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Education

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  • 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.

  • Ward honor students named

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks.
    In Mr. Spivey’s homeroom, those earning all A’s were: Dylan Azzinaro, Claire Cooper, Courtnee Creech, Cash Crouch, Logan Grubb, Elijah Whitaker, Faith Hyatt, Tori Whiteker, Chase Kiser, Leslieann Mahl, Landon Pritchett, Lindsey Siria, Madison Snodgrass, Briana Talady, Mikey Wallin and Brady White.
    Those on the A/B honor roll were: Faithe Booth, Genia Curtsinger, Shaylyn Harris, Trinity Harris and Jamie Sierra.

  • Community ed schedules classes

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following classes in the coming weeks.
    For more information, call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for classes.
    The agency, located at 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg also offers adult education programs with instruction to earn a GED diploma, prepare to attend college, or volunteer in the community.

    American Sign Language
     I and II for adults

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  • Students prep for spelling bee

    From staff reports

    The annual district-wide spelling bee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19, featuring top finishers from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and the county’s public school students.

    First graders will kick off the bee at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 18, followed by second graders at 9:15, third graders and 10:15 and fourth graders at 11:15.

    Fifth graders will go first Nov. 19 at 8:15 a.m., followed by sixth, seventh and eighth graders at 9:15.

  • Enrollment in school district continues to shrink

    Enrollment in the county’s public school system continues to decline, leaving school officials looking for answers.

    The district this year has 3,684 enrolled students, down 84 from the previous year and 183 from the district’s peak year in 2008-09.

    That’s a decline of nearly 5 percent

    Figuring out exactly why enrollment is declining in a county that US Census figures in 2010 predicted would continue to grow is a challenge, according to Derek Shouse, the district’s director of student services.

  • Wilkerson named school finance officer

    David Wilkerson, currently serving as controller at Berea College, has been named finance officer of Anderson County Schools, according to a news release from the district. He returns to the same position he held from 1999-2002.

    Wilkerson will return to the local school system on Nov. 9.

    Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is also a certified public accountant, according to the release.