Saturday, December 5, 2020
Teacher Amy Pavona plays Connect Four with 4th-grade student D'Onta Lane during an indoor recess at Dixie Elementary Magnet School (Fayette County) Jan. 6, 2011. Looking on, Brennan Aulds, left, Kendrick Curry, center, and Drew Hensley realize D'Onta is going to win the game. Photo by Amy Wallot

Dixie Elementary Magnet sells success in many ways

Dixie Elementary Magnet School (Fayette County) celebrates being named a 2010 Blue Ribbon School.
Teacher Mark Harrell, left, helps freshman Thomas Stone, center, and Chris Talley choose pieces for their rockets during Introduction to Engineering Design at the Franklin County Career and Technical Center Dec. 1, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

FCCTC prepares students for the future

The Franklin County Career and Technical Center delivers instruction specifically focused on workplace skills, safety and health, communication and teamwork, and problem-solving skills to its students.
Education recovery leader Susan Brock, left, counselor Mary Feltner, center, and Educational Recovery Specialist BJ Martin meet with school leaders at Leslie County High School Jan. 5, 2011. Behind them, data walls help track student progress on assessment. Photo by Amy Wallot

New, old turnaround models help Leslie County High do a 180

District 180 provides an opportunity for persistently low-achieving schools to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Buckhorn Elementary School (Perry County) 4th-grade student Claudia Abner reaches out to touch Jupiter in a 3-D simulation of the planets at the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky in Hazard Dec. 3, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Learning Center challenges students

Challenger Learning Centers allow students opportunity to experience hands-on science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
Dance educator Harlina Churn-Diallo teaches 4th-grade students during class at Lincoln Elementary School (Jefferson County) Jan. 14, 2011. Photo by Amy Wallot

Teachers hope collaboration turns school into work of art

Students learn life skills, core content and more through the arts in Jefferson County.
Jessica VanMeter goes over a long division problem with her 5th-grade class at the Edmonson County 5/6 Center Dec. 10, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Making things easier

Transition schools assist students making the adjustment to middle or high school.
Surrounded by students Teah Burden, left, Kassidy Weedman, right, and Makayla Johnson, far right, Diane Tindle reads "A Christmas Carol" from an iPad to her 4th-grade class at William H. Natcher Elementary School's (Cloverport Independent) Blue Ribbon School celebration Dec. 9, 2010. The story was followed-up with a worksheet and a written response for the students to complete. Photo by Amy Wallot

Blue Ribbon designation a community honor for Natcher

William H. Natcher Elementary School (Cloverport Independent) celebrates being named a 2010 Blue Ribbon School.
Charlotte Webb works with students on their reading skills during the Academy, an after-school program at Middlesboro Intermediate School (Middlesboro Independent) Jan. 19, 2011. Photo by Amy Wallot

Students get a boost to help improve reading skills

Students get an extra hand to improve reading in Middlesboro.
Connie Baynum, right, leads a practice for middle school students from Kenton County before a performance at Dixie Heights High School as part of the ASCENT Arts program Jan. 18, 2011. Photo by Amy Wallot

Kenton County brings best middle school artists together

Program in Kenton County helps students in their ASCENT through arts education.
2010 Teacher Hall of Fame inductees Art Hankins, left, Deidra Patton, center, and Patricia Morris

Good teaching transcends changes, Hall of Fame inductees say

The 2010 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame inductees bring a unique combination of experience, perspective.