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Education

  • New ELL Directior

    Be sure to say “felicidades” to Alec Johnson on his new role as the English Language Learners program director. Alec joined the Oldham County Schools ELL program last year, bringing with him 15 years of experience in Jefferson County Public Schools.

    He came to Oldham County as an ELL resource teacher, instructing students and also guiding the ELL PLC and collaborating with school and district staff. He has also served as a KTIP mentor.

  • Two Awarded as National Merit Semifinals

     Two seniors from LaGrange enrolled at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor that potentially opens the door to college scholarship opportunities. 

  • Camden Station Walk-A-Thon

     

    The Camden Station Walkathon, which is hosted by the PTA, is an annual fundraiser that takes place at the South Oldham High School track that was held Tuesday, Sept. 10.  

    Students in kindergarten through fifth grade receive pledges from friends and families per lap or for an overall goal with all money being donated to the PTA.  

    Money raised is used to fund the purchase of iPads, online subscriptions, teacher supplies, computers and various other materials that otherwise, we might not be able to attain.  

  • La Grange Food Program

    LaGrange Leopard Spot, administered by the Kentucky Department of Education, announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

  • Purdue Graduates

    Purdue University awarded about 7,100 degrees to students following the spring semester. Those earning degrees include: Carsten Fletcher of Goshen, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts; Kevin Mockus of Crestwood, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Technology; and Kimberly Niemczyk of La Grange, who earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the School of Pharmacy.

  • National Merit Semifinalists

    Several local students have been named as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Local semifinalists include: Emily Dautenhahn and Aya Omar from Oldham County High School; Sydney Allen and Benjamin Frazier from South Oldham High School; Christopher Chen, David Glenn, Regan Lee and William Strench from North Oldham High School; and Emory Hufbauer of Louisville Classical Academy, Prospect.

  • TELL honorable mentions

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced last week that three Oldham County Schools made the honorable mention list regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement. Oldham County Preschool, East Oldham Middle and North Oldham High all made the list.

  • Teacher earns national award

    A South Oldham High School teacher earned a national award for her contributions to family and consumer sciences. Ashley Webb was recognized with the New Professional Award from the National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

    The award is presented to one member annually who has completed no more than five years of teaching. Webb received the award at the Kentucky Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in July at the Galt House.

  • 'Dear' Day

    East Oldham Middle held its first Drop Everything And Read Day Aug. 23, with more scheduled throughout the year. For an hour, students and staff took time to read anything of their own choosing. The school has a goal of reading 15,000 books this year! A reading challenge kick-off Aug. 16 featured teachers dressed as literary characters.

     

  • Crestwood Elementary Temporarily Evacuated

    Students and staff at Crestwood Elementary were temporailry evacuated around 1 p.m. Tuesday after light smoke started filling a utility room. 

    South Oldham and Pewee Valley fire responded to the reports of smoke. No students or staff were harmed. 

    South Oldham Fire Chief Eddie Turner said the smoke came from a wire in the utility room that was part of the school's air conditioning system. Once the problem was found, all electric running through the wire was shut off, eliminating the smoke.