News and Events
Freestyle Wrestling
Freestyle wrestling practice will be from 3:30-5:15 Monday and Wednesday in the mat room behind the field house.  
FCHS 8th Grade Parent Night
8th Grade Parents,
Please join FCHS Monday night (3/30) at 5:00 pm for an informational meeting on high school scheduling. We will meet in the auditorium and discuss the scheduling process and the implications for the upcoming four years as a Flyer. The target audience for this event is parents only, as we plan to meet with students on Wednesday of next week. Let us know if you have any questions!
Stirling "Buddy" Sampson
Elkhorn Middle School Students took part in KUNA March 22-24th at the Downtown Marriott, Louisville with schools from across the Commonwealth. There were a total of 700 plus students in attendance. The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a 3-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy. KUNA offers students the opportunity to experience the richness of cultures from around the world, develop empathy, and hone their critical thinking skills while engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and global issues. Sasha Sairajeev was appointed Summit President based on her leadership skills. Mason Parritt received a plaque for Outstanding Delegate. Stephen Parks Mason and Cameron Smith each received a plaque for Outstanding Speakers. The overall school delegation was awards a Certificate for Delegation of Excellence, an honorable mention for the Mexico country sign, and the Conference Life Award best exemplifying the tenets of the United Nations. Students attending were Abraham Alhamdani, Caitlyn Barnes, Julia Blackburn, Will Brown, Ellie Dales, Nikitha Dharanipragada, Sydney Donovan, Sam Feldman, Alyssa Goldie, Chloe Greenidge, Regan Gregory, Olivia Hagg, Aaliyah Jones, Dalton Kemper, Aiden Lewis, Haven Luce, Noah Lyles, Stephen Parks Mason, Gracie Mika, Kallie Joe Morgan, Jaylin Muravchick, Mason Parritt, Jake Parritt, Sasha Sairajeev, Raygan Shepherd, Kristen Shuttleworth, Cameron Smith, Evan Smither (President of the Security Council) Marley Sparks, Alijah Starks, Peyton Sutton, Nicole Tomes, Gary Wallace, Dorsey Williams, and McKaylynn Woodard. Advisers were Brad Embry and Carmen Thompson 
8th Grade Parent Night at FCHS
8th Grade Parents/ Families,

Franklin County High School invites you to attend 8th Grade Parent Night at the high school on Monday, March, 30th at 5pm. The meeting will be held in the FCHS Auditorium. Mr. Sampson, FCHS principal, and the guidance counselors, Barbara Green and Robin Lawhorn, will be presenting information that will assist your student in preparing for high school. The principal and counselors will provide an overview of what it means to be Career and College Ready and how this relates to high school planning and the scheduling process.

The 8th graders will be visiting Franklin County High School and the Career Tech Center on Wednesday, April 1st. At this time, the 8th grade students will receive their scheduling materials. The guidance counselors will then make a follow up visit to the middle school on Thursday, April 2nd to assist students in requesting their freshman classes through the Infinite Campus Student Portal. Students can make changes/ revisions to the freshman requests through the end of the school day, Friday April 3rd if needed.

Look forward to seeing you Monday, March 30.  The meeting should be done in time for everyone to head to EMS after and participate in Science Night.    

Science Night
Science night is Monday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7. We are having a science decathlon where students and parents in teams of 4 will answer various science related and critical thinking questions for prizes! Each grade will have a winning team. Extra credit will be awarded in all science classes.  
EMS Academic Team Wraps up An Amazing Year
Elkhorn Middle School is very proud of Sasha Sairajeev who placed 7th in Science at the Governor’s Cup state competition over the weekend in Louisville. The Quick Recall team also advanced to the 5th round of competition Monday beating St. Gabriel the Archangel and Owensboro. They earned a bye in the 4th round advancing them to Monday. They lost to Crosby Middle School in a tie breaker. Congratulations to Camden Good, Cooper Hendrix, Noah Lyles, Parks Mason, Sanjana Rahman, Sasha Sairajeev, Allen Slaughter, Cameron Smith, and Tre Taylor for a great season.  
EMS Advances 11 in National History Day Competition
The following students competed with 200 students at EKU on Saturday, March 14 in the National History Day competition.  

Individual Exhibit:
Julia Blackburn*, Caitlin Barnes*, Nikitha Dharangipragada*, Magan Wright*

Group Exhibit:
Bailey Harrod* & Alyssa Goldie*
Amber Ferrell* & Makenna Falor*
Gracie Mika, Emma Thompson, Abbi Davis, Chloe Greenidge, Madison Ellis, Sydney Donovan, Aiden Lewis, Emily Lopez, Sam Feldman

Individual Performance:
Tre Taylor*

Individual Website:
Sanjana Rahman

Group Website:
Sasha Sairajeev* & Parks Mason*

*students will move on to the State Competition
EMS Academic Team
Good luck to the Elkhorn Middle School Academic Team as they compete in the Sweet Sixteen Monday, March 16 at State Governor's Cup competition in Louisville.  The team won both their matches Sunday, earning them a bye this morning.  Camden Good, Cooper Hendrix, Noah Lyles, Parks Mason, Sanjana Rahman, Sasha Sairajeev, Allen Slaughter, Cameron Smith, and Tre Taylor will compete in quick recall, while Julia Blackburn will compete in Written Composition, and Sasha Sairajeev will take the Science written assessment.  Go Elks! 
EMS Wins District Governor's Cup
The EMS academic team took 1st place in the district Governor’s Cup competition this past Saturday. The team also won the Hume Sportsmanship Award.  Quick Recall placed 1st overall (Team members include: Sasha Sairajeev, Parks Mason, Allen Slaughter, Noah Lyles, Sanjana Rahman, Camden Good, and Cooper Hendrix) Future Problem Solving placed 1st overall (Team members include: Parks Mason, Julia Blackburn, Caitlyn Barnes, and Olivia Hagg) Read more for more award winners...  
Boys Intramural Basketball
Sign up forms are in the front office.  They should be completed and returned by February 20.  
School WILL be in session BOTH February 13 and February 16 to make up for days missed.  

For the past few months Bondurant has been running an informational series for parents of middle school children. The next meeting is on Tuesday February 9 from 5-6pm, coinciding with the BMS/EMS basketball games. Bullying is the topic because of its pertinence in Kentucky news as of late. I would like to extend an invitation to EMS parents to this meeting. Information presented will take a balanced approach to identify, prevent, and cope with bullying in the middle school setting. Resources will be provided to parents and SRO Monty Chappell is invited to present information as well. Any parent in attendance will receive $1 off the cost of admission to the ball game that evening.  
School News Now on SchoolTube
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Spelling Bee Winner
A BIG shout out to our 3 finalists:
6th grade: Laken Ellis
7th grade: Sanjana Rahman 8th grade: Chaz Broughton The winner and representative of Elkhorn Middle School is………..Sanjana Rahman!!! She will now compete at the district level on Wednesday, January 21st. Our second place winner is Laken Ellis.
Caught Doing Something Good Award
The PTSA is happy to present an award program for EMS students who are “Caught Doing Something Good”. EMS staff can nominate a student that they catch "doing something good”. This can be before school starts, during the school day, or at after school activities.

No good deed should go unnoticed, so all nominees will be honorable mentions and receive recognition on the ELK news and social media sites. Three good deeds (one per grade per month) will be deemed the winners and receive a prize package including a school store gift certificate, a certificate of recognition given to them in our special segment on the ELK news, recognition on our social media sites and be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini (winner drawn at the end of the school year).

We hope that this will help to highlight the great students at EMS and encourage kindness through out our school and community. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in this program, please post here or email us at
EMS Vision

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1060 East Main St.
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