Councilmembers Angela Evans and Preston Worley spent the day at Shriners Hospital with NASCAR driver David Ragan (No. 38) last month. The kids enjoyed a friendly remote control car race with Ragan in the parking lot of the hospital.


running-backpack-childrenBack to School Rallies
The Back to School Rally provides school supplies the upcoming year for elementary, middle, and high school students. There is food, games, and activities for those that attend. Hamburg locations are: Bainbridge/Squires Valvoline, Radcliffe – Marlboro Park, Woodhill Park, and Church of Nazarene & Remnant Community Church.


New Principals Named for Hamburg Elementary Schools
Fayette County Public Schools announced three new principals for elementary schools in the Hamburg area. Lisa Kear was named the new principal of Liberty Elementary, Mark Rose was named the new principal of Athens-Chilesburg Elementary, and Joshua Williams was named the new principal of Brenda Cowan Elementary.

“Every school deserves a transformational leader who will keep students first in every decision,” Caulk said. “With the selection of these sensational individuals, I am confident the elementary schools will remain in good hands.”


Parents’ Guide to the 2019-2020 School Year

School: blackboard with books on a desk and an appleWhat you need to register
  • Proof of Identity (Birth Certificate, adoption records, valid passport or Social Security card, military ID, driver’s license or permit)
  • TWO Proofs of Residence (Property deed or current lease agreement, and a current utility bill or a current tax bill or receipt)
  • Proof of child’s recent preventative health care exam
  • Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate
  • Proof of an eye exam (due by Jan. 1)
  • Proof of a dental exam (due by Jan. 1) The 2019-20 sign-up window for all grades (K-12) is July 30 through August 14 (first day of school).

To register in 2019-20, families may begin online at

Health Requirements

Grades K-5

  • Current KY Immunization Certificate
  • Physical Exam done within one year prior to or 30 days after entering school
  • KY Eye Exam by licensed Ophthalmologist or Optometrist by Jan. 1 of the year of enrollment for students 4-6 years of age
  • KY Dental Exam by licensed Dentist or Dental Hygienist for all 5-6 year olds enrolled in public school, by Jan. 1 of the year of enrollment

Grades 6-12

  • Valid KY Immunization Certificate
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) booster is required
  • Two doses of Meningococcal vaccine (First at 6th grade entry, age 11-12 years or older and 2nd dose at 16 years of age)
  • Two doses Hepatitis A vaccine 6 months apart (All students Preschool – 12) Physical Exam done within one year prior to or 30 days after entering sixth grade



Aug 3        Back to School Carnival, 11:30 am, Lyric Theater

Aug 6        Back to School Game Night, 5:30 pm, Hamburg Library

Aug 7        State of Schools, 7:30 am, Convention Center

Aug 8        Brenda Cowan Elementary Kindergarten Readiness Camp, 8 am, Crossroads Andover

Aug 10     Scenic Summer Train Rides, 12:30 pm, Bluegrass Railroad Museum

Aug 12      Brenda Cowan Elementary Ribbon Cutting, 10 am

Aug 14     First Day of School for Fayette County Public Schools

Aug 16      Sayre School Cookout, 5 pm, Sayre Athletic Complex

Aug 17      Back to School Bash, noon, The Summit at Fritz Farm

Aug 17      Outerwear Unveiling in Lexington, 9:30 am, Kid to Kid

Aug 23     No School for FCPS

Sep 2       Happy Labor Day! No School for FCPS

Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change.



This article also appears on page 12 and 13 of the August 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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