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Open House Schedule change for Old Mill

Due to improvements being made to the Old Mill building over the Summer, there will be changes to the Open House schedule.

Kindergarten Kickoff is July 24 2017 Kindergarten Kickoff

There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for incoming pupils and their parents to prepare for that first day of class.

Digital Driver's License NOW Open DDL

All students in Grades 6th-12th must complete the Digital Driver's License course by September 28th, 2018.  DDL is an online course designed to teach students responsible and appropriate use of technology.  

Login to the Site at https://otis.coe.uky.edu/DDL/launch.php

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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).

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.

Old Mill Elementary School's Shane Ritter Wins AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year Essay Shane Ritter

Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade student Shane Ritter used personal circumstances to pen an award-winning essay about his grandmother, Kathy Lynn Thompson.

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.

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.

Bullitt County Schools Seeks Public Comment Regarding Communications Moving Forward Logo

The Bullitt County Board of Education has commissioned a community voice survey to determine strengths and opportunities for the district’s communications and is seeking public comment for the work.

School District Recruitment Fair is April 17 2017 School District Recruitment Fair

The annual District Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 17th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

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.

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.

KySTE Conference 2018 Features Several Local Speakers (and one Very Nice Award!) KySTE 2018 Conference

The annual Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) features a variety of speakers including several district experts.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 2018 Old Mill Newsletter

News and Information for Old Mill for the beginning of 2018

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.

Special In-District Transfers Moving Forward logo

SPECIAL IN-DISTRICT TRANSFERS

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

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.

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.

Fall Festival volunteers are needed

The Old Mill PTO is still in need of volunteers for Fall Festival this Friday, November 3rd. Please follow the link to sign up for a spot. There are three shorter shifts this year: 4:45-6:15, 6:00-7:30, and 7:15-9:00.

If you prefer, you may also contact the PTO Volunteer Coordinator by texting or calling 502-619-3205.

Thanks in advance!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48aba62da1f94-fall

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.

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.

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.

SBDM Council Additional Parent Representative Sought

PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS

Our student population is above 8% minority (9.08%) and, keeping with the law (KRS 160.345), we must have a special election for our Site Based Decision Making Council to elect a minority representative.  Based on KRS 160.345(2)(b), a minority is defined as American Indian; Alaskan native; African-American; Hispanic, including persons of Mexican Puerto Rican, Cuban and Central or South American origin; Pacific Islander; or other ethnic group underrepresented in the school.  Based on KRS 160.345(2)(b), a parent is defined as: A parent, stepparent, or foster parent of a student OR a person who has legal custody of student pursuant to a court order and with whom the student resides.  The parent, step-parent, foster parent, or legal guardian must be a minority, as well as the child. If no minority parent is elected or wishes to serve, the position should be listed as vacant.  There is a 6 hour training that must be completed prior to the first meeting.

 

Michele Grey Named 2017 Kentucky DARE Teacher of the Year Michele Grey

Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade educator Michele Grey whole heartedly believes in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

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.

Nominate Your Student's Bus Driver!

Please take the time to nominate your child's bus driver for Bus Driver of the Month for the East Area if you think your child's driver is deserving of this recognition for October. Click on the link below.https://goo.gl/forms/1Hs80CB76vufkGlo2

Very Important Papers coming home from the FRC.

Very Important Papers coming home from the FRC. Please fill them out and return them at your earliest convenience.

Open Enrollment Information Kentucky Employee's Health Plan Logo
Special Information about bus 1663

Reminder that Bus 1663 will be impacted by sewer repairs on Meadowview Drive, Fairlane Drive, and Evans Lane starting on Monday, September 18, 2017, and continuing for several days. Students living on these streets will need to be car riders or be transported by parents and meet the bus at the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

Sepember 2017 Newsletter

May 12, 2017 -- Repeated on September 4, 2017

 

Dear Old Mill Families and Friends:

 

I am repeating an e-newsletter that went out on May 12, 2017, concerning safety rules for our school including the cafeteria which seems to be an area that continues to be an area of concern. It is imperative that visitors abide by our safety protocols and school food service regulations from the state and district.

In addition to what I have below, I need to address picture taking in the school. There are confidentiality regulations for some classifications of students. Because of this, visitors are not allowed to take pictures during the school day in the classroom or cafeteria. These are captive times and visitors would have no way to know which students cannot be photographed. However, cameras and video cameras are welcome at after school events such as concerts, family nights, and class basketball nights. Families are bringing their children here willingly for evening events which are considered legally as public events; therefore, there are no restrictions on picture taking and video taping.

We have seen evidence of picture taking during the school day such as lunch time in the cafeteria and then the pictures are posted on Facebook which is a federal, state, and district violation of some children's rights. Therefore, please do not bring picture taking devices or use Smart phones to take pictures or videos of students during the school day at Old Mill.

 

Mt. Washington Public Library Donates Furniture to Old Mill Elementary School Old Mill Elementary School students in Sara Thornsberry's class do their school work while sitting on furniture donated by the Mt. Washington Public Library

The recent opening of a new public library in Mt. Washington was of great benefit to Old Mill Elementary School.

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.

2017-2018 Student Assignment/Street Listings School Bus
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.

Old Mill Elementary
11540 Highway 44 East
Mt. Washington, KY 40047

Phone: 502-869-3200

Fax: 502-538-6641

Hours:

Bus Riders - 8:30 AM
Car Riders - Door #12 - 8:30-8:45 AM
Breakfast Served - 8:30-8:45 AM
All students to class - 8:50 AM
Dismissal - 3:40 PM

Attendance (Absence calls-by 9:30 AM) 

CSIP Plan 2017