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September 2023

 

Engage Masthead

 

Football and fall athletics

District welcomes new counselors 

Tichenor families see stars

Recognizing Ms. Bramlett

Erlanger Halloween event

Dispose of unneeded medications 

St. Elizabeth Health Fair

Election Day approaching

 

Homecoming

Football and fall athletics

The Lloyd Memorial High School football team is off to a phenomenal 6-0 start, culminating most recently with a 45-8 win in the Homecoming game against Newport. 

The Homecoming game topped off a week of festive fun, which included a spirit week with fun themes for each day, a parade, and a pep rally. Students celebrated the victory at the Homecoming dance, held at Lloyd High School under the theme City Night Sky. 

Football

Other Juggernaut football victories include: 

Week 5: 53-7 vs Bishop Brossart
Week 4: 27-0 vs Bethlehem
Week 3: 47-8 vs Holmes
Week 2: 47-14 vs Boone County
Week 1: 24-7 vs Newport Central Catholic 

Football photos courtesy of Tyler York Photography

Keep it up, Juggernauts!

Want to learn more about the football season, including the re-dedication of the newly-renovated Cecil Dees field? Click here for all the details

 

FanZone

Join in the fun!

Food, friends, fun & games... in the E3C Fan Zone! 
Before each home football game at the Lloyd tennis courts!

The entire Juggernaut community is invited to the E3C Tailgate Fan Zone, full of festivity during the 90 minutes before each Lloyd home football game! It's free fun for everyone!

Remaining dates:

October 13 
Lloyd vs Lexington Catholic
Game at 7:30 | Fan Zone 6-7:30

October 20
Lloyd vs Bourbon County
Game at 7:30 | Fan Zone 6-7:30

Maddie Neary

At a recent halftime celebration, Lloyd Athletics presented Maddie Neary with her 2021-2022 State Champion rings for 1A state high jump. Maddie is currently enrolled at Northern Kentucky University, where she continues to participate in Track and Field. 

Volleyball

The Lloyd Lady Juggernaut volleyball team is having a great season, particularly with several standout achievements!

Lorelei Tomlinson celebrated her 500th dig at the team’s Breast Cancer Awareness Game, and earlier in the season Sierra McCoin achieved her 500th assist. 

Congratulations, ladies!

District welcomes new counselors 

We are happy to welcome three new counselors to the school district for the 2023-2024 school year. Our district is dedicated to maintaining a proactive counseling program to meet the social and emotional needs of each student. We believe in and are committed to the essential role counseling plays that has led to its growth and success, and we welcome these new faces to our valuable counseling team. 

Ms. Kennedy

Ms. Jackie Kennedy has joined the team as a counselor at Howell Elementary School. This is Ms. Kennedy's first year serving in such a capacity, but she has had a long and successful career in other school positions. 

Ms. Kennedy grew up in Kansas City and earned her undergraduate degree in communication nearby at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She began her teaching career in Texas, where she spent nearly a decade in various roles, including fifth-grade teacher, principal’s secretary, and campus registrar at a Dallas-area elementary school, and assistant to the director of advanced academics at the district level. Most recently, she worked as a middle/high school classroom teacher and campus interventionist in the Boone County School District. Ms. Kennedy received a Master of Education in School Counseling degree from the University of the Cumberlands in 2022 and is certified as a K-12 school counselor. 

Ms. Kennedy aspires to empower the students she works with through a combination of rigorous curriculum, comprehensive counseling programs, and a socially-emotionally supportive environment. She also aims to serve as a leader to promote academic achievement alongside social and emotional well-being with a holistic approach to student success. 

Outside of school, Ms. Kennedy resides in Boone County with her three children. She is an avid runner and can often be found training for her next marathon. She enjoys being active with her church, 7 Hills in Florence, and can often be found serving there. She also enjoys classic stories, like those written by Louisa May Alcott and Jane Austen, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. 

“I'm thrilled to have joined the Erlanger-Elsmere team as a Howellagator,” Ms. Kennedy said. I already feel at home here.” 

Ms. Mathis

Ms. Liza Mathis has joined the district as a school counselor at Lindeman Elementary. This is her fifth year in education; she previously taught first grade at Ryland Heights Elementary School in Kenton County. Ms. Mathis received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Learning and Behavior Disorders from Bellarmine University and earned a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands this past spring. 

Both of Ms. Mathis’s parents are retired educators, so she comes by her love for education very honestly. At Ryland Heights, she jumped right in to plan and deliver standards-based instruction and collaborated with co-teachers as part of the first-grade team. She also served as a counseling intern at that school, completing 50 hours working directly with students and 75 additional hours of other counseling work, including individual, group, and large group counseling sessions and consulting with parents, guardians, and teachers to support students and families.

Ms. Mathis also spends much of her time outside of school with children! She volunteers in the nursery at her church and also provides academic tutoring sessions. She additionally served as the athletic coordinator for her previous school, a natural fit since both she and her husband were college athletes! Ms. Mathis played basketball at Bellarmine, and her husband played baseball, both winning conference championships during their time there. 

Currently, Ms. Mathis lives with her husband, Eddie, in Bellevue with their three pets: a dog, Gus, and two cats, Pancake and Lebron. They enjoy taking walks, playing games, and spending time with their family and friends. 

Ms. Owen

Ms. Grace Owen is a school counselor at Tichenor Middle School. Though new to the district, Ms. Owen has spent more than a decade in the same role at other elementary schools – Sixth District Elementary School in Covington and Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff, Kentucky – since she received her Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of New Orleans (with a 4.0 GPA). In addition, she has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Nonfiction, also from the University of New Orleans, and received her bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy magna cum laude from Morehead State. 

In addition, Ms. Owen has significant experience with school-age students, providing individual counseling on an as-needed basis, overseeing small groups, leading classroom social-emotional lessons, assessing student needs, and jumping in to plan and lead all sorts of projects and events. She is trained in trauma-informed care, creating an anti-racist and culturally responsive framework, working with students from poverty, and understanding the social and emotional needs of today’s youth. 

A native of Lexington, Ms. Owen attended Lafayette High School, where she was a four-time state marching band champ! She currently lives in Newport. She’s a huge New Orleans Saints fan and loves to bake, hike, travel, and read. 

Astronomy Party

Tichenor families see stars

Tichenor Middle School recently hosted students and their families for Astronomy Night! Mr. Steven McNabb, one of Tichenor’s science teachers, organized the event, working in conjunction with the Kenton County Library and the Cincinnati Observatory. 

The evening included an opportunity to learn about upcoming eclipses, create related crafts, and enjoy snacks. The Cincinnati Observatory even brought in astronomical-grade telescopes, giving students and their families the opportunity to get a good view of the moon and stars!

Ms. Bramlett

Recognizing Ms. Bramlett

Ms. Christi Bramlett, secretary at Dorothy Howell Elementary School, was recognized at the recent meeting of the Board of Education for her outstanding contributions to the district, her school, and its students. Ms. Bramlett was nominated by Ms. Tiffany Gruen, Howell’s principal, who said: 

Christi Bramlett exemplifies the support, compassion, and positivity that we so greatly value in our staff at Dorothy Howell Elementary. Ms. Bramlett serves as both our financial secretary and our enrollment secretary, and she sets the tone for all interactions in our front office. She is welcoming to families and visitors, supportive to those needing assistance, and a favorite among all of our students. She knows our community of learners and families so well and has been a vital member of our staff for years. 

While Ms. Bramlett has been known for these things for years at Dorothy Howell this summer, she took on an additional role of supporting all the elementary schools in their enrollment efforts. The support I saw her provide to families that were new to our district but attending a different elementary school than ours just reiterated how much she loves and supports our entire Erlanger-Elsmere community. She helped families navigate moving to a new district with compassion and a helpful hand. I watched as the tension of parents and guardians melted away as Ms. Bramlett walked them through the enrollment process. She is the perfect person to help welcome new families to our community, and I am so grateful for her dedication, diligence, and positive spirit.

We are so thankful Ms. Bramlett is part of our Erlanger-Elsmere family, and we thank her for the exceptional service she provides throughout our community. Well done, Ms. Bramlett!
 

Halloween Carnival

The City of Erlanger presents…

Halloween Carnival and Movie in the Park!

Join the City of Erlanger for some Halloween fun and a movie in the park!

Saturday, October 14
Railroad Depot Park

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Halloween Carnival + DJ + Balloon Animals + Lawn Games

7:15 p.m.
Movie in the Park - Goosebumps 2

Bring your blankets and chairs for a movie under the stars. Kona Ice will be available for purchase. The city will collect non-perishable items for BeConcerned. Learn more here...

 

Prescription Drugs

Dispose of unneeded medications responsibly 

If you have unneeded medications in your home, disposing of them responsibly is an important step toward a healthier and safer community. 

Maintaining unnecessary medications can contribute to misuse, abuse, or addiction. Throwing away or flushing unused or expired medication can be harmful to the environment and those around you. Flushing and throwing away can also pose a danger to our waterways, wildlife, and our pets at home. 

Instead, you can dispose of your medications using a drug disposal bag or a drug drop box near you! Check out the locations outlined below. For more information about the importance of responsible disposal, click here

Drop Box Locations

 

Health Fair

St. Elizabeth presents: See, Test & Treat

A health fair for uninsured women of Northern Kentucky

No insurance? Hectic schedule? No problem. 
Come out on Saturday, October 7, for our See, Test & Treat screenings and events at no cost to you. 

You deserve to take care of yourself. 
Health exams can seem stressful, but the caring team from St. Elizabeth will make it easy and make you comfortable! Most importantly, you will not get a bill for this day!

The day will feature…
Breast and cervical cancer screenings at absolutely NO COST TO YOU.

This includes:

  • Mammograms
  • PAP test with same day results within about four hours.
  • Health fair – great information about how to get and stay healthy.
  • HPV vaccines provided at no cost to you by the Health Department.
  • Talk to someone about genetic testing options.
  • A light meal, thanks to the generous support of the CAP Foundation grant.
  • You can also talk with someone to learn about insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare or financial help.

You will have access to an interpreter in your language. You can bring family and friends to the Health Fair, and you can have your child with you during your screening.

Location: 
All screenings will be in the Breast Center at St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, Edgewood. Transportation may be available if you qualify, thanks to the generous support of the CAP Foundation grant.

Appointments are required to hold a spot for you, though a few walk-in spots may be available.
Call 859.301.4494 or email STAT@stelizabeth.com

 

Election Day

Election Day is November 7

Election Day is quickly approaching! 

The next general election is Tuesday, November 7, 2023. 
You can vote absentee (in person or by mail, excuse required), early, or at any polling location on election day. 

The Kenton County Clerk’s Office wants to be sure you’re prepared. 
The absentee ballot portal is open through October 24 at GoVoteKY.com.

All other information you need regarding election day can be found here: https://kentoncountykyclerk.com/how-to-vote/

Make your plan to get out and vote!