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Education

  • Visitors amazed at ‘new’ school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The building may be new but the memories were still present during the Mount Washington Elementary Community Open House on Sunday.

    Former teachers, administration, students and neighbors made their way out to the newly renovated school to walk through the new hallways and remember how far the school has come.

    Major changes to the school includes the new hardwood floor gym with bleachers, an expanded cafeteria, a more secluded library and computer lab, an office suite and, most noticeable, four walls and a door for every classroom.

  • RENAISSANCE in LEARNING

     CLERMONT – Bernheim Middle School is hosting a reformation of sorts for its students.

    The BMS Renaissance Rally is a school-wide celebration focusing on student success.

    “It is all about the culture and climate of our school and getting our students excited about being successful at school,” said BMS Youth Services Center coordinator Tara Davis.

    The event is similar to a school pep rally but with the emphasis on recognizing academic achievements and good character.

  • Students throughout county show off their best chess moves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the fifth year in a row, Crossroads Elementary hosted the Bullitt County Chess Championships.

    The unrated competition was open to grades kindergarten through 12 and all but three schools in the district were represented by approximately 110 total students.

    Mount Washington Elementary student Connor Edmonson won the K-1 and K-3 title. According to Bullitt County Public Schools Chess Director Dennis Minnis, he is the first kindergartner to ever win the BCPS K-3 individual title.

  • Backpacks on Friday provides valuable aid in all parts of county

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In the land of milk and honey, there are students who go home with a little something extra in their backpacks on Friday: food for the weekend.

    The Blessings in a Backpack program works to provide breakfast and lunch for the weekend to students whose families need a little more help in the grocery department.

  • ‘Small’ redistricting changes possible for two areas of school district

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s not the large scale changes proposed last spring.

    But, it would solve a few problems at several schools.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board mentioned the dreaded “redistricting” word at its work session on Jan. 9.

    The consensus of the school board members was for superintendent Keith Davis to draw up a proposal for consideration later this year.

  • Public invited to view ‘new’ Mt. Washington Elem. Sunday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — After braving renovations for 16 months, Mount Washington Elementary School is ready to show off what they’re made of.

    According to Principal Terri Lewis, one of the largest changes visitors will see is the enclosed floor plan.

  • STEM students get to display ‘eggsiting’ experience to public

     HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public Schools students received an opportunity to branch out and come out of their shells thanks to a new STEM challenge at the 2017 District Science Fair.

    The district hosted its first district-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge at Hebron Middle School for teams of students from BCPS middle and high schools.

  • Winners in Red Ribbon/Safe Schools competition

     The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

    Here is a complete list of school level winners and categories. Each youth earned a Certificate of Recognition.

  • Mannequin gives students better perspective on head trauma

     A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  • School board members recognized throughout the state in January

        Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Bullitt County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.