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.

Parent Resources

    In Magoffin County Schools, parents may receive information and assistance that will help in becoming a more informed and involved parent.  The Parent Resource Center assist schools in meeting Title I requirements regarding parent involvement and also to facilitate parent involvement by improving the lives of parents and children through information sharing and support. 
      Often, parents feel they would like to help in their child's school if they better understood  how to be an effective partner. Parent or family engagement is frequently cited by schools, districts, and administrators as a high priority for impacting achievement. Unfortunately, the disconnect between home and school on how to work in partnership is prevalent, and the gap is not bridged frequently enough to make a difference in student success.

   Magoffin schools would like to strengthen the home-school connection because schools know that they “Need the Parents” (NTP) in order for students to succeed. The following activities will take place monthly to welcome parents as full partners in their child’s education:
Newsletters—Monthly newsletters will be sent home with activities & strategies that parents can use to further benefit their child’s education.
Trainings—Monthly parent trainings/workshops/academies will cover topics requested by parents.
Parent Volunteer Day—Monthly Volunteer Day will allow parents and community members to participate in the daily activities of school life

Mondays - Magoffin Support Program Complex 606349-0964
Tuesdays - South Magoffin Elementary 606  884-7325
Wednesdays - Salyersville Grade School  606 349-3411
Thursdays - Herald Whitaker Middle  606  349-5190
Fridays -
 North Magoffin Elementary  606  349-2847

     Research studies found when parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ educational level. For more information about Magoffin School  Volunteer Program, FREE e-mail newsletter or research about parent involvement,  check out the following links or contact Debbie Swiney at the above numbers or by e-mail
Click the following link to subscribe to KDE’s FREE Parentinfo e-mail newsletter that is sent twice a month 

2015 Volunteer Trainings 
     Schools are working to form strong School-Family-Community Partnerships through their Volunteer Program.  Volunteer trainings will be scheduled in August for parents and community members wanting to volunteer during the 2015/2016 school year.  This training is required in order to volunteer on scheduled volunteer days, special events, or other times arranged by school staff.  So make plans to attend one of the trainings most convenient for you.
South Magoffin—August 25 @ 9:00 a.m.
Herald Whitaker Middle—August 25 @ 1:00 p.m.
Salyersville Grade School—August 26 @ 1:00 p.m.
North Magoffin —August 27 @ 1:00 p.m.
Magoffin County Head Start Office—September 30 @ 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. (For more infomation about this training call 349-7005 and ask for Tracy.)
Brochure for Volunteer Program    School Volunteers         

September 2015 Title I Parent Meetings
     The annual Fall Title 1 parent meetings
are scheduled during the last week of September to inform parents about the Title I Program, curriculum, student assessment and also to offer parents lots of resources to ensure their child's educational success. All parents are encouraged to attend.
South Magoffin - September 22 @ 9:00 a.m.  

Salyersville Grade - September 23 @ 1:00 p.m.
Herald Whitaker Middle - September 25 @ 9:00 a.m.
North Magoffin - September 25 @ 1:30 p.m. 
Magoffin County Adult Education Center - September 21 @ 5:00 p.m. & May 5 @ 12:00 noon

Magoffin County Adult Education Center - May 5 @ 12:00 noon
Dates for parent trainings will be posted in the District/School Newsletter, Magoffin Schools home webpage, and various local media.

2015-2016 Volunteer Day Schedule
     Schools have scheduled Volunteer Day from 9:00-2:00 p.m. and invite all who have had volunteer training to participate.
South Magoffin - Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, March 8, April 19 
Salyersville Grade - Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec.  9, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, March 9, April 20
Herald Whitaker Middle - Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, March 17, April 27
North Magoffin - Nov. 20, Dec. 11, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, March 11, April 15

November 2015 American Education Week
In celebration of American Education Week, an individual picture of all first grade students will be featured in the November 12 issue of the Salyersville Independent along with what they said they wanted to be when they grow up. Tips on how parents can be more involved in their child's education will also be included in this issue. A video of the students will  be aired on Magoffin County Schools Network - Frank Howard Cable Channel 62. So be sure to pick up a copy of the Independent and watch Channel 62 during American Education Week, November 16-20.

December 2015 Learning Styles/Math Workshop
     Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a math workshop that will show strategies they can use to help students experience more success in mathematics. The workshop is scheduled at the following schools:
South Magoffin Elementary  - December 8 @ 9:00 a.m.
Salyersville Grade School - December 9 @ 1:00 p.m.
Herald Whitaker Middle School - December 10 @ 9:00 a.m.
North Magoffin Elementary - December 11 @ 1:30 p.m.

January/February 2016 FREE Computer Class
     Magoffin County Schools & Adult Learning Center encourage parents and anyone wanting to improve their computer skills to attend this FREE training at Magoffin County Learning Center.  Jeff Salyer, Technology Specialist, will provide a "hands-on" introduction to computer basics.  The class will cover how to navigate the web and use Microsoft Office applications which will enable participants to make meaningful connections between technology empowerment and parents' ability to meet family needs. A list of educational websites will also be provided. Mark your calendar for one of the following dates:

January 25, February 15, or February 22 at 10:00-12:00 noon each day
If school is canceled due to inclement weather, the computer class will also be canceled.

March 2016 Read Across America Celebration
Students in the Gifted/Talented program have put together an entertaining program based on the book, “The Lorax”. There will be a puppet show, music, song, and dance along with special guests – The Cat in the Hat and Thing One. And this year for the first time, some Swomee Swans are expected to visit. So Principals and staff encourage parents and community members
to support student reading success by visiting a school during this annual celebration.
The event is scheduled at
South Magoffin Elementary - Tuesday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Salyersville Grade School’s Celebration will be Wednesday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m.
AND, North Magoffin Elementary – Friday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m.

April 2016 Title I Policy & Compact Meetings
A meeting will be held at each elementary & middle school to give parents and community members an opportunity to make suggestions for amending the school’s existing Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact.  This policy describes how the school will carry out the parent involvement requirements of Title I Part A, Section 1118.  The School-Parent Compact describes how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to achieve Kentucky’s high standards. Anyone unable to attend can email comments and suggestions to Debbie Swiney at  Schools have scheduled meetings on the following dates:
NME – April 15  @ 1:00 p.m.
SME – April 19 @ 9:00 a.m.
SGS – April 20 @ 1:00 p.m.
HWMS – April 27 @ 1:00 p.m.
Each school’s policy can be found at “Parent Resources” on our district webpage.

May 2016 Annual Spring Title I Parent Meeting
  The Magoffin County School District has scheduled the annual district-wide Title I parent meeting for 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5th at Magoffin County Adult Learning Center located in the former Salyersville Grade School building.   The purpose of this meeting is to provide parents an opportunity to review and offer input on the fiscal year 2017 Federal Programs and the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan.
            Mr. Terry Burchett, Work and Learn Case Manager, with BSCTC will present “College 101”. If you are thinking about going to college, Mr. Burchett can help by offering steps to take so your dream can become a reality. Refreshments will be provided along with tips on parent involvement. For more information, call Debbie Swiney or Kim Patrick at 349-6117. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Annual School Parent Involvement Evaluation
Your child has been a participant in the Title I Schoolwide program during this school year.  The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather information on how well the SCHOOL communicates with parents.  Please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire and return to your child's Family Resource Center.  Your feedback will be used to improve parent involvement activities.  Suggestions on how we can better help our students at home or at school are welcome.

Annual District Parent Involvement Evaluation
Your child has been a participant in the Title I Schoolwide program during this school year (elementary & middle).  The purpose of this questionnaire is to evaluate the effectiveness of the DISTRICT'S Parent Involvement Policy.  Your feedback will be used to improve parent involvement activities at your child's school.

A Parent's Guide to Testing in Kentucky
This guide answers the most common questions asked by parents about testing and the subjects their child will be tested.

A Parent's Guide to School Accountability in Kentucky
This guide describes how public schools and districts are now accountable for educating children under a new system call Unbridled Learning:  College/Career-Readiness for All.

2015-16 Magoffin Schools Student Planner
This planner can be placed in student’s notebook for recording homework, sport & academic practices, etc. It has all "no school days” already written in so doctor appointments can be scheduled on those days in order to miss as little class instruction as possible.  Parents may even want to hang one on their refrigerator.

Websites Recommended by Magoffin County Teachers
Magoffin County Teachers recommend educational websites that will teach and reinforce concepts learned at school.  Getting students college or career ready takes parents and schools working together. 


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