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Education

  • Four Fort Knox schools to close

    Fort Knox Community Schools is losing four schools on post, the Department of Defense Education Activity announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School are closing at the end of this school year, according to a news release from the department. The schools are closing because of a decrease in student enrollment related to the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

  • Students invited to take part in Transfer Madness

    March commonly is known for its “madness” in Kentucky, but state officials are focusing on something that’s not related to basketball.

  • Students find success at annual science fair

    Coleman Clark has completed his last science fair at St. James Catholic Regional School, but like any good lesson, learning the results of his experiment only piqued his interest.

    “You want to learn more and more,” Coleman said.

    St. James hosted its annual science fair Thursday. Seventh- and eighth-graders competed to see which experiments would come out on top. Coleman was one of the victors of the day.

  • North Park teachers honored at Classroom of Excellence ceremony

    Much appreciation and gratitude were expressed for the work of Lori Allen and Emily Wilcoxson on Thursday, but none of it was said better than by the students in the teachers’ classrooms.

    In a video, students shared Allen was “fun and funny,” “the best teacher ever,” and Wilcoxson’s students find her “awesome and cute.”

  • HCS re-bids Burkhead project

    Higher-than-expected construction costs caused the Hardin County Schools board to make adjustments to its replacement building plan for G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and seek new proposals.

    The board voted Tuesday to re-bid construction of the project after reviewing the first bid submissions. The board also voted to revise the project’s construction documents by trimming multiple items.

  • JHHS to host prom fashion show

    Students still searching for that perfect prom dress can find ideas at this weekend’s prom fashion show. John Hardin High School students will host a prom fashion show and dinner Saturday at the high school.

    The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the fashion show, featuring formal wear for men and women, at 7 p.m. Geno’s Formal Affair and Bridal Warehouse supply gowns and tuxedos to be modeled by John Hardin students, and multiple salons provide hair and make-up services for the students.

  • 2014 HCS ExCEL AWARD WINNER: Wilkerson honored for commitment to education

    The ExCEL ceremony for Crystal Wilkerson was a vocabulary lesson of wonderful traits the G.C. Burkhead Elementary School teacher possesses. Former and current students and staff, in a video and in person, held up cards with words such as “enthusiastic” and “compassionate” to describe the fifth grade teacher.

    Michelle Richardson, a fellow fifth grade teacher, had the last word, and it was one she didn’t use casually, she said. Richardson called Wilkerson a “friend,” to her students and colleagues.

  • HMH, county schools announce partnership for career programs

    Hardin County Schools is continuing to bolster its list of community partners interested in providing workplace experience to students.

    HCS and Hardin Memorial Health officials announced a partnership Monday that will allow students in the Early College and Career Center to work clinical hours and participate in internships at the hospital during their senior year.

    The partnership will allow HCS students to work in their chosen fields before graduating. HMH officials hope it will encourage students to return to the hospital to begin their careers.

  • Teacher develops Preschool Scientist of the Week

    Preschool students at Heartland Elementary School and their families are learning science lessons at home.

    Monica Bybee, a preschool teacher at Heartland, started an initiative called Preschool Scientist of the Week, in which students and their families perform an experiment at home and report the results during class.

    Bybee wanted to give students more opportunities to perform science experiments, especially because these are their earliest experiences in education.

  • Facing enrollment decline, HCS plans for reduced money for staffing

    Staffing levels expected for the upcoming school year show Hardin County Schools officials are preparing for fewer students.

    The HCS board approved Thursday tentative staffing allocations for the 2014-15 school year. Currently, allocations show a loss of money for positions at almost every school.

    The board must distribute money to each school for faculty salaries, and schools must receive a definite allocation of resources by May.