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EES School Custodian, Maintenance, Bus Driver and Food Service Positions Open

The Erlanger- Elsmere School District currently has positions open as School Custodian, Maintenance, Bus Driver, and Food Service Manager and Cook Positions. Benefits are provided. If you or anyone you know is interested in applying please go to our district website to apply at www.erlanger.kyschools.us . If you are interested in custodian, maintenance, or bus driver positions please contact Joe Lewis at joe.lewis@erlanger.kyschools.us . If you are interested in food service positions please contact amanda.ponchot@erlanger.kyschools.us . You may also call 859-727-2009. Thank you.

Tichenor Food Pantry Open June 11 to all EES Students and Families

The Tichenor Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th from 7:30 am to 10:00 am to all EES Students and Families. Everyone is required to check in through the school office. Thank you.

Summer Edition of Engage is Here!

The summer edition of the Engage Newsletter is now available. It is full of information about happenings in and around the school district, where you can find breakfast and lunch, and all sorts of stories about our wonderful students and staff!

Click here for the newsletter


Basketball League openings

The Erlanger-Elsmere Grade School Boys’ Basketball League still has an opening for two schools that would each be interested in placing one 4th grade team and one 5th grade team into the league. To be admitted into the league, a school must be able to enter a team at both grade levels. The entry fee is $600.00 per team, and it must be paid upon acceptance into the league and no later than July 25, 2019. Games are played at Lloyd High School/Tichenor Middle School on Saturday mornings from November through February. Teams will play an 11-game regular season schedule with an all-inclusive, season-ending tournament to follow.

For more information, please call R. K. Tyler at 859.640.3404

Basketball Coaches needed at Elementary Schools

The Erlanger-Elsmere School District is in need of a 4th grade/5th grade girls basketball coach at Arnett Elementary School and a 4th grade/5th grade girls basketball coach at Howell Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.  These are paid positions and no previous coaching experience is required. 

Practices will begin at the school during the week of October 14 and are held twice a week as scheduled according to the coach’s availability. 

Games are played at Tichenor Middle School on Saturday mornings from November – January.  

If interested, please call the  school district’s elementary schools athletics coordinator, R. K. Tyler, at 859.342.2460 or email him at richard.tyler@erlanger.kyschools.us for more information.  

Camp Tichenor (all incoming 6th graders welcomed)

Do you have an incoming 6th grader for next school year? Join us at Camp Tichenor on August 6th where your student will get to learn about TMS,clubs/sports, using their locker, walk through their class schedule, and much more. You can sign up with the google form link below or by calling Tichenor at 859-727-2255. We look forward to meeting our new 6th grade students!





Free Meals Offered During the Summer

The Erlanger-Elsmere Food Service Department is again offering free meals for all kids ages 1-18. Breakfast and lunch will be offered at Lloyd High School weekly Monday-Friday until August 12th. There will also be opportunities to eat lunch and even supper at various locations throughout the community.  Please refer to the flyer for all the information.

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Laura Hellmann Named Administrator of the Year by KYCEC

Congratulations to Ms. Laura Hellmann, EES Director of Special Education for being named Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children. We are so proud of Ms. Hellmann and all she does for students!

Scheben/Dietz will be a New Voting Site for May 21 Primary Elections
Visit the City of Erlanger Fire/EMS Open House on June 1, 2019

The City of Erlanger Fire/EMS Department is hosting a Community Open House on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Central Fire Station located at 515 Graves Avenue, Erlanger. Kids' activities, station tours, exhibitions, and department information will be provided!  For more information click here.

The Tichenor Food Pantry will be Open on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Tichenor Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to all EES District Families from 2-4 pm. Everyone is required to check in through the school office. Thank you.

Tichenor Back to School Events Dates 2019

While the end of one school year draws near, teachers and school administrators are already busy planning for the next new adventure! Dates have been scheduled for Tichenor's Back to School Events 2019. 

*Schedule Pick-Up for grades 6-8- August 5th & August 6th-12:00-3:00 pm each day

*6th Grade Camp Tichenor- August 6th- 8:30 am-12:30 pm (for incoming 6th graders only) 

*6th Grade Parent Night- August 6th- 6:30-8:00 pm 

*Parent Night/Open House for Grades 7 & 8 - August 12th- 5:30-7:30 pm

Hope to see everyone there! 

Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open to all EES Families on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families. Arnett will be open 7:30-9:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm. Tichenor will be open from 2:00-4:00 pm. Everyone is required to check in at the school offices. Thank you

2019 Family Earth Day Celebration

GlobeOn April 23rd from 6-7:30 pm there will be a district Family Earth Day Celebration.  Everyone is invited and we encourage you to bring a friend! This is a wonderful opportunity for our families. This event will be help in the Lloyd High School commons area.


click here for the flyer

Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open to EES School District Families on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to all EES School District Families.  The Arnett Pantry will be open from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 2-4 pm.  Tichenor will be open from 2-4 pm.  Everyone is required to check in through the main school offices. Thank you. 

Revised 2018-19 School Calendar

May 21, 2019 will now be a regular school day for EES students.  All K-12 students should plan to attend on May 21st.  This will allow us to move the last  day of school for students to May 24, 2019.

Please click here for the updated calendar


Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open on Tuesday, March 26

The Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families. Arnett will be open 7:30-9:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm. Tichenor will be open from 2:00-4:00 pm. Everyone is required to check in at the school offices. Thank you

21st Century YMCA After School Program Fundraiser

Bring your family and friends to dinner at McDonald's at 3050 Dixie Highway in Erlanger on Tuesday, March 26 from 5-8pm to help support the 21st Century YMCA after school program at Lindeman Elementary. Portions of the proceeds for each purchased meal will help support the program. Thank you.

Lloyd Spring Craft Fair April 13th will support Lloyd and Tichenor Band Programs

The annual Lloyd Spring Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 9 am to 1 pm in Dietz Auditorium.  Cost of admission is $3 and there will be over 50 vendors and crafters represented.  All proceeds benefit the Lloyd and Tichenor Band Programs.  

Tichenor Food Pantry Open on Tuesday, March 12th

The Tichenor Food Pantry will be open today, Tuesday, March 12th to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Everyone is required to check in through the school office. Thank you.

UC Health Mobile Mammography is coming to Lloyd

UC Health Mobile Mammography is coming to Lloyd High School's back parking lot on Monday, March 11 from 12 pm- 4 pm. This is being offered not only to EES staff, but to EES families as well. Please call 513-584-5678 to make an appointment.

Click here for the flyer

The Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be Open on Tuesday, February 26th

The Arnett Food Pantry and Tichenor Food Pantry will be open on Tuesday,February 26th to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families.  The Arnett Food Pantry will be open from 7:30-9:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm.  The Tichenor Food Pantry will be open from 2:00-4:00 pm. Everyone is required to check in through the school offices.  Thank you.

Spring Pictures!

Spring pictures for students will be on Tuesday February 26th! 

Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries Open on February 12, 2019

The Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries will be open on Tuesday, February12, 2019 to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families. Arnett will be open 7:30-9:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm. Tichenor will be open from 2:00-4:00 pm. If you have your own plastic or reusable bags to bring it would be appreciated. Everyone is required to check in at the school offices. Thank you.

EES Schools Closed on January 31st

All Erlanger-Elsmere Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Thank you.

All Erlanger-Elsmere Schools will be Closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

All Erlanger Elsmere Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  All games, events, and practices at  all schools, at home and away scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 will also be cancelled.  All games, activities, and events scheduled for today, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 will continue as planned.  Thank you.

Winter Weather Expected

At Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District, the safety of our students is our first priority. Our school administrators are closely monitoring the cold temperatures forecasted this week.  To be prepared, please review our document "How Wind Chill Affects School Closings". 


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STEM Family Night!

Join us for our first ever TMS STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night! On Thursday February 21 from 6-8 p.m. families will have the opportunity to participate in different fun STEM activities. Dinner will also be provided!

Questions? contact Ms. Evans at 859.342.2426.

Sign up to attend: 

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is coming to TMS! Registration now open until February 6th! 


TMS Yearbooks are on sale now through March 1st! Cost is $15! Stop in the office to get yours today! 

Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries are Open Today

The Arnett and Tichenor Food Pantries are open today, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families.  Arnett will be open 7:30-9:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm.  Tichenor will be open from 2:00-4:00 pm. If you have your own plastic or reusable bags to bring it would be appreciated.  Everyone is required to check in at the school offices.  Thank you. 

Family Dinner Night- Crock Pot Style!

Click here to learn more about the FREE family dinner night on January 17th! 

All EES Schools will be back in Session on Thursday, January 3, 2019

All EES Schools will be on winter break December 20, 2018 through January 2, 2019.  All students should plan to return to school on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  Have a safe and happy winter break! 

TMS Weekly Newsletter
Winter Edition of Engage Now Available

Student smiling The Winter edition of the Engage newsletter is now available. It is full of lots of information, including articles on health and wellness, literacy and libraries, different paths of education, and a great story about a hometown family.


 click here for the full copy

The Arnett & Tichenor Food Pantries will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to all EES Families

The Arnett Food Pantry and Tichenor Food Pantry will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 11th  to all Erlanger-Elsmere School District Families.  The Arnett Food Pantry will be open from 7:30-9:30 am and 2:00-4:00 pm.  The Tichenor Food Pantry will be open from 2:00-4:00 pm. Everyone is required to check in through the school offices.  Thank you.

It's Giving Tuesday!


The Tichenor Food Pantry

The Tichenor Middle School Food Pantry will be open on Tuesday, November 27th from 2pm to 4pm to all Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District Students and Families.  Everyone is required to check in at the Tichenor Middle School Office. Thank you.

No School November 21-23

Don't forget, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd. School will resume on Monday, November 26th. We hope everyone has a wonderful break. Be safe!


Thank you for a wonderful National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week!  Your participation in events and contributions in educating students, community members, friends and family, helps create greater equity for all and provides opportunities for us to continue to grow and learn from one another.  

To end the week, please consider visiting the exhibit, Simply Home in order to learn how a variety of stable housing options leads to successful life outcomes for our families, seniors and young adults. Enjoy your weekend!


Homeless for the Holidays Showing-Erlanger Library this evening 11/15/18 at 6:30 PM


We are pleased to announce that the Kenton Co. Library Erlanger Branch is helping bring awareness to homelessness and hunger this week by hosting a special showing of Homeless for the Holidays! The movie presents the story of a family who, through a series of unfortunate occurrences, finds themselves homeless during the holiday season. Snacks will be provided, with discussion following the movie for those interested. Join us tonight, show begins at 6:30pm. Come early so you have time to check out the great display featuring books and movies on the topic. It's never too early to teach our children about important social issues and how to show kindness and compassion to all those we encounter.

Come, Celebrate, Remember Event: Efforts to End Hunger and Homelessness from 5-8pm this evening, 11/14//18


Did you know?  In 2017-18 over 3000 students in Northern Kentucky had no place to call home. 



National Hunger And Homelessness Week

The Arnett Food Pantry & the Tichenor Food Pantry are Open Today 11/13/18
Stay informed about district weather decisions

As winter weather season approaches, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District wants to remind students, parents, staff, and community of the many ways that you can stay informed about any decisions that are made regarding school closings or delays. You can use any or all of the following methods to stay informed.

Tichenor Food Pantry is Open to all families in the EES Schools System from 2-4PM on Tuesday, October 23rd
Reminder to all Families-There will be no 21st Century Programs after school on October 22 or October 23
PNC Grow Up Great Community Event will be held at Arnett Elementary on Monday, October 22nd from 11am-5pm
Chelsea Ryann's Festival of Hope is today, October 21st, from 2-5pm
REQUIRED Immunizations for ALL K-12 Students in KY
The Arnett Food Pantry will be open today to All District Familes from 7:30 am-9:30 am and 2:00-4:00 pm
Erlanger-Elsmere Job Fair for Early Childhood Care/Education

The Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District will host a job fair featuring opportunities in the field of early childhood care and on October 16 from 6:30–8 p.m. at Lloyd Memorial High School.

The fair will include openings for all levels of experience – from entry-level to expert – in such roles as classroom aides, substitutes, teaching assistants, lead teachers, transportation, food service, administration, and in-home care.

Individuals currently working in early childhood who wish to advance their career will find information about career advancement opportunities; pathways to a CDA, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree; and scholarship information.

Click here for more info

Meet Your New Infinite Campus Apps

Parents and students,

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will no longer be supported.

New Infinite Campus Apps

Information about today's delayed dismissal
Lloyd Alumni Association's Annual All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame Ceremony- September 23rd
Howell Elementary After School Program United Way- Micro Campaign

Our community’s children need you!
The Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District needs our community’s help to ensure the afterschool program at Howell Elementary continues to change lives of children and families in our community.  We are trying to raise $25,000 to ensure the continuation of the very successful after- school program.

Click here to donate

Click here to read more

Heritage Day is Sunday, September 16th from 1-5pm at Erlanger Depot Park.
Erlanger-Elsmere School District Community Block Party-Friday, September 14 from 6-8PM
Tichenor Food Pantry Open to all EES Families from 1-5pm today, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Erlanger/Elsmere Youth Soccer Club Sign-Up Information
Construction Around Lindeman Elementary
Calendar Reminder: No School for EES Students on August 31 and September 3, 2018
Tichenor Food Pantry Open to all EES Families from 3-5pm today, Wednesday, August 29th
Reminder about newly required immunizations for school


All EES K-12 Students Return to School at 8 am on August 15, 2018

Construction projects near Howell Elementary, Lindeman Elementary, Stephenson Road and Birch Street.  Click below  to obtain more specific information about these projects and their effect on traffic patterns around our schools.

Crossing Guard Needed

The City of Erlanger is looking to hire a Crossing Guard for the upcoming school year. The position pays $10 an hour for 2 hours a day. Monday thru Friday. 7:15-8:00 and 3:00-3:45. Anyone interested should contact Shannon Mcaulley at the City of Erlanger at 727-2525.

Lloyd Graduate Featured in Northern Kentucky Tribune
School Supply List Now Available

The school supply list for Tichenor Middle School is now available. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office at 727-2255.

Click here for the list


Spring Edition of Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Engage Here!

Students laughing The spring edition of the engage newsletter is now available.

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Erlanger-Elsmere Food Service Department Now Hiring

The Erlanger-Elsmere Food Service Department is now hiring Cook-Bakers. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Click here for the flyer

Lloyd Track Closed for Resurfacing

The LMHS Track will be closed for resurfacing beginning June 11th, 2018 through June 30th, 2018.

Kids Eat FREE this Summer!!!

Erlanger Elsmere Independent Schools Food Services Department will again be offering free meals to kids ages 18 and under. Adults will be able to purchase meals at a low cost. This service will start on June 4th, 2018 and will run through August 14th, 2018.

Please click here for all the times and places for the free meals.

Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night

Attention ALL 8th Graders:

Lloyd Memorial High School is hosting a Parent Night on Tuesday, May 8th @ 6 PM in Lloyd Cafeteria for all incoming 9th graders.

For more information, please call 727-1555.

Road Work Means Detour Necessary to Access Lindeman Elementary

Road Work Means Detour Necessary to Access Lindeman Elementary

Community Event at Family Dollar
Public Input Sought on State Graduation Requirements

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public input regarding changes to the state requirements for graduation. The deadline to complete the survey is May 15th, 2018.

Survey Link:
TMS Food Pantry Open on Friday, April 13, 2018

TMS Food Pantry Open on Friday, April 13, 2018 8 AM to 12 PM

Revised Calendar now posted

The revised school calendar is now posted. Please discard any old calendars you may have.


Click here for the new calendar

All EES Schools will be Closed on Friday, April 13, 2018

Click "Read More" below for additional information.

Lloyd High School Band hosting a Craft Fair

The Lloyd High School Band is hosting a craft fair on April 14, 2018 in the Scheben Gym from 9-1. Admission is $3.00. There will be 50+ vendors and a bake sale! Come join the fun!


click here for the flyer

Space available at Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center at Erlanger-Elsmere Schools is eager to greet your child! The center currently has availability in the following classrooms:

2-year old room

Pre-K room

The Erlanger-Elsmere Early Learning Center accepts state funding (CCAP) and charges no additional fees above the state co-pay. Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided daily. The program is a 5 Star-rated, nationally accredited program avaiable year-round , 7:00 a.m - 6 p.m.

For more information, contact: Christen Smith, Director, 859.261.2181, csmith@childreninc.org 


Erlanger Pledges to Glow Orange on April 11

To help shed light on the importance of work zone safety, the City of Erlanger city building , located at 505 Commonwealth Avenue, will "Glow Orange" on Wednesday, April 11 during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9-13).


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Updated Calendar Now Posted

The updated school calendar is now posted. Please be aware that the last day for students is now Tuesday, May 29th. 

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All Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools are now closed for today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Thank you.
One Hour Delay

All Erlanger-Elsmere Schools are on a one hour delay for Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Thank you.

Staff and Student Email Unavailable March 22-26

Due to the state transitioning our email system, all staff and student email will be unavailable from 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 until Monday morning, March 26. No student or staff will be able to send or receive email during this time.  Please watch here for updates and more information.  If you need immediate assistance during this time, please call your school office.

Please Vote for our Tichenor Students' Video

What's So Cool About Manufacturing Video Competition PLEASE VOTE FOR THE TICHENOR STUDENTS' VIDEO Every account can vote once a day until Wednesday, March 7th at Midnight. We would really appreciate the support! https://www.dreamitdoitoki.com/voting/election/7

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Student Video Voting 2018


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Representatives from Kenton County Alliance to Prevention Substance joined approximately 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA’s) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum. 

“We came back reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use in Kenton County,” said Diana O’Toole, Kenton County Alliance Coordinator.

Please see attached press release for full details. 

2018 Erlanger Elsmere Community Block Party

The 2018 Erlanger Elsmere Community Block Party has been scheduled for September 14, 2018 from 6-8pm.  The event will be in front of Lloyd Memorial High School and Tichenor Middle School. This is a great event for all Erlanger and Elsmere residents to come out and kick off the new school year and meet the faculty. In addition to all Erlanger Elsmere Schools being present, there will also be a whole area devoted to Early Childhood Programs.

Good Faith Masonic Lodge #95 Donates Bicycles to TMS Students

The Master, David Bird and Brethren of Good Faith Masonic Lodge #95 donated 12 bikes to Tichenor Middle School in Erlanger, KY.

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on March 13- March 14, 2019!

Two kindergarten studentsThe Erlanger/Elsmere Independent School District will be conducting Kindergarten registration on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14 at each of our four elementary schools.  Hours will be 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Please stop in to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year.  

School Closing

All Erlanger-Elsmere Schools are closed for today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Thank you. 

Revised School Calendar Now Available

The revised school calendar is now posted to the website. Please take a moment to look it over and take note of the changes, especially the change to the last day for students, which is now May 28th. Also, please discard any previous school calendars you may have printed or saved.  

click here for the updated calendar


No School for Students Friday, January 12, 2018

Don't forget that tomorrow, January 12th, is a scheduled day off for all students at Erlanger-Elsmere schools. We will also be observing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday, January 15th. Students do not report to school on that day either. We hope everyone has a safe weekend and we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, January 16th.

Winter Edition of Engage is Here!

Smiling girlThe winter edition of Erlanger-Elsmere Schools engage is avaiable for your reading pleasure. Inside you will find exciting stories about our increased enrollment, a wonderful program that empowered parents to be a strong voice for their students as it pertains to the ultimate goal of helping children attend and graduate college, and a very important message from Dr. Burkhardt about the proposed pension bill.

Click here for the complete issue



FiT Fundraiser

Everyone knows the night before Thanksgiving can be very hectic, at least for all those cooks out there. Why not make things easier for everyone? Plan on going to Chipotle (Erlanger location only) for some yummy guac, cheesy queso, and the opportunity to help other families on need. When you go, either show the attached flyer, or just mention National Homeless Week during check out and you will be adding another good deed to your list as 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the FiT (Families in Transitions) program. 

Click here for the flyer


Leadership Scholar's Graduation Ceremony

On Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. close to one hundred parents of Erlanger-Elsmere Schools children will be graduating from the Leadership Scholars program.  The Erlanger-Elsmere Schools are extremely proud of all of our parent participants in the Leadership Scholars program and want to insure that everyone has an opportunity to watch each of them receive their diplomas on Sunday.

For this reason we will be streaming the graduation ceremony live, so those that are unable to attend can still view and celebrate this exciting event. 

We will begin the live stream at 2:00 P.M. at the following link:  Leadership Scholars Graduation Stream 2017

We hope you can join us either in person or online!

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 11-19 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Over 19 organizations have come together to be the voice of homelessness for our children who have no choice or voice in being homeless. Please watch the video for more information.


Free Breakfast for Erlanger/Elsmere Active Duty and Retired Military Veterans

Friday, November 10, at 8:00 A.M. LMHS will be hosting a FREE breakfast to all Erlanger/Elsmere veterans and military active duty!!!

This breakfast will be served by the students of Lloyd Memorial as a statement of gratitude for your service and will be followed by a Veterans’ Day assembly orchestrated by our students.  Feel free to RSVP for your free breakfast by emailing Brendhan.Haynes@erlanger.kyschools.us so that our students can thank you for your service.  Thank you and Happy Veterans’ Day! 

Elsmere Neighborhood Blitz to Fight the Heroin Epidemic

Boy and girlPlease join the fight to end the Heroin epidemic! You don't have to knock on any doors; you only need to walk and help spread the word by leaving a door hanger at each house.

For more info, please click here

Reminder: School in Session Tomorrow

Parents, Guardians, and Students,

As a reminder we adjusted our school calendar to have tomorrow, November 3, 2017, (which was originally a "staff only" day) now be a day for students and staff to attend school.  This change did not add any days to the calendar for students or staff and still allows the same last day for students to attend school to be May 21, 2018 (pending any weather closings).  We are looking forward to seeing all of our students for school tomorrow!

2017-2018 School Calendar


Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Citi, 4600 Houston Road, Florence

Space is limited, so register soon!  

Northern Kentucky Basecamp 101 Flyer

"Great 8" Master of Arts in Education Program Open House

Open House

Grandparents as Parents Resource Guide

Person with questionIf you recently began caring for your grandchildren, there are things you can start doing now to help you down the road. This guide has many helpful tips and services that can assist you.


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City of Erlanger Halloween Carnival

The City of Erlanger will hold its annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 14 at 5:30pm at the Haunted Railroad Depot Park (3313 Crescent Avenue).  More information can be found by clicking this link.

Boys and Girls Club Assistant Program Leader Job Opportunity

Click here to view the full job posting from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati.


Children Inc. accepting New Enrollment

smiling studentIf you or someone you know needs child care, Children's Inc. is currently accepting new enrollment for children ages 1-5 years. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a tour please contact Shaun Cutchin at 859-261-2181. You may also email Ms. Cutchin at


TMS Leadership Scholars

Dear TMS Parents and Guardians,

Next Wednesday, September 27th, Tichenor Middle School is starting a seven week Parent Engagement Academy called Leadership Scholars.  We will be serving dinner from 5:30-6:00 in the cafeteria and the program will be from 6:00 – 7:45 in a TMS classroom.  We will also provide child care if needed.  The program focuses on assisting parents with the strategies on how to keep a child on track for academic success and eventually college.  Parents will receive information on college, ideas on how to support your student’s academic pursuits, financial aid and scholarships.  The program will be led by 2 TMS faculty members.  At the end of the 7 week program parents will participate in a district-wide graduation ceremony. 

The program starts on Wednesday, September 27th and runs every Wednesday for 7 weeks from 6:00 – 7:45.  

Please contact Mr. Cooley if you would like to sign-up or if you have any questions.


Mr. Cooley

Ph: (859) 727-2255 


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TMS Boys and Girls Club TMS Boys and Girls Club
Community Block Party


The Fall 2017 Issue Of Engage Is Here!


2017-2018 School Calendar Change

We are happy to welcome you and your children back to school and the start of the 2017-18 school year. The first day of school for all students in grades K-12 will be August 17th. Prior to the start of school, and as soon as we possibly could, we want to make you aware of an adjustment to our 2017-18 school calendar.

On Monday, August 21 , 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn't occurred over the U.S .mainland since 1979.  Since the eclipse will be at its peak around the time of dismissal in the afternoon, we do not want to take the risk of having children watch it without proper eye protection on their way home from school whether they are walking, riding buses, or waiting to be picked up from school. While we could provide students with protective glasses, we would need permission slips to do so, and we cannot guarantee they will wear them after school.

Therefore, August 21, 2017 will now be an off day for students and a staff only work day (PLC Day).

Kids Eat Free This Summer

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Food Services is offering free breakfast and lunch to students 18 and under. Adults can purchase meals at a low cost. Please see the attached flyer for locations and times.

Click here for more info

Get Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year!

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Summer edition of Engage now available

Cover of newsletterThe spring edition of Engage, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District newsletter, is on its way to residents of the district. This edition includes  several articles about the accomplishments our students have made this year, including an article about College Signing Day at Lloyd, and information about numerous summer activities available for students of all ages. Those who live out of district or who just can't wait for their mailed version can read an online version here.

Read the latest edition here

Fight against heroin coming to your front door May 21

COVINGTON, Ky. (May 9, 2017) – With the massive increase in heroin use and the rise in overdoses hitting Northern Kentucky, the City of Erlanger is teaming up with Kenton County, The Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, PDS and the Northern Kentucky Health Department to take on the crisis by creating a public awareness campaign. Working together with the county organizations, Erlanger will join the campaign with a door-to-door drive on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 to distribute nearly 10,000 informational door hangers to residents throughout the city. Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann and Mayor Tyson Hermes will be joined by volunteers to canvass the neighborhoods placing the door hangers. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Erlanger City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018, at 12:30 p.m.

Erlanger-Elsmere Health Coordinator to be Honored

Congratulations to Mary Burch, who will be honored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department with the 2017 Award of Excellence in Public Health. She is being recognized for her leadership in implementing evidence-based school health programs and advocating for school health throughout Kenton County.

Read more

Kenton County Public Library Summer Reading Club

The Kenton County Public Library has announced its plans for the 2017 Summer Reading Club. This program is designed to help keep students on track during the summer.

Please click here for more information.

Tichenor Summer Program June 5-July 28

Tichenor Middle School will host a summer program provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati from June 5-July 28 for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided. For more information, please click here.

2017 Pops Dinner Concert on May 2

The Lloyd Music Department would like to invite you to the 2017 Tichenor Pops Dinner Choir and Band Concert on Thursday, May 2nd, featuring the music from the Broadway musical Les Misndèrables, and artists including Queen, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Withers, Kelly Clarkson, and many more performed by the talented musicians of Lloyd High School!   Performers include the Wind Ensemble, Choir and Jazz Band. 

Athletic Physicals at Lloyd on May 1

On Monday, May 1, NovaCare and UC Health will be conducting high school and middle school athletic physicals at Lloyd High School beginning at 6:00 PM. The physicals are only $10, and proceeds will benefit the Lloyd Memorial High School's athletic programs (and co-sponsor Walton-Verona Schools). 

Get your physicals now so that you are covered for all of the 2017-18 school year. 

Earth Day Celebration April 20th

Image of Flyer linked to belowThe 2017 Erlanger-Elsmere School District Family Earth Day Celebration will be held in the Lloyd Memorial High School Commons on Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The entire community is invited to attend this event, which will include games and prizes, crafts, free snacks, and multiple presentations. 

For more information, click here for a flyer in .PDF format. 

Tichenor Middle School participating in “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” media contest

Eighth graders at Tichenor Middle School are participating in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” media contest, and they need your vote! For the contest, the Tichenor team was paired with A-TECH, a manufacturing company in Walton that builds training models of cars for technical and training schools worldwide. Tichenor students visited the company, toured the facilities, and interviewed the employees. Then, they created a video about the company and their experience.

Community's support wins $25,000 grant to help students

State Farm Neighborhood Assist to support early language skills

ERLANGER, Ky. NullIn just 10 days, 72,000 people cast 1.8 million votes to support children in Erlanger and Elsmere.  Residents of the community were responsible for a large number of those votes.  As a result of their support, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District is one of 40 projects in 25 states that will be getting an assist from State Farm. The $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant will fund improvements to provide a voice to children in Erlanger and Elsmere who possess a language delay so they may experience school and life more fully.

Lloyd presents the musical ANNIE

Lloyd Memorial High School will present Annie on Thursday, February 16 and on Saturday, February 18. The Community Recorder recently published an article about the upcoming performances.
Read more at the cincinnati.com website

TMS Chipotle Fundraiser February 1 Chipotle February 1
February Home & School newsletter now available

The February edition of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about using graphic organizers to help students understand content, tips for limiting electronic screen times, and tips for helping a student overcome shyness. 

Read this month's newsletter. 

January Home & School Newsletter now available

The January edition of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about how parents can help motivate students, tips for keeping kids active in the winter, and information about bullying. 

Read this month's newlsetter

Planned Infinite Campus Outage December 23-30

Over Winter Break Infinite Campus and the Kentucky Department of Education will be moving our Infinite Campus servers—which are currently in Frankfort—to the Infinite Campus cloud in Minnesota. During the move—which is scheduled to begin late afternoon on Friday, December 23 and be completed sometime on Friday, December 30th—there will be no access to Infinite Campus.

Winter edition of Engage now available

Engage Newsletter coverThe winter edition of Engage, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District newsletter, is on its way to residents of the district. This edition includes articles about the district's latest state assessment results, efforts ongoing to improve the Early Childhood (also known as "preschool") learning of students in the community, and an article about the partnerships between the school district and our local police departments. Those who live out of district or who just can't wait for their mailed version can read an online version here.

Read the latest edition.

December Home & School Newsletter now available.

The December editioon of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about using reading to make your child a better writer, suggestions for activities to help reaise a dependable child, and an activity suggestion for creating your own gift wrapping paper. 

Read the newsletter. 

Tichenor STLP qualifies for state competition

STLP Students at their boothOn Monday, November 14, students from Tichenor Middle School participated in the Kentucky Department of Education sponsored, regional S.T.L.P. (Student Technology Leadership Program) competition held at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). NKU is one of several venues held around the state of Kentucky where the students compete with other schools in their Region and have the opportunity to advance on to the State competition held at Rupp Arena each year.

Student Council Election
Baseball Camp Baseball Camp

Baseball Camp at Lloyd

TMS Spirit Wear TMS Spirit Wear
Tichenor Spirit-wear sale through Fancloth. If you would like to purchase any of the items, please see Ms. Downey or Mr. Neaves. The sale will go through next Thursday and any items ordered will arrive just before Christmas break.
TMS Mentoring and Recycling Team and Special Olympics

The TMS Mentoring and Recycling Team and Special Olympics will be collecting Box Tops For Education and doing pencil sales. Box tops can be dropped off in the Box Top containers the front offices and the pencil sale will be located outside of the teachers workroom.

Freestore Foodbank Power Packs

Tichenor Middle School would like to thank the Freestore Foodbank for providing Power Packs for our students.

If you would like to enroll your child in the Power Pack program at Tichenor Middle School, please contact Ms. Hughes at 342-2426

Washington D.C. Trip DC Trip

ATTENTION Parents of Students who have paid Washington DC Deposit and signed application form......

Holiday Train Display at City Building

The City of Erlanger will hold its annual holiday train display at the Erlanger Municipal Building (505 Commonwealth Avenue) throughout the month of December.  Come and celebrate Erlanger’s rich railroad history. A model railroad with multiple operating lines and animated scenery will provide guests with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Join us on opening night for raffles and fun.

TMS Basketball Schedule 2016-17 TMS Basketball Schedule 2016-17
Basketball Spirit Wear

Check out basketball spirit wear, if interested, sale ends Nov. 20.



Bill Pilgram

Tichenor Middle School

Asst. Principal

Athletic Director


TMS YLD Work on Display TMS YLD Work on Display

Please find attached the invitation to the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Children’s Literature Conference Open House Event. Youth involved in the Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program at Tichenor will have art work on display during the open house event being held this Friday November 4th beginning at 7:30.

TMS YLD youth have created art projects with the theme “Where I’m From” where each community is represented and highlighted through the youths eyes. There will be sculpture, video, and drawings all made by the youth.

We would love for you to come and support the TMS youth who have participated in the project. The open house is open to families, friends, school personnel etc.

Yankee Candle

Dear Everybody,
My group, TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL 8TH, has just kicked off our Yankee Candle® Fundraiser and I need your help! We are raising funds for special programs and materials. Our group earns 40% of every dollar you spend. Simply click below to see the exciting collection of America's Best Loved Candles™, candle accessories, flameless fragrance and assorted gift wrap. Shop online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – everything is shipped directly to you. If you don't click ...on my link listed below, you need to enter my Group Number 990107310 and my Seller ID David88 in order for us to receive credit.

Click below for my site If you are having trouble with the link, you may copy and paste the following link in to your browser:

Our fundraiser will be running from 04-Nov-2016 through 17-Nov-2016. Please help me by placing your order before the end of our sale. You can continue to order all season – my group will receive credit.

Thanks, my group and I really appreciate your support!

David Thomas

8th Grade DC Fundraiser

The 8th Graders at Tichenor Middle School are raising money for their 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.! 

 Join us at Garzelli's @ 3025 Dixie Hwy on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 4:00 to 9:00 PM. We receive 20% of the profits, so please join us for dinner!

 We need people to RSVP, so please take a moment even if there is just a chance that you will attend.

Go to think link to RSVP http://www.groupraise.com/events/17831

Butter Braid Fundraiser Butter Braids

It's that time of year when the Tichenor Middle School Cheer Squad does it's annual Butter Braid Fundraiser.  This is a great opportunity to purchase a delicious pastry for your holiday needs.  Please help support the Cheer Squad raise money by making your purchase today.  Attached is an order form or you can email me back with your order.   Check Payable to TMS.


In addition to the flavors listed on the order form 4 additional flavors are available: 

Double Chocolate with Cream Cheese Icing, Strawberry with Cream Cheese, Raspberry, and Bavarian Crème with Chocolate Icing.


Order Deadline:  Nov 16 (payment date)

Order Delivery Date:  Nov 30th (after school)

Need a Coat? Coats

In 2015, thanks to the generosity of our Northern Kentucky neighbors and the support of our long time program sponsors Channel 5 and Gold Star Chili, we were able to give over 1,800 coats to those in need. It’s that time of the year where you can once again help your neighbor survive our Northern Kentucky winter.

We need your help!

Erlanger Elsmere Schools early childcare providers have worked together to provide more and more children with quality early learning opportunities. Many of these young children have barriers to communication, or may even have an undiagnosed disability.  We know the importance of addressing these delays as early as possible!

Please reach out to your family, your friends, and your contacts on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram to ask for their votes and share our URL listed. If our
grant is chosen, Erlanger/Elsmere Schools, and our Early Childhood Education partners stand to win a $25,000 grant for our children!  Help us with your personal influence!  You get 10 votes each day for each email you own for the next 10 days. The most votes wins!   
Thank you for your votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


November Home & School Newsletter now available

The November editioon of Home & School Connection, provided by the district's Title I department, is now available. This month's online newsletter includes articles about encouraging better behavior in children, questions for parent-teacher conferences, and an activity parents can do with their children that involves dominoes. 

Read the newsletter. 

A vote you can get behind for the youngest members of our community

Erlanger/Elsmere Schools recently submitted a national grant to State Farm Insurance’s Neighborhood Assist program. We recently found out that of 2000 applicants for this award, we were one of 200 finalists for our grant’s cause AND one of only four finalists in the entire state of Kentucky. 

So what can you do? We need your votes to win. 

Spirit Week: Oct. 24- Oct. 28

Spirit Week: Oct. 24- Oct. 28

Monday- The Drug-Free Force is with me (wear your Star Wars gear)

Tuesday- Hats Off to being Drug-Free (Hat day)

Wednesday- United We Stand against Drugs (wear Red, White, and Blue)
Thursday- Follow Your Dreams, Be Drug-Free (Pajama Day)

Friday- Don't Get Tied Down with Drugs (wear Tie-dye)

Halloween Concert

You are all cordially invited to attend the first annual Halloween Concert, featuring the Tichenor 8th Grade band and the Lloyd Wind Ensemble! 

The concert begins on October 26th at 6:00 pm in Dietz Auditorium. 

There will be lots of spooky/cool music, costumes and even some candy! 

Don’t miss out on this Awesome display of Tichenor and Lloyd talent!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Tichenor Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,


On Tuesday October 25th the faculty and staff at Tichenor Middle school will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:00 to 6:30.  This will be a great time to check in with your student’s teachers to discuss their academic and behavioral progress so far this school year.  To accommodate all parents, we have 10 minute time slots set aside for each teacher.


We are scheduling time with teachers by appointment only.  Please call 727-2255 between the hours of 7:00 am – 3:00 pm to schedule a time to meet with a teacher.



Harvest Fest
6th grade Parents –

6th grade Parents –

Thursday, October 27th, the Playhouse in the Park will be traveling to Tichenor Middle School to perform Robin Hood for our 6th grade students!

Good and evil take center stage in this tale of a legendary outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Robin Hood and his merry band of underground heroes rally to support those who cannot fight for themselves. But when they run afoul of the greedy Prince John, the deceptive Sheriff of Nottingham devises an elaborate plot to discover Robin’s hideout and capture him once and for all. Full of swordfights and wordplay, this decidedly modern take on the classic story is a high-powered, action-packed adventure.

For 6th graders who want to attend, the cost is $2. Please send money in to your child’s 1st period teacher by Wednesday, October 26th. Please call Mrs. Ryan, 727-2255, with any questions.

Dunkin with Dad

Dunkin with Dad: This Friday, October 21 TMS students may bring their dad/grandpa/uncle for a free breakfast during the Dunkin with Dad event. Adults will be able to wait in the TMS library from 7:45-8am. Students eating breakfast with adults will be released to the cafeteria after the 8am announcements. If you have an adult with you that day, you will eat breakfast from 8-8:30. All other students will eat at normal time. Please RSVP so we have enough food prepared.

Welcome to our New Website

The Erlanger-Elsmere School District is proud to present our new website. Our new website includes all of the features of the old website, and much of the navigational structure as well. In addition, the new website has several advantages, including better formatting on mobile devices, better accessibility for visually impaired users, and features which will allow more users to author content.

October Home & School Connection newsletter now available

The October edition of Home and School Connection, the district's Title I newsletter, is now available. Articles include suggestions for helping students complete homework, activities that can be done with fallen autumn leaves, and tips for building better communication with your child's teacher.
Read the newsletter.

Fall Dance

The Fall Dance sponsored by the Archery Team will be Friday, October 21st in Dietz.   The cost is $5 per student and tickets will be sold during lunch when we return from Fall Break. They may also buy them from Ms. Johnson in the office.   They will be selling concessions and students can have pictures taken for $2.00 per copy.


TMS Basketball Tryouts


TMS Basketball Tryouts –Any questions, email bill.pilgram@erlanger.kyschools.us

  • 6th Boys-Oct. 24 -Old Lloyd Gym 6-7:30 Oct. 25 &26 Old Lloyd Gym 7-8:30
  • 7th Boys-  Oct. 24,25,26- Bartlett Gym, 3:00-4:30
  • 8th Boys-  Oct. 24 & 25- TMS Gym, 6:30-8:00
  • 6th Girls-  Oct. 20- Bartlett Gym, 3:30-5:00-Oct. 21, TMS Gym, 3:30-5:00
  • 7th & 8th Girls-  Oct. 21- TMS Gym, 5:00-6:30 & Oct. 22, TMS Gym, 2:00-3:30
Erlanger fire department offering free smoke detectors to property owners

The City of Erlanger Fire/EMS Department, in conjunction with the Erlanger Lion's Club, is offering complimentary smoke/CO detectors as part of the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Prevention Week. The detectors are free to city property owners. 

District achieves "Distinguished/Progressing" rating

ERLANGER, KY (September 29, 2016) ‒ With the escalating achievements of its individual schools, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District has reached a new, high classification of "Distinguished" in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability results. The 2015-16 assessment results were publicly released by the state this morning. The district's achievements in the annual assessments ‒ often called Kentucky's school report cards ‒ ranked Erlanger-Elsmere in the top 10 percent of school districts across the state. Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools also won the added classification of "Progressing" for the district's exceptional progress in increasing its overall score on the annual assessments and exceeding its annual measurable objective goal.

Kenton County Library presents young adult book fest October 22

The Kenton County Library is hosting a Young Adult Author Fest at Dietz Auditorium from 1-5 PM on Saturday, October 22. More than a dozen young adult authors will be on hand to sign books.   



Mobile Learning Adventure Learning is All Around Me flyer. All relevant text in article.

Attached is a flyer about a free event on October 4th.  This is a great opportunity for families their children who are ages 0-5. 

Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Lloyd Scholarship flyer

Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

City of Erlanger-Yoga Erlanger City Media Release Flyer. All info in document

City of Erlanger to offer free yoga classes
The City of Erlanger is offering free yoga classes each Wednesday this month from 6 PM until 7 PM at Flagship Park.

Walk to School Day 2016 National Walk to School Day October 5

October 5-Walk to School Day-The PEP Grant hopes that it gets our students moving, as well as raise awareness for safe walking routes to school. In addition, the kids will be eating a picnic breakfast outside that morning.

Muffins with Mom and Dunkin with Dad
STEP Forward offers programs

STEP Forward, a program designed to support Erlanger-Elsmere families, announces several programs desiged to help district families transition to employment. Programs include a "Career Boot Camp," a course on basic computer skills, and a course covering success skills. More information is included in the flyer below.Read the flyer.

Fall edition of Engage now available

The fall edition of Engage, the Erlanger-Elsmere School District newsletter, is on its way to residents of the district. This edition includes information about recent Lloyd graduates, information about the new Community Eligibility Program, and more. Those who live out of district or who just can't wait for their mailed version can read an online version here.
Read the latest edition.

Superintendent: "Back to School" a moment to celebrate, but we never really left!

The doors to Erlanger-Elsmere Schools seldom close. All summer we intentionally support and engage our students in many ways. For us, yes, "Back to School" is a moment to celebrate--but don't think of it in the same terms that existed a generation or two ago.
Read more at the Cincinnati.com website.

September Home & School Connection now available

The September edition of Home and School Connection, the district's Title I newsletter, is now available. Articles include suggestions for ensuring a successful start to the school year, how to ensure students complete their homework, and information about helping students stay safe online.
Read the newsletter.

STEM Girls Day Out July 19

On Tuesday, July 19, from 9 AM until 1 PM, "STEM Girls Day Out," a free experiential learning opportunity for female 4th-12th graders, will occur at multiple locations throughout Great Cincinnati. 

Click here for more information

Basketball league seeking additional teams

The Erlanger-Elsmere Grade School Boys' Basketball League still has an opening for two schools that would each be interested in placing one 4th grade team and one 5th grade team into the league.