• Schools continue to promote getting dads involved in educational work

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- In a world where moms tend to get the praise for raising their children, dads around the country are stepping up their volunteer game.

    Watch Dads of Great Students, or Watch D.O.G.S., is a program designed to provide a positive male role model for students. The presence of the male role models in the schools demonstrate to the students that education is important. The program is also meant to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

  • Author, teacher speaks to BLMS writing students about making difference

     Ms. Easton’s independent study, creative writing, broadcasting, and advanced creative writing classes were very blessed to share the day with local children’s author and teacher, Mrs. Tytianna Smith, on Monday, Sept. 21.

    Smith’s visit was, in her own words, “a transformative teaching and learning experience!”

  • Board opts to compare scores before hiring specialists for curriculum at high schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some officials knew the results of the latest round of Unbridled Learning assessment on this particular evening.

    However, with an embargo in place until Oct. 1, they were not allowed to discuss them in public.

    Despite the meteoric gains in all three of the high schools in the 2015 results, assistant superintendent for student learning Greg Schultz would like to see three additional positions added to take the district to the next level.

  • Bond sale approved for funds to renovate schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping for a lot of interest in a major bond issue, Bullitt County school officials are moving forward with construction plans on two elementary schools and its technical center.

    The finance corporation arm of the Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously voted to move forward with selling bonds totaling over $20 million.

    The actual work on renovations to Maryville Elementary, Mount Washington Elementary and the Bullitt County Area Technology Center will be more than the bonded amount.

  • Still more hurdles thrown at upgrades

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s hard to keep track of the many delays and obstacles the Bullitt County Board of Education has faced in trying to improve some athletic facilities over the past few years.

    Just as the bid date is nearing for yet another time, school board members were faced with some new challenges in September.

    Steven Ward, a representative with Studio Kremer Architects, presented schematic designs for the three high school tracks, as well as a rest room facility at North Bullitt High.

  • District not done in plan to improve student learning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The goal has not been hidden over the past nine years.

    Superintendent Keith Davis is striving to have the best school district in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

    While the rankings are jumping at double digit rates, and while more schools than ever are scoring at distinguished levels in the Unbridled Learning accountability standards, there is always room for improvement.

  • Cafe will present evening meals for Shepherdsville Elementary students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shouldn’t there be a place where the kids can hang out after school, get a good meal, play games, maybe get some homework assistance, all in a safe environment and free of charge?

    Shepherdsville Elementary thinks so. That’s why it plans to open its after-school Kids Cafe for ages  4 to 18.

    The program is made possible through a grant partnership with Dare to Care Food Bank, the Metro United Way and the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center.

    The plan is to have the cafe started by mid-October.

  • September great month for BC FFA

    Speaking competitions, conferences, floats, safety days, and meetings? Oh my! 

    During the month of September, the Bullitt Central FFA Chapter has been busy, busy, busy with a variety of events. September 14-17, many officers and members stayed after school every day to help build our float for the homecoming parade that took place on Thursday, September 17. With the theme “Through the Decades”, the back half of the float had many technological aspects such as a computer and a printer to show how technology is involved in agriculture.

  • Making the Grade: District remains proficient; moves up ladder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

    For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

    Well, the “giant” is now awake.

    Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.

  • Shepherdsville Elem. earns literacy eReader


    Children at Shepherdsville Elementary are headed back to school with access to a brand new digital library, Fun eReader.

    The school was awarded a grant from Arbordale Publishing that includes access to the company’s ebook platform for two years. Children are able to read on computers, tablets or phones in school or at home through the Fun eReader.