This article originally appeared in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer on 6/3/18.
Amy Bellamy said she has always loved literature and helping students better their reading and writing skills. Now, in her new position as Owensboro Public Schools' literacy coach, she'll have the opportunity to help other OPS educators in those fields as well.
"One of the things that I love about teaching is being able to share with kids," Bellamy said. "How can we hook kids to get them engaged, how can we change it up, how can we do this in a fun, new way?"
Bellamy, who has taught language arts at Owensboro Middle School North for 12 years, began her new position Monday. It's perfect for her, she said, because she has always had a passion for English and literature. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature and a bachelor's degree in education, both from Kentucky Wesleyan College. She also has a master's degree in K-12 literacy from University of the Cumberlands, and received her Rank I from Morehead State University.
The district was awarded the $631,250 Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy ...
Owensboro Public Schools has announced the full lineup of mobile and permanent sites for the Summer Food Service Program.
These sites will provide free meals to any child 18 years of age or younger. The meals must be consumed on-site as part of the program.
Locations of the mobile sites and permanent locations can be found on our social media outlets as well as in the links provided.
Dates and times vary from site to site so be sure to check the fliers ahead of time. Should you need any additional information, contact Deanna Sanders at Central Office at 270-686-1000.
Owensboro Public Schools will hold a number of youth sports camps throughout the summer. The various camps will take place as follows:
Volleyball - June 4-6
Football - June 4-7
Basketball - June 11-14
Baseball - June 18-20
Registration forms for each camp can be found online by clicking this link.
For more information, please contact Jared Revlett, Public Information Officer for Owensboro Public Schools at 270-686-1000.
Owensboro High School Athletic Director Todd Harper has announced that the school will add a girls’ lacrosse program beginning this season.
“Lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in America,” said Harper. “We’ve already seen great success with our boys’ program in a few short years and we are excited to be able to grow the program with the addition of a girls’ program.”
The program was made possible through a $3,000 “First Stick” grant from US Lacrosse. The grant provides 20 full sets of equipment for student-athletes to help start the program. This is the third grant from US Lacrosse that the district has been awarded.
Although the sport is growing rapidly across the country, the OHS girls’ program will be just the 33rd program in Kentucky and the only in the commonwealth west of Bowling Green. Their schedule will be similar to the boys’ program in that many of the games will be played against teams from the Evansville, Indiana area. The first game is scheduled for May 7 at Boonville High School in Boonville, Indiana.
Colonel Carl Fehrenbacher will serve as the ...
The schedule for the 2018 Summer Institute for Young Artists has been announced. The camp will run from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. everyday from May 30 through June 8.
The cost for attendance will be $150 for any student entering fifth through ninth grade. The tuition covers lunch each day, a t-shirt, transportation and materials. Students will have the option to select one "major" and one "elective". The majors are band, choir and orchestra. Electives include visual art, drama and dance.
Scholarship opportunities are available for those who need financial assistance. Those wishing to explore scholarship opportunities can contact Tom Stites at Central Office at 270-686-1000.
For more information, please view the registration materials for the camp.