Kentucky education leaders attended the Leader In Me Symposium at the Owensboro Convention Center to learn effective ways to use the Leader In Me Program in their schools. As part of the conference, some of the leaders went on student led tours of Estes Elementary School.
Estes Elementary serves as a great model for the Leader In Me program. Symposium attendees wanted to see how Estes staff and students implement the model effectively in their school.
Area High School Students Mentor Estes Elementary
Students in STEM Learning
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.
Estes Elf on the Shelf
For the last three years, Estes Elementary School has had a special guest greet students in the morning around the holidays. On Monday, Dec. 12 from 7:25 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., the “Estes Elf On A Shelf” arrived to the school frozen with his friends in a pool. The elf is played by Estes curriculum facilitator Ryan Williams.
Estes Elementary students and staff celebrated their inaugural Gardening Day on Thursday, April 13 starting at 9 a.m. Estes teacher Lauren Coomes has worked hard over the last couple years to bring agriculture to Estes.
Leader In Me Symposium Included Visits to Three OPS Elementary Schools