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Newton’s Attic provides remote learning STEM project kits, online lessons for home-bound students

Newton’s Attic, a local nonprofit, has developed mail-order project kits paired with both live and pre-recorded online lessons which can be followed at home in order to serve students and families whose schedules have been disrupted by school shutdowns in recent weeks. The first project available to the public was a laser-cut tabletop catapult. Kits are available online for order, and the recorded...

William Wells Brown Elementary’s 21st Century summer camp rigorous, but ‘fun and engaging’

For youngsters like Faith Owens, the 21st Century program’s four-week camp at William Wells Brown Elementary is a great way to spend part of the summer. “I’ve done the camp since third grade,” said Faith, who will be in fifth grade this fall at Southern Elementary after a recent move. “It helps me get my grades up, and when I fall off track, I can come here to learn to be smarter and make...

Newton’s Attic hosting Fayette County’s FIRST competition robotics team this week in Ohio

For the third consecutive year, Newton’s Attic is proud to host Team 2856, Fayette County’s FIRST Competition Robotics Team, as the team prepares for the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Newton’s Attic donates the use of their facility and engineering expertise Monday through Friday after school and Saturdays for the six weeks of the build season leading up to the final event. This year the...

Fayette County’s Wellington Elementary honored nationally for sustainability efforts

Wellington Elementary School in Lexington is a recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award. Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement in Washington, D.C. today. In all, 48 schools were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental...

Fayette County's Wellington Elementary honored nationally for sustainability efforts

Wellington Elementary School in Lexington is a recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award. Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement in Washington, D.C. today. In all, 48 schools were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental...

Lexington Youth Science Summit promotes science literacy with local businesses, youth

Middle school and high school students in Lexington will participate in the Kentucky Science Center’s annual Youth Science Summit Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lexmark’s global headquarters.   This is the first time the center has held two summits – one in Louisville June 15 and the Lexington event. The first in Lexington was sold out after only a few weeks of...