Category Archive: Elementary schools

Jul 23

Wilmore Elementary School gets more energy upgrades in second LEED volunteer day

Thermal Eqiupment Sales employees Philip Lowry, left, and Kevin Linville worked to install a heat pump on the roof of Wilmore Elementary School on July 16. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The trek to make Wilmore Elementary the first existing school in Kentucky to be LEED certified took another step forward last week as 20 volunteers descended on the building to make energy improvements. The main work performed July 16 at the school was to remove lamps from fixtures as well as some entire fixtures in …

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Jul 17

Reading program keeps East-track Jessamine County elementary students involved with fun learning in summer

Liam Dziki, a 7-year-old student at Warner Elementary School, stretched blue slime he made with glue, water and Borax on Wednesday morning in the East Jessamine Middle School library. Dziki was participating in the "Weekly Wednesdays on Eastside" program that has promoted reading and offered other educational activities for the past four weeks. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A one-morning-a-week reading program this summer has been helping some children on the east side of Jessamine County stay in the books even when they’re not in class. In the “Weekly Wednesdays on Eastside” program, about 20 to 25 kids have spent two hours on Wednesday mornings reading together and doing other educational activities. In …

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Jun 25

Warner Elementary School traffic pattern changes after KDE denies Hoover Drive plan

Chris Howard with the Lexington-based Carman engineering firm described the old and new plans for traffic at Warner Elementary School to the Jessamine County Board of Education during a Monday meeting. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Bus traffic and parent traffic will flip-flop in the renovation of Warner Elementary this year after the state education department denied a request to create a cul-de-sac on Hoover Drive. During pick-up and drop-off times at Warner, traffic has been backed up on Wilmore Road near the intersection with Hoover. The plan to construct a …

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Jun 24

Red Oak Elementary designated as inviting school as district pursues permanent chapter status

Red Oak Elementary family-resource center director Carlola Foster welcomed students and their families on the first day of school in August 2013. The first-year school was notified this month it has received the Inviting School Award from the Invitational Alliance for Invitational Education. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Red Oak Elementary School has been recognized by an international organization as an inviting school in its first year of existence, and the Jessamine County school district as a whole is on track for the same honor. The International Alliance for Invitational Education notified Red Oak on June 12 that it had received the 2014 …

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Jun 06

Adults win out in annual staff-student basketball game at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School

Rosenwald-Dunbar teachers Camron Falukner, left, and Nick Sevastakis, right, attempted to wrestle the basketball away from fifth-grader Kevin Ralsten during the school's staff-student basketball game Friday morning. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Staff members at Rosenwald-Dunbar eked out a victory over their students Friday in the school’s annual student-staff basketball game. The top fifth-grade boys team played male staff members for two quarters, and the top fifth-grade girls team played female staff members — who were dressed as superheroes with tutus — for two quarters. The students …

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