February 2022

Last Updated: 2/25/2022 6:49 PM

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Mask Policy Update
Museum on Wheels Rolls into Miles
Bartlett Students Get Job Ready
Sweetheart Dance is Smashing Success
Former Student Now Student Teacher
Mentors, Coaches Back at Lindeman
Thank You, School Counselors!
Athletic Updates
Take Bachelor’s Degree to the Classroom
Fun Events for Erlanger Residents
Food Pantry Available for District Families



Mask policy update

Effective Monday, February 14, 2022, masks/face coverings are recommended for staff, students, and visitors to our facilities but are no longer required. 

Per federal regulations, masks/face coverings will continue to be required on all school buses.

All other current practices related to isolation, quarantine, and other mitigation strategies will continue.

View the full plan on our Healthy at School page.


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Museum on Wheels rolls into Miles

Students at Miles Elementary recently enjoyed a science field trip in their own classroom when the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum on Wheels paid a visit.

First graders enjoyed a science-based program, the Awesome Animal Adaptation. The program explores animal habitats and adaptations. They got to touch live animals and learn about unique items from the museum’s collection. 

In addition to science, the Museum on Wheels offers natural history and social studies-based programs they bring right to the classroom. Thanks to the Full Service Community Schools Grant, each classroom at Miles will have the opportunity for a visit from Museum on Wheels to cover a topic chosen by teachers to complement their instruction. Topics range from engineering, dinosaurs, and the solar system to weather and even a business beginnings experience for fifth graders. 


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Bartlett students get job ready

Bartlett students recently went shopping at J.C. Penney to select and purchase clothing suitable for job interviews. Students were given a budget, which provided an opportunity for real-world choices about what they could best do within their budget to outfit themselves.  

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Ms. Shelley Werner, district FiT coordinator; Mr. John Braden, NaviGo mentor; and Mr. Scott Kimberlin, Bartlett counselor accompanied Bartlett students Madelyn Austin, LJ Lancaster, Caroline Puckett, Robert Scott, and Daniel Trumble on the excursion. 

The students then were provided with a budget to buy lunch for themselves.

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After the shopping trip, students came to school dressed in their interview clothes and held mock interviews with Mrs. Werner and Mr. Braden. While some students engaged in interviews, others were having professional headshots taken by Charity Jordan and Tommy Jordan to use in building resumes and LinkedIn pages. 

In partnership with NaviGo College and Career Prep Services, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools received a grant from Education Leads Home to provide expanded one-to-one and small group college and career counseling classes to nontraditional high school students and recent graduates.  

"We believe when students can identify what makes them unique and are provided with knowledge, support, encouragement, and opportunity, they will flourish and be excited and motivated to complete high school and seek a career -- not just a job," Ms. Werner said.   

Education Leads Home seeks to raise awareness of key challenges and increase implementation of proven practices and policies that improve educational outcomes, from early childhood through postsecondary, for vulnerable student populations.

Cap & Gown

Congrats, Bartlett grads!

Congratulations to the following students who have graduated from Bartlett Educational Center so far in 2022:

Madelyn Austin
Stephanie Compton
Shanti Johnson
Dalina Montoya
Michael Sassin
Logan Zamora Riley

Best wishes! Your future is bright!


Sweetheart Dance

Sweetheart Dance is smashing success

For the first time in nearly three years, Tichenor’s National Junior Honor Society held its annual Sweetheart Dance the Friday before Valentine’s Day. 

A little over 300 students were in attendance, which is the largest crowd in recent memory. 

“The students were excited and had so much fun dancing, enjoying refreshments, talking, and taking photos with their friends,” said Ms. Jenny Clark, who helped oversee the event. “We had a number of exuberant  staff members assist, along with about 10 NKU students who are currently working with teachers in our school.” 

The dance was an excellent opportunity for our middle school students to experience a return to the social activities celebrated in pre-pandemic life. 


Student Teacher

Former student now student teacher

Ms. Emily Murphy, a former Lindeman Lion and Lloyd graduate, is now back in the classroom at her elementary school! Ms. Murphy is student teaching in Mrs. Michelle Willoughby’s fifth-grade class. Incidentally, Mrs. Willoughby was Ms. Murphy’s teacher for both second and fifth grade at Lindeman!


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Mentors, coaches back at Lindeman 

With pandemic restrictions easing, Lindeman Elementary has been delighted to welcome some of their special helpers back to the school. 

One to One is a reading and math program with coaches from the community who come in once a week to work with students who need additional support in reading or math. Lindeman’s volunteers have been back in action, working on skills at the student's level and tracking their progress over time. The program works to build fluency and connections between the coach and the students. 

Lunch Buddies, coordinated through Big Brothers Big Sisters, welcomes members of the community once a week to have lunch with a student who needs a mentor. These special buddies build relationships that last year after year. During their time together these “Bigs” and their students work to create goals for the student to grow academically, socially, athletically, or anything else the child is interested in. 

“Each week our students get so excited to see their Big and enjoy time with them,” said Mrs. Angie Gabbard, Lindeman’s principal. “These programs have made huge impacts on our students. We are so grateful and thankful for the community members that give of their time and resources to mentor and grow our Lindeman students.”



Thank you, school counselors!

National School Counseling Week, held the first full week of February, provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention on the unique contributions of counselors within our district. What's more, this special week highlights the tremendous impact our school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 

The 2022 theme was School Counseling: Better Together. We're certainly better thanks to the leadership, compassion, and collaboration our remarkable counselors bring to school each and every day!

Ms. Jennifer Bird
Ms. Ivy Blanton
Mrs. Naomi Colliver
Ms. Jennifer Dean
Ms. Gina Dewar
Mrs. Lori Dickman
Mr. Craig Dollins
Mrs. Jennifer Glass
Mr. Scott Kimberlin
Ms. Kathy Koerner
Ms. Michelle Landenwitch
Ms. Natalya McMahan
Mrs. Aubrey Ryan
Mrs. Sherry Ryle

Each of these remarkable individuals is dedicated to cultivating a firm foundation for self-awareness, problem solving, and relationship building in each student. When students feel good about themselves and know how to manage the challenges and emotions life brings, they enter the classroom better prepared to learn. This trickles down to long-term success...in school and in life.


Athletic updates…

College signings

Braxton Irwin

Braxton Irwin has signed to play football with Union College.

Jagur Eickhoff

Jagur Eickhoff has signed with Thomas More Football. 

We're so proud of you!

Congratulations are in order!


In Juggernaut bowling, Aidan Vickers was the Region 6 champion and ranked third in the region with a season average of 198. Connor Musk one of the team's graduating seniors, ranked second in the region with an average of 199. Both recently competed on the Region 6 All-Star Bowling Team in Louisville. 

Coach Walker

Coach Mike Walker was named Northern Kentucky Boys Basketball Coaches Association Division II Coach of the Year!

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Jeremiah Israel, Zaire Monroe, and E.J. Walker (pictured above, left to right) were named to the Northern Kentucky Boys Basketball Coaches Association All-Division II team. 

Morgan Jenkins

Morgan Jenkins has much to celebrate. In addition to being named to the Northern Kentucky Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Division II team, she recently scored her 1,000th career point. Morgan achieved the milestone during a 50-42 win over Bellevue during which she scored 27 points. 

Fight on you Juggernauts, fight!


NKU Program

Take your bachelor’s degree to the classroom

Northern Kentucky University has been awarded a Diverse Educator Grant for middle and secondary teachers. This grant – combined with their MAT program – will allow adults that have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field to easily transition into the classroom and an initial teaching license program at NKU.

Teacher candidates can apply to enroll in the program (with start dates in May or August) that is completed in roughly 20 months while simultaneously being issued a special teaching license allowing them to be hired in any Kentucky public school.

Interested persons should contact Dr. Melissa Hess hessm5@nku.edu or 859.572.3336. 


Fun events for Erlanger residents…

Dave & Busters

Erlanger Day at Dave & Busters
The City of Erlanger is hosting Erlanger Day at Dave & Busters, all day long on Friday, March 18. Erlanger residents can pick up a $10 game card at the City Building, 505 Commonwealth Ave, during business hours, beginning March 14 to be used all day on March 18. Each card will also include unlimited simulator play.

Residents will need to show proof of residency and cards are limited to one per family, while supplies last. Click here for more info...

Erlanger Night at Silverlake

Join in the fun during Erlanger Night at Silverlake - The Family Place! Erlanger residents are invited to enjoy the Active Entertainment Center which includes a trampoline park, duckpin bowling, Kidsquest, clip and climb, and the basketball gym. The Bar & Grill will have food and drinks available for purchase. Pre-registration is required, available at this link... 


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.

Now located at the Family Resource Center at 459 Buckner Street in Elsmere, the food pantry is typically open twice a month and has very limited conditions for use. 

To keep things simple, the only requirement is that a student living in the household is enrolled in our district school. Visitors to the food pantry complete a simple form consisting of just names and the number of people living in the household. That's it! Plus, families can visit any time the pantry is open; there is no maximum number of visits.

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!

Food is available through a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank.

In March, the pantry will be open on March 17 and 31. 

This will be an open shop and you do not need an appointment. Please bring bags if you have them.

Questions? Please contact:

Amber Evans 
859-342-2426 or 

Tracy Molley 

Should schools be closed for inclement weather the Food Pantry will be closed as well.