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Education

  • 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.

  • LaRue schools are 41st in Transition Index scores

    The 2011 Transition Index, which shows trend data for all Kentucky elementary, middle, high schools, and districts gave LaRue County School district its highest ranking since the Index was first published – 41 out of 174 districts.
    Rankings among other district schools are: LaRue County Middle School tied at 40 out of 323 middle schools; LaRue County High School tied at 61 out of 230 Kentucky high schools; Hodgenville Elementary tied at 372 and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School tied at 430 out of 714 elementary schools.

  • KCCT results: Schools improve in some areas

    Results released Sept. 27 from the Kentucky Core Content Test, an achievement assessment taken by all public schools in the state last spring, showed LaRue County Middle School improving in all areas over the previous year’s results.
    Both Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools had significant gains in social studies and writing. HES improved in reading as well.
    LaRue County High School’s reading scores improved 12.5 points. Math, science and writing all increased as well.

  • ALES students prove 'we can care'

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School collected more than 1,000 canned goods last month to be donated to a local food pantry. About 500 cans were collected during the last week of the month.
    Staff and volunteers who had the job of counting and sorting the items were a bit overwhelmed. The front hallway at ALES was lined with cans: cans of asparagus, whole kernel corn, peas, soup, cranberry sauce and something called mini-o’s. There were brand name products and store brands.

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-04

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    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.

    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.

  • Lincolns Loft offers writing contest

    Lincolns Loft bookstore in Hodgenville is participating in a nationwide writing contest for middle school students.
    Students may write the first paragraph of the next Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life book in the series by James Patterson and submit it for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The submission must be between 10 and 60 words.
    The contest is open to students ages 8-13 as of Sept. 13.
    Enter by visiting Lincolns Loft or via mail. Parental permission is required to enter.
    Deadline is Nov. 1.

  • HES gets a visit from ‘Johnny Appleseed’

    Hodgenville Elementary School Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Johnny Appleseed (former teacher Renee Skaggs.) Skaggs shared stories about Johnny Appleseed, taught the kids an apple song, told the story of the little red house with no windows or doors, and used a map to show where he traveled. At the end of her presentation, the students sang “Happy Birthday to Johnny Appleseed.” Their faces lit up as they blew out a candle creatively placed in an apple.

  • LaRue County Middle introduces Spanish instruction

    LaRue County Middle School has introduced Spanish instruction this year.
    Instructor Tiffany Early, who also teaches Spanish I at LaRue County High School, said a lot of schools across the nation are starting foreign language study at an earlier age.
    “As diversity increases and our economy globalizes, it is becoming imperative for our students to develop second language skills,” said Early, who has four years teaching experience including one year at Corbin Middle School and three at Knox Central High School in Barbourville.

  • Schools struggle with No Child Left Behind Scores

    Results from NCLB (No Child Left Behind) reports released Sept. 27 show LaRue County Schools met 11 of 13 district goals (84.6 percent), but failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).