OKHMS focuses on growing students' communication skills

OKH 8th grader Trent Tharp reads his self-reflective poem to his peers during Willie Moore’s class last week.

How are students growing as communicators? This is the central question that Old Kentucky Home Middle School has been focused on for the last several months as they move to foster skills that will continue to help students once they leave their halls.

Backpack LEADer Randi Jury said this central question has been a school-wide effort and they are taking many different steps to incorporate it into every part of the school. Since October, OKH Principal Mandy Puyear said it has been amazing to see how students and teachers alike have rallied behind this central thesis since its inception.