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Education

  • 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.

  • Atherton selected chairperson of Bullitt County Public School Board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.

  • Area Technology Center unveiling lot of changes

     The Bullitt County Area Technology Center (ATC) is experiencing a renaissance of reinvigorating existing programs and launching new initiatives.

    First year Academic Principal Angela Binkley spoke about the changes during the December District Assembly meeting with an audience gathered inside the Crossroads Elementary School media center.

  • Middle, high district science fair winners

     Aaron Barr, a freshman and Bullitt Central High School, and Gracelynn Furhman, a seventh grade student at Hebron Middle School, are the First Place winners in the annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    Aaron’s project featured Energy Conservation while Gracelynn focused on Formulating Formulas.

    This is Gracelynn’s second consecutive year to capture the middle school science fair title (a district first). Aaron won second place last year as an eighth grader at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

  • SMILE KENTUCKY: Long-running dental care program returns to county

     HILLVIEW - Smiles at five local elementary schools will be brighter this holiday season thanks to the Smile Kentucky! Program.

    Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Crossroads, Freedom, Maryville, Nichols and Roby Elementary received free dental screenings courtesy of the program.

    The Bullitt County students in need of further dental assistance received a free trip to one of two locations. Crossroads, Freedom and Maryville students visit Generations Family Dentistry in Hillview, hosted by owner Dr. Darren Greenwell.

  • Making the Grade?: School system seeks input from entire staff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do employees of the Bullitt County Public School System think about their district and their bosses?

    Soon, the certified and classified employees will soon have an opportunity to say what they think.

    As a part of the district’s development of a strategic plan, one element that is a part of that package is a survey on issues from the teachers and staff members.

    During its recent work session, superintendent Keith Davis said Patron Insight, located in Kansas, had been selected to conduct the survey.

  • Group trying to make smiles happen for students at Bullitt Lick Middle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School sixth graders have a reason to smile thanks to a little help from their friends in the Making Smiles Happen Oral Health Surveillance Initiative.

    Making Smiles Happen, co-sponsored by Delta Dental, Kentucky Youth Advocates and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, is a statewide project hoping to collect vital dental data to better understand and improve health.