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Education

  • TELL survey just one of many tools for EIS

    For Eminence High School, results of the TELL Survey  – Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning, administered in the spring by the Kentucky School Board Association – is only one tool to be used when working to make improvements, according to Principal Steve Frommeyer.

    “We are very conscious about constantly trying to improve, regardless of the survey,” he said. “We have had a number of initiatives put in place this year for our school improvement plan,” and none of them were based squarely on the TELL results.

  • A TELLing tool for improvement

    Henry County Public Schools are working to interpret the results of a survey administered last year by the Kentucky School Board Association to teachers statewide and convert the information into ways to improve the educational process.

  • Eminence Elementary Students of the Month

    Pictured are the Eminence Elementary School students of the month for October: Zackery Newton, Reese McKinley, Cristopher Reza, Cassie Higgins, Silas Cannon, Nathan Goss, Abelardo Reza, Chloe Stivers, Isabella Bates and Caroline Yount. Maranda Morrison (separate picture) also was named a student of the month.

  • EHS Students of the Month

  • EHS to go pink for Welch

    When word got out at Eminence High School that biology and chemistry teacher Dawn Welch had been diagnosed this summer with breast cancer, members of the volleyball team decided they wanted to do something to show their support.

    During tomorrow’s home volleyball game against arch-rival Henry County High School, the team is hosting a “Pink Out,” decorating the gymnasium in pink and encouraging everyone who attends to join them in wearing pink – the color associated with the fight against breast cancer.

  • EIS, HCPS fail to make all NCLB goals

    According to data released Tuesday morning, just 42.6 percent of the state’s school districts met all of their NCLB goals. Neither Henry County Public nor Eminence Independent Schools were among those schools.

    Both districts failed to meet all of their NCLB goals; EIS met six of 10, while HCPS met eight of its 13 goals.

    While EIS fell short on meeting any of its math goal – as well as failing to meeting the math and reading goals for students on free/reduced lunch, HCPS failed to meet its reading goals.

  • Lyons graduates IWU

    One student from Henry County was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Christina Lyons, 1403 Radcliff Road, Smithfield, graduated with an MSN in primary-care nursing.

  • EIS, HCPS ACT scores improve

    Juniors in both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools systems performed well enough on the ACT last year to increase the average scores in all subject areas.

    Eminence’s average composite of 20.9 placed it seventh among the state’s districts.

    Additionally, more juniors in both districts met the designated benchmarks for the test’s subject areas — English, math, reading and science — compared to the previous years.

  • Parents, teachers adjusting to new grading system

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to the Local
    Two of the three elementary schools in the Henry County School District are changing the way parents will receive information about their children’s progress on report cards.
    Letter grades, used to rate academic success – or lack thereof – for generations of schoolchildren, will be replaced with numbers representing each student’s level of mastery of core subjects, as required by the state Department of Education.

  • Hands that Serve

    Every Friday, countless children leave school and head home not knowing whether or not they’ll have something to eat over the weekend.In 2007, Eminence Independent Schools began addressing that problem with the Backpack Buddies Program. Until last year, no similar program was available in Henry County Public Schools.
    Enter Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.