Russell Cave Elementary



What's Happening at The Cave





3rd grade field trip to the YMCA





RCE’s garden is stocked with veggies and herbs! Thank you so much to Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church for the generous monetary donation. Thank you to Cathy Sutphen (RCE Family Resource Center) and Catherine Chamberlain (Mt. Horeb Church) for organizing the donation. Also, thank you to Tom Weeks and Wilson’s Nursery in Frankfort for their assistance and generous discount! Over the coming weeks we’ll begin to see peppers, eggplant, okra, edamame, tomatoes, and many other veggies and herbs growing in our raised beds!

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Third graders working on digital science notebooks using their new laptops.





Fantastic performances by all - Jump Rope Club, Dance Club, and the students performing Cinderella!



Kentucky American Water Video Submission

"The Importance of Water": A video created by RCE's Green Team and edited by Darwin Mejia

Bottle Cap Collection

Our Green Team and PTA will be working together to get new benches, made of recycled plastic, for our playground and garden. You can help by sending in clean, plastic caps and lids like water bottle caps, peanut butter jar lids, cottage cheese container lids, and deodorant caps. Please do not send in metal caps, lotion pumps, soap pumps, or trigger sprayers. Our goal is to install the benches by early fall. Thank you for your contribution!




3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are rehearsing for the musical Cinderella! Get ready! There will be magic, surprises, dancing, and adventure! Please come to watch Cinderella on April 28th!

-Colin & Luci


Way to go!! Russell Cave Elementary Primary Academic Team


The Green Team has been working hard to make water conservation posters that will be displayed throughout the building on Earth Day in April. Leticia's poster was chosen as the team's favorite. Her poster will be professionally printed and displayed in schools around the district.




RCE student artwork is on display for the FCPS District Art Show at Lexington Green (March 16-26)

Students received new laptops and other devices thanks to the Kloiber Foundation


Learn more about the new student laptops!


RCE student artwork on display at IAKSS


Girls on the Run 5K - Fall 2014

School psychologist received Best Practices Award

Congratulations, Mrs. Peterson! Read more about her: click here.

Green Apple Day of Service

On Saturday, September 27, Russell Cave staff, Green Team members and families, and community members worked in the garden on several projects, including rain barrel and plant installations in our pollinator garden. The Green Apple Day of Service is organized through the US Green Building Council. Scott Southall, a landscape architect from CDP Engineers, was our consultant and co-organizer. Materials were donated by Leachman Landscape Design, Gault Lawncare, CDP Engineers, Wild Birds Unlimited, and USGBC. Water and healthy snacks were donated by Whole Foods of Lexington.


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Staff Spotlight

Deanna Blanchard, Beth Doran, Alexandra Elias, Brittany Miracle and Ryan Arbuckle




Learning at Home

LexiaRAZ KidsStudy IslandCool Math