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2017-2018 Attendance Boundary Adjustment Proposal Moving Forward Logo

At the January 23, 2017 regular Bullitt County Board of Education meeting held at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center in Shepherdsville, the Board will consider a proposal to move attendance boundaries, which will only affect students at two elementary schools.

2017-2018 Attendance Boundary Adjustment Proposal

Maryville Elementary School Counselor Kaet Barron Selected Kentucky Representative at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Program Kaet Barron

The American School Counseling Association has selected Kaet Barron of Maryville Elementary as Kentucky’s only representative for the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Program.

Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team Inspires Thousands of Kentucky Kids

The Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 is playing an extremely critical role in Kentucky by inspiring thousands of kids to pursue involvement with STEM related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through their summer camps, participation in worldwide tournaments and by mentoring other teams. The team is comprised of local high school students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties.

Jessica Smith Shaving Her Head for Kids with Cancer

Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary School special education teacher Jessica Smith is sacrificing her long locks of brunette hair (again) for cancer patients.

Kindergarten Kickoff is July 26

How about a free dental check-up before starting kindergarten?

Foundation Awards Over $10,000 in Grants to Schools Foundation Awards Grants to Schools

Students in eight schools will benefit from over $10,000 in grants awarded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

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.

Local Technology Experts Speaking at State Conference

Several experts in technology are again sharing their knowledge at the annual Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) spring conference March 9-11 at the Galt House East in Louisville.

Chromebook Access 24 Program Rollout

Bullitt County Public Schools has started a 1:1 Chromebook initiative called “Access 24”.

Kentucky Open Enrollment 2017 Highlights

2017 MANDATORY Health Insurance Open Enrollment for ALL Employees

Open Enrollment Must Be Completed by ALL Employees by Monday Oct. 24.

Hebron Middle School JROTC Panther Corp Hebron Middle School JROTC Panther Corp

Hebron Middle School students in sixth through eighth grades can voluntarily participate in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) Panther Corp Program.

Bullitt Central High School Concert Choir Features Voices from the Past and Present Bullitt Central High School Choir

A concert with the current Bullitt Central High School choir and choir alumni is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

Schools Recognized for Excellence in Physical Education Dennis Minnis

The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAPHERD) presented awards to several Bullitt County educators during its 2016 fall convention in Lexington.

Bullitt East High School of Business featured in Kentucky Teacher Bullitt East High School of Business

Bullitt East High School of Business is the subject of a feature article by Mike Marsee in Kentucky Teacher's online publication:

http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2016/11/business-is-good-for-students-in-project-based-program/

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.

District Recruitment Fair is April 19

The third annual Bullitt County Public Schools Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 19th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

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

HVAC Lab Ribbon Cutting at Bullitt County Area Technology Center HVAC Classroom Lab Ribbon Cutting at Bullitt County Area Technology Center

Officials in education, government and the community helped cut the Chamber of Commerce ribbon for the latest classroom addition at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

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. 

Adrienne Usher Named Director of Elementary Education

Overdale Elementary School Principal Adrienne Usher has been chosen district Director of Elementary Education. She succeeds Terry Price who took an administrative position in Henry County.

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.

Adam Moore Selected to Perform with U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Adam Moore

Bullitt East High School senior and percussionist Adam Moore has been chosen to perform with the United States Army All-American Bowl Marching Band at the Alamodome, Jan. 7th, 2017, in San Antonio, TX.

Bullitt East High School Opens Charger Bank The ribbon cutting for Charger Bank

Investing in the future is possible for students and staff at Bullitt East High School thanks to the opening of Charger Bank Savings and Loan.

Troy Kolb Named Director of Special Education

Troy Kolb has been named Director of Special Education for Bullitt County Public Schools.

Doll is a Powerful Tool in the Right Hands North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts holds the Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator during class

A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

District Named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Bullitt County Public Schools with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

Bullitt Lick Middle School Teacher Dr. Doug Henry Featured in Kentucky Teacher Online Magazine

Call it choose your own adventure history.

District Video

Click on the video about Bullitt County Public Schools: The Leader in Educational Excellence:

Moving Forward
 

High School Students Named 2016 Governor's Scholars

Bullitt County Public Schools will be well represented during the 2016 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

Dennis Minnis Selected Kentucky Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year Dennis Minnis

Dennis Minnis spent his entire education career in Bullitt County at Maryville Elementary School before moving to North Bullitt High School over the summer.

Transportation Work Group Progress Noted for 2015-2016 School Year

Just under two years ago, a work group was formed composed of six school bus drivers, Director of Transportation Staci Goedde, Director of Human Resources Jennifer Wooley, Director of Finance Denise Smith, Superintendent Keith Davis and Assistant Superintendent Becky Sexton to discuss recruiting and retaining quality and professional bus drivers.

Sarah Mills Named Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Sarah Mills

Eastside Middle School seventh grade science teacher Sarah Mills has been named Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year!

Brooks Elementary School Recognized as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

Brooks Elementary School has been recognized as a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador thanks to a comprehensive safety plan created by Custodian Doug McCrary that includes a color-coded map of the building and color-coded signs notifying individuals of Severe Weather Safe Zones throughout the building.

Bullitt East in Third Full Year as High School of Business

Now in year three as a High School of Business, Bullitt East students have taken more of a leadership role.

Brenda Pirtle Named Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning

Brenda Pirtle is the new Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning effective Monday, June 6th.

BCHS Football Players Tackle Mentoring Program with SES Little Buddies Bullitt Central Football Mentor Program

In partnership with Bullitt Central High School football, Shepherdsville Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Traci Gould has started a new initiative.

District Retirement Ceremony Honors Educators

After investing time working with students, retiring educators are looking down a different path.

Cedar Grove Elementary School Ignites TNT Initiative

Cedar Grove Elementary School teachers plan on having a blast with a new initiative.

School Nutrition Appreciation Awards Luncheon

Lunch Leaders Rock!

Schools Awarded Project Lead The Way Grants

Four elementary and three middle schools have been awarded Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Grants funded by the Bemis Company Foundation.

North Bullitt High School's Christine Bickett Earns Presidential Award of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching

North Bullitt High School Teacher Christine Bickett is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching.

North Bullitt High School Senior Sophie Cozzolino Honored for her Eco-Art Design

North Bullitt High School senior Sophie Cozzolino has been honored by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for her EcoART creation in mixed media.

Chris Mason Selected Bullitt East High School Principal

The Bullitt East High School principal selection committee did not look far in choosing a new leader.

Bullitt East High School Students Named Global MarketPlace Champions

Bullitt East High School students Jacob Birge, Kitty Harris, Elisabeth Halbauer, Jeremiah Johnson and Jasmine Meeks participated in the Global MarketPlace Challenge and were named Champions.

Stacey Stults Selected Kentucky Music Educators Association District V Teacher of the Year

The 2016-2017 school year began with special honors for one elementary school music teacher.

Amy Cuenca Hired as District Technology Integration Specialist

Amy Cuenca has joined Bullitt County Public Schools as a Technology Integration Specialist.

BAMS Student Ishika Patel Selected to attend Morehead State University's Craft Academy

Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

Casey Sherrard Earns First Place in Writing Contest

Casey Sherrard’s literary piece Through the Window was awarded First Place in the NightWriter’s Writing Contest sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

Katie Stephens Selected Bernheim Middle School Principal

After one year working as Bullitt Central High School assistant principal, Katie Stephens has the opportunity to lead her own facility.

Bullitt Central's Maggie Lewis Selected to Two Prestigious Kentucky Schools

Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club Honors Students

Dozens of middle and high school students were recognized during the 29th annual Bullitt County Scottish Rite program at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

Dana Brown Selected Overdale Elementary School Principal

Dana Brown has been named Overdale Elementary School Principal following the departure of Adrienne Usher as the district Director of Elementary Education.

BAMS Student Garrett Jones Selected to Attend Morehead State University's Craft Academy

Garrett Jones, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy at Morehead State University this fall.

Bullitt Central High School FBLA Students Earn First Place in State Competition.

Bullitt Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had two teams earn First Place in the Kentucky FBLA tournament.

District Young Author Winners

Dozens of student writers were honored this month at the district’s annual Young Author Ceremony.

AnneMarie Landry Selected Nichols Elementary School Principal

AnneMarie Landry is the newest Nichols Elementary School Knight to occupy the principal’s office following the retirement of Sheri Hamilton.

Bullitt Lick Middle School teacher Doug Henry Earns Doctorate

Doug Henry has earned a doctorate from the University of Phoenix for his successful defense of his dissertation, The Effect of Public Military Academies on Africa-American High School Graduation Rates in Chicago: A Delphi Study.

Matthew Treadway Chosen to Lead Freedom Elementary School

Freedom Elementary School staff and students will greet a new principal during the 2016-2017 school year with the selection of Mathew Treadway by the SBDM council.

Jessica Smith Donates Her Hair to Locks of Love and Raises Money for Cancer Research

Cancer patients enduring hair loss will eventually have wigs to wear thanks to the efforts of people like Jessica Smith.

Bullitt Alternative Center Earns Program of Distinction Status for Second Consecutive Year

The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

Kaet Barron Named Kentucky Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Who dresses as a box of crayons for the opening day of a school year?

North Bullitt High School JROTC Eagle Battalion Academic Team Earn National Honors

The North Bullitt High School Eagle Battalion Academic team earned Second Place in the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB).

Amazing ACT Growth Puts District Ahead of State Average

High school juniors posted an ACT composite score of 19.9 this school year, up 7/10th of a point while across the state, the average composite score increase by 1/10th point to 19.5.

Lisa Lewis Named District Grant Writer

Lisa Lewis is the new grant writer for Bullitt County Public Schools. She began her duties Jan. 25th and has been busy meeting staff and researching funding opportunities which will directly impact students.

BAMS Student T.J. Brown Invents Device Used in BCATC Automotive Class

Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program student T.J. Brown designed and created a device that is being used in the automotive class at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

Crossroads Elementary School Awarded Grant to Implement The Leader in Me trailblazers

Crossroads Elementary School has been selected from hundreds of schools across the country to receive a $47,684 grant to implement The Leader in Me, FranklinCovey’s whole-school transformation process for teaching 21st century leadership principles and skills to K-12 students.

Darrell Vincent of Bullitt East Selected as a Project Lead The Way Teacher

Bullitt East High School instructor Darrell Vincent will spend part of his summer delivering professional development sessions to future Project Lead The Way teachers after his application to become a PLTW Master Teacher in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) was accepted.

Danita Cobble Hired as Technology Integration Specialist

Danita Cobble has been hired as the newest Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) for Bullitt County Public Schools. She joins current district TIS’ Keith Barnes, Christie Turbeville and Susan Vincentz.

Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg Named Director of Secondary Education

North Bullitt High School bids adieu to administrator Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg as she becomes district Director of Secondary Education.

Larry Steinmetz of Bullitt East Earns National Board Certification

Bullitt East High School AP English Language and Composition teacher Larry Steinmetz has earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Aviation Course Offered at Bullitt County Area Technology Center

Students desiring to become pilots will learn the sky is the limit by enrolling in the aviation course offered at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

Willie Foster Named District Director of College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs

Bullitt County Public Schools has named Willie Foster the new district Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs.

Second Annual Family Resource Center Student Photo Contest

Although the winter of 2015-2016 did not produce as much snowfall as last year, there was still enough for another student photo contest by Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Center Coordinator Traci Gould

Schools Earn Gold Student Technology Leadership Program Status

Overdale and Roby Elementary, along with Bernheim Middle School, earned first time Gold Status for their Student Technology Leadership Programs.

Industrial Maintenance Advanced Manufacturing Lab

With the financial support of GE Appliances and Amatrol, Bullitt County Public Schools has opened a state-of-the-art Industrial Maintenance Advanced Manufacturing Lab at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

Chris VerDow Named North Bullitt High School Principal

Chris VerDow has been named North Bullitt High School Principal and began his new duties April 11th.

District Earns Environmental Stewardship Award

Harshaw Trane presented the Environmental Stewardship Award during the Bullitt County Board of Education’s January 25th meeting.

MWMS Student Video Response Broadcast on Channel One News

Mt. Washington Middle School students in Joey Hamilton’s first period seminar class received national exposure for their video response on Channel One News.

Hebron Middle School Updates Mission Statement and Makes Schedule Changes

Based on student learning data, Hebron Middle School Principal Kelland Garland reports changes to improve learning opportunities and allow direct intervention for those that require it.

Local KAGE Chapter Hosts Parent Information Meeting

Over 50 parents of gifted students turned out for the first information meeting sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE).