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District News

Virtual Academy Interest Applications Open for 2022/2023 School Year Magoffin County Schools Virtual Academy Interest Applications

Magoffin County Schools has opened Applications for interest in enrolling your student in the Virtual Academy for the upcoming school year. 

Parent Survey for Special Education Parent Survey for Special Education Students

Magoffin County Schools would like to invite all parents/guardians of special education students to take a survey on the current special education services of your child.  Please take a few minutes to complete the online form.  This will help Magoffin County Schools make improvements in the academic success of our special education program.  If you need assistance filling out the survey, please contact your child's school or the Magoffin County Board of Education at 349-6117.   

ATTENTION Freshmen for the 2021/2022 School Year Attention Freshmen


Please fill out the attached Google form to choose your elective for the 21-22 school year **if you haven’t already done so**.

You will have to sign in to your school Google account to be able to fill out the form.

Please complete this ASAP!!!

Enrollment for Magoffin County Virtual Academy Now Open Magoffin County Virtual Academy

Magoffin County Schools will offer a K-12 Virtual Academy for the upcoming school year in addition to daily in-person instruction.

3rd-4th Grade Students to Play Football Magoffin County Football 2021

Any third or fourth grade student who would like to play football, please attend the practice on Monday, July 19th at 6:00 PM at the Magoffin County Football Stadium at the Magoffin County High School.  Please bring a completed physical to the practice. If you have any questions, please contact the Magoffin County Board of Education at 349-6117. 

KHSAA Physical Forms

Feedback Needed Survey

The Magoffin County School District is seeking feedback from parents, students, employees, and community members to assist in developing a plan for receiving and utilizing ARP ESSER III funds.  In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law.  This act provided funds for K-12 schools to help sustain the safe and effective operations of our schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.  Magoffin County Schools is eligible to receive one-time federal funding through ARP ESSER III.  To provide feedback, please click the link below.  The deadline for completion is Friday, July 23, 2021.

Informational Meeting For HWMS Students Wishing to Play Boys Basketball HWMS Hornet Mascot

There will be an informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball on Thursday, July 29th from 5:00-6:00 PM in the HWMS Cafeteria. If students have a current physical, they need to bring a copy with them to the meeting to give to the coaching staff 🏀🐝

HWMS to host Softball Summer Camp HWMS Softball Summer Camp 2021

Herald Whitaker Middle School will be hosting a Softball Summer Camp for students 4th-8th Grade on July 28-29, 2021 at the Tim Bostic Memorial Softball Field. 

Sealed Bids Being Accepted on Surplus Buses Sealed Bids on School Buses

The Magoffin County Board of Education will be accepting sealed bids on items until Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM.  

Student Orientation for HWMS Students HWMS Student Orientation 2021

Herald Whitaker Middle School will be hosting their Back-To-School Orientation on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 PM in the HWMS Gym.  Students will receive their schedules, as well as T-Shirts, Notebooks and other gifts.  

Sophomore and Freshman Orientations will be Held at MCHS on August 4th & 5th/Schedules for Others Sophomore and Freshman Orientations at MCHS

Magoffin County High School will have Sophomore Orientation on Wednesday, August 4th and Freshman Orientation on Thursday, August 5th, both from 5-7 PM.  

Back To School Night at SME South Magoffin Elementary Back-To-School Night

South Magoffin Elementary will be hosting their Back-To-School Night on Thursday, August 5th from 3-6 PM.

HWMS Student Schedules Available on Parent Portal Class Schedule

2021/2022 Class schedules for Herald Whitaker Middle School students are now available on Parent Portal.  To request an account with Parent Portal, or to request changes in your schedule, please contact HWMS at 606-349-5190.  

Helpful Tips for Students for the 2021/2022 School Year Back To School

Magoffin County Schools is hoping your student is ready for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year.  Below are some helpful tips to get prepared for the change in your daily schedule and routine.  If you have any questions about the new school year, please contact the Magoffin Count Board of Education at 606-349-6117. 

Second MCHS Virtual Orientation Scheduled MCHS Virtual  Orientation

Attention High School Virtual Academy Students:

If you did not attend the first virtual academy orientation, a second orientation will be hosted at Magoffin County High School on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 3:30-6:00 pm.

MCHS Parent SBDM Vacancy School Based Decision Making Council

Due to a vacancy on the council, MCHS is holding another election for a parent representative on the School Based Decision Making Council.

Nominations may be turned in to the front office between 3:30 and 4:30 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Bus Information for Students at HWMS HWMS Pickup and Drop Off 2021

🐝 Parent Drop off begins at 7:15am

🐝 Students can be dropped off at the FRONT entrance or SOUTH (closest to Rt. 7) entrance

🐝 Parent Pick Up begins at 2:50pm

🐝 Students can be picked up at the FRONT entrance or SOUTH (closest to Rt. 7) entrance

🐝 Parents will be directed to the front entrance/ bus lane once the south parking lot is full

NME Postpones Sports Activities NME Sports Activities Postponed

All sports related activities are cancelled for this week at NME. We will update once new clinic and tryout times are scheduled.


The Magoffin County School District is considering hosting a free Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer) in the near future.  If you are interested in having the vaccination or having your children vaccinated, please complete the following survey.  This vaccination clinic would not be during the school day.  The clinic would be scheduled outside of the school day and would require a parent/guardian to be present.  This survey is not a permission form.  We are simply gathering data on the number of interested families.  If you are not interested, you do not need to complete the survey.  Thank you.

Magoffin County Head Start to Postpone Start Date Head Start

Magoffin County Head Start will be moving the start date from August 23, 2021, to September 8, 2021. There are also  a few openings for virtual or in person class. Call 349-3488 for more information.

Magoffin County Schools Mourns the Loss of Landon Fletcher Landon Fletcher

Magoffin County  Schools is sad to announce the passing of our dear friend and co-worker, Landon Fletcher. Landon began working with the school system in June of 2000 in the Maintenance Department.  He was an excellent and faithful employee for over 20 years and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. 


Salyersville Grade School and Herald Whitaker Middle School are hosting Scholastic Book Fairs November 1-5th in their school libraries. 


Superintendent Helton Retires Scott Helton

The Magoffin County Board of Education would like to congratulate Mr. Scott Helton as he retires from the position of Superintendent of Magoffin County Schools. Mr. Helton has served the school system in many areas for the past 33 years as a teacher, principal and administrator. Principals, teachers and staff want to extend their best wishes and congratulations on a job well done.





Magoffin County Schools is now accepting applications for the position of Superintendent. 


North Magoffin Elementary will be hosting Christmas events all of this week.  Please check out the calendar to plan your schedule!


Please participate in assistance for our neighbors and family in Western Kentucky

Magoffin County High School Welcomes New Head Football Coach Principal Brian Conley and Coach John DeRossett

MCHS is excited to announce the hiring of our new football coach, John DeRossett!

Chris Meadows Hired as new Magoffin County Superintendent Magoffin County Superintendent Chris Meadows

In the December 16 meeting, the school board unanimously agreed to hire Chris Meadows, at an annual salary of $120,000 for the next 3 ½ years.

Join Magoffin County Schools in Celebrating our Family Resource/Youth Service Centers During FRYSC Week! FRYSC Week 2022

In rural areas of eastern Kentucky, local school districts are vital in assisting families with essential needs.  Within the local school districts house the Family Resource Centers (Elementary Schools) and Youth Service Centers (middle and high schools).  

In Honor of Bus Driver Appreciation Week Bus Drivers Appreciation Week

In honor of Bus Driver Appreciation Week, Magoffin County Schools will have refreshments for all bus drivers and other staff at the Bus Garage Office.  Thank you so much for you all you do!

SGS Student Serves as FRYSC Page to Rep. John Blanton Rep John Blanton and Page Tiffany Hoskins

SGS 6th grade student Tiffany Hoskins served as the FRYSC Page to House Representative John Blanton.

Magoffin County FFA Expects Strawberry Delivery Tuesday Magoffin County High School FFA Strawberry Sales

Strawberries purchased through the Magoffin County High School FFA will be delivered Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and will be available for pickup after 10:00 AM.  If you need to pick them up anytime other than between 10:00 and 2:30, please contact Nicholas Stephens at 349-2011. 

NME Celebrates Read Across America Read Across America

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, North Magoffin Elementary will be celebrating during Read Across America Week March 14-18. Please "Read More" to view the complete schedule. 

Last Day To Order NME Yearbook Approaches NME Memory Book Orders

March 31st will be the last day you can order a North Magoffin Elementary Yearbook.  To place your order, please visit the Josten's Store

HWMS Accepts Ads for Upcoming Yearbook HWMS Yearbook Ads

Herald Whitaker Middle School is now accepting orders for personal and business advertisements in their upcoming 2021-2022 Yearbook.  

Breakfast With the Easter Bunny Breakfast With the Easter Bunny

"Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" will be held this Saturday, April 2nd, 9 AM-Noon at the Magoffin county Extension Office. Registration is $5/person. For more information please contact the Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Office at 349-1236. 

KET Young Writers Contest Now Includes Graphic Novel Category KET Young Writers Contest 2022

KET Education and the Young Writers Contest are thrilled to announce that with the launch of the 2022 Contest and its new category, Graphic Novels, we are inviting students to talk with graphic novelists, authors, and visual artists!

Scholastic Book Fair! book fair

South Magoffin Elementary will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair April 25-29, 2022 in the library.  All students will be able to shop the book fair on those days.  Parents are welcome anytime.  Students may also shop online.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ward at 606-884-7325.  Here is the link to shop online.

MCHS Picture Day Picture Day for MCHS

Picture Day at MCHS for superlatives, Class Officers, and the Principal's Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th.  For additional information, please contact the Magoffin County Middle School at 606-349-2011. 



Testing Scheduled at HWMS Testing Schedule for Herald Whitaker Middle School

Herald Whitaker Middle School has scheduled their testing dates for the 2021/2022 school year. Please Read More to view the complete schedule for in-person and Virtual students. For further information, contact the school at 349-5190. 

MCHS Senior Events are Scheduled Magoffin County High School Senior Events Schedule for 2022

Magoffin County High School has scheduled their senior events for the 2021/2022 school year.  Please read more for the complete schedule. 

2021-2022 Yearbook Orders Now Open HWMS Yearbook Orders

Herald Whitaker Middle School is now accepting Order for the 2021-2022 Yearbook.  To place Your order, contact Leighanna Preston at 349-5190.  

COVID-19 CASES IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY SCHOOLS COVID-19 Cases Reported in Magoffin County Schools

Magoffin County Schools will report daily COVID-19 cases within the school district.  Positive cases and those required to quarantine from each school's student and employee population will be reported as results are provided by the Magoffin County Health Department.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Magoffin County Schools at 349-6117.  

Summer School at Magoffin County Schools Summer School at Magoffin County Schools

Magoffin County Schools will be hosting Summer School June 6-17th at all locations.  To enroll your student, please contact your school or watch the school's facebook page to learn more. 

Full Scholarship Institute for Educators Shere Summit Educator Scholarship 2022

The Cato Institute and the Sphere Education Initiative are excited to announce the return of Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together for the Summer of 2022!

Magoffin County Schools to Conduct Summer Feeding Program Summer Feeding Program

Magoffin County Schools will be hosting their Summer Feeding Program during the months of June and July, 2022.  Please Read More to view the complete schedule.