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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...

Martial arts, math and more keep kids coming back to Winburn neighborhood summer camp

One of the Winburn camp’s more popular enrichment activities was led by teenage instructors from Nelson’s Taekwondo America, a local martial arts school. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   The fourth annual summer camp for youngsters from Lexington’s Winburn neighborhood just keeps getting “better and better,” said Cathy Sutphen, one...

Russell Cave Elementary students get three new musical PVC pipe and steel instruments

Students at Russell Cave Elementary enjoy new instruments installed in the playground. (Photo from FCPS)   Recess at Russell Cave Elementary now reverberates with more than the sound of children’s laughter as students enjoy three percussion instruments newly installed near the traditional playground equipment.   “They can experiment and just play because that’s how kids learn this stuff,”...

Lexington schools finish big in national recycle-bowl to keep America beautiful

Lexington schools took five out of the top 10 positions in a statewide recycling contest, with Montessori Middle School ranked number one.   Montessori Middle, Leestown Middle, Paul Laurence Dunbar High and Ashland Elementary finished in the top 5 while Russell Cave Elementary ranked 9th in the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl “State Champion School Category.”   The national competition,...