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Attendance Banner Winner Attendance Banner Winner Picture

Estill Springs wins attendance banner for the 6th month!! Pictured are students with perfect attendance. These students have not missed one minute of instructional time so far this year. Great Job!!

President's Day - No School

In observance of Presidents Day, there will be no school on Monday, February 20th.  However, we will have a staff work day.

All employees shall report to the high school auditorium by 8:30am.

 

The Estill County School District - Continuous Improvement Quarterly Newsletter

The Estill County School District was spotlighted in the Continuous Improvement Quarterly.  (Page 2)

Whooping Cough - Update

February 13, 2017

Dear Parents or Guardians:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to monitor and handle the current whooping cough situation.  Our goal is to keep you informed as much as possible, so we can manage this to the best of our abilities.  We have had sporadic cases still identified so please continue to observe your student and follow preventative measures listed below.

Grandparents as Parents Conference

Becoming the primary provider for a grandchild can be difficult and you are not alone.

The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY. Grandparents, caregivers, relatives, and professionals are invited to attend. The Estill County Grandparents United local support program for grandparents raising grandchildren meets every third Thursday at 11:30am in the  basement of Wisemantown Methodist. Please join us.

Whooping Cough - Update

The following letter is being sent home today, with all students in regards to Whooping Cough in the district.

Cell Phone Surplus - Seal Bid Auction Closed - Results

The Estill County School District has several surplus cell phones that are up for sealed bidding.  Bidding forms are available at the Estill County Board of Education front desk and can be picked/submitted between the hours of 8:00AM-3:00PM, January 27, 2017 – February 3, 2017. 

Whooping Cough Information

Dear Parents or Guardians:

West Irvine Elementary has had two confirmed cases of pertussis or whooping cough reported. Pertussis is a respiratory infection that is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Its severe cough can last for weeks or months, sometimes leading to coughing fits and/or vomiting.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Issue Resolved

Issue with parent portal app has been resolved.

To fix:

  1. Open parent portal app.
  2. Click Log out.  You must log out before going to step 3.
  3. Delete the app.
  4. Reinstall the app.
  5. Log back in.
  6. URL Code for re-registration is:  HQSMVY

That should work in most cases.

GED Testing Dates GED Testing Dates
2017-2018 - District Calendar....We want your input!
Here is a survey concerning next year’s school calendar.  Please take the time to give us your opinion so we can get a final draft ready for our board at the February meeting.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 KENTUCKY TEACHER AWARDS

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky Teacher Awards, have adopted a new schedule for the awards. The new timetable will provide the Teacher of the Year more flexibility in taking a sabbatical and preparing for the national Teacher of the Year awards.

Patty Hood & Robbie Starling Patty Hood & Robbie Starling

Estill County Board of Education

Patty Hood and Robbie Starling have devoted their time and wisdom for a combined total 26 years of school board experience and it officially ended December 31st, 2016. Each had their own motivation and circumstances for getting started.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Web Address Change

Infinite Campus has been moved by the KDE to the cloud. As a result, the web address link has changed.  Please note the new URL for accessing the Infinite Campus Parent Portal:

https://kyede4.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/estill.jsp

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Merry Christmas
District Administrators and Teachers planning for school improvements

District Administrators and Teachers planning for school improvements.  Look for each school’s Comprehensive School Improvement plan after January 6, 2017 at your schools individual website.  Just scroll down and look for improvement plan on the left hand menu.

GED Testing GED Testing Flyer

The Estill County School District has officially become an official testing center for GED testing. The test center is located at West Irvine Intermediate.

Attendance

Casual attendance observations:

The 3rd, 6th, K, 4th, 1st, 5th, and 11th grades (in rank order) had great months…Wins

The 2nd, 9th, 10th, 7th, 8th, and 12th had a tough month for whatever reasons…losses

District Strategic Plan

The Estill County Board of Education has published the districts Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. To view the plan, click on District Strategic Plan in the menu to the left.  If you have comments of suggestions, please feel free to contact Mr. Saylor, Superintendent, at any time. Thanks for everyone's support and Go Engineers!

Veteran's Day Happy Veteran's Day Picture

On this Veterans Day, the Estill County School District would like to thank the men and women of this great nation who have served in the military.  Also, Estill County has a proud tradition of men and women who have served in the armed forces defending our country.  Today we honor their service as well as all veterans across this great nation.

ECHS JRTOC Raider Team now 17th in Nation! 2016 JROTC Nationals Team Picture

The ECHS JROTC Raider Team competed at the National Competition on November 5th and 6th. The Raiders competed in events such as: 5k run, Physical Team Test, Gauntlet, Cross Country Rescue, and Rope Bridge.

No School - Monday & Tuesday

This is a reminder that there will be no school for students, in Estill County on Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th.  Monday is a teacher Equivalency Day.  All staff should report to their work locations.  Tuesday is Election Day, so please go out and exercise your right to vote.

Football Game Spectacular!

If you can't think of anything to do Friday night, we've got you covered! Come out to the Estill County High School Football game on Friday night to root for your ECHS "District Champ" Engineers take on Jackson County. Also cheer with the 14th Region Champ Cheerleaders to root our players on! Then watch the ECHS Engineer Marching band put on an unbelievable show that won them the CLASS 2A KENTUCKY STATE MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIP! You will NOT want to miss all the excitement!

West Irvine Now has a Facebook Page!

Be in the know, if your child attends West Irvine Elementary and follow the schools official Facebook feed at www.facebook.com/westirvineintermediate.

Free Paraeducator Course & Certification

Free Paraeducator Class and Certification.  The Estill County Adult Learning Center will offer paraeducator classes/certification beginning November 15, 2016.  This certificate will allow you to work in any school system across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Attendance Banner Winner

South Irvine wins the Attendance Banner in a David vs Goliath type upset. This is the first time in recent memory that South has taken the banner, so congratulations all around! Pictured are all the preschool and kindergarten students who had perfect attendance for the third month. Preschoolers, Kalyssa Bussell and Ella Kirby,  are holding the banner.

West Irvine Intermediate's New Principal

The Estill County School District and West Irvine Intermediate would like to welcome our new principal, chosen by the SBDM Council - Ms. Charlotte Arvin.  Congratulations and Welcome, Ms. Arvin!

Trick-R-Treat Trot

In order to create another successful community event, the ECHS Future Business Leaders of America would like to partner with local churches, business and civic organizations to create another great night of Community Trick ~R~ Treating that is safe for all children. We invite you to set up booths, or chairs and hand out Halloween candy or prizes to kids.

One Call & Website Information

Please read if you need to make sure a work number is not called via the district One Call Now Automated System.

10/14/2016 Meeting - WEST IRVINE INTERMEDIATE SBDM PRINCIPAL SELECTION AGENDA

Here is the  agenda for the special SBDM meeting at West Irvine Intermediate for principal selection on 10/14/2016.

SBDM/Board Summit

On November 15th, 6pm at the Estill County High School, there will be a special called board meeting for the SBDM/Board Summit.   The theme will be “Every Student Succeeds: Novice Reduction for Gap Closure”.

Parent-Student-Teacher Conference

Just a Reminder

School picture money is due OCTOBER 11th!

10/12/2016 Meeting - West Irvine Intermediate SBDM Principal Selection Agenda

Here is the  agenda for the special SBDM meeting at West Irvine Intermediate for principal selection on 10/12/2016.

High Attendance Day

Tuesday, 09/20/2016, is high attendance day across the state of Kentucky. Each of our schools will be competing against other schools in a regional and overall state competition. Last year, Estill County High School won region within their division, and West Irvine, barely missed in their category. Lets put Estill County on the map tomorrow and sweep this competition at the elementary, intermediate, middle and high school levels. In order to win, we need every student, parent, and guardian to make the commitment to be at school tomorrow, on time, and ready to learn. Go Engineers!

Principal Selection Survey

The West Irvine SBDM Council is asking staff and parents with children who attend West Irvine Intermediate, to complete the below survey.  This survey will help guide the SBDM council in the selection process for a new principal.  The survey will expire on 9/20/2016 at 11:59PM.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPSPG3R

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

PUBLIC NOTICE

ESTILL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT

Students, their parents, employees, and potential employees of the Estill County Schools are hereby notified that the Estill 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 set forth in compliance with the Title II, Title IV, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504.

West Irvine wins the attendance banner for the first month of school!

West Irvine wins the attendance banner for the first month of school. Pictured are Mrs. Brittany Wynn's class who had 15 days perfect attendance during the first month. Congrats to West Irvine!

KY Commissioner of Ed mentions Estill Teacher in Kentucky Teacher article.

Estill County's own Lynette Ballard, personally mentioned in an article by KY Commissioner of Education!

http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/leadership/commissioners-comments/2016/08/the-dream/

Upcoming School Board Elections Information for Staff

List of acceptable and unacceptable practices of district employees for the upcoming school board elections.

SBDM - Special Meeting

The West Irvine SBDM Council will meet on Wednesday, September 14th at 4pm in a special called meeting.  The meeting will be held in the school library.  The purpose of this meeting will be for Principal Selection Training.

Incident at Estill County High School - 8/17/2016

Press Release: August 17, 2016

RE: Incident at Estill County High School

Chris Winkler, Principal of Estill County High School, notified the district office of a situation that came to his attention this morning, Tuesday, August 17.

Needed ASAP - Traffic Control Director

Needed ASAP

Traffice Control Director

2 Hours daily

$12.00/hour

See Dickie Arthur

Email

606-723-2181

Latest Results from Testing at the Blue Ridge Landfill

Over the past 6 months, CHFS, EEC, and others have collected and analyzed a great deal of data, and have jointly concluded that there is no evidence to suggest that waste containing TENORM disposed at the Blue Ridge Landfill has impacted any areas outside the landfill.

West Irvine Intermediate Students Maintain 99.5% Attendance Rate!

This is a picture of WI students who maintained a 99.5% attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year. The banner will be displayed in the hallway at West during the upcoming year. Pictured with students are: Lucretia Reece, Loretta Cruse, and Dickie Arthur.

WI off to a Great Start

West Irvine Intermediate is off to a great start this school year!

Thank you families, students, and staff!

Estill Co. Workforce Center for Training and Education Grant Opportunity

Below is a support letter for a grant opportunity to build a new career and technical center in Estill County, through the joint efforts of Judge Taylor and the Fiscal Court, local businesses, and our community.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting our Superintendent.

Community Partners - Thank You

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Estill County High School, our staff participated in an “All Aboard” – Opening Day Celebration.  We were humbled by the number of community partners and vendors who participated and made the event a success.

Update on Costco Backpack Donation

I regret to inform our families, through no fault of our district, that the information posted to our social media pages informing parents that Costco had donated backpacks for every student in grades K – 5 was not accurate due to a mistake by the company (Costco).

WI STAFF Night

 

Several WI Staff Members participated in making a wreath
after school for an evening of learning and fun.

Attention all girls that just graduated 5th grade

Attention all girls that just graduated 5th grade and will be a 6th grader for the 2016-2017 school year.   On Tuesday, May 31st, 7:00 PM,  at Estill Springs Elementary we will have an informational meeting about ECMS cheerleading.  Any girl interested in cheering for the 2016-2017 school year will need to come with a parent or guardian to the meeting.  If you have any questions please call Melissa Powell at 859 582 0915.  Thank you!  

Spring Pictures Due Friday

Spring picture money is due

Friday, April 22, 2016

 

Board Meeting Venue Change

The Estill County School Board Meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday, 04/21/2016, at 6:00PM. The location has changed from it's normal location of the board office...it will be held at the West Irvine Intermediate Library.

Parent Student Teacher Conference

 

PSTC Conference

Thursday, March 31, 2016

4:00-7:00 P.M.

Spring Pictures

WI Spring Pictures

March 22, 2016

Beginning at 8:00 A.M.

Please don’t wear green.

 

Early Dismissal

All schools in the Estill County School District will dismiss school early at 2:00PM, on Wednesday, 03/02/2016, due to transportation issues of shortage of bus drivers, shortage of available buses, and the Regional Basketball Tournament start time of the Estill County/Perry County Central game at 6:00PM.

Press Release

Current Information and Public Safety

Blue Ridge Landfill Radioactive Waste

Estill County Schools

Spring Break April 4-8, 2016

   April 4-8, 2016

2nd to 3rd Grade Transition Night

2nd to 3rd Grade Transition Night

5:00 PM-7:00 PM @ WI
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

Spring Pictures Makeup & Clubs

Spring Pictures

Make-Ups & Clubs

April 13, 2016

Extracurricular Banquet

WI Extracurricular Banquet

Thursday, April 14

5 PM

KPREP Testing

        

KPREP State Assessment

       May 9-13, 2016

    

WI KREP Kick off

WI Kickoff Testing Assembly

Friday, May 6, 2016

WI Summer Reading Camp

         CAMP

Thursday, June 16, 2016
        8:30-2:00

 

Contact Sara Stringfield, FRC

WI Back To School Night

West Irvine Intermediate Back to School Night is
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4-7 PM.

3rd Grade Check-In - 4:00 p.m.
4th Grade Check-In - 5:00 p.m.
5th Grade Check-In - 5:30 p.m.

Health Career Fair Day

      April 1st is Health Career Day at WI

WI Spring Book Fair

Spring Bookfair 

March 25th-31st.

The book fair will also

be open during the

P.T.S. conference.

School Resumes

SCHOOL RESUMES -

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Beta Club Induction

WI Beta Club Induction

Friday, April 15th

at 1PM

Perfect Attendance Contest

The students at West Irvine are excited to hear who will win the first set of one boy and one girl bike this Friday, April 15! Student’s names who have had perfect attendance will be entered to win a new bike donated by the O.D. Henderson Masonic Lodge #437 F&AM. Another drawing will be hosted later this school year - so make sure you are at school every day!

Great Job

Great Job West Irinve Intermediate

Students, Parent/Guardians, and Staff
for all of your hard work during KPREP

Assessment Week!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS WI!

Congratulations WI Intermediate!!

Winner of the Attendance Banner

for the last month of school.

WI 16-17 School Supply Lists

 

2016-2017 WI BACK TO SCHOOOL LISTS
Are now listed  under the 3rd grade, 4th grade, and
5th grade tabs located on the left.

THANK YOU!

MAP Testing

WI School Wide Testing

    March 17-31, 2016

 

WI PSTC

WI Parent Student Teacher

            Conference

  Thursday, March 31, 2016

        4:00PM -7:00 PM

WI Career Fair

Career Fair

West Irvine Intermediate hosted our annual Career Fair Friday, April 1. Community partners attended to share information about their specific careers and educate students about the certifications, degrees or extended education needed to have a specific career. We are very grateful for all of the career presenters who volunteered to be a presenter at the Career Fair!

K-Prep Testing Window Information

ESTILL COUNTY SCHOOLS

KPREP Spring Testing Window- May 9th-13th

WI Choo Choo Bash

WI CHOO CHOO BASH

Thursday, May 19, 2016

 

2016 Graduating Class Elementary Walkthrough

Click to watch the graduation procession of the 2016 ECHS Graduating Class as they march through Estill Springs Elementary.  Great way to show the graduating where they came from...and to show the elementary students what they are shooting for!

Estill County Back to School Nights

Estill County Back to School Nights

5th Promotion is Friday, May 25th.

  PROMOTION

5th Promotion

Friday, May 25th.
8:30/11:00

Election Day - NO school

NO SCHOOL, Tuesday May 17th

 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

As we mark the beginning of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, I want to publicly say thank you for everything you do...

Welcome Back Students and Staff

WELCOME BACK TO WEST IRVINE INTERMEDIATE
STUDENTS AND STAFF.

 

Dates for the Remainder of the Year
I promised I would let everyone know what our plans were in regards to spring break today. Based on the fact that we have not missed any further snow days and the forecast for next week looks very favorable as well, we will not be using any spring break days for make-up.
WI Field Day

    WI Field Day

   May 20, 2016

Transportation Department Meeting

All transportation personnel should be aware that an 8-Hour Update training will be held this Thursday, July 28th.  Drivers will be involved from 8:00–5:00.

The training will be held in the High School auditorium, with donuts and coffee being served beginning at 7:30.  The training will begin promptly at 8:00.  Lunch will be provided.

Bus Assistants should report at 1:00.

WI Student Council

 

 

On Thursday, March 10 the West Irvine Intermediate Student Council attended the FRYSC Rally, Celebrating 25 Years of Success, and met our Senator Albert Robinson. The Student Council also visited the Kentucky Historical Society in downtown Frankfort.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation

 

  Appreciation Week

   May 2-6. 2016

Estill County School District ANNOUNCES STOP! TIPLINE …REPORT BULLYING “ONLINE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Safety is our first priority. In an effort to use every able resource to STOP bullying and other risky behaviors in our schools, the Estill County School District proudly announces the implementation of the “Safety Tipline Online Prevention” or STOP! Tipline.

Spring Results for Radioactive Material Testing

This article contains the latest sprint testing results for radioactive material for Estill County High School, Estill County Middle School, and the Blue Ridge Landfill.

Air Quality Sample Test Results

This article is in regards to the Ameriphysics’ report regarding the Airborne Radiological Sampling conducted on Sunday, February 29, 2016.  As you will see in the report, the samples collected contain naturally occurring radionuclides at levels below allowable airborne concentrations.

WI Summer Reading Camp a success!

 

West Irvine Intermediate Summer Reading Camp hosted by the Family Resource Center on June 16, 2016 was a success.  The students had the opportunity to read and learn during the day long event.  Students also participated in fun games that targeted building their reading skills.  The learning and fun continued with students making crafts and participating with a PE center during the day long reading camp.

It was a great day of learning and fun for everyone.

Each student was excited to receive summer reading books and activity sheets to continue reading throughout the summer break.

 

Estill County Public Schools Strategic Plan and Community Partnership Forum

Link to the public forum PowerPoint:  Click Here

A community forum on the topics of District Strategic Planning and Community Partnerships will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, at 6 PM in the Estill County Cooperative Extension Building. The forum is sponsored by the Estill County School District and is designed to strengthen processes and procedures...

Have a great summer!

    Have a great Summer Break!

Connecting your personal device to wireless network

Due to an upgrade and change within our system, we had to delete ALL accounts from our wireless network for personally connected devices (this means your personal cell phone, your personal computers, personal tablets, etc.)

13 Days Perfect Attendance - Ms. Brandenburg's Class West Irvine Intermediate - Ms. Brandenburg's Class

Congratulations to Ms. Brandenburg's Class at West Irvine Intermediate!  Her class had 13 days of perfect attendance!  Way to go!

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West Irvine Intermediate
155 Riverview Road
Irvine, KY 40336
Fax: 606-723-5350