Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Recognitions

Two Jefferson County teachers receive presidential awards

Two Jefferson County teachers have received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) representing the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching.
Bardstown High School graduate Katlin Eldersma, right, was selected as one of the first insurance youth apprentices in the state through the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky – or TRACK – youth apprenticeship model.

From youth apprentice to licensed insurance agent

When Katlin Eldersma started taking business classes as a freshman at Bardstown High School (Bardstown Independent), she had no idea it would lead to her being a licensed insurance agent at LaRue-Carey Insurance Group just a few months after graduation.
Recognitions

102 Fayette County graduates earn Seal of Biliteracy

The Fayette County Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate functional language skills in English and another language. Honorees awarded this distinction during the 2019-2020 academic year include 102 graduates earning distinction in French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Lingala, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.
Recognitions

Lafayette High School teacher named Japanese Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Japanese Language Teachers selected Mariko Barnes of Lafayette High School (Fayette County) as the state’s Japanese Teacher of the Year.
Announcements

4-Reading Out Loud connects children with diverse children’s books

Fayette County Public Schools is launching 4-Reading Out Loud, a new literacy initiative spotlighting African-American authors who write books with children of color as the main character.
This is a picture of Cody Mooneyhan.

Grayson County teacher Cody Mooneyhan wins Educated Adviser Award

Cody Mooneyhan, a family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator at Grayson County High School, is one of two Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) adviser recipients who was recognized with the 2019-2020 Educated Adviser Award. FCCLA honored Mooneyhan at FCCLA's first-ever Virtual National Leadership Conference, July 7-9.
This is a picture of Ginny Ellington.

Kentucky’s Ginny Ellington selected as National Honorary Member Award recipient

Kentucky's Ginny Ellington, a retired Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state adviser and state family and consumer sciences (FCS) supervisor, has been selected as FCCLA’s 2019-2020 National Honorary Member Award recipient. She was recognized at FCCLA's first Virtual National Leadership Conference July 7-9.
Resources

Local public libraries will receive free access to Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) are partnering to provide all state residents with free access to the Kentucky Virtual Library during the upcoming school year.
Announcements

KWLA seeking nominations for 2020 World Language Teaching Awards

The Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) is seeking nominations for its annual awards.
Announcements

Free online ambassador training program for students

The World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is offering a remote Ambassador Program that encourages students to acquire literacy and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.