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Education

  • History lesson from a Congressman

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie was in town to visit the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, he took time to also visit fifth grade students at nearby Roby Elementary.

    With students deep into Civics studies at this time of year, Guthrie primarily discussed the history and functions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.

    Following a question/answer session, students received a free booklet featuring the United States Constitution.

  • Federal programs help with college costs

      Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs.

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. 

    This brief summary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. 

    Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,815 per year for undergraduates with financial need. The amount may change this year.

  • Three schools, Three dramas all in one night

     Recently, students with all three high schools presented one-act plays for a very receptive audience.

    Bullitt Central’s auditorium was home to two nights of drama.

    Bullitt Central’s drama department presented Drop Dead, Juliet.

    According to teacher Sara Anderson, the play is a take-off of the William Shakespeare class.

    The Bullitt East Thespians Society 5689 performed Cagebirds by David Campton on Friday and Harlequin Holds the Bag by David and Susan Grote on Saturday, according to drama teacher Daniel Barrett.

  • Roby students learn to appreciate state’s past

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Roby Elementary students have a better appreciation for what it means to be a Kentuckian.

    Fourth graders participated in a Living History Museum consisting of figures associated with the Commonwealth.

    “We developed our history museum as a way to tie together research writing and Kentucky history, which is the focus for fourth grade Social Studies, as well as technology, speaking and listening standards,” said teacher Emily Forgey.

  • Energy in schools - Potential versus kinetic

     Most readers will know that to say “potential energy” is another way of saying “stored” energy, like when you turn the propeller on the balsa wood rubber band powered plane until it is so twisted it is getting ready to break. 

    To turn it into kinetic energy, one just has to let go and away the plane soars.

    During the last couple of weeks, I had my yearly opportunity to speak to our 8th grade class at all six middle schools. 

    That adds up to just over a thousand 13- or 14-year-old young men and women. 

  • President's Day

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With a new president in office, talk of presidents past is high.

    For fifth graders at Old Mill and Mount Washington Elementary, the chance to talk to one of the most well-known presidents became real as Abraham Lincoln visited the schools.

    Sort of.

    Funded by the Family Resource Center, Kentucky Chautauqua performers presented the 16th president’s life and lessons to the students.

  • NB student facing discipline following threat

     The following message was distributed by North Bullitt High School Principal Chris VerDow Friday afternoon:

    Dear Parents and Partners,

    North Bullitt High School and Bullitt County Public Schools are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with parents in our effort to provide the very best education for students.  Key to that partnership is open communication.

  • SHOW YOUR GRIT

     Students at Lebanon Junction Elementary recently had fun while learning about overcoming obstacles and making good decisions.

    George Halitzka brought the GRIT game show from Drama by George to the school.

    Students were given opportunities to select occupations that they may want to pursue as a career.

    For more information on the program, go to www.dramabygeorge.com.

    See more photos from the event here.

  • REMINDER: Schools are open Friday

     Bullitt County Public Schools reminds all students and families that classes will be in session on Friday, Feb. 17.

    The date was originally scheduled as an off day; however, it was also designated as a make-up day in the event of a snow day cancellation.

    Friday is now the make-up date for the January snow day cancellation.

    BCPS will still be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in commemoration of Presidents Day, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, for a scheduled teacher planning day.

  • NB principal responds to bus incident

     The following is a message distributed by North Bullitt High School principal Chris VerDow in reference to an altercation on a BCPS bus Tuesday afternoon:

    Dear Parents and Partners,