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Education

  • School Calendar: April 30, 2014

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Calendar revision

    The school board has revised two calendar days. May 16 will be an early release day for all students. May 23 will be a full instructional day

     

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

    ALES site-based council 

  • Scholarships - April 30, 2014

     WIRE

    Women in Rural Electrification is taking applications for $1,000 scholarships to a student whose family is served by a Kentucky electric cooperative and has at least 60 hours of credits at a Kentucky college. Deadline for application is May 9. Visit www.kaec.org and click on the link at the bottom of the New Info box. 

     

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • LCHS named a bronze level school

     U.S. News and World Report has named LaRue County High School a bronze level school in the 2014 Best High School Rankings.

  • Kaylan Anderson wins Stossel essay contest

     A LaRue County High School student has been named a semi-finalist in the Stossel in the Classroom essay contest.

    Kaylan Anderson, a freshman, wrote the essay in her Honors’ Social Studies class taught by Ben Schell. Her essay was one of the top-70 and the only winning entry from Kentucky, out of 6,767 essays submitted from around the country. Only 125 students were selected to win prizes.

    Anderson received a certificate of achievement and a check for $100.

  • SPACE PLACE: Humanoid in space gets its legs

    The latest shipment to the International Space Station blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida late last month. On it was the usual cargo: repair parts, basic supplies, and a bunch of cool new experiments. But it also included something a little bit out of the ordinary – a pair of legs.

  • Band of Hawks earns Distinguished rating, advances to state competition

     The LaRue County Band of Hawks recently performed at the Heartland Large Ensemble Festival Assessment in Elizabethtown. At the annual event, the band performs two pieces of music that have been rehearsed and prepared for performance. 

    Immediately following that portion of the assessment, the band is given a piece of music never seen before, allowed five minutes to look it over (without playing) and then performs it for an adjudicator. At the end of the day, all four judges scored the band at the Distinguished level. 

  • District prepares for changes in teacher evaluations

    The Kentucky Department of Education, in compliance with federal programs, is mandating changes to teacher, principal and superintendent evaluations.
    At Monday night’s school board meeting, interim Superintendent Amanda Reed gave a report and answered questions about the new “Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.”
    According to the KDE website, the vision for PGES is to “have every student taught by an effective teacher and every school led by an effective principal.”

  • School Calendar - April 23, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

    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 May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    Family Resource Center meeting

  • School board: Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday, April 21:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Jorge Venegas as assistant baseball coach at LaRue County High School

    • Jennifer Adams as community education computer instructor for family services

    Beverly Viers as interim cafeteria manager at LCHS

    • Ronald Waggoner as custodian at LCHS

    • Terry Caven as Tennis Camp sponsor for LaRue County Family Services

  • Scholarships: April 23, 2014

    Woman’s Club

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for the fall semester. Application will be considered on the basis of grade point average, financial need, community and school involvement and completion of a short essay describing career goals and need.