District News

Women's Volleyball Team Earns First Home Victory, Makes Program History Volleyball Team

Over the last two weeks, the Lady Patriots Varsity Volleyball team made program history by earning their first home victory on the court!

Mock Trial Earns Awards at Yale University International Tournaments Mock Trial

Model’s award-winning Mock Trial team competed in both virtual and in-person Mock Trial Tournaments over the past two weeks, facing top high school teams in the country and beyond.

Mandy Williams Recognized as Award-Winner for College Football Playoff's Extra Yard for Teachers Initiative Mandy Williams

Model's very own world-class educator Mandy Williams has been selected as the award-winner for the EKU Colonels Athletics Department College Football Playoff's Extra Yard for Teachers Campaign!

Model Laboratory School Students Awarded National Academic Honors

More than 180,000 students from all 50 states were eligible to apply for the College Board National Recognition Programs, which grant students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications.

Sliding into Excellence: Back to School 2022-23 Sliding into Excellence

WOW! We kicked off the 2022-23 school year with an INCREDIBLE first day— pep band music, a giant inflatable slide, the Eastern Kentucky University Colonel, a Chick-fil-A breakfast, and dozens of EKU student-athletes to hype up our students for a successful school year! 

2022 Rockstar: Beth Campbell! Beth Campbell

Congratulations to this year’s 2022 Rockstar Award recipient: Beth Campbell! For over 30 years here at Model, Beth has served as an exemplar in her hard work, generosity, and leadership.

Model Achieves Historic Advanced Placement Exam Success AP Achievement

60% of Model AP students earned qualifying scores (which can earn college credit) on their exams for a total of over two hundred qualifying scores— the highest percent and number ever recorded at Model!

Congratulations on Retiring, Mrs. Viohl & Mrs. Stipes! Teresa Viohl - 16 Years of Service - Congratulations

Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Teresa Viohl and Mrs. Harriet Stipes! 

Spring 2022 Dean's List Spring 2022 Dean's List

Congratulations to the recipients of the Model Laboratory School Spring 2022 Dean’s List!

Welcome to the Model Family, Dr. Holli Hunt! Dr. Holli Hunt

Model Laboratory School at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) announced that Dr. Holli Hunt has been named the new Secondary Principal and will assume the role July 1, 2022.

Congratulations, Class of 2022! Class of 2022, Aaron Newbill

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We are incredibly proud of these seniors' accomplishments, and we can't wait to see them continue to succeed in their professional and academic careers!

Gatwood, Durham Inducted into Model Laboratory School Alumni Hall of Fame Hall of Fame

Jody Gatwood (‘65) and Lisa Ann Durham (‘80) were both inducted into the Model Laboratory School Alumni Hall of Fame at the school’s Graduation and Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 27.

Model Senior Breaks KHSAA Softball Record Anniston Bray

Congrats to graduating senior Anniston Bray, who has broken the KHSAA's single-season batting average record!

Student Council Wins National Acclaim Student Council Award

Congratulations to the Model Student Council, which has been recognized as one of only a handful of schools across the nation as the winners of the 2022 American Student Council Association School of Excellence Award! 

Model Celebrates College Commitment Day! Class of 2022 College Commitment Day

53 seniors. 17 different colleges and universities across the globe. 6 committed student-athletes. One INCREDIBLE day to celebrate the Class of 2022!

Celebrating Model Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You Pres. McFaddin!

We're celebrating National #TeacherAppreciationWeek by featuring our WORLD-CLASS educators every day this week! THANK YOU to our teachers, principals, and paraeducators across the nation for your tireless dedication to our next-generation leaders.

Six Model Students Selected for the Governor's Scholars Program 2022 GSP Students

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students, who were selected to attend the 2022 Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), one of the most prestigious academic programs for outstanding rising seniors in the Commonwealth!

EKU Receives $90M to Construct New Model Lab School Conceptual Rendering

With the passing of the biennial budget by the Kentucky General Assembly, Eastern Kentucky University is expected to receive $90 million in funding to build a new facility for Model Laboratory School.

EKU Giving Day 2022 Success! EKU Giving Day 2022

Yesterday, friends, community members, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni joined together to support Model through the EKU Giving Day! 

"Matilda the Musical" Auditions Coming Soon Matilda the Musical Auditions

In collaboration with the EKU School of Music, Model Laboratory School is excited to announce the production of Matilda the Musical! 

Hannah Ramsey Wins State Archery Title Hannah Ramsey

Congratulations to archery STATE CHAMPION, Hannah Ramsey (Class of 2023)! She finished with the top score of any female shooter in the high school division at the 2022 Kentucky State National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)/ISO 3D Challenge.

Mock Trial Thrives at State Tournament Mock Trial at State

Congratulations to the Mock Trial team for exemplary performance at the Kentucky State Mock Trial Tournament! The team earned perfect score in the regular tournament, and ultimately placed as runners-up overall after a hard-fought championship round.

Mark Your Calendars for the "Little Shop of Horrors" Little Shop of Horrors

The Model Theatre Program will be performing the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors at the EKU Center for the Arts in the Black Box Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 8 - 9 at 7:00 p.m!

Model Students Celebrate Black History Month Model Student Presentations

Across the school, students took part throughout the month of February in learning about the historical and cultural significance of the contributions of Black Americans. 

Academic Teams Shine; Students Advance On! Elementary Academic Team District Champs

The Elementary and High School Academic Teams are at the top of their game!

Student Art Showcased at the Bluegrass Regional Art Show Kenzie Ferguson, "Fun in the Sea"

Congratulations to the following students, who were selected to represent Model and participate in the Bluegrass Regional High School Art Show!

Six Finalists to Compete at the National Amazing Shake Competition The Gauntlet

Students in Grades 5-8 participated in the Gauntlet, a contest that tests essential skills of professional conduct, including etiquette, discipline, respect, and other soft skills.

MPO Donates Portable Air Filters for Every Classroom Model Parent Organizaiton

The Model Parent Organization has purchased H13 HEPA air purifiers capable of filtering areas up to 950 sq. ft. and have the highest clean air delivery rate in their class.

2022 Model Laboratory School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Model Athletic Hall of Fame was established to commemorate the accomplishments and significant contributions of student athletes as well as athletics faculty and staff members.

Fall 2021 Dean's List Fall 2021 Dean's List

Congratulations to the 246 Model scholars named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List! 

Thank a Model Faculty/Staff Member! Model Teachers Talk to Parents

Your kind words are truly invaluable and encourage our faculty and staff to continue going the extra mile to serve Model students and families.

Elementary Holiday Drama Production: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Students Partake in Holiday Festivities

Coming to a stage near you: Friday and Saturday, December 10 - 11 in the O’Donnell Auditorium (located in the Whitlock Building) at 7:00 p.m.

Model Students Honor Veterans Model Students Honor Veterans

Model's first grade students spent time on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University honoring the lives and sacrifices made by our country's veterans.

EKU School of Nursing Teaches Model Students Health & Wellness EKU students instruct Model student

Just earlier this week, students from the EKU School of Nursing taught Model students essential information for responding to physical and mental crises.

Excellence in AP: Model Scholars Score Big! Model Students Hard at Work

Students who worked hard to overcome the challenges last school year and still succeed on their AP exams are seeing the practical benefits now: college credit, academic rigor, AND a check with their name on it!

Annual Veterans Day Program: November 16 Model Students Honoring Veterans in 2019

Model Laboratory School takes pride in celebrating and recognizing those who have served in the armed forces.