• Education Briefs

    La Grange Elementary principal selected as outstanding graduate

  • Board members advance in academy

    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.

  • Mentors visit fifth-grade activists at Crestwood Elementary

    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

  • Pewee Valley resident named student leader at Transylvania

    South Oldham High School graduate and Transylvania University sophomore David Akers has been named a Student Orientation Leader for the 2008-09 academic year.

    SOLs help plan freshman orientation and help introduce new students to college life.

    They help new students make academic and social transitions to college life.They work closely with a faculty member in teaching our University 1111 classes.

  • Negative drug test equals free Domino's pizza

    Domino’s Pizza stores are teaming with the Oldham County Board of Education to encourage students to participate in the schools’ random drug testing programs.

    Students that participate in the voluntary drug testing program and test negative will be awarded a coupon for a free medium one-topping pizza, courtesy of Domino’s Pizza.

  • Carlson makes honor roll at Phillips Academy

    Chelsea F. Carlson, of Goshen, a member of the Class of 2009, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term.

    To be named to the honor roll, a student must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale.

  • School board prepares for tight budget

    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.

  • 112 Oldham students make UK dean's list

    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.

  • North Oldham Speech Team celebrates successful season

    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.

  • Sikkema named to Liberty dean's list

    Liberty University student Caitlyn Sikkema of Crestwood has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.

    To receive dean’s list commendation, full-time students must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a four-point scale.