Elkhorn Middle School: 1060 E. Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-695-6740 | Fax: 502-695-6745
6th grade Battle of the Book Champions
6th grade Battle of the Book Champions
Luau Day at EMS
7th grade teachers pose for a picture on Luau Day.
Dance Team
EMS Dance Team performs during pep rally
EMS Cheerleaders
EMS Cheerleaders perform during pep rally
Students Selected to KMEA Jr High All State Choir
Students Selected to KMEA Jr High All State Choir
EMS Sentence Project
Mrs. Osterloh stands with the sentences written by staff
7th grade students pose with monster creations from Life Skills Class
The Staff of Elkhorn Middle School sits in the gym for a picture.

Elkhorn Middle

Daily Announcements

Announcements updated daily by STLP. 


You HERD It News!

Weekly Announcement from Principal Rhode:
Friday August 24th: 

You HERD it news from the Mighty Elkhorn Middle School:



Principal’s message: We are off to a mighty start! Thank you for your patience as we continue to get all of the morning, school day, and after school procedures down. We have kept many the same from last year and I anticipate getting into a routine quicker. Students have been doing a great job of listening and following directions throughout the day so far. Next week will be a full week of school and many of our teachers will begin regular instruction. If you have not signed the green AUP form, please do so as soon as possible and we will issue your child a Chromebook. We look forward to a fantastic year at The Mighty Elkhorn Middle School!


Saturday Aug. 18th: EMS football at Bondurant is canceled. 

Monday Aug 20th:

Tuesday August 21st: Home girls basketball game @5:30pm

Wednesday August 22nd:

Thursday August 23rd: Home girls basketball game @6pm

Afternoon Pick Up

Yesterday, we posted about our morning drop off routine. If you didn't see it, please scroll down and read that post. Today, we want to give you a few tips about the end of the school day.

1. Please be patient with bus times the first few days of school. Busses often run a little later due to elementary runs and ensuring our younger FCS students are safely home with an adult. 
2. School lets out at 3:20pm and we teach up until 3:20. Students will not be let out of the building for car pick up until 3:20pm. There are no checkouts during dismissal. 
3. If you are picking up your child, please pull into a parking space while you wait to ensure everyone can get into the parking lot. Please do not wait at the curb as it backs up traffic.

Finally, as a general rule, know that your students are well taken care of while here at the Mighty EMS. We are excited to see them, get to know them, teach them, and watch them grow!

Morning Drop Off

Please take a momet to read about morning drop off procedures to ensure it goes smoothly. 
  1. Students riding the bus to school will be dropped off in the back parking lot. They will need to come in and either go to the gym or the cafeteria for breakfast.

  2. Students who are car riders AND eating breakfast will be dropped off in front of the cafeteria and enter the outside cafeteria door. There will be staff both outside and inside the cafeteria to assist students with supplies.

  3. Students who are car riders and are NOT eating breakfast will be dropped off in front of the gym. They will enter and sit in designated areas. There will be staff both outside and inside the cafeteria to assist students with supplies.

  4. Any student who was not at Back to School night will need to check the walls in the gym or cafeteria for rosters. These will tell them who their first period teachers are and where to report at 8:30am. Again, there will be staff around to assist students find their names, and their classrooms.

  5. The only students and parents who need to enter the front doors of the building are those who are dropping off medication, or those who have not yet registered.

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UPDATED: Students need additional vaccinations before the 2018-19 school year....

This updated version of yesterday's post clarifies the new immunization requirements for all Kentucky students: As the 2018-19 school year approaches (opening day for students is Wednesday, August 15!), Franklin County Schools students' families are encouraged to schedule doctor visits as soon as possible because of new immunization requirements outlined by Kentucky Administrative Regulations.

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School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.  
1060 E. Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502-695-6740
Fax: 502-695-6745
Principal: Mr. Jeff Rhode
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