• Robot helps EOMS with coding classes


    For one local middle school, the robot is becoming more than just a toy.

    In August, Cheryl McCall, Library Media Specialist at East Oldham Middle School, received an email from Murray State University and KATE (Kentucky Academy of Technology Education) offering a NAO robot to the school.

    McCall thought the $15,000 programmable robot would be a perfect tool for the Advanced Digital Achievement (ADA) club, so she contacted the club administrator Danese Caley, who was immediately on board with the idea.

  • Kenwood Station holds Tiger Trek fundraiser for PTA

    Kenwood Station Elementary’s annual Tiger Trek fundraiser was held last week on a beautiful sunny school day. Students and staff enjoyed music from DJ Jack Gill as the children walked, ran and finally danced their hearts out to raise money for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. They also enjoyed an obstacle course and popsicles to cool them off before heading back into school.

  • OCCS to hold first meeting

    The annual meeting for Oldham County Community Scholarships will be held on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. It will last less than an hour and light refreshments will be served. The organization will share who we are, what we do, what we’ve accomplished so far and our goals for this year.

    Those that would benefit from attendance are parents that have a high school senior or soon to be senior so they can learn about our scholarship process or individuals, businesses or organizations that are wanting to give back to the community by offering a scholarship or volunteering.

  • East Oldham gets free books

    East Oldham Middle School has received 600 brand new books for free.

    Library Media Specialist Cheryl McCall won a coveted spot on a committee that selects the best new young adults books, a project of the International Reading Association.

  • Students donate kickball proceeds

    Submitted photo

    Former OCMS students (now OCHS students) presented a check for $2,032.25 to Julie Ice from Julie’s Dream Team, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Kentucky and West Virginia Wednesday morning at Oldham County High School.

  • Kenwood Station hosts ‘Welcome Back’ picnic

    The Kenwood Station Elementary PTA sponsored this event which included music from DJ Jack Gill and food truck vendors Johnny’s Diner Car, Little Cheezers Food Truck and Kona Ice. Kenwood Families enjoyed fellowship and fun from 6 to 8 p.m. last Friday. At left, students dance to music by DJ Jack Gill.

  • School Board approves tax increase, funding to go to teacher raises

    Local property owners will see their tax bills go up again this year after the Oldham County Board of Education approved a 3.1-cent increase at a special meeting.

    The board approved the measure 4-1, with board member Walt Schumm as the lone dissenting vote, after two hours of public comment on the topic.

  • Education Briefs Sept. 18

    OCHS graduate honored

    2013 Oldham County High School graduate Victoria Hafele was honored for achieving an exemplary grade point average of 4.0 for the Spring 2014 semester.

    Hafele was placed on the President’s Honors List of the College of Health Professions.

    Merit seminfinalists announced

    The following local students are being considered for a national Merit award scholarship:

    •Jasmine Sligar of Oldham County High School.

    •Hannah M. Lankswert of North Oldham High School.

  • Learning academy workshops to begin at La Grange Elementary

    La Grange Elementary in La Grange is one of 14 schools statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies, driven by Toyota. The program takes aim at the fact that half of Kentucky’s children are not prepared for kindergarten, according to research by the Kentucky Board of Education.

    Along with the 14 new schools, Toyota will continue to fund 20 veteran academies at schools across the state through a five-year, $1 million investment.

  • Band students complete Europe concert trip

    Twenty-one Oldham County Schools students had the honor and excitement of participating in a concert tour across Europe this summer.

    As part of the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European concert tour, 20 Oldham County High School students and 1 North Oldham High School student, accompanied by OCHS Band Director Brad Rogers and parents, performed concerts in a number of European countries.