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August 6, 2018

Welcome Back to School,

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family on our first day of school: Wednesday, August 15, 2018. For this 2018-19 school
year, all Model students will be on the same school-day schedule which begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. High school and middle school students will be on a 7-period day.

Our expected enrollment is up for 2018-19. We anticipate approximately 720 students, which is about 25 more than were enrolled at the end of last year. As many of you know, we added an additional Kindergarten class and accepted more students in Grade 8.

We still have a few remaining seats at certain grade levels, so if you have friends or family interested in coming to Model please have them contact Beth Campbell (beth.campbell@eku.edu) soon.

You’ll see some new faculty and staff at Model. I hope you’ll take some time to say hello and make them as welcome as you’ve made me.

Administrators and Leaders
David Naylor – Elementary Principal/Lower School Director
Chris Budano, Ed.D. – Director of Admissions, Assessment, and
Accountability

Faculty
Lonnie Nixon – 2nd grade
Angela Hernandez – 2nd grade
Mary Tom Emanuel joins us in a full-time role for 3rd grade
Julie Tallent – art
Mary Elizabeth Henton – orchestra and strings
Nicole Silimperi – Spanish

Staff
Donna McGuire – Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Tammy Frazier – Psychologist
Whitney Cook – Occupational Therapist

Paraprofessionals
Hope Burchett
Morgan Campbell
Melissa Nasrallah
Kari Wilson

Additionally, there are some internal changes:
Ms. Christi Sexton will now be the counselor for grades K-8
Ms. Kim Puckett has increased responsibility, including overseeing all student services.
Ms. Anne Kipp and Ms. Mandy Williams will be returning to Model after a leave in grades K and 1, respectively
Ryan Wilson, Ed. D. will join us from the main campus in his role as senior director for dual credit and regional campuses.
Ms. Janet Alexander will be our full-time receptionist
You’ll notice many improvements to our campus, as Model and EKU staff have given much time and attention to creating a better learning environment for our Model Patriots.
• Fresh paving, painted awnings, and landscaping
• Fresh painting and upgraded LED lighting in the main hallways and auditorium
• Cooling in the elementary cafeteria
• New furniture in many classrooms
• New faucets in most bathrooms
• Many repairs and updates throughout the buildings
There are still more renovations to come over the next few years. Here are just some of the highlights in the works:
• New bleachers in the gym
• New cafeteria furniture
• Makerspace learning area / Teacher development space in the old “shop” area
• New carpeting in the offices, auditorium, and library

More importantly, we’ve found ways to continue the Model Tradition of Excellence by enhancing our instructional programming:
• Added Elementary Spanish (twice a week) for students in Grades K-5
• More arts programs: Added an Orchestra/Strings Program in grades 4-12 and a school-wide musical production this year
• Interdisciplinary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) time at the elementary level
• Increased and strengthened STEM offerings in Grades 7-12, adding 3 courses in Engineering and Design, 2 courses in computer
coding and programming, forensic science, and a stats course
• Focused offerings in Grades 6-8, with all 8th graders having the opportunity to take a high school course in Grade 8
• New and updated textbooks in many courses (implementing The University of Chicago Mathematics program in Pre-Algebra,
Algebra I, and Geometry)
• Increased opportunity to earn college credit in high school through dual credit coursework and increased AP offerings (new for 18-
19: AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, AP Art History, AP Seminar, AP English Language and Composition; existing: AP Human
Geography, AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art,
• Implementing the AP Capstone Diploma option in high school.
• New applied learning and career-based offerings including Digital Broadcasting, Sports Information, and Business and Personal
Law and options to earn Microsoft certification.

We’ve also improved and reimagined an Extended Learning Program (previously called After School Program) led by Jana Mayer. The
program runs from 3:00-6:00 p.m. every school day. If you’re interested in this opportunity please contact Mrs. Mayer at
jana.mayer@eku.edu.

And, finally, there are some changes to our procedures that you’ll want to note.
• After 8:00 a.m., there is a double security feature to enter the building. Visitors, including parents, will “buzz” in before entering the
vestibule where photo ID’s will be checked. Visitors and parents will need to wait to be escorted to their intended location. We’ve
hired a receptionist (Janet Alexander) who will also be checking students in and out of school.
• Both principal offices (Mr. Naylor and Mrs. Dedic) are now in what we are calling the main office. The “Central Office” houses K-12
administrators and staff (Mr. Williamson, Dr. Budano, Ms. Puckett, and Ms. Donna McGuire, and Ms. Beth Campbell) and is located
in what was the elementary guidance office.
• EKU has increased campus security, so any unattended vehicles may be ticketed or towed (this is especially important during drop
off and pick up). No vehicles are to be parked on any red line or red reserved spaces.
For even more details we’ve included the following in this packet:
• A first ever Model Parent and Student Handbook that has nearly everything you want to know conveniently located in one place.
• Who To Contact List (in the Appendix of the Handbook)
• Model Parent Organization (MPO) Info and Kroger Card Info
Please complete and return the following as soon as possible:
• Acknowledgement Page from the Model Handbook
• Health Form
• Chromebook User Agreement Terms (one per student)
And, finally, if any of your demographic information has changed or you need to update the list of persons who may sign your son or
daughter out of school, please contact our new receptionist, Janet Alexander (janet.alexander@eku.edu).
Throughout the year, we will send official communication to you at the e-mail address you provided. Visit our website for the latest
information: model.eku.edu.

All of us at Model look forward to seeing you soon, and I personally look forward to meeting those of you I’ve not yet met. It’s going to be anexciting year full of great opportunities for learning both in and out of the classroom as we continue our tradition of excellence!

It’s a great year to be a Model Patriot.

John R. Williamson, Superintendent
Model Laboratory School

 

School Starts Wednesday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m

For the 2018-19 school year, all students (Pre-K - 12) will have the same start and end times.  The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

For enrollment information, please contact Beth Campbell at beth.campbell@eku.edu or by phone at 859-622-1038.

Available Now:

2018-19 Parent Information Packets.  https://model.eku.edu/sites/model.eku.edu/files/model_handbook_2018-19.pdf A printed packed will be mailed on Wednesday, August 8.

2018-19 School Year Calendar

2018-19 Elementary Supply Lists

2018-19 Secondary Supply Lists

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

ELEMENTARY ORIENTATION

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten: Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Class list and teacher assignments for Pre-K and K will be posted at 5:30 p.m. on the main office windows.

Confidentiality training and background checks will take place during the orientation. All persons must have a completed background check and confidentiality training before attending any field trips, classroom parties, volunteering, etc. The cost is $10.00 per person. Due to safety reasons, the playground will be closed during orientation.

Grades 1 -5: Monday, August 13 beginning at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 6:00 p.m.

Class lists and teacher assignments for Grades 1-5 will be posted at 4:30 p.m. on the main office windows.

Teachers will meet with parents in their child's classroom at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. To provide the opportunity for parents with children in multiple grades, parents may choose any one of the three sessions. The same information will be shared at all three sessions.

Confidentiality training and background checks will take place in the Library at 5:00 p.m, 5:30 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. All persons must have a completed background check and confidentiality training before attending any field trips, classroom parties, volunteering, etc. The cost is $10.00 per person.

Due to safety reasons, the playground will be closed during orientation.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION

August 6

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - 7th and 8th graders pick up schedules

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  - All 6th graders and new 7th and 8th graders attend orientation in the Auditorium.

Confidentiality training/background check will take place at 7:00 p.m. All parents interested in participating in field trips, volunteering, etc. must attend the meeting. The background check is $10.00 per person.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHEDULE PICK UP

Juniors and Seniors

August 6 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 12 - 2:00 p.m. 

Freshman and Sophomores

August 7 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

ORIENTATION

9th graders and New 10th, 11th, and 12th graders6:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

 


 

Parents,

Genuine engagement of communities and families is essential to driving continuous improvement in our schools. In order to gather data for school improvement, we are asking all Model Laboratory School parents to complete a very short survey about their child’s school. The survey takes about 5 minutes.

Please click on the link below to provide us with your feedback. If you have children at different levels of our school (Elementary, Middle & High - combined), please complete a survey for each. The survey window is open now and will close on November 14.

Elementary Parent Surveys

Climate & Culture Parent Survey Elementary

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/42730/5304

 

Middle & High Parent Surveys

Climate & Culture Parent Survey Middle/High School

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/43053/5304

Thank you for your time and support!

 

Model Taskforce: Themes & FAQs

Model Taskforce website

See the Original September Letter Here. Link

Model Loboratory Taskforce Townhall Presentation 

Announcement of Model Laboratory School Steering and Drafing Committees

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 the EKU Board of Regents heard the Model Task Force recommendations and authorized the University to further explore a public charter school application. The approved recommendation included the appointment of Steering and Drafting Committees to produce and initiate a plan for a thriving, stable Model Laboratory School. The primary charge for these committees is to:

  • develop the mission, vision, and strategic plan,
  • implement a comprehensive fundraising campaign, and
  • draft the charter application.

Although there is a timeline in place which calls for all tasks to be completed by April 1, 2017, we recognize that this timeline is very ambitious. The possibility exists that a charter application could be submitted within the current fiscal year; however, we are mindful that the timeline is subject to change. Most likely, an approved charter contract would go into effect in Fall 2019. 

With that in mind:

  • Current Model students will remain enrolled.  The current population of Model have protected enrollment per the Board of Regents resolution, whether or not the charter application is approved.  However, the impact for out of district students is still not clear. 
  • For Fall 2018, screening and enrollment for Pre-K and Kindergarten will follow the same timeline as previous years. New students in all grades will be added according to the enrollment lists as has been the long-standing practice at Model. 
  • The after-school program will continue as it has in previous years.

The Steering and Drafting Committees are made up of a combination of parents, Model faculty and administration, and EKU faculty and administration, several of whom are alumni of Model Laboratory School. This group will work diligently to represent the perspectives of all members of the Model community.  You can provide direct feedback to the committees through email to modeltaskforce@eku.edu or by reaching out to committee members directly. We are committed to communicating our progress throughout the coming weeks. Please visit the Model Taskforce Website,http://www.eku.edu/modeltaskforce, for information presented at town hall meetings and at the Board of Regents meeting in November.  

Committee members are:

PARENTS

Laura Dedic, Model alumna

Travis Marcum

Rodney Rhodus

Betina Gardner, Chair

Brooke Bowman Mitchel, Model alumna

Scott Johnson

Bethany Miller, Model alumna

Tanlee Wasson

 

MODEL FACULTY/STAFF

John Williamson (Model Lab Administration)

Laura Dedic (Model Lab Administration)

Carrie Ballinger (Model Lab Administration), Model alumna

Travis Marcum (Model Faculty, Middle School)

Rodney Rhodus (Model Faculty, High School)

Charlotte Smith (Model Faculty, Elementary)

EKU FACULTY/STAFF

Sherry Powers (Dean)

Richard Day (College of Education)

Ann Burns (College of Education)

April Blakely (College of Education)

Betina Gardner (Dean, Parent), Chair

Dana Bush (Chair, Early Childhood Education Rep)

Emily Watters (Finance & Budget)

Bethany Miller (Institutional Effectiveness & Research)

Tanlee Wasson (Institutional Effectiveness & Research)

 

David McFaddin (Regional Engagement, Stewardship, & Government Relations)


 

Model Laboratory School Mission Statement

To teach, to learn, to help others teach and learn.

The mission of Model Laboratory School in collaboration with Eastern Kentucky University’s education programs is to provide an environment where faculty and staff can inspire students by challenging them through traditional and innovative strategies.  Consistent with that mission, Model Laboratory School, a department of the College of Education, fulfills several purposes including:  (1) demonstrating and implementing best practices in Pre-K through grade 12 education; (2) offering clinical experiences for pre and in-service educators and related professionals; (3) providing a setting for research and curriculum development; and (4) providing quality professional development for school practitioners.


The Exemplar is now on SALE!

Download Yearbook Order Forms for Check orders Here

Purchase with Credit Card HERE

  • 2013-14/2014-15 Yearbook is $60
  • 2015-16/2016-17 Yearbook is $75

Thank you for supporting Model      Model Friends Club

ELEMENTARY ORIENTATION

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Confidentiality training and background checks will take place during the orientation. All persons must have a completed background check and confidentiality training before attending any field trips, classroom parties, volunteering, etc. The cost is $10.00 per person. Due to safety reasons, the playground will be closed during orientation.

Grades 1 -5

Monday, August 13

Teachers will meet with parents in their child's classroom at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. Parents may choose one of the three sessions. The same information will be shared at all three sessions.

Confidentiality training and background checks will take place in the Library at 5:00 p.m, 5:30 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. All persons must have a completed background check and confidentiality training before attending any field trips, classroom parties, volunteering, etc. The cost is $10.00 per person.

Due to safety reasons, the playground will be closed during orientation.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION

August 6

5:00 - 6:00 - 7th and 8th graders pick up schedules

6:00 - 7:00 - All 6th graders and new 7th and 8th graders attend orientation in the Auditorium.

Confidentiality training/background check will take place at 7:00 p.m. All parents interested in participating in field trips, volunteering, etc. must attend the meeting. The background check is $10.00 per person.

 

HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION

August 6

9:00 - 11:00am and 12 - 2:00 p.m. - 11th and 12th graders pickup schedules

August 7

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - 9th and 10th graders pick up schedules.

6:00 p.m. Orientation for all 9th graders and new 10, 11, and 12th graders.

 

Elementary Supply List

Middle School Supply List


 

Parents,

Genuine engagement of communities and families is essential to driving continuous improvement in our schools. In order to gather data for school improvement, we are asking all Model Laboratory School parents to complete a very short survey about their child’s school. The survey takes about 5 minutes.

Please click on the link below to provide us with your feedback. If you have children at different levels of our school (Elementary, Middle & High - combined), please complete a survey for each. The survey window is open now and will close on November 14.

Elementary Parent Surveys

Climate & Culture Parent Survey Elementary

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/42730/5304

 

Middle & High Parent Surveys

Climate & Culture Parent Survey Middle/High School

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/43053/5304

Thank you for your time and support!

 

Model Taskforce: Themes & FAQs

Model Taskforce website

See the Original September Letter Here. Link

Model Loboratory Taskforce Townhall Presentation 

Announcement of Model Laboratory School Steering and Drafing Committees

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 the EKU Board of Regents heard the Model Task Force recommendations and authorized the University to further explore a public charter school application. The approved recommendation included the appointment of Steering and Drafting Committees to produce and initiate a plan for a thriving, stable Model Laboratory School. The primary charge for these committees is to:

  • develop the mission, vision, and strategic plan,
  • implement a comprehensive fundraising campaign, and
  • draft the charter application.

Although there is a timeline in place which calls for all tasks to be completed by April 1, 2017, we recognize that this timeline is very ambitious. The possibility exists that a charter application could be submitted within the current fiscal year; however, we are mindful that the timeline is subject to change. Most likely, an approved charter contract would go into effect in Fall 2019. 

With that in mind:

  • Current Model students will remain enrolled.  The current population of Model have protected enrollment per the Board of Regents resolution, whether or not the charter application is approved.  However, the impact for out of district students is still not clear. 
  • For Fall 2018, screening and enrollment for Pre-K and Kindergarten will follow the same timeline as previous years. New students in all grades will be added according to the enrollment lists as has been the long-standing practice at Model. 
  • The after-school program will continue as it has in previous years.

The Steering and Drafting Committees are made up of a combination of parents, Model faculty and administration, and EKU faculty and administration, several of whom are alumni of Model Laboratory School. This group will work diligently to represent the perspectives of all members of the Model community.  You can provide direct feedback to the committees through email to modeltaskforce@eku.edu or by reaching out to committee members directly. We are committed to communicating our progress throughout the coming weeks. Please visit the Model Taskforce Website,http://www.eku.edu/modeltaskforce, for information presented at town hall meetings and at the Board of Regents meeting in November.  

Committee members are:

PARENTS

Laura Dedic, Model alumna

Travis Marcum

Rodney Rhodus

Betina Gardner, Chair

Brooke Bowman Mitchel, Model alumna

Scott Johnson

Bethany Miller, Model alumna

Tanlee Wasson

 

MODEL FACULTY/STAFF

John Williamson (Model Lab Administration)

Laura Dedic (Model Lab Administration)

Carrie Ballinger (Model Lab Administration), Model alumna

Travis Marcum (Model Faculty, Middle School)

Rodney Rhodus (Model Faculty, High School)

Charlotte Smith (Model Faculty, Elementary)

EKU FACULTY/STAFF

Sherry Powers (Dean)

Richard Day (College of Education)

Ann Burns (College of Education)

April Blakely (College of Education)

Betina Gardner (Dean, Parent), Chair

Dana Bush (Chair, Early Childhood Education Rep)

Emily Watters (Finance & Budget)

Bethany Miller (Institutional Effectiveness & Research)

Tanlee Wasson (Institutional Effectiveness & Research)

 

David McFaddin (Regional Engagement, Stewardship, & Government Relations)


 

Model Laboratory School Mission Statement

To teach, to learn, to help others teach and learn.

The mission of Model Laboratory School in collaboration with Eastern Kentucky University’s education programs is to provide an environment where faculty and staff can inspire students by challenging them through traditional and innovative strategies.  Consistent with that mission, Model Laboratory School, a department of the College of Education, fulfills several purposes including:  (1) demonstrating and implementing best practices in Pre-K through grade 12 education; (2) offering clinical experiences for pre and in-service educators and related professionals; (3) providing a setting for research and curriculum development; and (4) providing quality professional development for school practitioners.


The Exemplar is now on SALE!

Download Yearbook Order Forms for Check orders Here

Purchase with Credit Card HERE

  • 2013-14/2014-15 Yearbook is $60
  • 2015-16/2016-17 Yearbook is $75

Thank you for supporting Model      Model Friends Club

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