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District News

Magoffin County First Graders Tell "What They Want To Be When They Grow Up" What Do You Want To Be?

This year's Magoffin County's First Graders tell what they want to be when they grow up.  To view the video, please visit our YouTube Channel.  The link is found at the bottom of any school webpage.

HWMS Christian Youth Club collected 62 boxes for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Project HWMS CYC  Shoebox Project

These students worked exceptionally hard to make the boxes special for the less fortunate children in other countries. We are learning first hand that it is more Blessed to give than to receive.

SGS Celebrates the First Thanksgiving SGS Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims and Indians come together for the yearly Thanksgiving feast in first grade at Salyersville Grade School. There will be no school in Magoffin County starting Wednesday, November 22nd, and will resume Monday, November 27th. 

MCHS Boys Basketball to be Selling Fan Cloth Fan Cloth

The Magoffin County High School Boys Basketball Team will be selling Fan Cloth until November 23rd.

Winter Dance to be held at HWMS HWMS Winter Dance

Herald Whitaker Middle School will host their annual Winter Dance on Wednesday, November 8th, from 3:30-5:30 PM. Admission is $5.00.  Students may stay after school if they have a signed permission slip from home. 

SGS to Host 3rd Annual Fall Carnival Fall Carnival Clipart

Salyersville Grade School will host their 3rd Annual Fall Carnival this Saturday, November 4th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  Please Read more for all the details!  Everyone is invited to attend.

Local Chapter of DAV to Celebrate with Magoffin County Schools this Veteran's Day Veterans Day

The Local Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans will be traveling to the five schools in Magoffin County to celebrate Veteran's Day with the students.  Please Read More to view the complete schedule.

State Legislators Meet with Magoffin Countians Legislators with Scott Helton

State Representative John Blanton and State Senator Brandon Smith met with approximately 100 state employees on Wednesday, November 1st to discuss the pension crisis.  The legislators answered questions and spoke with their constituents after the meeting.  To view all of the photos, please visit the District Photo Gallery.

South Magoffin Family Resource Angel Tree angel tree

The South Magoffin Elementary Family Resource Center is sponsoring an Angel Tree.  Please stop by and choose an angel by November 30th.  If you have any questions please call the family resource center.  

The NED show is coming to South Magoffin Elementary NED

The NED show will be at South Magoffin Elementary on Monday, November 6, at 9:00 am.  The NED show is a school-wide character education program centers around a 45 minute assembly called The NED Show. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Teachers love that NED is simple, relatable and kid-focused.

NME School Retakes Scheduled Picture Retakes

North Magoffin Elementary will be holding school picture retakes on Monday, November 20th. Please be sure to come prepared with your best smile!

The Ned Show to Visit NME The Ned Show

The Ned Show will visit North Magoffin Elementary on Monday November 6th at 1:00 PM

NME Family Resource Center Angel Tree NME Angel Tree

The North Magoffin Elementary Family Resource Center is sponsoring an Angel Tree.  Please stop by and pick an angel and make a child's Christmas Brighter. 

NME Celebrates Red Ribbon Week NME Red Ribbon Week

NME had a successful Red Ribbon Week during October.  To view all the photos, please visit the NME Photo Gallery

the 2017 NME Library Pumpkin Contest is Underway 2017 NME Pumpkin Contest

This year the library is getting into the fall spirit by having a decorated pumpkin contest of your favorite book character or your favorite book. It’s easy and fun for the whole family.  Students may bring in a decorated pumpkin to the school library and enter it into our contest.

To view all of the contestants, please visit the NME Photo Gallery

School Photo Re-take Day at HWMS School Retakes

School Photo Re-takes at HWMS will be this Wednesday, November 1st.  Please come to school prepared if you need to retake your school picture!

Magoffin County High School Named in 2017 Winner's Circle Winner's Circle 2017

On September 18, Magoffin County High School was among ten public schools that the Kentucky Department of Education recognized  from across the Commonwealth for outstanding teaching and learning conditions.

HWMS Picture Day Picture Day

HWMS school pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 5th beginning at 8:00a.m. Make sure you are prepared for this event. 

Out of this World Art Solar Art

North Magoffin students in Mrs. Risner's 3rd grade class show their excitement for the eclipse by creating solar eclipse chalk art.

SBDM Meeting at Herald Whitaker Middle School SBDM

There will be a special called Site Based Decision Making Council Meeting at the Herald Whitaker Middle School Library on Tuesday, July 25th at 2:30 PM.  The public is invited to attend. 


HWMS Site Based Decision Making Counsel Parent Elections will be held Thursday July 6th at the Herald Whitaker Middle School Library. Nominations well be held at 2:00 PM and the election will be held at 3:00 PM. For more information contact the school at 349-5190. 

Madison Nicole Allen Madison Nicole Allen
MCHS Seniors must attend mandatory graduation practice!! Graduation
There's An Echo Ringing Through the Mountains. Can You Hear It? Echo

Come hear the Echo on Thursday, April 13th at the Magoffin County High School, starting at 6:15 PM.  $2.00/Adults, $1.00/Students. Watch it Live!!!  Go to our YouTube Channel or Click on LIVE STREAM at 7:00 PM to view.

President Abraham Lincoln to Visit Magoffin County Schools Abraham Lincoln

During the Anniversary of his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln will visit four Magoffin County Schools on Thursday and Friday, April 13th and 14th.  Please "Read More" to see the complete Schedule. 

Parents Given Outstanding Volunteer Award at HWMS Title I Meeting Outstanding Parent Volunteers at HWMS

During the March Title I Meeting at Herald Whitaker Middle School, Principal Johnnie Johnson presented two parents with an Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Kindergarten Registration at North Magoffin Elementary Kindergarten Registration

North Magoffin Elementary will be having kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year on April 17th - 21st  from 8:00-3:00. If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 1, he/she is eligible to register for kindergarten.

If your child is currently in head start and will be entering kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year, you will still need to stop by the school office to register your child for kindergarten.

For registration parents will need to bring: the child’s birth certificate, social security card, and immunization certificate. Before students begin kindergarten, they are required to have a physical, an eye exam and a dental exam. These forms may be picked up during registration. If you have any questions call 349-2847.

Read Across America at South Magoffin Elementary! Cat in the Hat

South Magoffin Elementary celebrated Read Across America today.  We would like to thank Mrs. Mary Jane McDaniels and the Gifted and Talented students of SME for their presentation.  


We would like to thank Mrs. Henrietta Fletcher for her hands on art activity with the Kindergarten students and parents.


We would also like to thank Mr. Scott Helton and Mr. Jesse Rudd for attending our celebration.


HWMS Parent Volunteers Assist In Reading Challenge HWMS Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers in cooperation with the FRYSC have worked together to construct a bulletin board in honor of Read Across America. HWMS students are currently involved in a competitive reading challenge throughout the school.

HWMS students are challenged to READ!! Dr. Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, the Herald Whitaker Middle School is challenging all students to read.  The goal is to get 70% of the school reading.  There is more!  Any classroom that meets that goal will receive a prize! So get  to reading!  If you have misplaced your form, you can download another below.

Dr. Seuss Form

HWMS Science Class Featured in Channel One Poll Dakota Greene's Science Class on Channel One

Herald Whitaker Middle School students in Ms. Dakota Greene's science class responded to a poll conducted by Channel One News

Student Members Attend First Board of Education Meeting Student Board Members

On Tuesday, January 17, Magoffin County High School students Emily Parsons and Thomas Patrick became the first students appointed as student board members of the Magoffin County Board of Education.


Sports Pictures to Be Taken at SME Sports Photos

Sports pictures will be taken at South Magoffin Elementary on Thursday, January 26th. For more information, contact SME at 884-7325

SGS Cheerleaders Win First 2016SGSCheerleaders

During the MCEAA Boys Tournament, the Salyersville Cheerleaders win First Place in a county-wide Competition.  Congratulations!!

Way to go South Magoffin Cheer/Dance Team! cheer dance

Congratulations to our South Magoffin Dancers for winning 1st place in MCEAA Jazz dance competiton.  South Magoffin Cheerleaders brought home 1st runner-up in the MCEAA Cheer competition.  Special thanks to our coaches Ms. Adrienne Howard and Mrs. Codi Minix.  

North Magoffin Dancers take 1st Place in Hip Hop dancers

Way to go NME Dancers!

North Magoffin Panthers Win MCEAA Boys Basketball Tournament panther

Congratulations NME Panthers on your

championship win!

North Magoffin Panthers won 45 to 14 against SME Cougars.

Remembering South Magoffin's Johnny Cash Johnny Cash

On December 28, 2016, at approximately 6:30 pm, Johnny Cash's life abruptly ended. He was hit by a car, in front of Lake Front Church of God on Middle Fork at the age of 5. Johnny came to South Magoffin at the young age of 6 weeks old and quickly won the hearts of the faculty, staff and kids through his happiness and his unwavering companionship and love. It never failed that Johnny was sitting at the door every morning to greet everyone with a smile, wag or a lick. Johnny enjoyed playing with the students and they look forward to his unconditional love and snuggles, which often included playing catch.  Johnny was the center of attention at every assembly, meeting or event. After making his rounds, Johnny always looked forward to a nap in his recliner in Mr. Rice's office, only after he'd finished his daily sausage biscuit. It wasn't uncommon to find Johnny sneaking in the staff workroom at lunchtime to see what was available to eat, only to snarl his nose after being offered a bite. Johnny was an extremely picky eater. Life without Johnny will never be the same. We will miss his adoring eyes that said so much and paws that had a gentle touch. You left behind many broken hearts and happy memories too. Your presence we'll miss, your memories we'll treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never. 

Written by Angela Howard

mark and johnny     brian


Elf on the Shelf visits Salyersville Grade School Elf on the Shelf

Salyersville Grade School had a well known visitor stop by to keep an eye on the students as they ate lunch. Elf on the Shelf did an outstanding job of keeping an eye on them and hopefully will have a good report for Santa.

School Board Meeting Rescheduled School Board Meeting

The regular School Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 15, has been cancelled.  The board will meet in special session on Wednesday, December 21st at 5:00 PM at the South Magoffin Elementary Library.  The public is invited to attend. 

An Hour of Code is Worth... A Week of Code at SGS

Students at SGS participate in Computer Science Education Week-- Hour of
Code. See website for more information Visit CSEdWeek

To View all photos from the lesson, Visit the SGS Photo Gallery

Problem-solving skills are Learned at the NME Library NME Library Lesson

Students from North Magoffin in Liz Tackett's Library were introduced to
different literary genres. Using problem-solving skills, they had to "escape from their classroom." 

South Magoffin Elementary Snow King and Queen SME Snow king and queen

South Magoffin Elementary would like to congratulate Snow King Myles Arnett and Alexis Wireman.  They each received a $25 savings bond from Salyersville National Bank.



HWMS/MCHS Pep Band to Hold Annual Christmas Concert christmasconcert

The HWMS/MCHS Pep Band will be conducting their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8th.  They will perform for Herald Whitaker Middle School at the Gym at 9:30 AM and then will have a second performance for the  general public that evening at 7:00 at the HWMS Gym.  Everyone is invited to attend.

The KHSAA 57th District Basketball Tournament Will be hosted By Magoffin County Basketball

This year, the 57th District Girls and Boys High School Basketball Tournament will be hosted by the Magoffin County High School.  Click on the "Read More" for all the details.


Mrs. Leigh Ann Arnett’s class at Salyersville Grade School, participating in a GoNoodle activity. GoNoodle is a free program that helps teachers get their students up and moving in the classroom.  Research shows that GoNoodle activities improves behavior and attention, betters academic performance and strengthens classroom cohesion.


Title I Meeting Scheduled at North Magoffin Elementary Title I

There will be a Title I Meeting held at North Magoffin Elementary on Friday, March 24th, beginning at 9:00 AM.  Everyone is invited. 

2017 MCHS Grand March is Now on YouTube 2017 MCHS Grand March

The 2017 Magoffin County High School Prom Grand March is now on YouTube.  To view, please click on the YouTube icon at the Bottom of the page. 

Back-to-School/Orientation Nights are Scheduled for all of Magoffin County Schools Back To School Night

All of Magoffin  County Schools have scheduled a Back-to-School/Orientation Night for the upcomming school year.  To view the entire schedule, please "Read More."

School to be cancelled for Solar Eclipse Event Solar Eclipse

The Magoffin County School Board members and administrators have decided, in the interest of student safety, to dismiss classes on Monday, August 21st in observance of the solar eclipse. Superintendent Scott Helton and school officials made the determination to cancel classes since the eclipse will occur toward the end of the day when buses are lining up to transport children home.

“At a time when it would be impossible to keep the eyes of all students from looking at the harmful rays during the eclipse, we felt it best to keep them and their vision safe, which is our primary concern. Most of Kentucky will experience the eclipse and like many other districts in our area, we decided that it was in the best interest of our students to cancel all scheduled classes on Monday, August 21st.”

Though students will not be at school when the eclipse takes place, teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to learn more about this unique event, which last occurred 99 years ago, by researching and discovering lesson plans that will help them understand and learn about the historic and scientific implications of the solar eclipse.

PTA Meeting Scheduled for September PTA Meeting

The North Magoffin Elementary PTA will meet for their regular September Meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 4:00 PM at the NME Library.  Everyone is invited to attend.



Homecoming Nominations Scheduled Home Coming 2017

We will be taking nominations this week for Homecoming King & Queen (8th Grade) and Homecoming Court (6th & 7th Grade).

HWMS Homecoming to be Live Streamed Homecoming 2017

The HWMS Homecoming festivities will be held on Thursday, September 21st at the Magoffin County Football Field, beginning at 6:00 PM with the 5th-6th Grade Football Game.  Homecoming will be afterward, followed by the the HWMS Homecoming football game against Betsy Layne.  Everyone is invited to attend the game, but if you cannot attend, tune into the Magoffin County Schools Channel on YouTube to watch all of the events, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Red Ribbon Week Begins at MCHS Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week starts at the Magoffin County High School on Wednesday, October 25th, lasting through Tuesday, October 31st.  Read more to participate in all the festivities throughout the week!


Halloween Dance at South Magoffin Elementary dance

South Magoffin Elementary will be hosting a Halloween Dance on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6:00PM-8:00PM.  All students are invited to attend.  Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.  Appropriate costumes are allowed.

Open House/Parent-Teacher Night at HWMS Parent/Teacher Night

Herald Whitaker Middle School will be having open house, parent teacher night on Monday, October 2nd, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm Everyone is invited to attend.

Picture Day at SME Pic day

Picture Day is scheduled for South Magoffin Elementary on September 13, 2017. Students need to be in attendance for picture day.  

Magoffin Student Members Inducted to Student Senate 2017 Student Senate

On Thursday, August 17, Magoffin County High School students Thomas Patrick and Keenan Conley were inducted to the regional ARI Student Senate. The induction ceremony took place in the courtroom of Judge Larry Thompson of Pikeville, KY.


Kindergarten Camp Scheduled at Magoffin County Schools Magoffin County Kinder Camp

Magoffin County Schools' Elementary Schools will be hosting a Kinder Camp to help incoming students and their parents become familiar with their school and teachers.  These camps will be held the last week of July.  Read More to see your schools' schedule.

MCHS Senior Awards Day MCHS Awards Day
Air Evac Lifeteam Visits Magoffin County Career & Technical Center Air Evac Helicopter

On April 13th, an Air Evac Lifeteam flew to the MCCTC and gave them an up-close and personal demonstration of their operations, and qualifications for being part of an emergency medical flight organization.  To see the complete video, click on the YouTube icon at the bottom of the page.

Magoffin County Schools to Live Stream End-Of-Year Events YouTube

Magoffin County schools will Live Stream on YouTube several events at the end of this school year.  Click on the "Read More" to view the current schedule.

Por Favor Ayude a Nuestra Escuela Mi Hacienda Mexican Resturant

Enjoy an Authentic Mexican meal at Mi Hacienda and help support the Salyersville Grade School Academic Team

MCHS Project Graduation to Conduct Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Fundraiser Berries
Christmas Programs Scheduled at Magoffin County Schools Christmasballs

All three Magoffin County Elementary Schools have scheduled their Christmas Programs.  Read More to see the entire schedule.

Christmas Gala to be held at magoffin county high school 2016 Christmas Gala

The Magoffin County Cattleman Association will host the second annual Christmas Gala at Magoffin County High School on December 20, 2016, at 7 PM. Read More for all of the details.

South Magoffin Valentine's Day Dance Valentine's Day Dance

Sweet Heart Dance

South Magoffin Elementary

February 13, 2017

6:00- 8:00 pm

$1.00 for Students

$3.00 for Adults




Kindergarten Registration at South Magoffin Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration

South Magoffin Elementary will be having kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year on April 10th-21st from 8:00-3:00. If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 1, he/she is eligible to register for kindergarten.

If your child is currently in head start and will be entering kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year, you will still need to stop by the school office to register your child for kindergarten.

For registration parents will need to bring: the child’s birth certificate, social security card, and immunization certificate. Before students begin kindergarten, they are required to have a physical, an eye exam and a dental exam. These forms may be picked up during registration. If you have any questions call 884-7325.

SGS "K-Kids" Attend Monthly Kiwanis Club Meeting SGS K-Kids

Salyersville Grade School Kiwanis Kids Club “K-Kids” attended the February meeting of the Salyersville Kiwanis Club. The students met with the Kiwanis officers.

MCHS Project Graduation Sign-up begins this week! Project Graduation
SME Student Wins Grandparent Essay Contest Alexis Wireman

Alexis Wireman, student at South Magoffin Elementary, won the district Grandparent Essay contest sponsored by AARP.  Magoffin County Retired Teachers Association representatives, Joyce Joseph and Henrietta Fletcher, presented Alexis with cash prizes.

Back To School Events Scheduled at Magoffin County High School MCHS Back to School

MCHS Freshman Orientation and upperclassemen class schedules can be picked up the first week in August.  To see the entire schedule, please click on the "Read More. "

KVEC Entrepreneurial Challenge 2017 Training KVEC Logo

Dr. Janet Ratliff from Morehead State University will conduct a training session for Middle School and High School teachers wishing to participate in the 2017 KVEC Entrepreneurial Challenge. The KVEC Entrepreneurial Challenge will help students create businesses that will be competitive in the KVEC Regional Challenge as well as aligned for the Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurial Challenge and the Governor's School for Entrepreneurers. Teachers will be trainined on how to support these students as well as integrate curriculum into KY Academic Standards.

A regional competition will be held on November 17 for Middle School students at the KVEC building in Hazard.

The regional competition for High School students will be on November 30, 2017 at Morehead State University.

First, second and third place will be awarded cash prizes at both regional competitions. Teacher travel and substitute will be reimbursed.


Click Here to Register for the Event.

MCHS Open House/College Night Scheduled College Night

The Magoffin County High School will host their annual Open House & College Night on Thursday, September 14th from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Many local and regional colleges will be represented.  This is a perfect time to ask questions and receive information. Everyone is encouraged to attend. 

Scholastic Book Fairs Scheduled in Magoffin County Schools Scholastic Book Fair 2017

It's time for the Scholastic Book Fairs!  Read more to view the complete schedule or to order online!

Halloween Dance Scheduled at HWMS HWMS Halloween Dance

The Herald Whitaker Middle School Halloween Dance will be held Thursday, October 26th from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Admission is $5.00 Costumes must comply with school dress codes.

Red Ribbon Week Schedule for South Magoffin Elementary red ribbon

Monday, October 23rd  “SOCK IT TO DRUGS!”  Wear your crazy or mismatched socks!!!

Tuesday, October 24th - "UNITED WE STAND" against Drugs.  Wear RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Wednesday, October 25th – “Don’t let DRUGS turn you Inside Out!  Wear your shirt inside out.

Thursday, October 26th – “Put a CAP on DRUGS Day” Wear your favorite cap or hat.

Friday, October 27th - •“Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear favorite team shirt or jersey, examples are cougar shirts, UK, Louisville Cardinals, Bengals, Reds, etc…


Monday, October 30th, is “PINK OUT DAY” at South Magoffin in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We would like all students to wear pink that day. 

Ronald McDonald to Visit Magoffin County Schools Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald will visit the Headstart through 2nd Grade students of North Magoffin Elementary, South Magoffin Elementary and Salyersville Grade School.  Please "Read More" to see when he will be at your school.

Magoffin County Students/Staff to Represent ECHO at Community Days ECHO

Project ECHO students will be performing during Community Day on Saturday, August 19th from 10:00AM-12:00PM at Ramey Memorial Park.  Come out and support our students.  

Visit Beautiful Savannah, Georgia and Raise Money for MCHS Seniors Savannah

You can visit one of the most beautiful cities in the country while helping Magoffin County Seniors raise money for their senior trip.

SGS to Hold Annual Pool Party SGS Pool Party

Salyersville Grade School will be having their annual Back-To-School Pool Party on Tuesday, August 1st at the Ramey Park Pool.  Primary Grades are from 6-8 PM and Intermediate Grades are 8-10 PM.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

HWMS Students are Preparing to Enter the Workforce HWMS Studetns

On Friday, April 14, 2017, Herald Whitaker Middle School sent several students to the state Jobs for Kentucky Graduates/Jobs for American Graduates (JKG/JAG) competition, held in Lexington, Kentucky.  The JKG/JAG program is led by Mr. Larry David Howard.

SGS Well Represented at the Governor's Cup SGS Governor's Cup Winners

Salyersville Grade School had four students to place in the Governor's Cup competition at W.R. Castle Elementary.  Theses students will go on to regional competition.  L to R:  Laney Bledsoe, Daylin Patrick, Trenan Hunley, and Kevin Li.

Important Dates for South Magoffin Elementary Important dates

South Magoffin Elementary will be very busy until the end of the school year.  Click on the "Read More" to view our entire schedule of events!

Snowmen Sighted at HWMS HWMSTwineSnoman

Students in Mr. Cain's Art Class at Herald Whitaker Middle School are creating snowmen made of Twine.  Pictured are some excellent examples from three students. 

Important Information for Middle School Students Interested in the Robinson Scholar Program Robinson Scholar Logo

Just a friendly reminder to all eligible eighth graders about the Rogers Explorers program. This is a great opportunity for students interested in Leadership, Math & Science, and Community Service. Read More to get the complete details.

Looking for Students as Videographers for Channel 62 Videographer

Have you always wanted to learn how to film with a professional camera?  Do you like to go to sports? Would you like to make a little extra money for senior trip?  Here is your opportunity to do all of this!!!

HWMS Teachers Honored with 25 Years Service RudyCharleneAward

Two Teachers from Herald Whitaker Middle School were honored for 25 years of service in the Special Education Classroom during the Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Louisville.  Pictured (L to R): Stacey Blanton, Randell "Rudy" Blanton-Honored, HWMS Principal Johnnie Johnson, Special Education Teachers Leighanna Burchell & Jaynie Poe.  Also honored was HWMS teacher Charlene Mays. 

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is in the Air! 2017 Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Magoffin County Schools' Libraries will be hosting their annual spring Bookfairs.   Please click on the "Read More" to for a complete schedule and to learn how to order online. 

Erupting Education volcano

Mrs. Miller's 3rd grade students at North Magoffin Elementary are studying an explosive topic ‘Volcanoes’. Students spend time studying and then constructing their volcanoes, after which they got to make them erupt.

North Magoffin 3rd grade students explore the wonders of an underwater world at the Newport Aquarium Newport
Magoffin County Schools to host Summer Feeding Program Kids Eat Logo

Magoffin County Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Questions about sites call MCS Food Service 606-349-8215.

Parade of States parade

Fourth Grade Students at North Magoffin Elementary create floats about our individual states and then participate in a parade while the entire school lines up to watch.  To view a video of the parade and photographs, please Read More.

New Fundraisers Added Today! Otis Spunkmeyer

New Fundraisers have been added!  Visit our FUNDRAISER Page to see the latest!!

Picture Day at Salyersville Grade School SGS Picture Day

Picture Day has been scheduled at SGS for Tuesday, September 26th.  So bring your best smile that day!!

Red Ribbon Week will be Observed at NME NME Red Ribbon Week

North Magoffin Elementary will be hosting Red Ribbon Week from Friday, October 20th through Friday, October 27th.  Please "Read More" to view the entire schedule.

MCHS Schedules Halloween Dance MCHS Halloween Dance

The Magoffin County High School will be having their annual Halloween Costume Dance on Monday, October 30th from 7:00-9:00 PM.  Price of admission is $5.00.  All costumes must abide by the school dress policy. 

Dairy Queen to Host Benefit Night for MCHS Volleyball Team DQ

The Salyersville Dair Queen will host a "Benefit Night" for the Magoffin County High School Volleyball Team by donating 10% of all profits for the evening of September 26th, from 5-8 PM.  Everyone is encouraged to dine in and help out!

MCCTC Now Offers Aprenticeship Credit Hours Toward Electrical Certificatoin Mr. Arnett's Electrical Class

The Electrical TRACK is designed as a pre-apprenticeship pathway for students to have the opportunity enter a Registered Apprenticeship training program upon graduation.

Magoffin County Schools Well Represented at ARI Fire Summit Fire Summit

On Wednesday, April 12, the East Kentucky Expo Center was home to a large collection of educators and students, who in cooperation with Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) have worked over the course of the school year on innovative and cutting edge student projects.


Dr. Seuss Celebrates his Birthday at North Magoffin Elementary Superintendent Mr. Helton reads to NME students

North Magoffin Elementary celebrated Read Across America with some fun activities, special visitors and awesome prizes.

Magoffin County Schools will be participating in Read Across America Read Across America Day

Now through March 9th, Magoffin County schools will be participating in "READ ACROSS AMERICA," in honor of Dr. Seuss Birthday.  Read More to see what your school is doing!

Escape From North Magoffin Elementary NME Escape Room Lesson on Constitution

This is 5th grade Social Studies class at North Magoffin.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are the two most important, and enduring documents in our Nation’s
history. However, they  can be a rather hard subject to get kids interested in. I wanted kids to be engaged, use problem solving, communicate, and collaborated. The library is a perfect place to do these things. The lesson is an introduction lesson about the Constitution. An escape room is typically a scenario built around a specific theme. Students are given a set of puzzles and clues that need to be solved in order to escape the room (or whatever the given time limit).
Local Masonic Lodge Gives to SGS Students Masonic Gifts of Coats

The Magoffin County Local Masonic Lodge visited schools on Tuesday, giving  coats shoes and clothes to 13 families. Among the students who recieved the items are these pictured at Salyersville Grade School.  Also pictured are L to R:  SGS Principal Willie Cole, Magoffin County Superintendent Scott Helton,  Family Resource Center Director Alice Barnett, and Masonic Member Colin Ray Jackson. 


HWMS Academic Team Advances To State! HWMS Quick Recall Team

For the first time in twenty six years the HWMS Academic Team will be competing at the state level during the Kentucky Governor's Cup. The Quick Recall team received runner up during the recent Regional competition. Also two individuals received state advancement in the areas of science and social studies. The HWMS staff and students are very proud of our team. These students will be recognized at the monthly school board meeting which will be held at South Magoffin Elementary on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00P.M. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend this special recognition.

Magoffin County Career & Technical Center Dominates Skills USA Regional Competition 2017 Skills USA Regional Winners

Twelve of Magoffin County's MCCTC students placed at this year's Regional Skills USA Competition at the Big Sandy Mayo Campus in Paintsville. 

Big Sandy Regional and Technical College Visits Salyersville Grade School Big Sandy College Visits SGS

On September 18th, representatives from Big Sandy Regional and Technical College visited the students of SGS. School Counselor, Tommi Lemaster invited the college to visit the students and teach practical living presentations. The students learned about careers, college options and importance of staying in school. Big Sandy representatives are pictured with Mrs. Bowling, Mrs Damron and Mrs. Holderby's 3rd grade classes

MCHS Seniors Selling Butter Braids Butter Braids

The Magoffin County Seniors are now selling Butter Braids Pastries.  They are excellent for the upcoming holidays.  Orders will be taken from now until November 21st, with delivery December 6th.  Contact any senior or sponsors Becky Allen and Anna Gibson. 

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Hosting Coloring Contest Big Sandy College Coloring Contest

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is excited to announce our 2017 Halloween Coloring Contest!


MCCTC Computer Science Program to Participate in Drone Project Drone

Congratulations is in order to the Magoffin County Career & Tech Center Computer Science Program for being selected as one of twenty schools throughout the Eastern Kentucky region to participate in the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Drone/Build Race Project.  This is a project-based learning project that is designed to introduce students to real-world problems. The students will be required to think beyond the classroom and work with other groups for the purpose of exchanging ideas and engaging in mentorship opportunities.  After the students have completed the drone build process, they will be required to compete in a drone race in March 2018.

Salyersville Grade School "K-Kids" Honored at Local Kiwanis Club Meeting SGS K-Kids

Salyersville Grade School Kiwanis Kids Club “K-Kids” was recognized as a Distinguished Club for the 2016/2017 school year. The Kiwanis Distinguished Club award provides recognition to K-Kids clubs for overall performance in membership, leadership development, Kiwanis-family involvement and service projects. The K-Kids received a letter of congratulations and a banner patch in recognition for their achievements. The K-kids club is sponsored by the local Salyersville Kiwanis Club. The current club will be working hard to repeat this recognition for the 2017-2018 school year.
 Pictured are 2016 - 2017 Members listed in Alphabetical order: Tanya Adkins, Anthony Arnett, Laney Bledsoe, Jaiden Endicott, Alexandra Hackworth, Emily Hackworth, Katie Hill, Jacob Howard, Lauren Osborne, Lindsay Rowe, Lakyn Suttles, Tylin Suttles, Allison Williams. Club sponsor is Tommi Lemaster.

FFA Taking Orders for Fresh Strawberries Strawberries

The Magoffin County FFA will be selling fresh picked strawberries.  To view all the details, Click on the "Read More" or visit the District Fundraiser Page

Whiskers or Wags Program wags

In remembrance of Johnny Cash,  you can get involved in Whiskers or Wags.  Whiskers or Wags, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of providing for the humane treatment of neglected, abused, stray and surrendered animals by shelter facility.  In addition, their mission includes administering rescue & adoptive services, implementing education & training on responsible pet care and promoting and providing spaying and neutering services. If you are interested in providing foster homes as well as volunteering or helping with fundraising, transporting, home visits, grant writing and so much more, you can e-mail them at or call 606-297-PETS.  Click on the link below to visit our local Whiskers or Wags location.

NME Book Tree book tree

North Magoffin Elementary Librarian and staff decided to bring our love of books to a whole new level by making a Christmas tree from them.

Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Office's Backpack Program back pack

 In remembrance of Johnny Cash we are asking for donations for Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Office's backpack program. While children receive nutritious meals at school there is often a lack of food at home. In an effort to provide nutritious foods for hungry children during the weekend , the Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Service organized the Backpack Program. This program provides a backpack of food for children in need over the weekend during the school year. One hundred and ten youth from local schools were identified by family resource center directors, teachers and principals to participate in the program. The program has been possible through regular volunteers and ongoing donations from, a grocery store, food pantries, businesses, and several food drives. Due to recent hardships, many sources have been unable to donate which in return makes it difficult to provide these students with food. If you would like to help, you can drop off non perishables at the Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Office or contact Kim Campbell at (606) 349-1236. All donations would be greatly appreciated. For contact information, click the link below.

MCCTC Selling Umbrellas Magoffin Count Hornets Umbrella

The Magoffin County Career & Tech Center is selling Magoffin County Hornet umbrellas to help raise money for our students!!! Each umbrella is $25.00 and is 58 inches when opened but reduces down to 22 inches.  Quantities will be limited get yours today!!


NME to Host Annual Halloween Dance NME Halloween Dance

North Magoffin Elementary will host their 2017 Halloween Costume Dance on Monday, October 30th, from 5:00-7:00PM.

Colossal Cabbage cabbage

Cheyene Perkins a 4th Grade student  at North 

Magoffin Elementary demonstrated her green 

thumb by growing this huge cabbage as part of the 

Boonie Cabbage Program. She will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. 

Bring Your Bible to School Day bible

Many students @ North Magoffin Elementary joined other students across the Nation in celebrating Bring Your Bible to School Day. This is an annual event were thousands of students bring their Bibles to school to celebrate religious freedom.

MCCTC Sell Shirts to Support Students with SKILLS USA MCCTC Logo

The Magoffin County Career and Technical Center is selling T-Shirts to support students competing through SKILLS USA. 

KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Schedules Visits to SGS Throughout the School Year KY Dept of Fish & Wildlife

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled five visits to Salyersville Grade School throughout the school year.  Please "Read More" to see the complete schedule.

Magoffin County Schools
109 Gardner Trail
Salyersville, KY 41465
Phone:606-349-6117  Fax:606-349-6724