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Schools

  • School board hears good reports

    In the midst of an economic downturn and expenses rising, with an emphasis on students progressing toward higher test scores to meet federal and state mandates, the state of the Casey County School district is strong, according to reports given to the Casey County Board of Education Monday night at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    Walnut Hill Principal Tim Goodlett outlined projected progress in three areas — reading, math and arts/humanities.

  • FOE awards mini grants

    Friends of Education in Casey County has awarded 10 mini-grants to teachers in the Casey County school system.

    The $250 mini-grants are one of the programs Friends of Education is able to continue due to the generosity of individuals during the annual membership drive and the Apple Festival, according to Friends’ member Lisa Peek.

  • Casey High Junior ROTC cadets complete course on Brush Creek farm

    Recently the Casey County High School Air Force Junior ROTC program completed a Leadership Land Navigation Course on the Jerald Emerson farm on Brush Creek.

    Eight soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard conducted operations which included classes in land-navigation, operating in hostile terrain, map reading, and use of the compass. Cadets were challenged to work as a team to achieve an objective, within time limits, according to JROTC instructor Sgt. Gary Emerson.

  • Casey High Junior ROTC cadets complete course on Brush Creek farm

    Recently the Casey County High School Air Force Junior ROTC program completed a Leadership Land Navigation Course on the Jerald Emerson farm on Brush Creek.

    Eight soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard conducted operations which included classes in land-navigation, operating in hostile terrain, map reading, and use of the compass. Cadets were challenged to work as a team to achieve an objective, within time limits, according to JROTC instructor Sgt. Gary Emerson.

  • School district to test One Call system on Thursday

    The Casey County School Board will test its new “One Call” telephone notification system tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

    Parents of more than 2,400 students, as well as 500 staff members, will receive the calls.

    The notification system, adopted by the board in June, allows authorized school personnel to contact the entire district or small “subgroups” of students, teachers, or other staff to send a message.

  • Celebrating Red Ribbon Week

    About 340 children from Liberty Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week Monday at the Village Green behind City Hall.

    The children, wearing red T-shirts with an anti-drug message, heard an anti-drug message from Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney and then released red balloons into the air as a pledge to say “no” to drugs.

    Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people each year, according to www.stopaddiction.com.

  • CCHS students lead effort to restock local food bank

    Due to the economic downturn and high gas prices, food banks that help the less fortunate are giving out more than they are taking in.

    And some local students want to do something to make sure that hungry people who go to the food bank in Liberty won’t go away with an empty sack or stomach.

    Students from four clubs at Casey County High School are leading a county-wide effort to collect non-perishable goods for the food bank in Liberty.

    The drive began Oct. 3 and goes through Nov.19.

  • School board approves final Walnut Hill construction payment

    It’s official. Except for three small repairs at Walnut Hill Elementary School, the construction of the building is finished.

    Final payment to D.W. Wilburn, Inc., of Lexington in the amount of $86, 973.36 was approved by the Casey County Board of Education in Monday night’s meeting at Liberty Elementary School. The school opened in August 2007, consolidating staff and students from Douglas Phelps and Phillips Elementary.

    In other action, the board:

  • Apple Festival Spelling Bee features 70 students

    Seventy elementary and middle school students competed for trophy awards in the annual Apple Festival Spelling Bee held in the Pork Producers building at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center on Friday.

    In order to be eligible to compete, students had to win a spelling bee in their homeroom (for public schools) or in their grade level group for home school or private schools.

  • Learning about the Constitution

    Walnut Hill Elementary celebrated the Constitution on Sept. 17 with some very famous guests visiting the classes and students.

    George Washington and Alexander Hamilton (Assistant Principal Judy Phillips and Abby Atwood) spoke to the students about writing the Constitution and the importance of democracy in America.

    Teachers used Encyclomedia, read books, and conducted other activities such as having students write essays about the most important freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.