News and Events
Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Tournament
EMS, in conjunction with Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Cross Center Sports Complex, is hosting the first annual Best of the Bluegrass All-Star NASP Tournament Saturday, April 18th. 
This tournament is for the top 100 archers in elementary, middle, and high school for both male and female divisions based on all regional scores. 
EMS middle school archers who qualified are Logan Goode, Kendra Delahoussaye, Sidney Scott, and Allen Slaughter.  The will shoot at 3:00pm

Come out and support. Admission is $5.00. 
 
EMS Student Wins Regional Award
Elkhorn Middle School student Don Allen Slaughter received the Student Technology Award from the Central Kentucky Association of School Librarians Thursday evening.  
FCHS Cheerleading
Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for cheerleading at FCHS:

Conditioning will be April 28, 29, 30 5:00-7:00 in the back foyer at FCHS. 

FCHS cheer clinics/Try-outs:
Clinics May 5 & 6 5:00-7:30
Tryouts May 7 at 4:00-6:00. 
 
Auditions
Auditions for the EMS School Play, Cry Wolf!, will be TUESDAY, April 21st from 3:45-5:00.  Any EMS student interested is encouraged to audition.  Contact Mrs. Osterloh for more information.  
Book Fair
The Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair is on NOW until Friday, April 17th.  Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.   
FCHS Volleyball
FCHS Volleyball will be hosting a student and parent informational meeting on April 22 at 7:00 pm in the FCHS cafeteria. For those interested in trying out for the upcoming season it is highly recommend that the student and parents attend the meeting.  
Freestyle Wrestling
Freestyle wrestling practice will be from 3:30-5:15 Monday and Wednesday in the mat room behind the field house.  
EMS at KUNA
Elkhorn Middle School Students took part in KUNA March 22-24th at the Downtown Marriott, Louisville with schools from across the Commonwealth. There were a total of 700 plus students in attendance. The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a 3-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy. KUNA offers students the opportunity to experience the richness of cultures from around the world, develop empathy, and hone their critical thinking skills while engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and global issues. Sasha Sairajeev was appointed Summit President based on her leadership skills. Mason Parritt received a plaque for Outstanding Delegate. Stephen Parks Mason and Cameron Smith each received a plaque for Outstanding Speakers. The overall school delegation was awards a Certificate for Delegation of Excellence, an honorable mention for the Mexico country sign, and the Conference Life Award best exemplifying the tenets of the United Nations. Students attending were Abraham Alhamdani, Caitlyn Barnes, Julia Blackburn, Will Brown, Ellie Dales, Nikitha Dharanipragada, Sydney Donovan, Sam Feldman, Alyssa Goldie, Chloe Greenidge, Regan Gregory, Olivia Hagg, Aaliyah Jones, Dalton Kemper, Aiden Lewis, Haven Luce, Noah Lyles, Stephen Parks Mason, Gracie Mika, Kallie Joe Morgan, Jaylin Muravchick, Mason Parritt, Jake Parritt, Sasha Sairajeev, Raygan Shepherd, Kristen Shuttleworth, Cameron Smith, Evan Smither (President of the Security Council) Marley Sparks, Alijah Starks, Peyton Sutton, Nicole Tomes, Gary Wallace, Dorsey Williams, and McKaylynn Woodard. Advisers were Brad Embry and Carmen Thompson 
EMS Wins District Governor's Cup
The EMS academic team took 1st place in the district Governor’s Cup competition this past Saturday. The team also won the Hume Sportsmanship Award.  Quick Recall placed 1st overall (Team members include: Sasha Sairajeev, Parks Mason, Allen Slaughter, Noah Lyles, Sanjana Rahman, Camden Good, and Cooper Hendrix) Future Problem Solving placed 1st overall (Team members include: Parks Mason, Julia Blackburn, Caitlyn Barnes, and Olivia Hagg) Read more for more award winners...  
Boys Intramural Basketball
Sign up forms are in the front office.  They should be completed and returned by February 20.  
MAKEUP DAYS
School WILL be in session BOTH February 13 and February 16 to make up for days missed.  

For the past few months Bondurant has been running an informational series for parents of middle school children. The next meeting is on Tuesday February 9 from 5-6pm, coinciding with the BMS/EMS basketball games. Bullying is the topic because of its pertinence in Kentucky news as of late. I would like to extend an invitation to EMS parents to this meeting. Information presented will take a balanced approach to identify, prevent, and cope with bullying in the middle school setting. Resources will be provided to parents and SRO Monty Chappell is invited to present information as well. Any parent in attendance will receive $1 off the cost of admission to the ball game that evening.  
School News Now on SchoolTube
To watch the daily WELK News, please visit our channel on School Tube. 
http://www.schooltube.com/channel/welknews/
 
Spelling Bee Winner
A BIG shout out to our 3 finalists:
6th grade: Laken Ellis
7th grade: Sanjana Rahman 8th grade: Chaz Broughton The winner and representative of Elkhorn Middle School is………..Sanjana Rahman!!! She will now compete at the district level on Wednesday, January 21st. Our second place winner is Laken Ellis.
 
Caught Doing Something Good Award
The PTSA is happy to present an award program for EMS students who are “Caught Doing Something Good”. EMS staff can nominate a student that they catch "doing something good”. This can be before school starts, during the school day, or at after school activities.

No good deed should go unnoticed, so all nominees will be honorable mentions and receive recognition on the ELK news and social media sites. Three good deeds (one per grade per month) will be deemed the winners and receive a prize package including a school store gift certificate, a certificate of recognition given to them in our special segment on the ELK news, recognition on our social media sites and be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini (winner drawn at the end of the school year).

We hope that this will help to highlight the great students at EMS and encourage kindness through out our school and community. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in this program, please post here or email us at emsptsanews@gmail.com.
 
 
 
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