Alice Lloyd College

JBS Calendar

October 2012
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JBS 1st Quarter Grades Due

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JBS Science Fair

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JBS Grandparents' Day

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JBS Fall Break (No Classes)

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JBS Fall Break (No Classes)

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JBS Fall Festival

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About Us


The June Buchanan School Sign

The June Buchanan School

The June Buchanan School, located in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, was established in 1984 as a co-educational, academically challenging college preparatory, private school. The school was named for the co-founder of Alice Lloyd College, June Buchanan, who came to Caney Creek in Knott County, from her home state of New York. Dr. Buchanan (“Miss June”) became a legend in her own time, educating Appalachian students for more than 68 years until her death in 1988 at 100 years of age. The June Buchanan School serves students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school’s charter is with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Philosophically, The June Buchanan School is committed to a classical standard of education in the arts and sciences.

Why Are We Called Crusaders?

June Buchanan

June Buchanan

Many years ago, our school founder, Dr. June Buchanan, traveled across the country with young men and women who attended school at Pippa Passes. The young people ranged in age from very young elementary children to college students. These trips were called “Crusades” and the individual participants were called “Crusaders.” They told people in faraway cities and towns about how they were being educated in the mountain valley of Pippa Passes, Kentucky. These young people spread the word about the good deeds that were being accomplished here on Caney Creek.

Mission Statement

The mission of The June Buchanan School is to nurture our students intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually emphasizing the development of character, responsibility, leadership, and service.”

Vision Statement

Where every child—every day—is college bound!

Athletic Facilities

JBS students participate in a wide variety of athletic activities. All Alice Lloyd College athletic facilities can be utilized by JBS students under adult supervision. A full listing of these facilities can be found here.

Food Services

The June Buchanan School does not operate its own cafeteria and uses the campus-dining hall (Hunger Din) where meals are catered by Pioneer Food Services. During the school year, JBS students eat at the facility from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the costs for lunches are included in the JBS tuition and fee arrangement.

The dining hall is a public eating facility where JBS students, ALC students, campus faculty and staff, alumni, board members and visitors are welcome. High standards of conduct are expected. The cafeteria hours of operation may vary slightly when only The June Buchanan School is in session and Alice Lloyd College is not in session (two weeks in August and two weeks in January).

Library Services

The McGaw Library houses a collection totaling 60,000 books, bound materials, newspapers, periodicals and audiovisual material. JBS students and faculty have complete access to the library resources and services. New searchable databases are available for JBS student use as well as inter-library loan. The library staff assists JBS students with the use of data base programs, reader’s advisory services, and location of materials.

Faculty & Staff Directory




Bentley, Kate Kindergarten Instructor
Clark, Amanda Dean of The June Buchanan School
Cook, Robin 4th Grade Instructor;
Middle School Cheerleading Coach;
High School Speech Coach
Dalton, Casey Physical Education;
Middle School Basketball Coach
Fugate, Jackie 2nd Grade Instructor
Gibson, Natalie High School English Instructor;
Elementary/Middle/High School
Academic Teams Co-Coach
Gregory, Sharon 1st Grade Instructor;
SACS Liaison
Hall, Cindy 3rd Grade Instructor;
Middle School Social Studies;
Elementary/Middle/High School
Academic Teams Co-Coach
Hammond, Heather 5th Grade Instructor;
Cross Country Coach
Hammond, JR Assistant Dean;
JBS Athletic Director
Hammonds, Gary 9th Grade P.E./Health;
Middle School P.E.;
High School Baseball Coach
Hayes, Brandon High School Social Studies;
Girls Basketball Coach
Henderson, Grace High School Mathematics;
Grade School Art;
Girls Asst. Basketball Coach
Kunkel, Tamara Administrative Assistant;
High School Spanish Instructor
Likens, Diana Asst. Director of ALC/JBS Daycare
Marlowe, Emma High School Mathematics
Mullins, Judy Middle School Literature;
Middle School Grammar
Reynolds, Tara Guidance Counselor;
Volleyball Coach
Saylor, Wendy JBS Choir Instructor
Slone, Darlene Director of ALC/JBS Daycare
Sparkman, Maylynn Part-Time 3rd Grade Instructor
Sturgill, Paul High School Science