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Education

  • 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.

  • OCHS student in Governor’s program

    Oldham County High School sophomore Randall Heite will be representing Oldham County High School in the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs program this summer.

    Heite is the first Oldham County student ever selected for this program, now in its second year of existence.

  • Kenwood Station has successful book drive

    Kenwood Station’s Student Council began a book drive on March 17. The initial goal of the book drive was to collect 600 new/gently used books by the end of April. As of April 7, the students have collected 936 books and the books keep coming in! The books collected will be used by Kenwood Station’s Summer Reading Program, a program that helps improve reading skills in students by providing them reading opportunities over the summer months. Any books not selected for use by the Summer Reading Program will be donated to local charities.

  • SOHS student wins Casey award

    Sydney M. Allen, a student at South Oldham High School has won the National Merit James E. Casey Scholarship. Allen’s probable career field is undecided.

    The James E. Casey Scholarship is given by the UPS Foundation.

    The UPS Foundation was created in 1951 by United Parcel Service. National Merit James E. Casey Scholarships and James E. Casey Scholarships for children of United Parcel Service employees are supported by the UPS Foundation, in honor of the founder of United Parcel Service.

  • A Happy Deal

    La Grange Elementary students expressed their appreciation recently to La Grange McDonald’s restaurant owner George Saliba who partnered with the school to promote monthly McTeacher Nights. The school received 10 percent of those sales, enough to purchase a new Dell computer and monitor. The school’s final McTeacher Night for the year is Tuesday, May 13. Pictured are La Grange Principal Heather Thomas, Brylee Pottie, Laura Perry, George Saliba and Graham Reynolds, FRC Coordinator.