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Education

  • Minnis pleased as participation in chess grows

     The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.

  • Teachers, coaches enjoy growth in second chess season

     School chess team coaches are learning that once word reaches students they can be part of a chess team, moves are made.

    Rita Taulbee of Lebanon Junction Elementary School distributes flyers in the fall followed by visiting individual classes and asking teachers for input.

  • Students advised to check KEES for accurate amount

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2014 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - August 2014:

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    4

    MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

    5

    OPENING DAY FOR TEACHERS

  • College student ID cards valuable

     FRANKFORT - If you’re headed to college this fall, you’ll most likely be issued a student ID card during orientation or registration.

    Most likely, your card will have your photo and student number on it. 

    Most colleges require students to carry their ID cards with them at all times while on campus. 

    Use it well, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) advises.

    Your ID card will often be your dorm room key and your debit card for on-campus meals and the bookstore.

  • Young artists off to a solid foundation in the community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What better way to promote art’s future in the community than with a junior arts council?

    And what better way to promote that council than to give them a community project to create?

    The Junior Artists of Bullitt County gathered at a summer camp to begin work on a sculpting project that will be displayed at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • 2 high schools will have changes at top; new programs in middle schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When school begins next Wednesday, there will be one thing certain -- two of the three high schools will have new leaders at some point this year.

    Jeff Marshall left North Bullitt to go back to Jefferson County.

    And Christy Coulter has been selected as the college and career director for the school system.

    Willie Foster will be the one returning principal at Bullitt East.

    High Schools

    Bullitt Central is starting the year off with new assistant principal Brittany Knipp.

  • Elementary schools ready for changing of the times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not year-round school, but a late ending to last year, combined with an early start this year, make for a short summer vacation.

    Bullitt County Public School students return to the classrooms Wednesday, Aug. 6. That makes for rare back-to-school sales at the stores in the month of July.

    One of the biggest changes at the elementary level is start and ending times, which will vary at each school location.

  • Relocation getting very close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the hopes of relocating the Bowman Valley School in early August was a bit of a stretch, organizers planning the big event are getting more excited as reality grows closer.

    The relocation of the last remaining one-room school occupied by African Americans in Bullitt County will soon be settling into its new home - between the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse and the school district’s central office on Highway 44 East.

  • County schools receive over $43,000 in Crusade funds

     Special needs students in Bullitt County Public Schools will benefit from the generosity of residents and the WHAS-11 Crusade for Children.

    A $43,000 grant will be used to purchase an eight-passenger or less van with a wheelchair lift and room for two wheelchairs. The vehicle will include a sign on the side or back that says Funded by the WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc.

    The funds will allow ongoing Community-Based Instruction (CBI) during school hours for special education students.