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Education

  • Fees dropped for reduced lunch students

    Reduced lunch students can cross instructional fees off their back-to-school lists.
    The site-based council of Anderson County High School voted unanimously Aug. 4 to drop the $25 instructional fee for reduced lunch students.
    “Long story short, we weren’t right in doing that back then,” principal Ronnie Fields said in Thursday afternoon’s meeting.

  • High school teacher collaborates on classroom memorial

    It began with a rotor blade.
    Steven McKaig, technology education instructor at Anderson County High School, said his original intent wasn’t to create a memorial in his classroom.
    He had been talking with student Caleb Tiedi about their mutual interest in military aircraft, and Tiedi offered to talk to his father, who possessed a decommissioned helicopter main rotor blade from a Kiowa OH56 Army utility helicopter.

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  • Education briefs: 7-27-11

    Student participates in
    Governor’s School for the Arts.
    Devan Pruitt of Anderson County High School (Musical Theatre) participated in The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9.
    During their three-week stay, 225 student artists from 49 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.  

  • Anderson County students travel south to Guatemala

    Three Anderson County students and their Spanish teacher started summer vacation with an eight-day educational trip to Guatemala, according to a news release.
    Amber Hume, Lajeana Wright and Elle Woolery, accompanied by Sylvia Hensley and her husband John, flew to Antigua, the original capitol of Mesoamerica.
    In Guatemala, they toured colonial churches and cathedrals, listened to demonstrations at the Museum of Mayan Music, saw the workings of a coffee plantation and a macadamia farm, haggled for handcrafted goods, and watched Mayan weavers at work in the markets.

  • Free backpacks, and other stuff

    The FamilyFunFest will celebrate its 10th year of providing free backpacks, school supplies and back-to-school entertainment July 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County Middle School campus.
    It’s first come, first served for those who want to snag one of 750 free backpacks and school supplies available at Thursday’s event.  
    With temperatures rising, students and family members will also receive Popsicles along with their new back-to-school gear.

  • Local student receives GED

    Jeramy Hudnall of Lawrenceburg successfully completed the General Education Development test June 23 and received a certificate of completion at the Adult Education Center at Springfield Campus, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    To pass GED tests, participants must score higher in five subjects than 60 percent of graduating high school seniors across the nation.  
    Successful completion of the GED is a significant accomplishment and a crucial step toward further success in post secondary education and the workplace