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Education

  • School district dominates K-PREP test

    Oldham County Schools is the highest-ranked county district in the state, according to accountability measures released Friday.

    The district is ranked in the top 4 percent of public school districts across the state under the new “Unbridled Learning” model, part of the biggest change to Kentucky education in more than two decades.

  • S. Oldham student scalded by coffee

    A South Oldham High School student was hospitalized Friday after another student threw hot coffee on him — and both students are being charged by police and being disciplined by the district.

    Steve Hood Jr., 18, suffered burns to his neck and was taken by Oldham County EMS to a local hospital. 

    According to police, Hood was released from the hospital the same day.

    The other student is a juvenile. 

  • New assessment results rank Oldham County School district seventh in state

    After the biggest change in state assessment in almost 30 years, the first round of Unbridled Learning scores are being released state-wide today.

    Oldham County is the highest-ranked county district in the state and the seventh-highest ranked overall. The top six schools are all independent districts.

    The new accountability system awards recognition levels based on percentiles.

    As a district, Oldham County is one of just two county districts in the state's nine Districts of Distinction, the highest recognition level.

  • Former Mustang honored for academic, athletic successes

    The University of Evansville is proud to announce that North Oldham High School alum Brandon Causey was honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall. 

    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.

  • South students attend leadership conference in Washington D.C.

    Raven Byars, a South Oldham High School junior, and her Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Diane Poe, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Capitol Leadership Training, held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, in Washington, D.C. 

    As the Kentucky FCCLA vice-president of finance, Byars had the opportunity to participate in the leadership academy program. 

    This powerful leadership development and certification program focuses on team building, service, professionalism, planning, communication, networking, and ethics. 

  • UPDATE: Oldham teacher suspended eight days without pay

    Officials from the Oldham County school district recently suspended a middle school teacher for more than a week without pay for violating district policies. 

    According to documents from the Oldham County Board of Education's Sept. 24 meeting, East Oldham Middle School teacher Kevin Cox was suspended eight days without pay.

    Cox, the school's band director, was suspended from Sept. 4 through Sept. 13.

  • Republicans host candidate forum

    School board candidates had a chance to speak publicly at a forum last week, ahead of an important November election.

    Four of the five board seats are contested this year and many consider it an important time in Oldham County Schools’ history as construction is set to begin on Brownsboro Elementary and the district continues to tap into financial reserves to avoid raising taxes.

    Although school board positions are non-partisan, the Oldham County Republican Party hosted a forum for candidates Sept. 25.

  • Are they ready? College and career readiness the focus of 2009 standards now in effect

    College and career readiness is now a benchmark for high school students across the state, and local officials say Oldham County students are off to a good start.

    The new standards, part of Senate Bill 1 from 2009, are designed to increase college completion and job attainment for high school graduates.

  • Two-thirds of AP students in Oldham Co. pass exams

    Oldham County students passed more than 1,500 advanced placement exams in 2012, making them eligible to earn college credit before graduating high school.

    Students passed two-thirds of the 2,287 tests issued with a 3 or higher on the AP exams’ five-point scale.

    Most Kentucky public universities will accept a 3 or better for college credit.

  • 4 of 5 school board seats are contested in November election

    Presidential and congressional candidates are dominating the airways this election season, but expect to see signs cropping up for candidates for local offices as the Nov. 6 election approaches.

    The deadline for candidates to file for the general election was Aug. 14.

    Four of the five Oldham County Board of Education seats are contested, and no candidate is running unopposed.