• LaRue Schools are embracing technology

    Adhering to the adage, “Waste not, want not,” LaRue County Schools are finding uses for all of the laptop computers that have been replaced by new ones at LaRue County High School.

    Freddie Newby, chief information officer, said the district has 50 Dell Latitude E5410 laptops that were assigned to the high school staff. With the implementation of the second round of laptops, the middle and high school staff will be receiving replacement units.

  • Schools receive $17,000 from Crusade for Children

    Every year, since 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children has provided children with special needs with valuable resources via grants to organizations.

    For the last 30 years, the LaRue County School district has applied for, and received either a full or partial grant to help middle and high school students with special needs. The district has received 28 grants totaling $384,023 from the Crusade. This year, and the past two years as well, they have received a $17,000 grant to help pay personnel to assist special needs students.

  • Back-to-school clothing and supply closet open Aug. 2

    LaRue County students have a chance to pick up some of their back-to-school supplies and clothing – for free – on Aug. 2 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The supply closet will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Michaela Rock, a senior at LaRue County High School decided to start the clothing and supply closet to fulfill her 4-H community service project requirements.

    Rock said that 4-H is a “family tradition,” and that her grandma, Joy Decker, started the rabbit club, which Rock is now a part of, in LaRue County.

  • LaRue County Bus Schedules

    114 Ceclie Miller – North Lyons Station.

    128 Rose Cottrell – Enlow Drive, Dangerfield Road, Herbert Howell Road, Logan Skaggs Road, Ball Hollow Road, Pleasant Church Road, Bennett Road, Gardner Lane, Ferrill Hill Road, L&N Turnpike, Greensburg Road, Peachtree.

    118 Substitute driver (afternoon) – Hodgenville City (Shopko, College Street, Kids Krew, Forest Avenue, Lincoln Boulevard, Cox’s Lane, Thurman Lane).

  • Employment, resignations and transfer of school employees

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations July 21.

    Employment of:

    Lisa Hawkins and Diane Morris as elementary curriculum specialists for LaRue County Schools, effective July 1.

    Ben Schell as girls’ volleyball coach at LaRue County High School, accepted June 17

    Adryanne Warren as fifth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, accepted June 18

    Lacy Coyle Hatfield, Tracy Murray and Shannon Keen as teachers at Hodgenville Elementary School

  • School board trains for new evaluation system

    The LaRue County Board of Education met July 22 for a special training session on the new superintendent evaluation system for the upcoming year.

    Though the system is far from finished, board members wanted to get a head start by meeting with Bill Sadler with the Kentucky School Boards Association to discuss effective superintendent evaluations and to give members an idea of the evaluation tools that will be used in the new system.

    In the training session, Sadler stressed the importance of the Board clearly stating their expectations for their superintendent.

  • School menus and nutrition information can be easily accessed online

    LaRue County School District is one of only two in the state using an online program to give the nutritional value of each of its school menus’ food items.

    Online viewers can access the menus from the district’s website (www.LaRue.kyschools.us) or they can download a free app, according to DeeAnne Sanders, coordinator of nutrition.

    The printable menus, with daily breakfast and lunch listings for each school, show a photo of the food selection, a description, and complete nutritional information for each offering.

  • Middle and elementary schools get nurses

    This school year, the LaRue County Board of Education in conjunction with Lincoln Trail District Health Department decided to bring two additional Registered Nurses (RNs) to LaRue’s elementary and middle schools.

    The nurses will be responsible for administering medication, first aid, teaching about medical conditions, hearing, vision, dental, and scoliosis screenings, and immunizations.

  • What's for lunch?

    LaRue County High School

    Meal pricing for students: Breakfast, $1; reduced breakfast, $0.30; lunch, $2; reduced lunch, $0.40.

    Wednesday, Aug. 6 – Breakfast: Turkey sausage biscuit, cereal, breakfast cereal bar, or breakfast mini muffins with tropical fruit cup and orange juice. Lunch: Chicken tenders or ravioli with honey wheat roll, super veggie salad, green beans, and tropical fruit cup.

  • 2014 policy change for school meals

    LaRue County Schools Nutrition Program announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs for the 2014-15 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Hodgenville Elementary School and The Life Connection.

    Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Dee Anne Sanders, SNS, LaRue County Schools Nutrition Program, 208 College Street, Hodgenville, KY 42748, 270-358-4111, dee.sanders@larue.kyschools.us.