• Foundation holds annual spring showcase

    The Oldham County Educational Foundation held its annual Spring Showcase Feb. 8 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. The showcase provides an opportunity to highlight programs and initiatives supported by OCEF, which includes the OCS Arts Center.

    The showcase featured performances by the OC Performance Troupe, OC Youth Theatre, OC Chamber Ensemble and OC Jazz Connections.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • Culinary class participates in cooking competition


    At right, North Oldham High School junior Taylor Batts, part of the culinary program at the Arvin Center, smoothes out the icing on her cake during the competition.

    Below, students in the ProStart Culinary program at the Arvin Center competed in a competition last week, judged by Sullivan University. There were seven different categories students as part of the competition.

  • OCS pay raise approved by board

    The Oldham County Board of Education officially approved a one percent raise for its teachers and other classroom staff at its January monthly meeting.

    The board approved a so-called “one-time fringe benefit” of one percent, named because it won’t affect salary structures in 2015, board staff said.

    The approval of the item was never in doubt, because the district and board members had been basing the most recent tax increase on such a raise for the district’s teachers.

  • Massie talks cooking and CAD during OCS visit

    It’s not unusual for a congressman to visit a school in his district, but very few have the expertise Congressman Thomas Massie brought during his tour of the Arvin Education Center Friday.

    Massie, who started his career as an engineer after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spent an hour discussing Congress, economics, engineering and more with the students participating in the center’s Engineering Academy.

  • North junior teaches CPR class

    North Oldham High School junior Trenton Fryman has a message for his fellow classmates: any CPR is better than no CPR. Twenty-five students showed up to learn Hands-Only CPR before school.

    Hands-only CPR is a two-step technique that involves calling 9-1-1 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. This simplified method of CPR requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing and does not require certification. It can also be taught in the health class curriculum with little or no cost.

  • Teachers try hand at cool science lessons

    Submitted photo

    Fourth and fifth grade GT cluster teachers from all nine elementary schools spent an engaging afternoon on Jan. 9, doing hands-on science experiments led by Jason Lindsey from Hooked on Science. Teachers are prepared to share ideas, resources and experiences from the training with grade level colleagues that extend curriculum and are aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

  • Education Briefs Jan. 29

    Measurement Olympics

  • Farm Bureau scholarships available

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 83 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • NOMS student honored by Gilda’s Club

    More than 160 teens, grades 6-12, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Southern Indiana shared their personal experiences and reflections of what it is like to live with cancer – either their own or someone close to them – through essays, poetry and artwork for Gilda’s Club Louisville’s “Write Stuff” contest. Gilda’s Club, 633 Baxter Ave., is a free cancer support community for men, women, teens and children.