Weekly Calendar
 
 Monday,
April 24

 Tuesday,
April 25
  • Softball 8th grade night 5:00 @ Lakeview Park
  • Baseball @ EMS
  • Intramurals:
  •    Louisville v. Wichita St 5:00pm
  •    Kentucky v. Michigan 5:45pm
 Wednesday,
April 26
  • Baseball Fundraiser @ Pizza Inn 3:00-10:00pm
  • Workout Wednesday
 Thursday,
April 27
  • FCA Meeting 8:00-8:30am
  • SBDM Special Called Meeting 4:00pm
  • EMS Dance Team Parent Meeting 5:30pm
  • Baseball v. Scott Co. 
  • Softball v. Georgetown
  • Intramurals:
  •    Wichita St. v. Michigan 5:00pm
  •    Kentucky v. Louisville 5:45pm
 Friday,
April 28
  • No School - District Staff Day
News and Events
Incoming 6th Grade Presentation
We have been excited about the turnout at both Elkhorn Elementary and Hearn, and look forward to the presentation for Peaks Mill next week. If you could not attend the meeting, please see the slide presentation here

Information about Chromebooks at EMS can be viewed here

 
EMS Baseball Fundraiser
EMS Baseball will receive 10% of all sales between 3pm and 10pm today. Please spread the word!  
Mr. Faris Wins Award
Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Faris for winning the Central Kentucky Association of School Librarians (CKASL) Service Award for School Administrators. This award recognizes a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operation of an effective school library media program and helps to stimulate planning, implementing, and supporting library services within the school. The award committee found Mr. Faris to be a worthy candidate who goes above and beyond to support the library program at Elkhorn Middle School and they unanimously supported his win. His nomination will be sent to the Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL) committee for consideration at the state level.  
KPREP Testing Dates Announced
KPREP Testing will be May10th - 16th at EMS. Please do not schedule any appointments during this time period.  
Jumpstart Dates Announced
Any incoming 6th grade to EMS may participate in our free summer Jumpstart program. The camp, which is designed to help students make a smooth transition from elementary to middle school, will be July 31-August 4, from 8:30am-noon. For more information, click on the application form. Please be sure to print and complete BOTH forms below and return to your child's current school by May 19th. After May 19th, forms can be sent to EMS. JUMPSTART APPLICATION

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Grading Scale Change
Dear Parents/Guardians:
The Franklin County School Board last night responded to requests from the school councils of the district’s high and middle schools by approving a change to the grading scale for students in grades 4 through 12.
The new scale will bring the Franklin County Public Schools in line with many other school districts that have made this change, and it will help more of our students qualify for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), which helps pay for college for a large number of our students. The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) each year of high school.
The new grading scale will take effect immediately.
The following table shows the previous grading scale with the old figures crossed out and the new figures in red:
A 92 – 100 90 - 100
B 83 – 91 80 - 89
C 74 – 82 70-79
D 65 – 73 65-69
F Below 65
The change applies to grades 4 and 5 in order to bring them in line with the middle and high schools, and to facilitate the transition from elementary to middle school.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Bartley if you have any questions about this change.
 
Keep Up to Date
Be sure to follow @AntlerAlerts on Twitter and Elkhorn Middle School on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest announcements.  
Start and End Times
Doors open in the morning at 8:00.  Classes begin at 8:40. 
Classes dismiss at 3:20 to the gym or Little Theater. Those students being picked up will be released at 3:35pm. Those picking students up should park in a spot and remember that we only have 1 lane for traffic. Students are not allowed to be checked out during dismissal. 
 
Afternoon Dismissal Reminders
*please be cautious and attentive when driving through the parking lot.
*adhere to the posted speed limit
*please be courteous and yield to the students crossing the cross walk.
*please park in a parking spot in lieu of parking in the road next to the curb. Drivers may not be able to see a student trying to cross if they are hidden by a vehicle parked at the curb.

 
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