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Education

  • PHOTO: Summer Garris honored at Frankfort ceremony

    LaRue County High School English teacher Summer Garris was honored Oct. 18 at the Ashland Inc./Kentucky Teacher of the Year ceremony in Frankfort at the Capitol Rotunda. Garris was one of 24 finalists selected to receive a teacher achievement award. Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Education, the Governor's Office and Ashland's Chairman and CEO Jim O'Brien honored the nominees. From left, LCHS Principal Paul Mullins, Garris, Gov. Steve Beshear and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • School board hears test results

    District Assessment Coordinator Amanda Reed presented the school board Monday with two separate reports. The first was on No Child Left Behind and the second on the 2011 State Assessment.
    The No Child Left Behind report showed LaRue County Schools failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).
    While the school system met 84.6 percent of its goals, federal law requires schools to meet 100 percent of their targets to show AYP.

  • LCHS Band advances to state quarterfinals

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks ended their regular season competition schedule Saturday with a win at the Barren County Marching Invitational.  
    The band members put their best foot forward to beat the reigning Class AA State champion, earning first place in the class along with Best Color Guard in Class AA.  

  • Sixth graders complete fun murals for art project

    The sixth grade students at LaRue County Middle School completed work on a fun mural project in Art class.  
    Drawing inspiration from world famous Latin American mural artists like Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros and Jose Orozco, each team worked together and individually to create artworks that measure 4-feet by 7-feet. The main imagery shown captures the spirit of LCMS in a Hawks logo and each student contributed something special about the community from his or her point of view.  

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-18

    ALES
    Fall Festival
    The ALES fall festival is 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Box top collections are due that day.

    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 Oct. 24-28.

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

    Site-based council schedule

  • Parent workshop describes kindergarten expectations

    Parents of children who will enroll in kindergarten next year can receive useful information on preparing their children for school at a free kindergarten parent workshop to be held at Hodgenville Elementary School 6-7 p.m. Nov. 10.
    “This is for parents whose children will go to Abraham Lincoln Elementary as well as Hodgenville,” said Melissa Pearman, coordinator of Hodgenville Family Resource Center that is sponsoring the event. “Preschool and childcare teachers are welcome to attend. “

  • PHOTOS: Engineering Day at ECTC
  • Personnel Changes: Updated 10-12

    The LaRue County School Board approved the following personnel recommendations at its Sept. 19 meeting:
    Recommendation of employment of:
    • Rip Collins as ESS/2nd chance coordinator at LaRue County High School.
    • Alan Vass, exceptional education instructional assistant at LCHS.
    • Jackie Harley as girls’ cross country coach at LCHS.
    • Amy South as writing cadre leader at LCHS.
    • Sara Davis as ESS tutor at LCHS.
    • Claudia Silva as ESL Title III instructional assistant at LCHS.

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-12

    ALES
    FRC Advisory Council to meet
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Machelle Durham at 270 358-4112.

    Fall Festival
    The ALES fall festival is 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Box top collections are due that day.

    Choirs perform
    Fourth District and Honors Choir perform during school at ALES and HES.

    Site-based council schedule

  • Devers steps into character for many different roles

    LaRue County Community Education director Vicki Devers carries many aliases in her work.
    Depending on the time of the year and the instructional unit students are in, she may appear as Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, Johnny Appleseed or even Mother Goose.
    “I even appeared one time as the Easter Bunny, but the mask was so tight against my face I almost smothered, so I let the bunny go,” said Devers who has 19 years’ experience with the LaRue County School District.