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Green School Champions

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 awardee 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

2023- Cardinal Valley Elementary (Adonya Boyle)

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 Green Clean and Green Spoon Sustainability Superstars

2022 Sustainability + Wellness Scorecard Champions

22-23 Sustainability Scorecard

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)