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Education

  • Ready or not ...

    Thousands of 5-year-olds start their schooling in coming weeks. But not every child starts on the same foot.

    For the past two years, about half of incoming kindergartners were not considered ready.

    “We’ve got some that can count to 100 and some that can’t count at all,” said Vicky Terstegge, a kindergarten teacher at Boston School.

    The state started evaluating children as they enter kindergarten in recent years in order to gauge what it will take to get them ready to learn.

  • Leader in Me movement molding area students

    New Haven School has been working this summer to revamp its halls with more culture, but the task isn’t just to enhance the school’s look.

    Ann Marie Williams, the newly appointed director of elementary schools, said the process is part of an environmental makeover that stems from Leader in Me — a school transformation practice designed to mold students into effective leaders.

    Having previously worked as a principal in Daviess County, Williams has seen the effects of the Leader in Me process.

  • Parents of students get schooled at pre-open house event

    Before learning about where their children’s classes will be and who their teachers are, parents of Bardstown High School students received a crash course in various topics that extend beyond the classroom.

    Several parents and students attended the “Encouraging Student Success” event Monday afternoon before the high school’s open house. During the 90-minute program, participants made their way to various stations throughout the school to learn about high school stress and emotions, substance abuse and handling social media.

  • Nelson County’s new faces in school leadership

    Nelson County Schools welcomes three new faces to its administration this school year.

    Traci Burke and Holly Lynn Walker join the district as principals for Bloomfield Middle School and the Nelson County Early Learning Center, and Ann Marie Williams was recently hired as the new director of elementary schools.

    Ann Marie Williams — Director of Elementary Schools

    With more than 20 years experience as an educator, Williams has witnessed first-hand the impact of various programs and practices in Kentucky schools.

  • Students named to Campbellsville University Dean’s List

    The following local students have been named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List for spring 2015:

    Kevin Charles Adams of Bardstown, a junior; Candice Renee Boone of Bardstown, a senior; Jonah Laurence Bradley of Bardstown, a junior; Madeline Anne Hahn of Cox’s Creek, a senior; Chelsey Ann Ritchie of New Haven, a junior.

    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

  • Students named to President’s List at Campbellsville University

    The following local students were named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for spring 2015:

    Clayton Drake Brooks of Bardstown, a senior; Adam Christopher Hicks of Bardstown, a junior; Evan Scott Magruder of Bardstown, a sophomore; Traci Dounte’ Tharp of Bardstown, a senior; Lance Patrick Blanford of Bardstown, a post-baccalaureate; Evelyn Ruth Whelan of Howardstown, a junior; Dylan Ray Tungate of Loretto, a sophomore; Austin Alexander Willett of New Haven, a junior.

  • Jenna Becker graduates from Ohio Wesleyan University

    Jenna Becker, of Bardstown, graduated May 10 from Ohio Wesleyan University. Becker earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

    Ohio Wesleyan’s Class of 2015 included 350 spring, summer, and fall graduates. Award-winning journalist and author Wil Haygood delivered the keynote address.

  • Student stamp design contest winners
  • Focus on Career Pathways pays off for students with certification

    The Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment (KOSSA) is the required exam for Career and Technical Education preparatory career majors in Kentucky. The test covers content that is specific to the career pathway a student is pursuing with his or her coursework in the areas of Business, Family and Consumer Science or Technology Education and Pre-Engineering. To be considered a preparatory career major a student must have successfully completed two courses and be enrolled in his third class in the pathway.

  • Focus on Career Pathways pays off for students with certification

    The Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment is the required exam for Career and Technical Education preparatory career majors in Kentucky. The test covers content that is specific to the career pathway a student is pursuing with his or her coursework in the areas of Business, Family and Consumer Science or Technology Education and Pre-Engineering. To be considered a preparatory career major a student must have successfully completed two courses and be enrolled in his third class in the pathway.