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Education

  • Meet Mrs. Barnes’ second grade classroom
  • Local planning committee to hold public forum March 12

    The Anderson County school district’s Local Planning Committee will be holding a public forum for the community on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the central office on US 127.
    The LPC will be discussing barriers and needs of Anderson County schools in creating its district facility plan, which will outline priority construction and renovation projects for Anderson County for the next four years.
     

  • Eighth graders woeful in science, sophomores struggling with math

    The state of Kentucky improved in its PLAN and EXPLORE standardized test results for 2011-12, but the Anderson County school district reported mostly negative results.
    Sophomores who took the ACT PLAN test this past fall decreased in every content area except for science, while eighth grade students increased only in reading benchmarks.
    About 60 percent of high school sophomores met ACT PLAN English benchmarks, a 7.4 percent decrease from the 2010-11 results.

  • Student wins Bravehearts pageant

    Kelia Renee Sullivan won the Lexington Riot Sweethearts for Bravehearts Little Miss Pageant on Feb. 19 in Lexington.
    The pageant was a fundraiser for two groups that benefit young children: The Lexington Riot Fast Pitch Softball 10U team and the Kosair Children’s Hospital Camp Braveheart.
    Camp Braveheart is a weeklong summer camp at Trooper Island for children who have undergone heart surgery, heart related procedures, or suffer from heart related illnesses.

  • Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg: 2-29-12

    Christian Academy student wins
    Ohio Valley Region Spelling Bee
    Brooke Carpenter, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, surpassed 15 other contestants in the championship round of the ACSI Ohio Valley Region Spelling Bee on Feb. 25.  
    The spelling bee was held at the Whitfield Christian Academy in Louisville.
    Carpenter, the daughter of Dale and Melissa Carpenter, correctly spelled ‘mellifluous’ and ‘syllabication’ in the final round to secure the championship trophy.

  • Emma B. Ward February Students of the Month
  • ACE offers March classes

    Anderson Community Education will be offering a variety of classes for March.
    Register by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or e-mail jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Steppin’ Up Aerobics and Tae Bo
    When: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; Year-round classes at 6 p.m.
    Where: Saffell Street Elementary with certified instructor Doris Thompson
    Cost: $29 for six weeks ($3 to attend one class at a time).  

  • Saffell Singers perform for Board of Education
  • Saffell student places in conservation poster contest

    Savannah Thompson, a fourth grader at Saffell Street Elementary, placed ninth out of 43,000 entries for her artwork at the state Jim Claypool Art Contest.
    Thompson is a daughter of Chris and Dana Thompson and granddaughter of Bobby and Linda Durr and Allen and Julia Thompson of Lawrenceburg.
    Each year, the fourth graders at Saffell Street Elementary participate in the Jim Claypool Art Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Anderson schools adjust to new standards after NCLB waiver

    The Department of Education granted Kentucky its request on Feb. 9 for a No Child Left Behind waiver, and school districts like Anderson County now need to adjust to a new state assessment system for educational standards.
    The state’s new Unbridled Learning Accountability Model, as outlined through Senate Bill 1, focuses on meeting one Average Measureable Objective or AMO instead of the many separate learning targets required with the old assessment and accountability system.