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Education

  • Five schools will now share in free meal programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is good news for parents at five Bullitt County schools. 

    Starting with the new school year, students at Lebanon Junction, Brooks and Maryville elementaries and Bullitt Lick Middle School can receive free breakfast and lunch, if they choose.

  • Kindergarten ROCKS

     The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Pirtle selected director of secondary education

     Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  • Kindergarten students at LJES experience growing lessons in the garden

     Kindergarten students in Rita Taulbee’s class at Lebanon Junction Elementary School started two outdoor gardens during 2013-2014 school year.

    “They have a salad garden which contains tomatoes, lettuce, chard, carrots, onions, and radishes…everything you would find in a salad,” Taulbee explained.

    With assistance from the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service, students used unique ways to get seeds to germinate before transplanting them.

  • Refinancing of bonds to save school district $2.9 million over time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the funding cuts from federal and state agencies, Bullitt County school officials are always looking for additional revenue.

    One avenue in past years has been the refinancing of previous bond issues for construction projects.

    Recently, the Bullitt County Public School Board, through its finance corporation, had an opportunity to save money.

    The 2009 Build America bond issue, which was used to build schools, renovate others and provide energy savings projects, will be refinanced.

  • Sleeping Beauty to be county’s first summer musical

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools hopes to awaken the sleeping beauties within its students by offering a new theatrical initiative.

    A summer musical version of “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented Thursday through Saturday at the Bullitt Central auditorium by the BCPS Summer Musical Organization.

    The musical presents a cast and crew of up to 25 BCPS students representing the three area high schools and four middle schools.

  • District still looks to fill full-time, sub bus driving jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking to step into a job where you are off when school is not in session?

    How about a job where you have the satisfaction of knowing you play a role in the educational success of a school district?

    And the job may even allow you to participate in some of the school field trips.

    Full-time positions are now available for those wanting to become bus drivers in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    According to transportation director Staci Goedde, six full-time positions were open as of last week. 

  • Kindergarten Kickoff this Thursday

     The first day of the 2014-2015 school year for students is Wednesday, August 6th.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 17th during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Class of '14 graduates earn over $12 million in scholarships

     High school seniors banked $12,724,584 in scholarships and money through the KEES program, an increase of nearly a $1 million from a year ago.

  • Elliott honored for years of service to community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For over 45 years, Barbara Elliott has been a vital part of the Bullitt County education scene.