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Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week

Next week is Red Ribbon Week - stand up against drugs and bullying by participating in the following daily themes:

Monday: We support our team! Wear your favorite sports team gear.

Tuesday: Follow your dreams, don’t do drugs. Wear pajamas.

Wednesday: Join the fight against bullying. Wear camo.

Thursday: Crazy about being drug free! Crazy sock/hair day.

Friday: Say no to drugs and bullying. Wear red.

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

Jump Rope for Heart FlyerJump Rope for Heart Flyer

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!!!

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

Click this pumpkin for our Fall Festival flyer.  plain pumpkin

Click this pumpkin for Fall Festival presale info.plain pumpkin

Read Across America/Family Literacy Night

Dr. Seuss

Geronimo Stilton



FEB. 26 - MAR. 2


WHO: All LJES families and their students

WHAT: Title I/RTA Family Literacy Night – “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers”

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6:00-7:30


WHY: It’s Read Across America Week, a week where we don’t just celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but also recognize and continue his mission of motivating children to read and become lifelong successful readers.

HOW: Students and their teachers have been reading and enjoying Geronimo Stilton books. Don’t know who Geronimo is?!? Come out and learn all about him as you visit classrooms and see student projects connected to cultures from around the world! You’ll also get a chance to vote on grade-level hallway displays. And who knows, you might even get to meet Geronimo himself!

***The book fair will be open for shopping too!!!***

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


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. 

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 Success Skills Pic

As you know, we continue to work on our five success skills daily and we appreciate your support from home! Here are a couple of videos that might help you get some new conversations going with your child.

Empathy - 

Grit - 

Cookies with Santa

Santa Claus

Join us for our first EVER Cookies with Santa!

There will be cookies, crafts, and of course pictures with Santa!  During this time, the Santa Shop will be open to allow you to shop with your child if you would like.  We look forward to seeing you!

December 12th

6:00 p.m.

@Lebanon Junction Elementary

*Sponsored by the Lebanon Junction PTA

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!

Bulldog Bulletin

LJ Logo

Click on the link below to access the Bulldog Bulletin:

February Bulldog Bulletin

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

Adventure Ticket Winners Adventure Ticket Winners

Adventure Ticket Winners for Feb. 9:

Liberty - lunch w/Ms. Compton

Kylie - office helper

Jagger - lunch with Mr. Weihe

Olivia - lunch with Mr. Weihe

Maddie - lunch with Mr. Weihe

Kyndra - help a kindergarten classroom

Kaw-liga - extra computer time & extra art time and & IPAD time (triple winner!!!)

Congratulations and keep up the great behavior!

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.

Racing Towards Fluency

Join us for our K-3 family night and visit the 5th grade wax museum!!!

Title 1/RTA Family Night

Vote for BAMS to Win WHAS 11 Inspiring Curiosity STEM Contest BAMS

Vote daily for the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) Program to win the WHAS 11 Inspiring Curiosity STEM Contest. You will need to log in using your work email to vote.


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.

Bulldog of the Month/Writer Wall of Fame



Bulldog of the Month


Writing Wall of Fame


Jase Brewer

Taylin Coy


Danny Davis

Christopher Lee


Kynzi Thompson

Logan Taylor


Grady Partin

Riley Brown


Peyton Duckwall

Tyler Wheatley

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.

Board of Education Passes Resolution for Special Session in Frankfort Moving Forward Logo

By unanimous action, the Bullitt County Board of Education authorized Superintendent Keith Davis to close schools for one day if Gov. Matt Bevin calls a special session concerning pension reform, so that staff members may, if they choose, attend the session and speak with legislators about the public pension issue.

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.

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
Special In-District Transfers Moving Forward logo


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

All-County Music Festivals Celebrate 50 Years North Area Schools Music Festival

When student musicians, music educators and the audience attend the Central Area Regional Music Festival March 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School, they will make history.

January 2018 is School Board Recognition Month Bullitt County Board of Education

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Bullitt County Public School District is joining in the celebration.

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

Work Ethic Certification Pilot Program

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


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.

Finalists Named for Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Moving Forward logo

The Bullitt County Board of Education is moving forward in its quest to appoint a new superintendent for Bullitt County Public Schools.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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