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Sara Butler, of Engineering for Kids of Central Virginia, sets out a variety of parts for students to use when making robotic arms.

Elementary students engineer working robots

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

What happens when learning has no rules or boundaries, no right or wrong answers—and students, left to their own devices to collaboratively solve problems, realize that the correct answer can be anything they want it to be? Fourteen students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School were recently able to do just that when they were challenged to use their imaginations and math skills to engineer robots that could throw objects. They

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  • ‘Art of the Patterns’ adorn Louisa Middle School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mia Burton, a kindergartner who attends Jouett Elementary School, got an up close look at some  art made by classmates and herself.

    Amidst hanging ornaments, musical performances and art-adorned walls, Louisa locals were presented a smorgasbord of student-generated masterpieces during the annual Louisa County Public School Arts Festival on Saturday, April 5. Now in it’s 27th year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated school-run events in the county. Thousands of proud parents, grandparents and friends were in attendance to get an up-close look at a variety of aesthetic works

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  • Louisa students rewarded at judging competition

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Louisa High School and Louisa Middle School FFA and 4-H members participated in the EquiSmartz State 4-H Educational Contest in Lexington on March 21 and 22. Louisa High School students Chelsea Bickley, Amber Brookman and Kristin Seay, as well as, Louisa Middle School students Laura Turner, Sarah Seay and Loren Smith competed as 4-H members in the Hippology contest on Friday. This four phase contest consists of an examination phase

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  • Louisa County Middle School students tour museum

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Seventh grader Jesse Harrell works on his “thank you” card for the class’ tour guides during their field trip.

    During the week that Louisa County Middle School social studies teacher Hope Hamblin planned on discussing World War II with her class, snow poured down on Louisa, causing closings and delays that forced Hamblin to condense her lessons and the corresponding information. When she prepared to discuss the Holocaust weeks later, the forecast repeated itself, once again leaving her students with an abridged version of what actually happened. So when

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  • Spelling greats of Louisa public schools

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Grace Lay took top honors at this year’s spelling bee with Josh Main as the runner-up.

    Grace Lay, a fifth-grade student at Trevilians Elementary School, became Louisa County’s two-time spelling bee champion on Jan. 28. Lay correctly spelled the championship word, “cognition,” after more than 10 rounds of competition with nearly 30 of Louisa’s best spellers in grades 3 through 8. Josh Main, Moss-Nuckols Elementary School fifth-grader, was the runner-up. Barbara Wilson was the pronouncer for the bee, held at the Louisa County Middle School Forum,

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  • Financial aid night scheduled at high school

    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County High School will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) night from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the cafeteria. The FAFSA form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of their student attending college. The results are used in determining student grants, work study and loan amounts. It is necessary for college

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  • Combining crafts with student compassion

    Posted on January 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Community Cupboard, a food outreach program directed by the Louisa County Resource Council, received $450 from ornaments made and sold by students.

    In her 20 years in the education system, Louisa County Middle School art teacher Gail Carlin couldn’t help but notice what she calls a “natural inclination” by her students to want to be helpful, both in school and around the community. Six years ago, Carlin decided to combine  her expertise with crafts and her students’ compassion, holding an annual sale of goods her students created to raise money for charities.

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