Fayette County Public Schools

Fayette County Public Schools


Dixie Elementary students raised $3,400 for Western Kentucky tornado relief! Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to drop loose change they've collected into one of four jars representing their sorted houses (Similar to Harry Potter, Dixie students are sorted into houses that represent their home away from home). The funds raised from the friendly Penny Wars competition will support families impacted by severe weather last weekend! Thank you to these students, staff, and families for their work to serve our neighbors in Western Kentucky!
Three of our seniors are recipients of scholarships from the Partners for Youth/Toyota Scholarship program! 🤩

Sophie Agbekpenou of Lafayette High received the $1,500 A.J. Newcomb Scholarship, which was named for a 2000 winner from Lafayette who died of heart transplant complications soon after graduation. César Mejía of Lafayette High and Karen Jordan of Paul Laurence Dunbar High/Opportunity Middle College each received $1,000 scholarships, which were matched by the Walton Family Foundation!

The students can use the money for college, trade school, or technical school, or for textbooks. Thank you to Partners for Youth and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky for your incredible partnership and support of our students and district.
Share some hope and holiday spirit with our neighbors in Western Kentucky is by contributing to the Western Kentucky Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys, books, and electronics in original packaging, as well as $25 Visa and MasterCard gift cards, are being accepted! ❄️ Drop-off info is listed below. Visit https://governor.ky.gov/toydrive for more details.

Lexington drop-off info:
Consolidated Baptist Ch​urch (1625 Russell ​​Cave Road).
Dec. 15-17, from noon to 6 p.m., and Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fayette County Sheriff's Office (150 N Limestone #265)
24 hours a day, Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Saturday, Dec. 18
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office will have staff available from 1 to 4 p.m. for curbside donation drop-off. Citizens can call FCSO at 859-252-1771 to have staff come outside to collect donations outside of the hours mentioned or for additional curbside assistance. ​

Pieratt's (110 Mt Tabor Rd and 125 E Reynolds Rd Suite 150)
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m., through Dec. 18​
We're partnering with Wild Health to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Monday, Dec. 20 at Bryan Station and Tates Creek High Schools. We also have a clinic open daily Monday-Sunday at 100 Midland Avenue. Appointments are required. Visit fcps.net/vaccines for more info.
Last week, Paul Laurence Dunbar High students filled a pediatric transport with toys collected from their annual toy drive for UK Kentucky Children's Hospital! We are happy to see our students using their skills to help others and spread some joy during the holidays!
Want to help our neighbors in Western Kentucky? We encourage you to donate to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. Donations will provide relief to those impacted by tornados and severe weather on December 11. Visit TeamWKYReliefFund.ky.gov to donate. Let's help our neighbors and rebuild together!
The Fayette County Board of Education December Action Meeting begins at 6 p.m. You can join the live stream here: https://youtu.be/e0WEbrFAz40
HCHS has the moves! 👯 A huge congratulations to the new 2021-22 State Champions! The nationally-ranked Henry Clay High Dance Team was named KHSAA 2021-22 Dance "Game Day" State Champion over the weekend! 🏆 They are headed to the UDA National Championship in February!
Watch: An addition to students' routines at Mary Todd Elementary makes a lasting, positive impact on their wellness, mindfulness, and self-awareness! 🌞 The BeWell in School program is a great example of what it means to educate the whole child: http://ow.ly/rhNa50H9FIn
Sending love and well wishes to our friends in Western Kentucky who were devastated by last night’s storms. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. We will rebuild together because we’re ❤️
Stonewall Elementary's Donnie Piercey is finishing up his term as the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. 🤩 At the Kentucky Board of Education's meeting earlier this month, Donnie shared some highlights from his TOY experience, including his Teacher's Passing Notes project. Click the link in our bio to hear what Donnie had to say! We are proud to have Donnie representing our district and educators throughout the Commonwealth!

(Photo courtesy of KDE)
A huge congratulations to 2021 Paul Hornung Award Winner Dane Key, a senior wide receiver at Frederick Douglass High! 🤩 The Paul Hornung Award, presented by the Louisville Quarterback Club, recognizes the TOP football player in the state! 🏈

Previously named Class 5A Player of the Year, Dane totaled 959 yards and 9 TDs receiving this season, including 155 yards and two scores in the 5A championship game alone. He has committed to the University of Kentucky to continue playing football!

Photos by David Carter of Carter Extreme Photography

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Timeline photos 12/16/2022

❄️REMINDER: All schools are closed Dec. 19, 2022, to Jan. 2, 2023, for Winter Break. The first day of the spring semester is Jan. 3, 2023! Have a safe and wonderful break!


Happy Holidays from Superintendent Demetrus Liggins! ☃️ Thank you to the talented student artists who submitted holiday card designs! We wish you happy holidays and a safe winter break!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 12/14/2022

🏆Excited to have two 2022 KHSAA Dance State Champions! Congratulations to the Henry Clay High Dance Team, who took home the Game Day Championship and received a third-place finish in the pom category! Congratulations to the Lafayette High Dance Team for taking home the Jazz Championship and placing fourth in the pom category! 🤩 So proud of both teams! More on our website: https://www.fcps.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=7575&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=71100&PageID=1

Timeline photos 12/13/2022

The African American Ballet Troupe, founded by Kayla Chambers-Reed, a tenth-grade contemporary dance major at SCAPA Lafayette, is presenting a special holiday show next week! 🩰The Ebony Nutcracker debuts on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at The Lyric Theatre! We are very excited for Kayla and the work that she's doing to expose underserved youth populations to ballet! This is an excellent opportunity to support an initative started by a talented FCPS student! Tickets are still available for the 5 p.m. show. Visit http://ow.ly/CNsm50M2xCw to reserve your seats!


Student Takeover: Dual Language Immersion at Bryan Station Middle

Javier Miranda, a seventh grader in the Dual Language Immersion program (DLI) at Bryan Station Middle, takes you through their experience as a student! 🎉 Students spend at least half their day using Spanish in core-content classes and will advance to the high school level program at Bryan Station High after completing eighth grade.
The application window for DLI and our other magnet/school programs opens Jan. 7! Students must apply during this window to enroll in a program for NEXT school year. Visit www.fcps.net/application for more info about all our programs!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 12/09/2022

Students from Paul Laurence Dunbar High collected toys again this year to fill the Kentucky Children's Hospital pediatric transport as part of the school's STLP Toy Drive! 🤗 The drive reached a 15-year milestone this year, collecting more than 300 toys to gift to patients. Great job to the students in STLP, TSA, National Honor Society, Beta Club, and more who participated!


Student Takeover: GTAP at Winburn Middle

Evelyn Afenya, an eighth grader in the Gifted and Talented Accelerated Program (GTAP) at Winburn Middle, takes you through her day and experience as a student! GTAP is available at Winburn and Tates Creek Middle. Students participating in the middle school accelerated program may continue at the Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay High.

The application window for GTAP and our other magnet/school programs opens Jan. 7! Students must apply during this window to enroll in a program for NEXT school year. Visit www.fcps.net/application for more info about all of our programs!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 12/08/2022

🏆 In case you missed it... the Frederick Douglass High Broncos defeated Bowling Green to win the Class 5A State Championship on Saturday! This is the team's first state championship win! Congratulations to the Broncos for an incredible season!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 12/01/2022

Students in the Principles of Agriculture class at Locust Trace AgriScience Center enjoyed a fun-filled field trip to the Kentucky Castle! 🐐 They experienced a tour of the Castle Farm to learn about the garden that grows produce for the on-site restaurant, met some animals native to the Bluegrass, and paused for GOAT YOGA!

Timeline photos 12/01/2022

Help us "Fill the Food Truck!" 🍏 Our Child Nutrition team is hosting a food drive to benefit God's Pantry. You can donate non-perishable items at the John D. Price Administration Building (located at 450 Park Place) until 3 p.m.! Thank you to all who have already donated!

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FCPS School Board Action Meeting - 11/28/2022

Tonight's Fayette County Board of Education Special Meeting to discuss district boundary lines begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the November Regular (Action) Meeting. You can watch the live stream on our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/_9ui3blIT2A

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Join our free, virtual lunch hour panel on bringing healing to our youth. Panelists Logan Avritt, Tonya Lindsey, Quinton Murdock, and several students will discuss restorative practices and grassroots approaches to combatting violence in our community. Save your spot by registering at www.fcps.net/lync!

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🍂 REMINDER: We are in session next week on Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22. All schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 23- Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving Break.

Timeline photos 11/17/2022

🤩The Fayette County Education Association (FCEA) has chosen D’lon Copeland of Leestown Middle School and Steven Riley of Henry Clay High School as 2022 American Education Week scholarship recipients! FCEA members may apply for the $500 award if they work toward their Rank 2, Rank 1, NBCT, or doctoral degrees. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/cF3I50LHyC2


It's Family Engagement in Education Week. We appreciate all of our families throughout FCPS for the investments and sacrifices you make for student success.

You can continue engaging this week via the National PTA’s virtual town hall on 11/17 at 7 p.m. to discuss the findings from a recent parent survey. The town hall will feature U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, National PTA President Anna King and representatives from other leading education associations. It will be streamed live on the National Parent Teacher Association page and Twitter and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVXs2wJGlfjZaTvWivw_Rg.

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 11/16/2022

Happy Education Support Professionals Day! 🤩 Our dedicated ESPs ensure that our students and staff have what they need to succeed inside and outside the classroom. ESPs include those who get students to and from school safely, serve our families with a smile, provide healthy meals, support teaching staff, ensure our buildings have clean, safe spaces to work and learn, and so much more! We are grateful to all of our support employees across the district and the critical role they play!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 11/15/2022

Before Friday’s KHSAA football playoff games at Bryan Station and Frederick Douglass high schools, please note the updated security and ticketing protocols.

You must purchase tickets online in advance, security screening will be conducted at every entrance, and attendance will be limited according to each stadium’s capacity. No bags or purses will be permitted in the stadium. As usual, law enforcement officers will be at both games. Please allow extra time for parking and security lines.

• Security screening is required at entry.
• Bags and purses are prohibited in stadiums. No clear bags
• Tickets will be managed exclusively through the mobile app GoFan (No cash ticket sales at the gate.)
• Live streaming is available for a fee at http://ow.ly/Q4ZM50LFjyi.

Buy tickets for Bryan Station vs. Trinity: http://ow.ly/fB5250LFjyj
• Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
• 201 Eastin Road, Lexington, KY 40505

Buy tickets for Frederick Douglass vs. Woodford County: https://gofan.co/app/events/788382?schoolId=KY68229
• Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
• 2000 Wi******er Rd., Lexington KY 40509

Timeline photos 11/15/2022

November 14-18 is Kentucky Family Engagement Week! 🤗 There's no better way to kick it off than by celebrating one of our schools that has been recognized for its tremendous work in this area! Join us in congratulating Lafayette High School!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 11/14/2022

Happy American Education Week! 🍎We're celebrating our incredible students, employees, partners and our joint commitment to providing a world-class education in every school and program. We are grateful for our community's continued support of public education!

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 11/11/2022

Glendover Elementary students and staff had an absolute blast at their Mini DanceBlue event! 🤗 In just one week, the GES students and staff raised more than $4,000 to support children's cancer research! Awesome job, Glendover!

Timeline photos 11/11/2022

🤩Congratulations to Carla Mack, Youth Services Center (YSC) coordinator at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, for accepting the Harry J. Cowherd Center for Excellence Award at the 2022 FRYSC conference for the services and support the EJH YSC provides to families! Carla has been the YSC coordinator at Hayes since 2016 and has worked in Fayette County Public Schools since 1997. More: http://ow.ly/xwlu50LzlyJ

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 11/11/2022

Yesterday, the Bryan Station Air Force Junior ROTC hosted a special ceremony to honor Air Force Colonel Kelly Cook, a BSHS class of 1939 graduate. Nov. 10 marks the 55th anniversary of his death while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. In remembrance, the AF JROTC presented Colonel Cook's family with an honorary flag.

Timeline photos 11/11/2022

Happy Veterans Day! Today, we salute all who served our nation. Many of our graduates, employees, and their family members have served in the armed forces. Thank you for your dedication and service!

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

The Diversity Healthcare Program, a thriving partnership between UK HealthCare and Bryan Station High School, has officially entered year 2 after inducting its second cohort last week. 🩺 “Not everybody feels seen when they go to the doctor, and you can be the person who helps and lets them know you’re there for them,” said Amaya Young, a sophomore who entered the program last year. Read the full story: http://ow.ly/Wm3j50Lzl6h

Timeline photos 11/09/2022

Due to the wildfires in Estill County, outdoor air conditions are in the fair range today- meaning exposure is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Our Health Services team recommended to school leaders that students with asthma or other respiratory conditions are not sent outside for recess or classroom activities. Our nurses are also aware of the heightened risk and are prepared to assist students as needed. We will continue to monitor the conditions and take additional steps if necessary.

Timeline photos 11/08/2022

Happy Election Day! We hope you head to the polls to express your right to vote today!


The school-based health clinics at Cardinal Valley, Harrison, and Tates Creek Elementary Schools are open until 4 p.m. today to provide services to any students and families.

Timeline photos 11/06/2022

ANNOUNCEMENT: All schools are closed on Monday, November 7, due to the increasing number of student and staff out sick because of various illnesses. Afternoon and evening student activities are canceled for all schools. Adult activities (like SBDM meetings and PTA meetings) may continue at the principal’s discretion.
All schools were already scheduled to be closed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Staff and families can check email for additional details.

Photos from YMCA of Central Kentucky's post 11/03/2022

So much fun on Monday hosting Trick or Treat with these kiddos! Thank you for stopping by our John D. Price Administration Building to share some Halloween fun with us!

Timeline photos 11/01/2022

🌻 During National Native American Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich and diverse culture, traditions, and contributions of Native Americans. Check out these hands-on activities for ages five and up that creatively highlight significant Indigenous crops- sunflowers, strawberries, and corn: http://ow.ly/wTAR50Lr40U


Introducing Grow Your Own

Join us from Tates Creek High as we introduce the new Grow Your Own program.

Timeline photos 10/29/2022

Congratulations to our competing HS marching bands, who all made it to the final round of the KMEA state competition!

Schedule for tonight’s competition at EKU Roy Kidd Stadium ($20 tickets available at the venue):
Class 4A starts @ 8 p.m.: Tates Creek performs at 9 p.m.
Class 5A starts @ 9:30 p.m.: Dunbar @ 9:45 p.m., Lafayette @ 10 p.m., Henry Clay @ 10:15 p.m.
Awards: 11-11:30 p.m.

Timeline photos 10/28/2022

Love this snap of the Sanderson Sisters and the Hocus Pocus cast from Athens-Chilesburg Elementary! What are you dressing up as for Halloween? 🎃

Photos from Fayette County Public Schools's post 10/28/2022

Members of were feeling festive this month- Showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 💗 and LGBTQ+ History Month 🏳️‍🌈!


10.27.22 Press Briefing

Press briefing regarding today's incident at Henry Clay High School. Speakers are Superintendent Demetrus Liggins, FCPS Police Chief Martin Schafer, and Henry Clay High Principal Paul Little.


Earlier today, Henry Clay High was placed on lockdown following a report of a potential weapon on campus. The lockdown was lifted. No one was harmed. Details will be shared during a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. that will be live-streamed on our page http://ow.ly/ZSBS50LnfNu


FCPS College & Career Fair

High school students and their families, join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Bank Center Exhibit Hall C to connect with more than 75 colleges and 25 businesses. Parking is available in the High Street lot Gate 2, located at 425 West High Street.


FCPS College & Career Fair

Join us live from Central Bank Center as seniors explore options and opportunities for after graduation with more than 75 colleges and 25 businesses at the FCPS College & Career Fair. This event is open to all high school students and their families from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parking is available at 425 W High Street in Gate 2.


FCPS College & Career Fair

Join us live from Central Bank Center as seniors explore options and opportunities for after graduation with more than 75 colleges and 25 businesses at the FCPS College & Career Fair. This event is open to all high school students and their families from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parking is available at 425 W High Street in Gate 2.

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Lexington, KY

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