November 2021

Last Updated: 11/17/2021 1:12 PM

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District Hosting COVID Vaccine Clinic for 5+

Mr. McNabb’s Class Cultivates Spirit of Giving

Recognizing Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

District Staff, First Responders Recognized for Stepping Up

Lloyd Teacher Selected as GoTeachKY Ambassador

Miles Students Participate in Lexia Challenge

Marching Band Celebrates Impressive Season

Howell Students Look Forward… and Back

Arnett’s Fall Festival is Smashing Success

Lindeman Students Embrace Fall Fun



District hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic for ages 5 and up

Wild Health will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Scheben Gymnasium on Friday, November 19, 2021. This vaccine clinic is for EES students age 5 and up.

More information and registration details are on our website. Click here... 



Mr. McNabb’s class cultivates the spirit of giving

Mr. McNabb’s sixth-grade seminar class at Tichenor Middle School is excited to partner with the Freestore Foodbank to raise money to provide holiday meals to those in need in our community!  

The class has set its minimum donation at just $1 so that anyone who wants to help out can do so at their level of comfort.  Please help Mr. McNabb’s class reach their goal of raising $500 to provide 1,500 meals to those in need this holiday season.  

Click here to contribute:



Recognizing Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

This is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 13 - 21). We wish to thank our district staff and community partners for your continued support and guidance in serving our students and their family members experiencing homelessness. Our Erlanger Elsmere Schools Families in Transition program is grateful to you for helping us to identify and assist our students living with unstable housing.

To find out how you can help others understand family and youth homelessness, please visit our website:

For more information about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, visit the event website:



District staff, first responders recognized for helping colleague during medical emergency

Shortly after welcoming local businesses to Lloyd Memorial High School for a career fair, Mr. Paul Sturgeon, Lloyd’s career coach, suffered a significant medical emergency and collapsed in one of the school’s office suites. Members of the district team that were at the school for the career fair began rendering critical first aid immediately, while also activating district emergency response protocols and 911 communication. It was a chaotic situation, as school personnel and several school nurses were on the scene tending to a variety of injuries. In fact, Mr. Bill Pilgram, the district’s athletic director, had to administer several shocks from an automated external defibrillator (AED) – the situation was, indeed, a matter of life and death. 

Within four minutes of the 911 call, both Engine and Life Squad company from Erlanger's Firehouse 1 were on scene at Lloyd.

“Make no mistake, if not for their swift response and their professional training, in conjunction with the quick actions of Lloyd’s administrative staff and district nursing staff, things would have concluded in a far different manner,” said Mr. Matt Engel, assistant superintendent, who was on the scene.

Every member of the Lloyd administrative team and the Erlanger Fire Department that responded immediately went to work assisting Mr. Sturgeon. 

“I recall being immediately grateful for all the training that these administrators and responders have received over the years, as I am sure every ounce of it was called upon in that moment,” Mr. Engel said. “The team stabilized their patient and transported him to the hospital. After a very critical 48 hours, Mr. Sturgeon began showing signs of improvement, and by the grace of God walked out of the hospital within a week.” 

The Board of Education recognized the district staff and members of the Erlanger Fire Department on shift at the time of the incident at the November meeting of the Board of Education. Thankfully, Mr. Sturgeon was in attendance. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation to his colleagues and the first responders for their efforts. 

“If not for the response of the staff of Lloyd Memorial High School, the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District, and the Erlanger Fire Department on September 28, Lloyd and our school district would have suffered an incomprehensible tragedy,” Mr. Engel added. “I assure you, educating our students academically, socially, and emotionally over the last two years has been a herculean task. The thought of losing a staff member in addition to the day-to-day challenges we already face would have pushed our staff to the brink. Thankfully, because of the good work of these educators and firefighters, our colleague has another chance at life.”

Thank you to these heroic individuals, who stepped up during a time of great need:

Mike Key, Principal – Principal, Lloyd Memorial High School

Kyle Niederman – Assistant Principal, Lloyd Memorial High School

Monica Wainscott – Assistant Principal, Lloyd Memorial High School

Bill Pilgram – District Athletic Director

Jon Danks – Teacher, Lloyd Memorial High School

Melanie Dowdy – District Health Services Coordinator

Katie Zuziak – School Nurse

Joanie Combs – HealthPoint Nurse

Julie Bosley – Secretary, Lloyd Memorial High School 

Pat Sexton – Secretary, Lloyd Memorial High School

Kelsey Smith – Secretary, Lloyd Memorial High School 


Deputy Chief Brian Robinson – Erlanger Fire/EMS

Captain Randy McMullen – Erlanger Fire/EMS

Lieutenant Randy Godsey – Erlanger Fire/EMS

Firefighter/Paramedic Jacob Shafer – Erlanger Fire/EMS

Firefighter/EMS Jacob Henderson – Erlanger Fire/EMS


Ms. Loyd

Lloyd teacher selected as GoTeachKY ambassador

Ms. Shelby Loyd, special education teacher at Lloyd Memorial High School was selected as one of twenty-two GoTeachKY Ambassadors for the state of Kentucky. 

GoTeachKY is an initiative from the Kentucky Department of Education that works to recruit the next generation of Kentucky educators to remedy the critical teacher shortage currently affecting every state in America. Research supports that the most important factor contributing to student achievement is effective teachers. GoTeachKY’s mission is to ensure that all students across the Commonwealth have equitable access to effective educators.

When Ms. Loyd received an email about GoTeachKY, she loved the idea of improving relations with people who are interested in the field. 

“I’m hoping to be seen as a resource about education for students and the community,” Ms. Lloyd said. “I want to be able to be transparent about the ups and downs of the field and help people understand education."

This is Ms. Loyd’s seventh year at Lloyd High School. She spent her first three years at the school as an English teacher and is in her fourth year as a special education teacher. The fact that the school has the same name as her (though, of course, spelled a bit differently…) is just one of many things Ms. Loyd enjoys about working in Erlanger-Elsmere Schools. 

I love Erlanger-Elsmere school, especially Lloyd, because they are focused completely on providing the best education they can for every student that walks into one of their buildings,” Ms. Loyd said. “Lloyd is a small school, which gives me the ability to know everyone I work with and most of the students. I may not teach everyone who comes through the high school, but I recognize most of the kids in the building. Kids at Lloyd know pretty much everyone in their class, encouraging a sense of community inside and outside of the school. I have now lived in Erlanger for two years, and I have loved it. I'm very happy to be a part of Juggernaut country, and I intend to be here for some time.” 

In part to support her new role, Ms. Loyd intends to be more active on social media. Check her out on Twitter @ShelbyKLoyd.  


Lexia Challenge Lexia Challenge

Miles students, Erlanger Police have fun with reading through Lexia Challenge

Miles Elementary partnered with the Erlanger Police Department to have some fun with reading during the month of October. Members of the Erlanger Police visited the school and made fun videos for Miles students as they participated in the Lexia Challenge – a friendly competition to encourage everyone to dig into the school’s new computer-based reading program. 

A pizza party with members of the Erlanger Police was promised to the top performing class in each grade… and the students really delivered! In all, students completed 13,000 units in Lexia school-wide throughout the course of the month! 

The winning classes were: 

Kindergarten: Ms. Cooke, 605 units

First Grade: Ms. Braun, 847 units

Second Grade: Ms. Taylor, 1,746 units

Third Grade: Ms. Bailey, 1,496 units

Fourth Grade: Ms. Kemper, 922 units

Fifth Grade: Dr. Asbrock, 1,721 units

Dalton in Mrs. Love’s class was the top performing student with 277 units – winning a brand-new bicycle! 

But really, all Miles students were winners as they worked hard to advance their reading. Congratulations to all of the grade-level Lexia Leaders! 

“We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with the Erlanger Police,” said Mrs. Reena Connelly, Miles’ principal. “Our librarian, Ms. Ryan Elmore, has been instrumental in developing that relationship with them and running the Lexia challenge. She took the idea and ran with it… managing and organizing everything. Ms. Alanya Hoppius, our full-schools community grant coordinator, was instrumental in getting Lexia at Miles and collaborated with Ms. Elmore to put together prizes and plan future monthly challenges.”

Lexia Reading is a computer-based reading program that provides phonics instruction and gives students independent practice in basic reading skills, supplementing regular classroom instruction. Lexia provides a personalized learning experience that enables students of all abilities to advance their reading skills development.


Marching Band

Marching Band celebrates impressive season

The Lloyd Memorial Marching Juggernauts recently completed a fantastic season culminating in achieving 7th place at the Class A regionals at Bourbon County High School. 

The Marching Juggernauts had a very successful season, including taking first place in Class A at the South Laurel Cardinal Classic, as well as best color guard and best percussion; first place in Class 1A and best guard and best percussion at Ryle; second place in Class 2A at Madison Southern; and best guard, best visual, best music, best effect and first place in Class A at the Beechwood Festival of Bands. 

Congratulations to everyone affiliated with Lloyd Memorial High School Marching Band this year, particularly members of the senior class, for all of the hard work and dedication you have shown the program over the years. They will be missed!


Howell students look forward… and back

Colonial Day Colonial Day Colonial Day

Fifth graders at Howell Elementary recently wrapped up their studies of the American colonies with the celebration of Colonial Day. The students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities reflective of what colonists may have experienced. It was a wonderful day of learning!

College Visit College Visit College Visit

Meanwhile, Howell’s fourth and fifth graders had the opportunity to get excited about college and beyond with a visit from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority's College Road Show. A mobile classroom equipped with Internet access, individual workstations, an instructor's screen, and an outdoor projection screen, the Road Show uses state-of-the-art technology to connect students with the information they need to research, pursue, and succeed in their educational future beyond high school.

For more information and fun games, visit

Thank you to Mrs. Ryle and Mr. Dollins for organizing the opportunity and thank you to the College Info Road Show for visiting Howell and teaching our students about higher education and scholarship opportunities!


Fall Fun

Arnett’s Fall Festival is smashing success

More than 100 families came out in the pouring rain to celebrate the change of seasons at Arnett Elementary School’s Fall Festival. 

Held just before Halloween, the Fall Festival included games, crafts, prizes, music, snacks, and more. Best of all, students and teachers alike dressed up in Halloween costumes or their favorite fall colors. There were many creative characters in attendance and it was a wonderful evening for all! 


Lindeman students embrace fall fun


Students in Mrs. Siedenberg's fourth-grade class created some fall haikus, which were proudly displayed in the hallway. 


Students in Ms. Marshall’s fourth-grade class learned how rain can affect exposed soil and cause erosion. Students learned that even one drop of water can make soil move, and that soil erosion can lead to sediment getting into our waterways and affecting an ecosystem. 

Lindeman PBIS

Students who met their monthly PBIS goal had the opportunity to choose to play kickball, make slime, or enjoy some Halloween pudding. Congratulations to all the students who met their goals during the month of October. 

Lindeman Trunk or Treat

Finally, Lindeman families had a great time at the school’s Trunk or Treat event. They got lots of candy, played some games, and had a great time with their friends! The turnout was beyond expectations – so much so that administrators are pretty sure that nearly every Lindeman student was in attendance!