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Blood Drive

Win, Place, Show you care by donating blood

For many, springtime in Kentucky means Keeneland, Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Blood Center is celebrating the season with a special Win, Place and Show you care T-shirt for blood donors. 

Area Donors are invited to give so others may live at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) Blood Drive:
                 Robertson County Community Blood Drive
                 Friday April 14th from 11:30-5pm 
                  on the KBC Bloodmobile
                  at Robertson County School
                  at 1760 Sardis Road in Mt. Olivet

Register to Donate and be entered to win a pair of tickets to see U2 in concert on June 16 in Louisville.

For more information, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522. No appointments are necessary.

Blood Donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo ID and meet additional requirements. Sixteen year old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be obtained from Brandi Thayer or found on the kybloodcenter.org website. 

Evan Ellis Masters Sight Words


Kindergarten started a sight word list at the end of November 2016. There are 22 lists, with a total of 10 words on each list, plus six sentences that need to be done before the student can get the next list.  They are to bring them back and read the words and sentences fluently before they are allowed to get the next list.  Evan Ellis is the second Kindergarten student this year to complete all 22 sight word lists.  He started with his first list on December 7, 2016 and finished the last list on March 17, 2017.  He got to announce over the intercom to the whole school what he had accomplished and as he was headed back to his classroom, he was greeted with cheers from middle school, high school and elementary students lined up in the hallways clapping and cheering for him.  We here at RCS are very proud of his accomplishment.  He will now start reading books and doing a worksheet that goes with each book.  Congratulations, Evan!

Kindergarten Registration


Support Your RCS Black Devils in 38th District Championship Game


The Black Devils of Robertson County School are playing for the 38th District Championship on Friday, February 24th.  They earned their place in the championship game by taking down the Bluejackets of Nicholas County. Wear black and pack the gym Friday, 7 pm, at Harrison County High School and help cheer the Black Devils to victory!!!. Admission is $5.  

District Tournament

The 38th District Basketball Tournament will be held at Harrison County High School February 20-24, 2017.  The Robertson County School Devils and Lady Devils will play on Tuesday, the 21st.  The girls will play at 6:30 pm and the boys will play the second game at 8 pm.  The championship game for the girls will be on Thursday, the 23rd at 7 pm.  Friday, the 24th will be the boys championship game, also at 7 pm.  Harrison County and Pendleton boys and girls teams will play on Monday, the 20th.  Admission for all games is $5.  

Boys Basketball

Tonight's (Tuesday, February 7th) boys varsity basketball game has been moved to St. Patrick.  It is a varsity only game at 7 pm.

No Infinite Campus Access

Infinite Campus will not be accessible from December 23-29.  That means that parents will not have access to the student tracking system to look at grades or lunchroom balances.  This includes the parent log-in on our webpage and the parent portal phone app.  The Kentucky Department of Education is moving the server location from Frankfort to the home of Infinite Campus, Minnesota.  This will provide better service at a lower cost.  We apologize for any inconvenience during this move.

RCS Adidas Classic

RCS Adidas Classic Games

RCS 7th Boys versus Mason County- 12:30

RCS 8th Boys versus Mason County- 1:30

RCS Varsity Girls versus Burgin- 3:00

RCS Varsity Boys versus Burgin- 4:30

Mason County Varsity Boys versus Magoffin County- 6:00

Bracken County Varsity Boys versus Elliott County- 7:30

Admission for all games is $5 and is good for all day.  

Mon. Nov. 21 & Tues. Nov. 22

We have set a personal goal for RCS.  Last year, the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving break were two of our lowest attendance days of the year.  This year, we are going to try to turn that around.  If we want to stay at the top (#7), we are going to have to be present each and every day to learn!  

  • On Monday- all students can go to the concession stand for snacks and fruit drinks for 25 cents a piece!
  • On Tuesday - Papa John's Pizza for lunch and all students get to go to the dessert bar!    

If your family will be leaving town early for the holiday, please visit the front office this week to complete an EHO form to see if you qualify for an Educational Enhancement Opportunity exempt day.

Thanksgiving Week Attendance

Veteran's Day

Concert & Chili Supper

Veteran's Day

Robertson County School will be celebrating Veteran’s Day on November 11th with lunch and a program.  All veterans are invited to have a free lunch with punch and cake at the school from 11:30-12:30.  The program will begin at approximately 12:45 and will last one hour.  The speaker this year will be retiring State Representative Mitchell Denham.  All veterans please come out as RCS says “Thank you for your service!” 

RCS 8th Grade Wins Augusta Tournament

The Robertson County Boys 8th grade basketball team won the Augusta Invitational on Saturday, October 29th.  They beat Augusta, St. Peter and Paul, and St. Patrick in the Championship game 69-47.  The 6th grade and 7th grade RCS Devils came in Runner-Up in both of their divisions.

Robertson County Health Care Facility Hosts RCS Trick or Treaters

The Robertson County Health Care Facility hosted RCS students for Trick or Treat on Monday, October 31st.  Head Start, Preschool, and Kindergarten through 5th grade made the short bus trip out to the nursing home where they were greeted by residents with candy and toys.  A big thanks to the staff and residents of the Robertson County Health Care Facility.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures.

Robertson County Board of Education Meets

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Monday, October 17th, 2016 in the FCS room of Robertson County School.  Students of the Month were recognized and presented with certificates during the meeting.  Also making the DPP/IS report and Superintendent’s report were SSAC committee members Brooklynn Cooper and Keagan Allen.  Click on “Read More” to see pictures of students and to read the full media release.  

1st Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

Robertson County School First Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

Kindergarten-Emerson Brown, Carlee Courts, Evan Ellis, Zane Insko, Allie Myers, Aubrey Strong;

First Grade-Ayden Courts, Addison Cowan, Colby Emmons, John Hendrix, Easton Hendrix, Jayden Ison, Rylee Shrout;

Second Grade-Oliver Brown, Holly Burns, Kyle Burns, Addisston Flack, Garett Giles, Nolan Harding, Peyton Jolly, Kayla Knarr, Adyson Linville, Saphira McFarland, Roger Miller, Evelyn Stamper;

Third Grade-Ruby Brumley, Finnegan Cochlin, Samuel Courtney, Elijah Cowan, Alana Cracraft, Wyatt Curtis, Irene Dischar, Brookelyn Earlywine, Zoey Earlywine, Tanner Gifford, Andrew Gooden, Andrew Gray, Walker Grigson, Henry Haag, Jacob Hawkins, Brena Humphreys, Keyanna Ison, Landon Kern, Landon Logan, Sidney Malone, Mackenzie Massey, Ashton Myers, Austin Richards, Nathan Turner;

Fourth Grade- Makayla Brumagen, Katelynn Cracraft, Sindole Gifford, Nathanial Gray, Lyndsey Kern, Hadleigh Linville, Joshua McConnell, Carree Morgan, Chloe Northcutt, Kaine Roberts, Brody Stines, Skylar Turner;

Fifth Grade- Destiny Cook, Abigail Courtney, Devin Craig, Grant Dischar, Carlie Gay, Krysta Hamm, Emma Hughes, Annaraye Insko, Brodie Knarr, Kaitlynn Linville, Hayley Malone, Austin Stamper, Haley Stewart;

Click on "Read More" for middle and high school perfect attendance.

RCS FFA Attends National Convention

Robertson County FFA Chapter at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

The Robertson County School FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Click on "Read More" to see more pictures.

Parcel #2 Auction


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:00a.m.
Location:  Old Deming School Location
Mount Olivet, KY 41064

Parcel 2 of the old Deming School site.  In this parcel is 1.91 acres.  This includes the area adjacent to where the old Deming School was located and currently the Family Dollar store is located.  Parcel 2 will be clearly drew out day of the auction.  Land surveyor certification can be picked up at the Robertson County Board of Education for any interested bidders.  
Terms:  10% down day of sale, balance on or within 30 days with deed
Selling with Reserve
Owner:  Robertson County Board of Education
Sale conducted by:  Sanford Holbrook P-710, Auctioneer
Announcements day of sale take precedent over prior material.  The Robertson County Board of Education is not responsible for accidents.

RCS Rocks Distinguished with New Tee-Shirts

Sophomore Erick Nava and P.E. teacher Joe Bane sporting their new Robertson County School tee-shirts.

Robertson County students returned from Fall Break with a surprise awaiting them in homeroom.  All students and staff had new tee-shirts to wear celebrating their accomplishments on the state tests last year.  The front of the tee-shirts had written on them, "Robertson County School" enclosing "RCS" and "We Fought Back" on the bottom.  The backside of the tee-shirt had "Distinguished" with a number "7" written underneath it in recognition of Robertson County's classification and ranking in the state.  Click on "Read More" to see Mrs. Grace's class in their shirts.

RCS Students Prep for ACT Test

Robertson County School students taking the ACT on October 22nd listen to Seth Adamson from MCTC.

A group of 44 Robertson County School students are getting ready for the ACT on October 22nd.  The Robertson County Education Foundation has secured a grant to pay for the ACT test, and preparatory workshops to help prepare the students for this exam.  Gwyn Gallenstein, of Workforce Solutions, is coordinating the ACT Prep Workshops for Robertson County School.

Attendance Rewards

Mrs. Holly kisses a pig.

Robertson County School celebrated in style Wednesday in recognition of the the Middle, and possibly the Elementary, winning the regional Kentucky Department of Education's "High Attendance Day."  High Attendance Day was held on September 20th.  If there is a tie, the tie breaker goes back to the previous day, etc. until a winner can be named.  To celebrate their victory Robertson County DPP/DAC/IS, Mrs. Holly Linville, was forced to kiss a pig.  The pig squealed as Mrs. Holly approached it, but puckered up for a lipstick lip lock.  The pig immediately used mouthwash following the kiss and was quoted as saying, "She isn't the worst kiss I've had."   

For the rest of the article and more pictures click on "Read More."

Special Called Board Meeting August 25, 2016 Cancelled

The tax hearing scheduled for August 25, 2016 at 6:00pm has been cancelled and the special called board meeting on August 25, 2016 at 6:30pm has been cancelled.  The tax hearing is rescheduled for September 7, 2016 at 6:00pm and the special called board meeting will be held on September 7, 2016 at 6:30pm.


Back to School Tailgate Party & Open House

The annual Robertson County School Back-to-School Tailgate Party was held on Monday, August 8th from 5-7 pm.  The annual event is organized by the Robertson County Community Education and Family Resource and Youth Services Center.  Area businesses, organizations, and individuals provided free school supplies, food, drinks, and fun to help kick off the school year.  The total number of students who attended the Tailgate Party was 283.  The open house was held from 4-7 pm.  In addition to those handing out supplies Monday night, there were several donations of money and supplies made by businesses, organizations, and individuals that was used to purchase school supplies and door prizes for the event.  Click on "Read More" for the full article.

Summer Lunch Program Menu

BOE July Meeting Updates

The regular July board meeting, scheduled for the 18th, for the Robertson County Board of Education is cancelled.  There will be a special called meeting on July 25th, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Family and Consumer Science Room.

RCS Summer Meals for June 20 - 30

"Kids College" at MCTC

RCS students may attend "Kids College" at Maysville Community & Technical College this summer.  It takes place from July 11th-14th.  Ages 5-13 are invited with groups being split into 5-8 year olds and 9-13 year olds.  Click on "Read More" to view the registration form for classes and costs. 

4th Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

Robertson County School's last day for the 2015-2016 school year featured an attendance rewards event.  Many donations had been made to the school to reward those students who do their best to be at school every day.  Included in the donations were 39 bicycles.  Click on Read More for a list of the 4th Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance Students.

Robertson County Youth Health Fair

The Robertson County Youth Health Fair will be held on July 27th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Robertson County Senior Citizens Center and Health Department. The Health Fair will be for incoming Preschool, Head Start, Kindergarten and 6th grade RCS students.  Please come out for a day of information, supplies, and get your physical for the 2016-2017 school year. 

RCS Final Honor Roll for 2015-2016 School Year

*- Denotes all A`s
Third Grade- Emma Adamson, Raylynn Blackburn, Athelia Buckler*, Henry Chain, Emmilee Cooper, Whitney Dennie, Mallory Fryman, Sindole Gifford*, Nathanial Gray, Gracie Isaac, Lyndsey Kern, Hadleigh Linville*, Joshua McConnell, Ethan McFarland, Anna Miller, Carree Morgan, Chloe Northcutt*, Kaine Roberts, Dylan Rose*, Gracie Silvey, Xander Smith, Brody Stines, Skylar Turner*, Rachel Unthank*, Keyana West
Fourth Grade-Devin Craig, Grant Dischar, Carlie Gay, Margret Highlander, Emma Hughes, Ephraim Hughes*, Brodie Knarr*, Kaitlynn Linville, Haley Stewart, Jaye Stewart
Fifth Grade-Tristin Allen, Kaylynn Berry, Hunter Earlywine, Katelynn Frederick, Lila Haag*, Allison Hendricks, Alexis Holbrook*, Camryn Hughes, Julia Jones, Kole Whalen

Click on "Read More" for Middle and High School.


Graduation Ceremonies Held

Robertson County School Seniors of 2016 graduated on May 27th, 2016.  With "pomp and circumstance" RCS seniors celebrated with smiles and tears throughout the night.  During the evening RCS Seniors celebrated with their own traditional "Rose Ceremony" of honoring those people who meant the most to them.  A video tribute to the class, another RCS tradition, was also presented.  Class Valedictorian Justin Corlis, and Salutatorian Marissa Jolly, delivered addresses to their fellow classmates and guests.  The class elected speakers for commencement this year were two former teachers, Mrs. Karla Allison and Mr. Justin Miller.  Diplomas were conferred upon the seniors by new superintendent Mr. Sanford Holbrook and the Robertson County Board of Education.  Congratulations Robertson County School Senior Class of 2016!!!  Click on "Read More" for pictures of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian addresses.

Senior Awards

2016 Seniors With 2016 Kindergarten

The RCS Class of 2016 celebrated Class Night on May 24th.  Class Night was a time for seniors to sing, read their class history, and to be recognized for their achievements with awards and certificates.  It was also when scholarship recipients were announced and awarded.  RCS seniors received a combined $137,500 in scholarships.  For a complete list of awards, certificates, and scholarships, click on "Read More."

5th Grade Live Wax Museum

Mrs. Tiffany Turner's 5th Grade class turned the top floor hallway into a living wax museum Monday night.  Her class picked out historical figures to do research on and learn about them.  They made posters with information about that person.  Each poster also had a button drawn on it for patrons of their wax museum to push.  On Monday night they dressed as their characters and stood as still as a wax figure should until someone viewing the museum pushed the button on their posters.  Then they would come to life to tell about the person they were portraying.  The museum was opened to parents and community at 5:30 pm.  Click on "Read More" for pictures of all of the students and from the event.

Perfect Attendance Rewards

Robertson County School wants to thank John and Jenny Sims of Flemingsburg Dairy Queen for treating our students for having perfect attendance during the 2015-2016 School Year!!!  Thank you!

Doughnuts With Dad

"Doughnuts with Dad" was held on Monday for Preschool through 5th grade.  Dads of those age students were invited to come up and eat breakfast with their children and visit for a few minutes.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is Back!

The book fair will be April 18-22

The hours of the book fair will be 7:30-11:30 Monday-Friday

                                                12:30- 1:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

                                                On Friday the Book Fair will close at 11:30

There is one day that the book fair will be open until 4:00. Wednesday April 20. After the Vocabulary parade come visit the book fair! There will be snack and refreshments waiting for you to enjoy.

Click on "Read More" for more details.


Foster Grandparents Honored

Sue Dishman, Mayor Stanley Henderson, Mattie Flack, Betty Lyons, and Phillis Burns (not pictured).

Mt. Olivet Mayor Stanley Henderson presented a signed proclamation to the Foster Grandparents of Robertson County School this week.  The Foster Grandparents are employed through Comprehend, Inc. and are stationed in the school.  They work with teachers and students providing support in the education process.  Robertson County School joins with Mayor Stanley Henderson in saying thanks to our Foster Grandparents Sue Dishman, Mattie Flack, Betty Lyons, and Phyllis Burns.

Kindergarten Registration

Robertson County School Kindergarten Registration
April 20, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Robertson County School Cafeteria

Click on "Read More" for more information for parents.


RCS Needs Your Old Flatscreen Monitors

Robertson County School is working on a new technology project that will put the school in front with some of the latest computer technology for education.  In order to complete this project we need 10-15 LCD flatscreen computer monitors. They must use a VGA cable to hook to the computer.  We only need a small amount and many people are switching to mobile devices such as laptops or tablets.  So don't throw your old monitors away, donate to RCS today.  For questions about what we are looking for, or to schedule a pick-up, contact Thomas Mitchell, Jr. at 606-724-5421 or thomas.mitchell@robertson.kyschools.us.  The students and staff of RCS thank you!

Click on "Read More" for a picture example of an LCD flatscreen and VGA hookup. 


May Board Meeting Changes

The May regular meeting of the Robertson County Board of Education scheduled for Monday, May 16th is cancelled.  There will be a special called meeting on Wednesday, May 18th.  The board of education will meet that night in the FCS room at Robertson County School at 5:30 pm.

Senior-Kindergarten Walk

The RCS Senior Class of 2016 dressed up in cap and gowns to take a walk with the RCS Kindergarten Class of 2016, also in cap and gowns.  They walked the halls of Robertson County School as all students in the building 1st-11th cheered them on for their accomplishment.  Congratulations Graduates!!!  Enjoy the video!

Back to School Tailgate Party & Open House

The RCS Annual Back to School Tailgate Party will be held at Robertson County School on August 8th from 5-7 pm.  The Open House will be from 4-7 pm.  The Tailgate Party is open to all RCS Preschool, Head Start, and K-12 students.  Free school supplies, food, drinks, and door prizes will be given out.  Area businesses and organizations will be on hand to give out the supplies and join in the party.  The booths, or "tailgates", will be set up in the back loop parking lot accessible from the Mt. Pleasant Highway 616 entrance.  Only those handing out supplies may park in that lot on August 8th.  In the event of rain the party will be moved inside to the cafeteria.  The Back to School Tailgate Party is organized by the Robertson County Community Education Program, under Director Thomas Mitchell, and the Family Resource and Youth Service Center, under Coordinator Diana Wells.  

Click on "Read More" to find out how to participate as a vendor.

RCS Homecoming

Homecoming activities at Robertson County School will be held on January 20th, 2017.  The RCS Lady Devils will take on the Augusta Lady Panthers in the opening game at 6 pm.  The second game will be between the RCS Black Devils and the Augusta Panthers.  The game will begin 20 minutes after the Homecoming crowning.  The Homecoming Court will be between games, with three couples from each of the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes vying for Homecoming Prince and Princess.  Then the 2017 RCS Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned from the six-member senior court.  Click on "Read More" for the rest of the article.

Week 9 Attendance Champs


For our second two-peat champions the winners of Week Nine are the gnarly Ninth graders of Mr. Miller’s homeroom.  These ninth graders are no ninnies as they nix the rumors that all ninth graders are Nancy s (sorry Nancy Burns) by becoming the first high school class named number one since they won it in week 3.  Ninth graders say nobody is going to knock them off the knoll.  Check in next Monday to be in the know.  

10th Region Tee-Shirts for Sale


Due to the closing of school for flooding, the 10th Region Tee-Shirt sale has been postponed until 12:30-3 pm today, Wednesday March 1st.  Prices are $10 up to XL.  XXL and above are $12.  First come, first serve.  If there are any left they will be sold Thursday morning at 7:30 am. 

Commencement Ceremonies

Robertson County School Commencement activities will be held on the following nights:

  • Baccalaureate will be at the Mt. Olivet First Christian Church, May 23rd, 7 pm.
  • Class Night will be in the Robertson County School Gymnasium, May 24th, 7 pm.
  • Graduation will be in the Robertson County School Gymnasium, May 27th, 7 pm.


Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Public Notice
Robertson County Board of Education
Notice of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Robertson County Schools are hereby notified that the Robertson County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

Any persons having inquiries concerning Robertson County Schools’ compliance with Title II, Title IV, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact:
Sanford Holbrook, Superintendent
Robertson County Schools
1762 Sardis Road
Mt. Olivet, KY, 41064
(606) 724-5431

The Robertson County School System offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grade 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, and Health Sciences.  Persons seeking further information concerning the vocational education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:
Jamey Johnson, Principal
Robertson County Schools
1760 Sardis Road
Mt. Olivet, KY 41064
(606) 724-5421

To obtain this information in a language other than English, call (606) 724-5431.

RCS Community Celebration

Book Fair

                Next week March 6-10 is the Book Fair. There will be many exciting things for the students to buy. There will be books by award winning authors for all ages, posters, pencils, erasers, and markers. The students will be able to go to the book fair in the morning before school, during their class scheduled library time, and after school till 3:30 except for Wednesday it will be till 4:00. The book fair is open daily from 7:45 to 10:00 and 12:00 to 3:00 (except Wednesday which is 4:00). 
                Wednesday we are going to have a refreshment afternoon. The cafeteria is providing refreshments from 1:00-4:00 on the library. You are welcome to come and join us for some refreshments and browse through what the book fair has to offer. 
Friday the Book Fair will be ending at 11:00. There will be no more purchases, returns, or exchanges made after that point. At that point all sales will be final. I hope that you can come and join us for refreshments or the parade. We will be looking forward to seeing you and hope that you enjoy the Book Fair.




Superintendent Student Advisory Council

Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Spelling Bee Winners Lila Haag, Alexis Holbrook, and Rachel Unthank

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade held their spelling bee on May 20th.  Finalists were first determined as each classroom held their own spelling bee.  They then sent their top 3 into the finals.  The 1st place winner was 5th grader Lila Haag, 2nd place was 5th grader Alexis Holbrook, and 3rd place was 3rd grader Rachel Unthank.  Click on "Read More" for a list and picture of the finalists. 

Carley Turner

Robertson County School sophomore Carley Turner was recognized in our state's capital as 2014-2015 GEAR UP Kentucky student leader of the year representative from our District.  She was accompanied to the ceremony by DPP Holly Linville, Gear Up Coordinator Lauren Hughes, and her mother Marsha Massey.  Congratulations Carley!!!  Click on "Read More" for more pictures.

10th Region Boys Regional Tournament

After a runner-up finish in the 38th District Championship the Black Devils of RCS have earned a spot in the 10th Region Tournament.  The tournament will start on Wednesday night at Mason County High School.  Robertson County will play at 6 pm on Thursday, March 1st against Paris High School.  Come out and support the Black Devils!  Admission is $7.

RCS 4th Grader Honored in Capitol Rotunda


Rep. John Sims, Hadleigh Linville, and RCS Superintendent Holbrook

Congratulations Hadleigh Linville! She was chosen as one of sixteen state winners of the Piggy Bank Design Contest. The contest focused on demonstrating artistic creativity along with comprehension of the importance of saving money. 
Hadleigh was recognized as part of the “Kentucky Saves Week” celebration at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on February 28th.  Kentucky Saves is part of the nationwide “America Saves” effort focused on making household savings a priority. In the current economic condition, many families have found themselves without enough savings to survive financial crisis. “Kentucky Saves” is an effort that promotes positive saving habits to help Kentuckians work toward financial stability.  




The Robertson County Board of Education met on Wednesday, May 18th at 5:30 pm.  Students and staff of the month were recognized in addition to regular board business.  To see pictures and the read the media release click on “Read More.”

Athletic Physicals

Physicals for all RCS students planning on participating in a school sport during the 2016-2017 school year will be on August 9th in the school office, starting at 9 am.  Cost per physical will be $20.  Physicals are required to participate in school sports.  If you would like to have your family physician perform the physical, please have them use the physical form from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.  Click on the link below.

Middle School: http://khsaa.org/forms/CombinedMS01andPPEForm.pdf

High School: http://khsaa.org/forms/CombinedGE04andPPEForm.pdf


RCS Seniors Attend College Fair & Tour MCTC

RCS Seniors attending College Fair

Robertson County Seniors explored their future opportunities by attending a college fair and touring Maysville Community College and Technical Center on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  The college fair was hosted by Mason County Schools at their Carmeuse Complex and Steam Academy building.  Students from Augusta Independent, Bracken County, Mason County, and Saint Patrick were also in attendance. Click on "Read More" to read the rest of the article and see more pictures. 

1st Grades Wins High Attendance


Mrs. Grace Massey's first grade is "attendance champs" for last week.  It became a family battle as they defeated the junior homeroom and teacher Aaron Massey.  The first graders were awarded the championship belt on Tuesday morning, January 31st, by Mr. Holbrook.  They invite all challengers to beat their attendance percentage of 98.42%. Check in next week to see if they retain the title, or are bested by another RCS homeroom.

Head Start & Preschool Registration


Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt Visits RCS


Commissioner Dr. Pruitt with Head Starter Mathew McKee

Robertson County School continues to celebrate academic success!  On March 2, we were privileged to host Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt at Robertson County School. Commissioner Dr. Pruitt awarded the senior class of 2017 with their 100% Career and College Ready Banner.  Students and staff in pre-school through second grade and the ninth grade class participated in a Vocabulary Parade celebrating their love of words and reading while the entire student body enjoyed the parade.  The Commissioner, Mr. Richard Gimmel (State Board of Education Member) and Ms. Leslie Slaughter (from the Commissioner’s Office), toured classrooms after the parade.  Mr. Gimmel and the Commissioner were just in time to feed the lambs in our Robertson County School state of the art Agriculture facilities.  A special thanks to Erica Carpenter, RCS Librarian and Music Teacher, for coordinating and organizing the reading events for the week.  Ms. Carpenter wrote and received a grant for Robertson County School to be able to enjoy their week long special reading activities and events.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures.

Super Heroes of Testing

RCS Teachers and Staff wore their favorite superhero shirts to celebrate the halfway mark of testing.  They are encouraging their students to be "superheroes" and do their best on the KPREP tests this year.  We are RCS!!!

Mr. Hester Visits Robertson County School

Picture L to R RCS Superintendent Sanford Holbrook, Mr. Brian Hester, Myles Murphy, Madison Fryman, Cheyenne Brumagen, David Kennedy II, and Mr. Nelson Hester.

Mr. Nelson Hester and Mr. Bryan Hester visited Robertson County School on September 19, 2016, to meet with staff and students to see all the progress and educational programs in the district.  Mr. Nelson and Pauline Hester started the Hester scholarship fund through the Maysville Community & Technical College which is awarded to several members of Robertson County School graduating class each year.  RCS Superintendent Sanford Holbrook said, “RCS is so grateful for all the support and opportunities that Mr. and Mrs. Hester provide to our students.  Their generosity gives so many of our RCS students a chance to receive a post-secondary degree without the financial hardships many students face attending college.”  Mr. Nelson Hester is a Deming Alumni from the class of 1950.

RCBOE February Meeting

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Monday, February 20 for their regular meeting.  The students of the month were recognized during the meeting.  Click on "Read More" for the full press release and pictures.

Spirit of RCS

The spirit of RCS can be seen all the way at the zoo, as exhibited by these preschoolers looking at the elephants.  WE ARE RCS!!!

High Attendance Days

RCS Rocks Reading Progress


Robertson County elementary students are making great strides in their reading progress.  Lexia is a self-paced reading program that tracks the progress of students through stories, vocabulary, and reading comprehension questions.  As students meet their goals, the program increases the rigor of the curriculum.  Based on the chart above RCS students are making progress.  Congratulations elementary students and keep up the hard work!

RCS Dinner Band Concert


There is some exciting news for the concert band in the month of March. The band will have our first Dinner Concert. This concert will be on March 24 starting at 6:00 to serve dinner and then the concert will start at 6:30. The band is using this great opportunity to show our talents and also raise money. This event will be our Spring fundraiser for the band program. There will be a ticket price at the door. The ticket price is eight dollars for adults, three dollars for children five to three, and kids three and under eat free. We would like to have a solid number of who plans to attend the Dinner Concert to ensure that we have food for everyone. Please try to RSVP by March 13. This RSVP does not have to be set in stone we are still going to sell admission at the door. If you would like to pre-order your ticket to the dinner concert please contact Mrs. Carpenter. You can RSVP through your students, my email erica.carpenter2@robertson.kyschools.us, or call the school at 606-724-5421. This is a great opportunity to support the arts in our school. I hope to see you there!

Vocabulary Parade

Parents and Guardians – We NEED You!  

You know how much parental involvement can positively influence student achievement!  The Pre-K – Second Grade Vocabulary Parade on March 2nd is fast approaching.  The Parade is held during Read Across America Week and is designed to encourage our young readers.  We would love to see everyone come out and support our readers.  If you need help with coming up with ideas for costumes for your student’s vocabulary word, please see the link below.  Readers are Leaders!


Balloon Launch Held

The annual Balloon Launch For Child Abuse Awareness was held on April 13th, 2016 at the Robertson County Public Library and Robertson County School.  The activities were sponsored by:  Robertson County Community Early Childhood Council members, Robertson County Farm Bureau and Buffalo Trace Community Collaborations for Children Network.  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.  This event helps raise awareness of this problem in Kentucky.  

Click on "Read More" for the rest of the article and more pictures.


Band Concert

he Robertson County School elementary, middle, and high school band held its spring concert on May 3rd.  Click on the link below to watch the video.  The band is under the direction of RCS Band Instructor Erica Carpenter.




Robertson County Board of Education Meets

The Robertson County Board of Education met on September 14th at 6 pm.  In addition to regular business the Students of the Month for September were honored.  Pictured above is C.J. McKee with Robertson County School Board Vice-Chair Marsha Jones.  Click on "Read More" below for more pictures and the media release.

Board of Education Meets


Third grader Caleb Sutton with board member Marsha Jones

The Robertson County Board of Education met on January 16th, in the FCS room of Robertson County School at 6:30 pm.  During the meeting the board recognized the January "Students of the Month."  Those students were: Caleb Sutton, Mackenzie Massey, Natalie Massey, Joshua Pilosky, Keeley Massey and Daulton Sims.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures and the media release.

Mr. Holbrook Part of Discussion on New Proposed K-12 Accountability System



Mr. Holbrook discussing new proposed accountability system for K-12 education with the Kentucky State Board of Education.  Click on link below to read the article in "Kentucky Teacher."


Online Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training for Robertson County School is now online.  To access the training materials click on "Department" at the top of this page, and then click on "Community Education."  You can also use the link below to go to the Community Education webpage. 


High School Art

Madison Myers with her art project.

Students in Mrs. Wooldridge’s classes are realizing that the arts have a profound ability to enrich their lives.  Mrs. Wooldridge uses the arts as a valuable tool to  enhance her reading instruction at the high school level.  By creating personal art pieces, students are building a bridge between the written and spoken word.  Art not only supports creativity but also helps fosters higher order thinking skills and promotes high levels of analysis, reasoning and questioning.  Students shown here have taken what they’ve read in Mrs. Wooldridge’s class and are creating meaningful expressions of art that make their reading relevant to them.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures.

Animal Science Learns How to Cure Country Hams


The Robertson County Animal Science class learned how to cure country hams "the old fashioned way." Robertson County residents Tom and Carol Mitchell were on hand to provide step-by-step instruction, along with family history, of the ham curing process.  The lesson for the day was hands on as the students completed step one with six hams with Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell leading the class.  The project will be continued over the next couple of months.  Click on "Read More" to see more pictures.

7th Grade PE Pyramid

PE teacher Joe Bane recently had his 7th grade class build a pyramid.  

RCS is 100% College & Career Ready

RCS seniors are now 100% College and Career Ready and everybody got in on the celebration.  The seniors of RCS were promised at the beginning of the year by Superintendent Holbrook that if they met the 100% CCR goal that he would allow his head to be shaved.  Principal Jamey Johnson’s hair was added to the pot to sweeten the reward.  On April 29th Mr. Holbrook and Mr. Johnson held up their end of the bargain as they reported to center court for their summer cuts.  Mr. Holbrook’s wife grabbed the shears to begin the shaving.

Robertson County School is very proud of all of its students, and is especially proud of these seniors who set a goal and worked until that goal was met.  To see more pictures of the celebration click on “Read More.”


Robertson County Board of Education Meets

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Tuesday, August 16th.  The meeting was held in the FCS room at Robertson County School at 6:30 pm.  The special board meeting scheduled for August 25, 2016 has been cancelled.  There will be a tax hearing on September 7, 2016 at 6:00pm which will be followed by a special called board meeting at 6:30pm.

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents' Day was held at Robertson County School on September 7th.  Grandparents were invited to have lunch with their grandchildren in grades P-5.  Click on "Read More" for pictures.  

Carlee Courts Completes Sight Words


Kindergarten started a sight word list at the end of November 2016.  There are 22 lists, with a total of 10 words on each list, plus six sentences that need to be done before the student can get the next list.  They are to bring them back and read the words and sentences fluently before they are allowed to get the next list.  Carlee Courts is the first kindergarten student this year to complete all 22 sight word lists.  She started with her first list on December 1, 2016 and finished the last list on February 17, 2017.  She got to announce over the intercom to the whole school what she had accomplished and as she was headed back to her classroom, she was greeted with cheers from middle school, high school and elementary students lined up in the hallways clapping and cheering for her.  We here at RCS are very proud of her accomplishment.  She will now start reading books and doing a worksheet that goes with each book.  Congratulations, Carlee!

RCS Students Attend 4-H Teen Leadership Academy

4-H Teen Leadership Academy is a program offered to select teen 4-Hers from Robertson, Mason, Lewis, and Fleming Counties.  The 2016 Academy completes the second year of the program's offerings.  Focusing on many aspects of leadership; the program guides teens in understanding how a community runs through school, business, and industry; develops communication skills through setting behind the scenes of live news channel broadcasts and participating in teamwork building activities; and in giving back to the community through various service projects.  Congratulations to Robertson County's 4-H Teen Leadership Academy graduates for this year: Johnetta Kelly, Cari Linville, Julia McCloud, and Katelyn Holder (not pictured).  We are very proud of their participation and volunteer efforts!

RCS Prom Royalty Crowned

The Robertson County School junior/senior prom was held Saturday night, April 30th at the school.  The theme was "Welcome to Las Vegas."  Following the dance, prom attendees were taken by bus to the YMCA in Maysville for Project Prom.  Pictured above is the prom royalty.  Right to left are: Queen Kaci Mers, King Kenneth Martin, Prince Derrick Franklin, Princess Aletha Thomas.


Happy Birthday from your RCS Family!!!

Compiled by Nancy Burns.

RCS Drama Classes Perform

Board of Education Meets

The Robertson County Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm.  "Students and Employees of the Month" were recognized by the board members.  To see pictures from the board meeting and read the media release, click on "Read More."

Gear Up Job Opportunity

Gear Up is looking for a College and Career Advisor to be placed in Robertson County School.  Contact Beth Lawson for further details:


(606) 205-6689

RCS Middle School Wins State High Attendance Day

Each year, the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel sponsor a day focused on school attendance.  This year, September 20 was High Attendance Day, a day when A1 schools across the state competed for the highest percentage of attendance among their student populations.  

Winners are named in small division (elementary with 249 students or less, middle with 299 students or less, high school with 749 students or less) and large division (school with student population in excess of the small divison) at the various grade levels.  Middle School winner this year was Robertson County with 100% attendance for the day.  Stay Hot RCS!!!


AHEC Provides Dissection Experience for RCS Students


Senior Breanna Hesler

The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) visited students interested in the health care field on Monday, January 23.  Students participated in dissecting a pig because pigs' organs most closely resemble those of the human body.  AHEC holds a Health opportunities workshop in March and students interested in health care, from RCS are planning to attend.  Click on "Read More" to see more pictures.

Parent Survey

One more chance to help us tell our story at Robertson County School. Parents/guardians - please take a few moments to complete this survey to help us with our upcoming Teaching and Learning Review. We value your input and appreciate your time.  Click on the link below to take the survey.

Thank you in advance!


Student Voice Survey

Next week, all students in grades 3-12 will have the opportunity to complete the Student Voice Survey.  
Student Voice is an opportunity for teachers to recieve feedback from students related to their learning experiences. 
The survey asks questions of students that assess seven constructs of student engagement targets: support, transparency, understanding, discipline, engagement, nurture, and trust.  
As a required component of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), theannual student voice survey provides formative evidences for teacher reflection in order to improve classroom culture and instructional practices.

If you would rather your child NOT partipate in this survey, please complete the attached letter and return it back to Mr. Massey no later than this Friday, February 3rd.  Thank you in advance!  


RCS Students Enroll in Dual Credit College Courses from MCTC

MCTC Professor Alex Hyrcza talks to RCS students enrolled in one of his online courses.

Robertson County School juniors and seniors recently enrolled in classes for the fall semester at Maysville Community & Technical College.  The dual credit courses allow students to earn college credits, while also meeting the qualifications set forth by the State of Kentucky and the local Robertson County Board of Education, to graduate high school.   The courses are being taken in both the traditional classroom setting, where students are bused to the college, and online.  There are 25 RCS students taking over 150 college credits.  These classes are paid for by a generous donation by the Adhoc Foundation, as long as certain qualifications are met by students.  MCTC Faculty were very generous of their time by coming to Robertson County School to help students enroll.  Some of the professors teaching the courses even stopped by to meet the students who were taking online courses and go over the syllabus with them.

Attendance Rewards Thank You

Robertson County School says "Thank You" to the following people for contributing to the bicycle attendance drive:

Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #291
KPI Therapy
Marvin Stewart- Deming Class of 1974
Jimmy Staggs- Deming Class of 1958 & Karen Staggs
Steve Collins- Deming Class of 1968
Woodmen Life
Marsha Jones- Deming Class of 1998
Jeff Jones- Deming Class of 1995
Junior Tilton- Deming Class of 1981
Teresa Tilton- Deming Class of 1981
Robertson County Women’s Club
Wendell Haag- RCS Board Member & Jennie Lee Haag
Doug & Brigette Fongeallaz
Sammy Sato- Deming Class of 1964
Suzanne Wrigglesworth- Deming Class of 1958
Peggy Hedges- Deming Class of 1964

Parcel 2 of Deming Site For Sale

The Robertson County Board of Education has put Parcel 2 of the Deming School site up for sale.  It is 1.91 acres on U.S. 62 next to the new Family Dollar store.  For more information contact Mr. Holbrook, Robertson County Superintendent, at (606) 724-5431.

Girls & Boys Basketball Schedules

2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll

Robertson County School has released the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks.  In order for students to be named to the honor roll they have to have a minimum of a "B" in all of their classess.  If a student has all "A"s they will have an * next to their name.  Click on "Read More" to see the names.

RCS Featured in "Kentucky Teacher"

Robertson County School was featured in the January issue of "Kentucky Teacher" magazine.  The magazine is a production of the Kentucky Department of Education.  The article, "Back from the Brink," documents the positive progress the school has made in the last two years by improving test scores, enrollment, and school culture and environment.  To read the full article written by Brenna Kelly, click on the link below.


Perfect Attendance

Robertson County School Second Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

Kindergarten-Emerson Brown, Carlee Courts, Evan Ellis, Allie Myers; First Grade- Weston Blackburn, Addison Cowan, Colby Emmons, Rylee Shrout, Carly Smith; Second Grade- Oliver Brown, Holly Burns, Hayden Humphries, Peyton Jolly, Adyson Linville, Evelyn Stamper, Nathaniel Thayer, Tyler Tilton; Third Grade- Samuel Courtney, William Courtney, Elijah Cowan, Alana Cracraft, Wyatt Curtis, Irene Dischar, Brookelyn Earlywine, Tanner Gifford, Emily Giles, Andrew Gooden, Andrew Gray, Henry Haag, Mackenzie Massey, Ashton Myers, Reece Sorrell; Fourth Grade- Sindole Gifford, Nathanial Gray, Lyndsey Kern, Hadleigh Linville, Carree Morgan, Chloe Northcutt, Kaine Roberts, Skylar Turner, Rachel Unthank; Fifth Grade- Devin Craig, Grant Dischar, Krysta Hamm, Brodie Knarr, Austin Stamper, Haley Stewart; Sixth Grade- Tristan Allen, Donald Brierly, Ethan Coy, Allison Hendricks, Kimberly Wood; Seventh Grade- Natalie Massey, Adrian Nava, Sydney Roberts; Eighth Grade- Daniel Allen, Austin Bowman, Charlie Cochlin, Torrance Fryman, Tyler Fryman, Samuel Hughes, Jose Lopez, Ian Marsh, Michael Webster; Ninth Grade- Ethan Allen,  Joseph Baker, Joseph Burns, Wyatt Cooper, Neil Coy, Alaina Craig, Miguel Delgado-Torres, Trevor Hamm, Garrett McCloud, Alexander Schalch, Andrew Unthank; Tenth Grade- Quinton Buenrostro, Breanna Green, Cody Hughes, Erick Nava; Eleventh Grade- Cari Linville, Keeley Massey- Twelfth Grade- Haley Burns, Alanis Cantrell, Jose Delgado-Torres, Breanna Hesler, David Kennedy, Dakota Moore


RCS Band Concert

The Robertson County School Band held its winter concert on December 6th.  Click on the video below to watch and listen.

RCS Black Devils Win Christmas Tournament


Front Row: Alex Schalch, Mason Burden, Dakota Moore, Myles Murphy, Eli Dotson, Bryce Doyle

Back Row: Coach Patrick Kelsch, Austin Dugan, Josh Ross, Wyatt Cooper, Ross Becker, Mathew Grigson, Nathaniel Goodman, Justin Becker, Braydon Dugan, Coach Aaron Massey

The Robertson County School Black Devils won the Itty Bitty Trees and Trends Classic in overtime over Fulton County 66-62 on Saturday, December 18th.  It was their second game of the day.  They defeated Dawson Springs 46-44 earlier to reach the championship game.  On Friday the Black Devils beat Fulton City 60-46 in the opening round.  The tournament was hosted by Christian Fellowship School in Benton, KY.  All-Tournment team members from RCS were Alex Schalch, Austin Dugan, and Mason Burden.  Congratulations Black Devils!!!

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RCS Recognized in "KSBA Advocate"


Robertson County School was recognized in the the December issue of the Kentucky School Board Association magazine, "The Advocate."  RCS 4th grader, Rachel Unthank, is pictured on the cover.  The article details the turn around the school has made in test scores and is written by Madelynn Coldiron.  Click on the link below to read the article.


RCS Teacher Named Top 24 in Kentucky

Mr. Holbrook and Mrs. Cowan at awards ceremony.

Robertson County School middle math and science teacher Cayeann Cowan was a Top 24 finalist in the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards.  The TAA awards the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award annually.  Mrs. Cowan was honored with her colleagues in a ceremony in the State Capitol Building by Governor Matt Bevin, Education and Workforce Secretary Hal Heiner, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, and Valvoline CEO Sam Mitchell.  Mrs. Cowan received a cash award and a certificate.  Robertson County Superintendent, Mr. Holbrook, was also present for the ceremony.  Congratulations Mrs. Cowan!!!

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Fryman Joins 1,000 Point Club


Madison Fryman with Coach Patrick Kelsch & her parents, Kristen and Terry Fryman

RCS Senior guard Madison Fryman scored her 1,000th point in a game against Louisville Western at the Villa Madonna Christmas Tournament on December 28th.  She needed 11 points going into the contest.  She grabbed the honor with a 3 pointer from the corner in the 4th quarter.  Fryman finished the game with 14 points.  Congratulations Madison!!!

New School Messenger Sign-up

Our school messenger system, that sends out text messages and call reminders, went through an update this weekend and we realized a lot of numbers were lost. If you did not get a text message that said "test" today, we need you to do a couple of things. 

1. Text the word "yes" to the number 68453. If that works, you will get an instant reply that says you are now enrolled with school messenger. 

2. If you try that and it doesn't work, call 606-724-5421 and ask them to verify that you are in the system and that we have your correct number. 

3. If you have never received messages and would like to, call 606-724-5421 and ask that you be entered into the system. 

We want to get everyone updates as soon as possible., especially before we start making announcements for weather delays and closings. 

Thank you!  Please share with anyone who may not be on Facebook or keep up with our school webpage.

We Are RCS!!!





On The Red Carpet

On the Red Carpet with Coach Patrick Kelsch and Mr. Aaron Massey.

RCS- The Celebration Continues


Student Arrival

Check back all day Monday-Wednesday, October 3-5, for more videos of the RCS Celebration.

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Robertson County Ranked 7th in Kentucky


The Robertson County School District is ranked 7th overall in Kentucky for their 2015-2016 test scores with an index of 80.2.  The news came as test scores were released to the public at 12:01 am on September 29th.  This earned the district a classification being “Distinguished” and a “Progressing District” as well as a “High Progress District.”  The school district made an 18 point gain over the previous year and has no intentions of looking back. "Click on "Read More" for the rest of the article.

RCS Kroger Rewards


You can help Robertson County School by linking your Kroger Rewards card with the Robertson County Education Foundation.  To find out how to sign up contact the school's Facebook page, stop in the office, or call the school office and give them your email address and we will give you instructions.  The number is (606) 724-5421.  Thank You!!!