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Touchdown Bulldogs!
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Go Bulldogs!
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Touchdown Bulldogs!
Glenn O. Swing students hard at work
Glenn O. Swing students hard at work
The Holmes Marching Bulldogs entertain the crowd at halftime
The Holmes Marching Bulldogs entertain the crowd at halftime
John G. Carlisle students getting good instructions
John G. Carlisle students getting good instructions
The Holmes Marching Bulldogs entertain the crowd at halftime
The Holmes Marching Bulldogs entertain the crowd at halftime
Holmes Middle School students hard at work
Holmes Middle School students hard at work
Holmes Bulldogs host football camp for Bengal Tigers
Holmes Bulldogs host football camp for Bengal Tigers
New playground for Ninth District
New playground for Ninth District
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Congratulations Class of 2021
Camp Covington 2021
Camp Covington 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
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Camp Covington 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
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Camp Covington 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Camp Covington 2021
Camp Covington 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Camp Covington 2021
Camp Covington 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations Class of 2021
Holmes High School Class of 2021
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Quantez Calloway scores his 1,000th point
Quantez Calloway scores his 1,000th point
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Go Bulldogs!
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Go Bulldogs!
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Go Bulldogs!
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Go Bulldogs!
Congratulations!
Congratulations!
Holmes Marching Band
Holmes Marching Band
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Go Bulldogs!
Go Bulldogs!
Go Bulldogs!
Back to School 2020
Back to School 2020
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Delivering Meals to Students
Delivering Meals to Students
Delivering Meals to Students
Delivering Meals to Students
Banners Honor Class of 2020
Banners Honor Class of 2020
Black History Month
Black History Month
Students Wait For a Big Announcement
Students Wait For a Big Announcement
Ninth District Readifest
Ninth District Readifest
Ninth District Readifest
Ninth District Readifest
Middle School Open House
Middle School Open House
Middle School Open House
Middle School Open House
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Back to School
Back to School
Back to School
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Learning is Fun
Holmes High School ROTC
Holmes High School ROTC
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
ROTC
ROTC
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Learning is Fun
Ninth District Science Fair
Ninth District Science Fair
Ninth District Science Fair
Ninth District Science Fair
Students at Sixth District enjoy breakfast with Santa.
Students at Sixth District enjoy breakfast with Santa.
Middle School Band Concert
Middle School Band Concert
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Students are hard at work on the first day of school.
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Students are hard at work on the first day of school.
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Students are hard at work on the first day of school.
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It's a great day at Covington Independent Public Schools.

Renovation of Holmes Campus Coming

Renovation of Holmes Campus Coming
Big Renovation of Holmes Campus Coming

The Covington Board of Education approved the advertising for architectural/engineering services for the Holmes campus renovation and site development project as recommended by Superintendent Alvin Garrison.

The project will include the renovation of Holmes High School and Middle School, and on the work list is replacing the middle school's entrance and providing a new security vestibule, and replacing the exterior doors and frames.  

The plan additionally includes renovation of the high school toilets including fixtures, finishes, accessories and handicap-accessibility, as well as replacement of the roof edge panels at the high school science building and fieldhouse. Also on the list is renovating the high school gym including interior finishes, flooring, lighting, and goals, and the high school auditorium, including a new sound system, lighting, and stage floor.   

The plan specifies repairing, sealing, and replacing the paving on the campus, and the sports field work will include improved handicapped access, drainage, grading, track upgrade, and synthetic turf.

Other notes:

The meeting was held at Ninth District school, so Principal Scott Shepard gave a report on the progress the school is making, including the scores from the Think Link tests, in which 11 out of 12 classes improved, and 10 of those were double digit percentage improvements.

"The Think Link testing shows how the teachers are teaching, and how the kids are grasping it," said Superintendent Garrison. "It deals with content, and the results are truly amazing."

Garrison went on to report that the Kentucky Department of Education visited the schools in the district and they had very little to recommend for improvement, although Garrison said that they will adhere strictly to the recommendations that they did make.

The board also approved two motions in the guaranteed savings program. This includes entering a contract with Performance Services for energy, but having the contract be approved by the Kentucky Department of Education as a contingency before the contract goes into effect.

Katie Behrens was honored for being the certified employee of the month, and Dawn Ball was honored as the classified employee of the month. Coreen Gilmore was the volunteer of the month.

The board also honored the boys basketball team, coached by Charles Osborne, and the academic team, coached by Christina Morgan and Dawn Ball.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor
Top photo: Holmes campus (RCN file)




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