Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Contests

Personnel Cabinet poster contest open to students

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s Office of Employee Relations is celebrating Public Service Recognition Week May 3-9 by inviting students ages 6-18 to participate in a poster contest that acknowledges the achievements and contributions of state employees in their communities.
Announcements

Scholarship available for students who plan to major in studio art, art education

The Tammie DeMessie-Shelton Scholarship will award $500 to two students who plan to major in studio art or art education in college.
Logan Smith was awarded the Three Dimensional Best in Show at the Kentucky Art Education Society’s high school All-State Art Competition. Smith is a student at DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County). Photo submitted by Jefferson County Public Schools

All-state art competition winners announced

After another successful year of making art, the 2017 Kentucky Art Education Association’s All-State Art Competitions exhibited the best of the best from the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Announcements

Nine high school musicians selected for Rose Parade honor band

Nine Kentucky high school students have been selected to participate in the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band in the Rose Parade.
Contests

Songwriting challenge opens for high school students

In order to encourage young artists to enter musical theater, the National Endowment for the Arts is expanding its Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge to a national program available to all high school songwriters working in any musical genre.
Spotlight

Hart County teacher named 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year

Jennifer Bruton Sims was named the 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association at its annual conference. A 20-year veteran in Hart County schools, Sims teaches at Munfordville Elementary School.
Resources

KDE expands regional visual and performing arts specialists

The Kentucky Department of Education has expanded its cohort of regional visual and performing arts specialists for the 2017-18 school year.
Recognitions

Fayette orchestra director honored string teachers’ group

Nathan Wilson, orchestra director at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has received the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (grades K-12) from the Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

Kentucky Historical Society offers History smArts outreach program

The Kentucky Historical Society’s outreach program, History smArts, enhances skills in visual and historical literacy among students with the aid of artifact collections.
Resources

‘Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau’ free script project

2017 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. In recognition of his birth, WoodSongs is offering a free download of materials educators can use in the classroom.