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Louisa, KY -- Family and friends packed the Performing Arts Center at Louisa Middle School Thursday and Friday nights to watch students bring to life Shrek The Musical, Jr.
Directed by Tonya Castle-Burkett, The epic tale was about an Ogre named Shrek, played by Ethan Holbrook, who was trying to get his Swamp back from Lord Farquaad, played by Evan Rawlings.
But this came at a price. Shrek had to defeat the dragon, played by Cameron Diamond, to rescue Princess Fiona, played by Bailee Hinkle, from the tower and return her to Duloc where she would marry Lord Farquaad. Shrek was joined on the epic journey by his friend Donkey, played by Kaleigh Ford. In the end, Shrek gained more than his swamp, he also found love with Princess Fiona.
The performance would not have been complete without a host of other fairy tale characters like Pinocchio, The Wicked Witch, The Three Little Pigs and many others. It brought laughter and joy to all who were there to see the hard work and dedication that the students put into the performance.
Louisa Middle School Musical Theatre puts on a production every year. It takes a lot of time and dedication from students, teachers, staff, parents, etc to make the production happen. The Program states, “Teamwork Makes It Happen”. If you were there to see the production you were able to see that teamwork made Shrek the Musical, Jr. a Great Performance and one that will be talked about for weeks to come.
Shrek- Ethan Holbrook
Donkey- Kaleigh Ford
Princess Fiona- Bailey Hinkle
Teen Fiona- Kendell Tucker
Young Fiona- Kassidy Burke
Lord Farquaad- Evan Rawlings
Dragon- Camron Diamond
Puss n' Boots- Austin Hall
Storyteller 1- Haleigh Thompson
Storyteller 2- Bailey McClanahan
Storyteller 3- Tyra Hammond
Mama Ogre - Shelbie Hughes
Papa Ogre & Papa Bear - Herbie Parks
Little Ogre- Citori Branham
Gingy- Katie Castle
Pinocchio- Luke Brumfield
Wicked Witch- Faith Bradley
Big Bad Wolf & Pied Piper - Mason Pack
Peter Pan- Tanner Castle
Ugly Duckling- Kyleah Ward
Mama Bear- Angelina Collins
Baby Bear- Kennedy Sexton
Little Pig 1- Kiersten Pannell
Little Pig 2-Aubrey West
Litlle Pig 3- Tori Ellison
Bishop- Jacob Smith
Dwarf- Landon Bays
Rooster- Evan Salyers
Rat 1- Morgan Pack
Rat 2- Shaunntae Sweeney
Rat 3- Aleah Miller
The Deer- Marie Sipple & Abby Preece
The Duloc Performers - Jacob Smith, Will Dillow, Parker Preece, Landon Bays, Ella Fitzpatrick, Brooklyn Marcum, Rikki Staniford, Abigail Nelson, Shelbie Hughes, and Citori Branham
The Knights: Jacob Smith, Will Dillow, Parker Preece, and Landon Bays
The Guards: Captain - Allyson Hickman, Dalelenia Johnson, Emily Silva, Breanna Preston, and Danika Bottoms
Three Blind Mice: Callie Robertson, Emma Halfhill, and Katelin Robinson
The Birds: Kara Parks and Anastacia Harczynski
The Trees: Kaitlynn Ball and Kassidy Burke
Director- Tonya Castle-Burkett
Theatre Coaches - Matt Hamm & Thaddeus Stambaugh
Dance Choreographer - Jennifer Smith
Stage Managers - Donna J. West and Sheri Perry
Set Designers - Andrea Cyrus, Molly Meek, Pam Hay, and Savannah Cyrus
Sound and Graphic Director - Bill Hammond
Lighting Director- Tommy Perry
Photographer- Molly Meek
Videographers- Chico Prince’s media class Students
LOUISA – The Lawrence County Board of Education gather at the regularly scheduled March meeting on Monday to celebrate and recognize the academic gains made across the district throughout the course of the school year.
The following teachers were recognized by Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher and the Board of Education for their highly productive instructional efforts over the course of the 2016-17 school year-to-date:
Highest Growth K-1 (based on MAP scores)
Highest Overall Academic Index 2-5 (state test prediction using MAP)
Highest Growth in Academic Index 2-5
Highest Novice Reduction 2-5
Highest Overall Index 6-8 (state test prediction using MAP)
Highest Growth in Academic Index 6 - 8
Highest Novice Reduction 6-8:
9-12 Novice Reduction (EOC)
Highest MAP Growth (High School)
During the Superintendent’s Update portion of the agenda, one particularly exciting item was when he invited Information and Technology Director Tommy Burns to update the audience on the progress toward a one-to-one device-to-student ratio for all students grades 9 through 12. Mr. Burns pointed out that these would be brand-new, state of the art Chromebook devices and would allow students to take them home to work on assignments and research.
Dr. Fletcher also updated the audience on the progress of the charter school bill through the Kentucky legislature [editor’s note: that bill, HB250, did pass both chambers and was signed by Governor Matt Bevin], the AEP Credits Count grant, progress on the upgrade to the wireless networks for the district and items regarding assessment.
Additionally, Dr. Fletcher highlighted the upcoming Operation Preparation set for March 28, which will bring professionals from across vocational and academic disciplines in to meet with LCHS and LMS students to discuss educational preparation for their future careers. This event has been one of Lawrence County Schools’ most successful over recent years.
During the public comment section Mr. Danny Ramey requested information on a number of items regarding budgets and expenditures, including salaries and personnel costs and was informed that, per policy and procedure, if those requests are made in writing at the Board of Education Central Office, they will be provided with all the information requested.
The next scheduled meeting of the Board will be April 17 at Blaine Elementary School at 6 p.m.
March 20, 2017
Re: Request to the Lawrence County Board of Education for Change regarding Position
Request the following position be changed effective March 21, 2017:
April 1 is the priority application deadline for fall 2017 scholarships at Ashland Community and Technical College. ACTC offers dozens of scholarships to help deserving area residents pay for their education, and over 150 scholarships were awarded last fall.
“Scholarships are a valuable financial resource for our students and can sometimes mean the difference between going to college and not being able to go to college,” said Dr. Adkins. “At ACTC, about 80% of our students receive some sort of financial aid, and scholarships are part of the financial aid package.”
Applicants need to apply for admission to ACTC, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and fill out a scholarship application form. The general scholarship application form is good for most ACTC scholarships, and there are also applications for special scholarships for students in specific fields.
Scholarship applications are on the web at ashland.kctcs.edu under Costs & Financial Aid and the FAFSA is at fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on scholarships or financial aid, call 855-246-2282.