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Education

  • Project Graduation: Raising funds to keep our children safe

    Project Graduation, observed at many high school campuses throughout the nation after Commencement exercises, gives the new alumni a drug-and-alcohol-free opportunity to celebrate with several chances to win cash prizes and valuable donated items.
    In order to help raise funds for the annual event, LaRue County High School’s Project Graduation committee is trying innovative methods, one of which involves a Senior Tree of Memories which senior Ellen Huff, one of Monique Hanna’s advanced art students, painted on a second floor wall of the high school.

  • Scholarship opportunities

    Bluegrass Cellular

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 38-county coverage area, which includes LaRue County. The deadline for applications is April 4.  Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. For guidelines and application, go to www.BluegrassCellular.com.

    Nolin RECC

  • Teacher's makeover rewards fundraising students

    December was a busy month at Abraham Lincoln Elementary when it comes to the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund. Students set out to beat last year's total of $905.54 with a variety of ideas including Christmas grams sponsored by the Jr. Beta Club and the annual Extreme Makeover of a staff member.

    This year's recipient of the makeover was Verda Hacker, physical education teacher at ALES. Mrs. Hawkins's first grade class raised the most money for KDS, and selected Hacker in a classroom election.

  • Talk of the Hawk available online

    Summer Garris’s Twenty-first Century Publishing class is producing a LaRue County High School online magazine that reports on a variety of student interests.

    “Our goals for this publication are to provide a magazine for students by students (written about issues LCHS students care about) and to create a means of capturing the ‘essence’ of LCHS from a student perspective,” said Garris who heads the school’s English department.

    The idea of having a school publication is not new, according to Garris.

  • Parent involvement is important to schools

    As teachers in the local school system, we understand how important it is that our schools have the support of parents and the community. Students are more secure and achieve more when their parents are involved in their education and when community members are willing to be involved in school activities. Schools are working hard to provide a high quality education for every child. But they can't do it alone. Parent and community involvement is critical to creating great schools.

  • LaRue County High School's writing scores soar

    Results from on-demand writing assessments show that LaRue County High School seniors this fall produced the highest scores since writing accountability was initiated.

    Working toward a goal of 100, the students garnered an index of 85.53, up 8.2 points over last year’s scores.

    “It shows a great effort from both our teachers and students,” said an elated Paul Mullins, LCHS principal. “Our students are taking pride in the successes of our high school.”

  • St. Catharine announces Dean's List

    Two LaRue Countians were recognized for academic excellence by St. Catharine College for the fall 2010 semester. Kathy Warren of Mount Sherman was named to the President’s List for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

    Ellen Brown of Hodgenville made the Dean’s List for achieving a GPA between 3.6 - 3.999.

         

  • Youth Service Centers celebrate 20 years

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Family Resource and Youth Service centers across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Education Reform Act mandated the formation of these centers to help not only students but also their families in ways that would best benefit those kids in school.

    LaRue County Schools have two family resource centers, one at Hodgenville Elementary, with Melissa Pearman, coordinator, and the other at Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Machelle Durham coordinator.

  • HES archery club finds success

    Thanks to the Hodgenville Elementary School’s Family Resource Center, HES was able to have a very successful first year of Archery Club. 

  • LaRue schools: 2011 top places to work

    The LaRue County Schools have been selected a "2011 Top Places to Work."
    Superintendent Sam Sanders notified the Herald News of the honor earlier today.
    The companies included in The Courier-Journal's Top Places to Work were selected based on exhaustive employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The complete rankings and overall results will be showcased in the Top Places to Work special section in the Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 section of The Courier-Journal and will appear online at Courier-Journal.com.