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Education

  • STEM skills put to test in Bullitt County

      A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.

  • NICHOLS PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

     NICHOLS - They were all wigging out at Nichols Elementary, but for a good cause.

    Two teachers, two students, and two relatives all had their long hair cut as donations for Locks of Love, an organization devoted to making wigs for young people dealing with cancer.

    Also, the school collected donations for the annual Bullitt County Relay for Life with a contest between teacher Amy Ferrell and and volunteer coordinator Cheri Mattingly.

  • Four finalists named in hunt for next school superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The field has been narrowed from 10 to four candidates in the hunt for the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The school board released the names as part of its January meeting on Monday night.

    Two of the candidates are very familiar with the local district and two candidates are from out in the state.

    Those named as finalists include:

    *Becky Sexton, who is currently the assistant superintendent for support services. She is a long-time employee of the district.

  • Election, snow causes calendar changes; last day for students will now be on June 4

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An upcoming special election has resulted in a lengthy weekend for Bullitt County students.

    And a series of snow days last week has pushed the end of school until Monday, June 4.

    There will be no classes held at Bullitt County Public Schools on Monday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    The school board made a decision to cancel both days on the 2017-18 calendar. Feb. 19 was previously scheduled as a holiday recognizing Presidents Day.

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • Sarah Hampton now part of technology program at BCPS

     The newest computer maintenance technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.

    Her duties with the district technology department include working with colleagues fixing broken items and making sure technology works for everyone.

    “I have two kids that are in the school district and several friends that work here and heard how awesome it was and wanted something that would be close to my passion, and that’s helping people out,” she said.

  • Roby students graduate from DARE program

     Fifth graders at Roby Elementary recently completed their DARE requirements and earned their diplomas.

    Shepherdsville officer David Smith again served as the DARE officer.

    Essay winners were Caleb Magee, Terra McChesney and Gracie Kile.

    The graduates were:

  • Local students qualify for state STLP

     Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) teams from Maryville and Roby Elementary Schools and an Eastside Middle School youth have qualified for state finals March 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Maryville’s STLP Coordinator Kimberly Tabler said her group’s project was on bully prevention.

  • January month to honor school board members

     Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Bullitt County Public School District is joining in the celebration.

    The Bullitt County Board of Education is composed of Dolores Ashby, Debby Atherton, Lorraine McLaughlin, Darrell Coleman and Diane Thompson. 

    The board meets twice a month (work session on the second Monday; regular meeting the fourth Monday). 

    All meetings are at 6 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center. 

  • Second Chances program 'Batty for Bats'

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Students throughout the county were prepared for Dracula and his friends thanks for Second Chances Wildlife Center and the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

    Throughout the month of October, Second Chances founder Brigette Williams visited the libraries to educate residents on bats as part of BCPL’s “Batty for Bats” program.

    Williams informed them that vampire bats don’t really turn into vampires and the bats found in Kentucky are from the microbat category, which mostly feed on smaller things like insects.