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Education

  • Bullitt Central teacher runs to raise awareness about diabetes

    Bullitt Central High School English III/AP English III and Drama Teacher Kevin Gose plans to run across the Commonwealth of Kentucky this summer to raise money and awareness for diabetes and healthy living.

    His inspiration is a literal father figure.

    “I see how diabetes has slowly broken my dad down,” he said. “Diabetes doesn’t have a cure, and it takes away time that I will have with him. It is not a cold. You don’t recover. You just try to slow it down, manage it.”

  • Kelsey Raikes earns scholarship

    HEBRON ESTATES--A thoughtful essay earned North Bullitt High School Senior Kelsey Raikes one of six scholarships from a Louisville business and radio campaign.

    “I wrote about my work with a six year-old who has a lot of social anxiety,” Kelsey said. “I was able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. By working together, he is able to enjoy being in social settings instead of being so nervous. He is breaking out of his shell.”

  • Pinwheels draw attention to dangers of child abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students involved in Bullitt Central's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization had their wheels spinning for a creative awareness event.

    FCCLA students placed colorful pinwheels around the school's marquee sign as a visual symbol representing child abuse victims during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A total of 241 pinwheels were implemented, each representing a substantial report of child abuse in Bullitt County between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

  • Bullitt Lick has ways community can help programs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle continues its efforts to rocket its way up to the hub of area schools.

    Two “crowdfunding” projects were launched to raise money toward advancing science, art and writing curriculum.

    The fundraising efforts are located on RocketHub, a website dedicated to hosting various fundraising proposal ideas.

  • LEGO CHAMPS

     The FIRST Lego League Robotics team, Bullitt Blizzards, won the first-place research award for their project and placed fourth in robot table run at the FLL State Competition held at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.

    The team advanced to state competition at the Engineers of Tomorrow regional tournament held in December. At that competition, the team won the mechanical design award for their robot BB3.

    Team members include Eli Dalton, Caryn Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Hannah Pyles, Lilly Mooney, Ethan Pyles and Ryan Dalton.

  • Video on dangers of alcohol garners trio top recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Spring Break can’t get here fast enough for students and teachers. But there are at least three students whose break that’s already begun on a high note.

    Mount Washington Middle students Jaydon Sanders, Cambren Joiner and Davis Kromenacker recently won second runner-up in cinematography for a video they entered in the 2014 REEL ACTION contest. 

    The video, titled “Party Gone Wrong” depicts the consquences of underage drinking. To view the video visit www.reelactionky.com/viewing.

  • Daugherty part of national Congress for future leaders in medical field

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Bullitt County's potential future medical leaders experienced an opportunity to pursue her career path in the nation's capitol.

    Morgan Daugherty, a Bullitt Central junior involved in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

    Daugherty said she received an invitation in the mail after someone anonymously recommended her for the event.

  • Talented Hands at Brooks art fair

     BROOKS - A beautiful painting of a day brought out patrons for the Brooks Elementary Spring Festival “Talented Hands” Arts and Crafts Fair fundraiser.

    Over 30 vendors participated with various styles of art and craft items for purchase with donations made to the school.

    The event included workshops for types of art such as painting, sculpting craftwork and cupcake decorating.

  • UPDATE: BCPS graduation, last day official

    UPDATE (03/28/14): the last day of school in 2014 and graduation dates have been approved.

    On Monday, Gov. Stephen Beshear will officially sign Friday, June 6, as the last day of Bullitt County classes and graduations on Sunday, June 8.

    The board would also add 14 minutes to each school day through April 7 to accommodate lost time due to the numerous school cancellations during winter months.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more information.

  • MWMS re-designated as School to Watch

      Mount Washington Middle School became a Kentucky Schools to Watch® in 2010 which is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999.

    In 2014, their application for Re-Designation was successful marking them as the only Bullitt County Public School with that status.