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Education

  • 2015-16 School calendar revealed

    The Oldham County Board of Education will solidify next year’s school calendar at its next monthly meeting March 23.

    The board took an initial look at the 2015-16 school calendar at its February meeting, after receiving a recommendation from the calendar committee. As it currently stands, the next school year will start Aug. 19 and end May 31, 2016.

    Fall break is Oct. 19-23, Winter break is currently scheduled for Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 and Spring break is slated for April 4-8.

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  • Education declaration signed
  • Spring Break still safe despite wintry week

    It wasn’t planned, but students of Oldham County Schools were the recipients of a winter break last week as snow and below-zero temperatures rocked the region.

    But those five days off will push an already delayed school calendar even further into June, OCS Communications Director Tracy Green said.

    OCS’ last day is now scheduled to be June 10, with all five days tacked on to the end of the current calendar. The original last day was June 3, thanks to a delayed start to the year due to renovations at Oldham County Middle School.

  • Massie announces local academy nominees

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie has announced the U.S. Service Academy nominees from Kentucky’s 4th district for the class of 2019. Rep. Massie nominated 27 students from the district to the nation’s prestigious United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

  • Oldham County High, North Middle win academic competitions

    Oldham County High School captured the district’s Governor’s Cup crown Jan. 24, led by strong performances in math, science and Future Problem Solving.

    This is the first round of competition for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition state tournament, with the top five individual finishers in each category moving on to regional competition Feb. 14.

  • EOMS scores well in chess quad

    A team from East Oldham Middle School came in second at the Regional Tournament, Quad B that was held at City Place Feb. 7. From left to right: Ethan Willis, Elijah Nance, Sean Bolen, Rusty Thomas, Tamm Omar and Grant Gilmet. Tamm Omar won first place, Grant Gilmet won 10th place. The team finished 2nd place overall.

  • Family music night at Arts Center

    Free Family Music Night at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sample a free class for ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Bring the whole family. Refreshments provided. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd. For more information call (502) 241-6018 or visit www.ocsartscenter.org.

  • OCHS holds STEM fair

    OCHS hosted a STEM College & Career Fair Jan. 28 to encourage students to learn about colleges, universities and businesses through which they can pursue science, technology, engineering and math. Thank you to the OCHS PTSA for organizing this great event, and thanks to sponsors the Oldham County Environmental Authority, Encompass and Rent & Rave.

  • Math Night provides real-world practice

    You need 85 servings of Sprite for a party. Which would be the better deal, 12-packs or 2-liter bottles? If you need 36 eggs, how many cartons would you buy? These are the types of real-world math problems that students at Centerfield Elementary set out to solve on Tuesday, February 24.

      Nearly 300 families signed up to participate in the first annual Family Math Night at the La Grange Kroger, including third-grader Alexandra Jarvis, who says the event was “fun, but a challenge.”

  • EOMS staff help on summer water project

    In June, four East Oldham Middle staff members will be going on a trip. But this isn’t your ordinary summer vacation. Each year, a team from EOMS travels to another country to install water purification devices using funds raised by students and staff, as well as donations from other local organizations and residents.