Board of Education Special Virtual Meeting: September 6

There will be a Special Virtual Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/ClarkCountyPublicSchools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

Board of Education Special Meeting Notice: February 19

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Special Meeting Notice: February 28

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Organizational Meeting: January 4

The Clark County Board of Education Organizational Meeting will be on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/​clarkcountypublicschools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

To access the agenda to this meeting, click here.

To access the other meeting files for this meeting, click here.

BOE Special Meeting Notice: March 27

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Special Meeting (Working Budget) Notice: September 19

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting (Working Budget) will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/ClarkCountyPublicSchools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Special Meeting Notice: February 13

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Cardinal Virtual Academy Q&A Event on February 13
Cardinal Virtual Academy QA session
Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: January 23

The Clark County Board of Education Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/ClarkCountyPublicSchools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: August 22

The Clark County Board of Education Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/ClarkCountyPublicSchools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Special Meeting Notice: July 19

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY.

The meeting is open to the public.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Appointment to the CCPS Board of Education District 1

You are invited to nominate yourself or a qualified acquaintance to serve the First District on the Clark County Board of Education!

To view an extremely informative advertisement about this position, please click here.

Applications for this position are available at the Board of Education, or you may click here.

The Kentucky Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: July 24

The Clark County Board of Education Regular Meeting will be on Monday, July 24, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/ClarkCountyPublicSchools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

CCPS Summer Feeding Program Information Now Available

Attention CCPS families... Our district is once again offering free breakfast and lunch this summer! Please click here and/or call 859-595-0056 for more information.

Atención familias de CCPS... ¡Nuestro distrito una vez más ofrece desayuno y almuerzo gratis este verano! Haga clic aquí y/o llame al 859-595-0056 para obtener más información.

GRC African American Studies Class Seeking Community Members

Between December 11th and 15th, GRC’s African American Literature and Studies class would like to host local community members who experienced segregation and desegregation in Clark County and who are willing to share their stories with students through informal interviews. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Eloise Lynch at eloise.lynch@clark.kyschools.us or by calling 606-344-9764.

For more information, please view this flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SSOVGVPec-FSwDmZeuCGnKa4nvBy_nsaQW8vJVLwbew/edit

December 17, 2023, Letter from Supt. Howard

Dear CCPS Community and Staff -- we ask that you please read the attached letter from Supt. Howard:

Click here to read the letter

Board of Education Special Virtual Meeting Notice: November 13

The Clark County Board of Education Special Virtual Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/clarkcountypublicschools at 6:30 p.m. and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: September 26

The Clark County Board of Education Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/ClarkCountyPublicSchools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Gail Ricketts Hired as Childcare Director of The Cardinals Nest

CCPS is excited to welcome Mrs. Gail Ricketts as the new Childcare Director of The Cardinals Nest Early Learning Center! Mrs. Ricketts earned her Director's Credentials and CDA from Morehead State University in 2017. She held tenured positions at Bluegrass Children's Academy and Creative Beginnings Childcare Centers, with over a decade of experience in infant and toddler care

Mrs. Ricketts was born and raised in Clark County and proudly graduated from George Rogers Clark High School. She resides in Winchester with her husband Brett and their three children: Ella, Brantley, and Avaree. In her free time, she loves camping, fishing, anything outdoor-related, and traveling to new places with her family and friends

Mrs. Ricketts wants everyone to know that she is "Beyond EXCITED to be serving Clark County as the Director of The Cardinals Nest Early Learning Center!"

Terry Yeast Hired as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at GRC High School

CCPS would like to welcome Terry Yeast as the new assistant principal and athletic director at George Rogers Clark High School! Yeast is a 1988 graduate of Harrodsburg High School where he excelled in track, football, and basketball.  He then accepted a football scholarship at Morehead State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV Broadcasting.  After undergraduate, he attended Kentucky State University and Centre College where he completed his student teaching in elementary education. 

While at Centre, Yeast was the Head Men’s and Women’s Track Coach and Asst. Football Coach.  Yeast left Centre to become the Defensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at KSU.  He returned to his alma mater in 2003 to become the head coach for both track & field and football.  After the merger of Harrodsburg and Mercer County, Yeast became the District Athletic Director for Mercer County Schools before moving into the position of assistant principal at Mercer County Senior High School, where he oversaw discipline and attendance. He also served as the interim principal for a period of time.  While at HHS, he completed his Master’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University in Instructional Leadership.  In 2014, he received his Rank 1 certification as a Director of Pupil Personnel from the University of the Cumberlands. Throughout his educational career, Yeast has been instrumental in MTSS implementation, both academic and behavior, at the high school level.  This experience in academic and behavioral structures has contributed to great success and will be an asset to GRC in many capacities.

In addition to a passion for academics, Track & Field has always been a mainstay in Yeast’s life.  He has experienced this great sport as an athlete, coach, and certified KHSAA & USATF official.  Coach Yeast took over the Titans’ track program in 2016.  He has won seven state championships in track and field and over 79 individual state champions and record breakers.  Because of his love for the sport, Yeast committed to getting certified to officiate track meets.  He is currently a USATF Master Track Official.  Three of his greatest moments in officiating came when he was selected as an umpire at both the 2012 and 2016 USA Olympic Trials and as a horizontal jumps official at the 2021 USA Olympic Trials. 

Since 2010, Yeast has officiated 27 national track championships on the high school, junior/senior, and masters’ levels.  On July 5, Yeast will be traveling to Eugene, Oregon to officiate the 2023 USA U-20 and Senior Outdoor National championships as a horizontal jumps official.  This meet is the qualifier for this year’s World Track Championships later this summer.  

Yeast is married to the former Tiffany Ford of St. Louis, MO.  They have three children, Trinity (22), Timberlynn (18), and Teigh (15).  Tiffany is a Human Resources Administrative Branch Manager for the Kentucky Department of Education.  Trinity is a licensed hairstylist.  Timberlynn will be a freshman at Marshall where she is on a basketball scholarship.   Teigh will be a sophomore this fall.

Terry is very active in his church and the Harrodsburg community.  

Yeast said, “I am extremely excited to begin this awesome journey at GRC.  I look forward to working with the staff, student-athletes, coaches, and community.  Together, we will strive to make Clark County Schools the best ever.  It is what our students deserve!”

2023-24 New Student Registration Now Active
2023-24 New Student Registration
Luke Toy Hired as Principal of George Rogers Clark HS

Clark County Public Schools is proud to announce that Mr. Luke Toy has been selected as the new principal at George Rogers Clark High School!

Mr. Toy began his career in education in Clark County at Robert D. Campbell Junior High where he spent six years as a 7th & 8th grade science teacher. At RDC, he was involved in coaching baseball and softball, and he helped lead student and staff development projects, such as Project Lead the Way, The Leadership Challenge, and Sources of Strength. Mr. Toy has spent the last two years as the assistant principal at Mapleton Elementary and as an assistant principal at Montgomery County High School.

Mr. Toy has a myriad of professional and management experience prior to his time in education that brings a broad spectrum of skills to his administrative style. This includes a B.S. in Construction Engineering, an M.S. in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Counseling, an M.A. in Teaching, and an M. A. in Educational Leadership. Mr. Toy has a strong sense of integrity, a servant’s heart, and a passion to instill value in each individual, ensuring that both students and staff can achieve at their highest level.

Mr. Toy stated, “It is an honor and a privilege to once again be able to serve the community of Clark County and to be a part of GRC. Clark County’s future is very bright, and I look forward to getting to know the staff and students better at GRC and to build on the foundation that has already been set. Together, with the support of our families, staff, and students, I believe the sky's the limit to what we are able to achieve.”

Congratulations Mr. Toy, and most importantly, GO CARDS!

Gary Wasson Hired as Assistant Director of Logistics and Student Services

CCPS is excited to announce that Mr. Gary Wasson has been hired as our new Assistant Director of Logistics and Student Services!

Having 20 years of experience with the Clark County School System, Mr. Wasson started his career as a Mental Health Specialist before transitioning to the Phoenix Academy as the Program Director. He has served students at GRC for the past 13 years.

Mr. Wasson earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Master's in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. He resides in Winchester with his wife, Brooke. They have three children, Cooper, Clay, and Molly.

"I am very thankful for the people I have been fortunate enough to work with during my time at GRC," said Mr. Wasson. "I am excited about this new opportunity to continue serving the district and our students."

2023 Veterans Day Celebrations at CCPS
CCPS Veterans Day school assemblies 2023

Every CCPS school is honoring our veterans in their own way. Please join us as we say “Thank You” to our brave heroes. Go Cards!

Immediate Job Openings in Our CCPS Nutrition Department
job openings for cooks

Our CCPS School Nutrition Department has immediate job openings for cooks and substitute cooks! Apply online at www.clarkschools.net or call 859-744-4545 for more information!

Request for Bid Proposals for Nutrition Dept. Kitchen Equipment

The CCPS Nutrition Department is soliciting proposals from qualified firms experienced in the sales and installation of commercial kitchen equipment. If interested, please click this link to view a PDF with important information.

Winchester Sun Currently Accepting Letters to Santa
Letters to Santa image
Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice: November 28

The Clark County Board of Education Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at the Clark County Board of Education at 1600 W. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY. To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/​clarkcountypublicschools at 6:30 p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage.

The meeting is open to the public.

Hand-painted Holiday Decorations for Sale by Phoenix Students
Cool Reindeer image

The Holidays are just around the corner, and The Phoenix Academy students want to help you celebrate with new hand-painted decorations for your home! Each plaque is designed and hand-painted by students.

Large Plaques are $35 each, made from red oak, and each one is 9.5 inches x 11.5 inches. Small Plaques are $25 each, made from yellow pine, and each one is 9.25 inches x 6.5 inches. Plaques can be wall-hung or placed on your holiday table.

When ordering, please ask for:

- Merry Christmas Gnome

- Candy Cane Merry Christmas

- Truck Happy Holidays

- Moo-ry Christmas Cow

- Cool Yule Deer

Pre-order today! Plaques will be available for pick-up on November 20 & 21 at The Phoenix Academy. The Phoenix students and all of CCPS look forward to helping you make this Holiday Season the best it can be!

For more information please contact Phoenix at (859) 744-4618.

Daren Snell Hired as Director of Logistics and Student Support Services

Clark County Public Schools is proud to announce that Mr. Daren Snell has accepted the position of Director of Logistics and Student Support Services!

Having 24 years of experience in education, Mr. Snell began his career teaching math at Apollo High School in Owensboro while coaching baseball at Brescia College.  He went on to teach and coach baseball at Meade County High for eight years before moving to Winchester.  After coming to George Rogers Clark High School, Mr. Snell taught and assisted the baseball team for four years before being promoted to assistant principal at GRC in 2012.

Mr. Snell holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a Master’s Degree from Western Kentucky University, and a Rank 1 in Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

Mr. Snell resides in Winchester with his wife, Whitney.  They have three children, Haley, Nolan, and Layla.

“I’m grateful for my time at GRC, and I’m excited to get started in my new role serving the district and our students,” said Mr. Snell.

Congratulations, Mr. Snell, and Go Cards!

Abby McCormick Hired as Director of Special Education

Clark County Public Schools would like to announce that Abby McCormick has accepted the position of Director of Special Education for our district! Ms. McCormick began her career as an exceptional child instructor in 2004, working with students with moderate and severe disabilities. After leaving the classroom in 2014, she became a Special Education Facilitator in Clark County. Most recently, she has served in the role of Director of Special Education in Menifee County and Montgomery County.

Abby resides in Mt. Sterling with her 7th grade daughter, Libby. "I am ecstatic to join the Clark County team once again. The opportunity to work with the current leaders across the district, as well as the amazing staff, students, and families is a wonderful opportunity." McCormick explained. "I can’t wait to get started and see what all we can do for our students as a team!

Welcome back to Clark County, Abby! Go Cards!

Camps and Activities for Clark County Kids This Summer
summer camps and activities

There are numerous exciting opportunities for kids in Clark County this summer! To view a webpage with some fantastic information, please click here!

Free Supper Meal Program Starting September 18
Campbell and GRC Supper Program

Students participating in an afterschool activity can come by the cafeteria and pick up a nutritious meal! The meals will be available at RDC from 3:30-4:00 pm and at GRC from 3:20-4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Asistencia de inscripción para familias hispanas

¿Tiene una barrera del idioma inglés y necesita inscribir a sus hijos para el año escolar 2022-2023 o hacer cambios en la información de inscripción de su hijo?La Junta de Educación del Condado de Clark está ofreciendo un evento para ayudarlo con sus necesidades. ¡Habrá intérpretes presentes para ayudar!El jueves 4 de agosto de 2022 de 14:00 a 16:30 h.En 1600 West Lexington Avenue Winchester KY 40391.¡¡Esperamos verte!!