Please read letter below. Additional information will be sent home on Friday or sooner if necessary. The same letter is also available on our main KSD webpage and our Facebook page.
Student of the Month for January 2020
KSD PRIDE Awards for January 2020 Front row, L-R: Darren (POSITIVE), Elijah (RESPONSIBLE), Toby (EFFORT), Thomas (INDEPENDENT), James S. (EFFORT), Camryn (EFFORT), Camryn (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT). Back row, L-R: Francisco (POSITIVE), Jazmine (POSITIVE), Matthew (RESPONSIBLE), Isaac (INDEPENDENT), Jacob (RESPONSIBLE & EFFORT), Savannah (EFFORT), Noah S. (RESPONSIBLE), James B. (INDEPENDENT & DEMONSTRATE RESPECT).
State Spelling Bee Send Off
Good Luck Colonels!!
Cirque Cirque FLIP Fabrique: BLIZZARD
The temperature went down outside and inside as the KSD Elementary visited Norton Center for the performance of “Cirque Cirque FLIP Fabrique: BLIZZARD.” The circus actors shared their thoughts about winter with acrobatics, comedy, and drama. These high-flying actors featured tumbling, juggling, and aerialist displays. The students were spellbound as they watched the actors fly through the air.
On Tuesday, February 18th the Pre-School and Elementary School took a trip to the Art Center of the Bluegrass. There the students viewed the current art exhibit “New Year, New Art.” Students were also able to show off their creative sides by creating their own personal mosaic pieces, using small pieces of colored glass. Before heading back to school, the students got to view the mosaic they created in the Fall.
Jan Bradshaw, retired KSD teacher, represented Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of active and retired teachers, by presenting books to all the elementary students with the hope that the students would develop a deeper love for reading. The students were very thrilled to receive new books. Thank you, Delta Kappa Gamma!
Our elementary students with their new gift-wrapped books before tearing the wrapping paper off
"I LOVE TO READ" DAY
On Valentine’s Day, KSD Elementary School had “I Love to Read” Day. Carolyn Gulley, retired KSD teacher, read The Kissing Hand by Aubrey Penn to the KSD Elementary students. She was our first guest reader for “I Love to Read” Day in Marshall Hall, a building that is named after her mother Margaret D. Marshall.
Elementary students had to read and follow a recipe to bake chocolate chip cookies for “I Love to Read Day!”
Mr. Wilson’s Math class celebrated the 100th day of school by doing an activity with M&M’s. Each of the students used a hundred chart to count 100 pieces of M&M candy and tallied the number of pieces for each color (brown, green, yellow, blue, red). The activity culminated with each student producing a colorful bar graph to show the number of M&M pieces for each color.
The elementary students at KSD celebrated 100 days of school this Monday, February 3rd. The 4th and 5th grade science classes worked on perfecting their skills as engineers! They were given 10 different bags, each bag had 100 items in it. The students then had to work in partners and design something with the 100 items in the bag. Some of the things they worked with were 100 dominoes, 100 pipe cleaners, 100 popsicle sticks, and 100 unifix cubes. It was wonderful to see how their minds worked through the engineering process!
School Counselors Week-Thank You for ALL you do Mr. Harper and Mrs. Sharp!!
Our school counselors enjoyed a wonderful breakfast from Cracker Barrel this morning!
KSD PRIDE Awards for January 2020
Student of the Month for January 2020
Jump Rope for Heart
(Please look for information that came home last week)
WE LOVE OUR NEW PLAYGROUND!!
2nd Quarter Honor Roll
A’s and B’s: L-R: Francisco Alonzo-Gomez, James Baker, Savannah Brock, Matthew Colbert.
Students of the Month for December 2019
Elijah. NOT PICTURED: Jordan.
Perfect Attendance, 1st and 2nd Quarters (Aug. 12-Dec. 20):
L-R: Bailey, Francisco, Dakota.
NO SCHOOL JANUARY 20-24
Rec. Basketball Game Schedule
2nd/3rd Grade games- Toliver Elementary School
4th/5th Grade games- Jennie Rogers Elementary School
ALL games will be on Wednesdays at 6:00
Jan. 15-6:00 Feb. 19-6:00
Jan. 22-NO SCHOOL Feb. 26-6:00
Jan. 29-6:00 March 4- 6:00
SANTA CAME THIS MORNING!!!!!
ON HIS HARLEY!!
The students were so EXCITED to open presents!!
The elementary instructional department celebrated Deaf Heritage Week (Dec. 8-14) which honors Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc who helped establish Deaf education in America a little more than 200 years ago. Many of the elementary students did writing activities related to Deaf Heritage Week.
2nd grade class
Deaf Plus Class
On December 12, our friends from the local VFW Post gave our elementary students a Christmas party. Each of the students received a T-shirt with a ‘I Love You’ sign, with the American flag inside the handshape, and Christmas treats.
Thank you, VFW Post 3634.
The winners of the Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee for 5th and 6th grades.
These students worked very hard preparing for this competition and will compete at the state level in March. Congratulations!
L to R: Matthew Colbert 1st place, James Baker 2nd place, Julian Zareen 3rd place
KSD PRIDE Awards for November 2019
Golden Behavior Award for November 2019
Sawyer for being on ‘GOLD’ on our departmental behavior color strip EVERY DAY throughout November. That had never happened since ‘GOLD’ was added to our behavior color strip several years ago. Way to show your KSD PRIDE, Sawyer!
Student of the Month for November 2019
The fifth grade students enjoyed shopping and making wish lists at the book fair today!
DHH Regional Spelling Bee
Link to the videos (for all grade levels) of signs for spelling bee words for the DHH Regional Spelling Bee which will take place at KSD on December 5:
In Honor of our VFW Veteran's! Thank you for your service and Sacrifices!
Mrs. Bolton's class made ornaments for the Veterans
Cameron is passing out a craft he made in class to a Veteran
A Veteran is signing "thank you" for his craft.
Mrs. Fisher's class made a craft for the Veterans
KSD PRIDE Awards for October
Front row, L-R: Toby (POSITIVE, RESPONSIBLE, INDEPENDENT, DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), James S. (POSITIVE, INDEPENDENT), Sawyer (POSITIVE, RESPONSIBLE, INDEPENDENT, DEMONSTRATE RESPECT, EFFORT), Elijah (INDEPENDENT), Blake (EFFORT), Baylee (EFFORT), Olyvia (EFFORT), Camryn (EFFORT).
Back row, L-R: Francisco (RESPONSIBLE), Noah S. (INDEPENDENT), Dakota (INDEPENDENT), Savannah B. (INDEPENDENT), Thomas (EFFORT), Keagan (EFFORT).
Student of the Month for October
1st Quarter Honor Roll!!
L-R: Isaac Sparks, Matthew Colbert, Francisco Alonzo-Gomez, Jacob Collins, James Baker, Savannah Vickery.
Trick or Tricking! Happy Halloween from our ScAry students
Devine's Pumpkin Patch
On October 23rd, the elementary school enjoyed a field trip to Devine's Pumpkin Patch. Students got to pick out their own pumpkin to take home and carve or paint. While there, the students met lots of sweet animals, bounced on inflatables, played water table games, and so much more. Before departing, students went through a corn maze, taking turns leading their classmates, hoping to find the exit. We had a BLAST!
Colonel Club Ice Cream Party
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! October 17th was our first Colonel Club celebration. All students with 90% gold and/or green level behaviors since the beginning of school won the chance to participate. What better way to celebrate than ice cream! We decorated our ice cream with bananas, chocolate chips, M&Ms, drizzled it with chocolate, caramel, strawberry syrup and topped it all with whipped cream and sprinkles. (All celebrations should enjoy sprinkles!) Yeah students showing KSD Pride!
Students of the Month for September
A BIG congratulations to
Baylee Gilpin and Sawyer Roberts
KSD PRIDE Awards for September
L-R: Camryn (POSITIVE), Tristan (INDEPENDENT), James (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Elijah (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Noah (EFFORT), Keagan (EFFORT)
First day eating in our NEW cafeteria on our NEW tables!!
Everyone was EXCITED!! We LOVE them!
We spent the day learning about how to be kind. We did different activities such as face painting, writing positive words with chalk outside, and writing how to be kind for the Kindness Tree.
2019 International Day of Reading--FRANCE
Community Service Art Project
Constitution Day, September 17
Mr. Wilson’s Social Studies class was introduced to the U.S. Constitution by viewing a short animated video to help them understand what the U.S. Constitution is about. Then they used a feather and ink to sign their names on a pretend copy of the U.S. Constitution.