December 2022

Last Updated: 12/20/2022 9:18 PM


Schools celebrate the season

Miles students are reading to dogs

Recognizing National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week with RAWTuba

Stadium renovations continue

Lloyd football coach, players honored

Hands on learning at Howell

Kenton County Alliance, E3C host free skate night

Eighth grade travels to Aronoff Center for Black Violin

Bartlett holds Health and Wellness Fair

2023-2024 calendar available

Food pantry available for district families

Make Erlanger glow



Erlanger Tree Lighting Erlanger Tree Lighting
Erlanger Tree Lighting Erlanger Tree Lighting Erlanger Tree Lighting  

Schools celebrate the season

The holiday season is in full swing, and throughout the district our schools participated in activities, hosted events, and facilitated festivities to celebrate the season. 

Students from many of our schools took part in the City of Erlanger’s Annual Tree Lighting event. Elementary students made ornaments to decorate trees in the city building’s main lobby.

“It brings me joy to see them so excited to find their ornament on the tree during the event,” said Ms. Kim Wolking, event planner for the City of Erlanger. 

The Lloyd choir and the elementary choir students also performed at the event. 

“They do a great job every year, and their carols create a festive atmosphere,” Ms. Wolking added.  

In addition, twelve Lloyd students signed up to volunteer at the event.

“Without their support, we could not offer these large events,” Ms. Wolking said. “Thanks to EES students and staff, the Tree Lighting has grown into a great community partnership and a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season. It was a good night.”

“One of the reasons I love living and working here is the strong sense of community,” said Mr. Chad Molley, superintendent. “It makes me happy to hear that our youth are carrying that tradition forward.”


Parents Night Out Parents Night Out
Parents Night Out Parents Night Out

Within our schools… Arnett held a Parent’s Night Out – Winter Wonderland edition, complete with games, snacks, and holiday happiness It was so much fun!


Howell Family Night Howell Family Night
Howell Family Night Howell Family Night

Howell’s Winter Family Night was a blast! The first grade teachers organized an event that included engaging activities for all ages – and there was a huge turnout!


Miles Family Night Miles Family Night
Miles Family Night Miles Family Night

Miles DECKED the halls for its Winter Family Night! It was a great opportunity to make connections and celebrate together.


Lindeman Doors
Lindeman Doors Lindeman Doors

Lindeman Elementary held a door decorating contest… the school’s fifth grade Lindeman Leaders served as the official judges!


Lloyd NHS

Lindeman also had a great time with Lloyd High School students in the National Honor Society. They did a little holiday shopping for some Lindeman students and had a great time celebrating with them. 


Lindeman Lunch Lindeman Lunch

Lindeman also celebrated students in third through fifth grade who had all A and B on their report card for the first grading period with a special lunch! 




Therapy Dog
Therapy Dog Therapy Dog

Miles students are reading to dogs

The library at Miles Elementary School is now welcoming more than just students… once a month it opens its doors to therapy dogs!

Mrs. Ryan Elmore, school librarian at Miles, has scheduled therapy dogs to come in monthly to read with different grade levels. Last month, seven dogs came in to read with the second grade during their library visit to help build student confidence with reading out loud. Next month, third graders will read with therapy dogs. 

Research at Tufts University found that dogs, relaxed and nonjudgmental, seem to help even struggling readers find delight in a good book. A study conducted by Deborah Linder, co-director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, found the trend toward “canine-assisted reading” is more than a feel-good idea—it’s a rich field for future research. A study about a dog-assisted reading project in a Grafton, Massachusetts, public school found that when dogs were brought into an after-school program for second graders, the children reported improved attitudes about reading.

Thank you, Mrs. Elmore and therapy dogs, for thinking outside the box to promote literacy!



Recognizing National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week with RAWTuba

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week is recognized the week before Thanksgiving each November. This year, nine area school districts partnered to bring greater awareness and education to the challenges of hunger and homelessness. Students from Lloyd Memorial High School joined a select group of high school students to visit with Dr. Richard White, an acclaimed author, musician, and mentor at Northern Kentucky University. Praise Treanor writes about the experience.

By Praise Treanor

The Wind Ensemble and students of Mrs. Brady’s Journalism class had the opportunity to travel to NKU to hear Dr. Richard Antoine White, a professional tuba player.

Dr. White spoke about his memoir, I’m Possible; A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream, which covers his journey through homelessness and poverty to the fulfillment of his ambitions.

Though his life was difficult and filled with many obstacles, Dr. White worked tremendously hard to get to where he wanted to be

“Would I change any of that? No,” Dr. White stated simply.

He went on to explain that his hardships made him who he is. Being in poverty and separated from his birth parents was difficult, but it made him stronger.

Junior Leah Schumacher said that one of her favorite parts of the visit was that Dr. White was “such a positive person. His past didn’t hold him down.”

Dr. White encouraged listeners to “work for what you want.” One of the things that drove him to success, he explained, was that he worked harder than anyone else.

Dr. White also counseled, “Never get in the habit of doing what is most comfortable,” affirming that stepping out of one’s comfort zone and putting in the work will bring the greatest reward.

Throughout his inspiring message, Dr. White encouraged students to be themselves and not deprive the world of the very best versions of themselves. His wisdom rings true for high school students today. No one else can be quite like you.

To learn more about Dr. White’s story, pick up a copy of I’m Possible or watch his documentary, RAWTuba.


Cecil Dees Field Cecil Dees Field
Cecil Dees Field Cecil Dees Field

Stadium renovations continue

The initial phases of our stadium renovation project at Lloyd Memorial High School continue, and as the pictures show, much has been accomplished already! The stadium at Lloyd Memorial High School  – including the track – remains closed to community use. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade our facility for our students and community. We are excited about the new look coming to Cecil Dees Field!


Football Honors

Lloyd football coach, players honored

Northern Kentucky coaches recently honored their overall recipients for the Top 26 Awards, annually one of the most prestigious local football honors. For the Top 26, each of the 20 teams in the association selects one player to receive an award, and the coaches vote on six additional players to be honored for outstanding seasons.

Two Lloyd players – Amari Riley and Joe Cooley – were named in the Top 26. 

Joe and Amari were team captains who won multiple all-region honors and helped lead Lloyd to the 2A state semifinals for the first time since 2003. 

Lloyd Head Coach Kyle Niederman was honored with the 2022 Owen Hauck Coach of the Year award. 

Congratulations, Juggernauts! 


Frogs Aquarium
Aquarium Aquarium

Hands on learning at Howell

Students in Mrs. Missy Cooper’s third grade class at Howell Elementary recently went in depth to learn about frogs as they explored text features with their own copies of the informational text “Everything You Need to Know about Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures.” 

The students then had the chance to experience frogs and other slippery creatures during a fun and educational field trip to the Newport Aquarium. 

Real-world connection is one of the best methods of learning!



Kenton County Alliance, E3C host free skate night

The Kenton County Alliance & E3C Drug-Free Community recently hosted a skate night at Jimmie’s Rollerdrome for Tichenor Middle School students. The organizations joined forces to offer the event in an effort to promote a drug-free community. Nearly 300 students and accompanying parents enjoyed a fun evening, which included free admission and a free drink. 

The evening also included messages about alcohol prevention geared toward students and conversation sheets for parents. As students left, they received games and lots of candy! 

“It has another fun night at Jimmies,” said Ms. Diana O’Toole, director of the Kenton County Alliance to Prevention Substance Abuse. “Hats off to our Tichenor students for their good behavior!” 


Black Violin

Eighth grade travels to Aronoff Center for Black Violin

Eighth graders from Tichenor Middle School had the opportunity to travel to the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati in order to see a performance by the acclaimed band Black Violin as part of the group’s Give Thanks Holiday Tour. 

Black Violin is hip-hop meets classical music. The group is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), who are joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The Give Thanks Holiday Tour employs playful storytelling, whimsical string melodies, and hard-hitting beats to highlight the unifying pillars of the holiday season: Giving back to others and being wholeheartedly thankful. 

It was a wonderful way to reflect on the themes of the season: giving back to others and being wholeheartedly thankful. 

“It was an amazing performance; the kids had a great time,” said Ms. Aubrey Ryan, who helped organize the field trip. 


Bartlett Health Fair Bartlett Health Fair

Bartlett holds Health and Wellness Fair

For Unit 2 of the school’s Positive Action curriculum, high school students at Bartlett Educational Center participated in a Positive Action Health and Wellness Fair. Paired up in teams of two, each small group was assigned a topic covered in the Positive Action unit – nutrition, curiosity, sleep and rest, exercise, creativity and analysis, and safety (physical safety and mental health) and created a presentation consisting of a poster and visual aid. 

Bartlett’s middle school students and staff then had the opportunity to experience the projects during intervention hour. Students discussed and analyzed real-world health problems that their age group faces on a daily basis and were able to write down facts from each. Everyone then voted for their favorite project… Mental Health was the big winner!

It was a great opportunity to share thoughts and ideas and to encourage mindfulness around topics of health and wellness.



Planning ahead: The 2023-2024 school calendar

The district calendar for the 2023-2024 school year is now available. Click below to view beginning and end dates, holidays, and more. 

Printable list of days off

Approved calendar


Food Pantry

Food pantry available for district families

The Erlanger-Elsmere School District continues to operate a food pantry open to all families of students in the district.

The pantry is located at the Family Resource Center at 459 Buckner Street in Elsmere. No appointment is necessary, and the pantry is open to any family with a child enrolled in a school in the Erlanger-Elsmere district. 

As an added bonus, the pantries are "choice" food pantries, meaning families can choose the food items they prefer, decreasing food waste and increasing the benefit!

Upcoming dates for the Food Pantry are January 12 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and January 26 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

If you are unable to visit the pantry during these times, please contact your school’s Resource Center to make alternate arrangements.


Erlanger Glow

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. Click here for more details

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.