Scholarships available for seniors, juniors
Kentucky high school juniors and seniors may qualify for a scholarship to help pay for dual-credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university.
The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, provides up to $420 per class toward tuition for up to two classes each semester and up to $125 per class for textbooks. Scholarships can only be used in the fall and spring semesters.
To be considered, students must be in grades 11 or 12 during the 2013-2014 academic year. They must have at least an 18 ACT composite or achieve at least a 2.5 GPA during the 2012-2013 academic year. Priority will be given to students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.
The application is available on www.kheaa.com. Students must apply through their www.kheaa.com account. The application period runs through May 15.
KHEAA is the agency that administers state grant, scholarship and savings programs and provides free college and financial aid planning publications to Kentuckians.
To learn how to plan
and prepare for higher education, visit www.gotocollege.ky.gov.
For more information about Kentucky scholarships
and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.
Knox schools schedule
By JERRY LEITZELL
Fort Knox Community Schools
During April, the eight Fort Knox Community Schools will hold annual student re-registration for next school year.
Parents and legal guardians of students presently enrolled will receive re-registration information to review, sign and return to the child’s school.
The following is each school’s re-registration schedule, location and the phone number that student sponsors with questions may call:
Kingsolver Elementary School: Re-registration packets will be sent home the week of April 8 for Families to complete. The school is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in Bldg. 1488, 427 3rd Ave.; phone 624-8650.
Mudge Elementary School: During the week of April 8, the school will send home re-registration packets and have re-registration dates open the week of April 15 with a closing date of April 19. Mudge is located in Bldg. 5373, 360 South Tulip St.; phone 624-8345.
Pierce Elementary School: The school will send re-registration packets home April 9 for parents to complete and students to return to school. Pierce is located in Bldg. 7502, 174 Maine St.; phone 624-7449.
Van Voorhis Elementary School: The school will send home re-registration packets and have re-registration the week of April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in Bldg. 5550, 120 Folger St.; phone 624-5854.
Macdonald Intermed-iate School: April 8-10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in Bldg. 7729, 128 McCracken St.; phone 624-5650.
Walker Intermediate School: The school will send home re-registration packets and have re-registration April 10-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in Bldg. 5549, 114 Conroy Ave.; phone 624-8348.
Scott Middle School: Incoming sixth graders and present seventh and eighth graders will receive re-reg-istration materials to take home through tomorrow. Parents of present sixth graders should return the completed materials to either Macdonald school or Walker school by April 10. Parents of present seventh and eighth graders should return the completed materials to Scott school by April 10. Course selection information will be handled separately through the guidance counselors. Scott Middle School is in Bldg. 7474, 266 Mississippi St.; phone 624-6572.
Fort Knox High School: A re-registration packet for students returning to the high school next school year will be mailed home through tomorrow. Parents should return the completed packet to the high school by April 10. This packet is for enrollment purposes only, not for scheduling of classes. The pre-registration of classes for incoming freshmen and returning high school students will be completed separately. Fort Knox High School is in Bldg. 7501, 266 Maine St.; phone 624-5332.
Fort Knox High School yearbooks are on sale. Yearbooks cost $55 each and can be paid for with cash, check or credit card. Students can purchase a nameplate to personalize their yearbook for an additional $5. Students can reserve a book with a $20 deposit. Balances are due when the yearbooks arrive. If the yearbook is purchased with a check, the check should be made out to Fort Knox High School. Credit cards can be used by calling (866) 287-3096 or emailing YearbookOrderCenter.com. Once yearbooks arrive, remaining yearbooks will be sold for $60. The price of the book will include a 16 page supplement that will feature spring sports, prom and graduation. The supplement will be mailed to students over the summer.
Students should see a yearbook representative in order to purchase their yearbooks. The yearbook representatives are Kaitlyn Basnett, Jon Box, Ashlyn Koonce, Morgan Lloyd, Haven Noble, Kaynen Pellegrino, Briana Quichocho, Christina Rice, and Kayla Rowsey or Ms. Hibberd in room 115.
Contact the Knox Board of Education via web mail
By JERRY LEITZELL
Fort Knox Community Schools
Parents and guardians of students attending Fort Knox Community Schools are invited to contact the Board of Education via its web-based email system.
Established in Oct. 2008, the system aims to inform the board members and the superintendent of specific issues in a timely fashion.
Dr. Frank Calvano, the Kentucky district superintendent, said that the web-mail system would give the board time to address the issues—questions, comments, and concerns—before the next monthly board meeting.
“All board members will see the emails,” he said.
Calvano also said student sponsors could use the web page link to submit a proposed agenda item.
“We prefer use of the email system so we can prepare to answer at the board meeting.”
Using the system would not replace public participation at a board meeting, he said, “but the board might have to get back to them the subsequent month rather than being able to answer questions immediately.”
The web link is www.am.dodea.edu/knox/
Schools asbestos plans available
By JERRY LEITZELL
Fort Knox Community Schools
Parents and legal guard-ians of children attending Fort Knox Community Schools are receiving notification of the availability of each school’s Asbestos Management Plan.
Annual notification is a federal requirement, said Tim Adkisson, FKCS’ Facilities Operations Specialist.
“Each school’s plan is available in the school for sponsors’ inspection,” Adkisson said. “The plan includes the location, condition, accessibility and any response actions that have been taken on all asbestos contained in the school building.”
In addition, Adkisson keeps a master copy of the schools’ plans and all related asbestos corres-pondence for inspection in his office in Bldg. 7474A, Mississippi St.
Knox senior represents Ky. in Washington
By JALEN MCKEE
Fort Knox High School
Kayla Rowsey, a Fort Knox High School senior, was one of two students representing Kentucky among the 104 student delegates from every state, Department of Defense schools overseas and Washington, D.C., participating in the United States Senate Youth Program, March 10 to 16.
The other Kentucky delegate was Alexis Weedman from Frederick Fraize High School in Cloverport. Rowsey and Weedman endured a selection process which consisted of an application, a test on the United States government and the creation of a high school resume.
Rowsey and the other delegates participated in a variety of activities which included but were not limited to: meeting several senators, taking a brief tour of the White House and meeting President Barack Obama. While meeting with Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina in the National Archives, the delegates saw the handwritten Constitution.
According to Rowsey, one highlight was meeting her fellow student delegates and, “making friendships that will last a lifetime.”
She also stated that she will never forget her meeting with Obama. She described her experience as, “Just being in the same room as him was so exciting and surreal. Hearing his footsteps as he came down the hall, and his entire demeanor was so unexplainable.”
When asked whether she would recommend the trip to the juniors and seniors of next year she responded, “I didn’t think I’d enjoy the experience as much as I did. Everyone kept telling me it was going to be the best week of my life, but it didn’t sink in until I got there. It was an opportunity of a lifetime; I met the most amazing people and I’ll never forget the memories I made there. So, yes, I definitely recommend it.”
Students can begin applying for the 2013-2014 school year beginning in September. Juniors and seniors are eligible and should have an interest in political science, government and/or history. If selected, students will participate in the program and receive a $5,000 scholarship.