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    Summer Fun and Fitness set to begin June 13

    The Knox County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are set to kick off a Summer of Fun and Fitness at the Barbourville Water Park starting June 13th. Every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks starting June 13 the Knox County FRYSCs will provide free admission for students and one adult per family to enter […]

    Making sense of Dollars and Cents

    Jesse D. Lay 5th grade students had the opportunity to participate in the Dollar and Cents program Wednesday March 22. This programs teaches the students about the reality of budgets and expenses. The students were given a set salary and had to go to different booths where they chose what they wanted to purchase. They […]

    L3 – Lunch and Literacy at Lay

    Jesse D. Lay had it’s first Lunch and Literacy Week from March 20-23 . Parents were given the opportunity to come and have lunch with their children and then talk to the principal and teachers about new school initiatives. Some of the topics that were discussed were kindergarten registration, teacher requests, i-Ready, and the upcoming […]

    Arts to bring smiles to Jesse D. Lay students

    Students at Jesse D. Lay Elementary will soon be all smiles while watching the performing arts thanks to a grant from Delta Dental. The Fund for the Arts and Dental Dental’s Making Smiles Happen have announced that Lay is the recipient of a $998 grant to enhance students arts in education experiences. The Squallis Puppeteers […]

    Elementary Boys’ Basketball Tournament

    The 2017 Elementary Boys’ Basketball Tournament finals were held on Saturday, January 28, at Knox Central High School. The Flat Lick Wildcats B-team defeated the Jesse D. Lay Trojans in the first game of the evening.   In A-team action, the Central Elementary Panthers won against the G.R. Hampton Cougars. Video from the games are […]

    Local realtor donates book to elementary libraries

    It was “The Day The Crayons Quit” and the day Century 21 realtor Sandra Hubbs visited school libraries that has students talking in Knox County. The visit was part of the agency’s effort to give back to local schools, with the first donation being a copy of the book “The Day The Crayons Quit”, by […]

    Academic League celebrates successful season

    The elementary academic season went down to the buzzer, and for several teams ended ties, as students competed to win top bragging rights in the county. The Knox County Academic League celebrated their success this fall during an awards ceremony held on Friday, December 9.  Players, MVPs, and overall top teams were recognized during the awards […]

    Results from annual Sixth Grade Showcase

    Sixth grade students from across Knox County were in the spotlight Saturday as they demonstrated their skills and knowledge in the annual Sixth Grade Showcase. The Sixth Grade Showcase is an academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s […]

    Count Me In! during high attendance week

    Can the Knox County Public Schools count you in? September 19 through 23 marks the annual High Attendance Week in the school district, and this year the district is wanting to make sure that you come prepared to succeed as part of the team. Each day will highlight a different focus on the importance of […]

    Students learn that reading is fundamental

    The roar of students welcomed Clifford, The Big Red Dog, to elementary schools across Knox County during the month of September. Clifford and his guests visited students to teach them that Reading is Fundamental through storytelling and a special gift. Reading is Fundamental is an outreach component of the Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club in […]