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  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Macdonald Elementary hosting Wednesday FKCS BoE
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    Macdonald Elementary School will host the Wednesday board of education meeting at 1:30 p.m. The school is located in Bldg. 7729, 128 McCracken St.
    The board’s business agenda includes the dress code, for students in the middle and high schools - presented by board members, and new school construction (Fort Knox) - presented by Kathleen Sanchez, education operations manager.

  • KHEAA provides tips on transferring schools

    KHEAA
    Many college students end up transferring from one school to another. Some students plan it that way, going to a two-year school to complete their basics, then finishing  at a four-year school. Others find the school they chose really isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed.
    The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority offers these tips for making sure a student’s  transfer goes smoothly.

  • HCS names Corder as new Radcliff Elementary School principal

    Hardin County Schools
    The Radcliff Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council
    asked Chris Corder to be the school’s new principal Sept. 16. He is currently the assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle School.
    “I couldn’t be
    more excited,” Corder said.  “This is a wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to get there and start the work. Radcliff Elementary School is a great place for students to grow.  The students are eager and ready to learn.”

  • Hardin County Schools earn ‘proficient’ status on state tests

    Hardin County Schools
    For the second consecutive school year, data released by the Kentucky Department of Education indicates that Hardin County Schools has earned “proficient” status on state tests (K-PREP, end-of-course assess-ments) administered to students and program reviews administered by school staffs. This new data was collected from tests given primarily at the end the 2013-14 school year. The data indicates that HCS is in Kentucky’s top 17 percent of the commonwealth’s school districts.

  • Present is preparation for eternal life

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) BERNARDINO YEBRA
    U.S. Army Garrison

  • Students have access to tutoring services

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    When students turn to parents for help with homework, they are sometimes disappointed to learn Mom and Dad have either forgot the material or were never introduced to the subject in the first place.

  • Kentucky Air National Guard sending Airmen to Battle Ebola in West Africa

    Kentucky Air National Guard
    More than 60 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard were scheduled to depart Oct. 2 for Senegal to establish a cargo-processing hub in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to battle Ebola in West Africa.
    The Airmen will bring all the equipment necessary to establish an aerial port of debarkation at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful, in around Knox

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian spon-sor’s permanent change of station. Other categor-ies of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Fort Knox activates Community Care Unit, signifies changes in Army medicine

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Ireland Army Community Hospital PAO

    Key leaders from the Fort Knox Medical Department held an activation ceremony for the Warrior Transition Battalion Community Care Unit Sept. 19.

    The opening ceremony signifies a pivotal point in Army medicine.

    “The activation and opening of the Community Care Unit at Fort Knox repre-sents an important transition point for warrior care within our community and throughout the Army,” said Col. Matthew Rettke, Ireland Army Community Hospital commander.

  • Army Wellness Center opens

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    The Army’s newest wellness center is officially open, following a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held Tuesday in front of the renovated 1950s-era building.