Category Archive: Elementary schools

Oct 29

‘Woody’ visits students at Nicholasville Elementary School

Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence spoke to students at Nicholasville Elementary on Tuesday as she held her dachshund, Woody. Florence writes books about Woody and his sister, Chloe, and she also writes a serial story published in newspapers and used in classrooms across Kentucky each fall. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Oct 29

Nicholasville Elementary students get up close and personal with nature at Dupree preserve

Nicholasville Elementary students Emma McAnalley, left, and Miranda Collins experimented with leaves as they built a small-scale raft at the Dupree Nature Preserve in Garrard County on Monday. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

About 100 fourth-graders from Nicholasville Elementary got to the make the most of an 80-degree late-October day this week, spending five hours at a local preserve learning about nature. The group visited Dupree Nature Preserve, which is located in Garrard County but is just across the Kentucky River from Camp Nelson Heritage Park in Jessamine …

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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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