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Welcome To Barkley!

Hello all,

Welcome to Barkley Elementary School! We are a 21st century school! Barkley is a “state of the art school” in terms of our building and classroom design, as well as our technology. Our school is a green ribbon school and utilizes solar panels, water capture and geothermal heating and air. The building is wireless with at least one computer for every two students. Smartboards are also accessible to students throughout the school. Each classroom studio is beautiful and open in order for teachers and students to work collaboratively with attention to the needs of individual students.

Barkley offers a multiplicity of services for our students. From Special Education (SPED), to Gifted Education (GE), art, music, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Elementary Spanish (FLES) as well as after school activities for students, we’ve got something for everyone. We have counseling services, speech services, physical and occupational therapy services for our students as well.

We are proud that we serve the students of the United States military living on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Our students’ safety and education are primary for those of us that get to work here and our parents know their kids are in good hands at Barkley Elementary School. . We invite you to explore our website or better yet, visit our school. We know you will love it.

If you have any questions we can be reached at 270-640-1205. You may also contact me at .


Don’t be a stranger!

Ted Turnipseed


Barkley Student Handbook

Barkley Student Handbook 2018-19


New Technology Portal!



Barkley Morning Show



Beautification Saturday

Come help make our Barkley Campus beautiful! Join our PTO and work around our grounds to help make improvements.

Saturday, March 9  9:30-11:30 am

Saturday, April 16   9:30-11:30 am

Saturday, May 11    9:30-11:30 am

Barkley School Goals SY 18-19

In DODEA, we are required to have at least four GOALS. Two of these goals are to address academics and two are to address the (Barkley) organizational operations. In other words, these organizational goals are non-academic goals that focus on overall school improvement.

Barkley’s goals are summarized as follows:

Goal 1: Literacy (ACADEMIC)
All students in grades K-3 will increase their reading achievement … as measured by specific grade level expectations for the “Independent Level” from SY17-18 to SY19-20.

All students in grades 4-5 will increase their reading achievement … as measured by specific grade level year-end proficiency ranges from SY17-18 to SY19-20.

Goal 2: Math (ACADEMIC)
Barkley Elementary students in grades 3-5 will increase their achievement in mathematics on the DoDEA CCRS Summative Assessments … in SY 19-20.

Goal 3: Professional Learning Communities/ Focused Collaboration (NON-ACADEMIC)
Barkley Elementary School PLC Rating Score on the Shared Vision Indicator will move from the “Developing” stage in SY 17-18 to “Sustaining” stage by SY 19-20…

Goal 4 – School Climate & Culture (NON-ACADEMIC)
The score on the Teacher Expectation component will improve as measured on the Teacher Climate and Culture Assessment by SY 19-20…

We work on tracking and addressing goals DAILY. We also track some data focusing on specific school/grade level assessments at specified times during the school year. On early-release Tuesdays, our professional development addresses these goals, with the focus usually on the ACADEMIC GOALS, but not always. Our teachers also meet weekly in teams with admin to address classroom assessment findings and develop ways to address INDIVIDUAL student needs. NON-ACADEMIC goals are also addressed at these meetings.

All of these meetings are “guided” by our school leadership team and our team leaders who also meet with admin outside normal school hours. In addition, we have teacher teams that address specialized areas such as Special Education, Gifted Education and Student Support. We would
not only welcome, but be grateful for PARENT PARTICIPATION in the school leadership time. Please let admin or your child’s teacher know if you are interested in being a positive change agent here at Barkley. You will NOT be sorry.

Ted Turnipseed, Principal

Pizza Nights

The PTO is hosting Domino's Pizza Nights. Mark your calendars!

Please order your pizza between 4:00 and 8:00 PM so it will count towards our school's total. 

Thursday, Feb 28

Thursday, March 21

Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, May 15



PTO Meetings

There’s a place for you at Barkley! Get involved with our PTO!

Meetings are at 8:45

Thursday, Feb 21

Thursday, March 21

Thursday, April 18

Thursday, May 16


Car Rider Procedures

Car Rider Procedures SY 18-19


Please take a moment to review our car rider procedures. These help to ensure the safety of all of our students.

Thank you for your cooperation.


No School!

NO School! Mark your calendars!

Friday, Feb 15- Teacher PD

Monday, Feb 18- Presidents’ Day

Monday, Feb 25- Parent Conferences

Friday, March 15- No School

March 25-29- Spring Break


DoDEA Anti-terrorism Level I Awareness Training

Your child’s safety, well-being, and security is our number one priority.

DoDEA has two different training videos that are appropriate for students at different grade levels. Parents are able to view the video training at or click the link below.

We realize some parents may not want their children to view the videos. To opt out of the training, please provide a signed written letter to your child’s school principal, Mr. Turnipseed. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Turnipseed or Mrs. Blount.


DoDEA Anti-Terrorism Videos

Cafeteria News

 The cafeteria has ice cream for sale!

If you do not wish for your child(ren) to purchases ice cream please fill out the attached form. Return completed forms to the café manager at the students' school.


School Hours
Grade Regular Hours
Tuesday Hours
K - 5
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Pre-K AM Session
8:15 - 11:00 a.m.
8:15-11:00 a.m.
Pre-K PM Session
12:15 - 3:15 p.m.
12:15 - 2:05 p.m.

Tuesdays are Early Release days

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The Month of the Military Child - April
DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in honoring military families and their children for the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

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PCS and Tax Changes
Important tax law changes that affect employees who make a PCS move.

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PAEMST Call for Nominations
PAEMST has extended the 2018-2019 nomination period to April 1st. Nominate your favorite 7-12th grade science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching today. Nominate now!

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Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month – a time to honor the contributions of women in American history.

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Disability Awareness Month
March is Disabilities Awareness month! DoDEA is committed to increasing awareness and promoting independence, integration, and inclusion of all students with disabilities.

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Barkley ES

177 Gorgas Avenue
Fort Campbell, KY 42223-1900
P: 270-640-1205
F: 270-439-1901

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

Upcoming Events

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NOTE: Please check your school's calendar for information on additional release days for training, parent teacher conferences, and other activities.

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