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Education

  • January is recognition month for school board

    This January, school systems across Kentucky and the nation recognize their board of education members for the service and dedication they show.

    With the sluggish economy, those board members are facing challenges on several fronts. Even in these difficult financial times, however, ensuring learning opportunities for every student is the focus of the LaRue County Board of Education.

    “Money is always a challenge for us,” said Anita Cruse, a 16-year board veteran who was recently elected chairperson.

  • March Madness proficiency push begins at ALES

    With the third quarter ending and the goal of reaching proficiency for the 2010 school year well underway,  the students and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are once again participating in their own style of March Madness. Students earn orange proficiency basketball style stickers for each “3” they individually score on an open response question and a “4” for each distinguished open response. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade are involved with the grade 3-5 having to earn the most to reach their class to 85 percent proficiency.

  • Volunteers needed at HES for field day, other events

    The culture at Hodgenville Elementary School is enhanced daily by those who give of their time on a regular basis. Volunteers take on many roles.

    Some days you will see parents in the back foyer updating Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math bulletin boards so students can see their name on the wall for their accomplishments. On other days you might see volunteers reading with a child, running papers for a teacher or decorating a door for the next season. One important upcoming event that could not happen without volunteers is field day.

  • Beta Club bowls for Big Brothers/Sisters

    On March 6, the Hodgenville Elementary School Beta Club bowled in a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, which serves Hardin and LaRue County. The money raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake goes directly toward recruiting, enrolling and pairing volunteers with children needing them most.

    Being a pro-active organization since 1904, Big Brothers/Big Sisters cultivate caring relationships with children before they become unreachable and they provide a positive source for filling the need youth have for belonging. Studies show Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • 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.