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March 9, 2018


Lawrence County Public Schools



The next meeting of the Lawrence County Public Schools Local Planning Committee will take on Thursday, March 22 at 5:30pm at the Lawrence County High School Library/Media Center located at 100 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, Kentucky. It will be preceded by a PUBLIC FORUM at 5:00pm.

The public forum will be an informal gathering to obtain public opinion regarding future district facility priorities.


March 5, 2018



Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

LOUISA, Kentucky – Louisa Middle School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM.

It is one of just 110 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.

LMS principal Joey Cecil LMS principal Joey Cecil “We are excited to offer the PLTW program to all of our students at Louisa Middle School and look forward to seeing our students excel in STEM studies as they mature”, says LMS Principal Joe Cecil.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, LMS had to meet the following criteria:


*  Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade level;

*  Have more than 50 percent of the student body participating during the 2016-17 school year;

*  Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units.


Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

“It is a great honor to recognize Louisa Middle School for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

LMS PLTW Instructor Bill Hammond LMS PLTW Instructor Bill Hammond LMS PLTW Instructor Bill Hammond states, “With over 10,500 PLTW schools, it is an honor to be included as one of only 340 distinguished schools. PLTW recognizes the steps our school has taken to offer extensions to our STEM education and our efforts to include all students at Louisa Middle School in exploring careers and skills in science and engineering.”

LMS is part of a community of K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit
For more information on Louisa Middle School’s PLTW Gateway program call (606) 638-4090.


About PLTW 
Project:  Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit


March 5, 2018

Free fishing workshop for educators April 7 @ Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

No previous experience necessary. Workshop is designed for educators, scout leaders, and other youth leaders


CALVERT CITY, Ky. (March 5, 2018) – Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is hosting a “Teacher’s Tackle Box” workshop for teachers and youth group leaders on April 7, 2018.

This free workshop, offered by the 

Fishing at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort ParkFishing at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is designed to help adults lead a fishing field trip for youths. No previous experience is necessary. This workshop is designed for educators, scout leaders, and other youth leaders.

Topics covered include fish identification, safety, casting, bait selection, where to fish and more. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each participant must have a valid fishing license (these can be annual, one day or seven day) to participate. Licenses are available online at

Registration is required. Contact Andrew Wooldridge at 502-352-0794 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register online at:

Participants will get a lunch break and can enjoy lunch in Harbor Lights Restaurant in the Kentucky Dam Village Lodge. The park also has lodging, camping, a marina, golf course and other recreational opportunities.