The Howl

Locust Trace News for Parents & Students

9 18 20

Important reminders:

  • Use the Zoom links from your Canvas Courses (Zoom links from previous newsletters are not current). If you have been waiting more than 5 minutes in the waiting room, please email your teacher. Do not give up! It may be that you have an incorrect link! Keep trying!
  • It is important to attend Advisory, labeled Career Fundamentals on your schedule. This is NOT the Career Fundamentals of the past, but rather an important time to connect with your teacher. Participation is expected. eOS points will be deducted if you do not attend Advisory or contact your teacher in the event of a conflict.
  • Please review the Attendance Expectations! If you have a conflict and cannot attend a Zoom session, make sure to email your teachers and let them know!
  • Progress reporting: the Locust Trace first progress reporting window is September 23rd! Get those assignments in before Wednesday!

Max Says We Miss you!

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News from the Media Center

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2019-20 Locust Trace Yearbooks

We sold out of yearbooks in the spring, but we have received 15 additional yearbooks from our vendor. If you would like to purchase a 2019-2020 LTAC yearbook, please complete the yearbook request form. Yearbooks will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $45. Mrs. Reed, our yearbook advisor, will contact you upon form submission. (Here is the link:

Students who signed up for the Farm Bureau speech contest:

September 23
  • Local Contest (virtual)
  • Winners announced, 5 males and 5 females (follows guidelines of KY Farm Bureau)

Sept 24 to Sept 29

  • Virtual practice sessions for the Top 10 with feedback, 2:35 pm to 3:30 pm each day (links will be provided to Top 10 after local contest)

September 30

  • The 10 local winners compete (Farm Bureau judges) to determine the contestants who advance to the District Competition


See the Guidelines for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth Contest for further information about the district and state contests here:

Contest Resources

To help you prepare, our teachers gathered the following resources for you:

Scoring Rubric

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Thinking of Becoming an Ag Teacher?

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Attendance Expectations

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Henry Clay morning students, remember to use the schedule sent to you.

Grading Overview

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New Student Resource

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New Family Resource

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SAE Launch Grant

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Full application attached at end of newsletter

Need additional support?

Check in to our Zoom chat, open every Friday when school is in session, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Who should I talk to?

Mrs. Collins: Attendance, Daily Schedule (not available from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm)

Mrs. Fox: Counseling, Mental Health, Course Schedule Questions (not available from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm)

Mrs. Reed: Technology & Media Center (not available from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm)

Mrs. Vannatter: Dual Credit, Grading (not available from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm)

Mrs. DeMott: All other questions (not available from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm)


  1. be respectful of others, limit your chat time to 5 minutes or less; any needs beyond 5 minutes, please reach out to the appropriate individual via phone call or email instead of using the Zoom link
  2. You may be moved to a break-out room so that you can receive individual assistance
  3. Please be patient in the waiting room as we help others. You will be admitted as your team becomes available.
  4. Your team members may have additional times when they are not available. When this is the case, another team member will assist you.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 957 7335 5951

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I wasn't able to come to orientation. How do I pay my fees?

Locust Trace fees are $16. This fee covers all classes for the 2020-2021 school year.

Make check payable to LTAC and mail to

Kimberly Collins

242 Locust Farm Road

Lexington, KY 40511

Mrs. Collins will mail you a receipt after she processes your fees.

Student & Family Resources

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Team Contact Information

Doug Ashcraft, Agriculture Teacher

Randall Barnett, Custodian

Beth Barnott, Student Support Specialist

Katie Beeler, Health & PE Teacher

Daniel Bustle, Agriculture Teacher

Kimberly Collins, Attendance Specialist

Brian Craig, Agriculture Teacher

Anne DeMott, Principal

Janet Fox, Guidance Counselor

Adan Henriquez, Spanish Teacher

Ben Herald, Social Studies Teacher

Latissa Higgins, Agriculture Teacher

Fallon Jackson, Agriculture Teacher

Nicki Jones, Co-Op Facilitator

Logan Layne, Agriculture Teacher

Elizabeth Magedanz, Accounts Specialist

Kathleen Magsam, Agriculture Teacher

Toni Myers, Agriculture Teacher

Meredith Reed, TRT/Media Center Specialist

Catherine Vannatter, Administrative Dean

Alvin Wells, Lead Custodian

Links for High Schools & Program Schools


Together students discover their passion and unlock their potential through Leadership, Teamwork, Agriculture and Community.

Wolf Characteristics

Our students commit to the following characteristics:

  • Welcoming
  • Optimistic
  • Leaders
  • Versatile
  • Ethical
  • Studious

Wolf Behaviors

As a wolf, I will be:

  1. Respectful
  2. Responsible
  3. Safe
  4. Employable

Locust Trace AgriScience Center

A Fayette County Public Schools Career & Technical Center focused on developing the next generation of agriculturists.