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Montgomery County High School
724 Woodford Drive
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
Phone: 859-497-8765
Fax: 859-497-8700



Last Name (A-G) - Heather Manning

Last Name (H-P) - Melissa Eads

Last Name (Q-Z) -Loretta Gannon

Guidance Secretary and Enrollment Specialist: Taryn Williams





It's A Great Day To Be An Indian!


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EKU Science & Math Summer Camp

The College of Science is hosting its annual “SOULTIONS! Science and Math Summer Camp” for upcoming Juniors and Seniors from May 31st to June 5th. We are looking for interested students to apply for this camp.


Information on the camp:

  • 5- day residential camp on Richmond’s campus
  • Science and math activities led by the College’s professors
  • FREE to apply online from March 1st to April 10th
  • If accepted, the cost will be only $50
  • Room and board, food, and materials for the activities are all covered
  • Information sessions on college majors, application process and financial aid and scholarships


MCHS is once again offering Free Saturday ACT Prep Sessions for our students who are planning to take the ACT in March 2020 or on another future ACT date.


Each session is 90 minutes and students may attend one or both sessions on each Saturday.


The time is 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and students will meet their ACT teacher(s) in the MCHS cafeteria.


Saturday, February 29th


English (Abbie Thomas) (Session One-9 AM – 10:30 AM and repeated 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)


Reading (Willie Carver) (Session One-9 AM – 10:30 AM and repeated 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)


Saturday, March 7th


Math (Austin Maples) (Session One-9 AM – 10:30 AM and repeated 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)


Science (Christena Gazave) (Session One-9 AM – 10:30 AM and repeated 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)


See your guidance counselor to sign up.



2020 Youth Ambassadors Youth Leadership Conference.

The non-partisan conference is for high school juniors and seniors in the 6th Congressional District and will provide a unique educational opportunity for students to hear from top Commonwealth leaders from several relevant and important content areas.

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Youth Ambassadors Conference is January 13, 2020. Students will be notified of acceptance by January 20, 2020. Students should return their completed application to my District Office via mail, email, or fax.

ACT Prep Class

When: March 31, April 1-2

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

Where: Room 224

Register here.

For more info call: Lori Sorrel at (859) 499-6282

Balfour Senior Cap and Gown 

Attention MCHS Seniors and Families:

Balfour representatives will be in the cafeteria Friday, October 25 from 12:00-2:00 PM during all lunch modules for senior cap and gown orders.  Seniors may also order Montgomery County High School custom school graduation announcements, custom T-shirts and sweatshirts as well as other graduation accessories at this time. Cap, gown, tassel and stole sets are $48.  If you have any questions, visit the Balfour website at www.balfour.com/kentucky/mount-sterling/montgomery-county-high-school or call the Balfour office at 859-233-4507.  

Juniors - the deadline for the 2020 Youth Tour is Friday, February 7, 2020

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Please contact the guidance department at 859-497-8765 for additional help. 

Need to contact your counselor?  There's a new way!

Students:  If you need to speak with a counselor, you can use the QR readers located outside the Guidance Offices and Principal's Offices.  When you scan the QR reader you will be prompted to complete a request form.  Counselors will then contact you.   (QR reader app can be downloaded to your phone). 

ACT Prep Class--See ACT Tab

MCTC Dual Credit Remind 101 Link


KYFAME program will host a meet and greet March 24 on the Maysville Campus from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and on March 26 on the Montgomery Campus from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


If you are interested, please RSVP to Michael Cooper, Apprenticeship Coordinator at michael.cooper@kctcs.edu or 606-759-7141 ext.66152.



2020 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students:



Recognition and Awards
The first-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 each. Ten students receive honorable mention.


U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Open House

Louisville, KY  Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM
RSVP by phone:  502-969-4006

Summer Camp Opportunity


Georgetown College Pre-college academic experience in Math & Science.

June 16-June 28, 2019

Learn more.

All juniors are now able to sign up and take action to be eligible for College Board Opportunity Scholarships while your seniors continue their journeys. This scholarship program lays out six key steps for college planning and gives your students chances to earn scholarships for completing those steps. During this next semester, use these timely turn-key resources as a guide to help your students plan, prepare, and pay for college.

Pro Tip: Share a visual showing when scholarships are open and which students should apply—use the second page of the Educator Program Overview (.pdf/1.09 MB) flyer found on page 23 of your Pledge Resources Booklet. Utilize the implementation page for additional resources to support each scholarship step and the outreach page for onboarding your junior class.

Priority Action Steps for Your Seniors
Your seniors should focus on completing the last three actions in the scholarship program.

Last Call! The Improve Your Score Scholarship closes at the end of January.

Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Closes End of February
Seniors who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship.

Note: Students who are legally ineligible to submit the FAFSA can still earn an entry for the scholarship by going to their My Action Plan page on the program website.

Pro Tip: Urge your students to fill out the FAFSA regardless of family income. It's free and qualifies students for many types of financial aid. Use the resources at fafsa.gov to provide detailed information on the FAFSA and to help guide your students and families through the process.

Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Closes End of February
To qualify, students must apply to at least two colleges, but additional college applications increase students' chances of enrolling in a four-year college that matches their academic, financial, and social needs. Applying to more than two colleges (a maximum of six) can also earn students additional scholarship entries.

Pro Tip: Use the student and counselor worksheets in your Pledge Resources Booklet entitled College Application Materials Checklist, Recommendations—Student Self-Assessment, and Tips for Letters of Recommendations on pages 41–43 to help your students apply to college.

Priority Action Steps for Your Juniors
Many students start their college research too late and don't explore colleges broadly enough, missing out on schools that could be a great fit for them. Introduce your juniors to this process early.

Build Your College List: $500
Open Through July
Students who create and save a college list on BigFuture™ with six or more colleges will earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

Pro Tip: Refer to the College Exploration Worksheet and College Admissions Glossary on pages 28–29 of the Pledge Resources Booklet for details on how to build a college list.

Practice for the SAT: $1,000
Open Through October
Students who use Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy® and practice for six or more hours will earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship.

Pro Tip: Provide guidance to students for linking their College Board and Khan Academy accounts using the handout on page 32 of the Pledge Resources Booklet.



As both educators and parents, we recognize and value the importance of timely information from the school. In an effort to better communicate school news and updates with parents we have signed up with Remind 101. This free service allows educators to send text "blast" to all subscribers. Simply follow the directions below and you will automatically receive any messages we send to the MCHS School community. This is a closed system. We will not have access to each other's cell phone numbers and you will not be able to text back. Our hope is to utilize this service to provide updates and reminders regarding important information and events for senior students. It is our sincere desire to assist you in keeping connected and up to date and with the guidance department.

Best regards,

MCHS Guidance Counselors

Directions to Sign Up: (sign up according to your last name)

Text: @a4932bc to 81010,

Text"@9kk4b7c to 81010

Q – Z
Text:@ga783k to 81010

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