• Education in brief - Aug. 27, 2015

    Arts Center Open House
    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will host an Open House and Dance Registration on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.
    The Arts Center offers classes in music, dance, theatre and visual arts for all ages, zero through adult. Instructors and staff will be available to speak with adults and children. They will offer hands-on demonstrations with musical instruments, ceramics and wheel throwing. New and returning dance students will receive class placement.

  • WKU geology student's research honored at ACA meeting

    Caleb Chappell of Crestwood, a junior in the WKU Geology program, was awarded the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Pauling Poster Prize at the annual American Crystallographic Association meeting July 25-29 in Philadelphia, Penn.

    The Pauling Poster Prize is awarded to young researchers in honor of Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, a pioneer in crystal structure research. 

  • Adult education

    Oldham County Adult Education offers free academic skill-building services for adults.

    •Earn GED test credential

    •Prepare for college

    •Increase employability skills

    •Assist kids with homework

    For a limited time, pay only $10 for GED testing (per testing module). 

  • Education in Brief, August 20, 2015

    Centre dean’s list
    Area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

    Students include:
    •Benjamin Finch is the son of Cecilia and John Finch of Centerfield and is a graduate of Oldham County Senior High School.
    •Hannah Ellis is the daughter of Scott and Jonna Ellis of Crestwood and is a graduate of South Oldham High School.
    •Chandler Garland is the daughter of Michael and Jamie Garland of Crestwood and is a graduate of South Oldham High School.

  • Marching Dragons finish season strong

     South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons finished their 2015 season strong placing fifth out of 16 bands in the KMEA Class AAAA State Championships on Oct. 31. The Marching Dragons competed against 24 bands in their class this past weekend at Kings High School in Ohio to place fourth in the MidStates Class AAA Championships.

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  • District earns state’s highest honor for communications

    Oldham County Schools received the highest award at the annual Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services program, presented by the Kentucky School Public Relations Association and the Kentucky School Boards Association in Bardstown Nov. 6.

  • In the classroom with Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year

     The halls at North Oldham High School are pretty quiet at 2 p.m. on Monday. Students are in their respective classes sitting behind desks and listening to their teachers lecture about the invasion of Normandy, memorizing the Pythagorean theorem or dissecting Edgar Allen Poe.

  • National Merit semifinalists announced, all schools represented

     Six Oldham County Schools students earned national honors this year through the National Merit Scholarship Programs. 

    From North Oldham High: Maggie Foster, Nicholas Landis and Hailey Simpson.  

    From South Oldham High: Caylem Ashcraft and Dylan Morris. 

    From Oldham County High: Reid Honeycutt. 

  • SOHS student elected governor of national program

     Sydney Bright of South Oldham High School was elected as a delegate to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C.

    ALA Girls Nation is a program for aspiring young women leaders providing firsthand experience and practical insight into how the federal government works. Two participants per state, known as “senators,” are chosen to represent their respective Girls State programs.

  • High school sophomores attend leadership program

     Delany Young of Prospect and Sarah Abukwaik of Crestwood recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Kentucky Seminar held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from June 11-14.