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Kindergarten students enjoying Bully Prevention Week activities
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John G. Carlisle cheerleaders compete in the cheerleading competition.
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Thursday is Virtual Learning Day

All Covington Independent Public Schools will be on a virtual learning schedule today, Thursday, January 28. No bus services or in-person services will be offered. Families can still pick up meals between 8 - 11 a.m. at the high school and elementary schools only.

Read Ready Covington Challenge Winners Reading Pays Off for Covington Students

Congratulations to the winners of the Mayor's Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Read Ready Covington.

Students in preschool thru third grade were challenged to use the apps Footsteps2Brilliance and Clever Kids University to improve their reading skills. The challenge took place November 16 - December 31, 2020 and was open to any student attending school in the city of Covington.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison School Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Superintendent Garrison and Covington Schools employees received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. Thank you St. Elizabeth Healthcare for making educators a priority.

 

 

5 free books 5 Free Books for Every Student!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Schools Closed on Monday, January 18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all schools and offices are closed Monday, January 18.

Remote Learning Continues Remote Learning is Extended

Citing active COVID cases and the number of staff under quarantine, the Covington Board of Education in conjunction with Superintendent Alvin Garrison decided that all students would continue with virtual learning and not transition to the hybrid schedule at this time. During the board meeting Thursday, board members said they would further discuss return-to-school options when the board meets again on January 28.

Work Your Best Snowman Challenge

Work Your Best Snowman Challenge

January 11th-February 5th

COVID-19 Dashboard Provides Updated Information

To keep our staff and families informed, Covington Independent Public Schools has emailed or called the appropriate group each time a student or staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

Glenda Huff Huff Selected as Board Chair

Long time board member Glenda Huff was selected as chair of the Covington Board of Education at its organizational meeting on Tuesday.

Holmes Bulldogs Holmes High School Needs YouTube Subscribers

Holmes High School has created a YouTube channel to allow you to view a live-stream of sporting events. However, the channel must have 1,000 subscribers to make this happen. Please go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqADJHSkriIE2XWQQcnHNOA and subscribe to the channel.

 

Thanks for your support! Go Bulldogs!

Covington Board of Education Holmes Alumni Join Covington Board of Education

When the Covington Board of Education meets on January 5, two graduates of Holmes High School will attend their first official meeting as board members.

Winter Break is Over Back to Learning as Winter Break Comes to an End

Remote Learning will resume on Monday, January 4 for all students.

Meal Service Resumes January 4 Meal Service Will Not Be Available During the Holiday Break

Meal pickup will resume on January 4. Families can pick up meals 8 - 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the high school and elementary schools only.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Call 859-392-1028 OR 859-655-5299

Remote Learning Continues Remote Learning to Continue Until January 19, 2021

Covington Independent Public Schools is adjusting its schedule once again. With COVID-19 positive cases rising, the district has made the difficult decision for all students to remain on remote learning January 4-15, 2021. We are targeting the return to in-person instruction on January 19, 2021 if health conditions allow.

Board of Education Two Board Members Recognized for Years of Service

Two members of the Covington Board of Education were recognized for their outstanding service at the board meeting Thursday evening.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison praised outgoing board members April Brockhoff and Tom Wherry for their years of dedication to the students of Covington.

Remote Learning Deadline Approaching Remote Learning Application Deadline is December 16

As we look to the second half of the school year beginning on January 4, 2021, we would like to start planning at the school and district level for hybrid in-person learners and full remote learners who enroll in the Covington Virtual Academy. Covington Independent Public Schools will offer again the option for students to be in person or fully remote. Below explains the options and how to apply for each. The deadline to fill out the application is Wednesday, December 16. 

All Covington Students Receive Digital Device All Covington Students Receive Digital Device

All students in grades K-12 in Covington Independent Public Schools will soon have an I-pad or Chromebook to work on from home. The Covington Board of Education at its meeting on Thursday, November 19, approved the purchase of an additional 600 Chromebooks.

Parents please select instructional options for next semester

PARENTS PLEASE SELECT INSTRUCTIONAL OPTIONS FOR NEXT SEMESTER

Dr. Janice Wilkerson Accepts Donation from Gateway Lodge Covington Schools is Thankful for Community Support

Covington Independent Public Schools is grateful for the support it has been receiving from community partners this school year - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners have always been generous, but as needs have increased, so has the giving.

Remote Learning Continues Important Update on Learning During Inclement Weather

Since Covington Independent Public Schools are working remotely until January 4, 2021, snow days will not be granted. Students and staff will continue to work remotely in times of inclement weather.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison A Thanksgiving Message from Superintendent Garrison

During this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to take the time to give thanks and express my personal gratitude to the teachers and staff, volunteers, students and families of Covington Independent Public Schools. I am grateful to work in such a supportive community that deeply cares about our students.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you!

Hello JGC Families!

 

This is a reminder that we are on break from Wednesday, November 25th until Friday, November 27th. Students are not assigned any work for those three days. If you are not working online, packets are available in the back parking lot. These packets will need to be turned in next Friday December 4th.

 

3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be receiving new devices and returning their old ones starting Tuesday, December 1st. Your teacher will be contacting you with more directions please be on the lookout for a call from them.

 

Lastly, at this time of year we are especially thankful that you are a part of our John G. family. Wishing you a restful and joyful holiday!

Student Meals Student Meals Schedule Altered During Thanksgiving Week

Student meals will continue during remote instruction. However, next week, pickups will only take place on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, from 8 - 11 a.m. due to the Thanksgiving holiday. These pickups will be at James E. Biggs and the elementary schools only.

 

Fill the Cruiser Food Drive Holmes students feel their friends’ pain and are collecting food to help them through Thanksgiving

Seventeen-year-old Gavriel Null knows classmates who are homeless.
 A mother with an infant has moved in with 17-year-old Kaylee McManama’s family because of hard times.
 Amir Rice, 18, sees the pain on students’ faces and recognizes the pressure.



Remote Learning Until January Covington Students Fully Remote Until January

When Covington Independent Public Schools communicated with you a few days ago, we were hopeful of having our students return to in-person instruction. Unfortunately, this is not possible at this time. Covington Schools will continue with remote-only instruction until the end of winter break. We return on January 4, 2021.

In-person Instruction Resumes November 16 In-person instruction resumes Monday, November 16

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person instruction on Monday, November 16, 2020, for families who opted for the hybrid model. Families that selected the Covington Virtual Academy will continue with remote learning.

Read Ready Covington Challenge Read Ready Covington to kick off Mayor’s Challenge for schoolkids 

It’s said that reading supercharges the imagination. For Covington schoolchildren over the next few months, it could energize their piggybanks as well – in a big way.

Family Literacy Activities November is National Family Literacy Month

November is National Family Literacy Month

COVID-19 ‘boxes’ available Saturday COVID-19 ‘boxes’ available Saturday

COVID-19 ‘boxes’ available Saturday

Meal Pick-up Meals Can Be Picked Up During Remote Learning Days

During the two weeks that Covington Independent Public Schools students are on remote learning, families can pick up meals at their child's school 8 - 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.

JGC Remote Learning Schedules

JGC Remote Learning Schedules

Covington Schools will go to remote instruction beginning Monday, November 2

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our students and staff, Covington Independent Public Schools will go to remote instruction only for two weeks, beginning Monday, November 2.  In-person instruction will resume on November 16.  Your child’s school will follow-up soon with more information on how this learning will take place. 

The district is taking this precautionary measure as two of our schools have experienced an increase of COVID-19 related cases and it is our hope to stop the spread.

Per our protocol, we will conduct contact tracing. Our buildings also will be sanitized and disinfected. We are also in contact with the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect your health. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, and regularly washing your hands. 

We cannot share further details due to our need to protect confidentiality and comply with HIPAA requirements.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. If you have questions or need to report a positive case of COVID-19, please contact your school nurse.

 

Sincerely,

Alvin L. Garrison
Superintendent

November Turkey Challenge Guidelines for Success-November Challenge

Guidelines for Success-November Challenge

COVID Dashboard Dashboard Tracks Covington Schools COVID Cases

In an effort to keep our families and community informed, Covington Independent Public Schools is publishing its COVID-related cases on a dashboard that can be accessed on the district website, www.covington.kyschools.us by clicking COVID dashboard. The dashboard will show the number of cases by each school.

Digital Hotspots Volunteers needed as Covington installs WiFi devices on homes to bridge digital divide

The city of Covington is smashing the digital divide by installing WiFi hotspots throughout its neighborhoods.

So far, 12 devices have been installed on the outside of various homes and buildings, including the Covington Fire Department.

Digital Assistance Workshop Digital Assistance Workshop Offered to Help Families with Tech Questions

Are you having a difficult time helping your child with remote learning? Be sure to attend the Digital Assistance Workshop at Holmes High School on Wednesday, October 14. Choose from two sessions, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. For a virtual option, please contact the high school at 859-655-9545.

Fall Break No Meal Service During Fall Break

Schools will be closed for Fall Break on Friday, October 9, and Monday, October 12. Meals will not be available on these days. Regular meal service will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

Fall Break Schools Will Close for Fall Break

Schools will close Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12 for Fall Break. Students will not report to school in person or remotely on these days. Enjoy your days off.

City looking for Hotspot Hosts Covington is looking for "hotspot hosts"
 Covington is looking for "hotspot hosts" to help its schoolchildren learn and their families "get ahead."

 

Student Meals Student Meals Will Continue

Covington Schools will continue to feed students while in school or working remotely. Parents need to pick up meals once per week following the schedule below:

OrthoCincy "Coverings For Kids" Brings Large Donations

OrthoCincy and others delivered over 2,000 masks to Covington Schools this week as part of Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear’s “Coverings for Kids” initiative to bring in mask donations for each school district state-wide. 

Back to the classroom Return to In-person Learning on September 28

September 21, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person learning on September 28, operating on the “A/B” Hybrid Model.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE ALL-NEW 21CCLC VIRTUAL PROGRAM

CCLC

The after school program is going virtual.

Additional information can be found at the registration link HERE.

Already registered? Ready to begin your virtual program journey? Click HERE for the all-new virtual program site.

"Coverings For Kids" "Coverings for Kids" Initiative Begins

Covington Independent Public Schools will participate in Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear’s “Coverings for Kids” initiative to bring in mask donations for each school district state-wide. Covington is now collecting mask donations at Central Office.

WLWT Covington school buses deliver meals right to students’ doorstep

In the era of coronavirus, schools have to make split-second decisions based on the latest information they're given.

At Covington Schools, they recognized a need. They have now found a solution.

Remote Learning Second Week of School Begins

Dear Families:

First and foremost thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we are starting the second week of school amid COVID-19. Last week, schools held orientation, passed out laptops, conducted testing and met new parents and students. This week, online learning begins.

Remote Learning Help Useful Links for Parents During Remote Learning

The 2020-21 school year has started. Be sure to check out our Parents Resources page for information on helping your child during remote learning. Also, check out this useful link on logging in to our learning management systems.

Parent Resources

Learning Management Systems login information

Covington Schools Return to School Roadmap Released

Covington Schools begins school remotely on Tuesday, September 1. The district has posted its Return to School Roadmap that addresses school plans during the pandemic. Click here to view the roadmap.

Back to School Information 20-21 Back to School Information

Back to School Information 20-21

Home Delivery Food Service Home Deliveries Available to Students

Dear Families:

Covington Independent Public Schools’ Nutrition Services and Transportation departments will partner to deliver meals to our students while they are learning remotely. The deliveries will be made three days a week beginning Wednesday, September 9. To receive meals, parents/guardians must complete the Google form at the link below by September 4. By completing this form, you are opting to receive meal deliveries of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. We ask that families complete a form for each child that you are requesting meals for, even if the children reside in the same household.

Go Bulldogs! High School Cheerleading Tryouts Announced

Come show your support for the Bulldogs. Holmes High School varsity/JV cheerleading tryouts for grades 9 thru12 are Tuesday, September 1, and Thursday, September 3, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Students must attend both sessions. Please bring a copy of a current sports physical to be eligible to tryout.

Win a Free Computer Win a Free Computer

Be ready for remote learning. Register to win a free computer.

For more information contact Jon Adkins at jadkins@hacov.org.

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Covington students to begin remote learning on September 1

Covington Independent Public Schools will follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation to delay the start of in-person classes until September 28.

Packet Pick-up Kindergarten and Preschool Packet Pick-up

Please join us for packet pick-up for all incoming kindergarten and preschool students at the District Enrollment Center (212 Levassor Place). Packet pick up will be held on Tuesday, August 4 from 8 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, August 5 from 10 am to 2 pm. and Thursday, August 6 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Biggs Logo Biggs offering in-person and remote classes for pre school students

Children enrolling at the James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center will have options for attending the pre school this fall

Jena Armstrong Three Covington Employees and a Student Receive Excellence in Education Awards

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education award winners.

School Reopening Plan Covington Will Reopen With In-person and Remote Learning

Dear Families:

For the past several months, Covington Independent Public Schools has been planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Because of COVID-19, we will begin school on September 1 in an unprecedented way that includes new health protocols, physical distancing and more. The Covington Board of Education approved the district’s reopening plan at its board meeting on July 23.

Letter About Remote Learning Remote Option for Parents Not Comfortable With Sending Children to School

As Covington Independent Public Schools returns to some form of in-person instruction, we understand that not all families will want to send their children to school. Based on your feedback from our surveys this summer, we learned that approximately 30% of our families would choose a remote option for their children.

Camp Covington Camp Covington summer program has been a big success

As the school year ended with remote learning and the focus turned to summer programming, two big questions emerged for Covington Independent Public Schools: How does the district provide a virtual summer program and will students attend after all the weeks of online learning?

Backpacks and Breakfast Backpacks and Breakfast Sweepstakes

Backpacks and Breakfast Sweepstakes

 

$2.5m Covington Connect to close digital divide with Wi-Fi hotspots, free computers, internet access

The City of Covington and six partners are investing over $2.5 million in an aggressive push to demolish one of the biggest obstacles to economic opportunity for its families — the lack of ready and reliable internet access.

Alvin Garrison, Superintendent Superintendent Garrison Appointed by Governor to State Board

Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Garrison was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear as a member of the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage.

Backpacks and Breakfast Sweepstakes
Commissioner Brown’s letter regarding the reopening of schools

Dear Kentucky Public School Families:

As discussions continue about reopening schools in the fall, I am sharing with you Kentucky’s Healthy at School guidance released Wednesday.

The Department for Public Health guidelines state that all students will be expected to wear a mask on buses and at school except for kindergartners and students with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing masks. Masks will be required when 6 feet of space can’t be maintained in classrooms and while moving through buildings. Schools will be asked to mark 6 feet in distance, much like what is occurring now in our stores, groceries and other businesses.

Superintendent  Garrison Superintendent Garrison discusses new state guidelines to reopen schools

“We’re going to make sure that our families have confidence that the schools are safe and ready for students to return. We miss them.”

COVID-19 Update District forms committees to plan for reopening of schools
Camp Covington Enroll in Camp Covington today

Camp Covington may not be in-person this year, but that doesn't mean the exciting, hands-on activities stop.

Holmes High School graduation Time to watch the Holmes High School graduation

Watch the Holmes High School Class of 2020 graduate Friday at 7 p.m.

Summer feeding program Summer feeding program begins today, June 1.


Summer feeding program begins today, Monday, June 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

Camp Covington Register for Camp Covington

Covington Schools and community partners are working diligently to provide an alternative two-week virtual program.

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration Instructions

As you may know, in-person kindergarten registration had to be canceled because of COVID-19.  However, we have several options to register your child for kindergarten and preschool. 

Student Meal Distribution Student Meal Distribution Ends Friday

Reminder:

Friday, May 22 is the last day of student meal distribution.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call 859-392-1028 or 859-655-5299

James E. Biggs Pre-registration James E. Biggs Pre-registration is Now Available

James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center is now accepting pre-registration information for the 2020-2021 school year. The free, half-day preschool program is for 3- and 4-year-olds who qualify based on screening results. Children who are 4 on or before August 1, 2020, may qualify based on family income. 

Day 39

Today is Day 39 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

 

Deborah Winkler Winkler Awarded Professional of the Year

Deborah Winkler, media specialist at Holmes Middle School, was recently selected as the 2020 Kentucky Education Association’s Education Support Professional of the Year. This award is given annually to a KEA member who exhibits excellence in areas such as professional practice, member advocacy and association involvement and community engagement.

NTI Day 38 Day 38

Today is Day 38 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

 

NTI Day 37 Day 37

Today is Day 37 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

 

Interview with Kris Knochelmann Dr. Wilkerson Discusses the Next Few Months of COVID-19

Dr. Janice Wilkerson, Assistant Superintendent for Covington Independent Public Schools, discussed COVID-19’s impact on public education and what the next few months look like for Covington’s schools with Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.  

NTI Day 36 Day 36

Today is Day 36 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

NTI Day 35 Day 35

Today is Day 35 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.
 

Billboards Pay Tribute to Seniors and Staff

A tribute to the 2020 class and our wonderful staff.

Salute to Class of 2020

Thank you teachers and staff

Video - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Covington Independent Public Schools appreciates our teachers and staff. Thank you for all you do.

 

NTI Packet Collection May 11th-May 15th

Important Message: NTI Packet Collection May 11th-May 15th

Last Day of School Last Day of School - May 15

The last day of school for students and the last day of NTI work is Friday, May 15. Nutrition Services will continue distribution of student meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Friday, May 22. 

Owen Tobergta- James E. Biggs Read Across Covington Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Read Across Covington Mayor’s Challenge.

1st Prize: Owen Tobergta- James E. Biggs

2nd Prize: Cris Perez Tomas- Glenn O. Swing

3rd Prize: Alithea Gates – Sixth District

4th Prize: Micah Lewis – John G. Carlisle

New Location New Student Meal Location

Beginning Wednesday, April 29, Covington Schools will distribute student meals and NTI packets at Rosedale Mobile Home Park in Latonia. Meals and packets will be available for pickup at the normal bus stop on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information call 859-392-1028 or 859-655-5299.

NTI Update KY schools to stay closed for rest of academic year, no in-person classes, Beshear says

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday told superintendents that K-12 schools would not reopen for in-person classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

At his daily news conference, Beshear said he knew the news was hard, especially for high school seniors.

Donation Helps Families Schools Receive Donation to Help Families During Crisis

Covington Independent Public Schools will be able to provide more help for families during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to donations from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid.

Lunch Cooking Instructions Updated Cooking Instructions for Student Meals

A few items included in the student meals must be heated at home. Cooking instructions are included in the meal bag as well as here for your convenience.

Cooking Instructions

Welcome Back

Alvin Garrison

A message from Covington Superintendent Garrison:

Hello students, staff and teachers - welcome back.  I hope your Spring Break was restful and enjoyable.  We are now back in session – that means we are back to our NTI days – working on packets at home or online with our computers. We also will continue feeding our students at the school and community sites.

I must say that I am proud of the work that we are doing. This has been a learning experience for us all and we have come together to do what is best for our students and families.  Please keep up the good work at completing school assignments and staying safe.

Spring Break Fun More Spring Break Fun

1. Using an iPhone or Android go to Google.com.Type the word "lion" into the Google search bar and then hit search.

2. Scroll down to where it says "Meet a life-sized..." and press "View in 3D."

3. After accessing your camera, a few seconds later you have that animal in your house.

4. Take a photo with the animal and allow it to walk around.

5. Also try it with a tiger, cheetah, shark, hedgehog, duck, emperor penguin, wolf, angler fish, rottweiler, snakes, eagle, bear, alligator, horse, shetland pony, macaw, pug, turtle, cat, octopus, dog, and golden retriever.

Spring Break Fun Spring Break Fun

Stay home and have some fun on spring break.

ART AND CULTURE

Take tours of famous museums, locales, and national parks.

https://artsandculture.google.com/explore

NATURE

Watch nature-themed streams that include

weather, domestic animals, safaris and ocean creatures.

https://explore.org/livecams

 

Video: Students Complete NTI Assignments

Thank you for working so hard on NTI the past two weeks. Spring Break is April 6-10.

 

 

School Closure Extended School Closure Extended

Governor Andy Beshear today recommended that all Kentucky schools extend their closures until May 1. Once again, Covington Independent Public Schools will follow the governor's recommendation. 

Send us your pictures

Send us pictures of your child doing NTI work

Lunch Cooking Directions for New Student Meals

A few items included in the student meals must be heated at home. Cooking instructions are included in the meal bag as well as here for your convenience.

 

Update to Student Meals beginning March 30

Beginning March 30 - Pick up will happen ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at all sites and from 11:30-12:00, there will not be a morning pickup. 

 On Mondays, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 meals).

 On Wednesdays, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 meals)

 On Fridays, each child will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches (6 meals)

 

Sean Bohannon and Lorie Duffy TLC Named Program of Distinction

For the fifth time, the alternative program of Covington Independent Public Schools is being recognized for its high quality educational services. The program has been designated an Alternative Program of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Local 12 Covington schools ensuring all their students get fed during pandemic

Lunchtime brings a new kind of sound these days.

A Covington Independent Schools bus filled with something close to magic -- the magic of another meal rolling in.

Kim Kennett has four children in Covington Independent Schools.

School Closure Extended to April 20

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday recommended that all schools in Kentucky extend their closure dates until at least April 20. Covington Independent Public Schools will follow his recommendation.

WLWT Story Covington schools working to help students during closure

As schools across the area remain closed, districts are facing challenges making sure children continue learning.

Staff members at John G. Carlisle school in Covington are working to make sure kids get what they need during this uncertain time.

No School Friday, March 20 No School/NTI Friday, March 20

Please note, as scheduled on our school calendar, Friday, March 20 is a Schools Closed Day. No NTI assignments will be due, tomorrow March 20. 

Student meals will continue to be provided on Friday, March 20 at the same locations.

We will resume NTI assignments on Monday, March 23 for NTI day #5.

For information on student meal locations and times, visit our website at covington.kyschools.us. If you have any questions, you can email your child’s teacher, call your child’s school or call our Central Office at 859-392-1000.

Custodians cleaning at John G Keeping it Clean!

Custodians at John G. Carlisle are making sure that the school is extra clean during this closure.

MEALS AT JOHN G Breakfast and Lunch Still Served at John G.

Parents can pick up breakfast and lunch at John G. Carlisle during the time that school is closed.

Operation MVP Operation MVP

During this vital time, please consider helping us meet the needs of our Most Valuable People: our children and families. There are three ways you can help:

1.) DONATE ITEMS AT DROP-OFF SITES
Mon.  | Tues. | Wed.
10 AM - 2 PM

Lakeside Christian Church
195 Buttermilk Pike | Lakeside Park, KY
859.577.7518

Latonia Baptist Church
3800 Church St. | Covington, KY
859.431.8004

Covington Partners
257 W. Pike St. | Covington, KY
859.392.3172

List of accepted items can be found on the Covington Partners Page.
Please note that only new items can be accepted and updates will be made to the list weekly.

2.) PURCHASE ITEMS FROM AMAZON WISHLIST
Purchase items from the wishlist on Amazon.
Items will be delivered directly to Covington Partners.

3.) MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
Make a monetary donation to Covington Partners
All donations will directly benefit our Most Valuable People through Operation: MVP.

For more information, please visit the Covington Partners Page.

Thank you!

Picking Up Food Food Distribution Day 2

It's great to see our students and to check on them as they pick up their meals. 

Remember, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, an additional food distribution time of 7:30 – 8 a.m. is being added to accommodate numerous requests from working parents. This distribution will be at elementary schools only – NOT at the community sites.

Any child under the age of 19 can pick up a free breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the following locations:
All Covington Independent Public Elementary Covington Schools, Latonia Terrace Parking Lot, City Heights Parking Lot, Ninth Street Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church, and St. John's Congregational Church.

Bagged meals can be picked up and taken from the site. Children cannot eat at the pick-up location.

Food distribution at Ninth Street Baptist Student meals can be picked up in the morning beginning Wednesday

 

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, an additional food distribution time of 7:30 – 8 a.m. is being added to accommodate numerous requests from working parents. This distribution will be at elementary schools only – NOT at the community sites.

 

Join the Mayor's Reading Challenge

Mayor Joe Meyer is offering children in PreK- 3rd grade a reading challenge.

Using F2B/CKU, Covington kids will keep their learning on track, especially during the school shutdown timeframe and as part of the 2020 Read Across Covington Challenge

Top five students will receive monetary awards!
1st place: $500.00   
2nd place: $400.00
3rd place: $300.00
4nd place: $200.00
5th place: $100.00

Click here for more information

March 13 Letter About NTI Days

Dear Parents:

As you may know, the governor of Kentucky Thursday recommended that all schools in the commonwealth cease in-person instruction for 10 days to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Covington Schools will follow the governor’s recommendation. The district will close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. As of now, students will return to school on Monday, March 30.   

Student Meals During Closure

Student Meals Information

Beshear Schools to Close Monday, March 16

The governor of Kentucky today recommended that all schools in the commonwealth cease in-person classes for 10 days to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Covington Schools will follow the governor’s recommendation. The district will close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.

 

Covington plans for school closures

In the event that schools close, we have prepared action plans to provide required grade-appropriate educational activities for students. 
 

Covid-19 How to Prepare for Covid-19

The Northern Kentucky Health Department has released a fact sheet to help you prepare in the event the virus begins to spread.

Covington schools are on a normal schedule today

Covington schools are on a normal schedule

Covington Board of Education 2020 members School Board Recognition Month
As School Board Recognition Month winds down, we would like to thank the members of the Covington Board of Education for their dedication to our students.
 
Left to right: Tom Wherry, chair; Sarah Flerlage, vice-chair; Glenda Huff, member; Jerry Avery, member, and April Brockhoff, member. #LoveKySchoolBoards
National Reading Day Students Receive Books

It's National Reading Day!

Students at John G. Carlisle have a lot to read after a visit from WCPO-TV, Scripps and Scholastic Books. As part of the Scripps Howard Foundation's "If you give a child a book!" campaign each student got to choose four free books from the Scholastic book fair.

Learning is Cool Learning is Cool

Students at John G. Carlisle discovered that learning is cool when FC Cincinnati player, Brandon Vazquez, and the FCC mascot visited their school promoting the "Learning Is Cool" program.

2009 State Champions What a Night

The Holmes High School 2009 Boys Basketball State Champions were celebrated on Friday night. The team was recognized at halftime of the Holmes vs Scott basketball game. During the ceremony Covington Mayor Joe Meyer presented the team with a road sign. The sign will be placed near 5th and Philadelphia Streets in Covington.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School Monday, January 20

Schools and offices are closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Students and staff will return on Tuesday, January 21.

Board Member Appreciation  January is School Board Appreciation Month

Members of the Covington Board of Education at their last meeting were treated to chocolate and cake in celebration of School Board Member Appreciation Month.

2009 State Champs Celebrating Champions

Help us celebrate the Holmes High School 2009 State Basketball Champions on Friday, January 17 during the Holmes vs. Scott basketball game at 7:30 p.m.

It's a RED OUT - The first 200 fans wearing a red shirt to the game will receive a FREE slice of pizza!

Celebrating Champions

It's been more than 10 years since the 2009 Holmes High School basketball team went on a magical run that ended with a double overtime victory over Louisville Central to take home the trophy for the best high school team in the entire state of Kentucky.

To recognize and remember this remarkable feat, Covington Independent Public Schools will honor the championship squad on January 17, 2020 at the Holmes vs. Scott basketball game.

senses Adopt A Class Partner First Christian Church Presents STEM Lesson on Senses To Kindergarten Class

Members of the Adopt A Class team from First Christian Church came for their monthly visit with Mrs. Ohman's class this week. They taught a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Match) lesson on the 5 Senses, and Sink or Float? The students had to close their eyes as they smelled different items to see if they could identify them. 

Basketball John G. Carlisle Boys Basketball Team Advances To Next Round of Tournament

The John G. Carlisle Boys Basketball Team defeated Latonia Elementary in the first round of the tournament on Monday, December 9. Tonight at 5:30 p.m. at John G. Carlisle, they will take on Glenn O. Swing Elementary. Please come out tonight to support the Cubs Basketball Team and Cheerleaders.

Calm Corner Make and Take School Counselor and School Psychologist Collaborate To Host "Calm Corner Make and Take" For Teachers

This week, School Counselor, Nicole Nazzarine and School Psychologist, Sarah Graman collaborated to host a Calm Corner Make and Take for teachers to use in their classrooms to help students struggling to manage big emotions. Teachers were permitted to select from a variety of items to customize their own calming corners for their classroom. Items included making a calming bottle, stress toys, bubble wrap, and cards with different breathing techniques. 

Latonia Water Park Covington Parks Advisory Group Seeks Your Input

How much do you use the parks in Covington? The Parks Advisory Group for Covington is seeking your feedback! This is an excellent opportunity to voice your support for the Covington Parks and also communicate what you would like to see improved!

Thanksgiving Families Receive Free Thanksgiving Meals Thanks to Generous Donors

30 John G. Carlisle families received Thanksgiving meals to share with their families thanks to generous donations from 7 Hills Church and Toyota Boshoku America. 

fall break Fall Break Begins Friday!

Enjoy the long weekend!

logo School Based Decision Making Council Meeting Cancelled

The John G. Carlisle School Based Decision Making Council Meeting scheduled for today, Monday, May 13 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday, May 20 at 4:15 p.m.

All after school programming canceled today

All evening activities in Covington Independent Public Schools will be canceled today, March 14, due to the predicted weather.

Two Hour Delay

Covington Independent Public Schools will be on a two hour delay today, Friday, March 8. Transportation will run two hours later.

Cold Weather Covington schools closed Wednesday due to inclement weather

Covington Independent Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 30, due to inclement weather.

Book Buddies Book buddies at John G. Carlisle

School librarian, Mr. Owens, started a Book Buddies program at John G. Carlisle. 5th grade students are paired with Kindergarten students and 4th Grade students are paired with 1st grade students.

Holmes vs CovingtonCatholic basketball game canceled

The Friday evening basketball game between Holmes High School and Covington Catholic High School has been canceled and will be played at a later date.

coat drive flyer St. Vincent De Paul Coat Giveaway

St. Vincent De Paul Coat Giveaway will be at John G. Carlisle on Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There are FREE coats for adults and children.

SMILE! SMILE! Fall Picture Day is coming to JGC!

Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, October 2. Fall pictures must be paid for in advance. Check your child's purple folder this week for information on ordering and pricing. Help your child take their best picture by following these tips and tricks for great school pictures! 

JGC Bully Prevention Parade John G. Carlisle students prepare for the 7th Annual Bully Prevention Parade

John G. Carlisle Elementary students are gearing up for the 7th Annual Bully Prevention Parade. The parade, on Friday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m., is the culminating event for the Bully Prevention Week where students will take part in a number of activities to learn what is bullying and what isn't, how to report bullying when they see it and what they can do about it. 

Meet the Teacher Join Us On August 8 for Meet the Teacher

Please join us on Wednesday, August 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Meet the Teacher Night at John G. Carlisle.

Election Day No School Tuesday, May 22
Ms. Chuhran Ms. Chuhran Named Golden Apple Award Winner

Congratulations to Donna Chuhran on being awarded a 2018 Golden Apple Award. Ms. Chuhran is a Special Education teacher at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School.

Last Day of School June 5 Last Day of School is June 5

The Covington Board of Education approved the district's plan to make up the days we missed due to inclement weather. 

Covington Schools closed January 5, 8, 16 and February 7, 2018 due to inclement weather.

Make up days are Friday, March 16, Friday, June 1, Monday, June 4 and Tuesday June 5.

June 5, 2018 will be the last attendance day for students.

Students will not make up the two missed days due to high teacher absenteeism.

We most certainly appreciate your understanding our efforts to ensure students are in school for the full calendar year. Should you have questions, please contact your child’s school. For changes or important dates, please visit our website at covington.kyschools.us.

Free Lunch Free Lunch

With the collaborative efforts of Covington Partners, district educators, and members of National Honor Society and Bulldogs GIVE Back at Holmes High School, a free brown bag lunch will be provided to our students and families on Monday, April 2, 2018. Students and families can stop by the Holmes High School cafeteria between 11:30 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, April 2 to receive the lunch.

Schools Closed Tuesday, April 3

 All Covington Schools will close Tuesday, April 3  due to high teacher absenteeism and lack of substitute coverage. 

Student Technology Leadership Program qualifies for state competition in Lexington, KY

The John G. Carlisle Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) earned a berth to the State championship at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The students created a Bully Buster Project. For this project the students created videos showing examples of common bullying and the correct response to bullying using the JGC bullying rules. The videos also include how to use the bully buster cards effectively to report bullying. The videos are shown to students during class meetings to spark discussion about bullying. You can view the videos using this link:

https://thomas111whaley.wixsite.com/johngcarlisle

 

 

Email Disruption

The email system for Covington Independent Public Schools will be down beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 and ending on Monday, March 26. Parents will be unable to email district staff members during this time.

For more information, please call (859) 392-1000.

Basketeball Holmes basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled

The Holmes Lady Bulldogs Varsity and JV basketball games scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, January 16, have been canceled.

Early Dismissal

Covington Schools will dismiss early on Friday, January 12 due to weather.

Walkers, drivers and pick-ups will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. 

The below schedule is for bus riders: 

· Adult High School: 12:00
· TLC: 12:15 
· Holmes High School: 12:20
· Holmes Middle School: 12:45
· Elementary Schools: 1:15

All after school programs and activities are canceled. Holmes High School's boys basketball game at BB&T Arena is canceled.

Weather Concerns

Because weather can change quickly and forecasts aren't always certain, our district may be faced with early dismissal on Friday, January 12. As of now, the National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for our area for tomorrow. Snow is expected to begin falling in the afternoon.

No School Monday January 8

Covington Independent Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 8, due to inclement weather.

Nutrition Report

The results of the district Nutrition and Physical Activity Report will be discussed at the board meeting Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Latonia Elementary School.  The public is invited to join the discussion with any comments or suggestions.

Free Coat Giveaway St. Vincent de Paul helps people stay warm this winter

St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual FREE coat giveaway at John G. Carlisle on Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There are coats for adults and children. This event is open to the public and we invite everyone to take advantage of this free resource! Coats will also be given away at Newport Primary School and St. Henry Church in Erlanger, KY. Please contact St. Vincent de Paul at 859-341-3212 with questions.  

Basketball tryouts Swish! Basketball Tryouts at John G. Carlisle

Tryouts for the Girls and Boys Basketball teams will be held on Tuesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the John G. Carlisle Gymnasium. Basketball tryouts are open to any 4th or 5th grade student attending John G. Carlisle. 

Lights on After School flyer CLC Lights on After School

Come join us for a showcase of the Community Learning Center After School Program! Lights on After School Family Night is on Tuesday, October 17 from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CLC students will showcase the work they've been doing in the CLC Program and also highlight the awesome enrichment clubs available. If you've ever wondered what CLC is, this is your chance to find out! We hope you'll join us.  

Picture Day Say Cheese! Fall Picture Day is coming to John G. Carlisle

Smile! Picture Day is Wednesday, October 11. Fall pictures are prepaid. They must be paid for on or before October 11. Ordering information was sent home in purple folders and is also available in the front office. For questions or more information regarding picture day, contact Ms. Melissa in the front office. 

Basketball tryouts Tryouts for the John G. Carlisle Girls and Boys Basketball teams to be held next week.

Attention 4th and 5th grade students: it is time for basketball tryouts! Tryouts will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 19. You must sign up to tryout. The sign-up sheet is located outside the gym doors.

Book Fair Book Fair/Family Literacy NIght

Book Fair Week

September 25th – September 29th, is Book Fair Shopping Week. Students will have the opportunity to purchase books during their Library special. This week students will complete wish lists that they will bring home. Please consider sending money for your student to purchase a book. In order to celebrate this week we are having some fun dress up days. Encourage your students to dress up – there will be a prize for the best dressed each day.

Back to School School Starts Wednesday, August 23!

Covington Independent Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday, August 23. Elementary school students should report to school before 8 a.m., middle school students 7:45 a.m., and high school students 8:10 a.m.

Let's make this the best school year yet in our district!

Meet the Teacher flyer Join us on Thursday, August 17 for Meet the Teacher at John G. Carlisle

John G. Carlisle will host Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 17 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. John G. Carlisle welcomes many new staff this year and this event is a great opportunity to meet and welcome the new teachers and administrators. Principal Tara Bell comes to John G. from Sixth District Elementary where she was the instructional coach for 3 years. Prior to that she taught for many years at Glenn O. Swing Elementary.

John G. Carlisle Elementary John G. Carlisle Enrollment Information

The office at John G. Carlisle will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, July 31st 

Wednesday, August 2nd

Friday, August 4th

Summer Scholars Program Summer Scholars Program 2017, Above and Beyond: Activate Your Superpower!

John G. Carlisle wrapped up the first week of the Summer Scholars Program on a high note! Although the field trip to Goebel Park was rained out, students enjoyed a movie and popcorn, made slime, and began work on a fun art project - painting and decorating book shelves! Students earned their first set of super hero badges for things like attendance, citizenship and leadership. 

Summer Scholars Program Register now for the Summer Scholars Program at John G. Carlisle

The John G. Carlisle Summer Scholars Program runs for 5 weeks from Monday, June 19 until Friday, July 21. The program is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and transportation are provided. Enjoy field trips to the Latonia Water Park, Behringer Crawford Museum and Goebel Park. The Summer Scholars Program will end with an Olympic Day up at The Holmes Campus on Friday, July 21.

Future Bulldog Fest Future Bulldog Fest at Holmes Middle School

Future Bulldog Night at Holmes Middle School is on Wednesday, May 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Holmes Middle School Cafeteria. This event is for current 5th graders and their families who will be attending Holmes Middle School next school year. 

JGC logo John G. Carlisle Accepting nominations for School Based Decision Making Council Parent Representatives

John G. Carlisle is currently accepting nominations for 2 parent representatives to serve a one-year term on the School Based Decision Making Council at John G. Carlisle School. Any parent with a child attending John G. Carlisle School during the 2017-2018 school year is eligible to run for SBDM.

Attendance Incentive bikes End of Year Attendance Incentive

John G. Carlisle Elementary is raffling off 6 bikes for the End of the Year Attendance Incentive. All students with perfect attendance from May 1 through May 19 will have their name entered into the drawing. Perfect attendance means 0 absences or tardies (excused or unexcused). On Friday, May 19 we will select 1 boy and 1 boy from Kindergarten/1st Grade, 1 boy and 1 girl from 2nd/3rd grades, and 1 boy and 1 girl from 4th/5th grades. There are currently 243 students still in the running for the bikes. The bikes are on display in front of the office. 

Elementary Soccer Games

Due to the weather forecast that includes severe weather and potential flooding, all elementary soccer games are cancelled for April 29.

Kindergarten registration Kindergarten Registration Week, April 3 - 7

John G. Carlisle will hold Kindergarten Registration Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. If your child will turn 5 before August 1, 2017, please plan to register them for Kindergarten next week. Please bring your child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, 2 proofs of residency (lease, water bill, electric bill), and a Parent/guardian's photo I.D. (driver's license, state I.D., etc.) 

Salsa samples Salsa Night

On Wednesday, January 18 4th grade students at John G. Carlisle hosted Salsa Night for the students and their families. These student spend all summer tending the John G. Carlisle salsa garden (located on the playground). They harvest tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, and onions and freeze them to preserve the vegetables.

Jaynice Stovall Vote for Jaynice

Each week during the winter season, Enquirer readers have the chance to vote on the top players of the week in basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling and bowling.  This week Holmes Lady Bulldog Jaynice Stovall is nominated.  Jaynice is a senior at Holmes High School and a member of the Lady Bulldog basketball team.  She recently scored her 1,000th career point and is helping lead the Lady Bulldogs to a second straight Ninth Region Championship.

Ballots come out early in the week and voting ends at 3 p.m. Fridays, with the results posted by 5 p.m. Vote for Jaynice!

Designs Direct, LLC Adopt A Class Program supports John G. Carlisle classrooms

Adopt A Class Foundation (AAC) is an area non-profit [501©(3)] group mentoring program designed to facilitate personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 8th grades. Found specifically within Title I schools, Adopt A Class helps establish mentor relationships with the purpose of providing positive role models and developing practical and social skills for the students and building the culture of philanthropy and teamwork for the business. 

John G. Carlisle 2016 Cheerleading Squad John G. Carlisle Cheerleaders take first place at Cheer Competition

On Saturday, December 10, the John G. Carlisle Cheerleading Squad took home the first place trophy in the cheer competition. Under the supervision of coaches Christy Banks and Amber Cunigan, this year's squad worked very hard on perfecting their motions and nailing their stunts. The impressive final pyramid gave them the boost they needed to win the competition! 

JGC STLP 2016 John G. Carlisle Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) qualifies for State Championship in Lexington, KY

John G. Carlisle's STLP after school club qualified for the State Championship held in Lexington, KY in April 2017. Led by district librarian, Julia McGivern and 5th grade teacher, Tasha Shen, 17 students from Kindergarten through 5th grades have been using technology to create resumes in dual languages, English and Spanish.

Covington Board of Education Special Meeting Notice

CIPS LogoNOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

COVINGTON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Pursuant to KRS 160.270 the Covington Board of Education has been called to a special meeting by Mr. Alvin L. Garrison, Secretary to the Board, upon petition of Ms. Julie Geisen Scheper, Chairman of the Board.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m., at the Instructional Service Center, 212 Levassor Avenue, Covington, Kentucky  41014.  Should a request for accommodations due to physical disability be received, then such meeting will be conducted at another site in the Covington Independent Public School District at the above time and date or as soon thereafter as may be convenient.

NKU Women's Basketball Team John G. Carlisle students learn about staying healthy at NKU Women's Basketball Team's "Victor's Hoops for Health"

Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students at John G. Carlisle recently participated in the NKU Women's Basketball Program "Victor's Hoops 4 Health" on Wednesday, November 30. The students took advantage of this opportunity to take part in a college basketball game and learn more about healhty living form NKU faculty, staff and student-athletes.

Covington Board of Education Meeting Cancelled

December 5, 2016

Covington Board of Education 

Meeting Cancellation Notice

 

 

7 Hills Church Thanksgiving basket delivery 7 Hills Church donates 30 turkey dinners to families at John G. Carlisle

7 Hills Church works with the Family Resource Center every year during the Holiday season to provide turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and gifts for Christmas for students at John G. Carlisle Elementary. Members from the church donate canned food items and boxed goods. Volunteers then pack a complete thanksgiving meal into an easy to carry tote bag. Each bag includes a gift certificate for a free 10 - 12 pound turkey from Remke Markets.

Visit to Paul Brown Stadium Fuel Up To Play 60

Covington Independent Public Schools was selected to attend a Fuel Up To Play 60 Event at Paul Brown Stadium.  Blaine Shepherd and Zach Chandler from John G. Carlisle Elementary School and Kara Earls and Calob Chandler from Holmes Middle School were selected to represent Covington Schools.  Mr. Chevalier, John G. Physical Education Teacher, and Mr. Florence, Holmes Middle School Physical Education Teacher, were also in attendance.

Police searching for suspicious man near Covington schools

Covington Police reported Tuesday that a suspicious person has been seen in the area of two local schools and may have attempted to abduct a child.

In a news release, the police department stated that the incidents were reported near Sixth District School in Austinburg and John G. Carlisle School downtown. One young victim reported that the suspicious person attempted to take her by the arm on the 1700 block of Maryland Avenue near Sixth District. 

The girl was able to kick the man and run away.

Student makes up story about being attacked

This morning, (Friday, September 30), a student from Covington Independent Public Schools falsely reported that she was attacked by a clown while on her way to school.  After being interviewed by district officials, the student admitted that she made up the story.
 

Because of the attention that this issue has generated, we would like to emphasize that there was no clown and no attack whatsoever. If you should have questions or concerns, please call central office, 859-392-1000.

Sincerely,
Alvin Garrison,
Superintendent
Covington Independent Public Schools 

It's Book Fair Shopping Week at John G. Carlisle

Book Fair Week

October 3rd – October 6th, is Book Fair Shopping Week. Students will have the opportunity to purchase books during their Library and Practical Living specials time. Next week students will complete wish lists that they will bring home. Please consider sending money for your student to purchase a book. In order to celebrate this week we are having some fun dress up days. Encourage your students to dress up – there will be a prize for the best dressed each day. 

Overcoming a poverty of words, Covington kids improve skills with free web-based literacy program

While studies show that socioeconomic factors can have significant impact on a child’s vocabulary, and ultimately, their success in school, a whole new equalizer may well be found in the palm of a child’s hand.

Covington children are demonstrating that access to achievement can be found on a Smart phone and iPad.

In December 2015, Covington Independent Schools, along with help from generous members of the community, launched Footsteps2Brilliance, a free web-based literacy program app that is loaded with more than 1,000 children’s books, nursery rhymes, songs and educational games.

The program, which is available to children in preschool through the third grade and can be accessed on cell phones, computers, iPads and other mobile devices, is free to families in Covington with children in preschool through third grade.

Covington to celebrate progress  in community-wide initiative that promotes reading Covington to celebrate progress in community-wide initiative that promotes reading

Since Covington Independent Public Schools launched a free web based literacy program in December,  Covington children are reading and playing more games that help them improve their reading skills. 

Covington children have read 139,190 books for a total of 37,739,348 words. They have logged 9,836 hours on the community-wide initiative -   footsteps2brilliance.

The district, private and parochial schools and day care centers throughout the Covington community will celebrate the progress that children are making on the program when it meets today, September 21, at 5 p.m. at the Life Learning Center, 20 W. 18th St., Covington.

Vote for Seth! Vote for Seth!

Vote for Seth!

Holmes High School senior football player, Seth Hille, has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

Covington schools advocate to discuss district's progress at CBC luncheon

Former Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper says local businesses have a huge stake in the achievement growth of Covington Schools.

Scheper, an advocate for Covington Independent Schools (CIPS), will discuss the issue Thursday, September 15th when he moderates a discussion with Superintendent Alvin Garrison and Covington Partners Executive Director Stacie Strotman at the Covington Business Council monthly luncheon at the Madison Events Center.

Scheper says the latest state testing scores shows Covington Independent Schools boasts the highest rated elementary school in Kenton County in Glenn O. Swing Elementary

Covington Board of Education Makes it 5 Years Without Raising Tax Rate

The Covington Board of Education voted unanimously to take the compensating rate, and not to increase its property tax rate by up to the 4 percent allowed without a public vote.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Covington Independent Public School District has opted to take the compensating rate - which adjusts the tax rate to meet the increase in property value so as to collect close to the similar amount as the previous year - instead of the full 4 percent.

Board member Glenda Huff cited the district's implementation of an ongoing process of reviewing the budget, which she says has "netted great results".

“We have been diligent and responsible in making sure taxpayers’ money is well spent,’’ Huff said in a statement. “By adopting the compensating rate, we will actually lower the tax rates.’’

JGC Hosts Fifth Annual Bullying Prevention Parade JGC Hosts Fifth Annual Bullying Prevention Parade

John G. Carlisle will hold its Fifth annual Olweus Bullying Prevention Kickoff parade on Friday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.  All third, fourth, and fifth grade classes will march in the parade. Kindergarten, first, and second grade classes will remain on campus to cheer. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the parade and walk with your children  or simply watch and cheer. 

Holmes football field getting artificial turf  - no home games this fall Holmes football field getting artificial turf - no home games this fall

I am excited to share some great news with you!  Work will soon begin to bring major upgrades to the Holmes High School stadium. The track will be replaced, the football field is getting artificial turf and a new press box and scoreboard will be installed.

With this project in mind, we will not be able to host any home games this fall.  However, we still want you to come out and support the Bulldogs. Our first football game is tonight, Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m., at Covington Catholic.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding.  Have a great school year.  Go Bulldogs!

Sincerely,


Stan Steidel,
Director of Athletics and Student Activities

Wednesday, August 17, is the first day of school for Covington students Wednesday, August 17, is the first day of school for Covington students

We hope you enjoyed your time off during the summer break, but it's time for school again. The first day of school for students in Covington Independent Public Schools is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17.  

Elementary schools begin at 8 a.m, Holmes Middle School starts at 7:45 a.m. and Holmes High School starts at 8:05 a.m.

Welcome back.

Cross Country Sign-Ups

The Holmes Cross Country Team will be signing up 5th grade students who will be attending Holmes Middle School as 6th graders next school year (2016-2017).  Students that will be in grades 6-12 next school year and are interested in competing should sign-up. Sign-ups will be held on Holmes Campus, Thursday, May 12th at 3:15 p.m. between the field house and football field. 

Coach Joe Mueller
Coach Nicole Winkler
Cross Country Boys & Girls Coach
"To be successful on the field you must first be successful in the classroom"
http://www.covington.kyschools.us
Facebook (search): Holmes Cross Country

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration

Covington Independent Public Schools announces its annual Kindergarten Registration event for the 2016-17 school year.  Registration will be open April 4 - 8 from 9 - 11 a.m. at all five elementary schools in the district.

An Evening of Kindergarten event will be held at each school on Wednesday, April 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. to allow parents to learn about the kindergarten experience as well as the school your child will attend. A special presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Parents and children will be able to meet principals, teachers, and staff, tour the school, visit kindergarten classrooms, and ask questions.

Elementary schools in the Covington district include:
     Glenn O. Swing Elementary - 501 W. 19th Street
     John G. Carlisle Elementary - 910 Holman Avenue
     Sixth District Elementary - 1910 Maryland Avenue
     Latonia Elementary - 3901 Huntington Avenue
     Ninth District Elementary - 2800 Indiana Avenue

Students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2016 to be eligible for kindergarten.

To register your child please bring your child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency, and a parent/guardian's driver's license.

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Thompson (859) 669-1105.

 

Early dismissal Friday for all Covington schools Early dismissal Friday for all Covington schools

To give our students and staff an opportunity to support the Holmes Girls’ Basketball Team in its quest in the Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, the district will release early on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Family Fun Night

Please join us on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. for the PTA General Meeting and Family Fun Night. Come learn how the PTA is supporting students and teachers at John G. Carlisle and find out how you can help!  

Book Fair Shopping Week

Book Fair Week

February 29th – March 4, is Book Fair Shopping Week. Students will have the opportunity to purchase books during their specials time. This week students completed wish lists that they brought home. Please consider sending money for your student to purchase a book. In order to celebrate this week we are having some fun dress up days. Encourage your students to dress up – there will be a prize for the best dressed each day. 

PTA Membership Drive

Calling all John G. Carlisle Parents and Guardians! The PTA needs YOU!!! 

Cookies and Curriculum Night

Novice, Apprentice, Proficient, Distinguished. What does it mean if your child is novice? Or distinguished? If you are interested in learning how you can help your child be successful at school, please attend this event. 

Letter to Parents Regarding ACLU Lawsuit
Adopt A Class Adopt A Class Visitors Provide Manners Lesson to Kindergarten Class

As part of the group mentoring program, Adopt A Class, members from First Christian Church visited Mrs. Ohman's Kindergarten classroom and taught a lesson on table manners. The students listened to the story, “Stone Soup” then talked about sharing and table manners. The visit was finished off with the students using their manners while enjoying some apple pie.
 

Change in Calendar

Dear Families: 

Please be advised that Covington Independent Public Schools has made changes to its academic calendar for this school year to make up for time missed due to inclement weather.

Elementary School Seeking Input on New Principal

The School-Based Decision-Making Council of John G. Carlisle Elementary is gathering input from students, staff, parents, business leaders, and the community on attributes stakeholders would like to see in the next principal of John G. Carlisle Elementary.

A survey was designed to help gather this information.  Please go to the website of Covington Independent Public Schools or John G. Carlisle Elementary at www.covington.kyschools.us and take the survey by clicking John G. Carlisle Elementary Principal Survey.  The survey will end on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Your thoughts on this matter are important to us and will help to ensure the selection of a successful candidate.  Thanking you in advance for your participation.

STLP STLP Club Attends Regional Tournament at NKU

Students from the John G. Carlisle Student Technology and Leadership Program (STLP) attended the regional tournament at Northern Kentucky University last week. The group previewed the many projects on display from students across the state and listened to their presentations. 

camp covington Join Us For Camp Covington Summer Program!

Camp Covington is a dynamic five-week summer program that provides students with access to academic support, fitness activities, and enrichment opportunities. The program is open to all Covington students entering grades K - 5. All interested students must have a completed Camp Covington 2019 registration form on file. Forms can be found in the main office and Family Resource Center of each Elementary School.

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Mayor proclaims Summer Learning Day in Covington Mayor proclaims Summer Learning Day in Covington

Covington Mayor Sherry Carran on Thursday proclaimed "Summer Learning Day,'' in the city after touring the Covington Summer Scholars Program at John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

Every elementary school in Covington Independent Public Schools hosts a five week Summer Scholars Program where students have fun learning about different countries and cultures while practicing reading skills and math facts. Summer learning programs, like Covington Summer Scholars, are proven to maintain and advance students’ academic and social growth, keep children safe and healthy during the summer, and send young people back to school ready to learn.

No CLC Reminder: CLC After School Program CLOSED Next Week

The CLC After School Program will be closed on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Mr. Wesson at 859-816-6447 with questions. Also, a reminder that school is closed Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving.  

The Little Mermaid Jr. The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Holmes Middle School Drama Club witll present "The Little Mermaid Jr." on March 14 and 15 at 6 p.m. in the Holmes High School auditorium. Admission is FREE so bring your family and friends for a splashing good time.

Covington Education Foundation names Spike Jones "Person of the Year" Covington Education Foundation names Spike Jones "Person of the Year"

Kenton County Police Chief Col. Michael "Spike" Jones has been selected as the Covington Education Foundation’s 2016 Person of the Year.

The foundation, which awards college scholarships to students at Holmes High School and program support for Covington Independent Public Schools, will honor Jones at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Dress Pavilion in Covington’s Devou Park.

Thanksgiving lunch John G. Carlisle Students Enjoy Special Thanksgiving Lunch

Gobble, gobble....every year, our wonderful cafeteria staff prepare and serve a delicious Thanksgiving lunch to the students. The menu includes turkey and all the fixins! The mashed potatoes and gravy and harvest cookies are a favorite of students and staff alike! 

BLC flyer Do You Have a Child Under the Age of 5? Join Us For Born Learning Communities!

Born Learning provides families with a toolbox to build skills as responsive caregivers, connect to early childhood programs and other community resources, and to prepare children for school success. Born learning communities is a series of 4 workshops that teaches caregivers fun and easy activities to do with their children to help them learn anywhere, anytime! 

New Immunization Requirements New Immunization Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2018, all students in kindergarten through grade twelve must have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. Additionally, all students age 16 years or older must have two doses of Meningococcal ACWY. These are new requirements in Kentucky's law.

Covington educators, students recognized for education excellence Covington educators, students recognized for education excellence

Educators and students from Covington Independent Public Schools were among the those receiving awards during the 2016 Education in Excellence Celebration sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Scott Alter, principal of Glenn O. Swing Elementary School, received the A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader Award. Alter was recognized for leading his school to academic success.  For the past two testing cycles, Glenn O. ranked in the 99th percentile of all schools statewide. The school is Distinguished. Only three elementary schools in Northern Kentucky and 29 of the 720 elementary schools throughout the state posted higher scores than Glenn O. Swing in 2013-14.

Sherry Lindberg, who works as a teacher and assistant principal at Glenn O. Swing was honored with the Golden Apple award.. Ms. Lindberg teaches social studies.  For several years, students in her class have scored 100 percent on the social studies portion on the state test.
 

Basketball games Cubs Basketball Teams Need Your Support!

Come on out to Ninth District Elementary School on Tuesday, November 19 and support our Cubs basketball team and cheerleaders! The boys play at 4:30 p.m. and the girls play at 5:30 p.m. Gooooo Cubs!

Self-Defense Seminar Free Self-Defense Seminar

A self-defense seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Holmes High School Fieldhouse. 

Kara Earls Selected Student Ambassador Kara Earls Selected Student Ambassador

Congratulations to Kara Earls, 5th Grader at John G. Carlisle Elementary, who has been selected to represent the Covington Independent School District and the State of Kentucky at the Fuel Up To Play 60 National Summit.

Kara reached level 4 on her student dashboard and applied to be a Student Ambassador.  She was chosen over hundreds of other students in the state of Kentucky to be a representative.  Mr. Chevalier, PE Teacher at JGC, worked with Kara to get her points to the highest level and submit an application for the Student Ambassador Summit.

Both Kara and Mr. Chevalier will attend the Summit from July 25-July 28 at Purdue University.  Kara will go through a lot of cool sessions related to leadership and participate in a variety of awesome activities.  At the Summit, she will be able to meet a lot of NFL players and corporate sponsors.  She will represent our school, our district, and the state of Kentucky.  Way to go Kara!! 

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break

All Covington Independent Schools are closed Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29. Enjoy spending time with family and friends and giving thanks for the blessings in your life. Happy Thanksgiving! 

logo End of Year Ceremony Reminder

5th Grade Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the John G. Carlisle Gymnasium. A short reception will follow the ceremony. Kindergarten Graduation will take place on Friday, May 24th at 8:30 a.m. in the John G. Carlisle Gymnasium. Arrive early to get your seat! 

Alvin Garrison, Superintendent Letter From Superintendent

February 20, 2018

 

Dear families,

 

As we continue to think about the schools and families affected by the tragedies in Parkland, Fla. and in Marshall County, we most certainly understand that these events can cause anxiety among our students, parents and staff members.  

Million Word Challenge Million Word Challenge Winners

The March Madness Million Word Challenge at our elementary schools was a huge success. Between March 17- April 6, the children of Covington were exposed to 18,623,297 words which correlates to 4,008 hours, 31 minutes and 48 seconds of students being engaged in literacy activities.

School Winner: John G. Carlisle Word Total : 6,092,019 Usage: 1,034 hr 19 min 6 seconds

 

Book Fair Students at John G. Carlisle Receive FREE Books Thanks to Partnership with Scripps and Scholastic

Thanks to a partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation and Scholastic, students at John G. Carlisle will have the opportunity to select 3 FREE books of their choosing from the Scholastic Book Fair. Scripps Howard sponsors these book fairs 3 times per year. Choice is a big factor in helping kids build a love of reading. 

One to One One to One Mentors Celebrate with Their Mentees

One to One Mentors attended the end of year celebration with their mentees this morning. One to One mentors spend 30 minutes per week mentoring a student in reading or math. John G. Carlisle is fortunate to have 7 One to One Mentors this year. 

Arrest Made in Threat

Covington Independent Public Schools was made aware of a threat to Holmes High School this morning. Covington police were notified immediately. We cooperated with police throughout the day. This evening police made an arrest in the matter. A juvenile has been charged with terroristic threatening. We are thankful for the quick work of our police department as school safety is our priority. Have a good evening and we will see everyone at school tomorrow.

JGC Wins Video Award JGC Wins Video Award

John G. Carlisle has won an award for their Fuel Up To Play 60 Video. The students from JGC developed a healthy eating video for the FUTP60 video contest. The school was awarded an awesome FUTP60 NFL Game Ball. John G. Carlisle was 1 of 50 schools to be awarded a MVP School.

Pictured (from left to right) Zach Chandler, Aniya McMullen, Mr. Chevalier (PE Teacher), Kara Earls, and Calob Chandler.

 

NKU HOSTS “AN EVENING OF HOPE” NKU HOSTS “AN EVENING OF HOPE” WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Northern Kentucky University partners with local schools to shine a light on barriers to education facing youth experiencing homelessness. The event, “An Evening of Hope,” takes place on Nov. 19, in Greaves Hall. 

STLP Awards STLP Awards Program

Students in the FLL, STLP and RCX Challenge after school programs invited family members to a celebration of learning on Friday, May 10th in the library at John G. Carlisle.  Fourteen family members  attended. 

Celebrating 25 Years! Celebrating 25 Years!

It's been 25 years since the first Holmes girls' basketball team went to the state tournament. The 1993 Lady Bulldogs will be honored during halftime of the varsity game on Tuesday, February 6 when the current Lady Bulldogs take on the Highlands Bluebirds. 

Come out and support the Lady Bulldogs of 2018 and 1993! The JV game will start at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:30.

March Madness Million Word Challenge March Madness Million Word Challenge

Covington Independent Schools is sponsoring a Million Word Challenge March 17 – April 5, 2016 during March Madness for Preschool - 2nd grade students.

Students and families are encouraged to log on to Footsteps2Brilliance to “Shoot for a Million Words.”

The school that reads the most words by April 5 will win a KONA ICE party and an extra recess.

Each student participant will be entered in a drawing to win a tablet.

The winner will be announced on April 6.

Carnegie Benefit In Conjunction with Carnegie, 5th Grade Classes Give Benefit Presentations

Did you know John G. Carlisle has a Reading Buddy Program? Our school library teacher, Mr. Owens, matches each 5th Grade class with a KIndergarten Class. They visit with each other monthly to read books and talk about what they love about reading!

logo Soccer Season Ends With Loss to Latonia

The Soccer Team ended their season yesterday with a 2-1 loss to Latonia Elementary. Alan Orozco Marroquin scored the only goal. The team fought hard and it was a tough loss. They finished the season with a 2-2-3 record.

School Board Member Recognition Month

January is School Board Member Recognition Month. Here in Covington we appreciate our school board members. Thank you for all you do for the children of Covington.

If you see a school board member, take a minute to give your thanks.

Help us send off the Lady Bulldogs Help us send off the Lady Bulldogs

In honor of the Lady Bulldogs winning the Ninth Region Basketball Championship and earning a berth in the state Sweet 16 Tournament, we are declaring Wednesday, March 9, as Red and White Day in all of Covington Independent Public Schools. 

Students and staff are encouraged to wear the Holmes High School colors as we celebrate the Lady Bulldogs with an exciting sendoff.  The sendoff begins at 9:15 Wednesday morning as the team is greeted by the community and middle and high school students and staff.

Girls Basketball Team Basketball Teams Take on Latonia Elementary This Weekend

The John G. Carlisle Basketball Teams will play Latonia Elementary on Saturday, November 16 at Glenn O. Swing Elementary. The girls play at 9 a.m. and the boys play at 10 a.m.

Congratulations Lady Bulldogs - 9th Region Basketball Champions Congratulations Lady Bulldogs - 9th Region Basketball Champions

The stage was set for a stunning upset when Ryle took an eight-point lead over Holmes early in the fourth quarter of the 9th Region girls’ basketball championship game on Sunday at BB&T Arena.

Ryle forward Jenna Carothers, left, blocks a shot by Holmes guard Jynea Harris during the 9th Region championship game. (Photo by Jackson Sports Photography)

Holmes, the top-ranked team in Northern Kentucky, and had not lost to a local opponent all season, but Ryle had just run off five straight points to take control of the title game.

That’s when Holmes coach Tony Perkins called a timeout to give his players a chance to regroup and they launched a comeback that resulted in a 45-42 win

World Kindness Day John G. Carlisle Celebrates World Kindness Day

Wednesday, November 13 was World Kindness Day! All students at John G. Carlisle participated in activities to promote kindness. Students watched a video about kindness and then participated in a class discussion about kindness using the following questions:

kprep rally K-PREP Rally to Kick Off Testing Week!

On Monday, students were treated to a Pep Rally to celebrate K-PREP Testing Week Kickoff! A handful of students were selected to compete against teachers in a relay race that included dribbling and shooting a soccer ball, cup stacking, and riding a scooter. The John G. Carlisle Soccer team also partnered with several teachers for a soccer scrimmage. 

April Brockhoff and Tom Wherry Board of Education Elects New Chair

April Brockhoff is the new chairperson of the Covington Board of Education. During a special board meeting last week, the board voted 5-0 for Mrs. Brockhoff to lead the group. The board also selected board member, Tom Wherry, to serve as vice chair.

Governor's Cup Winners Governor's Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Covington Independent Pulic Schools elementary students who competed in the Governor's Cup competition. The winnners are:

Poster Students Present Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. We smell another wonderful fairytale brought to life by the students of Holmes Middle School's Community Learning Center.

logo Soccer Team Draws Latonia in First Round of Tournament Play

The John G. Carlisle Soccer Team will play Latonia Elementary in the first round of the soccer tournament on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:15 p.m. at Ninth District Elementary. Please come out and cheer the team on to victory! The championship game will be played on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. 

Covington school bus Changes in City Heights bus stops

Due to continued construction work and uncertainty of road conditions in the City Heights area, beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the Transportation Department of Covington Schools will use the following schedule.

 

Covington launches footsteps2brilliance Covington launches footsteps2brilliance

Covington Independent Public Schools, with the help of generous members of our community, is providing FREE unlimited access to the program, Footsteps2Brilliance, to every child who lives in Covington or attends a preschool or school in the city. The program is designed to help Covington children to become proficient readers by third grade. 

The district launched the city-wide initiative in December at the Life Learning Center in Covington with parents, school and city officials, students from Covington public and parochial schools, day care centers and preschools.
 
The web-based platform accelerates learning through more than 1,000 interactive books, games, and songs, and is available any time of day, every day, to maximize learning opportunities.  It is designed for children pre-K through third grade.

 

Reminder No School on Election Day

Schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 5 in observance of Election Day.

Schools and offices will be open as normal on Monday, November 4.

attendance incentive Come To School, Win a FREE Bike or Scooter!

It's that time of year again! The end of the year attendance incentive begins on Wednesday, May 8th and runs through Thursday, May 23rd. All students who have perfect attendance - no absences or tardies and no leaving early - will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE bike or scooter! We've got some fantastic bikes and scooters ready to go to some deserving students! Winners will be drawn and announced on the last day of school, Friday, May 24th. 

River Valley Wood Carvers deliver ornaments to Kindergarten students River Valley Wood Carvers deliver special gift to Kindergarten students

On Wednesday, December 14, 2 members of the River Valley Wood Carvers visited all 3 Kindergarten classrooms at John G. Carlisle to deliver handmade wooden ornaments created by their members. This is the 3rd year the River Valley Wood Carvers have delivered ornaments to the Kindergarten students and we look forward to their visit every year.

logo John G. Carlisle Basketball Teams Kick Off The Season

Basketball season has begun! The Boys Team is 0-2 after losses to 6th District and Glenn O. Swing last week. The Girls Team is also 0-2. Both teams are working on their foundational skills - dribbling and shooting, as well as good sportsmanship on and off the field. 

ACCESS Students Complete ACCESS Test

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students in the EL Program at John G. recently completed the ACCESS test. The ACCESS test assesses how well students for whom English is not their first language are learning the English language. 

Learning is Cool Learning is Cool

The Marvin Lewis Learning is Cool program has kicked off another year in Covington Schools. This program recognizes students for their "A" honor roll achievements by sending quarterly rewards. Students achieving "A" honor roll twice in a school year will be invited to join Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Conferences Schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, October 29th from 4 to 7 p.m. Sign-up sheets went home in purple folders last week. Please schedule a conference with your child's teacher to discuss their progress

logo Soccer Team loses to Latonia

The John G. Carlisle Soccer Team took on Latonia Elementary on Tuesday. Although they played hard, Latonia came away with the win, 4 - 1. Jacob Rangel Guerrero scored the only goal on a corner kick. The team will play a makeup game against Glenn O. Swing tomorrow, Thursday, May 2 at 4:15 p.m.

Homecoming 2017 Homecoming 2017
Lights On! After School Join Us: CLC Lights On! After School Family Fun Night

Please join us on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for CLC Lights On! After School Family Fun Night! If your child is not already enrolled in the CLC After School Program, this is a great opportunity to check out what CLC is all about! Students already enrolled can sign up for 2nd Quarter clubs at this event. The UK Cooperative Extension Nutrition Program will be giving demonstration along with Ready to Code. 

Stamp of Approval Stamp of Approval

Covington Independent Public Schools received its official accreditation today during the Continuous Improvement Summit sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED. 

Lights On Afterschool Lights On Afterschool Event

Please join us in celebrating our afterschool programs on Friday, October 18. All students, staff, and families are invited to stop by the Holmes High School gazebo before the football game. The event will offer trivia questions related to afterschool programs, prizes, and an opportunity to learn about teenage alcohol use. Everyone will be able to participate in a simulation activity using fatal vision goggles.

logo Soccer Team Drops One to Latonia Elementary

The Cubs played hard yesterday but ultimately lost the battle to Latonia Elementary 2 - 0. They will be back at it today practicing hard to bring home a win at their next game on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Ninth District Elementary. Please come out to NInth District Elementary on Saturday to cheer the team on to victory!

Partner's Executive Director Stacie Strotman and Dr. Janice Wilkerson, Founder, Covington Partners celebrates 18 incredible years of supporting Covington kids

At Covington Partners’ Founder’s Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club this week, a full house celebrated 18 years of student support services for students and families in Covington Independent Public Schools. 

The event, attended by education, community and business leaders from around the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, highlighted the stories behind the numbers. 

Dr. Janice Wilkerson, founder of Covington Partners, presented Johnna Reeder with the Founder’s Award to recognize her incredible dedication to students, families and the organization. Ms. Reeder was the first Chair of the Covington Partners Board of Directors. 
 
Covington Partners Executive Director and Dr. Wilkerson then led the audience through the history of the organization while highlighting the impact for students and families.

Bully Free Parade Join Us For the Annual Bully-Free Parade on Friday, October 18 at 9 a.m.

John G. Carlisle Annual Bully-Free Parade will take place on Friday, October 18 at 9 a.m. Parents and guardians are invited to walk in the parade with their 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student! Please make sure your student has returned their signed permission form. All Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will remain on campus to watch the parade and cheer. The parade route is as follows

stlp STLP Goes to State Competition in Lexington, KY

The John G. Carlisle Student Technology Leadership Program attended the state STLP competition in Lexington, KY over Spring Break. One way students participate in STLP is to submit digital online products for judging.

Superintendent Garrison Welcome to the 2017-18 school year

It is with sincere enthusiasm and great pride that I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. For parents and guardians whose children are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.

As we look forward to the first day of school for students on Wednesday, August 23, I would like to take this opportunity to share information about the upcoming school year. Our Board of Education, teachers, staff and administrators have worked hard throughout the summer to improve outcomes for our students by attending workshops, upgrading schools and planning for the future.

Fall Break Fall Break

Covington Schools will be closed on Friday, October 11 and Monday, October 14. Have a safe and enjoyable extended weekend. School will resume on Tuesday, October 15.

Yoga poster Yoga for Helping Children Manage Big Emotions

Did you know Yoga can help children learn to manage big emotions and calm down after an emotional meltdown? Here are some benefits of Yoga for young children:

Student from John G. Carlisle at board Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

All schools in Covington Independent are working concertedly to tackle poverty in education.

It’s hard to argue that poverty does not adversely affect education. Would you agree that a child who has the burden of worrying about where she is going to receive her next meal, or a child who doesn’t know where he is going to sleep that night, may have increased difficulty learning their ABCs?

Born Learning Academy Have A Child Age 0 to 5? Join Us For Born Learning Academy!

Born Learning Academy provides families with practical, user-friendly ideas to turn everyday activities (like laundry and grocery shopping) into learning moments. These free workshops are for caregivers of children ages birth to 5. 

Soccer game JGC Soccer Looking For Another Win

The John G. Carlisle Soccer Team takes on Latonia Elementary tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23 at 4:15 p.m. at Ninth District Elementary School. We hope you'll make plans to come cheer the team on to victory! 

Meet the Teacher Events 2017 School starts August 23; Back-to-School events scheduled

The first day of school for students in Covington Independent Public Schools is August 23.  Schools are hosting Back-to-School events for students/parents/guardians to meet teachers, principals and administrators, tour schools, learn requirements and expectations and to make sure all paperwork is completed so students can start school the first day.

 

logo Midterm Reports Sent Home On Friday, September 27

Please check your child's purple folder for their midterm report. Talk with your child about their progress so they know you are invested in their education. If you have concerns about your child's progress, contact the teacher. 

Spring Break SPRING BREAK APRIL 15 - 19
Holmes Golf Flyer The Holmes High School Golf Team is looking for members

The Holmes High School Golf Team is looking for members. Team is open to Covington Independent Public School students in grades 6-12. This is an excellent opportunity for your son or daughter to learn and play golf. 

All golfers, beginners and advanced, are welcome to participate.  Clubs will be provided and there is no charge for playing. 

logo JGC Basketball Teams Announced!

The Girls and Boys basketball teams have been announced! Congratulations to the following students:

baby chicks 4th Grade Science Class Hatches Baby Chicks

Through a collaboration with Diane Kelley from the UK Cooperative, Mrs. Furnish's 4th Grade Science Class participates in a yearly embryology project where students incubate chicken eggs and observe them hatch. 

Covington's Family Resource and Youth Services Centers coordinators and advocates Covington Schools FRYSCs featured at statewide conference

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers coordinators and advocates from Covington Schools presented today, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, during the statewide conference entitled “Victory Over Violence.”   The conference, sponsored the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, was held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. 

Playing off the theme “More than a Caterer,” Covington FRYCs discussed ways they engage staff, use resources, initiatives and volunteers to help families and students to be successful and to overcome barriers.  Congratulations and thanks for representing Covington well – Shelly Duncan, Holmes High School; Renata Watts, Holmes Middle; Denise Brown, Sixth District; Kerry McHugh, John G; Marilynn Arnold, Ninth District; Marshelle Blackwell, Latonia;  Stephanie Fieler, Biggs; Holly Dickens Sixth District & Holmes Campus, Wanda Hoeter, Biggs, and Sarah Hunt, Glenn O. Swing.
 

Covington Schools Covington Board of Education opts not to increase property tax rate for eighth straight year

For the eighth consecutive year, Covington Board of Education opted not to increase its property tax rate.

At its meeting earlier this month, the board voted to take the minimum compensating tax rate, instead of the allowable 4 percent tax increase.

Soccer Soccer Ties with Glenn O. Swing

What an exciting game against Glenn O. Swing yesterday! John G. played excellent defense against the Wildcats. 5th Grader, Jacob Rangel Guerrero had an excellent game. He made several saves and took all the free kicks and goal kicks for the Cubs. 5th Grader Jayden Green also played excellent defense and had many great throw-ins. 

Holmes High School new stadium Holmes to open new stadium with community celebration

The Covington Board of Education is extremely proud to announce the opening of the new Holmes High School Stadium.  We would like to invite you and the entire Covington community to join us as we celebrate the opening of the upgraded stadium at 7 p.m., on August 24.

The celebration will continue on August 25 at 7 p.m. with the Bulldogs playing their first football game at the new stadium and on August 26 with the first soccer games on the field starting at 7 p.m. p.m.

It’s been nearly a year since work began on the athletic complex that now includes artificial turf, a new press box, a new track surface and new fencing.

In Covington, we believe that facilities such as this new stadium have a place in education.  Facilities like this play a role in keeping our students engaged and active in the classroom and on the field.  Actually, this upgraded facility does much more than that.  It sends a message that our students and community are worth it.

We are so proud of the new stadium.  Please, come and celebrate with us.


Sincerely,




Alvin Garrison
Superintendent
Covington Independent Public Schools


 

Picture day Picture Day Is Coming!

Fall Picture Day at John G. Carlisle is Tuesday, October 1. Order forms were sent home with students in purple folders. You can also order online! Payment is due on or before picture day. Here are some tips for taking GREAT pictures:

logo Soccer Team Wins Again!

The John G. Carlisle Soccer Team brought home another win on Saturday against Ninth District Elementary. It was an exciting 3-0 win! 5th Grader, Derik Morales scored all 3 goals after missing the last game due to illness.

Covington tours Summer Scholars Program Covington Partners brings National Summer Learning Day to Covington schools, uniting for success

Covington Partners, in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), highlighted the importance of summer learning opportunities at a Summer Success Tour last week.

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer.

On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups – all to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer. This year’s goal was to reach two million youth.
 
Community and business leaders joined Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools for a Summer Success Tour on Thursday.

Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp

Sign up now for the Lady Bulldog Summer Basketball Camp.

farm to fork Farm To School Program Aims to Teach Students the Path Of Food From Farm to Fork

This school year the Nutrition Services department will be participating in a Harvest of the Month/Farm to School program. Farm to School is a program that connects schools and local products, helps students learn about the path of food from farm to fork, and supports local farmers. 

zoo 2nd Grade Goes Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Second graders were so excited to enhance their learning with a field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo on Wednesday. The weather was perfect for a day of outdoor exploration.

Covington employees receive award at the state Board of Education meeting. Covington Alternative Programs earn Distinguished Award

The alternative program of Covington Independent Public Schools was recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as an Alternative Program of Distinction.

The program was among 11 recognized at the board meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education last month.

Covington Alternative Program include the Transformational Learning Center, Computer Based Learning, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Classes, Youth Build, Work Force, Covington Adult High School, Covington’s Alternative to Suspension (CATS), Substance Use Disorder Program and Graduation Track.

 

 

District Enrollment Center Covington Schools Opens District Enrollment Center

Covington Independent Public Schools has opened its District Enrollment Center so that parents/guardians can register all their children at the same time and place.



Attendance Winner Congratulations to the March Attendance Incentive Winners!

Congratulations to our March Attendance Incentive Winners! Pictured are First Grader Ashley Salas with a Frozen bike and 3rd Grader Betsy Perez, Fourth Grader Spencer Tomas and Fifth Grader Celina Ramirez who each won a certificate for FREE lunch from McDonald's with the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Duty! 

Tom Ellis 18th Annual Golf Outing TEAM Foundation to host its 18th Annual Golf Classic on August 5

It's still time to get your foursome ready for the 18th annual Tom Ellis Golf Classic sponsored by the TEAM Foundation.  The outing will take place at Twin Oaks Golf Course starting at 8 a.m. on August 5, 2017.

Cost is $90 per golfer.  Proceeds will benefit Holmes HIgh School athletics. 

Should you have questions, please contact Ray Murphy, 859 431-5250.     

bball tryouts Basketball Tryouts for 4th and 5th Grades

Tryouts for the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the John G. Carlisle Gymnasium. All 4th and 5th Grade Girls and Boys are eligible to try out. All students trying out for the basketball teams MUST return a signed permission form.

Latino Youth Leadership Summit

The Latino Youth Leadership Summit will be held June 5-9 at Gateway Community and Technical College in Covington. The week is a joint effort between 21st Century and the HHS EL department. Approximately 16 Covington students will participate.

The mornings will consist of additional instruction in English and Math led by Marina Burchett and Dr. Vivian Gonzalez-Bodden.  The afternoons will include leadership and cultural events led by Mayra Guzman and Christian Reyes.

Hall of Honors Hall of Honors Event October 9

You are cordially invited to the Covington Education Foundation’s Hall of Honors – an amazing event that combines the foundation’s Person of the Year and the Hall of Distinction honorees.

soccer Soccer Team Earns 1st Win Over Ninth District Elementary

It was a nailbiter on the soccer field yesterday as the game went scoreless until the 4th Quarter when a 4th grader scored the only goal of the game for John G. Carlisle off of a corner kick by Jacob Rangel Guerrero. Coach Brinkman is proud of the team for their spectacular defense. 

Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinators Recognized Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinators Recognized

Covington Independent Public Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinators were recognized at a Celebration of 25 Years of FRYSC in Kentucky.  Our Center Coordinators and Family Advocates provide much needed support for our children and their families.  We are most fortunate to have them in our schools.

Dental Info Northern Kentucky Health Department Partners with John G. Carlisle to Provide Free Dental Screenings and Cleanings

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is scheduled to visit John G. Carlisle on Monday, September 23rd for the Dental Prevention Program. This program provides FREE Dental screenings to students in Kindergarten, First, Second and Fifth Grades. The following service are available:

Tribe Brick STLP Students Represent JGC at Lego Robotics Tournament

The Lego Robotics Team finished 15th out of 28 Elementary Schools this weekend at the Lego Robotics Tournament held at Walton-Verona Middle School. They were 34th out of a total of 54 schools (including Middle and High Schools). The competition is part of STLP (Student Technology and Leadership Program) and is called the RCX challenge.

Spring Pics Tuesday, March 5 is Spring Picture Day!

Spring Portrait Day at John G. Carlisle is tomorrow! Information on ordering Spring Portraits was sent home with students in their purple folders. If you have questions or need another order form, contact Coria Tucker in the front office.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, children must turn age five on or before August 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten (KRS 158.031). In accordance with the law and Board of Education policy, the following procedures are in place for consideration for early entrance for those children who have mastered kindergarten readiness standards. It is important to note that young children develop at different rates and very few children are ready to begin school early.

Read Ready Covington 2nd Grader, Erwin Pablo De Leon Wins Raffle Drawing From Read Ready Covington

Read Ready Covington is here to collaborate with faculty and families and hope there will be many opportunities to work together this year.

Read Ready Covington is an early literacy initiative sponsored by the City of Covington in partnership with Covington’s public and parochial schools, public library, Housing Authority, Housing Consortium, Health Department, social service and childcare sites, and businesses.

 

Read Ready Covington Read Ready Covington Seeks to Support Parents of Young Children In Getting Their Child Ready to Start Kindergarten

Read Ready Covington is an early literacy initiative led by director Mary Kay Connolly and supported by Covington Mayor, Joe Meyer. The goal of Read Ready Covington is to support families by promoting lifelong learning that begins at birth and continues throughout adulthood. This initiative coincides with the Footsteps to Brilliance App used by Covington Independent Public Schools.

Tara Bell John G. Carlisle Names New Principal

When Tara Bell moved to Kentucky 16 years ago to begin her teaching career, she immediately fell in love with the students and families of Covington.

“My desire has always been to see the students of Covington reach their full potential and achieve their dreams,’’ she said. “I believe that all students can learn at high levels and that all students deserve to attend high performing schools. Several years ago my passion and love for teaching and the students of Covington led me to seek a degree in administration and move to Covington to help serve the community.‘’

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soccer cancelled Soccer Game Cancelled Due to Weather

The Soccer Game Scheduled for Saturday, March 30 has been cancelled due to the rain. The makeup game will be on Thursday, April 4 at 4:15 p.m. All Soccer games are played at Ninth District Elementary School. 

Mayra Guzman Covington Schools interpreter among the finalists for the 2017 Next Generation Leader Award

Mayra Sidler Guzman, a community liaison and interpreter for Covington Independent  Public Schools, is among the finalists for the LEGACY 2017 Next Generation Leader Award in the education catgory.    

The Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLA) are designed to salute the region’s young professionals under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, demonstrated leadership, as well as their contribution to the community.

The NGLAs are sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Executive Leadership and Organizational Change graduate program

March Madness Winners March Madness Winners

March Madness has come to an end and the scores are in.

The winner of the F2B March Madness, with a 2,073,065 word total is JOHN G. CARLISLE!

The tablet winner is MALIYAH MAYS from Ninth District Elementary in Ms. Harnishfeger's class.

Congratulations to all!

literacy night The Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming To John G. Carlisle!

The Fall Book Fair at John G. Carlisle begins on Monday, September 16 and runs through Friday, September 27. The first week the students will preview the books during their library class and create a wish list of books they want to purchase. The second week will be shopping week! There is a Family Fun Night on Tuesday, September 16th from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m. 

Eddie Scholastic Book Fair at John G. Carlisle

John G. Carlisle students enjoyed shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair last week. Thanks to Librarian, Jerry Owens, for coordinating the Book Fair and giving the students the opportunity to build their at-home libraries with books of their choosing.

Student reading Covington Schools awarded more than $1 million in reading, math and early childhood grants

Covington Independent Public Schools has been awarded more than $1 million in grants for reading, math and early childhood initiatives.

“We are thrilled to receive these grants as they will help us continue to meet the needs of our students,’’ said Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison.  “The grants will not only support reading and math, but will help us increase school readiness for our youngest learners.’’
 
Two schools, Sixth District Elementary and Ninth District Elementary - were awarded the Math Achievement Fund Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. The grant provides teacher training and programming for intervention services for primary students.  The grant is for $50,000 per year over a four year period totaling $200,000 per school. The district will use the grant funds to hire a full time math interventionist who will use a research-based math intervention program to meet the needs of students. 
 

logo Congratulations to John G. Carlisle's 2 New Parent Representatives for SBDM

Congratulations to Stephanie Hurles and Sharon Scott on their recent election to the School Based Decision Making Council as parent representatives. Stephanie currently has a second grader and a fifth grader attending John G. Carlisle and Sharon currently has a kindergartener, second grader and fifth grader at John G. Carlisle. 

Coffee cart Entrepreneurs at John G. Carlisle

Mrs. Smith's classroom recently started a student run coffee cart business.  They are very excited about this new venture. The students sell coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider to all staff every Friday for $1.50. 

Solar panels Covington Independent Public Schools saves money by going solar

Covington Independent Public Schools will save an estimated $65,000 a year in electrical costs with the installation of two solar panel systems. The roof-top mounted solar panels were recently installed at John G. Carlisle Elementary School and at the Science Building of Holmes High School. The solar panels will improve the schools’ energy efficiency and environmental quality.

 “The return on the district’s investment into solar is already evident with the reduction in electrical costs,’’ said Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison.  “Over time the savings could amount to millions of dollars in reduced costs.’’

The solar panels are part of a larger guaranteed energy savings project that the district is completing with Performance Services, an Indiana-based company specializing in construction, energy savings and optimal learning environments. The project is expected to be completed in September

March Madness March Madness

Covington Independent Public Schools is sponsoring a Million Word Challenge March 27 – April 6, 2017 during March Madness.

Students and families are encouraged to log onto Footsteps2Brilliance to “Shoot for a Million Words.”

The school that reads the most words by April 6 will win a KONA ICE party and an extra recess.

Each student participant will be entered in a drawing to win a tablet.

The winner will be announced on April 7.

2019-20 Calendar School Starts Tuesday

A reminder to all students and parents that Covington Independent Public Schools starts on Tuesday, September 3. We are excited to begin the 2019-20 school year.  

Tribe Brick "Tribe Brick" to Compete In Lego Robotics Tournament On Saturday

The Lego League team, "Tribe Brick," is now part of STLP and will be competing in a regional robotics tournament tomorrow, March 30, at Walton High School.  The students built the playing field and have been hard at work for the last month writing programs for the robot they call "Jaws" to perform specific functions at the competition Saturday. 

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison Covington Independent Public Schools Awarded AdvancED School System Accreditation

Superintendent Alvin Garrison announced today that Covington Independent Public Schools was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.

This means that the system and all of its schools are accredited, and that Covington Independent Public Schools is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

“I am extremely elated about our accreditation,’’ Mr. Garrison said.  “It validates our board’s leadership and the work of our faculty and staff who show up daily to do what’s best for students.  This is another piece of evidence that confirms Covington is on the right track to district improvement.”

Meet the Teacher Join Us For Meet the Teacher On Thursday, August 29th at 5 p.m.

Please join us Thursday, August 29th from 5 to 7 p.m. for Meet the Teacher at John G. Carlisle. We are so excited for the start of the school year and cannot wait to see all of our students!

Championship Week Soccer Championship Week

Covington Independent Public Schools Elementary Soccer Championship Week is here! Thanks to our players, coaches, and parents for a great (and weather-challenged) regular season.

Hall of Honors Nominations sought for Holmes distinguished graduates    

The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations to the Holmes Hall of Distinction. This year, the board has added a new honor for the Hall – the Holmes High School Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. It is designed to honor Holmes graduates who are 35 years and younger who have made outstanding contributions to society.  

Logo SBDM Meeting Cancelled

The School Based Decision Making Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, August 26th has been cancelled. Please check back for the rescheduled date. 

soccer game JGC Soccer Ties with 6th District at First Game of the Season

The John G. Carlisle Soccer Team kicked off the season with a 1-1 tie with the 6th District Elementary Dolphins yesterday. The goal was scored by 4th Grader, Justin Coronado on an assist from Alan Orozco Marroquin. Coach Brinkman was very impressed by their teamwork.

Hall of Honors Hall of Honors Award Winners

A bomber pilot, a doctor, a philanthropist, a lawyer and a public relations expert will be inducted into the Holmes High School Hall of Distinction in June. The hall was established in 2000 to honor distinguished graduates and/or friends of Covington Schools for their achievements and contributions to society.

Jaynice Stovall Stovall finishes storied high school career with Holmes

Jaynice Stovall ended her high school career Saturday, one of the winningest careers of anyone in the history of Holmes girls basketball or the state of Kentucky, period.

Stovall and the Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with the high-flying Flyers of Franklin County in the state semifinals of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Sweet 16 at BB&T Arena. Franklin (33-5) won 51-36 and advanced to Sunday’s 2 p.m. final against Mercer County. Holmes, in its second trip to the state semis (2002), finished 29-6.

St. Elizabeth St. Elizabeth Donates Over 300 Backpacks Filled With School Supplies to John G. Carlisle

Students at John G. Carlisle will be going back to school prepared thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Various departments at St. E. collected over 3,000 school supplies and stuffed them into over 300 backpacks.

Now Hiring Summer Scholars Program Hiring

The Covington Summer Scholars program, a collaborative effort between Covington Independent Public Schools, Covington Partners and the City of Covington is hiring Summer Youth Workers.  The position is open to any student who attends school (Holmes, Holy Cross, and Covington Latin) and/or lives in the city of Covington. 

Battle of the Bulldogs Battle of the Bulldogs

The 2017 Battle of the Bulldogs Talent Show is here. Mark your calendars, write it in your planners, and type reminders on your phones—on Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m., Holmes High School students will strut their stuff across the Jack Moreland Auditorium stage. Acts include singing sophomores, dancing dudes, guitar-strumming seniors, and acts so incredible you may not even believe your eyes and ears. Do not miss this once in a lifetime experience. Be there. #DropTheMic #DidWeSayItIsFree #BulldogTalent

Lunch Lunch Provided for Students

Free lunch is being provided for any child under the age of 18, Monday - Friday, August 19-30, at Latonia Elementary, Sixth District Elementary, Ninth District Elementary, Glenn O. Swing Elementary and John G. Carlisle Elementary. The hours for the lunch are 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Any questions, contact 859-392-1028.

Kindergarten Registration It’s Kindergarten Registration Week at Covington schools; ‘Evening of Kindergarten’ Wednesday

Parents and guardians of 5-year-old children are encouraged to attend Covington Independent Public Schools’ “Evening of Kindergarten,’’ at 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 at each of the district’s elementary schools.

During the evening, parents will receive details about the kindergarten program and a registration packet. They can take a tour the schools and, talk to teachers.

In addition, principals and administrators will be on hand to answer questions about Covington’s Free All-Day Kindergarten program. Parents who attend will receive a Kindergarten Activity Kit and will be entered into a drawing for a Tablet 

Wear Red and Support the Lady Bulldogs in the Final Four Wear Red and Support the Lady Bulldogs in the Final Four

When his team fell behind in the first quarter, Holmes girls’ basketball coach Tony Perkins realized he made a mistake coming out in a zone defense against Henderson County in a quarterfinal game of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA state tournament on Friday at BB&T Arena.

Holmes guard Kamari Graham launches a jump shot during her team’s state tournament game against Henderson County.

Schedule of Services Extended Summer Services

Summer services are being extended in Covington due to the delay in the start of school.

Soccer JGC Soccer Team Plays First Game TODAY!

The John G. Carlisle Soccer team will kick off the season today at 5:30 p.m. against Sixth District Elementary. All Soccer games are played at Ninth District Elementary. The soccer team is coached by School Counselor, Lori Brinkman. 

Playing "Trash" John G. Carlisle's Family Game Night a success!

On Thursday, March 23, John G. Carlisle hosted Family Game Night. At this event, families played fun games that reinforce math skills. Families learned to play Dominoes, a card game called Trash, and dice games. They won prizes at the duck pond by solving equations printed on the bottom of the ducks and earned turns at Jenga by solving math pre-printed math problems. 

Laila Johnson Leads Bulldogs Holmes junior guard gets job done at both ends of floor in first-round win at girls’ state tournament

Holmes junior guard Laila Johnson is one of the best defensive players in the state, according to coach Tony Perkins. He should be pretty happy with what she can do on the offensive side as well.

Holmes junior guard Laila Johnson scored six points during a 13-0 run in the third quarter against Grayson County. 

Meet the Teacher New Meet the Teacher Date Announced: Thursday, August 29th, 5 - 7 p.m.

In light of the new start date for Covington Schools (Tuesday, September 3rd) and the water damage to the school building, John G. Carlisle will host Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

K Registration flyer It's Time To Register Your Child for Kindergarten

Do you have a child turning 5 on or before August 1, 2019? You can register him or her for Covington Schools’  FREE all-day kindergarten.  Registration begins today! All Covington Independent Public Schools will have open registration for incoming Kindergarten students on March 25-29, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. 

Ticket Sales Update

Ticket sales for the Lady Bulldogs' Sweet 16 tournament game tonight at 8 p.m. at NKU will end at 12:30 today. Regional championship t-shirts are sold out, but other spirit wear is available in the bookstore.

Schedule of Events Back to School Events Revised Schedule

Due to the change in the start of the school year, some Back to School events have been changed.  The schedule is as follows:

Holmes High School, August 7, 4-6 p.m.

Where the Wild Things Are John G. Carlisle Hosts Family Literacy Night for Families

John G. Carlisle hosted a Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 21st. Families were treated to a read aloud (in English and Spanish) of the book, Where The Wild Things Are. Families also enjoyed a viewing of the movie, complete with popcorn for a snack and an presentation of EPIC. 

Holmes girls’ basketball team wins 9th Region championship for second consecutive year

Holmes basketball players got together in a circle and did a little victory dance after their 58-52 win over Cooper in the championship game of the 9th Region girls’ tournament on Sunday at BB&T Arena. After being ranked No. 1 in the region all season, they were excited about taking the title for the second consecutive year — and a little relieved.

“We’ve had a target on our back since game one,” said Holmes senior point guard Jaynice Stovall. “We just had to stay strong and finish strong.”

This is the first time that Holmes has won back-to-back 9th Region championships in girls’ basketball. The last team to do that was Boone County in 2009 and 2010. The Bulldogs will return to the state tournament at BB&T Arena and play 3rd Region champion Grayson County in a first-round game at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stovall is the only senior among the Holmes starting five that’s on the court for nearly every minute in every game. Her play-making ability and aggressive defense have been a big part of the team’s success this season. No one was surprised when she was named most valuable player after the regional final.

But it was a good team effort that carried Holmes to the win over Cooper. The Bulldogs had three players score in double figures and they passed the ball well enough to get 14 assists on 21 field goals. They also played solid half-court defense after their usual full-court pressure didn’t work.

First day of school delayed until September 3, 2019

As a result of several facility-related complications in our district, the start of school has been changed to Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
 

produce man It's Produce Man's Healthy Challenge Week at JGC!

John G. Carlisle is participating in Produce Man’s Healthy Challenge! The Healthy Challenge is the annual program coordinated by the Northern Kentucky Health Department. It is a school-wide challenge for all students and staff. The Healthy Challenge is for National Nutrition Month™ held during one full week in March.

Camp Read S'more JGC students attend Camp Read S'more for Book Fair Family Fun Night

On Thursday, February 23, John G. Carlisle hosted Camp Read S'more, a literacy event, in conjuction with the Scholastic Book Fair. Students listened to campfire stories, like the book S is for S'mores, read by Terri Diebold from the Covington Library. The Girl Scouts of America led the group in a fun Campfire Sing Along. Parents learned how to help foster a love of reading in their child by making reading fun!

cgn logo Place Matters Survey

Covington is part of Place Matters, a comprehensive community development initiative transforming Greater Cincinnati communities by addressing issues of housing, economic stability, youth, health, and civic engagement at the same time.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison School board renews Supt. Garrison’s contract for another four years

Alvin L. Garrison will continue his work as superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools for at least 4 more years.



The Covington Board of Education Thursday night approved a new 4-year contract that will extend his services through June 2021.

Garrison’s salary will be $140,000, an increase of $11,000.



Board Chairman Julie Geisen Scheper said the district is making progress under Garrison’s leadership.  She noted that the district has schools that are distinguished and proficient.  The district recently purchased laptops for all students at Holmes High School, she said.



“We are renovating our athletic field and making energy improvements in all of our buildings to enhance the learning environment,’’ Geisen Scheper said.  “We want to keep these successes moving forward, and we believe Superintendent Garrison is leading us in the right direction.’’


                                  

Backpacks and Breakfast Northern Kentucky Harvest Hosts 19th Annual Backpacks and Breakfast Next Saturday

Are you looking for free backpacks and school supplies for your children? Northern Kentucky's 19th Annual Backpacks and Breakfast event is next Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Goebel Park in Covington.

Family Literacy Night Join Us For Book Fair and Family Fun NIght

Join us on Thursday, March 21st from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for Family Fun Night! The Book Fair will be open for shopping. Families will enjoy a bilingual story hour, movie and popcorn, and fabulous prizes! Four families will go home with their very own build-your-own at home library, complete with books of the student's choice! We can't wait to give these away to 4 awesome families!

Notre Dame Academy Volunteers Notre Dame Academy partners with John G. Carlisle Elementary to help students succeed

In January, students from Notre Dame Academy began volunteering at John G. Carlisle as part of their Junior Service Program. The volunteers attend classes from August to December where they learn about social teaching issues and themes, particularly the importance of recognizing human dignity in all people, no matter their background, choices, and current state of living. This is done in hopes to better prepare the students to serve in a more compassionate and empathetic way in the community.

School supplies Thanks for the school supplies for Covington students

Thanks to our many supporters and employees who brought by school supplies for Covington students during the Chick-fil-A “Stuff the Bus” challenge on Monday, July 29.

2nd Quarter Awards Day Program John G. Carlisle Honors Students with Good Grades and Perfect Attendance

On Friday, January 27, John G. Carlisle hosted the 2nd Quarter Awards Day Program to celebrate the students who earned A Honor Roll, AB Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance for the 2nd Quarter. Parents of the students who earned an award were invited to attend and watch their child earn a medal for their accomplishments.

Rosie's girls Rosie's Girls to host Open House on Friday

Middle school students worked on projects that involved welding, plumbing, surveying, laser measuring and construction during the Rosie's Girls’ three week camp on the Holmes High School campus. 

Lion King ROAR - Camp Covington Ends with Field Trip to See The Lion King

Camp Covington attendees enjoyed a fun filled field trip to the movie theater to see the Lion King on opening day! Students were treated to popcorn, a drink and fruit snacks during the movie. What a fantastic way to end the program!

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K Registration flyer Kindergarten Registration is COMING!

Do you have a child turning 5 on or before August 1, 2019? You can register him or her for Covington Schools’  FREE all-day kindergarten.  The registration window is opening soon! All Covington Independent Public Schools will have open registration for incoming Kindergarten students on March 25-29, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. 

summer program Summer Program Ends Friday, July 19

Camp Covington Summer Enrichment Program is coming to a close. The last day is Friday, July 19. We've had a fantastic 5 weeks of programming that will be capped off with a field trip the Movie Theater to see The Lion King. Over the 5 weeks students attended field trips to the Cincinnati Museum Center, The Florence Freedom, The Latonia Water Park, Northern Kentucky University Haile Planetarium and The Covington Library. 

Make-up Day Make-up Day

School will be in session on Friday, March 15 to make up for the snow day on Thursday, January 31.

Scott Alter, Assistant Superintendent Glenn O. Swing Principal promoted to Assistant Superintendent

The principal and assistant principal at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School are taking on greater leadership roles in Covington Independent Public Schools.

DEAR time John G. Carlisle students celebrate Dr. Suess's Birthday with fun literacy activities!

In celebration of Dr. Suess's Birthday on Friday, March 1, students at John G. Carlisle participated in several fun literacy based activities throughout the day, coordinated by our Read to Achieve Team, Shawna Schiralli, Jennifer Ohman and Sarah Chambliss.

Born Learning Born Learning Communities Focuses on Early LIteracy

It was a great night of learning and fun during the third session of the Born Learning Communities workshop Tuesday night at Eastside Neighborhood Early Childhood Education Center. 

February Attendance March Attendance Incentive begins Monday, March 4

The March Attendance Incentive begins today, Monday, March 4th and continues through Friday, March 29th. All students with PERFECT attendance during this time frame will have their name entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes, such as a brand new bicycle! Perfect attendance means NO absences and NO tardies (even if they are excused). 

library Camp Covington Takes A Field Trip To The Covington Library

Students attending Camp Covington Summer Program walked to the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library today. The library staff did not disappoint! Students enjoyed a space themed read aloud, a tour of the resources in the Children's Library including the 3-D Printer and the Maker Space.

Soccer Roster 2019 2019 Soccer Team Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 John G. Carlisle Soccer Team! There was a great turnout for soccer tryouts! Soccer Coach, Lori Brinkman, had a very tough time narrowing the team to just 21 players. Great job to all who tried out! 

Born Learning Join Us For The Next Born Learning Communities Workshop

The next session of the Born Learning Communities workshops will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastside Neighborhood Early Childhood Education Center located at 1001 Scott Boulevard in Covington.

lori eifert Project Home is helping students experiencing homelessness to stay in school

Covington students and families experiencing homelessness receive help to stay in school.
 

Haile Planetarium CAMP COVINGTON VISITS HAILE PLANETARIUM AT NKU

Today, students at Camp Covington took a field trip to Northern Kentucky University to visit the Haile Planetarium. Students enjoyed learning about the Solar System. They also toured the campus stopping at the gymnasium, the Student Center and the Health Center.

stuff the bus challenge Please stop by Chick-fil-A in Newport to help Covington students with school supplies

Covington Independent Public Schools will again participate in Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge to provide school supplies for  students

4th of July SUMMER PROGRAM CLOSED JULY 4TH and 5TH

Camp Covington is CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. Enjoy the holiday! Program will resume on Monday, July 8th. All 1st thru 5th Grade students will be attending a field trip to the Covington Library on Monday, July 8th. Kindergarten students will stay at school for regular programming. 

Cool Critters Cool Critters visits Camp Covington at John G. Carlisle

Cool Critters Outreach is an animal education and rescue organization. This program makes learning fun and exciting with hands-on activities. Students attending Camp Covington learned about and interacted with a bearded dragon, a ball python, a tortoise and more!

BLC Born Learning Workshops Continue at Eastside Neighborhood Early Childhood Education Center

The Born Learning Communities Workshops are put on through a partnership with Covington Independent Public Schools, Covington Partners, United Way and Headstart. Designed to be a 4 session kickstart to the Born Learning Academy sessions held at James E. Biggs in the fall, Born Learning Communities teaches parents about the importance of early learning and early literacy and connects parents with community resources through a resource fair.

Volleyball Lady Bulldogs Volleyball set practice and try-out schedule

The Holmes High School 2019-20 volleyball season begins on July 15.

Polly Page Covington Education Foundation names Polly Page as Person of the Year

The Covington Education Foundation has named Polly Lusk Page, a longtime advocate for education, as the organization’s 2019 Person of the Year.

Awards Day KPREP Awards Ceremony (4th and 5th Grades) Scheduled for Friday, February 15

The KPREP Awards Ceremony for 4th and 5th Grades will take place on Friday, February 15 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. We will be presenting medals and certificates to students who scored proficient or distinguished on any section of the 2018 KPREP Test.

florence freedom Camp Covington Knocks It Out Of the Park with a Field Trip to the Florence Freedom Baseball Game

Students attending the John G. Carlisle Summer Program enjoyed a field trip to the Florence Freedom baseball game yesterday. In addition to the baseball game, students enjoyed lego demonstrations, a play area with a bouncy house and a giant slide and a lego set where they could build things. 

Job Openings Covington is looking for talented people to join our team

Covington Independent Public Schools is looking for talented people to join our team.

Born Learning Communities Record Numbers for First Born Learning Communities Session

12 Families (15 adults, including 3 dads and 29 kids!) attended the First Born Learning Communities session on Tuesday evening. Families enjoyed a delicious meal of fried chicken and vegetables before the kids were taken to childcare rooms so that adults could focus on the workshop. 

Solar panels Covington already reaping benefits from its energy savings project

Covington Independent Public Schools is already reaping benefits from its energy savings project,

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. Time has come to recognize and honor our alumni.  The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

National School Nurse Day National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 8, 2019. School nurses lead the way in advocating for the health needs of their students, as well as supporting education, by ensuring that students are safe, healthy & ready to learn. Let’s celebrate our Covington school nurses today and always!

Child getting a shot Immunization records due by May 24

Don’t forget to get your shots and turn in your immunization records to your school by May 24.

Friends of Covington Friends of Covington Donates School Supplies to John G. Carlisle

A local group called Friends of Covington recently began a school supply drive for John G. Carlisle Elementary. The purpose of Friends of Covington is to bring together residents, workers, organizations and other enthusiastic supporters of Covington. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life in the community through communication, activities and projects designed to foster pride and encourage positive development. 

Kindergarten Transition Next Stop - Kindergarten

Preschoolers from James E. Biggs took a trip to visit the elementary school where they will attend kindergarten next year. The students and their parents participated in a current kindergarten class and toured the gym, cafeteria, and computer lab.

Covington schools hosting "An Evening of Kindergarten" on Wednesday

Covington Independent Public Schools has set aside a special evening so that parents of incoming kindergarten children can meet principals and teachers, tour schools, ask questions and complete enrollment forms.


Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. It honors its alumni with the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus awards.

JGC logo 3rd Term Report Cards To Go Home On Wednesday, March 20

3rd Term Report Cards will be sent home with students in purple folders on Wednesday, March 20. Please take a moment to go over your child's grades with him or her and discuss their progress. If you have concerns about your child's progress, please contact your child's teacher.  

Willy Wonka Willy Wonka Play Rescheduled

Holmes Middle School CLC's presentation of Willy Wonka, Jr. has been rescheduled for March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Holmes High School auditorium. Please come out to see these students in this great performance. You don't want to miss it! 

Willie Wonka Watch these remarkable Holmes students sing and act

Holmes students captivated the audience as they performed the musical, Willy Wonka, Jr., Tuesday afternoon

Thanks Free Books for Students

Every student at John G. Carlisle received four free books thanks to The Scripps Foundation, WCPO - 9 On Your Side, and Scholastic Books.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss.

Covington Board Retreat Working on the Work

Members of the Covington Board of Education and district administrators met on Saturday, March 2,  for a board retreat.

Willy Wonka Jr. Willy Wonka, Jr.

Join us as we watch students from the Holmes Middle School Community Learning Center after-school program turn dreams into gobstoppers on stage at Jack Moreland Auditorium. Directed by The Carnegie, students will light up the stage in a captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. There are two chances to witness the magic of Willy Wonka Jr.: Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Please note that the dates have been changed!

Born Learning Academy Do you have a child age birth to 5? Join us for Born Learning Academy!

Do you want to make sure your young child is ready for Kindergarten? Did you know there are things you can do as early as when your baby is born to ensure their success in Kindergarten? Born Learning Academy is the perfect place to learn how early childhood experiences can prepare your child for success in Kindergarten. Born Learning Academy is a series of 6 workshops that teaches caregivers how to turn everyday moments (like doing laundry, grocery shopping or riding the bus) into learning opportunities for your young child. 

picture day Spring Portrait Day, Tuesday, March 5

Spring Portrait Day at John G. Carlisle is on Tuesday, March 5. Information on ordering Spring Portraits was sent home with students in their purple folders. If you have questions or need another order form, contact Coria Tucker in the front office.

Shark Cart Newport Aquarium brings SHARKS!! to John G. Carlisle

Sharks are awesome, and students in the Community Learning Center after-school programs at John G. Carlisle Elementary School and Glenn O Swing Elementary got to witness this first-hand! 

FREE app Stay connected with our new app

Stay connected and download the Covington Independent Public Schools new app. Search "Covington Independent" in the App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading the FREE app, you can customize which schools you wish to follow.

Happy New Year School resumes Thursday, January 3

Happy New Year. School resumes Thursday, January 3. 

Parent Portal Stay Connected Through Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Campus Parent is designed to provide real-time access to student information. You can access the Parent Portal through the district website, www.covington.kyschools.us, or by downloading the mobile app.

Winter Break Winter Break Begins

Winter Break is December 20, 2018 - January 2, 2019.  School will resume on Thursday, January 3.

Academic Team Academic Team Competes in Governor's Cup Competition

The John G. Carlisle Academic Team placed 4th overall at the Governor's Cup Competition on Saturday, February 9. Coming off of an undefeated regular season, they were the team to beat and they represented John G. well. We are very proud of their accomplishments this season.

First Lego League First Lego League Wins Trophy at Competition

The First Lego League competed in the regionals on December 8th.  They won a trophy and individual medals for their achievements and  the  presentation of the Core Values:

Runners-up John G. Carlisle finishes in second place

Cheerleaders from the five Covington elementary schools participated in the annual cheerleading competition on Saturday. Each team showed tremendous spirit and skill. Glenn O. Swing Elementary School finished in first place followed by John G. Carlisle Elementary School in second. Congratulations to all the cheerleaders involved!

School Counselor Week It's National School Counseling Week! Celebrate Your School Counselor!

National School Counseling Week is a week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors in the School System. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. We love our school counselor to pieces!

Elf Stress Test JGC House Olympics is a big hit with 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
Owl pellet UK Cooperative Extension Brings Science to Life with Owl Pellet Activity

Diane Kelley from the UK Cooperative Extension Office visited Mrs. Furnish's 4th Grade Science Class to teach them about how owls eat and survive in the wild. Students work in groups to dissect owl pellets and discover what items the owl has eaten. They record their findings with a partner.

Covington's Mobile App Download Covington's mobile app for events and news at your child's school

Covington Independent Public Schools is excited to announce the release of the district’s new mobile app.

Sarah Flerlage School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Thanksgiving Donation Thanksgiving Donation

A big thank you to Toyota Boshoku America for donating 160 bags of food to Covington students. This yearly donation helps relieve a burden for some of our families during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tom Wherry What Would Covington Look Like if We Embraced Our Kids?

I recently read the book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam.   

The author of this New York Times bestseller follows his 1959 high school graduating class from Port Clinton, Ohio. He discovered his class as a whole was successful. However, the kids and grandkids of his classmates seemed to have less opportunity to improve on that success. Hard work and talent were not paying off. This opportunity gap reminded me Covington and our students in Covington Independent Public Schools.

Academic Team Academic team on a winning streak!

The John G. Carlisle Academic Team earned its second win last night defeating Latonia Elementary. Coached by Special Education Teacher, Kiersten Campbell, the team has been practicing twice per week for several weeks.

Kindness Challenge Week It's Kindness Challenge Week at John G. Carlisle

It's Kindness Week at John G. Carlisle and School Counselor, Lori Brinkman, has issued the students a Kindness Challenge! When students complete at least 10 acts of kindness they can turn in their Kindness Challenge Card to Ms. Brinkman for a prize! 

basketball team JGC Basketball teams hoping for 1st win tomorrow

The John G. Carlisle Boys and Girls Basketball teams play tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14 at Glenn O. Swing Elementary. The Girls play at 4:30 p.m. and the Boys play at 5:30 p.m. 

Tom Wherry School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Bulldog Madness Bulldog Madness November 15

Meet the Holmes High School basketball players, coaches and cheerleaders at Bulldog Madness on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

Looking for Substitute Teachers Furloughed employee looking for work? Become a Substitute Teacher

Covington Independent Public Schools is always looking for substitute teachers to work in our system
 

Sarah Graman Graman honored for work

Congratulations to Sarah Graman , who was honored yesterday at the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools (KAPS) Fall Conference in Louisville.

Garrison and scholarship recipient Covington student, employee honored during Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Congratulations to Tatiana Phillips and Barbara Hill who were recognized during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday afternoon,

1st Quarter Awards Moermond Students honored at 1st Quarter Awards ceremony

Students were honored at the First Quarter Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 2nd. Each classroom selected a Star Student (Student of the Month) and awarded certificates for Perfect Attendance. Kindergarten, First and Second grades also awarded 2 Busy Bee Awards for students showing exemplary work ethic and 2 Citizenship Awards for students exemplifying integrity and friendship. 

Parent Portal Stay Connected with Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Campus Parent is designed to provide real-time access to student information. You can access the Parent Portal through the district website, www.covington.kyschools.us, or by downloading the mobile app. 

Cheer squad Purple Out Pep Rally

On Tuesday, October 30th John G. Carlisle students will participate in a PURPLE OUT PEP RALLY to support the John G. Carlisle basketball teams, cheerleading squad and academic team. The Pep Rally begins at 2 p.m. Parents and community members are invited to attend. We want to purple out the whole gym so everyone should wear as much purple as possible! 

Night at the Museum Flyer join us this week for Night at the Museum

Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. John G. Carlisle is hosting Night at the Museum.

CSI Crime Scene Investigators: Who Kidnapped the Guinea Pig?

It was a crime scene in Ms. Cunigan's math class this week. Who kidnapped Harry Potter, the class pet? Students worked in groups and received a bag of evidence and tools to use in their attempt to solve a series of numerical expressions to identify the who, the how and the where. 

Winter Weather Information Winter Weather Information

With winter weather upon us, we would like to remind you how Covington Independent Public Schools makes decisions about school closings, delays, or early dismissals, and communicates weather-related announcements.  We always try to make weather-related decisions in a timely fashion.

safe schools week Kentucky Safe Schools Week, October 22 - 26

Next week, October 22nd through October 26th, is Kentucky Safe Schools Week, which is part of a bully prevention initiative from the state of Kentucky. Students will be taking the Be Incredible Pledge and creating a Kindness Chain to hang in the school.

Latonia Elementary After-School Program Covington Schools Awarded $1.1 Million for After-School Programs

Covington Independent Public Schools was awarded $1.165 million in grants from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program.

April Brockhoff School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

The Jelly Donut Difference classroom guidance lessons promote kindness

School counselor, Lori Brinkman, leads classroom guidance lessons to promote social skills, manners and good interpersonal relationships among students. She recently led a lesson on kindness in Mrs. Leonard's 1st grade classroom and Mrs. Furnish's 4th grade classroom. 

Jerry Avery School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Pumpkin book report 2nd grade students create pumpkin book reports

2nd Grade students recently participated in a "hands on" English Language Arts (ELA) lesson by creating Pumpkin Book Reports showcasing a character from their favorite story.  

Officer Petri Thank an officer

Thank you Officer Petri and the Covington police department for all you do to keep our students, staff, and schools safe! 

Today is National Law-Enforcement Appreciation Day. Take time to say thank you!

Mario day "Level Up" with National School Lunch Week

During National School Lunch Week, please join Covington Independent Public Schools in encouraging students to Level Up with a Healthy School Lunch! During the week, the nutrition services department will use fun lessons to teach students more about good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Each day, students will "level up" as they learn about the five components of a healthy lunch - vegetables, protein, fruits, whole grains and dairy. Students have the opportunity to participate in fun dress-up days this week in celebration of National School Lunch Week. See the flyer below for the theme days and encourage your child to dress up! 

Glenda Huff School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Theater pic Primary students experience the theater

Students in kindergarten, first and second grades attended the Children's Theater of Cincinnati for their showing of Superman! This was the first trip in a series of 4.  Later in the year they will see Santa Claus, The Jungle Book, and Sleeping Beauty!

Tom Wherry Tom Wherry named board chairman

Congratulations to Tom Wherry, who was elected chairman of the Covington Board of Education at a special meeting Thursday night. Glenda Huff was elected vice chair of the board.

logo Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming!

Mark your calendar! Parent-Teacher Conferences at John G. Carlisle are on Wednesday, October 24 from 4 - 7 p.m. Check your child's purple folder in the coming weeks for sign-up information. 

Christmas Assistance John G. Carlisle receives support from community partners for Christmas

Over 50 students at John G. Carlisle received support for Christmas thanks to the support of generous Community Partners who provided Christmas Assistance to families in need. 7 Hills Church, Cengage, and Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) have provided this support to John G. Carlisle students for the past several years.

One to One Become a One to One Reading Coach Today!

Do you have 2 -3 hours a week during the day to help a strugging young reader? Become a volunteer tutor and share the joy of readiing with a child! One to One Reading is looking for volunteers! 

Click this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4da8ae2fa1fb6-onetoone

There are training dates available in October. 

Check out the One to One Website for more information: http://www.one-to-one.ca/

Lego League Lego Robotics team competes in First Lego League Tournament

The Lego Robotics Team recently competed in the First Lego Leage (FLL) tournament.  They receive legos to build different challenges on the playing field. The students are given a theme and they research a problem and develop a solution to the problem related to the theme.  They then present their problem and solution to someone in the field related to the theme. 

Peshtigo Fire Lesson 4th Grade students enjoy hands on learning about the worst fire in U.S. history.

4th Grade students in Mrs. Will's English Language Arts (ELA) class enjoy hands on learning about the worst fire in U.S. history. The Peshtigo Fire of 1871 happened in Peshtigo, Wisconsin and it was the deadliest wildfire in American History, with estimated deaths over 1,500 people. 

Shop with a Pro Shop with a Pro

Shop with a Pro is sponsored by the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. Five Cincinnati Bengals players and five Bengal cheerleaders participated in this awesome event. 5th Grade student Mia Borges Pabon was selected by staff to participate in this event because she is a great student with amazing grades and behavior.

Brooklyn H. 2018-2019 JGC Cheer Team announced

Congratulations to the following students who made the 2018-2019 John G. Carlisle Cheer Team! This year's team is coached by Amber Cunigan and Trevor Prieskorn. More than 25 students tried out for 15 spots on the squad. 

Academic Team JGC academic team remains undefeated!

The John G. Carlisle Academic Team continues its winning streak! Despite being down 4 players, the team brought home another win over Mary A. Goetz Elementary in Ludlow. The scores were 8 - 5 and 7 - 1. Congrats on remaining undefeated!

Hall of Honors event to recognize Holmes alumni

Five former Holmes students will be recognized at Hall of Honors event from 6-9 p.m., October 10, at the Drees Pavilion.

Kinman Farms 2nd Grade visits Kinman Farms

John G. Carlisle 2nd Grade students visited Kinman Farms on Wednesday, October 3 for the annual field trip. Students learned about life on the farm, interacted with farm animals, enjoyed a hayride and picked a pumpkin! Check out the John G. Carlisle facebook page or Click here to see more pictures from this fun field trip!

Born Learning Academy FREE! FUN! FAMILY! Join Us October 9 for Born Learning Academy at James E. Biggs.

It's fun! It's free! Come check it out! Do you want to make sure your young child is ready for Kindergarten? Did you know there are things you can do as early as when your baby is born to ensure their success in Kindergarten? Born Learning Academy is the perfect place to learn how early childhood experiences can prepare your child for success in Kindergarten. 

Basketball players 2018-2019 Girls and Boys Basketball Team Rosters

Congratulations to the following 4th and 5th Grade students who made the 2018-2019 Basketball teams. This year's teams will be coached by Ms. Brinkman and Mrs. Leonard. Practice will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the basketball team page for the game schedule and standings. 

Family Literacy Night JGC Students and Families Enjoy Bilingual Family Story Time and FREE produce at the Book Fair and Family Literacy Night

Students and families enjoyed Bilingual Story Time, Book Fair shopping and FREE produce from the Freestore/Foodbank at Family Literacy Night on Wednesday, September 26. 

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison Congratulations Mr. Garrison

Elizabethtown Inde­­pen­dent Schools recognized eight of its graduates, including Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison,  Saturday night during its annual Tra­di­tion of  Excellence Alu­mni Awards ceremony. The honorees toured the school Friday and attended a pep rally as part of the festivities.

Cheer Basketball and Cheerleading Tryouts

Basketball tryouts for 4th and 5th grade girls and boys is on Monday, October 1 at 3:30 p.m. All students who wish to stay for tryouts on Monday MUST have a signed permission form. Permission forms were sent home with students on Wednesday.

 

Ryan Fischer, Young Alumnus Award Recipient Accepting Nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. Time has come to recognize and honor our alumni.  The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

High Attendance Day John G. Carlisle, Holmes Middle winners of "High Attendance Day"


Covington Schools celebrated "High Attendance Day" yesterday with pajama and popcorn parties. The overall attendance rate for the district was 96.52 percent. Great job everyone.

Stuff the bus challenge Help Covington Stuff the Bus with School Supplies

Covington Independent Public Schools will participate in Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge this year. Please join us on Tuesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help fill our bus with school supplies at the Chick-fil-A in Newport.  We will be part of the river city school districts.  Stop by with three or more items and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich.  All proceeds go to students.  In addition, the school district that collects the most supplies will win a monetary donation.  Please come and help Covington stuff the bus.


 

Book Fair Shopping Week Book Fair Shopping Week begins Monday, September 24

It's time to shop at the John G. Carlisle Elementary Scholastic Book Fair. Students will visit the Book Fair during their library specials. We will have fun dress-up days next week to help get kids excited for the book fair. Please encourage your student to participate! Don't forget to join us for Family Fun Night on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. You will enjoy family Story Time and fabulous giveaways. The Book Fair will be open! The FreeStore/Foodbank will be on site giving out fresh produce! 

JGC logo Midterm reports come home on Thursday, September 20

Please check your child's purple folder for 1st term midterm reports. They come home with students today! It is important to follow your child's academic progress throughout the school year and contact their teacher if you have concerns. 

Family Fun Night flyer Join us on September 26 for the first Family Fun Night!

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. for Family Fun Night! The book fair will be open for shopping. Families will enjoy a Family Story time and the Freestore/Foodbank will be on site with FREE fresh produce! It's going to be a great time!

Summer learning Covington Schools to Host Multiple Summer Learning Opportunities for Students

Covington Independent Public Schools is proud to collaborate with Covington Partners this summer to host multiple summer learning opportunities for students of all ages at school sites throughout the district.  The summer fun begins this week. Free breakfast and lunch ill also be provided. 

Super Hero Day Super Hero Thursday for High Attendance Day

Thursday, September 20 is High Attendance Day. The school with the highest attendance wins a fabulous prize. Our goal is to get 100% attendance on Thursday. So, we're having Super Hero Thursday! Wear your favorite Super Hero attire on Thursday. Be sure to like us on Facebook (@johngcarlisle) and follow us on Twitter (@JohnG.Carlisle) for pictures of Super Hero High Attendance Thursday and to see if we win! 

Senior Walk Class of 2018 Senior Walk

The Holmes High School Class of 2018 spent some time on the last day of school visiting their past and encouraging future Bulldogs. The students took one last walk through the halls of the district's five elementary schools and Holmes Middle School. The Class of 2018 will graduate on Friday, June 8.

High Attendance Day September 20 is "High Attendance Day"

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel has designated September 20 as “High Attendance Day” across the state of Kentucky.
Elementary, middle and high schools will compete for the highest percentage of attendance that day.   The school with the highest attendance rate will be awarded $500 from the state. 

Glenn O. Swing Student Work Drives Improvement

Third graders in Karissa Pickens’ classroom at Glenn O. Swing Elementary are reading an article about the flu — how to avoid it, or, should a scratchy throat or bleary eyes strike, how to respond to the symptoms. Graphs and tables accompany the piece, and they are the point of the morning’s review.

Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair at John G. Carlisle

The Scholastic Book Fair opens today at John G. Carlisle Elementary. Students will visit the Book Fair during their library specials. See the chart below for the schedule. This week is Preview Week where students will browse the book selection and create a wish list. Next week is shopping week.  

Rotary Students Covington Rotary selects 2 Holmes students to Study Abroad

 

The Covington Rotary Club selected two students from Holmes High School to participate in this year's Rotary International Youth Exchange.
 
The organization has selected local students to participate for the past four years.
 
This year, Holmes High students Molly Morgan and Jacob Dye were chosen. They will depart for international destinations (to be announced later) in the fall. The Rotary pays the full $6,000 estimated cost for each exchange.
 
 
Previous recipients have gone to Spain, Germany, and Turkey to promote peace and goodwill in the world, a news release said.
 
Bully Free fish Join Us for the 7th Annual John G. Carlisle Bully Prevention Parade

Don't forget the 7th Annual John G. Carlisle Bully Prevention Parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 14 from the rear parking lot at John G. Carlisle. Come out and support the John G. Students as they march to make JGC Bully FREE!!! Click here for Parade Route. Remember to wear your John G. Carlisle colors!

Park reopening flyer Annie Hargraves Park Reopening

Come out for the Grand Reopening of Annie Hargraves Park, Basil Lewis Park and the new George Stone basketball court! On Sunday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the new playground and community gathering area will be unveiled. 

Homecoming 2018 Homecoming 2018

Holmes High School's Homecoming 2018 is Friday, September 21.  The celebration will include a full day of fun with a pep rally, parade, tailgate party, football game, crowning ceremony, and a dance. 

Anti-bullying rules John G. Carlisle Kicks Off Bully Prevention Week!

No H8John G. Carlisle Elementary is celebrating Bully Prevention Week this week with a variety of bully prevention activities. Classrooms are participating in a door decorating contest. On Tuesday, the Kids on the Block Program from the Family Nurturing Center will be here to talk with students about bully prevention. Also this week, all students will paint a rock for the rock garden (located by the bus circle on Banklick Street), sign the anti-bully wall at the back of the cafeteria, and create signs for the bully prevention parade.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison Superintendent Garrison to be honored by his alma mater
Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison is one of the eight alumni who will be recognized next month by Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

 

Covington Fire Department Company 1 2nd Grade gets a lesson from the Covington Fire Department

Second grade students at John G. Carlisle a special visit from Company 1 of the Covington Fire Department. For the last two weeks, second grade has been learning about Community. As part of this unit, they learn about different jobs within the community. School Counselor, Lori Brinkman, arranged for her brother, firefighter Jeff Brinkman, to visit the school to talk about being a fireman. 
 showed all parts of the truck and tools, fire fighter in full gear. brinkman's brother Jeff, lights and sirens, Company 1. since 2007. 

Mrs. Ohman's class John G. Carlisle Guidelines for Success: Potato Power!

Students at John G. Carlisle follow the schoolwide expectations by showing POWER!
P - Positive Attitude
O - Own Your Actions
W - Work Your Best
E - Everyday Attendance
R - Respect 
This time of year we focus on respect. Students showing respect can earn "R" Cards for their good behavior. Classrooms can earn "R" cards as well for showing respect in special area classes (Physical Education, Music and Technology), in the hallways during transitions, at assemblies, etc. 

Information regarding safety plans for Covington Schools

A letter regarding enhanced school  safety in Covington Independent Public Schools was sent home with students last week. If you did not receive the letter, please click here to read a copy. 

Thank You.

 

Garry Edmondson Attorney Garry Edmondson to be honored by Covington Education Foundation as "Person of Year"

Holmes High School graduate Garry Edmondson will be honored by the Covington Education Foundation as its 2018 “Person of the Year.”

The foundation raises funds and awards college scholarships to students at Holmes High School. It also provides program support for Covington Independent Public Schools.



Carringten Scott John G. Carlisle focusing on Essential #1 from Ron Clark's Essential 55

4th Grade student, Carringten Scott, is recognized for her commitment to learning and practicing the first essential from Ron Clark's Essential 55: When responding to any adult, you must answer by saying "Yes, ma'am" or "No, sir". Just nodding your head or saying any other form of yes or no is not acceptable. 

UniverSoul Circus Students enjoy UniverSoul Circus

Students at John G. Carlisle were treated to a performance by UniverSoul Circus. The group is in town celebrating 25 years of hip-hop under the big top.

The students enjoyed dance and acrobatic acts by performers from all over the globe. UniverSoul Circus will present its entire show at MidPointe Crossing in Cincinnati through September 4.

Tickets are available at www.universoulcircus.com/tix.

First day of school Welcome back students

The first day of school for students isThursday,  August 16, 2018.  Welcome back.  

Stuff the bus challenge Thousands of school supplies collected

Thanks to everyone who contributed pencils, papers, glue, binders and other school supplies during Chick Fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge yesterday. Covington and other river city school districts will share the nearly 7,000 items collected at the Chick-Fil-A Newport Pavilion.

Stuff the bus challenge Reminder: The school supplies challenge is today


Reminder: The Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge is today, Tuesday, July 31. Please join Covington Schools from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. by bringing school supplies to the Chick-fil-A in Newport.  We will are part of the river city school districts.  

Superintendent Alvin Garrison Superintendent Garrison to lead cooperative

Congratulations to Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison who will serve as president of the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services for the 2018-19 school year. Garrison, who is beginning his sixth year as Covington’s superintendent, said he is thankful for the trust that his fellow superintendents have placed in him.

Rosie's girls Rosie's Girls Summer Camp at Holmes High School still has open spots.

Rosie’s Girls® is a unique summer program for 11-13-year-old girls designed to introduce girls to STEM-related careers and build self-esteem, physical confidence, interpersonal cooperation and leadership through learning and applying basic skills in carpentry and other technical trades.

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