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Education

  • Foster selected new college, career readiness director for Bullitt schools

        Bullitt County Public Schools has named Willie Foster the new district Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs.
        “I am honored for an opportunity to serve in a different and greater way. Personally, I hope to continue the great work that has been done in College and Career Readiness.  I have a lot of learning and absorbing to do.” said the principal and 1995 alumnae of Bullitt East High School.

  • Bullitt County one of seven districts to be honored for alternative program

        FRANKFORT, -- In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named seven Alternative Programs of Distinction.
        The programs were recognized recently at the Kentucky Board of Education‚ regular meeting in Frankfort.

  • Singer J.D. Shelburne talks to MWMS about careers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— While following your heart is great, using your brain can get you far, too.

    That was the message country rocker JD Shelburne gave to Mount Washington Middle students during a recent visit.

  • Pirtle selected as district’s leader for student learning

     Brenda Pirtle is the new Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning.

    She succeeds former administrator Greg Schultz as he becomes Oldham County Schools Superintendent.

    “I am thrilled and honored to be named the Assistant Superintendent of the 7th largest district in the state,” she said. “I know that I have some big shoes to fill as I follow Greg Schultz. He is an amazing leader.”

  • Scottish Rite honors students for special effort

     Dozens of middle and high school students were recognized during the 29th annual Bullitt County Scottish Rite program at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Students are nominated by teachers for honors based on their academic efforts. Educators and school principals are usually in the audience showing their support.

  • Bullitt Central inducts newest class to Hall of Fame

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The fifth class of inductees to the Bullitt Central High School Hall of Fame was recently honored with a reception at the school.

    The inductees included:

    *Ethel Armstrong -- started in school food services when Bullitt Central opened in 1970 and served her entire 27-year career in the BCHS cafeteria. She served her final six years as manager and the food services went from running in the red to producing a producing a surplus.

  • St. Catharine College to close at end of July

     SAINT CATHERINE   After numerous recent meetings of the St. Catharine College Board of Trustees, chairman John Turner announced at a campus-wide faculty and staff meeting on Wednesday that the College would be closing its doors.  

    "It is with great sadness that I announce today, after exploring all possible options, the Board of Trustees has determined the challenges facing St. Catharine College are insurmountable and we will be closing the College at the end of July," Turner said.  

  • Congratulations to our seniors, best wishes for a bright future

    Dear BCPS Seniors,

    It is now a very short time until graduation day on June 4, and I want to use this space to write to you a little advice. 

    I’m sure you’ve been hearing a lot of it lately and I guarantee you will be hearing a lot more.

    When I spoke to you all during the spring of your 8th grade year, I talked about personal responsibility, making your own choices, about how your family history or financial circumstances need not determine your success. 

  • Part of college planning guide on audio

     FRANKFORT --Parts of two chapters of Getting In, the state’s college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The audio versions include Chapter One and the first part of Chapter Two. Chapter One is a guide to college admissions, while the first part of Chapter Two helps students and parents navigate the financial aid process.

  • SAY CHEESE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things got a little cheesy in Bullitt East High’s culinary arts class recently.

    To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Week, Katy Kendrick hosted a grilled cheese cook-off.

    The cook-off let groups of students work together to build the perfect grilled cheese that was later judged by Charger staff.

    The sandwich had to include a bread, a cheese, a spread and presentation mattered.