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Education

  • School Calendar: Updated 08/16

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5

    ALES
    Family Resource Advisory Council
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 358-4112.

    Activities
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Kentucky schools gear up for testing changes

    Starting this school year, Kentucky has a new accountability assessment system.  
    The name of the former system, Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) has been replaced with Unbridled Learning, College and Career for All. The previous test, Kentucky Core Content Test, is now K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress).
    Senate Bill One, enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, called for a new system of accountability to be in place by the 2011-12 school year.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Caleb Thomas honored

    Caleb Thomas, son of Dale and Cynthia Thomas of Buffalo, is the recipient of a $1,500 academic scholarship awarded by agriculture lender Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

    Thomas is one of more than 40 recipients of the FCS scholarship, a program created to address the cooperative’s desire to return greater value to rural America by increasing the association’s investment in education and youth activities.

  • LG&E awards scholarship to Andrew Skaggs

    The 14th Annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program awarded $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.
    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.  
    Andrew Skaggs of Hodgenville is a recipient of one of this year’s scholarships and is the son of John, who works at the LG&E and KU Magnolia Natural Gas Compressor Station, and Lisa Skaggs.    

  • Students return to class

    A total of 2,353 LaRue County students returned to school Aug. 4.
    The first-day enrollment has stayed relatively stable over the past few years, although there was a sharp drop in enrollment from last year as indicated by information provided by the superintendent’s office.

    2011
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  489
    Hodgenville Elementary School  566
    LaRue County Middle School  555
    LaRue County High School  711
    The Life Connection: 32
    TOTAL 2,353

    2010

  • BBB Tips: Back-to-School Basics

    Summer is winding down, and soon local students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school” shopping to get done. Whether your child is headed to grade school, high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.
    When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper:

  • Western Kentucky University Spring Graduates

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in the spring semester.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0809

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Aug. 10 – 3rd-5th grade field trip to The Stephen Foster Story, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Open House
    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Route changes for ECTC campus

    Students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University in Elizabethtown may need to make some changes to their routes as fall semester classes start Aug. 15.

  • Kentucky schools aquire new graduation rate formula

    In a move toward a more accurate measurement of high school graduation rates, the Kentucky Department of Education this year for the first time has used a formula that is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education called the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate.
    Using this formula means that high school graduation rate numbers may be several points lower than in previous years, reflecting a different method of computing the rate and not necessarily meaning that fewer students are finishing high school.