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High School Graduation Ceremonies Coming Up
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:45 PM
Over the next two weekends, thousands of high school seniors across the region will put on their caps and gowns, and walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. Graduation ceremonies are on tap this Friday for Ballard Memorial, Caldwell, Carlisle, and both Fulton city and county schools, as well as Lyon County. St. Mary seniors will be honored on Saturday, and Murray's ceremony ...
Illinois Bill Allows Students to Opt Out of Exams
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:25 PM
The Illinois House has approved a bill that would protect students and their schools from being "negatively impacted'' if they choose not to take state assessment tests. Lawmakers approved the measure by a 64-47 vote Tuesday. It would allow students to opt out of a test if they have a request in writing from a parent or guardian. Chicago Public Schools initially refused ...
New High School Dropout Law Effective this Fall
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:33 AM
School districts across Kentucky are tracking down 16- and 17-year-old high school dropouts to tell them they must return to school this fall because of a new law. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a 2013 law that increased the dropout age from 16 to 18 will go into effect this fall, putting the onus on school districts to make sure all juveniles are enrolled unless they receive their GED by ...
Center Recognizes First Challenger Champions
Monday, May 18, 2015 9:24 PM
During a special reception at the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah May 15, Garrett Garneau and Gammon Long of Paducah were recognized as the first Challenger Champions. “This is a great honor to be one of the first Challenger Champions, and I hope it contributes to more people doing this and being interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and ...
Students All Lend a Hand on Community Service Day
Monday, May 18, 2015 8:25 PM
Graves County High School’s 1,362 students turned numerous parts of Mayfield and the entire county into their classroom Monday, May 18, for the school’s sixth annual Community Service day. Community service has been a graduation requirement for several years throughout Kentucky and other states. GCHS inaugurated its first-ever Community Service Day in 2010. Each spring since, the ...
KY Board of Education Seeks Feedback in Search
Monday, May 18, 2015 6:24 AM
The Kentucky Board of Education is asking the public to help decide what to look for in a new state education commissioner. Commissioner Terry Holliday announced in April that he will retire Aug. 31. Now the board has come up with a list of characteristics to look for in Holliday's successor and wants the public to give feedback before the board finalizes the list. The list will be used for the ...
Sedalia's Wheeler Voted Music Teacher of the Year
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:36 PM
Sedalia Elementary School music teacher Stephenie Wheeler has been voted by her peers as the Elementary Music Teacher of the Year in the First District of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. “The KMEA asked each district to select a Music Teacher of the Year for Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College/University. Stephenie was nominated by one of her colleagues who ...
Mayfield Middle Students Celebrate Arbor Day
Sunday, May 17, 2015 11:06 AM
Mayfield Electric & Water Systems recently hosted a tree-planting event at Mayfield Middle School in support of National Safe-Digging Month and Arbor Day. MEWS Representative Mary Beth Paschall preceded the tree planting with a safe-digging presentation aimed to educate students on the importance of planting trees away from power lines and being aware of utility right-of-ways . Mrs. ...
Children's Day on the Farm at LBL Homeplace May 30
Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:51 PM
Children’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 30, at The Homeplace 1850’s Farm in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. From 1-4 pm, children can step back-in-time and do farm chores typical for children in the 1850s. Children will learn the importance of doing chores on an 1850’s farm like making a bed, weaving, and attending an 1850’s school at 1, 2, and ...
WKCTC Adds to Science Learning: LEGO & STEAM Camps
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:00 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering several Extreme LEGO Camps this summer and is introducing a camp that adds the element of art to science, technology and math (STEAM) principles. Each five-day course will be held in the Emerging Technology Center from the 8 am to 4 pm daily. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided each day. LEGO We-Do ...
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