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For MusicWorks, art equals achievement and two $10,000 donations can become $40,000

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  Two matching funds opportunities were just announced by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras’ program in North Limestone called MusicWorks. An anonymous, long-time CKYO supporter and the National Endowment for the Arts are each offering $10,000 which can turn into …

‘Black Lagoon’ author teaches children to be their own boss, the boss of their imaginations

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Children at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary might have dreamed of monsters and magic after a visiting author stirred up their imaginations with his lively stories and creative drawings. “You have to use it …

Tates Creek High band marches in support
of cherries in Cherry Blossom Parade in D.C.

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  The marching band from Tates Creek High School, under the direction of Dee Bishop, was among 10 chosen to participate in the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C.   The springtime parade is also known for …

Science-themed books focus of this year’s ‘Feed the Mind-Kentucky’ literacy event

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Thousands of fourth-graders from across Central Kentucky joined First Lady Jane Beshear for the Second Annual “Feed the Mind – Kentucky” event to promote and celebrate childhood literacy throughout the state. Students from 46 schools in 17 counties attended today’s …

Fruit tree planting will help supplement public school lunches, food security program

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American Water Charitable Foundation and employees of Kentucky American Water are partnering with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation to plant an orchard at Todd County Central High School in Elkton. Volunteers representing the American Water Charitable Foundation, Kentucky American Water …

Environmental efforts in Kentucky schools recognized at Frankfort Earth Day ceremony

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  Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear marked Earth Week in Kentucky by congratulating several schools for efforts in energy conservation.   “We need our young leaders of today to be just as involved in Earth Day 2014 …

Louisville, Northern Kentucky students win 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing awards

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More than 30 Kentucky students were recognized recently by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for medaling in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.   The awards, sponsored by Scholastic Inc., and presented annually by the Alliance for …

Hooked with a Book: Today’s school libraries pull no punches in getting students reading

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Today’s school libraries, or media centers, are far removed from the dusty, shush-it-up enclaves of yore. Drop in sometime and see firsthand how students in Fayette County Public Schools benefit from …

Two Kentucky schools recognized for having superior National Title I school programs

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Two Kentucky schools have been recognized as part of the National Title I Association’s National Title I Distinguished Schools program. Schools are chosen in two categories. Beechwood Elementary (Beechwood Ind.) is the state’s category 1 school, a school that has …

Dance is fun lesson in arts, culture and social structure discovered LTMS eighth-graders

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Eighth-graders at Lexington Traditional Middle School now know a bit more about early American dance, thanks to a weeklong workshop led by visiting artist Deborah Denenfeld. She covered such classics as …