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Northern Elementary welcomes K-2 students back to campus after nearly a year of remote learning

Almost 150 youngsters – some excited and eager, others subdued and a tad sleepy – returned to Northern Elementary’s campus early Monday after nearly a year of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A half-dozen buses unloaded students at Northern Elementary, where a couple of volunteers from Bryan Station High School helped out on Day 1. (Photo from FCPS) “They’re thrilled for the kids...

Students in English Language Learners program learn much more — from mindfulness to manners

Laura Hatfield with Partners for Youth, offers a ‘great shake’ to students in ELL program By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward Rising third-grader Mame Bousso Ndiaye summed up “The Great Shake” nicely, saying, “Everybody won!” Mame and more than three dozen other English Language Learners spent a month focusing on life skills from mindfulness to manners in a summer program at Northern...

Two Lexington teachers of science honored with Inspire teaching award from Lexmark

Elizabeth Cook, center, won the Inspire teaching award. She is flanked by Carley Hardin from Lexmark on the left and Judi Hunter, principal of Northern Elementary on the right. (Photo from Lexmark) Lexmark’s Inspire teaching awards for science, technology, engineering and math teachers have been given this year to Elizabeth Cook and Ashlie Arkwright.   Cook teaches fourth grade at Northern...

Two Central Kentucky schools awarded Green Ribbons for environmental education efforts

Lexington’s Locust Trace AgriScience Farm and Northern Elementary in Scott County were two of three public schools awarded the second annual Kentucky Green Ribbon for their environment and health education efforts.   Cane Run Elementary in Jefferson County was the third school cited.   The schools will be recognized and presented with the 2013 Kentucky Green Ribbon School Award at...