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Education

  • Williamson accepted to Gatton Academy

    Spencer County High School recently received notification that sophomore Noah Williamson has been accepted to the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

  • Middle School student wins KHEAA essay contest

    Kelsie Justice, a sixth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, was recently named the winner of the Dream Out Loud Challenge, hosted by KHEAA.  Students were to write an essay, poem or produce a video demonstrating how they will change the world after college.

  • PHOTOS: Latin scholars

    Three students in Susan McGowan’s Latin classes received awards for their performance on the ‘2013 ACL/NCL National Latin Exam.’  Two of those students were recognized during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Robin Kosanouvong earned the silver maxima cum laude award, but was not present at the board meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Preschool family fun night

    Spencer County Preschool, Head Start and Preschool Bear Care hosted a family fun night on April 11.
     

  • COLUMN: SCES Career Day was certainly a success

    Hands on their desks. Eyes glued to the front of the room. Mouths shut and ears open. Those three statements describe each of the four classrooms at Spencer County Elementary School, with which I had a chance to speak on Friday.

  • Students ‘engineer’ devices to help their classmates

    During the 23 years Andy Henderson has taught in Spencer County, his program has undergone numerous changes including transitioning from industrial arts to technology education his first year on the job.

  • Spencer County, Taylorsville elementary schools represent county well at regional Governor’s Cup

    The Spencer County Elementary School quick recall team finished fourth at the regional Governor’s Cup competition, and is pictured at right.
    Students from Spencer County and Taylorsville elementary schools who placed in the top five in competition are:
    Social studies written assessment: Josh Dunkelbeger, SCES, fifth place
    Language arts written assessment: Calvin Sosebee, SCES, first place; Caden Little, TES, fifth place
    Composition: Vanessa Velasquez, TES, second place

  • Locals named to dean’s list at Bellarmine University

    Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list:
    •Taylorsville resident Gabrielle Adams, a freshman who is majoring in elementary education, and previously attended Bethlehem High School.
    •Taylorsville resident Victoria Kute, a junior who is majoring in exercise science, and previously attended Bullitt East High School.

  • Camp Invention is coming to Spencer County this summer

    Just because school is out during the summer doesn’t mean the fun of learning has to end.  Children entering grades one through six are invited to attend this year’s summer camp from Camp Invention titled Geo-Quest. The camp is June 10 through June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Taylorsville Elementary School.
    The Geo-Quest program will feature the following:
    Cache Dash — An international expedition where you can navigate your way to treasure-filled caches containing global challenges from youth around the world.

  • Elementary students get to work in BizTown

    As the words, “The town is now open,” are belted out, roughly 60 students hustle back and forth across the makeshift town square focusing on their jobs assigned for the day. This is called Junior Achievement BizTown.