Locust Trace News for Parents & Students
9 18 20
- 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!
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News from the Media Center
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: http://bit.ly/lastyear123)
Students who signed up for the Farm Bureau speech contest:
- 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)
- 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: https://www.kyfb.com/federation/youth-development/outstanding-farm-bureau-youth/.
To help you prepare, our teachers gathered the following resources for you:
- past National FFA Officer, Deshawn Blanding, competing for MANRRS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC6khNVkYV0
- former FFA President of Locust Trace Agriscience Center, Coleman Stivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKJM41YlIQ0
- former Miss America, Deshauna Barber, delivering an inspiring story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f8vpS4IRk0
- an exceptionally prepared speech, especially with gestures and tone of voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM35kYlzaY4
- well-prepared speeches with great emphasis and body language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa1QJL7tv4g and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hrBvTseIMM
- well-delivered and developed speech but lacks expression and appropriate tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hK-RL6jbS8
- strong examples of content and structure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aA1WGON49E, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsGieZaNTvY, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Demzf23zaqo (non-example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCs_63Zp6Lc)
- strong examples of delivery, especially personality and poise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Tq-LA8miY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27DwvAqqWlo&list=PLDlHCLVyvXHwodi4uxvLxQtK1YpCvKJf0&index=141&t=0s (non-example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKSXFRqjy8I)
- strong examples of professional appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0OpiIqHFQg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIcPSpNDHl4&list=PLDlHCLVyvXHwodi4uxvLxQtK1YpCvKJf0&index=129&t=0s
- strong examples of overall delivery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJNYI6vOEpY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deCmrlssO5E&list=PLDlHCLVyvXHwodi4uxvLxQtK1YpCvKJf0&index=17&t=0s
Thinking of Becoming an Ag Teacher?
New Student Resource
New Family Resource
SAE Launch Grant
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)
- 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
- You may be moved to a break-out room so that you can receive individual assistance
- Please be patient in the waiting room as we help others. You will be admitted as your team becomes available.
- 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
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
242 Locust Farm Road
Lexington, KY 40511
Mrs. Collins will mail you a receipt after she processes your fees.
Student & Family Resources
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
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As a wolf, I will be: