• Education in brief --Sept. 10

     Sligar named Dean’s Scholar

    Jordan Sligar of La Grange has been named a Dean’s Scholar at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Sligar, a 2015 graduate of Oldham County High School, will be a freshman when the fall semester begins Aug. 24.

  • Crestwood Elementary recognized nationally

     Crestwood Elementary has been named a “National PTA School of Excellence” — the only school earning the honor in Kentucky out of 124 designees named for 2015-17.

    The National PTA School of Excellence designation honors accomplishments in building strong, effective family-school partnerships, which are proven to make a difference for students and schools.

  • Lund named Elementary Music Educator of the Year

     Former Colonel marching band member Matthew Lund hopes to inspire a future generation of players as the music teacher at Crestwood Elementary. In his fourth year of teaching, Lund was recently named the Fifth District Elementary Music Educator of the Year by members of the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

  • Gatton students study abroad

    Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, including local student Rohan Deshpande (’16) of La Grange.

  • 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.