Category Archive: East Jessamine High School

Apr 15

East Jessamine High School band celebrates 2013 marching season with banquet

East Jessamine High School band director Tim Johnson spoke to band members and their families at the group’s banquet Friday to celebrate the 2013 marching season and the band’s show, “Field of Dreams,” at Brookside Baptist Church in Nicholasville. (Photo by Cassandra Simpson)

The East Jessamine High School band held its marching-band banquet Friday, April 11, at Brookside Baptist Church. The focus was on celebrating the success of the 2013 show titled “Field of Dreams.” The largest production thus far under the direction of director Tim Johnson involved multiple uniforms, over 100 feet of hand-painted canvas backdrops and …

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Mar 25

Jessamine County Board of Education votes to keep ticketed graduation ceremonies at Southland Christian Church

After its initial decision about graduation drew the ire of many students and parents, the Jessamine County Board of Education deliberated and cast the same decision again Monday night, keeping the graduation ceremonies at Southland Christian Church this year with tickets. The decision was made in a 4-1 vote, with Debbie Hood casting the dissenting …

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Mar 19

Partnership with Fayette County technical schools gives Jessamine County students opportunity to learn trades

Josh Peyton, a junior from East Jessamine High School, worked on a welding project at Southside Technical School in Lexington on Friday. The school offers several programs to local students that are not available in Jessamine County. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Every day this semester, roughly 70 high-schoolers in Jessamine County show up at school and then leave. They’re not skipping class; they’re going to two technical centers in Fayette County to learn trades that aren’t taught in the Jessamine County school system. Students are bused from East Jessamine High School, West Jessamine High School and …

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Mar 19

East Jessamine drama department presents ‘Wizard of Oz’ this weekend


The drama department of East Jessamine middle and high schools will present “The Wizard of Oz” at East Jessamine Middle School this weekend. Performances will be Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. To pur- chase tickets …

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Mar 07

Jessamine County Board of Education seeks more student input on graduation venue, postpones decision until March 24

After a passionate plea in February from senior-class representatives to move graduation ceremonies to Rupp Arena, the Jessamine County Board of Education met Friday to discuss the issue but postponed a decision until the regular March meeting. In January, the board approved a contract with Southland Christian Church to host the 2014 graduation ceremonies for …

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