Miss Pigglesworth, aka Miss Piggy, visited New Castle Elementary School Friday for Pet Club. Sara Wilkerson displayed her multi-tasking abilities by feeding the visting pot-bellied pig with one hand while raising her other hand to offer an answer to a question.
August students of the month at Eastern Elementary include, front, from left: Carter Marlette, Olivia Drawbaugh, Marley Cobb, Diamond Kelley and Abigail Adams. Back: Sophie Drawbaugh, Kahlie Gonzalez, Kelli Booth and Riley Denny.
According to their website, the vision of the Kentucky Board of Education is to “ensure that all students reach proficiency and graduate from high school ready for college and careers.” Preparing students for their future after graduation is not only a priority, but a passion at Henry County High School.
New Castle Elementary School recently recognized the following achievements:
• Mrs. Morris’ and Mrs. Rosa’s Golden Mouse -
• Mrs. Nash and Mrs. Sein Golden Croc Award - excellent hallway behavior
• Mrs. Miskell’s Golden Fish Award - Guidance
• Mr. Dighton’s Golden Clipboard Award - Best Attendance Award
•Mrs. Jeffries’ Golden Book Award- Library
•Mrs. Tipton Golden Ladle Award- best cafeteria behavior
The Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership has recognized the involvement of a Henry County High School junior in its 36th annual Youth Salute, according to a news release. The Youth Salute recognized 816 high school juniors from 52 high schools in Central Kentucky, who were nominated by teachers, guidance counselors and principals. In order to qualify, the students needed a 3.0 grade point average or better and have at lease two leadership roles during the past two years in school, religious or community-sponsored organizations.
The Masons of Simpson Lodge 189 in New Castle, shown here with Principal Tara McMahan and counselor Lori Duvall, recently donated several bikes to New Castle Elementary School as an attendance incentive for children for the 2016-2017 school year.
Five 2016 graduates of Henry County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), according to a news release. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
Local scholars are Sarah Foree, Jaycie Heath, Sophia Hughes, Austin Taylor and Rachel Vegh.
From June 15 to July 16, Micah Lineman and Rachel Vegh of Henry County High School attended a highly competitive and very challenging four and a half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to a news release. The class average GPA was 3.89, with an average overall ACT score of 28.3 with an average Science ACT score of 27.9.
New Castle Elementary School held its meet and greet Aug. 1, and Prinicipal Tara McMahan called it a complete success with more than 400 in attendance. “It was a perfect start to the school year,” she said. Students went back to school for the year Aug. 10.