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Education

  • Students can reach FAME with training

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not necessarily for students who want to live forever or learn how to fly, but it is for select students seeking further specialized advancement within specific career paths.

    The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program features a combination of on-the-job training with college courses that allow the students better access to advanced higher-paying jobs.

  • Teaching truly sweet music to Patton’s ears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.

  • Beasley follows heart by going into teaching

     BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Students have choice of reaching greatness

     One of my favorite leadership researchers is Jim Collins, who wrote a classic business book called Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t.

    In that book, you can find the following sentence: “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.

    This can be applied to far more than making a business successful.

  • Discovery students hear from U of L president, local grad

      HEBRON ESTATES -- It was difficult to decide who might have been smiling the most.

    It could have been University of Louisville president James Ramsey and his staff.

    Or it could have been members of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Ramsey made a recent visit to several of the programs now underway in Bullitt County.

  • Close the Deal to be directed by Higher Ed group

     FRANKFORT -- The popular Close the Deal program has been transferred from the Lieutenant Governor’s Office to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Close the Deal helps high school seniors make the transition to college or careers. It recruits community and business leaders to foster a college-going culture at their local schools.

    Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen said she will continue to support the program because she believes that it is important to the Commonwealth.

  • Crossroads receives grant to create, host robotics film fest

     A Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) grant of nearly $20,000 has been awarded to Crossroads Elementary School for students to design, create and host a robotics film festival.

    KySTE offered $100,000 to any school district in an outreach offering for the 2014-2015 school year. Only six schools earned grants, including Crossroads.

    Music teacher Amy Cuenca and Science teacher Jaymee Clemens will use the funds to purchase Lego Mindstorm robotics kits along with 30 iPads, 30 iPad covers for protection of the devices and 30 iMovie apps.

  • Value of work sessions to be re-evaluated by school board members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Nothing to compare to an overthrow of the government but the Bullitt County Board of Education did have a change in leadership.

    At its annual election of officers, Roger Hayes was selected as the chairman of the board for the next year.

    Vice chairperson Dolores Ashby was nominated for the position as well as Hayes.

    Serving as the new vice-chairman under Hayes will be Darrell Coleman. Ashby also received a vote for that position.

    Superintendent Keith Davis serves as secretary.

  • MW student at WKU to make presentation

     BOWLING GREEN -- Thirty-two students from Western Kentucky University and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present their research at the 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 19 in Frankfort.

    Richard Arnold, a senior from Cleaton, and Caitlyn Clark, a senior from Roundhill, will present Building Envelope Integrity Assessments. Faculty mentor: Robert Choate

  • Artifacts, history still sought for Bowman Valley

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work continues on restoring the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The last African-American schoolhouse in the county was recently moved to its new home next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

    According to project volunteer Gwinn Hahn, several activities are currently underway.

    With the assistance of students from Bellarmine University, an oral history is being collected from former students of the school.