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Education

  • Juniors win a college scholarship

     FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    1) What my aspiration for my generation is.

  • Local educators to speak at state technology conference

      Several experts in technology are again sharing their knowledge at the annual Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) spring conference March 9-11 at the Galt House East in Louisville.

    Crossroads Elementary School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher Jaymee Clemens will present the robotics films festival held at her school.

  • Roby students graduate DARE program

    It was recently a time for celebration for students at Roby Elementary.

    Led by Shepherdsville police officer David Smith, students graduated the DARE program and were treated to a special ceremony.

    The class winners of the DARE essay contest were Lindsey Adams, Leah Gardner and Alexis Morton.

    The following graduated recently:

  • District banks on Lewis to secure grant money

    Lisa Lewis is the new grant writer for Bullitt County Public Schools. She began her duties Jan. 25th and has been busy meeting staff and researching funding opportunities which will directly impact students.

    She is already very impressed with the caliber of professionalism in Kentucky’s seventh largest school district.

    “I was truly humbled by the extraordinary talent within the school system,” she said. “Not only does Bullitt County have great educators but they also have a strong leadership team.”

  • Thoughtful uncertainty

    It strikes me as strange that some pundits and elected (or self-appointed) leaders seem to think that there is one right answer to whatever question is on the table.

    You can hear it from the most global issues when people say we should just carpet bomb the entire middle east.

    You can hear in national issues when people say the solution to mass shootings is more gun control.

    You can hear it on the state level when people say to just reduce the size of government without saying where. 

  • Learn some tips on how to take ACT as juniors tested March 1

     FRANKFORT -- Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 1, with March 15 set for a make-up day. 

    These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test.

    1. Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.

    2. Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.

    3. Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.

  • Farm Bureau has several scholarships now available

     If you are a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and a high school senior, make sure you return your application by the date mentioned.  If you need an application, you can call Harriet Brooks at 502-543-7816 and request one.

    Some of the other scholarships available through Kentucky Farm Bureau are:

    Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship worth up to $3,000 is for a non-traditional student.  One who plans to continue undergraduate studies at an accredited Kentucky college or university.

  • School redistricting begins again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxes are difficult to increase for members of any elected body.

    But, when you are a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board, an even more painful exercise is to redraw boundary lines.

    With a growing problem of space in several schools in the eastern portion of the county, school board members talked about their inevitable task -- redistricting -- during its monthly work session.

    While the board will not see the proposed changes until later this spring, it was a topic of discussion on Monday.

  • BE’s Vincent selected master teacher in engineering design

    Bullitt East High School instructor Darrell Vincent will spend part of his summer delivering professional development sessions to future Project Lead The Way teachers after his application to become a PLTW Master Teacher in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) was accepted.

  • Zoneton cheerleaders win regionals, 10th in state

     Coach Mallory Vice said the entire season for the Zoneton Middle cheerleaders was dedicated to strength, survival and fighting.

    As a team, the group supported a coach whose life was touched by a family member passing away after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. 

    This year, coaches Nicole Henry, Karissa Lewis and Vice  pushed the squad’s routine and cheerleaders to be inspirational and embody three characteristics.