Saturday, January 16, 2021
Elizabeth Forbes shows Sam Garbin, left, and Abby Adams-Smith brood cells inside of the honey bee hive. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 27, 2018

The buzz around bees

Elizabeth Forbes, a school psychologist, has been a beekeeper since 2009. She has been the head of the Bowling Green High School beekeeping program since helping to get it started in 2012. 
I’ve finally done it. It took five years, but I have photographed all of Kentucky’s 174 school districts, plus the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky School for the Blind. 
Spring is well underway, and with the season comes warm weather, horse racing and the staple of high schools around the country – prom. 
By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov This is the second installment of photos from every district. (Click here for the first installment.) When my blog returns in January, I’ll have the final installment of the districts. Then I’ll be back on the road...
By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov In the final installment of one photo from every school district, I share Nelson County through Woodford County. (Please click here for the first installment and here for the second.) The photo from Newport Independent is one...
After visiting Lawrence County High School for an upcoming story about Close the Deal, I stopped by their neighbor to the west, Sandy Hook Elementary School (Elliott County). The school serves approximately 250 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
A few weeks ago I received an email from Pupil Transportation Section Supervisor Elisa Hanley asking if I could come photograph the bus driver trainer program Vehicle at Speed. It sounded like an interesting opportunity, so of course I said yes.
Twelve director’s chairs were placed in the parking lot of Thomas Gym on the campus of Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD). These chairs – properly distanced – were to signify that the 2020 graduates of KSD are now the directors of their own lives.
Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School, a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School in Laurel County, provides after-school instruction that helps both struggling and high-performing students.
Students in Sarah Blades' 4th-grade class listen to Frank Mabson read a book about a young girl wanting to be president as part of the R.E.A.L. Men Read program. The program has been credited by Blades in helping her students improve their literacy scores on the MAP testing. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 24, 2018

R.E.A.L. Men Read

Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov When Fayette County announced that it was looking for 300 volunteers to fill a read-aloud mentoring program, Christian Adair wondered how many people would answer the call.  "As it turns out, we've had to turn away people in a...