Category Archive: Elementary schools

Apr 21

Berea artist helps Nicholasville Elementary School students paint mural of historic Jessamine County landmarks

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A new wall in an old school now shows a rich history of Jessamine County. Students at Nicholasville Elementary School worked all last week with Berea artist Alfredo Escobar to paint a mural in the library that includes scenes of Camp Nelson, the Valley View Ferry and the Jessamine County courthouse. Nicholasville art teacher Rita …

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Apr 16

Nicholasville Elementary School students start history-rich mural in library

Nicholasville Elementary third-grader Lily Tyson helped paint a mural in the school library Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Students at Nicholasville Elementary are painting a mural on a wall in the school library this week with the help of artist Alfredo Escobar. The mural includes scenes of Camp Nelson, the Jessamine County courthouse, the Valley View Ferry, the Keene Spring Motel, Nicholasville Elementary and the RJ Corman Railroad Group. It also includes a …

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Apr 16

Jessamine County school district pitches Hoover Drive improvement to Nicholasville City Commission

Chris Howard with the Lexington-based Carman engineering firm used his glasses to point out a location on a map while speaking to the Nicholasville City Commission on Monday night. (Photo by Mike Moore)

By Mike Moore mmoore@jessaminejournal.com Officials from the Jessamine County school system pitched a plan Monday that could ease traffic problems on Wilmore Road and Hoover Drive near Warner Elementary School. Chris Howard, an engineer with the Lexington-based Carman engineering firm, told the Nicholasville City Commission that during peak drop-off and pick-up times, vehicles are back …

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Apr 16

Warner Elementary School fifth-graders take audience to Broadway, TV, movies in musical production

Alex White acted out the theme song to “Beverly Hillbillies" during Brookside Elementary School's fifth-grade musical production Tuesday. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

An eclectic musical performance at Warner Elementary School on Tuesday took family and friends of students to half a dozen Broadway shows and had them laughing as they recognized classic music from television shows and movies. The production was the fifth-grade musical, directed by music teacher Kathi Fleming, and hundreds of people filled the school’s …

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Apr 14

Brookside Elementary girls participate in color run as part of running, wellness program

Brookside Elementary student Mallory Cowan participated in the Color Me Rad 5K at Coldstream Park in Lexington on Saturday as part of the school's "Girls on the Move" program. (Photo submitted)

Nine Brookside Elementary students celebrated a running and wellness program with a colorful 5K Saturday. A total of 16 fourth- and fifth-graders participated in Brookside’s “Girls on the Move” program, which included 30-minute running sessions and 30-minute lessons on health food choices, exercise and building self-confidence. The school partners with the Girl Scouts of America …

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