Incoming ninth-graders at McCreary Central High School have no excuses for not knowing all their options both for academics and extracurricular activities. The high school devotes an entire day to make sure they are both welcome and well-informed.
The Russell Independent district puts the axiom, “Seeing is believing” into action for a full day as business and civic leaders, parents and others are invited to tour the system’s schools, talk to students, drop into classes and learn about ways they can help.
Some schools are making accommodations for the body clocks of older students with later start times. LaRue County Middle and High school leaders are also making allowances for sleepy students who don’t want to eat first thing in the morning.
The cap-and-gown clad students walking across the stage in this year’s graduation ceremonies include a larger than expected number who opted to graduate in just three years. It’s the first year that state law made this possible and Carter County Schools was among the districts to lay a strong foundation for the program.
School boards in up to six Kentucky districts will begin piloting an improved self-evaluation system that will give boards their own place in the state’s professional growth and effectiveness systems for superintendents, principals and teachers.
School board members attending the July 11-12 Summer Leadership Institute will get more training to help them make good decisions about school technology and to learn more about nontraditional instruction. At the same time, the event will not skimp on the required courses.