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Education

  • Two local students make EKU president’s list

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,224 students earned president’s list honors for the Fall 2012 semester.
    Local students named to the president’s list are:
    Marissa Beth Wente, of Fisherville, a senior communication disorders major, and
    Ryan Steven Conard, of Taylorsville, a junior biology pre-medical science major.

  • Colebank named to Bethlehem honor roll

    Tyler Colebank, a senior at Bethlehem High School, was named to the school’s A-B honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year.

  • 2013-2014 Spencer County Public Schools Calendar

    • Opening day — Aug. 6
    • First day for students — Aug. 7
    • Professional Development Day/ No Class — Aug. 30
    • Fall break — Oct. 11-21 for students and Oct. 11-18 for faculty.
    • Data Analysis/Professional Development Day/ No Class — Oct. 21
    • Records Day/No class — Nov. 4
    • Thanksgiving Break — Nov. 27-29
    • Winter Break — Dec. 20-Jan. 6 for students and Dec. 20-Jan. 5 for faculty

  • PHOTOS: Taking the time to care

    The Taylorsville Elementary after-school tutoring program was started in September by Spencer County Middle School student Marissa Allen. Allen, who is pictured in the bottom right photo, formulated the project as part of her participation in the 2012 Harvard University Leadership Academy.  Every Wednesday, eight middle school and six high school students gather at TES after school to offer participating third-fifth grade students homework help and assistance in all subject areas.

  • Lewis-Brown earns MSLS degree at Clarion

    Lisa Lewis-Brown of Mount Eden received a MSLS degree in library science during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 at Clarion University.
    Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

  • Two named to Georgetown College dean’s list

    Two local students made the dean’s list for fall 2012 at Georgetown College.
    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Georgetown College’s provost and academic dean.
    Those students are:
    Elizabeth B. Feldpausch of Fisherville.
    Joseph Matthew Snider of Taylorsville.

  • OCTC announces fall 2012 dean’s list

    The following Spencer County natives were named to the fall dean’s list at Owensboro Community and Technical College:
    Jessica Renee Collins
    Joseph Allen Conner
    Anthony J. Criss
    Allison Kate Hayse
    McKenzie L. Schulte
    Natalie Renee Sickbert
    Michele Rene Winstead
    A full-time student earning at least a 3.5 GPA and successfully completing 12 hours or more of course work numbered 100 or above for the academic term shall be included in the full-time student dean’s list.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School announces honor roll for second nine weeks

    Taylorsville Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks.

    Principals Honor Roll
    All “A”

    Ms. Buynak
    Alexis Biller, Kerrigan Catlett, Bonnie Hou, Addison Raque, Cameron Smith, Carmelo Spencer, Kaydence Tipton, Hayley Wethington.

    Ms. Catlett
    Tristen Cook, Alyssa Hitch, Lillian Husband, Jayden Tomes, Kristian Tucker, Kelsey VanKannel.

    Ms. Martin
    Issac Bruck, Jeremiah Knight, Kaelin Koppel, Emily Roberts, Lily Smith.

  • TES names students with perfect attendance for December

    Taylorsville Elementary School recently released the names of its students who had perfect attendance in December.

    Perfect Attendance
    December 2012

    Ms. Hickerson
    Dalton Clark, Casey DeSilvey, Mason Grubb, Kaydee Horner, Brittany Nethery.

    Ms. Pence
    Savannah Baldwin, Jakahri Brown, Lillian Chesnut, Jaxen Coulter, James Gilbert, Ayvah Hall, Kasey Moffett, Jenna Moore, Gracie Searcy, Leland Smearcheck, Alexandrea Thompson.

    Ms. Sztanya

  • New, existing National Board Certified teachers recognized

    The district’s newest and existing National Board Certified teachers were recognized at Monday night ‘s board of education meeting for their accomplishments. Becoming National Board Certified can take years and includes  rigorous self reflection and research. Spencer County Middle School social studies teacher Duane McClain was not present, but also renewed his certificate in early adolescence social studies - history.