Alert: All schools will be in regular session on Friday, February 12, 2016 for students and staff.

District News

WHAS Crusade for Children


The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. To learn more about WHAS Crusade for Children, visit

MHS Radio Station WYJR WYJR

Two years ago Mr. Chuck Owens wrote a grant proposal to establish a radio station at MHS.  Today, station 95.5 WYJR FM-LP is part of everyday life at our school.  Under the guidance of Mr. Owens, a select group of students run the stations day to day play of a variety of music that airs across the city 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

Middlesboro Independent and the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative ARI

The Middlesboro Independent School District is 1 of 17 rural school districts that is included in the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI). Lead by the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC) and supported by the federal “Race to the Top” grant, ARI is a consortium of 17 regional school districts that have made commitments to share resources and professional learning opportunities.  These 17 districts are collectively working to connect learners to highly effective teachers every day. They focus on five important components of education:  personalized learning environments, next-generation classrooms, accessible data systems, effective teachers and leaders, and college and career readiness. 

Middlesboro Middle School Implements LEAD Program

Middlesboro Middle School is currently a Leader in Me (LEAD) school that teaches students how to be well-rounded leaders in their school and community. LEAD is the middle school version of The Leader in Me program developed by Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.  Covey developed the student program based on the best selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Students showcase their Creativity through Destination Imagination

The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.

Hospital partners with MHS on ‘W8 2 TXT’ campaign

In Kentucky as well as many other states, drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. Middlesboro ARH Hospital recently partnered with Middlesboro High School to raise awareness of the dangers of texting

Career Fair Combines Vision with Reality

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This is a question children are frequently asked. Sometimes they have a good idea of what to do with their lives, but other times they have not a clue. Middlesboro Elementary School Guidance Counselor Theresa Allen decided to provide an opportunity for kids to see and inquire about jobs with the school's first-ever Career Fair.

Teachers Make Presentations at Promising Practices Summit

Seven teachers from the Middlesboro Independent School district presented their Learning Innovation Grant projects at the 2015 Promising Practices Summit in Pikeville, Kentucky on October 28, 2015.   The Summit showcased learning innovation in the eastern Kentucky region as a direct result of the Race to the Top/Appalachian Renaissance Initiative grants that were awarded to Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and 17 outstanding rural school districts.  

November Leaders of the Month

Middlesboro Middle School is happy to announce our Leaders of the Month for November 2015. Student leaders are chosen based upon their their demonstrated leadership traits. 

October Leaders of the Month

Middlesboro Middle School is happy to announce our Leaders of the Month for October 2015. Student leaders are chosen based upon their their demonstrated leadership traits.

MMS Entrepreneurial Fair

Middlesboro Middle School students in Mrs. Evans’ and Mrs. Brigmon’s 4th period classes participated in an Entrepreneurial Fair on November 4th at the middle school.  Several students displayed and presented their own business plans that they created from start to finish.  

Congratulations Mallory James

Congratulations to Mallory James for placing 13th out of 358 students at the Middle School Cross Country Competition in Lexington, KY!  Way to go Mallory!


Open House Extravaganza

Middlesboro Middle School invites you to join us for our fall Open House Extravaganza on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  This will be a Veteran's Appreciation Event.

Septemeber Student Leaders of the Month

Middlesboro Middle School is happy to announce our Leaders of the Month for September 2015. Student leaders are chosen based upon their their demonstrated leadership traits. 

Red Ribbon Week

Next week (10/26/15 - 10/30/15) is Red Ribbon Week and we are celebrating, so we hope everyone will join with us!

MONDAY 10/26: Follow your dreams, drug free (Pajama Day)

From the desk of Principal Jones

I am very happy to inform parents and students that tutoring has already started here at the middle school. Currently we have early morning tutoring for math with Mrs. Martin on Wednesdays, it begins at 7:15 and goes until 8:00. We may expand

KY Safe Schools Week: Oct 18th -24th

The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces Kentucky Safe Schools Week observance will be October 18-24, 2015.  This year’s theme “I Want to be a School Safety SUPERhero!”  will focus on building-up the self-esteem of the student


Important Information from Elementary School

Here's some information you might need for the coming days:

*The Kindergarten trip to the Pumpkin Patch has been rescheduled for Oct. 16th due to tomorrow's rainy forecast.
*Cookie Dough money is due Tuesday-Sept. 29th.
*4th grade trip to Wilderness Road State Park this Thursday. Tennis shoes are a must!! Please watch the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
*We will dismiss this Friday

Congratulations to our new Student Council members!

Congratulations once again to our 2015/2016 Student Council! Back row: 7th grade representative

Defeating the undefeated

A big stop by the Middlesboro defense helped secure a victory on Friday as the Jackets defeated Harlan Independent 28-21. Following a fumble recovery by Killian Ledford, the Green Dragons marched down the field with minutes ticking off the clock.

Harlan managed to get down to the

Jackets down Panthers

Middlesboro (5-3) put on an offensive showcase on Monday to defeat Knox Central, 5-2. The win was the third straight victory over the Panthers this season.

“We clicked pretty well offensively. We’ve been working hard on moving the ball, transferring and getting shots off passes,” said Jacket head coach Tim Millett. “It went well for

August Student Leaders of the Month

Middlesboro Middle School is happy to announce our Leaders of the Month for August 2015. Student leaders are chosen based upon their their demonstrated leadership traits. 

New Alumni Site

Middlesboro Independent School System has a new alumni page where alumni/former staff/current staff can register and reconnect with one another. You will find the link to the new alumni page at the top of our website under District. You can also access it by going to Please don't forget to register so you can stay connected to your fellow alumni. Once you have registered your account will be verified and approved and then you will be added to your graduation years class. So, head over and sign up. This site is brand new so updates will be rolled periodically as we iron out any bugs that might still be left after internal testing. 

Jackets are victorious on senior night

Middlesboro (4-3) walked away with a 1-0 victory over Knox Central (2-5) on Thursday. To make the victory that much sweeter, it was senior night for the Yellow Jackets

Lady Jackets tie with Claiborne Trinity Hardin regains possession of the ball during Middlesboro’s game against Claiborne on Thursday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

A highly competitive game between Middlesboro and Claiborne, Tennessee ended in a 1-1 draw on Thursday. Officials called the game with 5:44 remaining in the second period due to the lack of daylight.

Upcoming Events at MES Upcoming Events

Middlesboro Elementary School invites all parents and guardians to Midterm Night open house on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Parents can meet

Welcome to our new Site

Welcome to the new Middlesboro Website. Please continue to check back as we add new info for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Have a fun and safe summer. 

Senior Walk at Middlesboro Elementary











Middlesboro Elementary School started a new school tradition by hosting a "Senior Walk" on Friday, May 22, 2015.  Middlesboro High School Seniors, wearing their graduation caps and gowns, marched down the hallways of the elementary school as the younger students watched enthusiastically.  The elementary school students lined each hallway to greet and honor the graduating seniors. Kindergarten students presented the seniors with "graduation lollipops".  After the walk, the seniors were treated to refreshments in the cafeteria. Yearbooks from previous years were placed at each table so that the seniors could reminisce about their years as Middlesboro Yellow Jackets.

Surplus Equipment Bid


Please click here to view our invitation to bid on surplus property.