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Education

  • School will start little later in August

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students will have a little longer summer vacation this year.

    That is, unless Mother Nature plays a mean trick.

    The Bullitt County Public School System calendar committee recently discussed the schedule for the 2015-16 year.

    Not only did they have their own thoughts. They had the responses fromover 2,100 individuals who answered an online survey.

    Students will begin school a week later -- on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    This was a sentiment expressed by 71 percent of those who answered the survey.

  • Economic Development Authority to help start logistics pathway program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has many distribution facilities in its boundaries.

    Bullitt County students are looking for ways to become college or career ready in order to graduate.

    Businesses are always looking for better prepared applicants to enter the work force.

    Students are always looking to secure jobs which make more than minimum wage.

    A pilot program being started in Bullitt County could solve the concerns of both parties.

  • Bullitt East exchange students give back to the community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School foreign exchange students wanted to do something for the community, says Polly Suttiponpisarn from Thailand, “because the community has done so much for us.

  • In Memory of Iona Adams

     Friends and family gathered recently to honor a special person.

    Former teacher Iona Adams taught first grade and kindergarten at Mount Washington Elementary for 31 years before recently passing this October from cancer.

    In her memory, they have planted a redbud tree in the arboretum with a plaque that reads: “You shaped many minds in our community ‘I’m so glad we had this time together.’”

    Adams was an avid nature-lover.

    Some of Iona’s family attended the ceremony.

  • UK students map out proposals for series of possible hike, bike trails

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is the best way to relax and enjoy Bullitt County?

    How do locals get their exercise in? How does the county intrigue tourists to visit the area?

    These were some of the many questions addressed by students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Landscape Architecture class during a presentation at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service Office.

    Eighteen students participated in the Greenway Project Proposal: Envisioning the Future Connectivity of Bullitt County.

  • KFB honors Mooney for her science project

     LOUISVILLE - A Bullitt County seventh grader, Lilly Mooney, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s  Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a homeschooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. 

    Her project, called “One Potato, Two Potato,” explored the nutritional value and versatility of potatoes.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: DECEMBER 2014

     The Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events for December 2014. For more information call 869-8000 or visit bullittschools.org.

    HOLIDAYS

    24

    CHRISTMAS EVE – Wednesday – DISTRICT BUSINESS HOURS – 8AM-12PM

    25

    CHRISTMAS DAY – Thursday – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

    31

    NEW YEARS EVE – Wednesday – DISTRICT BUSINESS HOURS – 8AM-12PM

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Bullitt East FFA program selected to be among Kentucky's top 10

     The Bullitt East High School agriculture program is one of the Top 10 in Kentucky.

    Agriculture students placed fifth in the writing assessment on end-of-course out of 138 programs across the Commonwealth during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Brandon K. Davis, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education for the Kentucky Department of Education, applauded the effort.

  • School district saves over $735,000 in energy costs

     Bullitt County Public Schools is the most energy efficient district in Kentucky’s 4th Region saving $735,000 during the 2013-2014 school year, a time marked by a vicious winter featuring the polar vortex.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph explained the savings in relative terms.

  • What teachers can tell us parents

     Report cards have been around for as long as schools. 

    Many of us still have our old report cards tucked away in a box somewhere and once in a while, we’ll see one dating back many decades and wonder how that child turned out. 

    As interesting as they may be in a historical sense and as a tool to bring forth old memories of a particular teacher or period of time, today’s report card is much more than an assignment of percentages mastered in a particular content area.