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WKU Fall 2011 Graduates List

Western Kentucky University honored the students who fulfilled their graduation requirements on December 17, 2011. The names of all Butler County graduates are listed below.

Kimberly R. BuGay of Morgantown, Bachelor of Arts
Kayla R. Hack of Morgantown, Bachelor of Science
Amy B. Keown of Morgantown, Bachelor of Social Work
Cole A. Overstreet of Morgantown, Bachelor of Science
Casey M. Phelps of Morgantown, Bachelor of Science
Lindsey L. Porter of Morgantown, Bachelor of Social Work
Rachel L. Ross of Morgantown, Master of Science

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Time Running Out for Thousands in Grants for a College Education at Mid-Continent

Financial aid loans and often grants are available to make going back to college affordable. State grant funding is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be gone as soon as the middle of February. If you complete your financial aid application now, you could get thousands in assistance for your education. Even those with high incomes almost always qualify for nearly $3,000. Applying for financial aid does not commit you to attend college; it commits the money for you to attend college. ADVANTAGE is trying to reach all those who are even considering attending in 2012-2013.

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BCMS STLP Community Savers donate to Youth Service Center

BCMS STLP Community Savers have continued their work towards helping the community. In January we collected Spare Change for the Butler County Youth Service Center for a total of $446.90. Mrs. Bucklew’s homeroom class collected $101.83, the highest in 6th grade; Mrs. Johnson’s homeroom class collected $41.43, the highest in 7th grade; and Mrs. Smith-Thomas’ homeroom class collected $60.00, the highest in 8th grade.   

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BCHS Students Compete in Regional FCCLA STAR Events Competition

Members of the Butler County High School Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently competed in the Region 4 STAR Events competition. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:

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BCHS Releases 2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll

Butler County High School Principal Patrick O'Driscoll is proud to announce all of the students who made the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks.

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BCHS SBDM January Meeting Minutes

1. Mr. O’Driscoll called the meeting to order and welcomed guests, Rebecca Rose, Scott Flener, Ashley Johnson, Lisa Rhoades, Kimberlea Embry, Angie Arnold,  and Shilo Ringl.

2. Agenda was presented, with additions, and Stacha Murphy motioned to set the agenda, and Darryl Dockery seconded the motion.

3. Darryl Dockery made a motion to accept the December meeting minutes.  Seconded by Christal McKinney.

4. Gina Givens, finance secretary, presented the financial report, Dennis Robbins moved to accept, Darryl Dockery seconded the motion.

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GRREC Hosts Open Information Sessions to Recruit and Train New Teachers for Area Schools

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a federal Transition to Teaching grant to the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative on behalf of 20 of its 36 member districts and their 96 schools in 2009.  The third cohort begins work in June 2012.

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Annabelle Cooper Wins Geography Bee at BCMS

Geo Bee Winner Annabelle Cooper and Mrs. Becky Mudd

Ten students from Butler County Middle School took the stage on the last day of the fall term, Tuesday, December 20, and only one was remaining at the conclusion of the school's annual geography bee.  Eighth grader Annabelle Cooper outlasted nine other students, including a tough challenge from fellow eighth grader Jacob Beasley, to take the top prize after several rounds.

The event, which is coordinated at the school level by veteran Social Studies teacher Becky Mudd, is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. 

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BCHS Students Earn Dean Vaughn 100% Award for Medical Terminology

Five students from the Butler County ATC Health Sciences class recently earned the Dean Vaughn 100% Award for Medical Terminology.  To earn this award, students must successfully demonstrate knowledge of 350 terms. This course provides an overview of the basic techniques of medical word building. Once these techniques have been developed, students can readily apply them to build and use an extensive medical vocabulary.   Students enrolled in the Medical Terminology course may earn 3 dual credit hours from Bowling Green KCTCS.

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Ms. Elmore's Class "Adopts" Butler Co. Cancer, Inc. to Show The True Meaning of Christmas

Ms. Elmore's class presenting gift bags to Mr. Richie Bratcher of BCCA.

Each year Ms. Elmore's 3rd Grade Class at Morgantown Elementary helps out a special group in the community at Christmas time.  In the past, her class has provided items for residents at Morgantown Care and Rehab, clients at The Adult Daycare, and individuals through Butler County Cancer Assistance, Inc. The purpose of this project is to allow students the opportunity to experience the true meaning of Christmas, helping others.  

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