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Education

  • Bland appointed to equal opportunity council

    A local attorney will be promoting diversity among all public higher education institutions in the state.

    JoAnne Wheeler Bland  has been appointed to a two-year term on the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Committee on Equal Opportunities. The council provides oversight to the Statewide Diversity Policy followed by public postsecondary institutions and will work to create a diverse student body and pool of employees at colleges and universities

  • EIS board changes grade policy for end-of-course exams

    Grading policies for the new end-of-course exams have been altered in Elizabethtown Independent Schools.
    The EIS board voted to make new high school end-of-course exams count for 10 percent of a student’s grade, as opposed to the 20 percent originally planned. As of now, the decision only impacts exams that will be taken in the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Elementaries make Black History Month count

    Elementary students around the county have been taking part in lessons for Black History Month during the past few weeks, with teachers ensuring lessons begin at an early age.

    One fourth grade class at Morningside Elementary School made models of historical black figures who have been featured on  postage stamps. Students had to learn about the person and give a presentation on the subjects’ lives, teacher Roseann Thrush said.

  • Central Hardin graduate to direct band at new high school

    By TOM DEKLE, Landmark News Service

    Shawn Robinson, an accomplished musician, music teacher and conductor, will be the first leader of the Thomas Nelson High School music program.

    “He’s a very successful conductor. He’s a very dedicated musician, and first and foremost, he is intent on making great things happen for kids,” Principal Wes Bradley said Thursday.

    Thomas Nelson High, a new high school in eastern Nelson County, opens this fall.

    For Robinson, the position will amount to somewhat of a homecoming.

  • Tentative budget plans show potential staff loss at HCS

    Tentative plans for school funding show most Hardin County schools possibly losing some money for staff for the next school year.

    The Hardin County Schools board approved tentative allocations at its meeting Tuesday, which showed most of the schools would be losing staff if the final allocations are set as they are now.

    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said Thursday staffing for teachers needs to adjust to enrollment, which is down in some places.

  • Chuck Campbell to be inducted in BOA Hall of Fame

    Chuck Campbell has been widely and fondly remembered in the Hardin County community, but next month, his mark on the world of music education will be recognized nationally.

    Campbell, former band director at North Hardin High School, will be posthumously inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame. The award for Campbell, who died in July of pancreatic cancer at age 70, will be accepted by his wife, Judy, a former counselor at North Hardin.

  • Photo: 'Glee'fully receptive of $10K
  • Hitting the right notes:Duda named KMEA Elementary Teacher of the Year

    Debby Duda is retiring from G.C. Burkhead Elementary School on a high note.

    Duda, music teacher at G.C. Burkhead, was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association at its awards presentation last week. Duda received $500 with the award to be used for materials for her classroom.

    The award comes during Duda’s last year before she retires from her 29-year teaching career, all spent at G.C. Burkhead.

    Duda learned she had won the award a few months ago, after receiving an email from the organization at home.

  • Morningside’s Rogers named EIS' ExCEL winner

    Morningside Elementary School’s gain was Kentucky School Supplies’ loss when Wesley Rogers was hired at the school.

    Rogers, a second-grade teacher at Morningside , has been named the newest ExCEL winner for Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

    The ExCEL award, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is an award given in several school systems in the region. It’s sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities.

  • Miss Kentucky ‘books it’ for kids

    Miss Kentucky showcased one of her platforms — reading — during a visit Wednesday to St. James Catholic Regional School.

    Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton took part in the school’s celebrity reader week. First-grade teacher Megan Berry and second-grade teacher Amanda Bradley coordinated the week to coincide with America’s Biggest Storytime, a national event that is part of the BOOK IT! reading incentive program.