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Education

  • School board approves new calendar

    The LaRue County School Board approved last week the calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
    An amendment was made to designated Dec. 19 and 20, 2012 as potential make up days if school is missed before Christmas. Overall the calendar mimics previous years, according to the Curriculum Coordinating Committee.
    Opening day for students will be Aug. 6; Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 1-5; Winter break is scheduled for Dec. 19- Jan. 1; Spring break is scheduled for April 1-5; and the last day for students is scheduled for May 21.
    In other business:

  • Band of Hawks invited to march in Inaugural Parade

    The LaRue County High School Marching Band of Hawks has been invited to march in the Dec. 13 Inaugural Parade in Frankfort.
    The parade, part of the 59th Kentucky Governor’s Inauguration, is 10 a.m.-noon. It will begin at the intersection of Wilkinson Boulevard and Broadway Street and will conclude in front of the Capitol.  
    Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear, and Lt. Governor-elect Jerry Abramson and Mrs. Abramson will wave to the crowd from open horse-drawn carriages provided by the Kentucky Horse Park.
    Other events are:

  • School Calendar updated 1130

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed 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.

    HES
    Site-based council schedule

  • LCHS delegation honored in Louisville

    The LaRue County High School delegation had an award-winning experience and a special visitor at the biannual Kentucky Youth Assembly. LCHS attended the Nov. 20-22 session.
    KYA is an experiential learning conference held in Frankfort and Louisville. The program is sponsored by the Kentucky YMCA Youth Assocation. Overall, 45 delegations registered for the conference. State Representative Michael Meredith met with LCHS students in Frankfort on Nov. 21.

  • 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