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Education

  • EVALUATION: Board grades superintendent for past year’s performance

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours, the Bullitt County Public School Board released its evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis.

    Starting his ninth year at the helm of the district, Davis received either “good” or “excellent” in the 10 performance standards set up by the state Department of Education.

    And he met the three goals set by the board last summer.

    Chairman Roger Hayes said the evaluation process is a difficult one for all the parties.

  • Details on comments for performance evaluation

     Below is a review of comments from the Performance Standards of Bullitt County Public Schools' superintendent Keith Davis. To view the story on Davis' evaluation during the school board meeting click here.

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    Performance Standards for Superintendent Keith Davis

    1. Leadership and District Culture

  • TAKE AIM

     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 5th, Cedar Grove 8th in World Archery

     NASHVILLE -- Six teams from Bullitt County went to Nashville over the weekend to participate in the NASP World Archery Championships.

    Bullitt East placed tied for fifth out of 78 teams in the high school division and had one who placed fifth overall in the boys’ competition.

    Morgan Vaughn tied with five other shooters for third place. Out of 2,633 male shooters, the 11th grader placed fifth overall after a shootout.

    For 11th graders alone, Vaughn was second out of 165 competitors.

  • NB literacy pieces become whole book

     HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  • Students experience look at colleges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools was well represented during the 2015 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and School for the Arts.

    Over a dozen juniors spent five weeks as Governor’s Scholars while another three have been chosen to attend the School for the Arts.

  • BEAT the DRUM

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary Music Department, in association with the school’s Family Resource Center and the Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center, hosted a West African Drum and Dance summer camp.

    Instructors Greg Acker and Hamidou Koivogui, assisted by high school student volunteers, led campers through a glimpse of drum history as well as African culture and the continent’s musical importance.

    Students provided a live performance at the end of the camp.

  • Humphrey selected state’s top alternative school teacher

     Bullitt Alternative Center science teacher Kristin Humphrey has been selected the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC).

    Humphrey will be recognized at a July 29 awards luncheon during the 14th Annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Spirited crew to bring musical to stage this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools is again hosting unique opportunities for local singers and actors, no matter how blonde they might be.

    The BCPS Summer Musical production of the Broadway show “Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.” will appear July 23-26 at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium.

    The musical is unique for the county in that it includes students from all three high schools and most of the area’s middle schools, with students ranging from sixth grade to seniors.

  • Case against teacher dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a student.

    While pleased with the dismissal, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin were disappointed that their client could not move forward with Tuesday’s trial to prove her innocence.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed with prejudice the six-count rape indictment against Crystal Chappell.