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Education

  • School board approves raising dropout age

    Nearly two years after state lawmakers passed a bill raising the state’s dropout age to 18 years old, Oldham County Schools officially adopted that age as their dropout minimum as well.

  • Students gain experience in computer coding

    Students across Oldham County Schools will gain experience in computer coding this week during Computer Science Education Week in Kentucky.

    Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed Dec. 8-14 as a week to highlight the importance of computer science education and its path to careers in computing and other fields. As part of the effort, students, teachers, parents and policymakers are encouraged to participate in an Hour of Code, a worldwide, hands-on experience in learning to write computer code.

  • Three robotics teams qualify for state

    Several teams from Oldham County Schools competed in the Engineers of Tomorrow FIRST Lego League Regional Tournament Dec. 6, with three teams qualifying for the state competition at Northern Kentucky University in January.

  • OCS celebrates 13 new board certified teachers

    Without great teachers, there cannot be great schools, according to Oldham County Schools Superintendent Will Wells, who congratulated the district’s 13 new National Board Certified teachers on Wednesday.

  • SOHS students encourage family meals

    Members of South Oldham High School’s FCCLA club are encouraging families to prepare a healthy meal and eat together. The project is in recognition of the first annual Family and Consumer Science Day, Dec. 3.

  • Education Briefs Dec. 11

    Breakfast with Santa

    The Oldham County Youth Theatre invites you to Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious pancake breakfast. Photos with Santa are available, and there will be live entertainment as well. Performances are by The Harris Family, Oldham County Performance Troupe and String Quartet. Proceeds will go towards the Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s summer community theatre.

  • Group sets $100,000 scholarship goal

    A fund that helps dole out scholarships to local students is hoping to push its total giving to more than $100,000 this year.

    The Oldham County Community Scholarships has been giving out scholarships since 2013 officially, but was born out of the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, which started in 2004.

    This year, OCCS gave out $78,600 to 68 recipients, but with increased demand, wants to increase the total scholarship numbers into six figures.

  • High school dance becomes ALS fundraiser

    The homecoming dance was once a time of dressing to the nines and dancing until midnight for the students of South Oldham High School until it was threatened to be canceled last year due to the lack of participation of the sponsor, the SOHS dance team.

    Disappointed that they could not be involved in the planning of the annual dance in their senior year, former dance team member Nicole Childress and her friends, Emily Sage and Sara McOmber, came up with a solution.

  • NOMS group volunteers at Uspiritus

    Groups from North Oldham Middle School volunteered at Uspiritus – Brooklawn Campus Friday, Nov. 21. The group shown, from Stephanie Van Eps’ eighth grade language arts class, cleaned the gym in preparation for the Nov. 25 Thanksgiving dinner for the youths who reside on the Brooklawn and Bellewood campuses. When they finished, they did cleanup on the grounds. The entire eighth grade class volunteered at various locations on Nov. 21, which was National Philanthropy Day.

  • Education Briefs Nov. 20

    The King and I

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s Youth Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Adults $10, children and students $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (502) 241-6018. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd.

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