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Education

  • County school system honored for environmental savings award

     Harshaw Trane presented the Environmental Stewardship Award during the Bullitt County Board of Education’s Jan. 25 meeting.

    The award was presented by Kyle Johnson, Harshaw Trane’s Education Sustainability Leader and accepted by Board Chairperson Debby Atherton. It honors the district’s positive contribution to the environment while also improving the quality of education for students.

  • Kids Cafe fills valuable void for many youngsters at Shepherdsville Elem.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could it get any better than a hot meal, fun enrichment activities and extra time with friends? And it’s all free to any Bullitt County residents between the ages of 4-18.

    Shepherdsville Elementary began hosting a Kids Cafe program in November, in conjunction with Dare to Care and a Metro United Way grant provided to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Kids Cafe is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, on school days, from 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Girls show love of vets

     The Mount Washington Middle School Girls’ Group recently got together to help show some veterans some love.

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, the girls collected cubed tissue boxes to decorate with colored pictures and encouraging notes for veterans spending the holiday in the VA hospital.

    Bullitt East freshman Brooke Hatfield first volunteered the idea after her older brothers did the project in their church.

  • Roby students provide water for Michigan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary Classroom Intervention instructor Angela Olson was thirsting for a random act of kindness.

    Wanting to make an impact to honor someone’s memory, along with offering a public service project for Roby students, Olson learned of the water donation to Flint, Michigan, being made by Family Day Ministries.

  • Governor’s Cup Competition

    District 41

     Mathematics Assessment -- 1. Logan Parrish (Eastside); 2. Zane Payton (Eastside); 3. Amanda Thompson (Bernheim); 4. Isaac Gray (Hebron); 5. Hunter Reading (Bernheim)

     Science Assessment -- 1. Andrew Abner (Hebron); 2. Reece Tomlinson (Eastside); 3. Hunter Dixon (Eastside); 4. Rhys Ortiz (Bernheim) and Erica Jones (Bullitt Lick)

     Social Studies Assessment -- 1. Reece Tomlinson (Eastside); 2. Adam Johnson (Bernheim); 3. Ethan Bleemel (Bernheim); 4. Samuel Hutchins (Hebron); 5. Andrew Abner (Hebron)

  • Steinmetz earns certification from national teaching standards board

     Bullitt East High School AP English Language and Composition teacher Larry Steinmetz has earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

     Steinmetz attained education’s highest possible credential in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.

     National certification is for 10 years with the option to renew.

     This was his reaction upon achieving the feat, “Relief mostly,” he said.

  • Hebron officials pleased with major changes, quick results

    Based on student learning data, Hebron Middle School Principal Kelland Garland reports changes to improve learning opportunities and allow direct intervention for those that require it.

    “We also want to have a daily reminder of what our purpose is as the adults in the building and remain focused on that,” he said. “Change is difficult for some but that usually stems from the unknown factors involved.”

    Hebron has a new Mission Statement:

    Developing Learners and Leaders

  • Charges against teacher suspended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --A former Bullitt Central teacher charged with having sexual relations with a student could have those charges dropped within the next year.

    Chrystal Dawn Chappell, 25, reached an agreed order to suspend any prosecution of the six counts of rape.

    If Chappell does not commit a crime within the next year, she will return next January to have the charges dismissed.

    The agreement came on Thursday after several attempts to resolve the case had failed.

  • Winning Formula: Hebron’s Fuhrman claims consecutive titles in science fair competition

    HEBRON ESTATES - Gracelynn Fuhrman accomplished what no other Bullitt County student had ever done, even if it was scientifically possible.

    Gracelynn took first place honors for the middle school level at the Bullitt County Public Schools annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    In doing so, Gracelynn became the first student to win the competition in consecutive years.

    Gracelynn will now head to regional competition in March. She earned a third place finish at last year’s competition.

  • Plan would have Chromebooks in middle, high for every student

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What would your middle or high school student think if the only thing he or she might be carrying to class would be a lightweight computer?

    Sound like something only big, rich school districts would have?

    Guess again.

    Starting next year, the Bullitt County Public School System will implement a program to provide laptops to students in grades 9-11.

    By the 2019-20 school year, everyone from grades 6-12 will have the devices.

    The school board gave its approval to move ahead with the program.