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Education

  • Lincoln Cabinet honorees named for November

    The faculty and staff of Abraham Lincoln Elementary announce the November recipients of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet. Representing the certified staff is Sara Mullins who teaches in the Highly Structured Classroom and from the classified staff, Jamie Hines, an instructional assistant.

  • LCMS students are superstars in reading challenge

    Sixth graders from LaRue County Middle School joined Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning and Scholastic Book Clubs to help donate 1 million books to disadvantaged children.

    This fall, students in Jim B. Phelps’ class pledged to read and accomplished reading 100 books as part of Scholastic Book Clubs’ ClassroomsCare program. The philanthropy-based literacy campaign is designed to teach children about the joys and importance of reading and giving. The students started the task Oct. 12 and reached 100 books by December.

  • Kids Crew enjoys early holiday treat

    Children at Kids Crew received an early Christmas treat as they and their families had breakfast with Santa Dec. 11 at the child-care center at the LaRue County Board of Education.

    “In years past Kids Crew has prepared a musical where the children spend all month learning songs and then we perform them for family and friends during an evening event,” Stephanie Ash, Kids Crew director, said. “The Breakfast with Santa is much less formal and more laid back than the musicals were.”

  • School Board considers early release Fridays

    A shorter school week may be in store for LaRue County students next fall.

    The LaRue County School Board meets Dec. 21 to consider dismissing classes two hours early each Friday in order to provide teachers with more planning time.

    The curriculum coordinating committee will recommend early release days be built into next year’s calendar, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Cost, accountability issues for laptop initiative

    The LaRue County School District is considering beginning a laptop initiative in which notebook computers will be distributed on loan to every LaRue County High School student and teacher.

    Last week’s column discussed the opportunities the program will provide. This week’s column focuses on the costs and accountability for the initiative.

  • Speak Out Little league program holds second speech tournament

    The little league speech program started earlier this year by the LaRue County High School Speech Team hosted its second tournament of the year Nov. 19 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Like the last tournament, there were three teams competing with students representing the two elementary schools. The Jabber Jawz and the Speakin’ Lincolns were teams representing Abraham Lincoln Elementary, and Hodgenville Elementary was represented by the Awesome Os. 

  • Carson and Ernst attend conference

    Western Kentucky University held its annual Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language and Culture at Cherry Hall Nov. 20. The event is sponsored by the Western Kentucky University English Department.

    The conference features original analytical essays written by undergraduate students during the year in a WKU English class. Graduate students in the M.A. program evaluate submitted essays and select up to 15 participants to read their essays at the conference.

  • Outstanding scholar honored

    Thelma Ford, secretary of the Lincoln Museum, presented Skyler Hornback with a Bicentennial Membership to the Lincoln Museum in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and presentations about Abraham Lincoln. The presentation was made Nov. 19 in honor of the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

  • ALES groups perform at Kelly Dean Sanders Dinner

    Three different student groups from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School performed at the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner as the entertainment portion of the meal.

    Speech Club students included Jordan Brock, Hayley Cecil, Breea Kirkpatrick, Lauren Parker, Skyler Hornback and Celeste Menard who performed their award winning selections from this past season.

  • Reading is an important building block for kids

    One of the most basic skills your child needs to learn in order to be successful in school and in life is reading.  Every parent wants that for his or her child, so the following points are some ways that you can help your child build a reading foundation, as well as develop vocabulary skills that will supplement the reading.

    Label things in the home such as the table, refrigerator, doors, etc. Collect the labels and have your child put them back on the correct objects.

    While in the car, walking, or riding the bus, have the child look for and read familiar signs.