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Education

  • Power of showing up important in education

      There is a lot of research indicating that almost all students who attend school on a regular basis attain at least adequate levels of academic success.

    When Woody Allen said “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” he wasn’t far off. 

    Obviously, we want more than 80 percent of success, but the quote and the research taken together begs the question of why students miss school and what can we, as a school system and a community of thoughtful adults, do about it. 

  • Capps could be honored for her years of changing lives of students

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After 45 years of changing students' lives for the better, Linda Capps is eligible for her own life-changing moment.

                The retired substitute teacher has been nominated as a 2014-15 national LifeChanger of the Year candidate, presented by National Life Group.

  • Old Mill, Mt. Washington students create prosthetic device for area student

    Employing a combination of basic materials and advanced technology, Mt. Washington and Old Mill Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students created a prosthetic device for a student whose left arm ends at the elbow joint.

                (Parents of the student requested the youth recipient and school not be identified).

  • Vincentz elected vice president of state technology organization

    Bullitt County Public Schools Technology Integration Specialist Susan Vincentz was elected Vice President of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) at its annual conference in Louisville earlier this month.

                She will assume her new leadership duties July 1st.

  • 2015 Governor’s Cup Academic High School Competition

      A list of district level results from the 2015 Governor's Cup involving Bullitt County high schools.

    DISTRICT 18 

    Mathematics assessment -- 1. Ishika Patel (North Bullitt); 2. Danny Foley (Bullitt East); 3. Hannah Brady (North Bullitt); 4. Kristen Foreman (North Bullitt); 5. Tate Hatfield (Bullitt East)

    Science assessment -- 1. Joel Huether (Bullitt East); 2. Paul Rippy (Bullitt Central); 3. Sean Woods (Bullitt East); 4. Kayley Strange (Bullitt Central); 5. Hannah Brady (North Bullitt)

  • Survey open for public opinion on school times

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For parents, grandparents, students, teachers, custodians, bus drivers and the general public, this is your call to action.

    How you feel about starting elementary school classes at 7:40 a.m.?

    What about high school students no starting classes 70 minutes later than the current time?

    And what if middle school students become the last to start classes at 9:15 a.m.?

    That is the proposal favored by a committee challenged to look at start times in the Bullitt County Public SchoolSystem.

  • Mt. Washington Middle to see Irish footwork

     Louisville Irish Dancers will perform at Mt. Washington Middle School Tuesday, March  17,  at 9 a.m.

    Youth Service Center Coordinator Megan Hatter said the dancers will not only demonstrate the fancy footwork of the Irish but use their appearance as a teachable moment.

    “This is certainly an exciting opportunity to highlight the performance in honor of St. Patrick’s Day while capturing the arts in education,” she said. Over 550 students, several family and many staff members will compose the audience.

  • Bickett excels as teacher at her alma mater

     HEBRON ESTATES - Occasionally in sports the Most Valuable Player will also make the best play of the season.

    North Bullitt High School teacher Christy Bickett was crucial in one of the top moments of the past school year, when her AP Calculus class won the TI-Nspire Express Your Selfie Contest hosted by Texas Instruments, with the class receiving a live Skype interview with actress Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory.”

  • Students can reach FAME with training

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not necessarily for students who want to live forever or learn how to fly, but it is for select students seeking further specialized advancement within specific career paths.

    The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program features a combination of on-the-job training with college courses that allow the students better access to advanced higher-paying jobs.

  • Teaching truly sweet music to Patton’s ears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.