Category Archive: Elementary schools

Jan 29

Warner Elementary School physical-education teacher gets McDonald’s grant

Warner Elementary School physical-education teacher Emily Best, right, received a $500 grant check from McDonald's on Jan. 26 to go toward a school-wide health fair. (Photo submitted)

Warner Elementary School’s physical-education teacher, Emily, received $500 from the McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky Balanced Active Lifestyle Grant Program on Jan. 26. Best is coordinating a school-wide health fair this spring, and the money will be used to fund it. The goal of the grant program is to reward up to 15 schools …

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Jan 07

Getting students to bite: Dental-hygiene program seeing low participation in Jessamine County schools

Fifth-grader Talon Potter, pictured in chair, was treated and assessed Tuesday by dental hygienist Christi Daugherty, who services Jessamine County schools through a new mobile program paid for by a one-year $160,000 grant. At left is assistant Sharon Carver. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

By Amelia Orwick Several months ago, Jessamine County health officials and educators were excited by the prospect of a new mobile dental-hygiene program, paid for by a one-year $160,000 award, granted to only five health departments in the state. Now entering its fourth month, dental hygienist Christi Daugherty and others believe the program has …

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Jan 05

Nicholasville Elementary School presents holiday production ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’


Nicholasville Elementary’s Pony Chorale, under the direction of Daniel Mulcahy, performed the musical “A Dickens of a Christmas” during the last week of school before the holiday break. The musical’s storyline is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The Pony Chorale is composed of students in third, fourth and fifth grades. See submitted photos from the …

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Dec 23

Red Oak Elementary School celebrates second annual ugly-sweater competition


The library at Red Oak became a runway for models donning very questionable attire last week as the school hosted its second annual ugly-sweater contest. The competition was for fifth-graders who took turns walking the line of tables and were judged by local celebrities playing the part of judges from “The Voice”: superintendent Kathy Fields …

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Dec 17

Warner Elementary School presents holiday musical ‘A Storybook Christmas’


Warner Elementary students Aubrey White, left, and Baylee Moberly played the Clauses in the school’s fourth-grade holiday musical production, “A Storybook Christmas,” on Tuesday night. See more pho-os from the performance below.

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