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Education

  • School district celebrates careers of support staff

    Oldham County Schools said goodbye to two very familiar faces last week.

    Nancy Stivers and Diane Miller were both honored during a retirement reception at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center Jan. 4.

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    Both women worked for the school district for more than 20 years apiece — Stivers as the superintendent’s administrative assistant and Miller as the front desk receptionist.

  • Schools highlight safety plans after Connecticut shootings

    As the country grapples with the mass shooting of 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school last week, local officials hosted several safety forums to address parent concerns.

    Forums were held across the county Monday and Tuesday, offering parents and residents an opportunity to learn about safety procedures and ask questions.

  • Oldham Schools to host safety forums this week

    Oldham County Schools will host four safety forums this week in response to last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, where 20 students and six adults were killed during a shooting rampage.

    The forums will provide an opportunity for parents and residents to ask questions and learn more about what the district does to ensure student safety.

  • Arvin Center offers career opportunities

    The Arvin Center provides a number of career-based courses for students at each district high school.

    Students continue taking general education courses at their home school while attending classes at the Arvin Center, located on the Oldham County High School campus in Buckner.

  • EMTeenager: Career course helped OCHS alum quickly realize dream

    An Oldham County graduate is on her way to her dream job — thanks to classes she took at the Arvin Center.

     As one of the first graduates of the health science course cluster at the career center, Emily Millett is now working for Oldham County EMS.

    Millett, 19, is a sophomore at Bellarmine University, where she studies biology on a pre-med track.

  • All-County Elementary Art Show highlights 500 pieces

    The All-County Elementary Art Show displays art from all 10 of Oldham elementary schools, with their respective art teachers selecting 50 student works each to display. Within the 50 works per school is artwork created by students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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    The show is open to the public through Dec. 15.

  • Safe schools start here

    While Oldham County Schools are well-known for academic success, the district is also being applauded for its transportation safety.

    Ohio Casualty Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance presented its Gold Safety Award to transportation officials Nov. 27. 

    The award recognizes the safety achievements of bus drivers, maintenance personnel and other drivers within the system during the past three years. 

  • Liberty Elementary will close in 2014

    Oldham County Schools will operate with one fewer elementary school beginning with the 2014-15 school year and will force officials to redistrict the county.

    Board of education members voted unanimously Monday to close Liberty Elementary at the end of the 2013-14 school year, despite indefinitely postponing building a new elementary in Brownsboro.

  • School district dominates K-PREP test

    Oldham County Schools is the highest-ranked county district in the state, according to accountability measures released Friday.

    The district is ranked in the top 4 percent of public school districts across the state under the new “Unbridled Learning” model, part of the biggest change to Kentucky education in more than two decades.

  • S. Oldham student scalded by coffee

    A South Oldham High School student was hospitalized Friday after another student threw hot coffee on him — and both students are being charged by police and being disciplined by the district.

    Steve Hood Jr., 18, suffered burns to his neck and was taken by Oldham County EMS to a local hospital. 

    According to police, Hood was released from the hospital the same day.

    The other student is a juvenile.