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FCS Connection November 2019


S T O R K Delivery Supt. Adkins and Early Childhood Director Anna Shepherd visited Highlands ARH in Prestonsburg for a special delivery: Start Today for One Ready Kindergartner (STORK) collaboration. This project is about being part of a support system from birth for our students. Every baby born receives a packet from Highlands ARH with information for new parents and now our part in the packet is a onesie and a book, I Love You Like Sunshine, and inside the front of the book is a QR Code that will give parents more than twenty resources. There’s a video about how important the first five years are, a welcome to our school district video and how to access our early childhood website that houses resources and invitations to free events. Anna Shepherd, comments, “We believe if families have a support system from the beginning then the family and the child have better long term outcomes.” Thank Highlands ARH and the Floyd County Community Early Childhood Council for partnering with us!

** STORK (L to R) Anna Shepherd (Director of Early Childhood), Kim Grubb (Early Childhood Consultant), Superintendent Danny Adkins, Tim Hatfield (CEO Highlands ARH), Michelle Hall (Director of Obstetrics), Susan Ellis (Chief Nursing Officer) and Danielle Franklin Harmon (Manager of Community Outreach).

Congratulations to Regional Champs!

Alex Begley FCHS 6th in Math



Sieanna Caldwell Kaitlyn Hager PHS PHS 4th in LA 6th in LA 6th in A & H 2nd in Comp

FCHS Overall & 2nd in Quick Recall

Haleigh Jefferson PHS 2nd in Math

Matt Johnson FCHS 5th in A & H

PHS 3rd Overall & 4th in Quick

Brianna Johnson BLHS 4th in A & H 5th in Science

Madison Thornsberry FCHS 4th in Math 5th in L A

Justin Tussey FCHS 3rd in Science 6th SS

BLHS 5th Overall & 5th in Quick Recall


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FCHS 15th Region Champs

Regional Science Fair Winners!

Logan Turner FCHS/FCECA (12th) 2nd place Seth McKinney FCHS (10th) 2nd place Hailey B Little FCHS (9th) 2nd place Todd Prater DACE (8th) 1st place Brock Horne DACE (7th) 1st place Ally Hamilton AMS (6th) 3rd place Brody Horne MVE (4th) 2nd place


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PES Cheer 15th Region Runner Up

AMS Cheer 15th Region Champs!

Regional Science Fair Winners!

Logan Turner FCHS/FCECA (12th) 2nd place Seth McKinney FCHS (10th) 2nd place Hailey B Little FCHS (9th) 2nd place Todd Prater DACE (8th) 1st place Brock Horne DACE (7th) 1st place Ally Hamilton AMS (6th) 3rd place Brody Horne MVE (4th) 2nd place

Take time to enjoy the holiday season!

Allen Elementary School ‌.. My Future Friday!!! Dr. Agus Sofyan, an associate professor of Biology from BSCTC visited our middle school students today. He and his students shared a fun hands on activity in forensics using fingerprinting and skeletal bones.

Turkey Day in the Eagle nest!!!!

AES Celebrates Veterans Day!!!

STEM BUS Visits our AES Eagles!!!!!!

Betsy Layne Elementary


Betsy Layne Elementary

Betsy Layne Elementary

BLE Hosts the Board Meeting

Betsy Layne High School Bobcats 554 Bobcat Blvd. Stanville, KY 41659 Phone: 606-263-6280 Principal: Jody Roberts Assistant Principals: Patricia Hackworth Jeremy Hall Guidance Counselor: Justin Akers

A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers. ~ Helen Keller

Betsy Layne High School Bobcats STEM Bus on the Hill

Betsy Layne High School Bobcats BLHS BAND

Transition Field Trip #BobcatCareers

Betsy Layne High School Bobcats Health and PE students participate in a superfood Taste test

Betsy Layne High School Bobcats Students, Sophia Ratliff, Brianna Bradford and Mayson Young designed and painted this Bob Ross inspired landscape which tells everyone to “Yield to the Bobcat!

BLHS Art 3 and Art 4 students painted a snow plow for the second year in a row for the Highway Transportation Department.

Betsy Layne High School Bobcats Second Annual Turkey Bowl

Sixty-six Turkeys were donated for the 2nd Annual Turkey Bowl. All side items were donated by BLHS students and staff. The winners of the turkey bowl were the KY Turkey Hunters (Jeff Wallen, Brandon Pascarella and Clifton Mitchell.

Girls Basketball Team being honored at the November Board Meeting

Regional Science Fair WInners

Lucas Howard selected to the KYMSA Football Team

B Team Boys Preseason County Champions

Math Bee D.A.C.E. Dance Team

Veterans Day Program 2019 Program presented by Student Council and Lunch with the Veterans sponsored by the Beta Club

15th Region Champs At the KHSAA State Championship

1st Place Wesley Isaacs Students in Mr. Slone’s art classes learned about graphic design by creating Cover Art for CD cases. Students’ artworks were then voted on by their classmates. 2nd Place Elizabeth Howell

3rd Place Laiken Prater

The Academic Team competed in Louisville against 32 of the best teams from across the state and finished 2nd in their bracket.

Kaytlin Mullins Outstanding Delegate Award KYA

KYA 2019

MAY VALLEY ELEMENTARY Determination Perseverance Success

Thank you to our Veterans!

Veterans Day!

Thanksgiving in the Valley We are so thankful for our wonderful students and parents!


Jackson Hall 5th Grade Math Bee Champion!

PES LOVES OUR COMMUNITY! @pesblackcats We had some wonderful community helpers share Thanksgiving lunch with our students! Thank you for making our day so special!

Our awesome lunchroom staff fed over 1300 meals to our students, families, and guests!

PES LOVES OUR VETERANS! @pesblackcats We honored our Veterans with a special breakfast and program! The program was led by our fifth grade students, Cub Scouts, Choir, and STLP!

PES 5th Grade Native American Projects and Presentations @pesblackcats

PES LOVES OUR COMMUNITY! @pesblackcats Linda from Kentucky Power visited Mrs. Johnson’s second grade classroom. She read “Rosie Revere, Engineer” to the students and donated it to their classroom library! Thank you!

PES CHEER @pesblackcats Congratulations to our Amazing PES Cheer Squad for your super performance at KAPOS 15th Region Cheer Competition! We are so proud of you! Regional Runners Up! Go Blackcats!!

PES IS FULL STEAM AHEAD! @pesblackcats Prestonsburg Elementary would like to invite people with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) careers to come to school to speak with our students! If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact #STEAMcareers

Prestonsburg High

Spanish class Selfie with Superintendent Adkins!

KY World Language New Teacher of the Year! Congratulations Amy Chalmers!!

Alice Lloyd College Golf Team

Congratulations Mason Compton!

PHS Academic Team JV Governor’s Cup Challenge 3rd Place WAY TO GO BLACKCATS!

Kaitlyn Hager 2


Place Written Comp

Sieanna Caldwell 4th Place Language Arts 6th Place Arts & Humanities

Kaitlyn Hager 6th Place Language Arts

Haleigh Jefferson 2nd Place Mathematics

2019 WYMT Mountain Classic Scholarship Winners Dalton Bentley Ethan Blair Cameron Goble

Lady Cats

Stumbo Elementary

Our boys started off their season the right way! Way to go black and gold!

mustangs showing off their skills at the math bee!

Stumbo’s 8th grade students on trip to the toyota manufacturing plant in georgetown. These mustangs inspire kindness everywhere they go!

To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve‌ Happy Veterans Day from the mustangs!

South Floyd Elementary

Early Childhood Parent Cafes Floyd County parents and caregivers are helping each other strengthen and build resiliency in their families at Parent Cafes sponsored by Gear Up, Eastern Kentucky Strengthening Families, FRYSC/YSC directors, family advocates, FCS family liaison and volunteers. Betsy Layne High School, Prestonsburg High School, and South Floyd Elementary hosted the second parent cafe on November 7th. Several parents and caregivers attended to receive information and discuss various parenting topics, including school, digital and personal safety, screen time and technology.

Early Childhood GROWING WITH GOOGLE Floyd County Early Childhood Office Staff attended a hands on Google Sites training offered by one of their colleagues, Jason King, on November 8 at the Early Childhood conference space. Jason King demonstrated how to create a site, update and personalize the site, and how to preview and publish site for others to view.

Early Childhood Turkey Trouble Michelle Goble, Environmental Educator, with the Floyd County Conservation District visited early childhood classrooms during the month of November. During her visit, she read the book, “Turkey Trouble� by Wendi Silvano. She also brought in various turkey artifacts and recordings of different turkey sounds.

Early Childhood Early Childhood Staff Attends ECERS-3 Training Four Floyd County Early Childhood staff: Ashtin Bolden, Amanda Sturgill, Rikki Gibson, and Krista Brown attended an ECERS 3 training in Hazard sponsored by Ashland Regional Training Center. ECERS-3 evaluates how teachers use materials to enhance interactions with students. It also observes safe and healthy learning environments and how personal care routines are managed. Staff took a deep dive into materials and equipment needed in an ECERS-3 compliant preschool classroom and participated in question and answer sessions on the ECERS-3 sub scales. ECERS-3 is required for environmental rating of each classroom within the 5 STAR quality system.

Early Childhood STORK (Start Today for One Ready Kindergartner) COLLABORATION PROJECT In pursuit of helping more children enter kindergarten ready to learn, Floyd County Schools and Floyd County Early Childhood department are continuing a partnership with Highlands ARH Medical Center. This partnership includes each new family upon birthing a child to receive a onesie and a book, “I Love You Like Sunshine,� inside each birthing packet given upon exit from the hospital. The book includes a QR code for parents to can scan that links them directly to the Early Childhood website, a host of resources, video clips about the importance of the first five years, and a welcome video from Superintendent Danny Adkins. For more information check out this link:

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