Category Archive: West Jessamine High School

Mar 11

West Jessamine High School students return to Frankfort to urge passage of House Bill 236

Two West Jessamine High School seniors who have been pushing a bill in Frankfort to allow students on superintendent screening committees returned to Frankfort on Wednesday to urge state senators to remove unrelated amendments that could effectively kill the proposal. See the entire statement delivered at the entry to the Senate chamber by Nicole Fielder …

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Mar 10

West Jessamine High School students help push bill to include students on superintendent screening committees

West Jessamine High School students Gentry Fitch, far left, and Nicole Fielder, far right, testified in support of House Bill 236 in the Senate Education Committee in Frankfort on Monday. Also pictured from left are Ashton Bishop, bill sponsor Rep. Derrick Graham, and Ross Boggess. (Photo from Prichard Committee Student Voice Team)

Several West Jessamine High School students have been instrumental in developing and promoting a bill to include students on superintendent screening committees in Kentucky. Two of them testified at a committee hearing Monday in Frankfort, but the future of the bill is up in the air after legislators tacked on amendments about unrelated issues. Four …

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Mar 04

West Jessamine High School principals all work where they were students at Jessamine County High School

West Jessamine High School principal Scott Wells and his three assistant principals, Matt Albertson, Marci Smith and Andy McConnell (pictured above from left) are all alumni of Jessamine County High School, which closed in 1997 when East Jessamine High School opened and the old school became West Jessamine High School. Pictured above with current photos of the administrators are their portraits from senior yearbooks, Wells in 1981, Albertson in 1991, Smith in 1993 and McConnell in 1989. (Current photos by Jonathan Kleppinger/old photos from Jessamine County High School yearbooks)

They went to school in three different decades. They each had different interests, from band to sports to yearbook. They graduated in four separate years and barely even knew one another at all. They became teachers and returned to high schools to teach completely different subjects. And now, for all the differences they have, the …

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Feb 19

West Jessamine High School students advance to state Governor’s Cup competition

Five students from West Jessamine High School are advancing to the state Governor’s Cup competition after strong performances in written assessments at the 11th Region contest. The Colts were led by junior Jerod Crockett, who placed first in the region in the language-arts assessment. Senior Joseph Oaks and junior Jed Chew placed second and third, …

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Feb 11

Jessamine County students, staff perform at KMEA state conference in Louisville

Jessamine County was well represented at the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2015 Professional Development Conference last week. The conference was held in Louisville from Feb. 4-7. It featured clinics, exhibits and networking as well as performances from students from all around the state Below are the students and staff who represented Jessamine County in performing …

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