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Education

  • Early intervention with kindergarteners shows success

    Only 10 percent of Oldham County Schools kindergarteners are still considered “not ready” on the Brigance Kindergarten screening assessment after students were retested early this year.

    The board of education reviewed this data at the Feb. 23 meeting.

  • Student receives honor

    Senator Ernie Harris (R-Prospect) welcomed Emma DuVall to the Capitol. Emma served in the Senate as a Legislative Page. She is a fifth grade student at LaGrange Elementary School.

  • 2015-16 School calendar revealed

    The Oldham County Board of Education will solidify next year’s school calendar at its next monthly meeting March 23.

    The board took an initial look at the 2015-16 school calendar at its February meeting, after receiving a recommendation from the calendar committee. As it currently stands, the next school year will start Aug. 19 and end May 31, 2016.

    Fall break is Oct. 19-23, Winter break is currently scheduled for Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 and Spring break is slated for April 4-8.

    POTENTIAL SCHOOL DATES:

  • Education declaration signed
  • Spring Break still safe despite wintry week

    It wasn’t planned, but students of Oldham County Schools were the recipients of a winter break last week as snow and below-zero temperatures rocked the region.

    But those five days off will push an already delayed school calendar even further into June, OCS Communications Director Tracy Green said.

    OCS’ last day is now scheduled to be June 10, with all five days tacked on to the end of the current calendar. The original last day was June 3, thanks to a delayed start to the year due to renovations at Oldham County Middle School.

  • Massie announces local academy nominees

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie has announced the U.S. Service Academy nominees from Kentucky’s 4th district for the class of 2019. Rep. Massie nominated 27 students from the district to the nation’s prestigious United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

  • School Briefs

    La Grange honor student

    Thomas Hagan was among McKendree University’s outstanding students introduced at an Honors Convocation on April 23 during the university’s Academic Excellence Celebration. Hagan, a graduate student from La Grange, was recognized for nursing education by the Division of Nursing’s master’s program. Graduate and undergraduate honorees were selected by full-time faculty members based on four major components of the university’s mission: responsible citizenship, engagement, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

  • OCHS librarian named 2015 PBS Digital Innovator

    Oldham County High School librarian James Allen has been named a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.  Allen, who also serves as technology coordinator at the school in Buckner, Kentucky is among a diverse group of 100 tech-savvy educators from across the country selected for his passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.

  • Oldham County Middle students involved in bus fire

    By taylor riley

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

      A tour bus carrying 50 Oldham County Middle School students returning from an eighth grade trip caught fire in Pennsylvania early last Thursday morning.

    No injuries were reported, according to Director of Communications and Development of Oldham County Schools Tracy Harris Green.

  • Marathon Man

    Saying Wesley Korir is just a marathon runner would be an understatement. 

    Korir is more than just a runner. He’s a University of Louisville graduate and former all-star track athlete, a major marathon winner and a political activist in Kenyan parliament.

    Korir recently spoke to students at South Oldham Middle School about his struggles growing up without running water in Africa to being able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help kids from his hometown to graduate high school and his dreams of being the president of Kenya.