North Magoffin Elementary South Magoffin Elementary Andrea Parson's Pottery Class @ MCHS Magoffin County Schools Superintendent Scott Helton reads to North Magoffin Elementary kindergarten students during Read Across America Week. South Magoffin Elementary South Magoffin Elementary Students at North Magoffin Elementary recognized World Diabetes Awareness Day on November 14th by releasing blue balloons to honor all students battling diabetes. Water Drop Lens Lesson at Herald Whitaker Middle School Mrs. Dakota Green's Science Class.  Herald Whitaker Middle School HWMS Cheer Leaders Grand Champions at Hallo Fest, 2016 South Magoffin Elementary students visit the Pumpkin Patch Magoffin County High School HWMS Dance Team--1st Place in Pom, 2nd Place in Hip Hop at Hallofest 2016 North Magoffin Elementary--Visiting the Pumpkin Patch Salyersville Grade School NME Students participate in National Day of Prayer North Magoffin Elementary MCCTC 2016 HWMS Football Team Salyersville Grade School CYC Officers 2016 HWMS Girls Basketball Team Staff of South Magoffin Elementary Magoffin County High School Magoffin County Career & Technical Center 2016 HWMS Dance Team Magoffin County High School Magoffin County Speech Teachers Magoffin County Career & Technical Center North Magoffin Elementary Teachers Superintendent Scott Helton and HWMS Assistant Principal Garland Yates.

District News

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.



MCHS Seniors will conduct final fundraisers of the year BB and Rada

Butterbraid Frozen Pastries and Rada Cutlery


The 2016 Magoffin County Alumni Games will be played this Saturday, November 12, starting at 1:00 PM.  There are more than a dozen scrimmiges scheduled.  For a complete list of games and times, please "Read More."

Kids Vote @ NME Vote
With election day being just around the corner this was the perfect time for Mrs. Mary to teach her kindergarten students at NME about the election process all while making it super fun! During this lesson on voting Mrs. Mary educated her students about elections, from gaining an appreciation of the power of voting to studying the candidates and issues to understanding the registration process and participating in an election. 
MCHS Advanced Art Students To Participate in Celebration of Courage Art Show Art Show Front Page

Students in Mrs. Andrea Parsons' Advaned Art classes will be exhibiting their artwork at the Highland Health System/UK Healthcare Celebration of Courage Art Show.

MCHS Prom Committee That's My Pan! Fundraiser That's My Pan

The MCHS Prom Committee is selling "That's My Pan!" product as a fundraiser for the Junior-Senior Prom.

SGS Boys Basketball Selling Krispy Kreme Donuts KK

The Salyersville Grade School Boys Basketball Team are selling Krispy Kreme Donuts.  To view the entire menu, please click on the "Read More."

MCHS FFA Annual Fruit Sale MCHS FFA Fruit Sale

The Magoffin County High School FFA Chapter is currently conducting its annual Fruit Sale.



Thank you, Salyersville!! TY

On behalf of the Magoffin County Board of Education Board Members, Central Office Staff, North Magoffin Elementary, South Magoffin Elementary and Salyersville Grade School, we would like to thank the business establishments in the community who so kindly took time out of their work day to generously provide Halloween treats to the students from the elementary schools.   Magoffin County Schools mission is to collaborate positively with the community in order to build solids bonds with everyone involved.  We have received positive comments on how the business community went above and beyond to make a safe and memorable day for our students.  Thank you.


HWMS Goes to the Bluegrass and Comes Home with the Gold!!! hwmsdancebluegrass

Congratulations Coach Brooke Stephens and our HWMS Hornet Dancers on their 1st Place in Pom and 1st Place in Hip Hop today at the Bluegrass State Cheer and Dance Competition in Richmond, KY.

Election Studies at South Magoffin Elementary Vote

In preparation for the upcoming election, Mr. Cole's and Mrs. Minix's fifth grade at SME wrote what they would do if elected President of the United States.  Responses ranged from bringing more industries to eastern Kentucky to increased funding for the military and public schools.  Students will cast their votes in a mock election on November 4.   

Scholastic Bookfair has Returned to HWMS! hwmsbookfair

After a delay of four years, the Herald Whitaker Middle School Library will resume hosting the Scholastic Book Fair.  From now until November 4th, Media Specialist Connie Hale invites you to come by and take a look around, or you can order online and have the books shipped to you.  For more information, contact HWMS at 349+5190.




The HWMS Cheerleading and Dance Teams will be competing at the Hallofest Cheer & Dance Championship this Saturday, October 22nd at the Mountain Arts  Center in Prestonsburg, begining at 9:00 AM.  Please come come and cheer them to victory!!!

Estamos Aprendiendo A Hablar EspaƱol Arnettspanish

Students at SGS are working on their Spanish skills in Mrs. Lora Arnett's
class--using the website ABCya Spanish!!! OlešŸ˜Š

To view more photos, please visit the SGS Photo Gallery

Science in 6th Grade 6thGradeScience

Students from Mrs. Dakota Green's Science Class at Herald Whitaker Middle School used various liquids to explain the different densities. 

To view more images, please visit the HWMS Photo Gallery

Chris Epling Visits Magoffin County High School ChrisEpling

Christopher Epling broadcasting  live from Magoffin County High School. Students are working with Mrs.Brittany Campbell and Mrs. Kate Bailey to write and illustrate their own books!

To view more photos, please visit the MCHS Photo Gallery

Help HWMS Cheerleaders While Eating Great Food DQ

Come out and support your HWMS Cheerleaders on Tuesday October 4th, 2016 from 5-8pm while enjoying a good meal and/or a sweet treat from our local DQ in Salyersville. 10% of sales made in those three hours will go to the team.  These girls have worked hard to raise money for new uniforms and they are so close to their goal.


Bring your best smile on Tuesday, October 11th for Picture Day at NME.

HWMS Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016. 


Please note the times for each grade.  ALL students must have a copy of their current physical to try out. 






The FAFSA filing date has changed from January 1st to October 1st.  This is important if you will be going to college next year and want to be eligible for financial aid.  Go to the FAFSA website to learn more and create your account starting today!

Signups for MCHS Christmas Choir Auditions Going on NOW

Auditions are this Friday, September 30th.

North Magoffin Elementary Participate in National Day of Prayer

NME Student gather in front of their school on Wednesday, Sept 28th to celebrate National Day of Prayer.  Click on the NME Photo Gallery to view more pictures of the event. 

Magoffin County Librarians Meet with author Meg Kearney Magoffin County Librarians

During this year's School Librarian's Conference, SME Librarian Christy Ward and NME Librarian Elizabeth Tacket meet author Meg Kearney during her book signing of TROUPER. 

Important Notice for Parents and Student Drivers Concerning the KY Graduated License Program

There are NO KY Graduated Licenses classes scheduled for Magoffin County at this time.

It's BookFair Time!!! Hooked On a Book

Magoffin County Schools will be hosting Scholastic Book Fairs at the Elementary Schools.  Read More to view the entire schedule, as well as where to order books online.

The Dentist will be Visiting Herald Whitaker Middle School

The Dentist will be at HWMS on Wednesday, September 28th.   For more information, contact HWMS at 349-5190.

High School Pictures are to be ordered Online

School picture proofs have arrived and been given to the students.  All orders are now ordered online.

Support MCHS Volleyball with a Good Meal

Eat at Mi Hacienda on Wednesday, September 21st, and 10% of all proceeds  will go to support the Magoffin County High School Lady Hornets Volleyball Team!!

Magoffin County High School Student Authors Attend Event in Hazard

MCHS students attend the “Big Ideas Fest for Appalachia: Education, Workforce, and Economic Development; Visionary Thinking and Doing” event in Hazard, KY on Friday September 16.

Structured Learning at Salyersville Grade School

Pictured from left are SLC aides Vonda Kern, Annie Davis, Courtney Cole, and SLC teacher Maryann Caldwell. These fine ladies work in the Structured Learning Classroom at Salyersville Grade School. Structured learning includes four important elements: modelling, role playing, performance feedback, and training transfer.


 Here is a way for our students to use their creativity and make an APP!! FREE!! If you want to learn more, check out the link or get back to me.

Magoffin County Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled

The regular board meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016 has been cancelled and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. at North Magoffin Elementary Library

Mrs. Howe's Kindergarten Class visits the White Oak Pumpkin Patch

Today the Primary classes visited the White Oak Pumpkin Patch.  The children got to pet and feed goat, sheep, horses, pigs, and rabbits.  The children took a hayride to pick pumpkins in the field.  The enjoyed a nice lunch under the party tent and played on the playground.  





Mrs. Rudd's Kindergarten Class remembered September 11th
Mrs. Rudd's Kindergarten Class remembered September 11th by dressing in red, white and blue. The class discussed the importance of patriotism by saying the pledge of allegiance and making stars and stripe headbands. They also talked about how important first responders like cops, firemen and paramedics are to our lives. 
School Picture Day

Get your smile on for HWMS Picture Day

Magoffin County Has Achieved "Work Ready-in Progress" Status

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) – Secretary Hal Heiner today announced that Magoffin County is among many counties to have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.

Magoffin County Student Senate Members Sworn In

Magoffin County High School students were sworn in as Student Senate Members by KVEC Rep., Kelli Thompson, at the Pikeville Judicial Center.  They will hold this office during the 2016-17 school year.

HWMS Cheerleaders Fundraiser

Please come help support our HWMS Cheerleaders for an evenng of fitness and fun! The event will take place Tuesday, August 23rd, at the HWMS gymnasium from 6:00p.m - 8:00p.m.. Instructors Jerrica Howard Conley and Michelle Connelley will offer a combination of Zumba dance fitness, Ripped, Turbo and PIYO. Door prizes will be awarded. The cost is $10.00 per person.

South Magoffin Elementary Library wins NEA Books Across America Library Books Award

NEA’s Read Across America and the NEA Foundation congratulates South Magoffin Elementary librarian, Christy Ward.  The South Magoffin Elementary Library will receive $1,000 awards to purchase diverse books for their school libraries. The 2016 NEA’s Books Across America Library Books Awards are made possible by a contribution by The Weinstein Company and Walden Media in connection to their recent film The Giver, based on the popular young adult novel by Lois Lowry. Many other libraries across the country also received this award.




The Magoffin County Hornets will host five opponents during the upcoming high school football campaign. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Magoffin County High School

The New Magoffin County High School had it's Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, August 2nd, with many in attendance.  To view the entire celebration, please watch our video on YouTube

Ribbon Cutting at New Magoffin County High School

The Magoffin County Board of Education will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Magoffin County High School (located on the Mountain Parkway) on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, with the ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. The community is invited to the ceremony, as well as to tour the new building. Tours will be given from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by the Magoffin County High School Beta Club students.

HWMS and MCHS to hold Halloween Dances This Week Halloween Dance

HWMS will have their Halloween Dance at the HWMS Cafeteria on Wednesday, October 26th from 6-8 PM. 
The MCHS Halloween Dance will be held at the Magoffin County High School on Thursday, October 27th, from 7-9 PM. 

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.


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.


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.

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."

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

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.

MCHS Project Graduation to Conduct Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Fundraiser Berries
MCEAA Girls Basketball Tournament Scheduled BB

The Magoffin County Elementary Athletic Association has scheduled the Girls Elementary Basketball Tournament, to be hosted by Salyersville Grade School.


Come celebrate the week  of Oct. 24th through the 28th to help reduce drug abuse during Red Ribbon Week at Herald Whitaker Middle School. 

Back To School Night at North Magoffin Elementary

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT at North Magoffin Elementary will be Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:00 7:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome to attend.

Red Ribbon Week Will Be Observed at MCHS RWW

Join the Magoffin County High School in Celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 24-28th. Click on the "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




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.

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
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.

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. "

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.

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!

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 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.

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. 


The Herald Whitaker Middle School Christian Youth Club sponsored a school-wide “Operation Christmas Child” Shoebox Present Drive.  The school collected 76 presents to be given out to underprivileged children by the the Samaritan’s Purse Organization.  


Red Ribbon Week Celebrated at NME RedRibbonWeek

To promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle, students at North Magoffin Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week activities.  Students declared "War on Drugs”, decided to be “Healthy Super Heroes” and celebrated a drug free “Wacky Wednesday”.  Through these activities students learned the importance of making good choices and living a drug free life. To view all photos, please visit the NME Photo Gallery

Red Ribbon Week was Celebrated at SGS RRWSGS

Monday was Super Hero Day-be a super hero and don't do drugs. Tuesday was wear red- Stop Drugs Day, Wed. was Be Smart Day-Nerd Day, Thursday was School Spirit Day, and Friday was Messy Hair/Clothes Day. Pictured Below is Mrs. Bre Patrick and Mr. Shane Isaac's classes. To view all photos from Red Ribbon Week, please visit the SGS Photo Gallery.


SGS to Host Back to School Night

Back to School Night is August 8th from 5pm until 8pm for teachers and 6pm until 8pm for parents and students.

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.

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.


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!

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.

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).
BCCTC Visits North Magoffin Elementary Students careers3

Students at North Magoffin Elementary are excited about their future careers.   Students and staff from Big Sandy Community and Technical College introduced a variety of career opportunities and their mascot "Pathways" was a huge hit.  Pictured are Mrs. Jerica Conley's third grade and Mrs. Cindy Collin's fifth grade.   


HWMS Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
It's Marshmallow Math! marshmallowmath

Students in Mrs. Miller's third grade at North Magoffin Elementary created 2-deminisional geometric shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks. To view all photos, please visit the NME Photo Gallery.

Take The Safe Schools Pledge KentuckySafeSchools

October is Bullying Prevention Month and Oct 16-22nd is Kentucky Safe Schools Week.

New Fundraiser for MCHS Seniors!!! Otis Spunkmeyer!! OS

Get it while it lasts!!  The Magoffin County High School Seniors are selling Otis Spunkmeyer!  To view the entire catalog, visit our Fundraiser Page under Quick Links.  You can also see all Fundraisers in the District.  If you have a Fundraiser you would like to advertise on the Fundraiser page, please send an email and it will be added.

Sharks have been spotted at North Magoffin Elementary! sharktank

Through a live shark encounter from Newport Aquarium, fourth grade students were both excited and educated about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.  The Shark Cart Presentation brought these Epaulette Sharks for students to get some 'hands-on" experience.  Students and staff would like to thank L & L Nippert Foundation for funding this presentation.   To View all photos, please visit the NME Photo Gallery


Each year, in Honor of American Education Week, Magoffin County Schools ask their First Graders, "What Do you Want to Be When You Grow Up?" Visit the Magoffin County Schools YouTube Channel to listen to all of the answers from the senior class of 2029.

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. 


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. 

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.

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

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.

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.


Mrs. Arnett's 6th grade math class received a Reflex math grant! They are working hard to achieve math fact fluency!


Halloween Dance at South Magoffin Elementary Halloween Dance

South Magoffin Elementary will host a Halloween dance for all students on Tuesday, October 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 at the SME gym.  Admission is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for students.  Appropriate costumes are allowed.  

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.

NME Recognizes World Diabetes Awareness Day NMEballoons

Students at North Magoffin Elementary recognized World Diabetes Awareness Day on November 14th by releasing blue balloons to honor all students battling diabetes.



While meeting with your Advisor/Advisee today, you discussed to very important scholarships for those planning to attend college after graduation. 


Students representing all Magoffin County schools attended the 25 year Family Resource Center Celebration at the Capital Rotunda in Frankfort on Thursday, March 10th.  Students enjoyed touring the capital, meeting State Senator Brandon Smith, and were treated to a delicious lunch at Logan's Roadhouse.


NME Honors our Local Veterans nmeveterans2016

North Magoffin Elementary celebrates  Veterans' Day with presentations and performances that show our appreciation for all who have served our great nation. To view more photos, please visit the NME Photo Gallery.


PUMPKINS AS ART Mrs. Jeanie's Baby Pumpkins

A student in Mrs. Jeanie's kindergarten class at North Magoffin Elementary, brought baby pumpkins for everyone in his class.  He  helped grow the pumpkins on his grandfathers farm. The class enjoyed painting their baby pumpkins and taking them home!


Ronald McDonald visited Salyersville Grade School last week.  He talked to primary students about qualities of a leader and setting an example for others. 


SGS Book Fair is a Soaring Success!! sgsbookfair2016

A great big "THANK YOU" to the dedicated parents and grandparents of SGS for all your help in making this year's book fair such a success!!

ACT To Be Given at MCHS act logo

The ACT will be given at the Magoffin County High School on October 22nd  Deadline to register has passed, but the next ACT will be given December 10th. The Registration Deadline is November 4th. To view the entire schedule of dates, please visit our Counselor's Connedtion


Mrs. Rudd's kindergarten students enjoyed this fun and delicious apple tasting activity.  Students tasted red, green and yellow apples and then made a class graph showing their favorite apple.


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

We will pick a winner per age group,  ages 3 – 12.


NME celbrates the week of October 17th through the 21st to help reduce drug abuse. 


Project Graduation is currently selling T-shirts and Sweatshirts.  Please visit our Fundraiser Page to see all the styles available.

Big Sandy Idol Sign-ups bigsandyidol

Sign-ups for Big Sandy Idol will be on October 26th during Lunch.  The Audition will be October 31st.

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