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Project Purple at Sky Zone Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky University Society of Character Patrick Oursler Accepted to West Point Mobile Dairy Lab Visit Somerset Independent Student Successes/Opportunities – Inauguration; Summer College Programs (Oxford, West Point, Skidmore, Western Carolina); America’s Got Talent; DECA Nationals Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Create Prosthetic Leg for Injured Cat Nationally Competitive High School Cheer Team Nationally Competitive Middle School Cheer Team Under Armour All-American; More than Forty Division I Athletes since 2000. Somerset Independent Athletics – Nationally Competitive Cheer and Dance Teams; Crazy Games College Spotlight on Morehead State University Athletes vs. Addiction Briar Jumpers! Spotlight on the University of Louisville Building Can Castles Governor Matt Bevin Visits Somerset High School Spotlight on University of Kentucky College Fair at SHS Spotlight on Northern Kentucky University Spotlight on Western Kentucky University

School News & Announcements

Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Princess Candidate Mountain Laurel Festival Princess Candidate

Congratulations to our local Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Princess Candidate, Somerset High School student Zoe Donyelle Stinson. 

Briar Jumper Broadcast 2017

The last Briar Jumper Broadcast for 2017. 

KHSAA State Tennis Tournament SHS Tennis

Amin Katanbaf and Jonathan Nickell played in the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

Somerset Independent offers Surplus Items for Bid

Surplus Items for Bid. Bidding proceedures and list of items can be found here

SHS Students Compete at DECA International Career and Development Conference

Twenty-eight DECA students from Somerset High School (SHS) and three chaperones started their journey to the annual DECA International Career and Development Conference (ICDC) in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 25th

Project Purple Sky Zone Trip Project Purple Sky Zone Trip

Members of Project Purple that participated in at 4 hours of community service were awarded with a trip to Sky Zone. 

Somerset High School Selects New Principal SHS new principal Charlie Brock

Congratulations to Mr. Charlie Brock

USDA Summer Food Service Program Kids Eat

USDA's Summer Food
Service Program fills the gap for many children,

Foir more information, click here

Student Medical Insurance

Vendor supplied student Insurance opportunity;
K & K Insurance Group, Inc. offers:

K-12 Accident Plans available through your school:
• At-School Accident Only
• 24-Hour Accident Only
• Extended Dental
• Football

Board Approves 2016-2017 Calendar Revised calendar for 2017-2017

Somerset Independent School Board has approved the the revised  2016-2017 School Calendar

 

 

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Somerset High School and the 2016-2017 school year; My name is Wesley M. Cornett and I have the distinct honor to serve as the Principal of the oldest and one of the most storied and successful high schools in the state of Kentucky—Somerset High School, Home of the Jumpers, est. 1888-- I just wanted to talk about our school and all of the efforts our students and staff have put forth to make this time in Somerset’s history one of, if not the most successful academic era in our history. We saw our composite ACT score increase from 20 last year to 20.84 this year; We saw pass rates on our KOSSA scores increase to 52% pass rates in Business Management, 86% pass rate in Marketing and 83% pass rate in Family and Consumer Science.

 

Our End of Course Assessments (EOC) scores saw the greatest increase with---58.2% of our students scoring proficient in Algebra II, an increase of 11%; 43.1 % of our Biology students scored proficient with a 10% increase; 72% of our English II students scored proficient with an increase of 14% and US History had 62.7% of students scoring proficient with an increase of 7.2%. We have increased over 40% of our students scoring proficient on our EOC’s! College and Career Readiness (CCR) is also another important piece of data we work towards in terms of our students meeting readiness benchmarks. I am most proud to say our 2016 graduating Senior class scored 119/120 possible CCR points, putting us at over 99% CCR for our school.

 

It is hard to put into words how proud I am and the joy I have to see our students learning like they are at a deeper level than ever before and reaching proficiency mastery. I am very involved on the state level in our state administrators association, our local administrators cooperative and was selected to serve on one of the Commissioner’s task force; I get asked often about “what are we doing differently” than other high schools in terms of teaching and learning, using data to drive instruction and novice reduction. One of the primary things I tell them is that we never forget that data driven instruction does not take place without the relationship building and investment in our students.  

 

I want you to know that when I say that I have NEVER worked with a staff like we have at SHS before, I truly mean it! I am starting my 19th year as a high school principal and I still wake up each day and can’t wait to come to SHS—I truly love and am honored to get to do this each day of my life. We have even greater goals for the 2016-17 school year and look forward to see all that our students will be able to accomplish in the classroom, on the stage, on our fields and on our courts. As we say often around here, “It is truly a great day to be a Jumper!”

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