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Education

  • School board members recognized throughout the state in January

        Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Bullitt County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  • Bullitt County PE educators presented honors

     The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAPHERD) presented awards to several Bullitt County educators during its 2016 fall convention in Lexington.

    Former Maryville Elementary School teacher Dennis Minnis was named 2016-2017 Kentucky Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year.

  • MWMS staff rewards the students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The students at Mount Washington Middle received a little extra Christmas magic this year.

    With the help of the staff and the community, each of the 470 students in attendance on the last day before winter break was given a gift during a school-wide assembly.

    The school first participated in the event two years ago but wasn’t able 

    The Principal’s Table, a group of students from each homeroom that meets with principal Dr. Denise Allen each month, brought up doing it again.

  • HMS Winter Concert

     Hebron Middle School band and choir hosted its annual winter concert at North Bullitt High School.

    The school moved the concert to the neighboring North Bullitt gymnasium for more floor space and to accommodate a larger audience.

    Students were directed by band instructor Wendy Davidson and choir instructor Julie McKay.

    See more photos and videos of this event and other Christmas-related activities in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • Students return to class Wednesday

     Bullitt County Public Schools students will return to classes on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    The school system scheduled its winter break for the two-week period beginning after the Friday, Dec. 16, school day.

    Schools would regularly return to class on Monday, Jan. 2, but that day was designated as an official national holiday due to New Years Day falling on a Sunday.

    Tuesday has been scheduled as a teacher planning day for BCPS, meaning the students will not be attending until Wednesday.

  • CHRISTMAS: Cedar Grove Elementary

     CEDAR GROVE - A pirate theme for a Christmas concert?

    Choir and Orff students from Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Christmas-themed concert while shaking their pirate booty.

    Students performed songs to a pre-recorded pirate story including their own voices. They also performed on various percussion instruments, including ukuleles.

    The school was recently awarded 40 new ukuleles from Kana, one of the largest ukulele companies in the United States.

    The choir and Orff students were directed by Rebecca Dennis.

  • Coming Soon -- Talks on Charter Schools

     Charter schools.  

    We have all heard the statistics and the arguments.  Forty-three states have approved charter schools in one form or another.

    I have written about charters in this space before and my position is and has always been that I am not in favor of any particular organizational structure to educate kids; I am in favor of educating our kids, period.  

    Now that no legislative barrier blocks the passage of a charter school law, our attention needs to turn to the particulars. 

  • Mt. Washington educators earn MAC grants from McDonald’s

     Bullitt County teachers have much more joy than usual to share with their students this holiday season. Four teachers throughout the county have been named recipients of a 2016 MAC Grant from McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the fourteenth consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.  

  • Taking a Pie in the Face for Operation Santa

      Overdale Elementary was the first school to contribute toys to the Hillview Operation Santa program over 25 years ago. It remains the biggest school contributor.

    Over 400 families receive food baskets and toys thanks to the generosity of the community.

    This year, Overdale students had an opportunity to throw pies at area police officers and even Whitney Voyles, whose class donated the most toys. This earned her a pie.

  • Moral instruction to be allowed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- You might not be able to bring religious-based groups into a public school but you can now take students to the place of worship.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted to allow students from Eastside Middle to participate in an off-campus setting that will allow for moral instruction.

    Hope City will oversee the program and students must have parents’ consent to participate.