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Education

  • PHOTOS: Science Center visits New Haven School

    The Kentucky Science Center paid a visit to New Haven School Thursday, where students went through various activities themed “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry.” The activities included looking at fingerprints, working with different liquids and observing chemical reactions, among others. Several community volunteers came in to help lead the different stations. The visit was one of several programs the Kentucky Science Center offers to schools. Principal Kevin Payton said the experience for New Haven School was generously paid for by Heaven Hill.
     

  • Former super’s new position part of complaints made against district

    In exchange for stepping out of his role as superintendent of Nelson County Schools, the district created a “director of process, research and improvement” position for Anthony Orr, which he moved into effective Aug. 1.

    The agreement created between Orr and the district stipulated he would “provide monthly reports containing research, reports and information directly related to process improvement for the Nelson County School District,” and that Orr would continue receiving his same salary and benefits. The position would run until June 30, 2018.

  • Bardstown Elementary names September Students of the Month
  • Bethlehem first quarter 2017-18 honor roll

    The following Bethlehem High School students have been named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year.

    All A Honor Roll

    • Freshmen:

    Logan Ballard, Ella Blair, Christianna Bohn, Kathleen Brown, Samuel Cecconi, Clayton Davis, Lauren DeBold, Luke Glasscock, Erin Rieth, Caroline Riggs, Madeline Ritchie, Zander Tirabasso

    • Sophomores:

  • FHE students help babies, sick kids

    There were a lot of questions about the Norton Children’s Hospital balloon logo Friday morning as students in Amy Brandenburg’s class at Foster Heights Elementary School learned about the hospital in a special presentation.

    Courtney Puckett, the development coordinator for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, paid a special visit to the local students to not only educate them about the hospital, but also thank them for a big donation the students had made.

  • #DrugFree

    Educators have been encouraging a new hash tag on social media this week as local high school students promote #DrugFree as part of National Red Ribbon Week.

    The weeklong campaign, held between Oct. 23 and Oct. 31 of each year, is the largest and oldest drug prevention program in the nation. It started in 1985, but with drug abuse still an issue in most states and with a growing problem in Kentucky, its message remains relevant.

  • Humes graduates from the University of Rochester

    Charlotte Humes graduated from the University of Rochester in May with both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science, with majors in math, chemistry and Arabic.

    She is now teaching math at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan.

    She is the daughter of Suzanne Coombs, of Bardstown. She is a 2012 graduate of Nelson County High School and the Gatton Academy.

  • Bardstown Foundation for Excellence announces 2017 award of grants and mini-grants to teachers

    Several board members of the Bardstown Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, along with Foundation Executive Director Kim Lacy and Superintendent Brent Holsclaw, recently delivered great news to some Bardstown teachers.  With balloons and giant checks, this “Prize Patrol” was the foundation’s way of letting teachers know they were awarded a grant or mini-grant.

  • PHOTO: Horizons Landscaping Team exercises ‘flower power’

    Andrew Kiessendorff uses a flower to attract the attention of a praying mantis during a Horizons Academy landscaping project outside the school building. Jesse Johnson is looking on. The Landscaping Project Group is one of four project groups in which HZA students can participate. The others are Gardening, Arts and Community Service, and Public Relations. This project involved planting seasonal flowers in pots near the school entrance to help beautify the building.

  • St. Joseph Elementary School wins National Blue Ribbon award

    Recently, the United States Department of Education announced that two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville were named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Two elementary schools serving preschool through eighth grade will be recognized: Saint Joseph School in Bardstown for the first time and Holy Trinity School in Louisville for the second time.