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Barbourvillle Independent School 2017-2018 School Calendar

Calendar 2017-2018Barbourville Independent School 2017-2018 School Calendar

Barbourville Independent Honors Retirees

Stewart and Jones Retire

Superintendent Kay Dixon, honors Angie Ketcham Stewart and Robin Rosenstiel Jones for their retirement. Angie completed 30 years as a fourth and fifth grade Social Studies Teacher. Robin completed 26 years as our Family Resource and Youth Services Director.

Barbourville Elementary PTO announced The Giving Tree Fundraiser

This spring the Barbourville Elementary PTO announced The Giving Tree Fundraiser. Donations to The Giving Tree will go towards the school’s new playground which will benefit our students in many ways. The PTO is selling leaves of varying prices to go on the tree. If interested in gathering donations or giving towards the tree, please print the order form and mail to the school before June 23rd. With your help, we can meet our goal of giving our students a fun and safe place to be active.

Click here for Giving Tree Order Form

Public hearing will be held for proposed policy changes in the Barbourville Independent Student Code of Conduct Handbook

Public hearing will be held for proposed policy changes in the Barbourville Independent Student Code of Conduct Handbook on June 12 at 3 pm in the High School Library

Barbourville Independent announces commencement speaker for 2017 Graduation

Zach Warrnier

We are excited to have Dr. Warriner return to our stage.

Dr. Warriner graduated valedictorian of Barbourville High School’s Class of 2004.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Kentucky in 2008, graduating summa cum laude.  Zach earned his Doctorate of Medicine with high distinction at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2012 and is currently a physician in Lexington, appointed as Administrative Chief Resident in the Department of General Surgery at the Chandler Medical Center.  After completion of his residency in June he will be pursuing additional fellowship training in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital with plans to practice as a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon.

Individual Top Fund Raiser for St. Jude Math-a-thon

Mathathon winners

Sarah Smith and Evan Lee

Charley Cecil Places 1st in Photography at STLP State Competition.

Blair Smith

9th Grader Brandon Abner Wins Regional Welding 1 Competition

Blair Smith




Brandon Abner 9th Grade Won Regional Welding 1.  He will compete at the State Welding Competition in Louisville.







Job Openings

Job Opening Pic


Blair Smith Signs with University Of The Cumberlands with Cheerleading Scholarship

Blair Smith

Middle School Students Advance To State Governor's Cup Competition

FPS Regional Winners 2017

David Miller Signs with Union College on a Golf Scholarship

David Miller

Ketcham Finishes 6th in State Diving Competition

Jaxon Ketcham

BMS 6th graders take top honors in Knox County's 6th grade showcase and Knox County Academic League!

Academic Team













2016-17 Battle of the Bluegrass Cheer Competition - The Battle Zone

The Battle Zone

Snow Packets

Snow PacketsDocument

Barbourville City School Archery Team Competes in Richmond, KY.

Archery Team

Kristin Engle Signs Athletic Scholarship with University of Tennessee






The Barbourville High School Volleyball Team Has Finished A Record Season






KBA 7th Grade Girls State Gold Championship






High School Earns Title of School of Distinction






Jordan Smith Signs to Play Basketball at The University of The Cumberlands

Basketball Signing

Mathew Rose and Chase Jamerson Sign to Play Tennis at Union College.

Tennis Signing

Choir Concert Dates

Christmas Concert: December 15, 2016

Spring Concert: May 18, 2017

Attendance Incentive: All students with Perfect Attendance including one tardy or less beginning on April 11th through May 12th.

Perfect Attendance Picture

Elementary will receive a trip to the movies following testing.

Middle School will receive a Pizza/Ice Cream Party following testing.

High School will receive a trip to the movies following testing.

Barbourville Tiger-Learning and Wellness Space Workday --- Saturday, April 29th



Barbourville Tiger-Learning and Wellness Space Workday --- Saturday, April 29th




" A Red Carpet Affair " Formal will be held for students 6th-10th grade on Monday, April 24th 7:30 to 9:30

Click this link for details

Information regarding April 18, 2017 cancellation

April 18, 2017

Dear Barbourville Ind. and Knox County Families,

We are sharing this letter online to provide you with accurate information, to discourage rumors, and ask for your assistance.

On Monday evening, April 17, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from an outside police agency stating that a threat had been made against Knox County, Kentucky schools.  No one particular school in Knox County was mentioned and the address provided to law enforcement was an invalid address.  The conclusion of the investigation was false information being reported and at no time was there a safety concern for our students.

To ensure that our families receive accurate information and to help us discourage further rumors and threats, the decision was made to cancel school for Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   Tuesday will be NTI Day  for students.   Barbourville students should follow the procedures for NTI days.  Barbourville teachers will be available to answer emails and upload assignments beginning at 9 am.

Please know that Knox County Public Schools and the Barbourville Independent Schools will not tolerate threats of any nature and will make decisions and clearly communicate with parents if a valid threat is found.  False reports disrupt the school day and in the end result in a loss of instruction for students.

Your child’s safety is our top priority in Knox County and we understand the concerns that you may have when false information is shared.

No School Friday, Feb. 24th and Monday, Feb. 27th due to continuing illness. Both days are NTI.
BHS Dance Team Wins Regional Competition

Image of Dance Team Photo taken by Dennis Mills

Due to illness the Barbourville Independent School system will be closed Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th.

Dear Barbourville Independent Parents and Students:

Due to illness the Barbourville Independent School system will be closed Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th.  The administration ask that parents and students avoid participating in large group events if they have any symptoms of an illness.  Check our school website for announcements regarding any extracurricular activities such as Governor’s Cup.  The administration and custodial staff are taking extra measures to clean and disinfect our schools.


L. Kay Dixon, Superintendent

Tiger Mania To Be Held on Friday, Nov. 11th
Lady Tigers Repeat as All A State Champs in Golf

Messer Girls Advance to State Golf Tourney

Bailey and Whitney Messer advanced to play in Girls State Golf Championship in Bowling Green on Oct. 4th by finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Regional Tournament.

Barbourville Independent Staff 2016-17

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Barbourville Independent Community Meet-and-Greet

Barbourville Independent Board of Education and staff are hosting a community meet-and-greet to officially introduce their new Superintendent, Mrs. L. Kay Dixon on Thursday, August 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the old gym.  Please join the celebration as we welcome Mrs. Dixon and hear her vision for the future of your children and ours.  Everyone is invited to stay for the Barbourville Board of Education meeting at 6:00 PM.

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