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Education

  • Raffle raises money for Batcats
  • 'Bye, Bye Birdie' set for next two weekends
  • School district announces kindergarten registration dates

    Kindergarten registration is scheduled for Monday, March 14 and Monday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sparrow Early Childhood Center (ECC), and Monday, March 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at ECC, school officials have announced.
    Eligible students are those who turn 5 years on or before Oct. 1, school officials said.
    All incoming kindergarten students will receive free materials including a backpack, T-shirt, games and easy ideas to help your child be Kindergarten Ready.

  • Ward Academic Team wins title

    The Emma B. Ward Academic Team placed first overall during the recent district Academic Team competition. Students from Robert B. Turner placed second, followed by Mercer Intermediate in third and Saffell Street Elementary in fourth, the school announced in a news release.
    In team competitions, the Future Problem Solving and Quick Recall teams also placed first overall. Team members include Emily Hudson, Sophie Grigsby, Catherine McGrath, Audra Hunter, Jack Potter, Logan Whitaker, Juliana Godby, Claire Cooper and Taylor Hudson, the news release said.

  • It’s not Trump vs. Hillary, but it’s close

    Third period in Lauren Vasser’s classroom at Anderson County High School got a bit loud last week.
    Sophomores, learning about the presidential campaigns and election process, were pitted against one another in a battle over the issues.
    “Even though I know it’s not a real election there are a lot of things I would like changed in our country,” said Brennan Faust, who was running on the New Alliance ticket.

  • Education briefs

    Turner named to president’s list at NKU
    Lawrenceburg resident NaKayla Turner was named on the president’s List at Northern Kentucky University for the 2015 fall semester.
    She is a 2015 graduate of Anderson County High School.
    This list is for students who have a 4.0 GPA.
    Due to her academic excellence, she also received an invitation from NKU into an organization called Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honors society for first-year students.

    Casey named to dean’s list

  • Warm day, Hot Wheels
  • Hudson serves as page
  • Education briefs

    Grant will help fifth-graders attend play
    When 85 Saffell Street Elementary School fifth-graders head to Louisville later this month to see a play, doing so will cost their parents or the district almost nothing.
    Music instructor Meredith Lewis applied for and received a Kentucky Arts Councils “TranspARTation” grant, she announced last week, that will cover the majority of the cost for the students to see the Stage One Theatre production of “Ann Frank: And Then They Came For Me.”

  • Saffell Street names honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary School announced its second nine weeks honor roll recently. According to information received from the school, the following students were named to the honor roll.
    In Blackburn’s fourth grade class the following students earned all A’s: Sarah Anderson, Catie Grantham, Angela McNulty and Karlie Sims.
    Those named to the A/B list include: Bryce Cox, River Curtis, Naytric Haliburton, Ashton King, Christopher Kessinger, Brieanna Vieira, Mackenzie Morrison, Emma Sallee and Emma Tinsley.