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Education

  • Reed named to new HCS post

    Lincoln Trail Elementary School assistant principal Linda Reed is the new Hardin County Schools interim Director of Assessment & Program Effectiveness. Her duties now include overseeing all aspects of assessment in the district and uses data to make decisions about the success of educational programs.

  • Career center next step in HCS energy program

    A new career center planned for Hardin County Schools will serve as a unique educational opportunity in the county, but the building will be unique in its construction as well.

    The Early College and Career Center is planned to be net-zero ready, meaning that once built, it can be fitted with solar panels and potentially produce as much energy as it consumes. Construction has begun on the center, where Hardin County Schools students can spend half their school days working on earning college credits or career certifications.

  • Playground game taking teacher places

    His seventh-grade students know him as Mr. Sobczyk. But the social studies teacher would like to add another title: ultimate dodgeball champion.

    Benjamin Sobczyk, a teacher at East Hardin Middle School, could have the chance to travel to Las Vegas in September to compete in the 2013 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship with his team, the Bourbon Ballers. The team won a regional tournament in Louisville and need online votes to help their chances of earning a spot in Vegas.

  • Students get new school experiences with private-to-public transition

    The first days of school are a transition period for many students — kindergarteners starting their first day and sixth-graders navigating hallways of middle schools.

    For some students, the first day brings a change in the school system, when they leave smaller, private school surroundings to attend a larger, public high school.

  • Studious summer: Local students gain knowledge, experience at scholars program

    Most students returning to school this week haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in a couple months. For Jamey Popham and Austin Correll, it’s been just a little more than a week.

    This summer, many local students spent the majority of their break participating in the Governor’s Scholars Program, which gives students a look at college life and a chance to explore a field of study for five weeks.

  • Building a better tomorrow

    Facility expansion is on the table for local districts in this upcoming school year.

    The year includes multiple construction and renovation projects in the districts, including the addition of three new buildings for Hardin County Schools.

  • Family Resource and Youth Services Centers at the center of it all

    In the Family Resource and Youth Services Center at Panther Academy, the phone rings every few minutes, even in the middle of July and the start of school still weeks away. Summer is not much of a break for the center’s employees.

  • Metalsa, ECTC to partner for new facility

    Metalsa and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will announce a partnership today to establish a robotics training facility. The facility will be housed in the Occupational Technical Building at the college.

    The Metalsa Robotics Training Center includes robotic manufacturing work stations and a computer classroom, along with offices.

    The 1,200-square-foot facility initially will be used to train Metalsa employees and ECTC faculty on a robot often used in industrial manufacturing. ECTC will begin using the equipment in its classes in 2014.

  • Case to take over as G.C. Burkhead principal

    A former music teacher is looking to make a harmonious transition into the leadership position at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

    Melissa Case was selected Tuesday as the new principal of G.C. Burkhead. Case served as assistant principal there for five years.

    Case was hired by the site-based decision making council at the school and begins immediately. She replaces former principal Bryan Lewis, who now is the director of student services at Hardin County Schools.

  • State organizations unveil eTranscripts for high schools

    Student transcripts soon can be a few mouse clicks away for college administrators.

    New electronic transcripts for high school seniors seeking admission into college will be rolled out across the state this school year, according to an announcement Monday from Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson.

    The new Kentucky eTranscript program allows transcripts to be sent electronically for free to in-state colleges and universities and some out-of-state schools. There is a $2 fee to send the transcripts to institutions that aren’t participating in the program.