Saturday, March 6, 2021
A quote from Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs was projected on the whiteboard as students Robbie Craig, left, and Jayden Banks work at their computers during an Hour of Code activity last school year in Ashley Rosen’s integrated science class at the STEAM Academy (Fayette County). Photo by Mike Marsee, Dec. 9, 2015

Cracking the code

Thousands of students across Kentucky participated in the Hour of Code, a worldwide, hands-on experience in learning to write computer code held as part of Computer Science Education Week.
The kindergarten teacher at Southern Elementary in Georgetown spent two weeks, along with the help of five other teachers and an aid, decorating the kindergarten hallway to illustrate the story of “The Cat in the Hat.”
By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov Wearing a crown and carrying a staff, both made of black construction paper, 4th-grade student James Smith brought Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, to life for his classmates. The skit was part of a presentation in...
While the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly may have just started, state policymakers already have some new suggestions in their inboxes thanks to students from the Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly.
The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce gave students in Frankfort-area schools an idea of the financial obligations and obstacles they might face as adults through its Reality Store.
For two weeks in June, 12 students from the Kentucky School for the Blind got the chance to expand their resumes, get out of the house and make a few dollars.

Graduation Day

A total of 19 students received their diplomas this year at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf.
By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov Tucked away in western Nelson County is Boston Elementary School. It serves about 300 kindergarten through 8th-grade students and was designated a Kentucky School of Highest-Performance for 2011-12. I stopped in for a visit to the school...
During the month of March, students from across Kentucky attended a session of the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA), a 3-day long program put on by the YMCA.
The last day of school at Taylorsville Elementary School carried with it an extra sense of finality this year, as students and teachers will move to a new building next school year.