• HCS to host distinguished alumni luncheon

    Hardin County Schools will recognize 10 graduates at the district’s annual Distinguished Alumni luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at the State Theater.

  • Early childhood council seeks wider audience

    An expanding mission will bring an expanded community presence for the local early childhood council.

    The Hardin County Early Childhood Council, along with the other councils in the state, is starting to spread awareness of its work and its mission in the community, as the council’s role in the community has changed. The councils were first formed to ensure children had access to high-quality child care centers. Now along with that goal, the councils will also begin working more generally with the community at-large.

  • Details emerge in principal’s resignation

    An audio recording of former New Highland Elementary School Principal Mark Thomas threatening an employee was the impetus behind his eventual resignation, according to Hardin County Schools officials.

    In a letter to Thomas, Superintendent Nannette Johnston listed “continued use of intimidating and threatening tactics” as the first of five reasons for dismissing the principal. She also cited a racial slur attributed to Thomas and insubordinate acts including lying during the investigation of an employee grievance.

  • Ex-HCS principal used intimidation tactics, according to officials, documents

    An audio recording of former New Highland Elementary School Principal Mark Thomas intimidating and threatening an employee was the impetus behind his eventual resignation from the position, according to Hardin County Schools officials.

  • Schools gain insight into kindergartners' abilities

    Schools across the state are gaining a more accurate picture of the abilities of new kindergarten students.

    This school year is the first year for statewide implementation of a screener for incoming kindergarten students. The screener determines the level of the students’ abilities and gives teachers an instructional starting point for each student.

  • EIS board votes on end-of-course exams

    End-of-course exams will matter even more to students in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district.

    The EIS board voted to increase the weight of end-of-course assessments in students’ final grades to 20 percent, up from the proposed 15 percent from last year.

  • HCS welcomes partners on work ethic certification
  • Reed named to new HCS post

    Lincoln Trail Elementary School assistant principal Linda Reed is the new Hardin County Schools interim Director of Assessment & Program Effectiveness. Her duties now include overseeing all aspects of assessment in the district and uses data to make decisions about the success of educational programs.

  • Career center next step in HCS energy program

    A new career center planned for Hardin County Schools will serve as a unique educational opportunity in the county, but the building will be unique in its construction as well.

    The Early College and Career Center is planned to be net-zero ready, meaning that once built, it can be fitted with solar panels and potentially produce as much energy as it consumes. Construction has begun on the center, where Hardin County Schools students can spend half their school days working on earning college credits or career certifications.

  • Playground game taking teacher places

    His seventh-grade students know him as Mr. Sobczyk. But the social studies teacher would like to add another title: ultimate dodgeball champion.

    Benjamin Sobczyk, a teacher at East Hardin Middle School, could have the chance to travel to Las Vegas in September to compete in the 2013 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship with his team, the Bourbon Ballers. The team won a regional tournament in Louisville and need online votes to help their chances of earning a spot in Vegas.