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Education

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Meet James Slaven, LCMS assistant principal

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven enters his new position with both administrative and classroom teacher experience.

    “This is my 18th year in education,” said the native of Monticello who graduated from Wayne County High School. “I taught a variety of math classes in middle and high schools for 14 years, spent one year in Louisville, five years at Allen County-Scottsville and 10 years at North Hardin.”

  • Classified staff assist with overall learning

    The expression, “It takes a village to raise a child‚” is perhaps overused in educational circles, but it nonetheless is accurate when referring to the many employees with important and necessary roles in supporting instruction in LaRue County Schools.

    The classified staff, those not requiring teacher certification, perform various duties that, when combined with teacher instruction, provide optimum learning opportunities for the children in this community.

  • Welcome, teachers, to LaRue County Schools

    As the 2014-15 school year begins, several new teachers will greet students in LaRue County Schools.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Nancy Lane, a reading intervention/reading recovery teacher who grew up in New Haven resides in Buffalo.

    One interesting fact about her is, “I love to be crafty.” She is looking forward to “working closely with the students and staff to meet the needs in the area of early literacy instruction.”

  • ‘Ittle Eden Pre-School promotes two to kindergarten
  • LaRue Schools are embracing technology

    Adhering to the adage, “Waste not, want not,” LaRue County Schools are finding uses for all of the laptop computers that have been replaced by new ones at LaRue County High School.

    Freddie Newby, chief information officer, said the district has 50 Dell Latitude E5410 laptops that were assigned to the high school staff. With the implementation of the second round of laptops, the middle and high school staff will be receiving replacement units.

  • Schools receive $17,000 from Crusade for Children

    Every year, since 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children has provided children with special needs with valuable resources via grants to organizations.

    For the last 30 years, the LaRue County School district has applied for, and received either a full or partial grant to help middle and high school students with special needs. The district has received 28 grants totaling $384,023 from the Crusade. This year, and the past two years as well, they have received a $17,000 grant to help pay personnel to assist special needs students.

  • Back-to-school clothing and supply closet open Aug. 2

    LaRue County students have a chance to pick up some of their back-to-school supplies and clothing – for free – on Aug. 2 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The supply closet will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Michaela Rock, a senior at LaRue County High School decided to start the clothing and supply closet to fulfill her 4-H community service project requirements.

    Rock said that 4-H is a “family tradition,” and that her grandma, Joy Decker, started the rabbit club, which Rock is now a part of, in LaRue County.

  • LaRue County Bus Schedules

    114 Ceclie Miller – North Lyons Station.

    128 Rose Cottrell – Enlow Drive, Dangerfield Road, Herbert Howell Road, Logan Skaggs Road, Ball Hollow Road, Pleasant Church Road, Bennett Road, Gardner Lane, Ferrill Hill Road, L&N Turnpike, Greensburg Road, Peachtree.

    118 Substitute driver (afternoon) – Hodgenville City (Shopko, College Street, Kids Krew, Forest Avenue, Lincoln Boulevard, Cox’s Lane, Thurman Lane).

  • Employment, resignations and transfer of school employees

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations July 21.

    Employment of:

    Lisa Hawkins and Diane Morris as elementary curriculum specialists for LaRue County Schools, effective July 1.

    Ben Schell as girls’ volleyball coach at LaRue County High School, accepted June 17

    Adryanne Warren as fifth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, accepted June 18

    Lacy Coyle Hatfield, Tracy Murray and Shannon Keen as teachers at Hodgenville Elementary School

  • School board trains for new evaluation system

    The LaRue County Board of Education met July 22 for a special training session on the new superintendent evaluation system for the upcoming year.

    Though the system is far from finished, board members wanted to get a head start by meeting with Bill Sadler with the Kentucky School Boards Association to discuss effective superintendent evaluations and to give members an idea of the evaluation tools that will be used in the new system.

    In the training session, Sadler stressed the importance of the Board clearly stating their expectations for their superintendent.