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Education

  • Education Briefs Jan. 19

    Pomfret honor roll

    Devin Frisby of Goshen was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School. A student earns Honors with a 3.0 average and no grade below a “B-. Frisby, a member of the class of 2015, earned the distinction of High Honors with a 3.5 average and no grade below a B-.

    Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school.

    Dean’s list

  • Oldham Co. Schools closed TUESDAY, Jan. 7

    Oldham County Schools will be closed Tue. Jan. 7, 2014 due to cold weather, the district has announced.

    Here is the statement from the district:

  • Oldham County Schools CLOSED Monday Jan. 6

    Oldham County Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 due to likely inclement weather, the school district announced Sunday. 

    Here's the announcement from the school district:

    As always, Oldham County Schools officials carefully monitor inclement weather situations to make the best decisions for the safety of our students and staff.

    At this time, we have decided to cancel school for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

  • School board to redraw member lines

    Fresh off redrawing school attendance boundaries, the members of the Oldham County Board of Education are redrawing their lines too.

    The member boundary lines are redrawn every 10 years and the new lines should help balance out inequities in the current boundaries, according to the board.

    The biggest adjustment will come from a policy change that states prison populations will no longer be counted, like they were in the previous redrawing of member lines. The board has not yet taken action on the new map, but brought it up for discussion at its December meeting.

  • All-State Band, Orchestra

    The following Oldham County students have been selected to either All-State Band or All-State Orchestra:

    North Oldham High School:

    Alyssa Dewey — mallets, 2nd chair, All-State Orchestra

    Kelsey Moore — flute, 1st chair, All-State Concert Band

    Oldham County High School:

    Ellie Miller — viola, All-State Symphony Orchestra

    Eileen Ramirez — flute, 1st Chair, All-State Symphonic Band

    Jasmine Sligar — flute, 6th Chair, All-State Symphonic Band

  • Locals participate in graduation ceremonies

    SCAD

    Joseph Bauer of Crestwood, recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bauer earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television.

    The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.

    Mid-Continent

  • Teacher earns grant

    Katherine Schloemer, a teacher at St. Mary Academy, has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.  Schloemer is the recipient of a 2013 MAC Grant from McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

  • Leading by example

    La Grange Elementary Leadership Club students hosted members of the La Grange business community, mayor, Oldham County board members and Supt. Dr. Will Wells for lunch Dec. 19.  Event coordinator and Literacy Coach Kelley Johnstone worked on conversation and oratory skills with the 10 student ambassadors leading up to the occasion.

  • Arts Center performs Dickens’ classic Christmas story
  • Study: Oldham ranks first for kids

     

    A first-ever ranking of child well-being at the county level in Kentucky has named Oldham County as the best.

    Advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates annually releases the Kids Count data book to gauge the well-being of Kentucky’s kids, but this year is the first time they ranked counties from 1 to 120.

    In the rankings, Oldham County scored first overall, as well as first in three main categories: education, health and family and community.