• Pre-School, Head Start spring screening day set for April 13

     The Bullitt County Public School System will host its Pre-School and Head Start spring screening day on April 13.

    The event will be held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    You must call 869-2615 to schedule an appointment.

  • Bullitt educators to speak at technology seminar

     The annual Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) features a variety of speakers including several district experts.

    In addition to the clinics, one library media specialist will accept a grant to advance further enhance technology for students.

    This year’s KySTE Conference is March 7-9 at the Galt House in Louisville. Technology Integration Specialists Keith Barnes, Danita Cobble, Amy Cuenca, Christie Turbeville and Susan Vincentz host several sessions:

  • School system revamping work ethic certification

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The work ethic of local education and civic leaders could enhance the work ethic of Bullitt County students.

    Bullitt County Public Schools is revamping its Work Ethic Certification program, expanding its efforts by involving more organizations for further support.

    Lee Barger, BCPS district director of College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs, discussed updated plans at a school board meeting, joined by Junior Achievement programs director Barbara Byrd and Kentucky Army National Guard recruiter SSG Schelee Burkett.

  • DAVIS: State’s Top Superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- As superintendent of a school district, you get a lot of blame and a lot of credit whether it is deserved or not.

    For Dr. Keith Davis, he’s gotten a little of both over his 11 years as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    As his final months as leader of the local district quickly pass, Davis was preparing to document some of the accomplishments of BCPS.

    But, thanks to kind words from some of his supporters, Davis will have to speed up that recollection.

  • Home school, private school students can get ILP access from state

     Kentucky students who attend private or home schools have free access to Individual Learning Plans from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    KHEAA works with Career Cruising, which provides the ILP the state uses in all public schools, to give private and home school students in grades 6 through 12 the same planning tool.

    ILPs let students explore careers, set up education plans, create résumés and establish personal goals to become college and career ready.

  • Kasey the Fire Dog visits schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — So easy a dog can do it.

    That’s the premise behind the Kasey Fire Protection Program.

    Retired firefighter and paramedic of 31 years Jeff Owens started the Kasey Program over 25 years ago with his trusty black lab, Kasey, to teach elementary aged students how to react in case they’re ever in a fiery situation.

    An Indiana native, Owens recently visited Mount Washington, Roby and Maryville Elementary with Kasey and his rescuer-in-training, Kali.

  • Bullitt Central Beta Club honored

     The Bullitt Central Beta Club recently competed at the state convention in Lexington.

    The students competed in various competitions, including academic, literary displays, arts and crafts, on-site public speaking and creative writing and talent.

    Those students honored include:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- first place in fiber arts and third place in ninth grade science testing

    *Ian Rock -- first place in ninth grade social studies testing

  • The Greek culture: Eastside Middle School style

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Though it has evolved greatly over the past thousands of years, ancient Greek culture still plays a large part in today’s society. Students at Eastside Middle were given the opportunity to learn about it first hand: creating a museum for their classmates to visit.

    “When talking with the students, we realized many of them had never been to a museum before,” seventh grade social studies teacher Lauren Burress said.

  • Bacon new superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board has made its decision on the district’s new superintendent.

    The board unanimously selected William Jesse Bacon, principal of Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg.

    Bacon was one of four finalists for the position, joined by Matthew Shane Baker, director of district-wide programs for Greenup County Schools, Oldham County assistant principal Willie Foster, and longtime BCPS employee Becky Sexton, currently assistant superintendent of support services.

  • Bullitt East’s Woods selected as National Merit Scholarship finalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

    The 18 year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mt. Washington is now one step away from earning a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was very pleased to hear the news, as becoming a finalist solidifies my scholarship position,” he said.

    Principal Chris Mason posted a picture on the Bullitt East website with Sean and his official notification.