• Senator Ernie Harris meets with FIRST robotics teams

     When the Locust Grove FIRST Robotics team wrote to Sen. Ernie Harris about battery recycling legislation, they were just hoping for a letter back. Instead, the senator surprised them by calling and setting up a visit last week.

    Each FIRST Robotics Competition involves a robotics component, a themed research project and a core values component. This year’s theme is “Trash Trek,” which led to the students’ interest in battery recycling.

  • Prospect Rotary recognizes students of the month

     President Bill Sherman of the Prospect Goshen Rotary Club presented its Student of the Month Award to North Oldham High students left to right, Seth Hagan, Emma Workman and Abigail Brodsky at their Nov. 19 meeting.

  • Centerfield celebrates walk-a-thon success

     Centerfield Elementary students celebrated a hugely successful PTA walkathon Wednesday — more than $18,000 was raised to support school technology and other projects. A student was drawn from each grade to “pie” an administrator. Picured: a student pies guidance counselor Christy Weaver.

  • East Oldham honors veterans

     East Oldham Middle honored veterans Wednesday, using the early release day as a great opportunity to welcome veterans to share their experiences with students. Students also served lunch and had one-on-one conversations with veterans. The day concluded with a special assembly.

  • Over $20,000 awarded to OCS teachers

     More than $22,000 will go to Oldham County Schools classrooms through the 2016 Pyramid Awards through the Oldham County Educational Foundation (OCEF). The Pyramid Awards fund innovative classroom instruction and are awarded based on teacher proposals. Eleven of the district’s 16 schools are represented in this year’s Pyramid Awards.

  • WKU honors students for academic achievements

     Western Kentucky University recently honored over 60 students from area high schools for their academic achievements. This year’s group of students has an average ACT composite score of 29 and grade-point average of 3.87 and included six Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and one National Merit Semifinalist. The following local students were recognized Nov. 12 at the Frazier History Museum during the Louisville Area Scholars Luncheon. 

  • South Oldham High School Dragons marching to state

     South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons shined brightly on this past Saturday’s cloudy day in the Kentucky Music Educator Association’s East Regional Competition in Berea.  The Marching Dragons competed against 10 KMEA Class AAAA bands from across the state earning a Distinguished rating from the judges and placing second in the contest.  The Dragons now advance to Class AAAA Semifinal competition, the next step to State Finals which will be held on Oct. 31 in Bowling Green.

  • Education in Brief - Oct. 19, 2015

     Newman wins merit scholarship

    Students in Denison University’s class of 2019 were recently awarded a First Year Merit Scholarship. 

    Lilia Newman, of a graduate of North Oldham High School received the Denison Founders Scholarship. The Denison Founders Scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.


    Local grad homecoming candidate

  • Students rally to support children’s hospital

     An Oldham County girl is now in kindergarten thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — and North Oldham Middle School students showed their thanks through a donation to the hospital.

    On Monday, Oct. 12, NOMS sixth-graders presented a check for $2,018 to a representative from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Grants support new technology in the classroom

     Six teachers will incorporate new technologies into their classes thanks to the inaugural Oldham County Technology Initiative (OCTI) grants.

    The grant recipients include Matt Arledge (Kenwood Station Elementary), Victoria Byrka (Oldham County Middle), Tangie Kelsey (Oldham County High), Matt Lund (Crestwood Elementary), Lauren Rataj (Camden Station Elementary) and Kayla Thurman (Crestwood Elementary).