District News

2021 Governor's Scholars Program Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to our 2021 Governor's Scholars!

Selection for the Governor's Scholars Program is highly competitive, with an application process similar to that of distinguished colleges and universities.

These students will attend a five-week summer program hosted by Centre College, Morehead State University, and Bellarmine University. 

2021 Graduation Dates Announced Class of 2021

The Oldham County Board of Education approved graduation dates for the class of 2021 at the March 29 Board meeting.

Due to capacity limitations of the venues, graduates will be allowed four guests to attend. Schools will announce how tickets will be distributed closer to graduation.  Each school's graduation will be live streamed for those not able to attend.

SB 128 "Supplemental School Year" Senate Bill 128:  Supplemental School Year Program

What SB 128 Does and Does Not Do for Students

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SB 128 does allow students to “redo” an academic year. The coursework will be the same coursework that was taken by the student in 20-21. 

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: 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.

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

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.