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Expects enrollment to decrease in 2016-17

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board discusses goal progress

By Ashley Sutter

Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith gave an update Thursday at Shelby County Public Schools’ regularly scheduled board meeting on the district’s progress toward meeting their board goals for the 2015-16 school year.


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Bevin’s proposed budget slashes could harm JCTC and beyond.

Addressing a deficit of more than $30 billion in Kentucky’s pension fund, Governor Matt Bevin proposed some budget cuts in his State of the Commonwealth budget address late last month that could be a major blow to public postsecondary institutions.


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Shelby County produces 2 Merit Finalists

By Ashley Sutter

This year Shelby County has the honor of recognizing not one but two, National Merit Finalists.


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District, parents say it’s a lesson to learn from

Elementary student dropped at wrong stop

By Ashley Sutter

District officials have extended their apologies to SCPS second grade student, Will Vanhoy and his parents after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop Wednesday afternoon.

“We made a mistake and we are sorry,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.  “We have reached out to the family and apologized.”

The district explained that a substitute bus driver had dropped Will off at the wrong stop a few blocks away from his home. 


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Colleagues recognize him as hilarious, inspiring

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Manny Stone earns Teacher of the Year

By Ashley Sutter

Teachers and faculty members rose to their feet in applause Thursday with the announcement of the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year for Shelby County Public Schools.


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Black Achievers participants say they have grown through the organization

Achieving greatness

By Ashley Sutter

When youth struggle in school or in their social lives, they lean on their peers.  But when students have no one to lean on, their issues may snowball into a lifetime of problems.


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Collins recognized for increased dairy consumption thanks to smoothie breakfast option

A smooth breakfast selection

By Ashley Sutter

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association recently recognized Collins High School for its increase in diary consumption, but it could barely be heard over the whirrrrrr of the school’s blenders.


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SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to get firsthand look at PBL

Simpsonville Elementary School students will introduce the Shelby County Board of Education members to Project Based Learning through a firsthand experience Tuesday evening during their board meeting at 7 p.m. at Simpsonville Elementary, at 6725 Shelbyville Road.

Simpsonville Principal Jill Tingle said the second grade students have been working to solve a real world problem for the past week and two classes will be divided into four groups Tuesday to share with board members their progress toward solving the issue.


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Students fighting schedule change

Collins considers 5-period day

By Ashley Sutter

The Collins High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council is edging closer to a decision to reduce the school’s schedule from a seven-period day to a five-period day, and their impending decision has left many students up in arms.

A petition on Change.org has the generated the support of more than 250 parents and students who say they are baffled and outraged by the proposed change.


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Expects $1.3 million contingency reduction

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board reviews early budget

By Ashley Sutter

The Shelby County Board of Education kicked off its meeting Thursday evening at Northside Early Childhood Center following a casual reception in honor of school board recognition month and to recognize three recently announced Classrooms of Excellence in the school.


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