News Briefs for June 2

June 02, 2004

Bate gets $35,000 technology grant

Bate Middle School was selected as one of the 151 elementary, middle and high schools to receive an HP Technology for Teaching grant.

A team of five teachers at Bate will use the HP wireless technology and other resources to enhance learning in the classroom. A thematic project, Air and Space, will allow the team to collaborate and plan instruction for the entire sixth grade.

Bate will receive an award package valued at more than $35,000. It includes five HP Tablet PCs, five HP multimedia projectors, an HP Officejet all-in-one, an HP digital camera, HP K-12 help desk support for one year, a $500 stipend per teacher and a professional development program that includes customized learning opportunities, expert mentoring and participation in an online learning community to support teachers' use of technology.


"This is an exciting opportunity for our sixth-grade teachers. They will have state-of-the-art equipment available in their classrooms on a daily basis, but more important is the assistance they will receive from an International Society for Technology in Education mentor who will help them plan their instruction," said Brenda Ellis, curriculum technology resource teacher at Bate, who will assist the team.

Grants totaling more than $10 million over 2004-2005 among 151 kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and 42 two- and four-year colleges and universities support HP's broader education goal of transforming teaching and learning through the integration of technology in the classroom and beyond.

Tickets available for pastor's dinner

June 16 is the deadline to purchase tickets for the 30th pastoral anniversary banquet for the Rev. and Mrs. Richard Hill Sr. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children.

Hill is pastor at First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets. The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Grow Hall on the Kentucky School for the Deaf campus. The speaker is the Rev. Thomas Peoples of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Lexington.

Tickets may be purchased from Flora Story, (859) 236-3211; Dorothy Naylor, 236-1543, or Carol Woods, 236-2815.

Lincoln County cheerleading tryouts set

STANFORD - Tryouts for the Lincoln County Middle School cheerleading team will be at 5 p.m. June 11. Students who want to try out must attend one of two clinics. Those will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday and June 9. All events will be in the middle school gym. For more information, call Kendra Stamper at (606) 365-9828 or (859) 583-7777.


Boyle Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Boyle County High School. The agenda includes bank bids, construction bids and fiscal agent contract. A reception for outgoing BCHS principal Kerry Anness will precede the meeting at 6:30. The Finance Corp. will meet at 7:30 to consider issuance of building revenue bonds.

Junction City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall to discuss an amendment to planning and zoning ordinance, budget and executive session for property acquisition.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The agenda includes second reading and adoption of budget.

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