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Education

  • North High honors heroes

    North Oldham High School continues with the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. In the last two years the students at North have collected over 4,000 cards donated by parents. The students write encouraging words to soldiers and the Red Cross will distribute them to soldiers. The cards will go to Walter Reed Hospital where wounded soldiers are recovering and to active duty soldiers serving all over the world. As of today, there are 1,763 signed cards and the deadline to take them to the Red Cross is Dec. 5. The picture d at left is of Nancy Martin’s health class.

  • East Oldham Middle School honors veterans

    Submitted photos

  • Montessori preschool is first of its kind in county

    Dropping a kid off at preschool for the first time is often an emotional time for parents who aren’t quite sure what to expect, but a new school with an old approach to learning could change all that.

    Montessori Family Co-op is the first of its kind in Oldham County. This style of education promotes independence and builds self-esteem within the children, according to Alison Filippini, founder of the Montessori school.

    “This education sets kids up with skills for life,” Filippini said.

  • New culinary program gives students a boost

    A new partnership with restaurant officials could give Oldham County Schools students a leg up on other school districts when it comes to culinary skills.

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Kentucky Restaurant Association, is bringing its ProStart curriculum to Kentucky, starting with the Arvin Education Center in Buckner.

    The program helps partner state industry associations, like the KRA, with local high school culinary programs, according to the NRAEF.

  • SOHS marching band finishes season

    South Oldham’s Marching Dragons closed their season in Mid-States Class AAAA competition on Saturday at Royal High School in Royal, Ohio. The Dragons placed 5th against 16 bands in preliminary competition and then placed 5th in top ten championship competition that evening. This year the Marching Dragons moved into a class of larger bands in Mid-States competition and presented an outstanding program on the field.

  • St. Francis performs comedy

    The National Youth Arts award-winning St. Francis Drama Project proudly presents Neil Simon’s “Fools!”, an over-the-top silly comedy set in Ukraine in 1890 performed by its Middle School Drama Project students.

    Here is a short description from the play’s website:

  • Education Briefs Nov. 6

    EOMS Veterans Day

    Students at East Oldham Middle School will welcome area veterans on Nov. 11 for a special celebration honoring their service. First, veterans will be served a special lunch provided by the PTA, with students engaging veterans in conversations about their lives and service. A short assembly will follow with patriotic music, student speeches thanking veterans and other special recognition. Several veterans will also speak with classes at EOMS before the luncheon starts.

    Schedule of events:

    11-11:45 a.m. - Veterans speaking to classes

  • South Oldham Marching Band finishes 7th at meet

    South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons competed in the KMEA Class AAAA State semifinals this past weekend in Berea. Sixteen high school marching bands from across the state performed their shows at Madison South High School in cold and windy conditions competing for the top four spots to enter the state’s marching band finals. South’s Marching Dragons performed an excellent show. They placed 7th and earned a Distinguished score.

  • Rising to the top

    Oldham County’s only Catholic school is joining some of its neighbors as an honoree of a national award.

    St. Aloysius, located in Pewee Valley, was recently honored as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award is given to schools with high “academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps,” according to the U.S. Department of Education.

    Only 50 private schools were honored with the designation this year and St. Aloysius was one of four grade schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville’s school system to be awarded this year.

  • Academy helps parents prepare preschoolers

    A partnership with Toyota and United Way is helping prepare incoming students to La Grange Elementary for their first day of school.

    The United Way Born Learning Academy, driven by Toyota, is starting its first year at La Grange, with 33 similar academies set up across Kentucky.

    The program is set up for children five years old and younger to attend workshops with their parents to help develop early learning techniques, Graham Reynolds, the coordinator of the La Grange academy, said.