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Education

  • High school juniors may enter essay contest to win scholarship

    The Kentucky High Education Assistance Authority is sponsoring a “Promote Your School” scholarship contest open to all high school juniors attending private or public high schools.
    Home school students are not eligible, organizers said.
    The winner of the scholarship contest will receive $500 and a photo shoot at his or her school, according to the press release.
    To enter, the student must submit an essay about the biggest challenge facing high school students.

  • Adult Community Education offers Zumba fitness classes on Sept. 11

    Adult Community Education will offer a Zumba dance fitness class beginning Sept. 11.  
    This is an ongoing class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and will be located at the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center gym with certified instructor Tonjua Casey.
    The cost for the class is $5 per session or $45 for 10 sessions
    According to event organizers, “Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music-dance themes that creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness workout.

  • School board to replace high school football scoreboard

    The Board of Education unanimously approved to spend $12,089 to replace the problematic high school football scoreboard at its Aug. 20 meeting.
    Board chairman Roger McDowell apologized for the football scoreboard’s malfunctions during the season opener against Bryan Station last Friday, and thanked everyone’s effort in trying to get the scoreboard to work.   

  • Learning Center receives $500
  • Students selected as Governor’s Scholars

    Anderson County High School students Lauren Paige Lawless and John Travis Wickizer and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students Forrest Lee Bowman and Courtney Shaylyn Burton were selected as 2012 Governor’s Scholars.
    A statewide selection program chose the 1,073 participants from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district, according to the press release. Criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays.

  • ACE offers enrollment for upcoming school year

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center, located at 219 E. Woodford St., is now enrolling adult education students for the new school year, the organization announced.
    Orientation for new students began July 19. Students will now be enrolled into managed classrooms and placed in classrooms based on their skill levels.
    One-on-one tutoring will be available to students during scheduled lab times. Students will have access to an online study program. Returning students will be placed according to their current levels in math and language.

  • District lays out times, rules for opening of schools

    Anderson County school are scheduled to open for the 2012-13 school year Aug. 15.
    Following are hours of operation and general guidelines provided by the school district.

    Hours of operation for each school
    ECC
    8:05-2:40—Instructional Day for Kindergarten
    Doors open for car riders—7:30 a.m.
    AM Pre-school dismisses at 11:05 a.m.
    PM Pre-school begins at 11:35 a.m.
    Buses begin dismissing at 2:40 p.m.
    Kindergarten car riders dismiss at 2:50 p.m.
    Pre-school car riders dismiss at 3 p.m.

  • Gray named to honors list

    Lynzie Nicole Gray of Harrodsburg was recently named to Campbellsville University’s President’s Honors list for the spring 2012 semester.
    Students who achieve a GPA of 4.0 are named to the list. One hundred and eighty-eight students achieved the honor.
    Gray, a 2010 Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg graduate, is a junior education major. She is also a resident assistant at the university and plans to attend graduate school.

  • High school to hold freshman orientation

    Anderson County High School will host its annual freshman orientation, Transitional Insights for Pre-secondary Students, on Aug. 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    TIPS registration will begin at 6 p.m.  

  • Education briefs: 7-18-12

    Warford graduates from law school
    Amanda Lee Warford of Lawrenceburg graduated summa cum laude, salutatorian and juris doctor from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law on May 12.
    Warford is a published member and senior articles editor of the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 50. Throughout her time in law school, she has been a participant in the street law partnership with Central High School, a research assistant for Professor Judith Fischer and a member of many student organizations.