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Education

  • Seven Wonders excel at LEGO competitions

      The Seven Wonders, a robotics team from Bullitt County, participated in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) during the 2014-2015 school year. 

    FLL consists of three components: the robot, the project, and vital core values. 

    Participants, ages nine through 14, solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and make positive contributions to society. Core values are guidelines that help teams develop cooperation skills. If you would like to know more about FIRST Lego League, please visit their website at www.firstlegoleague.org.

  • County working to get ready to be certified

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- About halfway in its pursuit to become a certified Work Ready community, how is Bullitt County doing?

    That was the topic of a recent discussion of the local committee working to meet the thresholds set forth to become one of 18 Work Ready communities in Kentucky.

    Robert Curry, executive director of the state’s Work Ready Communities program, said that the county is moving forward in its pursuit.

    Some areas are ahead of schedule and others need to pick up the pace.

  • Ex-teacher indicted again on sex charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just two weeks after charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher, Crystal D. Chappell is once again facing six felony allegations.

    When Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed the six charges of third-degree rape on July 14, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin knew that there was a good possibility that the allegations would again be considered by the grand jury panel.

    On Tuesday, the grand jury issued an indictment on six counts of rape.

  • Literacy bus will be on road to help kids, parents with needed resources

     The Shepherdsville Elementary School community will get a good look at a resource bus during an unveiling Thursday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center (BCPS central office).

    The vehicle is loaded with books, literacy kits and equipped with a Wi-Fi “hot spot” for technology. It is part of an assistance plan implemented at Shepherdsville Elementary.

  • Elementary schools ready to get young off to great start

     These days everything seems to start earlier: Christmas decorations up in October, Independence Day fireworks sold before the Kentucky Derby, Easter Candy available by New Year’s Day and Halloween candy available in July.

    School starts earlier, this year beginning in Bullitt County on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Here is a glimpse of what to expect when BCPS elementary schools to start the 2015-16 school year:

     

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  • Bernheim students help design logo for Southeast Bullitt VFD

     CLERMONT - People often enjoy the site of a shiny red firetruck, at least when it’s not headed to an emergency.

    The Southeast Bullitt firetrucks are adding a little more color to their vehicles thanks to a local school’s art contest.

    Hannah Arnold and Ashleigh Stopher won a design contest at Bernheim Middle School, with their contest entry selected for placement on the Southeast vehicles.

  • School district implements broad-based learning

     Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

    Bullitt County Public Schools welcomed the initial PBL institute in 2014 for 35 participants who then spread their knowledge in classrooms.

    Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz said PBL is appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and enhances pupil comprehension.

  • Grant provides help for early childhood work

     Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $16,050 to help prepare children as they start their school year.

    The district received one of the largest checks from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Community Early Childhood Council.

    Governor Steve Beshear announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children.

  • Stuff the Bus with school supplies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Bullitt Countians are out shopping for their back-to-school supplies, they might want to pick up a few extra items for those who might need a little assistance.

    A national partnership between the Metro United Way and Wal-Mart stores is now in full swing in Bullitt County.

    Help Metro Way Stuff the Bus is the campaign now through Aug. 20 at the new Wal-Mart in Shepherdsville.

  • Students need to check KEES account accuracy

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).