: http://oes5k.blogspot.com/


We hope to see you at the race!

Parent Letter Concerning Student Insurance

Please click the link below to see student insurance information:

Student Insurance Explanation and Optional Purchase Information

Kindergarten Students Brigance Screening

All new entering Kindergarten students should come to their respective school for the Brigance Screening on July 29, 2013. Parents may bring their student(s) to their school any time between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The screening should take approximately 15 minutes.

If required documents (birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, physical form, eye exam, and dental exam) have not been submitted to the child's school, those can be brought to the school at the time of screening.

If a student is repeating Kindergarten, he/she does not need to attend this screening.

OES 2013-14 Classroom Supply Lists
Preschool Registration

Preschool registration for the 2013-2014 school year will take place on Friday, July 26th at the Bath County Board of Education Annex.  Contact Christina Grace or Lisa Stewart at 606.674.6314 to schedule a screening appointment. 

Bicycle Winners!

Each day, at breakfast, students who eat in the lunchroom were given a ticket, which entered them into a drawing for a new bicycle! Congratulations to Marissa Delgado and Chance Leach for being the lucky winners!

Members of the KDE Help Desk Team Visit Bath County Schools

Left Picture:  Ms. Angie Jent, Ms. Shannon Hill and Mr. Harvey Tackett welcomed the team from KDE who came to Bath County to visit the students who received 1st or 2nd place at the STLP State Showcase in March at Rupp Arena.

Right Picture:  The KDE visitors observe students at OES troubleshoot computer problems.

Other pictures can be seen in the Photo Gallery on the District Webpage.

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

In Loving Memory

Bailey Ann-Ross Matthews

OES Enjoys Visit by First Lady Jane Beshear

First Lady Jane Beshear Reads to OES Kindergarten Students

OES Duck Dynasty Math Day

Students at Owingsville Elementary enjoyed Duck Dynasty Math Day on Friday, March 1.  Check out the photo gallery on the OES website or use the following link to view pictures.


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

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.
STLP Students Invited to State
STLP students participated in the regional competition on Tuesday, November 27th at MSU.  Congratulations to Kimberly Caudill, Devin Matthews, and Courtney Ostrom, who scored high enough to be invited to participate at the state competition in the areas of showcases.

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. 

OES SACC Winter Break Schedule
Bath County Schools Welcomes New Superintendent Harvey Tackett
We would like to welcome our New Superintendent of Bath County Schools Harvey Tackett.

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Bath County District Spelling Bee Competitors - 2016

Pictured above are all of the Bath County students from BCMS, CES and OES who competed in the 2016 District Spelling Bee held on February 18.

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



OES Grand Princess Ball

The OES Grand Princess Ball was a fundraiser for the Drama Club.  The ten "Big" Princesses were the stars of the event and volunteered their time.  The girls were Megan Leach (Ana), Amber Martin (Elsa), Ceanna Shrout (Snow White), Kaitlyn Sammons (Belle), Haleigh Porter (Jasmine), Hannah Smoot (Ariel), Taylor Moore (Rapunzel), Michala Mullins (Pocahontas), Kassandra Hamilton (Sleeping Beauty), and Tayler Rogers (Cinderella).  These girls performed as their characters throughout the night.  Elsa, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Ariel also sang their songs live.  The girls had dinner with all the little princesses, and then ran six centers that included makeovers (Snow White & Sleeping Beauty), story time with Belle, glitter hair and nails (Ariel & Rapunzel), building a snowman and Frozen BINGO (Elsa & Ana), pictures of Cinderella crowning the girls with their tiaras and a photo booth, and finally puzzles and headbands (Jasmine & Pocahontas).  Finally, the little princess had a grand march where they were introduced to the crowd; and then they took a group photo.

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.

Kid Konnection

Kid Konnection Daily Announcements
Daily Announcements

Click on the video to see today's daily announcements!


STLP 2014 State Winners Celebrated at May Board Meeting

Bath County students who received 1st or 2nd place at the STLP State Championship held in Rupp Arena in April were recognized for their accomplishments at the May meeting of the Bath County Board of Education.








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.

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
Nutrition Classes at OES

OES kindergarten students in Mrs. Tracie Caudill's class enjoyed some different foods as part of a nutrition lesson presented by Bath County Food Service Director Vickie Wells and OES Cafeteria Manager April Reed.

Attendance Incentives

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.

Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the following survey before Wednesday, September 16th.  Thank you so much for taking time to do so!



OES Mission Statement Input

Each year the OES SBDM council and administrative staff revisits the mission statement of our school. This year we are doing the same thing and would like to encourage your input. Please click on the link below to provide feedback for our mission statement. Thank you in advance for your input.



OES Dedication Ceremony



Owingsville Elementary hosted a Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, November 16, 2014, to welcome all stakeholders to visit the newly constructed and remodeled areas of the school.  Superintendent Harvey Tackett, Board Chair Shelly Sanders and Board Vice-Chair Barb Razor dedicated the new gym, cafeteria and classrooms that have recently been completed.  After a welcome from Mr. Tackett and remarks from Principal Jarrod Slone, Owingsville Elementary students led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Karson Tolle sang "The Star Spangled Banner."  Representatives from the project's architectural firm, construction management company, and HVAC renovation company spoke and explained their roles in this construction project.  After the presentation in the new gymnasium, visitors toured new classrooms and visited the new cafeteria for refreshments provided by the Food Service Department.

Honoring Our Veterans

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


OES Celebrates 50 Years

On Sunday, April 6th, community members and retired educators visited an open house at OES in celebration of its 50th year!

OES Academic Team 3rd Place Regional Winners

3rd Place Overall Regional Winners
3rd Place Quick Recall
2nd Place FPS
1st Place Science--Devin Matthews
4th Place Math--Morgan Patrick
4th Place Composition--Xandi Jent

Cool School 2014


Regional 4-H Speech and Demonstration Competition

On Tuesday, May 7th, the Regional 4-H Speech and Demonstration competition was held at Owingsville Elementary School.  Students from seven counties participated.  Congratulations to OES students who won ribbons in the event.  They are as follows: 

Morgan Reed—Blue Ribbon—Speech

Zane Blevins—Blue Ribbon—General

Dylan Puryear—Red—Crafts & Photography

Jayden Adkins—Red Ribbon—Science & Natural Resources

Roland Castro—Red Ribbon—Science & Technology

Devin Matthews—Purple Ribbon—Foods

Devin will go on to represent our region at the state competition at the University of Kentucky in July.  Congratulations to all!

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.

District EHO Form

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

EHO Form

OES Drama Club

On Sunday, January 10, the OES Drama Club took a field trip to see the Broadway Live production of Annie at the Lexington Opera House.  The students were treated to a private meet-and-greet session before the show since the director learned that these students will be starring in their own Broadway Junior production of Annie Jr. later this year.  Both shows are produced from the MTI (Music Theater International) Company out of New York.  The Drama Club had the opportunity to meet Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and Grace Ferrell from the show for almost half an hour.  They received advice from the actors, learned about working in theater and about the individual actors, and then took pictures with them and got autographs as well.  The OES Drama Club was even recognized prior to the start of the play by the director of the show in front of the entire audience.

SBDM Meeting

OES will have a special called SBDM meeting on Thursday, October 1st at 4:00 in the OES library.


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

Mr. Slone to Take on Book It! Principal Challenge


BOOK IT!® Program Honors National Young Readers Week Nov. 10-14 With Principal Challenge

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Owingsville Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. We appreciate your help with this. If you could please complete this survey by Friday, November 7th, we would appreciate it.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:


Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Jarrod S. Slone, Principal


OES After School Music and Art Program Students Presented at the October Board of Education Meeting




The picture above shows the students who participate in the after school  OES "A Smile and A Song" vocal group.  The picture below is a group of students who participate in the OES after school art program.

The students above opened the performance at the October 2014 Bath County Board of Education meeting.

Click View All below for additional pictures.

Bullying Prevention Week Oct 19th-24th

Bully Prevention Week Oct 19-24 

Theme “Lean On Me, Stop the Bullying”

  • Students will be making posters to be judged and receive awards
  • Morning Announcements will include daily Bully awareness information
  • Pledge Wall for students to sign after making the pledge to help OES be BULLY FREE
  • Theme song will be "Lean on Me"
  • Handouts and information to discuss in the classrooms by teachers will be provided
5th Grade Visits Gladie, KY

On Friday, September 19th, OES 5th graders visited Gladie, Ky where they learned about Appalachian history.  Click HERE to view more photos!

OES Student Spotlight at March 2014 Board Meeting

Students from Mrs. Jessica Elliott's class at Owingsville Elementary School demonstrate the process of the Walking Classroom to Bath County Board of Education Members.

OES STLP Students Build a Robot

4th grade students, Maggie Elam and Owen St. John, work with Maggie's father, Scottie Elam, to build a robot for their state STLP competition.  When finished, their robot will pick up colored blocks on its own!

Regional 4-H Foods Competition Winner

Congratulations to Devin Matthews, OES 4th grader, for winning a Champion ribbon in the Foods category at the Regional 4-H Speech and Demonstration Competition.  Devin will advance to the state competition!  Good luck, Devin! 


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.



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.

Click here to read more

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.

Bath County Health Fair Rescheduled for March 12

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

OES Safety Patrol Canned Food Drive

OES Safety Patrol Students will be conducting the 2014 Canned Food Drive for the week of:  October 27-31, 2014
Please help us collect nonperishable food items for many families in need within the community.
Send your donation by your OES Student to be given to their teacher.
Items needed include canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, rice, beans and/or any non-perishable food item.  Please DO NOT SEND GLASS JARS.
The classroom with the most items collected will receive a reward.

In support of Red Ribbon Week, Wednesday is designated, “CAN DRUGS DAY”. We hope to collect the most Food Drive items on this day. The class with the most items collected on this day will receive a reward.

4H Environmental Camp

This past week, OES 4th graders participated in an overnight camping trip to the 4H Environmental Camp in Carlisle, Ky.  A good time was had by all and lots of learning took place!  To see photos from the trip, click HERE!


Congratulations to the OES Academic Team for placing 1st in Quick Recall, 2nd in FPS, and Overall District Champions at the Governor's Cup Competition held on Saturday, March 1st!  Many students placed in individual areas as well!

Bath County Students Compete at Gateway Regional Arts Center

On Sunday, April 28, the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mt. Sterling, KY held an art show for students in the surrounding counties.  Congratulations to Allie Leach and Kyla Copher!  Allie attends OES and placed 2nd in Computer Art with her piece, "Those Darn Ants."  Kyla attends BCMS and placed 2nd in Computer Art with her piece, "Snowy Penguin."

2017-2018 Bus Routes
Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services 
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


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.

Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 27th-31st

Red Ribbon Week October 26-31st will be our focus week.  Theme “These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs”

  • October 29th we will have our Red Ribbon Assembly at 8:20.

Daily Themes

Monday- Drugs can’t find me  ( camo day)

Tuesday-Love and Peace be Drug Free  ( tie dyed day)

Wednesday- I’m a true Blue Jean-ius,  I’m Drug Free  ( Wear a blue shirt and blue jeans)

Thursday – Red-y to Live Drug Free and Make a Difference  (Red out day,  Wear as much Red as you can)

Friday-Scare Drugs Away ( wear your favorite costume)  No Masks, or anything that resembles a weapon

Fire Safety

OES students learn about fire safety from volunteer firefighters!  We appreciate all that these volunteers do to keep us safe!

Click HERE to view more photos from today's event!


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!

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. 

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Changes in Pickup/Dropoff Policy at OES

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2014-15 School Supply Lists

2014-15 OES School Supply List

Click the link above to access the school supply lists for OES students for the 2014-15 school year or click individual links below to access the list for an individual grade.

OES 5th Grade List--Please add 2 composition notebooks to this list, for a total of 4.  (updated 7/15/14)

OES 4th Grade List

OES 3rd Grade List

OES 2nd Grade List

OES 1st Grade List

OES Kindergarten List


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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Bath County Schools Asbestos Management Plan
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.