Congratulations to the following schools for achieving local, state, and national recognition!
Fayette County Public Schools is the only KY district to host a national Green Ribbon School since the program began in 2012.
To be a national Green Ribbon School, a K12 school must demonstrate excellence in three pillars:
- Reduce environmental impact and costs
- Improve the health and wellness of students and staff
- Provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills and green career pathways
2022- Cassidy Elementary (Kristi Fehr)
2021- Bryan Station High School (Leslie Campbell)
2020- Fayette County Public Schools
2019- Tates Creek Elementary (Lindsay Ames, Therese Morris)
2018- Meadowthorpe Elementary (Tammy Drury)
2017- Morton Middle School (Carla Trisko)
2016- Russell Cave Elementary
2015- Bryan Station Middle School
2014- Wellington Elementary
2013- Locust Trace Agriscience Center
2012- Rosa Parks Elementary
2022 Sustainability + Wellness Scorecard Champions
KY Green & Healthy Schools is a project-based program that uses the entire school building and grounds as a learning laboratory for students. To become a KGHS School, schools must complete an exhaustive inventory in one of 9 categories, then design & implement a school improvement project based on their investigation, questioning and passions.
Over 35 FCPS schools are participating in KGHS and have reached one of four participation levels: Candidate School, School in Progress, School Under Development and official KY Green & Healthy School.
2019 National NEED Jr Level Youth Award: SCAPA Bluegrass, Ashlie Arkwright
2019 KY Green & Healthy School: Millcreek Elementary, Kristin Witt
2019 KY Green & Healthy School: Bryan Station High School, Leslie Campbell
2018 KY Green & Healthy Schools Instructional Leadership Award + Water Award: Family Care Center, Sharla Gross
2018 KY Green & Healthy Schools Instructional Leadership Award: Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary, Kristen Witt
2018 KY Green & Healthy Schools Instructional Leadership Award: Bryan Station High School, Leslie Campbell
Two FCPS schools have achieved Model KGHS status:
2010 Henry Clay High School
2016 Morton Middle School
2018 National KY NEED Jr Rookie of the Year: SCAPA Bluegrass, Ashlie Arkwright (award presenter: Tyler Cvitkovic, KY National Energy Education Development)