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Education

  • Back to school drive in LaRue county

    By Bobbie Lanham

    Office Assistant

    A Back to School Supply Drive for LaRue County students will feature a collection event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the LaRue County High School.

    Servpro of Hardin and LaRue Counties is hosting the event. All of the donations collected in LaRue County will go to LaRue County schools.

    Marsha Duncan, Director of the Youth Service Centers in LaRue County, is helping to organize the event.

  • Personnel Changes

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

    Employment of:

    Kyle Litchfield Ferkel as Elementary Teacher at Hodgenville Elementary,

    Gary Goode as English Teacher at LaRue County High School.

    Shelly Tucker as Math Teacher at LaRue County Middle School.

    Danielle Vandermolen as Head Cheer Coach at LaRue County High School.

    Amber Tucker as Music Camp Instructor for the Youth Service Center.

  • Camp Invention, inspire creativity

    Entering its seventh straight year, Camp Invention is maintaining its popularity at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, attracting over 100 campers for the third year in a row.

    The 2015 program, developed by educators, inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and members of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is titled “Illuminate.”

  • College Honors

    Western Kentucky

    University

    Western Kentucky University students from the LaRue County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2015 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List.

  • School Calendar - June 24, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS

    School board dates

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

    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 at 270-358-3506.

    SBDM

  • New test aims to have ImPACT

    Over the last four years the LaRue County High and Middle School student-athletes have been required to take the ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) which is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.

    LaRue County High and Middle School in conjunction with HMH Sports Medicine department began the ImPACT testing in September, 2011. As of today over 1,100 baseline tests and 205 post-injury tests to student-athletes in the Larue County school system have been administered.

  • Unexcused absences carry stiff penalities

    The LaRue County Board of Education approved several changes in the district’s student code of conduct at its meeting June 15.

    “Almost all the changes deal with unexcused absences,” explained Rip Collins, district director of pupil personnel.

    Those changes include:

    A student who has reached eight unexcused absences (two unexcused tardies are counted as one unexcused absence) will lose the privilege to drive to school for the remainder of that school year.

  • A national champion

    After climbing up the ladder for the past four years, Brian Anderson finally reached the top – first place in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas earlier this month.

    Anderson and three other members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team spent the second week in June competing at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas to wrap up their 2014-15 speech season.

  • Adult Education holds graduation

    The LaRue County Adult Education program presented the 2014-15 LaRue County GED Recipients their certificates and numerous awards at a ceremony held Monday evening at the LaRue County High School.

    The graduating class included Stephanie Clark, Constance Lee, Andrew Hoback, Brittany Smith, Dylan Bailey, Hunter Boddy, Lilliana Honaker, Tyler Draine, Daymen Hodge, Derek Bell, Antonio Weathers, and Lanny Batchelder.

  • Board approves several items, reviews superintendent

    During its regular meeting Monday night, the LaRue County Board of Education discussed the following:

    • Commercial Insurance Package – The board approved the insurance renewal package with Curneal Hignite Insurance Company, which came in $6,000 less than last year (even with KDE’s increase in property limits). Property is $91,044, business auto is $44,122, $10,000,000 umbrella limit is $12,768.00, and workers comp is $58,739.61 for a total of $208,343.61.