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Principal's Message

Gary R. Helton


Dear SGS Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honored, proud, and excited to be the principal of Salyersville Grade School. I eagerly anticipate a successful year collaborating with the staff and community to ensure our students have an exceptional educational experience.

As Principal last year, I feel we grew tremendously. Our dedicated staff serviced 400+ students. Every year SGS strives to provide a high-quality program that supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of its students. We are proud to offer a challenging educational program, an award winning academic team, an ever-growing sports program, and a host of club opportunities that offers something for everyone. SGS encourages its students to get involved and stay involved. We believe it is important to be connected to the school through positive relationships, a sense of community, and participation in extracurricular opportunities.

We are pleased to announce that many changes will be noticed at SGS for the 18/19 school year. Among those changes, we will be welcoming back 6th grade students. It has been a few years since SGS has had 6th grade students and we are very pleased to be able to continue their educational growth. We also have several new faces on our staff at SGS that look forward to being a part of our valuable team. Some staff members are in new roles this school year. And finally, SGS has a NEW MASCOT!! Check it out to the top left on the homepage or on gym floor. We are really pleased with it. 

Our staff recognizes the role they play in helping your children reach their full potential, and they do not take the responsibility lightly. We truly believe all students can be successful, and this belief drives the work they do on a daily basis. Attendance is the upmost important aspect of your child’s education. We ask that all parents make the greatest effort to have your child at school, on time, and prepared every day. Parent involvement too is vital to your children’s success, and we ask that you continue to play an active role in their education.

I am privileged to lead such an outstanding school community and I look forward to what I know will be both a rewarding and successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns, or input at any time.

As University of Kentucky Coach John Calapari often says, "I Like My Team," well I can also say that.


"I Like My Team and I'm Proud to be an Eagle!"


Gary R. Helton

SGS Principal


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Salyersville Grade School
608 Hornet Drive
Salyersville, KY 41465
Phone:(606) 349-3411  Fax:606-349-3483