Congratulations to Southgate Independent for receiving 100% Energy Star Recognition!

Southgate Independent School District is proud to be 1 of 9 districts in Kentucky that received 100% Energy Star recognition from strategic energy management plan (SEMP) at the Kentucky School Boards Association Conference.

March Boone County 2016 Break The Mold Award winners

Congratulations to Russell Harden and Amy Jo Blair from Ryle High School for being named the March 2016 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award winners.

It’s world class education in action.

Click here to see the video:  Break the Mold March 2016

Break the Mold Award is given monthly in Boone County, at the Board of Education meeting, to an individual who fosters positive relationships in the school community, promotes student success and is “Breaking the Mold” by going far above and beyond what their job requires of them.


Newport’s Adult Learning Center is recognized for being in the Top 25!

Once again Newport’s Adult Learning Center is recognized for being in the Top Overall 25 Adult Learning Programs. The Overall Top 25 is determined by the ranking in each category. Newport also made the Top 25 in two categories.  Nichole Braun-Congrats to you and your staff.

Newport Top 25



Congratulations to Dr. Cox-Cruey who wins KYSTE Outstanding Leader Award!

Kenton County School District Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey has won the KySTE (Kentucky Society for Technology in Education) Outstanding Leader Award.  Dr. Cox-Cruey received the award during the KySTE conference in Louisville on March 11th.  The Outstanding Leader award recognized and honors one leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.  Dr. Cox-Cruey will now move on to compete for the ISTE Outstanding Leadership Award.

Congratulations to Lindeman Elementary’s Angela Gabbard on being named Ky School Counselor Association’s Principal of Year!

Angela Gabbard, principal of Lindeman Elementary in the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District, was named the Kentucky School Counselor Association‘s Principal of the Year at an awards banquet during their annual conference in Lexington.

For full story please click:  NKY Tribune Article

KSBA has partnered with Educational Cooperatives to schedules spring regional training opportunities for board members to get their state-mandated courses


Many school board members were able to attend the KSBA Annual Conference in February and receive training in the mandated topics of finance, superintendent evaluation and ethics. But knowing there would be other opportunities to receive training in those topics, some attendees chose to attend sessions on other topics of interest.

For those board members who still need board member training credit in these mandated topics for 2016, those additional training opportunities are right around the corner. KSBA has again partnered with the state’s education co-ops to offer board member training sessions in the areas of finance, superintendent evaluation, finance and ethics. The dates and locations for these spring regional training sessions click:  KSBA Spring Regional Training

NKCES Training Session will be Saturday, April 26th from 9am to 3pm at Llyod High School, Kenton County Schools.

Thank You to Great Partnerships to Impact Student Learning

NKAGE 2016 Dream Fest in partnership with NKU and NKCES was a great success!   The conference provided opportunities to over 1,000 northern Kentucky gifted elementary and middle school students.  All come together with like-minded students across the area for challenges in mathematics, science and the arts.

chick-fil-A logoWe would like to give a special thanks to Chick-fil-A of Newport, KY for their generosity and sponsorship of this event.

NKCES “Teacher Feature” for March is Ms. Drinkhouse from Grandview Elementary.

MARCH TEACHER FEATURE PICCongratulations to Ms. Drinkhouse.  In Katy Drinkhouse’s 4th grade classroom, student choice is valued. One way she has changed her practice is to incorporate student choice in writing. In the morning, the students are given twenty additional minutes of free writing time. During the entire twenty minutes, Ms. Drinkhouse is conferring with different students about their writing. Once the twenty minutes are complete, the students meet to reflect and share on how their time was spent. Students have rich discussion and receive feedback from their peers and teacher. Since starting this process, Ms. Drinkhouse has seen a huge increase in engagement across all opportunities to write. Doing an activity like this twenty minute independent writing block is only one example of how Ms. Drinkhouse promotes student choice in her classroom.

Thank you to Covington Independent for hosting the March NKCES P.O.P. Tour!

We want to thank Covington Independent Schools for hosting the March NKCES P.O.P. (Problem of Practice) Tour. We would like to extend a special thank you to Principal Alter and his team for opening the doors to his fabulous school, Glenn O. Swing, for our region to take a look. During our visit at Glenn O. Swing we were able to see Professional Learning Communities in action through the use of data analysis, lesson planning, and assessment writing. We witnessed the power of vertical alignment and vertical teams. We were also exposed to a climate and culture of high expectation throughout the entire day. As a regional team we were thoroughly impressed! Once again, thank you Covington Independent Schools and Glenn O. Swing for your willingness to share with our region!

Shout out to Williamstown Independent Schools

New web design showcasing great things happening in the Williamstown’s School District. Take the time to check this out.

Click HERE to check it out.