Bullitt County Public Schools: The Leader in Educational Excellence

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

End-of-Year Events

There will be no Family AR Night this month.

Here are some important dates as the year winds down:

May

14th-21st K-Prep Testing

18th: Board Meeting 6pm

19th: No School: PD Day

19th: McDonalds Night 5-8pm

21st: Last Day for Preschool

21st: ALL Library Books Due

22nd: Snacks Will Be Sold

25th: No School: Memorial Day

27th: 1st grade End of Year (EOY) Celebration 1:30pm in gym

28th: SBDM 4:15pm

28th: 2nd grade EOY Celebration 1:30 in gym

28th: K Promotion @ 6:00 pm

29th: 3rd grade EOY Celebration 1:30 in gym

29th: Snacks Will Be Sold


Read More
On-Track Winners

This week's "On-Track" Winners:

Evan Hartlage - Mr. Jeff's helper

Tearney Lenz - lunch with Mr. Weihe

Kylie Haggard - Ms. Crawford's helper

Kierra Mulloy - Mr. Jeff's helper

Adam Marcum - Mr. Jeff's helper

Aiden Brooks - lunch with Mr. Weihe

Lauren Mitchell - lunch with Mr. Durham

Katie Hundley - Mr. Jeff's helper

Angel Kendall - TBD


Congratulations and keep up the good work!


Read More
2015 Young Authors

Each year BCPS students participate in Young Authors where they get to try their hand at being both authors and illustrators.  The books are judged and one book from each grade level, as well as some from some other categories, are chosen for the district competition.  Check out the list of students and their books below.  Those highlighted in red moved on to district judging.  Congratulations to all of our medal winners, especially Jackson Supsky, who also won a trophy at the district level!


Read More
Writing Wall of Fame/Bulldog of the Month

Each month at our Marvelous Monday Celebration students get recognized for a multitude of reasons.  Writers Wall of Fame and Bulldog of the Month are two very important ones.  Read below to see the amazing students who have earned these awards!


Read More
NO Change to Start/End Times

District e-News -

Dear BCPS Supporter,

The District Start Time Committee has now concluded its work. The Board of Education, in a public meeting this past Monday, determined that there will be no change to the start times for BCPS. The Board members and I appreciate the large amount of voluntary time and effort spent by the parents, business representatives, teachers, principals, coaches, and transportation staff studying this matter. We also very much appreciate all those (about 6,500 individuals) who took the time to respond to the survey regarding committee’s tentative proposal. By gaining this wide variety of input though the committee process, our elected Board was able to make an informed decision that they feel best meets the needs of the Bullitt County community. Now that this process has concluded, we will continue focusing our efforts on providing the best in educational opportunities to the students in our school district. As always, thank you for your support of our common school district.

 

Sincerely, Keith Davis -- BCPS Superintendent


 


Read More
Pleasant Grove Elementary School STLP Program Earns State Honors

The Pleasant Grove Elementary School Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) earned First Place – Elementary Division in Cinemania and Kentucky Tourism categories during STLP State Championships last month at Rupp Arena in Lexington.


Read More
Technology Integration Specialist Susan Vincentz Elected Vice President of Kentucky Society for Technology in Education

Bullitt County Public Schools Technology Integration Specialist Susan Vincentz was elected Vice President of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) at its annual conference in Louisville earlier this month.


Read More
Picture This: Winter Storm as a Student Photo Contest

The winter storm that hit Presidents’ Day and closed many school districts for a week became the setting for a student photo contest.


Read More
School Food Services Workers Earn Level 1 Certification

Two School Food Service workers have become the first district employees to earn their Level 1 Certification through the School Nutrition Association (SNA).


Read More
ENERGY STAR Schools Power District to Top Three in Kentucky

There are 23 school facilities in Bullitt County and 17 of them are ENERGY STAR certified putting the district number three in Kentucky.


Read More
District Among Kentucky's Top Ten in Teacher Salaries

New data based on 2014-15 salary scales reveal Bullitt County Public School teachers rank 8th highest in pay out of 174 districts in Kentucky


Read More
View All News

UPCOMING EVENTS

Home Page Featured Content

eNEWS:

May 21, 2015

Good afternoon Bulldogs!

This year has flown by! Students have worked so hard the past week on K-PREP. Everyone applauds their focus and effort. A big “Thank You” goes out to parents for preparing your students and working with us throughout the year.

Student Info:

  • K-PREP’s last official day of testing is today. We will continue make-up testing for next few days until we have completed that process (up to May 28th).
  • Library books are due. If you have any outstanding dues or books missing, make sure those are taken care of before Field Day. Any missing books will result in the loss of Field Day activities for students.
  • Report cards go home with students on the last day of school. If a student is checked out before the dismissal bell, we will hold their report card. The report card can be picked up at a later date.
  • 2015-2016 Supply lists will go home with Report Cards.
  • Student placements for next year will be posted on August 1st, 2015. We spend a considerable amount of time on lists taking into account multiple factors. Each placment is scrutinized so that we may construct the best learning environments possible. At this time, our policyis to not accept parent requests for placements.

Attendance:

Our attendance is down this year; please ensure all students are coming to school every day. School is important! Our year-to-date was just 95.83% after Month 8. We only have 8 days left! Make it count!!!

 

2015-2016 SBDM Council Members

Parent Representatives:

Christy Chappell

Johnny Tyler

Teacher Representatives:

Kimberly Hickey

Jenna Simms

Sarah Whittaker

Thank you to all those who voted this year. SBDM is a critical component to ensuring our school is the best school it can be. SBDM meetings are open to public. We meet once per month and discuss topics that range from finances to policies to staffing plans.

Upcoming Events:

May:

25th: No School: Memorial Day

27th: 1st grade End of Year (EOY) Celebration 1:30pm in gym

28th: SBDM 4:15pm in conference room.

28th: 2nd grade EOY Celebration 1:30 in gym

28th: K Promotion @ 6:00 pm

29th: 3rd grade EOY Celebration 1:30 in gym

29th: Kindergarten Beach Day (weather permitting; see K Newsletter for details)

 

June

1st: Field Day

2nd: 4th grade EOY Celebration 1:30 in gym

3rd: Last day for students

3rd: 5th grade EOY Celebration 1:30 in gym

18th: Last SBDM meeting with 2014-15 members.4:15pm in the conference room.

 

LJES Summer office hours begin June 8th. The office will be open Monday - Thursday 8:am-12:00 noon. All school offices are closed on Fridays.

School shutdown period is from June 29th- July 10th. The school office will not be open during this time.

 

Thank you for a wonderful school year! Let's finish strong Bulldogs!!!!

 

Mr. Durham

 

May 18. 2015

Good morning Bulldogs!

This is just a reminder that school will be closed on Tuesday, May 19 for the Primary Election.  Thanks!  Please exercise your civic right & duty to vote tomorrow.

Have a great day!!!

Mr. Durham

 

May 14, 2015

Bulldogs,

Good afternoon Bulldogs!

Today begins our K-PREP assessments for 3rd-5th grades. We are so excited to show off our knowledge! We have worked so hard throughout the year. We are all very proud of their hard work this year. Don't forget to speak with your student(s) and praise them for their focus and hard work. Our motto is "Keep Calm and K-PREP On!!!"

Please work to ensure that all of our students are continuing to eat good meals, getting a solid night's sleep, and maintain typical routines at home. These are great guidelines to follow all the time, especially when students must take an asssessment.

Lunch schedules for KPREP (May 14-May 21) have been tweaked to ensure a proper testing environment. The lunch schedule during K-PREP will be as follows:

K & 1st: remain the same including Mrs. Boone's class and Mrs. Burchett's class
2nd: Smalley @ 11; Winegar & Taulbee 11:05
3rd: Sauter @ 11:35; Harris @ 11:40; Hobbs at 11:45
4th & 5th: remains the same

On May 21st, 4th and 5th will flip their lunches. Those times will be:

4th: DiEnno @ 12:10; Hickey & Utley @ 12:15.

5th: Johnson @ 11:50; Meyer @ 11:55; Moore @ 12:00

I hope this helps in case you were planning on eating lunch with your student. We would have loved to not make any changes to our routines, but the assessments dictate our timeframes.

 

Thank you for all that you do!!!

 

Mr Durham

 

April 17, 2015

Good afternoon Bulldogs!

Below are a couple of events that LJ is hosting next week. Monday night is our Talent show at 6:00pm and Thursday night is our April Family night at 6:00pm.

 

LJES Spring Showcase

Monday, April 20th, at 6:00pm.

 

Lebanon Junction Family Night

Thursday April 23, 2015

6:00 pm

Guest speakers share about

College and Career Opportunities for Students with Special Needs

It’s never too early to start planning for the future!

Meada Hall is the Principle Investigator and Director for the Community Based Work Transition Program, a statewide transition program. She has her doctorate in Special Education and is an adjunct professor in the department of special education at the University of Kentucky with 16 years of teaching experiences at the university level.

Heidi Cooley-Cook graduated from The Metropolitan State College of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Heidi brings nearly a decade of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families in various capacities including direct support, job coach, case manager, behavior therapist, and an advocate for families. At the Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC), Heidi provides direct training and technical assistance to families and other agencies.

 

We hope to see you here for our events next week!

 

Mr. Durham

 

March 17, 2015

Dear Bulldogs,

Please take a few moments to respond to the survey contained at the link below regarding the tentative recommendation of the BCPS Start Time Committee. This survey will be active until 12:00 on March 25, 2015. The committee values input from all stakeholders. All responses should be on the survey; those written as comments to social media posts will not be considered.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QQCJY2W

Thank you for all that you do!

Mr. Durham

 

March 17, 2015

Good afternoon Bulldogs!

  • PTA Pizza pickups are TODAY from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Thursday night is SBDM at 4:15pm, PTA meeting at 6:00pm, & AR Night from 6:00pm -7:30pm.
  • Don't forget that all BCPS schools will be in session Friday.
  • Also, Kindergarten pre-registration for next school year is this Friday from 9:30am-2:30pm.

Thank you and have a great day!

Mr. Durham

 

February 18, 2015 -

Good morning Bulldogs!

It’s been a cold, snowy past few days   Hopefully, we can get back into school as soon as possible.  Please remember that safety is a priority as well as educating our students.  Our district greatly values those two items.

We have our Science Fair Showcase and monthly AR/Reading night scheduled for tomorrow at 6:00pm.  These two events are contingent on school being in session and the weather remaining calm.  I will work to keep you informed about those events.  The general policy for any event is: No school=No event. Please check Facebook and/or your email for eNews.  

Science Fair

With that being said, I am really excited to showcase our great scientific minds!  We may have a future Nobel, National Science, or Copley award winner in our midst!  The 4th grade students have worked so hard on their experiments and presentations.  Come on out and see the scientific process at work!  LJ’s Science Fair will begin at 6:00 pm in the gym.  The results will be announced in the gym at 6:45pm. 

Family Reading/AR Night 

This event continues to grow each month.  Last month we doubled our participation numbers.  The best part was the fact that we had many families enjoying a night of reading with each other.  It is exciting to see the various development levels of students as they are able to show off their current reading abilities!  Reading Night will begin at 6:00pm in the Library.

LJES Literacy Night

March 3rd is our Title I Family Literacy Night.  So mark your calendars! The entire week will be Dr. Seuss themed.  Each day will be a different dress up day.  Information on this event will be coming home soon. 

Attendance

Our attendance has continued to take a dip this school year each month.  I’m hoping everyone has recovered from our string of sickness that impacted our school.  Please ensure that you make every attempt to come to school.  In order to learn and grow students must attend school. Our year-to-date attendance rate is 95.98%.  This is by far the lowest it has been in a number of years.  Our month 5 attendance was 94.94%.

Student Safety

  • Clothing: We have a number of students wearing shorts or not wearing a coat/jacket.  Please ensure your student(s) wear appropriate clothing for the current weather.  Some students say they wear track pants over shorts and then take the pants off at school.  This may seem okay, but in the event of a REAL emergency, students would not have time to grab their pants to put them on.  Those students would then be outside in shorts. 
  • Car riders: Thank you for working with Mr. Weihe and the AM/PM staff members.  We have made some tweaks to our procedures recently and we are being more safe and efficient.  Those changes were to get cars off the highway.  The preferred procedure would be to take Eskridge and Heft to LJ that way we do not cause congestion on the highway.  If you are next in line to enter our parking lot, please ensure you have enough room to completely pull your vehicle into our parking lot. 
  • Thank you for pulling up to Mr. Kuhn in the mornings, this has made a world of difference in efficiency and safety.

 

LJES new website:

http://www.bullittschools.org/school_home.aspx?schoolID=14

 

New BCPS website: 

 

http://www.bullittschools.org.schools.bz/

 

 

Upcoming Events:

February

19th: SBDM 4:15pm

19th: Science Fair 6:00pm

19th: AR Night 6:00 pm

23rd: District Assembly at Maryville Elem 4:00pm

23rd: BCPS Board Meeting 6:00 pm

 

March

3rd: Spring Pictures

3rd: Family Literacy Night presents “Oh the Places you’ll go”

9th: No School for students: District Work day

17th: McDonald’s Night 5-8pm

19th: SBDM 4:15pm

19th: Family Reading/AR night

 

If you have any questions or concerns please call the school at 869-2200.  We will do everything we can to ensure we can help you or answer your question.

 

Stay warm and be safe!

 

Mr. Durham and the awesome faculty/staff at LJES