Sunday, December 16, 2018
Jaclyn Fischesser, center, tosses her hat along with her classmates after graduation from Campbell County High School. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 4, 2018

Graduation season

All across the state, graduates have been saying goodbye to the halls they wandered for four years as high school students. Photographer Bobby Ellis took a look recently at Campbell County High School's graduation ceremony.
KDE photographer Bobby Ellis got the chance to visit with a lot of young children discovering the world of big machines and construction at the Big Dig, an event open to the public at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Spring is well underway, and with the season comes warm weather, horse racing and the staple of high schools around the country – prom. 
Graves Central Elementary, recognized as a 2017 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, credits the recognition to the school's family atmosphere and strong belief in students' ability to succeed.
Bullitt County has come up with a unique way of making sure more of the district's younger students get the chance to test their building skills with the STEM Challenge.
On April 2, 2018, a 4-by-2-foot Easter egg will show off the work of a student from the Kentucky School for the Deaf at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. 
At the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative Showcase at the Capitol, students from Ashland Middle School played the stars as they showed off their Samsung Solve for Tomorrow project. They created a device, with the help of a 3-D printer, that will let police officers pick up used needles safely.
Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School is, unofficially, the new world record holder for the most Abraham Lincoln impersonators in one place at the same time. 
As winter comes to a close, we here at Kentucky Teacher thought it might be a neat idea to see what some students from across the state have been up to with their photography. 
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...