• Hardin County Wonder Pets: hamsters and the hedgehog

    Similar to Linny the Guinea Pig on television's “Wonder Pets,” Hardin County has a few small fuzzy pets living in classrooms.

    Franklin the panda hamster came to Casey Olive’s fourth-grade science class at Lakewood Elementary  School in Elizabethtown in March. His visit was initiated by a biology unit. The class used Franklin when studying mammals, nocturnal and endothermic animals and life cycles.

  • Tank dwellers soothe and educate children

    Hermit crabs and fish might not be the first choice for a wonder pet, but some students think they’re pretty cool.

    A few goldfish make their home in the library at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora. Susan McEwen said they might not be used too much for teaching but they often calm the students or are a way to get someone new to open up and feel more comfortable.

    “Every child that comes in the library will gravitate to the fish tank,” McEwen said. “They all seem to love watching them and they ask daily if they can feed them.”

  • Children prove fond of swamp things and creepy crawlies

    A classroom pet doesn't have to be cuddly for children to form a bond with it and learn from it.

    Jennifer Arnold, a teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora, has a pet most people would like to stay away from. This is her first year bringing him to her preschool class but she has had Savannah, the tarantula, for four years.

    The spider hangs out in the class science center where the children can see her and look at her closely with magnifying glasses. There is a book in the center about spiders they can look through while watching her.

  • Students learn from reptiles

    If you know a preschooler you probably know about the “Wonder Pets.” It’s a program that follows Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming the Duck and Tuck the Turtle, all classroom pets, on adventures after the children have left the school. They work together to help rescue animals in crisis.

  • Homeschool student makes splash with summer job

    Homeschool student Kerry Skiff snagged what many might consider the ideal summer job: working as a lifeguard at a pool.

    Skiff works at White Mills Christian Camp.

    “I like the idea of working in a Christian atmosphere,” Skiff said.

    But such a job is not just fun in the sun.

    “It’s really taught me a lot about responsibility,” Skiff said. “It was really sobering ... to find out how many different things can go wrong.”

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  • Summer job is part of college plan for EHS student

    When Elizabethtown High School student Kimberly Morris decided to look for a summer job, she began sending out resumes.

    One of the places she sent a resume to was Stone Hearth Restaurant. Her mom had heard they were hiring, Morris said.

    “I had actually applied to literally 10 other places and none of them called me back,” Morris said.

    When Morris called the restaurant to see if someone there would be interested in reviewing her resume, she snagged an interview. It was less an interview, she said, than an orientation.

  • Student enjoys job environment of movies, music

    Finding a summer job really comes down to one thing for many high school students: money.
    That was the reason cited by 17-year-old Zach Meredith.
    The Elizabethtown High School senior already is driving and needs to be able to pay for gas. He soon will be paying for automobile insurance, too.
    That led him to apply and ultimately snag a summer job at f.y.e. in Towne Mall. The store sells movies, music and entertainment-related products.

  • Summer job led to golden arches for CHHS student



    Though most high school students seek a summer job for sheer financial need, many other considerations come into play when choosing where to apply.

    The type of job, the location of the business and the hours involved, not to mention whether or not the business is hiring, are just a few examples.

    That was true for Central Hardin High School student Kaitlynne Wilcox, who found herself looking for a job last summer.

  • Fort Knox schools provide multiple student programs

    The first day of school for Fort Knox students is August 1. For our students, the Fort Knox Community Schools district provides an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all for success in a dynamic, global environment.

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