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Education

  • BCPS OPENING WEEK 2014

     The earliest opening day in Bullitt County Public Schools history has arrived.

    Students experienced a beautiful summer day as they arrived at school on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News will visit each BCPS school location during opening week. Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos.

  • A bash before school

     In what has become an annual event, Bullitt Lick Baptist Church organized a Back to School Bash last Friday at the Shepherdsville Park.

    Youngsters from the community got to enjoy bouncy activities, sno-cones, plenty of food and school supplies.

    Hundreds of youngsters took advantage of his project hosted by the church.

    If you didn’t know, public school students are back in classes Wednesday.

  • Coulter will direct county college, career initiative

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Christy Coulter thought she would retire some day as principal at Bullitt Central High School.

    With 24 years in the building, including the past six as principal, Coulter has been a teacher, coach, motivator and instructional leader.

    She would be that principal down in the end zone on football Friday nights cheering with the student body. But she would also be that principal who would demand a lot of her staff and her students.

  • Goal of class is to stop Adventures in Babysitting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They sat at Bullitt Lick Middle School to learn how to sit better.

    Thirty local girls, age 11-13, participated in two Safe Sitter educational programs, a one-day event designed to share safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and responses to emergency situations.

    The program was hosted by Bullitt County Health Department educator Liz McGuire and Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

  • Bibelhauser selected principal of ROC, BAC, Spring Meadows

     Angela Bibelhauser has been selected as the new Riverview Opportunity/Bullitt Alternative Center/Spring Meadows Children’s Home Principal. She succeeds Brenda Pirtle who was named District Director of Secondary Education.

  • Overdale principal ready to Usher in new era at school

    HILLVIEW - A new school leader with ties to Bullitt County's educational past will usher in a new era at Overdale Elementary this semester.

    Adrienne Usher was selected as the new Overdale principal, replacing Pam Robertson, who served in the position for six years.

    Usher brings 13 years of educational experience to the school, including the previous two as instructional coach at Maryville and Nichols Elementary.

  • Roby students get big response from Disney on movie request

     Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.

  • Minnis pleased as participation in chess grows

     The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.

  • Teachers, coaches enjoy growth in second chess season

     School chess team coaches are learning that once word reaches students they can be part of a chess team, moves are made.

    Rita Taulbee of Lebanon Junction Elementary School distributes flyers in the fall followed by visiting individual classes and asking teachers for input.

  • Students advised to check KEES for accurate amount

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2014 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).