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Schools

  • 2011-12 school budget is ‘very conservative’

    Despite looming federal budget cuts coupled with declining state tax revenues, Casey County school officials — because of prudent budgeting and fiscal responsibility — will give employees a much-needed raise in the 2011-12 school year.
    Deena Randolph, manager of district-wide services, submitted the district’s tentative budget to the Board of Education on May 9 where it was unanimously approved.
    Randolph presented a total budget of $24.5 million, down about $2.8 million from FY11’s budget of $27.3 million.

  • School fundraising practices deemed ‘not a problem’

    An allegation of a potential problem with fundraising practices that excluded some students from “victory parties” after a fundraising project is an isolated incident created by an outside group, said Casey County School Superintendent Linda Hatter.
    Board of Education members directed Hatter at the April meeting to ask the principals of the county’s five schools if students were being excluded from parties held at the conclusion of fundraising activities.

  • Casey schools weekly breakfast and lunch menus

    Elementaries and
    Middle School
    Breakfast
    Wednesday, May 18 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or cake donut, applesauce or juice.
    Thursday, May 19 — Oatmeal/yogurt or ham, egg biscuit, fruit or juice.
    Friday, May 20 — Sausage biscuit/gravy or cereal/toast/jelly, fruit or juice.
    Monday, May 23 — Breakfast pizza or breakfast burrito, fresh fruit or juice.
    Tuesday, May 24 — Schoolmade cinnamon rolls or sausage biscuit, fruit or juice.
    Wednesday, May 25 — Cooks choice.
    Lunch

  • Casey FBLA members receive honors at state competition

    Twelve members of the Casey County Area Technology Center’s local Future Business Leaders of America chapter traveled to the Galt House in Louisville on April 12-14 to participate in state competition.
    Sarah Coffman placed second in Business Law and will continue to national competition in June at the 2011 FBLA National Leadership Conference in Orlando. Sarah will also be a voting delegate.

  • Senior officers receive top honors at FFA awards banquet

    Life is full of choices was what those attending the annual Casey County Future Farmers of America banquet Friday night were told by guest speaker Alex Land.
    Land, a 2010 CCHS graduate who served as the chapter president her senior year, went on to hold a state FFA office as the Lake Cumberland State Vice President, and will be receiving her American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in October.
    Land praised the 41 of the chapter’s 125 members who attended the banquet for their choice to join FFA and be actively involved.

  • AFJROTC program celebration

    Casey County High School Air Force JROTC cadets celebrated individual and unit accomplishments and awards at the end-of-the-year “Dining Out” event Friday night at the CCHS cafeteria.
    The 60 cadets — “all spit and polish” in their dress blue uniforms and regal military manner —   shared the formal event with 180 family members, friends and guests.
    The “Dining Out” is designed to build “esprit de corps” among the troops and their family members and friends.

  • Casey schools weekly breakfast and lunch menus

    Elementaries and
    Middle School
    Breakfast

    Wednesday, April 27 — Sausage biscuit or scrambled eggs/toast/jelly, juice or fruit.
    Thursday, April 28 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or breakfast pizza, choice of juice or fruit.
    Friday, April 29 — Gravy and biscuit, sausage or cereal/toast/jelly, apple wedges or juice.
    Monday, May 2 — Cereal/toast/jelly or pancakes, fruit cup or juice.
    Tuesday, May 3 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or glazed donut, choice of fruit or juice.

  • Casey High FFA chapter meeting team wins regional title

    Community involvement and hard-working members are vital for a successful FFA year, according  to Casey County FFA advisor Brent Ware.  
    This year the members of the Casey County High School FFA chapter spent countless hours in preparation to test their abilities in various contests. Local teachers, business, and agricultural leaders helped kick things off with the first Lake Cumberland Regional Preparation Day on March 5. This served as a scrimmage for the upcoming regional contests.

  • CCHS to implement changes to ensure college and career readiness

    By Barry Lee
    CCHS Principal

    In the 2011-2012 school year, schools across the state will begin implementation of the new assessment and accountability model stemming from the passage of SB 1 in 2009. These much-needed changes will allow the focus and structure of  high schools to better serve our students as we work to prepare them for college and career pathways.  
    Casey County High School will be implementing some changes to ensure our seniors are college and career ready.  

  • JROTC’s Dining Out is April 29

    The Cadets of Casey County Air Force Junior ROTC will be hosting its Annual Dining Out on April 29 at the Casey County High School cafeteria.
    Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a 6 p.m. start time for the formal program. The activities will finish at 9:30 p.m.