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Education

  • OCHS magazine wins award

    Spectrum, the literary magazine published by Oldham County High School, placed first in the state and is ranked among the nation’s best by the National Council of Teachers of English.

    This award is for the edition published in 2013, which was then considered with other state winners for a national award. OCHS did not win the top national honor this year, but did for their 2011 magazine.

    The award-winning publication returned most of its editors for the 2013-14 school year, including seniors Sarah Stovall, Anna Gorsick, Heidi Arbuckle and Hannah Deaton.

  • Student honored by McDonalds as history-maker of tomorrow

    Community leaders joined local McDonald’s Owner/Operators on Feb. 27, recognizing ten area high school students, including Logan Sanderson, a student at North Oldham High School, as Black History Makers of Tomorrow.

    McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated February’s Black History Month by awarding $15,000 in total scholarships to high school seniors selected for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.

  • Awards encourage classroom innovation

    More than 20 Oldham County teachers have been awarded nearly $20,000 to help promote innovation in Oldham County Schools.

    The money is part of the Oldham County Educational Foundation’s Pyramid Awards program, which has been supporting educational initiatives throughout the district for nearly 20 years.

    In all, 21 teachers were awarded a total of $19,756 for ideas such as “iSee, iLearn, iReflect,” “Pumpkin Chunkin,” and “Engineering is Elementary.”

  • Academic teams headed to state

    Oldham students earned 13 top 5 finishes at the regional academic team competition, including nine individuals from all three high schools and the Future Problem Solving and Quick Recall teams from North Oldham High, all of whom move on to state.

    Senior David Glenn led NOHS to an overall second-place team finish, earning the district’s only first place award through his win in mathematics. This is Glenn’s second year as regional champion in mathematics. Last year, he finished fourth at state.

  • Arts offer competition

    Students from across Oldham County were recognized during the annual PTA Reflections Celebration at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and is the largest arts education program of its kind. It was started in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves through various artistic forms. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the year’s theme to live through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

  • 'Mentally ill' individual puts two Oldham County schools into lockdown

    Two Oldham County High Schools were put on lockdown Thursday after Oldham County Police became aware of a situation involving a former student and current OCS student, police and school officials said. 

    Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School were put in seperate lockdowns Thursday morning. OCHS was put into lockdown first at 9:30 a.m., while NOHS went into lockdown at 10:30 a.m., Oldham County Schools Communications Director Tracy Harris said. Both schools were released from lockdown at 11 a.m., she said.

  • Event set to discuss heroin effects in the community

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals is hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

    Presented by the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, the community event will feature a panel including an addiction specialist, law enforcement, District Judge Jerry Crosby and others. Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones will moderate the panel.

  • The bear necessities

    St. Francis School would like to congratulate the cast and crew of 2014, 4th grade production of “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.

  • History brought to life

    Norb Rawert of The Sons of the American Revolution was invited to Camden Station Elementary School in Crestwood on Feb. 12. The presentation to Ms. Rene Larkin’s 5th grade class was a discussion of the Revolutionary War (1776-1783).

  • Local scholarship money available

    Oldham County Community Scholarships has over $75,000 in scholarship money available. Did you know that we have scholarships available for all types of students, not just the 4.0 students? Some of our sponsors want a 2.5 GPA, others want a “well-rounded student” that volunteers in the community and participates in school activities, others want students planning a career in a particular field or attended a particular elementary school. There’s something for everyone.