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Education

  • District earns state’s highest honor for communications

    Oldham County Schools received the highest award at the annual Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services program, presented by the Kentucky School Public Relations Association and the Kentucky School Boards Association in Bardstown Nov. 6.

  • Over $20,000 awarded to OCS teachers

     More than $22,000 will go to Oldham County Schools classrooms through the 2016 Pyramid Awards through the Oldham County Educational Foundation (OCEF). The Pyramid Awards fund innovative classroom instruction and are awarded based on teacher proposals. Eleven of the district’s 16 schools are represented in this year’s Pyramid Awards.

  • WKU honors students for academic achievements

     Western Kentucky University recently honored over 60 students from area high schools for their academic achievements. This year’s group of students has an average ACT composite score of 29 and grade-point average of 3.87 and included six Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and one National Merit Semifinalist. The following local students were recognized Nov. 12 at the Frazier History Museum during the Louisville Area Scholars Luncheon. 

  • Marching Dragons finish season strong

     South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons finished their 2015 season strong placing fifth out of 16 bands in the KMEA Class AAAA State Championships on Oct. 31. The Marching Dragons competed against 24 bands in their class this past weekend at Kings High School in Ohio to place fourth in the MidStates Class AAA Championships.

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  • In the classroom with Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year

     The halls at North Oldham High School are pretty quiet at 2 p.m. on Monday. Students are in their respective classes sitting behind desks and listening to their teachers lecture about the invasion of Normandy, memorizing the Pythagorean theorem or dissecting Edgar Allen Poe.

  • South Oldham High School Dragons marching to state

     South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons shined brightly on this past Saturday’s cloudy day in the Kentucky Music Educator Association’s East Regional Competition in Berea.  The Marching Dragons competed against 10 KMEA Class AAAA bands from across the state earning a Distinguished rating from the judges and placing second in the contest.  The Dragons now advance to Class AAAA Semifinal competition, the next step to State Finals which will be held on Oct. 31 in Bowling Green.

  • Education in Brief - Oct. 19, 2015

     Newman wins merit scholarship

    Students in Denison University’s class of 2019 were recently awarded a First Year Merit Scholarship. 

    Lilia Newman, of a graduate of North Oldham High School received the Denison Founders Scholarship. The Denison Founders Scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.

     

    Local grad homecoming candidate

  • Students rally to support children’s hospital

     An Oldham County girl is now in kindergarten thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — and North Oldham Middle School students showed their thanks through a donation to the hospital.

    On Monday, Oct. 12, NOMS sixth-graders presented a check for $2,018 to a representative from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Grants support new technology in the classroom

     Six teachers will incorporate new technologies into their classes thanks to the inaugural Oldham County Technology Initiative (OCTI) grants.

    The grant recipients include Matt Arledge (Kenwood Station Elementary), Victoria Byrka (Oldham County Middle), Tangie Kelsey (Oldham County High), Matt Lund (Crestwood Elementary), Lauren Rataj (Camden Station Elementary) and Kayla Thurman (Crestwood Elementary).

  • Red Cross needs youth coordinators

     This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. 

    Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.