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News Archives - 2012-2013


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August:

- Freshman orientation for Harlan County High School freshmen will be held on Thursday, August 2, at 6 p.m.
- 2012 - 2013 School Calendar
- Free Back-to-School Wellness Clinic
- Drew Chamberlain takes over as HCHS Golf Coach
- Evarts Elementary School will be hosting a “Back-to-School” Open House on Tuesday, August 7th from 12:00-3:00 PM.  Free prizes, food, and games will be provided.  New students may also enroll during this time.
- JACES is searching for a currently enrolled college student (preferably enrolled in Education) who is a local resident and willing to take on an Americorps position at JACES. The position pays $12,000.00 per year and offers insurance plus a tuition stipend of $5,000.00. Contact Mr. James Clem at (606) 573-1950 or james.clem@harlan.kyschools.us for more information.    
- Howard named Superintendent of Harlan County Schools
- HCHS Football Schedule (Note: the Morristown West game on August 18 - Kickoff is at 4:30 at Morristown)
- HCHS Football Freshmen & JV Schedule
- HCHS Volleyball Schedule
- The Harlan County Black Bears will play Corbin (one-half) and Clay County (one-half) in the grid today, August 9, 2012 beginning at 6 p.m. at Corbin. (THE FIELD IS NOT AT CORBIN HIGH SCHOOl) Directions: Turn left off of 25 (McDonalds) onto Masters Street.
Stay straight on Masters Street until you see Hometown Bank on the left and you will turn left there on Ford Street (Av).
Go to stop sign and right turn right onto Roy Kidd Avenue. Once you cross small bridge, Campbell Field Denes Stadium is on the left.
Street parking is recommended on Roy Kidd Avenue and in lots on Roy Kidd Avenue.  Parking is limited at the stadium, which is located on Barbourville Street.
- County district records spike in enrollment
- 2012 HCHS ACT Scores Build On Improvements from 2011 with Continued Increases!
- HCHS Band Camp
- Harlan Co. vs Tates Creek
- History Days at the Kentucky Coal Museum & Portal 31
- HCHS Football Field Construction (scroll mid-way down the page; if no images appear, hit f5 on your keyboard to refresh the page)
- The Harlan County Black Bears will play Gate City, Va., Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the ARH Bowl. The game will be held at the Jim “Big Man” Davis Stadium on Ball Park Road, Harlan, due to ongoing construction at the new field.  Student tickets are on sale at the high school during lunch period on Friday for $2. All tickets are $5 at the gate. No adult tickets are being sold in advance.
- The Harlan County School District has announced its senior citizens pass policy for athletic events. Persons 65 and over are eligible to obtain the passes from the Central Administrative Office, 251 Ball Park Road. Identification is required when requesting the passes which are recorded. All previous passes issued are null and void. Passes for 2012-2013 are now available.




September:

- Cawood Elementary Sky Dome
- HCHS band student wins Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Award
- Evarts Elementary Students Observe Patriot Day
- JROTC Black Bear Battalion set out to conquer Mt. LeConte, in Gatlinburg, TN




October:

- There will be an organizational meeting for a parent-teacher organization at Harlan County High School on Tuesday, October 9th, at 6 p.m.  All interested persons are urged to attend.
- 2012 HCHS Cross Country Schedule
- Kentucky’s Forests, Branching Out Art and Writing contest announced
- Harlan County High School Band wins Second Place in Class AAAA at The Cumberland Falls Marching Band Invitational
- Wallins Coloring Contest Winners
- Students at Cawood Elementary School recently participated in a Stop Bullying Now program
- Students at Black Mountain Elementary surrounded the school’s flagpole prior to the start of school on Wednesday to observe the national “See You at the Pole” campaign
- Food Drive Delivery
- Black Mountain Fall Festival is Oct. 5
- For Harlan County High School News, visit the HCHS Bear Tracks online school newspaper
- The Harlan County Community Scholarship website is now available! Thanks to Alex Rigney in Mr. Pace's Advanced Web Design class for all of his hard work and dedication to this project!
- The HCHS JV football team will host Bell County today at 6 in the semi-finals of the playoffs. That is a home game. The winner advances to the conference championships. The HCHS volleyball team will play Clay County in the regional tournament at 5 p.m. Tuesday. That game will be at Lynn Camp High School. Coach  Creech  and Coach Vicini encourage everyone to come out and support their teams.
- Blace Bears to play at new stadium
- Green Hills Honor Roll
- Wallins Honor Roll




November:

- Harlan County High School will distribute to students the first trimester report cards during the student advisory period, the start of the second period, on Monday, November 12.. A copy of student report cards may be picked up at the guidance desk lobby from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during school hours Monday thru Friday by listed parents and guardians. Parents should also be able to access their child’s report card from parent portal. If you are in need of a password, please contact the school.
- HCHS Bear Tracks online school newspaper
- David Alexander Benning a 7th grader from Rosspoint Elementary School in Rosspoint, KYwas recently selected to participate in the National Youth Storytelling Showcase in Orem, Utah
- Miners’ Stadium mini brick pavers ready for pick up;  new orders being taken through February




December:

- Christmas Concert to be held in the HCHS auditorium this Thursday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. 
- Santa and Mrs. Claus visited Cawood Elementary School recently




January:

- Harlan County Schools Nutrition & Physical Activity Report Card for 2012-2013




February:

- Harlan County High School Dance Team will be hosting a DANCE DAY! Come and DANCE with us! Registration is Friday, Feb 1st at 4:00 in the HC Cafeteria. Performance is  Monday, February 4th – Harlan County boys vs. Barbourville (halftime)  All participants will be divided by age groups and will be taught a short routine on FRIDAY February 1st from 4-6pm. No one needs to pre-register their girl. Cost is $10/girl and that will include their admission to the game. Age groups include: Age 3- 2nd grade, 3rd- 5th grade, 6th-8th grade
- All Harlan County High School Students are encouraged to take part  in the 21st Century Learning Center’s ACT workshops that will  be held on Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. until February 28th.  Parents are urged to encourage their high school students to take advantage of this opportunity. Workshops are being offered in math, language arts/reading, and science each day. The workshops are aimed at the junior class, but are open to any student at HCHS who has an interest in preparing for the ACT. Snacks will be provided in the school lunchroom prior to the workshops each day. For more information contact the 21st Century Learning Center at the high school at 574-2020 or call 573-4330, extension 2017.
- African Drum and Dance at Cawood Elementary
- Cumberland has Successful Academic Season, Three Advance to State Finals
- The Harlan County High School Drama Department Invites You to: Alice In Wonderland. The Public performance will be
Sunday, March 3rd @ 2 p.m. Tickets will be: $5 for adults; $2 for students. Students have tickets on sale now, but you may purchase tickets at the door. Give us a call at 606-574-2020 ext 3534 or email pam.hoskins@harlan.kyschools.us for more information.
- The second annual “Passing for a Purpose” Quarterback/Wide Received camp will be held Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.- 3.p.m. at the Coal Miner’s Memorial Stadium located on the campus of Harlan County High School. Email eddie.creech@harlan.kyschools.us for more information or to register. Be sure to include name, age, shirt size, and contact information including email address, phone number and mailing address if you register.
- Harlan County students participate in Honor Band events
- The fifth annual Black Bear Baseball Camp will be held Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youth ages 7 and up. Guest speakers will be announced. For more information or questions, contact Coach John Lewis at 573-5560.




March:

- Board Member Wallace Napier was honored recently
- HC Baseball Schedule
- Rosspoint Academic Celebration
- Evarts Elementary wins top honors
- Cumberland Elementary - Pop Tabs for Children's Burn Center
- Cumberland Elementary students attended a living history program about Abraham Lincoln on March 21.
- Students from Rosspoint Elementary School placed at regional competition and advanced to the Governor's Cup State Competition in Louisville.
- Rosspoint wins Region 33 Governors Cup; Wallins is second, Evarts fourth
- The Rosspoint Elementary School Academic Team won the region Governor’s Cup title on Saturday




April:

- The Harlan County High School Black Bear Baseball Camp for youth ages 7 and up will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HCHS baseball stadium.
- Registration for pupils in kindergarten or the preschool program in the Harlan County Schools and Harlan County Head Start for the 2013-2014 school year will be held from April 15th - April 24th.
- The Harlan County High School volleyball team open gym will begin Monday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at the high school. Any girl currently in grades 8-11 are eligible to participatel. Knee pads, tennis shoes, and appropriate attire are required for open gym.  Tryouts will be held at a later date, according to Coach Donna Vicini.
- Girls currently in grades 8-11 who are interested in becoming a member of the Harlan County High School Dance Team should attend a meeting on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Harlan County High School cafeteria. All girls interested and a parent must attend in order to participate in tryouts. The dance team tryout clinics will be held on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, from 3-5:30 p.m. in the HCHS cafeteria.
- Wallins student to be honored for entry in state slogan contest
- Cumberland  Elementary School Conducts Diabetes Walk-A-Thon
- Students at Black Mountain Elementary School observe a chemical reaction between sugar and sulfuric acid
- Evarts Elementary students were recently presented a program on recycling




May:

- The Harlan County High School Jazz Band, Concert Band, Choir and the Percussion Ensemble will present a concert for the public on May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Harlan County High School Theater. The public is invited to attend.
- SUMMER PD SCHEDULE: Attached is the 2013/14 summer professional development calendar.  Please get all trainings approved by your immediate supervisor prior to attending.  If you choose to complete some of your hours on the PD 360 platform please be aware that the reflection questions which accompany each video will be required for 2013/14.




June: