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Education

  • Education Briefs: Sept. 29, 2011

    First month student enrollment exceeds projection

    Data for the first month of the school year showed 57 more students enrolling in Oldham County schools than projected. Enrollment at elementary and middle schools is slightly down this year compared to last year, but high school enrollment is up.

    Michael Williams, director of pupil personnel, said the increase in high school enrollment is due to the size of this year's ninth grade class.

  • Oldham students highly ranked

    Despite Tuesday’s release of No Child Left Behind interim report scores, Oldham County students continue to outperform state and national averages in a number of other areas.

  • Access and assistance

    Tucked in the Oldham County Schools Arts Center is a valuable resource for county residents: the Adult Education Center.

    The center served over 500 people last year through its adult and community education programs, and director Suzette Ertel hopes those numbers continue to grow.

  • Parent forums planned Sept. 19-22 to discuss new curriculum standards

    Officials from Oldham County Schools will host parent forums later this month to discuss educational changes that come with Kentucky’s Senate Bill 1.
    The forums will cover what parents need to know regarding new language arts and math curriculum standards and the state assessment system.
    Forums are scheduled:

  • Title IX review continues

    Two Oldham County high schools have three months to make a plan addressing Title IX.
     On July 27, the Oldham County Public School System was sent a monitoring letter from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights in response to reports submitted by the school district and General Counsel Anne Coorssen.

  • Oldham County Schools contests $30K in storm water fees

    Officials from Oldham County Schools are awaiting an attorney general's opinion on the constitutionality of paying storm water management fees from school funds.

    If constitutionality is upheld, Oldham County Schools will be ordered to pay in excess of $30,000 in fees for the 2010 fiscal year.

  • Former superintendent Haselton will continue as dean at UofL

    The University of Louisville has named Blake Haselton as interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, effective immediately and continuing through 2014.
     
    Haselton has served as the college's interim dean since 2008 while the university conducted a search to fill the post. 

  • Helping Hands: Students give neglected cemetery some TLC

    The annual Pewee Valley Cemetery Cleanup project began when a student from Covenant Classical Academy noticed two things while walking along Maple Avenue: the Confederate Cemetery across the street was immaculate, but the other cemetery, known as “the Black cemetery” was grossly neglected.

  • Events Tuesday help educate parents about drug abuse

    Imagine taking a call from the school to find out your child has been caught with drugs on school premises.  It happens more often than you think…and no family is exempt from the possibility.

    Come hear from two people who deal with this daily in our schools. 

  • North Oldham’s Senior Stang keeps students on high alert

    Don’t be surprised if you see students popping out of bushes around Oldham County and spraying each other with water guns.
    For the third consecutive year, a senior class fundraising project at North Oldham High School has launched an end-of-the-semester water war.