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Education

  • NCHS celebrates student success on Advanced Placement exams

    “C-A-R-D-S!” was chanted by Nelson County High School Principal Tanya Jury as she entered each classroom — the school mascot in tow — to surprise a certain group of students.

    The commotion Friday morning was part of the high school’s first school-wide celebration of the success of students who had taken part in advanced placement courses.

    “We wanted to celebrate them,” Jury said of the event, adding that a group celebration would be held that afternoon to which parents were invited.

  • County schools adopt 4 percent tax revenue increase

    Taxes are going up for Nelson County Schools and changes within the district are part of the administration’s justification.

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education adopted a 4 percent increase in tax revenue at its September work session Thursday night. The decision followed a public tax hearing, held immediately prior to the work session, in which the recommendation of 4 percent was made by Chief Operating Officer Tim Hockensmith.

  • Ready. Set. Popsicles!

    After learning the course, the 1K competitors took off running as fast as they could. When they crossed the finish line, they would receive a treat. The 1K was followed by a longer course Wednesday at Thomas Nelson High School as the ninth annual Popsicle Races continue this year.

    The races, open to elementary and middle school students throughout Nelson County, offer a 1K for younger kids and a 3K for older ones.

  • Board hears from state resources about superintendent search

    With a screening committee formed, the district is preparing to move forward in its search for a new superintendent. On Thursday, the Nelson County Schools Board of Education heard presentations from representatives of two state groups that could potentially help with that process.

    “We’ve been in this business for over 20 years,” said Don Martin, the first to present. Martin represented the Kentucky School Boards Association and said the selection process of a new superintendent is one of the biggest tasks a school district can take on.

  • Learning to love robots

    The robots are here.

    Bardstown’s 17 automotive parts manufacturers already use robots, and so do other businesses. The good news is that children are learning to build and program them.

    At St. Joseph Elementary School Wednesday, kids in the fourth through eighth grades were putting together LEGO blocks to begin building robots they hope to enter in regional and state competitions later this year.

  • Nelson County Schools Tax Hearing is Thursday

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a public tax hearing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. The agenda for the tax hearing is as follows:
     

    I. Call to Order
    II. Presentation of Recommendation
    III. Student and Shareholder Engagement
    A. Guest Comments
    IV. Adjourn Regular Session
     

  • Darby named 4-H treasurer

    Nelson County 4-H announced Brandon Darby, 2017 graduate of Thomas Nelson High School, has been elected to the role of Kentucky 4-H Treasurer.

  • Bradley intends to apply for Nelson County Schools superintendent position

    Thomas Nelson High School Principal Wes Bradley intends to apply for the position of Nelson County Schools superintendent, according to an email obtained by The Kentucky Standard.

    Bradley sent an email Aug. 16 where he recused himself from the process of forming a screening committee to aid the school board in the selection process.

  • Representatives selected for superintendent committee

    The district is closer to finding new leadership as representatives for the Nelson County Schools Superintendent Screening Committee have been named.

    Votes were cast at the Central Office Aug. 29 for the parent representative, which had 27 candidates on the ballot. Winning the vote is Suzanne Hite, an attorney and parent of three Thomas Nelson High School students.

    Hite nominated herself in a letter dated Aug. 18, but was also nominated in a form by several others.

  • BCS forms committee to hear clinic provider proposals

    A new committee has been tasked with hearing proposals from health care providers to serve the Bardstown City Schools’ on-site clinic, and those presentations begin as early as next week.

    The Health Clinic Provider Committee met for the first time Tuesday, where BCS Superintendent Brent Holsclaw explained operations before excusing himself from the remainder of the process.