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Education

  • Bullitt Central honored as one of state's best

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Anyone doubting the progress made by local schools better not mention that to anyone associated with Bulllitt Central High.

                Bullitt Central High School is one of the best high schools in Kentucky according to U.S. News and World Report.

                The national magazine bestowed a Bronze Award upon Bullitt Central for the following 2015 academic indicators:

  • New roof may be solution in mold issue in MWMS

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Roof issues may be the source of mold problems at Mount Washington Middle School.

    But the source of bed bug issues at Bullitt Central High will be a much harder mystery to solve.

    Both were topics of discussion for members of the Bullitt County Public School Board on Monday.

    Superintendent Keith Davis updated members on the two problems experienced in the past week.

  • Developing thinking through your writing

      French writer Gustave Flaubert once wrote, “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” 

    In this age of posts, tweets, and sound-bites, it is easy to think that the real art of writing is essentially dead.  But, as Flaubert implies, the careful setting down of words on a page is not just a method by which we communicate, it is more importantly a method by which we develop that most important of all academic and citizenship skills: critical thinking. 

  • Career day at Roby

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary students looked professional for their guests during a Career Day event hosted in the school library.

    Instructor Tina Contreras said the participating students developed both listening and speaking skills while planning the event, which included area business representatives.

    Business participants included Simplex Grinnell engineer Mike Clark, cheerleading gym owner Samantha Alongi, Susan Estes with the Kentucky Education Association and Rep. Linda Belcher.

  • Top ranking Marine officials give advice to NB cadets on life in the military

     HEBRON ESTATES -- JROTC students at North Bullitt High School recently had the opportunity to hear some words of wisdom about their future from a pair of high-ranking Marine Corps officials.

    Major General Mark A. Brilakis, the highest ranking officer to ever speak at North Bullitt, was joined by Sgt. Major Samuel Heyward Jr.

    Cadets in the North Bullitt program were able to hear some of the experiences of both recruiting command officers.

    Both are based at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command at Quantico, Va.

  • Edelweiss

     Bullitt Central students received history lessons through the school’s Drama Club.

    “Edelweiss” was performed by the club in three public shows at the Bullitt Central auditorium.

    The play, based in World War II Nazi-era Germany, is about the League of German Girls, the girls’ portion of the Hitler Youth movement, and their underlying Nazi defiance.

    The Drama Club also performed the play for Bullitt Lick Middle students.

    The play was directed by Drama Club sponsor Sara Anderson.

  • Cedar Grove Career Day

     CEDAR GROVE - Students at Cedar Grove Elementary have a better idea of future career paths thanks to some local experts.

    Representatives of various community businesses and organizations visited Cedar Grove for the annual career fair, hosted by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    FRC coordinator Tammy Perdue said representatives are invited each year to discuss their jobs with students, as well as the many types of jobs necessary for their places of work to flourish.

  • North Bullitt, ATC to provide career in wide range of aeronautics fields

     HEBRON ESTATES - It's a pilot program. And it's a pilot program. It's both.

    Bullitt County Public Schools is adding aviation and aerospace to its College and Career Readiness Initiative Program, which offers a variety of alternative education toward various job paths.

    North Bullitt High School and the Bullitt County Career Readiness Center (in conjunction with the Bullitt County Area Technology Center) will partner with the Air+Space Academy headquartered at Bowman Field in Louisville.

  • Returning retired teachers will face changes in way benefits, like vacation, are calculated

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School District has always been open to retired employees coming back to work.

    However, if they do come back to work after sitting out the required amount of time, they will return with zero seniority in terms of benefits.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted to alter its holiday and vacation policy.

    When two retired employees were rehired, assistant superintendent Becky Sexton said they were treated differently under the previous policy.

  • MW Middle students are 'reel' stars at competition

    Mt. Washington Middle School students Cambren Joiner, Trenton Stetser, Jordan Pollard and Macy Pratt were recognized last month at the REEL Action Awards Ceremony as 2nd Runner Up in Best Use of Sound for their 30-second video Failing Grade.

                The annual contest was sponsored by Alliance for Youth and features videos from youth ages 12-17 about the dangers of underage drinking.