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Education

  • Band of Hawks earns Distinguished rating, advances to state competition

     The LaRue County Band of Hawks recently performed at the Heartland Large Ensemble Festival Assessment in Elizabethtown. At the annual event, the band performs two pieces of music that have been rehearsed and prepared for performance. 

    Immediately following that portion of the assessment, the band is given a piece of music never seen before, allowed five minutes to look it over (without playing) and then performs it for an adjudicator. At the end of the day, all four judges scored the band at the Distinguished level. 

  • District prepares for changes in teacher evaluations

    The Kentucky Department of Education, in compliance with federal programs, is mandating changes to teacher, principal and superintendent evaluations.
    At Monday night’s school board meeting, interim Superintendent Amanda Reed gave a report and answered questions about the new “Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.”
    According to the KDE website, the vision for PGES is to “have every student taught by an effective teacher and every school led by an effective principal.”

  • School Calendar - April 23, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

    ALES
    ALES site-based council
    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    Family Resource Center meeting

  • School board: Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday, April 21:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Jorge Venegas as assistant baseball coach at LaRue County High School

    • Jennifer Adams as community education computer instructor for family services

    Beverly Viers as interim cafeteria manager at LCHS

    • Ronald Waggoner as custodian at LCHS

    • Terry Caven as Tennis Camp sponsor for LaRue County Family Services

  • Scholarships: April 23, 2014

    Woman’s Club

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for the fall semester. Application will be considered on the basis of grade point average, financial need, community and school involvement and completion of a short essay describing career goals and need.

  • Project Graduation provides a safe, fun-filled evening for graduates

    Project Graduation, observed at many high school campuses throughout the nation after Commencement exercises, gives the new alumni a drug-and-alcohol-free opportunity to celebrate, with several chances at cash prizes and valuable donated items.

    LaRue County High School’s event will be June 6 in LaRue County Middle School’s East Wing. Registration starts at 11 p.m. with activities from midnight until 5 Saturday morning. A law enforcement officer will be present to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening.

  • University's steel band educates, entertains

     Students and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary enjoyed an interactive concert with the Campbellsville University Steel Band. Under the direction of Dr. Chad Floyd, the band and students explored musical styles from Africa to Trinidad while learning about rhythm, tempo, melody, harmony, timbre, and dynamics. The majority of the concert included the entire student body but several students were chosen to play a variety of drums and other percussion instruments to demonstrate the concepts being taught.

  • Showcase features speech team talent

    The LaRue County community will have a chance to see the state championship and nationally recognized performances of several speech students at a showcase being hosted by the LaRue County High School Speech team this month. The showcase will take place 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the LCHS auditorium and is free to the public.

  • Anderson, Parker, excel at middle school speech tournament

    The LaRue County Middle School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky High School Speech League Junior State Speech Championships at the University of Kentucky on March 31 and returned home boasting a state finalist and two state semi-finalists. The team also won an Award of Distinction for their overall team efficiency.  

  • Honor Roll - Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Third quarter

    All A

    Noah Cundiff, Rachel Cundiff, Adara Dobson, Katelyn Eads, Will Faulkner, Gabe Fortier, Layne Gribbins, Jacob Hinton, Harper Hynes, Hailey Kelly, Tristen Locke, Kayla Maupin, Makenna Montgomery, Connor Nicholas, Samantha Perkins, Makayla Phillips, Isaiah Pruitt, Abigail Riggs, Jake Skaggs, Brenna Southwood, Macy Stillwell, Haley Thompson, Mason Thompson, Biven Turner, Zoe VanRiper, Layla Vertrees, Madison WIlmoth

    A/B