• Reading buddies

    Cameron Chesser and Grant Thompson read a book together about Franklin, who was being asked by Beaver to borrow a book, in Angie Allen’s first-grade room at Heritage Elementary. When one boy got to the word “kite,” coaching was offered by describing the item so he could figure out the word. Cameron then made a connection to the book. “The wind tore up my kite.”

  • Putting the pieces together
  • Hop on a helicopter

    Heritage Elementary kindergarten students walked across a nearby field to walk through a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. The visit of the UH-60 Blackhawk was part of a college/career readiness program, which allowed all students to see the aircraft and attend rotating visits with the pilot and crew in the gymnasium throughout the morning.

  • Collins students make All-State choir

    Eight of the 14 students from Collins High School who auditioned for the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Choir have been accepted and will be attending the state conference in February.

    These students are among the top choral singers in the state, according to Christopher Powell, choir director.

    They are: Katie Vogel, Savanna Wojcik, Taylor Royse, Mallory Burk, Delaney Boone, Ryan Ruff, Devon Fielding and Landen Bates.

  • Shelby students accepted by Union

    Shelby County students who have been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013. Are Kambron Bruner of Shelbyville and Zach Hart of Waddy. Union is located in Barbourville and is a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church.

  • Foster receives trophy

    Bailey Foster, currently a fourth-grader at Painted Stone Elementary, recently was presented with a trophy for receiving a "Distinguished" score in both reading and math on the KPREP test.  He was one of only five students (in third grade at time of test) to earn this distinction.  Fourth-grade teacher Lauralee Samples (left) presents him with the trophy. Bailey's parents are Tony and Tammy Foster.

  • Career awareness

    Clear Creek Elementary fifth-grader Samantha White worked with a student in Lindsay Hagan’s room. Samantha was Principal for the Day and shadowed Kim Willhoite on classroom visits as well as meetings with employees. Samantha earned the position by completing an application and going through the interview process. Willhoite said other employment opportunities will be made available to students as part of the school’s career-awareness program.

  • Signing at Cornerstone

    The kindergarten class at Cornerstone Christian Academy spells out the words “Cornerstone” (back row) and “Christian” (front row). They are learning the sign language alphabet. The teacher, Amy Vaughan (left) is the capital C, and her aide, Susan Groves (right) is the E.

  • Veteran’s Day at Cornerstone

    Students invited active or retired servicemen and women to the school to share a meal; listen to special speaker Chief Warrant Officer V, Jim Simms; and be recognized and appreciated for their service to our country.

  • EKU offers nursing degrees online

    Health-care professionals interested in advancing their careers can now choose from a variety of fully-online degree programs from Eastern Kentucky University.

    Applications are now being accepted for Master of Science (MSN) programs in Public Health Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, as well as a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Certificate programs are also available. The new offerings continue EKU’s efforts to make education accessible to all through EKU Online.