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School district announces final day, next year’s calendar

By Veno Chanda

The Anderson County School Board approved the amended 2015-16 calendar Monday night, making May 25 the last day of school for students.
The board also OK’d the calendar for the 2016-17 school year.
“We always try to make a calendar that will fit our students and families,” Derek Shouse, director of student services, said. “This revised calendar does meet state requirements.”


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Fourth-grader’s artwork selected to wrap new recycling truck

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An Emma B. Ward Elementary School student’s artwork was selected by a panel of judges to be used to wrap a Republic Services truck that will be used for recycling, according to a news release.
Fourth-grader Taylor Hudson’s entry was chosen from five finalists in the contest, which was administered by art teacher Stachia Serafini and open to her third- through fifth-grade students.


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Student named state runner-up in art contest

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Helaine “Lainie” Alsabrook, a student at Saffell Street Elementary, was honored during a special awards presentation at the Jane K. Beshear Capital Education Center in Frankfort for winning the 2015 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests.
The competition, produced in partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD), was themed “The Wild Side of Kentucky” and had more than 66,000 total entries submitted.


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Education briefs

McNabb, Schuster graduate
Emilie-Anne McNabb and Chelsea Schuster of Lawrenceburg were among the 1,082 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University recognized at the conclusion of the fall 2015 semester.
The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12, 2015.

HOSA students compete
at state conference
Ten Lawrenceburg students were among those who competed last month at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Louisville.


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Saffell Street Citizens of the month


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EBW fifth-graders honored

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Fifth-graders honored for attendance or being on the honor roll for the third nine weeks are:
Mr. Calvert’s homeroom
All A’s
Brooklyn Burgard
Gillian Case
Elisabeth Chilton
Adam Cook
Rayleen Flygstad
Emily Hudson
John Potter
All A’s and B’s
Donna Campbell
Hannah Cox
Lakin Gross
Cole Harrod
Katelyn Hibshman
Hillary Kays
Brady Klink
Sam Lee
Annie Sue Lynch
Laura Miller


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Deadline approaching for early childhood scholarships

Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
The application deadline for summer classes is April 15. The deadline for fall classes is July 15.
The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week in a participating early childhood facility. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.


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Friends of the APL grant teachers funding for literary

APL ‘friends’ making a difference for students, teachers

By Veno Chanda

It’s hard to learn without the proper tools.
“It’s important that teachers have age-appropriate books, the kids can check out,” Julie Hunsinger-Mink, Friends of the Anderson Public Library treasurer said.
Third-grade students in Pamela Felts’ class at Emma B. Ward Elementary School has a more expansive library thanks to a grant from the Friends, which invited local teachers to apply for the grants in an effort to support literacy in the Anderson County Schools.


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Honor rolls

Saffell Street
Those students named to the honor roll were as follows:

Blackburn
All A’s
Sarah Anderson
Angela McNulty
Karlie Sims
All A’s and B’s
Bryce Cox
River Curtis
Lily Davis
Catie Grantham
Naytric Haliburton
Miranda Hutchens
Christopher Kessinger
Ashton King
Emma Sallee
Emma Tinsley

Scott
All A’s
Rachel Watts
Leah Rennels
Alexia Gonzalez


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School attorney now says board owns Glensboro school

By Veno Chanda

The Anderson County School Board was informed that it owns the old Glensboro school, which has been sitting on the corner of the Anderson County High School property since the 1990s.
“That schoolhouse has been abandoned on your property,” board attorney Bob Chenoweth told the school board Monday evening. “It is now your property.”


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