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Education

  • LCS prepares to address facilities needs

    LaRue County Schools will begin evaluating and prioritizing facilities needs in the coming weeks as the District Facility Plan process gets underway.

    The plan, completed every four years, is an assessment of all facility needs.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders said he expects the committee that develops the plan to confirm multiple facilities needs from repaving projects to renovations and additions to aging buildings.

    LCS bonding potential

  • Ready for Kindergarten
  • Schroll graduation

    Austin Schroll has completed his Masters in Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University on July 23, 2016.

    Schroll is a 2004 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University and University of Kentucky in Mechanical Engineering.

    He is the son of Paula and Shawn Stewart and the late Greg Schroll. He is the grandson of Ella and Harold Garrison of Hodgenville, Shirley and the late Bernie Schroll of Louisville, and Virginia and Sam Stewart of Hodgenville.

  • Three nurses hired for LCS

    Three experienced registered nurses will meet the medical needs of LaRue County public school students this year.

    Cari Self

    Cari Self, at Abraham Elementary School, has worked as a registered nurse for 19 years, the past five years in LaRue County schools and before that a year with the Hardin County Schools.

    “I’ve worked for Jewish Hospital and Norton Hospital in Louisville and AcuteCare in Etown,” said Self.

  • The revolving door of teaching

    Almost every year as a new teacher opens the doors to her classroom of students for the first time, another enters retirement after a career in the profession.

    Lisa Hawkins, who retired in May after 27 years as a teacher and a curriculum specialist in LaRue County Schools, offered advice she acquired during those years as a help to the beginning teachers.

    “Be compassionate,” she began. “Show your students you really care about them as students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

  • LCMS student named Young Achiever

    A LaRue County Middle School student has been recognized as an outstanding Young Achiever.

    LCMS student Kaleigh Graham, daughter of Kristi Graham,was one of 19 students recognized as outstanding Young Achievers by the International Leadership Network. The students were selected from several hundred entries across the United States and are being acknowledged for their academic and leadership achievements.

  • School calendar - August 3, 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.

  • 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.”