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Five Kentucky schools recognized students and teachers for outstanding energy projects


  The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has announced that energy projects from five Kentucky school districts received top honors from the Kentucky National Energy Education Development Project.   Recipients in the elementary-level category were the Virginia Chance …

FCPS meetings set to update community
on school rezoning, superintendent search


The following update from Fayette County Public Schools has been shared with employees, families and community members to update them on the superintendent search and school rezoning. It was sent as a message from school board vice chair Melissa Bacon. …

May financial aid tip of the month: Veterans and members of armed forces have options


Veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces may be able to take advantage of numerous student financial aid programs, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.   They include the:   · Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty), available …

Arts council summer program directory
offers opportunities for student artists


School is still in session across the Commonwealth, but it’s not too early to start thinking about summertime activities for children available from Kentucky’s many arts organizations across the state.   The Kentucky Arts Council publishes an online directory of …

And the winners are … 13 students whose artwork featured on FCPS 2015-16 calendar

  Fayette County Public Schools announced the winners of its annual calendar art contest at a reception at The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. This spring, art teachers submitted more than 200 entries representing their students’ best work, and …

FCPS board severs ties with Proact but will ‘move forward’ with superintendent search


The Fayette County School Board has voted to end its contract with Proact Search to help find a new superintendent. Below is a message from Fayette County School Board Chair John Price updating the community about the actions taken. Your …

Riding into Learning: Bicycle clubs show students that STEM has real-world uses


By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   Seventh-grader Jayshaun Washington thinks he hates math.   But Doug Dicken, a financial manager at GE Global Operations, is determined to prove him wrong.   “Dude, math is awesome,” he tells Jayshaun, …

YMCA of Central Kentucky’s Black Achievers awards scholarships to high school seniors


By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Several students in Fayette County Public Schools received college scholarships at the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s annual Black Achievers awards banquet April 18 at the Embassy Suites. The awards, which totaled $54,786, …

Student’s last-minute entry makes field –
for display at Downtown Derby Celebration


    By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Seventh-graders at Jessie Clark Middle School in Lexington are backing a particular Derby horse – one that emerged from a classmate’s imagination.   “I had a vision of taking it …

Free ‘Surviving College’ guide can help freshmen and nontraditional students


  “Surviving College,” a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.   The 36-page booklet includes the following sections:   · majors and class schedules; …