By law, Kentucky requires local school board members to take annual professional development classes. But two members of the Oldham County Board of Education have gone beyond the minimum mandates in state law, earning advanced certification in support of their work for this community’s children and schools.
A project that began on the first day of school has come full circle for the fifth-graders at Crestwood Elementary.“On the first day of school we started out listening to a song by Carla Gover, since then we’ve been learning about eastern Kentucky,” fifth-grader
Administrators for Oldham County Schools are working to minimize impact on students as they formulate a tight budget.
School board treasurer Chuck Littrell said a 1 percent increase in funds allocated to schools by state legislature during each of the next two years is the least he can remember. He said the increase is usually about 2.5 percent per year.
The University of Kentucky has recently recognized 112 students from Oldham County who were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.
To make a dean’s list in one of UK’s colleges, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list.
The North Oldham High School Speech Team closed the 2007-08 season by competing in the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament March 14-15 at Western Kentucky University.
Speech coach Rosemary Cundiff-Brown, who founded the team when NOHS opened its doors five years ago, said she was impressed with the talent on this year’s team and was also pleased with the dedication of the students.
North Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University junior Kelly Spratte-Lennington, Oldham County Senior High School graduate and Transylvania freshman Sarah Conn and South Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania freshman Elizabeth Higgins recently performed in the Transylvania music program’s “An Evening at the Cabaret: A Night on Broadway.”