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Education

  • Bullitt County Teacher of the Year: Middle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--Justin Hornback has always loved teaching since he started with Bible classes when he was 18 years-old but he never imagined it would turn into a career for him.

  • Pleasant Grove use PJs to remember Kaleb, raise funds

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Pleasant Grove Elementary students wore their PJs to school one day to support of their classmates. Third grade student Kaleb Cooper recently passed after battling cancer. PGES principal Melissa Whicker said it has been a sad time, but "we have seen an outpouring from families wanting to donate and help."

  • Board moves on tracks but not until 2015 year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may not be a Cadillac but sometimes a Volkswagen is at least a start.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board gave its OK to move forward with getting the three track surfaces into usable condition - by next year.

    A proposal was made several months ago by Jim Rice of Flynn Brothers Construction.

    This came after a story in The Pioneer News outlined the inability of any of the three high schools to host its own county track meet due to the disrepair of each facility.

  • DOGS Day

    The Maryville/Overdale Family Resource Center hosted "Donuts with Dads" events at both elementary schools.

    FRC coordinator Tiffani Utterback said the "dads" consisted of fathers, grandfathers, uncles and even big brothers.

    A total of 96 "dads" showed at Overdale, with an additional 47 visiting Maryville.

    The participating "dads" have participated in, or encouraged to sign up for, the schools' Watch D.O.G.S. Programs (Dads of Great Students). 

  • Hebron students earn high marks at KMEA Solo, Ensemble band fest

     HEBRON ESTATES - Band students from Hebron Middle participated in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival at East Oldham Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 22.

    The following students were recognized with distinguished ratings:

    *Elizabeth Hines

    *Tyler Self

    *Maiyuki Druen

    *Emily Grau

    *Abigail Mackin

    *Katie VanderEspt

    The following students earned Proficient ratings:

    *Abey Hicks

    *Amber Gore

  • Plan’s goal: lower student retentions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should students who are not reaching the needed level of learning be retained for a second year at the same grade?

    Or should there be an attempt to provide extra learning opportunities to get that student up to the appropriate level?

    After some interesting debate, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted to implement a new retention prevention program at the elementary school level.

  • Bullitt Central drama tackles domestic violence

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ­ Bullitt Central High School presented "dont u luv me?" a dramatic one­-act play dealing with the topic of intimate partner violence among adolescents.

    The play was promoted by the BCHS Drama Club and Youth Services Center,with assistance from the Art Club, as an educational tool for students along with an engaging stage performance.

    Subjects within the play deal with substance abuse, pregnancy, suicide and weight control.  It was created specifically for a high school­aged audience.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: MARCH 2014

     The Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events for March 2014. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

     

    MARCH 28TH – SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!!!

    HOLIDAYS

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  • Students to DISCOVER new way to excel in math, science

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Middle school students who have excelled in math and science could be part of a new program starting in August.

    After much discussion, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to start the Discovery School program.

    What was “discovered” during the discussion was a strong sentiment to see the program started by several parents of middle school students who hope to be selected.

    Another sentiment “discovered” was that test scores were not a major concern of those in the audience.

  • KIDS COUNT: Bullitt improves in educational ranking

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In any index for education, Bullitt County officials will tell you that they are not where they want to be.

    But they will also tell you that they are moving in the right direction.

    Despite an overall ranking of 10th best in the state, Bullitt County received its lowest mark in the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey in the area of education.

    The county finished at around the middle of the state with its ranking of 64.

    Several categories went into the education domain.