Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Evan's Orchard employee Leigh Ayres demonstrates the apple sorter for students from Anne Mason Elementary School (Scott County) Sept. 22, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Taking a bite out of success

As they took bites of different apples, 2nd-grade students at Anne Mason Elementary School (Scott County) kicked off a science unit without even realizing it.
Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday speaks with kindergarten teacher Bridget Murphy at Ezel Elementary School (Morgan County) Oct. 25, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Ezel focuses on high expectations for all students

Ezel Elementary School (Morgan County) celebrates being named a 2010 Blue Ribbon School.
Sydney Hugle laughs as a classmate plays a mini-game involved with the Missing game as part of the Web Wise Kids internet safety program used during Julie Cheuvront's 8th-grade practical living/vocational studies class at Lexington Traditional Magnet Middle School (Fayette County) Nov. 17, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Cybersafety a lesson students should learn, teachers say

Students across central Kentucky have been learning about cybersafety through the Internet Safety for Children Project.
Kentucky School for the Blind regional outreach consultant Betsy Flener has Glasgow Middle School (Glasgow Ind.) 7th-grade student Eli Huff read from a distance during an assessment Nov. 15, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

When students can’t get to KSB or KSD, the schools go to them

Even though the Kentucky schools for the blind and deaf, respectively, are centrally located in the state doesn’t mean that all students needing their services can attend.
Fourth-grade reading and writing teacher Rachel Caswell works with a small group at Cline Elementary School (Campbell County), a Blue Ribbon School, Nov. 10, 2010. The students were learning about vocabulary and main ideas from the Bill of Rights. Photo by Amy Wallot

Cline Elementary celebrates success

Cline Elementary School (Campbell County) celebrates being named a 2010 Blue Ribbon School.
Students in Gina Martin's class research careers as part of their ILPs at Knox Central High School (Knox County) Oct. 29, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

ILP paves the way for college- and career-readiness

Kentucky’s plan to increase college and career readiness relies heavily on a tool already familiar to teachers and students in the state – the Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
Claire Price shows her teacher Cathy Chaffman her drawing of her favorite store during preschool class at Whitley County Central Primary School Sept. 21, 2010. The class had just started a three-week unit on stores. Photo by Amy Wallot

Whitley County preschools prepare students for high school, beyond

Whitley County prepares students for long-term success that starts with a robust preschool program.
Kindergarten teacher Crystal Field reads to a small group at Kathryn Winn Elementary School (Carroll County) Nov. 1, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Districts transform literacy instruction

Districts across the state have participated in professional development that concentrates on literacy focus and planning and taking what they learn back for discussion and potential implementation.
Marketing and business teacher Cynthia Smith talks to her retail marketing class about their business model presentations at Grayson County High School Nov. 3, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

DECA the halls

Grayson County's career and technical education program demonstrates how student organizations and the classroom are integrated together to achieve student success.
Agriculture teacher Coye Elliott, left, looks over poinsettias with seniors Drew Rodgers and Ruth Wooten at Lone Oak High School (McCracken County) Jan. 7, 2011. They sold 600 poinsettias during the holidays and saved some to grow into much larger plants for next year. Photo by Amy Wallot

Lone Oak ag program ‘isn’t just about cows, sows and plows’

McCracken County's agriculture program ensures that "students are able to apply what they learn in careers and in life."