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Education

  • An educational experience

    All seventh grade students from South Oldham Middle School went on a field trip this past fall. Half of the trip was to the Louisville Water Company where students learned the history of the Ohio River Valley and the water they drink. The other half of the trip was to the Falls of the Ohio where students learned about the fossils that are commonly found in this area. Both places were tied to the core content standards for Earth’s History.

  • Students selected for EKU’s annual Honor Band

    The following seventh- and eighth-grade band members from Oldham County Middle School were selected for Eastern Kentucky University’s annual Middle School Honor Band Clinic: Caitlin Armstrong, Cassie Eldridge, Joshua Ely, Ben Finch, Krista Fitzgerald, Ben Hoffman, Adam Lang, Dallin Larsen, Kayla Logsdon, Eileen Ramirez, Anna Reeves, Erik Vokoun, Harrison Wight, Brandon Turney and John White.

  • South Oldham Idol

    South Oldham Middle School girls competed Tuesday for the title of South Oldham Idol with various musical performances. Judges awarded Baylie Bowman for her vocal and piano performance of the song she wrote, “For Jayme.” Students pay $1 to watch the contest, which is part of a fundraising effort that collected $1,324 to provide for poor families within the school during the holidays.

  • Trips offer glimpse of working world

    Porcini, McDonald’s, sunny-side-up eggs at home — it doesn’t really matter to eighth-grader Landon Williams. He just wants to cook.

    So he enjoyed his class’ visit to McDonald’s Nov. 11 like he enjoyed their visit to Porcini’s last spring. He thinks he’d enjoy working at either one some day.

  • A Turkey Day tradition

    Goshen Elementary kindergarten students performed Thanksgiving plays Tuesday displaying the virtues of persistence. In addition to acting and singing, some kindergartners even showed off their reading skills.

  • Best books

    For the fourth year, the Oldham County Conservation District, Public Library and Parks and Recreation Department teamed up to sponsor the fall leaf scrapbook event.

     

    Students in kindergarten through fifth grade collected and identified leaves and created a scrapbook showcasing their collection. 

     

  • Rotary honors

    The South Oldham Rotary Club honored the Students of the Month Sept. 12. The honoree from South Oldham High School is Derrek James Nichter. Nichter plans to be a teacher or work in the sports field after college. He is looking for colleges that will give him an opportunity for a baseball scholarship. At SOHS Nichter is on the baseball team and is involved in the peer tutoring program with CBE. Nichter enjoys sports, including baseball, hunting, fishing, basketball, football and swimming.

  • SOHS teacher selected for UofL Scholars Program

    South Oldham High School teacher James Riffe, along with 19 other teachers across the state, has been accepted into the University of Louisville’s Inaugural McConnell Center Teacher Scholars Program, entitled: Civil War Leadership. The program will be a year-long scholarly exploration of Civil War causes, events, implications and personalities. 

  • The joy of reading

    Camden Station Elementary hosted a literacy night Nov. 11, an evening designed to inform parents about how to help their children be better readers. The importance of reading and writing together was stressed as parents visited stations such as John Bensing’s room, where he read poetry and discussed the use of writing in art class.

  • Making history

    Lauren Wolfe, daughter of Lisa and Jim Wolfe of Westport, made North Oldham High School history at the 57th annual National Catholic Forensic League Tournament in Appleton, Wisc. in May. Wolfe was the first NOHS speech team member to advance to the quarter-final round of competition, making her the most successful competitor in the team’s history.