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Education

  • WKU students travel to Bahamas

     Sixteen Western Kentucky University geology majors traveled to San Salvador Island, Bahamas, over the January 2012 Winter Term for a study abroad field course on the geology and natural history of the Bahamas islands. 

    Cassie Hornback, a senior from Hodgenville, was among them.

    “The Geology of the Bahamas” course was led by geologist Dr. Fred Siewers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology with assistance from Dr. Lisa Park from the National Science Foundation and the University of Akron. 

  • School Board approves draft budget

     The LaRue County School Board approved the review draft budget for 2012-13 at last Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Band director responds to questions about cruise

     The LaRue County Band of Hawks are going on the trip of a lifetime. The state champions will leave April 8 on a charter bus destined for Jacksonville, Fla. to board a Carnival Cruise Line ship for a six-day five-night cruise. Students will tour Key West and Nassau Bahamas before returning April 14 from the quadrennial trip.

  • ALES student's poem published in anthology

     An Abraham Lincoln Elementary School student has taken an age old theme and turned it into a published poem.

  • Robo Hawks take second in design in state competition

     LaRue County’s robotics team, the Robo Hawks, was honored at the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Championship Jan. 14.

  • Schools to adopt 'Unbridled Learning' assessment

     Through analysis of No Child Left Behind data and state assessment results, LaRue County Schools officials have produced the annual Comprehensive District Improvement Plan for the district. The plan was approved unanimously by the school board at the Jan. 17 meeting. 

  • PHOTO: Basketball homecoming court

     A new Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday during a break in basketball action. The Hawks and Lady Hawks will take on Caverna. The court consists of front from left, seniors Emily Farrar, Ashley Robinson, Katie Barros, Whitney Meredith; back, Sydney Holt, Shelbi Brooks, Kayla Skaggs, Kaylee Bush and Gabby Garcia. Not pictured, Jayme Whitlock.

  • Balloons launched in Principal Thurman's memory

     As if on cue, the clouds disappeared, the rain ceased, and the sun came out last Tuesday as students and staff honored their late principal, Amber Thurman, with a celebration of life service and balloon launch.

  • Amanda Reed named interim principal at ALES

     Amanda Reed has been appointed interim principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School for the remainder of the school year.

  • School Calendar updated 1-24-12

    ALL SCHOOLS
    School will be in session Feb. 17. (School was originally scheduled to be closed that day.) Spring break is April 9-13.

    ALES
    Stay and Read
    Students may stay after school and read every Tuesday until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    Jan. 26 – Science Fair Help Night, 5-7, in the cafeteria
    March 27 – Kindergarten registration, 3:30-6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria