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Education

  • School Board upset that work done without approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- The work had to be done.

    And it had to be done while school was not in session.

    But should it have been done without notifying school board members?

    The consensus during a recent work session of the Bullitt County Public School Board was that the sewer line work at Maryville Elementary was necessary.

    However, board members were not happy to get a negotiated change order for $21,000 from its contractor, Parco.

  • Students will begin to have Chromebooks in lieu of textbooks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The maiden voyage of a pilot project to bring personal computers to students in the Bullitt County Public School System has been a success.

    Now, with the approval of the school board, more students will be giving up the textbooks and carrying their Chromebooks.

    Beginning next school year, over 3,200 students will be carrying their computers with them for the rest of their time in the local district.

  • BC’s Maggie Lewis can fulfill dream of going to Gatton in fall

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  • Lot of great things happening in school system

     Rather than focus on a particular issue this month, I will very briefly hit the high points of a few things that may be of interest to the Bullitt County community about its school system:

    *The Run for the Spirits Gala, sponsored by the independent Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, is coming up on Friday, April 22.

    This important event is not only a lot of fun, the money raised is awarded by the group to teachers and programs to provide items for their classrooms that may not otherwise be affordable. 

  • Bullitt Central greenhouse class set to open facility for business

     Bullitt Central High School students in the greenhouse classes are learning business and agriculture principles while getting their hands dirty.

    Students in these classes learn how to operate a greenhouse business, fill the greenhouse with products and then sell the products. Students work together to complete every job in the greenhouse, while building teamwork skills.

    Everything in the Green Paw Greenhouse is “Kentucky Proud” and “Bullitt Central Proud.”

  • Tasty Learning

     The Mount Washington Middle Pre-AP Advisory Committee and Principal’s Roundtable met recently for a World Tasting Event.

    Students were invited to try foods inspired by countries across the globe, including calamari from Italy, sushi from Japan and quiche from France.

    During the tasting, students were encouraged to use their phones to research more information about the countries.

  • School district holds recruitment fair Tuesday

     The third annual Bullitt County Public Schools Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 19, from 4--6 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

    Director of Human Resources Jennifer Wooley said, “This is really a one-stop shop for anyone interested in applying for a job in the district. Whether they are fresh out of college or entering education after working in the business, government or military fields, we welcome all candidates.”

  • BCPS earns national energy honor

     WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials with the Bullitt County Public School System are in the nation’s capitol today to accept a prestigious program that has saved millions of dollars over the past nine years.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Bullitt County Public Schools with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

  • Farm Bureau brings different type of learning to kids

     HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teaching elementary students about agriculture, Erica Robards knows how to get their goat.

    The local farmer presented a special agricultural educational program, sponsored by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, at Freedom Elementary.

    Robards visited Freedom students with her niece, North Bullitt sophomore Miranda Barker, and Hope, Barker’s juvenile Nubian milk goat.

  • Gala will again help fund school projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers always have wonderful ideas that may be outside the box.

    And, many times, they are definitely outside the budget.

    Since 2011, the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education has been rewarding educators who have special ideas that may not be funded in the budget.

    During the past five funding cycles, the private organization has given grant money totaling over $57,000 to Bullitt County educators.

    The main fund-raiser for the group has always been held during the Derby season.