Monday, December 11, 2017

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs June 24-July 14 at Transylvania University in Lexington. The program is open to students in grades 9-11, and participants can earn high school class credit and scholarships to Kentucky colleges and universities.

Kentucky middle school mock trial competition set

Madison County schools will host the 11th annual Kentucky Middle School Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 9 in Richmond. The event is open to teams of students who will try a case in a real-life practice situation.

Bullitt teacher named Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year

Jodi Grant Jones, a teacher at Eastside Middle School (Bullitt County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Health Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAPHERD).

Student entries sought for EcoART Contest

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2017-18 EcoART Contest is open to Kentucky high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect and conserve Kentucky’s environment.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover the history behind the White House and explore how stories from the building can be used to enhance social studies classrooms.

School counselors’ association calls for proposals, award nominations

The Kentucky School Counselor Association (KSCA) is accepting nominations for awards and proposals for its annual conference Feb. 23-24 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.

Covington Partners coordinator named an Afterschool Ambassador

Tom Haggard, a resource development coordinator at Covington Partners, which works with Covington Independent schools to promote youth development, has been named one of 15 afterschool leaders from around the nation to serve as Afterschool Ambassadors for 2017-18 by the Afterschool Alliance.

Three teachers recognized for advising national FFA winners

Three Kentucky teachers and FFA advisers who advised national FFA award winners were recognized at the FFA Convention Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.

KET offers travel reimbursement for media arts workshops

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is offering travel reimbursements for media arts workshops at KET Network Center in Lexington during the spring 2018 semester. The goal of the program is to help schools implement the Kentucky Academic Standards for Arts in media arts.

VSA Kentucky art exhibit available to schools

The 2018 VSA Kentucky Student Traveling Exhibition, “A Matter of Perspective,” has begun its tour and is available free of charge to schools, museums and other institutions.