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Fort Thomas teen hopes to lead his hometown someday

December 29, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. — Since 18-year-old Highlands High School junior Sam Shelton was young, he's wanted to be mayor of Fort Thomas. Recently, while sitting in one of his favorite classes, his United States history teacher, Jason Harnish, said that ...

Fort Thomas Schools turns to next big renovation: Moyer Elementary

December 27, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOAs a 10-year renovation project nears completion, another is starting in the Fort Thomas Independent School District. A new gymnasium, which is expected to be completed in January, marks the fourth and final phase of a renovations at Highlands High ...

Fort Thomas Schools move into a digital learning environment to reach children in familiar territory

November 22, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOEach middle and high school students in the Fort Thomas Independent School District has a MacBook Air to use for school. Photo by ... A camera crew shoots promotional footage for McGraw-Hill Education's Thrive platform at Highlands Middle School.

High school football playoffs: Highlands completes a sweep

November 21, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. – Albeit with an unfamiliar record, the Highland Bluebirds beat a familiar rival to make it to a familiar spot in the Kentucky state postseason. Highlands rode big nights from a trio of seniors, running back Nick Kendall, wide receiver ...

Fort Thomas is a city of parks 'by design'

September 14, 2015 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comHighlands High School player Haley Coffee now practices shagging fly balls without having to look down at Winkler Fields across from Woodfill Elementary School. ... Something people may not realize is the six-acre Fort Thomas Soccer Complex off Ky.

State Baseball Tournament | Highlands heads to state final - Bluebirds beat Greenup County 5-2, faces West ...

June 5, 2015 by USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School SportsLEXINGTON, Ky. Fort Thomas Highlands defeated Greenup County 5-2 Friday night in the Kentucky state high school baseball tournament semifinals at Whitaker Bank Park. The Bluebirds (35-6) advanced to Saturday's 7 p.m. EDT championship game ...

Walnut Hills, Highlands top public high schools in Ohio, Ky.

May 12, 2015 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comIn Kentucky, Highlands High School in Fort Thomas earned the No. 1 spot, followed by duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell and Brown School in Louisville. Rounding out Ohio's top 10: 5. Orange High School. 6.

Five members of Highlands baseball team in Ky. investigated for disgusting hazing allegations

April 10, 2015 by USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School SportsAt least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they allegedly peed in a bottle, warmed it in a microwave and doused a teammate with it. As reported ...

Former Highlands High School prom king sentenced for calling in school bomb threats

February 4, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. – A former Highlands High School prom king was sentenced to serve six months in prison Wednesday after calling in at least six bomb threats to the school. Tyler Swope, 21, faced up to a decade in prison for charges of terroristic ...

UK's Towles lends help to U of L coach's nephew

October 24, 2014 by The Courier-Journal

The Courier-JournalBrady, a freshman at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Ky., was diagnosed in May with leukemia. He's a nephew of U of L women's basketball coach Jeff Walz, whose team Brady roots for with a passion. Brady's friend and former math tutor is UK ...

Highlands falls to Fla. power; Lloyd wins

October 12, 2014 by WCPO

FORT THOMAS, Ky. – After twice digging itself into 24-point deficits, Highlands nearly came all the way back in the fourth quarter. But four fourth-quarter touchdowns in the final stanza were not enough to put the Bluebirds in the win column as they ...

Highlands celebrates 100 years of championship-caliber football

September 20, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. - There've been plenty of memorable nights in the history of the storied Highlands High School football program but Saturday was a little extra special. Past and present members of the program celebrated 100 years of Bluebirds football ...

Hundred years of Highlands football celebrated Sept. 20

September 16, 2014 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comTHOMAS – Dale Mueller remembers moving to Fort Thomas as a child. Homer Rice was the Bluebirds head football ... Tickets are available through Highlands High School, Mueller, or The Bank of Kentucky. Call Kacie Walters Bryant at 859-815-2608 for ...

A breach of trust: Teachers having sex with students

August 16, 2014 by USA TODAY

USA TODAY... A previous version of this story misidentified the location of Highlands High. It is in Fort Thomas, Ky. CINCINNATI — Dianna Sheely was shocked last year when she heard that a teacher at Colerain High, the same district where her children go to ...

Onstage: The Addams Family

July 9, 2014 by Cincinnati CityBeat

Cincinnati CityBeatThere's a new opportunity for young performers happening this summer — Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre (C.A.S.T.). Director Jason Burgess, a theater instructor for Fort Thomas Independent Schools, will bring to life the musical tale of Charles ...

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