Category: K-Kids

The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award


The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award in the Church/SchoolCivic/Other Youth Group Category for 2017K-Kids Briana Busick and Jaylee Chandler attended the Good Neighbor Award Banquet to receive their award and recognition on 16 June 2017 Since they were chartered in 2016, the K-Kids have been active in service projects both at Vienna Finley Elementary School and in the community including participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake where they raised over $400, setting up a pinwheel garden at VFES to raise awareness of Child Abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month, collecting donations for UNICEF by participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and learning about the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center as part of their effort to support the Raptor Center Pictured are from left to right in the back row: Kiwanis Advisor Al Riggle, VFES Principal Tiffany Barrett, Matt Busick, Angela Busick, Scottsburg Mayor Bill Graham, Stephen Carey, VFES Faculty Advisor Katie Sawin.  Front row:  Taylor Busick, Fafe Busick, Briana Busick and  Jaylee Chandler The K-Kids is one of the Kiwanis sponsored Service Leadership Programs designed to develop leadership skills through community service.  The students elect their own officers, form their own committees and determine what projects they would like to do.  The VFES K-Kids earned Honor Club status in 2016.


K Kids visit to the preschool

One of the most successful efforts our Kiwanis Club has embarked on the past six years is the sponsorship of Service Leadership Programs in Scott County.  As Kiwanis, we believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community. Our Service Leadership Programs do that
There are two different types of Service Leadership Programs we sponsor in Scott county, programs like the BUG Progrram and Clubs like K-Kids, Builders Club and Key ClubOur Kiwanis Club in cooperation with both SCSD1 and SCSD2 sponsor the BUG Program in all five elementary schools in Scott County (~300 Students)We also sponsor two Key Clubs (SHS and AHS), a Builders Club (SMS) and two K-Kids Clubs (VFES and LES).  All of these clubs develop leadership through community service.  We have outstanding Faculty Advisors, Angela Bray (SHS), Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally (AHS). Lisa Sutton (SMS), Katie Sawin (VFES) and Lee Anna Willett (LES).  We have a strong team of Kiwanis Advisors to help me with these clubs, Terry Davis (AHS), Monte Roth (SHS and LES), and Eric Mullins (VFES)
All these students are learning how to think about how they can improve their community and school, how to plan projects, how to organize and schedule, how to speak and promote projects.  They are all making a difference in our community and our schools and I couldn’t be more proud of the students and advisors.  Several of our graduates are now in Circle K (the college version of SLP) continuing their development as leaders and community servants
A great example is the project the LES K-Kids just completed at the end of the school year.  They volunteered to assist with the Lexington Good Faith Pre-School giving up their recess to volunteer with these young pre-school students.  Just look at the pictures to see how much fun these students had serving these younger members of their community.  These are our leaders of the future
Thank you for the opportunity to work with them!  Thank you to all our faculty advisors and Kiwanis advisors.  You are making a difference and I’m proud to serve with you!

The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids

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The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids were chartered in a ceremony held at Lexington ES in front of parents, school leaders and community leadersThe LES K-Kids are the second K-Kids Club to be chartered in Scott County with the only other one being at VFESKiwanis member Chris Wakeman presented the club banner and gavel to LES K-Kids President Raeann Baker.  Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor Jesse Mays from Scottsburg High School installed the officers.  Bella Cox was installed as Vice President, Katie Montgomery was installed as Secretary, Kendra Shuler was installed as Treasurer and Leah South, Ashia Alcorn, Rebecca Roll, Lillian Doyle and Natasha Williams were installed as Directors.  K-Kids is a student led club for 4th and 5th graders to learn leadership skills through community service.  These students raised over $460 this year for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Scott County Bowl For Kids Sake, made chalk boxes for 2nd graders at LES, made flash cards for Kindergarten students at LES and worked on welcome packets for new students.  Lee Anna Willett is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Monte Roth are the Kiwanis Advisors.  Twenty students were inducted as Charter Members.  They are Katie Montgomery, Ally Hanger, Eleanor Morris, Kendra Shuler, Leah South, Addy Dulaney, Bailee Bush, Kayleigh Turner, Dominik French, Leah Shuler, Raeann Baker, Bella Cox, Lillian Doyle, Hannah Tatlock, Ashia Alcorn, Natasha Williams, Rebecca Roll, Kora Johns, Hitomi Roll and Heaven PfeifferK-Kids are part of the Kiwanis Family of Clubs in the Service Leadership Program.  The Kiwanis Club, SHS Key Club and LES provided refreshmentsLee Anna Willett was awarded the Kiwanis Starfish Award for making a difference for kids in Scott County
Picture #1:  Mrs Lee Anna Willett, President Raeann Baker and Vice President Bella Cox inducting charter members (Leah South) in the K-Kids Club.
Picture #2:  Al Riggle presenting Lee Anna Willett the Starfish Award for Making a Difference for kids in Scott County.
Picture #3:  Students, teachers, parents and community leaders attending the ceremony.
Picture #4:  The LES K-Kids charter members.
Picture #5:  Kiwanis member Chris Wakeman presenting the K-Kids Club Banner and gavel to  President Raeann Baker.
Picture #6:  Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor Jesse Mays (SHS Key Club) installing the LES K-Kids officers and board.

Charter ceremony for the new LES K-Kids Club

I want to take a minute and brag about this bunch of kids.  If you look closely, they have big smiles and have dressed in their “Sunday Best”. We had our charter ceremony last night for the K Kids and I was so impressed with the whole formal component that Al Riggle and Monte Roth, Kiwinis Advisors, organized.  The officers were sworn in and the members received their certificates.  

The most exciting part of the whole evening was the support shown from our community, local and county wide. The turn out was amazing and our kids got to experience first hand that what they do for our community really matters and we appreciate what they do.
I am so very proud to work with these kids!  If you see them in the hallway, please tell them what good things they are doing and to keep up the good work.
Lee Anna
Last night we held the charter ceremony for the new LES K-Kids Club.  Twenty members were inducted, club banner and gavel were presented and officers and board members were installed.  I want to thank Monte Roth, Bunny South, Chris Wakeman and Tiffany Barrett for your assistance and support last night Monte did a great job helping with the kids and taking picturesBunny and the SHS Key Club (Alexis Campbell, Haley Bryant and Rachel Pelfrey) helped make the event a success and provided refreshments.  Thanks to those Key Club members who made baked goods for the reception.  Thanks to Chris Wakeman for presenting the club banner and gavel to President Raeann Baker.  Thanks to Jesse Mays for installing the new officers and Rachel Pelfrey for helping with the ceremony,  Thanks to Sarah Everett for representing the SMS Builders Club.  Thanks to Rusty Jones and Chandra Tally for representing the AHS Key Club.  Thanks to Chuck Rose for providing the invocation.  Thanks to Nick South Jr for hosting the event and giving us the opportunity to work with these outstanding students.
A special thanks to Lee Anna Willett for making the club possible as the Faculty Advisor.  Please see Lee Anna’s note below.  We presented Lee Anna the Starfish Award for making a difference last night.
Thanks to everyone who made this club possible.  These kids are off to a great start.  I’m so proud of them!

The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids Club


The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids Club prepare for their Charter Ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at LES on 3 May 2017 starting at 7:00 PMThe ceremony will last ~1 HourThere will be refreshments afterwards provided by the SHS Key ClubThe ceremony will consist of chartering the new K-Kids Club, officially installing their officers and inducting the charter membersPictured below are some of the LES K-Kids with the new club banner.


Lexington ES K Kids Officers meet


The Lexington ES K-Kids officers met to discuss planning for their meetings and possible service projects to propose to the club members.  The LES K-Kids are pending their charter from Kiwanis International.  These students are learning leadership skills through community servicePictured are President Raeann Barker, Vice President Bella Cox, Secretary Katie Montgomery, Treasurer Kendra Shuler, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett, and Kiwanis Advisor Al RiggleThe officers looked into the feasibility of participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake, making welcome baskets for new students at LES, creating chalk boxes for 2nd graders and making flash cards for Kindergarten students.  The LES K-Kids have 33 members.  Fellow Kiwanis member Monte Roth assists with the LES K-Kids.


Vienna Finley ES K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids)


The Vienna Finley ES K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) hosted Leslie Grow, Hardy Lake DNR, and Jerry Williams, Friends of Hardy Lake, to learn more about the Dwight Chamberlin Raptor Center at Hardy Lake.  The students are planning a project to support the Raptor Center and the presentation helped them better understand it’s mission and needs.  Pictured is Leslie Grow speaking to the K-Kids at their meeting.  The Raptor Center helps injured Raptors heal so they can be returned to the wild.  They take in about 60-100 injured animal patients each year.  If an animal is too injured to return to the wild, it becomes a permanent resident at the Raptor Center and is then used for demonstrations and presentations for educational purposes.  They have eleven permanent raptors who live at the center.  The Raptor Center provides food, housing and medical supplies for these injured animals.  Food for these animals averages out to be approximately $1.50 per day.  Leslie brought several animals with her for the kids to see and learn about including a screech owl, Kestrel hawk, barn owl and a Peregrine Falcon.  The barn owl is now an endangered species.  If someone thinks they have a barn owl, they can call Hardy Lake and someone will come out to provide advice on how to make a better habitat for the owl.  The Kestrel hawk can see ultraviolet colors that humans cannot see, helping them locate their prey easier.  The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal in the world and can dive at speeds of 220 miles per hour.  The K-Kids enjoyed the presentation and appreciated Leslie and Jerry coming to the school to meet with them.  The Friends of Hardy Lake are all volunteers who help out at the Raptor Center and raise money through cheese ball sales, bake sales, raffles and breakfasts at Hardy Lake between April and November.  They accept monetary donations but also have a list of items they need that can be donated on the Friends of Hardy Lake website.  The K-Kids are sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club to develop leadership skills through community service.  It’s a student led organization that elects it’s own officers and decide what projects they would like to support.  VFES K-Kids are one of the Kiwanis family of clubs in Scott County Mrs Katie Sawin is the Faculty Advisor, Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors.

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VFES K Kids plan their projects


The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-Kids and their Faculty Advisor, Katie Sawin, meet to plan service projects for the remainder of the school yearThey are planning projects to clean up winter debris at their school, raise funds to support Big Brothers Big Sisters in the 2017 Bowl For Kids Sake and raise funds to support the Hardy Lake Raptor Center The students learn leadership skills through community service.  The VFES K-Kids are a little over a year old and have already been recognized by Kiwanis International as a Distinguished ClubAl Riggle and Eric Mullins are their Kiwanis Advisors.

Lexington Elementary will have a K Kids Club


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and the Lexington Elementary School have agreed to sponsor a K-Kids ClubK-Kids is one of the Kiwanis Family of Clubs under their Service Leadership Programs.  These clubs are designed to develop leadership through community service.  The K-Kids is designed for elementary school students.  At Lexington ES, 4th and 5th graders are eligible to joinPictured are students and the Faculty Advisor conducting the election of officers.  The Lexington ES Faculty Advisor for K-Kids is Mrs Lee Anna Willett and the Kiwanis Advisors are Al Riggle and Monte Roth.  The Petition for Charter has been sent to Kiwanis International for approval and the club is expected to be chartered by the end of March.  There are 33 charter students in the club.   K-Kids is a student led club.  The students determine their goals and which projects they would like to conduct.  They learn to plan, schedule and organize their activities to meet goals and conduct these projects.  This is the second K-Kids Club in Scott County.  VFES chartered a K-Kids Club in early 2016