Category Archives: Local Schools

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