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Education

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 2013

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - November 2013. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

    HOLIDAYS

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    VETERANS DAY - Monday

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  • Brown spins some spooky tales for Bernheim students

     CLERMONT - It was neither a dark nor stormy night, but the spooky tales being spun inside the Bernheim Middle library had students on the edge of their seats.

    The library hosted Roberta Simpson Brown, a regional storyteller known as “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

    Bernheim librarian Paula Clemons said this was Simpson Brown’s fourth visit to the school.

    “She is always invited to entertain students while also promoting storytelling as an art form,” Clemons said.

  • PROGRESSING: County moving toward Work Ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether the county is successful in its bid to become certified as a Work Ready Community, positives have already been drawn from the process.

    But, the county has cleared the first hurdle on what will be a three-year trek to earn that recognition.

    Recently, the county was approved as a Work Ready Community in Progress.

    That means the work will continue.

  • SAFE SCHOOLS: Hardin takes on new role in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the ongoing fight against drug and alcohol abuse among youth, Bullitt County Public Schools have found a local general to lead the way.

    Sarah Hardin was selected as the district’s new Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator. She replaces Jaime Goldsmith, who left for an administrative position in Jefferson County.

    Hardin steps in from her most recent position as assistant principal at Bullitt Central High School. She has served in the district as teacher, coach and administrator for 16 years.

  • Shepherdsville Fire visits Cedar Grove to talk fire safety

     The U.S. Fire Administration Topical Fire Research findings:

    * In 2010, 357 children younger than 15 died as a result of fires. These children accounted for 10 percent of fire deaths.  The youngest children were especially hard hit with 57 percent of child fire deaths affecting children age 4 or younger. 

    * For children younger than 15 in 2010, exposure to smoke and fire was the second leading cause of non-transportation accidental deaths after drowning.

  • Retired Teachers Week observed

     You may not know this, but the week of October 21 through 27 has been designated Retired Teachers Week.  Never heard of it?  That’s possible since this is only the second year time has been set aside to recognize the continuing contributions of retired educators.  However, given the already crowded number of weeks, days, and months set aside for some group or cause, why create another?

  • BEHS students have a special place to call 'home'

     Bullitt East High School is taking extra steps to ensure its student population creates lasting bonds before exiting the school halls forever.

    The school recently instituted a new structure called Houses, which has divided the students into ten homerooms or their “house” with all four grade levels mixed in.

     Fortis (courage), Muneris (responsibility), Spero (hope), Bonitas (goodness), Episteme (knowledge), Tharrhountes (courage), Koinonia (community), Augmentum (growth), Somnium (dream) and Pisti (loyalty) are the ten houses.

  • Bubbles are a BLAST!!!

     BROOKS - A little bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits at of Brooks Elementary students who were hoping to get soaked anyway.

    The school hosted a Bubble Blast, an after-school outdoor activity for students and their families to promote physical activity.

    An obstacle course was placed behind the school, where participants ran up and down hills through bubbles, sprinklers and other designated water traps.

  • Public can help schools earn funds, promote safe driving

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the community's assistance, two local high schools could earn a substantial amount of money while promoting safe driving.

    State Farm Insurance is hosting its national Celebrate My Drive campaign, a celebration of teen driving safety. The event is being held during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-26.

    The Bullitt Central and North Bullitt High School Youth Service Centers have both registered for an online voting competition, with the national winner earning $100,000 and a visit from musician Kelly Clarkson.

  • 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.