• School briefs for Feb. 7, 2018

    EIS to host district Governor’s Cup
    On Saturday, Feb. 10, local schools will gather at Eminence Elementary School to take part in the District Governor’s Cup Competition, an academic event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition, according to a news release.
    Participating schools are Eastern Elementary, Owen County Elementary and Eminence Elementary. Governor’s Cup features eight events, including the quick recall event, which is the only one open to the public.
    Quick recall begins at 11:30 a.m.

  • HCPS reach out to the public for help on graduate standards
  • Dads turn out in high numbers

    Men from the community answered the call to get more involved in children’s education when they turned out in large numbers to Dads and Pizza Night at New Castle Elementary School, according to Principal Austin Hunsaker. The community members showed up to express their interest in the new mentoring program known as WatchDOGS. “It was a great night,” he reported. “We had 242 attend and over 60 sign up! Pending background checks, we will have many men serving as WatchDOGS for the remainder of the year. They definitely answered the call!"

  • New immunization requirements are coming to schools

    In a move to prevent contagious diseases in schools, Kentucky’s Department of Public Health issued new state rules that list required immunizations for Hepatitis A and Meningococcal ACWY must be administered to students before attending classes this August, according to school officials. The new requirements begin July 1.
    In addition to all current vaccine requirements,
    • All students in kindergarten through 12th grade must receive two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and show proof to attend school in August

  • Talking about math can equal good learning

    Math is more than manipulating numbers in a concentrated effort to get the right answer. That’s what Henry County Middle School teacher Johnathan Rogers and instructional coach Emily Edwards want students to understand, according to a news release. The two are using something their kids do in class everyday – talking – to deepen the learning process and consequently improve their students’ understanding of how math works.

  • School briefs for Jan. 24, 2018

    CU dean’s list includes two local students
    The academic honors’ dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Campbellsville University includes two Henry County residents.
    Those earning academic honors include Kelly Michelle Williams, a freshman, of Smithfield; and Victoria Blayne Wilson, a senior, of New Castle.

    Fischer named to Berea’s dean’s list

  • HCPS recognizes board members’ work

    To mark January as School Board Appreciation Month, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education members received a few gifts from the district’s schools at Thursday night’s school board meeting. Along with an etched Wildcat glass from Henry County High School, board members received a few other tokens of appreciation.
    From the Henry County Early Childhood Center, Principal Stephanie Melton handed out monogrammed pullovers to each member.

  • Campbellsburg elementary celebrates students of the month
  • Eminence students win special summer learning program prize

     On Nov. 28, students at Eminence Elementary School were treated to a live animal show. The show was presented by Animal Tales and sponsored by the Henry County Public Library. Students earned the special show during the Summer Learning contest at the public library by being the elementary school to collectively earn the most badges over the summer.  Students earned badges by reading, writing, completing math, science, art activities and more.

  • Literary classic inspires passion project during the season of giving

    In Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the character of Scrooge transforms from a miserable curmudgeon into a generous benefactor after being visited by three ghosts.
    Henry County Middle School seventh-graders may not have had such a dramatic transformation after reading the book, but all were decidedly impacted by the assignment teachers Rebecca Wright and Megan Mattingly created for them.