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Education

  • ‘Junior’ High

    As one of the biggest names in racing and a family lineage in stock cars, it seems odd NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have considered anything but racing cars in his lifetime.

    But one of most popular racers ever said he has always had a backup plan if racing on Sunday afternoons in stock car racing’s highest circuit didn’t work and encouraged students at Oldham County High School to “always have a backup plan” during a visit to the school last week.

  • School board approves security plan funding

    Oldham County Schools are undertaking a new district-wide security update, after the school board approved funding for the measure at Monday’s meeting.

    The board approved funding for phase 1 of the project, which will include installation of new electronic door hardware, video surveillance systems, emergency communications systems, electronic visitor management systems and new signage throughout the entire district.

  • Two OCS schools named top 5 in state

    Two Oldham County Schools have been ranked as top five in the state, according to the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings.

    North Oldham High School was ranked second in the state, while South Oldham High School was ranked fourth, according to the recently released rankings. The top school in the state, according to the rankings, is DuPont Manual High School in Louisville. Highlands High School and Beechwood High School round of the top five, respectively. NOHS was ranked No. 206 nationally, while SOHS ranked No. 431 nationally.

  • North Oldham High’s new principal to start July 1

    Craig Wallace will begin as principal July 1 following the retirement of Lisa Jarrett. Jarrett served as principal for eight years.

  • Education Briefs April 24

    History bee

    Summer vacation will start in Atlanta for three North Oldham Middle School students — but it won’t be the relaxing weekend their peers are enjoying. These students will be competing at the National History Bee after qualifying at the regional competition April 2 in Lexington.

  • Preschooler left on OCS bus for three hours

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    Oldham County Schools have made policy changes and two employees have resigned after a preschool student was left unattended on a bus for three hours April 21, OCS Superintendent Will Wells said.

    According to Wells, the student was unattended after all other students were dropped off for afternoon preschool at 11:30 a.m. April 21. When the child’s parents arrived to pick the student up at 2:20 p.m., school officials realized the student was missing.

  • OC Arts Center to hold family auditions

    This summer, the hills of Oldham county will be alive with the sound of music. Where in the area can you find a musical production where multiple family members can audition for roles? Where mom, dad, grandma and little Johnny can all perform together?

  • Anything Goes during flash mob

    Shelbi Schooler, a senior at Oldham County High School, performs in a flash mob at El Nopal in La Grange to promote the schools upcoming play Anything Goes. Schooler plays Reno Sweeney in the play that will take place in the OCHS Auditorium on April 17,18 and 19 at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on the 19th at 2 p.m.

  • Greenwood named student of the month

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary April Student of the Month at their April 11 meeting.

  • On the fast track

    Like many 15-year-olds, Carrollton native Cody Brown likes to drive fast.

    The difference between Brown and his peers, though, is Brown is finally getting paid to do so.

    The freshman at Carroll County High School spends his weekends racing for U.S. Legends Car International, spending time in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio racing the smaller cars.

    And last week, while many Oldham County students were on the beach for Spring Break, about a dozen Harmony Elementary students got to meet the young racecar driver.