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Information Numbers added at HCHS:
Now you have the opportunity to call and receive cancellation information from Harlan County High School.  Two numbers are available to access up-to-date information about the School, Clubs, Activities, Sporting Events and more at HCHS.  To access general closing/cancellation information on Clubs, School, Activities, and Meetings call (606) 574-2099.  For Athletic Events and Practice cancellation call (606) 574-2098.

Announcements, Upcoming and Current Events:
- Students who are sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years old and become academically deficient or deficient in attendance shall be reported to the Transportation Cabinet for driver’s license, permit or driving privilege revocation. The following document will provide specific information regarding 'No Pass, No Drive': DRIVER’S LICENSE REVOCATION (.pdf, .htm)

- Online Training Available: Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention (.pdf, .htm)

- The Harlan County Walking Club walks on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 on the indoor track at Harlan County High School.  Free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  Walk, jog, or run at your own pace.  Walking Club is open all year round, except for snow days and holidays.  Enter at the top gym entrance (4 brick columns facing U.S. 119).  For more information, contact: Janet White or Angela Sanders Couch at 606.574.2020 Ext. 3514.

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August:

- 2016-17 School Calendar
- 2016 Harlan County Board of Education Meeting Schedule
- Comprehensive District Improvement Plan
- Employee Handbook
- Code of Conduct
- Bus Routes
- Online Training Available: Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention
- Attached is a calendar of special dates and events for educators throughout the 2016-2017 school year. In addition, it incorporates dates specifically of importance to Kentucky teachers, coaches, administrators and others. Links are included to allow you to reference sites related to the specific dates. This service is provided to our district by the Kentucky School Boards Association.
- HCHS Athletic Schedules: Cross Country, Varsity Football, JV and Freshman Football, Volleyball
- Harlan County Pee Wee Football Schedule
- Scotty Farmer of Harlan County High School recently attended a highly competitive and very challenging four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
- Harlan County 4-H Brochure for Teachers
- Local partnership promoting school bus safety to motorists - Independent and county school districts, county government take part in campaign
- HC grad, HOBY KY alum says participation in global summit ‘life altering’ experience
- HCHS’s Morgan Napier puts leadership skills to good use after HOBY
- Natalie Middleton, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan’s Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for August.




September:

- The Tenth REUNION for the “Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter” Scholarship Golf Scramble will be Saturday September 3, 2016 at the Harlan Country Club.  All profits will go to the “Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter Scholarship fund” and will be used to present a scholarship each year to a deserving area graduate through the Southeast Education Foundation, Inc. Please print our flyer for more information.
- Harlan County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard presents awards to Harlan County High School Seniors Cameron Carmical, Natalie Middleton and Braydan Roark for their selection and participation in the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program this past summer.
- HCHS Cross Country teams sweep home meet
- Green Hills Elementary 4-H Dollars and Sense Program 
- Grandparents Day at Black Mountain Elementary
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #1, September 27, 2016
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #2, September 30, 2016




October:

- HCHS Athletic Schedules: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball
- There will be a Pumpkin Contest at the Harlan County Courthouse on October 31, 2016. The school with the most pumpkins entered wins a prize.
- 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance for Green Hills Elementary
- NHS Induction Ceremony
- The Harlan County High School Dance Team recently held a dance camp for children.  They performed at halftime of the Black Bears football game.   Pictured are the Dance Team members and their future dancers.   
- Jared Sizemore, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for October.
- The Elgin Foundation, Dr. Matt Nunez and his staff, and the James A. Cawood Elementary School Family Resource and Youth Service Center partnered for a dental screening for all students who had obtained parental permission recently.




November:

- 5th/6th & 7th/8th Boys Basketball Master Schedule
- Second graders offer untested meal prep tips for Thanksgiving meal
- Cumberland Elementary School's fourth grade class recently visited Portal 31 in Lynch
- This year the Harlan County High School Marching Black Bears started off the season with the Harlan Daily Enterprise Reader’s Choice award for the Best Local High School Band. The band directors are Alex Britton, Kevin Shepherd, Jeremy Bell, and Felicia Shepherd.
- David Turner, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for November.



December:

- Cumberland Elementary School students participated in the Quality Care for Kids program recently.
- A Christmas concert featuring the Harlan County High School Choir and the Harlan County Middle School Honor Choir will be held Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the Harlan County High School Auditorium. The choirs will join together for a finale that will feature more than 100 voices. The middle school choir is made up of students from across the district recommended by school personnel for their interest and potential in vocal performance. Admission is free, but a donation of a non-perishable can food item for the Kentucky State Police Cram the Cruiser food drive is encouraged.
- The Evarts Middle School Band Room has been refurbished as the program continues to grow.
- Rosspoint Elementary School took top honors in the Region 36 2016 Kentucky Governor’s Cup Sixth Grade Showcase on Saturday.
- The students and staff at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College entertained second graders from Evarts Elementary School on Tuesday.
- Harlan County High School won second place and Harlan Independent took third in the Section 13 2016 Kentucky Governor’s Cup JV Challenge held recently at Letcher County High School.
- The Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Beta Club has donated $1,000 to the fire relief effort in Sevier County, Tenn.
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #3, December 8, 2016
- The Harlan County High School Army JROTC has been volunteering at a distribution center in Sevier County, Tenn., an area ravaged by raging and deadly forest fires. The cadets are led by Senior Army Instructor Tim McElyea,  MAJ(RET).
- Teresa Roy’s fifth grade arts and humanities class at Evarts Elementary School recently began their unit on the study of music.
- Rosspoint Elementary School won first place in the 2016 Harlan County School District's elementary division of the Quick Recall Challenge. Evarts Elementary was second. Wallins finished third.
- ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive stocks food pantry for busy holiday season
- William Bowling, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for December.
- Cumberland students visit ‘Mars’ in study of coal and space
- Wallins Elementary School fourth and fifth graders "wrapped" up their Christmas celebration by helping others




January:

- Five students were recently named to Harlan County School District’s Frank Brittain Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame.
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #4, January 3, 2017
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #5, January 10, 2017
- UK AHEC Summer Enrichment Camp & Health Researchers Youth Academy
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #6, January 17, 2017
- The HCHS Prom (Night at Tiffany's) is Saturday, May 6th. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 11th and can be purchased in room 122. Tickets are $50 and can only be bought before school, during first period and during lunch.
- Health Career Enrichment Camp
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #7, January 24, 2017
- Bailey says preparation key to winning Spelling Bee; Second grader Aaron Dunn wins primary division
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #8, January 30, 2017
- Harlan, Rosspoint win District Middle School Governor’s Cup
- Breanna Faulkner, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for January.




February:

- Evarts Elementary School will host a MIDTERM OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, February 02, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. *FREE Chili Supper will be served *Midterm Reports will be distributed *Parent & Teacher Conferences. All parents, students, and community members are invited to attend.
- Harlan County Academic Team wins District 52 Governor’s Cup
- Members of the Harlan County High School Choir recently participated in the Southeastern Kentucky Music Association's All-Festival Choir in London.
- Harlan County High School teacher Sandy Melton has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars.
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #9, February 9, 2017
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #10, February 14, 2017
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #11, February 28, 2017
- Wallins second in region in middle school Governor’s Cup
- Harlan County teams sweep top honorsin Governor’s Cup
- Math skills wins Wallins 8th grader scholarship to University of Kentucky
- The Cat in the Hat visited students at Green Hills Elementary School on Tuesday. The Cat is making his rounds as part of the Dr. Seuss reading celebration. Students heard the Cat read various books to them.
- Rosspoint Elementary Science Fair Winners
- Evarts Elementary School's third grade reading class visits the Readers' Cafe: All You Can Eat Buffet, which is also known as the library, for a "book tasting".
- The Harlan County School District’s School Food Services recently sponsored presentations by Food Play at schools in the district.
- Black Mountain Elementary Science Fair Winners
- Members of the Harlan County High School Future Problem Solving Team show off their first place 13th region trophy. The team will be advancing to the state competition in March.



March:

- Black Mountain Elementary GEAR UP Newsletter for March, 2017
- The Harlan County School District has scheduled kindergarten registration and DIAL screening for the week before and the week after spring break, which is March 27-31.   Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Here is the schedule for registration:
Monday, March 20 -  Cawood 
Tuesday, March 21 -  Cumberland
Wednesday, March 22 - Wallins 
Thursday, March 23 -  James A Cawood 
Monday, April 3 - Rosspoint 
Tuesday, April 4 - Black Mountain 
Wednesday, April 5 - Evarts
Thursday, April 6 - Green Hills

- The Harlan County High School boys and girls basketball teams have had an exciting few weeks with both winning District Championships and the boys moving on to win a Regional title while the girls finished as runner-up. The Black Bears have earned their first trip to Rupp Arena!
- The HCHS cheerleaders win District title
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #12, March 6, 2017
- Rosspoint wins Region 31 Governor’s Cup
- Harlan County High School junior Autumn Dunaway was selected as legislative page for Senator Johnny Ray Turner.
- Dr. Seuss Celebration held at Evarts Elementary School
- Evarts Elementary FRYSC Corps members Amber Davis and Stacie Ledford recently held a Reading Party for the school’s Kindergarten classes.
- Kindergarten and Preschool Registration
- JACES Gear-Up Newsletter
- The second grade students in Mrs. Brittany Helton's class at Wallins Elementary School had an exciting hands-on science lesson.
- Andrew Tolliver, a fifth grade student in Mr. Andy Howard’s class at Green Hills Elementary, won the school essay contest for Grandparent of the Year, sponsored by AARP.
- Fifth Graders at Cumberland participated in the AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest. The school winner is Emily Honaker.
- Black Mountain Elementary's basketball teams and cheerleaders attended the Lincoln Memorial University vs. Carson Newman basketball game at LMU in Harrogate, Tennessee.
- HCHS Tennis Schedule - 2017
- Harlan County High School Lady Bears Softball Schedule -2017
- Track Schedule Harlan County High School - 2017
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #13, March 24, 2017
- Museum Comes to Black Mountain Elementary
- Cawood Elementary School students Lizzey Callahan, second grade, and Jacob McLemore, fourth grade, won bikes in the Breakfast Participation Contest held at the school.
- Students from Wallins Elementary School recently competed in and took second place overall at the Middle School Level in the Engineering Week Challenge. 
- James A Cawood Elementary School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by having a variety of activities. A highlight was guest readers who visited the school to take part in festivities.
- Wallins Elementary School recently held a Dr. Seuss Carnival at the school.
- Morgan J. Burke, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for March.




April:

- Wallins Elementary 5th Grade students were able to go to the Challenger Learning Center in Hazard to perform some STEM Activities and go on a Mission to Mars. 
- HCHS Scholarship Memo #14, April 3, 2017
- The Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harlan Center.
- Scholarship finalists named; tickets on sale for banquet
- Congratulations to Breanna Epperson and Chelsey Caldwell on being selected to represent Harlan County Schools in the 2017 class of Harlan County Leadership United. These young ladies will join others from throughout the community one day each month for the next seven months to strengthen their leadership skills and to work toward the betterment of Harlan County.




May:

- The Harlan County High School Prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th
- The graduation date for Harlan County High School is Sunday, May 21st



June: