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Old 06-26-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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Thank you! That's good to know because he is now registered to attend Oldham County High in August! We've been here a couple of weeks now and everyone seems so friendly. So far, it has been a good experience.
Congratulations on your daughter and her achievements! I know you are proud of her and for her!
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Default Moved last year to OC, and feel we made the right decision.

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Hello,
My husband is being transferred to Louisville after Christmas. We're a Christian, conservative family with one school-aged child. We drove around Louisville a few weeks ago and have decided that Oldham County will probably be the best place for us. I am a teacher and my contract doesn't end until the summer, so my husband will be moving up before we do. My son will be entering high school next year and I want to make sure that I choose the area best for him. My concern is that he will be misjudged because we are from Mississippi and there are many false negative stereotypical images of Mississippians all across this country. There are actually only a few areas of MS that fit the stereotype and they pull the average way down for the rest of us. My older two children scored very well on standardized national tests, such as ACT, PSAT, and SAT. Both were National Merit Finalists and Merit Award winners and always scored in the 99th percentile on a national basis. Our high school is a blue ribbon school, and with only 120 graduating seniors, six had a score greater than 30 on the ACT last year. That being said, I really hope to find a school where he won't be ostracized and it won't be assumed that he is behind or a low achiever because we're from MS. Of the three Oldham county schools, which one would be most likely to allow him to be involved in activities, take advanced classes, accept him in social groups, and have a majority of Christian students and teachers?
I recommend that you let your children visit the schools and give input. We did and it really helped ease their fear of moving. We moved to Oldham County last summer from Ga. and decided on the North Oldham school district. Last year, one child attended North Oldham HS and the other North Oldham MS. We are very pleased with our district choice as well as the class offerings and available sports / activities for them to participate in. For example, our oldest child will be taking AP calculus and AP Chemistry as a junior and is currently on two sports teams.

We have found that a large portion of people at North are from areas outside of Ky and have moved here with jobs. All are choosing the area based on the school system and quality of life here. We love our subdivision (Hillcrest) which probably has well over 200 kids of various ages. As far as comments about the area being snobbish, that is absolutely not true. I am one of the most down to earth people you will ever meet and have found others in the area to be the same. We are mostly well educated hard working people that want the very best education for our kids possible.

Hope your move goes well and you make the best choice possible for you and your family.
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