E.g., Tuesday, February 19, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Robert Fisher honored during school ceremony

On February 13, Robert Fisher, an engineering teacher at Olmsted Academy North, was presented the Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award. Representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and from the award sponsors — LG&E and KU and WHAS11 — honored the teacher this afternoon during a ceremony at the school.

Lori Knapke is a teacher at Eastern High School

A Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) teacher has been named the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) High School Teacher of the Year. 

Every Day Counts! initiative aims to limit absences to no more than six a year

Every day counts! That’s the message Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and community partners shared with Thomas Jefferson Middle School students during a surprise pop-up party to celebrate their strong attendance.

Allison Tu is a senior at duPont Manual High School

A Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) student has been named a top Kentucky youth volunteer of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Allison Tu, a senior at duPont Manual High School, earned the award for a youth-driven initiative she launched to raise awareness about student mental health issues and find ways to combat the high rates of depression, anxiety and suicide among young people in Kentucky. 

New features added to homepage, students’ Google accounts

February 5, 2019— Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Marty Pollio has announced two new ways to report bullying as part of the district’s commitment to help students and families document these types of incidents more easily.

School is only one in Kentucky to earn the distinction

School is only one in Kentucky to earn the distinction

Kenwood Elementary School has been recognized as a 2019 State School of Character for its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate.  Kenwood is the only school in Kentucky to be honored with the recognition in 2019 – and the first Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) to ever receive the distinction.

Applications accepted for a variety of positions on JCPS team

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is hosting two upcoming career fairs to fill a variety of positions on its team. 

On Friday, Feb. 1, a career fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Camp Edwards Education Complex (701 S. Hancock St.). Applications will be accepted for jobs in all areas, including full-time and substitute teaching, classroom assistant, cafeteria, clerical and custodial positions.

Every school to have access to a mental health professional

Increased access to mental health professionals in schools, new technology for parents and students to report instances of bullying, more staff who review bullying complaints, and a summit on suicide prevention that includes additional, mandatory training for administrators in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) are part of a series of new efforts Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio announced Thursday to address bullying and suicide in JCPS.

Meeting set for January 28 at VanHoose Education Center

January 23, 2019—Community members are invited to share feedback at an upcoming community forum being held to discuss initiatives around nutrition, physical activity and general health and wellness for students in the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District.