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Education

  • Education Briefs Dec. 11

    Breakfast with Santa

    The Oldham County Youth Theatre invites you to Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious pancake breakfast. Photos with Santa are available, and there will be live entertainment as well. Performances are by The Harris Family, Oldham County Performance Troupe and String Quartet. Proceeds will go towards the Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s summer community theatre.

  • High school dance becomes ALS fundraiser

    The homecoming dance was once a time of dressing to the nines and dancing until midnight for the students of South Oldham High School until it was threatened to be canceled last year due to the lack of participation of the sponsor, the SOHS dance team.

    Disappointed that they could not be involved in the planning of the annual dance in their senior year, former dance team member Nicole Childress and her friends, Emily Sage and Sara McOmber, came up with a solution.

  • Group sets $100,000 scholarship goal

    A fund that helps dole out scholarships to local students is hoping to push its total giving to more than $100,000 this year.

    The Oldham County Community Scholarships has been giving out scholarships since 2013 officially, but was born out of the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, which started in 2004.

    This year, OCCS gave out $78,600 to 68 recipients, but with increased demand, wants to increase the total scholarship numbers into six figures.

  • NOMS group volunteers at Uspiritus

    Groups from North Oldham Middle School volunteered at Uspiritus – Brooklawn Campus Friday, Nov. 21. The group shown, from Stephanie Van Eps’ eighth grade language arts class, cleaned the gym in preparation for the Nov. 25 Thanksgiving dinner for the youths who reside on the Brooklawn and Bellewood campuses. When they finished, they did cleanup on the grounds. The entire eighth grade class volunteered at various locations on Nov. 21, which was National Philanthropy Day.

  • Education Briefs Nov. 20

    The King and I

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s Youth Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Adults $10, children and students $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (502) 241-6018. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd.

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  • 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

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  • 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.