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Education

  • JHHS has top graduation rate among local schools

    John Hardin High School had the highest graduation rate among the five local high schools in 2010, according to recently released data from the Kentucky Department of Education. JHHS was one of three schools that improved from last year’s rates.

    John Hardin also had two subpopulations, black and Asian students, rate a perfect 100 percent.

  • Thomas selected as WHMS principal

    A former West Hardin Middle School staff member is returning as the new leader of the building.

    Jon Thomas, principal of Ekron Elementary School in Meade County, has been selected as the new principal of West Hardin Middle School.

    Former principal Jim Roe has retired, and David Reed, a former principal in the district, is serving in an interim role until Thomas begins. That date hasn’t been determined.

  • Becky Bauer begins the end of her teaching career

    Becky Bauer practiced writing her name in cursive with brand new students Wednesday, showing them how to spell it and how each letter is formed. Their heads bent over their papers to copy her example. It was likely the last time a class will learn how to spell her name.

    Bauer returned to G.C. Burkhead Elementary School on Wednesday for her 24th and final year as a teacher on a prospect she has considered for some time and not in a completely pleasant way.

    Bauer said it was “like mourning a death or something.”

  • Teacher starts first day of education career

    Brandon Thompson didn’t realize that placing the names of his students on their desks would take almost an hour, or that arranging desks and getting them in order for the first day of school would take most of a day. This is Thompson’s first rodeo when it comes to desk-wrangling, and for teaching in general.

  • Photos: Snagging school supplies
  • Regional Education Center showcases its offerings

    It’s one-stop education shopping in Radcliff.
    The postsecondary institutions at the Regional Education Center held a Community Education Fair as a way to introduce the community to local scholarly options.
    Along with booths set up for local institutions, each school offered sessions Wednesday for community members to sample what they offer. Children could sit in on music and art classes while adults could learn about topics such as Internet safety, Facebook use and acquiring money for college.

  • School supply drive under way

    Community organizations are asking donors to get on the bus to support children returning to school.

  • Mullins elected KASA vice president

    A local educator has taken on a state leadership role.

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, has been elected as vice president of the Kentucky Association for School Administrators. This enters him into the cycle of leadership that will eventually have him serve as president-elect and then president.

  • ECTC hosts Project Lead the Way camp

    Popsicle sticks and summer camps go hand-in-hand, but at one local camp, the sticks served more as a means of protection than art materials.

    Students from the Gifted and Talented Program at T.K. Stone Middle School participated in Gateway Academy for Project Lead the Way at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • ECTC hosting parent orientation

    The local community college is hosting an event to soothe the nerves of possibly the most anxious group of people involved in college enrollment — the parents of incoming freshmen.
    An orientation for parents of incoming college students is at 7 p.m. July 28 at  Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Room 212 in the new Regional Postsecondary Education Center.
    The orientation is specifically aimed at parents of new students and questions they have, which can differ from those of students, said Chuck Spataro, one of the event’s organizers.