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Education

  • Public invited to view ‘new’ Mt. Washington Elem. Sunday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — After braving renovations for 16 months, Mount Washington Elementary School is ready to show off what they’re made of.

    According to Principal Terri Lewis, one of the largest changes visitors will see is the enclosed floor plan.

  • STEM students get to display ‘eggsiting’ experience to public

     HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public Schools students received an opportunity to branch out and come out of their shells thanks to a new STEM challenge at the 2017 District Science Fair.

    The district hosted its first district-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge at Hebron Middle School for teams of students from BCPS middle and high schools.

  • Winners in Red Ribbon/Safe Schools competition

     The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

    Here is a complete list of school level winners and categories. Each youth earned a Certificate of Recognition.

  • Mannequin gives students better perspective on head trauma

     A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  • School board members recognized throughout the state in January

        Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Bullitt County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  • Bullitt County PE educators presented honors

     The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAPHERD) presented awards to several Bullitt County educators during its 2016 fall convention in Lexington.

    Former Maryville Elementary School teacher Dennis Minnis was named 2016-2017 Kentucky Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year.

  • MWMS staff rewards the students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The students at Mount Washington Middle received a little extra Christmas magic this year.

    With the help of the staff and the community, each of the 470 students in attendance on the last day before winter break was given a gift during a school-wide assembly.

    The school first participated in the event two years ago but wasn’t able 

    The Principal’s Table, a group of students from each homeroom that meets with principal Dr. Denise Allen each month, brought up doing it again.

  • HMS Winter Concert

     Hebron Middle School band and choir hosted its annual winter concert at North Bullitt High School.

    The school moved the concert to the neighboring North Bullitt gymnasium for more floor space and to accommodate a larger audience.

    Students were directed by band instructor Wendy Davidson and choir instructor Julie McKay.

    See more photos and videos of this event and other Christmas-related activities in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • Students return to class Wednesday

     Bullitt County Public Schools students will return to classes on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    The school system scheduled its winter break for the two-week period beginning after the Friday, Dec. 16, school day.

    Schools would regularly return to class on Monday, Jan. 2, but that day was designated as an official national holiday due to New Years Day falling on a Sunday.

    Tuesday has been scheduled as a teacher planning day for BCPS, meaning the students will not be attending until Wednesday.

  • CHRISTMAS: Cedar Grove Elementary

     CEDAR GROVE - A pirate theme for a Christmas concert?

    Choir and Orff students from Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Christmas-themed concert while shaking their pirate booty.

    Students performed songs to a pre-recorded pirate story including their own voices. They also performed on various percussion instruments, including ukuleles.

    The school was recently awarded 40 new ukuleles from Kana, one of the largest ukulele companies in the United States.

    The choir and Orff students were directed by Rebecca Dennis.