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100 Days!!!

Ms. Adrienne Howard's 3rd grade class at South Magoffin Elementary celebrae the 100th Day of School by doing various Hundredth Day activities

 


Reading Discovery Featuring Former First Lady Barbara Bush

North Magoffin Elementary 5th grade students had the chance on Thursday, January 29th to take part in a unique distance learning opportunity presented by the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum and Discovery Education. Mrs. Minerva Arnett’s students shared an exciting reading experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education's Hall Davidson. Classrooms across the globe watched the live presentation as Mrs. Bush and students read excerpts from the award-winning book “Rushmore” and Mr. Davidson demonstrated how the book literally comes to life using augmented reality technology. Former First Lady Barbara Bush chose the book “Rushmore” by Lynn Curlee so students can learn the story behind this national treasure, from the engineering feat of building the landmark to its historical significance. Students in all 50 states, Canada and Ghana were all connected through this highly educational and informative virtual program. Topics addressed by the former first lady included the importance of literacy, implementing student use of technology and speaking out against bullying.


North Magoffin Elementary participated in signing the Declaration for the Right to School Libraries

As part of National School Library Month North Magoffin Elementary participated in  signing the  Declaration for the Right to School Libraries.

The Declaration for the Right to School Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of ALA, focuses on the vital role that school libraries play in students’ education. Among the concepts covered is the idea that school libraries are integral to literacy and lifelong learning, whether it’s to sharpen reading skills or learn critical thinking skills that will help them navigate the internet.  For those without access to print materials or the internet at home, school libraries level the playing field, allowing everyone an equal chance at success and education. The students signatures will be on display at the State Capital in Frankfort, Kentucky.


SME Cheerleaders are Grand Champions!!

First Place in the 2 1/2 minute elementary division and Grand Champions of Cheer/Recreational division at the "Cheer for the New Year" competition at Madison Central on Saturday January 24.


HWMS Adds Award To Trophy Case

Principal Johnnie Johnson and HWMS Academic team members took pride in adding the 2nd Place Governor's Cup District Competition award to the trophy case in the lobby of the school.


Flowers in the Classroom

Sixth grade students at South Magoffin are learning the double-load technique to paint rosebuds and roses. This is a demonstration of functional art.


HWMS Academic Team Places 2nd in Governor's Cup District Competition

HWMS Academic Team placed second In the Governor's Cup District Competition held on January 17th, at Jackson, Kentucky. Individual team members placed in the top five in various content areas. Quick Recall and FPS teams also placed second. The accumulation of points earned these students second place honors and an advancement to the Governor's Cup Regional Competition, in Estill County on January 31st. Congratulations to the HWMS Academic Team!


Scientific Method and UK Blue!

Students in Mrs. April Arnett's class have been doing several experiments and projects incorporating the scientific method.  Peyton Carty made Principal Jill Howard a UK blue lava lamp and demonstrated how alka seltzer tablets created movement in the homemade lamp.  Peyton knows Mrs. Howard is a huge UK fan.
 


2015 Rogers Explorers Application Deadline for 8th Grade Students

The deadline for the 2015 Rogers Explorers applications is February 15, 2015. These applications are for 8th grade students. Please click here  to learn more about this leadership opportunity. The application can also be found at this site.


Engineering in Elementary

Mrs. Kim Howard, 3rd and 4th grade Math and Science teacher at NME, applied for help with classroom funding through an organization called Donorschoose.org and received $493.00 for legos and platforms.  Now students will design their own zoo from the legos after they research habitats and create a design using area and perimeter.  Mrs. Howard is a recent STEM teacher and is a Science leader for the school and district.  Her students are so excited to receive the sets of Legos and cannot wait to use them in their lessons. 


NME Grandparent of the Year Winner

Conner Risner, the son of Tiffany and Randy Risner, is the winner of the North Magoffin Elementary Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest.  NME Elementary is so proud of Conner and would like to wish him the best of luck as he competes at the county level!


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