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Education

  • Turner academic team excels in district, regional competition

    Members of the Robert B. Turner Academic Team have fun challenging themselves while working hard as a team at local district and regional competitions.

    “We are really proud of them, they have done really well this year,” said Sarah Wallace, one of the team’s coaches.

    The team recently placed first overall at the district competition, followed by a fourth-place finish during the regional competition that featured students from Woodford, Jessamine and Mercer counties.

  • School board takes step to preserve old school house

    The future and fate of the Glensboro School House was the topic of conversation at Monday night’s school board meeting. The schoolhouse, which sits on the Anderson County High School campus, was restored in the 1990s, and moved to its current location with a plan to use the schoolhouse for school clubs, group meetings and other activities; however, the schoolhouse is in need of repair.

  • Academy students dance to defeat childhood cancer

    Students at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg broke out their dancing shoes last Friday night as the school took part in the University of Kentucky’s Dance Blue Fundraiser.

    The fundraiser lasted until midnight, and proceeds went toward Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic through the Golden Matrix Fund.

    “The students have done a lot of things (for this),” said Sandra Brown, the principal of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

  • Christian Academy making pennies count

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg spent several busy weeks collecting Pennies for Patients while also helping to find a cure for blood cancer. Students filled their jars at home during a three week fundraiser. Every cent that was raised went to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    “This has been a couple years since we have done this,” said Sandra Brown, principal at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. “The first year we raised $800. Our goal this year is to raise $1,000.”

  • Science, art a winning combination for fifth grader

    Julia Fugua, a fifth-grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, takes time every year to combine science and art as she enters the school’s art contest. Fugua is the recent winner of the 2016 Kentucky Conservation Art Contest for Area 6.

    “I enter because I like to learn something new every year. It is important for me to learn things and to know how to help keep our earth clean,” said Fugua. “To learn about our natural resources and learn how we can protect them, and how they can help us.”

  • Hunter is middle school’s top teacher

    Alex Hunter is known for his coaching prowess with Anderson County Middle School’s softball and Math Counts teams.

    He’s also now known as the school’s Teacher of the Year for the work he does with the school’s seventh and eighth graders.

    “I enjoy working with the students,” said Hunter. “This age group is fun because their minds are still developing and they are all at different levels. It is good to see them change and develop.”

  • Saffell students apply math in the real world

    Saffell Street Elementary School students conducted a scavenger hunt through Walmart last Thursday that engaged students of all grade levels on how to use math in their every day life.

    “I think it is always important when we bring community in and families together,” said Lauren Sutherland, a first-grade teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School. “Kids seem to really enjoy. It is fun to see them out and about with their parents.”

  • Japanese students visit Lawrenceburg, perform at high school

    Fifteen Japanese exchange students shared their culture and traditional Choroku dance for Anderson County High School last Friday afternoon.

    One hundred students from the high school were able to watch the performance. The students were visiting from Sakurai High School in Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture Japan.

    “The students are very happy to be here,” said Mr. Toshihiro Kawahira. Kawahira is one of the chaperones of the children, and the English teacher at Sakurai High School. “They are so excited.”

  • Green Team saving earth one classroom at a time

    As the halls clear out in the afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the Green Team springs into action.

    From deep within Recycling Headquarters, the Green Team mans its recycling bins — most too short to see over the tilted containers. The Green Team prepares to roll out the cans — its favorite task of all.

    Veteran Green Team member Clayton Riddle, a fifth-grader, is quick to point out why the school needs these pint-sized recycling superheroes.

  • CAL names first quarter honor roll

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg recently named its honor roll for the first quarter recently.

    Those earning all A’s and E’s in second grade are: Kendra Burke, Taylor James, Olivia Moudy, Catelynn Webb, and Avery Young.

    Those earning all A’s and E’s in third grade are: Ashley Baker and Gracie Watkins.

    Fourth-grader Gavin Beck also received all A’s and E’s.