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Education

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Help Desk ready to repair laptops

     With almost 800 laptops in use every day at LaRue County High School, having some computer malfunctions is unavoidable.

    Thanks to a Help Desk class, however, the school is able to have the computer problems solved in house, saving the district money while at the same time giving invaluable hands-on experience to the students involved.

    “On a typical day we have around 10 to 20 issues with the laptops,” said Shannon Bowen, who is the teacher in charge of the class, which is a follow up to Computer Support Essentials, which he also teaches.

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  • Head Start receives new computers

     Several Central Kentucky Head Start locations got a boost in their efforts to promote the school readiness of children from birth to age 5 through new computers and printers donated Wednesday through the ConnectKentucky Computers 4 Kids program.

  • LaRue's ACT scores shine

     LaRue County High School’s 2012 ACT scores in all content areas are the highest the school has produced since the test that measures readiness for college was mandated for all Kentucky high school juniors in 2008.

    “In looking at the average composite ACT score, LCHS passed up 16 high schools in the state moving from 61st to 45th in the rankings, placing the school among the top 20 percent of high schools in the state,” said Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor. “In comparison to schools in our local area, LCHS ranks second.”

  • Fine arts class offered by ECTC

     Workforce Solutions at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a fine arts photography class this fall.

    New on the schedule this year, the class will be taught by Savannah College of Art and Design graduate Alan Smith.

    The class is designed to give you a creative solution to composing a larger body of work. Smith will guide you through the process of developing your own creativity and putting together a portfolio of your own work.

  • Laptops gives students advantage in foreign languages

     Thanks to modern technology and LaRue County High School’s laptop program that puts a computer into the hands of each student, the Spanish classroom has many more tools to make learning the language easier, faster, and more authentic.

    “The technology that’s available to my students has enhanced learning a second language significantly,” said Jorge Venegas, starting his fifth year as an LCHS foreign language teacher.

  • Two awarded scholarships from Nolin RECC

     Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awarded $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students in June. The cooperative provides electricity to approximately 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to graduating high school students with one going to an adult co-op member who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

    Two local students honored are Katie Barros and Alec Thompson.

  • Ernst studies in Taiwan

     Six Western Kentucky University students, including Elijah Ernst of Hodgenville, have returned from a 10-week summer research experience at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan.

    Ernst, a senior, worked on chemistry and chemical engineering research projects that included using bamboo particles to remove toxic metal ions, electrochemical capacitors and switchable surfaces.

  • COLUMN: Help your child transition to kindergarten

     Kindergarten classrooms of today hardly resemble those of your childhood memories. Today’s kindergarten classrooms have high expectations for children’s academic achievement, social skills and independence. Parents should also have high expectations for their child’s kindergarten program.

    Good kindergarten programs:

    * Support and encourage all children, regardless of prior preschool experience, culture, language, ability, or disability.

  • Safely share the roads with school buses

     According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. Today, as compared to years ago, school buses are built with safety in mind. In fact, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation states that children are safer riding the bus to and from school than being driven in a car by an adult. When you are sharing the road with school buses, follow these tips.