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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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- Roark selected to lead Harlan County School District


- 2017 - 2018 School Calendar
- 2017 Harlan County Board of Education Meeting Schedule
- Comprehensive District Improvement Plan
- Employee Handbook
- Code of Conduct
- HCHS Student Handbook
- Bus Routes
- Online Training Available: Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention
- HCHS Fall Athletic Schedules: Football, Volleyball
- Opening Day at Cawood Elementary
- Back to School Blowout at Cumberland Elementary
- Students in Misty Hill's fourth and fifth grade classes at Wallins Elementary School recreated the phases of the eclipse with Oreos
- Mrs. Heather Maggard's third grade class created a simulated eclipse recently
- Pinkley named to All National Honor Choir; headed to Disney World in November
- District shows energy reduction; schools honored with financial rewards
- HCHS Eclipse Activities
- Cawood Elementary Solar Eclipse Project
- Board honors HCHS’s 2017 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars
- Harlan County High School senior Dacey Bailey has been honored by the Harlan County Board of Education for her recent performance on the ACT.
- Single Sign-On for ALL Microsoft and Google Services


- The Harlan County Children's Choir begins September 15th
- Epperson, Henson serving in ARI Student Senate
- Harlan County students Janice Dean, Ally Alred, and Autumn Brock graduate from The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI)
- Grandparents’ Day held at EES
- The first grade students in Mrs. Christen Lawson's room at Rosspoint Elementary School took their study of mathematics outdoors recently.
- Students at Black Mountain Elementary gathered around the flag pole in remembrance of 9/11.
- Black Mountain Elementary School celebrated Grandparents Day recently.
- Kindergarten students from Green Hills Elementary School recently visited Camp Nathaniel.
- Middle school academic teams from across the Harlan County School District competed in the first of two double elimination tournaments held at James A. Cawood Elementary School recently.
- The Cumberland Elementary FRYSC sponsored "Quality Care for Kids" vision & hearing screenings at CES on Aug. 28 & Sept. 1, 2017
- The Cumberland Elementary FRYSC sponsored the program, "Silly Saints" for grades K-4 on Sept. 12, 2017
- Cawood Elementary celebrated Grandparent’s Day on Wednesday, Sept. 13th by having breakfast with their grandchildren
- Cumberland Elementary School students celebrate Wacky Wednesday as part of school spirit week.
- Students at Wallins Elementary were presented a character building program on September 13.
- Approximately 300 students, staff, parents and community members gathered at Evarts Elementary for See You at the Pole.
- Macie Marie Napier, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for September.


- The October Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled for October 17th at 6:30 p.m.
- Congratulations to Miss Emily Rebecca Eldridge on being selected Miss Coal Bowl 2017.
- The Harlan County High School Golf Team recently participated in a tournament at Raven Rock with Letcher Central and Belfry.
- Congratulations to the Harlan County Lady Bears Cross Country Team on capturing their seventh district title and on winning the Black Bear Invitational recently.
- Congratulations to the Harlan County High School Black Bear Cross Country Team on winning their fourth straight district title this recently.
- The Evarts Elementary School Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Soccer Updates:

Regional Tournament - Girls (All games are being played at the Corbin High School Soccer Complex)
- North Laurel vs Harlan County, Monday October 16th at 6:00 pm
- Knox Central  vs Corbin, Monday October 16th at 8:00 pm
- Championship Game, Thursday October 19th at 6:00 pm

Regional Tournament - Boys (All games are being played at the Corbin High School Soccer Complex)
- South Laurel vs Harlan County  Tuesday October 17th at 6:00 pm
- Knox Central vs Corbin, Tuesday October 17th at 8:00 pm
- Championship Game, Thursday October 19th at 8:00 pm

- Harlan County High School Lady Bears Volleyball team will play Bell County, Monday October 16th, at 7:00 pm in the 52nd District Tournament being held at Bell County High School.
- Southeast Community College is offering FREE workshops to learn to market your business locally, nationally, and internationally. To attend contact Flora Asher at 606-273-9017 or via e-mail
- In a ceremony marked by the traditional lighting of candles, the Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 57 new members. 
- Congratulations to Harlan County High School junior Kylie Royce on being select Grand Champion in the 2017 Pam Holcomb Memorial Storytelling Showcase.
- Cumberland Elementary School kindergarten and first grade students participated in a fire safety activity recently. 
- While studying about the five senses, Kindergarten students in Mrs. Megan Saylor's class at Cumberland Elementary School participated in a popcorn sensory activity.
- Kindergarten Students at Cumberland Elementary made pizzas after reading the story "Pizza at Sally's" and studying about jobs.
- Kindergarten students at Cumberland Elementary school visited Hillview Stables Pumpkin Patch on Oct.3rd.
- Recently Mrs. Megan Saylor’s Kindergarten class at Cumberland Elementary participated in a pumpkin investigation!
- Halloween Art and Pumpkin Display at the Harlan Center
- Reading Night at Green Hills Elementary
- Morgan Napier, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for October.


- Superintendent, school board honor youth program director, participants
- County students perform in All-Festival Choirs
- School District Implements Custodial Inspection Program; Cawood Elementary Takes Top Honors in Inaugural Score, Evarts Second
- Black Mountain Elementary School kindergarten through second grade teachers dress as storybook characters
- Keesley Baker, Firewise program coordinator with Kentucky Division of Forestry, and Smokey the Bear recently did a fire prevention program to students of Evarts Elementary School.
- Area Family Resource and Youth Service Centers recently sponsored Baby Fest 2017 at the Harlan Depot.
- Harlan County Board of Education Members Myra Mosley and Pam Sheffield participate in the Kentucky School Boards Association regional meeting at the Corbin Center recently.
- Harlan County School Nutrition lunchroom managers and district staff have a new refrigeration truck that was recently purchased to provide important back up freezer protection during periods of extended power outages, mechanical malfunctions of lunchroom equipment and for the safe transportation of foods within the district.
- Ms. Megan Donahue’s 5th Grade Reading  Students at Cumberland Elementary recently took part in a peer leadership project entitled, “We Are All Wonders.”
- The Evarts Elementary School Library hosted a Pumpkin Book Character Contest! This fun project allowed students and teachers to collaborate, design, and create their favorite character(s) from a fictional book using pumpkins.
- The students at Cumberland Elementary attended the "Remix" program recently.
- Harlan County Schools Superintendent Brent Roark recently presented awards to the district's nine schools for their students' performance on the KPREP assessment.
- The Connecting with Characters Contest was held at the University of Kentucky in conjunction with the 2017 Anne McConnell Conference on Youth Literature (October 20). Students from Evarts Elementary won awards!
- Green Hills Elementary School hosted a Veteran’s Day Program on Friday November 10th. 
- Students in the third through the sixth grade at Cumberland Elementary School recently participated in a "Pumpkin Walk" activity.
- HCHS Winter & Spring Athletic Schedules: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball
- Breanna Epperson, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for November.
- Mrs. Terri Jenkins 3rd and 4th grade classes visited Portal 31 Underground Mine Tour in Lynch, Kentucky on Friday November 10, 2017.


- Rosspoint wins top honors in Sixth Grade Showcase; Harlan third; JACES fourth
- Students in Kindergarten at Cumberland Elementary recently participated in making Gingerbread Houses
- A Cram the Cruiser event was recently held at Evarts Elementary School
- GHES KPREP Awards Day
- Harlan County High School - WYMT Mountain Classic Cheer Champs
- HCHS‘s Pinkley performs at All-National Honor Choir
- Sixteen Harlan County High School Choir members recently participated in the 67th annual Southeastern Kentucky Music Association’s All-Festival Choir in London.
- Outstanding efforts by members of the Evarts Elementary School’s UNITE Club during the 2016-17 school year earned them the UNITE Excellence Award for elementary schools in the east region.
- Mrs. Terri Jenkins 4th Grade classes (61 students)  at Cumberland Elementary School participated in the “Mars Invasion 2030- From Coal Camp to Space Camp” at the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky located in Hazard.
- Chelsey Caldwell, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for December.


- The Harlan County Public Schools recently held the induction ceremony for the 2017 class of the Frank Brittain Academic & Athletic Hall of Fame.





- The Harlan County High School Prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th.