District News

Shelia Skaggs Earns District's First Fred Award First Fred Award

“I believe my mission with the district is making sure that no child is hungry so they can learn,” said the Hodgenville Elementary School nutrition manager. “Just knowing I can make a difference in a child’s day gives me my greatest satisfaction.”

 

The School Safety and Resiliency Act/Impact on LaRue School Hallway

SB 1 will increase student safety in Kentucky schools by increasing students’ access to behavioral health services, fostering a supportive learning environment, and applying proven strategies to address physical safety. I applaud the bipartisan collaboration and teamwork displayed to allow this bill come to fruition. We can never do enough to make our students and staff safe.

Students find their ‘Sources of Strength’ Sources of Strength

On a recent Monday morning at LaRue County High School, as each student approached the main entrance, official greeters swung open the double doors and offered a cheerful “good morning.”  The day’s greeters, superintendent David Raleigh and Chris Price, the high school’s former assistant principal and current principal at Hodgenville Elementary School, earned smiles, nods and high fives.

LaRue County Students Win NCWIT Awards NCWIT Award

Five LaRue County High School students are recipients of National Center for Women and Information Technology awards.  Those students include senior Sarah Cooper, sophomores Jada Hunter-Hays and Katherine Massie, and freshmen Audrey Engle and Giselle Adams.  The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.

On Educating LaRue - Interactive Hall of Fame LCHS students who have developed an interactive “Hall of Fame” program accessible online are, from left, T.J. Reip, Tristen Locke, Biven Turner, and Gavin Whitehouse.

On entering a doctor’s office the other day, I came across a former high school student of mine whose last name I just could not pull up from memory. Paula (I saw that name on her jacket) remembered me even though at least 35 years had passed since she was my student. Once I returned home, with her last name still not popping into focus in my mind, I sought the help of a website that Jorge Venegas’s students at LaRue County High School with athletic director David Dawson, have developed that gave me what I was looking for in a nanosecond.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Hunter Howell HUNTER HOWELL

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students.

LaRue County celebrates Lacy Hatfield Lacy Hatfield

Award sponsors, district staff, and students honored Lacy Hatfield as the 2019 LaRue County Schools LG&E-KU and WHAS-TV Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award winner February 6 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Clay Cecil Clay Cecil

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students. 

LCHS Students Complete State Registered Nursing Assistant Program Nursing Students

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, state registered nursing assistant positions are estimated to grow 21 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Approximately 321,200 new jobs will be created during this period, making state registered nursing assistant certification even more useful.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Jake Walters JAKE WALTERS

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students.

Wall of Fame Wall of Fame

Anyone attending an event in LaRue County High School’s gymnasium may have noticed a 55-inch television monitor upon entering.

Thanks to the efforts of LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson, the school’s Hall of Fame Committee, and Jorge Venegas’s technology students, that one piece of hardware allows visitors, through a mere touch, to access the history of LCHS athletics.

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT / Abigail Hazelwood Abigail Hazelwood

JOB SHADOW: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school. All high school students will engage in six hours of job shadowing by March 29 to learn about potential careers. To showcase the benefits of job shadowing, we’re sharing the experiences of LCHS students. 

LCHS Job Shadow Program Helps Prepare Future Workforce Job Shadowing

LaRue County Schools is piloting a new program to empower students to strengthen their college and career plans and make more successful transitions to life after high school.  “Our graduates must be prepared for what comes after high school, and one way we can ensure that is to provide opportunities for more meaningful career exploration,” Skaggs said. “This type of experience really makes a difference for students.”

Sidebottom Nominated for Special Education Teacher of the Year Sidebottom Nominated for Special Education Teacher of the Year

  Casey Sidebottom, a special education teacher at LaRue County High School, has been named LaRue County Schools’ nominee for The Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year.

LCS Welcomes New School Resource Deputy School Resource Deputy - Brandon Boone

  LaRue County Schools welcomed the district’s first school resource deputy in October. Deputy Brandon Boone, an employee of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the school district, provides a law enforcement presence particularly at LaRue County High School, but is serving all the district’s schools.LaRue County Schools welcomed the district’s first school resource deputy in October. Deputy Brandon Boone, an employee of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the school district, provides a law enforcement presence particularly at LaRue County High School, but is serving all the district’s schools.

Hep A Vaccinations: Mission Accomplished Hep A Compliance

As far as LaRue County Schools’ 2300-plus students being in compliance with state-required hepatitis A immunizations, it’s “mission accomplished” according to Rip Collins, the district’s director of pupil personnel.

LCS Invites Parents, Community to School Safety Forum Safety Forum Oct 23, 6 p.m.

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our students, staff and visitors,” said LCS Superintendent David Raleigh. “The forum is an opportunity for the entire LaRue County community to come together to share concerns, ask questions and learn more about the measures we’ve taken to enhance school safety.”

ExCEL Nominees Share Passion for Student Success (left to Right) David L. Raleigh, Superintendent LaRue County Schools; Karlotta Cecil, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; Misty Bivens, LaRue County High School; Tim Gross, LaRue County Middle School; and Lacy Hatfield, Hodgenville Elementary School.

Four LaRue County teachers are nominees for the 2018-19 LG&E KU and WHAS-TV Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award.They include Karlotta Cecil, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; Lacy Hatfield, Hodgenville Elementary School; Tim Gross, LaRue County Middle School; and Misty Bivens, LaRue County High School.

Innovative Females in Technology Playing a video game that teaches basic computer coding are, front to back, Jocelyn Corletto, Natalie Sampson, Izabelly Diaz, Abigail Whittington & Adrianna Smith.

Walk into one of the classrooms at LaRue County High School about 2 p.m. on any early-release Friday and you are likely to see about 20 female elementary students energetically engaged in learning about technology.

Morning Fitness at HES These girls enjoy talking while walking during 15 minutes of morning fitness at Hodgenville Elementary School. From front left/right are Jocelyn Corleto and Gracie Hay; Izabelly Diaz and Kyleigh Markham; and Kaylee Clark and Rachael Hammons.

They walk; they talk; they run, but most of all early arriving students to Hodgenville Elementary School start their day with 15 minutes of moving in what is called Morning Fitness or Fitness Club.

FastPath Cuts Emergency Response Times School Safety

FastPath Cuts Emergency Response Times

LaRue County Schools hosted a training session Thursday for its newly implemented FastPath Hallway Navigation System. The navigation system makes communication between schools and public safety agencies more efficient and cuts the time it takes first responders to get to the exact scene of an emergency.

State Assessment & Accountability Results Released State Assessment

State Assessment and Accountability Results Released

LaRue County Schools leaders are analyzing data and developing plans to narrow achievement gaps after the Kentucky Department of Education on Wednesday released results from 2017-18 statewide assessments.

My School Menus Mobile App! Download Menu App!

LaRue County Public Schools is pleased to introduce their new My School Menus™ mobile app for parents and
students. Available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play!

Bryan attends prestigious summer institute in D.C. Kendrick Bryan

Kendrick Bryan, a Social Studies teacher at LaRue County High School, is attending Georgetown University for the four-week James Madison summer institute.

Bryan was awarded the 2017 James Madison Fellowship for Kentucky. As part of the program, he was awarded $24,000 to study constitutional history. He is also a graduate student at Western Kentucky University.

Wilkerson named Abraham Lincoln Elementary principal Wilkerson named Abraham Lincoln Elementary principal

Veteran educator Crystal Wilkerson has been selected as the next principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, the school’s Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council announced Friday evening.

Wilkerson has 22 years of teaching experience and currently serves as an exceptional education teacher and facilitator at John Hardin High School.

“I’m honored to be selected as the next Abraham Lincoln Elementary School principal,” Wilkerson said. “ALES is an excellent school and I look forward to supporting and maintaining a positive school culture and academic progress for all students.”

Price named Hodgenville Elementary Principal Price named Hodgenville Elementary Principal

LaRue County High School assistant principal Chris Price has been selected as the next principal of Hodgenville Elementary School.

Price served the district as a high school math teacher for 19 years before taking the role of assistant principal five years ago. During his 24 years as an educator, Price also coached various levels of basketball and baseball for 18 years, including eight years as the LCHS head baseball coach.

“I’m excited about this opportunity, and I am grateful to Mr. Sanders and the SBDM for having the confidence in me to place me in this role,” Price said. “I look forward to working with the staff, students and families, as we focus on the continuous goal of making Hodgenville Elementary one of the top elementary schools in Kentucky.”