MADISON COUNTY — Madison Central High School graduates were all smiles Friday night as their family and friends gathered at Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. The school graduated 403 students, and 21 of those were Commonwealth Diploma recipients. Class secretary Caroline Smith gave the opening remarks, and class president Mackenzie Humphrey delivered the address. All speakers at the MCHS graduation were senior class officers who gave the opening, invocation and benediction.
Eversole returns to White Hall as principal
The White Hall Elementary School-based Decision-making Council has selected Monica Eversole as the school’s new principal.
Eversole was serving as guidance counselor at Lexington’s Dixie Magnet Elementary School.
School board to save $53,000 yearly by refinancing bonds
The Madison County School Board authorized issuance of almost $10.5 million in school building revenue bonds at its monthly meeting Thursday.
The board approved a recommendation from the Madison County School District Finance Corporation to issue slightly more than $10.49 million in bonds to help finance renovation projects at three district elementary schools.
Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield
The kindergarten center that will serve the county’s four Richmond elementary schools will be known as the Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield.
The Madison County School Board at its monthly meeting Thursday night chose the name for the all-kindergarten academy that will be housed in the former Mayfield Elementary School.
Naming of kindergarten academy on school board agenda
Naming of the new kindergarten academy to be housed in the former Mayfield Elementary School building is on the Madison County School Board’s agenda Thursday evening.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Madison Central High School lecture lab.
Bluegrass Christian School closes
Bluegrass Christian School did not get enough enrollment contracts by June 30, and its board of directors has decided to cease operations.
The school will be dissolved Aug. 1., according to a Tuesday statement from the six-member board.
Families may pick up transcripts, records and prepaid tuition or application fees the week of July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the statement added.
County schools may rent EKU Center at cost
The EKU Center for the Arts will allow Madison County Schools to rent space at the center’s cost, its community operations board decided Thursday.
At-cost rental has always been available for university events, but Thursday’s vote extended it to the county school district, Joel Aalberts, EKU Center director, said Friday.
Up, up and away
Children attending the St. Mark Catholic School “All Things That Go” Live, Learn, and Grow” day camp spent time in the air Thursday above E.C. Million Park.
From the basket of a tethered hot-air ballon, they got to see and feel how wind and heat help things move.
Ready for takeoff
Campers learned how to use a controller that on the left side operates the copter’s throttle (up and down) and rudder (pivot). The right side of the controller operates the copter’s elevator (forward or backward) and aileron (slide left to right).
Move It, Lose It at the Y
When Pam Benge and other Telford YMCA staff began receiving calls for help combating childhood obesity, they knew it was time to take action.
This summer, dozens of youngsters are taking part in the Y’s Move It, Lose It for Kids! program, said Benge, the organization’s business director. It is open to all children 18 and under, including non-members.
Golfers raise money for ‘Mike’s Kids’
The Mike’s Kids Education Foundation has raised more than $70,000 in seven years for Madison County Schools with its annual fundraiser, a golf scramble at Arlington Country Club.
On Wednesday, 15 teams of four golfers had breakfast together, then went to separate tees to begin this year’s benefit scramble.
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