• School Briefs

    Columbia College Grads

    The following local students received degrees from Columbia College Chicago during commencement ceremonies held in May.

    Juan Barrera from Crestwood received a BA degree in Arts Management.

    Leslie Wishnevski also from Crestwood received a BA degree in Film & Video.

  • EOMS teacher state finalist for Presidential Award


  • New programs, upgrades greet OC students

    Your kids may disagree with me, but I think the first day of school is one of the best days of the year. It’s a day full of promise, of excitement, of change. It’s a milestone — for parents and students — that marks another chapter in life.

    When your children head off for their first day this year, know that our staff members at Oldham County Schools are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in our district.

  • Area residents attend WKU 
academic camps

    The following students and teachers from Oldham County attended academic summer camps this summer at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Cole LaDow, a student at La Grange Elementary School, attended the Summer Camp July 15-19 for advanced and high-interest students who completed first through fourth grades in 2012-13.

  • Dodson named to state school board association

    A member of the Oldham County Board of Education has been appointed to serve as a director-at-large of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    Larry Dodson, Crestwood, represents the southeastern part of Oldham County on the local board. He will serve a three-year term and was appointed by KSBA President Durward Narramore.

    “I know (Dodson) will hit the ground running as we tackle the issues KSBA is facing due to his past experience on both the local level and KSBA board,” Narramore said.


    New starting,
dismissal times

    Start and ending times for students are changing this year as a result of streamlining bus routes.

    This results in slightly longer bus rides for some students and the need to have more time between elementary and middle/high school start and ending times.

    However, these cost-saving measures allowed the district to retain more than 10 teachers who otherwise would have lost their jobs and protected important programs that have a clear impact on student learning.

  • Griffin named principal at South Oldham High School

    For four years, Jeff Griffin has helped guide the students and staff of South Oldham High in his role as one of four associate principals.

    His guidance will become even more crucial as he takes over the school’s top job July 1.

    Griffin was named the school’s new principal, Superintendent Will Wells said. He announced his acceptance of the SOHS site-based decision making council’s recommendation to hire Griffin May 24.

  • State GED tests free through July 31

    With a price hike looming, the state is offering its GED test for free for the next 10 weeks.

    Kentucky Adult Education will waive the $60 fee for Kentuckians who take the high school equivalency test before July 31.

    Starting Jan. 1, 2014, test fees will jump to $120.

    The GED will also be retooled to comply with the Kentucky Department of Education’s Common Core Standards.

    The tougher educational guidelines were passed as legislation in 2009 and implemented in the 2011-12 school year.

  • Oldham Co. Schools unveils first-draft attendance boundary proposals

    Parents got a first look at where their children may attend school in Oldham County in two years.

    Oldham County Schools held its second round of redistricting forums last week, unveiling first-draft attendance boundaries for the 2014-15 school year.

    District officials released eight boundary maps at a trio of meetings at the county’s high schools. More than 100 parents attended the forums.

    Four of the proposals involve shuffling elementary school students due to the closing of Liberty Elementary at the end of next school year.

  • School board approves budget for coming year

    The Oldham County Board of Education adopted a tentative budget that eliminates $3 million and more than 50 jobs next year.

    Superintendent Will Wells recommended the reduced budget at the school board’s meeting Monday.

    Board members were not unanimous in their decision. District 2 representative Walt Schumm voted against the proposed budget.

    Starting July 1, the school district will have less money and fewer employees.

    Most jobs will come out of classrooms and the transportation department.