November 2022

Last Updated: 11/30/2022 4:12 PM

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Thankful for community support
Students, supporters recognized as Community Champions
Fall is for family!
Honoring Veterans Day 
Marching Juggernauts finish in Top 10 
Lloyd senior achieves significant certification
Howell students get career ready
Tichenor students learn… during Cyclones game
Students attend regional Youth Summit 
Arnett’s Book Blast program promotes literacy 
Head Start available for Erlanger-Elsmere children
Holiday fun in the City of Erlanger

7 Hills Church 7 Hills Church

Thankful for community support

In advance of Thanksgiving, Seven Hills Church partnered with schools across the district to ensure families had all of the ingredients for a wonderful holiday.  Their generous ministry provided a box of dry foods along with a certificate to Kroger to get cooked rotisserie turkey.  

“Seven Hills is wonderful to us as a school and to our families,” said Mrs. Maryann Moore, director of Lloyd’s Youth Service Center. 

In addition, Immaculate Heart of Mary donated more than 200 Thanksgiving meals to families at Arnett. 

Food Drive Food Drive

In the spirit of the season. Lloyd’s Student Council held a food drive, collecting cans for United Ministries Inc.

We are so grateful for the generosity of a caring community!


Community Champions

Students, supporters recognized as Community Champions

At the beginning of the month, Superintendent Chad Molley and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron recognized students from Lloyd Memorial High School and Covington Independent Schools who have been committed to bold anti-drug actions and ongoing commitment to programs and campaigns that encourage students to be substance free. 

These students were named “Community Champions” during a special luncheon for the positive role they serve in their schools and the community. 

Two community and school partners who have worked with the coalition – Ms. Abby Beausir, Project Director for NKY Institute for Strategic Prevention, and Mr. John Wilmhoff, English teacher and yearbook adviser at Lloyd Memorial High School  – were also recognized for their ongoing support of drug prevention efforts.  

The program was coordinated by the E3C Drug-Free Coalition and Kenton County Alliance – two “proud community partners” who are working hard to support drug-free lifestyles among our community’s youth.  

“We are committed to reducing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth. We work for a healthy community through collaboration and policy change,” said Mrs. Amy Cooley, coordinator of the E3C Drug-Free Coalition. “Thank you to all of our many local and regional partners for your continued support; you are making a difference in our community.”


Fall is for family!

Many schools in our district welcomed families to the building for fall-related activities and events. 

Fall Fun Fall Fun  

Miles welcomed more than 250 people for its Fall Family Night! Featuring fall games, crafts, snacks, activities, and more, there were smiles all around!

Howell Elementary welcomed over 150 students, families, and community members to its Howell-o-ween Bash fundraiser. The event not only featured lots of festive fun, but it also raised more than $1,000 to be used for PBIS rewards and incentives throughout the school year.

Lindeman’s Fall Festival was a huge success! Guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of trick-or-treating, games, and food. Thank you, Ms. Jenna Strahlendorf, Lindeman’s Family Resource Center coordinator, for helping organize the event.

Fall Fun Fall Fun  

Arnett’s Fall Fest was a huge success, with a major focus on costumes! Congrats to Arnett student Samuel Ely and his family for winning the costume contest. 

Fall Fun Fall Fun  

Tichenor Middle School welcomed a number of families to a fun evening of costumes, pumpkin decorating, and treats. It was a blast!


Veterans Day Veterans Day
Veterans Day Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day 

Schools throughout the district recently took time to pause and recognize those who have served our country in honor of Veterans Day. 

At Bartlett, some students took part in a virtual, interactive veterans presentation, which gave them an opportunity to interact with people who have served. Others participated in Battling Literacy for Veterans Day. Coordinated through Readworks, students accessed Veterans Day reading passages aimed at closing deficit gaps identified through assessment data. 

A Veterans Day Ceremony at Lloyd was planned and executed by the juniors in Ms. Cara Lawson’s dual-credit NKU U.S. History course. These students wrote poems and speeches and planned the ceremony, including a brunch for veterans afterward. They asked community businesses for donations for a gift basket raffle. 

“It was a wonderful event, and the students enjoyed seeing their hard work pay off in a large assembly with outside visitors,” Ms. Lawson said. 


Marching Band Marching Band

Marching Juggernauts finish in Top 10 

Congratulations to the Lloyd Marching Juggernauts on a very successful season. They toured the region performing their 2022 show Dark Magic before concluding their season at the Kentucky Class 2A State Marching Band Championship last month. 

The Marching Juggernauts finished in the Top 10 in the state of Kentucky in Class 2A!

Congratulations to our marching band on a fantastic season and finish! And thank you to all supporters and volunteers for everything they’ve done to help ensure such a successful year.  

Band Day Band Day

Following the conclusion of the marching band season, some students had the opportunity to participate in the University of Louisville's Band Day!



Luke Harney

Lloyd senior achieves significant certification

Congratulations to Luke Harney, a senior at Lloyd Memorial High School, who recently achieved ASE certification as part of his Automotive Technology program at the Boone County Area Technology Center. Luke is participating in the program to learn the principles, theories, and concepts of Automotive Technology, including instruction in the maintenance and light repair of engines, brake systems, electrical/electronic systems, suspension and steering systems, automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, and engine performance systems.

Luke’s ASE certification was granted by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, an independent non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. More importantly, it helps him advance toward a career in the automotive field. 

Well done, Luke, and best wishes for your future success!


Career Week Career Week
Career Week

Howell students get career ready

Students at Dorothy Howell Elementary had their eyes on the future as the entire school celebrated Career Week with a different theme each day. Students had the opportunity to dress as a Howell staff member and for their future careers, wear pajamas as they dreamed big about their future and bright colors for their bright future, and finished the week by showing their Howell spirit. Every classroom also decorated its door for a school-wide contest. 

Keep dreaming big, Howell students! Your futures are bright, indeed!


Cyclones Cyclones
Cyclones Cyclones

Tichenor students learn… during Cyclones game

Tichenor Middle School’s entire sixth grade recently attended the Cincinnati Cyclones Annual Education in Hockey Day game. 

Using hockey as the theme, student attendees participated in a fully developed curriculum that included math, science, health, and physical education, all while taking in the excitement of a real hockey game. The curriculum was taught during the course of the game via video boards, on-ice activities, and workbooks during three easy-to-learn segments.

Each year, over 7,500 students from over 50 schools in three states attend the program, and Tichenor sixth graders were glad to be part of the fun this year! Thank you, Cincinnati Cyclones, for a fun day!


Youth Summit Youth Summit
Youth Summit Youth Summit

Middle, high school students attend regional Youth Summit 

Students from Tichenor Middle School and Lloyd High School were among more than 100 middle and high school students from across eight counties invited to participate in the 2022 Northern Kentucky Regional Youth Summit on Vaping/Tobacco Prevention.

Held at Northern Kentucky University, the daylong summit was a collaborative effort of many agencies working in Northern Kentucky to address youth substance misuse prevention and mental health awareness during Red Ribbon Week. 

The event featured a scavenger hunt, Mega Lung exhibit, breakout sessions, near-peer advocacy, and leadership skill building focused on the prevention of vaping/tobacco as well as mental health awareness in an effort to accomplish three major goals: 

  1. Offer education about the dangers of big tobacco and vaping, along with prevention services 
  2. Offer insight on impacting change around the stigma of mental health 
  3. Developing advocacy, awareness, and leadership skills among area youth

This summit originated out of a collaborative project between the Kentucky Cancer Program District Cancer Council, and WellCare of Kentucky’s Community Impact Council after current cancer risk factors and poor lung health outcomes were presented for the region and state.

Over 70 community partners and organizations offered support, expertise, and funding to allow this educational event to occur. Student participants will also take part in a school leadership project initiated through their summit day experience and supported by the committee.

Mrs. Amy Cooley, coordinator of E3C Drug-Free Coalition, Ms. Amber Mason, Tichenor FRYSC, and Mrs. MaryAnn Moore Lloyd FRYSC, accompanied the students on the trip.

“The summit provided a great opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills to help fight against the dangers of tobacco/vaping and mental health stigma,” Mrs. Cooley said. “We thank our students for representing our district so well.”   


Book Blast Book Blast
Book Blast

Arnett’s Book Blast program promotes literacy at school and home

Arnett Elementary School and its supporters recently participated in a Book Blast event to raise books for students to increase their home library with rich, grade-level books. 

Over the course of two weeks, the school raised 693 books for students’ homes, plus a classroom set for every teacher in the building and $200 worth of new books for the school library!

“What an amazing way to bring literature to our community without collecting money or putting a financial burden on parents,” said Dr. Susan Short, Arnett’s principal. “The book program works with publishers to get books for students at a great price, so every student in our building got at least one book.”

The Book Blast program, offered by Books Are Fun, has been a trusted partner in promoting literacy among youth for more than 30 years. The program simply asks families to share the opportunity to purchase books with family and friends. More funds raised equals more books in homes, which means more pages being read. It’s guaranteed to put new, age-appropriate books into the hands of every student, as 100% of all contributions go toward new books and classroom supplies. 

Books were delivered to the school just before Thanksgiving and were received with much jubilation. As one Arnett teacher so aptly said:  "It was like Christmas morning! It was so cool!"

Thanks to everyone who supported literacy at Arnett!


Head Start

Head Start available for Erlanger-Elsmere children

Head Start is now enrolling children aged 6 weeks to five years in Elsmere! Services are free for eligible families and include individual teaching, full-day preschool, home-based services, childcare, healthy meals and snacks, services to meet special needs, screenings and assessments, and so much more!

Visit or call 859.431.4177 for more information or to determine whether your family might be eligible for services.  


Holiday fun in the City of Erlanger

There’s lots of fun on the agenda in Erlanger this holiday season! Check out some of these festive events… 

Train Display

All Aboard! Come enjoy the holiday train display with several locomotives and fun landscapes. Family fun for all ages! 

December 2nd, 1pm-8pm
December 3rd, 10am-6pm



Tree Lighting

December 2. 6pm-8pm. Join us for a night of fun to kick off the holiday season. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Mayor Fette will light the city tree to start the festivities. The Lloyd Chamber Choir and the Arnett and Howell choirs will be performing. The Cincinnati Northern Railroad Club will have its holiday train display available for viewing. The Kenton County Library will provide holiday crafts and stories. There will also be face painting and refreshments.


Light Display

December 9-11. Join the city in spreading cheer by lighting up your house! Judges will drive through the city and select fifteen lucky winners for this year's contest. Please make sure to have your lights on the entire weekend. Winners will be announced the week of December 12.