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2024-25 Open House and Back-to-School Fests Dates

Open houses are instrumental in helping new students and parents become acquainted with their school.  It assists families in familiarizing themselves with the school’s layout, programs, teachers, administrators and logistics.

Some elementary schools have separate activities for incoming kindergartners.  Some middle schools have an independent night for a sixth grade transition event.

HCS Family Resource and Youth Services Centers are organizing the Back-to-School Fests open to all HCS families. The fests will host community organizations and partners who will provide families with back-to-school information and fun. There will be games, inflatables, face painting, free t-shirts and more. The events will take place in each of the district’s three feeder patterns.

Here are the dates and times for each Back to School Fest:

Bulldog Fest - John Hardin High School - July 15, 2024, 5-7 pm.  Students and their families from the following schools are invited to attend Bulldog Fest:

  • Heartland Elementary
  • New Highland Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Bluegrass Middle
  • College View Education Center
  • John Hardin High School

Bruin Fest - Central Hardin High School - July 16, 2024, 5-7 pm.  Students and their families from the following schools are invited to attend Bruin Fest:

  • Cecilia Valley Elementary
  • Creekside Elementary
  • G.C. Burkhead Elementary
  • Lakewood Elementary
  • Lincoln Trail Elementary
  • East Hardin Middle
  • West Hardin Middle
  • Central Hardin High School

Trojan Fest - North Hardin High School - July 17, 2024, 5-7 pm. Students and their families from the following schools are invited to attend Trojan Fest:

  • Meadow View Elementary,
  • North Park Elementary
  • Radcliff Elementary
  • Rineyville Elementary
  • Vine Grove Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • James T. Alton Middle
  • North Middle School
  • North Hardin High School

High Schools

Central Hardin High School

  • August 1 Bruin Academy (9th gr) 9th Grade - (3154 Bardstown Road, Elizabethtown) 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • 10th-12th grade Open House at main campus, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

John Hardin High School

  • August 1 Open House, 6-7:30 p.m
  • Back to School Bash, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

North Hardin High School

  • August 1 Freshman Open House, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • 10th-12th grade Open House by Last Name
    • 6:30-7:00 p.m. A-G
    • 7:00-7:30 p.m. H-N
    • 7:30-8:00 p.m. O-Z

Early College & Career Center (EC3)

  • August 5 Open House, 5-7 p.m.

Middle Schools

Bluegrass Middle School

  • July 30 Open House, 5:30-7 pm

East Hardin Middle School

  • July 30 6th grade Fun Day (kids only), 2-5 p.m.
  • 6th grade Open House, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • July 31 7th/8th-grade Open House by Last Name
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. A-M
    • 6:30-7:30 p.m. N-Z

J. T. Alton Middle School

  • July 30 Operation Middle School (6th grade students only), 3-5:30 p.m.
  • 6th grade Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • 7th/8th grade Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.

North Middle School

  • July 30 6th grade Open House, 5-5:30 p.m.
  • 7th grade Open House, 5:30-6 p.m.
  • 8th grade Open House, 6-6:30 p.m.

West Hardin Middle School

  • July 30 7th/8th grade Open House, 5-7 p.m.
  • July 31 6th grade Laker Fun Day/Open House, 5-7:30 p.m.

Elementary Schools**

Cecilia Valley Elementary School

  • August 1 Low Incidence (Special Needs) Open House, 4-5 p.m.
  • Open House, 5-7 p.m.

Creekside Elementary School

  • August 1 Open House by Last Name
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. A-L
    • 6:00-7:00 p.m. M-Z

G. C. Burkhead Elementary School

  • August 1 Open House by Last Name
    • 5:30-6:30 p.m. A-K
    • 6:30-7:30 p.m. L-Z

Heartland Elementary School

  • August 1 Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • August 2 KinderCamp, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lakewood Elementary School

  • August 1 Open House, 5-7 p.m.

Lincoln Trail Elementary School

  • August 1 Kindercamp, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.

Meadow View Elementary School

  • August 1 Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.

New Highland Elementary School

  • August 1 Grades K-5 Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

North Park Elementary School

  • July 31 Kindergarten Open House by Last Name
  • August 15 Preschool Open House by Last Name
    • 5:00-5:30 p.m. A-F
    • 5:45-6:15 p.m. G-L
    • 6:30-7:00 p.m. M-R
    • 7:15-7:45 p.m. S-Z

Radcliff Elementary School

  • July 29 Open House, 5-6:30 p.m.

Rineyville Elementary School

  • August 1 Open House, by Last Name
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. A-H
    • 6:00-7:00 p.m. I-P
    • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Q-Z

Vine Grove Elementary School

  • July 29 Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Woodland Elementary School

  • July 29 Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.

**Preschool open houses are included in the listed school open house times unless noted.