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Education

  • Despite changes, district looks to continue gains

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When an athletic team is winning, what happens when some of the players begin to leave?

    The good programs will reload and continue its progress.

    For Superintendent Keith Davis, he is nervous but yet confident as students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    From his Central Office leadership team, Davis lost Greg Schultz, Christy Coulter, Terry Price and Monica Tharp.

    But that has allowed some new faces to advance to new positions.

  • KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF

     Incoming Bullitt County kindergartners partied like it was 2029 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    That’s the target graduation year for the kids who attended this year’s Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    Co-organizer Sherri Bishop, FRC coordinator for Brooks and Freedom Elementary, said this year’s turnout was the largest in the event’s history.

  • Shepherdsville police offer some back to school safety suggestions

     Summer has been a break from school for the children of the county but that is coming to an end in just a few short days. 

    As school starts back up we all need to think about what that will mean to our daily tasks.  Important things to think about are: traffic, school issues, and safety of our children.

  • Cooking and Sewing in the summer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE—While sewing and baking might have been engrained at an early age for some, the younger generation relies on programs like the Super Star Chef and Sewing Camps, held by the Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Family Resource Centers, to learn.
        “They don’t know this stuff,” Lebanon Junction teacher Rita Taulbee said. “If it isn’t attached to a monitor or an iPad, they don’t know it.”

  • Middle, high schools face challenge of maintaining improving test scores

     It doesn't seem all that long ago that tassels were flying, mortarboards were being tossed, and principals were congratulating Bullitt County's newest crop of high school graduates,

    Already, it's time to do it all again as the Bullitt County Public School system prepares for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

  • Elementary students will see lot of changes in faces, facilities as new year approaches

      The Bullitt County Public Schools Class of 2029 is fresh off their exciting visit to the Kindergarten Kickoff, while all the other elementary students are counting down the days until school begins again on Aug. 10.

    The students will see new smiling teacher faces among the familiar friendly faculty members eagerly awaiting their return, including three new principals.

    Two of the schools are still completing major renovations, with the long-term results greatly outweighing the short-term bumps.

  • BCPS Back-to-School 2016-17: Important prep dates, calendar

      Bullitt County Public Schools will celebrate opening day on Aug. 10, but there's some preparation work to do prior to opening day.

    The Pioneer News has compiled a list of important dates for students and families, including orientations and open houses.

    Also, a copy of the BCPS 2016-17 official school year calender can be found here.

  • Chromebooks handed out next week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools has started a 1:1 Chromebook initiative called “Access 24”.

    This initiative is in an effort to embrace 21st Century Learning. Students will be using Chromebooks in the classroom as a part of routine instruction each day.

  • ART CAMP

     Some Bullitt County students took an artistic approach to summer vacation.

    A three-day Art Camp was hosted at Shepherdsville Elementary, hosted by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Centers and Bernheim/Bullitt Lick Youth Services Centers.

    Students participated in hands-on art activities involving “Zentangle” patterns that feature geometric shapes, creating freestyle images and decorating piggy banks with various patterns.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Aug. 10, and for some Bullitt Countians it’s the first ever day of school.

    New kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to start on a good note by attending the annual Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    The annual celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 4-7 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.