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2011-2012 Photos Page 2

Welcome to Page 2 of photos from the 2011-2012 school year. I encourage you to browse through the page for many, many school photos! Also be sure to access Page 1 of photos for images dating back to July 2011.

2012 Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff 2012 was held July 17 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. The event was sponsored by the Bullitt County Family Resource Centers. FRC Coordinators and Director of Elementary Education Terry Price were joined by incoming kindergarten students for the ribbon cutting! (Please scroll down for more photos)

FRC Coordinators welcomed guests to the booth where children received free gifts.

District Health Coordinator Lesa Bodine speaks to parents.

Crossroads Elementary School Principal Kim Sego talks with one of her newest students.

Freedom Elementary School Principal Marcella Minogue answers a parental question.

A brand new Bullitt County Public School hybrid school bus made its official debut at Kindergarten Kickoff. Students and parents enjoyed touring the interior (below).

 

Face painting was one of many kid-friendly activities at Kindergarten Kickoff.

Bullitt County Board of Education member Dolores Ashby chats with Nichols Elementary School Principal and district Preschool Coordinator Sheri Hamilton.

Cinderella (in the persona of Human Resources Director Jennifer Wooley), greeted children.

Old Mill Elementary School teacher Debbie Pack shares a smile with a student.

Crossroads Elementary School kindergarten teacher Clark Kuhn reads a book to Isabel and Braelyn Russell.

A steady turnout of parents and students pick up free backpacks at Kindergarten Kickoff.

Rubber ducks were handed out to the delight of children.

Restaurant mascots interacted with youth. The Fazoli’s tomato plays ball while…

Andy Armadillo of Texas Roadhouse waves to the crowd.

Brooks Elementary School kindergarten teacher Becky Wollam speaks with a parent.

Inaugural FIRST Robotics Camp

The Engineers of Tomorrow hosting an inaugural FIRST Robotics camp July 9-13 at Mt. Washington Middle School. Nearly 50 campers experienced a week of fun filled education and games centered around learning how FIRST brings robots to life. Campers also did some research on the 2012 mission Senior Solutions Challenge. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Campers are test their robotics creation on a table top obstacle course. The robots are programmed to perform various tasks such as pick up objects and place them in specific spots.

 Campers were divided into team to create robots using Lego pieces. Each team was assigned two mentors. On Friday, July 13, all teams were evaluated on their week’s work by engineers.

Before building a robot, students used computers for design work and programming.

When robots perform the exact tasks programmed, students earn points to go along with their excitement and enthusiasm. Based on the overwhelming success of the 2012 camp, it will likely be scheduled in the summer of 2013.

2012 Preschool Registration

A steady stream of parents and guardians arrived to register their children for preschool July 11. Roby Elementary School was the setting for Preschool Coordinator Sheri Hamilton, Support Staff Peggy Ernspiker and Consultants Catherine Hipsher and Carla Harris to meet with adults, greet youth and process paperwork. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Preschool Coordinator Sheri Hamilton watches a new student while Support Staff Peggy Ernspiker hands paperwork to a parent.

Adults filled out forms with their children.

Preschool Consultant Catherine Hipsher speaks with a family.

This young lad is excited about going to preschool!

June 2012 Board of Education Presentations

North Bullitt High School 2012 graduate Derek Schweinhart achieved the phenomenal feat of attending 13 years of school without missing a day. He was honored at the June 2012 meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education with a Certificate of Recognition, a $300 check from First Federal Savings Bank and a gift package from Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Pictured left to right are Lisa Couch, First Federal Assistant Vice President and Assistant Banking Manager, Derek Schweinhart and his parents Naomi and Terry Schweinhart.

David Baird of the Kentucky School Boards Association presents a Governor’s Plaque recognizing the ENERGY STAR status attained by Cedar Grove Elementary School. Principal Andy Moberly proudly accepts the award during the June 2012 meeting of the Bullitt C0unty Board of Education.

Lebanon Junction Elementary School Principal Staci Goedde accepts for Governor’s Plaque from David Baird of KSBA in honor of the facilities ENERGY STAR status.

Nichols Elementary School Principal Sheri Hamilton is pleased to accept a Governor’s Plaque from KSBA’s David Baird for her school’s ENERGY STAR status.

Overdale Elementary School Family Resource Center Summer Camp

Kindergarten age campers learn bicycle safety during summer camp June 19 at Overdale Elementary School. This one of of several camps coordinated by the Family Resource Center and Betty Marshall. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Students enjoyed writing and illustrating their own books.

Working in the computer lab was an eye opening experience for some students.

Old Mill Elementary School Summer Reading and Music Workshop

Old Mill Elementary School students Josh Pinkley, Tawney Noyes, and Grace Lopez enjoyed participating in a reading and music workshop June 14. Instructor Brett Hawkins taught the youth how to combine elements of music when reading the Dr. Seuss classic The Cat in the Hat. (Please scroll down for more photos).

Brett Hawkins conducts students Josh Pinkley, Grace Lopez, Grant Lopez, Amelia Reaves, Tawney Noyes, Presley Hunt as they perform music to The Cat in the Hat as parents compose the audience.

Reading and music workshop participants Amelia Reaves, Tawney Noyes, Josh Pinkley and Grace Lopez pay attention to instructor/conductor Brett Hawkins.

Brit Mandelo awarded University of Louisville scholarship to study in Liverpool, England

Brit Mandelo is a 2008 graduate of North Bullitt High School who has been awarded a scholarship by the University of Louisville to study science fiction in Liverpool, England during the 2013-2014 school year. (Photo courtesy of Brit Mandelo).

Brit Mandelo at an April 2012 book signing at the University of Louisville. (Photo courtesy of Brit Mandelo)

Shirlene Haburne making the most out of opportunity

Shirlene Haburne proudly displays the GED she earned during from the Adult Learning Center during ceremonies June 7 at the Shepherdsville Government Center. Haburne is eager to finish her training as a school bus driver candidate and can hardly wait for the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

Shirlene Haburne adorns her Statue of Liberty costume and waves as she does every tax season for Liberty Tax Service in Shepherdsville.

2012 Summer Food Program

Youth from Hickory Acres Mobile Home Park line up June 7 for a meal from the Summer Food Program. Nichols Elementary School cafeteria manager Vickie Bramble hands out sack lunches. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Bosco sticks were on the menu this day as youth enjoy lunch under the shade of the Hickory Acres canopy.

Youth enjoy their Bosco sticks dipped in marinara sauce.

In addition to Bosco sticks and marinara sauce, the menu for today included chilled fruit and choice of white or chocolate milk.

Youth enjoy lunch from the Summer Food Program June 6 at Northside Apartments in Shepherdsville. Today’s offerings included a cheese stick and crackers, chilled fruit, choice of white or chocolate milk and yogurt. (Please scroll down for more photos).

The Summer Food Program welcomes participants age 18 and younger. There is no cost for lunch and no income eligibility requirement to participate.

Overdale Elementary School cafeteria manager Margaret Mayes hands out lunch to youth at Northside Apartments in Shepherdsville during the Summer Food Program.

Lunch varies day to day. String cheese is always a popular item!

Kids enjoy fresh milk as they participate in the Summer Food Program June 5 at Honeysuckle Mobile Home Park in Shepherdsville. This is the first year the program has been offered at Honeysuckle and SFP coordinators hope participation grows enough to justify keeping the site open. Today’s featured a turkey wrap with lettuce and pickle, chilled fruit and choice of white or chocolate milk. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Shepherdsville Elementary School cafeteria manager Paula Rutledge also works in the Summer Food Program. She hands a sack lunch and a carton of milk to a child at the Honeysuckle Mobile Home Park. Site locations, serving times and weekly menus are on the Bullitt County Public Schools website as well as published in the Monday edition of The Pioneer News.

Children enjoy lunch through the Summer Food Program at Honeysuckle Mobile Home Park in Shepherdsville. Anyone age 18 and younger can eat for free Monday through Friday at various sites in Bullitt County. The only day lunch will not be served in Wednesday, July 4.

Duke Talent Identification Program Grand Recognition

Abbigail Adair outside the Cameron Indoor Stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C. The Mt. Washington Middle School seventh grader was honored with Grand Recognition in the Talent Search as academically talented based on standardized test scores achieved. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as seventh graders which allow them greater insight into their academic abilities. For Duke Recognition the scores had to be: English (28 or above); Math (28 or above); Reading (30 or above); Science (27 or above); or Composite (27 or above). Abbigail and Emily Elliott of Eastside Middle School were the only Bullitt County Public School students to earn Grand Recognition honors and an invitation to Duke University. (Photo courtesy of Angie Adair).

2012 Governor’s Scholars

Bullitt Central High School 2012 Governor’s Scholars are Darian Deaver and Matthew Simon. The Governor’s Scholars Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.

North Bullitt High School 2012 Governor’s Scholars are Allison Anderson, Jamie Glenn, Cash Collins, Myranda Druien and Caitlin Crowder. Students who are selected attend the program without charge. In the spirit of partnership, the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise come together to provide the financial support for the program. The program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. The first class numbered 230 and was housed on one college campus. Since then, the program has enjoyed excellent support and grown to over 1,000 students on three campuses.

Bullitt East High School 2012 Governor’s Scholars are Courtney Beaton, Keenan Cischke, Cady Cornell, Kelly Farner, Bradford Higdon, Andrew Okruch, Patricia Orkies, Evan Reister, Dillon Sego, Taylor Williamson, Jack Chester Porter III and Carson Stewart. The core curriculum for these summer sessions is threefold: Focus Area: a “major” subject of study, assigned according to scholar preference as indicated on the application; General Studies: an area of study assigned by staff to challenge the scholars. Courses frequently include service-learning components in the community; and Seminar: a discussion-based small group session. Emphasis is placed on respectful debate and discussion. Scholars are encouraged to ask probing questions.

Overdale Elementary School Energy Star Status

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined state energy and education leaders May 21st to recognize 12 Kentucky schools for their efforts to lower energy costs by improving efficiencies in their buildings. Each school earned an “ENERGY STAR” designation, part of a federal program that identifies education institutions that are among the top 5 percent in the nation for energy efficiency. Lt. Gov. Abramson is pictured above with Bullitt County Public Schools Energy Auditor Andrea Rock and Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Becky Sexton.

Graduation Ceremonies at Freedom Hall

Bullitt Central High School Graduation

Bullitt Central High School held graduation commencement May 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Freedom Hall. Graduates and guests pass the fountain to enter the building. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Graduates look good in the school colors of maroon and gray.

Bullitt Central graduates prepare to receive their diplomas.

Graduates adjust their caps.

Photos makes a nice graduation day memory.

Bullitt Central graduates line up and prepare to enter the main hall.

Graduates show their respect as the BCHS Color Guard presents the American and Kentucky flags.

The former home for Louisville Cardinal Men’s Basketball served as a regal location for Bullitt Central’s graduation.

Bullitt County Board of Education member Dolores Ashby hugs a newly minted graduate.

Posing for post ceremony photos by the Freedom Hall fountain.

Bullitt East High School Graduation

Bullitt East High School observed graduation ceremonies May 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall.

Graduates find it hard to believe the day has finally arrived!

A few anxious moments as graduates prepare to file into Freedom Hall from the west wing.

A line of red and gold graduation gowns.

Different graduates have various ways of waiting for the ceremony to commence.

Graduates take their seats.

After the ceremony, BEHS alumnae left Freedom Hall for hugs and embraces from family.

 

North Bullitt High School Graduation

North Bullitt High School observed graduation commencement May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall. Several students performed double duty as they sang in the chorus before earning diplomas.

Graduates gather in the west wing for last minutes details (and some pictured) prior to lining up.

Always a final touch or or adjustment before the ceremony begins.

Family and friends capture the moment as graduated file down the corridor.

Graduates find their respective seats at the program starts.

Freedom Hall offered a good vantage point from all perspectives.

Graduate Sam Hornbuckle led the band in a musical number.

Students earn bikes for school attendance

Old Mill Elementary School students Athena Campbell and Caleb Bohne pose with their new bicycles. Their names were drawn by counselor Kim Bleemel from several students who had outstanding attendance during the 2011-2012 school year.

Old Mill/Crossroads Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Leigh Ann Lowery stands with Kaitlyn Fields and Jacob Fendley of Crossroads who had their names drawn by counselor Lauren Manion as winners of bicycles for outstanding attendance. Bicycles and helmets for Old Mill and Crossroads were donated by the Family Resource Center and McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home.

Bullitt County High School Graduation

The second graduation class of Bullitt County High School was held May 17 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville. Students from Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt High Schools earned diplomas. They include: Bullitt Central – Jeremy Blair, Marvin Lee Bolin III, Samantha Branham, Emma Coy, Samuel Lee Embry II, Catilin Grooms, Vonda Lynn Hilton, Latoshia Hopkins, Katherine House, Melanie Howard, Brittany Johnson, Kelly Logsdon, Shelly Logsdon, Matthew Malbone, Charles Rodney Mann, John Miller, Corey Powell, Michael Roby, Kaitlin Roe, Steven Michael Roller II, Zachary Douglas Scalf, Ryan Christopher Silva, Tabitha Westfall, Chelsea Page Wiggington, Martha Clare Wilkins and Allen Dale Young. Bullitt East – Benjamin Berding, Brandon R. Bright, Erica Bright, Kerstin Cornelius, Johnvoncieonna Humble, Dean Joplin, Juan Quesada, Cayla Marie Thorp, Lauren M. Tyler and Matthew Whelan. North Bullitt – Donnie Hoskinson, Jennifer Johnson, Brianna J. Manning and Emily E. Moore. (Please scroll down for more photos)

 

Graduates listen to speakers and think about their future.

 Bullitt East High School Principal Debby Atherton presents diplomas while teacher Michael Egan hands out roses.

Emotions run at at graduation.

Students are moments from becoming official alumni.

Time to turn the tassel!

Mural at Children’s Therapy Center in Cedar Grove Business Park

Colton Shook and some of his friends created a mural/rock wall at the new Children’s Therapy Center in the Cedar Grove Business District. Notice what great work Colton did as he was the artist who designed it. He, his mother Faye Shook, Krista Jessie, her mother Heather Jessie, and Savanna Jolly who are pictured in one of them together worked very hard and long hours to make this wall a success! Please let those in the community know what talent we have here at BCHS. (Photos by Sandra Britt)

May 2012 Board of Education meeting presentations by students

Pleasant Grove Elementary School student Shelby Knieriem gave a PowerPoint presentation of her Earth Science project featuring volcanoes during the May 15 meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Cedar Grove Elementary School Principal Andy Moberly and teacher Melissa Lowe and student members of the energy team Joseph Belin, Lucas Schank, Destiny Jones presented their findings after the entire school conducted a ‘black out day’ using only the essential electric equipment. The total energy savings was $35.

Bullitt Lick Middle School students in Bobbi Caranna’s eighth grade Language Arts class demonstrated using visuals and other media to celebrate literacy. Students who presented at the May 15 meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Education included Nathaniel Dekker, Noah VanVactor, Sydney Shepherd, Courtney Hughes and Katie Montgomery.

Bullitt Lick Middle School student Nathaniel Dekker narrates his Prezi report on The Hunger Games. Think of an electronic book report with dazzling graphics!

Bullitt Lick Middle School student Katie Montgomery smiles as she gives her Prezi report on The Hunger Games.

May 2012 District Assembly meeting

The May 2012 District Assembly meeting was held May 15 at North Bullitt High School. Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Becky Sexton gave a PowerPoint presentation on the role of SBDM councils in schools. 

Community Partners for Learning ceremony for volunteers

Volunteers with Community Partners for Learning enjoyed lunch May 15 at the Community Education Center. AmericaCorp VISTA Volunteer Heather McDonald organized the ceremony to say thanks to those who volunteer with students in reading and math. Volunteers were presented Certificates of Recognition and all won door prizes. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Shepherdsville Elementary School Volunteer Pat Sloan shares a laugh with Bullitt County Board of Education Chairperson and fellow volunteer Lorraine McLaughlin.

Volunteers Lorraine McLaughlin and Mt. Washington Mayor Joetta Bass Calhoun.

Individuals interested in being a CPL volunteer may sign up at the Community Education Center.

Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Awards

Campbellsville University began the Excellence in Teaching (EIT) awards program in 1987.  The purpose of the EIT program is to recognize quality teaching and learning taking place throughout Kentucky.  Through the awards program, the University honors teachers in each grade level (pre-school/elementary, middle, and secondary) selected by their district.  Over 2,000 teachers have been honored since the program’s inception. The 2012 program was held May 12 and Bullitt County’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Carla Wilson, and Middle School Teacher of the Year, Victoria Wright, were present. Pictured above L-R: are Campbellsville University’s Dean of the School of Education and Associate Professor Dr. Brenda Priddy, Bernheim Middle School Principal Willie Foster, Victoria Wright, Carla Wilson and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Franklin Cheatham.

McLaughlin Nursing Scholarship

North Bullitt High School senior Sarah Harper accepts the third annual McLaughlin Nursing Scholarship from Lorraine McLaughlin. Sarah plans to apply the $1,000 scholarship to the University of Louisville’s School of Nursing Program. She is a member of the Class of Kentucky 2010 along with First Place Regional FBLA digital design in 2011, Second Place State FBLA digital design in 2011, Second Place Regional Spreadsheet Applications in 2012, Insight First Team All-Stars-2010-2012, Beta Club, Culture Club, AHA Club, FCCLA, Golf, Tennis, Junior Class Secretary, American Red Cross blood donations-2009-2012, American Cancer Society Pacesetter-2009-2010 and maintained a 3.8 GPA.

2012 Retirement Celebration

Bullitt County Public School teachers who enjoyed the annual retirement celebration May 10 at the Shepherdsville First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall include (seated L-R:) Gifted and Talented Instructor Marcia Zinger, Nadji McCubbins of Freedom Elementary School, Denise Swanson of Old Mill Elementary School, Phyllis Bergant and Larry Veeneman of Zoneton Middle School, Sherry Rodgers and Peggy Lamont of Nichols Elementary School and Brenda Bentley of Bullitt East High School. Standing L-R: Charlotte Frisby of Brooks Elementary School, Dana Moore and Rebecca Land of Overdale Elementary School, Melanie Baker of Freedom Elementary School, Susan Reinscheld of Bernheim Middle School, Nancy Young of Freedom Elementary School, Stacey Webb of Zoneton Middle School and Barb Plenge of Riverview Opportunity Center’s TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP). Please scroll down for more photos.

Guests socialize at the 2o12 Retirement Celebration.

Retired educators Nan Wilkins and Carolyn Dennison serve food to Roger and Doris Phelps, Barry and Denise Swanson. Mrs. Swanson is retiring from Old Mill Elementary School. Her parents are also retired from Bullitt County Public Schools.

Ashley Baldini, director of the Roby Elementary School Children’s Chorus, rehearses prior to performing.

Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association President Betty Hester welcomes guests to the Retirement Celebration.

The Keynote Speaker was Ernie Trosper, Membership Co-Chair and Past President of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

Guests enjoyed watching retiring teachers receive certificates from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, 49th District State Representative Linda Belcher and engraved brass school bells from the district.

Several emotional moments at the Retirement Celebration including this one featuring Freedom Elementary School teacher Nadji McCubbins and her former principal and currect District Director of Elementary Education Terry Price.

Carolyn Dennison gives a big hug to Barb Plenge. Both worked at Riverview High School. Carolyn retired as counselor in 2009. Barb retired this year as TeenAge Parent Program Coordinator.

Retired media specialist Phyllis Bergant steps up to receive congratulations from Zoneton Middle School Principal Rita Muratalla.

25th Annual Scottish Rite Student Recognition Program

The 25th Annual Scottish Rite Student Recognition Program sponsored by the Bullitt County Scottish Rite Coub was held May 8 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. Teachers from high and middle schools nominated students for awards. Representing Bullitt East High School above are students Jeff Evridge and nominating teacher (Stacy Coogle), Dylan Ferguson (Denise Fryman), Nicole Fladung (Kristie Mudd), David Addison Gilley (John Edelen), Dalton McDaniel (Justin Hall), Russell Miles (Craig Sharpe), Jessie Miller (John Hunt), Shelby Lynn Peppers (Shannon Hall), Katlin Smith (Denise Smith), Assistant Principal Marc Hardin and teacher Brenda Bentley. The program was organized by Glenn Gray who presented awards accompanied by Bullitt Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie J. Roberts and Bullitt County Public School Superintendent Keith Davis. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Bullitt Central High School students and teachers Megan  Fox and Jason Hopkins (Jennifer Romine), Dillon Hughey and David Pike (Nancy Piercy), Christopher Kleinhelter and Walter Alex Phillips (Renee Sewell), Corey Troutman (Jessica Lee) and Assistant Principal Rob Williams.

 North Bullitt High School students and teachers Hailey Paige Harris (Amber Courtney), Whitney O’Brien (Derek Cruise), Lindsey Smith Brian Wise), Jessie Stivers (Robert Ritter), Justin Vories (Casey Bannon), Lauren Ward (Ronnie Bryson), Lucky Xiong (Susan Higdon) and Principal Jeff Marshall.

Bernheim Middle School students and teachers Gabe Knopp (Jessica Shimko), D.J. Knopp (John Greer), Dakota Strong (Kathy Fenwick) and Principal Willie Foster.

Bullitt Lick Middle School students and staff Alyssa Coyle and Minie Stump (Tiffany Darnell), Nicholas Crampes and Adam Smith (Brandy Beichler), Samuel Dillander, Peyton Jolley and Timothy Blake Phillips (Tye Lawson), Austin Flener and Seminole Phelps (Nora Karwnen), Michael Haburne and Harley Hatchell (Tina Contreras), Damien Smith (Shenita Karanja), Shyann Warren and Nathanel White (Carol Milby) and Principal Robert Fulk.

Eastside Middle School students and teachers Brandi Barrett (Carrie DeBold), Jacob DeBold and Tiffany Melear (Sandra Macy), Antonio Granado (Dawn Breshear), Lee Alan Hayes (Kathy Hardin), Blake Hester (Sonia Douthett) and Principal Bonita Franklin.

Hebron Middle School students and teachers Dylan Antle  and Shanna Wyatt (Whitney Jones), Breanna Hazel (Christy Luther), Andrew Johnson and Taylor Meredith (Nancy Coyne), Zachary Reed and Vickie Sebastian (Rachel Watkins) and Principal Steve Miracle.

Mt. Washington Middle School students and teachers David Austin Bibb and Karlee Leonhardt (Jeffrey Phelps), Adrian Harbin and Autumn Hardin (Cathy Karrer), Isaiah Pike (Chris McAfee), Tyler Prell (Cary Murphy) and Principal Dr. Denise Allen

Zoneton Middle School students and teachers James Estes (J. Eldridge), Austin Freeman (Elizabeth Starnes), Branden Guenthner (Beth Simler), Alayna Hester (Rodney Wieger), Sarah Ann Johnson (Mallory Vice), Bill Luckenbill Jr. (Leah Fulkerson), Ashley Nelson (Darlyne Spina), Kayla Standiford (Stacy Goff) and Principal Rita Muratalla.

 

North Bullitt High School senior Nicholas Clark (left) and Bullitt Central High School senior Josh Hopkins were awarded scholarships during the 25th annual Scottish Rite Student Recognition Ceremony. Nicholas earned the Charles Wheeler Memorial Scholarship. Josh earned the Oscar Lee Watkins Memorial Scholarship. Not pictured is Bullitt East High School student Matthew Blake Becker the recipient of the William L. Murray III Memorial Scholarship.

Bullitt Central High School student Victoria Mills earns perfect score on National Financial Exam

Bullitt Central High School student Victoria Mills aced the National Financial Capability Challenge. She was one of four high school students in Kentucky to earn a perfect score on the online test. In the nation, 583 students posted a perfect score. The Challenge feature questions on earnings, spending, saving and investing, borrowing and protecting against risk.

Bullitt Central High School student Victoria Mills is a member of the school banking institution Cougar Savings and Loan which is operated by the Finance and Banking Class. Students Jeff Calvert, Alicia Carper, Wade Curtsinger, Ian Hobbs, Andrew Jackson, Michael McBride, Ryan Schnellenberger, James Singleton, Rachel Thacker, Dean West, Jade Whitehouse and Luke Whitmore also took the Challenge.

Chess tournament between Freedom and Maryville Elementary Schools

Freedom Elementary School student Andy Rogers in a stare down with a Maryville Elementary School opponent during a chess tournament. (Photos by Lisa Goodin)

Freedom Elementary School students Grant Dotson and Noah Carter making their moves during a chess tournament between Maryville Elementary School students.

Freedom Elementary School April Attendance Incentive

Freedom Elementary School sponsored an attendance incentive for the month of April. If students were present each day the entire day (they could not come late or be checked out early), they were able to purchase a KONA ICE from the Kona Ice truck on May 2. Fifth grade students are seen above checking out flavors for their ice. (Photos by Lisa Goodin).

Freedom Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy Kona Ice.

Freedom Elementary School second grade students are cool with their Kona Ice!

Cedar Grove Elementary School KPREP Pep Rally

Cedar Grove Elementary School held an annual testing pep rally May 3 incorporating a Kentucky Derby theme: Cedar Grove….where SUCCESS is UNBRIDLED! Music teacher Rebecca Dennis played Call to the Post on the bugle.

Teachers played horses with names synonymous of strategies for succeeding or struggling with tests. Math lab teacher Travis Whitworth fell short due to lack of energy!

Cedar Grove Elementary School students cheered for their favorite horse during the test pep rally.

Duke University Talent Identification Program State  Recognition

All six Bullitt County middle schools participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. A total of 52 seventh grade students participated in the testing. Of that number, 28 qualified for State Recognition at Western Kentucky University. In order to score for State Recognition the scores in one area had to be: English (20 or above); Math (20 or above); Reading (21 or above); Science (21 or above). Eastside Middle School students who qualified for State Recognition are pictured above. They are Jacob Abnee, John Barbagallo, Drew Couch, Emily Elliott, Rachael Hammiel, Brady Key, Lauren Masden, Adam Moore, Kaleb Perdew, Emma Pressley and Hunter Waldridge. Emily Elliott qualified for Grand Recognition at Duke University. For Grand Recognition, the scores had to be: English (28 or above); Math (28 or above); Reading (30 or above); Science (27 or above); or Composite (27 or above). Please scroll down for more photos

Eastside Middle School student Emily Elliott qualified for Grand Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Mt. Washington Middle School seventh grade students Will Rucker, Amy Gentry, Bailee Crider and Abbigail Adair qualified for State Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Mt. Washington Middle School student Abbigail Adair qualified for Grand Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Bernheim Middle School seventh grade students Caity Brown, Kenneth McKnight, Kelsin Kemble and Rebecca Wells and Rachel Hasty, Idea Dewhirs and Kaitlyn Mitchell qualified for State Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Hebron Middle School students Amanda Pennington, Daniel Freeman and Kaitlin Minton qualified for State Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Bullitt Lick Middle School student Mack Hrebicik qualified for State Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Zoneton Middle School student Nathan Johnson qualified for State Recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

2012 Derby Gala

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Chef Terry Hope prepared a dish April 27 at the second annual Derby Gala. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Bullitt County Public School students colored and decorated cut-out horses which were on display during the gala.

The event was called a Taste of Bullitt County.

Guests could watch Chef Terry Hope cook while enjoying their meal.

Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Frieda Howe browsed baskets and gifts that were auctioned off during the second annual Derby Gala.

Book signing by Author and Bullitt East High School Teacher Bethany Griffin Faith

Fans of author Bethany Faith line up for her autograph. Faith signed copies of her second work Masque of the Red Death April 24 at Bullitt East High School where she is a teacher. Please scroll down for more photos.

Bethany Faith signs a copy of her new book Masque of the Red Death.

The book signing at Bullitt East marked the release of Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Faith. The book’s cover adorned a cake.

Bethany Faith read a portion of her latest work Masque of the Red Death to guests at a book release and signing April 24 at Bullitt East High School.

Bullitt East High School students read Bethany Faith’s book Masque of the Read Death.

Bullitt Central High School FFA students raise leaf lettuce for that students eat during lunch in the cafeteria

Bullitt Central High School FFA teacher Justin Peake helps students harvest leaf lettuce from float beds. The lettuce was taken to the school cafeteria where is became part of the student and staff lunch.

Leaf lettuce grown by Bullitt Central High School FFA students and read for harvest.

Bullitt Central High School FFA instructor Justin Peake demonstrates the proper was to harvest leaf lettuce from a float bed.

North Bullitt High School students earn state honors for eco-friendly art

 North Bullitt High School junior Erin Downs and sophomore Stephen Welch are among six students in the Commonwealth to win the 2012 Eco-Art Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP).  The Kentucky students used the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and submitted artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs. Erin spent two weeks creating a waste basket composed entirely of tight wrapped spheres of magazine pages. Stephen envisioned a T-shirt design using fabric from another shirt, a quilt and a blanket to form a treetop. He applied the elements to, appropriately enough, a green T-shirt. The youth were honored inside North Bullitt’s media center with plaques from DEP Deputy Commissioner Aaron B. Keatley, Principal Jeff Marshall and art teacher Sharon Rhodes.

Erin Downs created this waste paper basket using tightly coiled strips of magazine paper.

Stephen Welch and his state award-winning T-shirt design.

 Freedom Elementary School’s special ‘guests’

 Freedom Elementary School fourth grade student Kaitlynn Armour is keeping a good distance as Samantha Johnson and Aubri Gregory hold a snake. Mrs. Clark, science teacher for FES, had a special guest come to school. (Photos by Lisa Goodin)

Taylor Davis & Emma Perry holding a Box turtle.

 Bullitt Central High School Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Bullitt Central High School Principal Christy Coulter stands with the first inductees of the Hall of Fame following a banquet April 20. They include front row L-R: Kim Valentine Sego (daughter of former principal George Valentine); Sherry Reesor, Dr. Eva Floyd, Betty Larimore, Mary Ann Elam Smith, Pamela Fleitz and Barbara Elliott. Back tow L-R: Eric Farris, Rodney Burress, David Pike, Lee Mills, Jeff Pickett and Gary Dennison. Not pictured are Anthony Ogden and Darlene Hunt. (Please scroll down for more photos)

Master of Ceremonies Tony Cruise of WHAS-840 AM’s Morning Show inducts retired teacher Betty Larimore into the first Bullitt Central High School Hall of Fame.

Former Bullitt Central High School student David Pike and his guest greet former school principal Barbara Elliott at the first Hall of Fame induction ceremomy. As speech and debate teacher, Ms. Elliott guided Pike through many successful competitions.

Watching what one was like in high school stirs up memories and a few laughs. Former Bullitt Central student Eric Farris smiled as photos of his youth are broadcast during a Hall of Fame induction.

Shepherdsville Elementary School’s 7th annual Living History Museum

Portraying the historical civil right leader Rosa Parks, Shepherdsville Elementary School student Devyn Straub held a sign demonstrating a sad era in American history. The 7th annual Living History Museum featured students who talked to visitors once then pressed a button on the floor. Students were dresses an president’s Native Americans, explorers, patriots and war heroes, First Ladies, heroes before and during the Civil War, women who made a difference, inventors ands scientists, authors and painters.

Shepherdsville Elementary School students ‘freeze’ as another group of classes enter the cafeteria.

A visitor to the Shepherdsville Elementary School Living History Museum listened to student Lyndsey Craven talk about pilot Amelia Earhart.

Community Baby Shower at Bullitt Lick Middle School

Shepherdsville Elementary School teachers Karen German and Katrina Lee visited the Community Baby Shower April 19 at Bullitt Lick Middle School. 

Leadership Team meeting at Eastside Middle School

Eastside Middle School students explained the Pay Day program during the April 19 Leadership Team meeting and Leadership Bullitt County.

Mt. Washington Elementary School Student and Teacher Recognized

Mt. Washington Elementary School fifth grade student Madison Gregory wrote an award winning essay praising her favorite teacher, Stacey Carver. Officials with Barnes and Noble Bookstore of Hurstbourne in Louisville were present at an April Pow Wow to recognize student and teacher.

 

Shepherdsville Elementary School Career Day

Geek Squad City was represented during Career Day on April 18 at Shepherdsville Elementary School.

Bullitt East High School student Annabeth Burke selected to attend the Gatton Academy in Bowling Green

Bullitt East High School sophomore Annabeth Burke will attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science starting this fall. She was among 50 students across Kentucky selected to attend the prestigious academy.

Career Readiness Center Field Trips

Career Readiness Center welding and automotive students listen to the tour guide, a World War II veteran, speak about the landing pad during a field trip aboard the USS LST 325 WWII Naval Ship in Evansville, Indiana. (Photos by Savannah Mattingly)

CRC student Dustin Deindoerfer examines a weapon on the ship.

CRC student Eric Rodgers…[pretending to] steering the LST. Career Coach Savannah Mattingly said the guys enjoyed the field trip and can’t wait to go back!!! LST offered to allow the automotive and, especially, the welding students come and volunteer and work on the ship repairs, etc.

(L to R): Career Readiness Center students Jacob Miller, Nik Estes, Bullitt Central High School student Erika Mendez and CRC students Megan Ziegler and Nathan Owen on a field trip to Sullivan College of Technology and Design (Photo by Career Coach Savannah Mattingly).

April 2012 District Assembly meeting

District Infinite Campus Coordinator Lesa Duncan emphasized a key piece of data during a PowerPoint presentation at the April 2012 District Assembly meeting held at Nichols Elementary School.

April 2012 Board of Education meeting

Nichols Elementary School fourth grade student Kenneth Frank  gave a report on a field trip to the Freedom Center and Newport Aquarium to the Bullitt County Board of Education’s April 2012 meeting. He was joined by fellow fourth graders Tabitha Morris, Stephanie Broughton and Kaylee French and fifth grade students Carly Thornsberry and Jessica Wright. Nichols Principal Sheri Hamilton and Teachers Amy Ferrell and Jill Reverman were also onhand for the presentation.

Battle of the Books

Elementary school students from Lebanon Juntion, Maryville, Overdale and Roby participated in a Battle of the Books competition April 17 at Roby.

Elementary school students from Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Overdale and Roby participate in a Battle of the Books competition. Students were required read specific books and then answer questions pertaining to content.

Roby Elementary School students react to their team answering a question correctly during Battle of the Books.

Sean Woods of Mt. Washington Middle School places in Top 11 in Kentucky Geographic Bee

Mt. Washington Middle School sixth grade student Sean Woods made history at the 2012 Kentucky Geographic Bee. Sean became the first General to place in the state’s Top 20. He finished tied for 11 out of 100 students competing March 30 at the Carroll Knicely Center at Western Kentucky University. Sean received a Certificate of Recognition and a T-shirt for his efforts. He is the 12 year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mt. Washington. He is shown above with his social studies teacher David Shores.

Nichols Elementary School’s Preparing Early Partners

Nichols Elementary School students were recognized for inclusion on Preparing Early Partners posters sponsored by the Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary School Family Resource Centers. The students are (front row L-R): fourth graders Lindsey Thomas, Stephanie Broughton and Caitlyn McBroom and (back row L-R:) fifth graders Sydney Hurst and Kaylan Heath and fourth grader Zachary O’Bryan. Also pictured are SES/Nichols FRC Coordinator Traci Gould, Bullitt County Board of Education member Dolores Ashby and Nichols Principal Sheri Hamilton.

Zachary O’Bryan and Lindsey Thomas autograph posters at a reception following the unveiling.

Proud relatives collect autographed posters from PEP students.

Shepherdsville Elementary School’s Preparing Early Partners

Shepherdsville Elementary School students selected for Preparing Early Partners posters display their individul posters during a reception April 5. The students are Taylor Lyvers, Bryce Boerste, Emily DiMaria, Katie DeHart, Lyndsey Craven, Johnathon Peck Jr., Alyssa Phelps, Caden Rich, Devan Carter, Megan Saylor, Anealya Hammad. Please scroll down for more photos.

A proud relative collects an autographed poster from Taylor McCauley.

Relatives take pictures during the student autograph session.

Shepherdsville Elementary School Preparing Early Partners students autograph posters for family and friends.

Katie DeHart autographs a poster during the reception.

Emily Dimaria smiles as a family members receives an autographed poster.

Caden Rich is tickled to hand autographed posters to guests.

Bryce Boerste autographs a poster for a fan.

Taylor Lyvers gets another poster to autograph from her Mom.

Anealya Hammad autographs one of her posters.

Megan Saylor autographs a poster for a guest.

Middle School students who qualified to take the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) test

Bermheim Middle School students who qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search are Caity Brown, Cameron Campbell, Gavin Creason, Ida Dewhirst, Tret Duckett, Alexis Harris, Rachel Hasty, Bailey Hobbs, Tyler Jackson, Kelsin Kemble, Jennifer Kostrzewski, Kenneth McKnight, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Rachel Mitchell, Ethan Moore, Alanis Morgan, Rebecca Price, Andrew Schank, Bailey Sircy and Rebecca Wells.

Bullitt Lick Middle School students who qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search are Katelyn Comer, Devin Crawley, Alexis Goodlett, Mackenzie Hrebicik, Kendre Rigney, Jazmyn Burke, William White, Trynity McGregor, Rachel Hodge, Alexa Brown, Megan Brown, Brennan Carnes, Samantha Frank, Nirali Gandhi, Kirsten Kirchner, Allissa Long, Kora McMahan, Ian Meredith, Kugen Naidoo, Draydan O’Bryant, Natalie Phipps, Alexander Roberts, Chloe Stillwell, Brianna Walls and Haleigh Wells.

Eastside Middle School students who qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search are Jacob Abnee, John Barbagallo, Celia Brumbaugh, Andrew Couch, William Davis, Justin Defler, Megan Devore, Eric Duke, Kaci Dunnavan, Emily Elliott, Patrick Flaherty, Christian Foster, Morgan Gentry, Joshua Gibson, Rachel Hanniel, Rienna Hayes, Kirstie Henn, Katelyn Heppler, Alyssa Heun, Brady Key, Lauren Masden, Adam Moore, Paeton Osbourne, Kyleigh Payne, Alyssa Peak, Kaleb Perdew, Emma Pressley, Ryan Roby, Anthony Stewart, Zachary Taylor, Kenton Vance, Hunter Waldridge, Emily Yoakum and Alexis Young.

Hebron Middle School students who qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search are Robert Baker, Kyle Beasley, Sarah Honaker, Alexandra Miller, Kaitlin Minton, Amanda Pennington, Christina Sullivan, Savannah Glass, Eric Gore, Sydney Johnson, Brady Keehn, Franklin Masters, Mary Jo McAuliffe, Tanner Threlkel, Aleiana Witten, Chase Caudill, Meredith Dotson, Daniel Freeman and Hannah Robinson.

Hebron Middle School seventh grade student Jonathon Claycomb qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search.

Mt. Washington Middle School students who qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search are Abbigail Adair, Brandon Adkins, Jacob Birge, Amy Gentry, Justin Reisz, Will Rucker, Michael Harp, Konnor Polson, Christian Borah, Ethan Dawson, Olivia Immerso, Heather Joplin, Sebastian Kaufman, Clayton Miller and Robert Purvis.

Zoneton Middle School students who qualified to participate in the 7th Grade Duke University Talent Search are Samantha Dugan, Sierra Meadors, Nathan Johnson, Bailey Stone and Kaylyn Vittitow.

Brooks Elementary School Book-a-Thon

The culmination of a week long book-a-thon at Brooks Elementary School featured educational games. Students and their parents raised over $4,000 during the book-a-thon. The company Bound to Stay Bound provided a book to book match with all material donated to Henryville, Ind. tornado victims.

Brooks students listen to a story from one of their classmates.

Brooks Principal Cheri Lineweaver allowed the top fundraising student from each class to throw a pie in her face. Library Media Specialist Ashley Henderson, in her Captain Underpants costume, watches from a safe and clean area.

Mt. Washington Middle School Reality Store

Mt. Washington Middle School’s Reality Store is always a popular event and students learned quickly money does not go as far as they desire. The store was held March 30.

Mt. Washington Middle School Youth Service Center Coordinator Megan Hatter points to a station a student with the giggle needs to address during the Reality Store.

The Reality Store was held in the MWMS gymnasium and featured stations ranging from banking to utilities, health and grooming, real estate, recreation, insurance and child care among others.

Basic Aid Training at Freedom Elementary School

Family Resource Center Coordinator Sherri Bishop teaches Basic Aid Training class to Renee Caldwell’s 4th grade class (Photo by Lisa Goodin).

Freedom Elementary School students Louie Cotton and Abigail Hines listen to their instructions during basic aid training (Photo by Lisa Goodin).

 Cedar Grove Elementary School Career Day

Cedar Grove Elementary School students listen to guest speakers from Flynn Brothers during Career Day March 29

Medical sciences was one of the popular areas explored during Cedar Grove’s Career Day.

Tammy Hollar of Best Buy brought along assembly kits for students.

District Elementary School Science Fair

The annual District Elementary School science fair was held March 27 at Crossroads Elementary School. Judges from area businesses volunteered to interview students about their projects. Please scroll down for more photos.

Judges review an ‘electrifying’ science project!

Judges ask science project participants questions about their projects.

Students were eager to display evidence of their science project results.

Listening to questions from the judges.

Explaining details of how a project works.

Volunteers from Geek Squad City judge a science project.

Judging the district elementary school science fair.

Central Area Schools Music Concert

Elementary school students perform as the Orff Ensemble during the central area schools music concert March 22 at Bullitt Central High School. Please scroll down for more photos.

Student flute-a-phone players accompanied the Orff Ensemble.

The clarinet section of the elementary school band.

The elementary school children’s chorus performed songs for the audience.

The trombone section of the combined middle school band.

Keeping focused on the music while playing trumpet.

 

 The baritone section of the combined middle school band.

The Bullitt Central High School’s ladies chorus under the direction of Stacy Crawford.

Bullitt Central High School brass musicians.

Bullitt Central High School trumpet players.

 

Shepherdsville Elementary School Music Teacher Stacey Stults joins the elementary school children’s chorus and her husband, Bullitt Central High School band director Rodney Stults, in a son to close the central area concert.

March 2012 Board of Education meeting presentations

Mt. Washington Elementary School fourth students Cole Hobbs, Sam Priddy, Olivia Armstrong, Hannah McKay, and Makayla Powers gave a PowerPoint presentation to members of the Bullitt County Board of Education March 20 concerning the concept of BYOD (Bringing Your Own Device). Teachers Beth Ward, Stefanie Kleinholter and Beth Boog also spoke at the meeting. Please scroll down for more photos.

Mt. Washington Elementary School fourth grade students observe their PowerPoint during the March 2012 Board of Education meeting.

Mt. Washington Elementary School fourth grade teacher Stefanie Kleinholter speaks to the audience during the March 2012 Board of Education meeting.

Donna Miller of Jefferson Community Technical College provided an update on how students in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) are preparing to transition to college.

March 2012 District Assembly meeting

The March 2012 District Assembly meeting featured a PowerPoint presentation on the district transportation department by Director Ida Prather. The meeting was held March 20 at Zoneton Middle School.

District Director of Transportation Ida Prather answers a question by Bullitt County Board of Education Chairperson Lorraine McLaughlin during the March 2012 District Assembly meeting.

East Area Schools Music Concert

Student performers and musicians from the east area schools gathered March 19 in the Bullitt East High School gymnasium for the annual concert. The elementary school children’s chorus sang tunes (above). Please scroll down for more photos.

The trumpet section of the elementary school band.

Percussion players strike just the right notes.

The combined middle school bands of Eastside and Mt. Washington.

The trombone section of the combined middle school bands.

Saxophone players during the east area schools concert.

Flute players entertain the audience.

Large cylinders for the Bullitt East concert band which tone as bells.

Keeping the beat during the east area concert.

Student musicians encourage the audience to dance to the Time Warp.

Performance by the Bullitt East High School chorus.

The Bullitt East High School chorus sings at the east area concert.

Region 13 Governor’s Cup Elementary School Academic Competition

Spencer County Elementary School won First Place overall at the Regional 13 Governor’s Cup Academic competition held March 17 at Mt. Washington Elementary School. Please scroll down for more photos and results.

Pleasant Grove Elementary School’s academic team took Second Place overall.

Maryville Elementary School’s academic team won Third Place honors overall.

The academic team from Old Mill Elementary School won fourth place overall.

Brooks Elementary School was selected for the Katherine Hume Good Sportsmanship Award.

In a nail biting competition, Old Mill Elementary School’s Quick Recall team edged out Spencer County for First Place.

Spencer County Elementary School’s Quick Recall team finished in Second Place.

Maryville Elementary School’s Quick Recall team earned Third Place.

Pleasant Grove Elementary School’s Quick Recall Team won Fourth Place.

Spencer County Elementary School’s Future Problem Solving Team won First Place.

Second place in Future Problem Solving went to the team from Maryville Elementary School.

Third Place honors for Future Problem Solving went to Pleasant Grove Elementary School and Fourth Place was garnered by Freedom Elementary School.

Mathematics written assessment – First place – Cody Robinson of Spencer Co.; Second place – Skylar Higdon of Lebanon Junction; Third place – Seth Baunach of Spencer Co.; and Fourth place (tie) – Jacob Carley of Brooks and Jake Keys of Old Mill.

Social Studies written assessment – First place – Reece Tomlinson of Pleasant Grove; Second place – Seth Myers of Mt. Washington; Third place – Evan Stilts of Spencer Co; Fourth place (tie) – Chase Wardrip or Freedom and Lucas Schank of Cedar Grove.

Science written assessment – First place - Logan Daugherty of Cedar Grove; Second place – Cody Robinson of Spencer Co.; Third place – Lilly Hume of Brooks; Fourth place – Kalya Koch of Brooks; and Fifth place – Jake Keys of Old Mill.

Language Arts written assessment – First place – Lindsey Spencer of Pleasant Grove; Second place – Logan Calhoun of Crossroads; Third place – Grace Fluhr of Pleasant Grove; Fourth place (tie) Sarah Holderman of Lebanon Junction and Devon Price of Old Mill.

Composition – First place – Emily Johnson of Maryville; Second place – Jeremiah Potter of Spencer Co; Third place – Morgan Hoskins of Cedar Grove; Fourth place – Hannah Ferriell of Freedom; and Fifth place – Kayla Koch of Brooks.

Arts and Humanities written assessment – First place – Gabby Simpkins of Overdale; Second place – Hannah Ferriell of Freedom; Third place – Taylor Moon of Spencer Co.; Fourth place – Jonathan Henson of Maryville; and Fifth place (tie) – Hunter Trammell of Mt. Washington and Adam Johnson of Cedar Grove.

Kindergarten pre-registration for 2012-2013

Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2012-2013 school year was held March 16 at all Bullitt County elementary schools, including Freedom.

A new kindergarten student at Freedom Elementary School waits patiently while his parents complete the formal registration application.

Over at Roby Elementary School, Kennedy McCullough draws while her mom, Stephanie McCullough. registers Kennedy’s older brother, Caden, for kindergarten.

Jessica Borden registers her daughter, Kylee Meredith, for kindergarten at Roby Elementary School.

North Bullitt High School student art show

Can you guess what object was used as a canvas by the artist? It was part of a student art show March 16 at North Bullitt High School. The art pieces were created by the student body of North Bullitt. The above painting was done on a vehicle hubcap. Please scroll down for more photos.

Guest speaker at Zoneton Middle School

 

Michala Riggle spoke to students at Hebron and Zoneton and Zoneton Middle Schools March 15 as part of Operation Preparation Day. Michala, 16, gave her ‘You Gotta Believe’ speech, telling her story of raising almost a million dollars by selling bracelets to raise awareness for Autism. She has been featured on The Today Show and the Ellen Degeneres Show. Michala plans to raise millions more and open an Autism Research and Care facility in Louisville.

Zoneton students and staff purchase bracelets after guest speaker Michala Riggle’s presentation.

Hebron Middle School’s Operation Preparation

Operation Preparation was held for all Kentucky eighth grade students and sophomores the week of March 12-16. Hebron Middle School featured guest speakers who sat down one-on-one with youth as well as in groups. Please scroll down for more photos. All photos by PR Director John Roberts unless otherwise noted.

Members of the Zoneton Fire Department were part of Hebron’s Operation Preparation. The goal behind Operation Preparation was emphasis college and careers for middle school eighth graders and high school sophomores.

Hebron students reflect on a possible military career.

Local real estate developer Jessie Flynn shares a laugh during his Operation Preparation presentation.

Geek Squad City of Brooks introduced students to the high tech world of computer repair.

Hebron students examine a dog’s heart preserved in liquid during a talk on veterinary sciences.