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Education

  • Bullitt East grows opportunities for students with new FFA chapter

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A new club has come to Bullitt East High School. One that agriculture teacher Dustin Gosser will help students to invest in their future.

    “Agriculture is one of the main things our nation’s built on,” said Gosser. “It’s important to everyday life even though it is often overlooked.”

    This year Bullitt East started a local chapter of the national FFA organization.

  • Closing the deal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central students glimpsed into their college and career possibilities to take a major step toward closing the deal on their futures.

    The school's Youth Service Center sponsored "Close the Deal," a program allowing senior and junior students opportunities to meet and speak with representatives from various universities, businesses and military programs.

    Students received lunch during the event, sitting at tables with representatives from careers the students showed an interest in.

  • 25 Bullitt County students named as Green scholars

     FRANKFORT - Twenty-five students from Bullitt County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school.

  • Lowe’s grant helps Overdale upgrade its playground

     HILLVIEW - Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5 000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Overdale Elementary School in Hillview for renovation of their school playground.

    Overdale Elementary is one of more than 580 schools cross the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

    Old wooden mulch was removed, and colorful new rubber mulch was installed in the playground. The project was completed in July 2013.

  • Unser tuned into students to win honor

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Hard work pays off. 

    This is the lesson Crossroads Elementary Teacher, Toni Unser, recently learned. 

    She recently won the Teacher of the Month contest from Gen X Radio.

    “It probably made my year,” she said. “It’s so great to be recognized and to know that you’re making a difference.”

    This is Unser’s second year at Crossroads, but she has been teaching for 18 years.

    She currently teaches the fifth grade.

  • CHANGE of HEART...Seniors trips exempted

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A senior trip planned in April for Bullitt East students may not occur. Well, that was the view in early September.

    While the request for permission had not crossed the desk of  Bullitt County Public School Board members, the issue was a topic of discussion at a monthly workshop session.

    But, after hearing from three Bullitt East seniors, the school board voted 3-0 to make an exception to the rule - a rule in which they all voiced strong support.

    All three schools are eligible for the senior trips this spring.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2013

     A list of scheduled Bullitt County Schools events for the month of October 2013. For more information call 869-8000 or go to www.bullittschools.org.

     

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  • BCPS reaches proficiency

     Bullitt County has achieved a first-proficiency in the Unbridled Learning testing program.

    Local students improved tremendously with the overall district reaching the 73rd percentile, meaning it scored better than 73 percent of the districts in the state - a jump of 22 spots.

    See all the facts and figures and a full story in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and on www.pioneernews.net.

  • Science on Wheels

    Students at Cedar Grove and Mount Washington Elementary schools were recently visited by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Mobile Science Center. The program travels to more than 50 schools a year with the target on fourth graders, although it is also presented to students throughout the eighth grade.

  • Grants approved for local schools

     1. Safe Schools Coordinator Jaime Goldsmith requests permission to accept a donation from the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention in the form of 555 nine-panel drug screens which will allow the drug testing program to operate as in previous years. This donation will be in the amount of $9,990.00.