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Education

  • Event set to discuss heroin effects in the community

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals is hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

    Presented by the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, the community event will feature a panel including an addiction specialist, law enforcement, District Judge Jerry Crosby and others. Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones will moderate the panel.

  • The bear necessities

    St. Francis School would like to congratulate the cast and crew of 2014, 4th grade production of “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.

  • History brought to life

    Norb Rawert of The Sons of the American Revolution was invited to Camden Station Elementary School in Crestwood on Feb. 12. The presentation to Ms. Rene Larkin’s 5th grade class was a discussion of the Revolutionary War (1776-1783).

  • Local scholarship money available

    Oldham County Community Scholarships has over $75,000 in scholarship money available. Did you know that we have scholarships available for all types of students, not just the 4.0 students? Some of our sponsors want a 2.5 GPA, others want a “well-rounded student” that volunteers in the community and participates in school activities, others want students planning a career in a particular field or attended a particular elementary school. There’s something for everyone.

  • Student show to feature performances

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation Student Show will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. The showcase will feature performances by Harry Pickens and Andrea Davidson, the 2012-2013 artists in residence and Trina Jackson the 2013-2014 artist in residence.

    Other performances by the OC Performance Troupe, the OC Youth Theater, OC Jazz Connection and Chamber Ensemble and the All County Elementary Art Show. For more information go to http://ocef.info.

  • Band director seeks used instruments

    A local middle school band director is asking the community to help another band in need.

    Robert Parker, band director at South Oldham Middle School, is collecting band instruments to send to a new program in Fulton County, in far western Kentucky.

    Parker is following up on a plea by Stephanie Mora, the teacher tasked with restarting a band program that was terminated due to budget cuts roughly seven years ago.

  • Primary and kindergarten registration opens soon

    Registration for first-year primary and kindergarten students for 2014/2015 will take place Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the school in which they are districted to attend.

    These initial registration sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

    Parents can find their child’s assigned school on the district’s website, www.oldham.kyschools.us, or by calling 241-3500.

    Parents are required to bring a full size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

  • High school royalty
  • Local students, teams excel at academic competitions

    Middle and high school students across the district showcased their intellectual prowess at academic team district competitions in recent weeks.

    Middle school students have completed the regional round of competition, with North Oldham Middle dominating Region 10, winning the overall competition by 15 points over Elkhorn Middle (Scott County). This is the school’s fourth-consecutive regional title.

    All four Oldham middle schools competed in the region, resulting in 10 individual top-five finishes and four top-three team event finishes.

  • OCMS team heads to nationals

    Two teams from Oldham County middle schools excelled at the regional Future City Competition Jan. 20 at the University of Kentucky, including a team that will compete at the national competition later this month.