“Empowering dreamers to achieve excellence in all facets of life.” Mission: Tichenor Middle School shall provide a quality, accountability-based education in academics, arts, and athletics; producing responsible citizens by equipping all students with global skills, knowledge, understanding, and dispositions required for the 21st Century College to Career.

*For a full school schedule, please check the district website


Mrs. Hughes-342-2426

The Youth Service Center is currently in need of new or gently used:

*skinny style jeans/pants
*School Supplies
*Shoes (Gently Used or New)
*Hygiene Items
*Food (non-perishable)

  • We also accept money donations!The Youth Service Center can give you a receipt for anything you donate for your taxes, just ask!



The Tichenor Middle School Block Party was a HUGE success! The Youth Service Center would like to thank the following community businesses, organizations, churches, clubs, and teams for making this event a success:

  • Erlanger Lions
  • Kenton County Rotary
  • Bank of Kentucky-Erlanger Branch
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau-Erlanger
  • S.T.A.R.S-Grief Support for Children
  • Lifeline
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Brighton Center-Youth Leadership Development Program
  • CT Photography
  • United Christian Volunteers
  • Erlanger Baptist
  • Erlanger Elsmere Family Resource and Youth Service Centers
  • NKU
  • City of Elsmere Administration
  • City of Erlanger Administration
  • Erlanger Police
  • Elsmere Police
  • Erlanger Fire Dept
  • Erlanger Historical
  • Erlanger Library
  • Erlanger Elsmere District School Based Health Center
  • Erlanger Elsmere District Food Services
  • First Baptist
  • UK Extension Office
  • All American Training Team
  • Vibrant Sounds Entertainment
  • Kona Ice
  • American Cancer Society
  • VFW
  • Children’s Hospital-Every Child Succeeds
  • Special Olympics
  • HealthPoint
  • Tichenor PT3 committee
  • Tichenor PTO
  • TMS Archery
  • Tichenor Counselors
  • Tichenor Washington DC Trip
  • Tichenor Volleyball Team
  • Tichenor Football Team
  • Tichenor Spiritwear
  • Tichenor Academic Team
  • Tichenor Energy Club
  • Tichenor Secretaries
  • Tichenor Crime Watch
  • Tichenor and Lloyd Tennis
  • Tichenor and Lloyd Baseball
  • Tichenor and Lloyd Cross Country
  • Tichenor and Lloyd Chorus
  • Tichenor and Lloyd Rotary Interact Club


Tichenor Middle School and Lloyd High School Community Block Party 
August 14, 2015 
6-8 PM
Tichenor Middle School and Lloyd Memorial High School would like to invite you to a family friendly community block party Friday, August 14th from 6-8pm in the commons area in front of the school.  The Youth Service Center at Tichenor Middle School will be providing free food and music. Local businesses, organizations, school athletic teams and clubs will be on hand to share information about upcoming events. All Erlanger and Elsmere residents are invited to join the block party.

Hope you can join us Friday, August 14th from 6-8pm



S.T.E.P. Club

S.T.E.P.-Students Together Empowering Peers

The goal of the S.T.E.P club is to make friends and spend time with friends who are interested in making healthy choices for a successful future. These students have agreed to abstain from premarital sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and violence.

S.T.E.P. is Sponsored by a grant through New Hope and the Youth Service Center.

All meetings will be 3-3:45 in the YSC. See Ms. Hughes for more information.


Tichenor Middle School would like to thank the Freestore Foodbank for providing Power Packs for our students.

Power Pack is one of the many programs offered by the Freestore Foodbank. A Power Pack is a bag of food given to children at school every Friday. Power Packs are designed to meet the needs of hungry kids at times, such as weekends and school vacations, when other resources are not available.

A Power Pack contains 9-12 food items, which are selected based on nutritional value and how easy they are for children to prepare on their own. The items vary each week to ensure variety. A Power Pack can contain canned fruit, to cereal, pudding, and macaroni and cheese, just to name a few. Research shows that hungry children are more likely to be vulnerable to illness, lack focus and energy, and score lower on achievement tests. That child becomes more likely to suffer from poverty as an adult. Scientific evidence suggests that hungry children are less likely to become productive citizens.

Locally, about 30,000 children (grades K-8) are unsure where they’ll get their next nutritious meal. There are more than 40 schools in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington schools with at least 85% of students participating in the free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch programs. We estimate that at least 10% of these students face such food insecurity that they may have
little or no food at home over the weekend and would be eligible for Power Pack.

If you would like to enroll your child in the Power Pack program at Tichenor Middle School, please contact Ms. Hughes at 342-2426



YLD – Youth Leadership Development Program through the Brighton Center will hold it’s meetings every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5pm.  Please call Mrs. Hughes with any questions, 342-2426.

YLD 2015 Recruitment Flyer-Erlanger


Jump On Board

Are you looking to be more involved at TMS? The Youth Service Center is looking for 3 new parents who would like to be on the Youth Service Center Advisory Council this year. The YSC is located in our school and is there to help students and families. The advisory council is only a one year commitment and meets 6 times per year. The AC helps engage other families to be involved with programs such as back to school and holiday assistance, educational programs, family programs, and much more. As a parent representative on the advisory council, you will have a chance to advocate for yourself and other parents on programs you see beneficial for the students. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Ms. Hughes, 342-2426. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27 at 12:30 in the TMS conference room.

2015-16 AC meeting Schedule

July 27 @ 12:30pm

September 28 @ 12:30pm

November 23 @ 12:30pm

January 25 @ 12:30pm

March 28 @ 12:30pm

May 23 @ 12:30pm

The Youth Service Center Advisory Council

A volunteer Advisory Council maintains oversight of the program’s effectiveness.  The council is comprised of school staff, parents, youth, and community partners.  The council meets six times a year and all meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to become a member of the TMS YSC Advisory Council, please contact the center.

Current Council Members

Chair: Grace Penn

Fay Smith, Community Partner
Grace Penn, Best Partner, Bank of Kentucky

Open Position
, Parent of a current TMS Student
Denise Donahue, Parent of a current 8th grader
Tammy Crawford, Parent of a current 6th grader

Greg Gervers, Teacher
Mary Burch, SBHC

Landen Miles
, Student

Open position, Student

Karen Hughes, Youth Service Center Coordinator

Schedule of Meetings

All Council Meetings are open to the Public

(Meetings are held in main conference room)




Are you in need of local resources? Please email Ms. Hughes at or call at (859)342-2426


Grief Counseling Groups



Please call Ms. Hughes if you are interested, (859) 342-2426 There must be 5-6 students interested in having a special group at TMS.


Relatives Raising Relatives

Are you raising a child who is a relative (i.e. grandchild, niece, nephew, sibling, etc) and sometimes wonder where you could receive some support? Do you know someone who is raising a child who is a relative and they have asked you where to turn for support? If you answered yes to these questions, this luncheon is for you!

In 2007, nearly 70,000 children in Kentucky were living in households headed by grandparents or another relative. If you are one of them, you are not alone. Please join us for luncheon that will provide you with an opportunity to get your questions answered, learn about great resources in our community, and to meet other caregivers like you.

We meet every month and every RELATIVES RAISING RELATIVES event is FREE!

Please pre-register for each event by calling (859) 356-3155 so we know how much food to order

Free Lunch * Free Child Care * Door Prizes * Information about community resources * Meet other relatives raising relatives
Kenton County Cooperative
Extension Services—Durr Annex
3099 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY
(in K-Mart plaza)

Relatives Raising Relatives 2015-16
Sponsored by the Kenton County and Erlanger/Elsmere Family Resource & Youth Service Centers, Kenton County Cooperative Extension Services, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living of Northern Kentucky, and Family Nurturing Center. Please call Mrs. Hughes with any questions, 342-2426.


VSP-Sight for Students
Is there a child that has failed his/her vision screening or one who just seems to be having behavior problems, can’t see the chalk board, or read the words in a book? Then we can help that child obtain a complete eye exam absolutely free. Any child who’s family qualifies can receive not only a free eye exam but also free glasses, if needed. Applications for Sight for Students may be obtained through our office. Call or email Denise to receive your copy today. Successful children – need good vision! Denise Powell

Program Director

Prevent Blindness Kentucky
P.O. Box 436113
Louisville, Kentucky 40253
502-253-6889 Fax

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