Lexington HS Band takes top prize
Lafayette High School Band is nicknamed Pride of the Bluegrass for a reason. Not only have they taken home countless state championships, they have also dominated competitions outside of Kentucky.
Most recently, the high school band took the #1 spot at the Bands of America competition held in Johnson City, TN. With a score of 88.800, Lafayette High School beat out Dobyns-Bennet HS out of TN and Kennesaw Mountain HS out of Georgia.
LEXINGTON CATHOLIC OPEN HOUSE
Lexington Catholic High School open house is on Thursday November 7, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Lexington Catholic also hosts the High School Placement Test on November 16.
The HSPT is a standardized, timed test required of every 8th grader applying to attend Lexington Catholic. It contains five sections that measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, mathematics, and components of written language. The questions are designed to test students at their curriculum level.
This assessment tool is used by high schools for admissions, scholarships, and course placement. Each high school has its own guidelines for evaluating applicants for admission, including performance on HSPT. For more information or questions, contact Mindy Towles, VP Admissions & Enrollment (859) 277-7183 ext. 231.
Jr. Fire Chief at BCE
Brenda Cowan Elementary pinned their Jr. Fire Chief, Abdul, last month. Abdul is a 5th grade student that participated in an essay/poster contest for the chance to spend the week with the Lexington Fire Department. A ceremony was held in his honor at the school with Lexington Fire Chief Krisin Chilton.
What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Flu
As the cooler weather comes in, here is what Dr. Agata Toborek, Lexington Clinic Pediatrician, would like all parents to know about keeping their children safe from flu. #askaphysician.
“As the weather cools down and flu season approaches, parents can take steps to protect their young children from the flu.
Read more here.
Family University (Fam U) offers a variety of classes and workshops that are intended to promote family + school partnerships that support children’s academic and social-emotional success.
Fam U provides an opportunity for families to learn more about state accountability and assessments, school readiness, special education services, bullying prevention, youth mental health, college and career readiness, college financial aid, making sense out of math and more!
Fayette County Public Schools Family University is Saturday, November 9 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Henry Clay High School (2100 Fontaine Road).
This event is FREE for all family members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interpreters are available by request through registration. For more information and to register, visit fcps.net/ famu.
Nov 2 Holes, 7 pm, Lexington Children’s Theater (Nov 3, 9, 10)
Nov 5 The Lorax, 2 pm, downtown Librar
Nov 5 FCPS Closed for Election Day
Nov 7 Lexington Catholic High School Open House, 6-8 pm
Nov 7 Craft & Vendor Fair, 5 pm, Frederick Douglass High School Cafeteria
Nov 8 Family Movie Night & Chili Cook-off, 5:15 pm, Early Learning Center at LHSC
Nov 9 Bluegrass Baby Expo, noon, Convention Center
Nov 9 SCAPA presents Madagascar Jr., 2 pm, Lexington Opera House
Nov 10 No Kid Hungry dinner, 5:30 pm, Lockbox
Nov 12 FAFSA Seminar, 5:30 pm, Hamburg Library
Nov 16 38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair, 9 am, Kentucky Horse Park
Nov 16 High School Placement Test, 8 am, Lexington Catholic
Nov 16 Daddy/Daughter Ball, 5 pm, The Kentucky Castle
Nov 16 Truck-a-Palooza, 1 pm, 1631 Old Frankfort Pike
Nov 17 Cookies with Santa, 11 am, Holly Day Market at Lexington Convention Center
Nov 19 On the Move Art Studio, 5 pm, Crank & Boom
Nov 27-29 FCPS Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Events may require tickets or registration Times, dates, and locations subject to change.
This article also appears on page 12 and 13 of the November 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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