Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Speech and Debate
Do you like to argue, act, dream of becoming a newscaster, or enjoy reading poetry? Join the Speech and Debate Team! Come to room 229 for an informational meeting Wednesday or Thursday.


Monday, August 22, 2016

NKY Teen Court Opportunity

Check out the flyer below about the NKY Teen Court.  Contact your Guidance Counselor by SEPT. 9th if you are interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE 
EDUCATIONAL 
OPPORTUNITY

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TEEN COURT
2016-2017 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
August 22, 2016

The Northern Kentucky Teen Court will be back in session on Tuesday, September 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. and is looking for local high school students to participate in this exciting program.  Sessions are held each Tuesday through April 18, 2017 at the Campbell County Courthouse; 330 York Street; Newport, KY.

A division of District Court, Teen Court enables local high school students from Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties to experience the wheels of justice first-hand.  Student participants serve in all roles of the court system – prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, and juror – with Campbell County District Judge Karen Thomas, Campbell County Circuit Court Judge Fred Stine, and local practicing attorneys presiding over the court proceedings. 

Actual juvenile offenders are referred to the court for sentencing by a Teen Court Jury – a true jury of their peers – and represented and prosecuted by members of the Teen Court.  Students who participate in the Program will develop more sophisticated communication styles, as well as improved problem solving, critical thinking, and other valuable skills.

In an effort to avoid conflict with school activities, Teen Court training and court sessions are held in the evening.  Student participants are required to attend all six (6) training sessions, as well as the actual court sessions that occur a maximum of twice a month.  

The time spent in Teen Court can be used to fulfill community service requirements and also helps to build an exciting and comprehensive resume for college applications.  There is no cost associated with participating in Teen Court.

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIATE IN TEEN COURT:
1)      Must be in grade 9 through 12, at least 13 years of age and not over 18 years of age;

2)      Must attend all six training sessions and the swearing in ceremony unless excused by Teen Court Coordinator;

3)      Must commit to an academic year of service starting in October and ending in April. 

Please contact Campbell County Chief District Judge Karen Thomas’s office at 292-6322 if you have any questions.
Are You Taking the September ACT?
Prep classes are going to begin next week. Go to the Ryle website for registration or see Ms. Rogers or Ms. Mathews for more information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Construction Update 8-16-2016

Here is the latest on construction project.  The building inspector has approved the building for occupancy and we are working to take care of few minor things in preparation for Day 1.  Parts of the outside areas around the school are officially construction zones - requiring hard hats - and are off limits to the students and the general public for safety reasons.


Here is Door D-1, sidewalk is ready along with ramp to mobile classrooms M1 - M4.  Both sides are fenced in for safety purposes.


Here is Door C-1, also ready to go.  The area across the bus loop is a construction zone and is off-limits to the staff, students, and general public due to safety.  A parent asked me the other day if the hillside will be be cleared and ready for sledding in the winter.  A very interesting question - maybe not for this year, but we'll see.


The stairwell in the commons is not quite complete - waiting on the railings, risers, and treads to be installed.  Should be ready soon.  We have walled off the area to keep everyone safe.


Here is the lower commons with the temporary wall in place.  The new carpet has been installed and tables will be ready for students tomorrow.  Our Art teachers plan to hang some student artwork on the walls to spruce things up a bit.





Friday, August 12, 2016

Construction Update 8-12-2016

A few updates and photos of the school construction project. 


The existing commons is nearly ready and will be open on Wednesday. Additional seating will be available upstairs. 


The sidewalks and ramp outside door D-2. The classroom addition is to the right and the ramp to the mobile classrooms to the left. 


Sidewalks and ramp outside door C-2 is nearly finished as well.  The brick is going on classroom addition to the left; the new classrooms will be opened summer. 



Both sides of the commons addition are shown here; scheduled to be finished in March.


The new stairwell is nearing completion and will be ready soon. Treads, risers and railing to be installed. 


The brick is nearly complete on the physical education room and outdoor accessible restrooms. 


New and more powerful network nodes have been installed. More opportunities for blended learning using CANVAS and other tools. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Construction Update 8-3-2016

Here's a few photos from the work site. 

New lights and ceiling grids being installed, new carpet will be installed next week.

Frame for the new stairwell in the commons.


View of the commons addition. Here you can see the footers of the new outer wall of the commons. This will almost double our seating space. 

The view from the door by Room 105. A new sidewalk will be poured soon and the new curb of the bus loop can be seen. 

A view of the new bus loop curbs, paving should started this week.

The floors of the classroom addition have been poured and interior walls will go up soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Internship Opportunity with Governor Bevin

Good Afternoon,
 
The Office of Governor Matt Bevin is now accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program. As part of the program you will be exposed to the inner workings of state government and the Governor’s Office. We are seeking motivated individuals who are eager to learn and to better the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. If you are interested in applying, you can find our online application here ->
http://governor.ky.gov/office/Pages/internships.aspx
 
The internships are unpaid, however we are able to work with your institution to ensure that you earn college credit for your work. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. The application deadline is August 12th at 5:00 pm.
 
 
Ben Goldey
Staff Assistant/Internship Program Coordinator
Office of Governor Matt Bevin
502-564-2611 ext. 343
Ben.goldey@ky.gov