E.g., Thursday, June 25, 2020
E.g., Thursday, June 25, 2020

Food program will continue through the summer

May 22, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today served its one millionth meal to students at its emergency food sites, hitting the milestone for providing free breakfasts and lunches while schools have remained shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  District officials also announced that meals would continue at the locations with the same schedule through the summer.

The plan includes improvements to facilities, leadership development, and more. 

The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) took a significant step towards investing in Kentucky’s largest school system.  Board members say the action taken at Thursday’s special meeting allows for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) to create educational equity for all students, build new facilities and further support teachers.

Manual senior to start UofL on path to a nursing career

May 20, 2020 – Diagnosed at 18 months old with spinal muscular atrophy, Zoe Clemmons has endured health challenges all her life.  She’s undergone multiple surgeries over the years to lessen the impact of the disease, which causes her muscles to slowly degenerate.  Mobile with the use of a wheelchair, accessibility and transportation issues continue to be daily trials.

Central Senior will start at UofL in the fall, majoring in public health

May 20, 2020 – As a child in the West African country of Ghana, schooling was always the goal for Saeedatu Nasara Shamsudeen, even though she didn’t realize it at the time.  Her parents left her and her younger siblings in the care of an aunt for six years while they worked abroad so they could send back money to provide the children with a good education. 

Dr. Pollio surprises students at their homes with award blitz

Seneca senior will attend University of Michigan-Dearborn, major in biology on pre-med track

May 20, 2020 – By the time Deja Andrews started high school, she had already attended five elementary and three middle schools, “ping-ponging back and forth” between her mother’s and grandparent’s homes in Louisville and Michigan.

The frequent moves and instability chipped away at her self-esteem and made it difficult to make friends and nurture relationships.

She focused on her classwork and became determined to succeed in school.

Programs accepting applications for 2020-21 school year

May 20, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is accepting applications for JCPS Early Childhood Education programs for the 2020-21 school year.  The programs are open to children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, or children who will be 3 years old on or before Aug. 1 and have a diagnosed disability.  All applicants must be residents of Louisville/ Jefferson County.

Applications can be made in the following ways:

Fern Creek senior will major in computer science, business and UofL 

May 20, 2020 – Gobinda Bastola is completing his senior year of high school remotely while planning to start the University of Louisville in the fall.  But instead of lamenting the loss of traditional high school rites of passage, the Fern Creek High School senior said he is living his best life.

“Being accepted to the University of Louisville has always been my dream,” he said.  “I’ve looked forward to going there since my freshman year of high school.” 

Insights will be used to improve plan for the future

May 15, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is asking parents, students and teachers to weigh in on how the district’s first Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) program went for them.

Hi! I’m Maylin. I am a 4th grader at Wheeler Elementary, and I wanted to share some tips that help me do my NTI work. Keep in mind that although these things work for me, everyone is in a different situation so these may not work best for you:

1.  Stay organized. Do not try to work on multiple assignments at the same time (although you can take a break from one and work on another). There is usually no need to, and it just makes it overwhelming. I think you will also end up with a better end result.