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Binet School students showcase their work during Expedition Day on Friday

Binet School students showcase projects during Expedition Day

Students have been reading the book "Nim's Island" and created projects that highlight examples of deeper learning.

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Students in Fairdale High School's Heavy Equipment Science program received new safety gear and some scrap material from the Louisville Water Company on Wednesday

Fairdale High receives safety equipment, materials donation from Louisville Water

Donation will help keep students safe, simulate real-world excavations

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Bowen elementary teacher reads to students

Survey results show improved climate and culture within JCPS

The Mini Comprehensive School Survey was administered for one week in October to gauge climate and culture.

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5 Questions With:
cafeteria manager shakes student's hand

Tammy Toebbe

Job Title: Cafeteria Manager at Slaughter Elementary School 
How long she has worked for JCPS: 17 years

In celebration of National School Lunch Week and Farm to School Month, the nutrition staff at Slaughter dressed like farmers for lunch on Oct. 19 and served eight items that came from local farmers: (bone-in) chicken, butternut squash, corn on the cob, kale greens, cabbage, sweet peppers, tomatoes and apples. In addition, guests from the U.S. Army, LMPD and the Okolona Fire Department helped serve lunch and ate with students. The effort was led by Toebbe, who has been the cafeteria manager at Slaughter for four years.

  1. Where are you from and where did you go to school? I was born and raised in Fern Creek. I went to Fern Creek Elementary, Fern Creek Junior High and Fern Creek High School.
  2. How did you become involved with JCPS Nutrition Services and which schools have you worked at? It was (and is) a great “mom” job. I have experience working in over 30 schools due to the fact that I was a floater for some time. I have been at Slaughter since 2011-12 and have been the manager since the 2014-15 year.
  3. What is your favorite part of the job? The opportunity to feed, care for and be a part of the students’ lives. Hopefully they will in turn feed, care for and be a part of someone's life. I love the kids, we get to know them. They are like family to us.
  4. What is your favorite meal to cook at home and at school? At home, it’s meatloaf in a cupcake pan with mashed potatoes and corn.  At school, it’s Beef -A-Roni, greens and potato wedges.
  5. What are the most popular menu items at Slaughter Elementary? The students do a dance when they like something. They do the pizza dance, the chicken nugget dance, the corn dance and the mashed potato dance. The chicken patties are their favorite!

    “5 Questions With” is an ongoing series created by the JCPS Communications Department that spotlights our employees. If you know someone in the district who you would like to see featured, please email us.

    Alumni Spotlight: Allan Houston

    Alan Houston holding basketball in right hand smiling
    Allan Houston is a native of Louisville and a 1989 graduate of Ballard High School. Houston played college basketball at the University of Tennessee. He is a former NBA all-star (played for the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks) and assistant general manager of the New York Knicks and is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2001, he created the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF), which has served thousands of participants across the country through programs that promote youth mentoring, responsible fatherhood and entrepreneurship. For more about Allan Houston, please visit www.allanhouston.com.

    Do you know an outstanding JCPS graduate who we should highlight as a part of this series? Send us an email.

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