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Kentucky School Advocate
Volume 18, Number 2
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Spencer County Middle School student Tabitha Martin and her mom, Michele, go over a supply list during a home visit from two of her new teachers. Home visits are just one element of the school’s focus on customer service. Article on Page 8.
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KSBA Board of Directors
Tom Blankenship, President
Durward Narramore, President elect
Delmar Mahan, Immediate Past President
Eddie R. Cornett, Paintsville Independent
Linda Duncan, Jefferson County
Jeff Eaton, Allen County
Catina Hasty, Rockcastle County
Ronnie Holmes, Graves County
Allen Kennedy, Hancock County
William Owens, Lee County
Eugene Peel, Jessamine County
Ann Porter, Mason County
Fern Reed, Montgomery County
David Webster, Simpson County
Phyllis Young, Scott County
Mike Allen, Hickman County
Becky Burgett, Gallatin County
Scott Burrows, Trimble County
Jeanette Cawood, Pineville Independent
Jane Haase, Owensboro Independent
Lisa Hawley, Cloverport Independent
Phyllis J. Lawson, Menifee County
Dennis R. Smith, Hazard Independent
Jeff Stumbo, Floyd County
Dr. Michael Turner, Casey County
Ambrose Wilson IV, Woodford County
Mike Wilson, Warren County
‘Amazing’ start to school year at Fort Thomas
Sixth-graders at Highlands Middle School in Fort Thomas had an “Amazing Race” getting to know their way around their new school before the start of the year. It was all part of the school’s Transitions program, which provided students with eight activities to complete, each one designed to take them a different part of the school, allowing them to get familiar with the building before the first day of class. Eighth-graders, in matching white shirts, acted as guides helping the new students complete each task.
Above, One group of Amazing Racers sorts trays with letters taped to them in the cafeteria in order to spell “Highlands Middle.”
Eighth-graders Haley Coffee, left, and Mariah Nuree guide sixth-graders Brett Mayes, Robbie Gabbard and Nick Biltz through logging onto the school’s website in the computer lab.
Incoming student Jacob Stieritz learns how to open a locker, a new experience for most middle-schoolers.