FROM OWENSBORO MESSENGER-INQUIRER - Keith Lawrence
Owensboro, Ky. (March 19, 2018) -- Amy Bellamy, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Owensboro Middle School North, has been named Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council of Teachers in English.
But there was a time when that would have seemed unlikely.
"I didn't plan on teaching," Bellamy said Monday. "I worked a lot of jobs after college and I got married. I had a good friend who tried to talk me into teaching. I didn't think I could. But I was teaching Vacation Bible School and giving piano lessons. So, I decided to go back to school and become a teacher."
She's been teaching language arts at OMS-North for 12 years, widening students’ horizons through the works of authors such as Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe.
"It's hard for even adults to read these days," Bellamy said. "There are so many distractions. But reading things online is as good as reading them in a magazine. It's just a different mindset. My husband said he wasn't a reader, but I converted him."
She said, "We ...
Over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing the advantages of online registration that will be implemented for the 2018-19 school year on March 19. This week: everyone at the same time!
In the past, registering multiple children for a single school year has been a time-consuming process. With the online registration platform, families will be able to register every school-aged child in one sitting, even if they attend school in different buildings. In addition, families will be able to share health issues and concerns prior to the start of the school year. This allows our health staffs to be prepared to ensure every student has a healthy, safe first day of school.
Owensboro Public Schools will host a “Meet & Greet” for prospective substitute teaching candidates on Monday, January 29 from 3-5 p.m. at Central Office, located at 450 Griffith Avenue.
Candidates will learn more about being a substitute teacher and begin the application process the same evening.
For more information, please contact Cheri Smith, district programs coordinator for Owensboro Public Schools at 270-686-1000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning July 1, 2018:
ALL students in grades K-12 must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.
All students age 16 and older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (also called MenACWY or Meningitis Booster) to attend school. This is required even if the student received the booster between the ages of 11 and 15. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
Sixth-grade shots are now called Age 11 shots. This means that students must have the Tdap and Meningitis immunizations when they turn 11 years old, regardless of what grade they are in.
Click HERE to view document with summary of all required immunizations and the age/grade at which they are to be administered. NOTE: This is a seven-page document. Please review document in its entirety to ensure that you see all information relevant for your child(ren).
To meet these requirements, a CURRENT Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to ...
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