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Education

  • Ward wins 2012 District Governor’s Cup

    Emma B. Ward placed first overall in the 2012 District Governor’s Cup held on Feb. 25. Students competed in written assessment, quick recall and future problem solving events. The FPS team placed first and Quick Recall third. Eleven students won individual ribbons in written assessment.

  • Saffell students complete the St. Jude mathathon

    Saffell Street Elementary recently raised more than $4,000 for the St. Jude Mathathon, with third grader Monynita Kiem raising the most, at $270.
    The Mathathon is a program where students are sponsored to answer math problems. All the money raised goes to St. Jude to help fight childhood cancer.  This year, Saffell Students raised $4,039.93 for the St. Jude Children’s hospital during the school’s mathathon fundraiser.   
    Saffell Street students have raised $37,772.38 for St. Jude during its history of participation.

  • 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