July 19, 2007
Clark County teachers who perform extra duties will get the same stipends they received last year, despite a proposal before the board Tuesday to change them at George Rogers Clark High School, because they did not receive notice that their pay would be reduced. "The superintendent is the only one who can give that notice," Superintendent Ed Musgrove said. "Since they didn't get a letter, technically they were locked into that position and that pay for one more year. " School district employees in Kentucky must receive 90 days' notice before the first day of the school year if their pay is to be lowered and their responsibilities reduced.
July 5, 2007
Wendy Peters from Lincoln County Middle School has been selected to attend the National Teacher Institute offered by the National Constitution Center, located in Philadelphia, Pa. The institute's workshop will take place July 30 through Aug. 3. Peters will be representing Kentucky educators and will be working with teachers from across the country. "Changing the Constitution: Politics and Law in American Constitutional Development" will feature lectures with the academic directors of the institute, including Rogers M. Smith, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and Keith E. Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University.
June 18, 2007
Awards Day was held at the McGuffey Sixth Grade Center. Awards or special recognition were given for the 2006-2007 academic year. Eagle Award: red team, Ashley Frith and Durbin Richardson; white team, Sydney Harris and Andrew Cooper; and Meghan Halll and Christian Poynter. Outstanding Student Awards Red Team: Social Studies: Courtney Garcia and Ben Banks. Connected Math: Taylor Faulkner and Lyndon Gaither. Science: Paige Yocum and Aaron Cook. Language Arts: Jamie Bradford and Durbin Richardson.
June 14, 2007
Here are the award winners at McKinney Elementary School awards day: Great Leaps Reading Awards: Cheyann Akers, Trace May, Trey Baldwin, Whitney Coulter, Natalie Lynn, Summer Scharbrough, Cade Gosser, Alyssa Baron, Ashley Roberts, Gregory Million, Machala Bell, Blake Whittemore, Joseph Wolfinbarger, Emily Stanley, Kayla Shelton, CJ Reed, Isaiah Gilliam, Cheyanne Miller, DJ Beatty, Danielle Hurt, Elizabeth Walls, Aston Roberts, Shelby Walls, Emily...
June 4, 2007
Woodlawn Elementary School presented the following awards for the just-ended school year: Fifth Grade Leadership Award: Cathryn Ellis and J.T. Henderson. Fifth Grade Citizen of the Year Award: Kylie Cooper and Taylor Stewart. Reading: Chapman Bean, Amber Henry, Kelsey Kendrick, Mackenzie Lynch, Kathryn Combs, Brendon Ballard, Connor Burchell and Ismail Qadir. Writing: Alexis Kerbaugh, Joshua Dyer, Ashley White, Maggie Congleton, Taylor Stewart, Cathryn Ellis, Connor Burchell and Kaitlyn Jackson.
June 3, 2007
Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank the Pliant Corporation for sponsoring my class as part of the Newspapers in Education program. The NIE provides newspapers and activities to be used in the classroom through corporate and individual sponsorship. The newspaper is a vital resource in the social studies classroom in terms of current events - locally, nationally and globally. Sixth-graders do not always read the newspaper at home or watch the news, therefore having the paper available in the classroom allows them access to information to which they might not otherwise be exposed.
May 31, 2007
Casey fair goat show canceled LIBERTY - The Casey County Fair goat show scheduled for Saturday and Sunday has been canceled due to the lack of entries, according to Roland Sandor, show promoter. Health Ministries team to sponsor blood drive In celebration of its 200th Anniversary, the Health Ministries Team at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville will sponsor a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in the church hall at 117 W. Main St. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
May 2, 2007
Five-year-old Jenna Hopkins enjoys writing stories about her pony, Lucy, for Dorthy Contini's kindergarten class at Hogsett Elementary School. The stories, usually no more than a sentence long, are part of Contini's effort to incorporate writing into every aspect of her lesson plans. They also are part of Contini's CEO project. The state-sponsored continuing education project helps teachers advance in ranking and, ideally, in ability to teach. The students' writing will be showcased at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the elementary school.
April 26, 2007
This week and next, Kentucky students will spend a lot of time filling in answer circles and writing essays, and the result of their efforts will determine their schools' status in the federal No Child Left Behind program and if they receive rewards money from the state. The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System tests students yearly in seven subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, practical living and vocational studies, and writing. The state assesses the scores of each school and district on a two-year cycle.