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June 22, 2018

MSU’S EAGLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM HOSTS TRAINING

Lawrence teachers Pam Puryear, Mary Adams participate

 

MOREHEAD, Ky. --- Morehead State University’s Eagle Scholars program held its summer faculty meeting Wednesday, June 13, with nearly 60 high school teachers that will participate in the 2018-19 school year. More than 60 high schools and area technology centers will offer MSU dual credit classes this fall with more than 3,000 high school students participating in the program.

Eagle Scholars 2018- Among those attending and school they represent were: Laura Hackney, Karen Scalf, Ashland; Courtney Gebbon, Ballard; Kim Halsey, Rachelle Thompson, John Ramey, Ballard; Shelly LeMaster, Cindy Worthington, Boyd County; Anita Montgomery, Bullitt Central; Zack Hardin, Carter G. Woodson; Amy Halbert, Sonya Slone, Floyd Central; David Wilkerson, Greenup County; Melissa Shearer, Linda Garrett, Henry County; Pam Puryear, Mary Adams, Lawrence County; Latissa Higgins, Locust Trace; Austin Maples, Krystal Howard, Willie Carver, Montgomery County; Lori Keeton, Morgan County; Jason McCord, Powell County; Barbara Lewis, Phelps; Mary Johnson, Angela Hensley, Raceland; Stephen Cryus, Rowan County; Carol Stevens, Vanessa Stevens, Phillip Traina, Catherine Del Valle, Russell; Carol Rosensteel, Sheldon Clark; Tamara Cady, Simon Kenton; Linda Thompson, West Carter; Stephanie Maynard, Woodford County; and Dan Combs, Wolfe County. School systems taking part are Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Shelby, Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Jackson, Lexington Christian, Raceland, Russell and St. Patrick’s independents.Eagle Scholars 2018- Among those attending and school they represent were: Laura Hackney, Karen Scalf, Ashland; Courtney Gebbon, Ballard; Kim Halsey, Rachelle Thompson, John Ramey, Ballard; Shelly LeMaster, Cindy Worthington, Boyd County; Anita Montgomery, Bullitt Central; Zack Hardin, Carter G. Woodson; Amy Halbert, Sonya Slone, Floyd Central; David Wilkerson, Greenup County; Melissa Shearer, Linda Garrett, Henry County; Pam Puryear, Mary Adams, Lawrence County; Latissa Higgins, Locust Trace; Austin Maples, Krystal Howard, Willie Carver, Montgomery County; Lori Keeton, Morgan County; Jason McCord, Powell County; Barbara Lewis, Phelps; Mary Johnson, Angela Hensley, Raceland; Stephen Cryus, Rowan County; Carol Stevens, Vanessa Stevens, Phillip Traina, Catherine Del Valle, Russell; Carol Rosensteel, Sheldon Clark; Tamara Cady, Simon Kenton; Linda Thompson, West Carter; Stephanie Maynard, Woodford County; and Dan Combs, Wolfe County. School systems taking part are Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Shelby, Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Jackson, Lexington Christian, Raceland, Russell and St. Patrick’s independents.


The Eagle Scholars program is designed to enhance student learning and to add additional academic rigor for its high school partners. The ability for students to maximize their high school experience, especially the senior year by taking college classes is a great benefit.

Lawrence County High School teacher Pam Puruear and Joel Pace.Lawrence County High School teacher Pam Puruear and Joel Pace.Students are able to complete some general education courses and gain knowledge about what it takes to be successful in a college class.

Research shows that students who participate in dual credit programs have a higher college GPA are more likely to complete their sophomore year and graduate from college on time versus students who do not take dual credit courses.

The Eagle Scholars program also allows MSU to identify the best high school teachers and have them attached to our academic departments. The teachers must meet certain benchmark qualifications to become adjunct instructors. The program, essentially allows MSU classes to be taught at local high school by local teachers.

School systems taking part are Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Shelby, Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Jackson, Lexington Christian, Raceland, Russell and St. Patrick’s independents.

Additional information is available by calling Joel Pace, director, at 606-783-2995 or you can find an application at www.moreheadstate.edu/eaglescholars.

 

 

June 21, 2018

 

By James Ellis

JUNE REGULAR MEETING

 

LOUISA — The Lawrence County School Board met Monday evening at the Lawrence County High School library for their regular June meeting.

Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher opened the meeting with a moment of silence for former employee , who passed away recently. Osborne was a custodian at Louisa West Elementary School.

Dr. Jeff Hawkins of Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative then took a few minutes to award Dr. Fletcher the Horizon Leadership Award.

Dr. Jeff Hawkins of Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative gives Dr. Fletcher the Horizon Leadership Award.Dr. Jeff Hawkins of Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative gives Dr. Fletcher the Horizon Leadership Award.“From the time Lawrence County joined KVEC you have been a lighthouse district for us,” said Hawkins. “In fact, Dr. Fletcher served as our board chairman this past year.”

After Dr. Hawkins presented the award, Dr. Fletcher told the attendees about the conference and micro-credentialing that has been available to teachers through KVEC and shared how the personalized learning process will work for teachers and students in Lawrence County. The process will call for an educator to have a small group of students they “coach” to assist them in achieving academic goals throughout the school year.

Fletcher informed attendees of the upcoming special meeting on June 27 to resolve yearly fiscal issues and to complete the superintendent evaluation for the year.

Principals shared the academic data for the final quarter of the school year and the ensuing discussion focused on meeting goals on different standardized tests – KPREP, MAP, and STAR – and what each means relative to a student’s grade-level appropriate achievement.

The board then focused on addressing agenda items, including the creation of opportunities for Lawrence County teachers to instruct in dual-credit courses (courses that simultaneously award high school credit and college credit hours) and increasing the stipend for such duties from $500 to $2000.

Fletcher and Chairman Heath Preston both spoke about how the increase will be a commitment to enlist and retain high quality instruction from within the teaching ranks to address the area of need.

In other action, the Board adjusted the salary schedule for some coaching positions. The changes included decreasing some stipends while increasing others in order to make them more equitable to reflect the level of duties for assistants.
The next meeting will be June 27 in a special meeting to close out the fiscal year and to conduct the evaluation of the superintendent per policy.

 

Superintendent's personnel actions approved by unanimous vote of BOE

 

 

June 21, 2108

Some get raises; resignations listed

 

Superintendents personnel actions

June, 2018

 

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