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Education

  • Students IN session Friday, next Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public School students better forget about that four-day weekend.

    With 13 days missed already due to inclement weather, the Bullitt County Public School Board was faced with a no-win situation Monday evening.

    Not knowing the direction of the state General Assembly in terms of granting grace days due to weather, the school board unanimously voted to use Friday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 17, as two make-up days.

    March 28 had already been designated as a school day.

  • Weihe selected for state children’s choir

     When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

  • Early release will be history in next calendar

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some didn’t understand the usefulness of the early release days for students each school year.

    For more educators, the unusual scheduling one day a month served a very valuable purpose.

    Now, with the passage of the 2014-15 school calendar, all parties may be even more satisfied.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed to adopt the proposed calendar for next year.

  • GOOD MIND + IMAGINATION = GREAT SCIENCE

     Students in Bullitt County recently put their scientific skills on display.

    The county science fair was on display at Bullitt East High School.

    The top three winners from each middle and high schools, as well as the BAMS students, participated.

    Volunteers from GEEK Squad City, the Louisville Science Center and GE served as judges.

    Look for more photos, including photos of the winners, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Students walk those 50 extra miles to be fit as Eastside Middle School

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--Eastside Middle is taking extra strides to make sure their students stay healthy and fit.

  • Mooney's project on display

     Lilly Mooney, a seventh grader in Mooney Home School, was one of 12 youngsters to have her agricultural science project on display at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting.

    Her project was Apples to Apples.

    She was awarded a $75 prize.

  • Volunteers gather at night to help Cedar Grove Elementary School

     CEDAR GROVE - Teachers are always busy so sometimes it’s nice to have an extra set of hands or two.

    Once a month Cedar Grove Elementary has a Volunteer Night for parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles to help the teachers by copying, laminating and grading papers.

    Volunteer Coordinator Kym Jones started the outreach three years ago.

    “It gives parents who work during the day a chance to volunteer at night,” she said.

  • Little Flock to add high school

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Since 1995, Little Flock Baptist Church has hosted the Little Flock Christian Academy as a private, independent educational alternative for local students.

    Beginning with grade levels from Kindergarten through Grade 3, LFCA expanded to the 8th grade around 2000, according to principal Rick Grice.

    The school is looking ahead to even bigger and better opportunities with the introduction of high school level courses beginning in the Fall of 2014.

  • Bullitt Lick's Caden Rich selected as outstanding delegate at conference

    Bullitt Lick Middle School student Caden Rich was honored as Outstanding Delegate at the 2013 Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly Dec. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

  • Eight new, two renewals for top certification for national teaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- 2013 was a good year for National Board Certification and Renewals in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    A total of eight educators join the elite ranks of NBCT teachers across the state and nation while two teachers successfully achieved certification renewal.

    Five work at the elementary school level while three are at different middle schools.