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Education

  • Band of Hawks' score breaks school record for KMEA

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks set a school record Saturday at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association Class AA West quarterfinals. The band scored 89.2, the highest score reached by the school in a KMEA State Championship event.
    The competition was in Owensboro on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

  • State college savings plan to give away $1,000

    The best time for a family to start saving for college is when a child is born. For that reason, the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust will award $1,000 college savings accounts to four lucky babies born in Kentucky.
    Parents, legal guardians or grandparents are invited to enter online at www.kysaves.com for a chance to win. One entry will be randomly selected at the end of each calendar quarter through Sept. 30, 2012. Babies born in the 12 months before each quarterly drawing are eligible.

  • Personnel Recommendations

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its regular meeting Oct. 17:
    -Accepted recommendation of employment of Alisha Willian as bus monitor at the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective Sept. 28.
    -Accepted resignation of Louis Payne, bus driver at the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective Oct. 12.
    - Accepted resignation of Rene Desjourdy as instructional monitor at Kid’s Crew, effective Oct. 14.

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-25

    ALES
    Teacher conferences
    Teacher conferences will be scheduled through Oct. 28. The child’s first report card will be given out during conference.

    Red Ribbon Week
    ALES will observe Red Ribbon Week through Oct. 28.

    Dome Theater presentation
    The Dome Theater presentation is Oct. 31. Check with your child’s teacher for more information.

    Site-based council schedule

  • New statewide assessment calls for student accountability

    The new statewide educational assessment will include student accountability in which a percentage of the students’ final grades will come from their scores on end-of-course assessments in English II, Algebra II, U.S. History, and biology.

  • PHOTO: Summer Garris honored at Frankfort ceremony

    LaRue County High School English teacher Summer Garris was honored Oct. 18 at the Ashland Inc./Kentucky Teacher of the Year ceremony in Frankfort at the Capitol Rotunda. Garris was one of 24 finalists selected to receive a teacher achievement award. Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Education, the Governor's Office and Ashland's Chairman and CEO Jim O'Brien honored the nominees. From left, LCHS Principal Paul Mullins, Garris, Gov. Steve Beshear and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • School board hears test results

    District Assessment Coordinator Amanda Reed presented the school board Monday with two separate reports. The first was on No Child Left Behind and the second on the 2011 State Assessment.
    The No Child Left Behind report showed LaRue County Schools failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).
    While the school system met 84.6 percent of its goals, federal law requires schools to meet 100 percent of their targets to show AYP.

  • LCHS Band advances to state quarterfinals

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks ended their regular season competition schedule Saturday with a win at the Barren County Marching Invitational.  
    The band members put their best foot forward to beat the reigning Class AA State champion, earning first place in the class along with Best Color Guard in Class AA.  

  • Sixth graders complete fun murals for art project

    The sixth grade students at LaRue County Middle School completed work on a fun mural project in Art class.  
    Drawing inspiration from world famous Latin American mural artists like Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros and Jose Orozco, each team worked together and individually to create artworks that measure 4-feet by 7-feet. The main imagery shown captures the spirit of LCMS in a Hawks logo and each student contributed something special about the community from his or her point of view.  

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-18

    ALES
    Fall Festival
    The ALES fall festival is 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Box top collections are due that day.

    Teacher conferences
    Teacher conferences will be scheduled through Oct. 28. The child’s first report card will be given out during conference.

    Red Ribbon Week
    ALES will observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-28.

    Dome Theater presentation
    The Dome Theater presentation is Oct. 31. Check with your child’s teacher for more information.

    Site-based council schedule