Good News reported by Logan schools

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Each month, the six schools in the Logan County School System submit Good News reports at the school board meeting. Highlights include Adairville’s having been named a School to Watch for the fourth straight year, and Lewisburg teacher Karen Jenkins having been invited to the White House where she met President Barack Obama.


These were the announcements at the March meeting Tuesday:



·         The Family Resource Youth Service Centers are sponsoring the 3rd annual Logan County Middle School Musical. It is an excellent arts opportunity for our middle school students. We had 53 students come out and audition and each of them were cast in a role in this year’s production The Little Mermaid Junior. The show will take place on April 26-29 at Crossroads Church. Students are learning music, music theory, drama, theater terms, dance, art and set building as well as building a lot of self-confidence along the way. They also get to make friendships with students from the other schools. We hope you will all come to see the show.


·         Adairville has been re-designated as a KY School to Watch. It is an honor to be the first school to earn this four consecutive times in a row.

·         Adairville Family Resource and Title I sponsored a Family Reading and Movie Night. Families enjoyed writing and math activities, as well as a beach themed movie accompanied by popcorn and cokes. Over 100 people were in attendance.

·         Adairville is proud that 11 of the 50 students participating in the Logan County Musical- ‘The Little Mermaid’- are from our school.



·         The Auburn Middle School Archery Team placed 2nd in regional competition and the Auburn Elementary Archery Team placed 4th in regional competition. Both qualified for State! Medals are as follows: 4th grade female - Lindsey Brinkley, 5th place; 4th grade male - Colton Watkins, 3rd place; 5th grade male - Ethan Hudson, 2nd place; 6th grade female - Zoe Hoots, 5th place; 6th grade female - Emaili Wilkins, 3rd place; Middle school female - Jessie Collins, 5th place; Middle school male - Joey Dilliha, 1st place.

·         Four Auburn Middle School Robotics teams competed in the Professional Engineering Division of the WKU Bluegrass Robotics LEGO Competition on Feb. 23. The competition required the teams to design and program a robot to complete two different courses (Mars landing course and NASA launch course) in the shortest time possible. The times from both courses were combined for a final score and ranked lowest to highest. The girl’s team finished in 2nd place and included 7th graders Susanna Higgins and Brianna Roberts and 8th graders Jessie Collins, Alyssa Jaggers, and Jessie Knuckles. All four of the teams finished in the top 10 with 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 10th place finishes out of the 17 teams competing in the Professional Engineering Division.

·         Fourth through eighth grade gifted and talented (GT) students participated in the Engineering Day at the UK College of Engineering--Paducah Campus on Feb. 23. John Mark Page won 1st place in the 7-12 grade Bottle Rocket Launch, Sara Beth Hale won 1st place in the K-6 grade Bottle Rocket Launch, and Evan Hughes won 1st place in the 7-12 grade Popsicle Stick Bridge Testing.

·         Savannah Justice, Bella Bond, and Taylor Morgan competed in the Logan County District Spelling Bee on Feb. 21. Taylor Morgan, an 8th grade student, won the district spelling competition.

  • A total of 37 Auburn band students participated in the WKU Solo and Ensemble on March 2. Twenty-one performances received Distinguished Ratings and six received Proficient Ratings.


  • Chandlers is the recipient of a Writing Professional Development Grant through the Kentucky Writing Project and the University of Louisville. The teachers will receive $9,000 in professional development trainings to help prepare students for On-Demand Writing and improve each child's writing abilities. The trainers will conduct writing PDs at the school and attend the teachers’ PLC meetings to analyze student work.
  • Several middle school students coordinated College Week February 11-15 to promote post-secondary options. The students profiled several regional and state universities throughout the week, while some competed in quiz competitions regarding the information presented.
  • The elementary archery team won the regional tournament and advanced to the state competition, while the middle school team finished third overall.
  • Eighth grader Taylor Heath finished second in Poetry at the state BETA convention, advancing to the national competition.
  • Seven students in grades two through four placed second in the region in the Odyssey of the Mind competition recently. They advanced to the state competition to be held at Northern Kentucky University.
  • Chandlers faculty and staff members are competing in a healthy lifestyle contest which promotes weight loss, while improving other measurable health indicators. As of March 1, 31 teachers have lost a combined 325.5 pounds.


  • Kindergarten teacher Karen Jenkins was invited to the White House and had the opportunity to meet President Obama, who wrote a handwritten note to her class encouraging them to do their best.
  • On Feb. 13, 17 gifted and talented students participated in the University of Kentucky’s Engineering Day in Paducah.
  • Several students placed at the Regional Academic team meet in February – 4th in Future Problem Solving: Shelby Hardison, Caleb Ramirez, Dylan Coonts, Tristan Taylor and Andrea Arnold; 4th in Language Arts: Sheridan Rosser. Sheridan also qualified for the State Academic Team Governor’s Cup.
  • In February, 34 students and 12 chaperones from Lewisburg School attended the Kentucky State Jr. Beta Convention. Students participated in arts/crafts, Spotlight Your Club, academic tests, poetry writing , talent, and Songfest competitions
  • The Lewisburg Archery Rangers traveled to Metcalfe County for their Regional tournament. There were approximately 650 archers in attendance. The Lewisburg Elementary Archery team placed 2nd. The following archers placed in their divisions:

4th grade Male: 2nd place--Brennon Long (he is in 3rd grade, but competes as a 4th grader), 4th place--Dylan Roberts; 5th grade Female: 2nd place--Mackenzie Yakuboff, 5th place--Mary Mayhugh; 5th grade Male: 1st place--Tristan Blake; 6th grade Female: 1st place--Kaylee Yakuboff; Middle School Female: 4th place--Kaitlyn Foster


  • Olmstead Archery: Middle School Team - Region Champions; Elementary Team - Region 3rd Place; both teams will be participating in the State Tournament in Louisville on March 19.

4th Grade female: 4th place - Harley Robertson,3rd place - Emily Oliver,1st place - Brett Knifley; 4th Grade male:1st place - Ryland Nichols; 5th Grade male:4th place - Jaden Hayes; 6th Grade male:5th place - Dawson McGhee; Middle School female:3rd place - Kayrn Kutzman, 2nd place - Cori Taylor;Middle School male:4th place - Bradley Taylor

  • Olmstead students raised $2000 for the American Heart Association during Jump Rope/Hoops for Heartevent in February.
  • Band - Seven students received distinguished ratings at the Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 2. The following soloists received distinguished ratings: Kiley Rager, Taylor Armstrong, and Michelle Woolsey. These students performed a quartet for a distinguished rating: Miranda Wright, Karyn Kutzman, Bethany Pearson, and Jessie Hankins.
  • On Friday, March 1, Olmstead School celebrated Read across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday during a school wide program. The Logan County High School ROTC presented the National Colors and eighth grade Olmstead student Karyn Kutzman sang the National Anthem. Judge Tyler Gill was welcomed as he asked the students to raise their right hand and take a reading oath. Following the oath, students were involved in a school wide (teachers included) ten-minute silent reading time. A special visitor surprised students as The Cat in the Hat showed up to lead the wagon parade. Each homeroom created a wagon based on a Dr. Seuss book. The program ended with the introduction of 18 volunteer readers who spent the morning with each homeroom class, reading a Dr. Seuss book and completing an activity with the students. A fun day was had by all as they celebrated reading and learning at Olmstead School.
  • Mrs. DanaHoward’s and Mr. KylePendleton’s 2nd grade Reading Club read aloud a Reader’s Theater script entitled Abraham Lincoln to pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade students.
  • Sophie and Maggie Morris competed in the Eight and Under Kentucky Swimming Championship meet. Both swimmers had personal best times in all events and Maggie Morris placed 2nd in the 50 freestyle and 1st in the 100 freestyle. Congratulations to these awesome swimmers!
  • Overall, we finished third in the Elementary Governor’s Cup Competition on March 2. The quick recall team finished second and qualified for regionals. These individuals placed in their respective subjects to qualify for regionals as well: Jaden Hayes -1st Language Arts and Math; Ashlyn Tracey - 2nd Social Studies; Sierra Beaty - 4th Language Arts; Emily Oliver - 5th Science; Cody Snyder - 4th Math; Hannah Matthews - 5th Composition. Regionals will be held March 23 at North Butler Elementary School.
  • On Jan. 11, we held our annual Salute to Excellence Program– all students who scored Proficient and/or Distinguished on KPREP were recognized.
  • Videoconferencing - - Kindergarten students video conferenced with the South Central Kansas Education Service Center for a dental health program. The program encouraged good dental health not only during Dental Health Month (February) but year round. First grade students’ video conferenced with the West Palm Beach Zoo about their recent study of the rainforest. Zookeepers showed students various animals found in the rainforest and discussed their habitat and survival techniques. 
  • On March 11, Author Melissa Burton visited Olmstead to talk to 7th and 8th graders about the Civil War in Kentucky, to 5th graders about the Kentucky Capitol, and to 3rd graders about Daniel Boone/Kentucky Storytelling.


  • Logan County High School and Magoffin County High School have been the 2013 National High School Spirit of Sport Award. This prestigious award seeks to recognize individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represents the core mission of education-based athletics.
  • Congratulations go out to 9th grader Zachery Peck and 11th grader Adam Wilkins! They were the latest Attendance For Academic Success monthly contest winners! Each student received a $20 Pizza Hut gift card and an Academic Success medallion.
  • The STLP Robotics Team competed in Regionals held at Todd County Central on Saturday and came away with a second place finish. Fourteen teams competed at the event and our team finished 5 points shy of receiving the most points at the competition [one of our maneuvers-worth 130 points- didn’t work as well as it did during our practice sessions]. The second-place finish in the high school division did qualify the team to compete at the state competition on March 28!
Robotics teams are limited to 2-3 operators. Our team is Trevor D. Brown, Chris Gipson & Jared Young. Unfortunately, Trevor has been dealing with some health issues and was unable to attend the event [but he did put in a lot of work to help us get there]. This was their first such competition and they competed against teams that had considerable more experience.

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