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Education

  • Schools raise more than $6,000 for United Way campaign

    LaRue County Schools United Way campaign this fall raised $6,425.65, more than doubling last year’s total and breaking the record for total contributions and number of donors (117).
    Vicki Devers, the district’s community education director and campaign chairperson, coordinated the campaign with Superintendent Sam Sanders who serves on the United Way’s board of directors.
    The district’s certified and classified employees gave through payroll deductions starting in January.

  • Students encouraged to apply to college

    Several community volunteers, teachers and school staff worked together last week to make the first Kentucky College Application Week a success at LaRue County High School.
    Out of 228 high schools in the state, LaRue County was chosen as one of 13 to be a pilot school for the event.
    Through a grant from the American Council on Education, the Institute for College and Career Success is providing support for Kentucky to join Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and a number of other states that have been conducting College Application Week for several years.  

  • LaRue County Reads needs volunteers

    Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools.
    Volunteers must attend a short training class.
    The next training will be 11:15 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour.
    For more information or to register for the training, call Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 or 358-4111.

  • Dick Greenwell resigns from school board

    Dick Greenwell, vice chairman of the LaRue County School Board, resigned his seat at Monday’s school board meeting.
    Greenwell, who was in his third term as a board member, said he is leaving for “personal reasons.” He has served constituents in the fifth district which includes Hodgenville, Mount Sherman, Otter and Atilla since January 2003.
    “I appreciate his service as a board member,” said LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Film crew visits elementary schools

    Film crews from the Bureau of Education and Research out of Bellevue, Wash., spent last week videotaping LaRue County elementary school teachers as they modeled effective reading strategies in their classrooms.

  • PHOTOS: Math matters at HES
  • School Calendar updated 1123

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 19-30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Independent readers
    Independent readers may stay after school until 4:15 p.m. each Tuesday in the library.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets 3-4:15 p.m. Nov. 30 in the library.

    HES

  • Hodgenville Elementary School Honor Roll

    “A” Honor Roll
    4th grade
    Alexandria French, Bryson Arnette, Emily Pearman, Gary Lin, Gilbert Cox, Grace Ramey, Jacob McAdams, Jacob Sandidge, Kaleigh Graham, Makenzi Fulkerson, Savannah Bandurske, Savannah Smith, Sydney Pepper, Wyatt Pearman

    “A-B” Honor Roll
    4th grade

  • WKU honors LaRue students for academic achievement

    Western Kentucky University honored 47 students from six area high schools for their academic achievements.
    The annual High School Scholars recognition ceremony honored students who qualify for a renewable scholarship to WKU.
    This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 28.7 and grade-point average of 3.9 and included four National Merit Semifinalists and 25 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars.

  • Monty's Plant Food offers FFA scholarship

    Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, is now accepting applications for four, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.