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Education

  • Stories for the holidays

     Sheri Hamilton, principal of Nichols Elementary, was busy reading Christmas stories to youngsters during a recent holiday celebration at the school.

    Santa made an appearance as the community was invited to eat cookies with St. Nick.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas of this event, plus photos and videos from various Bullitt County Christmas celebrations, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Safety on minds of school officials

      UPDATE (Thursday, 12/20, 3:45 p.m.) - Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis announced that the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office will house a deputy at each school on Friday.

    Davis sent out the following announcement via email:

    Dear BCPS Community,

  • Schools work to make sure safe environment for students, staff

     Each school has sent out communications regarding the horrific and unexplainable event of last week in Connecticut and outlining the safety plans in the individual schools.

    It is our intent to be open with our community about every situation to the extent possible in the belief that by working together, we can be stronger and safer.

  • Student found with broken pellet gun on bus

     A North Bullitt student is in custody after parts of a pellet gun were taken onto a Bullitt County Public Schools bus Monday morning.

    North Bullitt principal Jeffrey Marshall released a statement on the school's newsletter:

  • Zoneton Middle students support agencies

     Students at Zoneton Middle School have been raising funds for a variety of local agencies.

    Recently, the American Red Cross and the Susan G. Komen Foundation both were part of an assembly program, which also included a check presentation for the movement of the Bowman Valley schoolhouse.

    Over $600 in checks were presented. The money was raised by students during various activities during the school year.

  • Robotics work on display from gifted students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - As robotics engineering has become increasingly popular among middle and high school students nationwide, Mount Washington finds itself playing host to one of the biggest robotics tournaments in Kentucky. 

  • Musical Night at Roby

     It was a musical night for the students at Roby Elementary.

    The various classes served as the opening act for Santa Claus, who was there on Friday evening to greet the youngsters of all ages.

    Before Saint Nick began talking with the kids, students at Roby provided music of the holiday season. The audience was even encouraged to sing along during some of the holiday favorites.

    After the music, Santa got the gift ideas and crafts were done in the cafeteria. Vendors sold various holiday gifts items.

  • BCPS calendar survey available on-line until Dec. 21

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the current school year is only nearing the half-way point, officials are already looking forward to the 2013-14 calendar.

         The Bullitt County Public School District's calendar committee is hosting a survey for parents, employees and members of the community. The goal is to get comments about next year's calendar.

         The committee uses the survey results, as well as other information, to make a recommendation to the school board in early 2013.

  • Teachers required to teach certain standards

     What is it we are teaching?  

  • LEGOs prove to be popular way to improve learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - LEGOs are among the most popular toys in the world, but if you ask Carla Young she’ll tell you the tiny blocks aren’t merely toys.