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Hunter Hills Elementary students dressed in patriotic clothing remember and honor Patriot Day Students reading books inside Bush Elementary library Photos of students meeting with college and military recruiters and staff at potluck for College Colors Day activities. Johnson Elementary Celebrates Patriot Day The Laurel County Sheriff's Dept, London City Police, and Ambulance Inc enjoyed breakfast at Sublimity Elementary before being celebrated with an Eagle strut through the building. Sublimity Elementary student working on classwork with some sloth friends Students ready for a great day of school at Hazel Green Elementary!  Picture of students seated at their desk. Photos of Johnson Elementary students smiling on the first day of school Colony students enjoyed the sunshine and working on their shapes! London Elementary' s Shark Week ended with a splash at Newport Aquarium! HG Elementary Academic Team Overall District Champions 2021 Governor's Scholar Program students Read Across America book characters photos at Cold Hill Colony Reading Across America Excitement Keavy students celebrated Read Across America week with different themes each day. Photos of London Elementary students dressed as future careers. Johnson Elementary-  Ms. Jewell's 4th Grade Science Class Snapshots of CFI students practicing hands-on skills LC School Logo with school supplies Thank you for allowing us to provide our students best educational opportunities possbile! Find out about school closings and district news by downloading the free Laurel County Public Schools app Clipart image with a superhero shield encouraging parents/guardians to read with a child for 20 minutes everyday We Love Laurel County Schools

Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Laurel County Schools District web site. The Teachers, Administrators, Staff, Board Members, and I share a commitment to ensure that Laurel County students receive the best educational services possible. Laurel County Schools care about our students, community and nation. We are driven to do our part to help build a prosperous future, filled with opportunity for our students. We believe in doing great things for kids!
Doug Bennett Ed.D.
Laurel County Superintendent Doug Bennett
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CFI Students Practice Patient Care Skills

CFI Students Learn Patient Care Skills

Students in the Allied Health Science (AHS) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning to provide patient care services as a component of their technical training. Students are gaining knowledge on how to assist immobile patients who need supplemental care. Instruction includes physical therapy and rehabilitation services by using lift equipment and wheelchair devices. Tammy Jones, MSN, RN, and MNA Program Coordinator, remarked about the critical elements of training students to provide bedside and personal care for hospital and long-term care patients. Additionally, Chastity Vandeventer, MSN, RN, and NHA Program Coordinator, spoke about the quality standards for patient care skills and industry-recognized and career-ready credentials students can earn at the CFI.  

“We are proud to provide technical training that meets industry standards for quality care that will enable our students to earn credentials such as State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA), and Pharmacy Technician (CPhT),” said Dr. James M. Davis, Principal. The AHS program provides students with the academic and technical preparedness needed to become college and career-ready!



Ray Named Principal at McDaniel Learning Center Kate Ray New Principal at McDaniel Learning Center

McDaniel Learning Center is excited to welcome Kate Ray as their new Principal.  Kate Ray joins the McDaniel Learning Center with over 21 years of experience in education.  Mrs. Ray has been teaching English at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation since 2017.
Mrs. Ray received her undergraduate degrees at Austin Peay State University, her Masters in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University, and her Education Specialist degree in Supervision and Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.  Mrs. Ray's wealth of education experience includes teaching grades from 7-12 and, at the college level.
Mrs. Ray says she looks forward to working with the McDaniel Learning Center staff in "continuing the legacy of a learning-focused environment that translates to success in the real world for all students."  She wants McDaniel Learning Center students to create connections that will allow them to achieve their goals and realize their dreams.
Mrs. Ray is a proud mom of three who enjoys attending her children's athletic events and having family fun at Laurel Lake.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.
Congratulations, Mrs. Ray, on being named Principal at McDaniel Learning Center!


Colony Elementary Receives Two Grants for Library

Congratulations to Colony Elementary on receiving two grants for their library.  Colony Elementary received a $10,000 grant from the KFC Foundation and an additional $2,500 from local KFC franchise owner JRN!  
Officials from the KFC Foundation, JRN, and management from the London KFC restaurant surprised Colony Elementary librarian Betsy York with two check presentations.  
Colony Elementary was selected out of fifty-five grant applications.  The funds will go toward the renovation of the Colony Elementary Library, including the installation of regional Appalachian artwork and student artwork.  New tables, a two-sided magnetic whiteboard, new signage, and an expanded reading area.  Additionally, an outdoor reading area will be created with a waterproof bookshelf and seating installed.  
The London KFC provided lunch to the staff at Colony Elementary, and the KFC Foundation provided stickers for all students at Colony Elementary.
Congratulations to Colony Elementary on receiving these two grants!  

Colony Elementary Receive $12, 500 in grants

SLHS FFA Members Find Success at the KY State Fair SLHS FFA KY State Fair

Congratulations to three South Laurel High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) members on their success during the Kentucky State Fair!
Senior Emma McDonald
Emma McDonald participated in the Kentucky State Fair with her rabbits and lambs. Emma finished in a three-person tie with a perfect Showmanship score in the Senior division with rabbits. After the tiebreakers, she placed 3rd overall, 2nd place with her Junior Doe, and 2nd place with her Senior Buck Rabbits.  Emma earned 6th place in Breeding Sheep Showmanship and 5th place in the Market Showmanship class. 
Sophomore Autumn Howard
Autumn Howard participated in the FFA Seed ID contest at the Kentucky State Fair. Autumn placed 15th in the State with her knowledge of seeds and seed tags.
Freshmen Makayla Massey
Makayla Massey won Grand Champion Limousin Steer at the Kentucky State Fair!  Makayla earned Reserve Division Champion with her two Limousin Heifers and Division Champion with her Angus Heifer. She also placed 3rd in Showmanship with her heifer and 5th with her steer.

Great job, Emma, Autumn, and Makayla!

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