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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.

JOM Donates Socks and Shoes to Shepherdsville Elementary School Students JOM Sock and Shoe Donation to SES

For the second consecutive year, JOM employees have put their best foot forward at Shepherdsville Elementary School.

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.

Cougar Buddies Return to Mentor Shepherdsville Elementary School Students Cougar Buddies at Shepherdsville Elementary School

Inspired by a successful first season, high school students from Bullitt Central’s football team are back to mentor Shepherdsville Elementary School students.

SES - Changes to traffic patterns:

Changes to traffic patterns:

• Bullitt Middle Rd will no longer be a connector for W. Blue Lick and Hwy. 44. The section of Bullitt Lick Middle Rd between the two schools will be excavated and blocked off.

• Our Car Riders must exit going toward Hwy. 44.

• All Car riders and Buses will have to enter our school parking lots via W. Blue Lick.

• All Buses will exit toward W. Blue Lick; please ensure the buses are able to exit the school safely.

We ask that you be patient as there may be potential issues or traffic jams with this change. Please expect traffic backups and plan to be a school a little earlier than normal.


Basically, use W. Blue Lick to enter SES. Car Riders will exit the rear of the building and head toward Hwy 44.


Have a great day and be careful!


Mr. Durham

Open Enrollment Information Kentucky Employee's Health Plan Logo
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.

No School: Monday, August 21 Eclipse

Bullitt County Public Schools approved to call off school on Monday, August 21 due to the eclipse. This day will become a Professional Development day and be made up on February 2, 2018. Please ensure you make the necessary arrangements and mark your calendar's for these changes.

New Leadership at Shepherdsville Elementary School Patrick Durham

Patrick Durham was selected as Shepherdsville Elementary School’s Principal.

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.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! %th Grade Send off is May 23rd at 6:30 pm.

ATTENTION 5th GRADE FAMILIES: Mark your calendars for 5th grade Send-Off!  May 23rd at 6:30.  All students have been given a 5th grade t-shirt that they will wear for the special occasion!  Students should meet their teacher in the gym at 6:00 to prepare.

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.

SES Presents Annie Jr!

logo picture for Annie Jr,

Shepherdsville Elementary presents Annie JR. 
Tuesday, April 25th @ 6:30
Tickets for bleacher seating $5, up front chair seating $7
Thursday, April 27th or Friday, April 28th as dinner theater for $10
Dinner starts at 6:00, show starts at 6:30

DON’T FORGET – V.I.P. Table Auction

Annie Junior Logo

DON’T FORGET – V.I.P. Table Auction

Place your BID for the front-row tables

THIS WEEK at the school’s office

Bidding ends Friday, March 31st at 3:30 p.m.


Remaining Tickets


Monday, April 10th


Bleacher Seating


PRE-SALE: $5.00 -- Admitted at 6:15 p.m.


AT DOOR: $6.00 -- Admitted at 6:30 p.m.


Reserved Floor Seating

Eighty (80) folding chairs in four (4) rows

Each chair $7.00





Thurs., April 27th & Friday, April 28th

$10.00/seat price includes dinner


SES Robot Use Competition Robot Competition at Shepherdsville Elementary

Shepherdsville Elementary is hosting a Robot Use competition in the gym after school on Mrch 29th from 4:30 - 5:30. Competing teams will bring a robot they created that is a transformation of an item or transforms the way a task is completed. Teams will be asked to do a 3 - 5 minute presentation and/or demonstration in front of the group and will be judged according to the attached rubric. PTO will be selling snacks starting at $.50. Certficates/Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Want a front row seat for ANNIE Jr? Shepherdsville Elementary to Perform Annie Jr.

Want a front row seat for the

Shepherdsville Elementary School

production of

Annie Jr.?


                On April 27th and 28th Shepherdsville Elementary will host a dinner theatre featuring the beloved musical Annie Jr. The ten (10) best seats in the house are at a table right in front of the stage. Read below to find out how this table can be reserved for you and nine (9) others on the night of your choosing!               

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.

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.

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

Project Lead the Way Parent Survey Project Lead the Way Logo

Dear Parents,

As you may know, our school was the recipient of a grant, made possible by the Bemis Company Foundation, to support the implementation of our Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Launch program.  As a condition of our grant, we are required to ask parents to complete the following brief survey. This survey is designed to understand the impact of PLTW on our students and to share outcomes with the funder. This survey should only take a couple of minutes to complete. Surveys should be submitted by April 3, 2017.

Launch Parent Survey

SES Archery News from the Regional Tournament SES brings home the bling from the Regional Tournament

Our SES archery team brought home 3rd place this weekend at our Regional tournament with a score of 2895. Shayna Haynes took 2nd place in elementary girls with a score of 262 and Ciera Peck placed 3rd in elementary girls with a score of 255. Rylan Jones took home 5th place in elementary boys with a score 269.🎯🎯🎯

SES Academic Team District Competition SES Academic Team Captain Albert Einstein

 A big shout out to our SES Academic Team! They had their district competition this weekend against Nichols, Roby, Maryville, and Freedom. They took first place in Language Arts, first place in Social Studies, second place in Arts/Humanities, first place Math, and our Future Problem Solving team tied for first place. Overall they took second place and are the District Runner Ups! Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Grady and the whoe Stingray family could not be more proud of these kiddos!


SES Archery News from the Atherton Shoot! The Bling from the Archery team Shoot at Atherton High School

1/27/2017: Our SES archery team brought home second place at Atherton High School with a score of 2805. Rylan Jones placed first in elementary boys with a score of 269 and Dylan Payne placed fifth in elementary boys with a score of 250. Ciera Peck placed second in elementary girls with a score of 260. Way to go Stingrays!


SES Archery News Archery team brings home the BLING!

Our SES archery team took first place this past weekend at the St. Gabriel tournament with a score of 2788. We had 4 archers medal in their divisions also.  Ciera Peck placed first in elementary girls with a score of 271 and Kansas Etherton placed 5th in elementary girls with a score of 245.  Dylan Payne placed 2nd in elementary boys with a score of 264 and Rylan Jones placed 4th in elementary boys with a score of 259.  We could not be prouder of our archery team and what they have accomplished so far this season.  Our next tournament is this weekend at Atherton High school if you would like to come support the team.

Academic Team News! Academic Team News

SES is so proud of our Academic Team! They did awesome at their 2nd scrimmage of the year and are looking ahead to the District Competition in February.



1st Place Rylan J.

3rd Place Ava H.

Language Arts

1st Samantha B.

3rd Madison M.

4th Isabelle K.

Arts & Humanities

1st Claire S.

2nd Jesselyn S.

Quick Recall

1st Place

Samantha B.

Caleb H.

Madison M.

Chloe S.

Devin C.

Jesselyn S

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.

SES Welcomes Mrs. Sheri Hamilton to the Stingray Family! Welcome

Shepherdsville Elementary School would like to announce that Mrs. Sheri Hamilton will serve as our Interim Principal for the remainder of the 2016/2017 school year.  Mrs. Hamilton recently retired as principal from Nichols Elementary School in Bullitt County last June.  She has over 32 years of experience in Bullitt County Schools with twenty-four years in the classroom. Mrs. Hamilton is excited to work with the Shepherdsville Elementary students and staff and share her love of learning.  Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Hamilton to our Stingray community!

12 Days of Christmas SES style

12 days of Christmas SES style! We hope you enjoy our video! Click on the picture below to view the video!

12 Days of Christmas SES style

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.

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

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Emily Hubacher Ms. Hubacher reading to a child at the library.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Emily Hubacher
Ms. Hubacher is in her second year as a fourth grade teacher at Shepherdsville Elementary. She lives in Louisville where she was also born and raised. She graduated from Asbury University in 2005 with her B.A. in Elementary Education.

A Note From The Principal Latest News from the Principal

A Note From The Principal


Title I Newsletter


Tuesday, November 29, 2016


SES Mission Statement:
“We are a safe and caring community school with dedicated professionals who give every child, every chance, every day.”


Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Emily Hubacher

Ms. Hubacher is in her second year as a fourth grade teacher at Shepherdsville Elementary. She lives in Louisville where she was also born and raised. She graduated from Asbury University in 2005 with her B.A. in Elementary Education.

Red Ribbon Week - My future is bright because I’m drug free! Red Ribbon Week - My future is bright because I’m drug free!

Stingrays are PROUD to be DRUG FREE and BULLY FREE! During the week of October 24 through October 28th our students celebrated and honored Red Ribbon Week/ Safe Schools Week by participating in the fun themed days. On career day some of our students got to share what being drug free meant to their futures and how they would not let drugs mess up their plans for their future!

Be sure to check out the photo gallery to see what our Stingray Students had to say about their futures!

Photo Gallery Link

Picture Walk October 31, 2016 Picture walk with k thru 2nd with Is Your Mama a Llama?


It was a fun day for Preschool through 2nd as they enjoyed a Family Resource Center Literacy activity.  Today's story walk was Is Your Mama a LLama?  Students had an opportunity to read the book, use math/measurement skills to see if they were taller than a llama.  (Ms. Portman found out that she was NOT taller than a llama).  They were able to feel wool and compare textures, infer and predict, use rhyming and vocabulary skills, and use science skills to match baby animals to their mothers, learn about habitat, and interesting facts about each animal referenced in the book.

Is Your Mama a Llama Photo Gallery

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. 

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.

FYI for 2017 - 2018
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.

Summer Food Service Program Summer Food Service Program
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.