John Moore to lead Ashland as new principal
John Moore has eight years of experience in education, having started his professional career teaching special education at Booker T. Washington Elementary. After four years in the classroom, he was hired a PBIS coach and administrative dean at Coventry Oak Elementary. Since 2019, he has also worked with teachers throughout Fayette County Public Schools as a safe crisis management trainer. Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree in teaching from Midway College, and studied instructional leadership at Georgetown College, where he earned his principal certification.
“I am extremely excited for Mr. Moore as he joins the district’s leadership team with a focus on sustaining, renewing, and elevating Ashland’s rich appreciation for academic excellence and integration of the Arts,” said Elementary School Chief Faith Thompson, who oversees Ashland. “A consummate professional who brings a wealth of educational experiences, Mr. Moore has many strengths including his warm presence and passion for students, families, and their success. His ability to develop authentic and trusting relationships with faculty and staff will make his transition seamless and his balanced, distributive leadership approach demonstrates his value and dedication to all.”
Superintendent Manny Caulk announced Moore's hiring June 24. He officially takes the helm at Ashland on July 1, 2020.
Lexington Public Library
June 1 - August 16
Please visit the Lexington Public Library website, www.lexpublib.org for information about their Virtual Summer Reading Program. You can also find information about curbside pickup and online reading options on their website.
Barnes & Noble
May 16 - September 5 BN.com/SummerReading
Kids will be able to participate in the Summer Reading Program and earn a free book from a selection of books for grades one through six. All they have to do is read eight books and record them in their Summer Reading Journal, and tell us about which part of the book is their favorite and why, by visiting their local Barnes & Noble store or BN.com/SummerReading. They can then take their completed journal to their local Barnes & Noble store between May 16 and September 5 to get their free book.
Half Price Books
www.hpb.com Feed Your Brain Daily Giveaway. See website for details.
Storyline Online www.storylineonline.net
Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Digital Library for Kids. Request free access until June 30 from Mrs. Basham at firstname.lastname@example.org. After June 30, parents can get 30 free days, after 30 days there is a monthly fee.
Scholastic Summer Reading https://www.scholastic.com/site/summer/home.html
May 4 - September 4
READ-A-PALOOZA New FREE digital program including books, live events, and games. See website for details.
Also check out the the following link for some great learning options: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fq1dVxDckWx4TJWFzLbhxc2AsEMY9JzVuFUVPplSBA0/edit?usp=sharing
Kindergarten registration for 2020-21 still proceeding
During the April 7-30 sign-up window, families of this fall’s incoming kindergartners may still begin with the usual online registration despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Because all schools and FCPS offices are currently closed to the public, school staff will then contact each family for a time to complete their paperwork after the social distancing guidelines are lifted.
The final registration window, which is for kindergartners and other students new to Fayette County Public Schools, is July 30 through the start of classes on Aug. 12. Please call the school first to make sure staff are available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays this summer. This sign-up window is also subject to change because of COVID-19 restrictions. Check the district’s registration/enrollment webpage for the latest updates.