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Education

  • Dana Brown will lead Overdale Elem.

        HILLVIEW -- Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.
        “I am honored that the Overdale Elementary School community has chosen me to be their new principal,” Brown said. “I am also very excited about the journey we will take together to further the wonderful things already taking place there.”

  • Summer Camps: Brooks Elementary

        BROOKS - Summer camps at Brooks Elementary were all about the students.
         A number of camps were hosted at the school thanks to grant funding issued through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC).
        Program coordinator Angie Gray said funding allowed the school to offer various healthy and educational camps at lower or no cost to students and families.

  • Despite changes, district looks to continue gains

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When an athletic team is winning, what happens when some of the players begin to leave?

    The good programs will reload and continue its progress.

    For Superintendent Keith Davis, he is nervous but yet confident as students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    From his Central Office leadership team, Davis lost Greg Schultz, Christy Coulter, Terry Price and Monica Tharp.

    But that has allowed some new faces to advance to new positions.

  • KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF

     Incoming Bullitt County kindergartners partied like it was 2029 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    That’s the target graduation year for the kids who attended this year’s Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    Co-organizer Sherri Bishop, FRC coordinator for Brooks and Freedom Elementary, said this year’s turnout was the largest in the event’s history.

  • Shepherdsville police offer some back to school safety suggestions

     Summer has been a break from school for the children of the county but that is coming to an end in just a few short days. 

    As school starts back up we all need to think about what that will mean to our daily tasks.  Important things to think about are: traffic, school issues, and safety of our children.

  • Cooking and Sewing in the summer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE—While sewing and baking might have been engrained at an early age for some, the younger generation relies on programs like the Super Star Chef and Sewing Camps, held by the Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Family Resource Centers, to learn.
        “They don’t know this stuff,” Lebanon Junction teacher Rita Taulbee said. “If it isn’t attached to a monitor or an iPad, they don’t know it.”

  • Middle, high schools face challenge of maintaining improving test scores

     It doesn't seem all that long ago that tassels were flying, mortarboards were being tossed, and principals were congratulating Bullitt County's newest crop of high school graduates,

    Already, it's time to do it all again as the Bullitt County Public School system prepares for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

  • Elementary students will see lot of changes in faces, facilities as new year approaches

      The Bullitt County Public Schools Class of 2029 is fresh off their exciting visit to the Kindergarten Kickoff, while all the other elementary students are counting down the days until school begins again on Aug. 10.

    The students will see new smiling teacher faces among the familiar friendly faculty members eagerly awaiting their return, including three new principals.

    Two of the schools are still completing major renovations, with the long-term results greatly outweighing the short-term bumps.

  • BCPS Back-to-School 2016-17: Important prep dates, calendar

      Bullitt County Public Schools will celebrate opening day on Aug. 10, but there's some preparation work to do prior to opening day.

    The Pioneer News has compiled a list of important dates for students and families, including orientations and open houses.

    Also, a copy of the BCPS 2016-17 official school year calender can be found here.

  • Chromebooks handed out next week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Schools has started a 1:1 Chromebook initiative called “Access 24”.

    This initiative is in an effort to embrace 21st Century Learning. Students will be using Chromebooks in the classroom as a part of routine instruction each day.