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Education

  • 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.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • Foundation holds annual spring showcase

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation held its annual Spring Showcase Feb. 8 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. The showcase provides an opportunity to highlight programs and initiatives supported by OCEF, which includes the OCS Arts Center.

    The showcase featured performances by the OC Performance Troupe, OC Youth Theatre, OC Chamber Ensemble and OC Jazz Connections.

  • 13th District PTA honors several students

    Each year, the national Parent Teacher Association holds the Reflections Arts Program, providing students of all ages an opportunity to create original works in a variety of categories. Students were asked to base their pieces on the theme “The world would be a better place if …” This year’s district PTA Reflections Celebration was held Jan. 26 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

  • 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.