Spring Enrichment Classes- SUSPENDED

Our Enrichment Schedule for April-June came out yesterday, March 22, in the Bowling Green Daily News. Please know that registration for all enrichment classes is SUSPENDED until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We thank you for your patience at this time. Once we reopen, any remaining classes during this term will continue as planned. Thank you!

POSTPONED: US Bank’s Young Artists’ Competition

We are postponing the U.S. Bank Young Artists Competition until further notice. Once the health situation settles down we will reopen the competition using the entries we have already received and any new ones. Thank you for your understanding.

POSTPONED: 31st annual Volunteers of the Year Awards

31st annual Volunteers of the Year Awards

sponsored by BB&T, WNKY 40, American Legion Post 23, and BGMU

Volunteers In Action Executive Committee has elected to postpone the Awards due to the current COVID-19 situation. It is our sincerest hopes that we will be able to reschedule the event until the fall. At this time we will not be accepting nominations. As we make definite plans for the fall, we will let you know. Thanks and stay safe.

POSTPONED: 16th annual Summer Activities Fair

The 16th annual Summer Activities Fair scheduled for April 14 has been postponed. If things return to “normal” quickly enough for there to still be summer activities, we will try to reschedule the event. It’s possible we could do a virtual event if it is not possible to pull off the actual event like in year’s past. Thanks and stay safe.

 

Seeking to fill opens positions for Extreme Summer Club

Extreme Summer Club: staff positions

Know a high school grad or college student who needs summer work? Community Education is hiring for our Extreme Summer Club (camp for K-8 grades)!

Applicants wanting to work in the summer all-day programs must be available from 7 a.m.—6 p.m. (hours can vary daily between a.m. and p.m.) each weekday.

Minimum requirements include a valid driver’s license; reliable transportation; good written and oral communication skills; dependability; flexibility and the ability to work well with school personnel, parents and students. Applicants also must meet minimum state requirements for child care providers. Background checks are required.

 

Extreme Summer Club: instructor positions

Would you love to teach the fun part of your subject area that you just can’t get to during the academic year? Come teach it at Community Education’s Extreme Summer Club (grades K-8).

Must be a certified teacher to serve as instructors.

 

Apply online for either position at https://www.commed.us/employment/

31st annual Volunteers of the Year Awards- seeking nominations

 

Volunteers in Action (VIA), made up of representatives from various agencies and organizations that rely on volunteerism, is seeking nominations for its 31st annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. Sponsored this year by BB&T, WNKY, American Legion Post 23, and BGMU the Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 19 at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library, starting at 3 p.m.

Nominations are needed in three categories: the Anne Grubbs Spirit of Service Award, which honors a person excelling in quality, length, and spirit of service to others; the Team Award, which recognizes a group that has worked together to provide outstanding volunteer service in the community; and the Rookie Award, which recognizes an individual or group that started volunteer service within the past 24 months.

Nominees will be judged on:

  • history of community activity
  • demonstration of cooperative attitude
  • the impact that the volunteer’s efforts had on the organization and its clients

All nominees will be recognized as winners from their organizations and will receive a memento and certificate. The award recipients will receive plaques.

 

All nominations must be submitted on or before 4 p.m. on March 20 to:

Volunteers in Action

1227 Westen Street

Bowling Green, KY 42104

jsmith@commed.us

2020 Young Artists’ Competition

Community Education announces annual U.S. Bank art competition for students

 

(Bowling Green, KY) Community Education and U.S. Bank invite students in Bowling Green and Warren County to participate in the annual U.S. Bank Young Artists’ Competition.

This year’s theme is “Imaginary Places”. Warren County students in kindergarten through seniors in high school are encouraged to let their artwork show who they are, what they think about, dream about, or can imagine.

The winners will each receive $50 VISA gift cards from U.S. Bank. The original winning artworks will be displayed at the Warren County Public Library’s Smiths Grove branch from May 12th – June 30th and then at the Kirby branch for the month of July.

The official call for entries and entry forms have been sent to art teachers in all public and private schools in Warren County. This information is also available on the Community Education website, www.commed.us (click the Events pull-down tab) and on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. All artwork must be turned into Community Education by Wednesday, March 25 by 4 p.m. Parents/guardians can turn in their student’s artwork individually or you can collect them and turn them in as a group.

“We appreciate U.S. Bank for once again supporting the creative expression of the area’s students,” said Bill Oldham, Executive Director at Community Education. In addition to prizes for the winning entries, the teacher with the most qualifying entries will also receive a prize and recognition. “We would love to have artwork from every Warren County and Bowling Green city school,” Oldham said. The competition is also open to homeschooled students.

For more information email Oldham at boldham@commed.us or call the Community Education office at 270-842-4281.

Staff Spotlight

We are making the introduction of our first weekly Staff Spotlight. Each week, a different program’s staff will be featured.

For week of Oct. 28 meet our staff at Plano Before-School.

22nd annual Stand for Children Day SUCCESS!

This year’s 22nd annual Stand for Children Day was held on Tuesday, June 18 at the Bowling Green Ballpark. More than sixty vendors (business and organizations) were featured and more than 1,100 attendees attended the 2019 Stand for Children Day. While it did rain on us during the event, it did not hinder the spirit of those attending or keep people away. A thank you to the It was a great event.

Thank you to our 2019 title sponsors:

 

 

On Monday, June 17 we also held our Proclamation and Ribbon Cutting, sponsored by the City of Bowling Green and the County of Warren, in conjunction with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors. We week of June 17-21 was recognized as Stand for Children Week.

For pictures, highlight video, and more information, be sure to check out the Stand for Children Day page at: https://www.commed.us/stand-for-children-day/