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Education

  • LaRue students participate in 4th District chorus

    Twenty-four LaRue County elementary students joined more than 150 others in song Saturday as they participated in the Fourth District Treble Chorus at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown.

    The fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students from 11 area school districts climaxed weeks of practice as they performed five songs – “The Silence and the Song,” “Gloria,” “Enter with Singing,” “A Song to End All War” and “With a Banjo on My Knee.”

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    ALES

    Fourth District Choir

    Fourth District Choir practice is 2:45-4 p.m. Sept. 23. The group will perform 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bardstown Baptist Church.

    Open Library

    Open library is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 28.

    HES

  • Grandparents Day packs in proud grannies and papaws

    There’s something special about the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Some have even said that no cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.

    Perhaps that’s the reason both district elementary schools and the middle school were packed with papaws and mammaws as they celebrated Grandparents’ Day last week. 

    “It creates a great atmosphere,” said Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Center coordinator whose office sponsored the two-day event at LaRue County Middle School.

  • Schools offer Family Fitness and Wellness Club

    Entire families are becoming fit together as they participate in the Family Resource Centers Family Fitness and Wellness Club.

    Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementaries family resource centers, with added funding from Dow Corning Corporation, are sponsoring the fun-oriented workouts from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at one of three alternating locations – the two schools and First Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

  • Board taking sealed bids on Magnolia school

    The LaRue County School Board voted Aug. 16 to advertise for sealed bids to sell the Magnolia School building and property. 

    The bid opening will be Nov. 11 and the bid will be awarded at the regular board meeting Nov. 15.

    The elementary school closed when it and Buffalo Elementary School were consolidated to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in 2006.

  • ACT scores show improvement

    The composite ACT score for 2010 Kentucky high school juniors remained stable from the score recorded a year ago.

    LaRue County Schools, however, showed a stark improvement in some areas of the college readiness test.

    The results released last week are from tests that all Kentucky high school juniors took last spring. It was the third year in a row for LaRue County juniors to take the now-required ACT. Results were shared during the Aug. 16 school board meeting.

  • ACT scores show improvement

    The composite ACT score for 2010 Kentucky high school juniors remained stable from the score recorded a year ago.

    LaRue County Schools, however, showed a stark improvement in some areas of the college readiness test.

    The results released last week are from tests that all Kentucky high school juniors took last spring. It was the third year in a row for LaRue County juniors to take the now-required ACT. Results were shared during the Aug. 16 school board meeting.

  • ECTC offers incentives for student motorcyclists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Safety Commission have partnered to provide rider education incentive certificates to anyone taking the basic or experienced motorcycle classes. Beginning Aug. 20, participants can receive a $50 rebate after completion of the course.

    Completion of the three-day course can result in a license skill test waiver and insurance rate reduction, along with providing the basics of the riding experience. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for those participating.

  • New assessment techniques help troubled readers

    LaRue County Schools are using an assessment technique known as benchmarking that lets teachers know in which areas of reading their students are strong or struggling.

    “Our teachers are pumped about the info they are gleaning from these assessments,” Rollanda Grubbs, curriculum specialist, said. “They are seeing the benefits and want to share what they are finding.”

    One of those teachers, Heather Cline, said, “Benchmarking gives me a clear picture of where my kids are as readers, and that, in turn, is helping me be a better teacher.”

  • Garris attends summer institute at Center for Gifted Studies

    The Center for Gifted Studies recently held its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This summer, 476 teachers from 91 Kentucky school districts, 17 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at Western Kentucky University.

    Summer Garris of Magnolia, a teacher at LaRue County High School, attended.

    Endorsed by the College Board, The Center’s Advanced Placement Institute offered more than 20 workshops for both beginning teachers and experienced Advanced Placement teachers.