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Education

  • Fourth graders discuss modern slavery in essays

    Students in Mrs. Heil’s fourth grade reading class at Emma B. Ward Elementary showed an interest in learning about modern-slavery during a class discussion in which they learned that 27 million people in the world today are enslaved, according to a news release from Mrs. Heil. The decision to study the topic was student-initiated.

  • Anderson County high school hosts foreign language invitational

    About 100 Spanish and French students from Anderson County High School, Madison Central, and Jessamine, Estill, and Lincoln Counties competed March 23 for medals in the First Annual ACHS Foreign Language Invitational.
    According to a press release, students showed their skills in regional cooking and dance, recitation of poetry, extemporaneous prose reading, art, realia, construction models, Spanish and French solos and choruses, and original skits.
    Medal winners from Anderson County were:

    First Place
    Mary Osborne: Spanish Realia

  • DARE ‘role models’ visit elementary students

    The Anderson County High School DARE Role Models spoke with fifth graders at Emma B. Ward and Saffell Street Elementary schools on April 18 about a variety of topics, according to a news release.
    Fifth grade DARE students had the opportunity to ask the students questions about the transition from elementary school to middle school and high school.

  • 4-H reports: 4-24-13

    Stars and Stripes
    On April 18 Mrs. Blackburn’s Stars and Stripes of 4-H used Snap Circuits. Alex Davis led the pledge of allegiance and Toby Wells lead the 4-H pledge. We got in pairs to make the circuits. Snap circuits are batteries that connect to pieces to a light bulb to a switch.
    — written by Maddie Luttrell

    Stars at Work
    Today is the third meeting. It is April 18. The pledge of allegiance was led by Zac Case. The 4-H club pledge was led by Gracie Dedman. We learned about electricity.
    – written by Taylor Dudley

  • Anderson County scholarship available

    The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will offer one $750 scholarship to an Anderson County applicant, according to a press release.
    The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice, according to a press release.
    Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the guidance counselor at Anderson County High School, or by calling Blue Grass Community Action Community Developer Becky Stratton at 502-839-7102.
    The deadline for applications is May 31.

  • ACE to host volunteer appreciation lunch

    In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Anderson Community Education and Apple Corps Volunteer Program will host a volunteer appreciation luncheon for community volunteers and volunteers for Anderson County Schools on April 23 at noon, according to a press release.
    The lunch and a short program will be held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center, 160 Township Square, to celebrate the work of volunteers of Anderson County.

  • ECC class raises most money for ‘Pennies for Patients’ drive
  • Students selected for All State Chorus
  • LEGO robotics workshop held

    Anderson Community Education, in partnership with the LEGO Legends, held a LEGO robotics education workshop at Anderson County Middle School on March 2.
    There were 25 participants of children ages 6-9 who were introduced to LEGO robotics and programming.
    They also solved problems and came up with innovative designs for helpful machines using LEGOs, according to a news release.
    The LEGO Legends are a local First LEGO League team that has successfully competed in state and national competitions.

  • New greenhouse at Anderson Middle School