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Education

  • School Calendar: March 26, 2014

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  • LCHS Speech Team sending five to Nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League National Qualifier and the National Forensic League National Qualifier and won several championships which earned the students spots to compete at three national championship tournaments to be held in May and June.

  • Middle schoolers compete in MathCounts, Quick Recall

     

    Skyler Hornback, a LaRue County Middle School eighth-grade student, won a scholarship while placing in the top-10 in three competitions during the past week.

    On March 22, he took 10th among middle school students throughout Kentucky competing in MathCounts at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville.  

    His placement earned him a $1500 four-year tuition scholarship to add to the three other scholarships he has won through MathCounts, according to his academic team coach Doris Jean Holleran.

  • Elementary students compete in Governor's Cup

    Hodgenville Elementary School placed fourth overall Saturday at the Regional Governor's Cup Competition held at Glasscock Elementary in Lebanon. Sixteen schools participated.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Preparing children for school

     Not only do educators want students to be career or college ready when they graduate from high school, they also desire young children to be prepared to enter kindergarten.

    To provide community leaders, community early childhood councils, and school districts with data to assist in developing local strategies for helping these children arrive at kindergarten ready to do kindergarten work, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood released last week early childhood data for each county in Kentucky.

  • Personnel changes heard by school board, March 17, 2014

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations March 17:

    Employment of:

    • Dylan Parr as assistant tennis coach for LaRue County High School, effective Feb. 19

    Resignation of:

    • Jay Eastridge as assistant baseball coach at LCHS, effective Feb. 21

    • Rhonda Ross as substitute teacher for LaRue County Schools, effective March 11

    • Alisha Willian as cafeteria manager at LCHS, effective March 14

  • Leslie Pike accepted by Gatton Academy

     Leslie Pike of Hodgenville has been selected to attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    Pike, who is homeschooled, will complete her junior and senior years of high school living on campus and taking courses at WKU. At the end of the two years, she will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.

    She is the daughter of Les and Angela Pike.

  • Camp Invention: MORPHED is coming to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

     In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, LaRue County will offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s a weeklong summer adventure in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun.

  • Teacher Tara Wooden: Students explain 'their own thinking'

      Tara Wooden said she was very content to be a LaRue County High School high school math teacher, but chose national board certification to help her grow professionally to become a stronger instructor.

    “Before I went through this process, I never pre-planned the questions I was going to ask in class,” she said. “I knew what I was going to be teaching, and had a plan for instruction; however, never specific questions.”

  • School Calendar: March 19, 2014

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