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Education

  • Leadership co-op students graduate from inaugural program

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce graduated the first Leadership Co-Op Mentoring Program Tuesday night during the Chamber’s quarterly dinner at the John Black Community Center.

    The program was facilitated in partnership with the Oldham County Board of Education.

    The Leadership program was an idea that emerged out of the 2008 Leadership Oldham County class. Five students from area high schools have been working with six different employers. 

  • Odyssey of the mind teams move on to world competition

     Several local students recently competed in the Kentucky State Odyssey of the Mind Competition.  

    Odyssey is a creative, problem-solving competition for kindergarten-through college-aged students. Only the first- and second-place winning teams at the state competition are invited to move on to the next level of competition.

    One Harmony Elementary and two North Oldham Middle School teams have been invited to represent Kentucky at the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition at the University of Iowa in Ames.

  • Students cash in for college

     The Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, funded by local businesses and organizations, distributed 53 college scholarships worth about $57,000 to local high school seniors May 11. Oldham County Dollars for Scholars scholarship donors and recipients include: 

  • Summer camps from the Oldham County Schools Arts Center

    To register for any of the following camps, visit www.oldhamcountyartscenter.com or call 241-6018. Cash, check, Visa and Master Card are accepted.  • Mini- Musical Theatre. Ages 6 to 9. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 to 19. $160 ($75 deposit). Lyn Gregory, professional playwright, choreographer and director and Haley Reed, music director will fill the week with music, song and dance from a lively production. Camp fee includes material and copyright fees.  •Theatre Scene Design Art. Ages 6 to 9. 10 a.m. to noon. June 15 to 19.

  • Project grad will be a caribbean night

    June 13 marks the 23rd year that Oldham County residents, businesses and organizations have hosted Project Graduation. Graduating seniors from all Oldham County high schools will gather at South Oldham High School for the annual night-long celebration beginning at 11 p.m. This year’s theme, “Caribbean Nights,” captures the feel of the tropics. The halls and grounds of SOHS will be transformed into a paradise lined with palm trees, a beach, volleyball, a spa, karaoke, music, dancing, food and fun. All participants will win prizes.

  • Carlson named to Phillips Academy winter honor roll

    Chelsea F. Carlson of Goshen, a senior, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term. To be named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy, students must maintain at least a five-point grade-point average on a six-point scale.

    Stoltz named to WKU Greek Hall of Fame  Western Kentucky University’s Greek community recently hosted its annual awards convocation.  Chris Stoltz, a senior from Prospect and a member of Sigma Chi, was inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame.

  • Nominations open for 2010 Kentucky Teacher awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. Nominations may be submitted electronically by visiting www.kentuckytoy.com. The deadline is May 15.

  • Parents of kids with special needs have special parenting needs

    Two new Oldham parent groups launched recently to support parents of children with special needs.  Residents created the Special Education Parent Teacher Association of Oldham County and Hope Huddle with similar goals in mind — to provide support and information to parents trying to get the best education possible for their special needs children. SEPTA President Donna Allen has two sons, one has high functioning autism, the other has Asperger’s Syndrome. They’ve had wonderful teachers in Oldham County schools, she said.

  • A taste of North

    Parents had the opportunity to experience the North Oldham Middle School related arts curriculum during A Taste of North April 23.  

    Students displayed some of the things they’ve learned this year in health, physical education, visual art, humanities, music, computer and drama classes. 

  • Nominations open for Kentucky teacher awards

     Nominations are now open for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. Visit www.kentuckytoy.com for nomination information. The deadline is May 15. Any public school teacher in the state with at least three years of experience is eligible. Teachers may be nominated by students or their parents, colleagues or anyone from the community.