2012 June Advocate Homepage

2012 June Advocate Homepage

Persistently improving
When Leslie County High School, named persistently low-achieving two years ago, included stakeholders in its turnaround, it didn’t leave out students. That ownership, along with a sizeable arsenal of changes, has improved test scores and school culture.

Trading spaces
A Daviess County student taking a class under Owensboro Independent’s auspices? An Owensboro student studying part-time at a Daviess County high school? Welcome to Community Campus, which just completed its first year, also welcoming students from Hancock County and private schools.

Healthy dose of training
KSBA and the state Department of Education are teaming up to do some consciousness-raising among school board teams about coordinated school health. A two-day Lexington conference in June will cover nutrition, physical activity and the link between health and academic performance.

Summer schooling
This year’s KSBA Summer Leadership Institute in Louisville will host a meeting-within-a-meeting, as the legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Education will convene on site. That will be in addition to sessions on college and career readiness and a panel of industry leaders.

It’s academic
Beechwood Independent High School has a unique way of honoring some of its graduating seniors, using the kind of fanfare usually reserved for star athletes – and getting the same thunderous reception.












On the cover
From left, Shania Davidson, Samantha Davidson and Lindsey Gilbert dive into a new chapter of study in their environmental science class at Leslie County High School. The school was in the first cadre named to the persistently low-achieving list and since that time has engineered a turnaround in which students have been key players.
 
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