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Education

  • Pop art a hit at Turner Elementary

    Fourth-graders showed off their primary colors in art class last week at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    In a unit about pop art — a style that emerged in the 1950s that turns items from popular culture into an art form — the students were learning about pioneers Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

  • Parents share feelings through letters

    When Steve Swank comes up with lessons for his students at Apex Academy he often has to think outside the box. That’s exactly what he did when he came up with his latest idea.

    “Over the summer, I was watching a documentary on ESPN about a high school football team in Hollywood, California. These kids came from tough backgrounds and didn’t have a lot of support at home,” he said.

  • A bright future

    Alexis Weathers spent four days over summer vacation doing something none of her other classmates did — attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

    Alexis was nominated by a Harvard University professor based on her grades and leadership abilities.

    She said didn’t even know about the nomination.

    “We got a packet in the mail saying I’d been nominated,” she explained.

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  • EBW rewarding good choices with Lunch of Leaders

    For students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, being chosen for LOL is not something to laugh about. Every student knows LOL is the Lunch of Leaders.

    LOL, as it is affectionately known, is an honor students can earn. Each month homeroom teachers select two students to eat lunch with them in the library.

    “We choose the students who exhibit leader qualities in the classroom, make good choices, and are good role models,” said fifth-grade teacher Lisa Hudson.

  • Board extends Glensboro schoolhouse bids 60 more days

    The drama over the old Glensboro schoolhouse continued at the monthly school board meeting Monday.

    Since no bids had been submitted regarding the schoolhouse, which sits on the corner of US 127 and Broadway, the board extended the bidding another 60 days.

    In August, the board was approached by Eric Whisman, of the Kentucky Trust for Historical Preservation, a non-profit organization that works to get new owners to old buildings. He asked the board for and was granted a 30-day extension for bids on the property.

  • STAR Patrol team keeping Saffell Street students safe

    Kid-size superheroes do exist — they are the students clad in bright orange and yellow vests monitoring the halls of Saffell Street Elementary School.

    They are the STAR Patrol.

  • Kids Connect is a hit at Robert B. Turner Elementary

    Seeing a need for a positive afterschool program, Tim Wells, children and families minister at Fox Creek Christian Church, concocted Kids Connect — a free afterschool Bible club at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    In it’s second year, Kids Connect brings the Bible to students who otherwise may have never been exposed to it.

    “Last year, we had 152 registered students,” Wells explained. “They weren’t ever there at the same time, but at some point throughout the year we had 152 different students here.”

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