January 2023

Last Updated: 1/26/2023 10:05 PM

EES student receives scholarship at MLK Day luncheon

Erlanger-Elsmere school board honored this month

Community donations make holidays bright

Lloyd presents... Grease: School Edition

Food pantry available for district families

Athletes recognized by Enquirer

Nominate an outstanding teacher!

Not-On-Tobacco course offered

Events in Erlanger

Cement your name in Elsmere's history



MLK Scholarship

EES student receives scholarship at MLK Day luncheon

Guests gathered to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King were reminded of his remarkable legacy and hope for the future at the Northern Kentucky Branch NAACP Branch Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Outreach Luncheon. 

The Northern Kentucky Branch of NAACP presented scholarships to students graduating from Northern Kentucky high schools and presented the Annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Education Partner Award, Dr. King Corporate Award and Keeper of the Dream Award, Vision and Unity Award, Community Impact Award, and Presidents Award. 


Desia Hall, a senior at Lloyd Memorial High School, was the recipient of a scholarship at the luncheon. She plans to attend either South Carolina State, Jackson State, or Murray State University and major in Sports Medicine. 

"Desia was chosen for her hard work and dedication to her academics, especially with her dual credit Gateway Health Care classes," said Ms. Jennifer Bird, school counselor at Lloyd. "We are very proud of her!"

The event was held at the Newport Syndicate. Dr. Veda Stewart, division director for the Division of Educator Recruitment and Development of the Kentucky Department of Education, was the keynote speaker.



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Erlanger-Elsmere school board honored this month

As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools is joining in the celebration.

Mr. Jeffrey Miller, Ms. Sarah Shackelford-Ross, Ms. Teresa Loman Hunter, Ms. Rachel Retherford, and Mr. Marvin Townsend are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 171 local school districts being recognized this month for their service. They are joined by Amy Moctezuma-Perez and Molly Hunt, the Board's 2022-2023 student representatives. 

This is the perfect time to thank school board members for serving in a role that has become increasingly complex, said Ms. Davonna Page, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association and member of the Russellville Independent school board.

“Members of the Erlanger-Elsmere Board of Education are elected to shoulder important district decisions and to ensure the success of all students,” Ms. Page said. “Among other responsibilities, the local board oversees a multimillion-dollar budget, adopts policies based on ever-changing education laws, and closely monitors the strategic direction of the school system. All this while completing hours of professional learning and state-mandated training.”

“Our dedicated board team works to give every child in every classroom access to high quality teaching and learning,” said Mr. Chad Molley, superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Schools.

“Even in the face of new challenges, like rising costs and nationwide staffing shortages, our school board members never flinch to do what’s necessary for our district,” he said. “Our community should be very proud of this team."



Community donations make holidays bright

Each and every holiday season, our school district is touched by the generosity of our caring community as individuals, businesses, community groups, and churches step up to provide support to our students and families in need. 

For example, this year, 64 students representing 34 families at Arnett Elementary and 59 students representing 28 families at Miles received assistance to ensure our students and their families enjoyed a happy holiday. 

"Every family that reached out was able to receive assistance," said Ms. Shauna Kitts, Family Resource Coordinator at Arnett and Miles Elementary. "I am very fortunate that I had the help of so many sponsors that I did not have to turn anyone away!"

In total, 21 different sponsors -- including community partners such as the White Castle Factory in Covington & DHL, teachers and staff, the cities of Erlanger and Elsmere, and many other individuals -- made very generous donations of pajamas, new winter clothes, new shoes, and a variety of toys that fit student interests.

"The boxes were as tall as we were, and the truck was full," Ms. Kitts said. "A very conservative estimate of the value of our donated items would be approximately $20,000. None of this would have been possible without the help of our wonderful community, and I am so appreciative of everyone's commitment to our families!"



Grease Logo

Lloyd presents...
Grease: School Edition

Lloyd Memorial High School is preparing to delight audiences with the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages.  

Dietz Auditorium
February 24-25, 2023

Details and tickets are available on the group's Facebook page.

Lloyd students are involved in every aspect of the production, from singing and acting to building sets. Mark your calendar and go back to the '50s with Lloyd's talented students!



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 February 9 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and February 23 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.



Athletes recognized by Enquirer

Lloyd volleyball and football were well represented in the Enquirer's Fall Sports Awards!

Mr. Kyle Niederman, Lloyd's head football coach, was named Coach of the Year for leading the Juggernauts to a 10-4 record and the Class 2A state semifinals, marking the program’s first 10-win season since 1995 and first appearance in a state semifinal since 2003. Two of the losses were to state champion Beechwood and the other two were by a single point to larger schools.

Joe Cooley, Kaiden Zulager were named to First Team, and Avander Abrams, Thomas Plymesser, and Amari Riley to Second Team for football. 

Brooklyn Auclerc, Izabel Berger, and Lorelei Tomlinson were recognized with Honorable Mention for volleyball. 

Congratulations, Juggernauts!




Nominate an outstanding teacher!

Do you know a great teacher worthy of recognition? Our district is full of them!

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has opened nominations for the 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Awards. These awards celebrate some of Kentucky's most outstanding educators, and the overall award winner will be named the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

Any full-time public school teacher in the state with at least three years of experience is eligible. Teachers may be nominated by students, parents, teaching peers, principals, superintendents, or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an outstanding educator.

All nominated teachers will be invited to submit a formal application by Feb. 21, 2023.

Nominees should have the respect and admiration of their colleagues and:

    •    Be an expert in their field who advances growth for students of all backgrounds and abilities

    •    Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and families 

    •    Deliberately connect the classroom to the community to impact student growth and learning

    •    Be a lifelong learner and teacher leader

    •    Utilize innovation to create learning experiences within and beyond the classroom

    •    Express themselves in an engaging and clear way, conveying the lived classroom experience to a variety of audiences


A blue ribbon panel of education professionals from around the state will judge all applications. Advancing candidates will receive additional reviews and evaluations.

Teacher Achievement Award winners and the overall Kentucky Teacher of the Year will be announced later in 2023 and honored with cash prizes and other awards. The 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year will represent the state in the 2024 National Teacher of the Year competition.

If you have any questions, please contact glyptusann.jones@education.ky.gov. For more information on the 2024 KTOY timeline or process, visit kentuckytoy.com.


Quit Smoking

Not-On-Tobacco course offered

Know a teen that needs help quitting vaping/tobacco use? Let them know about Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T) courses being offered this February.

Not On Tobacco® is the American Lung Association's voluntary quit tobacco use program for teens ages 14 – 19. Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for tobacco use, healthy alternatives to tobacco use, and people who will support them in their efforts to quit. 

This course will be facilitated by Pastor Mike Webster with support from Three Rivers District Health Department. The course will be held on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at Owen County High School beginning on Tuesday, February 21.

Click here sign up:



Events in Erlanger

There is a lot going on in the City of Erlanger! Mark your calendar and get involved!

Holiday Lights

Holiday Light Recycling Program

Holiday lights (traditional and LED style bulbs) can be dropped off at various locations throughout Northern Kentucky for recycling - now through February 1, 2023. This season, a friendly competition between Kenton, Boone, and Campbell Counties is underway for the most recycled holiday lights. Erlanger's drop-off location is the City Building, 505 Commonwealth Ave. Don't put your lights in the trash - recycle them!


Dave & Busters

Game Day at Dave & Busters

Join us for a game day at Dave & Buster's! Erlanger residents can pick up a $10 game card at the City Building, 505 Commonwealth Ave, during business hours beginning February 13. 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 to learn more…

There will be no cards available at Dave & Buster's on the day of the event. You must pick up your card at the City Building prior to the event. 



Cement your name in Elsmere's history

Would you like to have your name cemented into the history of Elsmere? You can purchase a brick and have it placed at the newly constructed city building. Just print, complete, and return this order form and return it to the City of Elsmere with payment. Copies are also available to pick up at the city office.