Good News for Logan County Schools in October 2015

Posted on October 14, 2015 10:08 PM


The Russellville Rotary Club delivered 325 pairs of shoes and 233 pairs of blue jeans to the Family Resource Centers for distribution to children in need.

The Logan County Middle School Softball Team won the District Tournament in Franklin. The girls entered the tournament as the #1 seed and defeated Todd County (12 -0) and Franklin (10-2) on the way to their championship. The girls competed in the State Tournament in Owensboro, placing 3rd, finishing their season with a record of 33-8.

The Logan County Middle School Football team ended the regular season with a record of 6-3, earning them a home seed in the state playoffs. LCMS defeated Simpson County for the first ever play off win in LCMS Football history since the playoffs began in 2007. Logan County advances to the second round of State playoffs in Elizabethtown to play TK Stone on Oct. 17.


On Thursday, Sept. 24, Adairville School, through FRYSC, hosted “Dads and Kids Night” at which more than 200 dads, grandpas, stepdads, and other adult male role models brought their students out for pizza and a live animal show with Jeff Armstrong from Animal Tales.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, more than 40 Adairville School parents, students, and staff came to support a “Clean-up the Playground” event hosted by PTO. The swing sets and basketball goals were painted.

Adairville 4th and 5th grade students visited Mammoth Cave on Sept. 23 and participated in the Progressive Ag “Safety Day” held on Sept. 16 at the Logan County Extension Office.

Adairville’s Reading Interventionist Kaye Hendricks applied and won to receive over 200 free books through the First Book National Book Bank Team: Access to New Books for Children in Need.


Eighth grader Sarah Cassady has been named a 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholar. Sarah was one of 70 students from across the country chosen for this honor out of more than 1,000 applicants. The Young Scholars Program offers individualized educational advising along with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school. Members of the Young Scholars Program travel to Washington, D.C. after 8th grade to meet all the scholars from across the country. Each year, they participate in high-quality academic and extracurricular activities in their communities at colleges around the United States and in other countries. 

All classes have selected a leader of the month for September who demonstrates the quality of Habit One - Be Proactive. Those students are as follows: kindergarten - Garrett Vaden, Landon Gregory, and Autumn Anderson; first grade - Joshua Law, Kennedy Ross, Ava Kinkade, and Lucas Cross; second grade - Briahna Higgins, Lilli Wilkins, Kelby Perdue, and Bayleigh Connelly; third grade - Jillian Christmas, Maddie Burgess, Philip Thompson, and Sampson Hightower; fourth grade - Emerson McKinnis, Caitlin Watkins, Joshua Clark, and Sage Meguair; fifth grade Emma Jackson, Madison Kempf, and Jacob Haas; sixth grade - McKayla Jolicoeur, Mariah Steward, Brooklyn Warren, and Mariah Steward; seventh grade - Hayley Dotson, Cassandra Townsend, Clara Bond, and Conner Roberts; eighth grade - Serenity Metcalfe, Jolynn Hesson, Elizabeth McGinnis, and Ashlynn Canler. Congratulations to these student leaders on being proactive and taking charge of their own learning and behavior choices!

The VSA Art Exhibit of Kentucky is currently on display at Auburn School. This year’s exhibit is titled, “A Matter of Perspective”. Artwork created by eighth grade student Olivia Brown was selected to be featured in this exhibit.

Three students, sixth graders Madelyn Hughes and Alison Moore and fourth grader Sydni Blick, auditioned and were selected to be part of the first Logan County Children’s Chorus.


The Chandlers Lady Bears Volleyball team capped off an undefeated regular season with a win in the championship game of the county tournament.

Chandlers was recognized as a School of Fidelity by the KY Center for Instructional Discipline. This is based upon effective implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

Chandlers Staff Synergize Team participated in the Humana Walking Challenge in September. The team averaged over 10,000 steps per day, which is the equivalent of five miles per day. Team leader Stanley Fleming averaged nearly 30,000 steps per day throughout the competition. He was consistently ranked in the top 50 of more than 11,000 participants statewide.


Lewisburg School was transformed into the “Outback” for the fourth annual “Dads and Kids Pizza Night.” This exciting event, sponsored by the Family Resource Youth Service Center, featured Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales who brought the live animals to the Lewisburg gym for the education and enjoyment of students and parents. The animal show featured many exotic animals including an African Crested Porcupine, Hog Island Boa Constrictor, a Chinchilla, and a lovable red Kangaroo named Boomerang. The event had more than 200 in attendance.

Lewisburg Banking Company sponsored a poster contest titled “Ways to Save.” Winners were from Lewisburg Elementary School. First place received a Droid tablet and runners up received school spirit t-shirts and candy. Grand Prize winner was Allyssa Hewitt. Other winners were Corey Prunty, Dusty Thomas, Sara Hall, Hailey Gray, Tristan Belcher, Alexis Coursey, Gabe Cropper, Kierwin Stevens, Jayden Fagan, Brianna Lott, Ben Guffey, Kaylan Vaughn, Xavier Cruz and Dallas Buchanan.

Lewisburg students and staff are giving back to the community each month by donating $1 to wear a hat on the last day of the month. Each dollar collected is being donated to the Logan County Humane Society. The students and staff are excited to help such a great cause.


Olmstead held the annual Fall Festival on Sept. 18, which was a huge success. A new addition this year was a rock climbing wall. The live auction included two eighth grade quilts with pictures of all eighth graders.


Lava students are excelling, and the alternative school is getting students caught up on credit recovery and back on track to graduate.


The LCHS Music Department’s Winter Concert 2015 will take place at the SKYPAC in Bowling Green on Thursday, Dec. 17 and will begin at 7 p.m., featuring the LCHS Band, Choir and Jazz Band. The event is free to the public. The LCHS Music Department received a grant from BRADD to use SKYPAC in Bowling Green as a performance venue.


Caleb Cassady, Information Technology student, has been chosen as the RATC Rotary Student of the Month. He is an LCHS student and has plans to further his education in IT and Linguistics.

The SkillsUSA leadership team has put together a team-building activity for Intense Sports in Bowling Green to participate in a Paintball escapade.

RATC launched a CTSO “Unite to Serve” project. “Unite to Serve” is a statewide project designed by Kentucky’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) for implementation during the 2015-2016 school year. RATC kicked off a component with a planned community landscaping of the “Belinda Ray Memorial Garden” in front of the RATC at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 before Open House. Students and advisors will join to revitalize the garden. Connect to RATC’s Facebook page for more details.

Oct. 20, Chandlers Elementary will be touring the school to learn about various program offerings and to get a glimpse into their future classes.


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