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Education

  • 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).

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  • 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.

  • Career fair and workshop at SOHS

    Attention high school juniors and seniors.

    You and your friends won’t want to miss the Career Fair, Thursday from 7- 8:30 p.m. at South Oldham High School’s Cafeteria.

    Visit this unique, two-part Career Fair and Workshop, where students can first focus on how to select a major or career path and then interact directly with industry professionals and/or college admissions officers from two-year, career-based colleges.

  • Elementary art show

    Join us and celebrate the accomplishments of some of the young artists from elementary schools across the district. This reception drew more than 1,000 visitors last year during its debut.

    The show will run from February 18 to March 27 at the Oldham County Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood. The opening is Feb. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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  • Board approves new member districts

    The Oldham County Board of Education has officially approved new boundaries for its members’ districts.

    The board took up the proposed modifications, which have no big changes, at its monthly January meeting. It approved the new maps unanimously with no debate.

    Also at the meeting, the board approved a draft budget for the upcoming year and discussed a potential calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Four seniors in running for Presidential Scholar program

    Four Oldham County Schools seniors have been invited to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

    South Oldham High student Sydney Allen and North Oldham High students Christopher Chen, David Glenn and William Strench were selected based on their academic achievements and join about 3,000 other students selected from across the country.

  • County middle schools, students perform well in academic competitions

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

    North Oldham Middle finished first overall in District 37, which also includes Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle. OCMS finished third and SOMS fourth.

    And, despite weather delays causing the competition to be rescheduled twice, East Oldham Middle finished third in District 38.