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Family Fun with Woodford Theatre at the Library Will Ferrell as Elf

Saturday, December 8 from 11am-1pm at the Main Library, Versailles. Get free tickets to see actors from Woodford Theatre present scenes from holiday favorites like Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, and more! Please call (859) 873-5191 or follow this link to reserve your free tickets. http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/8024

Here come the Harlem Wizards! Harlem Wizards logo

The WCHS Athletic Department invites you to see the World Famous Harlem Wizards!  You'll watch players like Arnold "A-Train" Bernard, James "The Roadrunner" Tyndal, Devon "Livewire" Curry and more play some "awe-inspiring" basketball.  The game will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online beginning November 15th.  WCHS will have tickets available beginning November 20th.  Come out, enjoy the game and support WCHS Athletics!  Check out this video to see the Wizards in action!

 

The Harlem Wizards will take on WCHS Teachers and Alumni.  Here's more information about the event.

 

This flyer will give you more information about the Harlem Wizards. 

We Want To Hear From You! Photo of scrabble pieces spelling out the word survey

PARENT FEEDBACK NEEDED FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT!
 

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/…


Use the web address above to go to the survey page where you can select your language and school you have students in and provide the district much needed feedback (If you have students in multiple schools it would be appreciated if you would fill out a survey for each school).

 

 
RAP Support Group (Relatives As Parents) Cartoon kids

Are you raising the child of a relative? You are invited to join us each month to learn about resources and ideas in your role as acting parent/guardian. Dinner is provided, and children are welcome to attend, as there will be activities for them too! All meetings will be held at the Woodford County Extension Service, 184 Beasley Rd. Please see the attached flyer more details. Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month.  

Future Cheer-Jacket Clinic Cheerleader

Calling all Future Cheer-Jackets! Dust off those poms and make your cheer shoes shine! The WCHS National Champion Cheer Squad wants YOU to come to the Future Cheer-Jacket Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30-12:00.  The cost is $45 and all attendees will receive a t-shirt, cheer bow, and snack. For ages potty-trained to middle school.  Click HERE for the registration form and more information.

Grandparents' Day Lunch

Please use the following link to add permission for visitors to Grandparents' Day Lunch.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/uQUewCRzABWggfxC2

 

 

Did you miss the Open House on Aug. 24? Open House

No worries - We have the information for you here! Please click the links that says "Read More" below.  Thank you!

New Parent Background Check Requirements for 2018-19! Background Check

Very Important! - If you or any family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) plan to chaperone school field trips, there is an additional background check requirement that must be completed this year.

7th Annual Simmons Run4DC RUN4DC

The Simmons 7th Annual RUN4DC 5K Race is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8am!  All proceeds offset costs of the 5th grade trip to Washington DC in the spring. Sign up TODAY at www.run4dc.com

Census Verification Form Reminder Checklist

All Woodford County students will bring home a Census Veritification Form today, the first day of school.  Please review the front page to make sure all demographic information is correct, especially phone numbers, addresses and parent e-mail addresses. 

Back to School Night Tuesday, Aug. 7 Back to School

We can't wait to see you! Join us to meet your teacher, see your classroom, and drop off your school supplies.

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade students  - 5:00 - 6:30

3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students - 6:00 - 7:30

18-19 School Supply Lists
School Supply Event 2018 School Supply Event 2018

Elementary students and families are invited to the 2018 School Supply Event at Simmons Elementary on July 26th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

SBDM Time Change

June SBDM meeting will be held June 21st @ 2:00 in the Simmons Conference Room.  

Woodford County Battle of the Books Battle of the books

Woodford County 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students are invited to compete in THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!  Read the designated books over the summer and YOU could compete for your school in the fall!

Southside to Host Art Exhibit May 16-24 Sunset Over Blue by Nassir

Southside Elementary will host A Matter of Perspective, an exhibition of 31 pieces of artwork by students with disabilities. The exhibit will be on display May 16-24 before traveling to the next exhibition site. 

Kindergarten Kick-off Tuesday May 15 Kindergarten Kickoff

For kindergarten students & families beginning school in August 2018.  Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 are eligible to register for kindergarten. This event will be held at EACH elementary school beginning at 6pm, Tuesday May 15.

Simmons Night at Bojangles! Bojangles meal

Eat dinner at Bojangles tonight (April 16) from 5-8pm and Simmons PTA will get 10% of what you spend!  No cooking + contribute to Simmons = Win win!

WCPS E-Mail Interruption email logo

Due to a conversion by the state, e-mail will be down for our district beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th through 6:00 a.m., Monday, March 19th.  If e-mail is sent during that time, it may or may not reach its intended destination.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make this transition. 

Community School Safety Forum Scrabble pieces spelling out the word Scrabble

The Woodford County Schools will be hosting a community school safety information and listening forum on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6:00 in the Woodford County High School library.  District administrators will share current practices and we will have Jon Akers, executive director from the Kentucky Center for Safe Schools, and Versailles police chief Jim Fugate in attendance as well.  There will also be a time to hear suggestions for improvement from attendees.

Food Service Survey Mixed veggies

Parents and students!  Please take a minute or so to complete this survey from Woodford County Schools Food Service.  Your input is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to provide healthy, enjoyable meals for our students. Click "Read More" to take the survey.  Thank you!

 

Attendance March Madness Results Attendance list


Congratulations to the Huntertown Kindergarten team!  They are the big winners in our 2018 Attendance March Madness.  Each student on the winning team will receive a meal voucher for Bojangles.

The backet results for the entire competition can be seen here

Talking to Children About Violence Picture of yellow lockers

In light of the recent tragedies across the nation, we have added some information for parents under the "Parent Resources" area of our website that you may find helpful.

You may click here to see an informational flyer or visit our Parent Resources page.

Kindergarten Early Entry Kindergarten student using an ipad

Kindergarten Early Entry
 

Woodford County Schools works to serve the needs of students in the community beginning with ensuring students are provided the best foundation for success. To be eligible for Early Entry, with early entry being defined as a student who does not meet the age requirements as designated in KRS, a student must meet the following guidelines and follow the process described:

  1. Student must turn 5 on or before December 31 of the Kindergarten Entry Year.
  2. Application submitted expressing desire to be screened for Early Entry prior to June 1 preceding the year of entry.
  3. Demonstrate general academic readiness through meeting the criteria of “Kindergarten Ready” on academic measures using the BRIGANCE© kindergarten screen.
  4. Score in the 90th percentile or above on all 5 areas of the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition. (DIAL™-4 five areas: Concepts; Motor; Language; Self-Help; Social-Emotional)
  5. Guardians complete a conference with district official to ensure full awareness of all known factors related to the guardian decision to pursue early entry.
Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

Student workshops and parent information session, with guest speaker Deb Douglas.  March 8-10.

New Immunization Guidelines Immunization Picture

There are NEW IMMUNIZATION GUIDELINES for the 2018-2019 school year.  All students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  To meet this requirement, a current Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to the school showing the dates your child received the two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. 

How Am I Doing? #ObserveMe QR code to survey

Welcome! Please visit Simmons and observe me and our school.  Look for the #ObserveMe posters throughout the school and scan the QR code to give me feedback on the following:

  • Do we have an inviting school culture, where everyone feels welcome and valued?

  • Am I holding all students to high behavioral standards?

  • Am I serving as a model instructor, providing feedback and support within the building?

  • What can I do to ensure every student reaches their highest potential?

  • What can I do to make sure I’m building leadership capacity and ownership with all staff members?

Thank you for supporting Simmons!

Tiffany Cook, Principal

 

#ObserveMe   QR code    

You can also take the survey now by clicking HERE.                     

Updated Make-Up Day Plan Snowy Road

The recent inclement weather has caused our calendar to move into the make up day schedule.  As of today, school will now be in session on May 24th

Simmons Chorus at Versailles Tree Lighting Simmons Chorus

The Simmons Chorus helped to kick off the holiday season, performing at the Downtown Versailles Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Gifted Students

In Spring 2018, Woodford County will welcome Deb Douglas to facilitate an all-day student workshop on empowering gifted children to take charge of their own education through self-advocacy.  Any and all identified gifted students in Woodford County Public Schools grades 5-12 are invited to attend.  This interest survey is to help us plan an experience that will benefit as many students as possible.  It is not an official registration. Please respond by December 10. Questions?  Contact Michelle Cason, District Gifted & Talented Coordinator, michelle.cason@woodford.kyschools.us https://goo.gl/forms/zmtdelHwU0WNYnd62

Dress Code Policy Updates and Reminders

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the temperatures fall, I am reminding families of the Simmons Dress Code and the most recent update to this policy.  A copy of the Dress Code is linked below, but I want to highlight the updates.  Jackets and heavy coats are not allowed on in the building or during class.  While I understand students may be cold in their classrooms, we encourage students to wear a solid white shirt under short sleeve shirts.  Students will be allowed to wear lightweight fleece jackets that are solid colored as long as they have no graphics or patterns on them.  Small logos are acceptable, but no large logos will be permitted.  

As always, if you need assistance with uniforms please contact our Family Resource Center at 859-879-4677.

Thank you for your continued support and please let me know if you have questions.  

Tiffany Cook

Principal, Simmons Elementary

 

Simmons Dress Code Policy 11/2017

Código de vestimenta del estudiante de Simmons 11/2017

Simmons In-School Turkey Trot Nov. 20!

Free vector graphic: Turkey, Thanksgiving, Poultry - Free Image on ...To promote physical fitness, Simmons will be having an in-school Turkey Trot on Nov. 20.  Students and staff will be encouraged to run/walk one mile (or more!) during the school day. 

Dress code for the day is comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes. This event will be outdoors, so be sure to send your child with warm clothing for outside activity - jacket, hat, etc. We are looking forward to a FUN RUN to kick off the holidays!

WoodfordREADS Kickoff!

Woodford Reads LogoLet's read "The Spray Paint Mystery"!

The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation is joining with the Woodford County Public Schools to encourage our students to read!  #WoodfordREADS (Read Explore And Discover Success)  The kickoff will be on Monday, November 20th.  The book for this year's initiative will be "The Spray Paint Mystery" by Angela Shelf Mandearis.  Mr. Hawkins, Superintendent of Woodford County Public Schools, will read the first chapter to some of our students along with WC Public Librarian, Becky Munoz, Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott and Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift.  Here's a flyer to tell you more about this exciting partnership to make reading fun!

Daylight Savings Time Ends Soon!

Post-It-Note with the word remember on it.
Remember to "fall back" this weekend!

Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 5th.
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Parent Fall Break Survey

We want to hear from you!

There are numerous implications with both keeping or not keeping fall break in the calendar.  The purpose of this survey is NOT to survey all of the different possible scenarios keeping or eliminating a fall break could potentially mean to the development of the 18-19 calendar recommendation.  Rather, the purpose is to get a general idea to what extent our parents want to keep or not keep fall break in the calendar.  Your individual responses will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall results will be shared.  If you have already responded via the parent email that was sent, no need to complete survey again as your response has been recorded.  Thank you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDICxCsu5az9J9UO_b84XE9jozMilkuJCPVVcPr_DsY28KeA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Woodford County School Board to Meet at Simmons Oct. 23

The Woodford County School Board will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at Simmons Elementary on October 23 at 6:00pm, in the library.

All interested community members are invited to attend.

Special Called SBDM Meeting Oct 23

Woodford County Board of Education meeting will be held at Simmons October 23rd @ 6:00.

Prior the Board meeting, the Board has requested to meet with SBDM to discuss progress and the status of Simmons.  They are meeting with each of the schools to discuss progress and next steps. 

This is notice of this meeting on October 23 at 5:00 in the Simmons Library. 

 

Super Attendance Award

Congratulations to Simmons Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag
for their August Attendance!

The Bulldogs ADA was 97.85% last month earning them the right to fly the flag over their school through September.
Way to go, Simmons!

Click here to see how the other schools did!

Book Fair

Stack of BooksIt's Book Fair time!!! The fair will open on Friday, September 8th for Grandparent's Day Lunch.  It will be open everyday from 7:45 - 3:00 Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 15th (closing at 12:00).  Family Night will be held Thursday, September 14th from 5:00 - 7:30 in conjunction with Wellness Night. Come out for fun and shopping!!

No School - Monday, August 21st

Picture of solar eclipseSolar Eclipse Day - No School

Woodford County Schools ordered eclipse glasses for our students; however, they have not arrived yet.  Therefore, school will not be in session on Monday, August 21st.  ETC will also be closed on Monday.

Photo credit: Time

 

PTA General Meeting

Join us for the first general PTA meeting on August 15th at 5:00 in the library.  Learn how you can become part of Simmons Elementary by signing up to volunteer!!

megaphone

SBDM Election May 22 vote

Parents and Legal Guardians –

It is time to elect two Parent Representatives for the Simmons SBDM, 2017-18 school year. Biographies of the candidates are posted below and in the front window of the school.  Ballots will be available May 22 from 7:15 – 3:00 pm.

Shawn Coffey

Jennifer Gray

Lauren Mitchell

Kristen Wilson

PTA Board Members Needed

It is that time of year again. The time for the PTA board to rotate off, and you vote in new members. The PTA board year starts over the summer, so we would like to have spots filled before the end of the school year. There are several openings on the board. We will only meet every other month, but we do need to plan the activities and fundraisers for the school. This is not a huge time commitment, and is done mostly in the evenings. If you are interested in serving on the PTA board, please contact our principal, Tiffany Cook, or the PTA president, Tori Johnson by May 17th.  Elections (if necessary) will be held May 22nd during the day in the Front Office.  All PTA board positions are available and we look forward to working with you to ensure Simmons kids have a wonderful 17-18 school year.

Thank you!

Tori Johnson

                                                            PTA President

 678-997-4676

Torij3303@gmail.com

 

SBDM Nominations

SBDM Nominations are due by noon on May 18th. Click here to learn more details. 

Attention 4th Grade Parents!

Washington, DC Spring 2018 Information Meeting. If you are interested in your child going to Washington, DC next spring as a 5th grader, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you come to our informational meeting on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 in the gym. This meeting is going to be VERY quick and will just give you some information that you need and that you will find helpful in planning for this trip next year. See you on the 17th!!

Kick off to Kindergarten

K Event

Simmons to DC! Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Simmons to DC

 

Simmons Elementary 5th grade students recently visited Washington DC. They had a week of hands on learning and memory making. Simmons Elementary also had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Watch the video above to see this wonderful experience. 

Tomb of Unknown Soldier

 

Woodford READS...."The Mouse and the Motorcycle"

Stack of books
Earlier this week, Mr. Hawkins kicked off our
Woodford READS Program.
Click here to check out pictures of our of kids reading! 

Infinite Campus App Update

Infinite Campus LogoAttention Parents!

Recently there was an update to our Infinite Campus program, which in turn called for an update to the Infinite Campus App that many of you may use to monitor your students homework assignments and grades.  In the past, the app required an alpha code be entered to access your child's information.  With the update, users are now asked to enter the county and state of the school district their child is enrolled in currently.  This information should only need to entered with the initial download of the app.  However, you may be asked to log in with your username and password when using the app.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail our District Student Information Systems Coordinator, Kathy Kurtz, at kathy.kurtz@woodford.kyschools.us.

Infinite Campus Log In Picture    Inifinite Campus Log In 2    Infinite Campus 3    Infinite Campus Log 4

Woodford READS - Coming Soon!!

A picture of a stack of three booksLove reading books with your kids?  Woodford READS is for you!

To support the important foundation of early literacy, we are excited to launch Woodford READS (Read, Explore and Discover Success).  Soon after returning from spring break, a common chapter book will be given to every student in grades PK-5.  The book is the student’s to keep.  Mr. Hawkins will kick off the program by reading the first chapter from the book with a group of students from one of our elementary schools.  This will be videotaped and placed on our website.  What we will then ask is for each family to take a few minutes each night and read a chapter from the book together.  For our preschool and early primary students, a parent, another adult or an older sibling can read the chapter to the child.  This helps expand the student’s vocabulary and build important literacy skills.  For our intermediate students, we would like for the child to read to an adult or even to a younger sibling.  While the book might be below the normal reading level of the child, they can practice reading with fluency and expression.   Be sure to click Read More for additional information below.

Family Fun STEM Night

Join us on Thursday, March 2 for a Family Fun STEM Night! Dinner will be served and there will be many science and technology activities for the whole family! Door prizes such as science kits and robots will be given away!  Fun for all!!!

First Annual Attendance Madness Final Results

Our Attendance Madness has drawn to a close and the

Northside Elementary Kindergarten Class
is our big winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Asher and his K kids!

The final bracket can be seen here.  

 

Kindergarten entry change to begin 2017-2018 school year!

Important information for incoming kindergarten students:  Per the Kentucky Department of Education, beginning with the 2017-2018 academic school, any student turning 5 years old by August 1st will be eligible to enter kindergarten.  This date was previously October 1st.  For more information regarding this change, please see the letter from our district here.

If your child will not be 5 years old by August 1st and you would like to be considered for early entry into kindergarten, please complete this Early Entry Application Form.

Two Hour Delay, Monday, January 30th

Woodford County Schools will be on a two hour delay, today, January 30th.  Schools will begin two hours after their normal start time.  There will be no morning preschool today.

Schools Closed Today

Cartoon Penguin holding a Snow Day sign

 

Woodford County Public Schools are closed today, Thursday, January 5th.
ETC will be held at Simmons Elementary School.

 

Student Survey

In order to involve students in the Needs Assessment, I’d like to get student input.  The link below is designed for students to complete.  

Student Survey -

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3705437

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Simmons Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0600563 prior to December 10th. 

 

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Local Planning Committee: Volunteer Needed

Volunteer Needed! 

The Woodford County Board of Education is seeking parent volunteers as members of the Local Planning Committee.  The purpose of the Local Planning Committee is to develop a new District Facilities Plan.  Simmons will send one parent and one teacher member to the selection committee. Parents will be elected by PTA.  The final selection of committee members will be made by the Woodford County Board of Education. Volunteer members must be residents of Woodford County. Committee members will participate in at least three Local Planning Committee meetings and at least three Local Public Forums.  Interested parents should contact Tiffany Cook via email tiffany.cook@woodford.kyschools.us  prior to September 28th.

 

SBDM Minority Parent Nomination

Please vote for the newest SBDM parent member on August 25th. 

2016-17 School Supply Lists (All Grades)

We are excited to be fast approaching the new school-year and wanted to provide you an early opportunity to see the 2016-17 school supply lists.  Please click the title "2016-17 School Supply Lists" below to view each grade level's list.

2016-17 School Supply Lists


 

WCPS Summer Feeding Program 2016

Come eat with us this summer!

You are invited to our Summer Feeding Program, June 13th - July 22nd.  Lunch will be served at two locations.  Simmons Elementary will serve breakfast from 8:30 - 9:30 and lunch from 11:30 - 12:30.  WCHS will serve lunch only from 11:30 - 12:30.  Meals will be served in the cafeteria, Monday through Friday.  No meals will be served on July 4th in observance of the holiday.  The cost is free to children 18 years and younger.  Adult cost is $2.00 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Simmons Welcomes It's New Principal, Mrs. Tiffany Cook

Dear Simmons Learning Community,

The members of the Site Base Council are excited to announce that Tiffany Cook has been unanimously selected as the next principal of Simmons Elementary.  Tiffany possesses all of the qualities that were expressed in the stakeholder surveys.  In addition, she brings enthusiasm and quality experience to this position.  Below is a brief bio that provides more detail about Tiffany.

Sincerely, 

Simmons Site Base Council 

 

~I am honored and ecstatic to be named the next principal of Simmons Elementary.  My 11 years as an intermediate teacher at Cassidy Elementary and my 5 years as a Curriculum/PGES Coach , both in Fayette County, have prepared me for this position. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to ensure Simmons students receive a high quality education in a caring and respectful environment. My husband, Rusty, and I live in Lexington and have a 9 year old son, Colin, who is finishing 3rd grade.  As a family, we enjoy traveling to Marshall University football games and watching our son play whatever sport is in season. 

~As the daughter of two teachers, one of which was a high school principal, I have grown up as a lifelong learner and continue to learn daily.  Curriculum and Instruction are my passion, and I truly thrive on watching teachers and students grow. I hold myself to high expectations and I firmly believe that every child can achieve at high levels when provided quality education.  The Simmons community deserves nothing less and I am thrilled to lead this team to ensure we reach our fullest potential. 

Tiffany Cook

 

Support WEEF!

The Woodford Education Endowment Foundation (WEEF) is participating in a national on-line giving day on Tuesday, May 24th.  WEEF has long supported our school district by providing wonderful arts experiences for our students and you can be a part of this through your on-line gift.  Again, this event takes place on Tuesday, May 24th and the link to their KYGives site is https://kygives.razoo.com/us/story/Weef.

Thank you for your support!

Let's Celebrate Our Country's Birthday!

Versailles - Woodford County - Midway
2016 Fourth of July Celebration


            Downtown Celebration

  • Streets will be shut down at 10:00 a.m. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Parade on Main Street (bike and parade entry form on the website)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 'Salute to the Brave' (nomination form on the website)
  • 12:00-4:00 – Vendor Area (form on the website)
  • 12:00-4:00 - Photo Booth
  • 12:00-4:00 – Fun Zone (Kids Activities)
  • 12:00-4:00 - Car Cruise (Court Street Parking Lot)  

    Fireworks at County Park (Free Admission)
  • 6:00 - Park Admission (opens)
  • Food Vendors/Booths/Activities
  • Entertainment at Park
    Bands (7:00 - 10:00)
    10:00 – Fireworks
  • 10:45 - Park Closes

Visit our website at VERSAILLESFOURTHOFJULY.COM for more information and forms.

Parent Survey- New Principal Criteria

Parents, 

As an important member of the Simmons Elementary family, we are asking for your input on the qualities and characteristics you would like to have in a principal through the online survey below. Please rank your top 8 criteria from the list we have provided and state any additional suggestions/comments you may have. 

Parent Survey- New Principal Criteria

If you would like to speak to council members personally about the criteria, members will be available in the art room on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, May 3 from 3-4pm

Thursday, May 5 from 5-6pm

 

Our final goal is to make a final selection prior to June 1, 2016. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Selection Committee

Mr. Scott Hawkins, chair

Tara Burton

Kim Cambron

Megen Eaves

Sara Thornton

Dilcia Wahnsiedler

Agenda for 4/26/16, Special Meeting SBDM

Agenda For April 26, 2016, Special Meeting 

DOUBLE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGENDA

April SBDM Meeting Agenda

Simmons Elementary    

April 21, 2016

SBDM Agenda and Minutes


 

Agenda

 

  1. Opening Business

    1. Approval of the Agenda

    2. Approval of the March Meeting Minutes

    3. Good News Report- Washington DC Trip, KPREP Focus Rally, Logan Tipton Memorial Plans

    4. Public Comment

  2. Student Achievement Report

    1. Lexia and Reading Plus Reports

  3. Budget Review

    1. Section 6 Cover through Flex Focus Instruction Account- 5000.00, Approval Item

  4. Wellness Policy Review- Possible 1st Reading

  5. Principal Selection Process Overview- Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Wells

  6. Adjournment
Help Wanted! Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week 

Help Wanted

Food, Gifts, Volunteer, Decorations, Cards and More

 

Please contact our PTA council in order assist with the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week. Select the hyperlink in order to email our President and Vice President for more details. 

President: Heather Smith
Vice President, Volunteers: Heather Rodgers
 
Our faculty and staff truly appreciate the support! 
 
Principal Caudill
Washington DC Parent Meeting and Trip Info

Final Washington DC Trip Meeting- Monday, April 4th, 6-7pm

Our trip to our Nation's Capital is full of symbolism and profound meaning around every corner. To understand more about what you will experience, please take time to sit down with your child and view the following links prior to arriving in Washington DC, click read more.

 

Yearbook Cover Contest Winners

Congratulations Yearbook Cover Contest Winners!

 Left to Right

1st: Josie Moylan

2nd: Madison Milby

3rd: Jeana Abner

4th: Jasmine Garcia

5th: Arely Lopez & Araseli Disciplina

Order yours today! Forms are located in our front office. 

 

Celebrating Simmons at Logan's New Benches

Congratulations to our 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students

All students celebrate after the 'testing' grades meet their practice goals.

Logan's Classmates Enjoy Recess at Logan's Bench

Ice Cream Celebration at Logan's Outdoor Picnic Area

College and Career Week

College and Career Week Schedule

On Friday, March 25th, Simmons Elementary will welcome many guest to our school. Our special guest list includes our very own Governor Bevin, WKYT's Amber Philpot and Chris Bailey. We are thankful for each and every volunteer for their time and efforts to share their careers with our students.  

Monday- School Pride, dress in school colors

Tuesday- School to Work, dress for your future career

Wednesday- District Pride, Gold and Black

Thursday- Favorite College Attire

Friday- Dress for Success

 

This is sure to be an extraordinary day at Simmons Elementary! 

Reading Success Milestone Assembly

Congratulations to all of the kiddos for meeting their Reading Plus and Lexia Milestone Goals! 

Over 200 prizes were provided to students during today's Reading Assembly.

Books, Bikes, Gift Bags, Board Games, iPad and Recreation Balls

Mr. Stefanic rides 'Thunder' into today's raucous assembly.

Karly McDaniel celebrates with Mr. Stefanic as she chooses which bike will be her very own.

Enrique Ayala has reached the Reading Plus 75 SeeReader Milestone and now owns a brand new bike!

 

Art To Remember Is Coming Home, Today!!!!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    

It's an exciting time here at Simmons! The Art to Remember order forms came in the mail today. 

**When your child hands this to you, make sure you see your students name. These forms are individualized to each student with a preview of their artwork. *** If you have an order form for a child that does not belong to you, please return it back to Simmons, 'care of Ms. Brooks'.

We also have a Spanish version for parents. If you need,  e-mail our front office staff and we will give this to you. 

Parents can order online with their child's code (very important you have the correct order form) or they can turn in the money to school.  Checks can be made out to Simmons PTA. You will see that the due day for orders is very soon.  The last day we can accept orders is next Friday, March 25th. All orders must be in before spring break. 

You'll notice the contact person is still listed as Tammy Overton on the order forms, however Ms. Brooks will be the new contact person. Please forward any questions or concerns her way and she'll will gladly take care of them.  

Thanks!

Sara Brooks~ "Your students worked extremely hard on their artwork. I am so incredibly proud of them!! "

Academic Team Takes 3rd Overall at Regional Governor's Cup

Way to go Coach Schneidmuller and Academic Team

Congratulations on your awesome performances at Regional Governor's Cup! 

We're super proud of your season, and amazing District and Regional standings! 

Ahead of the finals, Coach Schneidmuller provides the Quick Recall Team one last pep talk. 

Simmons Quick Recall Team takes 2nd Place. Congrats to the champs Southside Elementary and 3rd Place Huntertown Elementary. Way to go WCPS, 1-2-3 at Regional Governor's Cup Quick Recall Competition. 

Super Proud of the Academic Team's Governor's Cup 3rd Place Effort!

Congratulations to Southside Elementary, 1st Place Overall.

Ahead of Schedule

Congratulations Jake Walker

100 SeeReaders = 2 years of reading growth!!!!!

Jake and his classmates will enjoy ice cream cake today!

Big Blue Friday!!!!!

Attention Simmons Family

 

Wear Your Big Blue Colors Tomorrow

3/11/16

Let's Go CATS

C-A-T-S

Mandatory Washington DC Meeting

Mandatory Washington DC Meeting

March 10th, 2016

6pm-7pm

Gymnasium

WCHS Presents- 'Shrek The Musical'

Click here for more Shrek the Musical information.

Lights Out Blindfolded 5K Fundraiser

Safe Harbor Academy will be hosting the Lights Out Blindfolded 5K on Saturday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m.  Napa Prime will be donating 10% of all of its sales on Tuesday, March 1st from 4:00 p.m. to close to benefit this race.  Carry out orders also qualify if the Napa Prime Chow Now App is used.

The Freeman Foundation invites you to participate in this unique 5K.  The mission of this foundation is to raise awareness for the needs and potential of people with disabilities by promoting the truth that disability does not equal inability.  For more information, click here.  Early registration ends April 1st!

P.I.E Night, Thursday, February 18, 6-7:00pm

P.I.E. Night

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6-7:00p.m.
Simmons Elementary School

Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors at Home and at School

Jordan Hall, MS, BCBA

Learn about strategies to avoid incidents of challenging behaviors in home and school settings. Possible motives will be examined to assist caregivers in determining the most effective interventions. Preventative guidelines for arranging the home and school environments, setting expectations, and encouraging positive behaviors will be discussed. There will be time for questions.


To register for this FREE seminar, please call Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011,
or email at lisaprewitt@kentuckyonehealth.org

Two Hour Delay - February 16th

Woodford County Public Schools will be on a two-hour delay today, February, 16th. This means bus pick-up and school start times will be delayed by two hours.  Dismissal will be at the regular scheduled time. 

Schools Closed, Monday, February 15th, NTI Day #3

Monday, February 15th - NTI Day #3

Woodford County Public Schools are closed; however, Monday, February 15th will be a Non-Traditional Instructional Day.  Students should continue to work on the paper packets or online assignments as assigned by their teachers.  Teachers will be available via e-mail 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ETC will be held at Southside Elementary School.  All other activities have been cancelled unless otherwise notified.

One Hour Delay - Wednesday, February 10th

Woodford County Public Schools are on a one hour delay this morning.  Bus pick-ups will be delayed by one hour.  Dismissal will be at the regular scheduled time.

PTA General Meeting Canceled 2-9-16

Parents and Students, 

Tonight's PTA General meeting is canceled. Students' Bulldog Medals will be awarded to each student during tomorrow's morning meeting at 7:30am. 

Principal Caudill

Best Snow Day Video Ever

 

No School, No ETC - Friday, January 22, 2016

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on
Friday, January 22, 2016.  ETC will also be closed.
All other activities are also cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Stay safe and warm!

Save The Date- Simmons Alumni Night 1-30-16

Simmons Elementary Alumni Night

Featuring

Smokies versus Bears

(Firefighter versus Cops)

Basketball Game

January 30th

Woodford County High School

Game Begins at 6:00pm

Costs- $3 Students, $4 Adults

Concessions Available

Please join us January 30th to support our PTA fundraiser. Our students and programs truly appreciate your help and hopefully we can make this a successful fundraiser. 

Principal Caudill

NTI Day (Non Traditional Day) #1

District NTI Day Guidelines

  • Teacher Support Hours - 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.
  • Student's Assignment Due - Immediately following our return to school.
  • These assignments will be documented as a grade in the student's Infinite Campus portal- These may appear in Infinite Campus 2 weeks after assignment due date. 
  • Teachers will be available to communicate with parents and student about NTI Days - utilizing teacher websites, email chains, newsletters, remind 101, etc. families will have many options available for support on NTI Days. 
  • Special Area Rotations - Please follow this grade level assignment rotation for NTI Day 1: Grades K-1 (Art), 2-3 graders (Music), 4-5 graders (PE). 

Click HERE to view Mr. Hawkins letter regarding NTI days. 

Principal Caudill

Schools Closed, Friday, January 6th, NTI Day #1

Friday, January 6, NTI Day #1

Woodford County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather; however, it is an NTI Day.  Students should complete the paper packets or online work as assigned by their teachers.  Teachers will be available via e-mail 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to answer questions.

ETC will be held at Simmons Elementary School.  All other activities will be cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Important Information Regarding Wind Chill Delays and Closings Snowy Fence

How Does the Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of school or cause school to be  closed all together. One such factor is the wind chill on a given day. On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service: a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning. The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY defines the two as the following:

  • Wind Chill Advisory: Wind Chills between -10 and -24 degrees and at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
  • Wind Chill Warning: Wind Chills -25 degrees and below with at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
NTI "Snow Day" Folders Coming Home Today

Simmons Learning Community,

Woodford County Schools have been granted state permission to offer "Non-Traditional Instruction" days during the 2015-2016 school year.  A white folder with NTI day materials will be coming home on Friday or Monday with your student. To view Mr. Hawkin's letter with more details, click here

Principal Caudill

Dealing With Difficult Conversations

Dear Simmons Community,

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Logan and the pain his family is feeling today.  Our little school community continues to pray for the Tipton family. Here at Simmons, we wish to thank all those who have reached out to support our students, faculty and staff during this period of grieving. We truly appreciate your recent thoughts and prayers. 

 

Our Counselor’s Corner link has helpful information regarding how to best conduct conversations with your student about this tragedy.  

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

 

Christmas Cards Needed

Simmons Community, 

Our little school will be collecting boxes of Christmas cards in order to send holiday cheer and well wishes to the men and women serving in the armed forces unable to be home for the holidays. In order to accomplish our goal of stuffing letters of holiday spirit we need a few generous donations.  If you can, please pass along any boxes of unused Christmas cards for our children to write thank you notes to those serving our great nation. Please send your donations in by Monday, December 7th. All cards will be mailed on December 11th in hopes these arrive in timely manner. Thank you for your support. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

Substitute Employment Opportunity

The Woodford County Board of Education is accepting applications for substitute employees.  To apply, click on Employment to the left of this article.  You may choose from a certified substitute position or a classified substitute position. 

Certified substitutes (teacher) have a minimum requirement of 64 college credit hours.  The daily rate is $90 - $113 a day based upon rank and experience.

Classified substitutes (support staff) require a high school diploma or GED.  The daily rate is $10.66 - $20.22 an hour based upon years of experience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Staff and Student Services, Garet Wells, at 859-879-4600 or e-mail at garet.wells@woodford.kyschools.us.

Important Information regarding NTI Days

WCPS Non-Traditional Instruction Day LogoWoodford County Public Schools will continue to utilize NTI Days or "Non-Traditional Instruction" Days for the 2016-2017 school year.  This is a great opportunity for our district to allow our students to be engaged in learning at home on days when the weather does not allow school to be in session.  For much more information on this matter, please click here for a letter from Superintendent Scott Hawkins.

Book Fair Open Library, 9/17, 5:30-7:30pm

Attention Parents and Students

Our Book Fair will open it's doors from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday, September 17.  Please join us and spend "A Day In the Life" of your student's time at Simmons.  Each student will provide a personal tour of their daily schedule, discuss their personal school interest and hopefully, spend a few moments selecting their next book while shopping at our Book Fair. 

While visiting, please take advantage of our monthly PIE meeting edcuation seminars. Beginning at 6pm, we'll explore "Homework, Now What" and our latest computer based literacy programs Lexia Core5 and Reading Plus. 

Again, doors open at 5:30. See you there!

Principal Caudill

9/11 Thank You Community Helpers!

Thank you to all First Responders everywhere, especially these gentleman and their service to Versailles! #NeverForget

Volunteer Intent Form

ATTENTION PARENTS - Please stop by any WC school to sign the 2015 - 2016 Annual Volunteer Letter of Intent. This is required to keep your background check current. Each school year after the initial background check, this form needs to be completed prior to September 15th in order to keep your status as an approved volunteer current. There will be many volunteer opportunities at Simmons this year so please get your letter of intent/background check up to date.

Book Fair Opens September 11

The Book Fair will be open during Grandparent's Day September 11th.  

 

We're happy to open our library doors to provide our distinguished guests  a few extra moments shopping with their grandchild during our annual Grandparent's Day luncheon. The book fair will remain open throughout the following week, September 14-18.  Open shopping night is scheduled for Thursday, September 17th, 5:30-7:30pm. On this day, your student will share their daily schedule, provide you an individual tour of their settings and close with a little book fair support. Our Partners In Education (PIE) meeting will begin at 6pm.  Our PIE topics include homework support and a review of our computer based, literacy programs Lexia Core5 and Reading Plus. 

See you all there, 

Principal Caudill

08-24-15 Bulldog Bytes Newsletter is Available
August SBDM Packet is Available

August 20, 2015

Parents,

Visit our SBDM section to review tonight's SBDM packet. Within the July meeting minutes, you'll discover our regular meeting schedule. 

Principal Caudill

NFL Fantasy Football League Signups

Football, Football, Football

It’s Football Time and Simmons Fantasy NFL Football is back! After one year off, we’re committed to hosting another league and conduct our annual draft here at Simmons Elementary.Open to everyone, our goal is to engage our students with their parents in a unique school club, which ties learning with good ol’ football, football, football.

Please submit your information below and return, scan, or email your form to Mr. Caudill’s attention no later than Monday, September 7th. Our draft will be on Tuesday,September 8th, at 7pm.  You can join us here at Simmons in our computer lab or log into the draft from the convenience of your home.

Thank you in advance for making time to join our league, spending quality time with your child(ren) discussing those statistics, planning lineups and analyzing your season.

Good luck and may the best team manager win!

Principal Caudill

Bulldog Bytes is Live and Open

Please visit our Newsletter link on the left to view our weekly, school flyer! 

 

Bulldog Bytes

Open House Schedule

Open House, Thursday, August 6th, 2015

6pm to 7:30pm

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year! Our faculty and staff are excited to open the new school year with you. Don't forget your supply list, enrollment documents, contact information, transportations needs and anything else which will help your teacher assist you in the coming school year. Thank you for your support and committment. 

Please select READ MORE below to access the full schedule.

Principal Caudill

Important Family Resource Center News

Parents and Students

Dates to Remember

July 30th- Back to School Event, @ Simmons Elementary gymnasium, 3pm to 7pm 

Must have a current free/reduced lunch application on file.Doors will remain open while supplies last. 

 

August 3rd and 4th- Simmons Uniform Distribution, Used Items $1 and $2 for nearer items, 2 outfits per student (2 tops, 2 bottoms) While supply last...

 

Thank You,

Family Resource Center

2015-16 Supply List

To access the 2015-16 School Supply List

please click HERE

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

Woodford County Public Schools
Kindergarten Screening

If your student will be entering kindergarten this fall, you will want to plan to attend this special orientation.  This orientation will give the students an opportunity to visit their new school and meet their teacher. 

The screening sessions will be available at each of our elementary schools according to the following schedule.

Last names beginning with A - L
    Tuesday, August 4th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last names beginning with M-Z
    Wednesday, August 5th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To complete the registration process, parents/guardians are requested to bring a variety of documents.  Please click here for more information. 

We look forward to seeing you!

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Woodford County Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Feeding  Program again this year!  Any child under the age of 18 can eat breakfast and lunch FREE!  These meals will be served at Simmons Elementary School and Woodford County High School beginning June 22nd through July 24th.  Breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  We hope you can join us!

Click here for more information.

June SBDM Agenda and May Minutes Now Posted

In order to view our latest council minutes and this month's council packet simply select the SBDM link here on our website. 

Principal Caudill

Simmons Super Summer School Program 2015

Providing Academic and Wellness Services (PAWS) Summer Program begins June 29nd and last until July 24th. 

Students will be keeping pace with valuable math and reading lessons while enjoying weekly special programming from Life Adventure Center, Newton's Attic, Woodford County Library and much, much more. 

Kindergarten students are invited to attend the final two weeks of summer school to ease those first day jitters by familiarizing themselves with the basics of Simmons while improving upon their early literacy and math skills. 

Don't miss out on a great summer of fun at Simmons! 

Contact Cindy Roseberry, cindy.roseberry@woodford.kyschools.us, for more information. 

Enjoy your break,

Principal Caudill

Summer Lunch Program Ends Soon

Summer Lunch Program

Begins June 22

Ends July 24

11:00am-12:30pm

Open to all Woodford County Children

May SBDM Council Packet Is Posted

SBDM Council Meeting

 

Simmons Learning Community,

For a full review of last night's meeting, please visit the SBDM link on the website to view April's council meeting minutes, Spring MAP Presentation and the May agenda. 

Principal Caudill

Special Programming at Northside Elementary

The Woodford County Board of Education is considering special programming options at Northside Elementary to begin in the 2016-2017 school year.  Our desire is for this programming to be available to any elementary student in Woodford County.  We want your feedback to determine the feasibility of different options.  Examples of special programs may include specific subject areas or special areas (leadership, media arts, etc.).  Please take a minute to share with us programming you would be interested in for your child and any other thoughts you may have.

Click here to begin special programming survey. Please complete the survey by June 4th, 2015.

Thank you for your input.

5th Grade End of School Party Plans

5th Grade Farewell

May 29th Afterschool til 5pm.

5th graders only

Pizza, music and T-shirt Autographs

Volunteers please email Toni Donoho -  kydonoho@msn.com or text 859-382-8556

$$$  DONATIONS NEEDED  $$$ (Please send donations in a sealed envelope, Attention: 5th Grade Farewell)

 

Simmons PTA

SIMMONS FAMILIES - DONATE YOUR UNWANTED UNIFORMS TO THE FRC

Wondering what to do with those uniforms that your child has outgrown or does not need in Middle School? Well...

FRC will be having a donation day for gently worn uniforms.

(No stains, rips or missing buttons)

Drive-by Drop-off at Simmons on:

Saturday, May 23 9:00-12:00pm

and

Thursday, June 11 7:00am-11:00am

We will have a uniform sale day in late July for the upcoming school year.

$1.00 per item (max 4 items per student)  Profits will go toward purchasing new uniforms fo rthe FRC closet.  

Contact the FRC at 859-879-4677 if you have any questions.

SBDM Parent Nominations

Simmons Elementary Parents, 

We are still in need of a minority candidate for this Friday's SBDM Parent Elections. Please send all nominations to our front office or email Mr. Caudill, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us. 

Thank you,

Principal Caudill

Current Nomination Biography- Tara Burton

Re: Simmons Elementary School SBDM                                                                                                                        

Select Read More below to read Tara Burton's SBDM biography. 

It's Spirit Week @SimmonsSchool

Follow all the action on Twitter @SimmonsSchool

  • May 11-15:  Spirit Week
  • Monday: Simmons Spirit because we're all in this together!
  • Tuesday: Sock Day because we are going to sock it to the test!
  • Wednesday: Had Day because we need to keep our head in the game!
  • Thursday: PJ Day because we need to get plenty of rest!
  • Friday: Team Color Day
    • 3 & K-Yellow
    • 4 & 1-Green
    • 5 & 2-Blue
  • May 15:  KPREP Pep Rally
SBDM Parent Nominations

Re: SBDM Parent Nominations Needed

Parents,

If you have an interest in serving as a parent representative for SBDM, please contact our main office for details.  We are accepting nominations throughout the remainder of this week and next for our parent representation. The committee is required to have at least one minority representative.  To serve as a parent representative, you will need to have a current background check completed, attend 6 hours of SBDM training and be willing to meet once per month as agreed to by the committee members. If you need further explanations regarding the responsibilities of this committee membership, please contact Mr. Caudill, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us or call 859-879-4670.

Nominations are due May 15, by 2:45pm. Please submit a brief biography for our voters to review.

Parent Elections are scheduled to be held on May 22nd, 7:45am-4pm. To vote during our 2015 SBDM election, please visit our front office to complete the ballot.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

Parent/Guardian Input needed: The Woodford County middle school SBDM council (members are: Sarah Hayes, Dawn Bilbry, Sam Almimar, Rick White, Geoff Sprinkle, Janet Bauer and Scott Hawkins)  is in the beginning stage of selecting a principal and we seek your feedback. The council has developed a list of criteria and we ask that you mark the top 7 that you feel are most important (1 being the most important). In addition we have provided space on the survey for you to add any criteria that we may have missed. Please complete the survey before Friday, May, 8th. Thank you in advance for your participation. 

 

The SBDM council members will also be available to answer any questions you may have on Tuesday, May 5th from 6:00-7:00, and on Thursday, May 7th from 3:45-4:45. Council representatives will be in the WCMS library as well as the cafeteria. We look forward to speaking with you about this important decision. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GP4K9BXqZvor2M3x8NzsiWiOf13-IqBpEz_J1HcJxzs/viewform?usp=send_form

End of School Year Important Dates
  • May 1:  Walk to School Day 
  • ?May 4-8:  Book Fair
  • ?May 5:  Book Fair Open House 5:30pm
    • Writing on the Walls 
    • PTA General Meeting
  • Books and Bagels in our library 7:15am-8:30am
  • May 11-15:  Spirit Week
    • Monday: Simmons Spirit because we're all in this together!
    • Tuesday: Sock Day because we are going to sock it to the test!
    • Wednesday: Had Day because we need to keep our head in the game!
    • Thursday: PJ Day because we need to get plenty of rest!
    • Friday: Team Color Day
      • 5 & 2-Blue
      • 4 & 1-Green
      • 3 & K-Yellow
  • May 15:  KPREP Pep Rally 
  • May 18:  2013-2014 KPREP Awards Ceremony in the afternoon 1:15pm 
    • Mini KPREP Pep Rally in the afternoon
  • May 20-22/26-27:  KPREP Testing
  • May 28: Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
    • 6:00pm:  May Fine Arts Night
      • ??Involving Ehrlich, Clark, Schneidmuller and Calmes Homeroom Classes
  • May 29:  K-2 Field Day
  • June 1:  3-5 Field Day 
    • 6:00 pm: Glee Club Performance (Rockin' Out the 80s!)
  • June 2:  Variety Show!
  • June 3:  Honors/Awards Assemblies-specific times TBA
  • June 4:  HALF DAY-5th Grade Graduation!
Walk To School Day, May 1st

Attention Simmons Learning Community

 

May 1st has been dsignated as "Walk to School Day" at Simmons Elementary. Students are encouraged to dress warm for our cool mornings, wear Simmons Spirit clothing and proudly display the race tag provided by Ms. Cambron. 

 

Let's get fit and healthy by celebrating Walk to School!

 

Ms. Cambron

#SimmonstoDC

Follow the 5th grade trip to Washington DC on Twitter  using the hashtag #SimmonstoDC

 

Calendar Update

Attention Families

 

Spring Pictures are tomorrow, 4/6/15. Students will need to follow the dress code policy during tomorrow's photos. 

5th Grade Washington DC meeting is tomorrow at 5:30pm in the gymnasium. Please bring a paper copy of your child's insurance card fron and back, your physician signed medication form if necessay. 

 

Thank You For Your Help

WOW!!! Simmons Elementary raised $2,010 for the American Heart Association! A big shout out to Rylea Hogue in 1st grade for raising the top donation of $200.  A big thank you to all the students who raised money for Jump Rope for Heart!!!  

Sincerely,

Ms. Cambron

Pic of the Day 3-23-15

 

 

Mr. Stefanic stops by Sports Club for a bit of sportsmanship.

 

Governor's Cup Competition

A round of applause is in order for our Academic Team's efforts this past weekend during the Governor's Cup AcademicTeam competition.  Our students earned runners-up honors during regional competitions, second to defending champions, Wilmore Elementary. Congratulations to the team, Coaches Ms. Lottie Boyd and Ms. Brewer on an excellent season. 

Way to go team! 

 

Pic of the Day 3-19-15

4th grade interactive science lab. Students time the rate which the marble exits the coaster and measure their progress. 

PIC OF THE DAY

 

Simmons teachers (Ms. Thornton, Ms. Cambron, Ms. Logan, Mrs. Bowmer, Mrs. Wadsworth) celebrate UK Day with a victory on the court. Team #1 was our top cheerleading squad. Students enjoyed the spirited acrobats from our staff and raucous cheers led by Mr. Clark. All of this followed an incredible Appalachian dance assembly Friday afternoon. 

Simmons Top Spellers

Congratulations to Maya Smith 1st Place, Reece Smith 2nd place and Katherine Jantes 3rd Place

Our spellers will represent Simmons during the District Spelling Bee Monday, March 16th at 6:00 at Southside Elementary. Good Luck Girls! 

Important Dates to Know

Attention Parents

 

Dates to know:  

Grade reporting ends on March 23rd. 

Progress reports go home with students on March 25th. 

The last day of school will be June 5th. 

Spring Break remains the same- March 30th-April 3rd

KPREP Assessment Window is May 18-29. Students will be testing on May 20, 21, 22, 26 and 27. Election Day and Memorial Day, school will remain closed. 

If you have any questions, please contact our offices. 

Princpal Caudill

Pic of the Day 3/11/15

College and Career Week is taking shape throuhgout the hallways thanks to the help from this silly group. Way too much fun in the hallway! 

Pic Of The Day

Today's pic comes from Ms. Ehrlich's social studies classroom where these students are collaborating on their Preamble project. Isn't it wonderful to see teamwork at Simmons? These projects are thoughfully design and convey great understanding of the complex language in the Constitution. 

31-0 UK Men's Basketball Makes History

Attention Parents

 

In order to celebrate our beloved UK Men's Basketball program we're loosening the dress code all week long. Students will be permitted to wear their UK colors all week. On Friday, during the SEC tournament opener, students are permitted to wear jeans! Throughout the week, students will continue to be required to adhere to their dress code for pants except for our jean's day Friday. 

Please view the post on Mrs. Wadsworth's Blog. During Monday morning annoucements students will watch a great celebration video posted on Mrs. Wadsworth's Blog. To view double click below:

Wadsworth's World

 

Go Cats! 

Principal Caudill

Follow Simmons Elementary on Twitter @SimmonsSchool

SCHOOLS AND ETC CLOSED, FRIDAY, MARCH 6th


Woodford County Public Schools will be closed
on Friday, March 6th, due to inclement weather.
ETC will also be closed.

Stay safe and warm!

School is Closing Early Today

Attention Parents

 

School will be closing early today. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. PAWS afterschool program will be closed today. ETC will be open, however we encourage you to pick your child up as soon as possible. 

Thank you and be careful out there! 

 

Principal Caudill

Pic of the Day 2/27/15

 

"Art To Remember" projects are complete! You can help Simmons PTA while purchasing your little Bulldog's Art To Remember project. Special thanks to the incredible Mrs. Baird for her talent and management of the student art submissions. Look for fundraising information soon. 

Read Across America Celebration

We are celebrating Dr.  Seuss Book Week by dressing up based on Dr. Seuss books all week!  Here are the spirit days for March 2-6

Monday, March 2:  Fox in Socks~ Silly Sock Day!  (Yes, we have school.  It is a snow make-up day!)

Tuesday, March 3:  Cat in the Hat~  Hat Day

Wednesday, March 4:  Wacky Wednesday~  Mismatch Day

Thursday, March 5:  Sleep Book~  Pajama Day

Friday, March 6:  Oh the Places You’ll Go~ Favorite Vacation/Location Day

Pic of the Day 2-26-15

Today's pic is from our Mac Mini Lab in our library. Students completing their book reviews are working hard on their presentations assigned by Mrs. Page. Every student at Simmons Elementary shares their creations with teachers and other students using Google Education Accounts. Ask to see your child's Google Drive account today. 

Pic of the Day 2-24-15

Ms. Logan enjoys a brisk morning at bus duty! #extraduty

Visit the photo gallery for more photos. 

Follow us on Twitter @SimmonsSchool for up-to-date school info. 

2-23-15 PIC OF THE DAY

Today's pic comes from Mrs. Thrush's K/1 split classroom. Emma is working extremely hard on her thought diagram. We're proud to share daily experiences Simmons Elementary on our website. For more PIC OF THE DAY photos please visit the photo gallery. 

Principal Caudill

Follow me on Twitter @CaudillLarry or follow our school @SimmonsSchool 

Read Across America Week

 

Read Across America Week

(Book Drive for the International Book Project)

Simmons Elementary will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (March 2nd) and Read Across America Week with a Book Drive to benefit the International Book Project! The International Book Project is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy, education and global friendships by sending over 200,000 books annually to schools, libraries, churches, community organizations and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world and in the United States.  Please join us in celebrating by bringing gently used books you no longer want to school during the week of March 2-6 to donate!

Click Read More below to view the Spirit Day items. 

 

Fine Arts At Simmons

Monday, March 2 the Glee Club will perform at 6:00pm here at Simmons in the gymnasium. The performance will be a combination of songs from Annie and 2 Disney songs with a "script" to tie them all together written by one of the Glee Club members!

 

 

Please come our and support your Simmons Performing Arts program. 

Sincerely,

Sabrina Bowmer

Music Director

P.S.

Please note our next Fine Arts Night will be held on Monday, March 16. The homeroom classrooms perfroming are: Ms. Thornton's, Mrs. Sams's and Mrs. Roberts.

 

 

 

School Closed 2/18/15

Attention 

Due to winter weather school will be closed tomorrow, 2/18/15. 

 

ETC will open at 7am at Huntertown Elementary. 

Please check your Google Classroom or teacher's website for assignment updates. 

Enjoy the following White Christmas clip about "Snow". Simply one of my favorite movies during the holiday season. Click Here!

If you haven't visited Ms. Schneidmuller's website to view a hilarious video from the Moses Brown's principal announcing their snow day, please click her name above, you'll love it. 

Be careful and enjoy your snow break!

Principal Caudill

 

SNOWPOCALYPSE 2-16-15

 snow + apocalypse = snowpocalypse 

When weathermen predict large amounts of snowfall in a short period of time. http://www.urbandictionary.com/

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Image Courtesy of KyWeatherCenter Blog, Chris Bailey

I believe the weather forecast speaks for itself. If not, please visit Ms. Schneidmuller's edublog site for full details. Ms. S's Dog Pound

Let it Snow! Principal Caudill

Teacher Blogs Are Online

Attention Parents and Students

 

Simmons Elementary has launched our online presence initiative today with the development of teacher edublogs and websites. In order to view your child's classroom edublog or website, please visit the left links titled teacher websites. Now you will be able to keep up-to-date with your child's classroom events and assignments. If you have difficulty viewing your teacher's blog or website, please contact your teacher directly or our offices can assist you with the matter. I hope you find this new resource helpful, informative and inviting. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill @CaudillLarry

Follow Simmons on Twitter @simmonsschool and find your child's teacher in twitterworld. #wearesimmons

Presidents Day, Monday, February 16th School Day!!!

Attention Parents

Re: Make-up Snow Day

Due to previous snow day events, school is in session on Monday, 2-16-15, Presidents Day. This is no longer a holiday excused absence. School will be in session the entire day this coming Monday. 

Also, March 2nd is now a day in school. If you have any questions, please call our offices. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY

Tell us how we are doing.
If you would like to take a customer service survey, please click on the below link.

Customer Service Survey

PTA Board Considers "Art To Remember"

Attention Parents

 

February 9, 2015

The Simmons PTA board is considering "Art to Remember" for the spring fundraiser.  To offer your feedback please contact our board members with ideas. Click HERE to visit Art to Remembers website. The board will ask for your approval during the March 26th PTA General meeting, 6pm. 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8. The PTA board will require volunteers to make this week special for our faculty. If you have ideas, gifts and items for meals please contact Tami Overton at tamara.overton@gmail.com. 

Sincerely, 

PTA Board

Make-up Day March 2nd

Attention Parents

Snow Day Make-up Days

 

Feburary 16th President's Day

March 2nd Professional Learning Day

 

School is in Session on each of these days.

 

Please Mark Your Calendars

 

Principal Caudill

Jeans Spirit Day this Friday, January 16th

Attention Parents

Jeans Day on Friday, January 16

That's correct! Your child has told you the truth! We will allow all students and staff to wear jeans during school Friday, January 16th. Scholars are expected to continue to wear Simmons Spirit t-shirts or dress code approved tops.

Today is our final day of the first semester, so we will celebrate this milestone with a day of relaxed dress code to end the week.

Progress reports will be coming home next week,January 22nd, so please be on the lookout.  If you have any questions regarding Friday's dress code or the progress report process, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or our offices for support. 

Go Buckeyes! #CFB Champions

Principal Caudill

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Happy Holidays from Simmons Elementary

 

Please visit our photo gallery to see all spirit week photos. Or Click HERE

 

We'll see you all January 5th

 

2015

2014 Winter Choral Showcase

The one event which draws our largest crowds of the year is our Winter Choral Showcase. Mrs. Bowmer, with the help of her colleagues, proudly host two nights of standing room seasonal holiday classics for all to enjoy. For the first time, Orchestra students performed under the direction of Mr. Marsee. Guided by our talented art teacher, Mrs. Baird, the beautiful background decorations were developed and created by our incredible students.

So many parents and grandparents crowd into our little gymnasium to catch a glimpse of their precious one on stage, while we the educators step aside and take pleasure in watching our visitors grin, laugh, sing, tap and applaud in pure holiday delight. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will continue to support our arts programs.  If you were unable to attend, you can access each performance by clicking HERE or visiting our leftlinks "2014 Winter Choral Showcase". 

Congratulations to our scholars and to their "energetic" teacher! 

Principal Caudill

 

 

 

2014 Snowflake Feast

One of my favorite customs at Simmons Elementary is our annual Snowflake Feast. Each December, prior to the first snowflake, well typically, we pause school during the lunch hour to lavish our students with first class restaurant service, spirited choral performances, grand snowflake decorations and a catered lunch delivered by the hands of loving parent volunteers.  The highlight of this day is watching our enthusiastic music teacher, Mrs. Bowmer; direct her scholars’ choral efforts while those dining enjoy their meal. Unfortunately, unless you’re designated to volunteer, parents and visitors have never had an opportunity to experience this timeless tradition. We’ve captured every performance for our visitors to view and share with their love ones.  

Happy Snowflakes Everyone!

Principal Caudill

5th grade performing Frosty. 

Click HERE or search our left links to view all Snowflake Feast Choral performances. 

Simmons Welcomes Jennifer Kellogg

Meet the New Counselor

Mrs. Jennifer Kellogg

Mrs. Kellogg is a native of Carter County, Kentucky.  She currently resides in Lexington with her husband and 4th grade son.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at Morehead State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication. After a few years in the field of journalism, Mrs. Kellogg return to her alma mater where she would earn her second degree, Masters of Arts degree in teaching middle school mathematics and language arts. For the past eight years, Mrs. Kellogg has gained invaluable experiences working and teaching mathematics in schools with similar qualities as Simmons Elementary. These professional assignments and middle school knowledge will serve our students well in preparation for their next level of education.  In May, Mrs. Kellogg completed a Masters of Arts degree in school guidance counseling. 

Mrs. Kellogg began her duties on December 1st in our district and here in our building last Monday.  First and foremost, Mrs. Kellogg’s initial goal will be to meet and begin to develop relationships with our student body. Currently, she and Mrs. Dugan are co-teaching classroom guidance lessons during the remainder of our December school days. 

Simmons Earns the Energy Star Award

Last Monday, November 24th, Simmons student body assembled to celebrate the distinction of becoming an Energy Star school. This award is provided to schools that use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation. Mr. Willhite, Director of School Energy manager’s Project, explained this honor is very difficult to attain, considering there are over 80,000 schools in the United States and that Simmons Elementary is one of the top 8,000 schools in the nation with this status. As outlined in the Woodford Sun newspaper, Simmons hosted local, state and national leaders during the event. 

Left to Right: Ky Senator Julian Carrol, Energy Director Ron Willhite. US Representative Andy Barr, WCPS Superintendent Scott Hawkins, Ky Representative James Kay, Principal Larry Caudill, WCPS Chief Finance Officer Amy Smith and WCPS Energy Manager Jim McClanahan.  We were thrilled to host these wonderful leaders and wish to express our deepest appreciations for their valuable time and kind words shared on this day.

Special thanks belongs to our district energy manager Mr. Jim McClanahan for all of his hard work, dedication and time devoted to assisting the students and staff of Simmons with earning  this remarkable status. Truly, we couldn't have realized this level of distinction without his leadership and guidance. 

Please visit our photo gallery to see more photos from this incredible moment.

District Improvement Plan Input Sought

Stakeholder input sought on the District Improvement Plan.  Please send feedback to Martha Collins at martha.collins@woodford.kyschools.us by noon on Dec. 9th, 2014. The feedback will be presented to the improvement plan committee for consideration.  We truly appreciate any feedback provided.

Click on District Improvement Plan above to view document.

Simmons STLP Earns State Invitation

First year STLP Coach Ms. Logan, Libray Media Specialist,  is extremely proud of her technology leadership team for earning 91 out of 100 points and an invitation to bring "abetterbulldog" to the State STLP competition in March. To access the STLP team webpage, simply follow the "abetterbulldog" link listed to the left on our webpage. 

More competition photos are available in our photo gallery.

Congratulations to the team for all their efforts and teamwork!

Click Read More to view Simmons entire scorecard from the regional competitions: 

Way to GO Team!

Mrs. Bowmer Leads Students At KMEA Choral Festival

This past Friday, November 14th, Simmons Choral Singers joined 33 other elementary schools, including our classmates at Southside Elementary, at Eastern Kentucky University for the 2014 KMEA District 7/11 Choral Festival. Our students perform as part of choir #1 under the direction of Andy Beck and Meg Stohlman.  Mr. Beck is a prolific writer in the educational choral music field with over 500 popular publications currently in print. Our students performed on stage in front of family and friends at 7pm after spending the entire day, leading up to the event in rehearsals from 9am until 6pm.  It was a tough day but well worth the experience. 

Simmons and Southside pose for one last photo prior to the 7pm performance.

Choir #1 and #2 on stage for the final performance. 

 

To see more photos visit our photo gallery.

Videos of the performance can be viewed in the Club Section under Glee. 

To see Choir 1 and 2 perform "Power of One" click the read more icon below.

Character Costumes Permitted on Friday October 31st

Attention Parents and Students

Character Costumes are permitted duiring school hours this upcoming Friday, October 31st.  

Guidelines for participation

Masks are not permitted

Face paint is not permitted

Gore or imitation blood is not permitted

Costume props are not permitted 

Comfortable shoes need to be worn versus costume footwear

Scholars will follow a normal course schedule with typical classroom lessons occurring with the exception of our special area classrooms. Our special area classroom teachers will guide students around our school to collect treats and tour the office for fun activities. 

Finally, please be mindful of your students overall comfort throughout the school day.  We do not wish for any student to become too warm, too cool or have  their movement restricted due to their costume's design.  Remember to provide the appropriae undergarments for your child or a change of clothing if necessary.  

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Attention Parents

Schedule Your Conference Today

Conferences are October 28th

Contact our Office

859-879-4670

Postponed- Walk to School Day

Attention Parents and Volunteers

 

Due to high winds and strong storms approaching the region, today's Walk to School event has been postponed. 

 

Important Memos From Principal Caudill

Attention Parents

Please reference the following Memos re:

- Cold Weather Attire 

-SBDM Parent Representative Nomination and Election Date

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

3rd Annual RUN4DC

 

Attention Parents and Friends

Simmons Elementary 5th Grade Students Need Your Support

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. 

 

To find out how you can help support our students, please follow the RUN4DC link. 

Click HERE to visit the website!

Early Release Day 9/17/2014

Attention

 

September 17th is an Early Release Day 

 

Students will be dismissed from school at 12:45pm.  The PAWS afterschool program will be closed. Explore Time Company (ETC) will be open and functioning on their normal operating hours. 

 

Grandparent's Day at Simmons

Re: Grandparents Day, September 5th, 2014

 

We want to express our deepest appreciation for our PTA for their efforts to host our distinguished guest during the Grandparent’s Day luncheon.  Specifically, Tami Overton, for her leadership and efforts to prepare our gymnasium and capture these wonderful moments with her camera.  Of course we are thankful for all of our grandparents who were able to take a moment to join their grandchild for a delicious chicken patty.  On the behalf of our faculty and staff, thank you for making school a top priority for your family.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

To see more photos please visit our photo gallery.

PARENT SURVEY

For the past several years, the Woodford County Board of Education has adopted an instructional calendar based largely on the recommendations of the calendar committee.  The calendar committee consists of employees representing different schools and job classifications as well as students and parents.  The calendar committee will begin its work drafting the 15-16 school year instructional calendar in a few months. One item on the calendar that traditionally is discussed at length is fall break.  For many years it has been a full week break.  However, the committee often gets feedback about adjusting the duration of fall break.  Since it has been quite some time since the opinions of our stakeholders were formally surveyed in great detail, we are requesting your opinion.  In short, we want to know if given a choice, would you like fall break to remain a week or would you prefer fall break be a long weekend (i.e. off on Thursday and Friday before the weekend or off the Friday before and Monday after the weekend).  While your feedback is greatly appreciated, rest assured that individual survey results will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall totals of those voting for a week and the overall totals of those voting for a long weekend will be shared.   Please visit the following link to complete the survey.  Thanks!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZRDZMWB

Cupcakes and Treats

August 29, 2014

 

Re: Cupcake and Treat Procedure Update

 

Parents and Guardians,

 

During the August 28, 2014 SBDM meeting, the committee has provided a new level of health and nutrition safeguards for our students regarding school celebrations. If you intend to provide a birthday treat, such as cupcakes, you are now required to provide our office staff a one day notice.  The purpose of this change is to protect the health of our students with diabetes and food allergies. This precaution will provide our health care providers the proper notice necessary to monitor and support our students.  Below is the amended procedure outlined in our student handbook.

 

Party Invitations and Treats:

During the final 10 minutes of the day, prior to dismissal, “store bought” treats such as cupcakes or cookies are permitted to celebrate a birthday.  In order to prevent medical incidents, a one-day notice will be required prior to allowing the treat to be delivered to the classroom.  If the one-day notice does not occur prior to the delivery of the treat (cupcake) product to school, the product will remain in our front office until the following day. Invitations can be handed out at school only if “all the students” in the classroom receive an invitation.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this important change in procedure. 

Prinicpal Caudill

New- Lost and Found Search Made Easy

August 22, 2014

Re: Lost and Found Items

Parents,

                Is your child losing articles of clothing, binders, backpacks, gloves or just plain forgetful? Now you can access all lost and found items by visiting the school website and searching for those missing items at your convenience.  To access the daily lost and found, simply visit our website, click on the “Lost and Found” link located on the left side of the page and begin your search.  Once you’ve identified the item, contact our office and we’ll deliver the item to your child.  If you wish to pick the item up yourself, we’re more than happy to accommodate you during your visit. 

Click HERE to visit the “Lost and Found” link.

Principal Caudill

Meet the Dean

Simmons Elementary would like to introduce our new Administrative Dean, Mr. Damon Stefanic. Mr. Stefanic began his duties as Dean on July 1st and has already made a tremendous impact here at Simmons. Mr. Stefanic brings a wealth of experience as a former assistant principal at Painted Stone Elementary in Shelby County, Ky.  Mr. Stefanic and his wife Stephanie have two beautiful children Brooklynn and Addy Grace. Please join us by welcoming Mr. Stefanic to Simmons Elementary! 

School Picture Day Reminder and Dress Code

ATTENTION: School Pictures

August 27th 

Are you wondering about what to wear during school picture day? Attached is a letter from Mr. Caudill outlining our dress code expectations for school pictures on August 27th. 

Click HERE to access the letter.

SBDM Minority Representative Nominations

August 21, 2014

Re: SBDM Minority Parent Nominations Needed

Parents,

If you have an interest in serving as our minority parent representative for SBDM, our governing body, please contact our main office for details.  We will be taking nominations throughout the remainder of this week and next for our minority parent representation. The committee is required to have at least one minority representative each school year.  To serve as this parent representative, you will need to have a current background check completed, attend 6 hours of SBDM training and be willing to meet once per month as agreed to by the committee members. The committee responsibilities include serving with others to approve budgets, personnel, scheduling, assessment review  and other resources needed for school improvement.  If you need further explanations regarding the responsibilities of this committee’s membership, please contact Mr. Caudill, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us or call 859-879-4670.

 If interested, please submit a brief biography for our voters to review.  Nominations and your biography need to be submitted to our front office no later than Tuesday the 26th.

Minority Parent Elections are scheduled to be held on August 29th, 7:45am-4pm.

 Again, new members will need:

6 hours of SBDM training is required.

Current Background Check is required.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

Simmons PTA Board

Simmons 2013-14 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Ms. Eaves for being named the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. 

Once a little bulldog attending Simmons Elementary herself, now Megen Eaves teaches 4th and 5th grade science to others. Mrs. Eaves is a proud Simmons alumni who's passion is finding new experiences for her students to interact with the science curriculum in real, hands on and interesting ways.

"I call my students "my kids" because in our year together they aren't just  kids on my class list, they become a part of  my Heart". 

Below are several photos from and introductory lesson on processing and communication skills.  Only using the paper clips provided, teams of students were challenged to "Save Sam" by placing the gummie lifesaver around Sam without touching the gummie worm with their hands.  Some little scientist succeeded, and like all great scientist along the way, some failed. 

 

 

Congratulations Ms. Eaves!

 

Welcome Back To School

Simmons Family, 

Today was an amazing first day of school. The faculty and staff want to express our deepest appreciation for your efforts to prepare your child(ren) for their first day back.  It truly seemed as if we hadn't left for summer break at all. The entire student body jumped back into our regular routines without missing a single beat.  The teachers were truly impressed with everyone's new uniform dress  attire and  a huge thank you for the supplies needed to begin our school year.  Below are a few images your student may have seen while attending class or walking the halls during their first day. 

Welcome back to school everyone! 

To see more images click the "read more" button below. 

School Year Preparations Begin Here at Simmons

Today, August 7, Simmons Elementary and Northside Elementary teachers come together to examine the writing core content standards and Units of Study, by Lucy Calkins. Students in each building will benefit from this comprehensive approach to learning to write. As the year unfolds, watch and listen closely to your child's vocabulary as they grow as young writers. 

CKSEC literacy specialist, Lisa King, provided an excellent review of our new materials. Our teachers are motivated and excited to share our workshop knowledge with all of our students in the coming school year. 

Thanks again to our friends at Life Adventure Center for sharing their meeting building! 

 

Open House, Tomorrow - August 7th, 6:00-pm-7:30pm

Please join us for our annual Open House, tomorrow, August 7th, 6pm-7:30pm. We encourgage families to bring their school supplies for the upcoming school year while visiting with your child's teachers. Don't forget to ask about the changes to the Free/Reduced Lunch program. 

Back to School Night Grade Level Meeting Schedule: 

6:20 Kindergarten 

6:40 1st grade

7:00 2nd/3rd

7:20 4th/5th

Our PTA will be on hand to accept membership requests, t-shirt sales and free frozen freezer pops.  Please stop by the cafeteria to discover how you can support and join our PTA. 

Bus Drivers will be available to discuss routes and procedures for the new school year.  Please be certain to greet your child's bus driver located in the cafeteria. 

As always, thank you for supporting Simmons Elementary.

Principal Caudill

ATTENTION: IMPORTANT FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH CHANGES

Parents and Guardians,

Due to changes in the Federal Food Service Program, we no longer have the option to allow ALL students to eat free for the first 30 days of school while we are processing the Free and Reduced (F&R) application forms. Students who attended Woodford County Public Schools and participated in the free or reduced-priced lunch program during the previous school year may continue that status for the first 30 days of the new school year, or until a new lunch application is approved.

Therefore, it is imperative for families intending to apply for the free and reduced lunch program to complete the application form as soon as possible. The application will be made available during our Open House, tomorrow August 7th. The applications will be available in our front office for anyone interested in beginning this process sooner than Open House.   

  • If the student paid last year, then they will pay this year unless/until they submit a F&R application. 
    • Parents may pre-pay their student’s meals via myschoolbucks.com.
    • Our food service manager, Mrs. Janet Caudill will be on hand during Open House, August 7th, 6:00pm-7:30pm so parents can pre-pay meals.
  • If the student was on F&R last year, they are automatically F&R this year but only for the first 30 days – as their new application is processed.
  • If you are new to our district, you’ll need to complete an application as soon as possible.  Please note: Federal guidelines require all new registering students to pay unless they turn in the application by the first day of school.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill 

 

 

 

Teachers Nearing Their Final Days of School

It’s June 10th and our faculty and staff are still hard at work here at Simmons Elementary!

Tomorrow, June 11th will be our final day together as a faculty for the 2013-14 school year.  Wrapping up this school calendar year has been eventful for us due to the refurbished gymnasium floor and constant fumes from the varnishing placed onto the surface of our gym.  In order to avoid these toxic odors, our faculty moved to our very kind neighbor's meeting facility at Life Adventure Center. We truly appreciate all the hospitality at LAC and will be certain to return for more staff development in the near future.

 

Simmons Celebrates Our 5th Grade Class

Students, faculty, family and friends joined together this afternoon to wish the graduating 5th grade class well and congratulations for their achievement. Graduation ceremony highlights include farewell speeches from four 5th grade graduates, two celebration slide shows and our traditional “Ease on Down the Road” tribute to the graduates.  During the ceremony, Paula Ford, was recognize as the 2014 Robert F. Quisenberry Volunteer of the Year recipient.  Lastly, the 5th grade class made their final procession at Simmons while the entire student body, teachers and parents lined the hallways, applauding and cheering for each student. 

The class watches on while Robert Crosby presents his farewell speech.

Several graduates gather around Ms. Ehrlich and Ms. Logan for one last photo.

The entire student body follows the lead of  the cast of "TheWizard of Oz" performers singing and dancing to "Ease On Down the Road".

Mrs. Young, our retiring librarian, delivers cheersof well wishes to her final class of students.

The faculty and staff celebrate the end of the school year with the traditional team huddle.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2021!

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

 

The "Variety Show" Tradition

Yesterday, June 4, our students performed their special talent in front of the entire staff and student body.  Mrs. Bowmer brought back this tradition 6 years ago with this very class of graduating 5th grade students.  Congratulations to all of our couragous performers and to Mrs. Bowmer for a wonderful day of song, dance, magic, puppets, instruments and gymnastics. 

To see all performance photos, please visit the gallery section on our site. 

Thunder's New Look

Team Yellow begins to transform Thunder, our school's mascot. 

Thunder turns "TEAM YELLOW"

2014-15 Field Day

The weather has cooperated, so our students have enjoyed their favorite time of the year. The annual Field Day activities are a sure sign the end of school is near and summer is about to start. Ms. Cambron, our PE teacher, organizes wellness activities which integrate sports, water, relays and more.  We appreciate all of our parent volunteers and sportsmanship from our student body. Congratulations on a wonderful year Simmons! 

Tug-of-War- Below

Our Tradition-  Simmons Teacher competition between the top 5th grade team and staff ends in victory for the teachers

Mrs. Jones' classroom fights to the end! 

Mrs. Page Jumps in to assist her students

Team spirit wear from Mrs. Wadsworth homeroom.

More photos are located in the gallery.

5th Grade Celebrates Final Days

This past Friday, May 30th, the 5th grade class had the entire building to themselves. Our PTA and parent voluteers decorated, provide dinner and supevised many fun activities for our students. Our 5th graders will be recognized on Thursday, June 5th during our morning awards recognitions and afternoon graduation/farewell ceremonies. We wish all of our students the very best at the middle school and beyond. Always a Bulldog!

The 5th grade class celebrating in their new t-shirts

Proud, yet sad, parents enjoy one last photo before the night closes

Andrew, Wes and Adam are all smiles

Tyler and James look hot! Be careful with those dodgeballs. 

Karla and Whitley celebrate with "Thunder", our school mascot

 

Family Math Night

Tonight, our first grade and kindergarten teachers provided math instruction and summer math support for our students and families. During the presentation, families were instructed upon how to develop their child’s working memory, an overview of the computer we-based math program IXL, how to access important reports and summer learning packets.  If you’re interested in learning more about tonight’s presentations especially how to access IXL throughout the summer, please contact our school. Our faculty appreciates the effort of those attending today’s Math Night and look forward to watching those students grow throughout the summer.  Tonight’s program was made possible through the Title I federal grant program.

Special thanks to our teachers:

Mrs. Haury, kim.haury@woodford.kyschools.us

Mrs. Duke, faith.duke@woodford.kyschool.us

Mrs. Thrush, rose.thrush@woodford.kyschools.us

Mrs. Cottingham, brooke.cottingham@woodford.kyschools.us

Mrs. Rush, Barbara.rush@woodford.kyschools.us

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

Great job everyone! 

May SBDM Documents are Available

Simmons Learning Community,

The May SBDM meeting agenda and documents are available for your review. Our PTA committee is still looking for SBDM parent representation for the upcoming school year.  If you are interested in serving on the governing committee here at Simmons, please contact Mr. Caudill regarding this opportunity.  The current committee structure is one principal, three teachers, and two parent representatives. Due to our student body demographics, one minority parent representative must serve on this committee. If a minority repesentative is not secured by September, open elections will be held for a parent to serve as the minority representative, serving on the behalf of our minority population. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

To access the May agenda and other documents click HERE.

Updated May 29, 2014

You can access last night's draft minutes HERE.  

Principal Caudill

 

Memorial Day

The staff at Simmons Elementary wish our students and families a peaceful and relaxing Memorial Day.

To our military parents and families: Thank you, we remember and appreciate your sacrifice on our behalf.

 

 

Here at Simmons Elementary we believe every student should understand  the value of sacrifice, remembrance and respect while learning about our nation's history. During our students' final year at Simmons, we make every effort to  provide each 5th grade student an opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) in Washington DC. Below are several photos from a recent visit to the hallowed grounds at ANC.   Right now at ANC, the grounds are full of ceremonial decorations "Flags In" and preparations for President Barak Obama’s wreath laying ceremony at the "Tomb of the Unknowns" this Memorial Day Monday, May 26th.

Please click READ MORE below.

PAWS SUMMER PROGRAM PARENT MEETING

Purpose: Provide parents and students an overview of the upcoming summer program and registration needs. Registration forms are located within the PAWS section. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. Hurry, remaining spaces are filling quickly and won't last long.

When: May 29th @ 6:00 p.m.

Where: Library

Contact: Cindy Roseberry at 859-879-4670 or respond to her email address at cindy.roseberry@woodford.kyschools.us

Variety Show Tryouts Conclude

The Simmons Elementary Student Variety Show tryouts have concluded. Over 90 students have been selected to demonstrate their special talent on June 4th.  The performances are conducted all day while students cheer for each other and our performers wait for their reviews from our guest celebrity judges. Mrs. Bowmer is created for continuing this rich tradition which has been present at Simmons for over 25 years. 

Our 5th grade students and teachers watch two performers conduct a difficult gymnastics routine.  

Following the routine is Mr. Piercey and Ms. Logan with their very own display of gymnastics. Luckily, Ms. Logan survived this flip. 

Good luck to all of our performers!

Principal Caudill

Mrs. Young is Retiring

Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Young celebrated her retirement plans with her colleagues during the Retired Teacher Association's banquet for upcoming retirees. We're thrilled for Mrs. Young and share her excitement for her upcoming retirement plans.  We're encouraging all of our students and families to send their congrats and well wishes to Mrs. Young throughout the remainder of the school year. We wish Mrs. Young a long and healthy retirement, full of travel, family and friends. 

Congratulations on a wonderful career!

Principal Caudill

 

P.S. If you have a Mrs. Young story you wish to share, please send those to my office email, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us

shh...TESTING

The annual state testing of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students has started here at Simmons Elementary. We are asking and pleading for parents to keep your child's schedules as normal as possible, provide plenty of sleep and a healthy amount of encouragement during this period of school.  Testing began on May 21st and will continue through May 28th. Attendance is very important throughout this testing window, so we're encouraging families to consider this testing window when you are scheduling your family appoinments and events. Each evening, please discuss your child their performance on the testing session and plan ahead for the next content area in the schedule. 

Click READ MORE below to view the testing schedule

As you can see these are large test sessions which demand sustained focus and effort from our students. Your assistance with managing routines, schedules and encouragement is appreciated. 

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

4th and 5th Grade GATE Fine Arts Performance

Mrs. Bowmer's GATE students performed during last night's Fine Arts program. The students from Mrs. Jones and Mr. Clark's classroom performed with their recorders and guitars in front of family members and staff. 

Mrs. Bowmer amplifies the guitar play of Trevor Wells during his solo performance. 

Sophie and Megahn perform their duo. 

The 5th grade class sings "Sweet Home Alabama" during the finale. 

Megan plays her solo. 

The fourth grade class is ready to perform on the recorders. 

KPREP Awards Ceremony

This morning, 4th and 5th grade students were recognized for their efforts on the 2013 KPREP assessment. Students who scored proficient or distinguished in reading, mathematics, science and social studies were presented with gold and silver medals, along with a certificate of accomplishment. 

Congratulations to all students and good luck this week!

Above: Congratulations to all of our top performing students.

Above: The "All Distinguish Performers" were provided an additional medal to acknowledge their exceptional performance. 

1st Grade Visits Newport Aquarium

Today, our first grade class toured Newport Aquarium to experience biology first hand. Hopefully we've inspired a new generation of marine biologist for our future. 

Mrs. Wilson captures more than just her students in this selfie. An aquarium diver, behind the glass, joins the class. 

Wow, that's an interesting chair!

Ms. Boyd and her students are very close to that crocodile! Thank goodness for those protective glass panes. 

Simmons KPREP Pep Rally

Today, students celebrated their year of academic efforts and success during the annual KPREP pep rally.  We celebrated the upcoming testing week with cheers, chants, videos, lip sync contests, relay races, performance from the jump rope team and  "We're All In This Together" school dance. 

Each grade level was dressed in their team color and cheered loudly in their groups. This is a packed gymnasium!

The Jump team lines up for their finale! 

Mr. Cooley was a distinguished Lip Sync contestant. 

Below the Jump Rope team transitions into their next routine. 

Congratulations to the 4th and 1st grade team!  Their efforts will provide them the opportunity to paint the school mascot "Thunder" the team color YELLOW. 

Way to go Simmons and good luck on your upcoming exams.

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

 

CHESS Master Recognized

During morning announcements, CHESS tourney champion, Pedro Ruvacalba, was recognized amongst all his classmates.  Chess club sponsor, Mr. Brown, has instituted a plaque for this year's champion and future champions.  Mr. Caudill is announcing Pedro as the 1st champion placed onto the plaque. 

Congratulation Pedro!

SBDM Parent Nominations

SBDM Parent Nominations Needed- 

Parents,

If you have an interest in serving as a parent representative for SBDM, please contact our main office for details.  We will be taking nominations throughout the remainder of this week and next for our parent representation. The committee is required to have at least one minority representative.  To serve as a parent representative, you will need to have a current background check completed, attend 6 hours of SBDM training and be willing to meet once per month as agreed to by the committee members. If you need further explanations regarding the responsibilities of this committee’s membership, please contact Mr. Caudill, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us or call 859-879-4670.

 

WE ARE STILL TAKING NOMINATIONS....

Nominations were due May 23, by 2:45pm. Please submit a brief biography for our voters to review.

Parent Elections are scheduled to be held on May 30th , 7:45am-4pm.

 

New members will need:

6 hours of SBDM training is required.

Current Background Check is required.

Sincerely,

Simmons PTA Board

WACKY SOCKS EVERYWHERE

As teams earn points toward their total class participation, the contest to win the school spirit stick and to paint our school mascot is heating up!

Tomorrow- Mismatch Day

We're looking forward to a great, spirit filled Wednesday. 

Principal Caudill

 

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Magness

Officer Ted Magness surprised his wife, Mrs. Magness, of 25 years today with flowers on their special day.  Congratulations to the happy couple! 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

To All Simmons Mothers,

 

 

 

HERE is a special slide show in your honor!

 

 

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

 

KPREP SPIRIT WEEK

Simmons,

Heading into our state testing window, KPREP, students and staff will celebrate the 2013-14 school year with a full week of spirit filled contests. Each class will be competing for the coveted spirit stick and rights to paint our mascot "Thunder" the color of their team. 

Here is the line-up for the week: 

Monday- PJ Day

Tuesday- Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday- Mismatch Day

Thursday- Hat Day

Friday- Team Color Day, Pep Rally in the Afternoon

Which grade level will win honors to coat Thunder with a new color? 

Will he be Green? Blue? Yellow? Check back on Friday for more. 

 

Principal Caudill

 

Simmons Students Give Back

Simmons Elementary students are celebrating worldwide literacy by sending their books around the globe!  This past week, the school held a book drive, and students and staff donated over 200 books total!  The class that donated the most books was Ms. Ehrlich's 5th grade class, who contributed 99 volumes!  The books will be given to the International Book Project, an organization that supplies schools, libraries, and other organizations all over the world in an effort to end illiteracy.  For more information on the International Book Project, you can visit their site by clicking here.

Book Fair Opens Tonight. 5:30-7:30

Tonight, from 5:30-7;30 the library will be open for shoppping.  While attending the Book Fair shopping night, please take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the "Writing on the Wall" project.  

 

The library is ready for customers.

This Wildcat poster is just one of many to choose from.

These popular items won't last long. 

See you all tonight!

 

Writing On The Walls

Simmons Learning Community,

The hallway walls of Simmons are being transformed into a museum of student writing. The "Writing on the Walls" project is now on full display this week, May 5-9. Please plan to join us tomorrow, May 6th, 5:30-7:30pm for our "Writing on the Walls" open house.  The event will include an opportunity to visit the Book Fair, live music from former student Gracie Jones, successful authors, former State Representative Carl Rollins will be on hand and of cousre an opportunity to see all of the "Writing on the Walls".

Below is an excerpt from Mr. Caudill's letter to the students.

In the article, 11 Skills You’ll Need For A Career, US News and World Report, 2009; the first skill listed is, Writing Clearly and Forcefully. The article goes on to list many important skills needed to compete for careers in 2009; however it is not surprising to see writing listed first.  Writing is an essential professional skill which every employee will have some responsibility.  To read more click HERE

More "Writing on the Walls" photos are available in the photo gallery section. 

Sincerely,

The Writing Committee

April 30, 2014 SBDM Meeting Update

Simmons Learning Community,

Copies of the April SBDM meeting documents are available within the SBDM section on our website. Within the minutes and documents, you see all the motions and approvals from last night's meeting. 

  • Instructional Practices Policy- Approve, 1st Reading
  • Testing Procedures and Data Analysis Policy- Approved, 1st Reading
  • 2014-15 Staffing Plan- Approved
  • 2014-15 Title I Budget- Approved
  • Uniform Dress Code Policy- Approved with recommendations, 1st Reading
  • SBDM Teacher Election- Deadline for nominations and elections, Approved
  • Media Specialist Interview

Click HERE to see the approved March minutes.

Click HERE to see the April SBDM documents.

Click HERE to the draft April SBDM minutes.

As always, thank you for your interest and support.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

CHESS Tourney Begins

The 2014-15 3rd Annual CHESS tournament will continue next Tuesday. The champion will earn the priviledge to compete against Principal Caudill. 

Sam Stacy watches closely, waiting for his next match to begin. 

More photos are available in the Photo Gallery section of the website. 

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK NEEDS

PARENTS It's that time again...  Time to show all the staff at Simmons how grateful we are for their service to our kids. 

When: Staff Appreciation is set to be held May 5th through the 9th and we need lots of help! 

How can I help? We will be needing food donations each day as well as people to help set-up, maintain and clean-up the break room each day.  In no particular order yet we are planning the following meals for the week:

    High Tea - With finger sandwiches, etc.
    Breakfast Day
    Picnic Day (Fried Chicken being the main course for this)
    Italian Day
    Mexican Day

Additionally we could use some crafty people to put some things together.  If you can help out with any of these things please contact ASAP either:

Rachelle Lile (Chair for event) rachelle.lile@gmail.com 

or Heather Rogers (President) hrogers621@me.com, (502) 226-0080

or Kathy Gosnell (volunteer coordinator for this event) kthylewis5@aol.com,  

879-9552 (call) 684-8281 (call or text)

Thank you so much for all your support! 

Let's show Simmons Staff how very much they are appreciated!!

Sincerely,

Your PTA Board

 

CHESS Tourney Begins

The 3rd Annual Chess Club Tournament begins today. Check back later for results and photos from the event. 

Simmons Resident UCONN Fan

Although the Men's NCAA basketball tournament is over, well over, Walter Cunliffe, graduate of UCONN, WCHS retired teacher and current instructional assistant at Simmons, feels he is entitled to share his joy throughout the remainder of the school year. Mr. Cunliffe has challenged himself to sport a new UCONN t-shirt every day until the last day of school with students.  Congrats Mr. Cunliffe, we hope you achieve your glorious goal!

While visiting with us at Simmons, please search for Mr. Cunliffe and wish him well with the challenge. 

April 30th SBDM Agenda is Available

Simmons Learning Community,

Click HERE to view the April 30th SBDM agenda.

To view more SBDM documents, visit our SBDM section on the website. 

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

Club Extravaganza

On Thursday, April 24th, Simmons Elementary celebrated A-Year-Of-Club participation. The amazing Jump Club and talented Glee Club performed in front of a packed house in order to highlight this year’s 21st Century Community Learning Grant after school program’s efforts to engage students beyond the typical school day. Our iFilm club projected their latest anti-bullying video set to the music Brave, by Sara Bareilles, while performed by our Glee Club.  Well over 200+ students are engaged in some activity through the grant program, making the PAWS (Providing Academic and Wellness Services) program a resounding success.  

How many clubs do we offer the students at Simmons Elementary? 16 in all! To see the entire list in this year’s program brochure click HERE.  

To see the iFilm club's anti-bullying video click HERE. 

 

Madison, Emma and Sadie lead their club presentation.

Our Glee performers singing and dancing, while the iFilm club projects their anit-bullying movie. 

Lilly and Lucy perform in tandum during the Jump Club performance. 

Writing on the Walls

Kentucky's online newspaper, Ky Forward, has posted a feature reviewing our Simmons Writing Committee's efforts to expose students to real-world writing.

Below is an excerpt: 

While some people may see “The Writing on the Walls” as a bad omen, at Simmons Elementary School in Versailles, it means preparing students for the future.
 
Teacher Brittany Ehrlich and the writing team at the Woodford County school created this “community celebration of literacy” to share with students the importance of writing in all facets of life.

To read more from this article click HERE. 

3rd Edition Dress Code Draft

Simmons Learning Community,

         Our dress code committee has completed another edition of the new policy for your review. Along with this edition, the committee has developed a price comparison for those inquiring about this research.  Our last open forum will be held on April 28th, 6pm, in our school library. We appreciate your efforts to support our school and look forward to listening to everyone's feedback.  You can access each document by selecting the SBDM section on our website. 

Principal Caudill

Big Band Music

Simmons Elementary played host to a wonderful group of performers, "Young At Heart".  This band averages an age of approximately 75 years young and shows no sign of slowing down. Our students listened for well over an hour to music from the bygone Big Band era.  The sounds of "Count Baise", "Louise Armstrong" and "Duke Ellington" filled our little gymnasium full of wonder and nostalgia from the 1920s.  We want to express our appreciation to Reed Harrod, a Simmons Grandfather, for sharing his group with our students and extend an open invitation to the band to play at Simmons each and every year.  

 

Frankfort Mayor William May was available to substitute for the bands regular drummer. 

School Uniform Dress Code 1st Draft and Open Forums

Parents,

The Uniform Dress Code Committee will conduct two open forums in order to receive addition feedback regarding the development of the dress code policy. If you are interested, please join our committee on April 14th and 28th.  Both meetings will be held in our school library at 6pm. On April 14th, the committee will listen to feedback regarding the initial draft of the policy. Upon receiveing feedback, the committee will make possible revisions and present those on April 28th for additional discussions ahead of the April 30th SBDM committee meeting.  Your assistance in this process is appreciated and valued by our committee members and SBDM leaders. 

To view a copy of the 1st draft developed by our Uniform Dress Code Committee click here or visit our SBDM section on our website. 

Sincerely, 

Mr. Caudill

Calendar Update

The WCPS Board of Education has approved the following school calendar updates: 

1.  All WCPS schools will resume normal schedules after Spring Break. Doors will open at 7:15am, school begins at 7:40am and dismissal will return to 2:45pm 

2.  School will not be in session on Memorial Day.

3.  The last day for students will be Thursday, June 5th.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 879-4670.

Uniform Dress Code Schedule- Open Forums Included

Simmons Learning Community,

The SBDM adhoc committee for developing the uniform dress code policy has created opportunities for the public input throughout the development process. The full committee contact list and schedule can be found on our website within our SBDM section.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact our offices. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

SBDM March Meeting Update

The March 19th draft SBDM meeting minutes and agenda items are available at this time. Visit our SBDM section on the website to examine our current efforts to improve the learning community at Simmons.  Highlights include Program Review Progress (Writing, PLCS and Arts/Humanities), Uniform Dress Code committee plans, the 2014-15 Section 6 Budget and more.

As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation.  

Principal Caudill

PTA News- Shop at Pretty in Pink Downtown on Thursday, March 6th

Thursday, March 6th is Simmons Elementary School day at Pretty in Pink. 20% of sales from the day will be donated to Simmons PTA. It is also the late night shopping, so Pretty in Pink will be open until 7:30 with refreshments and specials. Even though it could be snowy, come on out an support our PTA. 

Visit their facebook page here. 

Board of Education Approves Extending the School Day

At the February 24th board of education meeting, the Woodford County school board approved two recommendations for making up school days missed due to inclement weather.  Those two recommendations were going to school on Memorial Day, which will now occur due to the missed day on Feb. 26th, and adding 30 minutes to the school day for 12 days to make up each additional day.  We have tried to manage the calendar and take advantage of every make-up day possible with the goal of June 6th being the last student day.  With summer camps, summer vacation plans and the many other activities that begin the second week of June, we fully understand that this would not be the best situation for anyone.   With the latest day missed we now are to the point of adding the additional time to the school day.  The plan for the additional 30 minutes would be as follows:

  • Each school would start 5 minutes earlier than the normal start time.
  • The dismissal time would be 25 minutes later than the normal dismissal time.
  • The adjusted times would begin March 13th.
  • March 13th-March 28th would make up one snow day.
  • Bus pick-up times would be 2-3 minutes earlier than normal.
  • The adjusted schedule will continue after spring break if needed.  Details will be provided in follow-up communications.

Should any legislative relief be offered, this will be considered at the March or April board meeting.  We will continue to monitor the session for any updates.

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools are closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014  due to continued hazardous road conditions. 

Parent-Teacher conferences are happening now: How should you prepare and leave your meeting with the answers to the right questions?

There is no shortage of research findings available reporting direct links between a parent’s regular attendance at school and their child’s success at school.  It’s a simple equation (Time + School = Achievement).  An essential part of meaningful parent involvement is attending your child’s scheduled conferences. Parent conferences are extremely important nowadays. Why? Education is changing so rapidly with the infusion of technology, social media, common national standards and high stakes testing. Most of us were educated in traditional settings with the standard schoolhouse equipment- chalkboards, 50lbs of books and a six period day. Today, here at Simmons, your child will experience math, reading, science and social studies without touching a pencil or one of those antiques, ditto paper.  Of course your child will be required to write, but in ways that were completely science fiction during your academic prime. Your 2nd grader will develop a web blog, or answer the question-of-the-day using a “chrome book”, or write simultaneously with a team of students using a shared Google document.

So, what are the right questions for parents to ask whenever meeting with the teacher?  Click here to read more.

Simmons Wins District 69 Governor's Cup

Uniform Dress Code Policy

The SBDM committee, our governing body, has charged the Simmons Learning Community to review and develop a Uniform Dress Code policy.   This committee must have representatives from every aspect of our learning community.  We’re asking parents and students to consider serving on this committee in order to represent our primary program and intermediate program.  The committee will need one parent from the k-2 grade level and 3-5 grade level to serve as representatives and contacts for others to voice their opinions. If you are interested and able to serve in this capacity, we would love to have your assistance.  The committee must be structured and develop a schedule of meeting dates by March 19th. The SBDM committee is requesting this adhoc committee meet an April 30th deadline for a 1st draft reading. Please contact our SBDM teacher representative Ms. Sara Thornton, sara.thornton@woodford.kyschools.us, in order to serve with her during the development period.  Once again, we appreciate your support and interest in improving the lives of all of our students.

Sincerely,

Larry W. Caudill

Principal

AMENDED SCHOOL CALENDAR

On Monday, February 24th, the Woodford County Board of Education amended the 2013-2014 school calendar.  The changes are as follows:

Friday, March 21st KEA DAY SCHOOL IN SESSION
Tuesday, May 20th Election Day NO CLASSES,TEACHERS ONLY
Monday, May 26th Memorial Day SCHOOL IN SESSION
Friday, June 6th   LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS

 

Woodford Staff Wellness Challenge


It's time for the
Woodford County Public Schools' family
to get fit and join the
Woodford Wellness Challenge! 

Here's how it works:

  1. Establish a baseline health assessment for each building (2/19-2/26).
               Initial check:  February 26
               Progress checks:  March 26 and April 23.
               Final check:  May 21
  2. Pay $5 to your PE Teacher and sign the multiple receipt form.
  3. Fill out registration form.
  4. Benefits include:  free pedometer, free Humana Vitality help, blood lipid profile from Woodford County Health Department (fees may apply).
  5. Prizes!!

Here's an informational flyer too!  Check it out!

 

NO SCHOOL - Monday, February 10, 2014


Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 10, 2014 due to inclement weather.

NO SCHOOL - Thursday, February 6


Due to the continued inclement weather conditions,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on Thursday, February 6th.

NO SCHOOL-February 3, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will NOT be in session

on Monday, February 3 due to inclement weather.

ONE HOUR DELAY - Wednesday, January 29th

Due to the predicted cold temperatures,
Woodford County Public Schools will be on a one hour delay on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Buses will run their routes on a one hour delay.  Dismissal times will remain on their normal schedule.

SCHOOL IN SESSION - February 3, 2014

Due to the numerous instances of inclement weather up to this point causing school closings and the fact that there are still more weeks of winter to come,
the Board of Education voted tonight to amend our current 13-14 calendar to change Monday, Monday, Feruary 3rd from a professional development day to an instructional day meaning that it will now be a day students will be in school.  Again, this Monday, February 3rd will be a regular
instructional day for students.

NO SCHOOL - Friday, January 24, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on
Friday, January 24th due to the continued inclement weather.
Be safe and stay warm!

NO SCHOOL - Thursday, January 23, 2014

Due to the continued inclement weather,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on
Thursday, January 23rd.  Be safe and stay warm!

NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Due to the continued inclement weather,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on
Wednesday, January 22nd.

 

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, January 21st


Woodford County Public Schools are closed today
due to inclement weather.  Be safe!

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, January 7th


Due to the predicted inclement weather, Woodford County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7th.  ETC will be available at Southside Elementary.

SIMMONS NEWS

 

 

 

 

EARLY DISMISSAL - Friday, December 6th

Due to the approaching inclement weather, schools will be dismissed early today.  Elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:00 noon
and middle and high school students will be released at 12:30.

Early Dismissal Today,. Friday, 12/6/13

Woodford County Public Schools will dismiss students at 12pm today, Friday, 12/6/2013.  Due to the forecast of inclement weather, which will significanlty impact the ability to travel safely, all school activities will be closed immediately following the dismissal of students.  Car riders will be dismissed at 11:50am and bus dismissal will follow at 12pm.  ETC parents are encouraged to pick their children up as soon as possible. Please be safe and we'll see everyone on Monday!

Mr. Larry Caudill

Principal

SBDM NEWS

SBDM Needs a Minority Parent Representative

The Simmons Site Base Decision Making Committee (SBDM) needs your support. Our committee needs one more parent to serve in the capacity as Minority Parent Representative.  If you have an interest in assisting Mr. Caudill and this committee govern Simmons Elementary, please contact our office.  SBDM Minority Candidate Elections will be held during the week of October 1-4.  The responsibilities are to meet each month with the committee, serve as the parent spokesperson for our minority families, and enact school policy regarding- curriculum, budgets, school safety, principal selection, family engagement and more.  If this interest you or have any questions, please contact Mr. Caudill at larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us or call 859-879-4670. 

Larry W. Caudill

Principal

Simmons Elementary

859-879-4670

RUN4DC

Please join us on September 14th at 9am to race for a great cause. Please click HERE to learn more about our Washignton DC 5th grade field trip fundraiser.

Woodford County Public Schools Survey

Woodford County Public Schools would like to give our community an opportunity to share your views concerning our school district.  Please take a few moments to fill out our survey.  Click here to be redirected to the survey.  Thank you in advance for participating.  We appreciate your input! 

Para ver la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí

Facilities Planning Committee Meeting Announcement Schoolhouse in the Fall with students running inside

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facility Planning Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th at the Woodford County Board of Education.  It is located at 330 Pisgah Pike.  The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor conference room.  A public forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. following the meeting.

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, February 4th
NO SCHOOL
Professional Learning Day for Staff

Monday, February 18th
SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!
First Make-Up Snow Day

Tuesday, February 19th
The Woodford County Board of Education will hold a Planning Session.  The meeting will be held in the Central Office Board Room at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 25th
The Woodford County Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room.  The public is invited to attend.

 

Grandparent's Day Lunch

Apple It's time for the annual Grandparent's Day Lunch!  Join your grandchild for lunch on Friday, September 8th.  Please call the office if you need to know what time they have lunch.  Pictures will also be taken and the book fair will be open!

School Uniform Event

Graphic on Uniform Drive July 31st 2017

Students Using DreamBox for Math Practice DreamBox

Simmons has added DreamBox to the tools we are using for math practice! Students may continue to use DreamBox at home - just follow this link, or you can find it under the Student Login Center in the menu to the left.

Picture Day!

Picture Day is Thusday, September 1st.  Students may wear dress code or nicer on this day. 

Special Day At Simmons

Simmons Elementary dedicated Logan's Bench and Tree this past Monday. Special thanks to our amazing Tipton family for allowing Simmons the opportunity to celebrate Logan's memory and for joining our school on this special day; we love you! 

"Love Like Logan", 

Principal Caudill

Thank You Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass,

Simmons Elementary wishes to express our thanks for your wonderful donation and support. Your generous donation will go a long way toward the purchase of Logan Tipton's Memorial Bench. Our hearts are touched by your thoughts, prayers and generosity. We hope you'll join us during our unveiling when we celebrate Logan's memory. 

Thank You 

School Canceled- NTI Day Tomorrow 2-15-2016

School Canceled Tomorrow 2-15-16

School has been canceled for Monday, February 15th. Students are asked to complete their NTI, Non-Instructional Day, packets. These are labeled Day #3 in your student's NTI folders. Please be prepared to turn in NTI Day #3 assignments upon returning to school on Tuesday. All NTI Day 3 assignments are due on Wednesday, February 17th. 

Be careful and stay warm,

Principal Caudill

RUN4DC, You Still Have Time

Attention All 5K Runners and Walkers

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This Weekend, October 17th, 8am

You still have time to registration for the 2015 Run4DC! We would love to have you, your friends, and your families join us. Please pass along the information to anyone who you think would like to join us or sponsor the race. 

 

Website: www.run4dc.com 

 

Here is a direct link to the race sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Versailles/Run4DC 

Thank you for your support,
 

5th grade class of 2023

The Book Fair Is Open

Attention Everyone

Shopping for the 2014-15 Book Fair opens on Monday, Novemeber 17th. 

Students will have an opportunity to shop during their library rotation class. 

Open shopping hours are available all week long! 


"A Day in the Life of Your Student"

Parents are invited to attend our Simmons Showcase

 Thursday, November 20, 6pm-7:30pm

Discover where they sit at lunch. Which foods do they love and which do they hate? Exactly how many classes do they attend? What is their favorite part of the day? Besides recess, of course! See what they are learning and creating.

And much, much more!!


Books and Bagels

Come shop at the book fair and have breakfast! We will be hosting a "book and bagel' event. All students who have an adult with them will be able to shop and then enjoy juice and bagels! Parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles...anyone is welcome to come shop with them> 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

7:15-8:30am 

 

2014-15 School Supply Lists

Back to school is near! Access the supply lists for your child, preschool through 5th, plus art, music, gym, and library classes, by clicking  HERE.

 

 

Don't forget to print a copy of our DRESS CODE.

Helpful Websites for your review

KMART, JCPenny, Target, Walmart

 

French Toast Uniform Company has personalized our uniform selection for your easy reference while shopping. Visit French Toast's website HERE.

Most Improved Attendance Award for November!!

Congratulations to our Simmons students for winning the Most Improved Attendance Award flag for November!  Every student's attendance helped us win!  Let's keep attendance for December and win HIGH ATTENDANCE FLAG for the district.

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

The beginning of school is fast approaching!  For your convenience, please find the supply lists for our school posted here.

Simmons 2013 Regional Governor's Cup Champion! RegionalChamps2013

 

Simmons Elementary was the overall champion at the Region 20 Elementary Governor’s Cup Academic Competition hosted by Nicholasville Elementary on March 19 & 23!

Wellness Night

Wellness Night Flyer

Wellness Night Flyer Spanish

Open House - Welcome, Simmons Bulldogs

We can't wait to see you, Bulldogs!  Join us August 3rd to meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, and get excited about 2017-2018.  

K - 2 teachers will be available 5:00 -6:30

3 - 5 teachers will be available 6:00 - 7:30

*Letters with your homeroom teacher's name will be mailed to home addresses beginning July 26th.

 

Grandparent's Day Lunch!

It's time for our annual Grandparent's Day lunch! This special day will be held on Friday, September 9th.  A reservation form will be sent home. Please call the front office if you have any questions. 

The Rain Can't Stop The Fun

The faculty, students and staff begin today with a little fun, Hungry-Hungry- Hippo! 

Field Day 2016 was a success! Congratulations Ms. Cambron, you rock! 

Principal Caudill

Walk To School Day

Walk-to-School Day is Friday, March 25th

 

Simmons Elementary will be walking to school on Friday, March 25th.  Buses and cars are asked (if you are allowing your student to participate) to drop students off by 7:30am at the youth baseball fields near Falling Springs.  Permission slips are coming home on Tuesday, March 8th.  Please return them to Simmons by Friday, March18th so that your student will receive a ‘race number’.  The ‘race number’ must be on his/her shirt the morning of Friday, March25th to participate.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Cambron at kim.cambron@woodford.kyschools.us .  THANKS!!!  

Our Next PIE Meeting

Parents, 

Thank you for your attendance duirng last night's PIE meeting. Our next P.I.E. meeting is November 19th from 6-7.  It is called “Social Media Mania.”  PIE stands for Partners in Education. We're excited to announce we are able to provide a guest speaker from Operation Parent to discuss social media and internet safety.  Again, thank you for your time and attendance. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Mrs. Dugan & Mrs. Kellogg
Soil Scientist Visits Simmons

Mr. Scott Aldridge provides a hands-on lecture to the students of Simmons Elementary. 

Sponsored by the Woodford County Conservation District office, each science classroom visited with Mr. Aldridge to learn about the general soils, soil biology, plant growth soils, soil chemistry, conservation and even soil forensics.

We encourage all parents to ask your child to share their experence about the "Dig It" program today! 

PAWS Summer School Session #1 Ends Today

The PAWS students and staff celebrate their efforts during the first 3 week session of summer school by splashing and cooling off at the Falling Springs pool. Our students have worked extremely hard this session and deserve a one week break from studies.  Summer School Session #2 begins July 14th and last until July 31st.  To learn more about our Summer School opportunities please contact Cindy Roseberry at cindy.roseberry@woodford.kyschools.us or visit the PAWS section on our website. 

Enjoy your break!

Principal Caudill

Item Collection for International Book Drive

As our year-long mission project for the International Book Project, we will be collecting items they need to help them with their work.  Below is a list of items and which grade levels are asked to bring in which items.  We will be collecting  them during the week of December 2-6!  Let's get in the holiday spirit and  help others less fortunate than ourselves!

Kindergarten

  • kitchen trash bags
  • pencils
  • dry erase markers

1st Grade

  • "Forever" postage stamps
  • bottled water
  • dry erase markers

2nd Grade

  • "Forever" postage stamps
  • soda pop
  • manilla folders

3rd Grade

  • toilet paper
  • scissors
  • Clorox wipes

4th Grade

  • small recycling bins
  • kitchen trash bags
  • scotch tape

5th Grade

  • Swiffer and refills
  • paper towels
  • pencils
  •  
Family Night - November 19th

Book Fair Shopping - 5:30-7:30

Shop early!  We will close down sales at 7:30

PTA General Meeting - 6:00
    Performance by GLEE Club                      
    Bulldog Awards

Family Movie(s)
    6:30-7:30??
    Popcorn and water

Important Back To School Dates!

 

  • Aug. 6: Kindergarten screenings for students with last names beginning with A-L, 10am – 5pm
  • Aug. 7: Kindergarten screenings for students with last names beginning with M-Z, 10am – 5pm
  • Aug. 8: Back To School Open House, 6-7:30pm
  • Aug. 14: 1st day of school for the 2013-14 school year!

 

Camp Invention
Camp Invention is returning to Southside Elementary this summer, June 10 – 14!  Camp Invention is a hands-on, science camp where students use their imagination and creativity to create inventions that really work! Register on or before March 28th to receive $25 off the base price.  Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org to register now or contact Jeremy Reynolds at for more information. (All Woodford County Staff receives $30 off)

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Remember to Mark Your Calendars

School Start and End Time Change for 2017-2018

On Monday, May 22nd, the WC Board of Education met and approved the following changes to the school day start and end times.

All elementary schools will begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.
Early release will be at 12:40 p.m.

Middle and high school students will begin their day at 8:15 a.m.
and end at 3:15 p.m.

Early release for these students will be at 1:15 p.m.

Safe Harbor Academy will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Early release will be at 1:00 p.m.

The 2017-2018 School Calendar was also approved.
It can be seen by clicking here.

BOOK FAIR!!!

It's book fair time!  The book fair will open on Friday, September 9th for Grandparent's Day and will close on Friday, September 16th.  Books and Bagels will be held on Tuesday, September 13th beginning at 7:15 am.  Family Night will be from 5-7 pm on Thursday, September 15th. 

Summer School Applications Are Available

Attention Students and Parents

 

Summer School applications are available in our front office. 

Dates: June 27 through July 22 

Times: 8:30am to 2:30pm 

Monday through Friday

Special Weekly Programs Include: 

Life Adventure Center, 4H, Lexington Children's Theatre, and Newton's Attic

 

For more information, please contact Cindy Roseberry, 859-879-4670

 

Please consider spending your time here at Simmons this summer.

Principal Caudill

March 7th- School is In-Session

School In Session - Monday, March 7th


School will be in session on Monday, March 7th!

This day will be make up-day #2 according to our Board Approved School Calendar.

WCPS School Board Members Visit Simmons

Monday, October 27, Simmons Elementary hosted the Woodford County School Board, October general meeting.  The Board members were entertained with a science musical performance from Mrs. Thrush’s Kindergarten/First Grade Split classroom and a STLP presentation from Mindy Logan, our STLP coordinator. Afterwards, our Teacher Leadership Team and Mr. Caudill provided a review of our faculties efforts to improve student achievement. 

Kindergarten/First Graders performing Monday night

Mrs. Thrush and Mrs. Bowmer proudly guide our students

WCPS Board Members listen to Mrs. Logan 

 

Dress Code Links

Simmons Learning Community,

Please remind your friends and neighbors, Simmons Elementary will begin the 2014-15 school year with a new Dress Code Policy.  Click HERE to view the specific guidelines for our dress code.  Simmons has partnered with our local KMart and the online French Toast Uniform Company to streamline the purchasing process for the upcoming school year.  Please open the links below  to see Simmons custom dress code catalog from French Toast. 

Simmons Catalog through French Toast

Free Shipping Coupon

How to "Shop By Our School" directions 

 

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming school year and our dress code, please contact our office 859-879-4670 or stop by the school for assistance. 

Sincerely, 

Principal Caudill

Meal Prices for 2017-2018

The meals prices have been set and approved for the
upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  Please find them in the table below.

Level Breakfast Lunch
Elementary School $1.30 $2.65
Middle School $1.30 $2.80
High School and Alternative School $1.55 $3.00
Adult $2.50 $4.00
Reduced $0.30 $0.40

 

School Supply Lists for 2017-18

Grade level supply lists for the 2017-18 school year are now available, so you can take advantage of sales over the summer!

Access the list HERE or from the menu on the left.

picture of crayons, notebooks, pencils

Join the PTA

It's time to join the PTA!  Joining is simple! Fill out the form below and send your $5 membership fee to school with your child.  This is a great way to be involoved in all the great things happening at Simmons! Visit the PTA page on the website to learn more about all the events the PTA hosts.  

Fill out this form to join: https://goo.gl/forms/qAMtC1ZZUg32qHKO2

Our 5th Grade Trip to DC- Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington
Fine Arts Night, Tonight 3/3/16 (Page, Sams, Wadsworth)

Fine Arts Night, Tonight 3/3/16

(Page, Sams, Wadsworth)

 

The 5th Grade Fine Arts Night is tonight, Thursday, March 3.  Mrs. Page's class will be performing at 6:00, Mrs. Sams's class will be performing at 6:30 and Mrs. Wadsworth's class will be performing at 7:00.  Please try to bring your students out to support what they have been doing in music and art!  Thank you!

 

Mrs. Bowmer

Fall Fine Art Night

Last Monday, October 20th,  Mrs. Bowmer's  and Mrs. Baird's Friday rotation classrooms displayed their art projects and  performed in front of their families and friends.  Our Fine Arts program host families each nine weeks in order to demonstrate our students musical and art progress.  Congratulations to all of our students. 

Please visit our photo gallery see more photos from the Fine Arts Night.

2014-15 Uniform Dress Code Policy Approved

Simmons Learning Community,

During last night’s SBDM council meeting, the committee approved the 2nd reading of the Uniform Dress Code policy. Beginning in August 2014, every student attending Simmons Elementary will be required to abide according to the policy.  The SBDM committee is pleased with the dress code committee’s efforts to conduct and open process for research, developing drafts of their plan and communicating their progress. If you need clarification regarding this policy, please contact Mr. Caudill, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us or contact our office at 859-879-4670.

To access a copy of the Uniform Dress Code policy please click HERE.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

 

 

Student Accident Insurance

If you are interested in purchasing student accident insurance for your student, use the link below to access information.  Forms will also be sent home in back to school paperwork.  

http://www.woodfordschools.org/userfiles/11/my%20files/scholastic%20insurors%20wcps%202017-18.pdf?id=8096

The Run 4 DC 5K

The Run 4 DC 5K

Mark your calendars to run in this fun 5K to help Simmons Fifth Graders go to Washington DC!  The event will take place on Saturday, September 17th and will begin at 8:00 a.m.  To register, please visit www.run4dc.com or drop by Simmons Elementary for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to Mrs. Sams and the VEX Robotics Team

This past Saturday our 5th grade robotics team competed in the Vex Robotics tournament and are we so excited and proud of their performance! Our 2 teams placed 2nd and 3rd! 

Way to Go Mrs. Sams and Team! 

Golden Ticket Day At Simmons Elementary

Students recieved E-Time (Enrichment and Intervention) Golden Tickets today during the lunch hour. We're super proud of the kiddos and can't wait unitl March 18th for the Lexia and Reading Plus Milestone assembly. Ask your child today how their level ups and combos are helping them to become a better reader. 

Visit our Photo Gallery for more pics from today's action in the cafe! 

 

Principal Caudill

Run4DC

Our faculty, staff and students appreciate and wish to thank our generous sponsors and race contestants for their donations and time. The annual RUN4DC 5k event held on Saturday, October 18, was a huge success.  This event is our largest and primary source of fundraising for the annual 5th grade field trip to Washington D.C. Please visit the RUN4DC website for a full list of sponsors and event specifics, such as a full list of overall race results. 

Congratulations to our Top Male Adult! Jeremy Reynolds

Congratulations to Chad Jones, Top Male Student

Way to go Dee Smith, our Top Female Adult!

Super Job Lillian Mullins, Top Female Student!

Awesome Job Mr. Stefanic, Top Simmons Staff Member!

See all of our RUN4DC photos in the gallery

SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015



Wednesday, August 13th
is the first day of school for the 2014-2015
school year!

Need a copy of the school calendar?  Click here.

 

Register now for Run4DC

5K Fundraiser to help our 5th grade students visit Washington, DC

Congratulations Academic Team

Our Bulldog Academic Team placed 2nd today during District Governor's Cup Competiton. Congratulations Coach Schneidmuller and Team! 

 

Pies In The Face

Pies were flying everywhere during the International Book Project pep rally.  In an effort to support the project, students were granted an opportunity to enter votes for their favorite pie in the face teacher.  The fundraising organizer, Mrs. Bowmer electrified the crowd throughout the drawing of student names and grand pie in face smash!  The top vote getter was Mr. Stefanic, followed by Mr. Caudill and Ms. Cambron.  Three students were granted a pie to toss at each staff member.

 

For more photos from our the International Book Project pep rally, click Here or visit our photo gallery. 

SIMMONS NEWS

ALL SIMMONS VOLUNTEERS

In order to be a volunteer (field trips, class parties, etc.), you need to have a current background check.  This means you have completed the AOC background check process this year or you completed it in a previous year and submitted a Volunteer Letter of Intent by the September 15th deadline.  If a volunteer is not current because they did not complete a Volunteer Letter of Intent, they will need to complete the AOC check process again by visiting our Board Office in order to fill out the AOC form and submit a payment of 10 dollars.  As always, new volunteers will not need to pay a fee; only the incidents of lapsed Volunteer Letter of Intent would be responsible for submitting the $10 fee.

 

Simmons Elementary

 

Larry Caudill, Principal

Kindergarten Registration

Woodford County Public Schools will be holding kindergarten registration for the
2016-17 school year on the dates listed below.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 8, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Registration will be held here at Simmons. For more information, including required documentation for registration, please contact our office, 879-4670.

 

Principal Caudill

Students Bring Characters to Life

5th Grade Wax Museum

Students presented their biographies by displaying a living wax museum. Our students brought their character to life with a small summary of key events and interesting topics to share with visitors. Each student had an opportunity to share their knowledge throughout our school day and then later in the evening to our visiting parents and community. 

Our library was filled to capacity as parents tour the living wax museum. 

Brody Young is a convincing George Washington.

 

 

Click to view Myrion's Wax Portrayal of Rosa Parks. Click "Read More" below to watch videos of others from this incredible event. 

To see more  images from our 5th grade wax museum, please visit the photo gallery. 

Simmons Elementary

830 Tyrone Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4670
Fax: 859-873-6914