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Dixie Magnet Elementary teacher Yan Wang named recipient of 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award

Yan Wang of Dixie Magnet Elementary is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS), which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers. CLASS recognized Wang during the 2019 annual convention and world languages expo sponsored by the American...

Lexington's Dixie Elementary takes extra steps to give students well-rounded education

The mural in Dixie’s front hallway illustrates the STEAM concept and 21st century skills. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   With the growing emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and 21st century skills (critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration), Lexington’s...

School’s version of ‘Monday Night Futbol’ brings Cardinal Valley community together

The Cardinal Valley teachers and staff model expectations for their students, including good sportsmanship. (Photo provided by CVE)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Cardinal Valley Elementary’s version of Monday Night Futbol was a hit as students and staff squared off for a friendly soccer match at nearby Valley Park. The goal was to bolster community support and camaraderie and...

Zoey the service dog is Dixie fifth grader’s shadow, monitors her owner’s Type 1 diabetes

Fifth-grader Brianna Svetich and her service dog, Zoey, are inseparable. (Photos from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools   Eleven-year-old Brianna Svetich now has an extra shadow, a Goldendoodle named Zoey who sticks close by to help manage her recently diagnosed diabetes. The service dog, which Brianna’s family got from California, even comes along to school at Dixie Magnet...

Zoey the service dog is Dixie fifth grader's shadow, monitors her owner's Type 1 diabetes

Fifth-grader Brianna Svetich and her service dog, Zoey, are inseparable. (Photos from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools   Eleven-year-old Brianna Svetich now has an extra shadow, a Goldendoodle named Zoey who sticks close by to help manage her recently diagnosed diabetes. The service dog, which Brianna’s family got from California, even comes along to school at Dixie Magnet...

Students exposed to a variety of occupations at Career Day at Dixie Magnet Elementary

Cake decorator Connie Malone showed students how to mix up frosting and ice their mini cupcakes. (Photos from FCPS)   At Dixie Magnet Elementary, dozens of possibilities enveloped youngsters during Career Day, which aimed to inspire their dreams. Whether a child longs to be a firefighter, a horse trainer, a banker or an architect, the point was to show students what is possible in today’s job...