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Choirs Performs For Kentucky Music Educators Association

There was plenty of music around Bourbon County as the various choirs prepared for the KMEA Choral Assessment in Lexington. The choirs preformed for family and friends at the middle school auditorium. The evening began with the 6th Grade Chorus singing Funiculi, Funicula, Path to the Moon and Sixteen Tons. The 7th & 8th Grade Chorus sang Clap Your Hands and Listen to the Rain.The Bourbon Bellas, a female ensombal, sang Song of Spring and Kentucky Jazz Jam. The last group to perform was the High School Choir. Kyrie, Sound of Silence,See You Again and All Join Hands.

All choirs brought home distinguished ratings from KMEA District VII Choral Assessment. The high school chorus is under the direction of Eric Hale. The middle school choirs are under the direction of Sue Ellen Ballard.

Operation Preparation

On March 31, Bourbon County High School had an exciting day that was filled with an overwhelming number of community volunteers serving as mentors/advisors participating in the statewide initiative, Operation Preparation for our sophomore students. Nearly fifty-five volunteers started the day with an orientation which provided them with important information needed to assist in their role for the event. The 10th grade students were able to meet one on one with an advisor to discuss future college and/or career plans. The community advisors used the student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to discuss the student’s career aspirations, required education/training and workforce skills. The community advisors had been trained with being able to use guiding questions to engage students in discussions to evaluate whether they are on target to meet future goals and if they are taking classes to truly prepare them for future success.

Each advising session took about 20 to 30 minutes and was designed to provide both information and inspiration for the students to achieve college/career readiness in order to prepare for their future. Operation Preparation gave our community volunteers an opportunity to help prepare students for a globally competitive world and becoming ready to meet the demands of the 21st century.

"Our district is appreciative of the tremendous volunteer turnout. It is great to live in a community where there are so many wonderful people that believe in our students and want to help them in achieving their academic and career goals. We look forward to next year’s Operation Preparation event." stated Amy Baker, Superintendent.

WLEX 18’s Bill Meck Presents “Bill’s Weather 101”




A Lexington weather celebrity visited North Middletown Elementary just in time for severe weather season in the area. WLEX 18 weatherman Bill Meck visited the school to present his segment "Bill's Weather 101". Meck, who has been forecasting the weather for more than 30 years, demonstrated lighting, thunder, hail and hurricanes by using the students as components. He explained how meteorologists develop temperature and weather forecasts.

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Instructional Rounds- Bourbon County High School

September 2016

What a wonderful day to observe learning at BCHS!  I can’t tell you enough how proud I am of our high school.  The faculty and staff members have created such a positive, warm, and safe learning environment for all students.  High expectations were seen many times throughout the instructional rounds process.  The student engagement was the greatest I have ever observed.  BCHS educators have done an excellent job with using cell phones in a positive way.  Cell phones were being used as learning tools during our observations.  I appreciate the high expectations and the many different instructional strategies that were being implemented.  I saw lots of student centered learning, high level discussions, and problem solving.  The student behavior at Bourbon County High School is excellent.  We need to invite others in to see what exemplary student behavior and classroom management looks like.  Students were very kind and respectful.  Our teachers and staff members have been great role models for our students.  I wish BCHS the best of luck this year!