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Education

  • 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.

  • Would-be college students receive aid help at ECTC

    Area students planning to attend college next fall gathered at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the annual College Goal Sunday where college and university officials offer help to students and parents applying for college financial aid.

  • HCS draft budget shows dip in general fund

    Hardin County Schools is starting the budget cycle for Fiscal Year 2013 with a general fund of $100.7 million, about $3.5 million less than what is appropriated for the FY 2012 budget.

    The budget cycle begins with a draft budget, which is an estimate of what the district can expect for the upcoming fiscal year. Not all of the necessary information is available at this time for the budget to become more specific.

  • EIS to host Community Night

    City school officials are looking to get the community at large involved in local educational issues.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is hosting School Community Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. It is planned to be the first of many community nights, each with a specific topic to discuss. Monday night’s meeting will explore the achievement gap between white and black students.

  • T.K. Stone Middle School to implement engineering program

    Students at a local middle school soon will have an opportunity to receive lessons in engineering.

    T.K. Stone Middle School is implementing Project Lead the Way after the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board heard a presentation on the program from a University of Kentucky representative last month. The board approved the program at its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students, and has been put in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • Excellence in education begins at early age

    The education of the youngest students in Hardin County Schools was celebrated Thursday.

    Joan Hill of New Highland Elementary School and Maryjane Boes of Heartland Elementary School were honored for being named Classrooms of Excellence by the Kentucky Department of Education. Both schools held ceremonies for their respective teachers and a KDE representative was on hand to recognize them.

  • NHC hosts auction for student trip

    North Hardin Christian High School students are hoping a successful auction will give them a week in the City of Light.

    A group of students is hosting a charity auction to help fund a trip to Paris to attend the International Student Leadership Conference. The auction is at 6 p.m. today at Heartland Auction in Radcliff, and includes items such as appliances, electronics and home decor, donated from businesses and family and friends of the students.

  • Johnston, Lewis given Patriot Awards for support of deployed teacher

    Two Hardin County Schools officials have been recognized Wednesday for supporting the military.

    Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, and Jennifer Lewis, principal of Lincoln Trail Elementary School, received Patriot Awards on Wednesday from the National Committee For Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at a surprise ceremony at Lincoln Trail.

  • EIS approves calendar, limits early dismissal days

    The calendar for the upcoming school year in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district features fewer early dismissal days.
    EIS approved its 2012-13 school-year calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote among the board members.
    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 6 and ends May 28, 2013.