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Education

  • Meet the high school CPS club
  • Lego Legends take second, qualify for national competition

    The Lego Legends, a 4-H Lego robotics team comprised of 10 students ages 9-14 from Franklin, Anderson and Mercer counties, recently returned home with second highest honors from the Kentucky state First Lego League tournament. The tournament was held on the campus of Western Kentucky University on Jan. 14 and included 44 other qualifying teams.

  • BYOT: Bring your own technology

    Students in Anderson County Schools are trading their No. 2 pencils for personal iPads and e-readers in an effort to further integrate technology into district curriculum and classrooms.
    Bret Foster, chief information officer, said about 59 percent of Kentucky school districts offer a “bring your own device” policy, but few have implemented it on Anderson County’s scale.  
    As frontrunners in this endeavor, Foster said, the district starting providing a proxy online network in September 2011 for all grades kindergarten through 12th.  

  • Hannah Drury spells ‘abbreviation’ to win district spelling bee

    Seventh grader Hannah Drury, after three years of competing in Anderson’s district spelling bee, won the Kentucky Farm Bureau district spell-off on Jan. 19.
    Drury, who is a student at Anderson Middle School, said she’s been competing in the spelling bee since the fourth grade.
    The closest she’s gotten to winning the district bee was in fifth grade, she said, when she finished in fourth place.
    “I can’t believe it,” Drury said of her first place win. “I’m still shaking.”

  • Marching in Frankfort for Inauguration Parade
  • High school hosts parent connection

    Anderson County High School will host its second installment of Parent Connection Night this year on Jan. 31.
    Parents are encouraged to meet faculty and learn more about opportunities for their students between 3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Parents may contact the guidance office to schedule individual parent/teacher conferences at 839-5118.  
    Jo Newton from KHEAA and Tara Lowder, the high school’s college coach, will be available in the east wing computer lab for students and parents to learn more about the FAFSA process, financial aid and college planning.

  • Academy releases honor roll

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg released its honor roll for the second nine weeks:
    Middle and high school
    Administrator’s Commendation (4.0 and higher)
    Leon Baeslack
    Robert Bird
    Forrest Bowman
    Shaylyn Burton
    Blaine Carpenter
    Brooke Carpenter
    Brette Elliott
    Emma Gay
    Dillon Harper
    Caleb Hatton
    Felix Hilsky
    Nancy Lee Holt
    Logan Lynn
    Sydney Peyton
    Ben Pinkston
    Nathan Ward
    Christian Weeks

  • ‘Pancakes and PJs’ party
  • Emma B. Ward Elementary names students for honor roll, attendance

    Emma B. Ward Elementary recently released its honor roll list and perfect attendance for the second nine weeks.

    Mrs. Hudson’s Homeroom
    All A’s
    Hadley Bunton
    Ta’vion Crayon
    Colton Frasier
    Kaylee Hawkins
    Brody Hopper
    Makayela Lewis
    Tyler Miller
    Kayla West

    All A’s and B’s
    Shelby Cobb
    Angela Fain
    Logan Haney
    Taylor Huff
    Logan Marple
    Nicole Rice
    Michael Robinson
    Caleb Shelton

  • Learning the art of churning