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Drakes Creek Middle School
704 Cypress Wood Ln.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Crossing the Creek
On May 29th Drakes Creek PTO will be hosting our "Crossing the Creek" for 8th graders who will be leaving for Greenwood next year. The PTO will be providing 8th graders with pizza, drink and a dessert. We are inviting parents to join us that day from 11:30 to 1 for lunch. Your child should have brought home a form to be completed if you would like to come. The cost is $3.00 per person. (You DCMS student is free!) Please complete the form and send back ASAP with your money if you would like to join us that day!
Lady Gator Golf
Any girls in grades 6-12 wanting to learn more about trying out for Greenwood High School's JV/Varsity Lady Gator golf teams should email their name, parent(s) name and contact information (phone and/or email) to firstname.lastname@example.org, so the GHS Golf team representative can reach you to answer questions and provide additional information.
The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) is a two-week camp (June 10-22) that can be residential or nonresidential. This camp brings young people completing grades 6-8 together from across Kentucky as well as from multiple states. Campers have opportunities to study language arts, history, government, foreign language, art, science, music, and miscellaneous topics – all with minds-on and hands-on learning.
Read more about SCATS and access the application at www.wku.edu/gifted.
By Carrie Searcy
Office of the Secretary
Student photographers and videographers across Kentucky took part this spring in the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s 2108 “Capture the Earth” photo and video contest.
The photos and videos sent in as part of the Cabinet’s Earth Day celebration, showed great creativity and insight on the part of students. The photo contest was initiated in 2011 and has attracted a number of submissions each year.
“It’s gratifying to see so many students recognizing and promoting, through photos or videos, the beauty of the natural environment we enjoy and nurture throughout the Commonwealth,” said Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely.
Julia Freeman, an 8th grade student at Drake’s Creek Middle School in Warren Co. was the first-place winner of photo contest for middle school students for her photo of Shanty Hollow Lake in Bowling Green, Ky.
In the text that accompanied her winning photo, Freeman wrote: “My photo captures the Earth by highlighting the dirt, rocks, and sky in the background along with the waterfall into the pond below.”
Julia and her family received a one-night stay at a Kentucky State Resort Park of their choice.
The Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green will be hosting the 21st annual BB&T All-American Soap Box Derby May 18-19, 2018.
We would love to have a few students from Drakes participate in the race this year.
Racers must be between 7-18 years of age.
All events leading up to and the event itself are held at the track and the gym at Phil Moore Park in Alvaton.
There will be a Kid's Day at the Track this Saturday, March 24th from 8am-12pm. Kids will be able ride in a car down the track and get more information about the race.
The registration is $45.00. There is also a Super Kids race that allows kids with special needs to participate and race. The registration fee for the Super Kids is $25.00.
All money that is raised goes back to the kids in our community.
Anyone interested is encouraged to register soon as Kiwanis sponsored cars are limited. For more information or to register, parents can visit http://www.bgkiwanis.org/soapbox or email email@example.com.
Newsletter edited by Arivumani Srivastava