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Education

  • The Cutest Two Minutes in Oldham County
  • UPS foundation gives donation to engineering academy

    The Oldham County Schools new Engineering Academy will launch in August thanks in part to a donation from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, the area’s largest employer. The grant will be used to help fund equipment and supplies for the new academy, which will welcome its first class of approximately 50 students in the fall.

  • SOHS performs Cinderella
  • Family fun event rocks at La Grange

    Even the persistent drizzle couldn’t dampen the excitement and community spirit at La Grange Elementary’s first annual Family Fun Raiser Day last Friday. Thinking outside the box, PTA President Louise Blevins conceived a spring festival where all students could participate, instead of only those who could attend a Saturday event. Families were invited and encouraged to take part, attend the General PTA meeting and vote for their next two SBDM Parent Representatives.

  • Education Briefs May 1

    OCHS students in summer programs

    Three Oldham County High School students have been accepted to prestigious programs that will give them unique opportunities to further their education and deepen their knowledge.

  • ‘Junior’ High

    As one of the biggest names in racing and a family lineage in stock cars, it seems odd NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have considered anything but racing cars in his lifetime.

    But one of most popular racers ever said he has always had a backup plan if racing on Sunday afternoons in stock car racing’s highest circuit didn’t work and encouraged students at Oldham County High School to “always have a backup plan” during a visit to the school last week.

  • School board approves security plan funding

    Oldham County Schools are undertaking a new district-wide security update, after the school board approved funding for the measure at Monday’s meeting.

    The board approved funding for phase 1 of the project, which will include installation of new electronic door hardware, video surveillance systems, emergency communications systems, electronic visitor management systems and new signage throughout the entire district.

  • Two OCS schools named top 5 in state

    Two Oldham County Schools have been ranked as top five in the state, according to the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings.

    North Oldham High School was ranked second in the state, while South Oldham High School was ranked fourth, according to the recently released rankings. The top school in the state, according to the rankings, is DuPont Manual High School in Louisville. Highlands High School and Beechwood High School round of the top five, respectively. NOHS was ranked No. 206 nationally, while SOHS ranked No. 431 nationally.

  • North Oldham High’s new principal to start July 1

    Craig Wallace will begin as principal July 1 following the retirement of Lisa Jarrett. Jarrett served as principal for eight years.

  • Education Briefs April 24

    History bee

    Summer vacation will start in Atlanta for three North Oldham Middle School students — but it won’t be the relaxing weekend their peers are enjoying. These students will be competing at the National History Bee after qualifying at the regional competition April 2 in Lexington.