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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.