.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Education

  • Bullitt East students continue to gain national recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local project has captured some national attention. The Youth Chamber of Preservationists was recently commended by the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency for their project “Put a LID on it.”

    Four juniors at Bullitt East High School: Haley Steinmetz; Eliza Love; Gavin Blain and Isaac Shelton, utilized the EPA national stormwater calculator to survey and create a low impact design model for the site of the new Mount Washington Public Library.

  • BE BETA collecting shoes for less fortunate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Clean closet for clean water. Have some new or gently used shoes that you don’t know what to do with after spring cleaning? Donate them to the Bullitt East BETA Club efforts.

    From Monday, April 13, to Thursday, April 30, the club will be collecting shoes of all varieties for the WaterStep program.

    The organization sells the shoes to exporter and then uses the funds to provide safe drinking water to third-world countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Costa Rica.

  • Maryville students wax poetic over historical figures

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The 5th graders at Maryville Elementary wax poetic as historical figures in their annual wax museum.

    Teachers Ashley Gallusser and Kimberly Tabler help present the museum as a school project.

    According to Tabler, students selected and researched an historical character who made an important impact on American history.

    Students created costumes and props for their presentation. They prepared a monologue that they read to the museum guests, which included parents and other students.

  • Start time looks safe for 2015-16 but group seeks input from board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Any fear that the current schedule for start times in the Bullitt County Public School System  is changing next fall should be eliminated.

    A committee looking at making recommendations to the Bullitt County School Board will meet on April 13 during the monthly work session.

    At that time, the committee will discuss some of its findings and then seek guidance from board members.

    There is a possibility that the study will cease at that point.

    A recent survey open to the public produced over 6,500 responses. 

  • Bernheim students CAN do it

      CLERMONT - When it comes to reading, Bernheim Middle School students can…and box, and bag, too.

    BMS students collected over 1,300 food items for the Dare to Care program as part of a school-wide event in conjunction with the annual Book Fair.

    Library/Media Specialist Karla Elliott decided on this year's Book Fair theme, Reading Oasis, as a way to get students involved in challenging students to care about helping others.

  • Forgey selected as first from BCHS to attend Gatton

    Bullitt Central High School sophomore Caity Forgey is one of 60 students selected to attend the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Math and Science Academy at Western Kentucky University.

                “Surprised, then excited, and it’s all still sinking in,” Caity said. She is the first Bullitt Central student accepted into the academy and it quite proud of that accomplishment.

  • Gala provides educational grant funds for foundation

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  • Power of showing up important in education

      There is a lot of research indicating that almost all students who attend school on a regular basis attain at least adequate levels of academic success.

    When Woody Allen said “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” he wasn’t far off. 

    Obviously, we want more than 80 percent of success, but the quote and the research taken together begs the question of why students miss school and what can we, as a school system and a community of thoughtful adults, do about it. 

  • Capps could be honored for her years of changing lives of students

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After 45 years of changing students' lives for the better, Linda Capps is eligible for her own life-changing moment.

                The retired substitute teacher has been nominated as a 2014-15 national LifeChanger of the Year candidate, presented by National Life Group.

  • Old Mill, Mt. Washington students create prosthetic device for area student

    Employing a combination of basic materials and advanced technology, Mt. Washington and Old Mill Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students created a prosthetic device for a student whose left arm ends at the elbow joint.

                (Parents of the student requested the youth recipient and school not be identified).