December 2021

Last Updated: 12/16/2021 11:36 PM

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Schools celebrate the season

Miles students organize toy drive

Lloyd students host Dreamfest for second year in a row

Tremendous generosity during the holiday season

Congratulations, Bartlett grads!

Caden Tomlinson recognized in Top 26 of NKY

COVID-19 resources

Make Erlanger glow!

Holidays are happy at the library!


Happy Holidays!

Schools celebrate the season

Mad for Plaid Mad for Plaid

Everyone at Lindeman Elementary participated in a Holiday Spirit Week leading up to winter break. Each day had a theme, and all of the students and staff had a lot of fun participating. 

Lindeman Celebrates Lindeman Celebrates

Lindeman’s administrative team came to give their teachers a very special gift – the gift of time. The team provided all of the school’s teachers with an extra hour of time to plan and grade while administrators had fun with students participating in a variety of holiday activities in the gym. 

Arnett Celebrates Arnett Celebrates

Arnett Elementary also got into the holiday spirit with festive attire! The week kicked off with “Cozy Winter Wear” then continued with Tacky Tuesday, Holiday Color War on Wednesday with an assigned color for each grade, Holidays Around the World on Thursday for a chance to wear fancy Christmas attire, and Pajama Day on Friday. 

Howell Celebrates Howell Celebrates

The Howellagators at Dorothy Howell Elementary celebrated the holiday season with a December Family Fun Night – a great time spent with families, students, and staff.

Santa Hunt Santa Hunt

Earlier in the month Today, Howell’s staff participated in a Santa Hunt. Students had a lot of fun helping their homeroom teachers find a miniature Santa Claus, (who was hidden around the school) throughout the day.

Oh, what fun!


Toy Drive Toy Drive

Miles students organize toy drive

After the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky, the Miles Elementary Student Government convened and decided to host a toy drive for the children of that area in advance of Winter Break. 

The students worked quickly to coordinate the effort, with the goal of supporting the families who have been impacted by collecting backpacks and small toy items to share as the holiday season approaches.  

“These students have taken on all responsibilities and ownership of this project,” ‘said Mrs. Hannah Campbell, Student Government Advisor, “They’ve created flyers and announcements, promoted information to our school and community, and have collected and organized all the donations we have received!  It has been a huge success and we are so excited to pass these items along to the University of Kentucky's 4-H Program, with whom we have been fortunate enough to partner.”

Miles Elementary has a student-elected Student Government Council that meets weekly to make decisions and organize opportunities that will impact the school and the community.  The Student Government Council has eight members, including a president, vice president, secretary, and grade-level representatives.  


Tichenor Dreamfest Lindeman Dreamfest Howell Dreamfest

Lloyd students host Dreamfest for second year in a row

For many years, elementary and middle school students from Erlanger-Elsmere Schools have joined their peers from across the region at Dreamfest, an annual day of learning and enrichment at Northern Kentucky University for 4-8 grade students in the district’s Gifted and Talented program. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to Dreamfest for a second year last spring, students in Lloyd's Gifted and Talented program decided to create their own. 

A group of 14 Lloyd students brainstormed a list of activities for students at each of the Erlanger-Elsmere elementary schools and Tichenor Middle School, and the Instructional Coaches at each school selected activities for their students. The Lloyd students then divided into teams, returning to the elementary school they attended. 

They assembled the materials and worked out the details for the activities, which included:

  • Wall Roller Coasters - creating a track for a marble using insulation tubes, cardboard tubes, cups, and bowls
  • Snowball Launching Device - a catapult using marshmallows
  • Watercolor Resist - using wax crayons to create a design and watercolor over it
  • Origami - paper folding into creatures
  • Balloon-powered cars
  • Birdfeeders
  • Ping Pong Ball trickshots
  • Magnet Maze - creating a maze in a cereal box with popsicle sticks for a magnetic game piece to go through

The activities incorporated teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, and hands-on fun. At the end of each activity, the Lloyd students did a mini teaching lesson with the younger kids. 

“All of the activities were put together by the Lloyd students, and engagement was tremendous,” said Mr. Michael Goodenough, Director of District Wide Programs. “Mrs. Annie Roberts along with the other instructional coaches have made this happen the last two years and it has been a great success.”

Thanks to the Lloyd team, which included: Jasira Jouett, Lane Toth, KyRon Carter, Amy MoctezumaPerez, Kaitlyn Marshall, Tanner Sebastian, Lucas Cooley, Duncan Crenshaw, Jayden Tenkotte, Tucker Richardson, Paul Stolz, Ajanae Robinson, and Aiden Parlette. It was a fantastic learning experience for all. 


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Community shows tremendous generosity

The spirit of generosity has enveloped Erlanger-Elsmere Schools this year with an overwhelming outpouring of support.

The following is a list of some of those who have donated items, held toy drives, provided holiday meals, sponsored students or families, or held special events at their location.

We are so grateful to all who donated and supported our school district this holiday season. Everyone involved in these efforts will not only help many of our students have a happier holiday season, they will also show them they're part of a community that truly cares. We are extremely appreciative of each and every gift.

A-1 Driving School
Any Weather Roofing
Chelsea Ryann Festival of Hope
Cinderella's Closet
City of Erlanger 
Elsmere Fire Department
Elsmere VFW/ Ladies Auxiliary
Erlanger City Building
Erlanger-Elsmere Board of Education
Erlanger Lions Club
Erlanger Police Department
Florence Elks
Gary Williams Martial Arts
Heat Transfer Warehouse
Ignite Institute in Partnership with Toys for Tots
Indelac Controls
Kentucky Auto Service & Towing
Premiere Athletics
Private Donors
Seven Hills Church
St. Elizabeth
St. Henry Catholic Church
Various Staff Members
Viox & Viox

Thank you! Happy holidays to all!



Congratulations, Bartlett grads!

During the first half of this year, 11 students graduated through the district’s Bartlett Educational Center. The school’s teachers have worked closely with each of the students to make their dreams of graduating a reality. Congratulations to these hard-working students and best wishes for a successful future!

Joshua Clark

Christopher Edwards

Maleah Kirk

Justin Landers

Kylee McCoy

Damya Mitchell

Elmer Ramirez

Michael Roberts

Randall Sippa

Daniel Trumble

Kaleigh Zulager


Top 26 Banquet Caden & Coach

Caden Tomlinson recognized in Top 26 of NKY

Lloyd Senior Caden Tomlinson was recently recognized by the Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association as one of the Top 26 in Northern Kentucky. 

Playing offensive tackle and defensive line, Caden racked up some impressive stats during his 2021 senior season. His numbers include 64 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, four sacks, one fumble recovery, and one interception. 

“Caden's leadership was obvious when it came to his work ethic, attention to detail, and improvement on technique. He was the anchor of our offensive and defensive line,” said Lloyd Coach Kyle Niederman. “His teammates trusted him and strived to follow his lead, often literally, while on the field, but also off. His perseverance allowed him to experience a game that he’s grown to love and build relationships he’ll never forget. That’s what the game of football is all about. 

“It was an honor for him to be recognized among the talented student-athletes of this region,” said Mrs. Amber Tomlinson, Caden’s mother. “His father John and I are very proud of his growth as a Juggernaut, both on and off the field. These last couple of years have been challenging for everyone but being a part of the Juggernaut football family provided a lifetime of memories to treasure. We are forever grateful for the commitment and love of his coaches, teammates, and our Juggernaut families.”


COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 resources

The district remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our staff, our students, and their families. 

Test to Stay
Our district has partnered with Ethos Laboratories in Newport, Ky., to create a “Test to Stay” program. This free, optional program will provide an opportunity for some staff and students to remain in classrooms instead of quarantining.

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Healthy at School

COVID-19 Vaccine Information and NKY Locations


Erlanger Luminary Night

Make Erlanger glow

The City of Erlanger wants to create a beautiful luminary display in the city on December 24 to celebrate the holiday season!

Erlanger residents may pick up free luminary kits at the City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue, during business hours. The kits will include 10 white bags and 10 candles. Proof of residency is required when picking up the kits. Available while supplies last.

The City of Erlanger will also be collecting non-perishable items for BeConcerned. If you are interested in participating bring some food when you come to pick up your luminary kit.


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Holidays are happy at the library!

The Kenton County Public Library continues to provide a wide range of support, programming, resources, and fun for children of all ages -- especially during the holiday season! From books and games to special seasonal programs, the library finds ways to safely assist and enrich our community’s youngest learners during the break from school.

Click here to view their current offerings…