July 25, 2014

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Tips to make back to school shopping easier Print E-mail

During back to school shopping season, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. From commercials to coupons to mailers, there’s an overload of information about where the deals are for all the stuff your kids need this school year.

Even if you are a shopaholic, navigating the mall with your children in tow can be tiring.

Lunchbox tips: Make it quick, easy and nutritious Print E-mail

Kids today have a lot on their plates - getting good grades, playing in sports and music, making new friends. A nutritious breakfast gets them started for the day, and the right midday meal and snack keeps them going strong. You also want to keep them from becoming “day traders” or tossing out what you’ve carefully packed in their lunches.

How to get kids excited about the new school year Print E-mail

In a perfect world, all children would be enthusiastic about starting a new school year. But in the real world, some children will be reluctant, nervous, or annoyed about exchanging their summer fun for the classroom. How do you get kids motivated about going back to school?

Eye exam required for children entering school Print E-mail

Parents will soon be busy making their back-to-school lists. School supplies and new clothes may be at the top of those lists, but an eye exam should be included as well.

State law requires that children ages 3 through 6 who are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time have a vision exam.

College students should take advantage of their meal plan Print E-mail

Many colleges require students to have a meal plan, especially if they live on campus. Meal plans vary among colleges, but most will give students a certain number of dining hall meals per week and the option of adding flex dollars that students can use at the campus food court or other locations. The larger the school is, the greater flexibility students may have.

Private loans bridge gap between college costs, student aid Print E-mail

Many sources of financial aid are available to help college-bound students pay higher education expenses, including federal and state grants, scholarships and Federal Stafford and PLUS Loans. In addition, merit-based scholarships and need-based grants are often available at the local level, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Morgan Bay completes Governor's School for the Arts Program Print E-mail


This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted over two hundred eager young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 23 to July 13.

North FRYSC gearing up for the 2013-2014 school year Print E-mail

It’s just around the corner…the beginning of a new school year! After a short and much needed break, the girls at the North Family Resource/Youth Services Center have been planning, purchasing, scheduling, copying and stuffing student packet envelopes and more as they are preparing for their upcoming back to school events/presentations for both Northern Elementary and Phillip A. Sharp Middle School.

The following are dates and times for the upcoming events in case you would like to mark your calendar ahead of time:

Phillip Sharp Middle School - “Camp Wildcat” for sixth graders on Tuesday, August 6, 1:30 - 6 p.m.

Northern Elementary - “Camp Kindergarten” on Friday, August 9, 1 - 3 p.m.

Northern Elementary - “Ready Fest” on Friday, August 9, 3 - 6 p.m.

As the event approaches, you will be receiving information by an “All Call.” As for Camp Wildcat, (sixth grade transition program) and/or Northern Elementary students, they will be receiving their student packet and “Camp K” registration forms in the mail prior to Camp Kindergarten and Ready Fest in order to have time to complete the forms and bring with them as they meet their teacher at Ready Fest.

All new registering students will receive their student packets at the time of registration or may inquire at their school after school begins. All inquiries please call us: North FRYSC at (859) 472-5518.


PCEF distributes checks to Sharp scholarship recipients Print E-mail

Pictured from left: Wyatt Hatton, Mariah Moore, PCEF President Myron Doan.

Mariah Moore and Wyatt Hatton recently received the Sharp Family and Class of 1962 Scholarships from Myron Doan, president of the Pendleton County Education Foundation. The Sharp Scholarships are valued at $6,000 per year for a total commitment of $24,000 per student.

Gateway awards scholarships Print E-mail

Gateway Community and Technical College has awarded 113 scholarships to currently enrolled students for the 2013-2014 academic year.

“We are pleased that due to the generosity of our donors we are able to offer scholarships to a wide variety of students, including single parents, minority students and students showing academic promise,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO.


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