Family: kids playing band instrumentsLexington HS Band takes top prize
Lafayette High School Band is nicknamed Pride of the Bluegrass for a reason. Not only have they taken home countless state championships, they have also dominated competitions outside of Kentucky.

Most recently, the high school band took the #1 spot at the Bands of America competition held in Johnson City, TN. With a score of 88.800, Lafayette High School beat out Dobyns-Bennet HS out of TN and Kennesaw Mountain HS out of Georgia.


Lexington Catholic High School open house is on Thursday November 7, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Lexington Catholic also hosts the High School Placement Test on November 16.

The HSPT is a standardized, timed test required of every 8th grader applying to attend Lexington Catholic. It contains five sections that measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, mathematics, and components of written language. The questions are designed to test students at their curriculum level.

This assessment tool is used by high schools for admissions, scholarships, and course placement. Each high school has its own guidelines for evaluating applicants for admission, including performance on HSPT. For more information or questions, contact Mindy Towles, VP Admissions & Enrollment (859) 277-7183 ext. 231.


Family: a young boy and older woman dressed in fire chief uniformsJr. Fire Chief at BCE
Brenda Cowan Elementary pinned their Jr. Fire Chief, Abdul, last month. Abdul is a 5th grade student that participated in an essay/poster contest for the chance to spend the week with the Lexington Fire Department. A ceremony was held in his honor at the school with Lexington Fire Chief Krisin Chilton.



What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Flu
As the cooler weather comes in, here is what Dr. Agata Toborek, Lexington Clinic Pediatrician, would like all parents to know about keeping their children safe from flu. #askaphysician.

“As the weather cools down and flu season approaches, parents can take steps to protect their young children from the flu.

Read more here.



Fam U
Family University (Fam U) offers a variety of classes and workshops that are intended to promote family + school partnerships that support children’s academic and social-emotional success.

Family: classroom with older adultsFam U provides an opportunity for families to learn more about state accountability and assessments, school readiness, special education services, bullying prevention, youth mental health, college and career readiness, college financial aid, making sense out of math and more!

Fayette County Public Schools Family University is Saturday, November 9 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Henry Clay High School (2100 Fontaine Road).

This event is FREE for all family members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interpreters are available by request through registration. For more information and to register, visit famu.



Nov 2     Holes, 7 pm, Lexington Children’s Theater (Nov 3, 9, 10)

Nov 5     The Lorax, 2 pm, downtown Librar

Nov 5     FCPS Closed for Election Day

Nov 7      Lexington Catholic High School Open House, 6-8 pm

Nov 7      Craft & Vendor Fair, 5 pm, Frederick Douglass High School Cafeteria

Nov 8      Family Movie Night & Chili Cook-off, 5:15 pm, Early Learning Center at LHSC

Nov 9      Bluegrass Baby Expo, noon, Convention Center

Nov 9      SCAPA presents Madagascar Jr., 2 pm, Lexington Opera House

Nov 10    No Kid Hungry dinner, 5:30 pm, Lockbox

Nov 12    FAFSA Seminar, 5:30 pm, Hamburg Library

Nov 16    38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair, 9 am, Kentucky Horse Park

Nov 16    High School Placement Test, 8 am, Lexington Catholic

Nov 16    Daddy/Daughter Ball, 5 pm, The Kentucky Castle

Nov 16    Truck-a-Palooza, 1 pm, 1631 Old Frankfort Pike

Nov 17    Cookies with Santa, 11 am, Holly Day Market at Lexington Convention Center

Nov 19    On the Move Art Studio, 5 pm, Crank & Boom

Nov 27-29   FCPS Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Events may require tickets or registration Times, dates, and locations subject to change.



This article also appears on page 12 and 13 of the November 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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