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Education

  • Study: Oldham ranks first for kids

     

    A first-ever ranking of child well-being at the county level in Kentucky has named Oldham County as the best.

    Advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates annually releases the Kids Count data book to gauge the well-being of Kentucky’s kids, but this year is the first time they ranked counties from 1 to 120.

    In the rankings, Oldham County scored first overall, as well as first in three main categories: education, health and family and community.

  • NOHS Speech Team Earns Trophy

    Members of the North Oldham High School Speech Team earned a second place overall team sweepstakes trophy Saturday at the “Best of Both Worlds” competition at Kentucky Country Day.

    NOHS had 11 finalists:

    Brooke Hasl--Champion in Dramatic Interpretation and Runner-Up in Prose

    Kiersten Cleveland-Runner-Up in Broadcasting and 3rd place in Improvisational Duo with Grace Elbert

    Cedric Cj Withrow--3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation and 6th place in Storytelling

    Seth Stevens--4th place in Broadcasting

  • Junior Guard students promoted

    Congratulations to 37 Junior Guard members who were honored during a promotion ceremony Dec. 5. Instructor SGM Tim Anderson told the students and parents that a promotion is not just an honor, it’s a responsibility and an expectation to uphold in the future. Three of these students are already enlisted in military and several more plan to sign up in upcoming weeks.

    Attention to orders:

  • Marching Dragons Honored

    School Board member Joyce Fletcher and superintendent Will Wells congratulate South Oldham High School band director Ryan McAllister for achievements earned by the Marching Dragons. The marching band earned the title of Mid-States Band Association Grand Champions and earned fourth place at the Kentucky Music Educators Association, State Marching Band Competition.

  • OCS students, schools receive honors from Kentucky Youth Assembly

    Leadership, communication and critical thinking are three main goals of Oldham County Schools, and hundreds of students employed those skills while at the Kentucky Youth Assembly in recent weeks.

    All seven Oldham County middle and high schools attend this three-day experiential learning conference this year, participating in a simulation of the Commonwealth’s democratic process.

  • NOHS sends holiday card to soldiers

    North Oldham High School receptionist Christine Lisa Lowrey joined Holiday Cards for Heroes, a program that sends holiday cards to soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Hospital and to those on active duty. Lowrey’s sons were deployed to Afghanistan when she heard about the program last year and thought sending cards was a great idea.

  • Oldham Co. Schools closed TUESDAY

    Oldham County Schools are closed Tuesday, Dec. 10 due to slick road conditions, the district announced. 

  • Education Briefs Dec. 5

    A Christmas Carol

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s production of “A Christmas Carol” - The Musical will be performed by the Oldham County Youth Theatre, December 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 502-241-6018.

    Band equipment needed

  • SOMS shows its talents

    On Nov. 26, South Oldham Middle School students and staff held their annual talent show. The show raised more than $200 for the school’s indigent fund, which supports students in need.

    Eighth grader Jon Marie Johnson won this year’s show with her ballet performance to the Sugar Plum Fairy act of The Nutcracker. Johnson is a member of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble and will perform again this year in the company’s production of The Nutcracker at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

    --Submitted information and photos

  • Tech time

    North Oldham Middle School held a tech-a-thon Nov. 26, raising $10,373 for new technology at the school. Students who met a fund raising goal of $200 we able to throw a pie at a teacher’s face. Above, Mrs. Pitsenberger reacts after having a pie thrown at her.

    --Submitted information and photo