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Education

  • St. Aloysius named Blue Ribbon
  • Teacher selected for innovative group

    The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky has named 21 teachers to its new Innovative Teacher Leader Cohort, one of which is from Oldham County. Ashley Lamb-Sinclair was chosen from a pool of fifty applicants after undergoing a rigorous review process. Teachers were ultimately chosen for their leadership ability in fostering a collaborative culture, promoting professional learning, and publicizing teaching and learning.

  • Education Briefs Oct. 9

    St. Francis Farm to Table fundraiser

    St. Francis School in Goshen will host its annual farm-to-table dinner and live auction this Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. The event beings with cocktails and a silent auctions, followed by dinner and a live auction at 8 p.m. Dessert and dancing to follow. For more information, call 502-736-1005.

    PTA awards

    The following are membership awards presented during the summer at the Kentucky PTA Convention Leadership. These awards are for membership numbers during the 2013-14 School Year:

  • Engineering Academy turns concepts into reality with 3D printer

     

    Surrounded by dangling fake outlets and electrical cords, the inaugural class of Oldham County Schools Engineering Academy is knee-deep in design and mathematical equations.

    Not that they would have it any other way.

    “It’s a really nice change up,” Shane Bickett, a freshman at South Oldham High School who wants to be a mechanical engineer, said. “It’s more than I expected it to be. It’s helped me reinforce this is the direction I want to go.”

  • Oldham County Schools nearly doubles distinguished tally on state testing

    Oldham County Schools, considered one of the best school districts in the state, is once again making that claim with the release of the latest statewide testing, or KPREP, scores.

    More than 70 percent of Oldham County Schools improved their test scores over the previous year, with 11 schools scoring in the distinguished category. To qualify for the distinguished category, a school must fall within the 90th percentile of similar schools statewide.

  • OCCS to hold first meeting

    The annual meeting for Oldham County Community Scholarships will be held on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. It will last less than an hour and light refreshments will be served. The organization will share who we are, what we do, what we’ve accomplished so far and our goals for this year.

    Those that would benefit from attendance are parents that have a high school senior or soon to be senior so they can learn about our scholarship process or individuals, businesses or organizations that are wanting to give back to the community by offering a scholarship or volunteering.

  • East Oldham gets free books

    East Oldham Middle School has received 600 brand new books for free.

    Library Media Specialist Cheryl McCall won a coveted spot on a committee that selects the best new young adults books, a project of the International Reading Association.

  • Kenwood Station holds Tiger Trek fundraiser for PTA

    Kenwood Station Elementary’s annual Tiger Trek fundraiser was held last week on a beautiful sunny school day. Students and staff enjoyed music from DJ Jack Gill as the children walked, ran and finally danced their hearts out to raise money for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. They also enjoyed an obstacle course and popsicles to cool them off before heading back into school.

  • Robot helps EOMS with coding classes

     

    For one local middle school, the robot is becoming more than just a toy.

    In August, Cheryl McCall, Library Media Specialist at East Oldham Middle School, received an email from Murray State University and KATE (Kentucky Academy of Technology Education) offering a NAO robot to the school.

    McCall thought the $15,000 programmable robot would be a perfect tool for the Advanced Digital Achievement (ADA) club, so she contacted the club administrator Danese Caley, who was immediately on board with the idea.

  • Students donate kickball proceeds

    Submitted photo

    Former OCMS students (now OCHS students) presented a check for $2,032.25 to Julie Ice from Julie’s Dream Team, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Kentucky and West Virginia Wednesday morning at Oldham County High School.