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Education

  • School Calendar: Updated 0809

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Aug. 10 – 3rd-5th grade field trip to The Stephen Foster Story, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Open House
    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Route changes for ECTC campus

    Students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University in Elizabethtown may need to make some changes to their routes as fall semester classes start Aug. 15.

  • Kentucky schools aquire new graduation rate formula

    In a move toward a more accurate measurement of high school graduation rates, the Kentucky Department of Education this year for the first time has used a formula that is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education called the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate.
    Using this formula means that high school graduation rate numbers may be several points lower than in previous years, reflecting a different method of computing the rate and not necessarily meaning that fewer students are finishing high school.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau awards scholarships

    LaRue County Farm Bureau has awarded four $500 scholarships.

    Recipients are Ryan Scott Ramsey, Michael Ryan Huff, John G. Ragland and Jessica Wells. The winner of the $1,000 Ben. H. Crawford Memorial Scholarship is Andrew Bell.

    In the past 10 years, LaRue County Farm Bureau has awarded $26,000 in scholarships to assist many of its members and their children obtain a college education.

  • School begins Aug. 4

    The big yellow buses hit the road Thursday, Aug. 4, as LaRue County students return to class.
    There will be a few changes in store for them.
    Hodgenville Elementary students will be greeted by a new principal, Sue Osborne, who takes over for Penny Cecil. Cecil has accepted a position at central office.
    Osborne served as principal of Washington County Elementary School from 2002-10 and Elementary Curriculum Supervisor in Mercer County this past year.
    She met many of her new students Aug. 2 at the school’s open house.

  • Eye exams required for new students

    Shopping for supplies and new clothes aren’t the only preparations that parents should make before school starts. State law requires that children ages 3 through 6 who are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time have a vision exam.

  • Students encouraged to make healty choices

    One of the biggest challenges for school food services today is getting students to accept and to select the healthier choices they are offered.

    Dr. Cyndie Story, a registered dietitian and certified chef at Culinary Solution Centers

    in Jacksonville, Florida, met with LaRue County’s food services personnel last week to show them some ways food preparation can help students make better selections.

  • LaRue County Middle School site based council meeting dates

    LaRue County Middle School

    Site-based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. in the middle school library on the following dates:

    Aug. 16

    Sept. 20

    Oct. 18

    Nov. 15

    Dec. 13

    Jan. 17

    Feb. 21

    March 20

    April 7

    May 15

    June 19

  • LaRue County School Board meeting dates

    LaRue County School Board meeting dates

    Aug. 15 – LCHS Media Center

    Sept. 19 – LCHS Media Center

    Oct. 17 – LCHS Media Center

    Nov. 21 – LCMS

    Dec. 19 – ALES

    Jan. 17 – HES (Since regular meeting date falls on a holiday, this meeting will be held on Tuesday)

    Feb. 20 – LCHS Media Center

    March 19 – LCHS Media Center

    April 16 – LCHS Media Center

  • Comcast offers low cost Internet to qualifying families

    With today's society relying so heavily on Internet, Comcast has implemented a new program to provide certain households with students receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, a low cost Internet service.

    The program, Internet Essentials, costs qualifying LaRue County families a mere $9.95 per month (plus tax).

    For those who qualify, there are no activation fees, equipment rental fees or price increases.