Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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...
Ella Simpson, a kindergartener at Second Street School (Frankfort Independent), sleds down a hill in front of her house in Frankfort. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 13, 2018

Snow day!

If you're not a fan of snow and the cold, 2018 may not be off to the best start. Kentucky Teacher photographer Bobby Ellis took in the fun Franklin County students had during one recent snowy day.
Warren County's Rich Pond Elementary School is one of two Kentucky public schools to be named this year as a Blue Ribbon winner for the second time. There are only eight public schools in Kentucky to earn the award twice since the program began in 1982.
If there's one thing that Carlee Cornett does not want someone walking out of the plays put on by Lincoln County Middle School to say it's this: "That was cute." 
Emily Iliff, the assistant-principal of Norton Elementary, says that part of what makes her school so successful is the family atmosphere that exists inside the schoolhouse walls. Norton recently was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Faith Woolery, a 5th-grader at Lansdowne Elementary, stands in a window frame while working on a house frame during a build put on by If I Had a Hammer. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 19, 2017

Hammering Home Math

Working with power tools, hammering nails and climbing ladders with your friends and classmates – what more could a 5th-grader want? 
Kelly Sanders, right, a 1st-grade teacher at Northside Elementary shrugs her shoulders as she is asked by preschooler London Sherrad why she hasn't eaten her apple at the Northside Fall Festival. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Photographer Bobby Ellis takes a look at how the staff and students at two different Woodford County elementary schools celebrated Halloween.