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Back-to-School Bash Test Drive Event

Mark your calendars for our Back-to-School Bash Friday, August 25 (5:30-7:30) at LJES. Parents, you can help our school earn money by participating in the Swope Test Drive Event (details on flyer). Students, you can have blast on the bouncies.  To top it all off, the PTA will be serving free hot dogs. We hope you can join us for all the fun!!!

Jump Rope for Heart Week

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It's Jump Rope for Heart Week!
Students and staff can participate in the following themed days for a donation of at least $1 per day:
Tuesday: "I love my heart!" Day - Wear red or pink.
Wednesday: Jersey Day - Wear your favorite sports team shirt.
Thursday: "Be a superhero and take care of your heart!" Day - Wear your superhero shirt.
Friday: PJ Day - Wear your pjs (no slippers).

Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so find a way to let your teachers know just how much you appreciate ALL they do!!!

Oct. 27 (5:45-7:45) Fall Festival

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LJES Classroom Basketball Games at Bernheim Basketball Clip Art

LJES Classroom Basketball Games at Bernhein Are Coming!!!

(Click here for additional info.)

LJES Primary Class Basketball Games

on Monday, March 13, 2017 @ Bernheim Middle School (5-8pm)

Special note about Monday's games:  BMS will be a busy place Monday night.  LJES must utilize the side doors of the BMS gym for our basketball games (doors to the far right of the school from large parking lot).   We will have sign posted for directions.  PTA will be selling concessions and holding a NCAA bracket contest.  Please see their booth inside the gymnasium.  Thank you for supporting your student(s).”

5:00-5:25 (Preschool) Thurman AM versus Thurman PM

5:25-5:50 (Kindergarten) Boone versus Hoskins

5:50-6:15 (Kindergarten) Newberry versus winner of (Boone vs. Hoskins)  

6:15-6:40 (1st) Burchett versus McNeil

6:40-7:05 (1st) Wilson versus winner of (Burchett vs. McNeil)

7:05-7:30 (2nd) Smalley versus Stone

7:30-7:55 (2nd) Taulbee versus winner of (Smalley vs. Stone)

Admission fee:  Donations encouraged but not required!  All donations will help to purchase PE equipment at LJES! 

Concessions:  PTA will be selling food and drinks.

Derby Week

Kentucky Derby

It's Derby week, so we're going to celebrate!

Monday: Derby Floats (please turn in prior to Thursday); Wacky Derby Hat Day
Tuesday: Ugliest Outfit Day
Wednesday: Walk-a-Thon (Relay for Life Event)/popcorn & water snack/bring $1 to donation for Relay for Life in order to walk; Favorite Team Day
Thursday: Dress to Impress Day; Derby Float Parade 
Friday: No School - Enjoy your Derby weekend!!!

Derby Horses


Adventure Ticket Winners Adventure Ticket Winners

Adventure Ticket Winners for Oct. 13:

Lauren F. - lunch with Mr. Weihe

Marc F. - safety patrol

Noah M. - Mr. Jeff's helper

Nicholas S. - art time with Ms. Clemens

Jayden N. - Ms. Crawford's helper

Noah W. - gym helper with Mr. Kuhn

Congratulations and keep up the great behavior!

Retiring Teachers Honored at District Ceremony 2017 Retiring Teachers

The teaching profession is one where educators make a difference in the lives of students.

Dates to Note

As we gear up for the 2017-2018 school year, here's a reminder of some important dates:
August 1 - Class lists will be posted on the cafeteria doors.  Due to work being done on the parking lot, you'll have to park at the Splash Park and walk down the sidewalk to the cafeteria doors.
August 3 - Preschool/Kindergarten/1st Grade Open House from 5:00-7:30
August 7 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Open House from 5:00-7:30
August 9 - 1st Day of School for Students in Bullitt County
Enjoy the rest of your break!!!

5 Skills for Success Grit


This week's success skills is grit.  Grit is persisting through failure...never giving up.  Please use the videos below to start your own conversation about grit, and share examples of how you have used grit to be successful in your own life.



Summer Food Service Program Summer Food Service Program
Sept. 11-15 Grandparents' Week and Book Fair

Happy Grandparents' Day

Please join us as we celebrate Grandparents' Day the week of Sept. 11-15.  Grandparents, you are welcome to come in for lunch with your grandchild (please follow the schedule below), as well as shop the book fair.  We will also have a family literacy night planned for Thursday, September 14 (5:30-7:00), and the book fair will be open for shopping then as well.

Grandparents' Luncheon Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 11:  Boone(10:50-11:15),Wilson(11:40-12:05), Smalley(11:05-11:30), Hickey(11:15-11:40), DiEnno(12:10-12:35), Elam(12:05-12:30)

Tuesday, Sept. 12:  Sullivan(10:50-11:15), Lemons(11:00-11:25), McNeil(11:35-12:00), Burchett(11:35-12:00), Olive(11:20-11:45), Moore(12:10-12:35), Johnson(12:00-12:25) 

Wednesday, Sept. 13:  Thurman(9:10/12:40), Rutledge(11:00-11:25), Whittaker(11:20-11:45), Utley(12:05-12:30), Foushee(12:00-12:25)

Thank your for supporting your grandchildren and LJES!

BCPS Begins Search for New Superintendent Search

The Bullitt County Board of Education is seeking a visionary leader who has the ability to develop effective relationships that builds trust with all stakeholders by demonstrating professional integrity, valuing employee input while modeling the values of the community and school district.

Winter Blues Book Fair Buddy at the Book Fair

Snow is falling and books are calling! Our Winter Blues Book Fair is here!!!

Shop January 30 - February 2 (9:15-2:30)

& February 3 (9:15-12:00).

Read Across America Week Read Across America Week

Feb. 27-Mar. 3 is Read Across America Week.  Each day we will celebrate with a different theme.

Monday, Feb. 27 - Llama Llama Red Pajama  - Wear your pajamas.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 - A Rainbow of Friends - Wear as many colors as you can.  Misphits author visit!

Wednesday, Mar. 1 - Pink is for Blobfish - Wear as much pink or whatever color you choose.

Thursday, Mar. 2 - Oh the Places You'll Go - Wear your vacation or tourist clothing (No bathing suits).

Family Literacy Night - Reading: Your Passport to Adventure from 6:00-7:30 (doors open at 5:45).  Please join us for:

  • adventures in every classroom
  • free book and bookmark for every student
  • voting for best door and name for Buddy's new friend - pizza parties for classroom winners
  • Anyone who comes to literacy night and brings their passport on Friday can also wear pajamas

Friday, Mar. 3 - This is Not My Hat - Wear a hat. 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Conference Save the Date
2017-2018 Student Assignment/Street Listings School Bus
Family Literacy Night - "Reading: Your Passport to Success"

"Reading: Your Passport to Success" Family Literacy Night is coming Thursday, September 14 from 5:30-7:00.  Click on the flyer to read all about it!!! 

Family Literacy Night Flyer

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.

Elementary and Middle School Special Open In-District Transfer

We (BCPS) have identified 6 Elementary and 4 Middle Schools open for student transfers for the 2017-2018 School Year. Transfers are dependent on no issues with the student’s grades, attendance and discipline; there must be room in the identified grade level and the parent must transport. Parents may make application December 1 through January 15, for a student transfer in accordance with Board Policy to attend an Elementary or Middle School identified as accepting transfers for the next school year.

Family Literacy Night - Reading: Your Passport to Adventure

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Reading: Your Passport to Adventure

Family Literacy Night

 March 2, 2017

6:00-7:30 (doors open at 5:45)

**Earn a pajama day on Friday, March 3 just by visiting at least 

two destinations and bringing your passport to school!**

  Adventure Schedule
6:00 – arrive at destination #1
6:30 – arrive at destination #2
7:00 – arrive at destination #3

District Recruitment Fair is April 18 2016 District Recruitment Fair

The fourth annual District Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

2017 Young Authors School and District Winners 2017 Young Authors

Dozens of elementary and middle school students wrote their way to honors during the district’s 2017 Young Author ceremony.

Summer Reading Summer Reading with Buddy and Bella

Summer Reading Book List

Remember to complete your "Summer Reading: Your Passport to Adventure" Reading Log this summer.  If you need another copy, you can pick one up in the front lobby at LJES.  All you have to do is log at least 60 minutes of reading per week to earn a cool t-shirt.  Also remember you can access the AR program at any Bullitt County Public Library location.  Any AR points you earn can be redeemed for prizes upon your return to school in August! 

The Bullitt County Public Library also has an awesome summer reading program:

Bullitt County Public Library "Summer Quest" Reading Info. 

LJES Family Welcomes New Principal Mr. Mullins, LJES Principal


Who: Mr. Mullins, the new LJES principal
What: Meet & Greet
When: Tuesday, October 10 from 5:00-6:30
Where: LJES Cafeteria
Why: We want to welcome him to the LJES family give everyone the opportunity to spend some time together!

We welcome our new principal, Mr. Daniel Mullins, to the LJES family! As a bit of an introduction, he has shared the following message:

I am so excited to be part of the LJES family. I feel as though I have found my school home and am eager to begin working with the LJ community.

I started my teaching in Jefferson County before moving to Bullitt County where I taught at both Overdale and Brooks. For the past 4 years I have served as Principal of New Highland Elementary in Hardin County. My family and I live in Bullitt County and I am excited to return home where I spent the majority of my educational career.

I am committed to serving and working with the students and families to help each child succeed not only in school, but in life as well. I will be available to assist in any way that I can and am looking forward to a wonderful school year.

Elementary and Middle School Special Open In-District Transfer December 1, 2016-January 15, 2017 Moving Forward

Bullitt County Public School officials have identified six elementary and four middle schools open for transfers for the 2017-2018 School Year

Misphits Author Visit Misphits book cover


Dear Lebanon Junction Elementary Parent:

My name is Todd Schleuning. My wife and I are co-authors of two children’s books entitled The Misphits: Story of Snake and Carma’s Tail: Diary of a Homeless Albino Pit Bull.

We will be performing a reading of The Misphits at your child’s school on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and wanted to share a little bit of information about our book so you can discuss it with your child before or after the reading.

LJES Young Authors Author at Work
Foundation Reboots Annual Fundraiser Foundation Logo

The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.

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.

Academic Team Scrimmage Academic Team Members

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Congrats to the LJES Academic Team and Coaches for a job well done!!!

Scrimmage Results-

Language Arts:
3rd Place - Kyndra N.
4th Place Tie - Eva D. and Abby J.

1st Place - Douglas R.
2nd Place - Caden T.

January 2017 is School Board Recognition Month Board of Education

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Bullitt County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Bullitt County Chess Tournament LJES Chess Club Players Compete

Our chess team recently competed in the Bullitt County Chess Tournament and did quite well!

K-3 Division:
Tyler S. - 14th place
Tyson D. - 12th place...
Gracie B. - 10th place

K-5 Division:
Landon H. - 14th place

Team Standings:
K-3 - 4th place
K-5 - tied for 2nd place


LJES - Governors Cup Champions Academic Team

Academic Team Awards for Governors Cup


Academic Team Regionals Results:

Douglas R. - 3rd Place in Math...

Evelyn F. - 2nd Place in Arts & Humanities

Jenny S. - 2nd Place in Written Composition

Evelyn F. - 1st Place in Written Composition

FPS - 1st Place Champions

Overall Grand Champions!!! 😁

WOOHOO....so very proud!!!

District Network Engineer Andrew Hobbs Honored by Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Andrew Hobbs received the Outstanding Technical Support Award from KySTE

Andrew Hobbs, Network Engineer for Bullitt County Public Schools, was recognized with the Outstanding Technology Support Award during the closing of the 2017 Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) conference.

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.

Students Honored for Red Ribbon/Safe Schools Posters, Essays and Anti-Bullying Efforts District Red Ribbon/Safe Schools Ceremony

The district annual Red Ribbon/Safe Schools awards ceremony recognized dozens of students who drew posters, wrote essays or created videos depicting their stance against harmful substances, peer pressure and bullying.

Academic Team Scrimmage #2 Some of our Academic Team Members

Congratulations to our Academic Team for their awesome scrimmage performance last night!

Scrimmage 2 Results:

Language Arts:...
•1st Place - Eva D.
•4th Place - Amie K.

•1st Place - Carter M.
•2nd Place - Maverick W.

Social Studies:
•2nd Place Tie - Haylee D.
•2nd Place Tie - Jenny S.

•1st Place - Kolton U.
•3rd Place - Douglas R.

Arts & Humanities:
•2nd Place Tie - Alana S.
•2nd Place Tie - Evelynn F.

Quick Recall:
•1st Place


2017 TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey TELL Kentucky

From now through March 31, school-based certified educators in all 173 Kentucky school districts will be able to share their thoughts about the working conditions in their schools through the 2017 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey.

2017 TELL Kentucky Survey

Open Enrollment Information Kentucky Employee's Health Plan Logo
Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training

Child Abuse and Neglect Image from Kentucky Department of EdChild Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training (click on the words for the link to the Kentucky Dept of Education page)

State law now requires all school employees and administrators to complete Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Training.  District deadline is January 18th, 2017. 

LJES Teacher of the Year Ms. Olive, LJES Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Olive, our 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!  Ms. Olive always goes above and beyond, and we are blessed to have her here at LJES!!!

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.

Ashley Byrum Named District Grant Writer Ashley Byrum

Getting grant funds for a sizable school system is the focus of new district grant writer Ashley Byrum.

Bus Driver of the Month Bus Driver of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Linda Rhodes, dirver of bus #1136, for being namesd the Bullitt County Public Schools Central Area Bus Driver of the Month!  All of us at LJES appreciates you!!!

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.

Lisa Lewis Named District Director of Finance Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis is the new Director of Finance for Bullitt County Public Schools following the departure of Denise Smith after 10 years.

All 13 Bullitt County Preschools Earn 5-Star Ratings Moving Forward logo

Parents of preschool age children should be pleasantly aware that all 13 elementary schools have earned a 5 STAR rating for their preschool class from the Kentucky Department of Education.