Bush Elementary School News

Your Input is Requested!
In the next few weeks, the School-Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) of Bush Elementary will select the new vice-principal.  This is a critical decision for the school and the community, and your input will help in the decision to hire a new vice-principal.  This survey was designed and approved by the SBDM Council on June 11, 2014. 


Bush Presents The Lion King Musical

We would like to say thank you to ALL that made the Bush Lion King Musical possible.  We are so very proud of our students and our team that worked to make this possible.  We would especially like to thank Mrs. Kelly Harris, Johnna Phelps Cessna, and the Rythm and Dance Studio for making this production possible.  Once again, thank you.  The shows were awesome!

Mark Your Calendars!

May 22nd--Bush Olympics

may 22nd--Bush Athletic Banquet

May 23rd--Accelerated Reader and Perfect Attendance Field Trip

May 27th--Lion King Musical (AM and PM Performance)

May 28th--3rd-5th Awards Day (AM)

May 28th--K-2nd Awards Day (PM)

May 29th--Talent Show Parent Performance (PM)

May 29th--3rd-5th Field Day


May 30th--Talent Show (STUDENTS ONLY!!!)

Spring Break Week

There will be no school on March 31st-April 4th due to Spring Break.  However, there will be school on March 28th.  It is now now a regular school day!

Career Day

Thursday, April 17th is going to be a special day at Bush---Career Day!There will be a career fair in the gym that will showcase many different career/job opportunities for our students to consider in the future.  We are asking our students who are interested to come to school dressed as the person they would like to be when they grow up.

Elementary Basketball Teams to Finish Season with Tournament

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Bush Yearbook Now Available for Ordering

The Bush Elementary Yearbook will be available for ordering from Wednesday, March 26-Thurdsay, April 10th.  The cost is $25.00 and will include personalization.  Please make checks available to Bush Elementary PTO.  This will be the only opportunity to order and there will be NO extras avaliable.  You may contact kim.jones@laurel.kyschools.us for questions concerning the yearbook.

Open House

OPEN HOUSE (All Grade Levels/Students and parents)--August 5th @ 6:00 -7:30

Kindergarten Open House (PARENTS ONLY)--August 4th @ 6:00 PM in Bush Library

Bush Basketball & Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts for the girls/boys basketball and cheerleading teams will be September 15th-19th from 3:30-4:30.  Please note that any student interested in trying out for basketball is required to have a current sports physical.

Fall Break/No School

There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, October 16th and Friday, October 17th due to FALL BREAK!!!

Veterans Program
HAPPY VETERANS DAY...Thank you to all of the men and women who are activley serving and who have served in our military forces.  THANK YOU!!!
Girl Scout Sign-Ups

Interested in becoming a Girl Scout?  Girl Scout signups will be held at Bush on Friday, November 11th @ 3:30 PM.  The cost is $15.00 per girl.

Kentucky Author Returns to Bush

Angela Spady, the educator and author of the popular Channing O'Banning series is coming back to Bush on Tuesday, September 16th.  Mrs. Spady will be bringing her 3rd book in the Channing O'Banning book series as well as a book from her new series, "Desperate Diva Diaries."  Pre-orders are available.  Students that purchase a book will get their book signed and meet the author.  Click HERE to access the re-order form.

Don't Miss the Luau Sock Hop

Aloha!!!! You are invited to Bush's Luau party/sock hop on Friday, September 12th from 6:00-8:00.  Come and join the fun!

Bush Celebrates the Kentucky Derby

Bush will host Kentucky Derby Day on Friday, May 2nd.  Look for more information coming soon!

Summer Reading in the Library
We are pleased to announce that once again Bush will offer summer reading in the library.  Students may read, check out books, and take Accelerated Reader tests.  Points earned will count toward next year's grade-level reading goals!  Please note that a child must be chaperoned by a parent/guardian in order to use the library.  Click HERE to access the summer reading parent informational letter.  Click HERE to access the parent permission/guidleines form.
June 11th, 17th, and 19th and July 9th and 16th


Christmas Sing-Along

Photos are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery Link.

December Behavior Reward Incentive

Polar Express/Pajama Party Day will take place on Friday, December 19th.  This event is a good behavior and positive work habits reward incentive for those who have earned it.  Get those pajamas ready!

Bush Presents A Winter Wonderland

We would like to thank ALL of those that made Bush Elementary's "Winter Wonderland Musical" a hugh success.  THANK YOU!

Thanksgiving Break

There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 26th, Thursday, November 27th, or Friday, November 28th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Bush Archery Team


WYAN-PINE ARCHERY TOURNAMENT: Saturday, January 31st @ 9:00 and 10:00 AM and NLHS @ 12:00 and 1:00 @ NLMS  (Students should report to each event at least 30 minutes prior to their flight time.)


You may visit www.nasp.org in order to find out more information about the NASP program.

Bush to Celebrate Naional Milk Day

Bush will celebrate National Milk Day on Wednesday, September 24th.  The cafeteria staff have planned several milk-related activities for students to enjoy.

Lexington Children's Theatre Coming to Bush

The Lexington Children's Theatre will perform "Long Road to Freedom" and "Rapunzel" on Wednesday, September 17th.

High Attendance Day...BE THERE!

The KY Directors of Pupil Personnel has designated September 18th, 2014 as "High Attendance Day" for all public schools in KY.  The Laurel County school system is encouraging every student to be a participant in education and demonstrate that you believe education is important!

Character Pumpkins Are Here

Character Pumpkins have officially invaded Bush.  You may view the Photo Gallery link to view the 2014-2015 Character Pumpkin Show.


Congratulations to the Bush Archery Team for their TOP TEN finish at the 2013-2014 KY NASP State Tournament.  Our team finished in 9th place with a total team score of 3045 points.   Our team has now qualified for nationals.  The 2013-2014 NASP Nationals Tournament will be held in Louisville, KY on May 8-10th.  We are so very proud of our archers...GO BUSH!!!

We would also like to congratulate the follow archers for their individual accomplishments.  The top 12 archers include:

Maylee Phillpot 264 (Overall Top Bush Archer @ State)

Seth McClure 263

Taylor Jones 261

Brandon Fiechter 260

Emma Smith 258

Will Hellard 255

Colby Joseph 252

Walt Hellard 251

Kambrie Collier 250

Meg Anderson 250

Clay Sizemore 242

Karsten Raney 239



School Pictures

Get ready to smile...School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 24th.

Classroom Supply List

Click HERE to access a copy of the 2014-2015 K-5 classroom supply lists.

Bush Spelling Bee Winners

We would like to congratulate Joaquin Pauig for winning the Bush Spelling Bee. We would also like to congratulate Tressa Berry for being the runner-up. Both students will advance to the district bee.

The Laurel County District Spelling Bee will take place on Thursday, February 12th @ 6:30PM and will be held at the SLMS/SLHS Auditorium. 

Bush Academic Team Schedule

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Bush Academic Team Schedule.  The season is currently under way and Bush opened the season with two wins!  Click HERE to access the schedule.

Camp Out With a Good Book Returns to Bush

We would like to invite all students and parents to come out to Bush for a fun night of family fun and reading time.  "Camp Out With A Good Book" family reading night will take place on Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-7:00 PM.  Students will be able to read books and take Accelerated Reader tests in the library.  Don't forget to bring your sleeping bag or favorite camping blanket!


Hat Day

September Behavior Reward will be HAT DAY on Thursday, September  25th.

Native American Week

Thanks to all that made Native American Week a fun time for learning and huge success.  Pictures are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery link.

Scholastic Bookfair Returns to Bush

The  2014 Fall Scholastic Bookfair will be held at Bush from Monday, October 20th-Friday, October 24th.

Parent-Teacher Conference
We will host our fall Parent-Teacher Conference for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, October 20th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  In order to accomodate all of our parents, parents will be given a specific time to meet with their child's teachers.  See your child's teacher in order to dicuss these matters.
Elementary Basketball Season Tips Off

Chicken Festival

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, September 26th due to the World Famous Chicken Festival.

Box Tops for Education Are Back

Please help our school earn money by saving and turning in Box Top Labels!  You may turn in box tops to your teacher from now until the end of February.  Top 10 students and top 3 classrooms will receive a prize.  Please place box tops in envelope or ziplock bag with your child's name.  Bush earned $2,929.00 last fall!

Bush Choir to Perform at Christmas on Main

The Bush Choir will perform @ 5:30 PM during Laurel County's Christmas On Main Event.

We Are the Champions
CONGRATULATIONS to both our girls and boys basketball teams. We are the 2014-2015 Laurel County Elementary Basketball Champions!!! Both teams finished with an undefeated season...GO BUSH!!!  Pictures are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery link.
Bush Thanksgiving Dinner & Fall Auction
We would like to thank everyone that helped to make the Annual Bush Fall Dinner and Auction a great success.  Thank you for your support!
Breakfast With Grandparents

We would like to invite all of our grandparents to come out to our annual Breakfast With Grandparents event.  This event will be held on October 21st-22nd from 7:45-8:15AM.  Please check below for your child's assigned date.

PRIMARY HALL/Preschool-2nd Grade: Tuesday, October 21st

INTERMEDIATE HALL/3rd-5th Grade: Wednesday, October 22nd


Author Michael Finklea to Visit Bush

Author Michael Finklea will visit Bush on Wednesday, October 22nd.  Students will be able to purchase books in which the author will be signing that day.  Click HERE to access the event flyer.  You may learn more about the author and his books by viewing his website.  Click HERE to enter his webpage.

Moms & Muffins

Our annual Moms and Muffins event will take place on Monday, October 20th from 7:45-8:15AM.  Come out and enjoy a morning of muffins and reading with your child in the Bush Library Media Center.

Bush Cheerleaders Win Cheer Competition

CHAMPIONS!!! We would like to congratulate our Bush Cheerleaders for winning the 2014 Give Back Cheer Off sponsored by the NLMS Cheerleaders.  We would also like to thank all of those who helped Bush win the Spirit Award.  We are...Blue Devils...We are...Blue Devils...GO BUSH!!!

Kids on the Block Puppet Show Returns to Bush

"Kids on the Block" is a puppet program that promotes Child Abuse Provention.  This assembly will take place at Bush on Tuesday, November 25th.  There will be two assembly programs: Preschool-2nd @ 1:00 PM and 3rd-5th @ 1:45 PM.

Bush Student's Artwork Chosen for Kentucky Traveling Art Exhibit

We would like to congratulate Emily Bolton whose artwork was selected for the 2015 VSA Kentucky Traveling Art Exhibit.  Emily is a fourth grade student in Mrs. Jones' class.  CONGRATULATIONS!!! 

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon/Drug Awareness Week will take place the week of October 27th-October 31st.  Our activities include:

Monday, October 27th: Mix Match Monday

Tuesday, October 28th: Twin Day Tuesday

Wednesday, OCtober 29th: Wacky Wig Wednesday

Thursday, October 30th: Team Day Thursday

Friday, October 31st: Fabulous Friday

Storybook Character Dress-Up Day

Character Dress Up Day will take place on Friday, October 31st.  This event is a schoolwide reward incentive for both GOOD behavior and work ethics.  Students that have demonstrated these attributes will be invited to participate in this event.  Invitations will be sent home on Monday, October 27th.  Please note that students must have a book that corresponds with their costume.     

Bush Student Wins Essay Contest

We would like to congratulate Ghazzal Hammad for winning the Woodmen of the World Essay Contest.  Students had to write an essay about their grandparents.  Ghazzal was recently presented a new bicycle, the grand prize for this year's writing contest.  Congratulations Ghazzal!!!

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    Bush Elementary School
    1832 East Laurel Road
    London, KY 40741  

    Phone: 606-862-4618 
    Fax: 606-862-4619