• Federal money brings new technology to schools

    School districts in the county are using federal money to implement a new program that provides resources and support to teachers in regards to classroom instruction.

    Local districts are receiving federal Race to the Top money in the upcoming months and are using it to implement Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System, which is a database teachers can use to look up curriculum standards, plan lessons and create assessments.

  • Foreign exchange students live and learn in Hardin County

    For foreign exchange students, high school classes aren’t the only learning opportunities available this year. For them, just living in Hardin County is an education.

    Students from around the world have spent the school year in Hardin County to experience the United States firsthand and study in its education system. Most of the students, primarily from Europe and Asia, wanted the opportunity to sharpen their English skills and develop an understanding of American culture.

  • Film begins discussion on troubles in teaching

    Tuesday’s public viewing of an education-themed documentary is just the start of community-wide discussion of the field.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky and several other organizations hosted a viewing of the documentary “American Teacher,” and they hope to continue conversations on issues tackled in the film at an event next week.

  • Teaching gives meaning to life for ExCEL winner

    During ceremonies for winners of the ExCEL award, given for excellence in education, it’s customary in Hardin County that local recipients are honored by having the day of the ceremony named after them by Hardin Fiscal Court. Mark Roberts, the newest winner in Hardin County Schools, didn’t want to let his own special day go unnoticed.

    “First of all,” Roberts began his acceptance speech, “I’d like to wish everyone a happy Mark Roberts Day,” he joked.

  • Students performing Passion story today

    Before students at St. James Catholic Regional School celebrate Easter, they will recognize the events that preceded the joyful holiday.

    Eighth-graders at St. James will perform the story of the Passion, which follows the days leading up to and the act of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, today at 9 a.m. for the school and 7 p.m. for the community at St. James Catholic Church.

  • SJS places 12th in state academic team competition

    Middle school students at St. James finished the academic competition season in the top 15 in the state.

    St. James Catholic Regional School placed 12th overall in the state Governor’s Cup academic competition earlier this month. The quick recall team made it to the quarterfinals of the competition, while eighth-grader Jacob Dvorjak placed fifth in the state in the social studies written assessment competition.

  • LTES students take virtual trip to Smithsonian

    Lincoln Trail Elementary School students took a look Thursday at what the Smithsonian Institute has to offer on the history of the United States’ space program, all without leaving the school’s media center.

    Gifted and Talented program fifth-graders at Lincoln Trail Elementary School took part Thursday in a video-conference lecture with docents at the Smithsonian Institute discussing the history of NASA and spaceflight.

  • Preschool: Program puts twins on track

    Kaylee and Kylee Trummer will be entering kindergarten at North Park Elementary School next year, after spending two years in the Hardin County Schools preschool program. The identical twins entered school with delays in social and language skills. Now, their mother, Dena Newton, feels they're more than ready for kindergarten.

  • Public invited to screening of 'American Teacher' documentary

    Local educational organizations hope a new documentary sparks a discussion about teaching as a career.

    Several organizations are teaming up to host a viewing of the film “American Teacher” by Vanessa Roth from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center at T.K. Stone Middle School. Free seating is available by registering at www.americanteacherky.com.

  • 'Fuel Up' a success at T.K. Stone

    Two students at T.K. Stone Middle School have found statewide and national success in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, a product of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.

    Eighth-grader Beth Ann Winebarger was chosen as a 2012-13 student ambassador for Kentucky. She will attend a Student Ambassador Summit in July in Washington, D.C.

    Sixth-grader Bradley Larrington will receive tickets to an NFL game of his choice through his entry in an essay contest in the Fuel Up program.