• 4-H report: 10-9-13

    Super Stars
    On Sept. 27 Mrs. Campbell came to Mrs. Blackburn’s class to talk about the 4-H club.
    The class voted Julia McNulty for president, for vice president Blake Sutherland, for secretary Richmond Boggs and news reporter Abby Joseph. Next we voted what the club name would be. The four main people picked three names. They picked the Super Stars out of the three.

  • Science in silence

    The challenge: classify members of the animal kingdom only by the shake of the head or pointing a finger.
    Fourth graders selected one person to roam from table to table in search of a spider, snake, kangaroo, fish or another animal cutout that belongs in their assigned class system.  
    Jane Thompson, a 23-year veteran teacher in the Anderson County school system, said requiring students to work without talking keeps groups working together instead of one student overtaking the task.
    “This way, everyone has to participate,” she said.

  • Saffell Street September Students of the Month
  • ‘See you at the pole’

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students representing each segment of the school’s population —preschool, elementary, middle and high school — prayed, shared the pledges and sang the national anthem, according to Academy administrator Steve Carmichael.

  • Seed collectors
  • Reality check for high school juniors
  • Robert B. Turner September Students of the Month
  • Anderson County students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Sixteen students from Anderson County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school, according to a news release.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Coming home to teach

    Anderson County High School teacher Jessica Harley got one B in high school: in Bridget Wells’ English class.
    “I struggled in her class,” Harley, who described herself as an A student in high school, said with a laugh.
    “Oh, it was traumatic. She [Wells] knows it was traumatic.”
    Wells — who was teaching English in the early 2000s when Harley was a high school student at ACHS — pushed her students to be better, Harley said.
    Now Harley is back, not as Wells’ student, but as her colleague.

  • Helium blimps, rockets and robots

    First, there were the air rockets.
    Now high school students are moving onto blimps, constructing small-scale models of aircraft made of craft wire, clothes hangers, pipe cleaners and tissue paper to fill with helium and test to see if they are flight-worthy.  
    STEM instructor James Stuerzenberger is in his first year of overseeing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program on the Anderson County High School campus, but it’s not his first year of teaching students the art of constructing simple machines.