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Education

  • 2008 Pyramid Awards

    The Pyramid Awards are teacher grants sponsored annually by the Oldham County Educational Foundation and designed to assist with instructional strategies to increase student learning outcomes.  OCEF’s mission is to foster business and community support for the public schools in Oldham County by promoting community knowledge, involvement and support of public education and directing contributed funds into programs to improve education for Oldham County students.  Sponsored by PNC, Head Trust, Fastline Publications, La Grange Rotary, Morgan Keegan

  • U of L coaches motivate seventh-grade classes

    University of Louisville football coach Steve Kragthorpe and men’s soccer coach Ken Lolla spoke to the seventh grade boys at North Oldham Middle School Friday. The coaches encouraged the students to set high goals, to write them down and to work hard at attaining those goals.

  • Local PTA parents attend children’s advocacy rally

    Twelve members of  local, district and Kentucky PTA joined more than 600 children’s advocates at the fifth Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol Feb. 12 to meet with legislators regarding children’s issues.

  • A contest like no other

    You, the readers of The Oldham Era, will have the opportunity to play writing critic over the course of the next week. Or if you prefer, you can play teacher.

  • Six students earn Gold Key awards in art competition

    Six students earned Gold Key awards in the regional Scholastic art competition. Whitney Olsen was honored for drawing, Katherine Ferriell for painting and Emily Farmer, Cameryn Jones, Ben Kolder and Catherine Taylor for their art portfolios.

  • An honor to perform

    Several members of the Oldham County High School Symphonic Band were recently honored as members of the All-5th District Bands, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University Honors bands and the 2009 Kentucky All-State Bands. Forty-eight OCHS band members were selected by audition to perform with the All-District bands conducted by Dr. Greg Byrne from UofL and Joseph Stites from WKU. The bands performed Jan. 10 at the University of Louisville School of Music.   Nine OCHS students performed Jan.

  • Volunteers needed to help OCDFS score scholarship applications

    Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is seeking volunteers to help score scholarship applications.  

    There will be sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19 and 20 at the Pewee Valley Women’s Club. Evening sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10, 12, 17 and 19 at Fastline Publications in Buckner  Volunteers must not have had a relative who applied for a scholarship this year.  For information visit www.ocdfs.org or call Cindy Hack at 376-7653.

  • Primary and kindergarten student registration begins March 10

    Registration for first-year Oldham County primary and kindergarten students for 2009 and 2010 will take place at the school they are districted to attend from 4 to 6 p.m. March 10 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11.

  • Learning Garden awarded $2,500 grant

    The Learning Garden Preschool and Child Development Center in La Grange was recently awarded a quality enhancement grant for $2,500. 

    Grants are funded by the Rural KIPDA Early Childhood Council and supported by the KIDS NOW initiative. Licensed centers and certified family homes in Bullitt, Henry, Spencer, Trimble, Shelby and Oldham counties are eligible, other eligibility standards are required.  For information about the grant, call 220-8624.

  • Local students named to Murray State dean’s list

    Four local students have been named to the Murray State University dean’s list for the fall semester.