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Education

  • Students could see shorter school days

    Students may see some school days cut short in 2009-10.

    Oldham County Board of Education members are considering a plan that would send students home two hours early on six days during the 2009-10 school year. 

  • SOHS teacher’s play debuts tonight

    If you’re a student at South Oldham High School, you probably know him as Mr. Watson. But if you visit the Bunbury Theatre in the next few weeks, you’ll see the results of his own homework assignment.

    Adam Watson’s play “Occasional Poisonings from the Kitchen” is one of four in The Honest Abe 23-minute Play Festival opening today (Thursday) at the Bunbury Theatre.

  • Movin’ on up

    Beginning Monday, Crestwood Elementary teachers had the chance to move everything they don’t need for school this week into classrooms at the new school. District maintenance employees and the Crestwood custodial staff performed most of the heavy lifting.

  • Education Briefs

    South Oldham will offer ACT Prep class in January

    South Oldham High School is offering an ACT Prep Class, open to all students, for the Feb. 7 ACT test date. 

  • Digital literacy program helps students communicate

     In Richard Parrott’s fifth-grade classroom at Buckner Elementary, students used the “school pad” to review the correct answers to their geometry exam.

    “Do you want me to write it?” asked a student who was answering a question that she had responded correctly to on the exam.

  • Oldham’s Engineers of Tomorrow

    In the early nineties, one man, an inventor named Dean Kamen founded For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, an organization designed to create a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes. There are three FIRST robotics teams in Kentucky. Team number 2783, Engineers of Tomorrow, is based in Oldham County, and has been working since May on various machine shop projects to gain experience for their rookie competition season.

  • WKU admissions counselor will visit South Oldham

    Caelin Smith, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit area high schools to discuss with prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

  • Akers inducted into Transy’s leadership honor society

    South Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University junior David Akers has been inducted into the Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Students apply for ODK membership in their junior or senior year. Selection is based on academic ranking, extracurricular activities and leadership roles. New members are selected by current ODK members and must pass with a 75-percent approval rating.

  • Oldham County middle school students named to all-district band

    The following seventh- and eighth-grade band members, pictured, from Oldham County Middle School auditioned into the 5th District All-District Band: David Bowles, John Hatton, John Torres, Eileen Ramirez, Ben Finch, Ryann Little, Erik Vokoun, Dallin Larsen, Josh Ely, Austin Smith, Anna Reeves, Ricky Elmore, Charlie Chandler, Adam Lang, Harrison Wight and Cassie Eldridge. Dr. Ann Porter, assistant professor of music education at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, will be the guest clinician.

  • Crestwood student receives music award

    Crestwood student Will Fergason is one of several Morehead State University students who recently received awards at the Kentucky Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition.

    Fergason is a member of MSU’s Orpheus Saxophone Quartet. The quartet received an honorable mention at the competition.