Tuesday, January 22, 2019

High school essay contest centers on diplomacy, peace-building

The American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to write about diplomacy and peace-building.

KET Young Writers Contest now open to all grades

The KET Young Writers Contest invites students to celebrate the power of crafting stories, poems and illustrations by submitting their own original stories and poems. For the first time, the contest is open to students in all grades.

Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition sponsoring poster contest

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s Kentucky Saves Week poster contest offers students an engaging, free activity that can boost their financial smarts.

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind registering school teams for tournaments

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind (KYOOTM) is registering schools with teams of students for its regional tournaments across Kentucky.

Registration opens for entrepreneurship challenge

Registration is open for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC), a tiered business pitch competition designed to introduce students to a realistic competitive business environment and to promote business ownership and lifelong learning.

Student storytelling project explores women’s suffrage movement

High school teachers are invited to register their classrooms for Women Leading the Way, a national storytelling project for high school students celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Zoo offers free event for classes completing conservation challenge

The Louisville Zoo is offering the opportunity for students to visit the zoo for a free event on Endangered Species Day, May 17. Students must completed the zoo’s Conservation Campaign Challenge to be eligible for the event.

AdvanceKentucky, Code.org hosting workshops

AdvanceKentucky and Code.org will host an introductory workshop for school administrators and counselors interested in the AdvanceKentucky Professional Learning Program and a one-day workshop that prepares K-5 teachers to use Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum Nov. 10 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

National WWII Museum offers student essay contest

The National WWII Museum is focusing its 2018 student essay contest on the duty of art and artists during times of war and conflict in conjunction with its special exhibit, “So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope.”

Two Kentucky schools competing for $5,000 digital storytelling grants

Klondike Lane Elementary School (Jefferson County) and Monroe County Middle School have been selected as two of 30 semifinalists to receive $5,000 grants in the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge.