• Operation Preparation: EIS helps students plan future

    The state’s focus on preparing students for life beyond high school has fallen in line with work Elizabethtown Independent Schools has done for years.

    Elizabethtown High School and T.K. Stone Middle School held Power Pact events earlier this month in which students spoke to advisers about the upcoming year’s classes and reviewed options regarding careers and colleges.

  • Conference to assist students in career readiness

    Teenagers looking to prepare for life after graduation have an opportunity at a weekend conference.

    Gail Phoenix, president of consulting organization GMP Services in Vine Grove, is hosting the second Community Leadership and Education Conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The free event will focus on preparing teens for the workforce through assistance with resumes and job interviews.

  • EHS senior shares mural with district

    Collin Batson is leaving his mark on Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

  • Students will be able to earn Work Ethic Certification

    Hardin County Schools unveiled a program Superintendent Nannette Johnston called a “win-win” for the district and the business community.

    The district’s new Work Ethic Certification program and a partnership with the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce were outlined Wednesday at the chamber’s monthly luncheon.

  • HCS receives mixed scores from kindergarten screener

    A sample of schools across the state shows many kindergarteners need additional help when starting school.

    The first set of results from a new screener for kindergarten students in Hardin County Schools show about 36 percent of students begin school without need for any additional support. The scores represent a pilot program, which will be implemented fully in every district in the state next school year.

    Overall state results reveal 28 percent of students are ready to begin kindergarten without additional support.

  • HCS names career center's first principal

    After finding a site for its new college and career center, the Hardin County Schools district has found a leader for the school.

    Dan Robbins, a counselor at North Hardin High School, has been hired as principal of the new Early College and Career Center, which is scheduled to open in August 2014.

    Robbins was selected by HCS officials and representatives from Western Kentucky University and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Both institutions are involved in creating the new facility adjacent to ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus.

  • Teachers receive classroom support from foundation

    Teachers across Elizabethtown Independent Schools received welcome visitors bearing welcome gifts on Friday.

    The Elizabethtown Education Foundation presented $25,000 worth of grants to EIS teachers, surprising teachers in their classroom with oversized checks and balloons. The grant money is used to fund various projects and buy supplies.

    The amount given far surpasses what the foundation has been able to give in the past and the sum fits the foundation’s 25-year anniversary. Last year, the foundation raised between $7,000 to $8,000 to be used for grants.

  • Hinton earns golden apple

    One of Pam Hinton’s first lessons to her students every year is about giving full effort to their studies.

    “If you are giving 100-percent effort,” she tells them, “you’re never wrong, you’re learning.”

    The effort Hinton gives in return in her classroom was recognized Wednesday afternoon.

  • Transfer Madness for college students is Wednesday

    Kentucky college students who wish to transfer their credits or associate degree to a four-year institution will have the opportunity to connect with those institutions and ask questions during a 12-hour online Transfer Madness fair Wednesday.

    Transfer Madness is from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. EST.

    The event is the first entirely online, statewide transfer fair where students can chat online with transfer advisers, search for scholarships, download materials and have questions answered at a time that suits their schedules.

  • J.T. Alton teacher receives ExCEL golden apple

    Jeff Lowman nominated Kim Root Evans for the ExCEL award because he remembers his own experiences in music class, he said.

    “As a middle school student, I didn’t like music at all,” Lowman said.

    Now, as assistant principal at J.T. Alton Middle School, he sees students like himself enjoying and learning in Evans’ class.

    “That is what is so impressive about Ms. Evans,” Lowman said.