During the November Henry County Public Schools Board of Education meetimg, members were treated to several presentations by Henry County Middle School students who are currently engaged in project-based learning activities in the classroom. Project based learning, or PBL, focuses on student driven, teacher facilitated, hands-on learning experiences that present content to the student through the activity instead of a more traditional lecture style of teaching.
The Henry County Adult Education recently congratulated Lauren Allen for her mastery of GED Express, according to program Coordinator Betty Rankin.
Allen qualified to participate in an accelerated learning opportunity that allows students to progress more quickly toward taking the GED test, offered as a part of the adult education program at Eminence Christian Church, 5333 Main Street, Rankin said.
Eastern leaders of the month for October, photo taken on pajama day, include Wyatt Heightchew, Blane Smith, Wyatt Ward, Josie Peyton, Sophie Drawbaugh, Garhett Banta, Karli Woods and Makynna Lyons. Not pictured is Gavin Hines.
Henry County Middle School hosted the annual Reality Store that allowed middle and high school students from Eminence and Henry County to get a taste of the real world. Students were given a budget and had to go to various tables to buy things like houses, cars and insurance.
Henry County Marching Band, consisting of students from seventh to twelfth grades, placed 15th in the state at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A semifinals Saturday morning, according to Sharla Whitt, band booster president. The show, entitled “Wait,” featured a clock theme. The original work was composed by John Fannin, assistant director of bands at Murray State University.
New Castle Elementary School’s Reading Night Oct. 20 really brought out the crowds with 350 students and families in attendence. Participants rolled through four activity stations including Community Reader Theater; Karaoke, where using lyrics works to increase fluency; dinner; and a Scholastic Book Fair. Readers at the event included Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams.