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2019-2020 School Calendar

Garrard County Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

Diana Hart Selected to Participate in Prestigious Leadership Program Hart Family

 

Frankfort KY – After a competitive application process, 24 female educators have been selected for the 2019 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL). Applicants were chosen based on specific leadership criteria. These leaders, along with some of the state’s top female executive educators, will convene January 17-18, 2019 in Louisville for a leadership forum and induction ceremony.

GEAR UP Grant Will Benefit Garrard County Schools GMS Students

Garrard County Schools will benefit greatly from a grant received by Partners for Education at Berea College. Specifically, through involvement with the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Opportunity Grant, Garrard County Schools will be able to employ two Academic Interventionists and two College and Career Navigators.  Additionally, funds will be available for college visits and a host of other activities that will be designed to break down barriers to college success.  Altogether, it will mean nearly $2,000,000 in funds coming into Garrard County Schools over a seven-year period.

Superintendent Corey Keith is incredibly excited by this opportunity.  He says, “Partners for Education at Berea College has been a wonderful supporter of Garrard County Schools.  With the funds and resources provided by this new grant, we will be able to offer students additional services.  The utilization of academic interventionists will be another safety net for our struggling students.  Also, the college and career navigators will benefit our students in a number of ways.  Notably, students will have a heightened awareness of opportunities and of what is necessary to be accepted to college and successfully earn a degree.  We are so grateful to have Garrard County Schools included in this wonderful program.”

Garrard 2019-2020 Calendar Survey

The school calendar impacts students, families, and staff so it is important that we gain your input. Work is about to begin on the 2019-2020 school year and we would like some data to help us make the best decisions for our district as a whole. We know it's not possible to accommodate everyone's preferences, but your input will be taken into consideration and provide a solid starting point to begin developing the calendar.

Click Here to participate

GCHS - Police Academy Graduates Police Academy Graduates, Evan Preston and Michael Wilson

We are extremely proud of two recent GCHS graduates, Evan Preston and Michael Wilson, for graduating from the police academy! #GarrardShines

Garrard County High School Farm Garrard Farm New Calf

GREAT job by @GarrardFFA! 

 

School farm happenings...weaning the spring calves and welcoming the 1st of the fall calves in the same day. #GARRARDshines

Garrard County High School Cross Country Team GCHS Cross Country Team

GREAT job by GCHS Cross Country! Congratulations to James Ward for his first place finish! #GARRARDshines

Picture Day

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 19, 2018

See below for more information.

GCHS Principal Selection - Stakeholder Input

Garrard County High School Stakeholders

As you may know, Mrs. Diana Hart has accepted the position of Director of Pupil Personnel (DPP), leaving a vacancy for the principal position at Garrard County High School.

The Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council, chaired by the superintendent, received the mandatory Principal Selection Training on Monday, July 9, 2018 as a part of a specially-called meeting.   Last year, there was an extensive process used to determine the selection criteria which included the opportunity for stakeholders to respond to an online survey and attend forums at the school.  With that in mind, we decided to use the same selection criteria that were used one year ago: School Climate, Expectations, Curriculum and Leadership.  However, we do want to give you the opportunity to give us suggestions if you wish.  You may do that by following this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlTXkhOW6vKwxbIz88K6wTUuboeKmXycs8QBNnz_Iy3xRwfQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

As we move forward with the process, here is the tentative timeline with tentative topics:

Monday, July 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – Special Meeting to: Review any additional stakeholder input, finalize processes and questions, review applications and reference checks, select interviewees, schedule interviews

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00 AM – Special Meeting to: Conduct interviews, consider merits of candidates, select a principal

We are working hard to be diligent in our search for, and selection of, the next principal of Garrard County High School.

Paint Lick Elementary Classroom Supply List

Back to School Night at PLE is August 2 from 3:30 to 5:00.  Can't wait to see you there!

Graduation Stream

Tonight 2/25/18 at 7PM Garrard County High School will Hold Graduation for the class of 2018. if you wish to watch via live stream we will have two options this year. the first is a 360 camera view available at the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyD1TOtMG_E

Second is a more traditional static shot at the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJptOqqKMOo

 Both stream will record and be available on our YouTube page if you miss the live stream

Senior Walking the Halls of the Schools @ GC!!

2018 GCHS Valedictorians * Salutatorian*Welcome Greeting

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Congratulations to the 2018 GCHS Valedictorians Savannah B. Dodson, Kennedy Morgan,  and John T. Fitzpatrick!!  Congratulations to the 2018 GCHS Salutatorian Elliot K. Mongtomery!! Congratulations to Morgan F. Miracle for being selected to present the Welcome at graduation!! Congratulations to the Class of 2018!!

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KINDERGARTEN READINESS*CDR*LES*PLE

Kindergarten Readiness

 

The Family Resource Center & Garrard Early Childhood Council are providing a Kindergarten Readiness Event for all three Elementary Schools.

This is for any child going into Kindergarten for the school year 2018-2019!!

June 14th, 2018 anytime between 2:00—6:00 pm at Garrard County High School, 599 Industry Road, Lancaster

A free meal & inflatables will be available!

We will have Kindergarten teachers there to show you and your child things to work on through the summer to get them ready for Kindergarten!

We have free gifts for your attendance!!

If you have any questions please call Angie or Kim at the Family Resource Center at 859-792-4756

2018 Teacher of the Year

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               Amy Jennings, PLE                   Kim Young, LES 
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           Janice Johnson, CDR             Christy Flowers, GMS      

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                                         Christen Roseberry, GCHS      Page Smith, ATC                                               

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Congratulations to all the nominees for Garrard Central Record "Teacher of the Year."  Mrs. Christy Flowers won from a wonderful pool of nominees. (School prinicpal is with each candidate.)

Workers Memorial day Grants Fight Live Stream

Presentation is at 2 PM 4/28/18 click the link below to whatch live or recording

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCusuGacA3OOXWx4lOR0h_g

 

 

Garrard County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018

Garrard County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018 as many of our staff members will travel to Frankfort to advocate for our children and for public education.  The House and Senate will be in session and are expected to consider whether or not to override vetoes issued by Governor Bevin.  There are three key bills that are critical to public education. 

 

Two of those are the budget and revenue bills for the upcoming biennium (HB 200 and HB 366).  These bills allocate the state’s resources and set revenue structures to fund them.  The Governor’s initial budget proposal included drastic cuts to education.  Specifically, for Garrard County Schools, the cuts and increased costs would amount to an $850,000 loss.  The Senate’s proposed budget was slightly better and the House version was by far the friendliest to public education.  The budget compromise reached by the House and Senate could still be a small net loss for Garrard County Schools but is far better than the Governor’s proposal.  The Governor vetoed the compromise reached by the House and Senate.  We will urge the House and Senate to override that veto and the veto of the accompanying revenue bill.  If no budget is passed, it is uncertain what would occur during a potential special session.

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Tooth Fairy*LES & PLE Preschool

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Tooth fairy presentation by Macie White and Morgan Osborne for the LES and PLE preschool classrooms. Coordinated by the Garrard FRC and YSC. 

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STOP Tipline is Active

Garrard County Schools announces the availabilty of the STOP Tipline.

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Annual Community Egg Hunt

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Friday, March 16

This Friday (March 16) was originally a staff work day but it has been changed to a regular school day with students.

Garrard Preschool/Head Start Screening

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Recognized @ March Board Meeting

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The following teachers were honored for being selected for the Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching Award.  Elementary-Heather Shepherd,  High School-Michelle Hoskins, and Middle School-Nathan Carrier.

87th District Governor's Cup Competition

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All Participants

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LES Governor's Cup Champions

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Math                              Science                                   Language Arts

Our three local elementary schools gathered this past week to take part in the 87th District Governor's Cup Competition, an academic event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. The students on Paint Lick Elementary's academic team were the recipients of Hume Sportsmanship Award. Lancaster Elementary edged out Paint Lick Elementary by one point for the district championship. Congratulations to all participants!  Also we wish all of those students advancing to regional competition the best of luck!  I have attached a complete list of the results!  Select Read More.

National Board Certified Teachers*Recognized @ February Board Meeting

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Very proud of teachers Emily Lane, Shannah Garner,  and Kim VonWechmar for becoming Nationally Board Certified Teachers!  Congratulations on this professional Achievement.

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Board of Education Adopts 2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar

William Srsic - LES Assistant Principal William Srsic
Happy Holidays!

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We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday.  Students Return to School on January 3, 2018.

New Immunization Requirements

There are a couple of significant new immunization requirements for next school year that may require action from parents by January 31, 2018.

The Land of OZ*Christmas Production

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  Congratulations to the PLE Music Department and Mrs. Patterson on a great performance of "The Land of Oz."
Photos Courtesy of Chris Woolums

Archery*5th Place*Somerset

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Congratulations!! Andrew Smith 5th Place elementary male for PLES at Somerset Christian School Archery Tournament. 

Tax Hearing Notice

The Garrard County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at the Garrard Education Center, located in Lancaster, Kentucky on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 5:30 PM for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 67.5 cents on real property and 67.5 cents on personal property. 

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Eclipse

We are live stream the Eclipse from the board office. video is available on our YouTube channel.

https://youtu.be/FvZNyBtF0_E

 

NTI day 1

Monday, August 21st is an NTI/Golden Lion Day for Garrard County Schools.  Students were given work and instructions by their teachers. Teachers will be available for contact by phone or email from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM and from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM to provide assistance and answer student questions.

 Online versions of the packets are available here 

Parents, Students and Guardians, It is not the expectation of Garrard County Schools that students must view the solar eclipse on Monday, even if an assignment may imply otherwise.  The decision to view the solar eclipse is completely up to parents and guardians. 

PLE Welcomes New Teachers & New Principal

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Jenny Best, 3rd Grade

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Liz Erwin, Principal

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Stephanie Gentry, Special Ed.

 

Welcome Ms. Liz Erwin * PLE Principal

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Ms. Erwin is a very talented person and comes with a wealth of educational experience.  She has worked at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County as an Assistant Principal and prior to that at Danville Independent Schools as Curriculum and Assessment Coach.  She spend five years with the Kentucky Association of School Coucils as an Education/Training Leader. Other experience includes 9 years as an Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Tolliver Elementary and two years at New Haven School.  Ms. Erwin is excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of Paint Lick Elementary School.  Welcome to Paint Lick Elementary!!

Welcome Ms. Liz Erwin * PLE Principal

Ms. Erwin is a very talented person and comes with a wealth of educational experience.  She has worked at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County as an Assistant Principal and prior to that at Danville Independent Schools as Curriculum and Assessment Coach.  She spend five years with the Kentucky Association of School Coucils as an Education/Training Leader. Other experience includes 9 years as an Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Tolliver Elementary and two years at New Haven School.  Ms. Erwin is excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of Paint Lick Elementary School.  Welcome to Paint Lick Elementary!!

Back to School

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PLE:  Registration-August 3, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
2017-18 Supply List

 

Retiring Staff

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Larry Sparks (PLE), Susie Browning (LES), Beth Bolton Prather (LES), Susan Elam (PLE), Deb Hopkins (GMS), and Debbie Swinny (LES)

The Garrard County Retiring Staff was honored at Thursday's board meeting.  Mr. Corey Keith, Superintendent, thanked the staff members for serving the students of Garrard County and wished them the very best as they begin retirement.

Ms. Elizabeth Erwin*PLE Principal

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Ms. Erwin is a very talented person and comes with a wealth of educational experience.  She is currently the Assistant Principal at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County.  Prior to her three years in that role, she was Curriculum and Assessment Coach for Danville Independent Schools.  She also spent five years with the Kentucky Association of School Councils as an Education/Training Leader.  Other experience includes nine years as an Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Edna L. Tolliver School and two years as a teacher at the New Haven School.  Ms. Erwin states, "I am so excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of Paint Lick Elementary School.  I look forward to partnering with the community as we continue the tradition of excellence that has been established in this great school."  Corey Keith, Superintendent of Garrard County Schools, said the following, "We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Erwin to our school family.  She was selected from a very talented group of applicants.  I think the SBDM Council for all of their hard work during the process." Ms. Erwin will assume her duties on July 1.

Summer Break

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PLE Principal

Paint Lick Elementary School is in the process of selecting a replacement for Mr. Larry Sparks, who is retiring. The SBDM Council would like your input.  A survey has been developed that allows stakeholders to share which qualities are important to them when considering a candidate for principal. There are two ways to take the survey. Hard copies are available at the front office of Paint Lick Elementary School or you can click the link below to access the online version. The survey will close at midnight on Sunday, May 28th.

Online Survey

 

Garrard County High School Graduation 2017

Garrard County High School Graduation will be tonight 5/19/17 at 7 PM.

Click the link below to watch it streamed Live starting at approximately 5pm

https://youtu.be/vljURJnVKJE

This Live stream will be recorded and available on our YouTube page if you are unable to watch it live

Graduating Class of 2017*Walk through the schools*Present Honorary Diplomas

 

 

Congratulations * Teacher of the Year * Kristin Long

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Jimmy Cox, Kristin Long, Corey Keith, Superintendent

Congrats to Kristin Long for being recognized as Central Record Teacher of the Year!  Also Congrats to all the teachers selected to be recognized from the district.

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 Kistin Long*Kalem Grasham*GCHS**Lisa Combs, Andrew Pickerill*GMS  
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       Paula Turner*Larry Sparks*PLE**Heather Middleton*Scott Bolin*CDR

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Kristy Marcum*Tracie Bottoms*LES

Corey Keith * Garrard County Superintendent

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Congratulations Corey Keith!! Corey Keith has served as Acting Superintendent for the past year, and was chosen by the Garrard County Board of Education to be the Superintendent of Garrard County Schools for the next four years. Mr. Keith is excited about continuing the good work in the district and feels blessed to work with the administrative team and staff.  A reception was held in his honor on May1

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Preschool Screening

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2017 Elementary Governor's Cup Competition

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Garrard County was very well represented in Regional Elementary Governor's Cup Competition.  FIfteen teams make up the region including Camp Dick Robinson Elementary, Lancaster Elementary and Paint Lick Elementary.
 In Quick Recall, Lancaster finished 3rd and Paint Lick was 4th.
In Mathematics, Lancaster's Mason Seagraves was 2nd and Paint Lick's Vivianna Weaver was 5th.
In Science, Lancaster's Jordan Viele and Brodie Calihan were 1st and 2nd,  Paint Lick's Sydney Putman was 3rd.
In Social Studies, Paint Lick's Elise Culross was 4th.
In Language Arts, Lancaster's Presley Applegate was 1st, Camp Dick Robinson's Abigal Meyer was 5th
In Arts and Humanities, Paint Lick's Elise Culross was 2nd.
In the overall standings, Lancaster was 3rd and Paint Lick was 5th.
Congratulations to our students and coaches-we are proud of you!

Grasham and Keith * House Education Chair & Secretary of Workforce and Education

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Superintendent Corey Keith and GCHS Principal Kalem Grasham met with House Education Chair Bam Carney and Secretary of Workforce and Education Hal Heiner in Frankfort. State Representative Jonathan Shell also attended the meeting.

PLE * District Governor's Cup

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Congratulations to the PLE Academic Team for winning the District Governor's Cup competition.  They took 1st place in Math, Language Arts, Arts & Humanities, and Social Studies, 2nd place in composition, 3rd and 4th place in Social Studie and Science.  They placed 2nd place in Quick Recall and 2nd Place in Future Problem Solving. 

LIVE LIFE by the SEAMS 5K run/walk * GCHS Baseball
Paint Lick Elementary AR Leaders

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   These students are the Top 10 Accelerated Readers for the first semester at Paint Lick Elementary School (left to right): Benjamin Brenda, Peyton Hacker (tie), Noah Brown, Sydney Putnam, Christian Faye, Kara Culross, Vivianna Weaver, Lydia Arnold (school leader), Eleanor Srsic, Libby Lester (tie), Aundrea Ramirez.

   Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading program where students read books and then take computerized quizzes to assess them on four areas: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills and Textbook Quizzes.  Students receive points based upon their quiz scores. The Accelerated Reader program builds a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Golden Lion Day 3

Due to illness, Friday, February 24 will be NTI/Golden Lion Day #3. Students should complete the appropriate assignments that were sent home in the red folders. The assignments can also be accessed from the district webpage. (Follow the "Golden Lion Day" link in the Quick Links section. The password is "garrard")

Online versions of the packets are available here

Veteran's Day Celebration * Garrard County Schools

  

Garrard County Schools * Celebrating Veteran's Day in honor of those that served our country.

Garrard County High School will be celebrating on November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Garrard Middle School's annual Veteran's Day Program will be on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. 

Camp Dick Robinson's annual Veteran's Day Program will be at 9:00 on November 10.

Lancaster Elementary's Veteran's Day Program will be November 11 at 8:30.

Paint Lick ELementary would like to invite everyone to their Veteran's Day Program Thursday, November 10 at 10:00.

 

 

25th Anniversary * Family Resource & Youth Services Center of Kentucky

25th Anniversary of the Family Resource and Youth Services Center of Kentucky
Angie Wagoner, FRC; Kim Dailey, FRC, Virginia Eldridge, YSC; Del-Leda Johnson, YSC

 

PLE * 2016 Proficient and Distinguished


PLE 4th Grade Proficient and Distinguished Students

PLE 5th Grade Proficient and Distinguished Students

 

GCHS * Relay for Life * A Tribute to Mary Lindsay

GCHS Students and Staff

This past summer a fellow teacher at Garrard County High School, Mary Lindsay, lost her battle to brain cancer. This simple gray shirt represents brain cancer and it shows how we honored her and all that she did for GCHS students and faculty.  Over $1,400 was raised and will be donated in her name on the night of Garrard Relay for Life.

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PLE Kindergarten Searching for Shapes with STLP

STLP visited the Kindergarten classes at PLE with a shapes lesson.  Students took digital pictures of shapes they discovered throughout the building and reviewed them for reinforcement.

         

         

 

 

First Day for Students

First FULL Day of School for Students

 Wednesday,  August 10

Back to School Registration-PLE

"Back to School" Registration is Thursday, August 4th, 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Paint Lick Elementary.  Free Ice Slushies!  Check out the inflatable, too!

School Superintendent Selection Process

The process for electing a superintendent Screening Committee is underway.  By statute,   a committee is to be formed within 30 days of a superintendent vacancy occurring.   This Selection Committee will consist of one board member, one principal, one parent, one classified staff member, and two teachers.  The board member representative is appointed by the Board Chairman.  The principal representative is selected by the principals. The parent representative is selected from parent nominations by the active PTO Presidents.  The classified staff representative is voted upon by paper ballot from nominations.  The two teacher representatives are also voted upon by paper ballot from nominations.

Nominations will be received until 5 pm on Friday, July 8th, 2016.   Voting for the Selection Committee members will take place Wednesday, July 13th at the Board of Education from 10 am to 4 pm.  This will be a paper ballot that does require a sign-in.

Classified staff members may stop in on this day to cast their vote for the classified staff representative.  Teachers (Certified Staff) may stop by to cast their vote for the two teacher representatives.

Parents and district staff have all been notified by phone that nominations for the representatives will close at 5 pm on Friday, July 8th.  Any parent or district staff member can nominate or self-nominate.  You may nominate yourself or someone else by contacting Mindy Morrow at the Board of Education (Phone:  792-3018). 

 

School and community input are valued, and participation is encouraged in this process.

Corey Keith named Acting Superintendent in Garrard County

Mr. Corey Keith, Assistant Superintendent, has accepted the position as Acting Superintendent of Garrard County. Keith is excited to continue the work that Mr. Paul Mullins began.  Mullins accepted a position as superintendent of Logan County Schools. Keith will take the position of Acting Superintendent on July 1.

2016 Kentucky School Resource Officer of the Year * Dave Amon

Contratulations Dave Amon - 2015 KY School Resource Officer of the Year!!

Kindergarten Readiness

Have a Safe and Happy Summer!!

GCHS Graduation Live Stream

Garrard County High School will stream Graduation starting around 6:15 PM EST with the senior video. Graduation Ceremony to follow at 7:00 EST.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzIv5KsW3-Y

 

2016 Graduates Walk * Present Honorary Diplomas

Because many people in all grade levels contribute to their success, graduates did a walk through of all the schools in the district.  To honor the work of the staff members who have helped these seniors along the way, they presented honorary diplomas to serve as a tribute and a reminder to students, parents, staff members and community members of the commitment we all make to our students when they enter school.  Garrard County "Expects the Best!!"

      

  

2016 Earth Day Festival @ GCHS

Sock Hop April 16, 2016 Garrard Cty Middle School for Garrard Cty Art League Sock Hop April 16, 2016 Garrard Cty Middle School for Garrard Cty Art League
Regional Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition

   

On Saturday, March 12th,  the Regional Governor’s Cup Academic Team Competition was held at Perryville Elementary.  Garrard County’s three elementary schools are in the 23rd region.  There are a total of 15 teams in this region.  They are: Camp Dick Robinson Elementary School,  Crab Orchard Elementary School,  Edna L. Toliver Elementary School,  Highland Elementary School,  Hustonville Elementary School,  Jennie Rogers Elementary School,  Junction City Elementary School,  Lancaster Elementary School,  Mary G. Hogsett Elementary School,  McKinney Elementary School,  Paint Lick Elementary School,  Perryville Elementary,  Stanford Elementary School,  Waynesburg Elementary School,  Woodlawn Elementary School.  Our teams were incredibly successful and represented Garrard County very well.  
(Click on Read More for Individual Scores)

Bill Meck visits Paint Lick Elementary

Channel 18's Chief Meteorologist Bill Meck visited Paint Lick Elementary with a Fun Science Lesson.

   

STLP - 2nd Grade - Junior Achievement

      
Barry Rich, Clay Shuey, Shiloh Mastin, Jackson Moss

STLP (Student Technology Leadership Project) teaching Junior Achievement - Our Community - to the 2nd grade at PLE.  The social studies lessons include:  People in a Community Work Together, Business and Government Jobs, Voting and Making Choices and How Money Moves in a Community.  Activities are included for each lesson.

   

16-17 Calendar Draft Vote

The calendar committee has prepared three draft calendars for the 16-17 school year and would like to get input from parents and community members. Please review the drafts below and vote on your preference from the three drafts.

Calendar Drafts

 

Chick here to vote

AP Spanish Students visit PLE

 

Ms. Lindsay's AP Spanish students taught a mini-lesson with a Christmas and Thanksgiving theme to some of the primary students at Paint Lick Elementary on Monday, November 16.

 

Minority Parent Representative for Site Base Council

 Schools that have 8 percent or greater minority membership in their student population, based on the Superintendent’s Attendance Report, are required to have minority membership on their school council.

 Paint Lick Elementary Site Base Council needs a minority parent and teacher member to serve on the school’s council.

 If you are a minority parent and would be willing to serve on the school’s Site Base Decision Making Council, please contact the school by Friday, October 30.

Fran Nominees and Winners

Congratulations Angie Wagoner and Kim Dailey for being this year's FRAN Award winners.  Kim and Angie work in the Family Resource Center with all three elementary schools.  Their focus is to enhance student's abilities to succeed in school.   We had a great group of FRAN (For Recog. A Need) award nominees.  All nominees work to help students achieve success through various  roles in the schools.

PLE Top 10 Accelerated Readers

These students are the Top 10 Accelerated Readers for September at Paint Lick Elementary School. Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading program where students read books and then take computerized quizzes to assess their reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills and Textbook Quizzes. Students receive points based upon their quiz scores. The Accelerated Reader program builds a lifelong love of reading and learning. Congratulations to these great readers!

 

Left to Right: Elise Culross, Melanie Durham, Aislinn Ellis, Casey Morgan, Vivianna Weaver-in front, Eleanor Srsic, Brandon Anderson, Marisa Bukky, Sawyer Putnam

Mike Ruthford visits Garrard County Schools

   

Mike Rutherford visited Garrard County Schools to share strategies for developing and supporting others. Mike Rutherford is the auther of "The Artisan Teacher."  SOCL (Skillful Observation & Coaching Laboratory) is professional development that builds instructional leadership for administrators, instructional coaches and curriculum specialists. 

   

Farm City Banquet-BIg Apple Award

Joan Tussey was the recepient of the Big Apple Award at ther Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Banquet. Mrs. Tussey volunteers at the Paint Lick Elementary Library.

Homecoming 2015-Queen Shelbie White

Miss Shelbie White was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen at halftime Friday, September 18 at Dyehouse Stadium.  Mr. Jackson Moss was her escort.
The homecoming court participated in the half time activities.  Miss Breonna Hocker, 2014 Queen, crowned the new queen. 

 

Internet Safety Lessons @ PLE

 

   

STLP students from GCHS (Clay Suey, Barry Rich, Jackson Moss & Shiloh Mastin) did an internet safety lesson with the 2nd graders at PLE.  The lesson included personal information, usernames and passwords and online safety.

 

PLE - Jonathan Shell Presents New Flags

  

Jonathan Shell,  State Representative, presented new American and Kentucky flags to the school's flag team.

Welcome New Staff

Shanna Lawson, Special Education
Midway University- Bachelor's
Enjoys Reading/Detective Shows
Son:  Jay-20 years old
Pets:  Poodles-Rex & Gert

Cecilia Renner-Brazee, Cafateria
Tonya Browne, Custodian

 

PLE Back to School Night

 Back to School Night  - Thursday, August 6th 3:00-5:30

2015-2016 Supply List

Graduation 2015 Video

The video of Graduation for Garrard County High School has ben reposted to improve the quality

Please click to watch

 

Harlem Wizard fundraiser for Project Graduation Harlem Wizard fundraiser for Project Graduation

The Harlem Wizard will be here at the Garrard Co Middle School Monday May 11 door opens at 5:30 and game starts at 6:30. Tickets can be bought in advance for 10.00 either online @ www.Harlemwizards.com or by calling 8593398842. You can also purchase them at the door for 12.00 children 4 and under are free.

Proceeds benefit project graduation.

Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week
Garrard County Schools-Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Mr. Paul Mullins (Superintendent) * Mr. Joe Brown (Board Chairman)

Garrard County Schools was recognized by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as a Top 20 "Best Places to Work" in Kentucky!

Non Traditional School Instructional Days Survey

Many school systems in the state of Kentucky have implemented a plan to use non-traditional instructional days when the weather prevents regular attendance across the district.  School systems are allowed to decide which days would be made up in a non-traditional way and which days would be made up traditionally, by adding days to the calendar or rearranging the calendar.  Non-traditional plans include opportunities for learning to continue regardless of the weather conditions-- (i.e. using technology to read, complete and submit assignments; using already existing learning systems like Lexia and Study Island to complete homework assignments; and using paper packets for students who do not have internet access).  Please complete the following survey to provide our district with feedback on formulating such a plan.

 

Please click here to take survey

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt

  

The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at Garrard Middle on Tuesday evening.  The egg hunt was sponsored by the ROAR program at Garrard Middle and the GCHS Beta Club.  The children enjoyed the egg hunt and games.  The weather was absolutely wonderful!!

  

Homework Cafe Open-Evening Meals

    

Kids were doing homework, being tutored, playing board games and the baseball team got to eat before their practice. Then, the Girl Scouts and their parents stopped in to grab something to eat before their meeting.

Tonight is cheeseburgers, Thursday is chicken strips. Monday/Thursday: Open 3:30 – 6:30   Tuesday Open 3:30-6:00. Other items also available as well as coffee and sweet tea…

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.00. Students eat FREE (Age 2-18).

All free student meals must be eaten in the cafeteria.  NO CARRY OUTS AVAILABLE.

 

2014-15 School Calendar 2014-15 School Calendar

The board approved calendar revisions at the January board meeting and amended 2014-15 school calendar. School will be in session on d Friday, March 20, 2015.

Parent Calendar Vote

Parents please take some time to review and vote on the calender drafts for the 2015-2016 school year. As always your input is much appreciated.

Click to Vote

Winter Break

 

 

We are on Christmas break and will return to school on Monday January 5,2014

Winter Break Winter Break

We are on Christmas break and will return to school on Monday January 5, 2015.

November Winner's Circle - Mrs. Sherri Davis' Third Grade

 

Mrs. Sherri Davis' third graders are the November Winner's Circle champions at Paint Lick Elementary School. The classroom had the highest attendance for the month of November with 99.37%. This is the third month this school year the classroom had the highest monthly attendance. The students will receive a special Winner's Circle lunch for their accomplishment.

Front Row: Hayes Talley, Ethan Oliver, Elise Culross, Christian Fayne, Cayden Harrison, Caitlyn Wilson, Kassidy Hunt

Back Row: Sherri Davis-Teacher, Eric Teoyotl, Keannah Blythe, Canaan Lowe, Caidance Stokes, Mary Ellen Coleman, Kenzie Sowder, Molly Abneym, Jaydon Noe, JT Parsons, Paytin Dailey

                       

Dr. Tommy Floyd, KDE Chief of Staff Visits Garrard District

  

Dr. Tommy Floyd, KDE Chief of Staff, visited Garrard County Schools on Tuesday, November 18.  Dr. Floyd was welcomed at each school by a leadership team of students.  The students led a guided tour and answered questions about the instruction at their school.  Mr. Paul Mullins (Superintendent), Mr. Corey Keith (Assistant Superintendent) Mrs. Cindy Rogers (Instruction), Mrs. Mary A. Davis (Instruction) and Mr. Joe Brown (Board Chairman) were also members of the tour group.

garrard marching band live stream

We will attempt to broadcast  the garrard marching band performance at 7:45 at the lync below

http://m.ustream.tv/channel/gcgrad

 

School Report Card-Checking On Our Progress with One Click

Checking On Our Progress with One Click
Just as parents examine their children’s report card to see how well they are doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school or district’s report card to see how they are performing.
School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.
To access the site, go to https://applications.education.ky.gov/src/. By scrolling down a list of districts or schools to highlight the one in question and then clicking on “View Card,” a person will see several information-specific tabs, each containing information on one aspect of the school or district.

District & School Report Card

http://applications.education.ky.gov/src/

STLP Reads to Students @ PLE

  

Mr. Larry Sparks, principal at PLE, invited the Student Technology Leadership Program students to read to the fourth and fifth grade students. 

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will be held on Monday, September 22- Monday, September 29.  Our Title One Family Reading Night will be held on September, 25th from 6- 8.  Come read with us, shop the Book Fair, AND take your picture with our special guest- Clifford!


 

STLP - French Lesson - 2nd Grade PLE Students

     

The STLP Students at GCHS taught a French lesson to second grade at PLE.  The lesson included an introduction to colors and numbers and included a coloring activity in French.

School Leaders Meet With Farm Bureau Board

  

     

School Leaders Meet With Farm Bureau Board

There was definitely an air of positive excitement about Garrard County Schools last Thursday evening, August 7, 2014 at the Garrard County Farm Bureau Board of Directors meeting.  A group of relatively new district and school leaders were invited to be introduced to the Farm Bureau Board, and each person spoke briefly of their vision and passion for education in Garrard County.                               

 

 

 

 

First Day Fun at PLE

These second graders at Paint Lick Elementary explore the playground on the first day of school. Garrard County students returned to school August 7.

Claudia Lucas -FRAN Award Recipient

Mr. Paul Mullins, Superintendent, presented Claudia Lucas with the FRAN Award on opening day with faculty and staff for Garrard County Schools.  Claudia works with the Migrant Program for Garrard County Schools.  The FRAN award is given to a staff member that is outstanding in recognizing the needs of our school community.  The person receiving the award is chosen by the faculty and staff.

New Teacher Orientation - Garrard County Schools

Toddler Art Class

    

Toddler art classes sponsored by the Family Resource Center.

5th Grade Classes Etiquette Luncheon @ Boone Tavern

The fifth grade students at Paint Lick Elementary ate lunch at Boone Tavern Wednesday, May 28.  This was part of the celebration ending their years at the elementary and being promoted to Garrard Middle.  Student received information on proper etiquette as they enjoyed their meal.  Mrs. Pam Canter and Mrs. Linda Clark, fifth grade teachers, were recognized for their years of service and upcoming retirement.  Mr. Larry Sparks, Principal; Mr. Paul Mullins, Superintendent; and Mr. Joe Brown, Chairman of the Board were special guests of the fifth grade class.

PLE Singing Store Team

L to R:  Eli A., Zachary S., Drew F., Macy A., Kennedy M., Lauren W.

Each morning these students can be found and heard, singing jingles to students at Paint Lick Elementary.  They are the Store Team and they offer pencils for sale to students as they visit all classrooms with a variety of pencils on a cart.  The team is made up of fifth-grade students who enjoy creating songs to promote the sale of pencils.

 

 

Parent Site Base Member Election

Parent Site Base Member election will be held on Friday, April 9th from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Garrard Central Record Teacher of the Year

Parents: 

Please vote for the Garrard Central Record Teacher of the Year. Nominations were received from each school.  School staff members and parent votes will be tallied after the deadline Wednesday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. 

Vote Here

 

PLE Beta Club
Front Row: Derrick S., Parke W., Kenly L., Jacie M., Zachary S., Alex M., Sierra G., Macy A., Meggie M., Lauren W.
Row 2: Destiny R., Ashley T., Nathan W., Mackenzie L., Morgan D., Aniya N., Kara M., Emma L., Jarrod R., Lawson R.
Row 3: Kirsta P., Drew F., Makayla S., Vanessa H.
     These students are members of the National Jr. Beta Club at Paint Lick Elementary. The Beta Club is for Honor Roll students with leadership potential. The students have several projects they are involved with throughout the year. The newest project is to recognize teachers and staff members on National Teacher's Day, May 6. The National Jr.Beta Club motto is "Let us lead by serving others."
Junior Achievement Lessons 4th Grade @ PLE

The STLP students from GCHS are teaching Junior Achievement at Paint Lick Elementary.  The lessons provide a strong emphasis on mathematics, reading and writing skills while the primary emphasis is on social studies content.  The lessons help students understand the economic world.  The STLP students serve as role models while serving as a volunteer.

Daniel Boone @ PLE

  

On March 26 Scott New from Kentucky Chautauqua spoke to Paint Lick Elementary fourth and fifth grade students about Daniel Boone.  He spoke about how Daniel Boone played a crucial role in exploration and settlement of Kentucky which was an important role in America's westward expansion.  In 1820, when Boone died, he had become a well known legend and remains so today.  However, what most Americans have known about Daniel Boone is off the mark since Daniel Boone never wore a coonskin cap. He actually wore a hat like the Quakers wore since his family were Quakers.
   Boone told his son that he could be certain of having killed only one Indian. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas.
   Students got to see several replica artifacts from the time period and Mr. New was dressed in late 18th century clothing to make his lesson more realistic when he presented the historical facts. The program was funded by the Kentucky Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and First Southern Bank.

KSBA Award-Rev. Jerry Browning

Rev. Jerry Browning, Garrard County Board Member, was honored by the KSBA for service hours dedicated to the Garrard District.  He received a certificate for each level that he had achieved:  Level 1, 2, and 3. Mr. Joe Brown, Chairman of the Garrard County Board of Education, presented the certificates.

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Mr. Larry Sparks, principal at PLE, recognized Alex Miller (5th grader at PLE) after his performance at the March Board Meeting.  Alex has a contract with Renfro Valley where he performs.  He loves singing country music and has been performing for several years.  

Calender Survey Calender Survey
Abraham Lincoln Visits PLE

 

   Abraham Lincoln came to Paint Lick Elementary School Friday. The Kentucky Humanities Council presented Jim Sayre as Abraham Lincoln: "I, too, am a Kentuckian" to the fourth and fifth graders. Students were told the story from 1st perspective as the sixteenth United States President went from birth to death.  The stories  of Lincoln's childhood and love of his country led the presentation.
     Students were informed how Lincoln became more than just a farmer. The lesson also informed students of the importance of leading our nation and how Lincoln became involved. He presented information about the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln Legacy in politics, and geography.
     This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., the National Endowment for the Humanities and First Southern Bank.

Schools on normal schedule

All Garrard County Schools will resume normal schedule 1/30/14

School Open

Pending any weather changes overnight, Garrard County Schools will be OPEN and on regular schedule for Monday January 27, 2014.

Paul M. Mullins

2014-2015 Calendar Parent Vote

Please take some time to vote for the 2014 2015 Garrard County Schools Calendar.

Vote Here

Happy Holidays

We are on Christmas break and will return to school on Monday January 6, 2014.

4th-5th Grade Snowball Dance

PLES Geography Bee Winners

 

 

photo 1: Top 10 Geography Bee finalists-Gwen Schneider, Macy Abney, Lawson Rogers, Karli Kirpatrick, Jason Tabor, Ashley Tarte, Zachary Seybold, Ashley Brenda, Alex Miller, Daniel Godber.

phot 2: Paint Lick Elementary Geography Bee Champion- Macy Abney with Moderator Anita Begley.

    Paint Lick Elementary participated in the National Geographic Bee Wednesday. All fourth and fifth graders in Mrs. Pam Canter's Social Studies classes participated with the 10 finalists competing in the final event.  Fifth grader Macy Abney, was the  school winner and will advance to the next level of competition which includes a written examination to determine state competitors. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship competition held in Washington D. C. May 19-21, 2014.

 

 

Annie

Our Christmas program this year will be "Annie".  It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 17th  at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.  Come join us!

Christmas Break

Our last day before Christmas break will be Wednesday, December 18th.

                                         

November Winner's Circle

These second graders in Mrs. Valentour's classroom are the attendance winners for the month of November at Paint Lick Elementary. The classroom's average daily attendance for the month of November was 97.06%. The students received a special Winner's Circle lunch for their accomplishment.

Front row: Blake Hendrix, Lydia Arnold, Lilly Secrist, Christian Fayne, Zachary Saylor, Andrew Garcia-Valdez, Eric Teoyotl, Erika Rubio-Rojo, Mrs. Valentour.

Back row: Matthew Runyon, Aundrea Ramirez, Cameron Lear, Lane Hambree, Camila Cordova, Gracie Rhodus, Konnan Corona, Hayes Talley.

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Native American Visits PLE

Colonial Day at Paint Lick Elementary was Friday with Native American Susan Mullins Kwaronhia:i spending the day with students. Her presentation included information about the Mohawk culture, storytelling, dances and crafts of her elders to each grade level. All students participated in Native American dances and music making with Ms. Mullins Kwaronhia:i.    Students also participated in many other colonial activities thoughout the day which addressed Core Content in Social Studies as well as in the Arts and Humanities.

Scrubby Bear Visits the Elementary Schools

              

                                            

Scrubby Bear visited the three elementary schools this week to teach students about hand washing and staying well.  The FRC and YSC sponsored the events.  High school students helped the Family Resource Center teach the lessons.

PLE St. Jude Math-A-Thon

Row 1: Brennan M., Jaydon N., Eleanor S., Marisa B., Maddie C., Elise C., & Benjamin B.   Row 2: Erica R., Samantha H., Alexis H., Christian F., Kenzie S., Vivianna W., Kelsey A., & Camilla C.  Row 3: Zoey S., Riley M., Connor H., Kylee T., Casey M., Tristen H. & Isaiah A.  Row 4: Mrs. Tonia Middleton, Ashley B., Sydney O., Vanessa H., Brooke B., Karli K., Callie H., & Ms. Crystal Coleman   Not Pictured:  Matthew L.

Twenty nine students from Paint Lick Elementary recently participated in St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon.  The goal for this year was to raise $1,200 for St. Jude.  Students were able to meet this goal!  This will pay for one day of chemo therapy and feed a family of four for a week while staying at St. Jude Hospital.  Way to go PLE! 

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2018-2019 calendar survey

The School Calendar Committee will prepare and recommend a school calendar for the upcoming school year to the Board of Education for adoption [required by KDE on or before May 15 of each year]. The committee shall consist of one district principal; one district office administrator other than the superintendent; one local Board member; two parents of students; one district elementary teacher; one district middle or high teacher; two district classified employees; and two community members. The committee will review calendar drafts, consider suggestions received on the survey, and make an effort to implement recommendations from school principals in developing a school calendar that reflects what is in the best interest of students. The committee will determine what is most appropriate in placing the four [4] professional development days, opening day, closing day, make-up days, four [4] holidays, and other days the district must be closed such as election days. The Board of Education has the final decision-making power in establishing the school calendar.

If you would like to make suggestions for the calendar committee to consider, please complete the following survey.

The committee members are to consider all input in developing the school calendar.

 

If you would like to complete the 2018-2019 calendar survey please click here

 

PLE Archery Team News

Paint Lick Elementary held an intramural tournament  at the school recently.

 

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Team members, left to right: Machaela Jones, Dylan Isaacs, Christian Fayne, Kash White, Coach Jennifer Speake, Libby Lester, Ava Swope, Matthew Runyan, Logan Speake, Justin Parsons, Andrew Smith, Ella Srsic, J.T. Parsons.

 

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Archery Top Three, left to right: 1st place-Kash White, 2nd place-J.T. Parsons, 3rd place-Logan Speake

Infinite Campus Move

KDE and Infinite Campus have recently decided to move all of the district's Infinite Campus servers from Frankfort to the Infinite Campus data center.  

This means two things for staff, students, and parents:

First, Infinite Campus will be unavailable from 12/23/16 until 12/30/16.

Second, once the move is complete the address for the site will change for both the application page as well as the parent portal.

This will mean that bookmarks and icons pointing to the current address will not work after the switch over. You will want to delete these to prevent confusion after we return from winter break.

We will update the district page during that week so the link on the webpage will work.

The new addresses will be:

https://kyede4.infinitecampus.org/campus/garrard.jsp  - PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL 


https://kyede4.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/garrard.jsp - PARENT PORTAL APPLICATION URL 

 

This will not affect the mobile app.

Welcome!! PLE New Teachers!
Jared Prewitt
PE/Computer
Rose Hay
3rd Grade
Geri Brumfield
1st Grade
Gail Hogue
Art
  Paula Warren
Resource
 

 

Teacher of the Year Award * Jennifer Viele * Lancaster Elementary


Patti Cox, Jennifer Viele, Jimmy Cox

Jennifer Viele was recognized as the winner of the Teacher of the Year Award at a banquet held on May 9.    Each school had a representative to compete for Central Record's Teacher of the Year.  This is the second year the Central Record has partnered with the local school system to honor and award an outstanding teacher from each school.  For the past eight years the Garrard Central Record has honored Garrard County teachers.

        
Paul Mullins, Superintendent, Tonda Mullins   Rhonda Keith, Corey Keith, Asst. Superintendent

 

Packets for the Golden Lion Days Packets for the Golden Lion Days

Golden Lion Day folders were sent home with students on Thursday, January 28.  These red folders contain the work that students are to complete in the event that a snow day is designated as a Golden Lion Day.  For more information on Golden Lion Days, please follow the link below.

 

http://www.garrard.kyschools.us/Content/482

 

Come to our Scholastic Book Fair!

First Day for Students

August 12

Graduates Give Out Honorary Diplomas

    

     

    

    

      

May 26th GCHS Graduates did a tour of the schools and handed out honorary diplomas to an adult in the school system that provided encouragement and inspiration along the way.  Seniors entered the building in thier caps and gowns to the tune of pomp and circumstance.  Staff and Students lined the halls as the seniors passed.

Mike Rutherford visits Garrard County School District

  

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Mike Rutherford, the educational researcher and founder of Rutherford Learning Group, visited Garrard County on Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 24.  On the evening of March 23, he met with principals, district leaders and visitors from the Casey County Schools Central Office to discuss research-based methods for coaching teachers and identifying their talents.  Mike Rutherford’s work and The Artisan Teacher materials will be used as the basis for helping school leaders better support teachers and help them improve their educational practice.

 (http://www.rutherfordlg.com/#)        

        

 

Best Places To Work- KY Chamber of Commerce

It is with great pride that I am able to share with you that Garrard County School System was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky.  The award is presented by Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  We are truly appreciative of all who participated in the survey and those who helped complete the application for this process.

Local Planning Committee Local Planning Committee

Local Planning Committee

Garrard County Schools are looking for local leaders to serve on our district LPC. If you are interested please contact Garrard County Board of Education. The deadline to notify the district is January 16th.

Business/Community Leader Representative- The local board of education shall select the Business/Community Leaders to serve on the Local Planning Committee.  Advertisement shall be made for business/community leader nominees from whom the local board of education shall select two (2) representatives.  Nominees must provide a letter of agreement to serve. In the event nominations are not received, the local board of education shall select the community/business leaders. The Business/Community Leaders shall not be employed by the LEA or serve on the local board of education.

K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress)

Garrard County Spring 2104 Test Scores

A Letter from Principal Larry Sparks – Garrard County Schools identified as a “Proficient” School District by the Department of Education. (Click HERE to Read More)

 

Back to School Night


 "Back to School Registration" at Paint Lick Elementary School is July 29, 3:00-5:30 p.m. 
  Parents can enroll their child for the new school year and students can meet their teacher.

 

5th Grade Transition Camp

     

          

     

Roar, 4-H, Family Resouce and Youth Service Center sponsored a week transition camp for 5th graders going into middle school in the fall.  Many fun activities along with some tips for middle school were on the agenda.  Ice breakers for the three elementary school students helped them "get to know" their new classmates. Tanya Watkins, National Guard, Dave Amon and 4-H presented programs and information to make their transition easier.  Approximately 70 students attended the camp.

Book Fair Fiesta

 

 

Book Fair Fiesta Night was recently held at Paint Lick Elementary. The fifth graders researched Mexico and displayed what they learned.  The second graders performed the Mexican Hat Dance to the delight of the audience. Members of the audience were then invited to join in.  Afterwards, the parents shopped the Book Fair. 

 

 

 

 

Child Abuse Prevention @ PLE

 

 

   

Students at Paint Lick Elementary planted pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention.  This activity was sponsored by the Garrard County Family Rsource Center. 

Proficient and Proud!
These Paint Lick Elementary fourth graders scored Proficient/Distinguished on one or more of the 2013 KPREP Tests.
These Paint Lick Elementary fourth graders scored Proficient/Distinguished on one or more of the 2013 KPREP Tests.
Way to go fourth graders!
These fifth graders scored Proficient/Distinguished on one or more of the 2013 KPREP Tests! Awesome job fifth graders!
inguished on one or more of the 2013 KPREP Tests!
Awesome job fifth graders! 
STLP * Junior Achievement * 2nd Grade PLE

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STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) started teaching Junior Achievement, Our Community, at Paint Lick Elementary  We will be doing a series of five lessons in the second grade about people in a community working together, workers producing goods and services to earn money for their work, business and government jobs, voting, and how money moves in a community.  Our Community is an interdisciplinary program that supports social studies and economics through reading, writing, and mathematics.

Current Winner's Circle Champions

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Peter Pan @ PLE

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Paint Lick Elementary presented three excellent performances of Christmas in Neverland!!  Students, teachers, parents and staff all worked very hard to make this a wonderful performance.  

Teacher of the Year
Lesley Lawson * CDR
Scott Bolin, Principal
Laura Perry, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Viele * LES
Tracie Bottoms, Principal
Tammy Fain * PLE
Larry Sparks, Principal
Hillary Cox Vanoy * GMS
Andrew Pickerill, Principal
Sherrie RIchardson Johnson
Kalem Grasham, Principal
Diana Hart, Asst. Principal

 

Pre-School Meeting Pre-School Meeting

If you have a student who may be enrolled in Pre-School for the 2016-17 school year there will be a meeting Tuesday April 19th at 6pm at the GEC. The meeting will be an overview of the Pre-School program along with discussion of any potential changes.

RFP Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract RFP Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

The Garrard County Board of Education will receive proposals from Qualified Providers for services to be provided under KRS 45A.352 – Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract involving local public agencies.  The intended project is for the identification, design and implementation of energy conservation measures on a guaranteed energy savings contract basis.

Interested and Qualified Providers can receive a copy of the official Request for Proposals (RFP) by submitting a one-page letter of interest to:

               Garrard County Schools

Attn:  Paul M. Mullins, Superintendent

322 West Maple Avenue

Lancaster, KY  40444

Fax:  (859) 792-4733  Phone 859-792-3018

E-mail:  paul.mullins@garrard.kyschools.us

An authorized representative of Garrard County Schools will receive sealed proposals until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time, on March 30, 2016.  Proposals received after the date and time set for the opening will not be accepted.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RFP

Free Lunch for Elementary Students

When school starts, all students in Garrard County’s three elementary schools will receive free breakfast and lunch as part of a federal program that has expanded. The Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that started in 2010 as a pilot in Kentucky and other states, will allow schools to provide more students with free meals, regardless of household income. “This will allow us to serve free breakfast and lunches at all three of our elementary schools,” Garrard Superintendent Paul Mullins said. “We are looking at a gain while allowing us to serve lunches for free at our elementary schools. We will get 90 percent reimbursement at Camp Dick, not 100 percent, but the reimbursement is greater than what district charges for lunch so it will level out and even be a gain overall.”
The national lunch program will reimburse the district for the cost of meals at those schools, so the program will not cause a loss in funding for the Garrard County School District. Theresa Riley, who heads the nutrition department for Garrard Schools, explained, “The food and menus will not change."

Prices at the Middle and High School

Breakfast Regular Reduced Lunch Regular Reduced

Middle & High 

$1.75 .30 Middle and High $2.40 .40
Adult $2.25   Adult 3.25  

 

Graduates Give Out Honorary Diplomas

  

 

Rutherford visits Schools

  

  

  

  

Junior Achievement PLE 4th Grade--Problem-Solver Catcher

  

  

  

  

STLP is teaching Junior Achievement at PLE 4th Grade.  In our lesson today we made Problem-Solver Catchers to demonstrate how to solve problems an entrepreneur might have in a business.

Scotty Merida - Kentucky Transportation Director of the Year

Congrats to Mr. Scotty Merida for being recognized as the KY Transportation Director of the Year.

Astronaut & Lego Camp - Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center provided a 2 day camp.  One June 10th Astronaut (top) for a Day and June 12th, Lego Creations (bottom).  The Kentucky Challenger Learning Center instructed students at each camp.

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Lexington Children's Theatre Production

    

Students at Paint Lick Elementary were entertained Friday with the Lexington Children's Theatre production of "Jack and the Wonder Beans." The play is about the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" but the story has a twist.  It is set in Appalachia and enhanced by traditional folk melodies including the script and student participation.

The performance was sponsored by the school's PTO.

PLE Beta Club PLE Beta Club
These fifth grade students are National Jr. Beta Club members at Paint Lick Elementary. The Beta Club is for fifth grader Honor Roll students with leadership potential. Students will be involved in several projects throughout the year. 

 

Garrard Pension Reform Forum

A pension reform forum was held at Garrard Middle School on November 2, 2017. Panelists included Representative Jonathan Shell, Senator Tom Buford, and KEA President Stephanie Winkler. The recorded video is posted below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8evJBL7-Nk

 

PLE Jump Rope for Heart Participants

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1st Row Left to Right: Landon Fanin, London Howard, Braeden Shell, Matthew Valentour, Karoline Tudor, Noehmi Ramirez, Ryan Noe, Sam Jennings, Hailey Gatliff

2nd Row Left to Right: Nathan Valentour, Lucas Fannin, Logan Robinson, Aiden Jennings, Eli Gaffney, Sarah Floyd, Kaden Ellis, Mattie Doolin, Olivia Denny, Haley Hunt, Parker Woolums

3rd Row Left to Right: Michaela Jones, Zachary Raybourne, Gabriel Doolin, Jaydon Noe, Johnathan Robinson, Tabby Powell, Collin Noe, Emma Powell, Cadin Perkins, Dawsin Perkins, Christopher Middleton

4th Row Left to Right: Marisa Bukky, Sarah Jennings, Brianna Shell, Haileigh Lawrence, Audrey Jennings, Mr. Prewitt, Madilyn Combs, Makenna Allen, Jaylynn Albright, Abby Adams, Hayden Grow (not in picture: Elijah Seals, Katelyn Walton)

Peter Pan @ PLE (Continued)

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Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits PLE

   

   

Clifford the BIg Red Dog visits PLE.  Mr. Larry Sparks entertained the students with a Clifford story and a cool treat.

Teacher of the Year

        
Joe Brown * Larry Woods *Jerry Browning * Kirby Overman
Garrard County Board Members presenting the awards.

     
FCCLA * Cheryl Hooper * Mindy Morrow * Cindy Rogers


GMS * GCHS Jazz Band
Noel Green, Director

 

August Winner's Circle

The fourth graders in Mrs. Tammy Fain's classroom have the highest attendance for the month of August at Paint Lick Elementary School. Their attendance for August was 99.59%. Students received a special Winner's Circle lunch for their accomplishment.

Row 1, L-R: Eric Teoyotle, Ethan Oliver, Molly Abney, Keannah Blythe, Dylan Isaacs, Kaden Fain, Cody Howard

Row 2: Elijah Anderson, Aundrea Ramirez, Joseph Cope, Camila Cordova, Blake Hendrix, Kenzie Sowder, Zackary Saylor, Jadon Noe, Lane Hembree

Row 3: Mrs. Fain, Caidance Stokes, Paytin Dailey, Marisa Bukkey, Eleanor Srsic, Lauren Stepp, Courtney Coleman, Mary Ellen Coleman, Cameron Lane, Matthew King

Model Lab Raggedy Ann Players Visit PLE

                           

                        

Model Lab High School's Drama Club, The Raggedy Ann Players, recently performed a play with a "lesson" to Paint Lick Elementary students. The play was a Yiddish tale about gossip. The message of the play was "words live forever and rumors never die." After the performance, Paint Lick students and the Raggedy Ann Players were able to interact with each other as they asked questions and discussed the play.

Miss Kentucky visits Paint Lick Elementary

    

  Jenna Day, Miss Kentucky 2013, visited Paint Lick Elementary School January 30. She brought a positive message about working hard in school to get a good education, making healthy choices and striving for your goals. Her message emphasized for students to never give up. She explained how she competed four times in the Miss Kentucky pageant before winning.
  Miss Day, a University of Kentucky student, is spokesperson for the Kentucky Proud program that promotes Kentucky agriculture.

Firefighter Captain Visits PLE
Lexington Fire Fighter Captain Maria Roberts, presented a fire department informational program to Paint Lick Elementary first graders Friday. Captain Roberts demonstrated using an air pack and explained the other equipment needed by fire fighters. She also talked to the first graders about fire safety, who should be called if there is a fire and the importance of finding a meeting spot. After words, Captain Roberts let students see how hard a fire fighter's helmet really is.
PLE Beta Club Community Project

These fifth grade Beta Club students at Paint Lick Elementary School are on a mission to help clean up their community and Garrard County by encouraging people to not litter. Each student wrote a letter to  Judge Executive John Wilson asking if he could help them get a couple of Do Not Litter signs on Highway 52. Mr. Wilson agreed to help.

 

Pictured with Garrard County Judge Executive John Wilson are PLE Beta students: Front row, left to right: J.T. Parsons, Jaydon Noe, Elise Culross, Kenzie Sowder, Sarah Jennings, Molly Abney, Vivianna Weaver

2nd row, left to right: Keannah Childress, Marisa Bukky,  Judge Executive John Wilson, Mary Ellen Coleman, Paytin Dailey, Shelia Hacker, Aundrea Ramirez, Kassidy Hunt

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PLE Top Ten Accelerated Readers

PLE Accelerated Reader Top 10!!

PLE Winner's Circle

Ms. Crystal Coleman's second graders have the highest attendance for April at Paint Lick Elementary School. The students attendance for the month of April is 98.30%. The classroom is being recognized through the school's Winner's Circle program. Congratulations to these second graders!





Bottom Row (Left to Right)- Sherlyn Jahuey-Simon, Collin Noe, Jakiah Kidd, Dylan Hunt, Isaiah Sparks, Micah Noe, and Brennan Middleton.

Top Row (Left to Right)- Alex Hounshell, Lazarus Davis, Dawsin Perkins, Kadee Stepp, Shelby Ousley, Ms. Coleman, Gabby Stinnett, Aiden Noe, Christopher Middleton, and Gabriel Doolin.

The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast

The high school drama department will present "The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast" at GMS auditorium on April 28 @ 6:00 p.m., April 29 @ 6:00 p.m. and May 1 @ 4:00 p.m.  Admission: $7 adults - $5 students  Plan to attend!!

PLE Winner's Circle

Top (Left to Right)-Ryland Messer, Haley Hunt, Olivia Denny, Henry Lester, Landon Newcomb, Tristan Jones, Sam Prather, Eli Gaffney, Kaden Ellis, Aiden Jennings
Bottom (Left to Right)-London Howard, Hadyn Arnold, Kai Weaver, Logan Robinson, Nevaeh Spoonamore, Hunter Parson, Parker Woolums, Hagen Miller, Chloe Arnold, Lucie Culross

   These first graders  are the "Winner's Circle" Champions for the month of November at Paint Lick Elementary School. The students are in Mr. Shockley's first grade and are being recognized  for having the highest attendance for the month.  The classroom's average attendance for November was 97.65%. This is the second consecutive month these students have won this award. Congratulations to Mr. Shockley's first grade!

PLE Bottle Top Art Activity

PLE Bottle Top Art actvity on Field Day was imaginative.  Outstanding idea, Mrs. Mason!

Digital Scavenger Hunt - 5th Information Literacy Skills

  

The 5th grade at PLE reviewed their Information Literacy Skill with a digital scavenger hunt.  Teams of three students took pictures of different reference items located in the library in books, magazines and on charts.  We shared all the pictures and discussed where each were found.

Amended Calendar

The academic calendar for the 2013/2014 school year was amended and approved by the Board of Education for Garrard County Schools on 2/11/14.

 School will now be in session for students on Monday February 17, Friday March 21, and Monday March 24, 2014.

 The last day for students is currently scheduled for June 5, 2014 pending there are no other days school is dismissed.

Kentucky Derby Museum Visits PLE
The Kentucky Derby Museum presented different education programs to Paint Lick Elementary preschool-fifth graders recently. The Derby Museum's programs  are designed to supplement and sometimes introduce core curriculum standards taught in the classroom. 
PLE Winner's Circle

Mrs. Rose Hay's third graders are being recognized for having the highest attendance for February at Paint Lick Elementary School. The classroom's overall attendance for February was 97.36%. Congratulations third graders!

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Back Row: Rose Hay-Teacher, Alyssa Odum, Alex Hounshell, Ashlynn Woodall, Christopher Middleton, Andrew Holmberg, Micah Noe, Toby Arnold, Mason Hacker. 

 

Front Row: Brayden Gray, Zacharee Stacy, Zachary White, Bethany Ramirez, Haileigh Lawrence, Gabriel Doolin, Logan Ballard, and Kylie Lucas.

 

 

PLE Winner's Circle

The classroom with the highest attendance for November is Mr. Jeremy Thompson's 5th grade with 98% attendance. The students are the 'Winner's Circle" champions for this accomplishment at Paint Lick Elementary School.

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From left to right
First row: Joseph Cope, Blake Hendrix, Kash White, Kaden Fain, Dylan Issacs, Alex Woodall, Kenzie Sowder, Jaydon Noe, Sarah Jennings, Keannah Blythe, Camila Cordova
Second row: Lacey Hounshell, Marissa Bukky, Sydney Sultzbach, Noah Brown, Cody Howard, Dylan Hanley, Eric Teoyotl, Molly Abney, Lane Hembree 
Third row: Paytin Dailey, Mary Ellen Coleman,  Matthew King, Cadance Stokes, Courtney Coleman, Cameron Lear, Kylee Secrist

March Winner's Circle

The Winner's Circle champion for March is Mrs. Jennifer Thompson's fourth graders. The classroom had the highest attendance (96.67%) for the month of March at Paint Lick  Elementary School. Congratulations to these fourth graders.



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 Bottom row: Ethan Oliver, Makayla Muncy, Vivianna Weaver, Elise Culross, Logan Speake, Lydia Arnold, Erika Rubio-Rojo, Christian Fayne, Lillian Secrist
2nd row: Rylan Miller, Caden Harrison, Hayes Talley, Breanna Harrison, Sarah Jennings, Jon Combs, Kash White, Matthew Runyon, J.T. Parsons
 3rd row:  Mrs. Thompson, Emily Davidson, Kassidy Hunt, Adam Yates,  Michael Collins, Caitlyn Wilson, Shelia Hacker, Olivia Ramirez

Kindergarten Pre-Registration at Paint Lick Elementary

                                                       

        Kindergarten Pre-Registration at Paint Lick Elementary

Paint Lick Elementary will have Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2016-2017 school year April 1-May 20, Monday-Friday, during the school’s normal business hours. 

Children who will be five (5) years of age on or before October 1, 2016 are eligible for kindergarten this year. 

You may bring these required forms:

*The Preventative Health Care Examination (physical) which is acceptable for one year prior to initial admission to school

*A copy of your child’s dental screening or dental exam

*A Vision Examination form from a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist will also be required by January 1st.

Fifth Graders at Boone Tavern

 

The Paint Lick Elementary fifth graders recently toured Berea College's campus and had lunch at Boone Tavern. The campus tour was a part of the school's college and career ready program. The lunch at Boone Tavern included an etiquette lesson with Dr. Janice Blythe, Chairperson of Child and Family Studies.
 

PLE "Teacher of the Year" - Sherri Davis

  

The first annual Central Record "Teacher of the Year" banquet was held at GCHS media center on May 14. Mrs. Sherri Davis was honored as an excellent teacher from Paint Lick Elementary.  Mr. Larry Sparks (principal) introduced Mrs. Davis and Mr. Kirby  Overman (board member) presented the award.

Grandparents Essay

     

     Abby Belcher    Raelyn Combs     Katy Montgomery

Congratulations to three school winners for their entry in the grandparents essay:  Abby Belcher-LES, Raelyn Combs-PL and County Winner Kady Montgomery-CDR.  These students and their parents and grandparents are invited to attend the AARP meeting on January 20th.  The students are invited to read their essays.

Internet Safety Internet Safety
The Student Technology Leadership Program at GCHS started their Internet Safety classes at the elementary schools this week.  This is Mr. Thompson's second grade class.  Topics covered in second grade are: using the internet correctly, balancing real life with screen time, bullying, facebook, cell phones etiquette, games on line, predators and grooming.
Paint Lick Elementary Archery Team

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Front row: (left to right) Michaela Jones, J.T. Parsons, Libby Lester, Dylan Isaacs, Christian Fayne

Middle row: (left to right) Melody Srsic-Coach, Logan Speake, Kash White

Back row: (left to right) Head Coach Jennifer Speake, Justin Parsons, Matthew Runyon, Ella Srsic, Ava Swope, Andrew Smith, Carol Smith-Coach

Paint Lick Elementary's Spotlight on Success

 The Kindergarten students in Mrs. Margaret Powell and Ms. Lindsay Oliver's classrooms are being recognized through Paint Lick Elementary School's "Spotlight on Success" program. These kindergartners are:  becoming great readers, developing their math skills, superstar writers and starting to take spelling tests to prepare for first grade. They are working hard on Reading Eggs & Math Seeds in computer lab. Congratulations to these students.

 

Front row l-r: Sam Roberts, Lauren Pingleton, Laylah Crumbie, Peyton Davis, Jackson Potter, Pelia Embree, Jorge Perez, Syler Skeens, Katie Day, Chase Kramer, Brayan Jahuey, Kasen Abney

 

Middle row left to right: Ty Pingleton, Karoline Tudor, Bristol Powell, Dalton Isaacs, Katelynn Ratliff, Brylee Croucher, Kedron Day, Patience Houp, Allee Causey, Javian Kidd, Ericka Boatley, Makayla Stinnett, Casey Gabbard, Bryson Cooper

 

Back row left to right: Aiden Seybold, McKinlee Farmer, Ryan Noe, Elijah  Seals, Paul Starnes, Jacob Ledford, Tucker Robinson, Natalie Davidson, Austyn Bolton, Conner Carrier, Gavin Noe, Dakota Johnson, Sawyer Sutton, Sam Jennings, Brailey Vanover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Jill Stevens

Mrs. Jill Stevens, 6th grade Science teacher at GMS, was the recepient of the Garrard County Schools Central Record "Teacher of the Year Award."  The awards banquet was held at the GCHS media center on May 14.  

Jim and Patti Cox of the Central Record presented the award. The award is to honor excellent teachers and recognize the importance of education.

   

   

Each school had a teacher who was honored as an excellent teacher from their school.

Mrs. Hooper's  and Mrs. Lane's foods classes prepared and served at the banquet.

Under the direction of Mr. Green, the GMS and GCHS band entertained at the banquet.

Lady Lions Read -- Paint Lick Elementary Students

  

  

Lady Lions read to all classrooms at Paint Lick Elementary demonstrating to students that 'Readers Are Leaders.'

 

Flag Team Flag Team
Ryder Young, Seth Ousley and Teddi Kohli don't mind the extra responsibility to do something that they enjoy. The fifth graders at Paint Lick Elementary School say it is an honor to raise and lower the flags which includes the American flag, the Kentucky flag, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) flag and the National Blue Ribbon flag each school day.
Paint Lick Elementary Beta Club

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Front row (left to right): Eric Teoyotl, Dylan Isaacs, Sarah Jennings, Kenzie Sowder, Logan Speake, Lydia Arnold, Elise Culross, Vivianna Weaver
Second row (left to right): Cody Howard, Matthew Runyon, Kash White, Camila Cordova, Sydney Sultzbach, Keannah Childress, Jaydon Noe, J.T. Parsons, Lillian Secrist, Marisa Bukky, Aundrea Ramirez, Eli Anderson, Christian Fayne, Caitlyn Wilson

Third row (left to right): Peyton Hacker,  Kylee  Secrist,  Caidance Stokes, Mary Ellen Coleman, Paytin Dailey, Molly Abney, Eleanor Srsic, Shelia Hacker, Rylan Miller

Fourth row (left to right): Cameron Lear, Ethan Graves (not pictured-Kassidy Hunt, Matthew King, Kaden Fain, Michael Collins, Lacey Hounshell

Internet Safety Lessons-PLE Kindergarten

STLP visited Miss Oliver's and Mrs. Powell's Kindergarten classes to talk about internet safety.  Topics covered: Personal Safety, Cyber Commuity, Purpose of the Internet, Unsave Behavior, Bullying and Ask a Trusted Adult for Help.

PLE 5th Graders Visit Berea College

Fifth graders take a  break before heading into Boone Tavern for lunch.

 

On Monday May 23rd the 5th grade students at Paint Lick Elementary School took a trip to Berea College for a campus tour.  While at Berea, students saw the Carter G. Woodson Center, the Draper Building, Danforth Chapel and toured the school’s gymnasium, Seabury Center.  After the tour, the students joined Dr. Janice Blythe and several familiar faces from the Garrard County School system for an etiquette luncheon at Boone Tavern Restaurant.  The trip was a tremendous success!

Paint Lick Elementary Beta Club

 

    These students are members of the National Jr. Beta Club at Paint Lick Elementary School. To be a member students must be on Honor Roll and have leadership potential. The students are involved in different projects throughout the school year. Their next projects are a 'Spring Campus Clean-up' and activities for 'Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.'

Front row: Taylor Parson, Brandon Anderson, Kaley Price, Tristan Himes, Aislinn Ellis, Merrick Graham, Riley Miller, Ashlynn Wilson, Isaiah Arnold, Robbie Vickers, Sawyer Putnam
Second row: Austin Coffey, Maishaun Baker-Thomas, Riley Wilcher, Olivia Allen, Zoey Seybold, Caroline Ballard, Marcus Aldridge, Melanie Durham
Third row: Casey Morgan, Jaylyn Gray, Madison Williamson, Conner Bryant, Sydney Ousley, Kylee Tudor, Logan White

April Winner's Circle

Front row-Left to Right: Brianna Hess, Lupita Zunun-Perez, Wesley Hall, Hadyn Arnold, Logan Robinson, Jorge Perez, Mattie Doolin, Chloe Arnold, Cara Jane Lewis, Mrs. Amy Jennings

Second row-Left to Right: Mrs. Robyn Sowder, Briar Stepp, Miley Mullins, Grace Conn, Arionna Moore, Tony Harrison, Ryland Messer, Leigha Robertson, Francisco Rubio-Rojo, Aden Embry, Hayden Bullock, Ms. Kathy Clark

Not pictured: London Howard


  Ms. Kathy Clark's Kindergarteners are the new Winner's Circle Champions at Paint Lick Elementary School.    The students are being recognized for having the highest attendance (98.37%) for the month of April. Students will be recognized and receive a special Winner's Circle lunch  for this accomplishment.

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Garrard County Board Chairman Joe Brown was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky School Board Association.

Paint Lick Elementary Cross Country Team
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PLE Readers Are Leaders

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Giles and Ellen Shell with 5th graders

 

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Mr. Corey Keith shares a fun book with 2nd graders

 

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 Maria Roberts with her son Sam

 

 Special guests have been visiting Paint Lick Elementary School.  With the school's "Readers Are Leaders" program, special guests are invited throughout the school year to read, talk about their career and emphasize the importance of reading. 

     Mrs. Maria Roberts with the Lexington Fire Department visited the first graders recently and explained to students the duties of her job. Students were very attentive as they learned about the equipment and her responsibilities.

     Mr. and Mrs. Giles Shell were recent guest readers with fifth graders. They shared a great book 'On the Farm' with the students and talked about their career in agriculture.

     Monday, second graders also had an awesome guest reader, Mr. Corey Keith, Acting Superintendent of Garrard County Schools. Mr. Keith talked with students about the importance of reading for a successful career and read a Little Big Book, 'Rudolph' to the students.

PLE Top 10 Accelerated Readers

 

These students are the Top 10 Accelerated Readers through September 9 at Paint Lick Elementary School.  Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading program where students read books and then take computerized quizzes to assess their reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills and Textbook Quizzes.  Students receive points based upon their quiz scores. The Accelerated Reader program builds a lifelong love of reading and learning.  Congratulations to these great readers!

Left to right- Justin Parson, Christian Fayne, Brayden Cooper, Lily Secrist, Brennan Middleton (in front), Caidance Stokes, Lydia Arnold (school leader), Eleanor Srsic,  Vivianna Weaver, Kara Culross

PLE Attendance Winners

 

        Good attendance is emphasized at Paint Lick Elementary School. Being in school every day means children won't miss out on learning.  Each month the classroom with the best attendance is recognized as the Winner's Circle Champions. Mrs. Tonia Middleton's first grade is the current winner with an 98.6% average daily attendance for the month of February. Students receive a special lunch for their accomplishment. Congratulations first graders!

 

 

Front: Lacy Potter, Lucas Fannin, Joe Hensley, Wesley Hall
Middle: Grace Conn, Jazlyn Shelton, Jordan Causey, Justin Cope, Briar Stepp, A.J. Durham, Savannah Broughton, Brianna Hess
Back: Mrs. Middleton, Dawson Himes, Jerimiah Cope, Kinslee White, Hayden Grow, Arionna Moore, Bella Young, Leigha Robertson

 

PLE Top Ten Accelerated Reader Leaders

 

(Left to Right) Brandon Anderson, Aislinn Ellis, Vivianna Weaver, Sawyer Putnam-Top Reader with 401 points, Marisa Bukky, Elearnor Srsic, Ashley Brenda, Mati Stepp, Christian Fayne, (Audriana Ramirez-not in photo)


   These students are the Top 10 Accelerator Readers (AR) at Paint Lick Elementary School for the month of April. With the Accelerator Reader program, students read books and take computerized tests afterwards. Students are awarded points for successfully passing the tests. Each month the Top 10 AR students are recognized as part of the school's 'Readers Are Leaders' theme.

Science Scavenger Hunt-3rd Grade
STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) and the 3rd Grade at PLE went on a digital science scavenger hunt.  Students located items found in nature and took pictures to practice their photography skills. Click 'read more' to view images. 
Paint Lick Elementary Flag Team

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  Logan Speake, Kash White, and Lane Hembree don't mind the extra responsibility to do something they enjoy.  The fifth graders at Paint Lick Elementary School say it is an honor to raise and lower the flags which includes the American flag, the Kentucky flag and the National Blue Ribbon flag each school day.

 

  The boys were taught by last year's flag team  how to hook the flags to the pole as well as proper flag etiquette.  Students selected are dependable and trustworthy.  They make a point for the American flag to never touch the ground.

 

  The students listen to the daily news to decide whether the American flag needs to be lowered to half staff as a symbol of respect or mourning.  Weather is another factor they consider before raising the flags.

Golden Fork Award Winners for the month of January

Ms. Crystal Coleman's second graders are the Golden Fork Award Winners for the month of January. The Golden Fork Award is given weekly to the classroom which best follows the cafeteria expectations.  At the end of the month, the class with the most wins during the month is named the Golden Fork Award champion. The students received a special activity for earning this coveted award.

Front Row (left to right) Dawsin Perkins, Kadee Stepp, Micah Noe, Dylan Hunt, Jakiak Kidd, Brennan Middleton.

Back Row (left to right) Sherlyn Jahuey-Simon, Gabriel Doolin, Collin Noe, Christopher Middleton, Eric Coffey, Ms. Coleman, Aiden Noe, Gabby Stinnett, Isaiah Sparks, Shelby Ousley

PLE Archery Champs

Paint Lick Spelling Bee Winners

     

Spelling Bee Classroom Winners: Raelyn Combs, Mati Stepp, Karson Morris, Dakota Napier, Alexis Miller, Taylor Parson, Sawyer Putnam, Merrick Graham

 

                    

PLE Spelling Bee Winner: Alexis Miller and Runner-up Sawyer Putnam

2013 Red Ribbon Week-A Healthy Me is Drug Free! 2013 Red Ribbon Week-A Healthy Me is Drug Free!

CDR Celebrated Red Ribbon Week by having a daily theme.

We love technology at PLE!

After reading Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet, Mrs. Turner, Ethan, Logan and Matthew research Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on Google Chromebook and laptop using Google Classroom. We love technology at PLE!

"Winner's Circle" Champion for the month of January

Mr. Shockley's first grade is the "Winner's Circle" Champion for the month of January at  Paint Lick Elementary School.  The students received the recognition for having the highest attendance for the month with 97.11%. Congratulations to Mr. Shockley's first grade.

Front row: Nate Whitt, Olivia Denny, Haley Hunt, Landon Newcomb, Landon Howard, Ryland Messer, Hunter Parson, Aiden Jennings, Sam Prather

Back row: Nevaeh Spoonamore, Chloe Arnold, Lucie Culross, Parker Woolums, Kaden Ellis, Kai Weaver, Tristan Jones, Henry Lester, Hagen Miller, Eli Gaffney, Logan Robinson, Hadyn Arnold

March Winner's Circle

Mrs. Heather Akers' third graders are the repeating Winner's Circle Champion for the month of March at Paint Lick Elementary School. The classroom's average attendance for the month was 97.37%. The students will have a special lunch and be rocognized for this accomplishment.


Left to Right- Gracie Rhodus, Marissa Bukky, Sarah Jennings, Vivianna Weaver, Lily Secrist, Zachary Saylor, Camila Cordova, Daylen Wilson, Logan Speake, Dylan Isaacs, Blake Hendrix, Kash White, Taylor Curtis, Olivia Ramierez, Joseph Cope, Elijah Anderson

 

National Jr. Beta Club

These students are members of the National Jr. Beta Club at Paint Lick Elementary School. The students are fifth grade honor roll students with leadership potential. Club members participate in leadership activities throughout the year. Students are displaying their Certificate of Award from the National Jr.Beta Club Office.

Back Row Left to Right:  Ryan Wilmot, Dakota Napier, Ty Coffman, Conner Hacker, Audriana Ramirez, Karli Kirkpatrick, Zander Powell, Ashley Brenda, Raelyn Combs, Jack Simpson, Hannah Barrett

Middle Row Left to Right:  Dylan Murphy, Hannah Whitley, Mason Molen, Mati Stepp, Alexis Miller, Kelsey King, Alison Stiles, Josh Jordan

Front Row Left to Right:  Charity Strong, Clara Allen, Kayleigh Anderson, Priscilla Floyd, Kennedy McGuffey, Alexis Harris, Clint West, Ashley Shears, Aiden Vickers

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Mr. Mullins, president of KASA, met with the delegation from Kentucky in Washington, D.C. to try to provide adequate funding for our schools.

PLE Winner's Circle

Mrs. Tara Lewis' fifth graders are the Winner's Circle champion for having exemplary attendance during the month of October at Paint Lick Elementary.

Congratulations fifth graders!

Bottom row from left to right:Hayes Talley, Andrew Cope, Ethan Oliver, Breanna Harrison, Olivia Ramirez, Shelia Hacker, JT Parson, Logan Speake, Erika Rubio-Rojo, Christian Fayne, Rylan Miller, Vivianna Weaver, Elise Culross, Lilly Secrist

Back row from left to right:Caden Harrison, Caitlyn Wilson, Makayla Muncy, Faith Fouse, Naomi Martin, Elijah Anderson, Matthew Runyon, Peyton Hacker, Michael Collins, Andrea Ramirez, Lydia Arnold, Ella Srsic, Kassidy Hunt, Mrs. Lewis

Professisonal Artist Visits PLE

 

Mr. Eric Lon Caldwell, shared his story as a professional artist with Paint Lick Elementary second graders recently. Teachers throughout Mr. Caldwell's school years recognized his talents and encouraged him to pursue a career in art as he received awards and scholarships. Mr. Caldwell's first experience as a professional artist was three years in the United States Army as an illustrator and Graphic Designer at Fort Benning, Georgia.
     His education includes Oil painting and Life drawing instructions at the Academy Art Center at Linekona, Honolulu, Hawaii;  Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey California and a portrait-painting workshop with nationally acclaimed artist Daniel Greene.
     Mr. Caldwell is an expert in Hawaii's history. His artwork can be found in private collections in Hawaii and throughout the US Mainland.  His illustrations have been displayed at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.

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January Winner's Circle

                       

Ms. Heather Benton's third graders are the January Winner's Circle Champions at Paint Lick Elementary School. The Winner's Circle Trophy is awarded to the classroom with the highest attendance for the month. These third graders overall average attendance for the month of January was 97.32%. The students will receive a special Winner's Circle lunch for their accomplishment.

Back row: Ms. Heather Benton, Kylee Secrist, Shelia Hacker, Courtney Coleman, Ethan Graves, Cameron Lear, Lauren Stepp, Lane Hembree, Ella Srsic, Breanna Harrison, and Rylan Miller.

Front row: Chase Broughton, Aundrea Ramirez, Lydia Arnold, Adrian Deering, Erika Rubio-Rojo, Kaden Fain, and Matthew King.

Paint Lick Elementary Archery Team

 

 

   

 

 Top Row: Coach Johnny Bryant, Dakota Napier, Seth Lainhart, Kelsey King, Kayleigh Anderson, Clara Allen, Connor Hacker, Ryan Wilmot, Coach Tommy Fitzpatrick
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> 3rd Row: Kaley Price, Casey Morgan, Alexis Miller, Raelyn Combs, Karli Kirpatrick, Sydney Ousley
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> 2nd Row: James Saylor, Josh Jordan, Dylan Murphy, Aiden Vickers, Isaiah Arnold, Ethan Naughten
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> 1st Row: Hannah Whitley, Mason Molen, Madi Stepp, Riley Miller, Tristen Himes, Aislinn Ellis, Connor Bryant, Taylor Parons
 

Back to School Back to School
These third graders explore the playground on the first day of school at Paint Lick Elementary. School started August 7th in Garrard County.
Paint Lick Elementary Beta Club

These students are the members of the National Junior Beta Club at Paint Lick Elementary School.  The Beta Club is for fifth-grade honor roll students with leadership potential.  The students will participate in several service learning projects throughout the school year. The club's motto is, "Let us lead by serving others."

Members, in front, left to right: Eric Teoyotl, Shelia Hacker, Lacey Hounshell, Sydney Sultzbach, Caidance Stokes, Cody Howard, Matthew King, Kenzie Sowder, Marisa Bukky, Molly Abney, Keannah Blythe, Eleanor Srsic, Lydia Arnold, Michael Collins, Elise Culross.

Standing, left to right: Kash White, Paytin Dailey, Caitlyn Wilson, Vivianna Weaver, Elijas Anderson, Matthew Runyon, Dylan Isaacs, Logan Speake, Jaydon Noe, J.T. Parsons, Sarah Jennings, Camila Cordova, Kaden Fain, Mary Ellen Coleman, Lillian Secrist, Kylee Secrist, Aundrea Ramirez, Kassidy Hunt.

 

GCHS Agriculture Students Visit PLE

Left to Right: Courtney Driskell, Rebecca Johnson, Randa Morris, Jacob Reynolds, and Joseph Albano

     These Garrard County High School students along with Agriculture Teacher Christen Roseberry visited Paint Lick Elementary Thursday. The students talked with 4th and 5th graders about various Agriculture classes offered at the high school and mentioned what their career goals are. The students also talked about other high school classes they have previously taken which help prepare them for the next level in their education.
     The high school seniors advised the elementary students to  pay attention to their teachers and learn all they can which will help  prepare them for their school years ahead.

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Bill Meck Visits PLE

Bill Meck, Chief Meteorologist for WLEX 18, made his annual visit to Paint Lick Elementary School recently  Mr. Meck met with fourth graders and shared the responsibilities of being a television meteorologist and gave students scientific information about the weather.  Students participated in weather skits as they acted as weather elements which causes our weather to change. 

Paint Lick Elementary News Team

Paint Lick Elementary has a daily live news program.  Students from the fifth grade sign  up to participate each year.  The program is broadcast at 8:00 every morning and includes the daily announcements for the day which includes birthdays, weather, menus and the Pledge the Allegiance.  Also, a brief Arts Minute is presented daily.  This Arts Minute includes information from visual arts, music, drama or dance.

     The news team consists of five students. News team positions are anchor, co-anchor, meteorologist, sounds effects and camera. The anchor and co-anchor  positions give the Welcome, Daily Announcements and Birthdays. The sound effect person is in charge of playing the Star Spangled Banner before the pledge and Happy Birthday after the birthday announcements.

     Students rotate through positions so that everyone gets a turn for each position. The students enjoy producing the  daily broadcast and learn valuable lessons in cooperation and public speaking.

 

PLE News Team:

Seated: Paytin Dailey, Camila Cordova; Standing: Mary Ellen Coleman, Courtney Coleman, Molly Abney

National Jr. Beta Club

Congratulations to our National Jr. Beta Club members! What an outstanding group!

Governor's Cup District Champions

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HOMEWORK CAFÉ

Garrard County Schools will now be offering an evening meal free to students! This will be held at the GEC Building Cafeteria (The old Middle School) beginning the week of March 9, 2015.

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.00.

Anyone needing a Homework Tutor, contact Deronda.Sears@garrard.kyschools.us

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.00

All free student meals must be eaten in the cafeteria.  NO CARRY OUTS AVAILABLE.

We will also offer a selection of a la carte snacks and drinks that may be purchased by adults and students.

Location: Garrard Education Center, 324 W. Maple St., Lancaster, Ky. 40444

For more information call: Theresa Riley- 859-792-3018    

Email:   theresa.riley@garrard.kyschools.us

Kentucky Derby Museum Visits PLE

The Kentucky Derby Museum presented different educational lessons to Paint Lick Elementary preschool-fifth graders recently. The Derby Museum's programs are designed to supplement and sometimes introduce core academic standards taught in the classroom.  Each grade participated in one of the following programs which related to the horse racing industry: Racing Colors, Thoroughbred Care, Mathin' Around the Track and Science on the Track.

PLE October Winner's Circle

The new Winner's Circle Champion at Paint Lick Elementary School is Mr. Shockley's first grade. The classrooms average daily attendance for October was 97.50%. The school recognizes the classroom with the highest attendance each month with a special Winner's Circle lunch and other recognitions.

 



Front Row (L to R) - Hagen Miller, Olivia Denny
2nd Row (L to R) - Tristan Jones, Hadyn Arnold, Sam Prather, Logan Robinson, Ryland Messer, Henry Lester, Landon Newcomb, Chloe Arnold
Back Row (L to R) - Kai Weaver, Hunter Parson, Parker Woolums, London Howard, Aiden Jennings. Eli Gaffney, Haley Hunt, Nevaeh Spoonamore, Kaden Eillis, Mr. Shockley

 

 

 

February Winner's Circle

                     

Mrs. Heather Akers' 3rd graders are the Winner's Circle Champion for the month  at Paint Lick Elementary School. The students had the highest attendance average for the month of February.

 

                           

Row 1-Dylan Isaacs, Logan Speake, Zachary Saylor, Elijah Anderson, Blake Hendrix, Gracie Rhodus, Joseph Cope, Kash White Row 2-Taylor Curtis, Olivia Ramirez, Camila Cordova, Vivianna Weaver, Sarah Jennings, Lilian Secrist, Marisa Bukky, Matthew Runyon, Teacher-Heather Akers

 

 

   

PLE Studies about Columbia, South America

                        

 

Mrs. Claudia Lucas spoke on Paint Lick Elementary's morning news program Friday about her native country, Colombia, South America.  Prior to her visit, students wrote letters to her inquiring about the country's customs and culture.  Mrs. Lucas plans to return and visit each classroom to answer more  of the students' questions.
 

Paint Lick Elementary Winner's Circle

The third graders in Ms. Crystal Coleman's classroom have won the Winner's Circle Award at Paint Lick Elementary School.

The students have the highest attendance for the month of September. Their monthly average attendance was 98.53%.Congratulations to these students for their exemplary attendance!

First Row: Miguel Perez, Gwen Howell, Jakiah Kidd, Natty Lainhart, Dylan Hunt, MaKenna Lucas, and Haley Ramirez.


Second Row:  Jacob Causey, Madi Combs, Dalton Flannery, Dawsin Perkins, Mason Tackett, Brennan Middleton, Zeke Barker, Gabby Stinnet, Katie Walton, and Ms. Coleman

Paint Lick Elementary Cross Country

 Paint Lick Elementary Cross Country team has just completed a successful season. The team participated in the following races this Fall:  EJ Plumber in Danville, Boyle Invitational at Millenium Park, Berea Invitational, twice at Anderson Dean Park in Harrodsburg, and the Wayne County Invitational.

Back row: Coach Tommy Fitzpatrick, Kaelyn Means, Ella Srsic, Zoey Seybold, Ethan Graves, Mary Ellen Coleman, Marisa Bukky, Coach Katie Seybold

 

Middle row: Christian Fayne, Sarah Jennings, Ashlynn Wilson, Chase Broughton, Emma Powell, Sydney Putnam, Brianna Shell, Gabby Stinnett, Kenzie Sowder, Blake Graves, Logan Speake
In fronted seat: Dylan Hunt, Peyton Worthington

 

 

PLE National Jr. Beta Club

 

 

These students are the newly elected members of the National Jr. Beta Club at Paint Lick Elementary School.  The students are fifth grade honor roll students with leadership potential. Club members participate in leadership activities throughout the year. The club's motto is "Let us lead by serving others."
Front row: (left to right) Kaley Price, Jordyn Powell, Jaylinn Cheeks, Caroline Ballard, Casey Morgan, Jaylyn Gray, Riley Wilcher, Kylee Tudor, Conner Bryant, Isaiah Arnold, Riley Miller, Logan White, Marcus Aldridge
Second row: (left to right) Taylor Parson, Ashlynn Wilson, Sawyer Putnam, Robbie Vickers, Aislinn Ellis, Sydney Ousley, Melanie Durham, Kaelyn Means, Ethan Naughton, Olivia Allen, Brandon Anderson, Tristen Himes, Zoey Seybold, Merrick Graham, Austin Coffey

Paint Lick Elementary Cross Country

Front row: Coach Allison Prather, McKenna Jones, Libby Lester, Reagan Powell, Henry Lester, Hunter Parsons, Ryland Messer, Lucas Fanin, Olivia Denny, A.J. Durham, Samuel Prather, Trenton Stocker, Kai Weaver, Dylan Hunt, Emma Preston

Standing: Rose Hay, Emma Powell, Alexis Moore, Michaela Jones, Christian Fayne, Logan Speake, Vivianna Weaver, Slade Skeens, Mary Ellen Coleman, Kassidy Hunt, Marisa Bukky, Justin Parsons, Jaydon Noe, Jared Prewitt

Children's Theatre Performs AT PLE

The Lexington Children's Theatre presented the play "Old Dry Frye" at Paint Lick Elementary School Friday.  The play is based on an Appalachian folktale and is about how everyone knows to close their windows, lock their doors, and most importantly hide your fried chicken when Old Dry Frye's in town. No crumbly cornbread, no piping hot pecan pie, and certainly no finger-licking fried chicken is safe from the prying paws of Old Dry Frye.

     The school's Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the performance for kindergarten-fifth grades.

 
Alice in Wonderland performed at PLE

Lexington Children's Theatre performed the classic Lewis Carroll story, Alice in Wonderland, to students at Paint Lick Elementary School Friday. In the play, Alice is bored. So bored, in fact, that a curious white rabbit is the most exciting thing she has seen all day.  Of course following the rabbit is her most thrilling option at this point, so she follows the rabbit down the rabbit hole and all kinds of excitement begins. After the performance students participated in a question and answer session as they asked the actors Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.

PLE students attend "A Kid's Gala Concert" at EKU

                     

 

Paint Lick Elementary 4th and 5th graders attended EKU's "A Kid's Gala Concert" Monday at the EKU Center for the Arts. Students learned about the instruments that are part of a symphony orchestra: String Family-Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass;  Woodwind Family-Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon; Brass Family-Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba; and the Percussion Family-Snare, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Timpani, Xylophone. Students were asked to help conduct the orchestra. PLE students Taylor Curtis and Molly Abney were asked to help conductor Jeremy Mulholland conduct the symphony orchestra with the playing of 'Stars and Stripes Forever.'

Facility Planning Committee Facility Planning Committee

The Local Planning Committee (LPC) is working on the districts long range facility plan. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5;30-6:30pm Public Forum, 6;30pm Regular Meeting.

 

PLE Winner's Circle

These Paint Lick Elementary fifth graders are being recognized for their high attendance for the month of August. The students are in Mr. Thompson's classroom and have been named the Winner's Circle Champion for their exemplary attendance. The students average attendance for August was 98.84%.

Front: Joseph Cope, Eric Teyotle, Blake Hendrix, Kash White, Dylan Isaacs, Kaden Fain

 Second row: Noah Brown, Camila Cordova, Jayson Noe, Sarah Jennings, Kenzie Sowders, Keannah Blythe

Standing: Paytin Dailey, Lane Hembree, Courtney Coleman, Lacey Hounshell, Cody Howard, Dylan Handley, Sydney Sultzbach

 Back: Kylee Secrist, Matthew King, Cameron Lear, Caidance Stokes, Marissa Bukky, Molly Abney

Junior DAR contest winners at Paint Lick Elementary

    

 

Junior American Citizens is the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s second oldest youth- oriented committee.  The first club was organized in October 1901 “to teach… children some knowledge of the underlying principles of our government of American sentiment, and all that will go toward making good citizens.”

 Each year the JAC committee sponsors a contest for young people from kindergarten to high school and all levels of special education.  The 2014-15 theme was “Focus on the future.”

 Paint Lick Elementary school was pleased to learn it had 7 state winners.  They were Marcus Aldridge, Aislinn Ellis, Anthony Salsbury, Karli Morris, Connor Hacker, Clint West and Hannah Whitley.  Clint West not only won 1st place in the state but also was recognized as a first place winner at the national level!

Teacher Jeremy Thompson and Principal Larry E. Sparks at Paint Lick Elementary thank Shirley Woods and the Gov. James Garrard Chapter for lending their support and help during the past year!

 

 

 

PLE participates in Education Outreach Program

The fourth and fifth grades students at Paint Lick Elementary School participated in the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach program Monday. The agency is located in Richmond, Kentucky and presents authentic, hands-on presentations designed to help students experience real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and social studies. The presentation objectives correlate with national, state and local standards for primary through 12th grades. The education outreach specialist, Ms. Siobhan Adkins-a certified, experienced teacher-tailors each presentation to inform students about the history and science behind the safe destruction of 523 tons of mustard and nerve agents stockpiled at the depot.

PLE Second Graders Reach Gold Status

 

The second grade students in Ms. Crystal Coleman's classroom have reached the Gold status at Paint Lick Elementary School. The classroom is the first at the school to reach this milestone. To become a Gold
Status Classroom the students must have received a total of 1500 Panther Points.  Panther Points are rewarded to classrooms for having good behavior throughout the building daily.

Back Row:  Emma Powell, Jakob Lyons, Reagan Powell, Ileah Broughton, Cadin Perkins, Bryce Bullock, Danny Roberts, Ms. Coleman.  Front Row:  Garrett Allen, Audrey Jennings,  Alexis Moore, Emma Preston, MaKenna Allen, Trenton Stocker, Mason Tackett, Johnny Odom, Justin Parsons, and Zachary Abee.

 

Major Maria Roberts visits PLE

                          

                        

                        

 

     Major Maria Roberts with the Lexington Division of Fire was a guest reader and career speaker with second graders at Paint Lick Elementary Monday. Major Roberts read  'My Mom is a Firefighter.' She also discussed her job responsibilities as she demonstrated the protective gear that firefighters must wear.
     Major Roberts is responsible for 30 firefighters with the Lexington Division of Fire. Originally from Chicago, Mrs. Roberts started out as a volunteer firefighter when she was 16. She moved to Kentucky to pursue a bachelor's degree in fire protection and administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
     Paint Lick Elementary has an ongoing Readers Are Leaders theme where guest readers are invited throughout the year  to promote the importance of reading and to emphasize different careers.

Kentucky Derby Museum Visits PLE

The Kentucky Derby Museum Outreach Program visited Paint Lick Elementary School Friday. Each grade level had a specific lesson relating to the Kentucky Derby and the thoroughbred industry. 

   The kindergartners program was called Racing Colors where students identified basic colors and shapes and gave examples of these shapes from home, school or nature. Students were shown a real jockey silk, discussed what a jockey does, why silks are worn during a race and who picks out the designs.  Students took turns helping to create a large pretend jockey silk.

    First graders did Mathin' Around the Track. Second and third graders learned about Thoroughbred Care and fourth and fifth graders did Science on the Track.

         

October Winner's Circle

 

Front Row: Hayes Talley, Ethan Oliver, Elise Culross, Christian Fayne, Cayden Harrison, Caitlyn Wilson, Kassidy Hunt

Back Row: Sherri Davis-Teacher, Eric Teoyotl, Keannah Blythe, Canaan Lowe, Caidance Stokes, Mary Ellen Coleman, Kenzie Sowder, Molly Abneym, Jaydon Noe, JT Parsons, Paytin Dailey

   Mrs. Sherri Davis' third graders are the new Winner's Circle champions at Paint Lick Elementary School. The classroom had the highest attendance for the month of October with 99.35%. For their accomplishment the students will receive a special Winner's Circle lunch for their accomplishment.

Beta Club

Standing, front row: Alexis Harris, Zachary Speake, Hannah Whitley, Connor Hacker, Clara Allen, Hannah Barrett, Riley Wilmot

Standing in back: Kaycee Prickett, Raelyn Combs, Josh Jordan, Kelsey King, Mason Molen, Alexia Miller, Mati Stepp

Seated: Clint West, Daniel Godber, Dakota Napier, Audriana Ramirez, Jack Simpson, Priscilla Floyd, Ashley Shears, Kayleigh Anderson, Kennedy McGuffey, Karli Kirkpatrick, Charity Strong, Ashley Brenda (not in photo-Ty Coffman)

  These students are the new members of Paint Lick Elementary School's National Jr. Beta Club. The Beta Club is for honor roll students with leadership potential. Each member will receive an award certificate and award pin from the National Beta Club office   located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  The students will be involved with several service learning projects throughout the school year. The club's motto is "Let us lead by serving others."

September Winner's Circle

Mrs. Jennifer Thompson's fourth grade had the best attendance for September at Paint Lick Elementary School.  The students overall average attendance was 98.02%. The students were awarded the Winner's Circle trophy and a special lunch for their accomplisment.

Row 1: Tyler Causey, Maishaun Baker-Thomas, Sydney Ousley, Kylee Tudor, Logan White, Conner Bryant, Austin Coffey, Mrs. Jennifer Thompson

Row 2: Kaden Agee, Kaelyn Means, Megan Stiles, Robbie Vickers, Caroline Ballard, Isaiah Arnold, Corey Tarte, Taylor Parson, Brian Harrison

Row 3: Karli Morris, Karson Morris, Melanie Durham, Abby Hensley, Serenity Williams, Jaylinn Cheeks, Jordyn Powell

 

Robotic Simulation

 Students participated in a Robotic Simulation Challenge in intermediate grade Science classes at Paint Lick Elementary recently. Students used miniature robotic arms to demonstrate how munitions will be processed. The program was through the Education Outreach Program: Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Plant. The program provides standard's based learning opportunities for students.

 Mary Coleman and Eric Teoyotl communicate to ensure safe operations with the robotic activity.

 

Canaan Lowe and Ethan Oliver carefully operate their robot to avoid damaging the munitions, pallet and robot.

 

Panther Paws News

Seated: Hannah Barrett, Karli Kirkpatrick

Standing: Connor Hacker, Raelyn Combs, Matilyn Stepp

      Paint Lick Elementary has a daily live news program.  Students from the fifth grade sign up to participate each year.  The program is held at 8:00 every morning and includes the daily announcements for the day which includes birthdays, weather, menus and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Also, a brief Arts Minute is presented daily.  This Arts Minute includes information from visual arts, music, drama or dance.

     The news team consists of five students. News team positions are anchor, co-anchor, meteorologist, sound effects and camera.  The anchor and co-anchor positions do the welcome, daily announcements and birthdays.  The sound effects person is in charge of playing the "Star Spangled Banner" before the pledge and "Happy Birthday" after the birthday announcements.

      Students rotate through positions daily so that everyone gets a turn for each job. The students enjoy participating on the news team and learn valuable lessons in cooperation and public speaking.

August Winner's Circle

 Mrs. Sherri Davis' third graders are the Winner's Circle Champions for the month of August at Paint Lick Elementary School. The Winner's Circle is awarded to the classroom with the best attendance for the month. Mrs. Davis third graders average daily attendance for August was 98.10%.

The students are recognized with a special Winner's Circle lunch and other accolades for this accomplishment.

Standing: J.T. Parsons, Hayes Talley, Caitlyn Wilson, Paytin Dailey, Mary Ellen Coleman, Molly Abney, Caidance Stokes, Caden Harrison, Kassidy Hunt

Sitting: Elise Culross, Keannah Blythe, Jaden Noe, Kenzie Sowder, Eric Teoyotl, Canaan Lowe, Christian Fayne

Ballet and Dance Classes at PLE!

 

Cost: $60.00 for ten weeks
Mondays from 3:15- 4:00 for ages 4-6
                         4:00 – 5:00 for ages 7-10
PLE Flag Team

    

     Priscilla Floyd, Ryan Wilmot, and Jack Simpson don't mind the extra responsibility to do something they enjoy.  The fifth graders at Paint Lick Elementary say it is an honor to raise and lower the flags which includes the American flag, the Kentucky flag, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) flag and the National Blue Ribbon flag each school day.

     The students were taught by the 2014 fifth-grade flag team how to hook the flags to the pole as well as proper flag etiquette. Students selected are dependable and trustworthy. They make a point for the American flag to never touch the ground.

     The students listen to the daily news to decide whether the American flag should be lowered to half staff as a symbol of respect or mourning. Weather is another factor they consider before raising the flags.

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