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Education

  • EIS board to discuss athletic field

    A new athletic field for Elizabethtown High School will be discussed tonight during a work session of the Elizabethtown Board of Education.

    The discussion precedes a special board meeting which has a single agenda item regarding consideration of the 2012-2013 local facilities plan.

    The meeting begins at 6  p.m. in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools office at 219 Helm St.

  • HCS extends deadline for nominations

    Hardin County Schools has extended the deadline for applications for its 2012 class of Distinguished Alumni to July 6.

    To nominate a Hardin County Schools alum, go to the Hardin County Schools website, www.hardin.k12.ky.us. The link to the nomination form is on the front page of the district’s website.

  • Two principal vacancies in HCS yet to be filled

    Two vacant principal positions in the Hardin County Schools should be filled next month, said John Wright, the district's community relations specialist.

    Wright said Tuesday that the leadership roles at Central Hardin High School and Vine Grove Elementary School likely will be filled in July, well before the new school year.

    Central Hardin's vacancy occurred with the retirement of Ron Ortiz. Lonnie Dennis is leaving the Vine Grove position to replace the retiring Bill Dennison at North Hardin High.

  • HCS partners with YMCA

    Hardin County Schools is partnering with the YMCA to share space in its facilities to be used for the organization’s programs and services.

    The district plans to sign a community covenant to declare official collaboration as a community partner in bringing a YMCA to Hardin County.

    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said she actively has been involved in trying to bring YMCA to the area by speaking to Hardin Fiscal Court and city councils in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and West Point.

  • HCS designates tobacco zones

    A new tobacco policy for Hardin County Schools will limit tobacco use on campuses to privately owned vehicles.

    The state championship Project Citizen group from Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff included the measure as a suggestion in a list of policies submitted to Hardin County Schools Board.

    Board members approved the policy Thursday.

    Administrators decided not to recommend the students’ suggestion that schools go tobacco-free.

  • Preparing for the leap: HCS offers summer camp for transitioning students

    A new summer camp in Hardin County intends to ease the sometimes scary transition for new middle and high schoolers.

    Hardin County Schools hosts the Junior Leadership Corps Summer Program this week and next at Radcliff Elementary School. It gives students in northern Hardin County two weeks to prepare for transitions from elementary to middle school or middle to high school.

  • HCS offering career readiness certificates for adult workers

    Adults needing an extra boost in job searches have the opportunity to add a credential to their resume

    Hardin County Schools is again offering the National Career Readiness Certificate through its Adult Education program. For those who qualify for Adult Education services, testing for the certificate and related classes is free.

  • J.T. Alton eighth-grader wins statewide scholarship

    The Kentucky Middle School Association has named Hannah Thompson, an eighth-grade student at J.T. Alton Middle School, as one of its 2012 scholarship winners.

    Each year, 16 eighth-grade students across the commonwealth receive the award. The students earn a certificate of recognition and a $100 savings bond.

    Hannah is the daughter of David and Marcella Thompson of Vine Grove.

  • High schools offer multiple paths to success

    The availability of education on the Internet has opened many pathways to receiving high school credits for students struggling with traditional classroom settings.

    It’s become common for high schools across Kentucky to offer multiple ways for students to retrieve lost credits if they’ve fallen behind since freshman year. It’s all part of a focus to ensure students graduate.

  • Appetite for construction: Building robots all in week's work at Kids' College

    Robotics courses can teach kids math and programming skills, instructor Jeff Rivera said, but if that’s not enough, there’s always the draw of Legos.

    “Everybody loves to play with Legos,” Rivera said.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has started its Kids’ College program this summer, offering week-long classes to children covering a variety of topics, from forensic science to video game design.