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Estes Elementary School’s third/fourth grade teacher Lauren Coomes has been named the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts’ Teacher of the Year. The way that Coomes was nominated is a story in itself. In the spring, Estes students were recognized for their accomplishments in art by the Daviess County Conservation Districts’ Art Poster Contest. That day, the group took notice of the Estes garden. After speaking with Coomes and learning about the amazing Estes Garden Day, the (DCCD) decided to nominate Coomes.
The Owensboro Public Schools Summer Feeding program featured its farm to summer lessons Wednesday, June 14 at both Legion and Moreland parks. This is essentially a “show and tell” for farmers where they can connect with the local community at a Summer Feeding site. Farmers talked about how the food is grown, what season and the nutritional benefits of eating locally grown food.
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.
The Owensboro High School steel pan band known as Red Steel is going back to its director’s hometown to perform at the 18th Arts on the Green, Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in La Grange, Ky. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Noon. Red Steel director/Owensboro High School assistant band director Aaron Klausing is an Oldham County High School graduate.
Both Newton Parrish and Sutton elementary schools have earned the Franklin Covey Leader In Me designation of a lighthouse school. This status is the highest achievement a school that participates in the Leader In Me’s Seven Habits program can receive.
Owensboro High School Red Devil alumnus Jansen Locher has been named the new head coach of the OHS Girls Basketball team. Locher has served as an assistant coach for the Lady Devils the last three years. OHS leaders have been looking for a new coach the last couple months after head coach Andy Groves resigned earlier this year.
In its third year, Owensboro High School’s Early College program produced six students who will graduate high school with their diploma and an Associate Degree. The program is a partnership between OHS and Owensboro Community and Technical College. OHS students spend a large part of their school day during their junior and senior year taking classes at the OCTC main campus.
The Owensboro Innovation Academy is partnering with Brescia University to offer an early college program for OIA students. With the close proximity of OIA to Brescia, students will be able to walk to Brescia to take college classes, which will result in the students’ opportunity to earn an Associate Degree while in high school.
The Owensboro High School Boys Lacrosse team received a grant from US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. The First Stick grant, valued around $7000 provided 20 sticks, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads helmets, one goalie stick and one chest protector for the team.