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Embassy of Spain names Lexington’s Maxwell Elementary the 2018-2019 School of the Year

By Jacob Perkins Kentucky Teacher Somos Maxwell is more than a slogan for Maxwell Elementary. “We say ‘Somos Maxwell,’ which means ‘We Are Maxwell,’” said Principal Robert Crawford. “We think about being kind, being cooperative, responsible and respectful. Not only in the local context, but at the global scale.” The Embassy of Spain’s Education office in Washington, D.C., recognized...

Maxwell Elementary student wins Legends ‘Hit the Books’ Reading Program bookmark design contest

Legends announce 10-year-old LeQuon Greer, a 5th grader at Maxwell Elementary in Lexington, as the overall winner of the bookmark design contest that is part of the Lexington Legends Hit the Books reading incentive program sponsored by Waffle House. Greerreceived a Legends prize pack that included Legends merchandise, a framed Hit the Books poster featuring his artwork, and membership in the 2018...

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...

Leadership Literacy class spurs confidence, connectivity for Maxwell Elementary students

A new Leadership Literacy class has offered up some bold philanthropic proposals for Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary, where a semester-long project encompassed research, outreach, planning and persuasion.   The fourth- and fifth-graders invited parents and other community supporters to hear their fundraising proposals. (Photos from FCPS) “The students are not afraid to say ‘I can...