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Education

  • Students get reality check about texting, driving

    “One text or call could wreck it all.”

    That was the message Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey sent to Anderson County High School freshman and sophomores during a program aimed to prevent distracted driving.

    “We are targeting the younger students so we can curb them from starting (to text or call while driving),” he explained. “With the older students, sometimes it’s already ingrained.”

  • Mentors helping ‘at risk’ children at Saffell Elementary

    Upon entering the Family Resource room at Saffell Street Elementary School, it is hard to believe the students that lay sprawled on beanbag chairs and couches are “at risk.”

    They are deemed “at risk” for a variety of factors, including parents who are incarcerated or absent. The Anderson News agreed not to use the last names of the students in this story.

  • Education briefs

    Students offer

    free concert Thursday

    The Anderson County all district honors choir will perform its eighth concert this Thursday at the high school’s Bearcat Theater under the direction of Mrs. Sue Lou Smith.

    Students will perform a varied repertoire of music and difficulty.

    The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the 80-member honors choir along with the high school’s advanced Chorus members.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Eighth graders

    to present Shakespeare

  • School district announces final day, next year’s calendar

    The Anderson County School Board approved the amended 2015-16 calendar Monday night, making May 25 the last day of school for students.
    The board also OK’d the calendar for the 2016-17 school year.
    “We always try to make a calendar that will fit our students and families,” Derek Shouse, director of student services, said. “This revised calendar does meet state requirements.”

  • Fourth-grader’s artwork selected to wrap new recycling truck

    From staff reports
    An Emma B. Ward Elementary School student’s artwork was selected by a panel of judges to be used to wrap a Republic Services truck that will be used for recycling, according to a news release.
    Fourth-grader Taylor Hudson’s entry was chosen from five finalists in the contest, which was administered by art teacher Stachia Serafini and open to her third- through fifth-grade students.

  • Student named state runner-up in art contest

    From staff reports
    Helaine “Lainie” Alsabrook, a student at Saffell Street Elementary, was honored during a special awards presentation at the Jane K. Beshear Capital Education Center in Frankfort for winning the 2015 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests.
    The competition, produced in partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD), was themed “The Wild Side of Kentucky” and had more than 66,000 total entries submitted.

  • Education briefs

    McNabb, Schuster graduate
    Emilie-Anne McNabb and Chelsea Schuster of Lawrenceburg were among the 1,082 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University recognized at the conclusion of the fall 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12, 2015.

    HOSA students compete
    at state conference
    Ten Lawrenceburg students were among those who competed last month at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Louisville.

  • Saffell Street Citizens of the month
  • EBW fifth-graders honored

    From staff reports
    Fifth-graders honored for attendance or being on the honor roll for the third nine weeks are:
    Mr. Calvert’s homeroom
    All A’s
    Brooklyn Burgard
    Gillian Case
    Elisabeth Chilton
    Adam Cook
    Rayleen Flygstad
    Emily Hudson
    John Potter
    All A’s and B’s
    Donna Campbell
    Hannah Cox
    Lakin Gross
    Cole Harrod
    Katelyn Hibshman
    Hillary Kays
    Brady Klink
    Sam Lee
    Annie Sue Lynch
    Laura Miller

  • Deadline approaching for early childhood scholarships

    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
    The application deadline for summer classes is April 15. The deadline for fall classes is July 15.
    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week in a participating early childhood facility. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.