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North Middletown Elementary trys Flexible Seating Flexible Seating

North Middletown Elementary began their school year by trying "Flexible Seating" in their classrooms this year. Students have alternate type seating rather than the traditional desk/tables with chairs. Students have a choice of setting on stools; floor pillows; inflatable balls; chairs around a dinner table; bucket chairs; carpet areas etc. Teachers are very excited to try flexible seating and have researched all summer on the benefits.

Teachers at NMES realize that the classroom environment should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. This is hard to achieve when students are sitting in rows at desks. Teachers at North Middletown Elementary are allowing students to choose their best spot for learning in hopes of keeping students engaged longer. Studies show that students are empowered when they have an opportunity for choice and become more successful academically. Students also understand that the teacher reserves the right to move them from their choice spot if they aren't fully engaged and able to work with their peers.

by Gail Mullins


Opening Day For Staff of Bourbon County Schools

The 2016-2017 school year once again began with Opening Day Ceremonies on August 9th. The morning began at 7:30 with a catered breakfast in the Bourbon County High School Cafeteria supplied by Paris/Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce, Traditional Bank, CPS, Kenway, R. J. Roberts Insurance and Central Bus Sales. An awards program followed in the Bourbon County High School Auditorium. The program began with a Welcome from Superintendent Amy Baker followed by a Devotion by Ms. Olivia Dotson. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Doug Ahrens , Mr. John Williams and Mr. Charles Lamb with Ms Kendyll Clark singing the National Anthem. Special Recognition was by Mrs. Amy Baker and Ms. Alexis Edwards. The School Board Members and Central Office Administrators were introduced followed by the Principals from each building who recoginzed new staff. Mr. Jim Ishmael and Ms. Arianna Penney presented Perfect Attendance Awards, Dr. Neely Traylor and Mr. Mick Seither announced Years of Service, Ms. Darlene Gee and Ms. Sydney Lowe presented Colonel Award Winners, Mrs. Amy Baker and Mr. Ben Fooks presented FRED Awards, and Mrs. Andrea Kiser and Ms. Brionna Roberts presented Starfish Awards. The final event before staff went to their perspective buildings was drawing for door prizes.


Graduation for 199 Bourbon Seniors

The graduating class of 2016 made their final entrance into Bourbon County High School as students Friday Evening, May 27th for the Commencement Program. The class met at the middle school gym for individual photos and a class photo before proceding to the Bourbon County High School Gymnasium. The Concert Band played "Pomp and Circumstance" as the Senior Class marched into the gymnasium. David Horseman, Principal, gave the Welcome followed by The Pledge of Allegiance led by Jalin Mills, Senior Class Treasurer. The Concert Band then played the National Anthem. Emily Hedges, Senior Class Secretary, gave the Invocation with the Introduction of Platform Guest by Elizabeth Sargent, Senior Class Public Relations Director. The Commencement Address was given by Benjamin Johnson, Valedictorian. The Special Music for the evening was "Humble and Kind" sang by Hollie Doyle, Jennifer Garza, Evelen Kizer and Jalin Mills. This years Teacher of the Year, selected by this class of 2016 was Leeann Frank-elementary, Carl Willoughby-middle and Sara Wells-high school. The presentations were given by Morgan Martin, Salutatiorian. Graduates who wore additional honor recognations with their robes were recognized by Alexander Odger, Senior Class Vice-President. Amy Baker, Superintendent of Bourbon County Schools, presented Diplomas as Brian Hodge, Assistant Principal read the graduates names. The Benediction was given by Jacob Eads, Senior Class President followed the Recessional, played by the Concert Band. Graduates, family and friends gathered on the football field for photographs and fellowship.


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USE OF PHYSICAL RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION

According to state law 704:KAR 7:160, use of restraint and seclusion in Bourbon County Schools is defined in board policy 09.2212. To view this policy click here.

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