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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

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)


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

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.

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.

sadara copher  top 30

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

New Assistant Principal at CES


Congratulations to Lara Little for being selected by the CES SBDM council to serve as their Assistant Principal. Mrs. Little has been in education for 12 years, 10 being in Bath County. Mrs. Little brings a variety of skills and talents to her new role. CES is so excited to have her in this leadership role serving our students, parents, teachers, and community!

lara little

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.

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

Sports Complex

The Sports Complex is almost finished!

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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


OES Kindergarten Registration

kindergarten registion

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

CES Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

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.

CES Regional Governor's Cup

On Saturday, March 3rd, Crossroads Elementary School hosted the 26th Regional Governor’s Cup Competition. Crossroads Elementary School was among 15 schools participating in Quick Recall, Future Problem Solving, Written Assessment, and Composition.  Crossroads Elementary School received 2nd place in Future Problem Solving and 4th place overall winner in the region. Kiara Little received 1st place in Composition and 3rd place in Social Studies.  

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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


Welcome John Steele to the Bath County School Board

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We would like to welcome John Steele to the Bath County Board of Education.  Mr. Steele will strive to uphold the misson of the Bath County School System, to provide a safe, nurturing environment where future leaders are inspired and prepared to succeed in an ever-changing global community.

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


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

BCMS Junior Beta Receives National Recognition Ms. Ballman and Mrs. Burton display our new bannor


Bath County Schools Veterans Day Programs

Veterans Day Program

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

October 9, 2017, Bath County Schools Media Release

“There was an incident that occurred this morning at the Bath County Middle School campus in which law enforcement was requested for assistance which is standard procedure; at no point was there a Lockdown situation.  Our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff.”

Harvey Tackett, Superintendent, Bath County Schools

Todd Neace, Principal, Bath County Middle School

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.


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

Bids for Occupational Therapy Services for the 2017-18 Year

The Bath County Board of Education will be accepting bids for Occupational Therapy Services for the 2017-18 school year through July 14, 2017. Specifications are on file at the board office.  Please contact Kim Whitt at 606-674-6314.


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

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District Spelling Bee

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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

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

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.

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.

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.


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

Crossroads Elementary  September 22 @1:30

Owingsville Elementary   September 23 @1:30

BCHS Yearbook staff recognized


The Bath County High School yearbook staff has been recognized by Balfour yearbooks for capturing moments of the year in words and pictures.  The BCHS yearbook is recognized in the 2016"Yearbook Yearbook," an annual collection of superior student work.

 Marilyn Scoggins, the editor of "Yearbook Yearbook," had this to say, "Congratulations! As journalists, we tell stories both visually and verbally.  I have been privileged to edit this inspirational piece for the past eleven years, and I am humbled by your efforts to tell your stories as well.  Being selected for "Yearbook Yearbook" is like being handed an Oscar, an acknowledgement of exceptional work."


Dalton Bartley, Ben Peyton, Emily Bliffen, Shawntee Little, Michael Corum (editor), Becky Goins (Balfour Representative), Lexie Crouch, Kristal Robinson (adviser), Katie Dewitt, Makayla Bennett, Dakota Begley, Whitney Elliott, Alexis Crouch, Shania McCarty, Katlyn Terry, Tara Lewis, and Chy Begley.

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.   


Preschool Registration 16-17
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.

Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services
Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination
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.

Bath County Schools' Retirees Recognized at June 2016 Board of Education Meeting

The 2016 Bath County Schools' retirees were recognized at the June 2016 Board of Education meeting.  A reception was held at 6:30 p.m. for families and friends, and then formal recognition was made during the Spotlight of the regular Board meeting.  The 2016 retirees are Deliana Adams (OES), Kathy Adams (BCMS), Shella Adkins (CES), Vickie Duncan (BCHS), Brenda Holder (BoE), Maria Hunt (OES), Chandy McKenzie (OES), Mike McKenzie (BG), and Jerry Thatcher (CES).  Pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett are Mike McKenzie, Chandy McKenzie, Brenda Holder and Jerry Thatcher.  Click here to link to the photo gallery of the retirement celebration.

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.

Cool School Summer Activities

Cool School Volunteer William Reed and Superintendent Harvey Tackett (pictured above) observe Cool School students as they decorate flower pots.  After decorating the pottery, the students will then plant seeds to watch them grow.

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.

March 2016 Board Spotlight - Who Will I Become?

Students from Crossroads Elementary School read original pieces that they had written for the Dream Out Loud project about their plans for the future.  The students, pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett and Principal Jerry Thatcher, were dressed as their future careers suggested.  Board members and the audience were so impressed with the students' writings that they received a standing ovation as they lined up for this photo.

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.

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

Board Member Achievement

Board Member Hurschell Rawlings, pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett, was recognized at the February 2016 Board of Education meeting for achieving Levels I, II, III, & IV from the Kentucky School Board Academy of Studies.

Bath County Schools Celebrate 100th Day

Bath County Schools celebrated the 100th day of school on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.  Pictured above are students from Crossroads Elementary wearing some of the winning 100-day t-shirts.

Bath County School Board Members Saluted in January

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Bath County School District are publicly thanking the system’s elected Board of Education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Shelly Sanders, Barbara Razor, Connie Grimes, Hurschell Rawlings, and Eric Conkright are among the 854 school board members being saluted in the state's 173 local school districts. Their jobs are increasingly complex, said Allen Kennedy, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association and Chairman of the Hancock County School Board.

Click view all below to see entire story.

Bus Route and Bus Line Up Information

Click View All below to see the bus routes and bus line-ups beginning January 4, 2016.

Media Release

November 9, 2015

At approximately 11:40 a.m. today, a threatening note was found at the Bath County Middle School.

The school and grounds have been checked and cleared. Middle school students & staff returned to school to resume their daily schedules.

A full investigation will be done to find the individual or individuals who are responsible for threatening and disrupting the educational process. 

The individual or Individuals found responsible will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

BCMS 7th Grade Chicago Trip


BCMS 7th Grade students left early on Friday morning, November 6, for the annual Chicago trip (top picture) and enjoyed lunch at a Food Court when they arrived (bottom two pictures).

Congratulations Mrs. Hunt-Gibson!!!

Tonia Hunt-Gibson was elected during the recent Eastern Kentucky Education Association Delegate Assembly to serve on the Kentucky Education Association board of directors.  Her term will begin immediately and continue until June of 2019.  Tonia has served as an EKEA regional director for the Maysville UniServ area since 2012.  She also serves as co-team leader for the Northeast area for National Board Certification.  In addition to her district and state duties, she serves as a Bath County Middle School association representative.  We congratulate Tonia for her outstanding leadership skills and her commitment to ensuring a quality public education for every Kentucky student.

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.



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. 

Preschool Registration 2015-16

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.

Congratulations to BCMS Rogers Explorers Qualifiers


Congratulations to Talyn Alderman, Andrew Barber, Brynn Collinsworth, Allison Karrick, and McKenna Moore for being selected for the Rogers Explorers program. Rogers Explorers is a youth leadership program through The Center for Rural Development which provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for students to develop the skills they need to be the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

Participants in the program will work on building skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service.

Bath County Middle School is very proud of the many accomplishments Talyn, Andrew, Brynn, Allison, and McKenna have achieved and we look forward to watching them grow into one of the next leaders in our region.

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

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. 

Sandy Crouch, Retiring Board Member, Recognized for Years of Service


Mrs. Sandy Crouch was recognized for 25 years of service on the Bath County Board of Education at the December 2014 meeting.  The Board and school district employees congratulate Mrs. Crouch on her retirement and want to express their gratitude for her service.  She was presented with a certificate from Janet Jeanes representing the Kentucky School Board Association, a clock from the Board of Education, and a cake and punch reception after the meeting.

Draft Comprehensive District Improvement Plan

The 2015 Draft District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (CDIP) 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 either Supt. Harvey Tackett (harvey.tackett@bath.kyschools.us) or 606-674-6314 or Rhonda Back (rhonda.back@bath.kyschools.us) or 606-674-2101 Ext. 5108.

BCMS Treble Makers Perform



The Treble Makers from Bath County Middle School, directed by Mrs. Kathy Adams, performed the play "A Christmas Carol" for the community and several student groups.  The performance was truly outstanding and showcased the talents of the students involved.


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.

Bath County Students Compete at STLP Regional Showcase


The students pictured above from Crossroads Elementary School were some of the representatives from Bath County Schools at the STLP Regional Showcase held at Morehead State University on December 9, 2014.  Bath County was well represented with approximately 40 students from all levels attending.

In Memory of Carroll Otis

Bath County Schools would like to honor the memory of Carroll Otis, former member of the Bath County Board of Education, who served the students of Bath County for 20 years. 

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.

CES Honors Veterans

Crossroads Elementary School staff and students honored veterans at an assembly held on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Bath County Schools Hosts Annual Legislative Breakfast


The Bath County School District hosted the annual Legislative Breakfast at the Bath County Agricultural Center on November 6, 2014.  The group included education professionals and local government officials from Bath and surrounding counties.  The speakers were introduced by Superintendent Harvey Tackett, and then each speaker gave a short talk to the audience followed by a question and answer time.  Attending this year's breakfast were Senator Walter Blevins, Representative Rocky Adkins, Representative John Will Stacy, Representative Elect David Hale, and Tyler White representing Congressman Andy Barr.

CES 5th Grade Students



The pictures above are Crossroads Elementary 5th Grade students on a field trip to Pioneer Camp in Carlisle.

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.

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

Girl Scout Block Party

Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council HOSTS BLOCK PARTY on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th from 5-8 pm for NEW & EXISTING Girl Scout Members and Volunteers to Join in the Fun!

New research shows majority of parents see Girl Scout benefits for daughters; majority of volunteers feel experience has helped them personally and professionally.


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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.

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.

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.

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:



Bath County Schools Celebrations 2014


This video showing accomplishments for the 2013-14 school year was presented at May 2014 Bath County Board of Education Meeting.


Summer Feeding Program

Schedule for the Summer

Retirement Celebration

Gary Faudere and Jimmy Roberts will be retiring at the end of the current school year from the Bath County Schools Transportation Department .  Their fellow drivers presented them with a retirement cake at a recent driver training day.  Their years of dedicated service will be greatly missed by the entire school district.

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.

BCHS Ladycats Softball Team at Spring Training

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

BCMS Student Spotlight at February 2014 Board Meeting

Bath County Middle School was the spotlight at the February 2014 Board meeting.  The 7th Grade Football Team (top picture) was recognized for winning the EKC Conference.  The 7th Grade Basketball Team (middle picture) was recognized for winning the OVC Tournament.  Mr. T. J. Knox explained the new disc golf program he has initiated at BCMS, and Mr. Tacket demonstrated his skills as a disc golfer (bottom picture).

2014 Bath County District Spelling Bee

Superintendent Harvey Tackett and BCMS Principal John Slone presented the 2014 Spelling Bee contestants with Certificates of Achievement for representing their grade levels at the District Spelling Bee held at the Board Office on February 18, 2014.

And the winner is Tyler Brown,
               BCMS 8th grade student.

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:


Banking Services Proposals for FY 2015 and 2016

Bath County Board of Education will be accepting proposals for banking services for FY 2015 and FY 2016 through 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014.

Click Here for additional information

Govenor's Cup

Govenor's Cup will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Bath County Middle School

KAAC District Governor's Cup Competition

Due to current road conditions in the area the KAAC District Governor's Cup Competition at Bath County Middle School on 1/18/14 will be on a two hour delay.

We will review road conditions in the morning and if there is a change or a cancelation we will make the call by 9:00 a.m.

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
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

BCMS Open House

July 30, 2013

7th Grade & 8th grade - 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6th Grade 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

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.

Crossroads Elementary School Principal Selection Input Surveys

Crossroads Elementary School Principal Selection Input Surveys will be open until:
Tuesday Evening, June 11th at 9:00 PM.

Click on one of the links below to participate.

Parent/Community Member Stakeholders Survey

Teachers/Staff Survey

Comments from April 18, 2013 Community Forum

Click View All below to see full list of comments from Community Forum held on April 18, 2013 at the Bath County Board Annex Building.

Congratulations BCHS FBLA!

Several Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America students travelled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the state FBLA competition and represented BCHS very well!

Click View All below to see full results.

Primary/Intermediate School Survey

Attention all stakeholders and community members: 

The Bath County Board of Education requests your feedback on the pros and cons concerning a possible change from the current Preschool through Grade 5 schools to one Preschool to Grade 2 school and one Grade 3 to Grade 5 school. 

Complete the Primary/Intermediate School Survey by clicking the link below. The link will take you to an electronic survey, and your input will be recorded. The survey is completely anonymous.

If you do not have access to a computer or if you would prefer to fill out a paper form, you may obtain a survey form at the Bath Co. Board of Education Office during regular business hours; call (606) 674-6314 with questions.  The deadline to participate in this survey is April 18, 2013

Primary/Intermediate School Survey

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.  

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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/

BCMS Walks Through Time

BCMS TAG students created displays and performed skits to demonstrate life in other countries and in different times. 


Click View All to see list of participants:

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:


CES Read Across America Celebration

Students dressed as favorite characters for Read Across America Week.

Mr. Harvey Tackett, Bath County Superintendent, and Mr. Terence Clemons, 4-H Agent, were guest readers at Crossroads Elementary.

Students at Crossroads Elementary enjoyed activities for Read Across America Week, February 25 - March 1.  They had a chance to dress in character, hear guest celebrity readers, and enjoy a Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Day.

Bath County Annual Health Fair Health Fair Flyer

Held at Owingsville Elementary School

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

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Mr. Tackett kicked off RAK Week at CES by sharing the book Kindness From A to Z.

Bath County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to BCMS 6th Grader, Nikki McCarty, for winning the Bath County District Spelling Bee on Friday, February 8, 2013.  Nikki will now go on to compete at the State level in Louisville, KY in March

Bath Co. STLP Headed to State Competition

Exemplary Behavior Celebrated
The fourth grade students at Crossroads Elementary School who demonstrated exemplary behavior during the week of January 7 – 11th were rewarded on Friday with an “Archery” Good Behavior Celebration. Mr. Terence Clemons, Bath County 4-H Representative, reviewed the safety of archery and archery skills with the students before allowing students to demonstrate their skills using the bows. The students absolutely LOVED the activity and the teachers LOVED the students’ demonstration of good behavior for the week!!!
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

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.


Cool School Summer Dates

Cool School Bus

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.
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!

School Report Cards
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.

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.

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:
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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

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

!!! Congratulations OES on your Distinguished rating !!!


#distinguishedstudents  #distinguishedstaff  #distinguishedschool

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.

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.

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 - 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.

Surplus Item for Sealed Bids

Media Release

October 30, 2015

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015, a bomb threat was found at the Bath County Middle School.

All authorities were contacted, and all middle school students and staff were immediately evacuated and bussed to the Bath County High School.

All schools were dismissed at 12:00 noon. All schools and grounds district-wide are being searched, and this search will be completed before any students or staff are allowed back in the buildings.

The search has been completed, and all buildings have been found to be safe.

All activities scheduled in and around Bath County school facilities will proceed as planned for Friday night and throughout this weekend. 

Harvey Tackett


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.

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/

Annual Public Notice

BCHS Graduation Ceremony - 2015

Bath County Health Fair Rescheduled for March 12

Board Member Appreciation Month

Members of the Bath County Board of Education were presented with Certificates of Appreciation  by Superintendent Harvey Tackett at the January 2015 Board meeting.  Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt also read a Proclamation of Appreciation and presented each Board member a copy of it.

Congratulations to the 2014 Homecoming Queen and her Court

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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.

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.

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."

Outstanding Leader



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Congratulations to the BCMS Football Team
Winners of the EKC Championship



2013 Educators of the Year


Mrs. Kathy Adams                           Mrs. Robin Tolle
2013 Certified Educator                  2013 Classified Educator
of the Year                                        of the Year

Awards at the annual Bath County Chamber of Commerce banquet included Certified Educator of the Year presented to Mrs. Kathy Adams of Bath County Middle School and Classified Educator of the Year presented to Mrs. Robin Tolle of Bath County High School.  Congratulations to both of these Bath County Schools leaders!

Cool School 2014


In Loving Memory

Bailey Ann-Ross Matthews

Bath County School Board Members Honored In January

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


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!

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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

Summer Meals

Summer Meals

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

District Spelling Bee

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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

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.

CES is "All Fired Up"

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.

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).

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

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 .


2016-17 Preschool and Head Start Registration


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.



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.

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.

2016 Draft CDIP

BCMS Treble Makers Perform at Renfro Valley

BCMS Treble Makers vocal group under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Adams performed at the Renfro Valley "Christmas in the Valley" show  on November 21, 2015.

In Loving Memory of

Waylon James Daugherty

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



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.

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.

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 Preschool Registration

Preschool registration for the 2014-15 school year will take place on Thursday, June 5th 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)
CES "Blue Out" for Autism Awareness

CES Faculty and Staff wore blue on April 2, 2014 to support Autism Awareness Month

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.

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.

Congratulations to Christopher Stull for Qualifying for the KHSAA State Golf Tournament
Chamber Awards Banquet

Mrs. Kathy Adams receiving Certified Educator of the Year Award from Mrs. Kelly Wilson and Congressman Andy Barr.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coming to Bath County Schools in February

Driver' Education Course Offered

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

Bath County Fiscal Court Seeking 2 School Resource Officers
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.

Board Member honored by KSBA


hurshell rawlings

Congratulations to Hurshell Rawlings for receiving the distinction of earning a level 5 Board Member.  This is the highest level a Board Member can attain. 

Thank you Mr. Rawlings for your service in Bath County.

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.

FFA Livestock Judging


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



District EHO Form

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

EHO Form

CES – Kindergarten Readiness

Tuesday, August 8th  from 9-12 and 3-6 Crossroads Elementary will be hosting our Kindergarten Readiness for all incoming kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. We will be having two sessions – you only need to attend one. If your child isn’t registered, you can also register on that day as well.

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.

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

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 CES on your Proficient rating !!!

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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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."

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 Preschool and Head Start Registration

Preschool/Head Start county-wide registration for the 2015-16 school year will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bath County Board of Education Annex Building on Monday,June 1, 2015.

Click View All below for complete information.

For more information, please call Christina Grace or Lisa Stewart at  606- 674-6314 or Leann Gullett at 606-674-2766.


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.

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.


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.

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.

August Board Meeting Presentation

Students from Bath County Middle School presented information to the Board of Education members about their summer activities including Lego Camp, Career Craze, and Rogers Explorer.

Changes to Lunch Pricing

Click View All below for more information.

Congratulations to Broderick Moore and Leann Fawns

for signing with Alice Lloyd College(baseball) and St. Catharine College(volleyball)

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.

Board Member Recognition

Members of the Bath County Board of Education were recognized at the January 27, 2014, Board meeting with Certificates of Appreciation presented by Superintendent Harvey Tackett and a Proclamation read by Owingsville Mayor Gary Hunt honoring the Board members for School Board Appreciation month.


CES Fire Prevention Week Activities

During  Fire Prevention Week (October 7 - October 11), Crossroads Elementary students got to see fire fighters, fire trucks and Sparky on Tuesday, October 8. Crossroads Elementary would like to thank Salt Lick, Owingsville and Sharpsburg fire fighters for teaching our students Fire Safety.

2013 Bath County Schools Opening Day

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.

Bids for Occupational Therapy Services & Psychological Services for the 2013-14 Year

The Bath County Board of Education will be accepting bids for Occupational Therapy Services and Psychological Services for the 2013-14 school year through July 15, 2013. Specifications are on file at the board office.  Please contact Christina Grace at 606.674.6314.

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!

Letter to Parents from BCMS Principal

Click link below to access full document

Letter to Parents

AARP Grandparent of the Year Award

Congratuatulations to Nicholas Frizzell for being the school winner of the AARP Grandparent of the Year Award at Crossroads Elementary. Nicholas' essay on why his grandparent should be grandparent of the year was chosen for top honors among nearly 90 5th grade students at CES. His essay will go on to compete at the district level in February and if chosen the winner, will continue on the the state competition in April. Way to go Nichoals, CES is proud of you! CHOMP CHOMP!!!

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

Christian Social Service Center Back-to-School Program

CSS back to school

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.

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019
Calendar Committee for 2018-2019
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.



Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge
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.

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. 

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.

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:

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Bath County is a Proficient District

!! Amazing Students !!  !! Amazing Teachers !!  !! Amazing Parents!!

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.


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.

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!

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.

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 November 2015 Meeting

Mrs. Lara Little and students from her 5th grade class demonstrated some interactive learning activities using the GoNoodle program for Board of Education members and the audience at the November 2015 Board meeting.  Pictured above are Superintendent Harvey Tackett, students Anastasia Hurst and Caleen Treadway, CES Teacher Mrs. Lara Little, CES Asst. Principal Lorinda Jamison and CES Principal Jerry Thatcher.

Annual Legislative Breakfast


The annual Legislative Breakfast was hosted by Bath County Schools at the Bath County Agricultural and Education Center on Tuesday, November 17.  Representatives from surrounding counties as well as other educational agencies and local leaders (pictured at top left) heard information from legislative leaders including Representative David Hale (pictured at bottom left) and House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins (pictured at bottom right).  The BCHS Jr. Chef team (pictured at top right) helped prepare and serve the food.


In accordance with district procedures and records retention guidelines, the following special education records housed at the Bath County Board of Education will be destroyed: Special Education Due Process Records for former students whose year of birth is 1993 or before. Any person desiring a copy of his or her records before destruction must contact Christina Grace at 606.674.6314 or e-mail christina.grace@bath.kyschools.us or contact in person at the Board Office no later than August 31, 2015.

Please note that former students may need this information for Social Security, Disability or employment purposes at some point.

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).

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!

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.

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.

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!

Crossroads Elementary Proficient/Distinguished Students

Students from Crossroads Elementary pictured above "walked the red carpet" at Bath County High School to celebrate their successes as Proficient and Distinguished students based on testing results from 2013.  Students received a medal and a treat bag to recognize their accomplishments.

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.

Thank You Board Members

January is designated annually as School Board Appreciation Month.  Bath County Schools appreciates the hard work and dedication of our local board members.

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

OES Students Attend Environmental Camp

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

July 26th, 2013 @ 11 AM

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.
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. 

BCHS Concession Bid


Concessions Bid

Bath County FFA State Fair Results
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.



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!!

OES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration

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.

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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)

Board Spotlight for December 2015

Media Statement Release

From Harvey Tackett, Superintendent of the Bath Co. Schools: We had yet another occurrence of a message  at the Bath County Middle School.   Upon becoming aware of the message, we immediately implemented our safety and security measures which, among other things, included notifying law enforcement and beginning an investigation. After a short period of time it was determined by school officials and law enforcement that the message was not credible and did not pose a risk to students, staff, or visitors. We are continuing to investigate to determine the perpetrator attempting to disrupt the education of our students. We ask that you speak with your child(ren) to see if they have any idea who it is that may be disrupting valuable time. Should you discover any information you feel important, we ask you immediately contact Bath County Middle School and Owingsville Police Department so that we may investigate further. As a result of these needed actions, the school and district will continue to monitor and  restrict freedoms within the school environment by more closely supervising our students, belongings, and all school property.  We will continue to keep your child(ren) safe from harm by continually reevaluating as any new information comes forth.  As always, our top priority will be the safety and well-being of our students attending the Bath Co. School District.

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.

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!


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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.

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.

2014-15 BCHS Jr. Chef Team

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

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Student Spotlight at April Board of Education Meeting

CES students Clay Razor and Aubreigh Wheeler along with teacher, Jayme Patton, demonstrated a sign-language song of the 12 Power Verbs for Board of Education members and audience at the April 2015 Board meeting.

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.

CES Preschool Students Present at December Board Meeting

Students from the Crossroads Elementary Preschool class presented their song, "Herman the Worm" at the December 2014 Board of Education meeting.  They were accompanied by their teacher Brittany Weaver and instructional assistants Cindy Roberson and Isabel Smith.

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.

Bath County Schools Official Logo

Approved at March 24, 2014 Board Meeting

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. 

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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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.
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. 

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! 


2013 Rogers Explorer Mikayla Ray

Bath County Middle School is proud to announce that Mikalya Ray has been selected as a 2013 Rogers Explorer. This is a very prestigious award that selects students who are interested in a career in science, math or technology.  For more information about this highly competitive program here is the link:


Check out our District and Building Photo Galleries
Not only does the District have a Photo gallery, but so does each school.
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!

High School Field information during construction

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2017-2018 Bus Routes
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


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

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CES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration



in accordance with district procedures and records retention guidelines, the following special education records housed at the Bath County Board of Education will be destroyed: Special Education Due Process Records for former students whose year of birth is 1994 or before. Any person desiring a copy of his or her records before destruction must contact Christina Grace at 606.674.6314 or e-mail christina.grace@bath.kyschools.us or contact in person at the Board Office no later than August 31, 2016. 

Please note that former students may need this information for Social Security, Disability or employment purposes at some point.

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.

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.

Crossroads Elementary High Attendance Day Recognition

At the October 2015 Board of Education meeting, Crossroads Elementary School was recognized for their outstanding percentage (99.09%) on High Attendance Day, September 24, 2015.  The school was presented a plaque for being the District Winner, as well as a plaque for being the Region 9 Large Elementary Winner and $100 from the Regional DPP group.  Shown above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett are:  Kellie Dillon, CES Attendance Clerk, Lorinda Jamison, CES Assistant Principal, Kim Biddle, Bath County Schools DPP, and Jerry Thatcher, CES Principal.

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.


CES 5th Grade Field Trip

These Crossroads Elementary students from Mrs. Lara Little's class are pictured in front of a cabin at Gladie, KY during a recent field trip.

District Governor's Cup Results

On Saturday, January 17, 2015,  McNabb Middle School hosted the District 72 Governor’s Cup competition. Bath County Middle School was well-represented, and brought home several medals, the Runners Up trophy, and the Sportsmanship Award.

Below is a list of all the medal-winning students.

Mathematics: Caleb Crouch 4th place
Social Studies Caleb Crouch 5th place, Nicholas Frizzell 1st place
Science: Devin Matthews 3rd place
Language Arts: Lydia Saunders 3rd place, Miki Marksberry 1st place
Composition: Nicholas Frizzell 2nd place
Arts and Humanities: Makayla Blackburn 5th place, Gabby Hill, 3rd place,
     Chynah Thompson 1st place

Quick Recall: BCMS 2nd place
Hume Sportsmanship Award: BCMS

The students did a fantastic job representing the school. Regional
Governor’s Cup is coming up on January 27 and January 31 and will be held at Estill County Middle School. Good luck to these students!

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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 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


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.

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.

Congratulations to our Prom King and Queen for 2013

Brandon Kenney and Beth May

Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services 
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.

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.


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

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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.

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.

December Board Spotlight

Crossroads students were the Spotlight at the December Board meerting on Monday, December 16, 2013. The first picture is Alana Sholar and Matthew Coyle demonstrating their reading ability. The second picture is Mr. Tackett, Mrs. Sholar, Anglida Stewart, Abby Barnett, Matthew Coyle, Alana Sholar, Zachary Otis, Mr. Thatcher and Mrs. Jamison.

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.


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."

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.

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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. 

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.

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!

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.


CES Academic Team - Quick Recall

Congratulations to the CES Quick Recall team on winning 1st  place against OES on Wednesday, February 24. There were also some individual winners!!!



Bath County Schools Asbestos Management Plan
February 2016 Board Spotlight

Students from Bath County Middle School's Academic Team, Band, and Vocal Group were showcased at the February 2016 Bath County Board of Education Meeting.  The students are pictured above along with their advisers, Principal John Slone, and Superintendent Harvey Tackett as they received Certificates of Recognition after their performances and introductions.

Bath County District Spelling Bee - 2016


The 2016 Bath County District Spelling Bee was held in the Board Annex Meeting Room on February 18. Nicholas Frizzell, BCMS 8th grade student, was the winner of the bee. Sam Bodine, BCMS 7th grade student, was the runner up.  The two students are pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett, Principal John Slone, and Mrs. Jane Ellington representing the Farm Bureau Women's Federation, who presented Nicholas with a $100 check to help with expenses for traveling to the state spelling bee in Louisville in May.

Ten students in Grades 5 through 8 competed in the event after being grade level winners at their respective schools.

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.