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Education

  • Districts receive new program review data

    An additional piece of the new education accountability model shows while several local schools have successful arts and career programs, many others need improvement to meet proficiency.

    Reviews of arts and humanities, practical living and career studies and writing programs were released for each school in the state this week. This is a new piece of the Unbridled Learning: College/Career Readiness for All model, and next year’s scores will be included in the overall scores given to each school and district.

  • Program review results

    These are scores from the reviews of the arts and humanities, practical living and career studies and writing programs at local schools. Twelve is the highest-possible score.

  • KSP to start Active Shooter Training Program

    State police are working to minimize potential school violence with a new training program for educators.

    Kentucky State Police started an Active Shooter Training Program aimed at preparing school personnel in the event of a gunman in the building. Schools and districts can contact area posts and KSP headquarters in Frankfort to schedule a training session with law enforcement.

  • No tricks, just treats: Panther Academy, E'town High School continue partnership with Halloween festivities

    Jacob Sullivan works with Izaiah Doctor every week on Izaiah’s reading skills, but on Thursday, the pair focused less on learning vowel sounds and more on collecting candy.

    Kindergarteners from Panther Academy spent part of the morning trick-or-treating through the halls of Elizabethtown High School. This is the second year high school students have hosted their younger counterparts, and the Halloween festivities are part of an on-going relationship between the two schools.

  • Legislator talks textbooks with T.K. Stone students

    Tiring of losing pages when they open their textbooks, T.K. Stone Middle School students requested a local legislator’s help in finding money for replacements.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, visited the school Tuesday to discuss the issue after students wrote letters requesting money be set aside for updating their crumbling copies.

    Lee said education money in general is a topic weighing on the minds of many legislators and their constituents.

  • West Hardin takes part in Farm to School month

    West Hardin Middle School students and staff have been celebrating the bounty of local farms in and out of the lunch room.

    West Hardin staff and students took part last week in National Farm to School month, which recognizes local produce that’s served in schools. Through the week, students sampled local peppers and apples and learned about aspects of agriculture in a number of classes. Students and staff also presented their work to the community at an expo.

  • ECTC hosts trial of Frankenstein's creature

    Fans of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” have an opportunity to debate the role of the creature in an upcoming community event.

    Audience members serve as the jury in the trial of Frankenstein’s creature at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Science Auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The trial is the fifth in a series of events hosted by the Arts and Humanities division at the college. The division has hosted Halloween-themed events in the past, including a funeral for Edgar Allan Poe last year.

  • Heartland Elementary hosts artist in residence

    Heartland Elementary students spent the past two weeks immersed in Appalachian culture with a knowledgeable tour guide at their side.

    Students learned about Appalachian artforms from Dianne Simpson, an artist in residence who has worked in Appalachian art and is from Eastern Kentucky.

    Simpson’s stay at the school was made possible through a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

    Students’ work is displayed from 5 to 6 p.m. today at First Federal Savings Bank on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Retro Bill brings anti-drug, anti-bullying message to E'town schools

    Students in the Elizabethtown area recognized Red Ribbon Week with an entertaining message to stay away from drugs and hurtful behavior.

  • Learning on the go: Mobile Science Activity Center stops at Meadow View

    Shannon Webb’s fifth-grade class dug into bagfuls of ice cream, just a few minutes before their lunch Tuesday. But the dessert-first approach to the meal was condoned, because it was in the name of science.

    The Mobile Science Activity Center from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is spending a few days at Meadow View Elementary School this week, giving students an opportunity to perform a hands-on experiment in the new lab, which hit the road in September.