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Education

  • Maryville students get look at stars in lab on wheels

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students experienced a field trip of astronomical proportions.

    And no one had to leave the school building to participate.

    Students attended educational programs inside the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium presented by the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.

    The Portable Planetarium, shaped like the top of a large mushroom, can fit inside most school gymnasiums. Once inflated, students head inside to get a look at the projected skies above.

  • Zoneton learns Power of Girls

    ZONETON - The girls at Zoneton Middle School celebrated who they are at a girls' only assembly to commemorate International Girls' Day.

    The special day designation was created by the Confidence Coalition, established by the Kappa Delta sorority in 2009 to encourage young women to stand up against peer pressure and stereotypes.

    Zoneton social studies teacher Nicole Henry and instructional coach Ondrea Smallwood hosted the event. The two instruct a Girl Power class at the school.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 2015

     Bullitt County Public Schools' Calendar of Events for February 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.org.

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    GROUNDHOG DAY – Monday – NO SCHOOL

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  • Tribunal returns teacher to classroom

     BROOKS - Although an independent tribunal of individuals outside Bullitt County felt that a Brooks Elementary educator had engaged in conduct unbecoming of a teacher, an administrator, teacher and lay person did not believe Ashley Silas should be fired.

    After listening to testimony, including a video of Silas dragging a student from the classroom to the office, the tribunal overturned the teacher’s termination.

    The penalty imposed by the tribunal was suspension without pay from Oct. 29-Dec. 19.

  • Wells passes test; seeks Head Start position

     Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JANUARY 2015

     The Bullitt County Publics Schools calendar of events for January 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit the BCPS website.

     

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    NEW YEAR’S DAY – Thursday – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

  • LJ students helping others

     It’s all about learning about giving.

    Lindy Meyer’s fifth-grade class is getting pretty good at helping the community.

    Earlier this school year, the students gathered canned goods and won a pizza party.

    Next, the Lebanon Junction Elementary students decided that after a discussion with Bruce Rucker of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, it would be a good idea to collect stuffed animals.

  • School will start little later in August

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students will have a little longer summer vacation this year.

    That is, unless Mother Nature plays a mean trick.

    The Bullitt County Public School System calendar committee recently discussed the schedule for the 2015-16 year.

    Not only did they have their own thoughts. They had the responses fromover 2,100 individuals who answered an online survey.

    Students will begin school a week later -- on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    This was a sentiment expressed by 71 percent of those who answered the survey.

  • Economic Development Authority to help start logistics pathway program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has many distribution facilities in its boundaries.

    Bullitt County students are looking for ways to become college or career ready in order to graduate.

    Businesses are always looking for better prepared applicants to enter the work force.

    Students are always looking to secure jobs which make more than minimum wage.

    A pilot program being started in Bullitt County could solve the concerns of both parties.

  • Bullitt East exchange students give back to the community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East High School foreign exchange students wanted to do something for the community, says Polly Suttiponpisarn from Thailand, “because the community has done so much for us.