October 2022

Last Updated: 10/27/2022 10:34 PM

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Stadium renovations are underway!

Miles installs vending machine – for books!

Now they know their ABCs!

Lindeman students see more clearly

Second graders to the theater 

Students recognized for positive behavior

District staff honored with Stillwell Award

Sports updates…

Band and color guard marching on…

Ms. Karen Roddy honored for exceptional service

Election Day is November 8!

Food pantry available for district families

Trick or treat?!

Front Entrance Field Overview

Stadium renovations are underway!

The initial phases of our stadium renovation project at Lloyd Memorial High School began this week. For that reason, the stadium at Lloyd Memorial High School will be closed for community use – this includes the track.

We have worked with the general contractor to ensure all scheduled and potential school activities can safely continue as work begins. This closure will last through the completion of the project, which is projected to be June 2023.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade our facility for our students and community. We are excited about the new look coming to Cecil Dees Field!

Lloyd Bleachers



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Miles installs vending machine – for books!

Miles Elementary School recently received a brand-new vending machine… but this one doesn’t hold food; it feeds minds!

The specially-designed machine contains books. Then, each week, teachers select a student who exhibited the character strength of the week to be announced as a winner of a coin for the machine. Students then get to use their coins to select a book to vend and keep.  

The machine was purchased thanks to funding available through the school’s Full-Service Community Schools Grant. Special thanks to Ms. Alanya Hoppius, coordinator of the grant at Miles, who was huge in overseeing the project – from design and purchase through delivery and setup. 

“The students have really loved using the machine, and we love that we are tying together our character strength program with literacy,” said Mrs. Reena Connelly, Miles’ principal. “It’s very exciting each Friday morning when new kids get to come down and select a book!”


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Now they know their ABCs!

Kindergarteners at Howell Elementary have been working hard to learn their ABCs… in fact, they have been so committed they even took part in ABC Bootcamp! Through the boot camp, all kindergartners have learned all letter names and sounds, and moving forward, will focus on one letter each week.

They celebrated their hard work with a culminating ABC Fashion Show. Kindergartners walked the runway in a creative vest decorated with words that began with their assigned letters of the alphabet. 

Thank you to the Howell kindergarten team – Mrs. Lauren Stewart, Ms. Jessica Holleman, Mrs. Jenny Carroll, and Mrs. Jacqueline McHugh – for their hard work coordinating this special and important learning experience. 


Glasses Cleaning Station

Lindeman students see more clearly

Lindeman Elementary students who wear glasses are seeing things more clearly lately... thanks to a new glasses-cleaning station. The school opened up the station near the front door, encouraging students to visit in the morning. That way, every student wearing glasses can start the day with clean lenses, ready to learn!


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Childrens Theater Childrens Theater

Second graders to the theater 

Lindeman Elementary School’s second-grade students had the opportunity to visit the Taft Theater in Cincinnati for a Children’s Theater production of Descendants. 

Based on the hit Disney films, the students went on an adventure with Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil – as they started school in the kingdom of Auradon.

It was a great adventure, and everyone enjoyed the show!


Tichenor PBIS

Students recognized for positive behavior

In the Erlanger-Elsmere School District, we’re proud to use the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) approach to promote school safety and good behavior.

With PBIS, students (and staff) learn behavior expectations, strategies, and life skills to overcome challenges and gain success. PBIS supports students in multiple ways. When implemented effectively, students experience greater academic success, schools experience less of a need for exclusionary practices like suspension or expulsion, and teachers and staff often feel more effective.

Check out these amazing Tichenor students! Their names were pulled for a PBIS prize recently for having zero behavioral referrals since the start of school. Way to go! We’re so proud of all of our students who consistently exhibit positive behavior.


Stillwell Coin

District staff honored with Stillwell Award

Staff members from Erlanger-Elsmere were among about 2,400 key education technology staff from Kentucky’s K-12 school districts and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)’s Office of Education Technology (OET) who were recognized for their dedication and support of education technology during the COVID-19 when they were honored as recipients of the 2020-2022 Stilwell Award.

Named after the late William E. Stilwell, Ph.D., the Stilwell Award is presented to the unsung heroes that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in education technology; they devote their efforts entirely to our K-12 students, teachers, and administrators. Identified by their red suspenders, the annual Stilwell Award winners represent the best-of-the-best, who show up daily in their tireless service to Kentucky schools and the high-quality education technology services and supports that are required

“During those 24 months, Kentucky K-12 education technology staff not only survived but thrived in providing quality EdTech enabled products and services to Kentucky K-12 students, teachers and staff, across this entire state, amongst all the sudden demands, uncertainty and intensity going on during that timeframe,” said David Couch, associate commissioner in KDE’s Office of Education Technology.

“The Bill Stilwell ‘red suspenders’ award is the highest honor that KDE provides in K-12 EdTech, which goes to an individual, group of individuals, or organization that goes above and beyond the call of duty,” Mr. Couch said.

For 2022, a unique version of the “red suspenders” award, a meritorious medal in the form of a celebratory coin, was commissioned. This distinctive coin signifies the individual’s successful and meritorious tour of duty from 10 March 2020 to 11 March 2022, providing quality education technology service on and beyond the school campus for Kentucky K-12 students, teachers, staff, and families throughout the 24-month core of the pandemic. This service provided the primary connection with students and families to their schools for the continuation of learning and student health supports.

Thank you, and congratulations to the dedicated technology staff members of the Erlanger-Elsmere Schools, who were recognized with their Stillwell Award coin at the Board of Education meeting on October 13:

Laura Deters

John Estep

Dean Jackson 

Jordan Mays 

Stefanie Stubblefield 

Stephanie Trenkamp 

Mike Triplett

Your hard work is appreciated!



Lloyd Student Section


Sports updates…


The Lloyd Memorial High School football season is rolling on, and what a season it’s been! The Juggernauts have appeared in the top 10 in the Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls several times already this year, landing as high as the 8th spot on the list. 

The team has had convincing wins against Grant County, Boone County, Bishop Brossart, Montgomery County, Newport, and Holy Cross and close losses against Dixie Heights, Providence, and Beechwood.

The team was featured during WCPO’s Friday Frenzy and was nominated for the Tri-State’s Team of the Week for its performance during Week 8. 

Individual players were nominated for Player of the Week, including:

John Crim, Lloyd, Junior, DB 
Was in on seven tackles (five solo) and had two interceptions, including a pick-six in the Juggernauts' 44-22 win over Newport.

Isaiah Sebastian, Lloyd, Sophomore, QB/DB 
Accounted for six touchdowns (two pass, four rush), threw for 120 yards, and ran for 188 yards on 17 attempts as the Juggernauts mauled Montgomery County 39-12.

Kaiden Zulager, Lloyd, Senior, RB 
Raced for 236 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown as the Juggernauts bested Boone County 36-15.

And Kentucky Prep Gridiron featured Amari Riley, crediting him as a “juggernaut” for Lloyd’s defense. Read the article here

Great job, Juggernauts! Let’s keep it up in the playoffs!




Congratulations to the JV volleyball team, which finished in first place in the Ludlow JV Tournament. 

MVP: Jayden Turner

All-Tournament Players: Lily Brueggemeyer & Mya Holden

The Varsity Juggernauts finished 3-1 in the Ludlow Classic Tournament. 

Congratulations to Lorelei Tomlinson on being named All-Tournament Player.


Marching Band Color Guard Marching Band

Band and color guard marching on…

The Marching Juggernauts and the Colorguard have had a fun and productive season, performing their show Dark Magic throughout the region. 

The group competed at the Beechwood Festival of Bands, taking best color guard, best music, best visual, and first place in class AA. In finals, they took second place overall and were named Reserve Grand Champions!

It was a similar result at Mason County when the band took first place in the Class 2A prelims and finished third place overall. 

Most recently, the Marching Juggernauts performed in regionals competition at Bourbon County HS, where they placed in the top six in the 2A region advancing to the state semifinals. 

Way to go, keep marching on!


Karen Roddy

Ms. Karen Roddy honored for exceptional service

Ms. Karen Roddy, secretary in the Central Office, was recently recognized by the Board of Education for the exceptional service she provides to Erlanger-Elsmere Schools. Ms. Roddy was nominated for recognition by Ms. Stacey McNabb, clerical assistant at Lindeman Elementary, on behalf of herself and many other employees who are touched by the wonderful job she does. 

Here’s what Ms. McNabb had to say… 

Karen Roddy goes above and beyond every day to help her fellow employees. She is ALWAYS so pleasant and kind. Every time I call her with any question, she makes it her priority to answer it. If she cannot resolve it, she will go out of her way to get it answered. I am not the only one that feels this way. A number of employees have told me how helpful and kind she is. Employees say she is the nicest person they have ever talked to. She works so very hard and is excellent at her job. I cannot say enough about Karen. I feel she deserves this special recognition on a daily basis because she takes pride in her work and she treats everyone like family. We need more people like Karen Roddy in our world. We are just very lucky people to know her and work with her. 



Election Day is November 8!

There are many options to cast your ballot and ensure your voice is heard on Election Day this year. In addition to voting in person on November 8, Kenton County offers early in-person voting at the Kenton County Government Center in Covington and absentee voting. 

Click here for full details about ways to vote in Kenton County.


Don’t know where your polling place is?
Click here to find out.

Want to see a sample ballot?
Click here to view. 

If you have any questions about how or where to cast your vote, please visit kentoncountyclerk.com or call 859.392.1620.


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 November 10 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and November 17 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. 


Trick or Treat

Trick or treat?!

The City of Erlanger and the City of Elsmere both have an official time of 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for trick-or-treating on Monday, October 31.

Questions? Please call the city...

Erlanger | 859.727.2525

Elsmere | 859.342.7911