Category Archive: Elementary schools

Oct 21

Annual Hispanic Heritage Night showcases culture at Brookside Elementary

From left, Kalani Estrada and Angie Reyes read a book in the Brookside Elementary library on Hispanic Heritage Night last Thursday. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

By Amelia Orwick aorwick@jessaminejournal.com At least 200 people attended Hispanic Heritage Night on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Brookside Elementary, where food, art, music and dance represented Hispanic cultures from Honduras to Mexico. Students and parents from Brookside, Nicholasville, Red Oak, Rosenwald-Dunbar, Warner and Wilmore elementary schools were present at the event, which rotates among the …

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Oct 15

Jessamine County ‘Educhasers’ complete relay, raise more than $5,000 for fellow teacher

The Educhasers posed with Carlstedt and her friends and family at the end of the Bourbon Chase relay in Lexington on Saturday. From left in front are Jenny Lockridge, Kelsey Carlstedt, Shawn Carlstedt and Jamie Bradford. In the second row from left are Christina Thomas, Andi O’Bryan, Jason Price, Judy Shearer, Shelly Hilton, Tracy Devney. In back from left are Wanda Knight, Delaney Carlstedt, Dave Carlstedt, Ryan Thomas, Dexter Knight, Bart Flener, Joey Mau, Derek Knight and Brad Hilton. (Photo submitted)

The “Educhasers” team that includes current and former teachers and administrators from Jessamine County Schools completed the Bourbon Chase relay over the weekend, with the focus of their running there at the start and the finish. The group has raised money this year for Shawn Carlstedt, a Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School teacher who lost her hands and …

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Oct 08

Running for Shawn: Jessamine Bourbon Chase team raises money for teacher who survived illness, lost hands, feet

Shawn Carlstedt, pictured in a photo after she was named one of 24 nominees for Kentucky teacher of the year in 2013, was hospitalized for several weeks with an unknown illness in August. She recovered after eight days in a medically induced coma but had to have her hands and feet amputated. A team of current and former Jessamine County educators, the “Educhasers,” is dedicating its race in the Bourbon Chase to Carlstedt and raising funds to help her and her family. (Photo from Ashland Graphics)

Current and former Jessamine County educators are dedicating their fourth Bourbon Chase race to one of their own as they raise money for a teacher who overcame a life-threatening illness but had her hands and feet amputated. The “Jessamine County Educhasers” have run in the 200-mile relay across central Kentucky the last three years, often …

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Oct 03

Brookside Elementary School to host district-wide Hispanic-heritage night

Brookside Elementary School will host a district-wide Hispanic-heritage night Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the school, located at 199 Brookside Drive in Nicholasville. The night will feature student artwork, dancing and singing related to Hispanic heritage as well as samples of authentic foods from Spanish-speaking countries.

Sep 19

Warner Elementary School grandparents join students in cafeteria for lunch

Aiden Bear, center, smiled as he ate lunch with his grandparents, Randy and Jodi Rayburn, at the Warner Elementary School intermediate center on Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Warner Elementary School welcomed grandparents of first- and second-graders for lunch on Friday, Sept. 12, and grandparents of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Friday, Sept. 19. The intermediate students are currently attending school in the unrenovated portion of the Jessamine Early Learning Village building during the comprehensive renovation of the main Warner building.

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