PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOLS AGAIN EARN “DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT” DESIGNATION
Ranked in top 7% of Districts in the StateParent Surveys: We want to know what you think.
Round two of the completely redesigned state assessment system finds Pulaski County Schools continuing to make their mark statewide. After an impressive top 10% ranking last year, the county school system moves to the top 7% of districts in the state according to this week’s release of Kentucky’s assessment scores. This has earned Pulaski County Schools a distinguished district designation, the highest level under Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning system.
The redesigned scoring system ranks schools statewide from best to worst—schools and districts are compared to other schools and districts. Schools and districts scoring at or above the 70th percentile are classified as proficient (the top 30 percent) and schools and districts scoring at or above the 90th percentile are classified as distinguished (the top 10 percent).
“To be where we are doesn’t come by accident. It takes a lot of focus and a lot of work from everyone at all levels. Being in the top 7% in the state is validation that we are getting the job done,” said Superintendent Steve Butcher. Read more
In an effort to improve system practices, Pulaski County School System is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.
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Training Opportunity for Parents and Staff
The Pulaski County School System is hosting a session with Laura Ferguson, M.ED, BCBA, Field Coordinator from Kentucky Autism Training Center, “Promoting Social Skills for Children with Autism” on October 22, 2013 at Southwestern High School Auditorium from 4:00 – 6:00. Parents and staff are encouraged to attend; call 679-1123 if additional information is needed.
Parents: Get Involved!
The Back-to-school spotlight is often on teachers and administrators, but the role of involved parents is also key to a child's success in the classroom.
Federal program Provides
FREE BREAKFAST and LUNCH for ALL STUDENTS
Pulaski County Schools announced an amendment to its student meal policy under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs for the 2013-2014 school year. Our district will join several school districts in Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee, participating in the Community Eligibility Option, an initiative of universal free meal service for students. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites: (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.
YOU MAKE US PROUD!
Congratulations to Rogers Scholars Katherine Corder (PCHS), Matthew Crawford (PCHS), Chandler Hutchinson (PCHS), Lindsy Jasper (PCHS), CeCe Roberts (PCHS) and Trevor Farmer (SWHS) , Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) Recipients Cassidy Dalton (PCHS), Savannah Muse (PCHS) and Ashley Wahlman (SWHS) and Rogers Explorers Bailey Pierce (NMS), MaKayla Ping (NMS), Haily Davis (NMS), Dylan Hopkins (NMS), Austin Johnson (SMS), Brandon Pruitt (SMS) and Eleanor Tarter (SMS). (read more)
BEST WISHES RETIREES
The Pulaski County School System recently honored their 2013 retirees at a reception. Superintendent Steve Butcher thanked them for their dedication and service wishing them a safe and happy retirement. Retirees for the 2012/2013 school year are: Linda Abbott, Charlotte Alexander, Nancy Allen, Greg Barron, Joyce Renae Blanton, Dewel Bolin, Della Branscum, Sharilene Brock, Fern Bruner, Diana Buis, Myrtle Burkett, Judy Burton, William Clark, Joan Coner, Joe Coner, Ina Coots, Lee Ann Drake, Pam Goff, Claudia Hall, Judy Hall, Carole Hancock, Evelyn Hardwick, Brenda Helton, Linda Hensley, Dr. Ginna Hess, Brenda Huff, Betty Inabnitt, Betty Johnston, Bessie Loveless, Harold Loveless, Bill Mauney, Christine Molen, Bruce Murphy, Carolyn Norfleet, Teresa Parsons, Rodney Phelps, James Powell, Connie Price, Peggy Rainwater, Kathy Randolph, Evelyn Reppert, Gayla Reyer, Linda Roberts, Mark Sampson, Rita Sampson, Tammie Simpson, Michelle Souders, Judy Tucker, Terri Vinovich, Pam Waddle, Deanna Wahlman, Debbie Washam, Beverly Weigel, Edna Bella West, Joyce Wilson, Steven Wright, and Mike Young.
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”.
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)
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)
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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.