Sutton to Put On Derby Day 5K
Sutton Elementary staff and students will have the school’s annual fundraiser called the Derby Day 5K on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. This annual race starts at Rash Stadium at Owensboro High School and ends in the back parking lot of Owensboro High School. All proceeds directly benefit Sutton Elementary school students.
“What better way to start the biggest sporting day in Kentucky than to bring the family out for a little bit of exercise,” said Tiffany Hoffman, Sutton teacher.
Anyone can run in the 5k. In fact, there is even a family rate for those wanting to cut a few calories before Kentucky Derby parties.
“This race is for everyone. It doesn’t matter what school you go to or what school your child goes to. A lot of people run in the race that don’t even have children,” said Hoffman.
Awards will be given to multiple age groups. You can pre-register now for $25 or pay on race day for $30 a person. There’s also the family rate for $40 and $45. Pre-registration is available online at www.signmeup.com/113934. You can also pre-register by getting a form from Sutton Elementary and turning it in by April 22. The school is located at 2060 Lewis Lane. You can also register the day of the race beginning at 8 a.m. Remember, the race is at Owensboro High School, not Sutton.
Owensboro Public School officials along with Sutton leaders and students broke ground on the new Sutton Expansion Project at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Sutton Elementary School. The project calls for a new athletic/performing arts center (APAC), a new family resource center, a renovated media center and additional classroom space.
“Our students are so excited for this monumental day. At Sutton, our student population is increasing every year. It’s going to be wonderful to have this state-of-the-art space to grow into,” said Danna Johnson, Sutton Principal.
The project cost for Sutton is expected to cost around $5.2 million. The APAC addition will have two classrooms, but will also free up other existing classrooms so that the school could accommodate an additional 100 students. The gymnasium will include seating space and a new stage. The media center will be moved to what has been the gymnasium addition.
“I want to thank our board of education for making this groundbreaking possible. Their approval shows their commitment to providing our students with a world-class education with heavy emphasis in the fine and performing arts,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.
The expansion is scheduled for completion before the start of the next school year. RBS Design Group is serving as the architecture firm for the project. Peyronnin Construction will build the expansion. Sutton was built in 1951 and has a current enrollment of 411 students.
OPS Installs Third Book Kiosk at Sutton Elementary
Sutton Elementary School hosted an open house to showcase the school’s new gym/performing arts center.
The New York-based Harlem Ambassadors visited Sutton Elementary to spread the word about anti-bullying.
No More Sitting Quietly at Your Desk at OPS
A group of Owensboro Public Schools teachers have created a one-of-a-kind professional learning program for OPS teachers called DRIVE OPS. DRIVE stands for Developing Relationships and Inspiring Visionary Educators. The goal is to create a fellowship of teachers who inspire and empower others to improve teaching and learning in their schools.