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Education

  • LaRue schools prep students for college and career readiness

    Performing well on college and career readiness tests while in middle and high school can mean a savings of hundreds of dollars when students enter college.
    Many colleges and universities require students who score below benchmarks on the ACT to take remedial classes once they enter an institution of higher learning before they can take college-credit courses. These remedial classes, though typically not carrying college credit, cost the same as those that do.  

  • STATE CHAMPS: LCHS Band of Hawks

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks was named the Class AA State Champion in the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association competition Saturday.
    The top 20 bands in five classes competed. The bands are divided into 1A to 5A divisions based on enrollment of schools.
    The Band took the field Saturday afternoon on the campus of Greenwood High School in Bowling Green in semifinals. The band placed third behind Washington County (87.8) and reigning champ Glasgow (84.25) in semifinals, with a composite score of 82.5.

  • FFA teams excel in national dairy foods competition

    Members of the LaRue County FFA Chapter in Kentucky were one of 38 teams participating in the National FFA Dairy Foods Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 141 other participants. Lydia Richardson received a Gold emblem, Caleb Whelan received a Silver emblem, Ben Tucker received a Silver emblem, and Jesse Hornback received a Silver emblem.

  • Campbellsville University honors 95 graduates

     Ninety-five graduates from five allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University Technology Training Center were honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 at Ransdell Chapel.

    The graduates are from the following programs of study: advanced nursing assistant-patient care technician; medical transcription; clinical medical assistant; pharmacy technician; and phlebotomy technician.

  • Fraser a semifinalist in forensics

    Eleven members of the Western Kentucky University forensic team – including a LaRue County High School alumnus – traveled to Berea to take part in two tournaments Oct. 22-23.
    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, was semifinalist in prose interpretation.
    WKU advanced all students to elimination rounds and collected three individual championships. WKU also received second place in team sweepstakes in the portion of the tournament hosted by the University of the Cumberlands and third place in the Berea portion.

  • Band of Hawks' score breaks school record for KMEA

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks set a school record Saturday at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association Class AA West quarterfinals. The band scored 89.2, the highest score reached by the school in a KMEA State Championship event.
    The competition was in Owensboro on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

  • State college savings plan to give away $1,000

    The best time for a family to start saving for college is when a child is born. For that reason, the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust will award $1,000 college savings accounts to four lucky babies born in Kentucky.
    Parents, legal guardians or grandparents are invited to enter online at www.kysaves.com for a chance to win. One entry will be randomly selected at the end of each calendar quarter through Sept. 30, 2012. Babies born in the 12 months before each quarterly drawing are eligible.

  • Personnel Recommendations

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its regular meeting Oct. 17:
    -Accepted recommendation of employment of Alisha Willian as bus monitor at the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective Sept. 28.
    -Accepted resignation of Louis Payne, bus driver at the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective Oct. 12.
    - Accepted resignation of Rene Desjourdy as instructional monitor at Kid’s Crew, effective Oct. 14.

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-25

    ALES
    Teacher conferences
    Teacher conferences will be scheduled through Oct. 28. The child’s first report card will be given out during conference.

    Red Ribbon Week
    ALES will observe Red Ribbon Week through Oct. 28.

    Dome Theater presentation
    The Dome Theater presentation is Oct. 31. Check with your child’s teacher for more information.

    Site-based council schedule

  • New statewide assessment calls for student accountability

    The new statewide educational assessment will include student accountability in which a percentage of the students’ final grades will come from their scores on end-of-course assessments in English II, Algebra II, U.S. History, and biology.