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"Getting the Facts" report helps with college search Print E-mail

A free, personalized “Getting the Facts” report will help Kentucky students and their families in selecting a college. The report will provide estimates of how much the family can expect to spend and how much financial aid the student may receive. Students can get those estimates for up to six colleges across the United States.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 3 Print E-mail

When Mr. Tom told us he couldn’t return us to our parents, my spirit sank. “I’d love to return you, but I’ve got a big load to retrieve from a packing plant!” he said. “It’s in the opposite direction from your parents’ house. We’re already several hours away from Grover’s. If I take you back to Grover’s, I’ll miss my deadline and lose that plant’s business.”

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North FRYSC's "Camp Kindergarten" is a great success Print E-mail

Kindergarten "campers" wore their hats that look like the world globe with an airplane flying around it as they got acquainted.

Once again, Northern Elementary incoming kindergarten students and their parents were given the opportunity to attend "Camp Kindergarten," hosted and sponsored by the North Family Resource/Youth Services Center.  This year’s event was attended by 55 incoming kindergarten students along with their parents/guardians.

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Receive more money to help pay for your education costs Print E-mail

If you’re thinking about college, these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you receive more money to pay for your education.

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Art education grants are now available to Kentucky teachers Print E-mail

Teachers interested in collaborating with professional artists to provide unique arts education experiences for their students can apply for a Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Art Together grant.

The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers to work with professional artists listed in the arts council’s Teaching Artists Directory to design and implement innovative five- to 20-day residencies.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure - Chapter 2 Print E-mail

Chapter 2

This land is your land, this land is my land. From California to the …

“What’s the matter, Woody? Why did you stop singing?”

“I’m sorry, Chloe,” I said, trying not to let my sister see my tears. “I’m just scared – and I miss Mom and Dad.”

“I understand, but it’s going to be OK. Mom says that if we’re ever worried, singing helps. Besides, I’m sure Mom and Dad know exactly what truck we’re in. And Mr. Grover knows the truck driver and where he’s going. I bet Mr. G has called him already.  And best of all, remember when Mom and Dad took us to Doc Albert and we had chips put in our back?”

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Pendleton County High School participates in National Suicide Awareness Week Print E-mail

From left: Deputy Grand Knight of the St. Xavier Knights of Columbus Council Jerry Cahill presents PCHS School Counselor Karen Delaney a check to help fund the Signs of Suicide Program. The Pendleton County Extension Agency also assisted to financially support this program at Pendleton County High School.

The week of September 1 - 7 was National Suicide Prevention Week.  Each year middle schools and high schools throughout the state of Kentucky participate in a suicide awareness campaign.

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It's time to start repaying those student loans Print E-mail

If you finished college in May and have student loans, it’s almost time to begin repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled payment amount. The extra is applied to the principal, so you will pay less interest over the life of your loan.

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Outstanding in His Field - A Kentucky Adventure Print E-mail

Chapter 1

“Dogwood, what have you done?” Dad asked as he cleaned green beans off the ceiling fan while Mom wiped mashed potatoes out of my sister Chloe’s hair. “I’m sorry, Dad,” I said after swallowing some baked chicken, “but when Chloe said ‘food fight,’ I had to throw something.”

“Food fight?” Mom, Dad and Chloe questioned simultaneously.

“Yes, sir,” I repeated.

“I didn’t say ‘food fight,’” my sister said sweetly.

Obviously the mashed potatoes had clouded Chloe’s judgment.

“I said ‘gesundheit,’” Chloe added as Mom and Dad stifled a laugh.

“You sneezed so I said, ‘gesundheit.’ It’s the German word for ‘good health’,” Chloe explained.

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2013 Conservation Writing and Arts Contest Print E-mail

With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

This year’s competition, featuring a Writing Contest for grades 6-12 and the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest for grades 1-5, is themed “Mission: H20.” While creativity is a key component to the contests, students will be challenged to think about the environment around them and the efforts they can take to help preserve it. Participants are tasked to share their ideas through short essays and artwork, persuading their readers and viewers to take action toward wildlife conservation efforts.

A better understanding of the benefits that water conservation brings to Kentucky’s landscape is something that can be enjoyed for generations to come, but this competition also rewards its participants for the time and effort required to create their entries. County-level winners receive a $25 award, regional winners get $50 and the state winners collect $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $50 for third place.

In last year’s competition (focusing on Kentucky’s forests), students from 99 different counties submitted a total of 17,554 writing entries while creating an additional 45,552 art entries from 91 counties.

Entries for the 2013 competition must be received at the student’s local conservation district office by December 1. To learn more about the contests and download resource materials - including a teacher’s guide, contest entry form and report forms - visit kyfb.com/federation or conservation.ky.gov.

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