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Field Day

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Attention Parent and/or Guardian; 

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 7th for LJES Field Day 2018.  Mr. Kuhn has been busy planning and coordinating this exciting day for all the students at LJES.  Please have your child bring a hat, a bottle of sunscreen, a towel and a water bottle.  Students also need to wear athletic shoes because they will be walking and moving all day.   

Students will be eating in the cafeteria as usual on Field Day.  Parents will not be allowed to eat in the cafeteria on Field Day because of space issues.  The cafeteria will also only have enough food to feed the students and not parents too.    

If it looks like rain on Field Day, please send a board game with your child.  Some of the Field Day events will be moved indoors in the event of rain.   Teachers will have plenty of activities planned in their classrooms if it rains. 

If you would like to volunteer to help with an event on Field Day please let Mr. Kuhn know by the end of May.  Please make sure you have a background check on file with our school if you will be volunteering.  You can choose to help with an event for part or all of the school day.  Let’s hope for great weather on Field Day and let the games begin! 

Title I School Parent Survey

Below is a link to the Title 1 Schoolwide Parent Survey that is required by law. Your input is valuable and is vital to ensuring that we make decisions that meet the needs of our students and their families. The information obtained from you in this survey will be used to plan Title 1 programming for next school your year. Thank you in advance for your help.


Important Immunization Changes

Important immunization changes are outlined in 902 KAR 2:060 for 2018-2019 school year.  Please note the following changes in order for your child to attend school:  

  • Effective July 1, 2018:  ALL students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  These 2 shots must be given 6 months apart.  Please DON’T DELAY in getting these started.  Students will need to have the first dose before January and the second dose by July 1st.  This is a NEW school requirement.  Therefore, if your child has already been vaccinated, the school will need the certifications showing proof in order to enroll your child for the 2018-2019 school year.   

  • Students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal vaccine to attend school.   If the first dose of meningitis vaccine was received at age sixteen (16) years or older, the second dose is not required for school entry. 

Title I/RTA Family Literacy Night at the Library

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Adventure Ticket Winners

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Adventure Ticket Winners for June 1:

Phillip B. - board game with Ms. Bowser & hat day (Double Winner!!!)

Addyson J. - lunch with Ms. Compton

Savannah B. - art time with Ms. Clemens

Maddie G. - Ms. Sullivan's helper

Peyton D. - TBD

Charisma W. - Ms. Sullivan's helper

Brenna S. - Ms. Burchett's helper

Congratulations and keep up the great behavior!!!

K-Prep Testing Countdown

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K-Prep Testing dates are May 21 - May 29.  3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be testing.  Please make every efffor to ensure your child is here and on time each day of testing.  A good night's sleep, breakfast, and a positive "I Can" attitude will go along way towards boosting your child's performance.  We're excited for them to get this opportunity to show all they know!!!

Classified Spotlight Spotlight

Each week we have been highlighting our amazing LJES classified staff members who are such blessings to our LJES family.  We will be sharing these "spotlight" videos here and on Facebook.  Click on the link below to learn a bit more about some of our awesome LJES staff members.  Check back each week as we add more videos!  Thanks to our STLP students for being such great interviewers!!!

LJES Classified Spotlight Videos

Derby Week Activities Kentucky Derby

Derby Week is quickly approaching! To celebrate we have some special activities planned:

Monday, April 30th - Derby Hat Day

Tuesday, May 1st - PJ Day (bed races)

Wednesday, May 2nd - Wear Pink Day (Oaks Day-pink out for cancer)

Thursday, May 3rd - 
Dress to Impress Derby Attire Day (can also include hats)

Derby Parade - All students may design/build a float (at home) and bring to school throughout the week. Following the announcements on May 3rd, we will do a Derby Parade through the halls.

Kindergarten Derby: 2:00-Outside (weather permitting)

May 4th - NO SCHOOL

Bellarmine Literacy Project Continues a Successful Journey Bellarmine Literacy Project Graduates

The Bellarmine Literacy Project is a professional learning collaborative initiative with a focus to provide teachers with the expert knowledge and tools to identify and address a child’s diagnostic and prescriptive needs related to the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension).

Bullitt County Recognized for ENERGY STAR Schools ENERGY STAR

Bullitt County was recognized for achieving ENERGY STAR certifications for 18 of their schools at the district’s May board meeting.

Bulldog Bulletin

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Click on the link below to access the Bulldog Bulletin:

February Bulldog Bulletin

April Bulldog Bulletin

May Bulldog Bulletin

Elementary School Students Earn Work Ethic Certificates Elementary School Students Earning Work Ethic Certificates

Over 50 elementary school fifth grade students qualified for the first annual Work Ethic Certification.

Students Make History in State Competition Students Make History

All eight Bullitt County Public School elementary students participating in Kentucky’s National History Day competition in Lexington earned honors.

BCPS Mobile App

If you haven't downloaded the Bullitt County Public Schools app you should check it out! In addition to all the BCPS info, It's a direct link to our school's website, and we will also be using it to send out notifications/reminders. 
Once you download it, you'll want to scroll to the settings at the bottom (looks like a gear). Click on the gear and then tap on the "Schools" button so that you can select only the schools you wish to receive notifications from.

Here are the direct links you can use to download the app:

Apple link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bullitt-county-schools/id1353092377?mt=8

Google Play Store link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.schoolpointe.ky_bullittcntyps&hl=en

Bulldog of the Month/Writer Wall of Fame


Bulldog of the Month

Writing Wall of Fame

Boone– Gracie Crump                   

Sullivan– Emma Buckley

McNeil– Tia Allen

Wilson– Chandlyer Purvis

Burchett– Olivia Schott

Rutledge– Ethan Williams            

Lemons– Mason Noe

Smalley -  Kameron Terrazas

Boone– Matthew Frye

Sullivan– Tayler Thompson

McNeil– Emery Bowen

Wilson– Ivaina Curry

Burchett– Lilly Zeiler

Rutledge– Jack Utley

Lemons– Valerie Disney

Smalley - Bailey Ogle


Students Make History in State Competition Students Make History

All eight Bullitt County Public School elementary students participating in Kentucky’s National History Day competition at in Lexington earned honors.

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LJES Diversity Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TkTeQnLOducUZZN0L11DscxCTR1SKQh/view?usp=sharing

Check out this Success Skills PSA created by STLP! 


Goal Setting

District Elementary School STEM Challenge District Elementary School STEM Challenge

Primary and intermediate students who claimed victory in their respective school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge brought their skill sets to the district competition.

Important Changes to the 17-18 School Calendar

Please note the important changes made to this year's school calendar:
-We have school on Feb. 2 to make up for the Aug. 21 eclipse day.
-We are out of school on Feb. 19 (President's Day) and Feb, 20 (Special Election Day).
-We have school on March 2 for our Jan. 8 snow day.
-Feb. 20 will be made up on May 29.
-Any additional weather days will be tacked on after that.

Click here to go to the updated calendar.

Dr. Keith Davis Presented F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award Dr. Keith Davis Presented F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award

Dr. Keith Davis was honored with the F. L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award during the Kentucky School Board Association’s annual conference March 2 in Louisville.

Mr. Jesse Bacon Selected Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Jesse Bacon

With a unanimous vote of the Bullitt County Board of Education, Mr. Jesse Bacon has been selected among four finalists as the new superintendent beginning July 1, 2018.

Work Ethic Certification Pilot Program

Click here to learn more about the new Work Ethic Certification Pilot Program!


Snowmageddon 2018 Student Photo Contest Snowmageddon Student Photo Contest

As snow accumulated, students picked up cameras and captured its scenic beauty in the third annual Snowmageddon Photo Contest sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Elementary School Family Resource Centers

Congratulations Ms. Utley Mr. and Mrs. Utley

Lindsay Utley of Lebanon Junction Elementary

Earns National Board Certification

     At Lebanon Junction Elementary School, fourth grade teacher Lindsay Utley has earned National Board Certification in Generalist/Middle Childhood.   

    “I was both excited and relieved when I found out I passed!” she said.

     Utley decided to pursue NBCT to not only earn her Rank I but also to improve as a teacher. 

   “I had heard other teachers say that going through the process of National Boards helped them refine their craft and made them better teachers,” she said.   

    She also felt that NBCT emphasizes reflection, not only of students and their progress, but of teachers.

BCPS Sets Standards and Limits for Communication Moving Forwad Logo

Bullitt County Public Schools has released new guidelines for how internal and external communication takes place in the schools and district.

Eight Educators Earn National Board Certification Tiffany Darnell

A total of eight local educators have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing grand total to 87 in Bullitt County Public Schools.

Sarah Hampton Joins District Technology Department Sarah Hampton

The newest Computer Maintenance Technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.

Important Immunization Changes for 2018-2019 School Year Immunization

Starting July 1, 2018, all students in grades Kindergarten - 12 are required to receive updated immunizations and provide new certificates to schools as part of Kentucky’s amended schedule.

Sheri Hamilton Selected District Director of Elementary Education Sheri Hamilton

Sheri Hamilton spent what she thought were the final seven months of her post-retirement career as Nichols Elementary School Principal until another door opened.

School and District Red Ribbon Winners District Red Ribbon Ceremony

Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade student Shane Ritter composed such a powerful essay about the impact of substance abuse on his family, he was given a standing ovation at the 2017 District Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony.

Foundation Awards Over $20,000 in Grants to Educational Projects Foundation Logo

Over $20,000 has been awarded in grants to educational projects by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

District Energy Savings in a Decade = $5.5 Million ENERGY STAR

Since partnering with the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools (KEEPS) in November 2006, Bullitt County Public Schools has saved over $5.5 million in energy costs.

Daniel Mullins Named Lebanon Junction Elementary School Principal Daniel Mullins

The new principal at Lebanon Junction Elementary School is a familiar face to Bullitt County.

Physical Fitnessgram Kits Donated to District PE Teachers with Fitnessgram Kit Items

Fostering the belief physical fitness is essential to a well-rounded education, over $15,000 in materials has been donated to Bullitt County Public Schools.

Robyn Clemens Publishes Book Available on Amazon Robyn Clemens

Lebanon Junction Elementary School Arts and Humanities teacher Robyn Clemens has written a book that is available online.

Adrienne Usher Selected Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Adrienne Usher

Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.

Bullitt County Public Libraries Working to put Library Cards in the Hands of All Students BCPL Logo

A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

Lebanon Junction Elementary
10920 S. Preston Highway
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150

Phone: 502-869-2200

Fax: 502-833-3727


Doors Open at 8:40 a.m.
Breakfast available 8:40-9:10 a.m. (Please be at breakfast no later than 9:00 a.m. as all students are expected to be in their classrooms by 9:10 a.m.)
Homeroom Begins at 9:10 a.m.
School Ends at 3:50 p.m.

CSIP Plan 2016