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Education

  • Brooks’ Born Learning Academy starts early learning

     BROOKS - For many educators, a child’s learning can’t begin soon enough.

    At Brooks Elementary, they even prefer the children to be born learning.

    The school received a Born Learning Academy grant provided by Metro United Way and Toyota.

    According to MUW, almost half of the students entering kindergarten are at risk or behind in their educational preparedness. The program was designed, based on research, to help prepare both students and families.

  • Bullitt Central officials investigate threat

      The following is an email message from Bullitt Central High School principal James Beavers in regards to a threatening message found at the school on Wednesday:

     

    Dear Parents and Partners of Bullitt Central High School,

  • Overflow crowd enjoys present, past BCHS choir

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Yuletide carols being sung by an alumni choir led to folks dressed up like eskimos filling the pews of the First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville.

    The church was the setting for a combination Christmas choir concert performed by the Bullitt Central High School Choir along with the Bullitt Central Alumni Choir.

    The event featured the school’s current choir and Freshman choir, consisting of about 100 students. It also featured Bullitt Central choir alumni, also numbering at about 100 singers.

  • Ellis gets off to good, but late, start at Old Mill

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just because school started in August for most of the county doesn’t mean it started for everybody.

    It didn’t start for Old Mill Elementary’s newest first grade teacher, Rachel Ellis, until the last few days of September.

  • Cedar Grove seeks ukuleles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - At Cedar Grove Elementary, faculty and staff hope to spend Christmas like they're on Christmas Island.

  • Another "look-alike" weapon found at BCHS

      The following was a letter emailed to Bullitt Central High School parents from principal Jim Beavers in regards to a look-alike weapon found on campus Monday:

    This morning, at Bullitt Central High School, we had another look-alike weapon brought to school.  Again, it was a look-alike weapon and there has been no firearm at BC.

  • Can’t smoke’em even if you got them

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was probably a rule that most thought had been in effect for years.

    However, it wasn’t until recently that the Bullitt County Public School Board ruled that it was illegal to smoke on its properties — including during extra-curricular activities.

    For Sarah Smith, the district’s safe and drug free schools coordinator, the new smoke-free policy is long overdue.

    “Many people assumed that these policies mean that smoking was prohibited at all times,” said Smith. “This was not the case.”

  • Minnis makes right moves as educator named tops in state

     HEBRON ESTATES - Whether it’s the strategy of a chess board move or the skill of saving up energy for the end of the cross-country run, Dennis Minnis knows how to teach and motivate his students.

    As a long-time Bullitt County Public Schools educator, Minnis tries to assist in the physical education at all schools and education levels.

    His efforts were recognized by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD), which selected Minnis as the 2016-17 Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year.

  • 2016-17 Teen Court members begin their work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- This year’s group of high school students who are part of the Teen Court program were recently sworn in.

    Bullitt County is one of just 22 Teen Court programs in the entire state of Kentucky.

    This real-life program allows juvenile offenders to have their case heard before a jury of their peers.

    The punishment given by the Teen Court members  is binding.

  • Greene survives first-day jitters to settle into job

     HEBRON ESTATES — First-day jitters are to be expected, especially when someone starts a new school.

    Even more so when that someone is a first year teacher with 120 pairs of eyes watching her every move.

    North Bullitt art teacher Kayla Greene felt the jitters and then some on her first day.

    “Everyone here has been super great, super helpful and very nice, but they aren’t necessarily my comfort zone,” she said.

    After a 14-hour day, Greene drove home and cried when she saw her husband.