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Education

  • Getting good jobs and preparing for them

     I recently ran across a report from Georgetown University regarding “Good Jobs” created since the end of the 2008-10 recession.  

    The study’s authors define good jobs as those paying more than $53,000 annually for a full-time, full-year worker, so we are talking about very, very good jobs for a young person starting their career in Kentucky.

    In addition, the majority of these good jobs are full time, offer health insurance and provide employer sponsored retirement plans - adding more than 30 percent on top of employee base salary.

  • Girls on Run at Crossroads gain confidence in themselves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crossroads Elementary is working to prepare girls with added confidence and a positive self-image before they head to middle school with the Girls on the Run program.

    The program focuses on encouraging girls in grades 3-5 to find their inner strength by providing them with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices, according to counselor Lauren Manion.

    This is the second year Crossroads has hosted it.

  • Direction points to career prep at area ATC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new leader, a new strategy, a major educational push - all contributing factors into making an educational work program work for area students.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center, part of Bullitt County Public Schools, traditionally featured special training in a number of skilled trade programs, preparing non-traditional students for careers in various labor fields.

  • NB looking for principal as Fulk takes position as assistant superintendent

     HEBRON ESTATES - Principals from neighboring Bullitt County Public School buildings are now taking care of the educational system in Trimble County.

    North Bullitt High School principal Robert Fulk officially announced his resignation to the staff on Monday morning, announcing his departure to take over as Trimble County’s chief academic officer.

  • DRONES COME TO EASTSIDE MIDDLE

     Eastside Middle School seventh grade students in Anne Lopez’s engineering class are piloting the first drone engineering program in the district.

    As part of a Project Lead the Way grant, Lopez (EMS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instructor), has partnered with Leslie Bates of SheDrones (http://www.shedrones.com/) for the pilot program who has donated eight drone assembly kits at a total cost of $400.

  • Fun doesn't stop at Hebron

     Orange you glad to be back at school again?

    Hebron Middle School hosted a Back to School Bash for students and their families, as well as teachers and staff who all attended wearing their orange Hebron attire.

    Cornhole, bouncies and a DJ were all part of the outdoor fun, while a book fair was established in the school’s lobby.

    Concessions were provided courtesy of the Hebron PTSA.

  • Bobcats do like pizza

     If you had any questions on whether Bobcats liked pizza, you could have found that answer during the orientation at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    The home of the Bobcats hosted a pizza party with its orientation night to get ready for the new school year.

    The event was well attended and well enjoyed.

    Pizza from Mr. Gatti's was provided courtesy of the Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center.

  • Summer history lesson

     Summer camps are usually designed with the students’ futures in mind, but one of them offered a fun glimpse into the past.

    A Kentucky History camp was sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers at Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary.

    Students participated in field trips during the week-long camp, including the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, My Old Kentucky Home and the Stephen Foster Story, Locust Grove and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • School board takes tax hike to continue to fund projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County school officials will have a little more money to spend over the next year thanks to a tax increase approved Monday night.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to approve the 4 percent increase which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $20.

    The board approved the recommended increase to 66.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real estate and tangible property.

    Motor vehicle tax rates will remain at 47.7 cents.

  • Parading in the new year at PGES

     Students at Pleasant Grove Elementary ushered in the new year with a parade led by the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    The fourth graders of Pleasant Grove Elementary made sure onlookers knew they were proud of their grade with their banner, their noisemakers, and their “Fourth Grade Rocks!” chant.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.