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Middle School renovation has begun

Photos by Eugenia Jones 4H students from Whitley City Elementary and McCreary County Middle School who had project entries at the Kentucky State Fair were recognized at the October Board of Education meeting: (not in order) Laiken Taylor, Mackenzie Shannon, Adalynn Hubbard, Kaylee Renfro, Kassidi Ball, Natalee Kennett, Sundae-Grace Spradlin, Maddie Vanover, Shaelyn Watters, and…

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Teachers at PKE, Partner with KDE and Lexia LETRS to Target Reading Growth

The Kentucky Department of Education has begun a new initiative this year to address reading gaps in Kentucky schools.  The partnership is supported through American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funding.  8 teacher’s at Pine Knot Elementary were eager to jump at the chance to join the first Kentucky Reading…

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McCreary Central Raider Theatre made school

McCreary Central Raider Theatre made school history by placing in the top 3 productions of the Eastern regional festival.  They are now headed to the State KTA festival at Campbellsville on Nov. 18th – 20th!  Special congratulations go to Raider Slade Slaven for being awarded a medal and being chosen for the All Star Cast!…

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Pine Knot Elementary

Submitted by Angela Coffey-PKES  Students at Pine Knot Elementary are learning about online safety and digital identity in computers. The students used a template of a foot to design what their digital identity looks like. The students learned how digital identity is like a footprint and follows the user.   School  Board Member Lori Foster…

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McCreary County Middle School

Submitted by  Wendi Smith-MCMS    McCreary County Middle School had a busy sports week last week.  We held a Pep Rally for our Football teams who were playing in play-off games for their conference and our girls basketball team who was heading to compete in their state tournament.  The cheerleaders led the crowd and were…

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McCreary County Extension 4-H Spotlight:

Congratulations to Joah Mills for receiving a certificate of completion for his participation in the Kentucky 4-H Junior Master Naturalist Program. Joah completed all 12 classes, 11 at-home Nature Challenges, and a service project and Kentucky State Fair project related to natural resources. Joah began working on his Jr. Master Naturalist certification in September of…

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McCreary County Headstart

M C Bounce Parties and Inflatables welcomed the McCreary County Headstart on Wednesday October the 12th. The children played on the jumparoos and were also served pizza for lunch.  MC Bounce Parties, located in Whitley City, treated the Headstart, free of charge, as a way of giving back to the local community.  

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Pine Knot Elementary

Retired teacher Pat Jones returned to Pine Knot Elementary School to share the love of reading by reading aloud to the students.  

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