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Education

  • New accountability scores for students begin in 2011-12

    Though Kentucky schools’ practical living/vocational studies, arts/humanities and writing portfolios are out of the accountability assessment this year, they will count again in three years, but be figured in a different way, according to Amanda Reed, LaRue County Schools’ instructional supervisor and assessment coordinator.

  • New accountability scores for students begin in 2011-12

    Though Kentucky schools’ practical living/vocational studies, arts/humanities and writing portfolios are out of the accountability assessment this year, they will count again in three years, but be figured in a different way, according to Amanda Reed, LaRue County Schools’ instructional supervisor and assessment coordinator.

  • New accountability scores for students begin in 2011-12

    Though Kentucky schools’ practical living/vocational studies, arts/humanities and writing portfolios are out of the accountability assessment this year, they will count again in three years, but be figured in a different way, according to Amanda Reed, LaRue County Schools’ instructional supervisor and assessment coordinator.

  • LaRue 8th-graders score above national average

    Data released on the Explore assessment taken by eighth grade students last fall show LaRue County Middle School’s eighth graders scored higher than the national average in every area tested, according to Corey Keith, LaRue County Middle School principal.

    In September, the students took the test, which is a high school readiness exam designed to help the students explore a broad range of options for their future.

  • CATS scratched

    Both houses of Kentucky’s General Assembly have passed without a single dissenting vote legislation that will replace the current state assessment, CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing System), during the next three years.

    Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Dan Kelly of Springfield, does away with CATS and mandates the Department of Education create a replacement assessment by the 2011-12 school year.

  • LCMS hosts district Governors Cup competition

    LaRue County Middle School hosted the District 43 Governors Cup competition at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Jan. 20 and 24. Students from New Haven, Lebanon, Washington County, LaRue and St. Charles Middle Schools competed.

    The Future Problem Solving Team consisting of Tyler Skaggs, Sarah Stults, Christian Hensley and Kaelyn Herrin placed second. Tyler Skaggs placed second in math; Raena Hubbell placed second in language arts and third in arts and humanities; Brent Dunn placed third in science; and Zeke Phelps placed fourth in social studies.

  • Problem Solvers advance to state

    The LaRue County High School Future Problem Solving team qualified for state competition after placing second at KAAC Regional Competition Feb. 17 at Marion County High School.

    Team members include Shelby Rogers, Andrew Skaggs, Ryan Howell and Britney Heinbaugh.

  • Litsey named poetry champion

    Twenty-seven members of the Western Kentucky University Forensic Team traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio, and Peoria, Ill., during Feb. 28-March 1.

    Fourteen members of the WKU team swept the Bowling Green State University tournament, followed by Eastern Michigan University and University of Akron.

    Ashley Litsey, a senior from Hodgenville, was tournament champion in poetry interpretation and third in prose interpretation in the BGSU portion; tournament champion in poetry interpretation in the Miami portion.

  • Vazquez accepted in People to People

    Kiara Vazquez, a student at LaRue County Middle School, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Vazquez will join groups of students April 6-12 in Washington, D.C., to study leadership and explore some of the United States’ most prominent monuments and institutions.

    Vazquez was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

  • Girl Power Club supports community

    The Hodgenville Elementary School Girl Power Club meets once a month 2:45-5 p.m. with the coordination of Hodgenville Family Resource Center and Expanded Food and Nutrition Assistant Program. The mission of this club is to have fun while building friendships, learning respect for others and promoting leadership and community spirit.