Friday, February 24, 2017
J.T. Snow, left, Luke Dailey and Abby Cunningham practice a musical number from Mozart's opera "Bastien un Bastienne" during a rehersal at Beaumont Presbyterian Church. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 18, 2017

Three-man show

Students at Fayette County's School for Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass prepare to put on Mozart's one-act opera, "Bastien und Bastienne," which Mozart wrote when he was only 12 years old.
Jacob Saal reacts after smelling three-day-old hamburger during a lab activity meant to show the effects of decay on food in Jacob Ball's class. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 17, 2017

Science you can smell

As the students walk into Jacob Ball's lab at the Locust Trace AgriScience Center in Lexington, they're met with tables of food – old food.
While the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly may have just started, state policymakers already have some new suggestions in their inboxes thanks to students from the Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly.
Madison County was recognized recently for being the first recipient of the Computer Science Education Incentive Award from AdvanceKentucky and Time Warner Cable. The award promotes the growth and awareness of computer science education in school districts throughout Kentucky.
Students of Millie Fields at Lafayette High School practice singing the songs of Kentucky composer John Jacob Niles for a special December performance.
The Bill Roby Track and Field Games at the Kentucky School for the Blind gave intrepid photographer Bobby Ellis an opportunity to spend time with some young athletes.
Earl Gregory, right, puts facepaint on his son, Ashton Gregory. Ashton is a freshman who has helped with the haunted trail since it started. "He's been helping out with it for years," said Earl." Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016

A scary good time

The senior class at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County) puts on a haunted trail every year to raise money for the senior class trip.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi visited the Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary (Fayette County) recently, challenging the students to be kind.
Chloe Stivers has a puppet look over her shoulder as she reviews footage from her groups video assignment. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 15, 2016

A new kind of library

By Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov There aren't many libraries that can claim to have a giant wall of computer monitors, a green screen, an aquaponics lab and a slide going from the second to first floor, but the one at Eminence Independent certainly...
Students at Julius Marks Elementary (Fayette County) got the chance to meet Mercy, a rescued Belgian draft horse, as part of a new service learning program designed to show students the job opportunities in Kentucky's horse industry.