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.
Bluegrass Christian School may close
After 12 years in Richmond, Bluegrass Christian School may close for good when its board makes a final decision late this month.
About 20 students are committed to attend the school in the fall, but 10 more student contracts are needed for the school to stay open, said Dr. Bonita Cobb, who was appointed the school’s headmaster last summer.
STEM-H campers ‘Soar to new heights’
More than 50 middle school students from Madison and surrounding counties are at Eastern Kentucky University this week for the seventh annual Soar to New Heights: A STEM-ulating Escapade! Summer Camp.
Corbin, Ashland schools among 25 beneficiaries of ‘bornlearning’ grants
A Corbin primary center serving grades K-2 and an Ashland elementary school are among the 25 beneficiaries of “bornlearning Academy” grants from Kentucky’s Race to the Top Learning grants and 14 more of the academies to assist parents of pre-kindergarten children will be funded by Toyota Manufacturing.
School board disagrees on kindergarten academy name
The Madison County School Board has laid the groundwork for full-day kindergarten to begin in August. Now comes the really hard part, giving a name agreeable to everybody for the academy at the former Mayfield Elementary that will serve the four county elementary schools in Richmond.
Students ‘bloom’ at EKU computer camp
Eastern Kentucky University’s Computer Science Summer Camp is not exactly a week in the woods.
Classes including computer game design, introduction to robotics, architecture design, and Japanese animation allow participants ages 7 through 18 to explore their interest in computer sciences, “And learn a little bit while they’re having fun,” said camp coordinator and EKU Computer Science professor Kristen King.
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