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Education

  • EIS takes part in Digital Learning Day

    The Alliance for Excellent Education announced that 37 states, 10,000 teachers and 1.5 million students signed up in support of the first national Digital Learning Day on Feb. 1.

    Digital Learning Day is a national awareness campaign designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen teaching and personalize learning for all students.

  • Eastern Elementary School students of the month

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    Pictured above are the Eastern Elementary School October Students of the Month. Front row left to right: Karli Woods, Ella Joiner, Makynna Blair, Jaclyn Arnold and Tonya Puckett. Back row left to right: Derek Benham, Brayden McGehee, Brooklyn Wood, David Floyd, Jarayd Woods and Rhyauna Spears. Not pictured is Ethan Hunt.

  • Eastern Elementary hosts a Turkey Trot

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    More than 100 people attended the Eastern Elementary School Turkey Trot 5K and everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather. Principal Sharon Bright kept her promise to kiss a pig if 100 people attended. Third grade teacher Britttany Marshall fulfilled her part and brought in a pig, straight from the barn. Above, left, Diana O’Toole (right) congratulates Eric Phillips, winner of the adult division. Above right, Bright poses with participants who came dressed as turkeys for the event.

  • YoCo Alum presents program

    Submitted by Melissa Blankenship
    UK freshman and Youth Coalition alum Candace Wells was a guest speaker to the current membership of Youth Coalition at their November meeting. Wells encouraged the group by telling them that they were making a difference, even if at times it didn’t seem like they were, because someone would always be watching them and following their example. Wells graduated from Eminence High School last year as its valedictorian and has achieved a 4.0 GPA in her first semester at college.

  • Monty’s offers scholarship for FFA students

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    Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, is now accepting applications for four, $1,000 college scholarships.  The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
    To be eligible students must also meet criteria including:
    • Be a resident of Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia.

  • Society of Washington offering internships

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    The Kentucky State Society of Washington announced Jan. 15 as the deadline for applications for the 2012 Henry Clay Internship program. Applications are available at www.kenyuckysociety.org/internship.htm.

  • HONOR ROLL

    NEW CASTLE ELEMENTARY

    Fourth Grade

    Mrs. Pollard: Isaac Klempner*, Tyler Massey*, Maggie Whaley*, Ryan Archer, Zachary Dowden, Luke Hall, Brooklyn Mays, Jake McCoun, Albert Morriss, Chelsey Satterfield and Brady Sexton

    Ms. Turner: Jada Medina*, Christopher Clarke*, Phoenix Begley, Isabella Dale, Ben Hunter, Sara Justice, Kailey Kays, Kylie Turner, Jaime Woodson and Abby Morrison

  • What do you want to be?

    It’s easy for young children to fantasize about what they want to be when they grow up. The tricky part it showing them how to make those dreams reality.

  • ‘Final exams on steroids’

    Henry County Public School administrators are enthusiastic about a new testing program that replaces the state’s Commonwealth Accountability Testing System and better helps them track the academic progress of individual students throughout high school.

  • ‘Reading is fun’

    Henry County High School students celebrated “Literacy Week” on Tuesday with a special speaker.

    Sharon Draper – author of the 2010 book “Out of My Mind” – said she tells the story of how she became a writer to students all over the country, hoping to emphasize the importance of reading and literacy and to help young people see “how books are cool.”