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Education

  • Schools announce attendance policy changes

    Several changes are in store in LaRue County Schools’ student attendance policies and procedures, according to Rip Collins, district director of pupil personnel.

    In the case of a student being excused to attend the funeral of a member of his immediate family, only the day of the funeral will be excused and a note from the funeral home is required. Collins added, however, that each principal has the ability to excuse extra days for funerals.

    The only way a “Parent Day” can be used is with a note from the parent or legal guardian.

  • Healthy, totable snacks for back-to-school

    (StatePoint) During back-to-school season, many families will find time is at a premium. With routines changing from summer’s slower pace to tighter schedules jam-packed with work, school and extracurricular commitments, it can be hard to keep kids fueled for the day and eating healthfully.

  • Law requires eye exam for children going to public school for first time

    Notebooks, pencils and clothes are at the top of most back-to-school lists, but a comprehensive eye exam should be included as well.

    State law requires children ages 3 through 6 to have a vision exam if they are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time.

  • Tech-savvy tips to get kids organized for back-to-school

    (StatePoint) When it’s time for the kids to head back to school, they’ll often find themselves buried in binders, folders and enough loose-leaf paper to transcribe “War and Peace.” Your son or daughter might be able to keep these supplies neat and tidy for a couple of days, maybe even a week or two, but eventually, organization is going to fall by the wayside.

  • Richard Pike attends WKU camp

    The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 166 campers – including Richard Pike of Hodgenville – for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students from June 8 to 20.

    Located on the campus of WKU, SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

    Young people from 38 Kentucky school districts, 15 Kentucky private schools, two Kentucky Diocese, one home school, 10 states, the District of Columbia and Saudi Arabia participated in 31 challenging courses.

  • School Calendar - July 30

    ALL SCHOOLS

    First day of school

    The first day of school for students is Aug. 6. Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    Registration

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will hold registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29. Parents may bring supplies at this time if needed.

    Kindergarten Launch

  • Perry and Self recognized by Lincoln Trail Young Achievers

    Two LaRue County students have been named to the Lincoln Trail Young Achievers Program.

    Hannah Perry is the daughter of Jody and Tiffany Perry of Hodgenville. She was a student at Hodgenville Elementary School when nominated. Hannah is active in 4-H, Gifted and Talented, Upward Basketball and Cheerleading and little league soccer and softball.

  • Cecil attends WKU's 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute from June 23 to June 27.

    Katy Blair Cecil, a teacher at LaRue County High School, was one of 431 educators, who attended. The group included representatives from 75 Kentucky school districts, 14 Kentucky independent school districts, three Kentucky Diocese, 17 states and three countries.

  • PHOTO: New landscaping at schools

     W.L. Miller, maintenance worker for LaRue County Schools, cut trees beside LaRue County High School last week to make way for new landscaping.

  • Local students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the May commencement ceremonies.

    They are:

    Buffalo – Elijah S. Ernst, bachelor of science; Jordan B. Gaw, interdisciplinary studies; Caleb D. Thomas, bachelor of science

    Hodgenville – Shelby R. Haun, master of social work; Jonathon O. Jeffries, bachelor of science; Allison J. Miller, bachelor of arts; Kayla S. Pullin, bachelor of science; Christian H. Seymour, bachelor of science; Jeffrey S. Stanfield, interdisciplinary studies