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Education

  • Anderson County high school crowns Prom King, Queen
  • Education briefs: 5-8-13

    School board reports personnel action for March, April
    The Anderson County school board reported the following personnel action on March 25.

    Employed
    Christen Casey as a student bus monitor.
    Rita Frick as a substitute custodian.
    Lauren Heustis as a substitute teacher.
    Leah Mager as a student after school childcare worker.
    Donald Monroe as a substitute custodian.
    Leatisha Pogioli as a substitute paraeducator.
    Angela Slone as a substitute paraeducator and substitute after school daycare worker.

  • Middle school to perform ‘Best of Both Worlds’ musical

    Anderson County Middle School will perform the musical “Best of Both Worlds” on May 10-12 in the middle school’s multi-purpose room.
    Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s performance will be at 3 p.m.
    Tickets are $3 for those over the age of 5.
    The show is about fairytale creatures that find a portal into a middle school and turn everything upside down in their efforts to get back home, according to event organizers.
     

  • Social studies teacher elected KEA vice president

    Delegates to the 141st KEA Delegate Assembly elected Lisa Petrey-Kirk to a three-year term as vice president of the 42,000-member Kentucky Education Association, according to a press release.
    Petrey-Kirk, a 1983 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a National Board Certified Teacher, has taught all of her 26 years at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Academy celebrates ‘Earth Week’
  • Student named to UK honor society

    Braden Kyle Peyton, son of Brian and Holly Peyton of Lawrenceburg, recently became a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky, according to a news release.
    Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at intuitions of higher learning, according to a news release.
     

  • Academy students receive awards from Conservation District

    The Anderson County Soil Conservation District recently announced its annual award winners at the Extension Office.  
    Robert Bird was selected as the second place overall winner in the county as a participant in the essay contest. Julia Fuqua was the first place overall county winner in the poster contest.
    Forest Bowman and Rachel Baker were school winners of the contest. Also winning at the school level for the Christian Academy were Cloey Henson, Taylor Nevins and Isabella Hellard.    

  • Turner’s gone reading ‘mad’

    During the month of March, Turner Elementary held a “reading madness” contest for students and staff, according to a news release.
    Everyone read books and completed summary forms to be entered for a drawing for prizes. All participants received two free tickets to a Lexington Legends Game compliments of their “Hit the Books” program.  
    Grand prize winners received a Kindle for kindergarten and first grade, and three Kindle Fires for second, third and fourth/fifth grades.

  • Bus driver honored as KEA Education Support Professional of the Year

    Richard Davenport, a school bus driver for the Anderson County school district, was recently awarded the Education Support Professional of the Year award through the Kentucky Education Association, according to a press release.
    “Each year, one Education Support Professional receives the KEA ESP of the Year Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their schools, communities and profession,” the release said.  
    To date there have been 20 recipients of the national award, with the first ESP of the Year award being presented in 1992.

  • Early Childhood students raise $200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

    At the Ezra Sparrow Family Fun Night April 25, several kindergarteners helped create a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, according to special education teacher Saralyn Kingsolver. “They took up donations for lemonade and cookies and made over $200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” Kingsolver said via e-mail.