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Education

  • Grimes meets with BCTC students
  • High school performs spring musical ‘Guys and Dolls’

    The Anderson County High School theater department  will present the 2012 spring musical “Guys and Dolls.”
    Evening performances will be March 16-17 and 23-24 at 7 p.m. with two matinee performances on March 18 and March 25 at 2:30 p.m.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 per adult and $5 for children age 6 and up.
    For more information, contact Jaclyn Haddix at jaclyn.haddix@anderson.kyschools.us.
     

  • Turner hosts science fair

    Robert B. Turner Elementary hosted its annual science fair for fourth grade students on Feb. 28-29.
    According to Jennifer Darmsteadt, instructor at Robert B. Turner: “The projects were very creative and showed evidence of great thought. Students learned a lot by using the scientific method to uncover some of the secrets that science holds.”
    The following students received awards for their entries:

  • Student competes in state geography bee

    Christian Academy eight grader Brooke Carpenter was selected to participate in the state level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.
    The state bee will be held in Bowling Green on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Brooke was the school winner and then completed a written geography test in order to qualify. Being a state participant means that Brooke placed in the top 100 of all the students in the state of Kentucky who took the test.   

  • Beasmore pages for Sen. Carroll
  • 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.