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Education

  • Project Graduation needs donations, volunteers

    Project Graduation is an annual effort by the Oldham County community to provide an all-night, chemical-free party for the graduating seniors of Oldham County, South Oldham, North Oldham and Buckner Alternative High Schools. Since 1986, your generosity has made the Oldham County Project Graduation one of the most successful in the state with an average 78% participation rate.

  • School board bans E-Cigs

    The use of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other vapor products for tobacco are now banned on Oldham County Schools property, after the school board approved a policy change at its monthly meeting.

    The board was presented with the potential policy change at its April board meeting. At that time, OCS general counsel Anne Coorssen called the policy change “substantial” while noting the use of e-cigarettes and other vapor products for tobacco usage was increasing.

  • Academy lands two with experience in teaching and engineering

    Finding a teacher with professional engineering experience is rare. Finding a team of two? Even rarer still. But that is exactly what Oldham County Schools has done, Superintendent Will Wells has announced.

    The district’s new Engineering Academy will launch in the fall, with instruction led by Lynn Campbell and Terri Tinnell — two teachers with 25 combined years of engineering experience and eight years of teaching experience.

  • Former U of L star Siva visits OCS

    Peyton Siva, current Detroit Pistons player and former U of L basketball star, visited four schools last Thursday — Goshen, Centerfield, Camden Station and South Oldham Middle School. Siva talked about the importance of education, hard work and respect. He encouraged students to find their niche and be passionate about it.

  • Students learn unique dance

    Flamenco took center stage last month, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn about this cultural tradition that incorporates both dance and music. Flamenco Louisville performed for Oldham County Middle School students in Megan Cronin’s dance classes and Margaret Barrio’s Spanish classes at the OCS Arts Center April 30.

    Originating in the Andalucia region of southern Spain, flamenco utilizes distinct chants, claps, and guitar sounds reflecting the soulful system of dance and music.

  • Education Briefs May 15

    Two receive merit scholarships

    David M. Glenn of Goshen and a student at North Oldham High School has won a $2,500 national merit scholarship.

    This award is supported by National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own funds.

    Kinsey T. Morrison of Goshen, a senior at St. Francis, has won a $2,500 national merit scholarship.

    Businesses to showcase art

  • Student gets big surprise
  • Visitor teaches about World War II

    Mary Anne Liter, 89, from Madison, Ind., came and spoke to Ms. Gerber’s 7th grade Language Arts class at South Oldham Middle School. The class had been reading a novel based on events during World War II and Mrs. Liter came and shared about her life and experience having lived through that time in history. Mrs. Liter’s great-granddaughter, Leah Searcy, is a student in Ms. Gerber’s class.

  • South senior nets scholarship

    Victoria ‘Katie’ Davidson,left, is the recipient of the Matthew Rawert Memorial Scholarship at South Oldham High School for 2014. Davidson has selected Centre College in Danville to attend in the fall. Presenting her with the $1,000 award is Monica Rawert Jones, sister of Matthew Rawert (a 2000 graduate of SOHS ). Davidson is the daughter of Elizabeth and Rodney Davidson of Crestwood.

  • La Grange students learn about EMS techniques

     

    The Oldham County Emergency Management Services donated CPR Kits to every La Grange fifth grade student. OCEMS staff along with OCBE School Nurse Melanie Dowdy, RN, demonstrated life-saving CPR procedures during Related Arts time. Not only did technicians instruct Compression-Only CPR to students, but each student received practice kits containing a dummy, a DVD, and a homework assignment to share their learned CPR skills with friends and family. Above, La Grange P.E. teacher Alyson Stamper introduces guest speakers and CPR demonstrators.