Students join in nationwide celebration of reading, Dr. Seuss
Since 2002, Mayfield Elementary School second-grade teacher Wanda Wilson has been revered as “the Cat in the Hat lady.”
Students learned how Wilson came to earn that name as she and the towering Cat in the Hat brought new books — and the duo’s comedic antics — to each classroom on Friday.
Learning while playing: St. Mark students build fish with ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ book “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” St. Mark Catholic School students, in every grade, built LEGO fish Thursday with Tracy Morris of Bricks 4 Kidz.
Throughout the day, grade levels took turns working with LEGO kits to create their own fish. Each kit contained about 34 different pieces that can be turned into more than 100 different models.
New EKU projects unveiled at Frankfort
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson unveiled two new projects at the Board of Regents’ Tuesday morning meeting in Frankfort.
The first is using space created by the future demolition of Combs Residence Hall to make a new entrance to the campus at Lancaster Avenue and Barnes Mill Road. The entrance will lead to four buildings destined to become an “Honors Program quad,” Benson said. In addition, the university is contracting with garden designer Jon Carloftis to create a large garden where the nearby tennis courts are now.
EKU professor plays major role in Al Jazeera documentary
An Eastern Kentucky University professor has played a major role in the production of an upcoming national television special.
Dr. Peter Kraska, whose research on police militarization has earned widespread media coverage for more than a decade, will be featured in an upcoming program, “Deadly Force: Arming America’s Police.”
Scheduled to appear first on Al Jazeera America at 9:30 p.m. Friday, the show will be repeated at 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 1.
Clark-Moores students design skyscrapers for engineering class
Students at Clark-Moores Middle School took their engineering minds to the drawing board Friday, more specifically, to several sheets of poster board.
Projects begin as temperatures rise
With temperatures in the upper 50s Tuesday afternoon, agencies across the county were able to begin repairs and long-awaited projects.
Both Richmond’s public works department and the county road department spent the day patching potholes, removing tree limbs and fixing other damage caused by recent winter frigidness.
Central's Innovation Lab teaches programming, gaming
While gaming may not always be permitted at school, The Innovation Lab at Madison Central High School gives students the opportunity to learn computer programming, with gaming as the current focus.
Mayfield principal to remain at new kindergarten academy
Dr. Shelly Boulden, principal of Mayfield Elementary, will also be principal at Mayfield in the fall when the building becomes an all-kindergarten academy.
Madison County Schools Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced her appointment Friday.
Madison County Schools not releasing early Friday
Madison County Schools will not release early today, according to a statement posted on the district's website.
‘A Matter of Perspective’
By the end of September, the artwork of two Madison County students will have been displayed at 17 different schools and other locations in 16 counties as part of the 2014 VSA Kentucky Student Traveling Exhibition.
The exhibit, “A Matter of Perspective,” showcases 31 pieces of original artwork created by K-12 students with disabilities from 24 schools.
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