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Education

  • School Calendar - January 20, 2015

    KHIC Wee Time

    Preschool children ages 2-4 and their parents are invited to Wee Time, where preschool children can become familiar with the school they will attend. The event is January 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the LaRue County Board of Education. The color for the event is pink. The event is sponsored by the LaRue County Family Resource Center and the United Way. For more information contact Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.

    ALES Advisory Council meeting

  • New 4-H communications contests added with poetry contest

     The 4-H Poetry Contest will be held again this year, but there are new additions to the 4-H Communications Contest. It now includes six categories, instead of just poetry. The new categories are: Songwriting, Poetry, Essay on “What 4-H Means to Me”, Original Monologue, Press Release and Public Service Announcement. Students may enter one item per category.

    The contest is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18.

  • 4-H Calendar

     Shooting Sports Club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on January 21 at the Extension Office.  Club volunteers will discuss and demonstrate shooting sports safety.  Youth with an interest in the club are encouraged to attend.

    Pizza Fundraiser

  • School Board approved contract for energy savings

    The LaRue County School Board decided on a provider for guaranteed energy savings during a special called meeting on Thursday, January 7.

    The board approved Hershaw Trane of Louisville at the meeting. The board originally received two requests for proposals from Ameresco and Harshaw Trane.

  • Equipping students and families for success

    Just as our schools strive to prepare students to be ready for college and/or a career, family resource and youth services centers, as they have done for their past 25 years of existence in Kentucky, seek to equip not only students but also their families for success.

  • School Calendar - January 13, 2015

    YCS Advisory Council meeting

    The LaRue County Schools YSC Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. January 14 at the LaRue County Extension office. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact YSC Coordinator, Marsha Duncan, at 270-358-9745.

    KHIC Wee Time

  • 4 H Calendar

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 at the Extension Office.

    Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe and Kayak Club will meet on Monday, January 18 at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.

    Country Ham Projects

    Country Ham project participants will meet on January 18 at the Extension Office to start the curing process.  Participants will receive a letter regarding more details.  If you have signed up and did not receive a letter, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • Each child's approach to learning is unique

    The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood encourages all parents to think about school readiness as their child develops. School readiness includes a variety of skills children display before kindergarten, which will give them a great start in school. School readiness includes soft skills like the ability to finish a task and having a curiosity to learn. Some children are reserved when trying new things while others are eager to try new experiences.

  • LaRue County Reads invites community to help young readers

    For the past 10 years, LaRue County Reads has been providing preschoolers through fifth-graders valuable reading support and has proven a rewarding volunteer opportunity for the community.

    The program links students with trained volunteers who typically spend 30 minutes each week reading to or reading with a child.

    The goal of the program is to have every student reading at grade level within four years, said Connie Goff, LaRue County Reads training supervisor and director of adult and community education for LaRue County Schools.

  • Youth services celebrates milestones

    Kentucky’s Family Resource and Youth Services centers is celebrating 25 years of helping students and families since the centers were established as a component of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990.

    In LaRue County, Machelle Durham coordinates Abraham Lincoln Elementary School’s FRC, Melissa Pearman coordinates Hodgenville Elementary’s center, and Marsha Duncan serves as Youth Service Center coordinator to the middle and high schools.