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Education

  • Tentative calendar approved for 2016-17 school year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With no discussion, the Bullitt County Public School Board was in full agreement in its passage of the 2016-17 calendar.

    Pending any action by the General Assembly, students will start back to class on Aug. 9 and the final day, barring any weather issues, would be on May 26.

    If snow makeup days were required, the final day would be June 14.

    Once again this year, a survey was available for comments on the calendar proposal.

  • Student group continues work to preserve precious past of city of Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A group of Bullitt East High students dedicated to preserving the history of Mount Washington has taken on a new milestone of a project.

    The Youth Chamber of Preservationists (Youth COPS) recently presented its project to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The project, called “Milestone at the Crossroads,” is meant to promote the preservation of the community’s past by restoring, relocating and better displaying the historic 1830s turnpike mile marker in downtown Mount Washington, member Isaac Shelton said.

  • High school help on way as board OKs specialists

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When suitable candidates are found, high schools in Bullitt County will have three curriculum specialists on hand to assist in improving student learning.

    The Bullitt County School Board voted 3-0, with members Roger Hayes and Darrell Coleman abstaining, to create the three positions.

    The decision came with little fanfare just two months after there was some heated debate over the need for such positions.

  • School officials remain proactive following second NBHS bomb threat

      UPDATE (Thursday, 12/10. 1:45 p.m.) - The following is a copy of a follow-up email message by North Bullitt High School interim principal Bob Morris on Thursday afternoon:

    I want to follow up; some have requested to be notified if we received any additional information.

    We are continuing to investigate and be extra vigilant, even though there has been no evidence discovered that would lead us to believe that the threat was credible.  

  • Kicking and Screaming Fun

     PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.

  • Judge won’t dismiss charges on teacher ‘til hearing held

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A prosecutor requested to dismiss charges against a former Bullitt Central teacher who has been accused of having sexual relations with a student.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress was not quite ready to accept that motion on Tuesday morning.

    Crystal Chappell was set to go to trial on a six-count indictment for rape.

  • Okolona Christian provides food baskets for students from North Bullitt, Hebron

     HEBRON ESTATES - Two schools and a church combined efforts once again to bring a more joyous Thanksgiving holiday to area families.

    Okolona Christian Church collected food items for 27 families with students from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School.

    The church works in conjunction with the NB/HMS Youth Services Center. The program works with the schools to determine families in need of assistance.

  • McDonald’s awarded Eastside teacher grant for her classroom

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  • College Board selects Bullitt as one of six in Kentucky to be part of national honor roll

      Bullitt County Public Schools have been named to the College Board’s 6th annual National Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. The district is one of only six in Kentucky to achieve the honor.

    Superintendent Keith Davis cited a dynamic and tenacious work ethic of those involved with AP classes at the secondary level of education.

  • Bullitt County Teen Court

                 This year’s session of the Teen Court in Bullitt County has recently gotten underway.

                District Judge Jennifer Porter is again leading the program where high school students have the ability to levy punishments against those students who have offended.