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10 - August 29, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook SCHOOL NEWS Photos submitted by Kelly Wilson and BCMS On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Bath County Middle School and Bath County High School hosted Scott Harvey and his trademarked UlAMSOMEONE" assembly on Bullying for the student body. Later that evening Mr. Har- vey provided two hours of training for the faculty and staff of the Bath County School District. Mr. Harvey's message is that one person "Someone" can make a difference if they are willing to do something about the bullying. Bullying has been around as long as mankind and unfortunately has always been a part of student's lives. Social Media has amplified the issue of bullying among our student population. We can't keep waiting on "Someone" else to do something about the problems we witnessl Mr. Harvey asks the students, faculty and staff to Step up and be that "Someone". For more information on bullying please visit www.bullyfree4me.org. =l:llllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 1 ::: Student 0fthe Week : m m = By JuanArmitage me for the student of = - the week because it was = ==- Joshua Becker is the my goal to be success--= = student of the week for ful. Whenever there is - - Mr. Armitage's health a question in class that- class. Joshua comes to I don't know then I at = = class every day with a least give an attempt to == = smile, positive attitude answer it because if you - --= and a desire to work. He say "I don't know" then = -= is a very attentive student that tells the teacher-  _=- in class and always takes you're not listening. So I -= - part in class discussions, want to keep my grades = -= Joshua has excellent up so that my dreams of == - work habits and 100% becoming a police officer -= - average as proof. Aposi- will work. But in my off == five role model for other time I like to hang out == - students that is willing to with my family. I am a _= _ work with and help class- musician and I also play -= = mates. Outstanding job. the drums. As a student == =- Keep up the good work of Bath county high_=- - Joshua. school I am on the foot- -= _ -= Joshua in his own ball team. I play football -= -= words: because I love my broth- = -= I want to thank Mr. ers and its fun. = m -Armitage for choosing ::hT Submitted by Michele Bradley The fourth grade students at Crossroads Elementary School have been learning about the 5 groups of Verte- brates. Pictured are Stephen Carpenter and Ryan Smith completing a scavenger hunt around the school. concern County School KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Scott Harvey's visit to the school district last Tuesday to teach about bullying was part of a larger effort on the part of the Bath dren have a safe and nurturing learning en- vironment. Supt. Harvey Tackett said in a recent inter- view that he has made school safety a priority since he was hired last November. parents and need to feel safe and secure so that learning can take place," he said. "I feel like our schools are safe. No school's plans are foolproof, but we have taken many pre- ventative measures." Following the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elemen- tary in Newtown, Con- necticut in December 2012, Bath County was among many school districts across the county to undertake a serious look at their own school security measures. said that a commit- aid first responders the event of any school emergenc Facilities Director Burnsy Stewart said that while an emergen- cy situation could hap- pen at any school re- gardless of the security have have way of everything, like cameras and buzzer. ,If someone ever gets in the building, it would be harder for them to get in the classrooms," Stewart said. "It's all about the and Stewart, added. Biddle also said that the school system is also planning on hav- ing an "active shooter" drill in the coming months at Bath County High School. School officials, including Biddle and Tackett, have already seen two of these drills this year at Western Hills High School and at Mont- gomery County High School. Local first re- spenders are expected to participate in the drill. - Bte noted, that the school: district's Faro- , schools addressed their own concerns, and meet- ings were held to co- ordinate security is- sues with local first responders. Bath County School Board members ap- proved the first phase of improvements: in school district in the spring, ting aside 862,500 for buzzer/camera sys- tems on school doors, new locks, an new key system, and repairs to existing doors at the county's four schools. According to school safety coordinator Kim Biddte, the next phase will involve the development of a panic button system in the schools a well as a room numbers on making school safety a monthly theme for this school year through various activities. The school district already has a number of safety practices in place, including 20 ran- dom visits a year from K-9 Resources, random drug testing of stu- dentsand staff, a cam- era system that helped to identify suspects in a December 2012 break- in at the middle and high schools, regular fire/earthquake/lock- down drills, a crisis and counseling team, and security and safety measures on school buses. Stewart just need to ing on what we've ready done." Construction & r Inc. We Cut Era'All" , fully insured. 15 yrs grind stumps. P.(). Box 124 ()lympia, KY 40358 Celt: i)210-3049 Home: (606)674-3960 Protect your most important assets - your loved ones - with life insurance. I Randy Doyle 507 Lake R(1. 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