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Education

  • May 27 set as date for graduation ceremonies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The tradition of three Bullitt County graduations at one venue in one day will continue in 2017.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved graduations at Broadbent Arena in Louisville on Saturday, May 27.

    Bullitt East will host the first ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by North Bullitt at 2 p.m. and Bullitt Central at 5 p.m.

    Broadbent Arena is located within the Kentucky Expo Center. Admission to the ceremonies is free, though parking will cost $8.

  • Buege cuts hair to fulfill pledge

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Kicking off their focus of the “service” virtue, Eastside Middle issued a challenge for students to raise $2,000 to donate to St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization which funds childhood cancer research. Assistant principal Kyle Buege agreed to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s if the students met the goal during the two-day challenge. The students replied by raising $3,500.

  • Grant-Jones puts heart into work at Eastside Middle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— All teachers may teach but it’s the special ones who put their heart into their work that stand out.

    And it’s tough to find someone with more focus on the heart than Jodi Grant-Jones, Eastside Middle’s physical education teacher and the Bullitt County Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  • Roby Elementary earns $500 in TELL drawing

     Roby Elementary School was drawn as the first week winner in the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey.

    The school received $500 when Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt randomly drew the name from a hat.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Education, every school that reaches a 50 percent response rate is entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award for the school’s use.

  • Schools only stability for 300 homeless kids

     Instead of starting your morning with breakfast, you start by packing up your things. 

    Your mom says our stay at the hotel is over and we have to find a new place to go.

    You’re late to school again because mom’s car wouldn’t start this morning and you had to find a ride there. 

    She kisses you goodbye telling you everything will be okay, but you’re not so sure.

    Your stomach rumbles, but you’re too late for breakfast. 

  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Things both great and small come out during Read Across America Week at the Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Many schools, especially at the elementary level, celebrate the week, which takes place annually during the week of March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

    Many Roby Elementary students and staff celebrated by dressing as some of their favorite Seuss characters. There were many Thing 1’s and many Thing 2’s

    There was a Lorax and a Tree, Cats in Hats, and even a Grinch sighting.

  • Small-town girl big-time teacher at Nichols Elem.

     NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • College booklet available

     Kentuckians planning for higher education will find “The College Circuit,” a booklet published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), to be a useful resource.

    It can be used by students ranging in age from middle school to adults. Parents and counselors can also use it to help their students plan and pay for college. The booklet includes information about careers, college preparation, state and federal financial aid, tips for parents, online resources and a template for setting up a personal college plan.

  • Bernheim students earn honors for work at Jr. Beta state convention

     Bernheim Middle School students Emma Maddox (eighth grade) and Virginia Boyle, Marissa Johns and Leah Johnson (seventh grade) earned honors at the Kentucky Jr. Beta Club convention last month in Lexington.

    Emma’s self-portrait garnered First Place in painting while Virginia, Marisa and Leah placed second in the Book Battle. They were among 38 Bernheim students with 7,000 other youth at the convention.

  • Bullitt Lick renovation plans coming together

      SHEPHERDSVILLE— As the county grows, so do the schools.

    Bullitt Lick Middle is the latest to have plans drawn up for an expansion.

    Cate Noble Ward of Studio Kremer Architects presented to the school board the plans at a recent meeting.

    The front entrance has been designed to bring in more light to the front of the school. It will be angled toward Blue Lick Road to give the school more of a presence, Ward said.

    An upgraded administration suite will cover all staff and SBDM needs, as well as have additional storage.