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CMS Beta Club hosts breakfast fundraiser

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club hosted a breakfast fundraiser recently, and raised about $1,800 to attend national convention.

 

The breakfast was Saturday, April 14, and the menu included country ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, jelly, coffee, milk, juice and water.

 

Donations are still being accepted to help club members attend national convention for the first time.

 

CMS Beta members, from left, eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith, seventh-grader Whitney Frashure, sixth-grader Layla Steen and eighth-grader Abby Brisko serve breakfast.

CMS baseball team defeats Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Adair County.

 

In the A game, CMS won by a score of 7-4.

 

And in the B game, CMS blanked Adair County by a score of 6-0.

 

CMS sixth-grader Kaden Bloyd, at left, and eighth-grader Peyton Dabney run to catch the ball.

CMS softball team takes on Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team recently took on Metcalfe County.

 

Though the players fought hard, CMS couldn’t get a win in the A or B games.

 

CMS eighth-grader Bri Gowdy and Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Miley Hash pitched for the Lady Eagles.

 

CMS eighth-grader Bri Gowdy pitches.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of April 16.

 

From left are sixth-grader Diego Noyola, seventh-grader Alysa Howard and eighth-grader Tezon Mitchell.

CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Campbellsville Police received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 16.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson and her staff members received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honored community partner Campbellsville Police with the community Change Award.

CMS teacher receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Middle School teacher Michael “Spanky” Despain received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 16.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Despain received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, honors CMS teacher Michael “Spanky” Despain with the certified Change Award.

CHS tennis team to host fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School tennis team will host a fundraiser at McDonald’s on Tuesday, April 17.

 

The team will receive a portion of proceeds from inside sales from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

McDonald's.

CMS choir to host bake sale

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a bake sale on Saturday, April 14.

 

The sale will be at Kroger in Green River Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

All proceeds will help pay for choir expenses.

 

Bake Sale

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of April 9.

 

From left are eighth-grader Logan Phillips, sixth-grader Mollie Bailey and seventh-grader Tyler Booth.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 26.

 

From left are eighth-grader Brae Washington, seventh-grader Haylee Allen and sixth-grader Conner Rinehart.

CMS science students make catapults

 

Campbellsville Middle School integrated science students are studying Newton’s laws of motion by making catapults.

 

Students in Amy Knifley’s classes were asked to make a catapult that would launch a marble.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jaylin Napier, at left, and Dalton Reynolds make their catapult.

CMS student serves as legislative page

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Peyton Dabney recently learned about state legislature from some first-hand experience.

 

Dabney served as a legislative page in the House of Representatives.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Peyton Dabney recently served as a legislative page in the House of Representative.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Tuesday, April 17.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 10:30 a.m.

 

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CMS hosts K-PREP study sessions

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun while preparing for upcoming state testing.

 

For several weeks, CMS hosted K-PREP study sessions each Friday afternoon.

 

At a recent session, students competed in an Escape room competition to see who could solve a series of puzzles first, enjoyed pizza and trail mix snacks, competed in math games and enjoyed cotton candy.

 

CMS eighth-grader teacher Melisa Morris helps her students as they compete in the Escape room challenge.

CMS hosts K-PREP study sessions

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun while preparing for upcoming state testing.

 

For several weeks, CMS hosted K-PREP study sessions each Friday afternoon.

 

At a recent session, students enjoyed s’mores, played quiz games and competed in obstacle course games.

 

CMS sixth-grade teachers Andrea Sanders, at left, and LeeAnn Grider demonstrate how to compete in the obstacle course games.

CMS hosts K-PREP study sessions

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun while preparing for upcoming state testing.

 

For several weeks, CMS hosted K-PREP study sessions each Friday afternoon.

 

At a recent session, students enjoyed ice cream sundaes, played flashcard games, competed in quiz games, built lemonade stands and enjoyed cotton candy.

 

CMS sixth-graders Conner Rinehart, at left, and Kayden Birdwell build a lemonade stand.

CMS science students make egg droppers

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently designed their own egg dropper containers.

 

In Amy Knifley’s classes, students studied the concepts of Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, gravity and force.

 

To apply the concepts, Knifley asked her students to build egg dropper containers to see if they could safely drop an egg from several feet.

 

CMS eighth-grader Brandon Castellano builds his egg dropper.

CMS students enjoy Sharpen the Saw Day

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently enjoyed a Sharpen the Saw Day.

 

Students were given free time to play dodgeball, enjoy gym time, play games and spend time socializing while using their electronic devices.

 

CMS seventh-graders laugh as Keondre’ Weathers declares “Uno.”

CMS students get a dose of reality

 

Some ended the day broke, while others paid their bills and had money to spare.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently got a dose of what being an adult is like during Reality Town.

 

Reality Town allows students to see first-hand what it might cost to live after they graduate and are living on their own.

 

CMS eighth-graders, from left, AunDaya Coleman, Destiny Agee and Sumara Berry visit the lifestyle booth.

CMS students learn about teamwork

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about teamwork.

 

In their physical education class, Campbellsville University student Lindsey Prozanski recently led a series of classes to teach students about working together.

 

CMS eighth-graders Devin Roberts, at left, and Waylon Franklin complete the obstacle course.

CMS concert band students perform

 

Campbellsville Middle School concert band students recently performed.

 

Each year, the CMS concert band performs as part of the Kentucky Music Educators Association concert band assessment.

 

The band performed on Wednesday, March 28, at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

 

CMS sixth-grader Nathan McFarland plays percussion as the concert band practices for KMEA assessment.

CHS band members selling raffle tickets

 

Campbellsville High School band members are selling raffle tickets to raise money for its program.

 

Tickets are $10, and three prizes will be awarded.

 

First prize is $1,000 cash.

 

Second prize is a mountain bike donated by The Spoke Easy.

 

And third prize is a 55-inch television.

 

Raffle

CHS art honor society to host bake sale

 

Campbellsville High School National Art Honor Society members will host a bake sale to raise money for upcoming field trips.

 

The bake sale will be Friday, March 30, at Kroger on Campbellsville Bypass from 1 to 5 p.m.

 

Bake Sale

CHS students to raise money for local animal shelters

 

Campbellsville High School students are raising money to help animals housed at local animal shelters.

 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students are hosting a bake sale with a variety of homemade items on Thursday, March 29.

 

Bake Sale

CHS girls’ basketball players honored

 

Campbellsville High School girls’ basketball players were recently honored at a banquet for their hard work and dedication this season.

 

CHS seniors Kayla Young, Vonnea Smith, Nena Barnett and Kiyah Barnett received the varsity coaches award, and were thanked for their time with the team.

 

CHS girls’ basketball players were recently honored for their dedication and hard work this historic season. From left, front, are eighth-grader Rylee Petett, freshmen Kenzi Forbis and Abi Wiedewitsch, sophomore Bailey Thompson, eighth-graders Lainey Watson, Bri Gowdy and Kaylyn Smith, juniors Dee Simpson and Malaya Hoskins and assistant coach Debbie Gowdy-Smith. Back, seventh-grader Bri Hayes, head coach Anthony Epps, sophomore Siera Owens, junior Kalisha Murphy, seniors Nena Barnett, Vonnea Smith and Kayla Young, sophomore Katelyn Miller, freshman Catlyn Clausen and assistant coach Katie Wilkerson. Absent from the photo are seventh-grader Antaya Epps, sophomore Isis Coleman and senior Kiyah Barnett.

CMS to host ‘Derby Dash’ run/walk

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a “Derby Dash” 5K run/walk to raise money for the Beta Club’s trip to national competition.

 

The race will be Saturday, May 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

 

CMS Derby Dash

CMS, CHS academic team members honored

 

Campbellsville middle and high school academic team members were recently honored for their success this season.

 

At the Campbellsville Elementary School assembly on Friday, March 23, the academic team members were recognized.

 

CMS academic team coach Steven Gumm recognizes his students.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 19.

 

Pictured are sixth-grader Angel Walker and seventh-grader Cameron Mahan. Absent from the photo is eighth-grader Hayley Wethington.

CMS Beta Club to host breakfast fundraiser

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club will host a fundraiser to raise money to attend national convention.

 

The club will host a country ham breakfast on Saturday, April 14, in the Campbellsville High School cafeteria.

 

Breakfast will be from 5 a.m. to noon.

 

CMS Beta Breakfast

CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Jim Miller received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 19.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Miller, along with Taylor County Bank, received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, honors community partner Jim Miller and Taylor County Bank with the community Change Award.

CHS assistant principal receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville High School Assistant Principal Mark “Shiny” Kearney received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 19.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Kearney received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, honors CHS Assistant Principal Mark “Shiny” Kearney with the certified Change Award.

CIS bus monitor, cafeteria worker receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools bus driver and cafeteria worker Leslie Gaines received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 19.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Gaines received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, honors bus monitor and CMS and CHS cafeteria worker Leslie Gaines with the classified Change Award.

CIS makes calendar changes

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ officials have made changes to the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

After spring break, and for the three remaining Fridays in April, students will attend class until 3 p.m.

 

Also, students will attend class on Wednesday, May 23, for the final day of the school year.

 

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CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

 

Honor Roll

CES students honor CMS, CHS athletes

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students honored some Campbellsville middle and high school students at an assembly on Friday, March 16.

 

CMS eighth-grader and volleyball player Tayler Thompson gives high-fives.     CHS sophomore and swimmer Isabella Osborne gives high-fives.

CMS, CHS students attend journalism workshop

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students attended the Kentucky High School Journalism Association workshop on Thursday, March 15.

 

Campbellsville University’s Department of Mass Communication sponsors the event, which takes place on the CU campus.

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students attending the Kentucky High School Journalism Association workshop are, from left, front, eighth-grader Myricle Gholston and Gracyne Hash. Second row, eighth-grader Karley Morris and sophomore Zoe McAninch. Back, eighth-grader Blake Settle, senior Austin Fitzgerald and freshman Taylor Knight.

CMS band students participate in WKU honors band

 

Campbellsville Middle School band members were recently chosen to participate in a statewide honors band clinic.

 

Five students were chosen to participate in the Western Kentucky University Middle School Honors Band Clinic, hosted on Friday, March 9, in Bowling Green.

 

CMS students chosen to participate in the Western Kentucky University Middle School Honors Band Clinic are, from left, seventh-graders Kadence Houk and Tyler Booth, eighth-grader Jayden Murphy and sixth-graders Caleb Holt and Zachary Akin.

CMS hosts student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted student-led conferences on Tuesday, March 13.

 

About 20 students attended with their parents.

 

CMS sixth-grade teacher Andrea Gribbins talks to student Luke McDonald and his mother Stephanie.

CHS FCA group begins #14-3plus2 initiative

 

Campbellsville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members are encouraging their fellow students to perform random acts of kindness.

 

The #14-3plus2 initiative honors the 17 people killed in a school shooting in Florida, and the two killed in a recent shooting in Kentucky.

 

Students and faculty members are encouraged to complete acts of kindness in various ways for 17 other people, 14 students and three adults, and two positive acts for themselves.

 

CHS FCA

CMS softball team soliciting sponsorships

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team is soliciting sponsorships to raise money for the upcoming season.

 

Businesses and individuals can sponsor the team, and their logo and name will be printed on a sign posted on the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

Sponsors will also be announced at games.

 

Sponsorship levels are $25, $50, $75 and $100.

 

Eagles Softball

CMS FCA group hosts prayer circle

 

Nearly 75 students and teachers gathered to pray for each other, our state and our nation.

 

Campbellsville Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members hosted a prayer circle on Wednesday, March 14.

 

Students hosted the circle for 17 minutes, a minute for each of those who died in a Florida school shooting last month.

 

From left, Lynn Kearney, co-sponsor of the Campbellsville High School FCA group and a substitute teacher at CMS, CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch, seventh-grader Chase Hord and sixth-grader Angelica Seng pray together.

CMS art students learn to draw motion

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying how to draw motion.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students are discussing techniques artists use when they want their work to appear as if the subject is moving.

 

CMS eighth-grader Gabby Skaggs paints an outdoor scene depicting motion.

CMS art students study Monet

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying Monet, and making their own watercolor artwork inspired by his style.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are learning about impressionism.

 

CMS eighth-grader Nate Arachi, at left, and Ethan Cox cut out their lily pads to glue on their paintings.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 12.

 

From left are seventh-grader Whitney Frashure, sixth-grader Johnathon Foster and eighth-grader Olivia Fields.

CIS to host public forum on school safety

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is working with local law enforcement to host a public forum to discuss school safety.

 

The forum will be Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Hamilton Auditorium.

 

The event is free and open to the public, and all CIS parents are urged to attend.

 

Safety Forum

CMS hosts K-PREP study sessions

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are having fun while preparing for upcoming state testing.

 

CMS is hosting K-PREP study sessions each Friday afternoon, leading up to testing in May.

 

At a recent session, students studied science while making slime, practiced math problems, answered questions after reading a story, competed in a trivia game and tested race cars to calculate speed.

 

CMS Principal Zach Lewis works with eighth-graders Destiny Agee, at left, and Brae Washington as they compete in a trivia game.

CMS hosts K-PREP study sessions

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are having fun while preparing for upcoming state testing.

 

CMS is hosting K-PREP study sessions each Friday afternoon, leading up to testing in May.

 

At a recent session, students played a math flashcard game, learned about measurements when making sundaes and waffles, competed in a trivia game and much more.

 

CMS math teacher Bradley Harris helps seventh-graders Deondre’ Weathers, at left, and Alexis Byers as they play a math flashcard game.

CIS cancels school, Board meeting on Monday, March 12

 

Because of winter weather, there will be no school or Board meeting today, Monday, March 12, for Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

Tonight's regular Campbellsville Board of Education meeting has been postponed to Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at the CHS gym. An agenda for the special meeting will be set at a later date.

 

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CMS volleyball team is CKMSAC tournament champions

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade volleyball team defeated Hart County to win the CKMSAC tournament championship.

 

Seventh-graders are this year’s tournament runners-up.

 

CMS eighth-grade volleyball team recently defeated Hart County to win the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship. From left, front, are sixth-graders Chloe Thompson, Ava Hughes and Ellington Gowin and Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Miley Hash. Second row, fifth-grader Anna Floyd, eighth-graders Sarah Adkins, Kaylyn Smith, Tayler Thompson and Lainey Watson, seventh-grader Antaya Epps and eighth-grader Myricle Gholston. Back, eighth-grader Rylee Petett, seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress, eighth-graders Alexis Thomas, AunDaya Coleman, Bri Gowdy, Isabella Vannice and Christina Miller and coach Shajuana Ditto.     CMS seventh-grade volleyball team is Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up. From left, front, are seventh-graders BreAnna Humphress and Antaya Epps. Back, Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-graders Anna Floyd and Miley Hash and sixth-graders Ellington Gowin, Chloe Thompson and Ava Hughes.

CMS volleyball teams defeat Green, Metcalfe counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams recently defeated Green and Metcalfe counties.

 

CMS hosted Green and Metcalfe counties in the second round of the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament.

 

Seventh-graders defeated Green County by a score of 2-1.

 

And eighth-graders beat Metcalfe County by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith jumps to block a shot.

CMS volleyball teams defeat Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams recently defeated Casey County.

 

CMS hosted Casey County in the first round of the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament.

 

CMS sixth-grader Ava Hughes hits the ball over the net.

CMS volleyball team blanks Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team recently defeated Taylor County.

 

Seventh-graders won by a score of 2-0.

 

And eighth-graders were victorious by a score of 2-1.

 

CMS eighth-grader Bri Gowdy hits the ball.

CMS students balance chemical equations

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to balance chemical equations.

 

In Steven Gumm’s seventh-grade science classes, students are learning how to analyze chemical equations.

 

CMS seventh-graders Christopher Clark, at left, and Bryce Newton balance a chemical equation using blocks.

CMS, CHS students exhibit artwork

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students are displaying their artwork at the Taylor County Public Library.

 

In honor of March being recognized as Youth Art Month, the library is hosting an exhibit of artwork made by CMS and CHS art teacher Jo Ann Harris’s students.

 

The work will be on display through Thursday, March 15.

 

CMS sixth-grader Alexis Sharp looks at her artwork with her grandfather Greg.

CMS to host student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host student-led conferences on Tuesday, March 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

During the conferences, students will discuss their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

No appointments are necessary to attend.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

CMS choir to present ‘Soul Train’

 

Campbellsville Middle School choir will present its spring concert on Sunday, April 29.

 

The concert is entitled “Soul Train” and will include performances of songs made popular in the 1970s.

 

The performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Hamilton Auditorium.

 

It is free and open to the public.

 

CMS Choir Concert

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of March 5.

 

From left are sixth-grader Aaliyah Nunez, seventh-grader Michael Tomlison and eighth-grader Bri Gowdy.

CMS volleyball team defeats Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team recently defeated Green County.

 

The eighth-grade squad won by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress cheers after a point.

CMS volleyball team defeats Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team recently defeated Taylor County.

 

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade squads all brought home wins.

 

Sixth-graders won by a score of 2-1.

 

And seventh- and eighth-graders blanked Taylor County. Final scores were 2-0.

 

CMS eighth-grader Aundaya Coleman hits the ball.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 26.

 

From left are sixth-grader Dawson Creason, seventh-grader Bri Hayes and eighth-grader Austin Jeffries.

CES custodian honored with Eagle Walk

 

Campbellsville Elementary School custodial worker Daryl Ford has retired after 27 years of service.

 

Before he left CES on Wednesday, Feb. 28, which was his last day of work, students and teachers were given a chance to say goodbye.

 

Ford was honored with an Eagle Walk through the CES building.

 

CES custodian Daryl Ford is honored with an Eagle Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 28, which was his last day of work before retirement.

CHS baseball team selling shirts

 

Campbellsville High School baseball team is selling t-shirts for the upcoming season.

 

The shirts feature the team’s new logo, and are available in several styles.

 

CHS Baseball

CMS, CHS students host poetry café

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students are writing poetry and recently presented their poems to their classmates.

 

In their English classes, Tyler Hardy’s students are asked to write several types of poems, including slam poems, I Am poems, haikus, Where I’m From poems, lyric poems and many more.

 

After their poems were finished, students presented them in a Poetry Café setting.

 

Campbellsville High School freshman Nick Drew reads his poetry.

Important Message from Superintendent Kirby Smith

 

Please read this important message from CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith.

 

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FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Tuesday, March 13.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 10 a.m.

 

Training

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, April 19, at noon.

 

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CMS names Leaders of the Month

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Month for the month of February.

 

From left, front, are sixth-grader Isaac Garrison, eighth-graders Karley Morris and Kaylyn Smith and seventh-grader Chase Hord. Second row, seventh-grader Karlee Rakel, sixth-graders CheyAnn Edwards, Kiara Graves and Luke McDonald and seventh-grader Nate Mitchell. Back, eighth-grader Logan Rakes. Absent from the photo are seventh-grader Bri Hayes and eighth-grader Joseph Mayes.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 19.

 

From left are eighth-grader Peyton Dabney, sixth-grader Allison Sumners and seventh-grader Chase Hord.

Important message from CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is investigating the report of a message written in a bathroom stall at the Campbellsville High School campus.

 

The message was not a direct threat to any student or staff member.

 

However, in light of recent events at public schools, we felt the need to increase security and notify parents of the incident.

 

The safety of all CIS students and staff members is always a top priority.

 

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CMS students learn about drug abuse

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about the harmful effects of abusing drugs.

 

Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch is talking to students about how dangerous it can be to use illegal drugs, and why it’s important to not abuse legal prescription medications.

 

Wiedewitsch said drug use is a problem in many areas, and students should know that using drugs simply isn’t cool.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch talks to students about how dangerous it can be to use illegal drugs, and why it’s important to not abuse legal prescription medications.

CMS students earn change in dress code

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have recently earned a change in their dress code.

 

Starting on Friday, Feb. 23, students will be allowed to wear sweatpants to school.

 

All other dress code regulations remain in force.

 

Dress Code

CMS volleyball players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade volleyball players were honored on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

 

The team hosted Green County, and won the match by a score of 2-0.

 

Before the game, eighth-grade players were honored for their dedication and hard work this season.

 

CMS eighth-grade volleyball players were honored on Tuesday, Feb. 10. They are, from left, Kaylyn Smith, Alexis Thomas, Sarah Adkins, Aundaya Coleman, Bri Gowdy, coach Shajuana Ditto, Myricle Gholston, Christina Miller, Isabella Vannice, Tayler Thompson, Lainey Watson and Rylee Petett.

CMS volleyball teams defeat Russell, Hart counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball teams recently defeated Russell and Hart counties.

 

CMS traveled to Russell County and picked up a win.

 

Eighth-graders won by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS hosted Hart County recently and the eighth-grade squad came back after losing a game to win by a score of 2-1.

 

CMS eighth-graders celebrate their win.

CMS volleyball team defeats Adair, Metcalfe counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team recently defeated Adair and Metcalfe counties.

 

CMS seventh- and eighth-grade teams traveled to Adair County and picked up two wins.

 

Seventh-graders won by a score of 2-1, and eighth-graders blanked Adair County by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS seventh-graders lost a hard-fought game when hosting Metcalfe County, by a score of 1-2.

 

Eighth-graders won their match by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS sixth-grader Ava Hughes hits the ball.

CMS volleyball team defeats Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team recently defeated Casey County.

 

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade squads all won their matches.

 

Seventh- and eighth-graders won by scores of 2-0, and the sixth-grade team defeated Casey County in one game.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith hits the ball over the net.

CMS volleyball team defeats Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team recently defeated Russell County.

 

Seventh-graders fought hard, but couldn’t get a win.

 

In the eighth-grade match, CMS won the match in two games.

 

CMS eighth-grader Sarah Adkins cheers after a point.

CMS volleyball team defeats Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball team defeated Adair County recently.

 

In its season-opening games on Monday, Jan. 22, CMS seventh- and eighth-grade squads picked up wins.

 

Both teams won by scores of 2-0.

 

The following day, the eighth-grade squad defeated Metcalfe County by a score of 2-0.

 

CMS volleyball players huddle before their match.

Health department to host clinic for CIS students

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students are invited to attend an immunization clinic at Taylor County Health Department on Monday, Feb. 19.

 

The clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students to receive the Hepatitis A vaccination.

 

The Hepatitis A vaccine will be available during the clinic on a first come, first served basis, and will be provided for free.

 

Vaccinations

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 12.

 

From left are seventh-grader Karlee Rakel, sixth-grader Katlin Rainwater and eighth-grader Jack Sabo.

CMS, CHS student artwork to be displayed

 

Campbellsville middle and high school student artwork will be displayed at the Taylor County Public Library next month.

 

In honor of March being recognized as Youth Art Month, the library will host an exhibit of artwork made by CMS and CHS art teacher Jo Ann Harris’s students.

 

The exhibit will begin with an opening reception on Friday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

CMS CHS Art Exhibit

CMS students have fun at Valentine dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at a Valentine’s Day dance.

 

About 75 students attended the dance, which was on Friday, Feb. 9.

 

CMS students have fun at their Valentine’s Day dance.

CIS superintendent named KMEA administrator of the year

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith has received an award from the Kentucky Music Educators Association for his support of the arts.

 

Smith recently received the 4th District KMEA Administrator of the Year award for 2017-2018.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith has received 4th District Kentucky Music Educators Association Administrator of the Year award for 2017-2018. Campbellsville High School band director Zach Shelton, at left, nominated Smith for the award, and he and Campbellsville Elementary School music teacher Cyndi Chadwick, second from left, and Campbellsville Middle School music teacher Jessica Floyd, at right, spoke at the 4th District fall meeting about how Smith strongly supports all the CIS arts programs.

CMS students honored at Board meeting

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently honored at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, for the recent academic successes.

 

CMS Principal Zach Lewis honored seventh-graders Haylee Allen, MaCayla Falls, Chase Hord and Whitney Frashure and eighth-grader Peyton Dabney.

 

From left, CMS seventh-graders MaCayla Falls and Whitney Frashure, eighth-grader Peyton Dabney and seventh-grader Chase Hord are recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, for their recent academic team and Beta successes.

CIS alumnus, parent receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools alumnus and parent Amanda McNeill received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.

 

CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

McNeill, who graduated from Campbellsville High School and now has children attending Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools, received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, honors CIS alumnus and parent Amanda McNeill with the community Change Award.

CMS, CHS head custodian receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville middle and high school head custodian David Mardis received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Mardis received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, honors CMS and CHS head custodian David Mardis with the classified Change Award.

Advertising packages available for 20th District basketball tournaments

 

Campbellsville High School will host the girls’ and boys’ 20th District varsity basketball tournaments next week, to be played on Feb. 20 through Feb. 24.

 

CHS athletics personnel are selling advertisements for the tournament, offered in three packages.

 

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CMS teacher to present, students to perform at KMEA conference

 

Campbellsville Middle School music teacher Jessica Floyd will present and a group of her students will perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Association professional development conference on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Louisville.

 

Floyd will present about how teachers can help their students create musical arrangements using classroom instruments or unconventional instruments.

 

Her students have created their own arrangement to the song “Believer,” originally recorded by Imagine Dragons.

 

CMS sixth-graders Diego Noyola, at left, and Tashaun Hart play “Believer” on the drums and trashcan.

CMS students have fun at Friday Finish

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun playing spirit games at Friday Finish.

 

Friday Finish is a school-wide assembly hosted to recognize students for their achievements, play a spirit game and make school announcements.

 

CMS students play Jake the Snake spirit game, led by teacher Michael Despain. Eighth-grader Peyton Dabney was the winner.

CIS honors the late Bobby Brockman

 

There will forever be an empty seat at the Campbellsville High School gymnasium.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is paying tribute to the late Bobby Brockman, who was sports editor at Central Kentucky News-Journal when he died last month.

 

Brockman graduated from CHS in 1974, and attended countless sporting events in the gymnasium in his role as sports editor.

 

The section of bleachers where the late Bobby Brockman always sat in the CHS gym has been removed, and a plaque has been hung in its place.

CMS to host K-PREP study sessions

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host K-PREP study sessions each Friday afternoon, leading up to state testing in May.

 

The sessions will be offered in each of the content areas on the K-PREP exam, including math, reading, science and social studies.

 

Sessions will be from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

 

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CMS student is first to win state Beta office

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grader Chase Hord has made school history.

 

Hord is the first CMS student to be elected to a state office at the Kentucky Junior Beta convention.

 

He was elected to serve as secretary at next year’s convention, and will move on to compete for the national secretary title this summer.

 

Eighth-grader Peyton Dabney won third place in social studies and seventh-grader Whitney Frashure won third place in language arts.

 

Hord and his campaign skit members, in addition to Frashure and Dabney, will advance to compete at the National Junior Beta Convention in Savannah, Ga., on June 13-16.

 

CMS seventh-grader Chase Hord, center, made history at this year’s Kentucky Junior Beta convention. Hord, center, was elected secretary and becomes the first CMS student to win a state office. Eighth-grader Peyton Dabney, at left, won third place in the social studies competition and seventh-grader Whitney Frashure won third place in language arts. Hord, Dabney and Frashure all advance to compete at the National Junior Beta convention in Savannah, Ga., on June 13-16.

CMS to host Valentine’s dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a Valentine’s dance on Friday, Feb. 9.

 

The dance will be in the multi-purpose room and is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Sweethearts

CMS students advance to state Governor’s Cup competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team recently competed at region Governor’s Cup, and, as a result, two students will advance to state competition.

 

Seven students placed at the District competition to advance to region.

 

CMS seventh-graders MaCayla Falls, at left, and Haylee Allen placed fourth in science and math, respectively, at region Governor’s Cup on Saturday, Feb. 3, and now advance to state competition.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Feb. 5.

 

From left are sixth-grader Chloe Thompson, seventh-grader Nate Mitchell and eighth-grader Brittany Martin.

CMS students are Marshall Strong

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are supporting the victims of last week’s shooting at Marshall County High School.

 

On Friday, Feb. 2, Kentucky school administrators, students and teachers were asked to wear Marshall County High School’s colors of blue and orange to show support for the school.

 

CMS students wear blue and orange in support of Marshall County High School.

CMS to host softball tryouts

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host softball tryouts on Monday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 13.

 

Tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade students will be Monday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the fieldhouse on the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

Tryouts for fifth- and sixth-grade students will be on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the fieldhouse.

 

Eagle Softball

CHS students intern with school counselor

 

Campbellsville High School seniors Caitlin Bright and Missy Vanorder are learning what it’s like to be a school guidance counselor.

 

Bright and Vanorder are completing internships this school year with Beth Wiedewitsch, who is a guidance counselor at Campbellsville elementary and middle schools.

 

CHS senior Missy Vanorder talks to CES second-grader Ethan Bailey about the importance of doing well in school. Vanorder is completing an internship with Beth Wiedewitsch, who is a guidance counselor at Campbellsville elementary and middle schools.     CHS senior Caitlin Bright listens as CES first-grader Serenity Jones undergoes an eye exam. Bright is completing an internship with Beth Wiedewitsch, who is a guidance counselor at Campbellsville elementary and middle schools.

CMS students learn about archery

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning about archery in their physical education classes.

 

Students are learning how to stand while aiming their bows, and how to place their arrows properly.

 

CMS seventh-grader Michael Tomlison takes aim.

CMS yearbooks available for preorder

 

Campbellsville Middle School yearbooks are now available for preorder.

 

Yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year are on sale now for $25.

 

The deadline to order is Friday, Feb. 23.

 

Yearbooks

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 29.

 

From left are seventh-grader Alexis Byers, eighth-grader Sarah Adkins and sixth-grader Ellington Gowin.

CMS students learn about college

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned some tips to help them prepare for college.

 

Dee Doss, college and career readiness counselor at Campbellsville High School, recently met with CMS students to talk about why it’s important for them to start preparing for college.

 

Doss spoke to CMS students about applying for scholarships, and how much college actually costs.

 

Dee Doss, college and career readiness counselor at Campbellsville High School, recently met with CMS students to talk about why it’s important for them to start preparing for college.

CMS students deliver demonstration speeches

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently practiced their public speaking skills.

 

In their leadership classes, students were asked to prepare a speech to explain how to do something.

 

CMS eighth-graders Kaylyn Smith, at left, and Tayler Thompson demonstrate how to make waffles.

CMS students get moving

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are having fun in their physical education classes.

 

Former CES teacher Lynn Kearney is serving as a substitute teacher in the class, and is teaching students exercises to help them stay in shape.

 

CMS substitute teacher Lynn Kearney leads sixth-grader Tashaun Hart in a warmup exercise.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Thursday, Feb. 22.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Campbellsville Independent Schools to raise money for Relay for Life

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Relay for Life team is selling t-shirts to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

 

The shirt features a large “C” on the front and an Eagle with the word “Eagles” written on the back.

 

Shirt-Front     Shirt-Back

CMS boys’ basketball team is CKMSAC tournament runners-up

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ seventh-grade basketball team is this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up.

 

CMS took on Green County in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and won by a score of 48-43, in overtime.

 

The team traveled to Russell County on Thursday, Jan. 11, to take on Russell County Middle School in the second round. CMS won by a score of 34-29.

 

After being delayed several days because of winter weather, the CMS team took on Hart County on Monday, Jan. 22, in the championship game.

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ seventh-grade basketball team is this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up. From left, front, are seventh-grader Ronin Smith, sixth-grader Tashaun Hart and seventh-graders Chase Hord, Camren Vicari and Zamar Owens. Back, coach Joseph Taylor and seventh-graders J.T. Washington, Keondre Weathers, Deondre Weathers, Damon Johnson, Konner Forbis and Kaydon Taylor.

CMS state Beta candidate delivers speech

 

Campbellsville Middle School students will attend the state Beta convention next week, and have spent many weeks preparing.

 

Chase Hord, a seventh-grader, is campaigning for the secretary position, and has spent this week preparing his speech and skit.

 

To get some practice, Hord presented his speech at the Campbellsville Elementary School assembly on Friday, Jan. 26.

 

Chase Hord, a seventh-grader, delivers his campaign speech. He and his fellow Beta members will attend the Kentucky Junior Beta Convention next week.

CMS academic team advances to region Governor’s Cup competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team members competed at District Governor’s Cup competition on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Monday, Jan. 22, and won several awards.

 

And, as a result, seven students will advance to region competition.

 

CMS academic team members competed at District Governor’s Cup competition on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Monday, Jan. 22, and won several awards. And, as a result, seven students will advance to regional competition. Pictured are, from left, front, sixth-graders Karlie Cox, Angelica Seng, Isaac Billeter, Caleb Holt and Kayden Birdwell. Back, sixth-graders Brianna Dobson and Layla Steen, seventh-grader Haylee Allen, eighth-grader Peyton Dabney, sixth-grader Isaac Garrison and coach Steven Gumm. Absent from the photo is seventh-grader Whitney Frashure.     CMS academic team members won several awards at District Governor’s Cup competition. Eighth-grader Peyton Dabney, at left, won third place on the social studies exam. Sixth-grader Isaac Garrison, center, and seventh-grader Haylee Allen tied for fourth place on the math written exam. MaCayla Falls, a seventh-grader, not pictured, won third place on the science exam. In written composition, Allen received third place and sixth-grader Karlie Cox, not pictured, won fifth place.

CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

 

Honor Roll

CMS SBDM to meet

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet in special session on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

 

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the CMS office.

 

School Board

CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

 

Honor Roll

CU education students visit CMS, CHS

 

Campbellsville University education students recently visited Campbellsville middle and high schools to observe and learn what it’s like being a teacher.

 

CHS Principal David Petett and CMS Principal Zach Lewis spoke to students as they began their day.

 

Petett and Lewis have both been classroom teachers, and are now in their first year as principals.

 

CMS Principal Zach Lewis, at left, and CHS Principal David Petett talk to Campbellsville University education students about what it’s like to be a teacher.

CMS students build spacecrafts

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently built their own spacecrafts.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science classes, students participated in a NASA design challenge in which they were asked to build a shock-absorbing system.

 

The challenge was to build a spacecraft that falls the greatest distance while keeping two astronauts – in the form of marshmallows – safe.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Kaden Bloyd, Ethan Murphy, Ryan Grubbs and Tucker Cartwright build their spacecraft.

CMS students study figurative language

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-graders are learning about figurative language.

 

In Andrea Gribbins’s language arts and reading class, students are learning to show, and not tell, in their writing.

 

Gribbins encouraged students to paint a word picture for their readers, and use descriptors instead of simply stating the obvious.

 

CMS sixth-grade teacher Andrea Gribbins shows her students a black widow spider and asks them to write about it using figurative language.

CMS sixth-graders learn about alliterations, similes

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-graders are learning about literal and figurative language.

 

In Andrea Gribbins’s language arts and reading class, students have been discussing how they can use different types of language in their writing.

 

CMS sixth-grader Gabby Bright tries sweet and tart candies as she practices writing alliterations and similes.

CMS students experiment with Gobstopper candies

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently experimented with Gobstopper candies.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students are learning about how to set up and conduct experiments.

 

Students were divided into groups, given several Gobstopper candies and instructed to place them in the four corners of a bowl.

 

CMS eighth-grader MaCayla Falls pours water into her group’s bowl.

CIS cancels school on Friday, Jan. 19

 

There will be no school tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 19, for Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

Teachers are to report at 9 a.m. for a work day.

 

No School

CMS boys’ basketball team advances to CKMSAC championship

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ seventh-grade basketball team has advanced to the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship game.

 

CMS seventh- and eighth-grade teams took on Green County in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

 

In the seventh-grade game, CMS won by a score of 48-43, in overtime.

 

CMS seventh-graders Keondre Weathers, at left, and Kaydon Taylor celebrate as their game goes into overtime.

CMS students write original songs

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently wrote their own original songs.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s music class, students studied how to compose music.

 

CMS sixth-graders Jacob Releford, at left, and KyAshia Mitchell play their group’s original song on the block and bells.

Long-time CIS employee honored

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently honored one of its long-time employees.

 

Kay Cox, director of pupil personnel and food service secretary, recently retired after 36 years of service.

 

She was honored with a reception, and many of her former co-workers, family members and friends attended.

 

Kay Cox, director of pupil personnel and food service secretary, recently retired after 36 years of service at Campbellsville Independent Schools. She was honored with a reception, and many of her family members, friends and former co-workers attended.

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team took on Hart County on Monday, Jan. 8.

 

The CMS seventh-grade team will take on Casey County in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

 

The game will be played at Casey County Middle School, starting at 6 p.m.

 

CMS seventh-grader Chase Hord dribbles.

CMS students present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently presented their version of “The Wizard of Oz.”

 

In Sharon Harris’s class, students are working to improve their reading skills.

 

After reading “The Wizard of Oz,” students wanted to use the story for a project.

 

CMS seventh-graders present “The Wizard of Oz.” From left are Leigh Hicks as the Wizard, Alexis Byers as Dorothy, Karlee Rakel as Scarecrow, Tonya Parker as Tin Girl and Ronin Smith portraying the Lion.

CMS art students learn about surrealism

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are learning about surrealism.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students learned about surrealist artist Rene Magritte, who is known for creating thought-provoking images.

 

Magritte’s work depicted ordinary objects in an unusual context.

 

To create their own work in Magritte’s style, students played a game to determine which objects they would draw.

 

CMS eighth-graders Tayler Thompson, at left, and Sarah Adkins add oil pastels to their surrealism artwork.

CMS students learn about graphing

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grade math students recently used a life-size graph to help them create their own graphs.

 

In Steven Gumm’s class, students are learning how to graph data.

 

To help illustrate the concepts, Gumm created a life-size graph to show students how to map the data.

 

CMS seventh-graders Chase Hord, at left, and Ronin Smith map data on a life-size graph.

CMS students learn about the power of words

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students are learning about the power of words.

 

In Andrea Gribbins’s language arts class, students are discussing how they can change their words and then change the world.

 

CMS sixth-graders Andrea Gribbins talks with sixth-graders Jacob Releford, at left, and Layla Steen as they work with their group members.

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team hosted Metcalfe County on Thursday, Jan. 4.

 

In the seventh-grade match up, CMS was victorious.

 

Final score was 45-32.

 

CMS seventh-graders Chase Hord, at left, and Deondre Weathers play defense.

CIS dismisses school

 

Because of illness, there will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 11, at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

School had previously been dismissed on Friday, Jan. 12, for a Teacher Work Day.

 

There will also be no school on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

 

School will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.

 

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CIS adds staff members to Eagle family

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently added five employees to the Eagle family.

 

From teachers to instructional assistants and support positions, the new staff members are an integral part of making the school year a success.

 

New employees met for orientation on Friday, Jan. 5, to learn about the District’s policies and procedures and more.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently added five employees to the Eagle family. From left are LeeAnn Grider, sixth- and seventh-grade math teacher at Campbellsville Middle School; Weston Horn, instructional assistant at Campbellsville Elementary School; Jacob Burdette, virtual lab instructor at Campbellsville High School; Judy Cox, media center assistant at CES; and Rebecca Lawless, attendance clerk at CHS.

CIS superintendent thanks Board members

 

Kentucky is once again observing the month of January as School Board Recognition Month.

 

As superintendent, and on behalf of the parents, students, teachers and all community partners, I want to thank Board members Pat Hall, Suzanne Wilson, Barkley Taylor, Angie Johnson and Mitch Overstreet.

 

These Board members serve our school and community with integrity and honor. They are committed to our children’s future.

 

Board members

Board of Education members honored

 

Campbellsville Board of Education members were honored at their regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, for their dedication and service to Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

The month of January is recognized as School Board Recognition Month.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honored each Board member with a certificate of thanks.

 

And, on behalf of staff members and administrators, Campbellsville Elementary School Principal Elisha Rhodes, Campbellsville Middle School Principal Zach Lewis and Campbellsville High School Principal David Petett presented the Board members with some Eagle apparel.

 

In honor of the month of January being recognized as School Board Recognition Month, Campbellsville Board of Education members were honored at their regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, for their dedication and service to Campbellsville Independent Schools. From left are Mitch Overstreet, Board Chair Pat Hall, Board Vice Chair Suzanne Wilson and Angie Johnson and Barkley Taylor.

CMS teacher receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Middle School teacher Sharon Harris received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Jan. 8.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Harris, who has taught at Campbellsville Middle School since 1986, received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CMS teacher Sharon Harris with the certified Change Award.

CIS choir department to host ‘Eagle Winterfest’

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ choir department will host “Eagle Winterfest,” an indoor shopping event, on Saturday, Feb. 3.

 

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

There will be a variety of local vendors selling craft items, clothing and much more.

 

Eagle Winterfest

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Jan. 8.

 

From left are eighth-grader Grant Lawson and seventh-grader Blake Tungate. Sixth-grader Zachary Johnson isn’t pictured.

CMS students prepare ‘survival guide’ for new teacher

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade leadership students recently created a “survival guide” for their new teacher.

 

LeeAnn Grider, who completed a teaching degree at Campbellsville University last month, is now teaching sixth-grade math at CMS.

 

Grider also recently completed student teaching at Campbellsville elementary and high schools.

 

In Grider’s leadership class, she asked students to prepare a “survival guide” for her to learn all she needs to know about CMS.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Brianna Dobson, Angel Walker and Zachary Johnson present their “survival guide” to help teacher LeeAnn Grider learn about her new school.

CMS girls’ basketball team competes in tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball seventh-grade winter ball team recently competed in a tournament.

 

The team competed in the Barren County New Year’s Tournament and finished in fourth place.

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball seventh-grade winter ball team recently won fourth place in the Barren County New Year’s Tournament. The team includes, from left, seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress, Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Miley Hash and seventh-graders Dakota Slone, Bri Hayes, Briana Davis, Mary Russell and Asia Barbour.

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, at noon.

 

The meeting will be at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council room, which is on the CHS campus.

 

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CMS eighth-grade basketball players, cheerleaders honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade boys’ basketball players and cheerleaders were honored on Thursday, Jan. 4.

 

The players and cheerleaders were recognized during the team’s game vs. Metcalfe County.

 

Those recognized include Dakota Harris, Adrien Smith, Logan Phillips, Brice Spaw, Josh Lucas, Jarred Mays and Jack Sabo.

 

Cheerleaders honored include Alexis Thomas, Christina Miller and Myricle Gholston.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade boys’ basketball players and cheerleaders were honored on Thursday, Jan. 4. From left are cheerleaders Myricle Gholston, Alexis Thomas and Christina Miller, basketball players Dakota Harris, Adrien Smith, Logan Phillips, Jack Sabo, Brice Spaw, Josh Lucas, Jarred Mays and coach Joseph Taylor.

CIS presents ‘Christmas Spectacular’

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students recently created the sounds of Christmas.

 

CIS presented its annual “Christmas Spectacular” on Sunday, Dec. 10, in Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Music ensembles from Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools performed, including the second-grade choir, the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade choir, the CHS jazz band, the CMS and CHS choirs, winds and percussion students and beginning band students.

 

CES second-graders Lucian Abel, at left, and Jayden Cox perform.     From left, CMS eighth-graders Isabella Vannice, Myricle Gholston and Abby Brisko sing.     CHS choir members sing. In front, from left, are junior Jeremiah Jackson, senior Darius Wright and sophomore Zaria Cowan.

CMS to host after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Jan. 19.

 

The session will be from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

 

CMS Study Session

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Taylor County.

 

CMS will host Hart County on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Metcalfe County on Thursday, Jan. 4.

 

Games begin at 5:30 p.m. at the CES gym.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Andrew Mardis, center, battles for the ball.

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Adair County.

 

In the eighth-grade game, the CMS team picked up a win.

 

Final score was 48-23.

 

CMS seventh-grader Kaydon Taylor drives the ball.

CMS students make solar system models

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made models of the solar system.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science class, students learned about the many parts of the solar system.

 

As a project for the unit, students were divided into groups and given the task of making their own solar system model.

 

CMS sixth-graders Gabby Bright, at left, and Chloe Thompson present their solar system model.

CMS science students build their own elements

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders recently had fun building their own atomic elements.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students are studying the elements that make up the periodic table.

 

CMS eighth-grader Tezon Mitchell, at left, presents about Helium as classmate Jaylin Napier holds his model.

CMS football coaches take student shopping

 

Campbellsville Middle School football coaches recently took a deserving student shopping.

 

Coaches have begun a Shop with Eagle Coaches initiative to provide Christmas presents for a deserving student.

 

With help from CMS Principal Zach Lewis and Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch, the coaches recently took their adopted student shopping for clothing, toys and more.

 

CMS football coaches recently took deserving student Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-grader Stanley Napper, in front, shopping for toys and clothes. From left are coaches Shumari Bridgewater, Tommy Allen, John Gholston, Isaiah Perkins, Bronson Gowdy and Aaron Webb. Absent from the photo is coach Will Griffin.

CMS students learn about Christmas traditions around the world

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently taught their classmates about holiday traditions from around the world.

 

Tiarra Cecil’s sixth-grade social studies students spent several days working in groups to create a presentation.

 

Students were divided into groups and assigned a country to research.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Gracie Taylor, Zachary Johnson, Jesse King and Aryanna Britton present about holiday traditions in Japan.

CMS students treated to pizza party

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently treated to a pizza party.

 

CMS Principal Zach Lewis hosted the party for his students, to celebrate the Christmas holiday and to reward students for working hard this school year.

 

CMS sixth-graders enjoy their pizza. From left, front, are Tucker Cartwright, Leo Lamer and Chase Lawless. In back are Hunter Falls and Jovi Bowen.

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Merry Christmas!

 

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Merry Christmas to you and yours!

 

Best wishes from the Eagle family for a happy holiday.

 

Merry Christmas

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Green County.

 

CMS will host Hart County on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Metcalfe County on Thursday, Jan. 4.

 

Games begin at 5:30 p.m.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Rowan Petett protects the ball.

CMS boys’ basketball team defeats Monroe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Monroe County.

 

Seventh-graders won their match up.

 

Final score was 37-28.

 

CMS seventh-grader Chase Hord tries to steal the ball.

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CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Bardstown

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Bardstown.

 

CMS will host Hart County on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Metcalfe County on Thursday, Jan. 4.

 

Games begin at 5:30 p.m.

 

CMS seventh-graders, from left, Keondre Weathers, Deondre Weathers and Chase Hord celebrate after a play.

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CMS students learn about weather

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning about weather in their science class.

 

In Jan Speer’s class, students recently put their knowledge to the test.

 

Speer asked students to build a windproof house, by using a paper house and only paperclips, toothpicks, stickers and paper to reinforce it.

 

CMS sixth-graders Brooklyn Mays, at left, and Aaliyah Nunez work together to design and build their windproof houses.

CMS hosts after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted an after-school study session on Friday, Dec. 15.

 

About 50 students attended.

 

Students stayed after early release to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

 

CMS Principal Zach Lewis works with sixth-grader Grace Tungate.

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CMS students shop with reading points

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took their reading points shopping.

 

Teachers use a variety of motivational programs to help students develop reading skills.

 

Students read books and complete projects about them. The student is awarded points based on how well they complete the project.

 

CMS sixth-graders spend their reading points.

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INFAC donates to Campbellsville Independent Schools

 

INFAC North America Inc. recently donated $2,000 to Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

The money will be used toward providing technology equipment and upgrades for student use at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

INFAC North America recently donated $2,000 to Campbellsville Independent Schools. Brian Bland, general manager, at right, made the presentation. Superintendent Kirby Smith, at left, accepted the donation on behalf of Campbellsville Independent Schools.

CMS SBDM to meet

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet in special session on Monday, Dec. 18.

 

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the CMS office.

 

School Board Meeting

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CMS to host after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Dec. 15.

 

The session will be from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

 

Study

CMS academic team competes

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team recently competed in a quick recall competition.

 

The team competed on Monday, Dec. 11, at Taylor County Middle School.

 

CMS sixth-grader Kayden Birdwell listens to a math question.

CMS hosts student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted student-led conferences on Monday, Dec. 11.

 

About 50 students attended with their parents.

 

During the conferences, students discussed their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

CMS sixth- and seventh-grade teacher Tiarra Cecil talks with her students.

CMS art students learn about pottery

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are learning about pottery.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students discussed how artists use clay to make various objects.

 

CMS sixth-grader Alexis Sharp makes a pot out of clay.

CIS community partner, lifelong Eagle fan receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner and lifelong Eagle fan Terry Dooley received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Dooley, who graduated from CHS in 1970, received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors community partner and lifelong Eagle fan Terry Dabney with the community Change Award.

CMS students to collect food for those in need

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are collecting food items to help those in need this Christmas season.

 

A canned food drive began on Tuesday, Dec. 12, and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 19.

 

The drive is hosted in conjunction with the Campbellsville High School girls’ basketball team hosting its annual Food Pantry Classic next week.

 

Students are asked to bring in canned foods and non-perishable items, with all donations going toward the Taylor County Food Pantry.

 

Canned Food Drive

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Dec. 11.

 

From left are seventh-grader Mikaela Scharbrough, sixth-grader Jordan Gabehart and eighth-grader Alexis Thomas.

CMS SBDM to meet

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council will have its regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

 

The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the CMS office.

 

School Board Meeting

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team took on Taylor County recently.

 

The CMS team will host Monroe County on Monday, Dec. 11, in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade match ups.

 

Games begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School gym.

 

CMS sixth-grader Devin Kinser protects the ball.

CIS students, teachers sing Christmas carols

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and teachers spread some Christmas cheer on Thursday, Dec. 7.

 

A group of students and teachers sang Christmas carols at Bluegrass Way and Grandview rehabilitation and nursing facility.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and teachers sing Christmas carols at Grandview.

CIS raises money for Toys for Tots

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is giving back to the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.

 

The District recently helped raise money for the community’s Toys for Tots fundraiser.

 

On Thursday, Dec. 2, CIS principals and students were live on Q-104 to raise money for the program, which gives toys for children in the community who might otherwise not have Christmas.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ principals and students recently helped Q-104 raise money for the community’s Toys for Tots fundraiser. From left are CHS Principal David Petett, CHS senior Chanson Atkinson, Q-104 radio personality Rob Collins, CHS sophomore Zoe McAninch, Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders Myricle Gholston and Karley Morris, Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Deason Smith, CES Principal Elisha Rhodes, CMS eighth-grader Blake Settle and CMS Principal Zach Lewis.

CMS art students learn about highlights, shadows

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are learning to draw highlights and shadows.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are studying how light can hit an object to create a highlight or a shadow.

 

CMS sixth-grader Isaac Billeter adds shadows to his tree.

CMS art students make miniature hats

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently made their own miniature toboggans out of yarn.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students learned how to thread yarn around small pieces of cardboard to make miniature hats.

 

CMS eighth-grader Dalton Reynolds, at left, and sixth-grader CheyAnn Edwards use yarn to make miniature toboggans.

CMS sixth-graders win Showcase competition

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team members won the sixth-grade Showcase competition on Saturday, Dec. 2.

 

At the competition, sixth-grade students compete in several events, including written composition, quick recall and exams in math, science, social studies, language arts and arts and humanities.

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team members won the sixth-grade Showcase competition on Saturday, Dec. 2. From left, front, are academic team members Brianna Dobson, Karlie Cox, Layla Steen and Angelica Seng. Back, Isaac Billeter, Kayden Birdwell, coach Steven Gumm, Caleb Holt and Isaac Garrison.

CMS to host student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host student-led conferences on Monday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

 

During the conferences, students will discuss their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

No appointments are necessary to attend.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Russell County.

 

The CMS team will host Bardstown on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

The sixth-grade game begins at 6 p.m., and the seventh- and eighth-grade match ups will follow.

 

CMS seventh-grader Kaydon Taylor drives the ball.

CMS students meet with superintendent

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently heard an inspirational message from their superintendent.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith came to CMS on Friday, Dec. 1, to talk to students about their upcoming exams.

 

Smith encouraged students to give their best effort and listen to their teachers.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith encourages CMS students to always do their best and take advantage of the help their teachers offer to them.

CIS students prepare for ‘Christmas Spectacular’

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students are preparing for their upcoming Christmas concert.

 

The annual Campbellsville Independent Schools “Christmas Spectacular” concert will be Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Music ensembles from Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools will perform, including the CHS show choir and ensemble, the CES third-grade choir and middle school choirs.

 

CMS seventh-grader Tyler Booth plays the tuba.

CMS principal plays the piano

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students recently experienced a special performance.

 

While spending some time in music teacher Jessica Floyd’s classroom, CMS Principal Zach Lewis told students that he can play the piano.

 

CMS Principal Zach Lewis plays the piano for his students.

CHS students read ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

 

Campbellsville High School students are reading a classic novel in their English class.

 

In Tyler Hardy’s pre-AP/honors English class, which includes Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade and CHS freshmen students, the students are reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

 

CHS teacher Tyler Hardy talks to his students about the plot of “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Pictured are CHS freshmen Jake Dicken, at left, and Raj Patel.

CIS spreads Christmas wishes

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is spreading Christmas wishes to the Campbellsville and Taylor County community.

 

CIS recently set up a sign in Miller Park, as part of the City of Campbellsville’s annual Christmas lights display.

 

The sign wishes the community a Merry Christmas.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School second-grade choir members recently sang Christmas songs at a ceremony to turn on the light display and kickoff the holiday season.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is spreading Christmas wishes to the Campbellsville and Taylor County community by displaying this message in Miller Park.

CMS students inducted into National Junior Beta Club

 

Twenty-two new members were inducted into Campbellsville Middle School’s National Junior Beta Club on Sunday, Nov. 19.

 

To be eligible to become a member, CMS students must be a leader in their school, maintain a 3.5 GPA and commit to completing community service hours. Teachers can also nominate students to become members.

 

CMS Beta members attending the induction ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 19, include, from left, front, sixth-graders Chloe Thompson, Daniel Caton and Karlie Cox, seventh-grader Mikaela Scharbrough and sixth-graders Mollie Bailey, Kiara Graves and Nathan McFarland. Back row, eighth-grader Abby Brisko, sixth-grader Aryanna Britton, Beta member and eighth-grader Rylee Petett, vice president Sarah Adkins, treasurer Tayler Thompson, reporter Bri Gowdy, secretary Lainey Watson and new members Brianna Dobson and Lexi Garvin, sixth-graders.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 27.

 

From left are seventh-grader Kailey Lozano and eighth-grader Dakota Harris. Absent from the photo is sixth-grader Tucker Cartwright.

CMS boys’ basketball team takes on Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently took on Casey County.

 

CMS will take on Taylor County Middle School on Monday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor County campus.

 

CMS seventh-grader Deondre Weathers drives the ball.

CHS football players take Eagle Walk through school hallways

 

Campbellsville High School football players were recently honored with an Eagle walk through Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools.

 

CHS will host Beechwood High School on Friday, Nov. 24, in the semi-finals of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class A tournament. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

 

This is the third time in school history that the CHS football team has played in the KHSAA semi-finals.

 

CHS senior Devonte Cubit leads his team in the Eagle Walk through CES. At left is senior Tyrion Taylor.

CES, CMS students learn from football players

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle school students recently learned about doing their best in school from some college football players.

 

Campbellsville University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University football players recently visited CES and CMS to talk to students.

 

The players read to students and spoke to them about the importance of listening to their teachers and doing their best in school.

 

SAGU player Matt Lighter and CU players Kendon Young, center, and Brayden Russell talk to CES fifth-graders. Young graduated from Campbellsville High School in 2016.

CHS football team to host Beechwood in state semi-finals game

 

Campbellsville High School football team will host Beechwood High School in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association semi-finals on Friday, Nov. 24.

 

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m.

 

This is the first time since 1998 and the third time in school history that the Eagles have played in the state semi-finals.

 

Admission is $6 for adults, children and students.

 

CHS Football Region Champs

CHS football region championships shirts available

 

Campbellsville High School football team is selling region championship shirts.

 

On Friday, Nov. 17, the CHS football team defeated Crittenden County to win the Class A Region 1 championship.

 

This is the first region championship win for the Eagles since 1998.

 

CHS Eagle Football Region Champs

CMS academic team begins season

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team began it season on Tuesday, Nov. 14, with a quick recall match against Taylor County.

 

CMS sixth-graders won their match.

 

Seventh- and eighth-graders kept their matches close, but weren’t able to get the wins.

 

CMS eighth-grader Bailey Stearman works a math problem.

CMS to host dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a school dance on Friday, Nov. 17.

 

The dance will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Dance

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 13.

 

From left are sixth-grader Lillee Byrne and seventh-grader Levi Dicken. Eighth-grader Sumara Berry isn’t pictured.

CMS football player to play in national tournament

 

Campbellsville Middle School football player Deondre Weathers, a seventh-grader, has been named to a national football team.

 

Weathers has been chosen to represent Kentucky and play in Football University’s national championship tournament.

 

FBU is the premiere national youth football tournament, starting with 64 teams from all over the United States. The teams, which represent a state or region, battle in a single-elimination tournament to determine a national champion.

 

More than 6,000 athletes will compete in the tournament.

 

Weathers is one of 40 players who will play on Team Kentucky in the seventh-grade division.

 

Campbellsville Middle School football player Deondre Weathers, a seventh-grader, has been chosen to represent Kentucky and play in Football University’s national championship tournament.

CMS to host Purple Pride Night

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host a Purple Pride Night on Thursday, Nov. 16.

 

The CMS boys’ basketball team will host Casey County at the Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium. There will be sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade match ups, starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

Admission will be free to any CMS student who wears purple to the game.

 

Eagle Basketball

CMS academic team raising money

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic team is raising money.

 

Team members are selling cookie dough and gourmet coffee and fudge.

 

All proceeds will go toward the cost of the team’s season, which is underway.

 

CMS

CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Rob Collins received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Collins, who is a radio personality at Q-104, received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent SchoolsSuperintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors Rob Collins, a radio personality at Q-104, with the community Change Award.

CES/CMS guidance counselor receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle school Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov 13.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Wiedewitsch, who has been a guidance counselor at Campbellsville Independent Schools for nearly 17 years, received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CES/CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch with the certified Change Award.

CES preschool assistant receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Elementary School Preschool Assistant Beth Sandidge received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Sandidge, who will soon become the bookkeeper at CES, received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CES Preschool Assistant Beth Sandidge with the certified Change Award.

CES to raise money for local family

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students and staff members are raising money for a local family.

 

Talon Perkins, the 1-year-old son of Kyle and Beth Perkins, was born with a congenital heart disease and pulmonary vein stenosis.

 

Allison Cox, who is an exceptional child educator at CES, is an aunt to Talon.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students and staff members are raising money for a local family.    Talon Perkins, the 1-year-old son of Kyle and Beth Perkins, was born with a congenital heart disease and pulmonary vein stenosis.    Allison Cox, who is an exceptional child educator at CES, is an aunt to Talon.

CMS boys’ basketball team to host second alumni game

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team will host its second alumni game on Sunday, Dec. 17, as a fundraiser.

 

Purple Reign alumni basketball game will begin at 5 p.m. at the Campbellsville High School gymnasium. Doors will open at 4:15 p.m.

 

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Those ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.

 

CMS boys’ basketball team to host second alumni game

CHS cross country runner advances to state meet

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team recently completed its season, with a runner advancing to the state meet.

 

CHS junior Ian McAninch competed in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association boys’ cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, Nov. 4.

 

He competed against 264 runners, made up of teams and individual runners from across the state.

 

McAninch finished the 3.1-mile race in 20 minutes and seven seconds, in 166th place.

 

CHS juniors Ian McAninch, at left, and Evan McAninch run.

CMS girls’ basketball players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players were honored at the Campbellsville Elementary School assembly on Friday, Nov. 10.

 

The CMS girls’ eighth-grade basketball team recently won its first Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship title in 20 years.

 

CMS girls’ basketball players give high-fives to CES students.

CHS athletic department hosts ‘12 Days of Christmas’ raffle

 

Campbellsville High School athletic department has begun its annual “12 Days of Christmas” raffle to raise money for its programs.

 

This year, the prizes are all cash awards.

 

Tickets are $30 each, and will include two Pick 3 numbers, so each ticket comes with two chances each day to win the day’s cash prize.

 

Raffle

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at noon.

 

The meeting will be at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council room, which is on the CHS campus.

 

Calendar

CMS students have fun at Friday Finish

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at their Friday Finish assembly.

 

Friday Finish is a school-wide assembly hosted to recognize students for their achievements, play a spirit game and make school announcements.

 

At the Friday Finish on Friday, Nov. 3, CMS students who have been named Leader of the Week were recognized, along with those playing on school sports teams.

 

CMS students play a game of Simon Says.

CMS students make Veterans Day art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are making art to honor veterans.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students are learning about pop artists Roy Lichtenstein and Jim Dine.

 

Pop art, as Harris told her students, is art based on pop culture and the trends of the time period.

 

CMS sixth-graders Jayla Penn, at left, and Allie Compton talk as they add color to their hearts.

CMS girls’ basketball team selling championship t-shirts

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team is selling Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship t-shirts.

 

The team recently won the CKMSAC tournament for the first time in 20 years.

 

CMS defeated Casey County, which was undefeated, to bring home the championship plaque.

 

CMS GB Team

CMS art students make paper mache pumpkins

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are learning to make objects out of paper mache. 

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are studying the elements of three-dimensional art.

 

To illustrate the elements, students were asked to form a pumpkin out of paper.

 

CMS eighth-graders Brae Washington, at left, and Olivia Fields laugh as they add paper mache to their pumpkins.

CMS volleyball tryouts set for Dec. 1, 8

 

Campbellsville Middle School volleyball tryouts have been scheduled for the upcoming season.

 

Tryouts will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 8, at the Campbellsville Elementary School gym.

 

Eagle Volleyball

CMS, CHS choirs selling candles

 

Campbellsville middle and high school choirs are selling candles to raise money.

 

The choirs are working with Peaceful Places, a local business that sells natural soy wax candles, tarts, lip balms and mists.

 

CMS/CHS Candles

‘Christmas Spectacular’ set for Dec. 10

 

The annual Campbellsville Independent Schools “Christmas Spectacular” concert will be Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Music ensembles from Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools will perform, including the CHS show choir and ensemble, the CES third-grade choir and middle school choirs.

 

CMS and CHS concerts bands will also perform.

 

CIS Christmas Spectacular

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 6.

 

From left are seventh-grader Forever Tungate and eighth-grader Karley Morris. Sixth-grader Nathan Ray isn’t pictured.

CMS boys’ basketball team begins season

 

Campbellsville Middle School boys’ basketball team recently began its season with a win.

 

The team began its season on Thursday, Oct. 26, with two games vs. LaRue County.

 

In the eighth-grade game, CMS came from behind to pick up the win.

 

CMS eighth-grader Logan Phillips dives for the ball.

CHS baseball program selling pavers

 

Campbellsville High School baseball program is selling pavers as part of a renovation project at the team’s field.

 

A new entrance and landscaping project is currently underway at the CHS campus and will be completed by spring.

 

After the renovation is completed, head coach Blake Milby says the finished project will be one that all Eagle alumni and fans can be proud of for many years to come.

 

CHS Baseball Pavers

CMS students learn to play instruments

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

In Zach Shelton’s band class, students recently joined with a partner to play “The Riddle Song.”

 

CMS sixth-graders Conner Rinehart, at left, and Zachary Akin play “The Riddle Song.”

CMS girls’ eighth-grade basketball team wins first CKMSAC championship in 20 years

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ eighth-grade basketball team has won its first Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship title in 20 years.

 

The team last won the title in 1997.

 

CMS took on Casey County on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and won the game by a score of 44-37.

 

Before the game, Casey County was undefeated on the season.

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ eighth-grade basketball team recently won its first Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship title in 20 years. In front is eighth-grader Rylee Petett. Back, from left, eighth-grader Olivia Fields, seventh-graders Asia Barbour, Dakota Slone, Briana Davis, Antaya Epps and Bri Hayes, eighth-graders Tayler Thompson, Bri Gowdy, Kaylyn Smith and Lainey Watson, seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress and eighth-grader Brae Washington.

CMS to host after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Nov. 3.

 

The session will be from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

 

Study

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Metcalfe, Hart counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Metcalfe and Hart counties to advance to the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament championship.

 

In the game against Metcalfe County, the CMS seventh-graders fought hard, but didn’t get the win. The loss ended the team’s season.

 

Eighth-graders won by a score of 41-15.

 

CMS seventh-grader Antaya Epps drives the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Metcalfe County.

 

Sixth-graders fought hard, but weren’t victorious in their match up.

 

Seventh- and eighth-graders won their games.

 

CMS seventh-grader Dakota Slone watches the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball team defeats Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Hart County.

 

Sixth- and seventh-graders battled hard in their games, but couldn’t get the wins.

 

Eighth-graders were victorious.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-grader Ta’Zaria Owens protects the ball.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 23.

 

CMS

CMS students make catapults

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about the scientific method by making catapults.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science classes, students used pumpkin candies to help them practice the scientific method.

 

Students were asked to make a catapult with sticks, rubber bands and a plastic spoon.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Camilla Taylor, Chloe Mitchell and Arisha Francis launch their catapult.

CMS hosts after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted an after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.

 

Thirty students attended.

 

Students stayed after early release to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

 

CMS sixth-grade teacher Jan Speer works with Jason Jeffries during the after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.

CIS to host Veterans Day program

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host a Veterans Day program for local veterans and community members.

 

The special ceremony will be on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the Campbellsville High School gym.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students will present the program.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host a Veterans Day program for local veterans and community members.    The special ceremony will be on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the Campbellsville High School gym.    Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students will present the program.

CES, CMS and CHS choirs to present fall concert

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school choirs will present a fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 5.

 

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium on the Campbellsville High School campus.

 

The performance is free and open to the public.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school choirs will present a fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 5.    The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium on the Campbellsville High School campus.    The performance is free and open to the public.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 30.

 

From left are eighth-grader Myricle Gholston and seventh-grader Weston Mattingly. Sixth-grader Aryanna Britton isn’t pictured.

CMS football teams end season

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently ended its season with several post-season wins.

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the seventh-grade team defeated Edmonson County.

 

Final score was 41-14.

 

Eighth-graders fought hard against Edmonson County, and eventually got the win.

 

Final score was 38-36 in double overtime.

 

CMS seventh-grader Deondre Weathers runs as an Edmonson County player attempts to tackle him.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week was Oct. 23-27.

 

Events included special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress in their team apparel on Team Up Against Drugs Day.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress as superheroes for Real Heroes Don’t Do Drugs Day.

CIS to host basketball league

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host a developmental basketball league for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade, starting in November.

 

Those eligible to attend are students attending Campbellsville Independent Schools or Kentucky Christian Academy.

 

Players will meet two times each week, one day for practice and on Sunday afternoons for games.

 

CIS Basketball League

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress in camouflage for Be All You Can Be: Drug Free Day.

CIS superintendent speaks to Rotary Club

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Smith, who has worked at CIS since 2004, said he has been blessed to serve as a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal and now superintendent.

 

“Although I’m not home-grown, this is home,” he said.

 

Smith said he is excited to serve in his new role and is learning every day.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

CMS students dress in tie-dye for Don’t Get Tied Down with Drugs Day.

CMS to host after-school study session

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.

 

Students can stay after early release at 1 p.m. to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

 

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host an after-school study session on Friday, Oct. 27.    Students can stay after early release at 1 p.m. to meet with teachers and get help with homework, complete exams and quizzes, work on upcoming class projects and more.

CMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

CMS students dress for United We Stand Against Drugs Day.

CIS employees learn about proposed retirement changes

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees recently learned about the proposed changes in the state retirement system.

 

State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, came to the Campbellsville Elementary School campus to talk to the employees.

 

Wise explained the proposal, released this week, and asked for feedback about it.

 

State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, talks to CIS employees about the proposed changes in the state retirement system.

CMS names Leaders of the Month

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Month for the month of October.

 

From left, front, are eighth-grader Dakota Harris, seventh-grader Sean Mings, sixth-grader Jayla Penn, eighth-grader Sarah Adkins and sixth-grader Hunter Falls. Back, seventh-grader McCayla Falls, eighth-grader Brae Washington, seventh-grader Connor Byrd and eighth-grader Brandon Pittman. Not pictured are sixth-graders Diego Noyola and Chloe Mitchell and seventh-grader Briana Davis.

CMS science students study atomic models

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently used candy to help them learn about the various atomic models.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science classes, students are learning about the Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr and electron cloud models.

 

As a laboratory exercise for the unit, students were given five types of candies, including a Tootsie Roll pop, a Gobstopper, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate, a piece of hard candy and some chocolate chip cookies.

 

CMS science teacher Amy Knifley helps eighth-graders Grant Lawson, at left, and Seth Hash compare their candies to the atomic models.

Donations needed for CMS outdoor classroom project

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members have begun a community service project at their school.

 

To help them complete their project, the students are soliciting donations.

 

The students are working hard to beautify an outdoor classroom at the CMS campus.

 

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CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 16.

 

From left are sixth-grader Ashton Davis and Connor Byrd. Absent from the photo is eighth-grader Abby Brisko.

CMS SBDM to meet Oct. 18

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council members will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

 

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the CMS office.

 

 

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CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Mark Johnson received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Johnson, who is president and CEO of Citizens Bank and Trust Co., received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors Citizens Bank and Trust Co. President and CEO Mark Johnson with the community Change Award.

CIS facilities manager receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Facilities Manager Keith McMahan received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

McMahan, who will retire in June, received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors CIS Facilities Manager Keith McMahan with the certified Change Award.

CMS students begin community service project

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members have begun a community service project at their school.

 

On Saturday, Oct. 14, students worked as a team to beautify an outdoor classroom at the CMS campus.

 

Students picked up trash, pulled weeds, removed landscaping and made a plan for how they will design and decorate their outdoor space.

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members have begun a community service project at their school. Students participating are, from left, sixth-graders Margaret Johnson and Jayla Penn, seventh-grader Whitney Frashure, sixth-grader Ava Hughes, teacher Andrea Gribbins, seventh-grader Haylee Allen and sixth-grader Daniel Caton.

CMS honors academic achievers

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently announced its academic achievers for October.

 

A boy and a girl from each grade level are named, and were recognized at the Campbellsville Board of Education’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

Campbellsville Middle School academic achievers for October were recognized at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Pictured with CMS Principal Zach Lewis, they are, from left, seventh-grader MaCayla Falls, eighth-grader Tayler Thompson, seventh-grader Connor Byrd and sixth-graders Lillee Byrne and Zachary Akin. Absent from the photo is eighth-grader Tezon Mitchell.

CMS students learn about cells

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are learning all about cells.

 

In Amy Knifley’s science classes, students are learning about cell structure and function.

 

CMS seventh-graders Whitney Frashure, at left, and Haylee Allen review their notes together as they study.

CMS music students learn to play the ukulele

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students are learning to play the ukulele.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s music class, students are playing chords, and will eventually play songs.

 

CMS eighth-grader Star Reed plays a chord.

CMS art students make koinobori

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are making koinobori wind socks to celebrate a Japanese holiday.

 

In Japan, on Children’s Day, people fly carp-shaped wind socks known as koinobori. The carp, which can swim up waterfalls, is used as a symbol for the holiday because it represents strength and courage.

 

CMS sixth-grader Jayla Penn staples her koinobori together.

CIS students wear pink to support cancer survivors

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ hallways were covered in pink on Thursday, Oct. 12.

 

Students and teachers hosted a pink out to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

 

Those dressing in pink donated money to the cause. As a district, about $250 was raised.

 

CHS volleyball players honored cancer survivors at their game on Thursday, Oct. 12.

CMS girls’ basketball eighth-grade players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball eighth-grade players were honored recently for their hard work and dedication to their team.

 

The eighth-graders were recognized in a special ceremony at their last regular season home game on Thursday, Oct. 12.

 

This year’s eighth-graders include Kaylyn Smith, Rylee Petett, Lainey Watson, Olivia Fields, Tayler Thompson, Bri Gowdy and Brae Washington.

 

CMS girls’ basketball eighth-grade players are honored. From left are assistant coach LeeAnn Grider, Kaylyn Smith, Tayler Thompson, Brae Washington, head coach Tiarra Cecil, Bri Gowdy, assistant coach Kathy England, Lainey Watson, Rylee Petett and Olivia Fields.

Board of Education to meet Oct. 16

 

Campbellsville Board of Education members will meet in regular session on Monday, Oct. 16.

 

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Campbellsville Middle School library.

 

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CMS to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week soon with several special events.

 

Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves as a way for students to take a stand against illegal drugs.

 

This year, Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27.

 

Events include special dress up days and other activities.

 

Red Ribbon Week

CMS students to begin community service project

 

Campbellsville Middle School BETA students and Community Service Action team members will begin a community service project this weekend.

 

On Saturday, Oct. 14, students will work together to beautify an outdoor classroom at their school.

 

The outdoor classroom is used for students to work on projects, have class and eat lunch together.

 

Work in Progress

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Oct. 9.

 

From left are eighth-grader Tayler Thompson and sixth-grader Hannah Singleton. Seventh-grader Davanna Reardon isn’t pictured.

CMS science students practice graphing

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently practiced graphing.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students are learning about dependent and independent variables.

 

As a group project, students were given a scientific scenario, complete with experimental data.

 

CMS eighth-graders Xierra Underwood, at left, and Kitana Taylor create their graph.

CHS volleyball, CMS girls’ basketball teams to honor cancer survivors

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball and Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players will honor cancer survivors on Thursday, Oct. 12, in two special ceremonies.

 

CHS volleyball senior players will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 12, at about 7:45 p.m. in the CHS gym. They are, from left, Vonnea Smith, Kiyah Barnett, Madison Dial, Caitlin Bright, Kayla Young, Nena Barnett and Amanda Miles.     CMS girls’ basketball eighth-grade players will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 12, at about 7:30 p.m. in the Campbellsville Elementary School gym. They are, from left, Olivia Fields, Tayler Thompson, Kaylyn Smith, Brae Washington, Bri Gowdy, Lainey Watson and Rylee Petett.

CMS students have fun at fall break dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at a dance to celebrate fall break.

 

CMS football team hosted the dance, with music provided by DJ Psycho.

 

About 75 students attended.

 

CMS students have fun dancing together.

CMS students have fun at pep rally

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun at a pep rally.

 

CMS hosted the pep rally to cheer for the girls’ basketball team, which is having a great season.

 

All of the players were recognized, and their classmates cheered for them.

 

CMS girls’ basketball players have fun together.

CHS cross country team wins

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team recently competed in the Taylor County All Comers meet and brought home several awards.

 

In the CHS boys’ varsity race, junior Ian McAninch finished in third place, in 21:39.

 

CHS freshman Jonathan Sparks finished in sixth place, at 23:17.

 

CHS junior Ian McAninch races.

CMS girls’ basketball team defeats Burgin, Russell and Green

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Burgin and Russell and Green counties.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith plays defense.

CMS girls’ basketball team defeats Metcalfe, Adair and Green counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently defeated Metcalfe, Adair and Green counties.

 

CMS eighth-grader Lainey Watson drives the ball as classmate Tayler Thompson plays defense.

CMS girls’ basketball team takes on Casey County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team recently took on Casey County.

 

In the sixth-grade match up, CMS lost by a score of 0-35.

 

Seventh-graders fought hard, but also lost their game by a score of 25-31.

 

And the CMS eighth-grade squad battled to the buzzer, but couldn’t get the win. Final score was 33-36.

 

CMS seventh-grader Dakota Slone tries to block a pass.

CMS football players honored

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently honored its eighth-grade players for their dedication and hard work this season.

 

This year’s eighth-graders include Brandon Pittman, Adin Hunt, Tuff Harper, Adrien Smith, Logan Phillips, Jadan Furman, Dakota Harris and Logan Rakes.

 

The late Cameron Smith, who was a CMS football player when he died in 2013, was also honored.

 

This year’s eighth-grade CMS football players were recently honored for their dedication and hard work this season. From left are eighth-graders Brandon Pittman, Adin Hunt, Tuff Harper, Adrien Smith, Logan Phillips, Jadan Furman, Dakota Harris and Logan Rakes. Back, assistant coaches Will Griffin and Bronson Gowdy, head coach Aaron Webb and assistant coaches Isaiah Perkins, Shumari Bridgewater, Tommy Allen and John Gholston.

CMS football team defeats Hart, Adair counties

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently defeated Hart County.

 

Final score was 22-14.

 

CMS also recently traveled to Adair County and brought home a win.

 

Final score was 32-22.

 

CMS seventh-grader Deondre Weathers runs the ball.

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 1:30 p.m.

 

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CMS students talk about bullying

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are talking about bullying and why it’s important to be kind to everyone.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch recently met with students to talk about what bullying is and why it isn’t tolerated at CMS.

 

Students discussed the school’s policy on bullying, which says it won’t be tolerated at school and outlines the consequences should it happen.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch talks to students about what bullying is and why it isn’t tolerated at CMS.

CMS students raise money for hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently raised money for hurricane victims.

 

CMS Lighthouse Team members hosted a bake sale recently at their school.

 

Students sold cupcakes, brownies, cookies, drinks and many other treats.

 

CMS eighth-grader Rylee Petett sells baked goods to her classmates during the Lighthouse Team’s bake sale to raise money for hurricane victims.

CMS students collect items for hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently collected items to donate to hurricane victims.

 

Sixth-graders hosted a collection drive at their school, soliciting food items, clothing and stuffed animals for children.

 

CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins and her students helped organized the drive.

 

CMS sixth-grade students recently collected items to donate to hurricane victims. CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins worked with Campbellsville University social work student Charlotte Fowler to collect the donations. From left are sixth-graders Jaylie Moore, Dawson Creason, Aryanna Britton and Ava Hughes, CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins, CU social work student Charlotte Fowler and sixth-graders Luke McDonald, Chloe Mitchell, Chloe Thompson, Arisha Francis, Aaliyah Nunez and Nathan McFarland.

CIS students see improvement in test scores, beat state averages

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students are continuing to increase their state test scores, with many of those scores being the highest in the region.

 

In scores from standardized tests taken last school year, CIS students are seeing their hard work in the classroom come to fruition.

 

And, in many testing areas, CIS students are scoring well above state averages.

 

The largest jump in scores comes in math and reading scores at Campbellsville Elementary School, where last year’s third-grade students scored exponentially better than those around the state.

 

Out of the 13 surrounding school districts, which encompass 35 elementary schools, CES has the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or distinguished in math and reading.

 

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CMS students visit bookmobile

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently visited the Taylor County Public Library bookmobile and checked out some good books to read.

 

Sarah Hampton, outreach librarian, brought the bookmobile to the CMS campus recently to let students take a look around.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Kehleigh Vaught, CheyAnn Edwards and Piper Ritchie choose books to check out.

CMS hosts student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted student-led conferences on Monday, Sept. 25.

 

Forty students attended with their parents.

 

During the conferences, students discussed their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

CMS teacher Robbilyn Speer talks with eighth-grader Jack Sabo.

CMS band students take tests

 

Campbellsville Middle School beginning band students recently took tests to see how well they are playing their instruments.

 

At the beginning of the school year, students chose an instrument to learn to play.

 

Music teacher Zach Shelton taught the students to play notes on their instruments, and they soon learned to play songs.

 

CES seventh-grader Isaiah Caffee plays trombone.

CHS students spread the word about Campbellsville Independent Schools

 

Campbellsville High School students have joined the Eagle News Team, and are hosting shows on three local radio stations this school year.

 

The team is working with local radio stations Q-104, K-Country and WLCU-FM to deliver news about Campbellsville Independent Schools to the Taylor County community.

 

CHS sophomore Zoe McAninch and senior Austin Fitzgerald are on the air each Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. with Rob Collins on Q-104.     CHS sophomore Zoe McAninch and senior Austin Fitzgerald are on the air each Tuesday morning at about 7:20 a.m. with Bill Sanders on K-Country.     CHS sophomore Gracyne Hash, at left, freshman Chloe Garrett and sophomore Gavin Johnson, at right, are on the air each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Jess McCandless on WLCU-FM, second from left.

CMS football team to host fall break dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team will host a fall break dance on Thursday, Sept. 28.

 

The dance will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Concessions will be sold and there will be a dance contest.

 

Dance

CHS band to host mattress fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School band will host a mattress fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 22.

 

The sale will be in the CHS gym from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

CHS Band Mattress Sale

CIS hosts Eagle Family Night

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools hosted its annual Eagle Family Night on Friday, Sept. 22, for students and parents to have fun together.

 

More than 1,000 people attended.

 

Activities included games for those of all ages, including temporary tattoos, football throw, basketball shoot, ring toss, inflatables, cupcake walk and more.

 

From left, CES kindergartener Fallyn Smith and second-graders Maddie Brunelle and Izzy Brunelle slide.

CIS students, staff members show their spirit

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and staff members showed their spirit during a districtwide pep rally on Friday, Sept. 22, to celebrate homecoming.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students traveled to the Campbellsville middle and high school campus for the event.

 

At the pep rally, students participated in spirit games and cheers and students were recognized for participating in fall sports and activities.

 

CES first-grader Aubreigh Knifley cheers for the Eagles.

CIS students, staff members participate in homecoming parade

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students and staff members celebrated football homecoming with a parade on Friday, Sept. 22, during the school day.

 

The parade began at the Campbellsville High School campus and traveled to the Campbellsville Elementary School campus, and traveled around the Durham Track and Field Complex.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students and staff members rode in vehicles and waved to the crowd.

 

Kay Cox is the grand marshal for the parade.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 25.

 

From left are seventh-grader Sean Mings, eighth-grader Lainey Watson and sixth-grader Kayden Birdwell.

CMS, CHS students participate in all-district chorus

 

Campbellsville middle and high school students were recently chosen to participate in the Fourth District all-district junior and senior high choirs.

 

The students spent two days rehearsing and then performed for family members and friends on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Campbellsville University.

 

CMS students chosen to participate in the junior high choir include, from left, eighth-graders Cailet Clark, Hayley Wethington and Gabby Skaggs, seventh-grader Alysa Howard and eighth-grader Isabella Vannice.     CHS students participating in the high school chorus include, from left, seniors Austin Fitzgerald and Tiffany Kane, juniors Hayley Wethington, Wen-Hsuan “Annie” Lee, Jay Tucker and Jeremiah Jackson, senior Darius Wright, sophomore Zaria Cowan and senior Jay Cox. Absent from the photo are seniors Vivian Brown and Haley Fitch.

CES students selling pizza to raise money for arts programs

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students are selling Little Caesars pizza kits to raise money to bring special arts programs to the school.

 

Grant funding that CES has used in the past to bring local musicians to perform at the school has been eliminated. 

 

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward paying the musicians’ costs to perform at CES.

 

This year’s goal is to raise $1,300.

 

Little Casears

CHS FCA group to host See You at the Pole

 

Campbellsville High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes group will host its annual See You at the Pole event on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

 

Students, teachers, administrators, staff members and members of the Campbellsville/Taylor County community are invited to the CHS flagpole at 7:15 a.m.

 

The time will be used for those attending to come together to pray for schools, the community and the nation.

 

FCA

CMS to host student-led conferences

 

Campbellsville Middle School will host student-led conferences on Monday, Sept. 25.

 

During the conferences, students will discuss their grades with their parents and teachers.

 

No appointments are necessary to attend the conferences.

 

CMS

FRYSC to host volunteer training

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Center will host volunteer training on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

 

The training will be at the FRYSC Center, which is located at Campbellsville High School, at 3:15 p.m.

 

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CHS homecoming events to culminate with Eagle Family Night, football game

 

Campbellsville High School will celebrate football homecoming this week, with dress-up days, spirit games, the crowning of a king and queen, a powderpuff football game, a parade and Eagle Family Night.

 

Homecoming

CHS cross country team competes in Green County

 

Campbellsville High School cross country team competed in the Green County Cow Days Cross Country Invite on Thursday, Sept. 14, and brought home several honors.

 

In the middle school race, Campbellsville Middle School seventh-grader Chase Hord finished in fifth place overall, in 10:50, which is a new personal record.

 

Cross Country

CMS students make pop art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made pop art.

 

Students have been studying artist Jim Dine in Jo Ann Harris’s class.

 

CMS seventh-grader Antaya Epps adds color to her heart.

CMS art students study Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and making their own flower drawings.

 

O’Keeffe is known for her large paintings of flowers, and CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris asked students to draw their own.

 

CMS sixth-grader Allie Compton adds color to her flower.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 18.

 

From left are eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith, seventh-grader Briana Davis and sixth-grader CheyAnn Edwards.

CMS students teach their classmates

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth-grade students recently had a chance to be teachers.

 

In Tiarra Cecil’s social studies class, students formed groups and selected continents to research.

 

CMS sixth-graders Ashton Davis, at left, and Jesse King talk to their classmates about South America.

CIS community partner receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Darrin Price received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Price received the community Change Award.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools community partner Darrin Price, at left, receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.

CHS principal receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville High School Principal David Petett received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Petett received the certified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville High School Principal David Petett, at left, receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.

CHS attendance clerk receives Change Award

 

Campbellsville High School attendance clerk Missy Hughes received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.

 

Hughes received the classified Change Award.

 

Campbellsville High School attendance clerk Missy Hughes receives the Change Award from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith.

CHS FCCLA group collecting donations for homeless shelter

 

Campbellsville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students are collecting items for the local homeless shelter.

 

Items collected should include toilet paper, paper towels, Clorox wipes, bleach, trash bags, dish soap, Ziploc bags and Lysol.

 

All items collected will be given to Green River Ministries, which provides housing for homeless people in Taylor County.

 

FCCLA

CMS students to raise money for hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are raising money for hurricane victims.

 

CMS Lighthouse Team members will host a bake sale on Friday, Sept. 15, at the school.

 

All proceeds will be given to hurricane victims.

 

Bake Sale

CMS students study Romare Bearden

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students are studying artist Romare Bearden.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art classes, students are learning about collages.

 

Bearden, who once worked as a social worker, became known for his collages, watercolors and prints, all featuring jazz music.

 

CMS eighth-grader Dakota Harris glues his collage.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 11.

 

From left are sixth-grader Willie Nunn, eighth-grader Brandon Pittman and seventh-grader Brandon Nelson.

CHS student council to host fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School student council will host a fundraiser at McDonald’s on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

 

The class will receive 25 percent of proceeds from inside sales, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

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CMS students enjoy Sharpen the Saw time

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are spending time each week having fun together.

 

After their classwork is finished, students are given Sharpen the Saw time in which they can spend playing games, drawing, talking with friends and using their electronic devices.

 

CMS sixth-grader Ellington Gowin hula hoops during her Sharpen the Saw time.

CMS students study United States regions

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders are studying the regions of the United States.

 

In Robbilyn Speer’s social studies classes, students learned about the west, southwest, midwest, southeast and northeast regions.

 

For a project about the regions, Speer divided her students into groups.

 

CMS eighth-grader Blake Settle passes out chips and queso dip, which originates from the southwest region, as classmate Tezon Mitchell samples a chip.

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Taylor County.

 

CMS hosted TCMS on Thursday, Aug. 31.

 

CMS seventh-graders easily defeated TCMS by a final score of 30-9.

 

And, in the eighth-grade match up, CMS won by a score of 50-10.

 

CMS eighth-grader Rylee Petett battles for the ball.

CMS students make children’s books

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders recently made children’s books.

 

In Robbilyn Speer’s classes, students are learning geography terms to help them with their lessons this school year.

 

After taking a quiz on the terms, Speer asked students to complete a project using their new vocabulary words.

 

CMS sixth-graders Conner Rinehart, at left, and Zachary Akin draw their children’s books.

CMS science students take vocabulary quiz

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took a vocabulary quiz in their science classes.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science classes, students are learning scientific terms to help them with their lessons throughout the school year.

 

But before taking the quiz, students played a game of Kahoot! to see who knew the terms and could answer the questions the fastest.

 

CMS eighth-grade teacher Amy Knifley helps Rylee Petett with her vocabulary quiz

CMS science students study cell structure

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders are studying cell structure and function, and recently got a first-hand look at what cells look like.

 

In Steven Gumm’s science classes, students recently used microscopes to study the structure of plants, animals and other objects, including onion skin, thread, a rabbit’s spinal cord and the letter “e” printed on a piece of paper.

 

CMS seventh-grader Zamar Owens looks at a piece of onion under a microscope.

CMS students study addition, subtraction

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are working on their addition and subtraction skills.

 

In Steven Gumm’s seventh-grade math class, students are learning about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.

 

CMS seventh-graders Weston Mattingly, at left, and Alissa Lofton work a math problem with their counters.

CMS students read ‘The Giver’

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are reading “The Giver” in their reading class.

 

The book, written by Lois Lowry, is about a boy named Jonas who lives in a perfect society with no war, fear or pain.

 

CMS eighth-grader Zachery Underwood reads “The Giver.”

CMS art students learn about the color wheel

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about the color wheel and then made their own.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students learned that the color wheel tells which colors can be mixed together to make new colors.

 

When making a color wheel, primary colors red, blue and yellow are placed next to secondary colors orange, purple and green.

 

CMS sixth-grader De’Torrian Bell paints his color wheel.

New features added to Campbellsville Independent Schools’ new mobile app

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently added some new features to its mobile app.

 

The free mobile application is for students, parents and community members to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the District, directly from their smartphone or tablet.

 

The application is available for free download by searching for the “SchoolPointe Stay Connected” app on a smartphone or tablet.

 

Mobile App

CHS band members selling mums

 

Campbellsville High School marching band members are selling mums as a fundraiser.

 

Mums are available in purple, yellow, orange, white and red, and cost $7 each.

 

The mums are in 6-inch pots.

 

Mums

CMS yearbooks for sale

 

Campbellsville Middle School is selling yearbooks from past school years.

 

One book will cost $15, two will cost $25 and three books can be purchased for $30.

 

Yearbooks

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 4.

 

From left are eighth-grader Rylee Petett, seventh-grader Jasmine Daniels and sixth-grader Ryan Grubbs.

CES, CMS to host book fairs

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle schools will host book fairs in coming days.

 

CES will host its fair from Friday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept. 8.

 

CMS will host a book fair from Monday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 15.

 

Book Fair

CMS Beta Club selling key fobs

 

Campbellsville Middle School Beta Club members are selling key fobs as a fundraiser.

 

All proceeds will go toward the cost of this year’s Beta convention.

 

CMS Key Fobs

CHS yearbooks for sale

 

Campbellsville High School is selling yearbooks from past school years.

 

Yearbooks are on sale now and are $10 each.

 

Books available for that price are from the 1990s, 2000s and early 2010s.

 

Yearbooks

CHS FCCLA students to collect items for Hurricane victims

 

Campbellsville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students are collecting food and supplies for hurricane victims in Texas and Louisiana.

 

Hurricane Harvey came through Texas and Louisiana recently, and, according to the National Hurricane Center, is the biggest rainstorm on record with rainfall reaching about 50 inches in some places.

 

FCCLA students want to collect supplies to send to those impacted by the flooding.

 

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FRYSC receives donation to help students

 

Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center recently received a donation that will help buy clothes and other items for students.

 

Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated $1,500 to the center, to benefit Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students.

 

Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated $1,500 to Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center, to benefit Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students. FOP President Rick Benningfield, at left, made the donation to FRYSC assistant Sharon Hoskins Sanders.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Aug. 28.

 

From left are sixth-grader Gracie Taylor, seventh-grader Ronin Smith and eighth-grader Serenity Ford.

CMS girls’ basketball teams win against Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Russell County.

 

Seventh-graders won their game by a score of 38-23.

 

Eighth-graders also won easily, by a score of 44-14.

 

CMS seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress drives the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball teams win against Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Adair County.

 

Seventh-graders won their game by a score of 44-12.

 

Eighth-graders also won easily, by a score of 38-15.

 

CMS eighth-graders Lainey Watson, at left, and Kaylyn Smith battle for the ball.

CMS, CHS cross country runners win in Green County

 

Campbellsville middle and high school cross country runners competed in the first meet of the season in Green County on Thursday, Aug. 24.

 

Runners competed in the 1.6-mile race and brought home several awards.

 

In the varsity boys’ race, CHS junior Ian McAninch finished in 26th place overall, at 10:49.

 

Cross Country

CMS Lighthouse Team members host Casey County students

 

Campbellsville Middle School Lighthouse Team members recently hosted Casey County Middle School students for a tour of their school.

 

The Casey County students came to CMS to see how the school operates its Lighthouse Team and to ask questions about how the school uses the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

CMS eighth-graders Lainey Watson, at left, and Sarah Adkins give their Casey County Middle School guests a tour of their school.

CMS choir members prepare for fall concert

 

Campbellsville Middle School choir members are preparing for their upcoming fall concert.

 

About 30 students recently formed the CMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade choir, which is under the direction of music teacher Jessica Floyd.

 

Students are preparing several musical selections to perform at the concert.

 

CMS choir director Jessica Floyd leads her students as they sing “Kuna Karamu.”

CMS students learn the scientific method

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying the scientific method.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students are learning vocabulary they will need to understand the scientific method and other concepts they will study in her course.

 

CMS teacher Amy Knifley helps eighth-grader Grant Lawson with a definition.

CMS students sharpen math skills

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are sharpening their math skills.

 

In Katie Campbell’s math classes, students are learning about subtraction and how to find the mean, median and mode of a set of numbers.

 

Campbell gave her students a list of problems to work in groups.

 

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps sixth-graders, from left, Miles Wright, Makayla Dudley and Piper Ritchie find the median of a set of numbers.

CMS students learn to Be Proactive

 

Campbellsville Elementary School students are learning how to Be Proactive.

 

In Andrea Gribbins’s sixth-grade leadership class, students are studying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

Recently, students reviewed the first habit, which is to Be Proactive.

 

CMS sixth-graders Ellington Gowin, at left, and Chloe Thompson write examples of when students were proactive and reactive.

CMS girls’ basketball team selling Yeti koozies

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball players are selling Yeti koozies as a fundraiser.

 

The koozies will fit cans and bottles and cost $15 each.

 

Many colors and designs are available.

 

CMS girls’ basketball team selling Yeti koozies

CIS students view solar eclipse

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students were a part of history on Monday, Aug. 21.

 

Students, administrators and staff members viewed the solar eclipse in the afternoon, from several locations.

 

CMS students view the eclipse.

CMS football team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team recently took on Taylor County.

 

The CMS team fought hard, but lost by a score of 12-40.

 

CMS seventh-grader Damon Johnson scored the two touchdowns for the Eagles.

 

CMS seventh-grader Damon Johnson runs the ball.

CMS girls’ basketball teams take on Bardstown

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently took on Bardstown.

 

Seventh-graders won their game by a score of 29-28.

 

BreAnna Humphress, a seventh-grader, got the game-winning point by sinking a foul shot.

 

CMS seventh-grader BreAnna Humphress calls for the ball.

CMS band students learn to play instruments

 

Campbellsville Middle School beginning band students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

Students recently chose an instrument to learn to play.

 

CMS sixth-grader Nathan McFarland, at left, plays saxophone while eighth-grader Serenity Tungate plays clarinet.

CHS choir selling yard flags

 

Campbellsville High School choir members are selling yard flags as a fundraiser.

 

The flags are purple with white designs, and have the word “Campbellsville” printed at the bottom. The shape of Kentucky is pictured in the center of the flag, with a heart in the middle.

 

CHS Choir Yard Flags

CIS students are a part of history

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students were a part of history on Friday, Aug. 18.

 

Thirty students were on hand to participate in the groundbreaking of the Campbellsville Sports Complex.

 

The complex, located off KY 55, will include several baseball fields, playgrounds, concessions, walking tracks, batting cages and more.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students were a part of history on Friday, Aug. 18. Thirty students were on hand to participate in the groundbreaking of the Campbellsville Sports Complex. From left, front, are fourth-graders Brayden Paiz, Isaiah Jeffries and Ethan Garrison, third-graders Emerson Gowin, Hayden Maupin, Cayton Lawhorn, Reece Swafford and Luke Adkins, fourth-grader Cameron Taylor, third-graders Lanigan Price, Damien Clark and Jaron Johnson, fifth-grader Rowan Petett, fourth-graders Caysen Tungate, Bradley Paris, Cameron Estes, Keaton Hord and Carson Mills and fifth-grader Skylar Wilhoite. Back, CMS teacher Katie Campbell, CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, eighth-grader C.J. Adams, seventh-grader Seth Hash, eighth-grader Tuff Harper, senior Ethan Lay, sixth-grader Tashuan Hart, juniors Jackson Hinton and Ryan Kearney, eighth-graders Damon Johnson and Karley Morris, seventh-grader Leigh Hicks, CHS Assistant Principal Mark Kearney, junior Lane Bottoms and CES teacher Lynn Kearney.

CMS students study the solar eclipse

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have learned all about the upcoming solar eclipse.

 

In preparation for viewing the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, students have been learning all about why an eclipse is happening and what people will actually see.

 

CMS sixth-graders, from left, Halley Wooley, CheyAnn Edwards, Kaydence Wethington and Dalton Morris simulate what an eclipse might look like.

CMS students study the purposes of art

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are studying why people make artwork.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students have been learning the basics of art, such as why art should be taught in schools and the purposes of art.

 

Harris said people make artwork to show their feelings, to entertain and when designing books, clothing and cars.

 

CMS eighth-graders Olivia Fields and Brae Washington sketch their drawings.

CIS students to observe solar eclipse

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students will observe Kentucky’s darkest day on Monday, Aug. 21.

 

A solar eclipse will put the area in the dark that afternoon, and all CIS students will be given the opportunity to view the historic event.

 

Teachers and staff members have discussed solar eclipses in the classrooms, including how to view the event safely.

 

This year’s total eclipse will be the first seen in Kentucky since 1869, and all parts of the Commonwealth will see at least 90 percent of the sun obscured by the moon.

 

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CMS students complete leadership project

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently completed a project in their leadership classes to get to know each other.

 

Students were asked to answer several questions about themselves and then create an autobiographical PowerPoint presentation.

 

CMS seventh-graders Asia Barbour, at left, and Jade Wheeler work on their autobiographical assignment.

CMS girls’ basketball teams defeat Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball teams recently defeated Taylor County.

 

On Thursday, Aug. 10, CMS took on Taylor County in three games.

 

CMS seventh-graders won by a score of 40-10.

 

And the CMS eighth-grade team won big by a score of 43-12.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith dribbles.

CMS football team defeats Russell County

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team took on Russell County on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

 

In the eighth-grade game, CMS couldn’t get the win. Final score was 0-42.

 

But in the seventh-grade game, CMS scored at the last second to win. Final score 8-0.

 

CMS seventh-grader Hayden Jones runs through the Russell County defense.

CMS girls’ basketball team wins at Lady Cougar Classic

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team competed in the Lady Cougar Classic tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Garrard Middle School in Lancaster.

 

The seventh-grade team defeated Lexington Catholic by a score of 36-25, but couldn’t get a win against Lincoln County or East Hardin.

 

CMS eighth-graders defeated Garrard County and East Hardin, but lost to Elkhorn and Lincoln County in the semi-finals, to take home third place.

 

CMS girls’ basketball head coach Tiarra Cecil talks to her players during a game.

CMS students get to know each other

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently played a game to get to know each other better.

 

In Bradley Harris’s leadership class, he asked students to share three facts about themselves. One of the facts, however, had to be a lie. Classmates were then asked to guess which of the facts wasn’t true.

 

CMS teacher Bradley Harris shares three facts about himself with his leadership students, one of which is a lie.

CMS students begin school year

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have had a great start to the new school year.

 

Students in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders attend class at CMS.

 

The first day of the school year was Wednesday, Aug. 9.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Director of Federal Programs Ricky Hunt greets his son, Adin, on his second day of eighth grade.

CHS to host blood drive

 

Campbellsville High School will host its first blood drive of the 2017-2018 school year on Friday, Aug. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Kentucky Blood Center officials will be on hand to help students, teachers, staff members, parents and community members donate.

 

Blood Drive

CIS welcomes new employees

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has welcomed 13 new staff members to the Eagle family for the new school year.

 

The new employees work at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools and the Campbellsville Board of Education office.

 

From teachers to instructional assistants and support positions, the new staff members are an integral part of making the new school year a success.

 

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CIS marching ensemble selling t-shirts

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Marching Ensemble is preparing for its upcoming season, and has begun selling t-shirts.

 

The shirts feature the logo for this year’s show, which is entitled The Black Mirror Effect.

 

Short- and long-sleeve t-shirts are available, as well as hooded sweatshirts.

 

CHS Band

CIS students begin 2017-2018 school year

 

Another school year has begun at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

 

Students began the 2017-2018 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

 

Students at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school headed back to class at 8 a.m. and were greeted by their teachers.

 

From left, second-grader Dax Gray has breakfast with his brother Dane and sister Blakely on their first day of kindergarten.

CIS marching ensemble prepares for upcoming season

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Marching Ensemble is preparing for its upcoming season.

 

Band members spent two weeks this summer practicing music and learning this year’s show, which is entitled The Black Mirror Effect.

 

According to Band Director Zach Shelton, the marching ensemble will be present a unique show that explores the hidden aspects of social media and the effect it can have on our persona and attitudes.

 

From left, Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Riley Rainwater, CHS junior Ruby Hatfield and senior Austin Fitzgerald play clarinet.

CHS FCA hosts prayer walk

 

They held hands, and prayed together.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ staff members, administrators, teachers, students and family members gathered on Sunday, Aug. 6, to pray for each other.

 

Campbellsville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a prayer walk at the District’s campuses.

 

From left, CHS teacher Deanna Campbell, CMS Principal Zach Lewis and CES teacher Tammy Hash pray together.

CIS superintendent speaks to Kiwanis Club

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke at a Campbellsville Kiwanis Club meeting.

 

Smith, who is in his first year as the District’s top leader, spoke about the months of preparation for the new school year.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ has placed new leaders at all of its schools this year. From left are CMS Principal Zach Lewis, CHS Principal David Petett, Superintendent Kirby Smith and CES Principal Elisha Rhodes.

CIS employees join together for opening day workshop

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees joined together on Tuesday, Aug. 8, for an opening day workshop to start the 2017-2018 school year.

 

First, Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school employees joined Board office staff members and Campbellsville Board of Education members to have breakfast together and fellowship.

 

CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith talks to the District’s staff members during the opening day workshop for the 2017-2018 school year.

CIS receives grant to purchase AED machines

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently received a grant to purchase three AED machines to be used at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has received a grant from Taylor County Board of Health members to purchase three AED machines to be used at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools. The District partnered with Taylor County Health Department and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel to submit the grant proposal and make the purchase. From left, front, are Calen McKinney, public information officer/grant writer for Campbellsville Independent Schools; Denise Gupton, critical care paramedic/major at Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS; Tim Davis, Campbellsville High School athletic director; Katie Wilkerson, Campbellsville Middle School athletic director; and Jackie Hodges, health educator at Taylor County Health Department. Back, Dan Durham, Board of Health member and senior program director at Air Evac Lifeteam; Allison Griffiths, Taylor County Health Department office manager; Ruthie Bender, Taylor County Health Department nursing supervisor; Loretta Hash, Board of Health member and registered nurse representative for Taylor County; Eddie Rogers, Board of Health member and Taylor County judge/executive; and Shawn Crabtree, executive director at Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

CMS football team defeats Clinton County

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team defeated Clinton County on Friday, Aug. 4, in its opening game of the season.

 

Final score was 36-30.

 

The game was part of the Eagle Powerade Classic, which the CMS team hosted.

 

CMS eighth-grader Dakota Harris runs.

CMS hosts open house

 

Campbellsville Middle School hosted an open house on Thursday, Aug. 3, to help students have a successful school year.

 

Students met their teachers, toured the school and received a copy of their schedules.

 

CMS teacher Andrea Gribbins looks over Luke McDonald’s schedule with his mother Stephanie.

CMS football team hosts scrimmages to open season

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team hosted scrimmages recently to open the 2017 season.

 

On Thursday, July 27, CMS scrimmaged Bate, Boyle County, Green County and Taylor County middle schools at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

CMS seventh-grader Konner Forbis hands the ball to classmate Deondre Weathers.

CIS hires new teachers, staff members

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has hired several new teachers and staff members to help make the new school year a success.

 

New employees met for orientation on Thursday, Aug. 3, to learn about the District’s policies and procedures and more.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has hired several new teachers and staff members to help make the new school year a success. New employees attending orientation on Thursday, Aug. 3, are, from left, Zach Durham, CES instructional assistant; Tasha Phillips Goff, CHS instructional assistant; B.J. Perkins, bus monitor/cafeteria worker/custodial worker; Andrea Gribbins, CMS teacher; Kirby Smith, superintendent; CHS teacher Mary Jo Hazel; CES preschool teacher Julie Shelton; CES teacher Keri Rowe; and custodian James Cheuvront. Absent from the photo is custodian Thomas Phillips.

CIS staff members prepare for school year

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ staff members have spent the past several weeks preparing for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Maintenance workers have prepared the buses for the year and performed routine work at all school buildings.

 

Teachers have spent several weeks preparing their classrooms for their new students.

 

Carl Lee, at left, and Randy Bricken Jr., who work in maintenance, help teachers move their classrooms from the CMS campus to CES.

CIS teachers, staff members learn from each other

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers and staff members recently spent a day learning from each other.

 

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the District hosted a day of professional development workshops, taught entirely by CIS personnel.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school teachers led sessions, as did Central Office staff members.

 

Kent Settle, chief academic officer at Campbellsville Independent Schools, teaches a session about the state’s new accountability system.

CHS soccer team raising money

 

Campbellsville High School soccer team has begun a fundraiser to benefit the upcoming season.

 

An online campaign has begun to raise money for the team on the website snap-raise.com.

 

Players are asking that community members, teachers and parents pitch in to help the team raise money to pay for its new uniforms and other team costs.

 

 

CHS Soccer

Local churches invite CIS students to Back to School Jamboree

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students have been invited to attend a Back to School Jamboree.

 

Several local churches, including Bethel AME, Fannie Chapel CME, First Baptist, Pleasant Union Baptist and Pleasant Run Baptist churches, are hosting the event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam Wickliffe Park.

 

There will be food served, along with games and activities for children, such as face painting, water balloons and more.

 

Back to School

CHS FCA to host prayer walk

 

Campbellsville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a prayer walk on Sunday, Aug. 6.

 

The walk will begin at CHS at 2:30 p.m., and then move to Campbellsville Middle School at 2:55 p.m.

 

At 3:30 p.m., the group will travel to Campbellsville Elementary School.

 

CHS FCA

CHS football team begins fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School football team has begun a fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming season.

 

Players and coaches are selling spirit cards for $10 each, featuring savings at many local businesses.

 

Spirit Cards 1

CIS lunch menus available

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools has updated its lunch menus for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The District currently posts a breakfast and lunch menu on its website that lists what will be served at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools in a weekly format.

 

Lunch Menu

CHS soccer team selling t-shirts, sweatshirts

 

Campbellsville High School soccer team is selling t-shirts and sweatshirts as a fundraiser.

 

Proceeds from shirts sales will go toward expenses for the upcoming season.

 

The season begins on Thursday, Aug. 10, with a scrimmage against Barren County at 7 p.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School campus.

 

Eagle Soccer

CIS youth football signups are Aug. 5

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will host youth football league signups on Saturday, Aug. 5, and Monday, Aug. 7.

 

The league offers 8U, 10U and 12U teams.

 

Registration will be Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. and Monday, Aug. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Campbellsville High School’s football field.

 

Eagle Football

CMS science students make egg droppers

 

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently designed their own egg dropper containers.

 

In Amy Knifley’s class, students studied the concepts of Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, gravity and force.

 

To apply the concepts, Knifley asked her students to build egg dropper containers to see if they could safely drop an egg from several feet.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jonathan Foster, at left, and Evan Henderson build their egg dropper container.

CMS leadership students visit state capitol

 

Campbellsville Middle School leadership students recently learned about state government.

 

The eighth-graders participated in Campbellsville University’s leadership program to learn about teamwork, leadership, community service and more.

 

Students recently traveled to Frankfort with the group to learn all about state government.

 

CMS CU leadership students pose for a photo outside the Kentucky capitol. From left, front, are Anna Clara Moura, Kenzi Forbis, Abi Wiedewitsch, Taylor Knight, Hassan Alabusalim and Clark Kidwell. Back, Kameron Smith, Tristin Faulkner, John Orberson, Arren Hash and Zaquan Cowan.

CMS leadership students learn about local government

 

Campbellsville Middle School leadership students recently learned about local government.

 

The eighth-graders participated in Campbellsville University’s leadership program to learn about teamwork, leadership, community service and more.

 

At a recent event, the students learned about government from several local leaders.

 

Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney explains how residents vote in elections.

CMS students have fun with science

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently had fun conducting several science experiments.

 

In Donna White’s class, students visited several stations to learn science concepts pertaining to physical and chemical changes.

 

At one station, students determined the volume of three objects by putting them under water.

 

CMS fifth-grade teacher Donna White helps students Layla Steen, at left, and Isacc Billeter understand why different types of baking chips melt at different temperatures.

CMS students study ecosystems

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently studied ecosystems.

 

In Donna White’s science class, students learned about six different types of ecosystems.

 

White discussed the differences in the various ecosystems, including grasslands, tundra, rainforest, deciduous forest, desert and taiga.

 

CMS students display their ecosystem models.

CMS students escape Underground Railroad

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about slavery in their social studies class and worked together to escape the Underground Railroad.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s classes, students learned about how slavery began and why it ended and discussed the Underground Railroad.

 

Students learned about the secret routes people used to gain freedom, and that people often hung quilt pieces on their doors to communicate that they offered safety.

 

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps fourth-graders Arthur Singleton, at left, and Michael Abel as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways to freedom.

CMS students learn about slavery

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about slavery in their social studies class.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s classes, students discussed the Civil War, and learned about how slavery began and why it ended.

 

To end the unit, Agathen read “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” by Ellen Levine.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen watches as fourth-grader Gabriel Noyola hides in a box used as an example of the one Henry Brown used to mail himself to freedom.

CMS students honored at luncheon

 

Campbellsville Middle School student leaders were recently honored with a luncheon.

 

Students named Leaders of the Week in the months of April and May were honored with a special pizza lunch.

 

CMS student leaders students enjoy a pizza lunch.

CMS, CHS host future teachers

 

Campbellsville middle and high schools recently hosted some future teachers and showed them what a day is like at a school system.

 

Campbellsville University education students came to CES and CHS last semester to observe teachers and spend a day with them in the classroom.

 

The CU students helped with activities, talked to students, ate lunch in the cafeteria and spoke to teachers about their classes.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith, who is now superintendent, said teaching isn’t for the faint of heart.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith, who is now superintendent, and CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes, who is now principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, talk to CU education students about how important it is to be a mentor to students.

CMS students have fun at poetry extravaganza

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun during a special poetry extravaganza event.

 

Campbellsville University students came to CMS to host the event for fourth- and fifth-graders.

 

The CU students read to the CMS students and then explained many different types of poetry.

 

CMS students were asked to write haikus and limericks, along with concrete poems and free verse poems. They also wrote Black Out poetry.

 

CMS fourth-graders Kaylyn Lawson, at left, and Cassie Crick write their poetry with some help from CU students.

CMS students learn to square dance

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned a new style of dancing.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s music classes, students studied different types of music and dancing.

 

CMS fifth-grader Jovi Bowen dances with sixth-grader Bri Hayes.

CMS students get a dose of reality

 

Some ended the day broke, while others had money to spare.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently got a dose of what being an adult is like during Reality Town.

 

Reality Town allows students to see first-hand what it might cost to live after they graduate and are living on their own.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Transportation Director David Petett helps a CMS student buy a car.

CES, CMS and CHS release dress codes

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools recently released dress codes for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

There are no changes to this year’s dress codes, which outline what clothing items students are allowed to wear to school.

 

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CIS releases bus routes for 2017-2018

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year have been released.

 

All routes are subject to change.

 

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CHS volleyball team hosts camp

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball team recently hosted a camp for students in second through eighth grades.

 

CHS Lady Eagle volleyball team hosted a camp recently, with about 10 students participating. Camp participants attending the morning session are, from left, front, CMS sixth-grader Alexis Sharp, Hadley Brasher, who attends school in Bowling Green, Alissa Hughes, a fourth-grader at Hodgenville Elementary School, CES third-grader Analeigh Foster, fourth-grader Nora Harris and fifth-grader Anna Floyd. In back are, from left, head coach Elisha Rhodes and CHS volleyball players junior Natalie Caldwell, freshmen Laci Hodgens and Anna Clara Moura, junior Salena Ritchie, senior Vonnea Smith, junior Tatem Wiseman, senior Caitlin Bright, freshman Zoie Sidebottom and senior Kayla Young. Absent from the photo is camper Amaya Anguiano, who is a fourth-grader at CES.     CHS Lady Eagle volleyball team hosted a camp recently, with about 10 students participating. In front are campers Ava Hughes, a sixth-grader at CMS, and Braelynn Price, who attends Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville, who attended the afternoon session, with head coach Elisha Rhodes. In back are CHS volleyball players junior Natalie Caldwell, seniors Kayla Young and Vonnea Smith, juniors Salena Ritchie and Tatem Wiseman, senior Caitlin Bright and freshmen Laci Hodgens, Anna Clara Moura and Zoie Sidebottom.

CHS cross country meeting is Thursday, July 20

 

Campbellsville High School cross country runners will meet at the Miller Park walking track on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m.

 

Head coach Steve Doss called the organizational meeting to talk with all students interested in running this school year.

 

Cross Country

CIS creates associate superintendent position

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools is looking for another administrative leader.

 

During their regular meeting on Monday, July 10, Campbellsville Board of Education members voted to create an associate superintendent/chief operating officer position.

 

Kirby Smith, in his first meeting as superintendent, said creating the position will allow him more time to be an instructional leader and be involved with the happenings in each school building.

 

 

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FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, at noon.

 

The meeting will be at the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council room, which is on the CHS campus.

CES, CMS searching for AmeriCorps tutors

 

Campbellsville elementary and middle schools are searching for AmeriCorps FRYSC literacy tutors for the upcoming 2017-2018 school years.

 

The full-time positions are paid $1,052.50 a month.

 

FRYSC Corps is a Kentucky AmeriCorps literacy program geared toward providing school-aged children with basic needs so they can be successful students.

 

Tutors at CES and CMS will work directly with students, helping them strengthen their reading comprehension skills.

 

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CMS fifth-graders tour downtown

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-grade students recently took a tour of downtown Campbellsville.

 

Students first visited the Campbellsville Civic Center and learned all about city government from former mayor Paul Osborne.

 

Former Campbellsville Mayor Paul Osborne talks to CMS fifth-graders about the city attorney’s job. Fifth-grader Dawson Creason portrayed the city attorney.

CES, CMS and CHS announce open house, registration dates

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools recently announced their open house dates to help students and parents begin the 2017-2018 school year.

 

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CMS students compete in Field Day games

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently battled each other in Field Day games.

 

Students participated in relay races, a softball throw and tug of war.

 

After scores were tabulated, classroom winners were named for each grade level.

 

CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer cheers for her students as they compete in tug of war.

CIS hosts reception for new superintendent, principals

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools hosted a reception for its new superintendent and principals on Monday, July 3, with about 150 teachers, staff members, parents and students attending.

 

Kirby Smith, on his first business day as superintendent for Campbellsville Independent Schools, thanked everyone for attending to support the new CIS leaders.

 

He said he also wants to thank the principals’ families.

 

“Thank you to the families of these three individuals, because, being in that role, it’s a job that requires a lot, not just of these three, but their families,” he said.

 

CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, introduces, from left, CMS Principal Zach Lewis, CHS Principal David Petett and CES Principal Elisha Rhodes.

CMS releases school supply lists

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently released its school supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

The lists are posted below and on the District’s Facebook Page, and have been taken to local retail stores.

 

CMS will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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CMS girls’ basketball team participates in CU camp

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team has spent summer break practicing for its upcoming season.

 

The team recently played several games as part of the Campbellsville University Lady Tiger Basketball Team Camp.

 

The teams used the games to practice fundamentals and work on team-building skills.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kaylyn Smith steals the ball.

CHS to host Lady Eagle volleyball camp

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball team will host a camp for students who will be in second through eighth grades this coming school year.

 

The camp is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, in the CHS gym.

 

Campers in grades two, three, four and five will attend from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

And campers in grades six, seven and eight will attend from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

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CMS art students make paper mache buildings

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently designed their own buildings and then made them out of paper mache.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students studied how form follows function.

 

Harris asked students to create a building that is shaped like its function, such as a pet store in the shape of a dog or a sporting goods store in the shape of a baseball bat.

 

CMS eighth-grader Blase Wheatley makes his paper mache baseball bat.

CMS students have fun at eighth-grade celebration

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently had fun at a celebration hosted in their honor.

 

Parents hosted the eighth-grade celebration at Phillips Lanes Bowling Alley to celebrate the students completing middle school.

 

Students had fun bowling, playing games, socializing and eating snacks together.

 

CMS eighth-graders Carly Adams, at left, and Taylor Knight play a basketball game.

CMS students named to honor roll

 

Campbellsville Middle School students were recently named to the honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students who have GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 are included in the list.

 

Honor Roll

New CMS, CHS principals named

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students will have new principals for the upcoming school year, but they are all familiar faces.

 

On Friday, June 23, CMS and CHS site-based decision making council members met in special session to announce the new leaders at their schools.

 

Zach Lewis, who is currently the assistant principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, will serve as principal at CMS next school year.

 

And David Petett, who is currently transportation director and director of district programs, will become the CHS principal.

 

Zach Lewis     David Petett

Outgoing superintendent receives ‘exemplary’ evaluation

 

 

During his last meeting as Campbellsville Independent Schools’ superintendent, Mike Deaton received the highest evaluation possible.

 

At Campbellsville Board of Education’s special meeting on Monday, June 19, Deaton thanked the District’s staff members, parents and students for the opportunity to be their superintendent.

 

CHS Principal Kirby Smith will become superintendent on Saturday, July 1.

 

Mike Deaton     Kirby Smith

CHS football team’s bass tournament to be rescheduled

 

Campbellsville High School football team was set to host a kickoff bass tournament on Friday, June 23, at Green River Lake.

 

However, because of inclement weather, the tournament will be rescheduled to late July or early August.

 

A date will be announced when it becomes available.

 

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About 40 participate in ‘Hoop It Up’ basketball camp

 

Campbellsville High School boys’ basketball coaches and players hosted a “Hoop It Up” basketball clinic on June 12-15 at the CHS gym.

 

More than 40 students entering first through eighth grades this fall participated.

 

At the clinic, participants learned fundamentals and competed in shooting and fundamental contests and three-on-three and five-on-five play.

 

CHS head coach Tim Davis, assistant coaches Will Griffin, Cody Wills and Chris “Peewee” Smith and several players taught participants about discipline and a hard work ethic.

 

Campbellsville High School boys’ basketball coaches and players hosted a “Hoop It Up” basketball clinic on June 12-15 at the CHS gym, with more than 40 students entering first through eighth grades this fall participating.

CHS marching band to begin fireworks fundraiser

 

Campbellsville High School marching band will soon begin a fireworks fundraiser.

 

TNT Fireworks will operate two tents leading to the Fourth of July holiday, and a portion of proceeds will be given to the band.

 

Tents will be located in the Walmart parking lot and in Green River Plaza.

 

Sales will begin on Saturday, June 24, and end on Wednesday, July 5.

 

Eagle Fireworks

CMS softball team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team recently took on Taylor County to finish its regular season.

 

In the A game, CMS fought hard but couldn’t get the win. Final score was 3-7.

 

In the B game, CMS was victorious, winning by a score of 10-8.

 

CMS sixth-grader Bri Hayes smiles as her team warms up before the B game.

New CMS, CHS principals to be named on Friday, June 23

 

Campbellsville middle and high school principals for the new school year are set to be announced on Friday, June 23.

 

Campbellsville middle and high school site-based decision making councils are in the process of choosing the new principals, and will soon begin interviewing candidates.

 

There will be several administrative changes at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools next school year.

 

CMS     CHS

CMS fourth-graders have fun at Miller Park

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently spent a day having fun at Miller Park.

 

Students spent time playing on the playground, socializing, playing games and eating snacks together.

 

The trip was part of the fourth-grade end of the school year celebration.

 

CMS fourth-graders, from left, Marissa Segura, Keeley Dicken, Anna Floyd, Serenity Mings, Destiny Milby, Will Wooley and Jaclyn Jackson smile for a photo on the merry-go-round with their teacher, Samantha Coomer, in back.

CMS students have fun at Friday Finish

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently had fun playing games at Friday Finish.

 

Friday Finish is a school-wide assembly hosted to recognize students for their achievements, play a spirit game and make school announcements.

 

After announcements and recognitions, students played the hula hoop game.

 

From left, CMS seventh-grader Alexis Thomas, sixth-graders Chase Hord and Davanna Reardon and seventh-grader Jadan Furman compete.

CMS students learn Greek, Latin root words

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently learned Greek and Latin root words.

 

To help prepare for K-RREP testing, Kaye Agathen helped her students learn some of the words they commonly read in test questions.

 

Agathen gave the students a Greek or Latin root word, such as “anti,” “auto,” “multi,” “poly,” “sub” and many more, and then asked them to list many words that contain that root.

 

Kaye Agathen lists words made from the root word “anti.”

CMS students learn liquid measurements

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned all about liquid measurements.

 

In Ann Michael Tucker’s fifth-grade math class, students recently learned about converting measurements.

 

Tucker said students commonly buy milk, sports drinks and juices, but they should know how much liquid is in the bottles they buy.

 

CMS fifth-graders Jaxon Sidebottom, at left, and Makayla Dudley practice measuring liquids.

Board of Education meeting canceled

 

The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, June 12, has been canceled.

 

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

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CMS, CHS councils seek public input for principal search

 

Campbellsville middle and high school site-based decision making councils are in the process of choosing new principals for the next school year.

 

To help with the process, council members are asking for input from parents, teachers, staff members and other stakeholders as to what qualities the principals should have.

 

There will be several administrative changes at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools next school year.

 

CMS     CHS

CMS students learn about preparing for college

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders recently learned about preparing for college.

 

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Outreach Counselor Audrey Price recently came to CMS to talk to eighth-grade students about what they need to be doing now to prepare for college.

 

Price discussed the different types of colleges in Kentucky, along with the many degrees and certificate programs students might study.

 

CMS eighth-grader Nick Drew tries to guess which career his classmates are giving him clues about.

CIS students shine in ‘The Wizard of Oz’

 

A group of Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students are featured in a theater production of “The Wizard of Oz Junior.”

 

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions hosted a theater camp this summer, which will end with several public performances.

 

CHS freshman Gracyne Hash portrays Glinda.     CHS freshman Gavin Johnson portrays scarecrow and hunk.

About 40 participate in Eagle football camp

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football teams hosted Eagle Football Camp on May 30 through June 1, with about 40 students participating.

 

Former NFL player Tony Driver worked with camp participants, in addition to CHS head football coach Dale Estes.

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football teams hosted the Eagle Football Camp recently, with about 40 students participating. Former NFL player Tony Driver, center, in back, worked with campers on fundamentals.

CMS SBDM members to discuss principal search

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council will soon begin the process of finding a new principal.

 

The Council will have a special meeting on Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m. to discuss the principal selection process.

 

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at CMS.

 

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CMS students learn to play the handbells

 

Campbellsville Middle School music students recently learned to play a new instrument.

 

In Jessica Floyd’s class, students recently learned to play the handbells.

 

CMS students shop with AR points

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took their Accelerated Reader points shopping.

 

Accelerated Reader is a motivational program used to help students develop reading skills. Students read books and answer questions about them. The student is awarded points based on how many questions they answer correctly on the quiz.

 

After accumulating some points, students can spend them at the school’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center Accelerated Reader store.

 

CMS seventh-grader Chloe Anderson, at left, and sixth-grader Camren Vicari shop with their AP points.

CHS football team to host bass tournament

 

Campbellsville High School football team will host a kickoff bass tournament on Friday, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Green River Lake, off Ramp 1.

 

There will be a $1,000 guarantee for the first-place team, based on 20+ boats.

 

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CMS art students make Faberge eggs

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently made their own Faberge eggs.

 

Faberge eggs are jeweled eggs with intricate designs. The most famous were made for Alexander III, commissioned for Easter and anniversary events.

 

To make their own Faberge eggs, students in Jo Ann Harris’s class first sketched their egg designs.

 

CMS fourth-graders Lily Sallee, at left, and Kyra Parker add paper mache to their balloons, which will become Faberge eggs.

CMS band students practice music

 

Campbellsville Middle School band students are learning to play musical instruments.

 

In Zach Shelton’s class, students have chosen instruments to practice and recently played a song together to hear their progress.

 

CMS seventh-grader Dalton Reardon plays trumpet.

CHS to host Lady Eagle volleyball camp

 

Campbellsville High School volleyball team will host a camp in July for students in second through eighth grades.

 

The camp is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, in the CHS gym.

 

Campers in grades two, three, four and five will attend from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

And campers in grades six, seven and eight will attend from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

The fee to attend is $35.

 

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CMS students design Derby silks

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned all about the Kentucky Derby.

 

As part of their study about Derby traditions, students learned about jockeys and the silks they wear when racing.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s class, students designed their own silks and then made Derby jockeys out of construction paper.

 

CMS fourth-grader Deason Smith makes his jockey.

CMS fifth-graders tour CU

 

Campbellsville Middle School fifth-graders recently spent a day at Campbellsville University.

 

Students were taken on a tour of the campus and learned about the many academic, athletic and other programs available at the university.

 

Masi Wilson, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May 2015 and now attends CU, led one of the tours.

 

Masi Wilson, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May 2015 and now attends Campbellsville University, talks to CMS fifth-graders about being a college student.

CMS students take on teachers in basketball game

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently took on their teachers in a basketball game.

 

Despite battling to the buzzer, and keeping the game very close, the teachers were victorious.

 

Final score was 46-43.

 

CMS eighth-grader John Orberson guards Campbellsville High School instructional assistant Joseph Taylor.

CMS fourth-graders tour state capitol

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders experienced Kentucky’s legislature up close and personal recently.

 

On Tuesday, May 16, the students traveled to Frankfort to tour the state capitol building and the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

 

Students enjoyed seeing the exhibits at the Kentucky history museum and seeing where history is made at the capitol.

 

Capitol tour guide Annie Denny showed students the House of Representatives and Senate chambers as well as meetings room and historical offices.

 

CMS fourth-graders in Garnetta Murrell’s and Kaye Agathen’s classes pose for a photo on the state capitol steps.     CMS fourth-graders in Samantha Coomer’s and Maranda Wright’s classes pose for a photo on the state capitol steps.

CMS students perform at end-of-year talent show

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently ended the school year with a talent show.

 

Students sang, danced and performed comedy routines.

 

CMS fourth-grader Ta’Zaria Owens sings.

CIS teachers honored at Campbellsville University

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers were honored at Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20.

 

Campbellsville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Leanna Cundiff was honored, as were Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer and Campbellsville High School teacher Tyler Hardy.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ teachers were honored at Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20. From left are CU Vice President for Academic Affairs Donna Hedgepath, CES kindergarten teacher Leanna Cundiff, CMS eighth-grade teacher Robbilyn Speer, CHS teacher Tyler Hardy, CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes, CES Principal Ricky Hunt and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the CU School of Education.

CMS baseball team is CKMSAC tournament runners-up

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team is this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up.

 

CMS defeated Adair County in the first round of the tournament by a score of 5-3.

 

In the second round, CMS defeated Russell County by a score of 7-2.

 

And in the championship game, CMS lost to Green County by a score of 1-9.

 

CMS baseball team is this year’s Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament runners-up. From left, front, are eighth-grader Blase Wheatley’s brother Brennan, seventh-grader Dakota Harris, eighth-grader Jastyn Shively, sixth-grader Kaydon Taylor, seventh-grader Logan Phillips, sixth-graders Chase Hord and Konner Forbis, eighth-grader Clark Kidwell and sixth-grader Bryce Newton. Back, assistant coaches Brett Sowell and George Boyd, seventh-grader Peyton Dabney, sixth-grader Hayden Jones, eighth-grader Kameron Smith, CKMSAC Commissioner Godfrey Jackson, eighth-graders Tristin Faulkner and Blase Wheatley, seventh-grader Seth Hash, eighth-grader Reggie Thomas, seventh-grader Bryson Karr, assistant coach Daniel Forbis and head coach Lynn Kearney.

CMS baseball team defeats Hart County

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Hart County.

 

Final score of the A game was 4-2.

 

And the B team won by a score of 9-4.

 

CMS eighth-grader Tristin Faulkner runs to the dugout after getting an out.

CMS baseball team defeats Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently defeated Taylor County.

 

In the A game, CMS won by a score of 13-5.

 

And in the B game, CMS scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to win the game.

 

CMS seventh-grader Peyton Dabney is congratulated after getting the hit to win the game for his team.

CMS sixth- and seventh-grade students receive awards

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade students received awards recently for their academic work this school year.

 

End of the year awards were presented on Wednesday, May 17.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes spoke at the ceremony.

 

Sixth-grade teachers Farrah Hord, Jan Speer, Bradley Harris and Lisa Kearney, seventh-grade teachers Steven Gumm, Michael Despain, Tammy Hash and Sharon Harris and activity teachers Jessica Floyd, Jo Ann Harris and Zach Shelton made the presentations. 

 

Sixth-grade subject award winners are, from left, front, Leigh Hicks, social studies; and BreAnna Humphress, writing. Back, Haylee Allen, math; Whitney Frashure, language arts and accelerated reader; and Weston Mattingly, science.     Seventh-grade subject award winners are, from left, front, Serenity Ford, accelerated reader; and Lainey Watson, social studies, science and language arts. Back, Jack Sabo, math.

CMS fourth- and fifth-grade students receive awards

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth- and fifth-grade students received awards recently for their academic work this school year.

 

End of the year awards were presented on Thursday, May 18.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes spoke at the ceremony.

 

Fourth-grade teachers Garnetta Murrell, Maranda Wright, Kaye Agathen and Samantha Coomer, fifth-grade teachers Ann Michael Tucker, Jessica Lile, Kaye Breeding and Donna White and activity teachers Jessica Floyd, Jo Ann Harris and Zach Shelton made the presentations.

 

Fourth-grade subject award winners are, from left, Andrew Mardis, math; Gabriel Noyola, language arts and reading; Zeke Harris, social studies; Logan England, accelerated reader; and Noah Leachman, science.     Fifth-grade subject award winners are, from left, Karlie Cox, social studies; Caleb Holt, science; Kayden Birdwell, language arts; and Angelica Seng, math and accelerated reader.

Eagle football camp begins May 30

 

Campbellsville middle and high school football teams will host a football camp soon.

 

The camp will be from Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Campbellsville High School practice field.

 

The camp will be for students entering first through eighth grades. Cost is $10.

 

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CMS baseball team picks up four wins in one day

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team recently won four games in one day.

 

The team traveled to Bloomfield to play Spencer County and Marion County on Saturday, April 29.

 

CMS defeated Spencer County by a score of 3-1, and Marion County by a score of 10-4.

 

CMS sixth-grader Konner Forbis, at left, and seventh-grader Seth Hash walk to the pitcher’s mound.

CMS softball team takes on Metcalfe County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team recently took on Metcalfe County.

 

In the A game, CMS couldn’t get the win.

 

But in the B game, CMS was victorious by a final score of 9-4.

 

CMS softball players stand for the National Anthem.

School year comes to a close

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students attended school on Thursday, May 18, for the final day of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Students spent the day cleaning out lockers, preparing for summer programs and saying goodbye to their friends and teachers.

 

CES Assistant Principal Zach Lewis bumps fists with kindergartener Treshaun Robinson as he gets ready to go home.

CIS employees honored at closing luncheon

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools’ employees were honored recently at a luncheon to close the 2016-2017 school year, which ended Thursday, May 18.

 

Several employees were honored for retiring and receiving several other awards.

 

Three people are retiring after this school year.

 

They include Sherry Cowherd, who worked at Campbellsville Elementary School as a preschool teacher and served 17 years; Clifton Walker, who was a custodian at Campbellsville Middle School and served 11 years; and Superintendent Mike Deaton, who is retiring after 10 years with the District.

 

CIS Superintendent Mike Deaton recognizes CES preschool teacher Sherry Cowherd, who is retiring after serving at the District for 17 years. Deaton is also retiring, effective June 30, after working for the District for 10 years.

CMS parents needed to serve on SBDM council

 

Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council is seeking nominations for parent representatives to serve during the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Any parent, step-parent or legal guardian of a child currently enrolled at CMS or of an incoming student can vote to elect parent council members.

 

Nomination forms are available at the CMS office, and they must be submitted by Friday, May 26, at the CMS office.

 

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CMS football team to host car wash

 

Campbellsville Middle School football team will host a car wash on Saturday, May 20.

 

The car wash will be at Advance Auto Parts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CMS students complete leadership program

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently completed Campbellsville University’s leadership program, and were honored at a banquet.

 

The leadership group – called LOCK, which stands for Leaders of Central Kentucky – met several times during the school year for trips and other activities.

 

At this year’s banquet to mark the end of the program, the CMS students dressed as historical figures and those attending were given clues to guess who the students were portraying.

 

CMS eighth-graders recently completed Campbellsville University’s leadership program, and, at a banquet in their honor, portrayed historical characters. From left are Anna Clara Moura portraying Salena, Taylor Knight portraying Princess Diana, Clark Kidwell portraying William Clark and Kameron Smith portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt.

CMS students compete in Division Derby math race

 

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently competed in a Kentucky Derby math race.

 

In Garnetta Murrell’s class, students divided into male and female teams and competed in a Division Derby race on a smartboard in which they had to answer math problems.

 

CMS fourth-grader Austin Gabbert answers a math problem in the Division Derby.

CMS softball, baseball teams to play in CKMSAC tournaments

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball and baseball teams will compete in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournaments, beginning on Saturday, May 13.

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball and baseball teams will compete in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournaments, beginning on Saturday, May 13.    The baseball team will take on Adair County in the first round of the tournament. The game has been scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. ET at the Metcalfe County Middle School baseball field.    Should CMS win, the team will play in the second round on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET at the Metcalfe County High School baseball field.    The championship game is scheduled for Monday, May 15, at 6 p.m. ET at the middle school field.

CMS eighth-graders honored at recognition ceremony

 

In a matter of days, they will leave their middle school classrooms and become high school students.

 

“Class of 2021, we wish you the best, and we love ya,” their leader said.

 

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders were honored with several special awards and recognitions on Sunday, May 7.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes told her eighth-graders that the day is set aside to celebrate them and their accomplishments.

 

“As principal of Campbellsville Middle School, it has been my privilege to watch this class grow and mature over the past four years,” she said.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jasmine Mitchell and Blase Wheatley receive the Cameron Smith awards from teachers, from left, Robbilyn Speer, Amy Knifley, Melisa Morris and Paige Cook.

CMS students play review game

 

Campbellsville Middle School sixth- and eighth-graders recently joined together to play a review game to help them prepare for state standardized testing.

 

The students underwent testing the week of May 8.

 

To help prepare for the reading portion of the exam, students in Paige Cook’s and Lisa Kearney’s language classes played a review game called Zap!

 

CMS sixth-graders Nasir Johnson, at left, and Chase Hord talk with their teammates about a question.

CIS students complete K-PREP testing

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools students have completed K-PREP state standardized testing for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school students tested the week of May 1, and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at CMS tested the week of May 8.

 

Eighth-graders are the last to complete state testing, with their final day on Friday, May 12.

 

CMS eighth-grader Kameron Smith, at left, and Zoie Sidebottom enjoy sausage biscuits as they prepare to begin state testing.

CMS eighth-graders make good luck cards

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently made good luck cards for each other.

 

CMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are undergoing K-PREP testing this week.

 

To help motivate each other, eighth-graders wrote good luck cards to each other.

 

CMS eighth-graders Abigail Decker, at left, and Chloe Garrett write good luck cards for their classmates.

CIS students cast in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ production

 

A group of Campbellsville Independent Schools students will be featured in an upcoming theater production of “The Wizard of Oz Junior.”

 

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will host a theater camp this summer, which will end with several public performances.

 

Wizard of Oz Junior

CMS students play cards

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are undergoing state testing this week.

 

Students have been preparing for the tests all school year, but recently took a break to have some fun.

 

CMS seventh-grader Tezon Mitchell, at right, plays UNO with student teacher Jessica Hogue.

CHS principal to become superintendent

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools will soon have a new leader.

 

Campbellsville High School Principal Kirby Smith will succeed Mike Deaton as the school district’s top leader.

 

Kirby Smith

FRYSC Advisory Council to meet

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center Advisory Council will have its regular meeting on Thursday, June 1, at noon.

Campbellsville middle, high schools to host cheerleading tryouts

 

Campbellsville middle and high schools have scheduled cheerleading tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

There will be a cheer clinic on Monday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 16, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the CMS multi-purpose room.

 

Tryouts will be Wednesday, May 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

CMS softball team takes on Taylor County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team took on Taylor County on Monday, April 24.

 

In the A game, CMS battled hard but couldn’t get the win.

 

CMS sixth-grader Jade Wheeler throws.

CMS art students study origami

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about origami.

 

Students in Jo Ann Harris’s class recently watched “Kubo and the Two Strings” about a Japanese boy who makes magical origami creations.

 

CMS fifth-graders Ashton Davis, at left, and Xavier Florez make their cranes.

CMS fourth-graders draft field day teams

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are gearing up for field day.

 

Field day is set for Monday, May 15, and students will compete against each other in several events.

 

Fourth-grade students recently divided up into teams.

 

Because the fourth-grade leadership classes don’t have equal numbers of students, students were drafted in equal numbers.

 

CMS fourth-grader Kanan Bruce draws a name during the field day draft.

CMS baseball team selling drinks as fundraiser

 

Campbellsville Middle School baseball team is selling cases of drinks as a fundraiser.

 

The drinks are $18 a case.

 

CMS Baseball Drinks Fundraiser

CMS girls’ basketball team selling Yeti cups

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball team is selling Yeti cups as a fundraiser.

 

The cups are 30 ounces and cost $20 each.

 

CMS Girls' Basketball Yeti Cups

CMS track teams compete in CKMSAC meet

 

Campbellsville Middle School track team competed in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference track meet on Monday, May 1, in Green County.

 

In girls’ action, seventh-grader Kitana Taylor finished first in the 100-meter dash and second in the 200.

 

CMS sixth-grader Levi Dicken finished fifth in shot put.

CMS art students learn about pottery

 

Campbellsville Middle School art students recently learned about pottery.

 

In Jo Ann Harris’s class, students discussed how artists use clay to make various objects.

 

CMS sixth-grader Zamar Owens paints his pot.

CMS students take aim with archery

 

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned how to shoot a bow and arrow.

 

In Weston Jones’s physical education class, students have been introduced to archery as a sport.

 

CMS fourth-grader Bronson Cox, at left, and Chase Gabehart take aim.

CMS yearbooks now available

 

Campbellsville Middle School yearbooks have arrived.

 

Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 are now available for pick up and purchase at the CMS library.

 

Those who pre-ordered yearbooks can pick them up during seventh period or after school.

 

CMS Yearbooks 2016-2017

CMS softball team defeats Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team defeated Green County on Wednesday, April 19.

 

In the A game, CMS came from behind to win by a score of 6-5.

 

And in the B game, CMS crushed Green County by a score of 13-1.

 

CMS sixth-grader Mary Russell jumps to avoid the ball.

CMS softball team defeats Adair County

 

Campbellsville Middle School softball team defeated Adair County on Thursday, April 13.

 

In the A game, CMS fought hard but lost by a score of 8-9.

 

But in the B game, CMS easily defeated Adair County by a score of 11-2.

 

CMS sixth-grader Bri Hayes gets an out at second.

CMS teacher nominated for Educator of the Year award

 

Campbellsville Middle School teacher Katie Campbell is one of the top teachers in Taylor County.

 

Campbell, an exceptional child educator at CMS, is one of four teachers nominated for this year’s Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award.

 

The nominees were honored at the Chamber’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 27.

 

Katie Campbell, an exceptional child educator at CMS, is one of four teachers nominated for this year’s Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award. The nominees were honored at the Chamber’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 27. From left are Campbell’s husband Justin, Campbell and her parents, Judy and Glenn VonHandorf.

CMS students ready to ‘take a bite’ out of state testing

 

Campbellsville Middle School students have been preparing for upcoming state standardized testing.

 

Fourth-grade students have been preparing to “take a bite out of K-PREP” by coloring paper watermelons and decorating their hallways.

 

CMS fourth-grader Aiden Eastridge colors his watermelon.

CMS names Leaders of the Week

 

Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of May 1.

 

From left, front, are fifth-grader Alexis Sharp and fourth-graders Kyra Parker and Gabriel Noyola. Back, eighth-graders Hannah Keith and Taylor Knight, seventh-grader Tayler Thompson and sixth-graders Wesley Reynolds and Whitney Frashure.

CMS students to be honored at end-of-the-year events

 

Campbellsville Middle School students are preparing for the end of the school year.

 

And CMS eighth-graders are preparing to become Campbellsville High School freshmen.

 

This year’s eighth-grade recognition ceremony will be Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium.

 

Eighth-graders will celebrate together that evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Phillips Lanes Bowling Alley.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CMS girls’ basketball tryouts set for May 3

 

Campbellsville Middle School girls’ basketball tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year have been scheduled.

 

Tryouts will be Wednesday, May 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium.

 

Transportation will be provided from CMS to the CES gym.

 

Campbellsville Middle School

CMS track team picks up wins in Green County

 

Campbellsville Middle School track team picked up several wins at a meet in Green County on Monday, April 24.

 

Seventh-grader Kitana Taylor finished third in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash.

 

Aun Daya Coleman, also a seventh-grader, finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200.

 

Campbellsville Middle School track team picked up several wins at a meet in Green County on Monday, April 24. Seventh-grader Kitana Taylor, at right, finished third in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash.

CMS students raise money for cancer research

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Olivia Fields and Karley Morris recently helped raise money for children’s cancer research.

 

On Saturday, April 22, Fields and Morris participated in the “Color to Conquer” race.

 

All money from entry fees and donations collected will go toward the community’s annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to support children's cancer research.

 

Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Karley Morris, at left, and Olivia Fields recently helped raise money for children’s cancer research by participating in the community’s “Color to Conquer” run. At the beginning of the race, their shirts were white. But at the end, the shirts were very colorful.

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