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Why Come to Borden-Henryville Schools?
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Our family transferred to the Borden-Henryville School District a few years ago after struggling in another district. The teachers and administrators in this district are simply remarkable. The small schools provide a more personal connection between teacher and student. Since coming to the BHSC, we now have an open line of communication and our teachers truly invest in our children’s lives. They genuinely identify their strengths, their needs, and tailor their instruction so that they receive the best possible opportunity to learn. Through an unprecedented two years of e-learning, our schools never failed to maintain an exceedingly positive experience for our children! I would not trade the Borden-Henryville School experience for anything. I will continue to tell anyone having difficulties with their children’s academic development, that transferring to the Borden-Henryville School District was the best decision my family ever made. -- Kim White, (Photo to Right) Mother of Students in the Borden-Henryville School District

-- Kim White (mother of one BES and one BHS student) #Onceabravealwaysabrave

News and Events

6 days ago

Summer Camp Success 


120 Borden and Henryville Elementary students were invited to participate in a two-week long summer camp designed to help students reimagine learning and get a jump start on the upcoming school year.  Teachers designed lessons to address social-emotional learning, engage students with STEM activities, and get kids up and moving with engaging opportunities to collaborate with peers as a means of accelerating learning.  This is not your typical summer school!Students built camping structures out of rolled up newspaper, told scary stories around classroom campfires, and read in tents.  Each student received a new book to take home and was served lunch in the cafeteria before dismissal every day.  Students completed crafts, painted, reviewed math facts, and practiced close reading skills. We’ve had a great two weeks with students!




Dietrich, Graduate Successes 


Congratulations to Jacob Dietrich, Henryville High School graduate, 2020, on receiving a summer internship with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.  Jacob will compete in the 10 -week Coastal Arctic Data Synthesis Virtual Project this summer.  According to NASA’s project description, “The internship would contribute to a coastal Arctic data synthesis activity supported by NASA and the U.S. Ocean Biogeochemistry Program in preparation for NASA’s Arctic- Colors field campaign.   “Henryville High School is doing an outstanding job preparing students for experiences of all kinds.  We are so proud of Jacob, his family and all the educators who have helped him succeed,” said Superintendent Sam Gardner.


Project-based instruction makes learning real (fun) at Henryville High School.


Students in the Introduction to Business Program made their final project-based learning presentations on May 19, 2021 at Henryville High School.  

From the first day of class last August, students have worked to create their own businesses.  The year-long projects evolved weekly as students created a unique business idea, a business plan, specific financial documents, effective marketing strategies, a SWOT analysis, future goals, and target markets. Students were also asked to find a solution to a problem their businesses might experience.  Some of the businesses include a tea shop, a security firm and an online fitness company. 

During each stage, students learned a new aspect of their business model and moved towards expansion. In the end, students crafted a complete portfolio of materials, a tri-fold visual representation, a 3-D model of their business idea, and a final oral presentation. This year-long endeavor was student-centered and taught students to find real solutions to real problems, a tool that will serve students well as they one day transition into the work-force.  Research indicates that project-based instruction helps create critical thinkers and promotes social learning.  It also allows teachers various ways to assess progress.  Amy Whitlatch, who teaches the class, said, “I could not be prouder of these students and their efforts.”

In the photo, Sam Gardner, interim Superintendent, who spent the morning listening to students give their presentations, said, “Amy Whitlatch does a wonder job working with each student.  She searches for individual strengths and challenges students to be creative and critical thinkers.” 

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Borden-Henryville School District Announces First Annual Teacher-of-the-Year

Winners Announced at Banquet

Congratulations to Connie Mull, Joe Oakes and Maranda Boggess. Co-winners in the Teacher-of-the-Year category were Joe Oakes, Borden High School Teacher, and Connie Mull, former Henryville Elementary Teacher. 

Connie Mull, who sadly passed away in January, had been with the district since 1995. Christy Nunn, Henryville Elementary Principal, said, ““How do you explain what Connie Mull has achieved and how her love for students and learning will transcend time? Connie Mull began teaching at HES in 1995. One of the first written pieces from an administrator described Mrs. Mull’s teaching career: “Connie has made a wonderful addition to the Henryville program. She advocates for all children and interacts positively with them. She challenges them while assuring their success. She is creative and energetic in her individual and group instruction.” Connie never swayed from that belief. Her classroom was a magical place and how lucky that so many children had the opportunity to experience her passion for education. Connie was serious about her profession.She was serious about moving students from below level to at-level and then beyond grade level in reading and math. As serious as Mrs. Mull was about education, Connie made her seriousness a lot of fun. She said things like, “kiss your brain, firsties” and on dress up days, you could count on Mrs. Mull to bring the fun! Seeing her dress as her 100-year-old self on the 100th day of school, her superhero, holiday, and countless other costumes alwholiday, and countless other costumes alwholiday, and countless other costumes alwSeeing her dress as her 100-year-old self on the 100th day of school, her superhero, holiday, and countless other costumes alwholiday, and countless other costumes alwholiday, and countless other costumes alwSeeing her dress as her 100-year-old self on the 100th day of school, her superhero, holiday,and countless other costumes alwholiday, and countless other costumes alwholiday, and countless other costumes always brought smiles and giggles from her class and everyone at HES. In your honor Connie Mull, we will do our best to always stay humble and kind.” Mrs. Mull made a difference everyday during her life for so many students. She will be missed by so many for a very long time. 

Joe Oakes, who moved to Borden from another district in 2018, teaches chemistry, physics, finite math, pre-calculus and AP Calculus. Joe said, “Every student should be celebrated for their success no matter if it is getting an A on an exam or if it is getting a 60 percent on an exam. Every student starts out with different abilities which means we should adjust our goals accordingly. I love my job, and I strive to make sure my students see that through our daily interactions.” Principal Charlie Gardner said this, “Mr. Oakes has been a great addition to our school over the last few years. He is a student-first teacher who always has their best interest in mind. He has a special ability to bring out the best in everyone around him. Mr.Oakes has been instrumental to the success of our new corporation including his contributions to the BHSC virtual program and back on track plan. Additionally, Mr. Oakes serves as a teacher leader in several capacities, including e-learning guidance and expectations, dual credit courses, and technology. BHS can always count on Mr. Oakes to act as a front runner with technological advances in his classroom. He utilizes a flipped classroom model with the Explain Everything act to make sure his students have multiple chances to master difficult content and ensure their success. He has increased AP exam scores, and he is tenacious in his pursuit for excellence. He never accepts less than the best from his students. Mr. Oakes is an asset to BHSC.” Boggess named Classified Employee-of-the-Year for BHSCAdditionally, Mr.Oakes serves as a teacher leader in several capacities, including e-learning guidance and expectations, dual credit courses, and technology. BHS can always count on Mr. Oakes to act as a front runner with technological advances in his classroom. 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Also honored at the banquet was Maranda Boggess, school nurse at Henryville Elementary, who was named classified employee-of-the-year. Christy Nunn, Principal, said, “Maranda was chosen as Henryville Elementary classified employee-of-the-year due to her dedication and her consistently going above and beyond her job, especially this year of social distancing, masking up, contact tracing and quarantines. We have selfishly used Maranda to talk us through the exposures, the dates for quarantine and to explain the difference between a contact and a close contact, again and again…. and again. Maranda has tirelessly called and checked on students and parents. She has made countless close contact calls giving parents the news of quarantine, something that no one wanted to hear in a year that was already stressful for so many people.Maranda has supported our staff with her knowledge to help them maintain a safe environment in their classrooms. Maranda has also supported our sports teams and coaches teaching us cleaning procedures to keep our athletes safe. Maranda is an asset to our school every year, seeing students who bumped their knees to students and staff who are having a medical emergency. This year has especially shown us how lucky we are to have Mrs. Boggess as a member of our school family.” Maranda is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor’s in nursing and started with the district in 2016. seeing students who bumped their knees to students and staff who are having a medical emergency. This year has especially shown us how lucky we are to have Mrs. Boggess as a member of our school family.” Maranda is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor’s in nursing and started with the district in 2016. seeing students who bumped their knees to students and staff who are having a medical emergency. This year has especially shown us how lucky we are to have Mrs. Boggess as a member of our school family.” Maranda is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor’s in nursing and started with the district in 2016. 

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