Category Archives: Madison Co. School System

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Madison County Youth in Action Stay in the Game Media Campaign

Youth in Action

In an effort to promote their mission through the use of peers as positive role models, the Madison County Youth in Action Team kicked off their “Stay in the Game” media campaign to reduce underage drinking on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The event is in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week.

The campaign uses a series of posters featuring student athletes from Madison Central and Madison Southern and law enforcement agencies representing Madison County. The posters target teens, parents, and adults who purchase alcohol for minors. Because the ads target multiple audiences, they are featured in Madison County High Schools, Middle Schools, Silver Creek Elementary School, all Law Enforcement Agencies in Madison County, the Telford YMCA, the Madison County Continue reading Madison County Youth in Action Stay in the Game Media Campaign

Shannon Johnson Elementary Honored

Shannon Johnson Elementary School

SHANNON JOHNSON ELEMENTARY HONORED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

Physical Educator Kathy Todd and Principal Lee Anne Browder travel to National Healthy Schools Forum in Little Rock, Ark., and Receive National Award for Increasing Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recently recognized Shannon Johnson Elementary for transforming its campus into a healthy place for students and staff.

To earn the National Recognition Award, Shannon Johnson improved its nutrition services and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent Continue reading Shannon Johnson Elementary Honored

Learn Well Be Well Clinic

Learn Well Be Well Clinic

These dates represents clinics where only the flu shot will be offered.

OCTOBER 15, 2012 Kirksville 8am-11:30am, Madison Middle 12pm-3:30pm

OCTOBER 16, 2012 District Office 8am-11:30am and 12pm-3:30pm

OCTOBER 17, 2012 Silver Creek 7:30am-11am, Shannon Johnson & Berea Bus Garage 11:30am-3pm

OCTOBER 18, 2012 Madison Southern High School 8am-11:30am and 12pm-3:30pm

OCTOBER 19, 2012 Foley 8am-11:30am, Farristown 12pm-3:30pm

All other vaccination are offered upon request at either of the clinics located Continue reading Learn Well Be Well Clinic

Learn Well Be Well Clinic

Learn Well Be Well Clinic

These dates represents clinics where only the flu shot will be offered.

OCTOBER 15, 2012 Kirksville 8am-11:30am, Madison Middle 12pm-3:30pm

OCTOBER 16, 2012 District Office 8am-11:30am and 12pm-3:30pm

OCTOBER 17, 2012 Silver Creek 7:30am-11am, Shannon Johnson & Berea Bus Garage 11:30am-3pm

OCTOBER 18, 2012 Madison Southern High School 8am-11:30am and 12pm-3:30pm

OCTOBER 19, 2012 Foley 8am-11:30am, Farristown 12pm-3:30pm

All other vaccination are offered upon request at either of the clinics located Continue reading Learn Well Be Well Clinic

Education or Administration

Robert New

In an August 16th Berea Online editorial, Madison County School Superintendent Tommy Floyd started out by saying, “Madison County Schools has placed an emphasis on early childhood education and kindergarten readiness.” He then went on to include an article written by Kentucky Board of Education member Brigitte Blom Ramsey, discussing the importance of screening children as they enter kindergarten and the difference those screenings can make on a child’s academic success.

Floyd went on to say, “This is an opinion I share as an advocate for early childhood education.”

I find Mr. Floyd’s comments to be a bit disingenuous. Recently tax payers have been calling on the board to be more frugal in their spending and budgetary process and to seek ways to redirect money from very costly Continue reading Education or Administration

Superintendent Message

Madison Co Schools

Madison County Schools has placed an emphasis on early childhood education and kindergarten readiness. The following article, written by Kentucky Board of Education member Brigitte Blom Ramsey, discusses the importance of screening children as they enter kindergarten and the difference those screenings can make on a child’s academic success. This is an opinion I share as an advocate for early childhood education.

Kindergarten Screening Vital to School Success

For years, schools in Kentucky have recognized the value of screening children around the time they enter kindergarten. A quick screen of children’s developmental abilities, comfort level with the structure of the school setting and the materials they will soon encounter provides rich information for Continue reading Superintendent Message

Beth Brock Sworn In

Beth Brock

Richmond, Ky. (July 23, 2012) – The Madison County Board of Education is about to be back up to full strength.

Beth Brock of Richmond will be sworn into office to fill the unexpired Fifth Division term on the Madison County board at its July 24 meeting. Brock was recently appointed by Education Commissioner Terry Holliday to complete the term of former board member Betsy Bohannon. She will serve through the remainder of 2012. The Division 5 board seat will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot for a full four-year term.

Brock most recently was in her fourth term on the site-based decision making council at B. Michael Caudill Middle School, where she was the vice chairperson. She has served as president and vice president of the White Continue reading Beth Brock Sworn In

Madison County Schools End of Year Article

Madison Co Schools

The 2011-2012 school year was a very exciting year for Madison County Schools. The district made some big strides in the areas of instructional technology and next generation learning. The district was awarded one of seven EETT grants – only Madison and Jefferson counties received $157,730 each which was the largest amount given. The EETT grant gave Madison County Schools the ability to provide two unique environments for next generation learning. The Cube at Madison Central High School and Eagle Studio at Madison Southern High School are specialized classrooms that promote project-based learning and collaboration. The studios have proven this year to strengthen student activities needed for meeting the ACT Benchmarks, 21st Century skills, Career and College Readiness and teacher professional development. The studios have given students and teacher the opportunity to engage in challenging learning activities that incorporate collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. These are all important college and career Continue reading Madison County Schools End of Year Article

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NOTICE OF VACANT MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT

Opportunity
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for the
appointment to the Madison County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or
someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Madison County Board of Education
representing:

Madison County Educational Division #5.
This vacancy was created by the June 4, 2012 resignation of Continue reading KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NOTICE OF VACANT MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT

Board Chair Betsy Bohannon Resigns

Madison Co. Schools

RICHMOND – After 14 years of service to the Madison County Board of Education, current Board Chair Betsy Bohannon has decided to step down from her seat on the Board. Mrs. Bohannon began her tenure on the Board of Education in May 1998. She was appointed to serve the Division V seat left vacant by Barbara Bentley. In November 1998, Mrs. Bohannon was elected to a four-year term on the Board to represent Division V. Mrs. Bohannon has been re-elected three times since then – in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Her current term is set to expire this year.

During Mrs. Bohannon’s tenure on the Board the district was able to build four new schools – Kingston Elementary, Glenn Marshall Elementary, B. Michael Caudill Middle and Farristown Middle – as well as complete 14 renovation Continue reading Board Chair Betsy Bohannon Resigns

Madison County Schools Makes National Recognition Lists

Only sixteen percent of the nation”s 15,571 public school districts (2,437) have been recognized for meeting the needs of families choosing schools. The nation”s largest school selection consulting firm, SchoolMatch® of Columbus, OH, announced the 2012 Twenty-first Annual award in a recent letter to State School Leadership Associations and State Department of Education Superintendents.

Congratulations to the What Parent”s Want Award Winners for Kentucky.

School System Name City, State, Zip
BEECHWOOD IND FT MITCHEL, KY 41017
DAVIESS COUNTY OWENSBORO, KY 42304
ELIZABETHTOWN INDEPENDENT ELIZABETHTOW, KY 42701
ERLANGER-ELSMERE INDEPENDENT ERLANGER, KY 41018
FAYETTE COUNTY LEXINGTON, KY 40502
FORT THOMAS INDEPENDENT FT THOMAS, KY 41075
HARDIN COUNTY ELIZABE, KY 42701
JEFFERSON COUNTY LOUISVILLE, KY 40232
JESSAMINE COUNTY NICHOLASVILLE, KY 40356
KENTON COUNTY ERLANGER, KY 41018
MADISON COUNTY RICHMOND, KY 40475
MCCRACKEN COUNTY PADUCAH, KY 42003
MURRAY INDEPENDENT MURRAY, KY 42071
OLDHAM COUNTY BUCKNER, KY 40010
PIKEVILLE INDEPENDENT PIKEVILLE, KY 41502
WARREN COUNTY BOWLING GRE, KY 42101
WOODFORD COUNTY VERSAILLES, KY 40383

KY Superintendent, Tommy Floyd, Will Receive National Award for Literacy Leadership

Tommy Floyd

Tommy Floyd, Superintendent of the Madison County Schools in central Kentucky, will receive national recognition for leadership that allows struggling first-grader students to have the best-possible instruction so they can quickly reach proficiency. The Reading Recovery teacher leader award will be presented to Mr. Floyd during the Leadership Academy in North Bethesda, MD on Friday, June 22.

Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for first graders who struggle with early reading and writing. Specially trained teachers work with children in half-hour daily lessons lasting 12 to 20 weeks. After a full set of lessons, about 75 percent of these formerly lowest first- Continue reading KY Superintendent, Tommy Floyd, Will Receive National Award for Literacy Leadership