Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kentucky Teacher

(CLICK Above to VIEW Entire Article)

BELL COUNTY featured in Kentucky Teacher as

"Teachers help students be K-PREPared!"

Tyler Wright reviews a common core standards workbook to prepare for the K-PREP tests during Stephanie Sanders’ 8th-grade reading class at Page School Center (Bell County). Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 29, 2012

Tyler Wright reviews a common core standards workbook to prepare for the K-PREP tests during Stephanie Sanders’ 8th-grade reading class at Page School Center (Bell County). Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 29, 2012

Article Excerpt:

Stephanie Sanders, who teaches 7th and 8th grade reading at Page School Center (Bell County), said she has incorporated several new strategies for teaching this year.

“K-PREP and Kentucky’s adoption of the Common Core Standards has entirely affected my instruction this year by changing the way I deliver instruction and how I teach my students to think about what they’ve read,” she said. “I’ve spent more time this school year reading a more diverse selection of texts and instructing my students on the most effective ways to read for information in those texts.”

She said one new strategy aided her students in inferring, summarizing and making generalizations in the text they read.

“This strategy benefited my students when taking their ACT EXPLORE assessment in September and has carried over to their daily reading,” she said. “I use these new strategies on a daily basis with multiple-choice questioning, finding contextual evidence to support writing in short-answer and extended-response assessments.”

Sanders also has been using 3×5 index cards for her students to write their short-response answers in reading class, along with timing her students.

“I give them a minute for each multiple choice question they have to answer. I did this for ACT EXPLORE preparation because it is a 30-minute, 30-question test,” she said. “My students had great success with this strategy on EXPLORE, and I believe because of the new time constraints on K-PREP this will also benefit them.”


1/p310183162_17650.jpg

Pictured Above (L-R): Jennifer Wilder, Bell Central Assistant Principal; Sydney Jones, Bell Central 5th Grade Student; and

Mrs. Belinda Brock, Bell Central 5th Grade Teacher.

Bell County Schools recently sponsored an Energy-Education Efficiency Banner Contest where students (Grades 4-12) were asked to participate by creating a design that conveyed a message of Conserving Energy, Saving Money, and Promoting Education.

The winner was Sydney Jones, a student in Mrs. Belinda Brock's 5th Grade class at Bell Central School Center.

Sydney's design has now been made into a banner that will be presented monthly to the school that has shown the most energy savings.

Congratulations Sydney!


1/p1603805343_17507.png

Wow!

BCHS graduate and former FFA student, Ashley Jones,

is featured on the cover of the FFA New Horizons  magazine. 

Ashley is recognized for her success in selling wool on ebay from the sheep she has raised. The article reflects well on her participation in FFA  and the entrepreneurship skills she developed as a student at BCHS.

To view the publication in its entirety go to

http://ffanation.org/digital-magazine.


Bell County School District

is proud to be 1 of only 22 Districts in the State of Kentucky to Meet No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)!


1/p411047079_17408.jpg

Introducing mySchoolBucks.com,

Parents may now Pay for School Meals Online!

CLICK on the mySchoolBucks.com Icon to Create and Access your Account Today!

1/p58674776_17431.jpg