The Howl

Locust Trace News for Parents & Students

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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.
  • If you haven't , please watch the Grading Tutorial. Remember, we have a brand new grading system that is standards-based. Make sure you understand the scales listed below in the newsletter and further explained in the Grading Tutorial.
  • 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!
  • Please disregard the class times listed in Infinite Campus. These times are district-generated and do not align with our virtual schedule. Please refer to the information in the newsletter for your virtual class meeting times.

Student Opportunity

Fayette County Farm Bureau Speech Contest

A part of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth Contest

Important Contest Dates:

Sept 18

  • Deadline to sign up for contest (sign up link below)

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


Learning Statement:

I can prepare a 2-minute speech related to agriculture or the Kentucky Farm Bureau and present it with confidence to an audience of professionals in agriculture.

Success Criteria:

Content and Structure

● Offers clear central idea or thesis

● Provides support and evidence for central idea

● Organized with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion

● Uses industry-standard vocabulary and grammar


● Makes eye contact to include and engage audience

● Uses body language to emphasize ideas and show personality (body language does not distract)

● Uses varied and conversational volume

● Demonstrates poise and maintains an appropriate, professional tone

● Wears professional dress (dress shirt, slacks or skirt, and dress shoes)

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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Click Here to Sign up

Sign Up Deadline: September 18 Remember to use your school email address and account!

Counselor's Corner

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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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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.

What if there's a conflict with my home school?

  • Your home school schedule has priority. Just email or check in with your Locust Trace teacher and let them know there is a conflict.
  • Henry Clay High School morning students: please follow the schedule we sent you.

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

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:

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

Student Resources for NTI 2DL Technology


All courses at Locust Trace use Canvas as the online learning platform. The resources below will help you familiarize yourself with Canvas if you haven’t already used it.

If issues arise, call the FCPS Technology Helpdesk for Students.

Technology Help

As we start the new year with online courses, you may experience a technology glitch here or there. We never want these to interfere with your class work. If technology problems arise, students should call the FCPS Student and Family Technology Help Desk at 381-4410.

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FCPS Student Code of Conduct

Please review the FCPS Student Code of Conduct at We sent a copy home on August 24th at our Drive Thru Orientation. For those of you who were not able to attend, we will provide a hard copy of the Code of Conduct at the next in-person class session.

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.