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Education

  • Final version of school calendar

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The school calendar has been officially changed… again.

    “Hopefully for the last time,” said superintendent Dr. Keith Davis.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved changes to the 2017-18 school year calendar due to recent cancellations.

    Friday, June 8, will be the last day for students to attend classes. The closing day for teachers will be Monday, June 11, with a professional development day scheduled for Tuesday, June 12.

  • Maryville second in state energy contest

     FRANKFORT -- East Valley Elementary School in Morgan County reduced its energy consumption between 2016 and 2017 by more than 40 percent, earning it the championship title in Kentucky’s 2018 Battle of the School Buildings competition, sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).

    Maryville Elementary School in Bullitt County was a close second, a fraction of a percentage point behind.

  • Bullitt Lick Middle to host Run for Freedom on May 12

     Eighth graders have taken on the role of activists and organized a Run For Freedom to bring attention that modern day slavery still exists.

    Bullitt Lick teacher Jessica Flores themes her units so students learn about interesting topics as they learn reading and writing skills.

    “This unit is all about oppression,” she said. “We begin by reading about basic human rights and then look at a time in our history when those rights were being denied and people did something about it: the Civil Rights Movement.”

  • BE’s Trevor Ervin honored with young bandmaster award

     Bullitt East High School Director of Bands Trevor Ervin was honored with the 2018 Phi Beta Mu Young Bandmaster Award during the Kentucky Music Educators Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Louisville.

    “I have no words to properly explain this humbling experience,” said Ervin who has guided dozens of musicians to successful auditions for the KMEA All-State Band.

    This year, the Bullitt East Wind Ensemble was also invited to perform. 

  • WAX MUSEUM

     Donald Trump, Elvis Presley and Beverly Clearly walk into a school. No, it’s not a punch line. It’s a historic wax museum at Mount Washington Elementary.

    Fifth graders recently picked a famous person and researched his or her life. Then, they dressed up as the person and presented their historic findings to the fourth graders.

    Characters included Michelle Obama, John Deere, Anne Frank, Michael Jordan, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Coco Chanel and many more.

  • Local robotics team headed to World in Detroit

     Who says robotics is only for boys? 

    Well a group of local girls from Whitefield Academy have definitely proved that girls can do robotics too.

    It all began as a dream for team captain Elaine Nelson. “I felt it would be great to try and form an all girls’ team and this year we have made it happen!” said Elaine.

    After a previous competition, Olivia Bailey, of Shepherdsville, stated, “This is so much fun! We are going to remember this for a long time.”

  • Tonya Hill selected as Roby Elem. principal

     The new principal at Roby Elementary School is Tonya Hill.

    “Thank you so much for the warm welcome to Bullitt County Schools,” she said. “It warms my heart to know I am a part of such an encouraging and supportive team. I look forward to working with you as we strive to help all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.”

  • School system hosts survey on communication in community

     The Bullitt County Board of Education has commissioned a community voice survey to determine strengths and opportunities for the district’s communications and is seeking public comment for the work.

    Data from the survey will be one part of a larger report to be released this summer.

    Click on the link to fill out a short survey about district communications. All responses are completely anonymous: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RRX8KQ.

  • North Bullitt students ensure voices are heard

     HEBRON ESTATES - Following National Student Walkout Day to commemorate the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, and on the anniversary of the Columbine, Colorado, school shooting, North Bullitt High School students wanted to address their concerns in some form.

    The school administration left it in the hands of students to determine how to proceed. An alternative event took place, an assembly that met the satisfaction of most students and administrators alike.

  • Cox selected to participate in Family Scholar House

     Kendra Cox and her two year-old son Brayden took big steps toward independence by recently moving into the Family Scholar House on Cane Run Road in Louisville.

    Kendra’s accomplishments include becoming the first graduate of the district’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP) to qualify and be accepted after earning a Hardship Graduation Request from Riverview Opportunity Center in December 2017. She completed all of her senior requirements, is Career Ready in childcare, employed at UPS, and intends to enroll in the Galen College of Nursing.