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Education

  • Educators looking for jobs can attend April 18 recruitment fair

     The fourth annual District Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 18, from 4-6 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

    Aspiring educators are encouraged to attend the open house style fair and bring their resumes. Principals from all Bullitt County Public Schools will be in the media center.

  • Zehnder brings her engineering experience to class

     HEBRON ESTATES - There are moments when students complain about mathematics, saying they will never use algebra or trigonometry in their future lives.

    A North Bullitt High School teacher, who is also a retired engineer, knows better. She brings her career experience to the classroom, making math more practical for her students.

    That teacher is Cindy Zehnder, selected as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2017 High School Teacher of the Year.

  • NASCAR racer visits Hebron

     NASCAR truck series driver Ben Rhodes made a visit recently to talk with members of the Discovery School at Hebron Middle.

    Rhodes spoke to the students about his adventures in trying to become a regular on the NASCAR main circuit.

    He graduated from Holy Cross High School while also competing on the NASCAR circuit.

  • May 27 set as date for graduation ceremonies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The tradition of three Bullitt County graduations at one venue in one day will continue in 2017.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved graduations at Broadbent Arena in Louisville on Saturday, May 27.

    Bullitt East will host the first ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by North Bullitt at 2 p.m. and Bullitt Central at 5 p.m.

    Broadbent Arena is located within the Kentucky Expo Center. Admission to the ceremonies is free, though parking will cost $8.

  • Buege cuts hair to fulfill pledge

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Kicking off their focus of the “service” virtue, Eastside Middle issued a challenge for students to raise $2,000 to donate to St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization which funds childhood cancer research. Assistant principal Kyle Buege agreed to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s if the students met the goal during the two-day challenge. The students replied by raising $3,500.

  • Grant-Jones puts heart into work at Eastside Middle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— All teachers may teach but it’s the special ones who put their heart into their work that stand out.

    And it’s tough to find someone with more focus on the heart than Jodi Grant-Jones, Eastside Middle’s physical education teacher and the Bullitt County Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  • Roby Elementary earns $500 in TELL drawing

     Roby Elementary School was drawn as the first week winner in the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey.

    The school received $500 when Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt randomly drew the name from a hat.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Education, every school that reaches a 50 percent response rate is entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award for the school’s use.

  • Schools only stability for 300 homeless kids

     Instead of starting your morning with breakfast, you start by packing up your things. 

    Your mom says our stay at the hotel is over and we have to find a new place to go.

    You’re late to school again because mom’s car wouldn’t start this morning and you had to find a ride there. 

    She kisses you goodbye telling you everything will be okay, but you’re not so sure.

    Your stomach rumbles, but you’re too late for breakfast. 

  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Things both great and small come out during Read Across America Week at the Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Many schools, especially at the elementary level, celebrate the week, which takes place annually during the week of March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

    Many Roby Elementary students and staff celebrated by dressing as some of their favorite Seuss characters. There were many Thing 1’s and many Thing 2’s

    There was a Lorax and a Tree, Cats in Hats, and even a Grinch sighting.

  • Small-town girl big-time teacher at Nichols Elem.

     NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.