Category Archives: Local Schools

Sunshine Friends now Offering Kindergarten Class

We are so excited to officially announce that we indeed will have a kindergarten program this 1029-2020 school year.

Jami Thomas will be our certified kindergarten teacher. She is a 2011 graduate of EKU and has a Master of Arts degree in reading and writing as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with an emphasis in kindergarten. She has a 5-year teaching background in the public school system as well as years of experience in the preschool age setting.

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SCHOOL STARTING BACK

The Berea Police Department would like to remind motorist that school starts back Wednesday, August 14th for both Madison County and Berea Independent Schools.

With the increased traffic, motorists should also be aware that the road construction on Richmond Road and with Old US 25 being closed for bridge repairs will impact travel times. Our officers will be directing traffic at several intersections to assist with the traffic flow.

Expect traffic delays from 7 AM to 8:30 AM as well as 2 PM to 3:30 PM.

Spotlight Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice kicks off season this weekend-

Spotlight Playhouse announces its 2019-2020 season, showcasing the talents of the non-profit theater’s acting school and professional acting troupes, The Spotlight Players and The Bluegrass Players.

“We’ve added extra shows this year so we can offer a new show every weekend, from August through June,” said Chad Hembree, Executive Director of Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc. “Theater lovers of every genre will be excited to see our exciting line-up of musicals, dramas, comedies, and our popular mystery dinner theaters.”

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SUNSHINE FRIENDS PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING STUDENTS

Ms. Martha’s Sunshine Friends Preschool is currently accepting students for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  A ministry of Berea United Methodist Church, Sunshine Friends is a half-day Christian preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years of age. 

Sunshine Friends was named “2018 BEST of the BEST PRESCHOOL” and was voted No. 1 by Readers of the Richmond Register. 

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Berea College Nursing Program Named No. 1 Best Value in Kentucky

Berea College has been ranked by Nursing Explorer as the best-value RN program, taking the No. 1 spot out of 39 programs ranked in Kentucky. The annual ranking is made after reviewing data from more than 3,000 U.S. nursing schools. The ranking is based on information from governmental organizations, institutional information from the Department of Education and accreditation information from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

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Berea College Science Building Gains LEED Green Building Gold and FSC Certifications

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

Berea College announced that the newly-built Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building (MAC) has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification and full project certification by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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Berea Among Top 5 Elite and Affordable Universities in U.S.

Question: What do Harvard, Duke, Stanford, Princeton and Berea have in common? Answer:  They were all named as the top five elite universities that also are the most affordable for low-income families.

Skyler Lucci, CEO of HeyTutor, says that with need-blind admissions and generous financial aid programs, “America’s most elite universities are also the most affordable for low-income families while also providing an excellent education.” Berea College is among the top 5.

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