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Education

  • Value of work sessions to be re-evaluated by school board members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Nothing to compare to an overthrow of the government but the Bullitt County Board of Education did have a change in leadership.

    At its annual election of officers, Roger Hayes was selected as the chairman of the board for the next year.

    Vice chairperson Dolores Ashby was nominated for the position as well as Hayes.

    Serving as the new vice-chairman under Hayes will be Darrell Coleman. Ashby also received a vote for that position.

    Superintendent Keith Davis serves as secretary.

  • MW student at WKU to make presentation

     BOWLING GREEN -- Thirty-two students from Western Kentucky University and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present their research at the 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 19 in Frankfort.

    Richard Arnold, a senior from Cleaton, and Caitlyn Clark, a senior from Roundhill, will present Building Envelope Integrity Assessments. Faculty mentor: Robert Choate

  • Artifacts, history still sought for Bowman Valley

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work continues on restoring the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The last African-American schoolhouse in the county was recently moved to its new home next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

    According to project volunteer Gwinn Hahn, several activities are currently underway.

    With the assistance of students from Bellarmine University, an oral history is being collected from former students of the school.

  • BAMS students show off science skills to public

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Advanced Math and Science Academy (BAMS) continues to achieve excellence in preparing some of the area's finest students for their college and career paths.

    BAMS recently hosted a science fair for its students, with projects specifically dedicated to research at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    The program is designed as an accelerated educational course for students, who complete their high school equivalency in two years, followed by a college associate's degree over the next two years.

  • Smile Kentucky gets some help from students at technical center

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Students at Old Mill Elementary received more than just treats at Halloween this year --they got a new toothbrush and toothpaste.

    As part of the Smile Kentucky program, students from grade third to sixth were offered free dental screenings and education on tooth health from students from the Bullitt County Area Technology Center. Kentucky Smiles rotates visits in surrounding counties and visits Bullitt about every three years, said Elizabeth McGuire, Health education coordinator the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • Incentives to help recruit, retain bus drivers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the start of the school year, Bullitt County officials were facing a dilemma.

    There were not enough regular and substitute bus drivers to fill the routes.

    And the option of contracting with outside companies to transport students was met with strong opposition.

    With little choice, the Bullitt County Public School Board agreed to contract with outside companies to transport students to and from school.

  • Farm Bureau has various scholarship opportunities

     Remember high school seniors that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are due to be turned into the state office by February 28, 2015.  They must be postmarked by that date or they will not be considered. 

    The Bullitt County Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are due to be returned to the Board Scholarship Committee at Bullitt County Farm Bureau, P O Box 156, Shepherdsville, KY  40165 by March 15, 2015.

  • Maryville students get look at stars in lab on wheels

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students experienced a field trip of astronomical proportions.

    And no one had to leave the school building to participate.

    Students attended educational programs inside the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium presented by the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.

    The Portable Planetarium, shaped like the top of a large mushroom, can fit inside most school gymnasiums. Once inflated, students head inside to get a look at the projected skies above.

  • Zoneton learns Power of Girls

    ZONETON - The girls at Zoneton Middle School celebrated who they are at a girls' only assembly to commemorate International Girls' Day.

    The special day designation was created by the Confidence Coalition, established by the Kappa Delta sorority in 2009 to encourage young women to stand up against peer pressure and stereotypes.

    Zoneton social studies teacher Nicole Henry and instructional coach Ondrea Smallwood hosted the event. The two instruct a Girl Power class at the school.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 2015

     Bullitt County Public Schools' Calendar of Events for February 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

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