First graders at Bell Elementary did an awesome job portraying all the folks involved in the first Thanksgiving. The play was a result of the CKLA Reading Program and was directed by Teacher Kristen Phillips. The goal is to give background knowledge on significant topics in history or science - whether it is the Oregon Trail, the Western expansion, or even the first Thanksgiving feast. The play was performed at school for parents, just before the holiday.
Educators work really hard at their craft trying to perfect their instruction every day. Their efforts usually go unnoticed even though they are on a mission regarding something that is as important as teaching kids how to read. So, local teachers and administrators never dreamed they would be touted for their efforts statewide. They just wanted what was best for their students.
On October 27th, Wayne County Schools became front page news statewide in the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier Journal printed and already published online newspaper.
Cole Crabtree, a Wayne County Area Technology Center Automotive Technology student, competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition and placed 18th overall in the Automotive MLR service contest. In June, he competed in Atlanta, Georgia, representing the State of Kentucky and Wayne County Area Technology Center. Each national contestant was a 1st place state gold medalist.
The Wayne County Area Technology Center has selected their first ever Student Advisory Council for the 2022-23 school year. This council will meet twice a year to brainstorm and discuss ways that the ATC can expand and promote positive student experiences. Each student was also asked to discuss how taking career and technical education (CTE) courses at the ATC might have impacted their career goals and how we can increase CTE opportunities for students in Wayne County. The first meeting of the council was a very successful one. There was a lot of discussion among the students and some really good ideas were generated. The second meeting of the student advisory council will be during the spring semester.