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Education

  • Lincolns Loft offers writing contest

    Lincolns Loft bookstore in Hodgenville is participating in a nationwide writing contest for middle school students.
    Students may write the first paragraph of the next Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life book in the series by James Patterson and submit it for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The submission must be between 10 and 60 words.
    The contest is open to students ages 8-13 as of Sept. 13.
    Enter by visiting Lincolns Loft or via mail. Parental permission is required to enter.
    Deadline is Nov. 1.

  • HES gets a visit from ‘Johnny Appleseed’

    Hodgenville Elementary School Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Johnny Appleseed (former teacher Renee Skaggs.) Skaggs shared stories about Johnny Appleseed, taught the kids an apple song, told the story of the little red house with no windows or doors, and used a map to show where he traveled. At the end of her presentation, the students sang “Happy Birthday to Johnny Appleseed.” Their faces lit up as they blew out a candle creatively placed in an apple.

  • LaRue County Middle introduces Spanish instruction

    LaRue County Middle School has introduced Spanish instruction this year.
    Instructor Tiffany Early, who also teaches Spanish I at LaRue County High School, said a lot of schools across the nation are starting foreign language study at an earlier age.
    “As diversity increases and our economy globalizes, it is becoming imperative for our students to develop second language skills,” said Early, who has four years teaching experience including one year at Corbin Middle School and three at Knox Central High School in Barbourville.

  • Schools struggle with No Child Left Behind Scores

    Results from NCLB (No Child Left Behind) reports released Sept. 27 show LaRue County Schools met 11 of 13 district goals (84.6 percent), but failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).  

  • School Calendar: Updated 0928

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Sept. 30 – First nine weeks ends
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 14, 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.

    HES
    Site-based council schedule

  • Cafe LaRue promotes healthy choices

    This past summer, LaRue County High School’s cafeteria was completely gutted and renovated with a custom serving line, cafe-style tables, chairs, stonework and new floor tile.
    The new “branding” of the cafeteria also included renaming it “Cafe LaRue,” replacing its former name, the “Hawk’s Nest.”  

  • PHOTO: Calendar Girls fundraiser
  • Students participate in Fourth District Treble Chorus

    Students from Hodgenville Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary and LaRue County Middle School participated in the Fourth District Treble Chorus this past Saturday in Bardstown.
    In order to sing with the 231 member group, students auditioned soon after school began this semester and spent many hours in rehearsals prior to the day-long event with guest conductor Frank Heller, III and pianist Jimmie Dee Kelley.
    Local music teachers Patrick Walsh and Penny Akers accompanied the group.
     

  • Summer Garris nominated for Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards

    LaRue County High English Department head Summer Garris is one of 24 Kentucky educators that the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. have selected as recipients of the 2012 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.

    These teachers will compete for the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced next month.

    “I was completely surprised,” Garris, LaRue County's 2010-11 ExCEL Teacher of Year, said about finding out that she had been selected.

  • Zach Lee named a Commended Student

    LaRue County High School senior Zach Lee has been named a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Lee, the son of Marty and Teresa Lee, is one of 34,000 out of more than 1.5 million students to accomplish this.