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Education

  • Education briefs -- May 7, 2015

    Crestwood Elementary Kindergarten Derby
    Crestwood Elementary hosted a kindergarten derby on Monday, May 4 (they were on a field trip Friday—hence the Derby parade delay). Kindergartners created Derby floats with a variety of materials. Many also wore hats and dresses for the Derby. They paraded their floats in front of the rest of the school and finished with a dance party.

    EOMS students go robotic
    Sphero Robots teach EOMS students how to code and more.

  • 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.

  • School briefs -- April 30, 2015

    La Grange honor      student

  • SOHS students start 'Team Self-Esteem'

    Enthusiastic freshman Brooke Short and Kate Genton found their grasp on boosting teenage confidence, beginning with a local Louisville organization, Maryhurst.
    As a safe place and home for abused and neglected young girls, Maryhurst focuses on the girls’ well-being. But what about the details amounting to “well-being” that society tends to look over? There is an inclination to forget that state of mind is also a major contributor to both health and success, and this brings up their concern with teenage confidence.

  • Oldham County Schools updates calendars

    The Oldham County Board of Education approved the 2015-16 calendar at the March 30 meeting.
    Highlights of the 2015-16 calendar include:

    - First day of school for students: Aug. 19, 2015
    - Fall Break: Oct. 19 - 23, 2015
    - Winter Break: Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016
    - Spring Break: April 4-8, 2016
    - Six Early Release days: Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Jan. 13, Feb. 10 & March 16.
    - Last day of school: May 31, 2016

  • Notes from school

    Born Learning

    On March 31, parents, caregivers and young children celebrated completion of six workshops at La Grange Elementary designed to help prepare kids for kindergarten. La Grange Elementary is one of 33 United Way Born Learning Academies, driven by Toyota, statewide. Its academy is part of a five-year, $1 million investment by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America. Toyota plans to establish academies at 70 schools by 2016.

    Girls go STEM

  • Education briefs

    From Goshen to China

    St. Francis School’s Goshen campus middle school will be participating in an intensive study abroad program to China in the coming weeks.

    The Spring Intensive Language Program provides an intensive language learning environment for motivated, Mandarin Chinese language students. The students will be studying Chinese intensively over eight days for nine hours per day of classroom instruction from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., then from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Education briefs

    Park gains acclaim
    Darby Park resident Nancy LoGuidice, 16, current sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville and former student of both Oldham County Middle and Bucker Elementary schools, has recently gained national acclaim as a member of the Student Voice Team who organized with other team members to advocate in the Kentucky Capitol for legislation which would allow a student to be appointed to a school board when it chooses a school district’s superintendent.
    NOHS students compete

  • Local names reach the President’s list, Oldham grads earn top honors

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,095 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2014 semester. On Mar. 15, 2015 the university released the full list of the 1,387 students who earned their way onto the President’s List for students who achieved top honors.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • 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.