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Education

  • 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.

  • St. Francis raises funds

    Submitted photo

    Alexandra S. Thurstone, head of school for St. Francis, speaks during the school’s Our Good Earth fundraiser, held two weekends ago in Goshen. Weather pushed part of the fundraiser inside to the school’s new gym, but didn’t dampen spirits as more than $144,000 was raised for the private preschool through eighth grade school.

  • East Oldham Middle celebrates summer reading

    Summer… a time for sunshine, pool parties, ice cream parlors, sporting events and reading. Yes, reading.

    This past summer nearly 350 East Oldham Middle School students fulfilled the goal of reading three books. As a reward for their achievement, those qualifying Patriots were invited to a Summer Reading Celebration, held the afternoon of Sept. 5 at the school.

  • SOHS band pushing toward state

    The South Oldham High School Marching Band invites the community to SOHS Dragon Stadium on Friday at 6 p.m. as the Marching Dragons perform their 2014 competition show “ICE” in their push toward the Kentucky State Marching Band Championships.

  • Education Briefs Oct. 23

    KCTCS Admissions

    Admissions Deadline for first time freshman at Jefferson Community and Technical College is Nov. 15. Apply online for free at Jefferson.kctcs.edu.

    Graduate

    Brandon T. Bird, son of Leo and Sue Bird of Pewee Valley, received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Graphic Design from Sullivan College of Technology and Design on Saturday October 18. Brandon was a 2010 graduate of South Oldham High School.

    KCTCS Resource Fair in Carroll Co.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.