Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

District News

RSS feed icon
Daylight Savings Time



Don't forget to set you clocks forward one hour
  on Saturday, March 10th before you go to bed    

Celebrate the Child

Celebrate the Child

Kindergarten Registration

Each child will have academic screenings along with language/hearing screenings. If you are unable to take your child for registration at the school that your child will attend, please take your child to another school to enroll and the records will be sent to your child’s home school.  To enroll in kindergarten in the state of Kentucky, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2018. 
For additional information or questions call the Ohio County Board of Education at (270) 298-3249.

Kindergarten Registration Schedule
8:00am until 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 13: Beaver Dam Elementary
Thursday, March 15: Southern Elementary
Tuesday, March 20: Wayland Elementary
Thursday, March 22: Western Elementary
Tuesday, March 27: Horse Branch Elementary
Thursday, March 29: Fordsville Elementary                                                                                                      

Parents need to bring the following items/information
Full Size Certified Birth Certificate
KY Immunization Certificate
Social Security Card
KY Physical Examination Form
Eye Examination (by an optometrist or ophthalmologist – must be done by January 1, 2019)
Dental Screening/Examination – completed by January 1, 2019)

Go Red for Heart Health

GO RED Ohio County Schools GO RED

9th annual Wear Red for Heart Health campaign will be on Friday, February 9th

Beaver Dam Elementary Blood Drive

The blood drive has been rescheduled for 

Wednesday, January 24 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Thursday, January 25 from 10:00AM until 6:00 PM

24th Annual Beaver Dam Elementary School Community Blood Drive

Blood Beaver Dam Elementary School Blood

24th Annual Community Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 17th    9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Thursday, January 18th          10:00 AM until 6:00 PM


* Long sleeve t-shirt to each donor *

*Donors will be asked for identification upon registration *

OCMS Parent-Teacher Conferences

OCMS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 14th

3:15 P.M. until 6:15 P.M.

Basketball Chili Supper

BasketballBasketball Chili SupperBasketball
Tuesday, November 7th

OCHS Cafeteria

Chili, Hot Dogs and Dessert


Scrimmage Times

5:00 PM - OCMS Girls
5:45 PM - OCMS Boys
6:30 PM - OCHS Girls
7:30 - OCHS Boys

Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 4th


Wayland Elementary Capes and Crowns 5K

Capes and Crowns 5K

Saturday, November 4th
Race Time: 9:00 AM
** Wear your favorite superhero and princess attire

Please click on the logo or the runner to download the registration form Capes and Crowns 5K

Please make checks payable to: Wayland Elementary
Mail registrations to: Walyand Elementary, Capes & Crowns 5K
1250 Oakwood Drive, Hartford, KY 42347

For more information
Please contact Chasity Blakeley or Jarren Decker at 270-298-3462
or email Chasity Blakeley @ chasity.blakeley@ohio.kyschools.us

Pre-registration ends on October 18th and guarantees a t-shirt

Transform The Classroom

Transform The Classroom Banner

Eclipse Live Stream

The 2017 Eclipse will be live streamed by the Ohio County School district on August 21 starting at 11:55 a.m.




OCMS Open House

OCMS Open House

Tuesday, August 8th

8th Grade open house is from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm
7th Grade open house is from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm

Asset of the Month

March - #37 Personal Power

Young person feels he or she has control over
“things that happen to me.”

Asset of the Month

February - #34 Cultural Competence

Young person has knowledge of and comfort
with people of different cultural/ethnic backgrounds.

Asset of the Month

January - #21 Achievement Motivation

Young person is motivated to do well in school.

Asset of the Month

December - #25 Reading for Pleasure

Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

Asset of the Month

November - #26 Caring

Young person places high value on helping other people.

Asset of the Month

October - #31 Restraint

Young person believes it is important not to be
sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

Asset of the Month

September - #23 Homework

Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every day.

Asset of the Month

August - #24 Bonding to school.

Young person cares about her or his school.

5th Annual Southern Elementary Bobcat Run

Southern Elementary will be having its 5th Annual Bobcat Run this fall.
On September 16, 2017 at Beaver Dam Park, we will have a 5K Walk/Run starting at 8 AM,
and a Cub Run for kids (.25 mi) at 9:00 with awards for all age divisions following. 


Our registration forms will be at local businesses and Central Office
or you can register online through the link below.

Early registration is $20.00 ($10.00 for Cub Run) and all proceeds go to S.E.S.. 



or click on the bobcat paw to download a registration form


For more information, please contact 
Emily Herron @ emilyl.herron@ohio.kyschools.us
or Summer Hines @ summer.hines@ohio.kyschools.us


OCHS Orientation


                                        Pick up schedule
                                          Tour the School
                                        Get Locker - $5.00
                                               Pay Fees

Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus


The 7th Annual Stuff the Bus Campaign will be
Friday, July 28th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
and Saturday, July 29th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
in the parking lot of Walmart.

Cash donations will be used to purchase additional school supplies and/or clothing for students

To see a list of needed items, please click here or on the bus


The Seventh Annual Community Partnership with Walmart, Ohio County Schools, Ohio County Hospital,
,Perdue and United Way of the Ohio Valley of the Ohio Valley


Beaver Dam Kindergarten Jumpstart


Kindergarten Jumpstart

at Beaver Dam Elementary


Wednesday, July 19 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, July 20 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


All kindergarten students are invited to attend either day or both days!   

Students will go to the classrooms with their  teachers and get to know the school. Parents are invited to stay for a short informational meeting where staff will answer questions about arrival, dismissal, bus information, etc
Meet us in the cafeteria.

Image result for kindergarten here we come


Wayland Blood Drive

BloodWayland Alexander Elementary Annual Blood Drive will be Friday, August 25th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM in the gym. Students with 4 donors brought in, earn a pizza party!  PTO earns $5 for each blood donor, so please help spread the word!



Wayland Jump Start

Jump Start will be Tuesday, July 25th and Wednesday, July 26th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM.
There will be a parent meeting Wednesday, July 26th at 11:30 AM

Longest Day of Play

Longest Day of Play

2017 OCHS Graduation

2017 OCHS Graduation Live Stream

Live stream will be available May 20 at 2PM.

Summer Feeding Program

Ohio County Schools Summer Food Service Program
May 22 through August 4
Monday – Friday

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children will eat healthy while school is out.  Ohio County Schools provides FREE MEALS to children 18 and under during the summer. 
Breakfast and Lunch will be available at these locations
Monday through Friday, May 22- August 4th, 2017, with the exception of  May 29th and July 4th, we will be closed.  

If you have any questions you may contact Dianna Wilson, Food Service Director at

(270) 298-3249 or email at dianna.wilson@ohio.kyschools.us

3rd Annual OCHS Soccer Eagles Glow Run

3rd Annual OCHS Eagles Soccer Glow Run

Friday, June 2nd
Downtown Beaver Dam at 8:30 PM

$30 per participant/ $15 for students
$25 per team member (Team of 4 or more)

Make checks payable to Lady Eagles Soccer
Mail this form along with your check to:
Lady Eagles Soccer
1500 Vine Hill Road
Beaver Dam, KY 423207
or online registration is avaliable at

For more information please contact
Kelley Risinger at (270) 256-1559 or dkrisinger@hotmail.com
Nichole Taylor at (270) 775-3000 or nicholea79@yahoo.com

soccer ball Please click a soccer ball to download a registration form soccer ball


Annual OCHS Eagles Youth Soccer Camp

Annual OCHS Eagles Youth Soccer Camp

June 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th
from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the OCHS Soccer Field
Player cost is $35.00 and $30.00 for each additional family member

Ages 4 through just completed 6th grade are invited to attend
Registration is open through June 5th and can be done on the first night

Make checks payable to OCHS Soccer Boosters
Mail this form along with your check to:
OCHS Soccer Boosters
1500 Vine Hill Road
Beaver Dam, KY 42320
or online registration is available at

Please bring the following: shin guards, cleats, soccer ball, water bottle
In case of bad weather, the camp will be held at Wayland Elementary
If this happens, please wear tennis shoes

For questions, comments or concerns
Please call or text (270) 256-5855

soccer ball Please click a soccer ball to download a form soccer ball



Summer Feeding Kickoff

Walk a mile in a Hungry Childs Shoes
Join us on May 13 at 8am
The walk will begin at
Ohio County Track
Behind the High School

Help Ohio County Kick off its Summer Feeding Program!!

Entry Fee: A Children’s Book

Not required, but skip supper or breakfast and walk that morning to experience a
small dose of what hungry kids feel!!!

So get a team or come alone and walk!! If you have any questions you may contact
Dianna Wilson, Food Service Director (270) 298-3249 or dianna.wilson@ohio.kyschools.us



Head Start/Preschool Registration

2017-2018 Head Start/Preschool Registration

Friday, May 12th - Wayland Preschool                        8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Monday, May 15th - Beaver Dam Elementary              8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Tuesday, May 16th - Fordsville Elementary                 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 17th - Horse Branch Elementary       8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 18th - Southern & Western Elementary  8:00 AM until 2:30 PM

Head Start must be age 3 or 4 by August 1st and preschool must be age 4 by August 1st

Program Offerings:
Individual opportunity for all children including those with special needs, 
Transportation, Information about Child Development, Parent Trainings, 
Health Services, Family activities

Documentation that you need to bring
Proof of income for a 12 month period (W-2, Tax Return or Award Letter
Certified Birth Certificate or Hospital Certificate
Social Security Card
Insurance or Medical Card
Kentucky Immunization Certificate
Any completed health items (Physical, KY eye exam, Dental, etc.)

Please call (270) 298-9505 for more information

2017 Lady Eagles Basketball Camp

Lady Eagles Basketball Camp: June 20-23 @OCHS
8:30-9:45 am for girls entering grades 3rd-5th
10-11:30 am for girls entering grades 6th-8th
$40/camper, any additional sibling $30
Click for registration and more information

OSMO & Ohio County Hospital Basketball Camps

Future Eagle Camp
Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2 @ OCHS from 9-11AM
For boys entering 2nd - 8th grade
$50/participant  $10 discount for 2nd member of family
Click for more info and registration form

Future Eagle Shooting Camp
Monday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 19 @ OCHS from 11AM-1PM
For boys or girls entering 5th - 9th grade
$50/participant  $10 discount for 2nd member of family
Click for more info and registration form

Lady Eagle Volleyball Camp

 2017 Lady Eagle Volleyball Camp

Monday, June 12th through Thursday, June 15th at OCHS
Students entering 4th through 6th grades: 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM
Students entering 7th and 8th grades: 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Awards for all campers will be Thursday, June 15th at 9:00 AM

Cost of the camp is $40.00 per camper/$30.00 per additional sibling
Camp fee includes a t-shirt

Forms can be brought the day of the camp
or you may mail your form to:
Ohio County High School
Attn: Chelsea Atherton
1400 S. Main Street
Hartford, KY 42347

Cash or Checks will be accepted and checks must be made payable to OC Volleyball Boosters
For more information, email Chelsea Atherton at chelsea.atherton@ohio.kyschools.us

To download a registration form, please click on the volleyball

Ohio County High School Girl’s Basketball Golf Scramble

Saturday, June 3rd Ohio County Community Golf Course 8 a.m. - Shotgun Start (play 18 holes) Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.


OC Baseball Eagles Skills and Fundamentals Camp

Ohio County Baseball Eagles present:
Baseball Skills and Fundamentals Camp

for ages 5-14 on Saturday April 15, 2017

from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the
Ohio County High School Baseball Field and Hitting Facility

In case of rain we will meet at the Ohio County Middle School gym

Cost: $30 per child


Please complete the registration form and bring it with you to the camp
or register on site the day of the camp.

To download a registration form, please click on the baseball


Any questions or concerns can be directed to Jason Bullock by calling 270-256-5506
or emailing at jason.bullock@ohio.kyschools.us

Now Hiring Bus Drivers and Monitors

Now Hiring

To apply online go to https://ohiocountyky.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
or call (270) 298-4832

Also needed is Bus Monitors

Asset of the Month


Positive Peer Influence #15

Young person’s best friend’s model responsible behavior.

Asset of the Month


Family Boundaries #11

Family has clear rules and consequences,
and monitors the young person’s whereabouts.

Contact Us
Ohio County Schools
315 East Union Street
Hartford, KY 42347
View Map & Directions
Phone: (270) 298-3249
Fax: (270) 298-3886