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Education

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    April 5-9 – Spring Break

    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30 or May 18. Kindergarten Launch is 9 a.m.-noon July 29. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

    LCHS

    Speech team performs

  • FBLA competes at regional conference

    The Future Business Leaders of America Club at LCHS competed in Regional Conference at Western Kentucky University Feb. 25. The FBLA Regional Conference recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the FBLA Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Each event is governed by specific guidelines and rating sheets. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team and chapter. Twenty students from the LCHS FBLA Chapter competed in several business events.

  • Entry deadline is March 12 for Nolin contest

    Local high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members receiving electric service from Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. are eligible to enter a contest that may take them to Washington, D.C.

  • Schools announced personnel changes

    Personnel changes were heard by the LaRue County School Board Jan. 19.

    They include employment of:

    •Jennifer Adams as TRT at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 11.

    •Kaleena Thompson as English teacher at LaRue County High School effective Jan. 4.

    •Vicky Stewart as Reading Resource Teacher at LCMS effective Jan. 5.

    •Charlotte Tucker as attendance clerk at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Jan. 11.

    •Crystal Carol Shaw as bus monitor effective Jan. 8.

  • ALES receives a new high-tech tool for learning

    Many of us who attended school before the technology avalanche of the last few years  remember when the cutting edge of high-tech instructional tools consisted of a piece of chalk and blackboard.

    The blackboard has been upgraded by the greenboard with dustless chalk to whiteboard with erasable markers to Smartboards. Now, using these Smartboards, teachers can display movies, songs, lectures, tests, just about any teaching tool imaginable from any place in the world and show them to their entire class.

  • Heady, Wood named to Lincoln Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary announces January Lincoln Presidential Cabinet recipients. Representing the certified staff is Beverly Heady, second grade teacher. Joey Wood, of the cafeteria staff, represents the classified staff.

    Heady began teaching in 1992 after she raised her family and held a variety of other jobs. She is the perfect example of a non-traditional college student as she received her degree later in life.

  • Board hears elementary school’s proficiency report

    LaRue County’s School Board heard the Hodgenville Elementary School proficiency report at the Jan. 19 meeting.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil told board members she was very pleased for her students to have met all No Child Left Behind goals.

    A comparison with area schools shows LaRue County’s elementary schools rank first in math with 78.16 percent proficient and distinguished, and third in reading with 77.78 percent. LaRue County’s students are well above the state average in both areas, which is 70.27 in math and 73.54 in reading.

  • Glendale student makes President's List

    Samantha Kay Adams of Glendale was one of 268 students who were named to Union University’s President’s List for the fall 2009 semester which ended earlier this month.

    The President’s List includes full-time students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average on a four-point scale.

    Union University is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

  • Governor signs education bill

    Surrounded by educators and legislators from both parties Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed HB176, an education bill that allows the state to compete for up to $200 million in federal stimulus dollars to improve schools. The Governor commended state legislators on their bipartisan efforts to quickly pass the bill – the first legislation to emerge from this session.

  • Nolin to award scholarship funds

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. will award $7,000 in scholarship funds to area students.

    The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. Nolin will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.