Category Archive: Middle schools

Aug 11

East Jessamine Middle School students place in national DAR competition

East Jessamine Middle School students who placed in the national DAR competition posed in the school. (Photo submitted)

Several East Jessamine Middle School students are among the national winners of the 2014 Junior American Citizens Contest from the Trabue Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In the creative-writing category, eighth-grade student Aleah Archer’s poem and sixth-grade student Juliette Hanney’s short story won national honorable mention. In the …

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Aug 11

Jessamine County Schools names top teachers for 2014 at opening-day ceremonies

Superintendent Kathy Fields posed with the district's Excellence in Education award winners Monday at East Jessamine Middle School. From left are West Jessamine High School's Adam Lowe, Jessamine Early Learning Village's Susan Strait, Fields, and East Jessamine Middle School's Jason Sharp. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The top teachers from the 2013-2014 school year were announced during an event welcoming Jessamine County teachers back for the the 2014-2015 year Monday at East Jessamine Middle School. The school district’s Excellence in Education awards were given to Susan Strait from Jessamine Early Learning Village, Jason Sharp from East Jessamine Middle School and Adam …

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Aug 06

The Fab Five: Jessamine County’s freshman principals are anything but inexperienced

Jessamine County's five newest principals posed for a photo in the East Jessamine High School gymnasium in July, mimicking the University of Michigan's famous "Fab Five" photo from the early 1990s. In the basket is Warner Elementary's Kim Brockman; from left in front are Providence's Charlanne Pook, East Jessamine Middle's James Botts, West Jessamine High's Scott Wells and Jessamine Early Learning Village's Gina Bernard. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

It was a year of historic turnover for Jessamine County principals, with retirements, promotions and interim principals all around. When the dust settled, five schools had hired new principals who will start their first full year Aug. 13. These five freshman principals bear little resemblance to the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” of early-’90s college- …

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Jul 30

Jessamine County’s Sallee, York honored at KACTE convention

Two Jessamine County teachers were honored with awards at the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education statewide summer program in Louisville last week. West Jessamine Middle School’s Alesia Sallee received the Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award, and East Jessamine High School’s Cary York was named the Career and Technical Teacher of the Year. Both …

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Jul 21

East Jessamine Middle School schedules bus tour, other events gearing up for 2014-2015 school year

Bus tour East Jessamine Middle School will host its annual bus tour July 30. Students will be able to meet their teachers, get their schedules and get a bag with more information about the next school year. Stops on the bus tour will be at Lowe’s from 9-9:45 a.m., at Lake Mingo from 10-10:45 a.m. …

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