Buckner Elementary School

Buckner Elementary School

Buckner Elementary School
4307 Brown Blvd.

LaGrange, Kentucky 40031

PHONE:  502-222-3712
FAX:  502-222-3713

SCHOOL WEBSITE: http://www.oldham.kyschools.us/buckner

PRINCIPAL Elizabeth Dant
SCHOOL HOURS 7:40 AM - 2:20 PM
ACCREDITATION Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Buckner Elementary School opened its doors on August 14, 1998. The faculty and administration at Buckner Elementary School believe that our goal is to develop literate, productive, responsible American citizens who retain curiosity and a love of learning. We acknowledge that Buckner Elementary School should help foster an understanding of the individual’s responsibility to self and others. We strive to help our children develop into responsible, life-long learners. We accomplish our goals with the help of an experienced professional staff and strong parental support. Our instructional program provides opportunities to develop each child’s emotional and physical skills as well as his or her academic abilities.  Therefore, we provide a rigorous academic program in a secure and nurturing environment.

School Awards/Teacher Awards: Lisa Cheek, Principal: 2010 State PTA Outstanding Educator; 1997 Ashland Oil Golden Apple Achiever Award, 1996 ExCEL Award; National Board Certified Teachers: Emily Esarey, Angelica Fotos, Heather McDonald, Jenny Graff, Susan Morrison, Richard Parrott, Kevin Puckett, Lesley Reynolds, Kristin Schaefer, Jill Smith, Heather Sparks, Debbie Sullivan, Chelsea Whitesell, and Sarah Whitt; Debbie Sullivan, Early Primary Teacher: 2000 WHAS ExCEL Award, 1999 Ashland Oil Golden Apple Achiever Award; Margie Brodt, Fourth Grade Teacher: 1995 Ashland Oil Golden Apple Achiever Award; Jill Smith, 2011 State PTA Honorary Life Recognition; Penny Perkins: 2010 State PTA Honorary Life Recognition Award; 1999 Architectural Award for Excellence in Interior Design from “American Schools and Universities”; 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008 Kentucky Pacesetter School; 2007 PTA National Certification of Excellence.

Special Programs: Choice of full-day or half-day kindergarten; After-school/ Summer Care Enrichment Program for students K-5th grade; Individualized services for special education (K-5th Grade) and gifted/talented and Extended School Services (ESS)

Extra Curricular Activities:  Student Technology Club (5th Grade), Sign Language Club; Intramural Basketball (4th and 5thgrade), Cheerleading (4th and 5th grade), Performing Arts Club (P.A.C. – Drama and Chorus) (4th and 5th grade), Governor’s Cup/Academic Team, Buckner Art Guild (B.A.G.), Newscast Team, Cross Country (4th & 5th grade), and Intramural Volleyball (4th and 5th grade).

Technology Information: Buckner Elementary has a networked instructional computer system in all classrooms with access to Internet resources and a full range of research and instructional tools that meet state and national standards.  Each classroom is supported by an interactive technology classroom, integrating technology into daily learning. The Ben Estes Library Media Center features computerized circulation and card catalog.  A twelve-computer mini-lab in the library is available for individual or class use as well as a portable 30 laptop computer lab. An iPad initiative started in 2011 with 28 iPads in classrooms.


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