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Education

  • Bullitt East FFA program selected to be among Kentucky's top 10

     The Bullitt East High School agriculture program is one of the Top 10 in Kentucky.

    Agriculture students placed fifth in the writing assessment on end-of-course out of 138 programs across the Commonwealth during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Brandon K. Davis, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education for the Kentucky Department of Education, applauded the effort.

  • School district saves over $735,000 in energy costs

     Bullitt County Public Schools is the most energy efficient district in Kentucky’s 4th Region saving $735,000 during the 2013-2014 school year, a time marked by a vicious winter featuring the polar vortex.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph explained the savings in relative terms.

  • What teachers can tell us parents

     Report cards have been around for as long as schools. 

    Many of us still have our old report cards tucked away in a box somewhere and once in a while, we’ll see one dating back many decades and wonder how that child turned out. 

    As interesting as they may be in a historical sense and as a tool to bring forth old memories of a particular teacher or period of time, today’s report card is much more than an assignment of percentages mastered in a particular content area.

  • Emotional message delivered to BAC students on life lessons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Quinton Higgins has something to be thankful for every day that he wakes up.

    But, for a number of years, that wasn’t the sentiment felt by the Radcliff resident.

    Instead, Higgins was a mess. A self-proclaimed mess.

    Students at the Bullitt Alternative Center intently listened recently as Higgins told his story on how his life nearly ended at the age of 15.

  • Old Mill teacher gets chance to have ‘out of world’ experience

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - One Old Mill teacher got to have an “out of this world” experience this summer.

    STEAM instructor Richard Cox was chosen to participate in a 5-day course at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., in June.

    Cox spent time each day doing hands-on math and science activities he could later implement in his classroom. But his favorite part was the “space missions.”

  • WIZARD of OZ comes to Bullitt Central

     Local students followed the Yellow Brick Road to the Bullitt Central Drama Club’s presentation of “The Wizard of Oz.”

    The Club performed the classic Frank E. Baum story live in the school auditorium.

    Two night-time performances were hosted for the public, along with two matinee shows in which area elementary school students were invited.

    Bullitt County Public Schools employees received free admission.

  • Honoring Our Veterans

     LTC David Walker was the special speaker at the annual North Bullitt JRTOC Veterans Day assembly.

    Cadets demonstrated the proper way to fold the American flag.

    WWII veteran Charles Howlett and VFW Post 5710 commander Danny Morrison were both in attendance for the ceremony.

    Look for more photos from the North Bullitt Veterans Day event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Veterans honored at Roby

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary annually salutes retired and active military with a special Veterans Day presentation.

    This year’s ceremony included a Presentation of Colors by the Bullitt Central JROTC, along with a performance of “The National Anthem” by the Bullitt Central band.

    Students performed patriotic songs and read personal essays on the importance of Veterans Day and why it was celebrated.

  • Six BCPS staff members obtain mental health training

     Bullitt County Public Schools is receiving $99,970 for training six staff members as Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors.

    The nearly $100,000 is a portion of an $8.1 million grant awarded to the Kentucky Department of Education from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support teachers, schools and communities in recognizing and responding to mental health concerns among youth.

  • Foundation hands out record $15,800 in grants

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded $15,857.88 grants to 14 schools during the October 2014 Board of Education meeting.

    This amount exceeds over $12,000 raised in 2013.

    “There were 24 proposals and reviewers narrowed that number down to 14,” according to District Volunteer Coordinator Judy Cederholm. “Of the finalists, nine received full funding for their requests while five received partial funding.”