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Schools

  • School board approves hiring soccer coaches

    Casey County Middle School students are going to have an opportunity to compete in a sport that is played mostly outside the U.S. but is rapidly gaining popularity here at home.
    The Casey County Board of Education approved a motion Sept. 12 to hire two coaches for a boys’ and girls’ soccer team.
    CCMS Assistant Principal Jeff Emerson, who made the presentation to the board, said that during the open houses in August at each elementary school and at the middle school, parents and students were asked to express their interest in a soccer program.

  • WHE Winner's Circle

    Walnut Hill Elementary has named its students to the September Winner’s Circle for exemplifying the Thoroughbred Traits of respectful, responsible, safe and successful.

    They include Emily Goode, Jaden Luttrell, Brandy Johnson, Aaron Hughes, Jaylin Caudill, Mason Jeffries, Laura Bastin, Jessica Rosario, Sarah Pendleton, Leticia Rosario, Sadie Edwards, Abby Vaughn, Maci Vaughn, Maggie Hussey, Natalie Duggins, Justin Luttrell, William Gossage, Lexi Kane, Laura Cuin, Britt Pendleton, Jordan Clements, Presley Woodrum, Abbie Durham and Ally Phelps.

  • Casey schools breakfast and lunch menus Sept. 14-21

    Elementary &
    Middle School
    Breakfast

    Wednesday, Sept. 14 — Scrambled eggs, toast/jelly or cereal/toast/jelly, juice.
    Thursday, Sept. 15 — Breakfast pizza or cake donut, orange juice.
    Friday, Sept. 16 — Gravy, biscuit, sausage or cake donut, choice of juice.
    Monday, Sept. 19 — Scrambled eggs, sausage link, toast/jelly or mini pancakes, choice of juice.
    Tuesday, Sept. 20 — Schoolmade cinnamon roll or ham biscuit, choice of juice.

  • Casey ATC gets top marks in state testing

    Students at the Casey County Area Technology Center are the best — and now they’ve got the test results to prove it.
    Curtis K. Morris, Youth Services Coordinator with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District Workforce Development,told Casey County board members Monday night that students from Casey ATC scored best-in-state out of 54 technical schools on the Workkeys Test.
    Morris said that the test is the technical school companion to the ACT test taken by high school students to determine their readiness for college.

  • Knowing traffic rules is essential for school bus safety

    For 23 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus.
    Before children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules.

    Drivers
    —When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.

  • Bus routes for 2011-2012 school year

    The school buses will be back on the roads next week, as local bus drivers run 38 routes, serve approximately 2,500 students daily, and cover more than 500,000 miles during the course of the school year.
    Buses will deliver students to Casey County High School and Casey County Middle School in the mornings. Those listed with an asterisk (*) will not go to the high school and middle school in the morning, and those with a pound sign (#) will not go to the high school and middle school in the afternoon.

  • Coffman honored as 'Class of Kentucky' member

    The University of Kentucky welcomed the newest members of its “Class of Kentucky” program to campus on July 15 with a luncheon and awards ceremony. Representing Casey County High School was Sarah L. Coffman.
    The program, now in its eighth year, recognizes academically talented and community-oriented high school sophomores from throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Leigh graduates from Rogers Scholars

    Casey County’s Tylyn Leigh has graduated from this summer’s second class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2011 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. 

    The Rogers Scholars program — The Center’s flagship youth program — provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.


  • Wright graduates from Rogers Scholars

    Casey County’s Skyler Wright has graduated from this summer’s first class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2011 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.
    The Rogers Scholars program — The Center’s flagship youth program — provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • CCHS students take part in KYS

    On June 22-24, three Casey County youth participated in the Kentucky Youth Seminar at the University of Kentucky.
    Kayla Atwood, Rachael Emerson, and Ryan Martin qualified for the seminar by participating in the American Private Enterprise System program back in February.
    At the seminar, the youth were assigned to work with participants from across the state on board cases of a specific topic. They also took part in several tests/exercises. These cases/tests were then judged/graded and awards were given to the top scoring group and individual.