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Education

  • St. Francis excited about enrollment increase

    A merger and campus upgrades are leading to record enrollment numbers for one private Oldham County school.

    St. Francis School in Goshen has seen a 22 percent enrollment increase in the last two years, as well as its highest total numbers in a decade, Siofra Rucker, the director of advancement, said.

    This year, the Goshen campus, which features preschool through eighth grade, started their enrollment at 271 students, a growth of 50 students over two years.

  • Celebrate Oldham County Retired Teachers week

    Oldham County Retired Teachers Week is Oct. 19-25.

    Retired teachers continue to render valuable services in diverse leadership roles in the community, they provide a pool of experience and training dedicated to the betterment of the community and they represent a loyal, patriotic and concerned citizenry to support local leaders and also state and national representatives.

  • Crestwood natives recognized as part of Gatton school

    Thirteen seniors from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by two separate organizations for their work in the classroom.

  • Education Briefs Oct. 16

    Goshen Elem.

    Climbing Club

    The Climbing Club at Goshen Elementary isn’t new, but it’s as popular as ever. Students learn more than physical fitness in this club. They learn about teamwork, trust and overcoming obstacles. The club is led by third grade teacher Brooke Noon, who has an athletic background and a great respect for the sport.

  • College and Career night

    On Tuesday, Oct. 14, high school students and their families in Oldham County are encouraged to attend the next College and Career Night Program,

    “The ACT, PSAT and SAT Tests: What You Should Know Before Taking Them & How They Affect College Admission and Scholarship Opportunities.” The program will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the South Oldham High School cafeteria.

  • St. Aloysius named Blue Ribbon
  • Teacher selected for innovative group

    The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky has named 21 teachers to its new Innovative Teacher Leader Cohort, one of which is from Oldham County. Ashley Lamb-Sinclair was chosen from a pool of fifty applicants after undergoing a rigorous review process. Teachers were ultimately chosen for their leadership ability in fostering a collaborative culture, promoting professional learning, and publicizing teaching and learning.

  • Education Briefs Oct. 9

    St. Francis Farm to Table fundraiser

    St. Francis School in Goshen will host its annual farm-to-table dinner and live auction this Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. The event beings with cocktails and a silent auctions, followed by dinner and a live auction at 8 p.m. Dessert and dancing to follow. For more information, call 502-736-1005.

    PTA awards

    The following are membership awards presented during the summer at the Kentucky PTA Convention Leadership. These awards are for membership numbers during the 2013-14 School Year:

  • Engineering Academy turns concepts into reality with 3D printer

     

    Surrounded by dangling fake outlets and electrical cords, the inaugural class of Oldham County Schools Engineering Academy is knee-deep in design and mathematical equations.

    Not that they would have it any other way.

    “It’s a really nice change up,” Shane Bickett, a freshman at South Oldham High School who wants to be a mechanical engineer, said. “It’s more than I expected it to be. It’s helped me reinforce this is the direction I want to go.”

  • Oldham County Schools nearly doubles distinguished tally on state testing

    Oldham County Schools, considered one of the best school districts in the state, is once again making that claim with the release of the latest statewide testing, or KPREP, scores.

    More than 70 percent of Oldham County Schools improved their test scores over the previous year, with 11 schools scoring in the distinguished category. To qualify for the distinguished category, a school must fall within the 90th percentile of similar schools statewide.