Kentucky School Leader - Fall 2012 - (Page 6)

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers, I hope your school year has gotten off to an amazing start! In planning for this edition of the Kentucky School Leader, I wanted a theme that would not only be beneficial to you as you begin a new school year, but the entire year. It is obvious Kentucky administrators are working hard to provide the best curriculum and instruction for our children. So, I wanted to see what was being done beyond this to ensure students were prepared and ready to learn when they walk through the school doors each morning. I sent out a question to all districts: “What are you doing beyond curriculum and instruction to ensure your students are successful?” The response was overwhelming! Districts across the state are going well above and beyond to ensure children are successful by making sure they have enough food to eat when they go home, have clothes to wear, have a comfortable bed to sleep in, receive the medical attention they need, and so on. This is being done primarily through partnerships between schools and the community. But, in many cases it is being done through the sacrifices of dedicated educators and volunteers. Included in this edition are just a handful of examples of what Kentucky schools and districts are doing. Read about KASA’s 2012 Fred Award winner, a volunteer in Monroe County Schools, who has dedicated both his time and finances to ensuring students at Monroe County High School have successful futures. You will also read about what several districts are doing to ensure student success. I wish I could have included all the ideas that were sent to me, but there were just too many. Thanks to all who shared what their districts are doing. We have to make sure a child’s personal and physical needs are being met before we can expect them to be ready to learn. Kentucky is doing an awesome job with this. Thank you! Sincerely, FALL 2012 Publication ky Association of the Kentuc inistrat of School Adm ors d: ents Succee Helping Stud D N GOING BEYO N INSTRUCTIO U& M CURRICUL Recipient: 2012 Fred Award 7 Jon Foote – page Inside ership Awards KASA 2012 Lead Hearts of Grace e Building a Bridg munity ther for the Com ty: Working Toge Lawrence Coun Contest 2012 Student Video ram ty Backpack Prog Breckinridge Coun Wanda Darland Web, Publications & Affiliate Services Coordinator One Year Specimen Guarantee Free Specimen Disposal LEOPARD FROGS PROVIDING CLEANING SOLUTIONS SINCE 1951 Kenway would like to thank all the School Systems we have Serviced over the past 60 years. We look forward to your continued support and serving you in the coming years. 502-367-2201 | Toll Free: 1(800) 292-9478 3”- 3.5” plain preserved, vac pac Prices as low as preserved dissection specimens dissecting supplies & equipment guides, charts, models, videos HIGH QUALITY. LOW PRICES. $ 30 EACH 1 ORDER BY PHONE KEYCODE ORDER SECURELY ONLINE ORDER BY FAX 1-800-222-9094 1-800-332-9094 11S088 THREE EASY WAYS TO START SAVING TODAY! 593703_Kenway.indd 1 25/06/12 4:29 PM 537253_Bio.indd 1 7/2/11 8:00:42 PM Serving all levels of Educational Theatre 800-426-6790 513-831-6650 The Educator’s Choice for: Custom Drapery Fire Curtains Curtain Tracks Custom Rigging est. 1991 Automated Rigging Theatrical Lighting Rigging Inspections Projection Screens We Take The STING Out Of Fund Raising! (800) 776-3039 (859)887-9585 Kentucky 558140_Beck.indd 1 6• School Leader Fall 2012 595553_Bumblebee.indd 1 10/27/11 11:59:09 AM 07/07/12 12:50 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kentucky School Leader - Fall 2012

Editor’s Note
2012 Fred Award Winner: Jon Foote
2012 Leadership Awards
Hearts of Grace
President’s View: Caring for the Whole Child
Building a Bridge
2012 Student Video Contest
Lawrence County: Working Together for the Community
Breckinridge County Backpack Program
From the Executive Director’s Desk: How Much Should Schools Do?
Index of Advertisers/

Kentucky School Leader - Fall 2012