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Education

  • Sweets and Treats

     

    Sugar cookies, hot cocoa and chocolate on top of chocolate.

    About 25 residents made Christmas goodies at the Taylor County Extension Office on Saturday.

    Taylor County Public Library offered a sweets and treats event, with those attending working in teams to make easy no-roll sugar cookies, magic reindeer food, hot cocoa mix and chocolate pretzel treats.

    When finished, the teams made baskets and split their goodies to take home or give as Christmas gifts.

  • Plans made to improve academic achievement

    Plans are in the works to improve student achievement at Campbellsville Schools.

    At their November meeting, Campbellsville Board of Education members heard about the goals to improve test scores at each of the schools in the district.

    On Monday, at this month's meeting, Superintendent Mike Deaton outlined just how the schools plan to do that.

    At Campbellsville Elementary School, he said, personnel will devote extra time to help students with reading.

  • CES honors veterans

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School honored veterans on Tuesday in recognition of Veterans Day.

    Guests and students were led in the pledge of the flag by members of the CES Lighthouse Team, listened to song selections from the third-grade choir and viewed a slideshow presentation featuring veterans and current servicemen.

    Students also heard from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, and State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville.

  • TCES names Leader in Me winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Leader in Me winners for the week of Nov.10.

    They are Sarah Davis, Meghan Squires, Jeffrey Sprowles, Autumn Brockman and Hannah Gupton.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 14.

    They are kindergartener Mason Willis, first-grader Braxton Tucker, second-grader Mallory Dowell, third-grader Kylee Farmer, fourth-grader Dustin Meadows and fifth-grader Naveah Lebron.

  • CMS names Leaders of the Week

     

    Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Nov. 17

    They are eighth-grader Jaylah Tucker, fifth-grader Cailet Clark, sixth-grader Tristan Faulkner, seventh-grader Madison Lyons and fourth-grader Leigh Hicks.

  • Other action from the Nov. 10 meeting of the Campbellsville Board of Education

    • Board members approved the creation of an AmeriCorp position at CHS. The employee will work with students who are struggling with reading.

    • Board members agreed to make a final payment on the softball hitting facility to VanHook Enterprises and DS2 Architects.

    • Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the District's October financial report. Revenue was $1,227,882.38 and expenses totaled $1,322,296.53. The closing balance at the end of last month was $2,902,870.39.

  • Superintendent receives technology award

     

    Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook recently received an award for his work with technology in schools.

    The Center for Digital Education named Cook as one of the "Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers."

    He also attended a gathering of technology leaders in Nashville, Tenn., at the Digital Education Leadership Conversation event.

  • CU School of Education hosts 'Jumpstart: Read for the Record'

     

    Hanna Hall

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University’s School of Education recently hosted a national reading initiative for early childhood readers.

    "Jumpstart: Read for the Record" mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience.

    Ellen Hamilton-Ford, assistant professor of early childhood education, has run the reading program since CU's involvement in 2008.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 18.

    They are freshman Weston Young, sophomore Danielle Smith, junior Brandi Arnett and senior Hunter Christie.