Bush Elementary School News
Governor's Cup Competition Scheduled for 2-26 and 2-28
Board Of Education Amends School Calendar

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Happy Labor Day

There will be NO school on Monday, September 7th due to the Labor Day Holiday!

Bush Elementary Named a 2015 Blue Ribbon School

We are honored to report that Bush Elementary has been named a 2015 Blue Ribbon School.  Representatives for Bush will travel to Washington, DC in order to receive this prestigious award.  We are so very proud of our school!

Click HERE to access more information about this award and click HERE to access the press release video.

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!!!  Aslo, watch and listen as our kids enjoy Happy Chandler's rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home."



Bush Sock Hop

Bush PTO will sponsor  the first Sock Hop of the year on Thursday, September 10th from 3:30-5:30 PM. Students that attend the Sock Hop will stay after school and will be dismissed to the dance as soon as bus and parent pick-ups are complete.  We will have more information coming soon!

Family Reading Night

We would like to invite all students and parents to come out to Bush for a fun night of family fun and reading time.  Family reading night will take place on Thursday, September 17th from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Students will be able to read books and take Accelerated Reader tests in the library and computer lab.  There will also be FREE hotdogs, ice cream, and drinks.


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.

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!

Little Lambs Gourmet Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Bush PTO is now participating in our first fundraising event of the year, Little Lambs Gourmet Cookie Dough.  All orders must be turned in to their homeroom teacher on or before Friday, September 4th.

* Students who sell 3 items will receive a glow ring and lanyard.

* For every addidional 2 items sold, students will receive another ring.

* Students who sell 6 items will receive admission to the GLOW PARTY!!!

* Students who sell 9 items will receive 1 pair of glow glasses and 1 glow necklace which will be given at the GLOW PARTY!

* During our fundraiser, the office will randomly choose a glow ring color.  Those students who are wearing the announced color will receive a prize from the MYSTERY BOX! 

Thank you for your support!

Bush Student Wins Arbor Day Poster Contest

The London Tree Board recently sponsored a poster contest for all Laurel County school students in grades four and five.  Students were encouraged to learn the contribution trees make to our environment and quality of life.  they were to draw a poster to represent what they had learned and how illustrate the contest theme, "Trees Are Terrific in Cities and Towns."  A committe of Tree board members judged the contest and on April 24th the winner was announced.

Jakeb Hurley, a Bush fourth grade student in Mr. Carson's room, won first place.  His class was treated to a pizza party and a tree will be planted in his honor when the weather is best for planting--this fall.

Tree Board Representative Karen Wyan and Mayor Troy Rudder visited Bush to make the announcement and congratulate Jakeb and provide the pizza party.

Bush T-Shirts

Bush t-shirt orders are due by Wednesday, October 14th.  Please send money and order form to school and give to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you!  Click HERE to access the order form.

2015 World Chicken Festival

There will be no school on Friday, September 25th due to the World Chicken Festival. 

Official Festival Hours are:
Thursday | 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Friday | 10:00 am until 11:00 pm
Saturday | 10:00 am until 11:00 pm
Sunday | 1:00 pm until 5:00

Summer Reading in the Library
The summer reading session for this Thursday, July 23 rd has been cancelled! We may try to have one more session next week. Please check back. Thank you!


Bush Artists Finish Derby Blanket

Bush students, Lauren Sotingeanu, Jacob Bowman, and Nina Pauig worked with their art teacher, Mrs. Curry, and Mia Hinkle, a local community artist, in order to complete a blanket for the 2015 Governor's Derby Celebration.  Derby blankets will be chosen by a committee and, if chosen, will be used a tablecloth for the picnic tables at this year's celebration.

Bush Archer Is One of the Best in the Bluegrass

Congratulations to Savannah Philpot for being Top 10 in the Best of the Bluegrass Archery Tournament that was held on Saturday, April 18th in Midway, KY.  Savannah shot a score of 278 and she competed against the top 100 elementary female archers in the state.  Way to go Savannah!

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.

2015 Public Service Poster Contest

All Kentucky students are invited to participate! 

In honor of Kentucky's public servants, students are invited to participate in the 2015 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest. This year's theme, "Great people doing great jobs," should be expressed through the artwork.
Entries will be judged in three categories; Ages 6-9,10-13, and 14-18 
Winners receive a $100 award and an invitation to a special ceremony at the Capitol in October. They will also have the opportunity to tour the Capitol and visit the Salato Wildlife Education Center while in Frankfort. 
Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 11, 2015Visit the Personnel Cabinet website for a complete list of contest guidelines. Winners will be posted on the website on Sept. 21.

Monster Book Fair Activities
October 19th-23rd...Come and join us for our book fair events.  Reading is so much fun...you will get goosebumps. 

Monday, October 19th:  Parent-teacher conference

Tuesday, October 20th: Moms ad Muffins
(7:30-8:15 AM)

Wednesday, October 21st:  Primary Hall Breakfast With Grandparents (7:30-8:15 AM)

Thursday, October 22nd:  Intermediate Hall Breakfast with Grandparents (7:30-8:15 AM)
Fall Break

There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th due to FALL BREAK!!!

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!



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 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




Parent-Teacher Conference
Parent-Teacher Conference will be held on Monday, October 19th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  More information coming soon!
Little Lamb Cookie Dough GLOW PARTY

The Glow party for the cookie dough fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, November 24th.  Please wear white or neon bright colors!

Bush Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Bush Elementary will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Tuesday, December 15th @ 1:00 PM for students only and 6:00 PM for parents and the community.

Box Tops for Education Are Back

Help our school earn money by saving and turning in Box Top Labels!  Please turn all labels in to your child's homeroom teacher and be sure they are in a bag that is labeled with your child's name and homeroom teacher's name as well. At the end of September, the homeroom that collects the most box tops will receive an awesome prize!

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!!! 

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 Kindergarten Kids Take Action!

The kindergarten students at Bush Elementary School started their school year off by conducting a school wide "Back To School" supply drive for the students of Johnson County whose homes were destroyed by recent floods.  Over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies were donated as well as many other school related items.  We would like to thank everyone that donated items and helped in this drive.  Thank you for your support!


School Pictures

Get ready to smile...School pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 22nd.

A safe, secure and easy way to pay for school pictures is online!

  1. Fill out your flyer
  2. Pay by credit card or PayPal on our secure site
  3. Write confirmation code on flyer
  4. Send completed flyer with your child on Picture Day.

Go to mylifetouch.com

Scholastic Bookfair Returns to Bush

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

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

"Change fore Change" Week at Bush

We would like to thank everyone that helped make this week a success.  With the help of our students, parents, and local community, we were able to exceed our goal for our world outreach project.  Bush raised approximately $4500 that will be given to the orphanage in Uganda.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!


(Orphanage bathroom under construction and in need of donations)


Malloree McMullin Wins Princess Title

Congratulations to Malloree McMullin for being crowned Princess of the 2015 World Chicken Festival Pagenat.  She also won the most photogenic category.  Malloree is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Philpot's class.  Way to go Malloree...we are so very proud of the beautiful young "princess" that you are (both inside and out)!

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.

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!

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.



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


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Bush Elementary School
1832 East Laurel Road
London, KY 40741  

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