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Education

  • Assistant promoted to top job at South Oldham Middle

    South Oldham Middle School will welcome a new principal this summer but he doesn’t need much introduction to the school’s community. Associate Principal Steve Emerson will move into the position, said Superintendent Will Wells, who announced his acceptance of the site-based decision making council’s decision May 27.

  • SOHS marches at Disney
  • OCS grads share first salute

    Submitted photo

    On Friday, May 23rd, in Annapolis, Md., two former South Oldham High School alumni met at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium to honor a newly commissioned officer’s first salute. Spencer Warren, 22, of Crestwood, a 2010 South Oldham High School graduate and May 2014 United States Naval Academy graduate, and Trevor Lively, 20, of Crestwood, a 2012 South Oldham High School graduate and plebe midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, saluted each other after graduation on Friday.

  • Student selected for Brown Fellows
  • A cause worth kicking

    About 168 Oldham County Middle School students came out to the OCYSA fields Friday to compete as 21 teams at the second annual kickball tournament benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The double elimination tournament was initiated last year as an eighth grade student service project in memory of teacher Chris Carlton. Raising money and having fun was the primary goal of the tournament, according to Coordinator Joe Percefull. “Winning is secondary,” he said.

  • South Oldham’s Abercrombie given 2014 ExCEL award

    Spiders. Snakes. Heights. Math. Some of the most fear-inducing words — but not in Bethany Abercrombie’s class at South Oldham High School.

    “This is the happiest math class you’ll ever be a part of,” she overheard one student tell another.

  • OCHS Band honors two

     

    During the Oldham County High School Band Banquet on May 16, 26 graduating seniors were honored. Among these seniors, Andrew Dharamsey received the Chris Combs Memorial Spirit Award. In the fall, Dharamsey will be attending the University of Kentucky. Senior Drew Maddy was awarded the Windy Wyatt Scholarship. Maddy will be attending Eastern Kentucky University in the fall.

  • Davis receives Steinhauser scholarship

    Connor Davis of Crestwood has been awarded a $2,000 annual scholarship as a member of Trinity High School’s class of 2018. The scholarship named for Trinity’s first principal, Monsignor Alfred Steinhauser, is awarded each year to the top 20 scorers on the High School Placement Test.

    Connor is in the eighth grade this year at St. Aloysius in Pewee Valley and is a starting midfielder for the South Oldham Dragons Lacrosse team. He is the son of Shelly and Rusty Davis and grandson of Iva and Don Davis of Crestwood.

  • Project Graduation needs donations, volunteers

    Project Graduation is an annual effort by the Oldham County community to provide an all-night, chemical-free party for the graduating seniors of Oldham County, South Oldham, North Oldham and Buckner Alternative High Schools. Since 1986, your generosity has made the Oldham County Project Graduation one of the most successful in the state with an average 78% participation rate.

  • School board bans E-Cigs

    The use of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other vapor products for tobacco are now banned on Oldham County Schools property, after the school board approved a policy change at its monthly meeting.

    The board was presented with the potential policy change at its April board meeting. At that time, OCS general counsel Anne Coorssen called the policy change “substantial” while noting the use of e-cigarettes and other vapor products for tobacco usage was increasing.