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Education

  • Green wins prestigious science award

    One of Oldham County’s own is being honored for her work in promoting science throughout the area.

    Tracy Green, the director of communications and development for Oldham County Schools, will receive the designation of Ambassador of Science Literacy from the Kentucky Science Center at the end of January.

  • Junior Guard students go through promotions

    Sixty students from all three Oldham County high schools were promoted at a ceremony for the Junior Guard program late last week.

    The ceremony, which was split into three sessions, promoted the students from cadets to cadet sergeants and cadet staff sergeants.

    Sergeant Major Tim Anderson, the instructor of the program, stressed the importance of several attributes to the program.

    “It is as much about academics as it is physical fitness and leadership,” Anderson said.

  • North High choir to perform in NYC
  • Club donates toys, time

    The members of Do Something Good Club teamed up with the National Honor Society and Beta Club at North Oldham High School to help local business KaZoing! fulfill its annual donation event. The three groups combined to collect 165 toys, in addition to those already collected, to give out to foster children during a day of play at the business. KaZoing! owner Karri Gerdemann said she thanked the “amazing young people” for their help.

  • Kenwood Station class gives to Ronald McDonald house

    Fifth-graders in Mr. Arledge’s class at Kenwood Station Elementary did something different for their winter celebration this year. Instead of playing games, they worked to bring cheer to children spending their holidays at the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville. On Thursday, they spread out large pieces of fleece and got busy cutting and tying them into soft blankets.

    The Ronald McDonald House provides free or low-cost housing for seriously ill children and their families

  • 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.