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Education

  • School Calendar July 22, 2015

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at

    7 p.m. Aug. 17 at LaRue County High School.

    HES SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.

    SBDM

    The LaRue County High School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the LCHS conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-2210.

  • Personnel Changes July 22, 2015

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel recommendations at its July 2015 meeting.

    Employment of:

    Daniel Thomas as Summer School

    Jackie Harley as Summer School Teacher

    Kim Anderson as Summer School

    Tracy Tharp as Summer School Teacher

    Heather Hynes as Summer School

    Lynn Ann Waddle as Summer School Instructional Assistant

    Brittany Pruitt as Summer School Instructional Assistant

    Connie Hunt as Summer School Instructional Assistant

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Supplies

    Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

    By TIM BALLARD

    KHEAA

    Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Foreign exchange in LaRue County

    LaRue County families will host eight foreign exchange students who will attend LaRue County High School during the 2015-16 school year.

    Katie Wheatley is local coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that places the students.

  • Camp Invention

    Camp Invention is a week-long summer camp that inspires creativity, inventive thinking and team work. Local educators help elementary school children work together to solve real world challenges and create devices and games using recycled goods.

    “This is the 7th year we’ve had Camp Invention. We have 104 students this year and a 90 percent return rate,” said Camp Director, Kathy Ross. “Many of the students come back every year. They absolutely love it, and when they are older, some come back as counselors.”

  • School Calendar July 15, 2015

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 270-358-9745.

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. July 20 at LaRue County High School.

    HES SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.

    SBDM

  • College Honors

    Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County graduated in May 2015 with bachelor’s degrees.

    Bachelor of Arts

    James J. Warren of Buffalo

    Cecilia E. Osborne of Hodgenville

    Shelby L. Rogers of Hodgenville

    Margaret A. Whitlock of Hodgenville

    Bachelor of Science

    Roland C. Haun of Hodgenville

    Robert A. Hood of Hodgenville

    Heather D. Johnson of Hodgenville

    Edward J. Lee of Hodgenville

    Samantha Loyall of Hodgenville

  • Preparing your child for school

    By CARLA PRESTON

    President of the LaRue County Education Association

    It is never too early to start providing the kinds of experiences that will help your child enter school ready to succeed. School readiness refers to the academic knowledge, independence, communication, and social skills children need to do well in school.

  • Students transitioning

    Those times when students progress from elementary to middle school and middle to high school are for some of them giant leaps into new environments with different teachers, administrators, and rules.

    Kellie Sandidge, LaRue County Middle School counselor, spoke about how those events affect students entering her school that contains grades 6-8.