Good News for Logan schools in March 15


Posted on March 18, 2015 2:07 PM



At each month’s meeting of the Logan County Board of Education, each school presents a list of “Good News” items. Also Superintendent Kevin Hub issues a report. This is the March report:

District:

The LCHS Cougar Cave opened with a Logan County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Feb. 26. The school store, located in Room 207 of the high school, is operated entirely by the FMD classes of Elizabeth Cooper and Kristen Behrle. The students interviewed for positions and fully manage and operate the store. The store’s opening day profited over $100 in sales. The store would like to expand to include other items such as a coffee bar and gift services for staff and students.

The Logan County FRYSC of Adairville/ Lewisburg and Auburn/Chandlers/Olmstead recently held auditions for their 5th annual Logan County Middle School Musical. This year, they will feature the largest cast ever - over 80 students in the production of Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.”

Adairville:

At the Adairville School Spelling Bee, the following students represented their grade levels: 4th Grade - Eva Bouldin, Dylan Bond, and Joshua Robertson; 5th Grade - Ali Garrett, Ali Stratton, and Joshua Lawrence; 6th Grade - Mason Freeman, Joshua Henderson, Emma Prince, and Nathan Neal; 7th Grade - Caroline Davenport, Kayleigh Williams, Kennedy Nichols, Elijah Hopkins, Sandy Romarate, and Rylee Hobbs; and 8th Grade - Jachob Adams, John Hendricks, Olivia Bouldin, Damon Stephens, and Sydnee Jones. Adairville Mayor Donna Blake served as moderator. Our winners included 1st place, Rylee Hobbs; 2nd Place, Sydnee Jones; and 3rd Place, Sandy Romarate. These three students advanced to the District Spelling Bee held at the Logan County Extension Office.

The following students were recognized as exemplary Leaders of Character during Morning Assembly and at the Logan County CharacterWorks Citizens of Character Celebration held at the Logan County Public Library: Kindergarten – Piper Jones & RichLynn Elam; 1st Grade – Kinsley Taylor & Alex Epley; 2nd Grade – Olijah Woodard & Hannah Hallman; 3rd Grade – Thalia Fernandez & Jaden Durham; 4th Grade – Joshua Robertson & Seth Graves; 5th Grade – Colin Williams & Kadence Brown; 6th Grade – Deaonedra Wilson & Larkin Shoulders; 7th Grade – Jenna Robertson & Grace Richardson; and 8th Grade – Anna Shoulders & Brittany Garrett.

Adairville Elementary Academic Team competed and earned numerous awards at the Elementary Level District Governor’s Cup Competition held at North Todd Elementary School, including 1st place overall. The Quick Recall team, consisting of Breana Shelton, Maddix Mowles, Ali Stratton, Joshua Lawrence, Dustin Brown, Eva Bouldin, Ella Violette, and Emma Robertson, earned 2nd place. The Future Problem Solving team, consisting of Dustin Brown, Joshua Lawrence, Eva Bouldin, and Emma Robertson, received 1st place. The following students earned awards in subject area tests: Maddix Mowles – 3rd place in Composition and 3rd place in Math; Ali Garrett – 2nd place in Science and 3rd place in Language Arts; Joshua Lawrence – 1st place in Social Studies; Emma Allen – 5th place in Social Studies; and Eva Bouldin – 1st place in Arts and Humanities. Our district includes Simpson County, Russellville, Olmstead, and North Todd Elementary Schools.

Auburn:

Suzanna Franklin won 2nd place in the Logan County Spelling Bee on Feb. 16.

Auburn’s Middle School Math Counts Team won 5th place in the regional competition on Feb. 14 at WKU.

Auburn Cheerleaders competed in the Cupid’s Classic on Feb. 14. They won 1st place in their division and took the Best Fans Award. They had earlier won the county championship.

The cheerleaders shown in the picture are Front row: Jamasyn Belcher and Reese Hughes

Middle row: Casey Logan, Kailyn Miller, McKenzie Kempf, Clara Bond, Hannah McGinnis, Alexa Young, Briley Robinson, and Grace Coleman
Back row: Aaliyah Townsend, Kaitlyn Flatt, Amber Thomas, Tori Parrish, Hannah Cron, Kile Todd, and Hailey Collins
They are coached by Tabitha Foley and Molly Clark.

Chandlers:

Approximately 75 percent of our students had an adult attend student-led parent-teacher conferences in February. Those who were unable to attend will have the opportunity to conference with a staff member in the coming days.

Lewisburg:

Jay Hardison, a 7th grader at Lewisburg, won the FRYCS’s District Spelling Bee. He will represent Logan County at the state bee in March.

Lewisburg School hosted the Lewisburg Archery Tournament February 27 – 28. Approximately 700 archers participated from Logan and surrounding counties and districts.

Olmstead:

OMS Rams and Lady Rams basketball players Blayke Bingham, Tommy Krohn, Carlie Alvis and Abigail Lindsey were selected to participate in the Playmakers Academy All-Star Game, which featured players from several counties in Kentucky and Tennessee. The games were played Saturday, February 28th, at Clarksville High School. Kerri Hayes, Teresa Haynes and Justin Adams were recognized at the games for Teacher Appreciation Awards.

Olmstead Middle School and Elementary School teams received a total of 29 individual medals at the Lewisburg Archery Tournament. The elementary team finished 1st and the middle school team finished 3rd.

On Feb. 28, Olmstead Rams competed in the District Elementary Governor’s Cup at North Todd Elementary School. The following students placed: Erin Kemp - 1st Language Arts; Campbell Hamilton - 3rd Social Studies; Nathaniel Petrie - 4th Social Studies; Kinsey Hayes - 4th Math; Ali Atkinson - 1st Composition; and Chloe Harper - 5th Composition.

LCHS:

The DECA Region 2 conference was held at WKU on Feb. 12. The following students placed in events: Isiah Price, Ali Davis, Maddie Harris, Nikki Crafton, Alexis Chick, Dakota O’Dell, Kelsey Collings, Taylor Heath, Leah Cross, Therese McGinnis, Jessica Holloway, Christa Hankins, Monica Hines, Brianna Winn, and Brittany Smith.

LCAS:

Two students have completed core content credits, and one student is on track to graduate in May.

RATC:

Congratulations to the RATC students for their dedicated efforts and participation at the Regional SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held on Feb. 27 at SKYCTC and Warren County ATC. First and second place winners will advance to the State SkillsUSA Conference held in Louisville on April 22-25.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

I would be remiss if I didn’t begin this month’s report by mentioning the nearly two feet of snow that we have received since our February Board meeting. We have missed nine days of school, yet we are still able to finish the year by the end of May.

It is also important to take a moment to mention the tremendous effort and hard work of our custodians, maintenance staff, and student transportation staff. While many of you spend “snow days” with family, curled up under a warm blanket reading a good book or binge-watching season 3 of House of Cards, these folks brave the cold weather and harsh conditions to make sure we can return to school as quickly as possible. They are clearing snow from sidewalks, bus lanes and parking lots. They are finding and fixing roof leaks and burst pipes. They are digging busses out from under waist-high snow drifts. These men and women put in long hours and work evenings and weekends to make sure we could return to schools as quickly and safely as possible. And don’t forget the staff in Central Office. They are making sure payroll is not disrupted, that our bills are paid, and that your paperwork gets processed as required.

For so many of our students, school is a safe place where they can be warm and get a good breakfast and lunch. When we miss school for inclement weather, I often worry about our students. We know parents and families are doing their best, but we are in the midst of difficult economic conditions. It is comforting to know that our FRYSC Directors and their teams are travelling the snow-covered roads delivering food and supplies to our most needy children. As we near the end of winter, it is not surprising that our FRYSC Food Banks are dramatically depleted from a season’s worth of helping others. When you see your FRYSC Director next, ask what you can do to help replenish their supplies.

Despite the bad weather, our student attendance percentage is nearly 95 percent district-wide, higher than five of the seven previous years. We have been fortunate to not have the sickness issues that other districts have faced. If we want our students to learn, they need to be in school.

In my role as superintendent, I have been serving as chair of Our Cougars and Lady Cougars have helped keep school spirit strong with their outstanding performance in the district and regional basketball tournaments. Both teams won their district tournament with exciting finishes in each game. In the 4th Regional Basketball Tournament, the Cougars lost in the quarterfinals to Barren County, and the Lady Cougars were defeated by Bowling Green in the semifinals.

The LCHS Cougar Cave opened with a Logan County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Feb. 26. The school store, located in Room 207 of the high school, is operated entirely by the FMD classes of Mrs. Cooper and Ms. Behrle. The students interviewed for positions and fully manage and operate the store. The store’s opening day profited over $100 in sales. The store would like to expand to include other items such as a coffee bar and gift services for staff and students.

There was not a successful petition against the recallable nickel facility tax; therefore, we will continue our progress toward opening a new $20 million Area Technology Center (ATC) in the spring of 2017. In addition to providing a significant portion of the cost of the new ATC, the nickel facility tax will ensure that Logan County students and staff work and learn in safe, efficient and well-equipped schools for generations to come. Our Board deserves lots of credit for taking on this bold initiative and doing what is in the best interest of our students, staff and community stakeholders.

 




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