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Draft 2019-2020 School Calendar

The 2019-20 Calendar Committee has prepared a 2019-20 Draft Calendar

Please provide any comments to

Diana Thomas via e-mail at Diana.Thomas@spencer.kyschools.us

by January 16, 2019.

Thank you!



SBDM Minority Parent Council Member

Please click to open nomination form for SBDM Minority Representative.

The deadline to submit a nomination is August 24, 2018

Return Completed Nomination Form(s) to the TES Front Office or mail to:

Taylorsville Elementary School

c/o Mr. Steven Rucker, Principal

420 Highview Dive

Taylorsville, KY  40071

Remember When...

Remembering 2017-18, and looking forward to another GREAT school year!



STEM Camps Offered


We are excited to offer Arts and STEM Camps this summer for incoming 1st-5th grade students.  Our Arts week academy offers experience with instruments, dance, singing, and visual art.  STEM week will offer enrichment with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Payment must be received before a child can be registered.  Please review the attachments below.


 STEM Academy July 16th-19th

 ARTS Academy July 9th-12th

 Registration Form


Grandparents' Days 2017

National Grandparent's Day is September 10th -  TES has planned special events on September 11/12/13/15 for different grade levels.

Please open the link below to view the schedules for each day (assigned to grade levels) and let us know if there are any special arrangements needed.

Click to View Schedules for the 3 days set aside for grandparent visits.

Monday the 11th - 1st and 4th grade lunch 

Tuesday the 12th - AM preschool breakfast

Wednesday the 13th - 2nd and 3rd and PM/All Day Preschool Lunch

Friday the 15th - K and 5th grade lunch


TES Solar Eclipse Letter

Please click here to review parent letter regarding Monday's solar eclipse.

If you do NOT want your child to participate in viewing the solar eclipse at school that day, please click here to complete the Opt-Out form.


Good Morning Tiger Family,

This morning the front office of Taylorsville Elementary School received a call from a Connecticut based IP phone number indicated that the caller intended to bring a weapon to our campus.  School staff immediately contacted the Taylorsville Police department.  An Officer arrived on scene within minutes to assist in securing the building. 

TPD contacted the Kentucky State Police forensics unit to begin investigating and tracing the number that made the threat against our campus.  During that time, the number again contacted the front office and answered by the Taylorsville Police.  At that time, the caller declined to speak.  As the investigation has unfolded the Kentucky State Police has tracked the number from the Connecticut source to an Internet AP based in Canada.  TPD and KSP are now working with their Canadian counterparts to track to original source of the call. 

TPD officers and central office staff have been routed to provide additional security at Taylorsville Elementary School for the remainder of the day.  As additional information becomes available it will be shared with our school community. 

Taylorsville Elementary gives special thanks to the rapid response of our local law enforcement community.  They are working quickly and efficiently to track down the source and credibility of the threatening phone call. 

The safety of our children is our top priority.  With this in mind, TES will be on Lock Down Procedures for the remainder of the day.  Students will be escorted to and from the cafeteria and recess will take place indoors.  This will also affect our afternoon dismissal plan, so please be patient with our procedures as we work to ensure student safety. 

Thank you for your support,

Steven C. Rucker, Principal

Welcome Grandparents and Grandfriends!




Please check the schedule shown for your child's special day to invite GrandFriends, and note their assigned times for lunch and book fair.  Notify your child's teacher of any special arrangements you may need for siblings to go down together (when in different homerooms).  THANKS!


TES...Where Teachers Engage Students

New School

Principal-Steven Rucker
Assist. Principal-Beth Hodgens

School Counselor-Heidi Heiss

420 Highview Drive/Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071
Doors open at 8:15
Morning Assembly begins 8:40
Tardy if arriving after 8:50
School dismisses at 3:40

Click to view 18-19 School Calendar

Welcome Back! Important Back to School Info!
KPREP Testing 2018

KPREP Testing is this week at TES - May 14 thru 17!

TES Olympics

Get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast each day!

Monday - Olympic Team Day (wear TES orange and blue) 
     Reading 3rd/4th/5th
Tuesday - Wild About Testing (animal print / camo shirts) 
     Math 3rd/4th/5th
Wednesday - Groovy Test Takers (tie dye/bright colors)
     Science 4th / Soc. St. 5th
Thursday - Super Test Takers (super hero shirts) 
     On Demand Writing 5th
Friday - Luau Day (wear Hawaiian shirts or flowery shirts)

Testing Schedule


The 2018-19 Calendar Committee has prepared a 2018-19 Draft Calendarcalendar

Please provide any comments to Diana Thomas via e-mail at Diana.Thomas@spencer.kyschools.us.  

Community Holiday Food Drive

Community holiday food drive is underway. Please check the items noted on flier below and send in your non perishable donations. 

holiday food drive listing

TES Back to School Events!

Back to School August 10th, 2016

Open House Dates/Times 2016-17

Click here

Kindergarten Registration Week 2018

Kindergarten Registration

It's that time of year to make sure your child is registered for the 2018-19 school year!

You may stop by the front office any day this week 8:30 to 4:30 to pick up information packets and drop off enrollment documents.  If you are interested in a tour of TES facilities, simply let the front office know you wish to sign up for the tour.  

There will also be an evening opportunity to register, as we will have packets available at the Countdown to Kindergarten event (desribed below).



                  @ Spencer County High School

                                 6:00-7:30 PM

Both elementary schools will have areas set up in the cafeteria to meet/greet parents and students.

Other Information Booths will also be there, in the hallways and the gym:
Transportation Department, Food Service, School Nurses, Family Resource, Preschool, and After School Programs

We look forward to meeting you there!

Winter Family FLIP Night

snowman waving

Preschool through 5th grade families....mark your calendars for Winter Flip night!  

You'll begin your night in the downstairs hallway with 3rd grade presentations (historical timelines).  Followed upstairs with 4th grade presentations (mythologies).  

Next stop Santa Shop in the Media Center, then a visit with Santa at the gym stage.  There will also be a few information tables set up in the gym, as well as a book table where you may choose one book for each child.  

Wrap up the night eating pizza and cookies with the family in our cafeteria before you go.

TES SpiritWear!


TES PTO has organized Spiritwear sales for 2018! Please send in your orders OR go online and order wanted items.

All orders must be in before October 5th.

Click here to go to website with choices and access to orders.

Order form page 1

Order form page 2


KPREP Testing Schedule

testing calendar

TES - PTO Meeting

August 23, 2016

6:00 PM

TES Cafeteria

BooHoo Breakfast

Whether you are shedding tears of joy or sorrow,
please join us on the
First Day of School for the Boohoo/Yahoo breakfast.

August 10th / 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Volunteer Room (across from TES Gym)

2018-2019 SBDM

SBDM School Based Decision Making Council

Congratulations to our elected 2018-19 SBDM Members
Parents: Chelsea Cole and Denise Kiser
Staff: Sarah Jump, Crystal Little, and Brandie Prosch
Awards Events 2017

5th Gr. Awards and Promotion 1:30-2:30
Immediately followed by 'Farewell Walk'


3rd/4th Awards 9:15-10:15
K thru 2nd Awards 10:30-11:30
Followed by Lunch and Afternoon's Field Day

Book Fair

           TES - Scholastic Book Fair is underway this week!

          Come find great new books to read with your child!


PTO Spiritwear

TES Spirit Wear website is live and able to take orders starting now.  The PTO is offering some new items and new designs once again this year.  Students, staff members, and parents can order online at https://tes.theapparelandawardsfactory.com and pay by credit card or debit card.  Folks can also order by sending in a paper form with the cash/check for their order.  Orders will be taken through September 9th, and then the spirit wear will be delivered to the school within 2 weeks.  It should be a great year and we look forward to TES Spirit to be at an all-time high.

Click here to view order form

2016 Healthfair & Readifest


Spencer County High School
Saturday, July 30th
9:00-11:00 a.m.

* Students must be present to receive school supplies
* Allow at least one hour to participate in this event

Please click here for more information.  Event sponsored by Spencer Co. Extention Office, Spencer Co. Health Dept., Multi-purpose Community Action Agency, Kentucky One Health/Shelbyville, Froman Drug, & Family Resource/Youth Service Centers.           

NEW Immunization Requirements


New immunization requirements indicate that effective July 1, 2018 ALL students K-12 must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  Students age 16 and older must show proof of having received two doeses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY).  Please review the attached letter.

Progress on New Building

The new school building is starting to take shape.  This is a very exciting time for us all.

Please click here to view photos showing building progress. 

Click here to view November update photos.

Click here to view video tour of building in February.

New Requirements for School!

New Immunization Certificates Needed NOW or BEFORE the First Day of School 2018/19

Effective July 1, 2018 ALL students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. Some students may have already receive 2 doses and may just need an updated certificate (Hep A was generally not listed on OLD certificates).  If your child has not received any doses of Hep A, keep in mind there is a 6 month waiting period between doses so you need to get the series started ASAP. Please call your child's health care provider and start looking into this now. 


Also, if you have a child age 16 yrs or older in SCPS a 2nd dose of Meningococcal is required as well as the Hep A doses.

new requirements

New requirements

Disaster Relief

Hurricane Relief

Lynnea Miller is using her senior project to help with the 2017 Hurricane Relief!  Donation boxes are located at each school office.   Click here for information on ways you can help!

TES - Can't Stop the Feelin'

Story Time Underground

Story Time for older kids held at Spencer County Public Library

Tuesdays at 6:30

Reading, discussion with activities and games.

2015-16 State Test Results!

State Test Score results have finally been released to the public, and we are pleased to share with you that we have great reason to celebrate!  


Scroll down to 'read more' section to view pictures!

TES has reached Distinguished Level Status with an overall score of 76.0
      • Distinguished cut scores are 72.8 for Elementary


We also received two Award Status Recognitions this year.  
  School of Distinction
      • School of Distinction cut scores are 76.0 for Elementary.  The school must also meet its current year AMO, and student participation rate must be above 80 for the prior two years. 
  High Progress School
     • High Progress School has met its current year AMO, student participation rate above 80 for the prior two years and has an improvement score indicating the school is in the top 10 percent of improvement.

School Report Cards Available with further results information at this link.  

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Taylorsville Elementary School
420 Highview Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071

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