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Education

  • Crossroads, Freedom receive Dollar General literacy grants

     Crossroads and Freedom Elementary Schools have been awarded Dollar General Store Literacy grants.

    The total amount awarded was $2,500. Crossroads received $1,000 with Freedom getting $1,500.

    Both principals said the funds will greatly benefit services to students.

  • Andriot, Bickett selected to serve on state education panels

     A pair of educators have been picked to share their knowledge on state standards.

    Freedom Elementary School fourth grade reading teacher Ashley Andriot will serve on the K-5 English Language Arts Standards Advisory Panel for KDE.

    North Bullitt High School advanced math teacher Christine Bickett is serving on the mathematics panel.

    Andriot said she is “very excited about this opportunity!”

  • Process begins for new school leader

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The official search for Bullitt County’s new school superintendent is officially underway.

    The Bullitt County School Board hired the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) to assist with the process to fill the vacancy being left by Keith Davis, who announced he will not seek a contract extension when the current pact ends  June 30, 2018.

  • District pleased in changing school report

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Complaints over the years in education have included the theory that school districts are having teachers teach to the test.

    When the annual test results are released, eyes go directly to individual school and district test scores. And how they rank to one another.

    In Kentucky, don’t look for the big headlines. Don’t look for stories with lots of numbers. And don’t look for any rankings to see who the movers and shakers are in the state.

  • Farm and Home Safety Day 2017

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local students learned tips from the experts to be safer citizens at the Farm and Home Safety Day, presented by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, the Bullitt County Conservation District, and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Family Resource Centers at Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, and Roby Elementary, with students from each of the schools participating.

  • BE Marching Band wins grand championship

     The Bullitt East Marching Band was named Grand Champion at the 14th Annual Eagle Classic at Eastern High School on September 16th.

    The band competed against 13 other bands in preliminary competition, including 5 other bands in their class, and placed first overall as well as receiving Best Color Guard and Best Percussion in Class AAAAA.

    Advancing to the finals competition, the Marching Chargers competed against nine other bands and placed first overall receiving the Grand Champion award, winning Best Overall Visual and Best Color Guard.

  • LJES’ Clemons writes book on chalk painting

     Lebanon Junction Elementary School Arts and Humanities teacher Robyn Clemens has written a book that is available online.

    Chalk Painting 101: Upcycle Furniture and Home Décor in 10 Easy Steps can be accessed by clicking on the above link:

    “It is available in Kindle edition, can be read on any device with the Kindle App, or paperback,” she said. “Follow the Amazon link above to see both editions of the book.” 

  • Search for new school leader begins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process for selecting a new superintendent has begun.

    The Bullitt County School Board approved a proposal by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators to serve as the screening committee during the Bullitt County Public Schools selection process.

    BCPS attorney Eric Farris presented two proposals to the board at a recent workshop meeting. The proposals were from KASA and the Kentucky School Board Association.

  • MW Lions Club donates to Youth Services

      Mount Washington Middle School Youth Services Center Coordinator Megan Hatter was a guest speaker at the Mount Washington Lions Club recently. 

    Hatter spoke about the dramatic needs of many children in our local school system and efforts being made to help them.  

    One particular program provides support and learning opportunities for children from school closing time until 6 p.m. Mentoring, tutoring, activities, and computer WiFi is provided.   

    Such programs can be costly but are extremely beneficial.

  • Bullitt Area Technology Center receives donation from MCAKY

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opportunities remain available to students at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center thanks in part to a donation by the Mechanical Contractor’s Association of Kentucky.

    MCAKY executive director Matthew Hammond and vice-president Leonard Heuser presented ATC principal Angela Binkley with a fund trustees check totaling $5,000.

    The money was donated for the advancement of welding and HVAC education and training.

    “We need workers in this industry,” Houser said.