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Education

  • St. Francis performs comedy

    The National Youth Arts award-winning St. Francis Drama Project proudly presents Neil Simon’s “Fools!”, an over-the-top silly comedy set in Ukraine in 1890 performed by its Middle School Drama Project students.

    Here is a short description from the play’s website:

  • Education Briefs Nov. 6

    EOMS Veterans Day

    Students at East Oldham Middle School will welcome area veterans on Nov. 11 for a special celebration honoring their service. First, veterans will be served a special lunch provided by the PTA, with students engaging veterans in conversations about their lives and service. A short assembly will follow with patriotic music, student speeches thanking veterans and other special recognition. Several veterans will also speak with classes at EOMS before the luncheon starts.

    Schedule of events:

    11-11:45 a.m. - Veterans speaking to classes

  • South Oldham Marching Band finishes 7th at meet

    South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons competed in the KMEA Class AAAA State semifinals this past weekend in Berea. Sixteen high school marching bands from across the state performed their shows at Madison South High School in cold and windy conditions competing for the top four spots to enter the state’s marching band finals. South’s Marching Dragons performed an excellent show. They placed 7th and earned a Distinguished score.

  • Rising to the top

    Oldham County’s only Catholic school is joining some of its neighbors as an honoree of a national award.

    St. Aloysius, located in Pewee Valley, was recently honored as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award is given to schools with high “academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps,” according to the U.S. Department of Education.

    Only 50 private schools were honored with the designation this year and St. Aloysius was one of four grade schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville’s school system to be awarded this year.

  • Academy helps parents prepare preschoolers

    A partnership with Toyota and United Way is helping prepare incoming students to La Grange Elementary for their first day of school.

    The United Way Born Learning Academy, driven by Toyota, is starting its first year at La Grange, with 33 similar academies set up across Kentucky.

    The program is set up for children five years old and younger to attend workshops with their parents to help develop early learning techniques, Graham Reynolds, the coordinator of the La Grange academy, said.

  • St. Francis raises funds

    Submitted photo

    Alexandra S. Thurstone, head of school for St. Francis, speaks during the school’s Our Good Earth fundraiser, held two weekends ago in Goshen. Weather pushed part of the fundraiser inside to the school’s new gym, but didn’t dampen spirits as more than $144,000 was raised for the private preschool through eighth grade school.

  • East Oldham Middle celebrates summer reading

    Summer… a time for sunshine, pool parties, ice cream parlors, sporting events and reading. Yes, reading.

    This past summer nearly 350 East Oldham Middle School students fulfilled the goal of reading three books. As a reward for their achievement, those qualifying Patriots were invited to a Summer Reading Celebration, held the afternoon of Sept. 5 at the school.

  • SOHS band pushing toward state

    The South Oldham High School Marching Band invites the community to SOHS Dragon Stadium on Friday at 6 p.m. as the Marching Dragons perform their 2014 competition show “ICE” in their push toward the Kentucky State Marching Band Championships.

  • Education Briefs Oct. 23

    KCTCS Admissions

    Admissions Deadline for first time freshman at Jefferson Community and Technical College is Nov. 15. Apply online for free at Jefferson.kctcs.edu.

    Graduate

    Brandon T. Bird, son of Leo and Sue Bird of Pewee Valley, received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Graphic Design from Sullivan College of Technology and Design on Saturday October 18. Brandon was a 2010 graduate of South Oldham High School.

    KCTCS Resource Fair in Carroll Co.

  • Celebrate Oldham County Retired Teachers week

    Oldham County Retired Teachers Week is Oct. 19-25.

    Retired teachers continue to render valuable services in diverse leadership roles in the community, they provide a pool of experience and training dedicated to the betterment of the community and they represent a loyal, patriotic and concerned citizenry to support local leaders and also state and national representatives.