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Education

  • Dow Corning donates close to $13,000 for HCS technology

    Several of Hardin County Schools’ middle schools received money from Dow Corning to use for technology.

    Dow Corning reached out to HCS to offer funding for programs that dealt with science, technology, engineering or math, known as STEM, said John Wright, HCS community relations director. Middle school officials filled out grant applications detailing what they would use the money for, and Dow Corning handed out almost $13,000 to four schools, according to an HCS news release.

  • Several local students heading to Governor's Cup

    Several individuals qualified for the Governor’s Cup academic competition next month by placing high in the recent regional competition.

    Grace Vowels of Bluegrass Middle School placed first in the language arts and arts and humanities assessments in region competition.

  • HCS brings new technologies to hearing-impaired students

    New technologies for deaf and hard of hearing students are accessible in Hardin County Schools.

    CaptionCall phones now are available at New Highland Elementary School, Bluegrass Middle School and John Hardin High School where the school system’s deaf students attend. The phones feature a screen that displays words spoken by the caller.

    New Highland also recently installed a video phone, which shows a person on a television screen signing a caller’s message, while the signing of the deaf person is interpreted for the other caller.

  • HCS hosting 'Round-Table' sessions

    The Hardin County Schools Board of Education will host four evenings of roundtable discussions to talk about programs currently implemented by schools and the possibility of state and federal funding shortfalls.

    The sessions begin today.

    The discussions involve school and district administrators, site-based decision-making council members and the Hardin County Schools Board of Education.

  • Area academic teams head to Governor’s Cup

    Two teams will represent Hardin County in next month’s 2012 Governor’s Cup state competition.

    The academic teams of St. James Middle School and T.K. Stone Middle School placed first and second, respectively, in the regional competition of the 2012 Governor’s Cup last week, and both teams are headed to state competition March 10-11.

  • West Hardin student wins Hardin County spelling bee

    The words ranged from “weird” to “wasabi” in a county-wide spelling bee Tuesday.

    Dillon Brock won the Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee at the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Brock, a seventh-grader from West Hardin Middle School, won with the word “Gestapo.”

    The runner-up in the contest was Teresia Buissereth, a fifth-grader at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

  • EIS, Communicare to begin daily therapy program for elementary students

    Elizabethtown elementary schools will have access to a therapeutic setting for students starting this week.

    The new program for elementary students is a partnership with Communicare Inc., a regional provider of behavioral health services, and will help students in need of mental health services in a school setting.

  • Hardin County students to compete in spelling bee

    The spelling skills of students in Hardin County will be put to the test today.

    The Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee is at 4 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s spelling bee, qualifies the winner to participate at the state level.

  • Panther Academy opens

    A little more than a year after breaking ground, navy blue paw prints stamp the new building on North Mulberry Street, the newest facility in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district.

    The $5.4 million Panther Academy, the EIS preschool and kindergarten center, opened Wednesday and housed preschool students for the first time.

  • Narrowing disparity in success

    The city schools’ first Community Night is just the first step in creating a true partnership between the schools and the community meant to benefit young black students.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools hosted the event Monday night at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. The topic of discussion was the achievement gap between black and white students and how the gap could be addressed, specifically by building up community support for struggling students.