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Education

  • Honoring Jesse

     HEBRON ESTATES - A special young man received further honors for his courageous life thanks to his fellow JROTC team members.

    North Bullitt student Jesse Schott was recognized in a ceremony to open a North Bullitt Drill Meet. Jesse is dealing with his third bout of brain cancer.

    “Standing here next to Jesse makes me stronger, it makes me better,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Siler, a North Bullitt JROTC instructor who works closely with Jesse. Silver presented Jesse with a courage award to recognize his ongoing strength and perseverance.

  • Davis says budget cuts will ‘hurt’ bad

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget probably made few friends in the education world.

    For Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, the trend of decreasing state funds for education could get a little bit worse.

    “It will hurt, bad,” Davis said of the proposed budget cuts.

    The brightest news from the governor was that the SEEK base funding would remain at $3,006 per student.

    The bad news is that while the figure is the highest ever, it is really well behind the 2002 figure, if you included inflation.

  • Local teachers earn national certification

     A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    More than 112,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.

    Eastside Middle School - Lisa Carli - Mathematics/Early Adolescence and Tina Contreras - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.

  • STEM skills put to test in Bullitt County

      A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.

  • NICHOLS PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

     NICHOLS - They were all wigging out at Nichols Elementary, but for a good cause.

    Two teachers, two students, and two relatives all had their long hair cut as donations for Locks of Love, an organization devoted to making wigs for young people dealing with cancer.

    Also, the school collected donations for the annual Bullitt County Relay for Life with a contest between teacher Amy Ferrell and and volunteer coordinator Cheri Mattingly.

  • Four finalists named in hunt for next school superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The field has been narrowed from 10 to four candidates in the hunt for the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The school board released the names as part of its January meeting on Monday night.

    Two of the candidates are very familiar with the local district and two candidates are from out in the state.

    Those named as finalists include:

    *Becky Sexton, who is currently the assistant superintendent for support services. She is a long-time employee of the district.

  • Election, snow causes calendar changes; last day for students will now be on June 4

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An upcoming special election has resulted in a lengthy weekend for Bullitt County students.

    And a series of snow days last week has pushed the end of school until Monday, June 4.

    There will be no classes held at Bullitt County Public Schools on Monday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    The school board made a decision to cancel both days on the 2017-18 calendar. Feb. 19 was previously scheduled as a holiday recognizing Presidents Day.

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • Sarah Hampton now part of technology program at BCPS

     The newest computer maintenance technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.

    Her duties with the district technology department include working with colleagues fixing broken items and making sure technology works for everyone.

    “I have two kids that are in the school district and several friends that work here and heard how awesome it was and wanted something that would be close to my passion, and that’s helping people out,” she said.

  • Roby students graduate from DARE program

     Fifth graders at Roby Elementary recently completed their DARE requirements and earned their diplomas.

    Shepherdsville officer David Smith again served as the DARE officer.

    Essay winners were Caleb Magee, Terra McChesney and Gracie Kile.

    The graduates were: