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Oldham County Preschool Screening Oldham County Preschool Peacocks Logo

Preschool Screening for Oldham County residents, aged 3-4 by August 1, will take place at Oldham County Preschool on March 26 and April 2.

  • Oldham County Preschool teachers, assistants, and therapists are highly qualified
  • Oldham County Preschool offers a FREE preschool program for children who meet income or disability guidelines
  • LIMITED tuition slots are also available if the child does not meet guidelines above
  • Transportation services are provided within Oldham County as well as pick-up and drop-off at most childcare centers
  • Screen will help determine possible eligibility for OC Preschool and/or OVEC Head Start
Kindergarten Registration

Registration for First Year Kindergarten students for 2021/2022 will take place online via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal beginning March 2. To obtain login information, you must first provide proof of residency and your child's birth certificate to the schools in which the students are districted to attend (school locations).

Important Reminders: 

  • The birthday cutoff for kindergarten in Kentucky is August 1 - meaning children will have to turn 5 by August 1, 2021 to enter kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Parents are required to bring a full-size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).
  • Proof of residency in Oldham County is also required. Parents should bring a utility bill or an apartment rental agreement, if applicable. You may also be asked to provide a Residency Affidavit Form. Driver’s licenses are not acceptable to prove residency.
  • Before a student will be allowed to begin attending school, they must have an up-to-date immunization certificate and a physical examination recorded on a Kentucky form.
  • Any student under the age of seven (7) entering a public school for the first time must have an eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. This will need to be done before January 1.
  • Any five (5) or six (6) year old entering a public school for the first time must have a dental examination by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, health department registered nurse with KIDS Smiles Training, advanced registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant. This will need to be done before January 1.
2021 National Merit Finalists 2021 OCS National Merit Finalists

Announcing Oldham County Schools’ 2021 National Merit Finalists

North Oldham High: Omar Abd Elhamid, Molly Conway, Carter Mitchell, Isaiah Terry

South Oldham High: Benjamin Beyerle, Brooke Dardano, Christopher Stephens

Oldham County High School: Jenna Jemtrud, Tyler Bussell

National Merit Finalists are chosen from the National Merit Semifinalists announced earlier in 2020. About 90 percent of semifinalists attain finalist standing, and more than half of finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A finalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

26 OCS students selected for All-State Instrumental Ensembles KMEA Logo

26 OCS students have been selected to perform in All-State High School Instrumental Ensembles. These students have achieved some of the highest honors that can be attained by a high school band student. Congratulations!

All-State Concert Band

Olivia Head - OCHS
Cassandra Barrett - OCHS
Abigail Hardin - OCHS
Cecilia Reed - OCHS
Jeremy Richards - OCHS
Jacob Davidson - NOHS
Gracelyn Jack - NOHS
Jaden Rosenberger - SOHS
Zach Ginder -SOHS

All-State Symphonic Band

Joseph Dennis - OCHS
Ashtyn Jones - OCHS
Hannah Centers - OCHS
Maya Otterback - OCHS
Aaron Cook - OCHS
Madison Leger - OCHS
Joe Maiocco - NOHS
Colin Bouchard -NOHS
Katie Clifford - NOHS
David Neuhalfen - NOHS
David Williams - NOHS

All-State Orchestra

Natalie Desimone - OCHS
Anna Rauch - NOHS

All-State Commonwealth Orchestra

Dylan Bohn - SOHS/CAPAA

All-State Symphony Orchestra

Bryce Cahill - NOHS/CAPAA
Bradach Reed - OCHS/CAPAA

All-State Jazz Band

Will Mettling - OCHS

2020 WHAS11 LG&E/KU ExCel Award Hallie Hunt Rock

On February 9, South Oldham High School teacher, Hallie Hunt Rock, was honored in a virtual ceremony as the recipient of the 2020 WHAS11 LG&E/KU ExCel Award. The award recognizes teachers who go above and beyond for their students, fellow teachers and community.

In addition to teaching language arts, she is the advisor for Link Club and mentors students on effectively leading, listening, and helping younger students fit in. “Treating kids with dignity and respect is key,” Hunt Rock said. “They need to know they have an ally in the classroom, and when they feel safe, you can push and challenge them even more.”

“The outcome of Hallie’s innovation, excitement, and enthusiasm is an increased level of success for her students, a classroom environment that encourages questioning and collaboration, and a growing community of students willing to help one another have the best schooling experience possible,” said South Oldham High Principal Melissa Woosley.

Hallie is a graduate of South Oldham High School herself and says getting to work with some of the phenomenal teachers she had in high school is another reward of the job.

You can watch the WHAS11 story with the link below.

Congratulations, Hallie, and thank you for your commitment to the students of SOHS.

https://www.whas11.com/article/news/education/excel-award/south-oldham-high-hallie-hunt-rock-excel-award/417-7ba17e3d-150b-4945-bffb-97bb33b9b521?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&fbclid=IwAR1l16QTOldU--8-JvLpIwGznUMrlhCVoM_A5xMtupS_YvKYb0Wpg0T-gTg

National Board Certified Teachers National Board Certified Teachers

Oldham County Schools is pleased to announce 10 OCS teachers achieved National Board Certification in December. National Board Certification is a voluntary, advanced teacher credential that can take several years to complete. During the process, teachers are reviewed by peers, analyze teaching methods, and develop strategies inside and out of the classroom to improve student success. Teachers submit videos and essays, as well as student work, to show their methods. Finally, they must pass an exam to demonstrate mastery in their chosen content area. Less than 3% of the nation’s teachers are nationally board certified.

“I am constantly amazed at our teaching staff and the dedication they demonstrate every day to their students and their profession,” said Superintendent Greg Schultz. “This year’s National Board Certified Teachers exemplify excellence in the midst of the challenges of teaching during a pandemic. I am extremely proud of their accomplishment.”