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Education

  • ECTC urges retention, completion

    The local community college is taking part in a statewide effort to draw students who have left school back into the halls of Kentucky postsecondary institutions.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College officials have started a program to assist former students in re-enrolling and finishing up a degree or diploma. The college started the program with a mini-grant of $5,000 it received from the Council on Postsecondary Education. The college matched the grant with its own money.

  • ECTC band, RES students to perform holiday show

    Students across the age and education spectrum are coming together to show that holiday cheer knows no generation.

    The ECTC Band “EleCTriC” will be performing, along with the Radcliff Elementary School choir, a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Center on campus. This is the first year for the band to perform its own holiday concert.

    Band director Kevin Shank said his students were eager to have their own holiday showcase. Shank requires the band to perform at least twice in a semester and this will be its sixth show.

  • Gott to lead national consortium

    An area educator has stepped into the national education arena.

    Tim Gott, former principal at Morningside Elementary School and director of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, has been elected president of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology.

    Gott, who began the role last week, has been a member of the consortium’s  board for four years. The group assisted in creating the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University.

  • Bell receives state award for math education

    Math education at Helmwood Heights Elementary School was highlighted with recognition of the teaching techniques of one of its educators.

    Mary Bell, a third-grade teacher at Helmwood, received a Mathematics Education Service and Achievement award from the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Bell was one three teachers in the state to receive the award.

    She was nominated by Jane Hunt, who worked at Helmwood last year as a math coach. Hunt worked with each teacher on new math standards implemented in the state.

  • EIS approves drawings for T.K. Stone pool

    Swimmers in Elizabethtown Independent Schools could be in a newly renovated facility by next year.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board unanimously approved final drawings and updated construction documents for the renovation of the pool at T.K. Stone Middle School at the board’s regular Monday meeting.

    The district hopes to have the new pool facility completed by the beginning of the next swim season in the fall, said Nate Huggins, associate superintendent for student and support services.

  • Class offers real-world application

    When Joe Harmon needed to launch a new website for his business, he knew just where to go to have it designed — a classroom at North Hardin High School.

    E’town Electronics, soon to be 911 Express Tech, has partnered with students at North Hardin by asking them to create a website for the business, which is in the middle of rebranding. Students in a website management class are competing to create the business’s new site.

  • Community works to Get Ready! for early childhood education

    The summer is long to a 3-year-old, especially when leaving the confines of a scheduled day at preschool to the endless stretches of time at home.

    But a camp that could serve infants, 5-year-olds and everyone in between seemed difficult to pull off, Tracie Dupin recalled thinking when she heard of the new Get Ready! Camp. And that was before she saw the camp was not in classrooms, but in the cafeteria at Central Hardin High School.

    “Then I was really puzzled at how all of this was going to work,” she said.

  • HCS to celebrate schools, Education Week at mall

    Before holiday shopping gets in full swing, Hardin County Schools is using the local mall for a holiday of its own.

    HCS will recognize American Education Week by hosting a celebration of its schools and students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

    Several schools will have displays for viewing and students from various schools will perform.

    The district has hosted the event for decades, Community Relations Director John Wright said.

  • John Hardin High School's Garrison selected for state superintendent training

    The principal of John Hardin High School is supplementing his leadership experience with a program that includes an out-of-district internship.

    Alvin Garrison has been selected to participate in the Minority Superintendent Internship Program, which trains educators from ethnic minorities who might be candidates for future superintendent positions.

  • Heartland Elementary to hold playground dedication

    A playground five years in the making will be celebrated Saturday.

    Heartland Elementary School students, staff and parents will host a dedication ceremony for its new playground from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The playground was a Parent-Teacher Organization project, and the students participated in various fundraisers, said Sue Botts, a spokeswoman for the school.

    There will be a ribbon cutting followed by the students having an opportunity to play on the new equipment and enjoy cotton candy and popcorn, Botts said.