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Education

  • Stuck Up

     Two lucky classes had an opportunity to duct tape a principal to the wall before summer vacation began.

    Shepherdsville Elementary principal Patrick Durham agreed to let students from two classes use duct tape to connect him to a wall in the main hallway.

    The classes included Emily Whitley’s kindergarten class and Christen Stevens’ 4th grade class.

    The classes were selected based on the largest increase in MAP reading and math scores during the school year, one at the primary level and one at intermediate.

  • Amazon gives items to help library system’s science offerings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Learning doesn’t stop when a student leaves the classroom.

    Recognizing the increased interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Amazon donated $10,000 worth of products to the Bullitt County Public Libraries to encourage students to continue learning long after the school day is over.

    The donation included a new 3-D printer, multiple virtual reality headsets, gaming laptops, LEGO bricks and more.

  • Darrell Vincent selected principal of Bullitt Area Technology Center

     Darrell Vincent is departing Bullitt East High School after a 22-year teaching career to become the new principal of the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    “I am really excited about the opportunity at the Area Technology Center,” Vincent said. “Bullitt County continues to grow very rapidly and with growth comes opportunity. Bullitt County students live in one of the top manufacturing areas in the country and the programs at the ATC align perfectly with the rapid growth of our county and the industries in the Louisville Metro area.”

  • Pierce takes ‘stand’ to help BLMS music

     Trombone player Brooklyn Pierce smiled with pride and tapped her foot with the momentum of the music.

    During the Bullitt Lick Middle School spring concert, the music she read was placed on 30 brand new stands enjoyed by fellow band members in grades 6-8.

    Brooklyn concluded her middle school career June 8th and wanted to leave something for future rehearsals and concerts.

    As a Girl Scout project, she collected $691 which was matched by the Bullitt Lick Booster Club for a total of $1,382, enough to purchase the music stands.

  • Joni Britt selected new North Bullitt principal at North Bullitt

     North Bullitt High School Assistant Principal Joni Britt has been selected as the new leader following the retirement of Chris VerDow.

    “I was very shocked when I got the call from the SBDM committee offering me the position,” Britt said. “I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to become a leader this early in my career. It is both a blessing and an honor to be appointed the next principal of North Bullitt High School.”

    Britt brings 13 years of experience in education to her new role.

  • Students have different options of education after high school

     Many students think of education after high school as the traditional four-year college degree. 

    However, students who don’t want to go that route have other options from which to choose, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    One option is to get a two-year degree that leads to a job in the workforce. 

    A second option is a diploma or certificate that takes six to 18 months to finish, then find a job.

  • Pleasant Grove students have ‘honor’ of saluting veterans

     PLEASANT GROVE - Recently the Honor Flight Program celebrated its 10th anniversary of honoring veterans by flying them to Washington, DC, to visit memorials and be celebrated by others for their services.

    Students from Pleasant Grove Elementary were able to participate in the anniversary, creating thank you cards and letters for the participating veterans.

    About 200 letters and notes were created by PGES students for the anniversary flight, according to Honor Flight volunteer Shila Ringo, who works at PNC Bank in Shepherdsville.

  • Old Mill set to get new school; Bullitt East to expand space

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Looking toward the future, the Bullitt County Public School System has purchased two pieces of property in the eastern portion of the county.

    Dr. Keith Davis, former superintendent, said that the purchase of land has started the process of building a new Old Mill Elementary.

    With the overcrowding problem at Bullitt East High and the lack of space for any additional expansions, the long-discussed plan to provide an option is coming to fruition, said Davis.

  • CGES’ Flachbart to be part of leadership course

     Cedar Grove Elementary School’s Bryan Flachbart has been selected to participate in the 2018 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Flachbart is one of 40 principals around the Commonwealth who will begin a year-long executive level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. 

  • Local schools earn Energy Star certifications

        Bullitt County was recognized for achieving ENERGY STAR certifications for 18 of their schools at the district’s May board meeting.

    Elementary schools Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Freedom, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Mt. Washington, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville; middle schools Bullitt Lick, Eastside, Hebron, Mt. Washington and Zoneton and North Bullitt High School earned certification or re-certification through ENERGY STAR.