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Education

  • LEGO CHAMPS

     The FIRST Lego League Robotics team, Bullitt Blizzards, won the first-place research award for their project and placed fourth in robot table run at the FLL State Competition held at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.

    The team advanced to state competition at the Engineers of Tomorrow regional tournament held in December. At that competition, the team won the mechanical design award for their robot BB3.

    Team members include Eli Dalton, Caryn Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Hannah Pyles, Lilly Mooney, Ethan Pyles and Ryan Dalton.

  • Video on dangers of alcohol garners trio top recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Spring Break can’t get here fast enough for students and teachers. But there are at least three students whose break that’s already begun on a high note.

    Mount Washington Middle students Jaydon Sanders, Cambren Joiner and Davis Kromenacker recently won second runner-up in cinematography for a video they entered in the 2014 REEL ACTION contest. 

    The video, titled “Party Gone Wrong” depicts the consquences of underage drinking. To view the video visit www.reelactionky.com/viewing.

  • Daugherty part of national Congress for future leaders in medical field

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Bullitt County's potential future medical leaders experienced an opportunity to pursue her career path in the nation's capitol.

    Morgan Daugherty, a Bullitt Central junior involved in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

    Daugherty said she received an invitation in the mail after someone anonymously recommended her for the event.

  • Talented Hands at Brooks art fair

     BROOKS - A beautiful painting of a day brought out patrons for the Brooks Elementary Spring Festival “Talented Hands” Arts and Crafts Fair fundraiser.

    Over 30 vendors participated with various styles of art and craft items for purchase with donations made to the school.

    The event included workshops for types of art such as painting, sculpting craftwork and cupcake decorating.

  • UPDATE: BCPS graduation, last day official

    UPDATE (03/28/14): the last day of school in 2014 and graduation dates have been approved.

    On Monday, Gov. Stephen Beshear will officially sign Friday, June 6, as the last day of Bullitt County classes and graduations on Sunday, June 8.

    The board would also add 14 minutes to each school day through April 7 to accommodate lost time due to the numerous school cancellations during winter months.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for more information.

  • MWMS re-designated as School to Watch

      Mount Washington Middle School became a Kentucky Schools to Watch® in 2010 which is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999.

    In 2014, their application for Re-Designation was successful marking them as the only Bullitt County Public School with that status.

  • FROZEN NEGOTIATIONS: State impasse stymies decision on snow days, graduation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If parents across the Commonwealth were allowed to grade the papers of state legislators on the impasse over dealing with snow day relief, those marks may not be too good.

    On Monday, legislators announced that any bill to provide relief due to snow days had died.

    On Monday evening, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board were at a loss.

    At this stage, the problems are many and the answers are slim.

    One host parent to a foreign exchange student inquired whether graduation dates had been determined.

  • Who is Spying on Whom at North Bullitt High?

     HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Drama Club presented “Spy School,” a comedy play by Don Zolidis.

    The story is based in 1961, featuring “a typical house, a typical high school, a typical CIA training facility.”

    The main character, Priscilla, a.k.a. Jane Doe (played by Ali Tilford), is taken from her regular home and family, trained by the CIA and then placed into a similar school, with a family of CIA agents in disguise at home.

    “Spy School” was produced by North Bullitt instructor Adam Elliott.

  • Bullitt County Teacher of the Year: High

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Craige Sharpe never thought he would be a teacher when he grew up, but now he can’t imagine himself doing anything else.

    “I enjoy working with young people,” he said. “I like to think that maybe I can make a difference in their lives.”

    Sharpe has bachelor’s of arts in business administration from Bellarmine University and a master’s of arts in teaching from Western Kentucky University.

  • Snakes ALIVE in Nichols

    NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton doesn't speak with a forked tongue, but her new friend has one. 

    Hamilton challenged Nichols students to read 3,000 minutes for Read Across America Week. If they did it, she promised to wear a snake. The student body responded to the challenge with a total of over 10, minutes. 

    Maggie, 4-year-old ball python, was about four feet in length, just the right size to fit around the principal's neck and shoulders.