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Education

  • Helping break barriers to learning

    Since 1990, family resource and youth service centers have been available to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by minimizing or eliminating non-cognitive barriers to learning.

    In LaRue County Schools, Machelle Durham is the FRC coordinator at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Melissa Pearman at Hodgenville, and Marsha Duncan YSC coordinator at the middle and high schools.

    The goal of the FRYSCs is to meet the needs of all children and their families served by the centers as a means to enhance student academic success.

  • Mora LCMS band director

    Band students at LaRue County Middle School will have a new band director for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Stephanie Mora, 25, of Elizabethtown was recently hired as the new LCMS band director. She graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 2008 and graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2012.

    Mora has played the clarinet since she was ten-years-old and in the sixth grade. She then continued to play throughout high school and college.

  • Patterson LCHS band director

    Alex Patterson, 24, an accomplished musician and teacher, has joined LaRue County High School as the new Hawks band director.

    Patterson grew up in nearby Greensburg, graduating from Green County High School in 2010, where his father was a band director.

    “I had a heavy musical influence from family,” Patterson said. “I’ve always wanted to be a band director, and I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had.”

  • High school students complete Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts Program

    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 19 to July 9.

  • School calendar - July 27, 2016

    HES SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision- making council meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.

    LaRue County School board

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the LCHS.

  • Sports Shorts - July 27, 2016

    Pickleball

    Pickleball is being played at 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at the Board of Education gym on College Street. Pickleball is free to anyone interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation Board meets 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Park. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 270-358-8386.

    Mid Kentucky Officials Association

  • School board prepares for upcoming school year

    The LaRue County Board of Education passed several school year preparatory items at their monthly meeting on Monday, July 18.

  • LCS awarded $17,500 from Crusade for Children

    WHAS Crusade for Children has awarded $17,500 to LaRue County Schools for the 2016-17 school year, according to Camille Turner, LaRue County Schools’ director of special education.

    The Crusade has proven to be a big benefactor to the district as Turner’s records show that since 1984 the grand total the district has received is $411,523.

  • LCS enrollment, state funding expected to drop

    LaRue County Schools officials forecast an average daily attendance of 2,149 students for the 2016-17 school year, a decrease of 35 students, which would prompt a reduction in state funding.

    “Average daily attendance typically fluctuates, but we are troubled by the decrease because it will be the sixth time annual average daily attendance has dropped in eight years,” said Superintendent Sam Sanders. “That’s a net loss of 76 students since the 2009-10 school year.”

  • Personnel changes at LaRue County Schools - July 20, 2016

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel changes at their July meeting.

    Employment of

    Rhonda Benningfield as Instructional Assistant at ALES.

    Cari Self as School Nurse for LCS.

    Tanya Williams as School Nurse for LCS.

    Lisa Cox as School Nurse for LCS.

    Monica Spencer as Elementary Classroom Teacher at ALES.

    Sharon Nicole Boone as Elementary Classroom Teacher at ALES.

    Alex Patterson as Band Director at LCHS.