Congratulations to the South Laurel Middle Schools Academic Team for winning the District 62 Governor's Cup Championship! The Quick Recall Team finished in first place and the Future Problem Solving Team finished as district runners up. Both teams will advance to the Regional Governor's Cup on January 30th.
Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) students at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning to utilize metal fabrication skills in the welding lab.
Over the last three years, IMT students have completed coursework in Principles of Electrical Technology, Electrical Motor Controls, Programmable Logic Controls, and Shop Management. The students are currently completing Welding for Maintenance. The Welding for Maintenance class teaches students three major fabrication processes, such as MIG, TIG, and Stick welding.
“Students Trent Keltner and Isaac Campbell have earned national certification for Electrical Technician in our National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) accredited program at the CFI,” said Mr. Gary Karr, IMT Program Coordinator. IMT students also learn construction technology skills in the residential lab utilizing various saws, building supplies, hand tools, and power tools. “Our graduates of the IMT program are highly sought after for careers in advanced manufacturing by various major employers in the region,” added Karr.
“We are very proud of our IMT program and the exceptional opportunities that it provides our students for career development,” remarked Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.
South Laurel Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council has selected Phillip Jones as their new principal. Mr. Jones most recently has served as the assistant principal at London Elementary. Mr. Jones received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.
Mr. Jones joins the South Laurel Middle School family with 20 years of educational experience. Mr. Jones says his passion is to "develop positive relationships within the community, working with students as they grow, supporting teachers and staff so that they can reach their greatest potential, and foster a positive school culture."
Mr. Jones and his wife Sammi are proud parents to daughter Scarlett and son Jacob. Congratulations, Mr. Jones, on being named the new South Laurel Middle School principal!