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Education

  • SOHS student wins Casey award

    Sydney M. Allen, a student at South Oldham High School has won the National Merit James E. Casey Scholarship. Allen’s probable career field is undecided.

    The James E. Casey Scholarship is given by the UPS Foundation.

    The UPS Foundation was created in 1951 by United Parcel Service. National Merit James E. Casey Scholarships and James E. Casey Scholarships for children of United Parcel Service employees are supported by the UPS Foundation, in honor of the founder of United Parcel Service.

  • A Happy Deal

    La Grange Elementary students expressed their appreciation recently to La Grange McDonald’s restaurant owner George Saliba who partnered with the school to promote monthly McTeacher Nights. The school received 10 percent of those sales, enough to purchase a new Dell computer and monitor. The school’s final McTeacher Night for the year is Tuesday, May 13. Pictured are La Grange Principal Heather Thomas, Brylee Pottie, Laura Perry, George Saliba and Graham Reynolds, FRC Coordinator.

  • Ross Ruffra Scholarship

    Mr. and Mrs. David Ruffra, parents of the late Ross Ruffra, are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s recipients of the “Ross Ruffra Memorial Scholarship.” At the time of his death Ross was a scholar and athlete at South Oldham High School. This scholarship is designed to recognize the ideals Ross stood for. This year’s recipients are Davis Ferriell and Sky Lanham.

  • The Cutest Two Minutes in Oldham County
  • UPS foundation gives donation to engineering academy

    The Oldham County Schools new Engineering Academy will launch in August thanks in part to a donation from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, the area’s largest employer. The grant will be used to help fund equipment and supplies for the new academy, which will welcome its first class of approximately 50 students in the fall.

  • SOHS performs Cinderella
  • Family fun event rocks at La Grange

    Even the persistent drizzle couldn’t dampen the excitement and community spirit at La Grange Elementary’s first annual Family Fun Raiser Day last Friday. Thinking outside the box, PTA President Louise Blevins conceived a spring festival where all students could participate, instead of only those who could attend a Saturday event. Families were invited and encouraged to take part, attend the General PTA meeting and vote for their next two SBDM Parent Representatives.

  • Education Briefs May 1

    OCHS students in summer programs

    Three Oldham County High School students have been accepted to prestigious programs that will give them unique opportunities to further their education and deepen their knowledge.

  • ‘Junior’ High

    As one of the biggest names in racing and a family lineage in stock cars, it seems odd NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have considered anything but racing cars in his lifetime.

    But one of most popular racers ever said he has always had a backup plan if racing on Sunday afternoons in stock car racing’s highest circuit didn’t work and encouraged students at Oldham County High School to “always have a backup plan” during a visit to the school last week.

  • School board approves security plan funding

    Oldham County Schools are undertaking a new district-wide security update, after the school board approved funding for the measure at Monday’s meeting.

    The board approved funding for phase 1 of the project, which will include installation of new electronic door hardware, video surveillance systems, emergency communications systems, electronic visitor management systems and new signage throughout the entire district.