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Education

  • OCHS holds STEM fair

    OCHS hosted a STEM College & Career Fair Jan. 28 to encourage students to learn about colleges, universities and businesses through which they can pursue science, technology, engineering and math. Thank you to the OCHS PTSA for organizing this great event, and thanks to sponsors the Oldham County Environmental Authority, Encompass and Rent & Rave.

  • Oldham County High, North Middle win academic competitions

    Oldham County High School captured the district’s Governor’s Cup crown Jan. 24, led by strong performances in math, science and Future Problem Solving.

    This is the first round of competition for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition state tournament, with the top five individual finishers in each category moving on to regional competition Feb. 14.

  • EOMS staff help on summer water project

    In June, four East Oldham Middle staff members will be going on a trip. But this isn’t your ordinary summer vacation. Each year, a team from EOMS travels to another country to install water purification devices using funds raised by students and staff, as well as donations from other local organizations and residents.

  • Educations briefs Feb. 12

    Capstone AP

  • 13th District PTA honors several students

    Each year, the national Parent Teacher Association holds the Reflections Arts Program, providing students of all ages an opportunity to create original works in a variety of categories. Students were asked to base their pieces on the theme “The world would be a better place if …” This year’s district PTA Reflections Celebration was held Jan. 26 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

  • Foundation holds annual spring showcase

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation held its annual Spring Showcase Feb. 8 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. The showcase provides an opportunity to highlight programs and initiatives supported by OCEF, which includes the OCS Arts Center.

    The showcase featured performances by the OC Performance Troupe, OC Youth Theatre, OC Chamber Ensemble and OC Jazz Connections.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • 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.