• The start of a new day
  • Students dig archaeology camp

    The glaring sun beat down upon the excavated plots of dirt, and the oppressive heat hung on the still air, denied even the slightest hint of a breeze.

    Hand trowels, shovels, sifters and eager fingers searched to uncover historic items.

    But this wasn’t an archaeological dig somewhere in a faraway land.

    This was archaeology camp on the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College campus. The camp was part of Kid’s College.

  • Adult education courses help residents with personal growth, re-entering workforce

    Booting up the computer and firing off an email might be commonplace for many, but for some, such tasks can be daunting.

    Adults who have been out of the workforce and out of school for many years are among those who take the basic computer class at Mulberry Helm Education Center in Elizabethtown. These nontraditional students have limited or no experience with computers.

    “They’re always afraid they’re going to tear it up,” Sandra Singleton, adult and community education instructor, said.

  • Advanced robotics course mixes fun with learning

    The plastic snap-together vehicle — no bigger than a lunchbox — rolls forward, backing up and turning left slightly more than 90 degrees after it hits a barrier.

    “The backup’s fine now,” Ricardo Croft, youth lab technician and youth program assistant, tells a student. “The rotation needs to be a little less.”

  • All have a role in successful school year


    We are two days away from the start of another fantastic school year.

    Wednesday is our first day of school. The first day certainly creates a hustle and bustle that is comparable to the holiday season. There is a sense of anxiousness and excitement among our teachers and our students. I look forward to the first day each year.

    Student success is the reason our faculty and staff work so hard to prepare, teach, evaluate and reflect. We’re working to create a better world one child at a time.

  • Music brings Seifert home in all locations

    For the life of transition that Claire Seifert has lived, music has been a common thread running through every new place she’s called home.

    The 13-year-old, who started piano lessons as a first-grader, has been taking classes from Patti Benningfield for about nine months. In a military family, finding a piano teacher is just one of many things to do after settling into a new place. Benningfield is Claire's seventh piano teacher.

  • Fun, career interest draw kids to game design class

    The large green creatures with red eyes scramble toward the man after he makes his way across the bridge, and the man dispenses a rapid volley of gunfire to protect himself.

    The scene played out on a computer screen in a video game design class that’s just one of several summer classes offered at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College as part of its Kid’s College.

    “This is actually my first time I’ve made my own game,” Keith Fowler, 13, of Vine Grove, said of the video game.

  • Co-teaching brings big gains to LaRue County High School

    For LaRue County Schools

    In the 2002-03 school year, at LaRue County High School, only 3 percent of students with disabilities scored at the two highest levels — proficient and distinguished — on Kentucky’s statewide academic assessment in math. In reading, the percentage was only slightly higher, 7 percent.

    Results from the 2010-11 tests, however, showed significant increases in each area thanks in large part to a change in delivery of instruction to co-teaching.

  • Fort Knox schools transforming teaching and learning


    More than 2,000 children are expected to start school at Fort Knox on August 2. They will benefit from our initiatives titled Transforming Teaching and Learning in our 21st Century Schools.

  • J.B. Tiotuico carries on family's love of piano

    J.B. Tiotuico’s love for music truly has been inherited.

    J.B., 11, has been studying the piano since he was 6 years old, and is now passing on his skills to his own student. Tiotuico inherited a love of and gift for music from his mother, Carina, who has taught piano for 24 years and studied it in college.

    His interest in the piano started at a very young age, she said. He took to the instrument immediately and has since won several awards.

    “He had, really, a nice interest,” Carina said.