• New for fall: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System in classrooms

    Kentucky is creating a new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) whose goal is to increase student learning by ensuring that each student is taught by an effective teacher.

  • Back-to-school update: Yes, it’s next week

    It’s that time of year again – it’s back to school for LaRue County students!

    Aug. 7 will mark the beginning of the 2013-14 school year and the implementation of some changes.

    LaRue County High School
    New LCHS principal Kyle Goodlett spoke with The LaRue County Herald News to point out several important reminders for students and parents.

    First, Chris Price is the new assistant principal for LCHS, taking over for Goodlett.

    Second, cell phone usage is being regulated.

  • Shipp participates in GO College

    Chynna Michelle Shipp was one of 35 Fern Creek High School students chosen to participate in the Gaining Options for College Colla-borative
    (GO College!) initiative held July 8-19 in Frankfort.

    A data-driven program designed for student success, GO College! provides academic assistance and career advisement to high school students.

    Selected students receive continuous services throughout their high school years. The ultimate goal of the program is to help them prepare for post-secondary training.

  • Band of Hawks to honor former director with 'Beyond the Sunset'

    It will soon be what some consider the best season of the year – fall.

    Fall marks not only the long awaited football season but also marching season for numerous school band programs across the U.S.

    This year the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks, led by Director Jaime Smith, is excited to move into the competitive season – but on a more sentimental note.

    The theme for the show this season is titled “Beyond the Sunset” – a tribute to the man who started the program – Joseph Eugene “Gene” Hoggard.

  • Band
  • Camp Invention
  • Wimoth wins 2013 Sweepstakes Award

    Madison Wilmoth is the winner of the 2013 Sweepstakes Award at the LaRue County Fair. The Sweepstakes Award goes to the 4-H member who earns the most blue ribbons in the 4-H Division in Floral Hall.  

    Madison earned 10 blue ribbons. Her fair projects were from five different divisions including arts, photography, sewing, foods and home environment.

    She will have four entries that will advance to the Kentucky State Fair in August.  Her photography exhibit in the single photo, personal interest category will be judged at the State Fair.

  • Elijah Thomas participates in School for the Arts drama class

    The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 23 to July 13.

    Elijah Thomas of LaRue County High School took part in drama classes.

    During their three-week stay, 222 student artists from 48 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.  

  • School Calendar -July 24, 2013

    First day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    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 Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Kindergarten events

  • Exploration leads to discovery at Kids Crew

    Children at Kids Crew Plus have been busy “Exploring our World” this summer.

    That’s the theme of the day care operated by LaRue County Schools at the district’s central office in Hodgenville.

    The 30 children, ranging from three to 12 years old, have visited several area sites, including Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace in May.

    “In June the children began learning about historic Bardstown,” said Denise Rose, program director.