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Education

  • BAMS students show off science skills to public

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Advanced Math and Science Academy (BAMS) continues to achieve excellence in preparing some of the area's finest students for their college and career paths.

    BAMS recently hosted a science fair for its students, with projects specifically dedicated to research at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    The program is designed as an accelerated educational course for students, who complete their high school equivalency in two years, followed by a college associate's degree over the next two years.

  • Smile Kentucky gets some help from students at technical center

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Students at Old Mill Elementary received more than just treats at Halloween this year --they got a new toothbrush and toothpaste.

    As part of the Smile Kentucky program, students from grade third to sixth were offered free dental screenings and education on tooth health from students from the Bullitt County Area Technology Center. Kentucky Smiles rotates visits in surrounding counties and visits Bullitt about every three years, said Elizabeth McGuire, Health education coordinator the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • Incentives to help recruit, retain bus drivers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the start of the school year, Bullitt County officials were facing a dilemma.

    There were not enough regular and substitute bus drivers to fill the routes.

    And the option of contracting with outside companies to transport students was met with strong opposition.

    With little choice, the Bullitt County Public School Board agreed to contract with outside companies to transport students to and from school.

  • Farm Bureau has various scholarship opportunities

     Remember high school seniors that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are due to be turned into the state office by February 28, 2015.  They must be postmarked by that date or they will not be considered. 

    The Bullitt County Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are due to be returned to the Board Scholarship Committee at Bullitt County Farm Bureau, P O Box 156, Shepherdsville, KY  40165 by March 15, 2015.

  • Maryville students get look at stars in lab on wheels

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students experienced a field trip of astronomical proportions.

    And no one had to leave the school building to participate.

    Students attended educational programs inside the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium presented by the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.

    The Portable Planetarium, shaped like the top of a large mushroom, can fit inside most school gymnasiums. Once inflated, students head inside to get a look at the projected skies above.

  • Zoneton learns Power of Girls

    ZONETON - The girls at Zoneton Middle School celebrated who they are at a girls' only assembly to commemorate International Girls' Day.

    The special day designation was created by the Confidence Coalition, established by the Kappa Delta sorority in 2009 to encourage young women to stand up against peer pressure and stereotypes.

    Zoneton social studies teacher Nicole Henry and instructional coach Ondrea Smallwood hosted the event. The two instruct a Girl Power class at the school.

  • Tribunal returns teacher to classroom

     BROOKS - Although an independent tribunal of individuals outside Bullitt County felt that a Brooks Elementary educator had engaged in conduct unbecoming of a teacher, an administrator, teacher and lay person did not believe Ashley Silas should be fired.

    After listening to testimony, including a video of Silas dragging a student from the classroom to the office, the tribunal overturned the teacher’s termination.

    The penalty imposed by the tribunal was suspension without pay from Oct. 29-Dec. 19.

  • Wells passes test; seeks Head Start position

     Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JANUARY 2015

     The Bullitt County Publics Schools calendar of events for January 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit the BCPS website.

     

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  • LJ students helping others

     It’s all about learning about giving.

    Lindy Meyer’s fifth-grade class is getting pretty good at helping the community.

    Earlier this school year, the students gathered canned goods and won a pizza party.

    Next, the Lebanon Junction Elementary students decided that after a discussion with Bruce Rucker of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, it would be a good idea to collect stuffed animals.