The mission of Edythe J. Hayes Middle School is to engage all students in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence and develops responsible, respectful leaders.
About Our School
Hayes, located southeast of town, was established in August 2004. Our mission statement charges the faculty and staff with engaging "all students in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence and develops responsible, respectful leaders." This statement goes beyond school climate - beyond high academic standards - and combines the two to create a developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and academically challenging environment for our students.
Our faculty and staff members work together to give every child who passes through our doors the keys to success - not only in school, but also in the community. We believe in building relationships with our students that extend beyond the classroom and promote positive interactions by using our guidelines to success - the Panther Promise: Learn Daily, Laugh Often, Lead Respectfully, and Live Responsibly.
Hayes is one of the most technologically advanced middle schools in Kentucky. We have roughly one computer for every two students, including two full computer labs. Every classroom has at least five computer workstations and an LCD projector. Integration of technology is a daily practice and a natural part of instruction, and we continue to push the envelope.
Our school is also home to the WEB program, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs.” We welcome and embrace students from diverse backgrounds with unique talents, interests, and characteristics. WEB is a yearlong program where eighth-grade leaders conduct experiential activities to prepare incoming sixth-graders for middle school. Activities include a high-energy, inspirational Day 1 assembly, monthly group events, peer mentoring/tutoring, and structured gatherings.