Bush Elementary School News
Governor's Cup Competition Scheduled for 2-26 and 2-28

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!!!)

Elementary Basketball Teams to Finish Season with Tournament

Board Of Education Amends School Calendar

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!!!
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

Fall Break/No School

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

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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


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!

Christmas Sing-Along

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

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.

Read the Most Coast to Coast

Bush is pleased to announce that we will participate in the 4th Annual Read the Most Coast to Coast 2015 event that will take place on Friday, February 27th.  During Read the Most Coast to Coast, our students can join their peers across the nation to celebrate their love of reading and immerse themselves in books. Students will be able to read books, take AR tests, and track their successes via a live ticker.

Bush Presents Big Blue Madness

Thanks to all that came out to our Big Blue Madness Family Reading Event.  A big thanks to all that helped make this event possible.  Pictures are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery link.  Our shout out video is also now available.  GO BIG BLUE!!!


Lexington Children's Theatre Coming to Bush

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

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.

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!!!

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!

Classroom Supply List

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

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.

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!

Bush Wins Region 28 Governor's Cup Competition

Congratulations to the Bush Academic Team on their 1st place win in the Region 28 Governor's Cup Competition held at London Elementary on 3/21/15.  Bush was awarded 1st place Overall Team and 1st place in Quick Recall.  In addition to the team awards, Bush had several individual awards in written assessments that are listed below:

Matthew Sanders--1st place Language Arts  and 1st place Arts & Humanities

Ghazzal Hammad--1st place Mathematics and 3rd place Language Arts

Haani Khan--1st place Science

Aaron Jones--3rd place Arts and Humanities

Maddi Mastin--4th place Language Arts

Charlie Broughton--5th place Arts & Humanities




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!


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.

Hat Day

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

Read Across America Day

As part of our Read Across America Celebration, Bush will provide several opportunities for our students to join in the fun!  Friday, March 6th will be Crazy Hat and/or Crazy Socks Day!  More information coming soon!



Science and Invention Fair Winners

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as this year's Bush Science Fair Winners:

Aaron Jones-1st place experiment

Kimberlee Helton--2nd place experiment

Isaac Ivey--3rd place experiment

Aiden Forland-1st place invention

We would aslso like to thank all of those students who participated and to help make this year's science fair a success.

Chicken Festival

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

Elementary Basketball Season Tips Off

Bush Choir to Perform at Christmas on Main

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

Bush Food Service Staff Commended

The Kentucky Department of Education recently conducted an Administrative Review of the food service at Bush Elementary School from March 3 thru March 6, 2015. According to Food Service Director Tammy Hammock, Bush was randomly selected by the state to receive the review which rountinely occurs every three years. Members of the Bush Food Service Staff were recognized at the March 23, 2015 Board of Education Meeting for their outstanding evaluation received during this review. Mrs. Hammock quoted the comments of the reviewers, in reference to the performance of the staff, as, "Phenomenal." "On Point." "You Rock!" Superintendent Dr. Doug Bennett expressed the appreciation and congratulations of the district and the Board of Education and presented each staff with a certificatie of recognition.

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!
Joaquin Pauig Wins the Laurel Co. District Spelling Bee

We would like to congratulate Joaquin Pauig for winning the Laurel County District Spelling Bee.  Joaquin is a fourth grade student here at Bush.  Amazingly, the bee consisted of students ranging from 4th-8th grade across the district.  Way to go Joaquin!!! 

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.

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.

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 Archery Wins Back-to-Back Region Titles

We would like to congratulate the Bush archery team for winning the 2015 KY NASP Region 11 Archery Tournament.  Bush ranked 1st out of 12 elementary teams that participated in this year's region tournament and brought home the title with a team score of 3,033 points.   Several Bush archers also received individual honors during the tournament.  Savannah Philpot ranked #1 among all elementary female archers with a score of 285.  Savannah actually tied for the overall female score for the entire event which included all high, middle, and elementary school archers; Nina Pauig ranked #2 in the elementary female division with a score of 261; Jayce Hacker ranked #2 among all elementary male archers with a score of 261; and Matthew Hinkle ranked #3 with a score of 260.  Bush will now advance to the state tournament that will be held in March.  Congratulations and GO BUSH!!!

Bush Archery Team Schedule


PRACTICE:  There will be archery practice from 3:30-4:45 on Monday (3/30) and Wednesday (4/1)!

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

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!

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

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!!! 

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.     

Scholastic Bookfair Returns to Bush

The  2015 spring bookfair will be held at Bush on Monday, March 16th-Friday, March 20th.

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!!!

We Give Books

Need a book?  No problem!  We are pleased to inform our parents about this exciting resource.  In order to access numerous online books for FREE, simply visit http://www.wegivebooks.org/books , click on a book, and read it!  Please note that a parent must create an account in order to obtain a username and password.

Parent-Teacher Conference
We will host our spring Parent-Teacher Conference for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  More information coming soon!
Career Day

Thursday, April 23rd is going to be a special day at Bush---Career Day!There will be a career fair in the gym from 12:30-2:30 PM 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.

Student Art Showcase

The 2nd Annual Bush Student Art Showcase will take place on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  Artwork completed throughout the year during art class will be on display for all to view during parent-teacher conference.  Come and view our Bush artists' masterpieces. More information coming soon!

Arbor Day Poster Contest 2015

“Trees are Terrific…….In Cities and Towns” is the theme for this year’s Arbor Day poster contest.  Posters should reflect the students understanding of the important role trees play in our environment.  Students MUST carefully follow the contest rules, and have the posters completed and returned to Mrs. Curry by March 23, 2015.  Click HERE to see contest rules.

Donuts with Dad

We would like to invite all our dads to our Annual Donuts with Dad Event.  Dads and Donuts will take place on Tuesday, March 17th from 7:40-8:30.  Come and enjoy a donut as you read a book to your child.



School Pictures

Get ready to smile...School pictures will be taken on Monday, March 30th.

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.
Breakfast With Grandparents

We would like to invite all of our grandparents to come out to our Breakfast With Grandparents event.  This event will be held on March 18th & 19th from 7:45-8:15AM.  Please check below for your child's assigned date.

PRIMARY HALL/Preschool-2nd Grade: Wednesday, March18th

INTERMEDIATE HALL/3rd-5th Grade: Thursday, March 19th


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!!!

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Bush Elementary School
1832 East Laurel Road
London, KY 40741  

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