July 2021

Last Updated: 7/2/2021 4:04 PM


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Reena Connelly Named Miles' Principal
Hannah Campbell Selected as Instructional Coach
Discounted Internet Service
Sign-ups Open for 2021 Backpacks & Breakfast
Celebrating the End of the School Year
Lindeman Learns About Nature 
Honor Society Lends a Hand
Summer Fun in the City 
Kenton County Library Summer Reading Program
Get Out the Vax
Save the Date for Festival of Hope



Reena Connelly named principal of Miles Elementary School

The Site-Based Decision-Making Council (SBDM) at Miles Elementary has unanimously selected Ms. Reena Connelly as the school’s new principal.

Ms. Connelly comes to Miles and the Erlanger-Elsmere School District from Saffell Street Elementary School in Anderson County, Ky., where she most recently served as the school’s Math Interventionist. In her eight years at Saffell Street, she also taught 2nd and 4th grade, and served as a grade level coach.

Ms. Connelly received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Berea College and has earned a Master’s in Teacher Leadership and an Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership degree from University of the Cumberlands. She was selected as an Anderson Teacher of the Year in 2015. 

"We are excited to have Ms. Connelly join our Miles Elementary School and Erlanger-Elsmere Schools family,” said Mr. Chad Molley, Superintendent. “We are confident her blend of leadership and knowledge of curriculum and instruction will allow our staff and students to flourish as they return for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to her passionate, caring, empathetic approach to school leadership and her belief in building strong relationships with the students, staff, families, and the entire Miles Elementary School community."

Ms. Connelly currently resides in Frankfort, Ky., with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Ryder and Wade. 


Hannah Campbell selected as instructional coach at Miles Elementary

Ms. Hannah Campbell has been selected as Instructional Coach at Miles Elementary School. 

Ms. Campbell brings a strong background in elementary education and a variety of leadership experiences to her new role. She has spent the last eight years working at Howell Elementary School as a 5th and 2nd grade teacher. In that time, Ms. Campbell has taken on a variety of leadership roles including District Teacher Leader representative, Howell’s Site Based Decision Making Council, school-level curriculum and PBIS committees, and service as a mentor for new and student teachers. Additionally, she has also coached Girls on the Run, the Academic Team, and Governor’s Cup. 

A lifelong Northern Kentucky resident, Ms. Campbell graduated from Boone County High school and the University of Louisville, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Mathematics. She received a master’s degree in Teacher Leader with a license in Gifted and Talented Education from Northern Kentucky University, and she’s currently continuing studies at NKU toward a second master’s degree as an Education Specialist.

"Ms. Campbell will be a welcome addition to the staff and leadership team of Miles Elementary School,” said Mr. Chad Molley, Superintendent. “She is a confident leader who will work tirelessly on behalf of the staff, students, and families of Miles Elementary. Her collaborative nature and knowledge of elementary standards and curriculum will lead to many opportunities for instructional growth within the building. We look forward to watching her grow in this new role and to all that she will contribute to meeting our academic goals."

Ms. Campbell is newly married to Mr. Eric Campbell, physical education teacher at Tichenor Middle School. They live in Burlington, Ky., with their goldendoodle, Lexie. They enjoy spending their free time with family and friends when they aren’t busy cheering on the Lloyd Memorial Boys Basketball team! 


You may be eligible for discounted internet service

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount toward broadband Internet service along with a one-time discount to purchase an applicable device. 

If your child receives free or reduced lunch, your family is likely eligible for this benefit, even if you are already paying for Internet service. In order to qualify, please ensure you have a Household Income Form (HIF) on file with our school district, and that you’re eligible based on that form. 

Click here to learn more...

Sign-ups open for 2021 Backpacks & Breakfast

960 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies will be given away in drive-thru appointments August 14-15 at Be Concerned, 1100 Pike Street in Covington. If more than 960 students sign up, winners will be chosen by random drawing in early August. Winners will be emailed or texted pick-up times for their kids’ backpacks the week of August 9. 

To register for the backpacks sweepstakes, email the following information to backpacks@beconcerned.org:

• Parent/guardian’s name, city, e-mail & phone number

• Student’s name, 2021-2022 school, and grade

The deadline for entering is 5 p.m. on July 31, 2021.

Backpacks & Breakfast is open to K-12 students in Kenton, Campbell, and Boone counties. Each backpack will include a gift certificate for a free kids meal courtesy of Frisch’s. For details, email backpacks@beconcerned.org or call 859.750.2813. Backpacks & Breakfast is presented annually by Northern Kentucky Harvest in collaboration with Be Concerned and the Brighton Center.

Celebrating the end of the school year

Schools across the district celebrated the end of the school year with fun events and memorable rites of passage. 

Kindergarten Grads Fifth Grade Grad

Elementary schools recognized the accomplishments of students at various grade levels, especially kindergartners completing their first year of formal schooling, and fifth graders transitioning to middle school, like the students from Miles Elementary pictured above. 

Lindeman Grads Lindeman Grads

Lindeman Elementary had some special visitors when Lloyd's recent graduates who attended Lindeman came back for a visit. They enjoyed looking through old yearbooks, catching up with their 5th grade teachers, finding their name on the Wall of Fame, playing the drums, and remembering the good old days. "It was so great seeing them and we are so proud," said Mrs. Angie Gabbard, Lindeman's principal. "Once a Lion, always a Lion!" 

Tichenor Winners Tichenor Winners

Tichenor pulled winners for students who earned "tickets" for positive behavior choices. The prizes were awesome and a few lucky winners even got a Nintendo Switch! 

"Thank you for being safe, respectful, and responsible every day at TMS," said Principal Mac Cooley. 


Lloyd Memorial High School celebrated its 93rd annual commencement ceremony -- indoors this year due to forecasted rain. 

"As a school district, we have had the distinct pleasure of sharing many milestones with these young men and women as they have grown, matured, and taken steps toward fulfilling their hopes and dreams," Superintendent Chad Molley said in his remarks. "As this chapter of your life ends and another begins, keep following your hearts, continue to be courageous, and believe in yourself and each other. Don’t let anything stand in the way of what you want to accomplish - we are JUGGERNAUTS after all!"

Watch the full video of the ceremony here...


Boone County Arboretum Boone County Arboretum

Lindeman learns about nature 

Lindeman’s 21st Century Summer Program recently welcomed guests from the Boone County Arboretum. Students learned about nature and were able to plant their own tree!


FunRun FunRun FunRun

Honor Society students lend a hand

Lloyd National Honor Society students Emma Baisden, Edson HernandezJeronimo, and Lucas Cooley volunteered to help with The Dummy Run 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, June 27. The event was sponsored by Vent Haven Museum, the world's only museum dedicated to ventriloquism, located in Ft. Mitchell. Emma and Edson worked Water Station #2, keeping participants well-hydrated. Great work! Lloyd science teacher Mrs. Melissa Stolz also participated, and Lloyd Class of 2020 grad Hunter Belville won the race!


Summer fun in the city

The cities of Erlanger and Elsmere have a variety of fun events planned for their residents this summer! From Depot Days and Dreamy Whip Wednesdays to Madcap Puppets and other park events, there's tons of fun for everyone! Check out what they're offering...

City of Erlanger

City of Elsmere


Kenton County Public Library

Kenton County Library Summer Reading Program

The Kenton County Public Library’s Summer Reading program is now underway, with fun events, activities, and prizes planned throughout the next few months. 

This year’s theme reminds everyone that “Reading Colors Your World.” Find out more here, https://www.kentonlibrary.org/srcor visit the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library!


Get Out The VAX


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Get Out the Vax is a region-wide collaborative effort to energize and mobilize around vaccines – and towards a healthy, thriving 20’s for our community – by getting 80% of eligible people 16 years and older in our region vaccinated by the 4th of July.

What’s more, students 16 and over that can provide proof of vaccination would no longer have to quarantine as close contacts in school, athletics, or extracurriculars once they are considered fully vaccinated (two weeks past final dose) and are asymptomatic.

Learn more and schedule your vaccine…


Festival of Hope

Save the date!

The Westwood family has announced the annual Chelsea Ryann Festival of Hope will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Scheben Gymnasium on the campus of Lloyd Memorial High School.