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Education

  • BCPS Back-to-School 2016-17: Important prep dates, calendar

      Bullitt County Public Schools will celebrate opening day on Aug. 10, but there's some preparation work to do prior to opening day.

    The Pioneer News has compiled a list of important dates for students and families, including orientations and open houses.

    Also, a copy of the BCPS 2016-17 official school year calender can be found here.

  • Chromebooks handed out next week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools has started a 1:1 Chromebook initiative called “Access 24”.

    This initiative is in an effort to embrace 21st Century Learning. Students will be using Chromebooks in the classroom as a part of routine instruction each day.

  • ART CAMP

     Some Bullitt County students took an artistic approach to summer vacation.

    A three-day Art Camp was hosted at Shepherdsville Elementary, hosted by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Centers and Bernheim/Bullitt Lick Youth Services Centers.

    Students participated in hands-on art activities involving “Zentangle” patterns that feature geometric shapes, creating freestyle images and decorating piggy banks with various patterns.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Aug. 10, and for some Bullitt Countians it’s the first ever day of school.

    New kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to start on a good note by attending the annual Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    The annual celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 4-7 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Bullitt Lick rewards summer of reading

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School hopes students enjoy reading enough to continue doing it throughout the summer.

    The school hosted a special summer reading party to celebrate and to promote reading as a fun activity as well as a learning opportunity.

    BLMS families received free cookout meals while participating in conversations about books students have read over the summer.

  • Perfect attendance means free bikes at SES

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary students with perfect attendance were rolling their way into summer vacation.
        The school gave away 18 bicycles to 11 boys and seven girls who maintained perfect attendance during the school year.
        Principal David Pate and the Shepherdsville staff presented the bicycles to students during the school’s year-end closing ceremonies.

  • Ayusa Seeks U.S. Families in Kentucky to Host High School International Exchange Students for the 2016-2017 School Year

    Ayusa, a non-profit organization that promotes global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students from around the world, is looking for American families throughout Kentucky  interested in sharing their America with international high school students for the  2016-2017 school year. Applications for interested  host families are currently being accepted.

  • On Target

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a perfect summer camp for kids, all wrapped up with a bow.
        Archery Camp was hosted at Shepherdsville Elementary, featuring instruction by Shepherdsville archery coach Keith Mulkins.
        Students of both elementary and middle school ages participated, all at various stages of archery expertise.
        Bullitt Central students volunteered to assist with the camp, sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Centers and Bernheim/Bullitt Lick Youth Services Centers.

  • Discovery students learn much on trip

        HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle’s Discovery School, living up to the program’s name, took a very long field trip on Spring Break.
        Fifteen Discovery School students, with nine adult chaperones, participated in an educational trek to Costa Rica.
        Principal Kelland Garland said all Discovery School students were eligible to participate in the trip, which was based exclusively on science and biodiversity education.

  • Bullitt Alternative Center earns second straight distinction mark

     The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

    School districts nominated their programs for recognition based on criteria developed by KDE and the Innovative Pathways for Success Cadre. A four-member panel screened the applications and the finalists received site visits from a four-member team.