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Education

  • Pleasant Grove earns top prize in state STLP contest

     Pleasant Grove Elementary School Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) students earned First Place – Elementary Division in Cinemania Kentucky Tourism during STLP State Championships last month at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    They were among 50 students from nine Bullitt County Public Schools participating in the event.

  • Kaufman to participate in Craft Academy at Morehead

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School sophomore Sebastian Kaufman is one of 60 Kentucky students selected for Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.

    Scheduled to open in August 2015, the Craft Academy will meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

  • Visit to Washington

     The 8th grade class from Little Flock Flock Christian Academy visited Washington DC in March.

    Through their mission work, they served at the Capital Area Food Bank and at Central Union Mission.

    They also visited Arlington Cemetery, National Archives, Smithsonian Zoo and Museums, Memorials and Monuments, International Spy Museum, NBA game, Mt. Vernon, Ford’s Theater, The Pentagon, The White House, The Capitol, Medieval Times, and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

  • BCHS collects shoes to help needy, purchase sign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new fundraising campaign shows signs that Bullitt Central High School is stepping in the right direction.

    The school kicked off a shoe collection drive through Funds2Orgs in hopes of raising funding for a new digital school sign.

    Organizer Terry Stamps, a Bullitt Central clerical assistant, said the goal was to collect 300 bags worth of new and gently-used shoes, with 25 pair to a bag.

    The shoes will be collected by Funds2Orgs, who will distribute them to places in Africa and Central America.

  • Start times will not change for students in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Forget any concerns about changing child care arrangements during the next school year.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously threw up a big red stop sign on any further study or discussion on altering the current start time schedule.

    This ends a four-month research-based study on the what is the best learning situation for students at each grade level.

    A big concern centered around studies stating that high school students should not start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m. Currently, their classes begin at 7:20 a.m.

  • Free planning services available for Bullitt students looking at colleges

    FRANKFORT--Gene Weis is available to assist Bullitt County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.

    He is available year-round to provide free higher education and financial aid assistance. Weis can lead students in career exploration activities, assist with the admissions application process, help students explore scholarship opportunities and other funding options, guide families through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and increase motivation for at-risk students.

  • Open Arms supports grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt County has recognized a need and is taking action.

    Jacey Smothers, family resource center coordinator at Mount Washington and Roby Elementarys, said both of her schools have a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren now.

    She said she thought Open Arms, a support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers, would be beneficial to her school communities and others.

  • ZOMBIE TRIPLE FEATURE

     HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes high school students seem like zombies when they get up in the morning for school.

    North Bullitt Drama students appeared that way on purpose for a special zombie trilogy presentation of one-act plays known as the “Zombie Creature Triple Feature.”

    The plays included “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie” by Jason Pizzarello, and “The Brainfest Club” by Drama Club director Adam Elliott.

  • Bullitt East students continue to gain national recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local project has captured some national attention. The Youth Chamber of Preservationists was recently commended by the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency for their project “Put a LID on it.”

    Four juniors at Bullitt East High School: Haley Steinmetz; Eliza Love; Gavin Blain and Isaac Shelton, utilized the EPA national stormwater calculator to survey and create a low impact design model for the site of the new Mount Washington Public Library.

  • BE BETA collecting shoes for less fortunate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Clean closet for clean water. Have some new or gently used shoes that you don’t know what to do with after spring cleaning? Donate them to the Bullitt East BETA Club efforts.

    From Monday, April 13, to Thursday, April 30, the club will be collecting shoes of all varieties for the WaterStep program.

    The organization sells the shoes to exporter and then uses the funds to provide safe drinking water to third-world countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Costa Rica.