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Education

  • ‘SOME PIG’
  • Goshen Elementary group wins book battle

    On March 4, Goshen fifth grade students participated and won first place in the Oldham County Schools District Battle of the Books competition, hosted by Goshen Elementary. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program in which teams of students read books, write questions and later answers questions about the books they have read.

    The students will later compete as teams, first in their classroom and then among other teams from their grade level, to see who can recall the most about the books they read.

  • North students place first in WKU history competition

    More than 600 students from 25 schools in Kentucky and Tennessee competed in the WKU Department of History’s 41st Annual History Contest on March 21 at Diddle Arena.

    First and second place winners in each test are as follows:

    Senior High American History: First, Maggie A. Foster of North Oldham High School.

    Senior High World History: First, Isaiah Bryant of North Oldham High School.

    Junior High American History: First, Elizabeth Foster of North Oldham Middle School.

  • Essay advances in Barnes and Noble competition

    Congratulations to OCHS student Caroline Kronfli and OCHS teacher Lynnette McGiffen-Newkirk. Kronfli recently entered a favorite teacher contest sponsored by Barnes and Noble. The essay she wrote about her teacher, Ms. McGiffen-Newkirk, was chosen as the winner at the Summit Barnes & Noble store. Her essay will now move on to the national Barnes & Noble contest.

    Pictured is Kronfli and her favorite teacher, McGiffen-Newkirk.

    --Submitted photo and info

  • Students display slice of creativity on boxes

     

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in its second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Local student selected as scholarship semifinalist

    Kyle Smith, a junior at Oldham County High School, has been selected as a semifinalist competing for one of 65 scholarships to study abroad with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program.

    The YES Abroad program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The merit-based award covers the full cost of an academic year, providing students with a full immersion experience through living with a host family and attending a local  high school.

  • Check mate
  • Youth mud run announced
  • Trivia night fundraiser

    Oldham County Middle School invites you to attend Family Tree Foundation Trivia Night on Saturday, March 22, at 6 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 212 Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley.

    Regular Tables are $120 for 8 people (ages 18 and over only).  Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks, adult beverages are welcome. VIP Tables are $200 for 8 people.  VIP Benefits: Soda/Water, Dessert, Raffle Tickets, 2 Free Answers, Prime Table Placement and Runner.

  • Goshen student serves as page for Sen. Harris