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Education

  • Elementary schools ready for changing of the times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not year-round school, but a late ending to last year, combined with an early start this year, make for a short summer vacation.

    Bullitt County Public School students return to the classrooms Wednesday, Aug. 6. That makes for rare back-to-school sales at the stores in the month of July.

    One of the biggest changes at the elementary level is start and ending times, which will vary at each school location.

  • Relocation getting very close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the hopes of relocating the Bowman Valley School in early August was a bit of a stretch, organizers planning the big event are getting more excited as reality grows closer.

    The relocation of the last remaining one-room school occupied by African Americans in Bullitt County will soon be settling into its new home - between the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse and the school district’s central office on Highway 44 East.

  • County schools receive over $43,000 in Crusade funds

     Special needs students in Bullitt County Public Schools will benefit from the generosity of residents and the WHAS-11 Crusade for Children.

    A $43,000 grant will be used to purchase an eight-passenger or less van with a wheelchair lift and room for two wheelchairs. The vehicle will include a sign on the side or back that says Funded by the WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc.

    The funds will allow ongoing Community-Based Instruction (CBI) during school hours for special education students.

  • North Bullitt students honored for entrepreneurship skills

     For the second year in a row, a North Bullitt High School student has been on the winning team for the Entrepreneurship Academy.

    Senior Hailey Tolliver’s group was Breeze++. The fictional company created a product that helped harness the Chicago wind for energy.

    Members of the winning team received tuition vouchers that are accepted at all Purdue University campuses or Indiana University Southeast. Breeze++ was awarded first place and $500 vouchers. The team’s mentor was Ed Fancher, a local serial entrepreneur and engineering consultant.

  • Five schools will now share in free meal programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is good news for parents at five Bullitt County schools. 

    Starting with the new school year, students at Lebanon Junction, Brooks and Maryville elementaries and Bullitt Lick Middle School can receive free breakfast and lunch, if they choose.

  • Kindergarten ROCKS

     The Family Resource Centers in Bullitt County combined their efforts to once again host the Kindergarten Rocks celebration at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Youngsters entering Kindergarten this year were invited to meet some of their teachers and principals, as well as partake in some fun activities.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Pirtle selected director of secondary education

     Brenda Pirtle has been named District Director of Secondary Education. She succeeds Robb Smith who takes over as Bellevue Independent School’s Superintendent July 1.

    This is Pirtle’s fifth leadership role in Bullitt County Public Schools. She was both assistant and principal at Brooks Elementary School, a district monitoring administrator, and principal of the Bullitt Alternative Center and the Riverview Opportunity Center.

  • Kindergarten students at LJES experience growing lessons in the garden

     Kindergarten students in Rita Taulbee’s class at Lebanon Junction Elementary School started two outdoor gardens during 2013-2014 school year.

    “They have a salad garden which contains tomatoes, lettuce, chard, carrots, onions, and radishes…everything you would find in a salad,” Taulbee explained.

    With assistance from the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service, students used unique ways to get seeds to germinate before transplanting them.

  • Refinancing of bonds to save school district $2.9 million over time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the funding cuts from federal and state agencies, Bullitt County school officials are always looking for additional revenue.

    One avenue in past years has been the refinancing of previous bond issues for construction projects.

    Recently, the Bullitt County Public School Board, through its finance corporation, had an opportunity to save money.

    The 2009 Build America bond issue, which was used to build schools, renovate others and provide energy savings projects, will be refinanced.

  • Sleeping Beauty to be county’s first summer musical

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools hopes to awaken the sleeping beauties within its students by offering a new theatrical initiative.

    A summer musical version of “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented Thursday through Saturday at the Bullitt Central auditorium by the BCPS Summer Musical Organization.

    The musical presents a cast and crew of up to 25 BCPS students representing the three area high schools and four middle schools.