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Anderson County schools focus on anti-bullying week

By The Staff

Anderson County school district focused on anti-bullying pledges, activities and events during Safe Schools week held Oct. 21-27.
Activities for Safe Schools week, with the theme “Bullying: Be Part of the Cure” included high school students creating their own public service announcements about being aware of bullying, while other students signed anti-bullying pledges.


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District classified as ‘needs improvement’

State test scores report mixed results for Anderson

By Meaghan Downs

By Meaghan Downs
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Anderson County’s report card for accountability shows high marks for test scores, but poor grades for closing the gap for underperforming students, according to new state assessment data released last Friday.
The district rated as “needs improvement” with its overall score of 57.7 out of 100 in the state’s new Unbridled Learning assessment model, falling just below the top 30 percent of school districts across the state.


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Turner Elementary goes back to the ‘80s


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High school students lend helping hands in second grade classroom


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Anderson County Middle School September Students of the Month


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Education briefs: 10-24-12

EKU student joins NOVA program
Heather Cheek of Lawrenceburg, a freshman family and consumer sciences education major, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree, according to a news release.


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Homecoming Court


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Anderson’s report card to be released Nov. 2

Educators warn tougher state tests may result in lower scores

By Meaghan Downs

Change is here when it comes to state testing in Kentucky.
Educators across the commonwealth, including Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Instructional Supervisor Sharon Jackman, are preparing for the results of the new state assessment model designed to emphasize academic rigor and college and career readiness.
Preparations include sending home letters to students’ families and showing instructional videos to staff in anticipation of the new test data Anderson County educators have never seen before.


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Board OKs $12K annual fee, didn’t collect it past

Training center stays put, will pay rent to Academy

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Thanks to a unanimous vote of school board, the Regional Training Center will remain at its current location on Main Street and pay a $12,000 annual rental contract to the building’s new owner, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, which earlier this year bought it for $75,100. That means in six years and four months, RTC will have paid as much in rent as the Academy spent to purchase the building, if it rents for that length of time.


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Saffell Street hosts writing celebration

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Second graders at Saffell Street Elementary hosted their first writing celebration on Oct. 11.
According to teacher Stephanie Barnes, students are taking part in a daily writer’s workshop that views writing as ongoing process where students plan, write, revise, edit and publish their writing.
Each student chose the piece they wanted to use and they will have several writing celebrations throughout the school year.


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