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  • Alert: This is a reminder that the district wide tobacco and vaping ban begins on January 1, 2020. All Estill County School Property will be smoke-free & tobacco free environments! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jeff Saylor, Superintendent, or Erika Adams, District Health Services Coordinator.
  • School Closings/Delays: January 23, 2020 Press Release: Estill County Schools RE: Estill County Schools will be closed Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. After monitoring attendance the past few days and several conversations with local health care providers, I have decided that the best course of action for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is cancel school on Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. All schools will be closed during this time. Only Administration, Custodians and CO Personnel are allowed in the building. Also, it does not benefit us to call off school if we allow extracurricular activities to continue, so beginning this evening at 6pm and continuing until Monday afternoon at 4:00pm, all games, practices and activities with the exception of the following activities will be canceled. Thursday, January 23rd - ECHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Team Practice Saturday, January 25th - ECHS District Governors Cup at Owsley County Saturday, January 25th - District Honors Band Performance at Bourbon County Sunday, January 26th - ECHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Team Practice All gyms and sports facilities will be closed and no one is allowed to use our facilities for any events. All schools will reopen on Tuesday morning, January 28th, at 8am. I hope our students, their families and our staff take this time to get better.
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Principal's Message

Josh Yost

Welcome to Estill County High School!  

My name is Josh Yost, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the principal of Estill County High School.  I graduated from Clay County High School in 2002 before attending the University of Kentucky for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education.  I received my Rank I in Educational Leadership from Asbury University. I spent the first eleven years of my teaching career teaching high school social studies at West Jessamine and North Bullitt High Schools.  Last year, I served as the assistant principal at Estill County Middle School.

This year, we are focused on helping our students achieve Engineer Excellence in everything they do.  Across the school, you will see posters with #EngineerExcellence and ESTILL on them.

E- Excellence

S- Strength of Character

T- Teamwork

I- Initiative

L- Leadership

L- Learning

These are the characteristics we want each student to exhibit whether it be in academics, extracurricular activities, or their lives away from school.  Helping each student reach their full potential and gain the skills necessary for college, vocational school, military, or the workforce is our goal here at ECHS.  

Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or need information.  We’re excited to have a great 2019-20 school year, and I hope to meet many of you at our events throughout the year!





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