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Education

  • 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.

  • Family Math Night

    Primary students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School were eager to return to school one night recently. They weren’t there for punishment, but for a night of fun and math with their parents. Family Math Night was deemed a hit by both parents and students as they measured, estimated and problem-solved their way through about 10 different activities and learning centers. The final stop was a trip to the computer lab where families discovered several excellent math sites for both parents and children. A light meal was served and door prizes were given.

  • LCMS shows improved test scores

    LaRue County Middle School Principal Corey Keith presented his school’s Proficiency Report at the Nov. 16 school board meeting.

    Keith commended his “hard-working and committed” staff and thanked the board and the site-based decision-making council for its support of the school.

    LCMS was one of only three out of 17 area middle schools to reach all NCLB targets. Out of 175 school districts in Kentucky, LCMS ranked 62nd in middle school reading and 45th in middle school math.

  • LCHS Speech Team wins top honors

    Over the past two weeks, the LaRue County High School speech team has competed in four invitational tournaments and won several individual and team awards, including four first place finishes and a small schools championship.

  • Fifth Grade Coffee House

    Remember the era of coffee house poetry? Finger-snapping and cappuccino reminiscent of days gone by? Fast forward to 2009 at ALES and the art is alive and well as fifth graders and their families shared some of their own poems or read a favorite piece. First to be shared was a free verse poem written by Karlotta Cecil’s 2008-09 class about Lincoln. The original poem, along with other classroom writings, was sent last year with other Lincoln memorabilia as ALES participated in the Lincoln Time Capsule burial in honor of the 16th President’s 200th birthday.