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Cardinal Valley Elementary after-school art club inspired by trading cards of influential women

The after-school art club at Cardinal Valley Elementary has been inspired by trading cards of influential women. During Women’s History Month, moviegoers and others can stop by the small gallery at the Kentucky Theatre to see an exhibit of oversized trading cards designed by a Transylvania University student paired with corresponding artwork by an after-school club at Cardinal Valley Elementary. “We...

Cardinal Valley fourth-graders deepen their pool of knowledge in after-school science program

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward A group of fourth-graders at Lexington’s Cardinal Valley Elementary dove into a water-themed after-school series and came up sputtering all sorts of facts about water quality, conservation of natural resources and even frog slime. “We learned how to keep the water safe, about not using a lot, and keeping it from being polluted,” said 9-year-old Alauna...

Cardinal Valley takes dual language approach to strengthen the school’s foundation, future

Two of the five kindergarten classes comprise the new dual language program, which ensures Hispanic youngsters grasp the essentials in Spanish before tackling English. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   To enhance the big picture of their lives, Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington is working to improve the littlest students’ initial engagement in school...

Cardinal Valley takes dual language approach to strengthen the school's foundation, future

Two of the five kindergarten classes comprise the new dual language program, which ensures Hispanic youngsters grasp the essentials in Spanish before tackling English. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   To enhance the big picture of their lives, Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington is working to improve the littlest students’ initial engagement in school...

Day of Service: Bilingual teens give their time to tutor Cardinal Valley’s ESL youngsters

The partnership benefited both sides. The Cardinal Valley children received additional academic help and one-on-one attention from older students, and the bilingual volunteers from Bryan Station got to practice their Spanish with native speakers. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Eighth-graders typically might not mix well with fifth-graders, but throw in...

Cardinal Valley students ‘couldn’t believe people were throwing things in their creek’

Cardinal Valley students cleaned up a stream that runs by their apartments and houses. (Photos from FCPS)   About 75 students and volunteers from Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington worked Saturday to clean out the stream at Cardinal Valley Park, collecting half a ton of trash between the road and pedestrian bridges.   The effort was coordinated by Amanda Heltzel, a graduate student at...

Cardinal Valley students 'couldn't believe people were throwing things in their creek'

Cardinal Valley students cleaned up a stream that runs by their apartments and houses. (Photos from FCPS)   About 75 students and volunteers from Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington worked Saturday to clean out the stream at Cardinal Valley Park, collecting half a ton of trash between the road and pedestrian bridges.   The effort was coordinated by Amanda Heltzel, a graduate student at...