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Education

  • Culinary class participates in cooking competition

    Photos by KENNY COLSTON/THE OLDHAM ERA

    At right, North Oldham High School junior Taylor Batts, part of the culinary program at the Arvin Center, smoothes out the icing on her cake during the competition.

    Below, students in the ProStart Culinary program at the Arvin Center competed in a competition last week, judged by Sullivan University. There were seven different categories students as part of the competition.

  • OCS pay raise approved by board

    The Oldham County Board of Education officially approved a one percent raise for its teachers and other classroom staff at its January monthly meeting.

    The board approved a so-called “one-time fringe benefit” of one percent, named because it won’t affect salary structures in 2015, board staff said.

    The approval of the item was never in doubt, because the district and board members had been basing the most recent tax increase on such a raise for the district’s teachers.

  • Massie talks cooking and CAD during OCS visit

    It’s not unusual for a congressman to visit a school in his district, but very few have the expertise Congressman Thomas Massie brought during his tour of the Arvin Education Center Friday.

    Massie, who started his career as an engineer after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spent an hour discussing Congress, economics, engineering and more with the students participating in the center’s Engineering Academy.

  • North junior teaches CPR class

    North Oldham High School junior Trenton Fryman has a message for his fellow classmates: any CPR is better than no CPR. Twenty-five students showed up to learn Hands-Only CPR before school.

    Hands-only CPR is a two-step technique that involves calling 9-1-1 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. This simplified method of CPR requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing and does not require certification. It can also be taught in the health class curriculum with little or no cost.

  • Teachers try hand at cool science lessons

    Submitted photo

    Fourth and fifth grade GT cluster teachers from all nine elementary schools spent an engaging afternoon on Jan. 9, doing hands-on science experiments led by Jason Lindsey from Hooked on Science. Teachers are prepared to share ideas, resources and experiences from the training with grade level colleagues that extend curriculum and are aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

  • Education Briefs Jan. 29

    Measurement Olympics

  • Farm Bureau scholarships available

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 83 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • NOMS student honored by Gilda’s Club

    More than 160 teens, grades 6-12, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Southern Indiana shared their personal experiences and reflections of what it is like to live with cancer – either their own or someone close to them – through essays, poetry and artwork for Gilda’s Club Louisville’s “Write Stuff” contest. Gilda’s Club, 633 Baxter Ave., is a free cancer support community for men, women, teens and children.

  • Kindergarten signups begin in March

    Registration for first year Primary/Kindergarten students for 2015/2016 will take place at the school in which they are districted to attend on Thursday, March 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Parents are required to bring a full size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

  • Club donates toys, time

    The members of Do Something Good Club teamed up with the National Honor Society and Beta Club at North Oldham High School to help local business KaZoing! fulfill its annual donation event. The three groups combined to collect 165 toys, in addition to those already collected, to give out to foster children during a day of play at the business. KaZoing! owner Karri Gerdemann said she thanked the “amazing young people” for their help.