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Education

  • 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.

  • 'Everyone' feels safe at Hodgenville Elementary

    “There is no way that a school can be 100 percent safe, but this school comes about as close as you can get.”

    That is the opinion of one Hodgenville Elementary School parent interviewed by an independent safety survey team a few weeks ago.

  • Counselor encourages students to plan for future early

    When LaRue County High School guidance counselor Kristi Wright attends high school commencement each year, she views the event not only as the completion of one of  life’s milestones for the graduating seniors, but also as the beginning of a new journey for them, a journey she has helped prepare.

    Wright, the school’s guidance counselor since 2002, begins working with students on their after-high school plans even when they are in middle school.

  • Opera mixes healthy food choices and comedy

    LaRue County Schools’ elementary students will soon be able to enjoy a comic opera that brings to light two of the major health problems facing Kentuckians today – obesity and diabetes.

    Set in a school cafeteria, Get Stuffed concerns decisions that must be made about food. The production features vocalizing vegetables along with a big helping of other opinionated edible characters, all competing to influence one child’s daily diet.     

  • School calendar

    ALES

      Feb. 8 – Fish and Game Clubs 1 and 1:45 p.m.

      Feb. 9 – Stay After and Read 2:45-4 p.m., open library 4-6 p.m.

    LCHS

       Feb. 10 – SBDM meeting 4:30 p.m.

    WKU admissions visit

    Hao Yuan, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit LaRue County High School 10:45-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, contact the WKU admissions office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551.