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ETS Workshop WKU ETS

Educational Talent Search hosted a Photography Workshop at Western Kentucky University on Saturday, April 23. It was a day of learning more about photography led by WKU Professor of Photojournalism, James Kenney. Students got to attend the WKU Spring Football Game and practice with their new camera. CCHS students Marinda Thompson and Ariel Dyer attended.

Partners in Education Partners in Education

Matthew Hurt and Brian Scott of Citizens Bank of Cumberland County recently presented a Partners in Education donation to Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff.  Citizens Bank makes a donation for every three-pointer made by the Panthers and Lady Panthers basketball teams.  Thank you Citizens Bank of Cumberland County for your continued support of Cumberland County Schools.

Governor's School for the Arts Silas Garmon

Congratulations to CCHS junior Silas Garmon on being selected for the Governor's School for the Arts. Silas was selected in the Instrumental Music (Brass) category.

GSA is an arts education summer program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. GSA is offered at no cost to the student and is made available through funding from the state, as well as private fundraising.

Officer Dyer Completes Training Rob Dyer SRO

Officer Rob Dyer completed the 20-week Department of Criminal Justice Training Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy in Richmond on Thursday, April 14, 2022. During the academy, he completed 824 hours of driving, physical training, criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms, juvenile law, safety regulations, court procedures, and various other instruction. Officer Dyer also earned the physical fitness excellence award.

Officer Dyer serves as SRO for the CCHS and CCMS campus through the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.

GSP 2022 GSP 2022

CCHS juniors Sidney Acree and Tyler Dowdy have been accepted into the Governor's Scholars Program. Abby Duvall has been named an alternate. Congratulations to all.
The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge.

KMEA Concert Assessment KMEA Assessment

Good luck to the Cumberland County Concert Band on their KMEA Assessment Friday, April 15.  A preview concert will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the CCMS gym at 6 p.m. 

2022-2023 Calendar Calendar 2023 SY

The 2022-2023 school calendar was approved by the board of education at its regular monthly meeting on February 17, 2022. The first day for students next year will be Thursday, August 18.

CCES Academic Team Wins at District Governors Cup CCES Academic Team

Congratulations to the CCES Academic Team on their District Governors Cup wins.

Freshman Team Wins District Tournament Freshman District

Boys 16th District Freshman Champs!! 38-36 win over Clinton Co. #pantherproud

Honors Band Honors Band

Congratulations to students making honors band 

Kentucky Gifted and Talented Education Month GT

February is Kentucky Gifted and Talented Education Month 

National School Counseling Week Counseling

February 7-11, 2022, is National School Counseling Week 

Cheerleaders Win State All A Classic In-Game Cheer Competition State Cheer

Congratulations to the Panther Cheerleaders for winning first place during the All A Classic State Tournament for the in-game cheer compeition. 

January is School Board Appreciation Month School Board Appreciation

As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, Cumberland County School District is joining in the celebration. Terry Riley, Donna Thurman, Faye Pharis, Jackie Bryant, and Dr. Kristy Williams are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 171 local school districts being recognized this month for their service.

Lady Panthers All A Classic Region 4 Champs All A Classic Regional Championship

Lady Panthers secure a spot in the All A Classic State Tournament as Region 4 Champions

Beta and Junior Beta Club Winners Beta

Congratulations to all Beta and Junior Beta Club Winners at State Convention

Earn Your GED Diploma Adult Ed New Year

Contact Cumberland County Adult Education Center today to earn your GED diploma. Call 270-864-1262.

Family Caregiver Support Program

National Family Caregiver Support Program provides resources to CUSTODIAL family members (such as grandparents raising grandchildren) providing care to children under the age of 18.   


If you are or know a grandparent or caregiver who has CUSTODY and may benefit from support groups, possibly some respite, available funding to assist with approved purchases such as school clothes, etc., please reach out to the  Aging and Disability Resource Center at 270-866-4200 and ask for Rhonda Padilla or Barb Wilham.

Reception Honors Coach Gray Coach Gray

CCHS hosted a reception for Vanessa Gray on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to recognize the 23 years of service she has dedicated to the Cumberland County School District. Coach Gray has served as a teacher of health and physical education at CCMS and CCHS, Panther Virtual Academy teacher, home and hospital instructor, and coached Lady Panther basketball and tennis. Gray has accepted a position at Lyon County High School beginning in January.

BAFA Hosts Christmas Production BAFA

Burkesville Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) presents A Cumberland Christmas, an original play written and directed by Rachel Cook, Olivia Sells, and Carla Bush, on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries Assembly of God on Hwy. 90 east.

School Receives Donation of Cereal Cereal

Guarantee Pest Control annually collects boxes of cereal to distribute to children in south central Kentucky. Representatives from the company, Burkesville native India Rush Unseld and Jimmy Blankenship, delivered more than 600 boxes of cereal to go home with Cumberland County students.

Athletic Hall of Fame HoF

The Citizens Bank of Cumberland County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet honored the 2021 inductees on Friday, December 3. Eight athletes were inducted to the Hall of Fame this year: Ricky McPherson, Dudley Gray, Anthony Hurt, Robert Wells Keeton, Craig Smith, Sandra Gray Endris, Steve McDonald, and Terry Alexander.

School Receives GEAR UP Grant Gear Up

Cumberland County School District is pleased to announce that once again we have received a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. The program funds an array of services aligned to accomplish the goals of lifting education aspirations, building academic skills, connecting academics to college and career, and engaging parents as partners.

Veterans Day Veterans Day

Cumberland County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Marching Band Finishes Season Band Midstate

The Panther Marching Band placed fourth at the Midstate Marching Band Association competition at Simon Kenton High School on Saturday, November 6, 2021.  They competed against class A bands from Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. 

Rising Educators Rising Educators

Cumberland County students currently enrolled in dual credit teaching and learning pathway and pursuing a degree in education enjoyed a day at Campbellsville University on Monday, November 8 with their Educators Rising advisor, Mrs. Lora Grant. 

Local Educator to Present at National Conference NSTA

CCES teacher of science Nancy Flowers has been selected to present at the National Science Teachers Association Conference November 11-13, 2021.

District Walk Throughs Walk Through

Last week, school administrators visited CCES, CCHS, and CCMS to conduct instructional walk throughs. At all three schools in our district it is evident that learners are engaged in meaningful work and teachers are committed to providing high-quality instruction and building positive relationships.

Nutrition and Dining Services Offer Student Choice in Meals Salad

Cumberland County School District continues to offer a variety of delicious options to learners as part of each school's nutrition and dining services. Cumberland County Schools serve meals at no cost to all enrolled students as part of Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

Senior Volleyball Members Presented with Keepsake Box Keepsake Boxes

What a kind and thoughtful way to celebrate the accomplishments of volleyball team members from the senior class of '22. Coaches Rob Dyer and Kayla Poole coordinated with students in Kurtis Claywell's wood product manufacturing classes and Melissa Flowers' vinyl shop to create custom boxes to present to each senior on senior night Tuesday. Inside each box, coaches, family members, and school staff wrote notes of encouragement to include alongside newspaper clippings and photos from their past season.  Congratulations to our senior athletes. 

Flags Presented to Schools Sandy Simpson

Sandy Simpson, District Director for 1st District Congressman James Comer, visited with Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff recently. Simpson presented flags previously flown over the capitol to CCHS, CCMS, CCES, and Panther Academy on behalf of Congressman Comer.

Hurt Named Principal of CCES Erika Hurt

The school-based decision-making council at Cumberland County Elementary School has named Erika Hurt as the new principal.


Western Kentucky University's Educational Talent Search Project hosted a two-day STEM camp on June 4 and 5.

Summer Learning Camps Underway Alvin C. York

Summer learning camps are underway at Cumberland County Schools.

Cary Awarded Perfect Attendance Scholarship Stacy Cary

CCHS Class of '21 graduate Stacy Cary was selected by the Association of Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel as a recipient of a perfect attendance scholarship in the amount of $250.