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Education

  • OCMS students learn about Spain through dance

     Southern Spain came to Crestwood this month when FlamencoSpanish classes of Flamenco Louisville performed various dance routines representing the southern region of Spain, known as Andalucía.  The Oldham County Art Center Stage resonated with distinct chants, claps, and guitar sounds reflecting the soulful system of dance and music.

  • Senator Ernie Harris meets with FIRST robotics teams

     When the Locust Grove FIRST Robotics team wrote to Sen. Ernie Harris about battery recycling legislation, they were just hoping for a letter back. Instead, the senator surprised them by calling and setting up a visit last week.

    Each FIRST Robotics Competition involves a robotics component, a themed research project and a core values component. This year’s theme is “Trash Trek,” which led to the students’ interest in battery recycling.

  • Prospect Rotary recognizes students of the month

     President Bill Sherman of the Prospect Goshen Rotary Club presented its Student of the Month Award to North Oldham High students left to right, Seth Hagan, Emma Workman and Abigail Brodsky at their Nov. 19 meeting.

  • Centerfield celebrates walk-a-thon success

     Centerfield Elementary students celebrated a hugely successful PTA walkathon Wednesday — more than $18,000 was raised to support school technology and other projects. A student was drawn from each grade to “pie” an administrator. Picured: a student pies guidance counselor Christy Weaver.

  • East Oldham honors veterans

     East Oldham Middle honored veterans Wednesday, using the early release day as a great opportunity to welcome veterans to share their experiences with students. Students also served lunch and had one-on-one conversations with veterans. The day concluded with a special assembly.

  • District earns state’s highest honor for communications

    Oldham County Schools received the highest award at the annual Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services program, presented by the Kentucky School Public Relations Association and the Kentucky School Boards Association in Bardstown Nov. 6.

  • Over $20,000 awarded to OCS teachers

     More than $22,000 will go to Oldham County Schools classrooms through the 2016 Pyramid Awards through the Oldham County Educational Foundation (OCEF). The Pyramid Awards fund innovative classroom instruction and are awarded based on teacher proposals. Eleven of the district’s 16 schools are represented in this year’s Pyramid Awards.

  • WKU honors students for academic achievements

     Western Kentucky University recently honored over 60 students from area high schools for their academic achievements. This year’s group of students has an average ACT composite score of 29 and grade-point average of 3.87 and included six Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and one National Merit Semifinalist. The following local students were recognized Nov. 12 at the Frazier History Museum during the Louisville Area Scholars Luncheon. 

  • Marching Dragons finish season strong

     South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons finished their 2015 season strong placing fifth out of 16 bands in the KMEA Class AAAA State Championships on Oct. 31. The Marching Dragons competed against 24 bands in their class this past weekend at Kings High School in Ohio to place fourth in the MidStates Class AAA Championships.

     Submitted photo and information

  • In the classroom with Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year

     The halls at North Oldham High School are pretty quiet at 2 p.m. on Monday. Students are in their respective classes sitting behind desks and listening to their teachers lecture about the invasion of Normandy, memorizing the Pythagorean theorem or dissecting Edgar Allen Poe.