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Education

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - August 2014:

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    4

    MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

    5

    OPENING DAY FOR TEACHERS

  • College student ID cards valuable

     FRANKFORT - If you’re headed to college this fall, you’ll most likely be issued a student ID card during orientation or registration.

    Most likely, your card will have your photo and student number on it. 

    Most colleges require students to carry their ID cards with them at all times while on campus. 

    Use it well, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) advises.

    Your ID card will often be your dorm room key and your debit card for on-campus meals and the bookstore.

  • Young artists off to a solid foundation in the community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What better way to promote art’s future in the community than with a junior arts council?

    And what better way to promote that council than to give them a community project to create?

    The Junior Artists of Bullitt County gathered at a summer camp to begin work on a sculpting project that will be displayed at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • 2 high schools will have changes at top; new programs in middle schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When school begins next Wednesday, there will be one thing certain -- two of the three high schools will have new leaders at some point this year.

    Jeff Marshall left North Bullitt to go back to Jefferson County.

    And Christy Coulter has been selected as the college and career director for the school system.

    Willie Foster will be the one returning principal at Bullitt East.

    High Schools

    Bullitt Central is starting the year off with new assistant principal Brittany Knipp.

  • 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.