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Education

  • Young Achievers photos on display at Towne Mall

    The Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council announces that the Young Achievers Program is now on display at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown until March 16.  
    The display consists of fifth and eighth graders who have been nominated by their teachers or guidance counselors.
    The Young Achievers Program recognizes students for academic excellence, leadership qualities and good citizenship.
    Students are photographed by McCoy’s Image Studio, showing their interests and accomplishments.  

  • No news on new school board member

     According to LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders, interviews took place last Friday to name an interim board member to fill the vacant seat on the school board. 

  • LCHS Speech Team honing skills for state competition

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team is off to a great start this semester as they prepare for their remaining state and national qualifying tournaments.
    “Despite their youth, this team has worked together and pushed each other to keep up the tradition of success at LCHS in speech and debate,” said assistant coach Bill Thompson.” They have set high goals and consistently met them.”      

  • PHOTO: Meet the LCHS Speech Team
  • Free book provides advice to adults returning to college

    Kentucky adults considering returning to college have a free resource to help them make decisions about higher education.
    “Adults Returning to School” is published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), the state agency that administers Kentucky student financial aid programs and provides college planning materials.

  • Local Scholarships Available

    County Homemaker Scholarship

  • Scholarship aids high school students with cost of enrolling in AP, dual credit

     Kentucky high school students may qualify for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university or for Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School.
    The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), is available to Kentucky students in grades 9 through 12.
     Priority is given to low-income students.

  • School Calendar updated 2-21-12

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    ALES
    Weekly
    Stay After and Read every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form
    Academic Team every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library
     
    STLP meets
    STLP meets in the computer lab after school until 4:15 p.m. and the BETA Club meets in McDowell’s classroom after school until 4 p.m. Feb. 9.

    Kindergarten
    registration

  • LaRue County schools adopts new assesment system

    LaRue County school administrators say Kentucky’s receiving a waiver from the No Child Left Behind education law is a positive step.
    “I really think the change is a good change. Actually, I haven’t talked to any educator who thought NCLB should continue,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said.
    The waiver means that Kentucky can use a new and more flexible assessment system, Unbridled Learning, which it has developed, to determine progress in schools instead of the federally-mandated NCLB.

  • Fraser tops in impromptu speaking

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team won the 2012 Kentucky State forensics tournament Feb. 18, keeping alive a streak that began in 1990. This year’s tournament, hosted at Berea College, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.