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Education

  • Smith shaves her head to help kids with cancer

     Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary School special education teacher Jessica Smith is sacrificing her long locks of brunette hair (again) for cancer patients.

    Smith has volunteered to have her head shaved during the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event Saturday, March 12 at Louisville Slugger Field. This will be the fourth time she has cut and donated her hair for cancer where it will become a wig as part of Locks of Love.

  • MES construction obstructs sewer line which brings parent concerns

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Basically rebuilding two schools while classes are still being held is always a concern of educators.

    Bullitt County educators knew that when Maryville and Mount Washington Elementary schools were chosen for remodeling versus new structures, issues would arise.

    Superintendent Keith Davis acknowledged that a drain line backup at Maryville on Friday occurred in the kitchen.

    While social media posts talked about contamination and health hazards, Davis said that was not the case.

  • Bullitt East FFA learn special lessons from regional vice president Meyer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—- Bullitt East High School celebrated National FFA Week with a special guest: Central Region Vice President Abrah Meyer.

    Meyer spent the morning teaching the club life lessons like everyone matters, each person is important and, ultimately, valuing other people.

    “It’s been great to see students’ thoughts really just click,” Meyer said. “Seeing it shift from just knowing we should value other people to really committing to do it has been a cool transition.”

  • Passion shows in Curtsinger’s work

      MOUNT WASHINGTON-- When it came time to fill out his the Teacher of the Year application, Mount Washington Middle School teacher Carl Curtsinger saw it as a time of reflection.

    “I had a day off that I had set aside to write and reflect on how I got here,” he said.

  • Maryville’s Barron named top counselor in state

     Who dresses as a box of crayons for the opening day of a school year?

    Kaet Barron, that’s who. The Maryville Elementary School Counselor greeted students with the sign Orange You Glad to be Back in School? I’m Tickled Pink!

    It should not come as a surprise then that Barron has been selected Kentucky’s Elementary School Counselor of the Year. She was honored Feb. 25th at the Kentucky School Counselors Association (KSCA) conference in Lexington.

  • Hoops Hysteria

     There’s nothing better than basketball action when it reaches the post-season.

    In the District 23 final, the North Bullitt Eagles went to Moore on its home court and came out with the victory.

    It was the first district championship since 2006.

    From the fans to the band to the cheerleaders, it is always an energized game in the post-season.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for post-season basketball updates, and look for full stories from each game in upcoming editions of The Pioneer News.

  • BC FFA chapter part of career, technical display

     Bullitt Central High School FFA Chapter participated in the 15th Annual Career & Technical Education Leadership Day in Frankfort.

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Day is presented by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) and is held during National Career and Technical Education Month.

    The 2016 theme is Opportunities for Career Success.

  • Cedar Grove students earn DARE certificates

     Cedar Grove Elementary students have recently had the opportunity to participate in the DARE program, led by Shepherdsville officer David Smith.

    At the completion of the program, graduation ceremonies were held at the school.

    Brennan Gould and Leah Wells were honored as winners of the DARE Essay Contest for their respective classrooms.

  • LJ's Traci Moore gets big cheers from her students

     LEBANON JUNCTION - She’s like the Frank Sinatra of Lebanon Junction Elementary. Or maybe the Bruce Springsteen.

    New Jersey native Traci Moore has been a student favorite for 10 years as a fifth-grade teacher at LJES, cheering on her youngsters while also helping to coach the Bullitt Central High School cheerleading team with her husband, James.

    The students and staff at LJES are now cheering for Moore, following her selection as the 2016-17 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Old Mill example of pushing good work ethic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—One is never too young to learn the importance good work ethic.

    Bullitt County Public Schools are providing a way for their elementary-aged students to begin their path to graduating college and career ready by offering work ethic certifications to those students that demonstrate strong work ethic.