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Education

  • School district wins Green Fleets Award

    The LaRue County School District received the 2013 Green Fleets of the Bluegrass Award. This award is given in recognition to the district as one of the top-five school districts participating in the Hybrid Horsepower for Kentucky Schools program. This is the second year the district has received this award.

    In August 2010, LaRue County Schools in Hodgenville took delivery of Kentucky’s first Hybrid Electric school bus. The school system now has four ThomasBuilt Hybrid Electric buses in its fleet.

  • School Board hears personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard several personnel recommendations Jan. 21.
    • Recommendation of employment for Allison Blair as substitute bus monitor
    •Resignation of Kristi Wright, guidance counselor at LaRue County High School, effective Dec. 20, 2013.
    • Resignation of David Miller as a substitute teacher for LaRue County Schools, effective Feb. 1.

  • Scholarships

    Black History Makers

    The deadline for the McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program, offering $1,500 each to 10 students, is Jan. 31. The program honors outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership, character and community service. It is offered to outstanding high school seniors, with at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean descent. Applications are available at www.mcstate.com. 

     

  • School Calendar

    ALES
    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 Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    LCMS
    Yearbooks on sale

    LCMS yearbooks can be ordered online at www.jostensyearbooks.com through Jan. 30.
     
    LCMS site-based council

  • ‘Kindergarten, Here I Come’

    Even in this day and age, when many children get their feet wet in preschool, not all kids are prepared for kindergarten. The 2013 Early Childhood Profile indicated in 2012 only 27 percent of the preschoolers entering kindergarten in LaRue County were actually “kindergarten ready.” The remaining 73 percent were considered to be kindergarten ready with support from their teachers.

  • Wee Time

    Reese Greenwell carefully cut out her project at Wee Time as her mom, Leann Greenwell monitors her progress.

  • Beautiful butterfly

    The students at Hodgenville Elementary School colored butterflies in honor of Ashley Long, who passed away earlier this month due to leukemia. Many wrote comforting notes on the butterflies.

  • Hybrid buses praised

    Since LaRue County Schools began participating in the Hybrid Horsepower for Kentucky Schools program in 2010, the district has saved 7,285 gallons of fuel, making it a top-five district among participating schools.
    “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to participate in a program that makes a great deal of sense for the environment and saves the district money in the long run,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue’s superintendent of schools. “That’s what this program has done.”

  • Schools receive Workplace Award

    LaRue County School District has recently been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Workplaces among similarly sized companies, organizations, and educational institutions in Kentucky. There were 36 school systems in this division.
    The 2013 Top Workplaces distinction is earned through employee survey results distributed by Workplace Dynamics that asked employees to rate their company, organization, or educational institution and their bosses by responding to a series of statements.

  • School Calendar

    ALES
    ALES FRC Advisory Council Meeting

    The Abraham Lincoln Family Resource Center Advisory council will meet 1 p.m.  Jan. 28 in the Conference Room at ALES. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 27.

    LCMS
    Yearbooks on sale