• Literacy bus will be on road to help kids, parents with needed resources

     The Shepherdsville Elementary School community will get a good look at a resource bus during an unveiling Thursday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center (BCPS central office).

    The vehicle is loaded with books, literacy kits and equipped with a Wi-Fi “hot spot” for technology. It is part of an assistance plan implemented at Shepherdsville Elementary.

  • Elementary schools ready to get young off to great start

     These days everything seems to start earlier: Christmas decorations up in October, Independence Day fireworks sold before the Kentucky Derby, Easter Candy available by New Year’s Day and Halloween candy available in July.

    School starts earlier, this year beginning in Bullitt County on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Here is a glimpse of what to expect when BCPS elementary schools to start the 2015-16 school year:



  • Bernheim students help design logo for Southeast Bullitt VFD

     CLERMONT - People often enjoy the site of a shiny red firetruck, at least when it’s not headed to an emergency.

    The Southeast Bullitt firetrucks are adding a little more color to their vehicles thanks to a local school’s art contest.

    Hannah Arnold and Ashleigh Stopher won a design contest at Bernheim Middle School, with their contest entry selected for placement on the Southeast vehicles.

  • School district implements broad-based learning

     Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

    Bullitt County Public Schools welcomed the initial PBL institute in 2014 for 35 participants who then spread their knowledge in classrooms.

    Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz said PBL is appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and enhances pupil comprehension.

  • Grant provides help for early childhood work

     Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $16,050 to help prepare children as they start their school year.

    The district received one of the largest checks from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Community Early Childhood Council.

    Governor Steve Beshear announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children.

  • Stuff the Bus with school supplies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Bullitt Countians are out shopping for their back-to-school supplies, they might want to pick up a few extra items for those who might need a little assistance.

    A national partnership between the Metro United Way and Wal-Mart stores is now in full swing in Bullitt County.

    Help Metro Way Stuff the Bus is the campaign now through Aug. 20 at the new Wal-Mart in Shepherdsville.

  • Students need to check KEES account accuracy

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • EVALUATION: Board grades superintendent for past year’s performance

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours, the Bullitt County Public School Board released its evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis.

    Starting his ninth year at the helm of the district, Davis received either “good” or “excellent” in the 10 performance standards set up by the state Department of Education.

    And he met the three goals set by the board last summer.

    Chairman Roger Hayes said the evaluation process is a difficult one for all the parties.

  • Details on comments for performance evaluation

     Below is a review of comments from the Performance Standards of Bullitt County Public Schools' superintendent Keith Davis. To view the story on Davis' evaluation during the school board meeting click here.


    Performance Standards for Superintendent Keith Davis

    1. Leadership and District Culture


     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.