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Education

  • Ward’s Empty Bowls teaches students importance of giving

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Tables were lined with more than 25 different types of chili and soup at the Emma B. Ward Elementary Cafeteria for the seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser last Thursday night.

    The chili and soup were donated by residents and restaurants including Two Brothers, Tonya’s Hometown Buffet, Fair Grounds, Johnny Carino’s, O’Charley’s and Fazoli’s.

  • Sixth graders win middle school academic competition

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The Anderson County Middle School academic team won the sixth grade Kentucky Association for Academic Competition on Dec. 6 at East Jessamine Middle School.

    The team competed against Woodford, Fayette, Boyle, Mercer and Jessamine counties, finishing with 39 points. Bate Middle School placed second with 34.5 points, followed by Woodford County Middle School with 32 points.

  • Teachers Rowland, Herndon receive Trailblazer Awards

    From staff reports

    Thirteen Kentucky teachers, including two who live in Anderson County, received the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education during a presentation Dec. 4 at the Embassy Suites Lexington.

    Receiving the awards were Chrystal Rowland, a resident of Lawrenceburg who teaches at Robert B. Turner Elementary, and Lawrenceburg resident Stephanie Herndon, who teaches at Clear Creek Elementary in Shelby County.

  • Empty Bowls, Holiday Station Express set for Thursday at Ward Elementary

    From staff reports

    Getting in the holiday spirit will be a breeze for those visiting Emma B. Ward Elementary School on Thursday night.

    The school will host its annual Open Bowls Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30, along with its Holiday Station Express.

  • 12-03 education briefs

    Winter Festival set at Saffell Elementary

    Looking for a place to sing some Christmas carols?

    The choirs at Saffell Street Elementary School are scheduled to perform during the school’s Winter Festival on Dec. 9, followed by a community sing-a-long during which everyone is welcome to join them in singing Christmas and holiday songs.

    “This is [a] festive way to come together and ring in the holiday season,” said Meredith Lewis, coordinator and music teacher at the school.

  • Winners announced in District Spelling Bee
  • Top four in grades four through eight to compete in District Spell-Off

    From staff reports

    The winners of the 2014 District Spelling Bee have been named, the school district announced.

    The top four winners from grades fourth through eighth will next compete in the Anderson County District Spell-off next month to determine the overall top speller in Anderson County, who will move on to compete at the Kentucky Derby Festival State Spelling Bee in March.

    First grade

    First place: Clay Smith, Saffell

    Second place: Carson Azzinaro, Ward

  • Middle school students bring Shakespeare to stage

    From staff reports

    Eighth grade students in Ginger Warren’s Anderson County Middle School Arts and Humanities class brought popular Shakespearean works to the stage during the Shakespeare Festival last Thursday.

    The student run performances were part of a semester-long class where students study theater elements, dance cultures and dance traditions.

  • Robert B. Turner Elementary names spelling winners

    From staff reports

    Robert B. Turner Elementary held its annual spelling bee Nov. 19, according to a news release.

    The top three winners will go on to compete in the District Spelling Bee Dec.4 and Dec. 5 at the Anderson County Board of Education building, located on US 127 Bypass, according to a news release.

    The annual event will begin each day at 8:15 a.m., according to a news release.

  • Toll shows at livestock expo