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Education

  • Runners get ready to have your own facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Runners… take your mark.

    By next spring, track and field competitors in Bullitt County should once again have a place to call home.

    After some negotiating with the two low bidders, a price was reached to repair and rubberize the three high school track facilities that the Bullitt County Public School Board could accept.

    The board unanimously approved the low bid of Corbett Construction Co.

  • Henry proud of doctorate, his work with students

     Doug Henry has earned a doctorate from the University of Phoenix for his successful defense of his dissertation, The Effect of Public Military Academies on Africa-American High School Graduation Rates in Chicago: A Delphi Study.

    Dr. Henry is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

  • Make your graduation plans as date set for June 4

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Barring anything unforeseen, the members of the Class of 2016 in Bullitt County will graduate on Saturday, June 4.

    The Bullitt County Board of Education approved the graduation dates on Monday.

    Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning, said that Broadbent Arena had again been secured for the ceremonies.

    North Bullitt will graduate at 11 a.m., followed by Bullitt Central at 2 p.m.

    The final commencement exercise of the day will be at 5 p.m. with Bullitt East.

  • Tiller sees no barriers in succeeding in archery, life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary archery team has enjoyed recent success, much of it since Nevaeh Tiller decided to lend a hand.

    The fifth grader recently earned the team’s highest score, 259, to help lead SES to its first-ever archery victory at the St. Gabriel Tournament in Louisville.

    The score matched her older step-brother’s career high mark. And she did it all with one hand…literally!

  • Luck of the Irish at Nichols

     Some lucky charmers from the Nichols Elementary pre-school classroom celebrated the Wearing o’ the Green on St. Patrick’s Day.

    Students made lucky crowns from construction paper, with their made-up Irish names written on the sides.

    The creative activity was a part of the pre-school program’s many St. Patrick’s day festivities, a fun way to learn a little about the holiday’s history.

  • College and Career Cadets at NBHS

      About 30 JROTC cadets from North Bullitt High went on a college and career field trip recently.

    The University of Louisville Army ROTC Cardinal Battalion hosted several hours of exploration of the Belknap Campus.

    The cadets then went to the 123rd Airlift Wing of the Kentucky Air Guard. 

    Soon, the cadets will take their fourth college and career trip to the University of Kentucky to visit the Wildcat Battalion. A trip to Fort Campbell is also planned.

  • Bullitt honored for college, career readiness

     Bullitt County Public Schools is among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.

  • Career Day at Cedar Grove

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Students at Cedar Grove Elementary were given a chance to explore possible career paths during Career Day.

    Special speakers throughout the county spoke to the students about their career choices, which included a racecar driver, a pediatrician, a beautician and an optometrist.

    The event was established through the school's Family Resource Center.

    See more photos of the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • She Did It: Smith glad she donated hair once again to help raise research funds

    Cancer patients enduring hair loss will eventually have wigs to wear thanks to the efforts of people like Jessica Smith.

    She, along with over 120 people, participated in St. Baldrick’s head shaving event earlier this month at Louisville Slugger Field.

    The special education teacher at Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary Schools had to wait awhile until she sat in the barber chair but it only took moments for her long brunette hair to be cut. Her hair was carefully handled so it can be used by Locks of Love.

  • Booklet to help freshman survive college

     FRANKFORT -- Surviving College, a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes sections about:

    *Majors and class schedules.

    *Staying healthy and safe on campus.

    *Learning styles and study tips.

    *Campus life.

    *Financial basics.

    KHEAA also provides Surviving College for Adults, geared toward nontraditional students.