Trace Talk

News from Anne Stewart DeMott, Principal

Locust Trace Agriscience Center

9.4.15

Annual Mum Sales

Order forms must be in by 9/9. Mums will be ready for pick up the week of 9/14 (depending on stage of bloom). Please consider helping the LTAC FFA with this fundraising event! Fill out your order form today! Feel free to drop off the order form with payment at LTAC or send it with an LTAC student. For large groups, we can arrange delivery along with order/payment pick up! Contact Daniel Bustle for more information! 859.381.3990 or daniel.bustle@fayette.kyschools.us
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Lots of Things Happening at LTAC

During my walks through classrooms this week, I saw many interesting things and can't wait to share the pictures with you after September 12th (remember this is when Media Opt Out Forms are due)! Students were practicing leading and weighing dogs, learning how to land judge, learning to drive a zero-turn mower, learning the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and root words, analyzing data from a density lab, trying on FFA jackets, developing blog sites, learning how to use the media center, learning how to use their school email, and giving tours. Amazingly enough, this is just a small portion of what's happening at LTAC through instruction. We are proud to serve your students and want to thank you for making LTAC your choice!

New Student Recognition Program

On Friday each teacher nominates a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic ability, service to school and community, or cooperation. Students will receive school-wide recognition each Monday along with a certificate and voucher. We are excited about this new program and it has been tremendous to watch students' reactions.

Media Opt Out Forms

After September 12, we will be able to include pictures of our students in the newsletter. Media opt-out forms were distributed to students. Opt-out forms are due by 9/12. Remember, you only submit this form if you don't want us to celebrate your student's accomplishments in our media releases (newsletters, Facebook pages, Twitter, etc.).

Instructional Fees

There is an instructional fee of $16 for students at LTAC. This fee includes materials (except clothing) for all classes at LTAC.

LTAC Staff in Action

Laurie Mays, Agriculture Teacher

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LTAC Helpers

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Focus Groups & Trace Elements

All LTAC students will be in a Focus Group and participate in a Trace Element the second Thursday of every month. On the 27th, students signed up for their Groups and Elements. The first Focus Group and Trace Element meetings will be 9/10.

Focus Groups

  • Leadership sponsored by Daniel Bustle
  • Healthy Lifestyles sponsored by Crystal Dean
  • Career Success sponsored by Latissa Higgins
  • Scholarship sponsored by Janet Fox
  • Personal Growth sponsored by Beth Barnott
  • Financial sponsored by Carla Smith
  • Chapter Recruitment and Public Relations sponsored by Sara Tracy
  • Cooperation sponsored by Shane Norris
  • Support Groups sponsored by Kathleen Magsam
  • Recreation sponsored by Trent Hamlin
  • Environmental sponsored by Brian Craig
  • Human Resources sponsored by Laurie Mays
  • Citizenship sponsored by Lewis Mink
  • Ag Promotion sponsored by Tracy Parks
  • Yearbook sponsored by Meredith Reed


The Focus Group structure is modeled from the National FFA Committee Structure and strands.

Trace Elements

  • Team Building sponsored by Daniel Bustle
  • Get Healthy sponsored by Crystal Dean
  • Your Next Step (for postsecondary success) sponsored by Latissa Higgins
  • Book Club sponsored by Beth Barnott
  • International Relations sponsored by Sara Tracy
  • Ag Issues sponsored by Shane Norris
  • Team Spirit sponsored by Kathleen Magsam
  • Film sponsored by Trent Hamlin
  • Farming 101 sponsored by Brian Craig
  • Games sponsored by Laurie Mays
  • Life Skills for the Environment sponsored by Lewis Mink
  • Get Outside sponsored by Tracy Parks
  • Yearbook sponsored by Meredith Reed

FFA Fundraisers

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2015-16 LTAC Courses

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Upcoming Events

September 7th
  • No school, Schools & Offices closed for Labor Day

September 12th

  • Dodge Test Driving Event/Fundraiser, see flyer in this issue for details

September 17th

  • FFA Ag Olympics/Cookout (open to FFA members), 5 to 8 pm, LTAC

September 22nd

  • Bluegrass Region FFA Meeting, LTAC, 4 pm
  • First report card period ends

September 24th

  • FFA Meetings

September 26th

  • Alltech STEMposium

September 28th

  • Report cards sent home

    September 29th

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5 to 7 pm (pre-arrange a time to meet with the teachers)

    October 1st and 2nd

    • Fall Break, Schools Closed
    October 17th
    • Barktoberfest

    October 22nd

    • FFA Meetings
    • Food Fest, 5-8 pm

    October 28th through October 31st

    • National FFA Convention

    November 3rd

    • No classes for students

    November 19th

    • FFA Meetings

    November 25th through 27th

    • Thanksgiving Break, no classes for students

    December 11th

    • FFA Meetings

    December 17th and 18th

    • Mid-term exams

    December 21st through January 1st

    • Winter break

    We are the Wolves!

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