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Education

  • PHOTO: Giant elephant ear visits HES

     Second graders at Hodgenville Elementary School were in awe of a giant elephant ear leaf plant brought in by their teacher, Ashley Clifford. Clifford’s father, Jim Phelps of Hodgenville, grew the plant in his greenhouse. He had to cut the plant because it was taking over. The elephant ear also visited Susan Phelps’ class at Hodgenville United Methodist Church (Kingdom Kids) and Mrs. Ray’s class at HES. There was a new plant starting in the stem of this ear. 

  • Emily Gibson earns degree from Georgia Institute of Technology

     Emily Gibson of Hodgenville has earned a MS in History and Sociology of Technology and Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

    Gibson was among about 850 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 243rd commencement exercises.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading research universities.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR: 9/26/12

     

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Oct. 1-5 – Fall Break

    Nov. 22 – Holiday

    Dec. 19-31 – Winter Break

    May 21, 2013 – Last day for students

    ALES

    Site-based council schedule

    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES

    HES site-based council

  • Band of Hawks tops at Taylor

     The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took top honors Saturday at the Taylor County Marching Invitational in Campbellsville.

  • Students participate in 4th District Treble Chorus

     Eleven local elementary school students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Hodgenville and St. Ann’s in Howardstown participated in the 24th annual Fourth District Treble Chorus Saturday in Bardstown. About 200 area students gathered for the event.

  • Four Distinguished Alumni to be honored by LaRue Schools

     The LaRue County Board of Education has named four individuals as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    They will be recognized at a luncheon on Oct. 5 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Distinguished Alumni for 2012 are Tom Fulkerson, James D. LaRue Jr., Glen Rice and David L. Walsh.

    Fulkerson graduated from LaRue County High School in 1976, from Northwestern University in 1980 and from Baylor Law School in 1983.

  • Personnel changes made in school district

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Sept. 17 meeting:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Frances Nichole Nimmo as math tutor at LaRue County High School

    • Evelyn Kirkpatrick as instructional assistant for RTI/Enrichment (videography) at Hodgenville Elementary School

    Accepted the resignation of:

    • Mark West as assistant wrestling coach at LaRue County Middle School

    • Dan Heady as head wrestling coach at LCMS

  • School board approves working budget

     The LaRue County Board of Education met Sept. 17.

  • LaRue County Schools commended for academic excellence

     The LaRue County School District has been selected as one of four “Diamonds in the Rough” districts in Kentucky by The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions for LaRue’s notably above-average academic performance versus per pupil funding despite the district’s student poverty rate.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Cancer survivor returns to school

     Hodgenville Elementary School’s entire student body and staff welcomed fifth grade pupil Ashley Long back to the school in a gym assembly Sept. 14.

    Long, 10 years old, hasn’t attended HES since second grade because of her battle with childhood cancer that has included two bone marrow transplants.