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CFI Engineering Students Learn with VEX Robotics

Pic L-R: David Hall and Sam Bennett building a Fuel Cell Car to demonstrate how electrolysis works.

Pic L-R: David Hall and Sam Bennett building a Fuel Cell Car to demonstrate how electrolysis works.

CFI Students Learn Workforce Development Skills

Shyanna Collins installing an electrical operation switch.

Students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning construction skills with the installation of electrical wiring systems utilized in construction and commercial settings.  “Our students are immersed in tactile learning in the labs based upon their studies in the classroom,” remarked Mr. Gary Karr, IMT instructor.

Students that participate in the IMT program may earn national level certification as an Electrical Technician through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).  Additionally, students may earn college credit for completing specified courses in the IMT program.  “We are proud of the rigorous training our students receive at the CFI that is designed to prepare them for higher wage, higher demand careers immediately available in the workforce,” said Dr. James M. Davis, CFI principal. For more information please call the CFI at 862-5580 and ask to speak with the program coordinator.

Math Applications and Career Pathways

Pic 1: Jessica Elwood and Cassidy Johnson collecting femur, tibia, and fibula leg bone measurements with Mrs. Reid.

Jessica Elwood and Cassidy Johnson collecting femur, tibia, and fibula leg bone measurements with Mrs. Reid.

September 20th High Attendance Day!

Attendance HERO

Thursday, September 20th, has been designated state-wide as “High Attendance Day” for Kentucky schools.  This day highlights the importance of regular school attendance and the correlation between attendance and student performance.  Students who attend class regularly are more likely to keep up with their daily lessons, assignments, and academic achievement. 

Awards will be distributed statewide based on each individual school’s attendance percentage.  The school in each category (elementary, middle and high) with highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500!

Let’s strive for 100% attendance on Thursday, September 20th and everyday!

CFI Students Learn Workforce Development Skills

CFI- Electrical Wiring

Dylan Sergent receives instruction from Mr. Karr 

CFI Student Shares Knowledge of Emergency Response

CFI-Junior Firefighter program

Wes Wright, Junior Volunteer Fire Fighter from Keavy sharing his knowledge and experiences with his peers at CFI. 

CFI Students Learn Photography and Production Skills

Cole Bales CFI Picture

PIC 1, L-R:  Cole Bales having name badge photo taken by Dean Grubb.

 

 

 

CFI Student Prepares for Career in Aviation

CFI Student Johnathon Sheehan

CFI student Johnathon Sheehan plans to become a certified pilot

Airplane

 

 

 

CFI Celebrates First Program Cohort of Students

CFI students enjoying ice cream social

Summer Feeding Information

Summer Feeding Ad

Laurel County Student Excels at Gatton Academy

Bronson McQueen Excels at Gatton Academy

Bronson McQueen will graduate from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University

CFI Students Earn Statewide Honor at SkillsUSA Conference

CFI Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA conference

Pictured L-R:  Mrs. Chandra Lawson, engineering faculty, Trevor Jones, Derek Cobb, Mr. Gary Karr, industrial faculty, Jared Bartley, Kaylie Smith, Caleb Hopper, Anna Reid, Trendon Ball, and Mr. Shane Smith, media faculty.

 

CFI Open House

CFI Open House

Parent-Teacher Meeting

Parent-Teacher Meeting, April 10 from 3:30-6:00 pm

CFI Students Attend 2018 HOSA Conference

CFI HOSA Students at State HOSA Convention

CFI students in the Health Science program at the Laurel County Center for Innovation attended the 2018 HOSA Conference

London Rotary Club Donates to CFI

Rotary Club donation to CFI SkillsUSA team

L-R: Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal, Peggy Mershon, London Rotary Club President, and students Ethan Coots and Jacob McCowan shown receiving donation check for SkillsUSA.

 

Laurel County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats

Copy-Cat Threat Statement

 

 

CFI Students Provide Public Health Presentations

Students in  the Allied Health Science Program presented at The Future of Public Health in Kentucky

Top right picture L-R:  Haley Smith, Autumn Smith, Caitlin Barton, and Drew Collett collaborating to present on the public health crisis of substance abuse, drug addiction, and prevention.

Bottom left picture  L-R: Lindsey Gregory, Landen Roark, and Veronica Vanover provided public health presentations on Youth Smoking, Juvenile Diabetes, and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention.

CFI Students Operating VEX Robotics

Pictured:  Jared Bartley shown with the VEX robot that he built and deployed which required critical thinking, problem-solving, and computer science programming skills.

Pictured:  Jared Bartley shown with the VEX robot that he built and deployed which required critical thinking, problem-solving, and computer science programming skills.

NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL- Friday, December 2, 2018

CFI Students Preparing for Advanced Manufacturing Careers

Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) students Dillan Gambrel, Chase Bowling, Chris Foley, and Chris Allen at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) in the welding lab preparing to utilize the Lincoln PowerMIG welders

Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) students Dillan Gambrel, Chase Bowling, Chris Foley, and Chris Allen at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) 

College Credit Courses Offered at CFI

Students in Mr. David Cummins college algebra class shown taking the course final exam in the conference center at CFI (Fall 2017).

Students in Mr. David Cummins college algebra class shown taking the course final exam in the conference center at CFI (Fall 2017)

CFI Learning Welding Technology Skils

Pictured: A Lincoln Electric Power MIG welder machine as well as some hand tools that are utilized in metal fabrication processes.

Pictured: A Lincoln Electric Power MIG welder machine as well as some hand tools that are utilized in metal fabrication processes.  

Media Students Prepare Studio Production

L-R: Mark Scarlett testing camera operations in the media studio with fellow students.

L-R: Mark Scarlett testing camera operations in the media studio with fellow students.

NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL-Friday, January 19, 2018 due to road conditions

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, January 18, 2018

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, January 18, 2018

NO SCHOOL

No School- Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL-MLK Day, January 15, 2018

NO SCHOOL

No School-Friday January 5, 2018 due to road conditions

NO SCHOOL

No School

NO SCHOOL

No School-Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CFI Students Provide Technical Support to SLHS Marching Band

CFI students provide electrical services to the SLHS Marching Band trailer under the supervision of Gary Karr, IMT Program Coordinator

L to R: CFI students, Eli Kurlinski and Hunter Smith, preparing to install lighting inside the SLHS Marching Band trailer.

 

CFI Students Learning About Media Industry in Kentucky

Jay Hall, Executive Director, Office of Film and Tourism Development        Students listening to Jay Hall

Top to Bottom: Mr. Jay T. Hall, Executive Director, Office of Film and Tourism Development with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet speaking with media students at the Center for Innovation (CFI) on November 3, 2017.

CFI Conducts Spooktacular Blood Drive

CFI Conducts Spooktacular Blood Drive

The faculty and staff of the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) took advantage of the Halloween Holiday on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 and sponsored a Spooktakular Blood Drive event in partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center. This blood drive event was the 2nd annual blood donation event at the CFI and it was a great success said Tammy Jones, MSN, RN.  We collected 39 units of blood product from today’s drive event, added Jones.  Our HOSA students were instrumental in the planning and conducting of this very successful Spooktakular Blood Drive event remarked Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal. 

CFI Students Present Career Profiles

Pictured L-R: Kennedy Stone, Allied Health Science student, and Dr. Oakley of Oakley Chiropractic Center of London

Pictured L-R: Kennedy Stone, Allied Health Science student, and Dr. Oakley of Oakley Chiropractic Center of London

Christmas Photo Fundraiser

CFI Photo Fundraiser

 

The Laurel County Center For Innovation chapter of Skills USA will be hosting a Christmas Photo fundraiser on December 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and December 3, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m at the Center For Innovation.  Students in the Skills USA Program will take your family Christmas Pictures with the proceeds going to help fund their trip to regional and state competitions.  The photo sessions are 15 minutes for $25 dollars and we will deliver 10 digital proofs via email.  Please book your 15 minute session ahead of time by emailing Skills USA Adviser Shane Smith at shane.smith@laurel.kyschools.us or contact him by phone at 862-5580 ext. 6515.  

CFI Provides Medicaid Nurse Aide Training

CFI Provides Medicaid Nurse Aide Training

CFI Accepting Applications for Student Enrollment

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