NCEA HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED
All eight elementary schools in the Pulaski County School System have been designated 2012 NCEA (National Center for Educational Achievement) Higher Performing Schools. This indicates a school’s deep commitment to raising student achievement and putting more students on the path to college and career readiness – regardless of socio-economic barriers or any other obstacles that might otherwise impede success.
Congratulations to: Burnside Elementary, Eubank Elementary, Nancy Elementary, Northern Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, Pulaski Elementary, Shopville Elementary and Southern Elementary. “How exciting for our district to have 8 of the 96 Kentucky Elementary Schools recognized for Academic Performance and Growth by NCEA and ACT”, commented Elementary Supervisor, Amy Polston.
NCEA found that these schools consistently outperformed their peers with similar student populations over a three-year period.
In a letter to Superintendent Steve Butcher commending the district achievement, Angela Hall Watkins of ACT, Inc. wrote “These schools stand out as shining examples of what can be achieved when staff, students and parents work together toward a unified goal of preparing students for life after high school.”
“I am extremely proud of our schools and their success”, commented Superintendent Steve Butcher. “We are all working toward a common goal and it’s working”.
A big SHOUT OUT to our Food Service Personnel this week in celebration of School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week. On any given day, a staff of 103 feeds an average of 6,650 lunches, 3,800 breakfasts, and 1,000 suppers. When oven roasted chicken is on the lunch menu, the staff prepares over 2,000 lbs. of chicken and they cook approximately 1,000 lbs. of ground beef on chili day. Nearly all meals are prepared from scratch with a very limited use of processed foods. Rolls, cookies and dessert items are all still prepared on site.
The Pulaski County School System Boasts Large
Number of Governor’s Scholar Recipients AGAIN!
A total of 19 students and 2 alternates from the Pulaski County School System were selected for the 2013 Governor’s Scholar Program. Pulaski County High Schools boasts 14 students and Southwestern High School 5 with two alternates. (read more)
WORK ETHIC SEAL 2013
Part of the mission of education is to prepare students for the transition from school to work and life beyond the classroom. A strong work ethic is essential to our students if they are to secure and maintain successful, meaningful employment.
In an effort to meet this need, the Pulaski County Educational Consortium in joint effort with the Pulaski County School System and the Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation implemented a special program in which students who meet specific criteria related to work ethic and soft skills will receive a special seal on their high school diploma and transcript.
This year marked 11 years of the Work Ethic Seal Program in the Pulaski County School System…(read more)
Northern Middle and Northern Elementary STLP Teams Win BIG at STATE
The Northern Middle STLP team attended regionals back in October of this year with about 6,000 other students. They scored 115 out of 118 to advance to State along with 450 other projects. Out of 450 elementary, middle, and high school projects, their STLP showcase “STEMS leave ROOTS” made a perfect score of 118 out of 118 to advance to the third and final round of judging with 61 other projects in the State competition. (read more)
The Gifted Education Department recently hosted Exploring Gifts and Talents (EGAT) Day at The Center for Rural Development with over 700 students participating in hands-on workshops throughout the day. Workshop presenter professionals traveled from across the state to teach gifted students. (read more)
Board Recognition – Student Safety
At the March School Board Meeting, Superintendent Steve Butcher recognized Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood for providing deputies in the district’s elementary schools. Deputies will be in and out of all eight elementary schools at random times throughout the day. The two middle and two high schools have had police presence since 2005 through the Safety Resource Officer program.
Superintendent Butcher also recognized David Morris, President of Modern Systems, Inc. of Somerset, for his donation in placing panic buttons in all the district’s schools and facilities as a further measure of safety.
We appreciate our community and the efforts to help ensure the safety of our students.
NHES – School of Distinction!New school, new test, great scores! Northern Elementary celebrates their Spring 2012 K-Prep scores which earned them the title, “School of Distinction”. The school’s overall score ranked them 1st in the county, as well as, in the top twenty schools in the state. The scores placed them in the top third of Kentucky’s 733 elementary schools. Northern’s top two scores were in writing and math. The entire student body and staff are pictured.
SUPPER MEAL NOW AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL
The Pulaski County School System recently started feeding a free supper meal to any student who stays after school for sports, academics or any enrichment program. The meal is provided in cooperation with the Federal Child & Adult Care Food Program. It was started in both high schools and middle schools just after the Thanksgiving break and has been met with great enthusiasm from participating students. (read more)
We Are Proud…
Shopville Elementary ranks in the top 4% of all elementary schools across the state of Kentucky! They earned the level of a “2012 School of Distinction”.
Pulaski County schools make Honor Roll
Article by Chris HarrisNovember 28, 2012
The Pulaski County School System has received a prestigious honor reflecting the success of its students in the classroom — and beyond.
The College Board, a national non-profit organization that promotes education along with providing financial support and scholarships, has named Pulaski Schools to its third-annual AP District Honor Roll. (read more)
PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOLS EARN
"HIGH PERFORMING DISTRICT" DESIGNATION
After months of warning by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday that test scores under the new system may be shockingly low, the Pulaski County School System has defeated the odds. As a district, Pulaski County ranked in the top 10% of districts in the state. This has earned them a distinguished rating and the designation of “High Performing District.”
“I know we have been working hard for two years preparing for the new standards. It has taken a lot of focus and a lot of work from everyone at all levels. But to be in the top 10% in the state; we couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Superintendent Steve Butcher. “This validates that our resources and efforts have been in the right places.”
On-Line Shopping translates into $$ for your School
You can help raise money for your school with very little additional effort. Shopping on line through multiple sites that you are already using such as Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Sears, CheapTickets, Macy's, GAP and many, many more can translate into dollars for our school system.
Simply do ALL your shopping through the Pulaski County Schools’ website. Go to www.pulaski.net. Then click on the Ouibox Online Shopping tab on the left. (read more)
GOLDEN AGE PROGRAM
If you are a senior citizen age 55 or older, you are eligible to become a member of our Golden Age Program (GAP). As a GAP member, you will receive a photo ID pass for free admission to all school events – athletic, drama, musical, etc. Membership is free!
We believe that senior citizens are the foundation of our community and extremely important in the total education process of our youth. We encourage our GAP members to participate in our volunteer program and visit the classroom again. Seniors can have a great impact by sharing their knowledge and life experiences and by giving teachers the opportunity to bring the past alive. In return, seniors can experience the joy of being involved in the lives of children. We truly value such interaction.
For more information on the GAP program, call us at 679-1123.
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- Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL)
- Staff can purchase MS Office products at greatly reduced prices either through the OnTheHub site or through the Home Use Program.
Both programs require a valid @pulaski.kyschools.us email address for the purchase.