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Education

  • Eastside’s Faith named state’s best history teacher

     Kentucky’s 2017 History Teacher of the Year is Jennifer Faith of Eastside Middle School.

    “To be honest, I had put this award out of my mind because my application was submitted back in March,” she said. “I didn’t think that I had a chance but I was thankful for the acknowledgement. When I reviewed the email stating that I won, I was stunned and I am still in shock!”

    Faith appreciates the confidence of her principal, Troy Wood, who initiated the process which culminated in the award.

  • Huber selected principal at Bullitt Central High

     Erik Huber looks forward to Aug. 9th when he will greet Bullitt Central High School students as their new principal.

  • Students should check for accuracy on KEES money

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. 

  • Kindergarten kickoff set for Tuesday, July 25

     How about a free dental check-up before starting kindergarten?

    Kids attending Kindergarten Kickoff Tuesday, July 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre can see Dr. Johnathan Mitchell and Dr. Allison Geary of Generations Family Dentistry.

    County agencies such as public health, pediatrics and the county library program will also be onhand. Plus, there will be free eye exams for children starting kindergarten at this annual free event sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Ellis overcomes change to Bullitt system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.

  • School staff to get 2 percent pay hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will see a pay increase for the 2017-18 year.

    The school board voted unanimously to approve a 1 percent pay increase for all employees. This will be added to a 1 percent increase supplied by the state for a total of 2 percent.

    This does not include any step increases earned by system employees.

    The pay increases went into effect on July 1, 2017.

    The board also approved a contract renewal with the Bullitt County Education Association.

  • READING BLAST

     Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Summer Reading Party for all students and their families, including incoming sixth graders.

    The event included fun and games and a free cookout meal, along with an opportunity to collect new t-shirts and meet members of the BLMS staff.

    Fun activities were provided courtesy of the Bullitt County YMCA and Games 2U Mobile Entertainment.

    The Bullitt County Public Library and the Dream Express mobile library also attended, promoting summertime reading and education.

  • Students spend summer at Centre College

     Ella Witt and Hunter Trammell were accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

    From mid-June through early July, Ella studied musical theater while Hunter focused on drama at Centre College in Danville. They were among 256 Kentucky students chosen for this summer’s GSA.

    Ella is the 15 year-old daughter of Eve and Mark Witt and a senior at North Bullitt High School. She performed the lead in the 2015 summer musical Legally Blonde Jr. 

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Greene has learning experience in class

     HEBRON ESTATES— The students aren’t the only ones that learn something each school year. Teachers are constantly learning, especially in their first year.

    Like North Bullitt High art teacher Kayla Greene, who spent her first year as a teacher experimenting with new techniques and learning just as much about herself as her students learned about art.

  • Price selected to serve as Henry Co. superintendent

     NEW CASTLE — A familiar face in Bullitt County has become the latest local educator to become a superintendent.

    Back in Henry County Public Schools for a year after two decades away, Terry Price has been selected to fill the seat of retiring Superintendent Tim Abrams.

    Being hired in 2016 as assistant superintendent marked Price’s return after 20 years away from Henry County. He began his career in 1989 as a sixth grade teacher at Eastern for five years and then moved to the Henry County Middle School to teach literature and English.