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Odyssey teams seek donations to help pay for trip to World Finals

Looking for creative funding

By Ashley Wilkins

The snow may be long gone, but the effects are still causing problems for 28 Shelby County Public School Odyssey of the Mind team members that need funding for their World Finals Competition next month.


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First graders explore their potential

Career Day at Clear Creek

By Ashley Wilkins

Nearly 20 parents and community volunteers stopped Friday at Clear Creek Elementary to share with first grade students their experience, knowledge and tools from their career fields.

Students came to school dressed in attire for their aspiring career fields.

First-grade teacher Chelsea Fort said about half of the first graders dressed up, most in the health field as doctors or nurses.

Fort said they had been preparing for the day all year.


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TSA group earns recognition

Collins VEX team gaining ground

By Ashley Wilkins

Last week the members of Collins High School TSA (Technology Student Association) team proudly represented their school when they brought home numerous awards from the state conference tournament in Louisville.


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Extra hours are adjusted to keep graduation on May 30

District moves last day to May 29

By Ashley Wilkins

 

It looks like summer break will arrive before June for Shelby County students after all.

On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to amend the 2014-2015 school calendar, rendering May 29 as the district’s final day and not altering the originally planned graduation date of May 30.


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SCPS discusses drug testing athletes

Can you put a price on deterring students from illegal drug use?


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Collins student selected as Presidential Scholar candidate

A presidential achievement

By Ashley Wilkins

Honored just four months ago for obtaining a perfect score on the ACT exam, Ryan Renfro has now been selected as a 2015 United States Presidential Scholar candidate, a remarkable honor nationwide and one especially unique to the district.

SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said he could not remember the last time someone in the district has been nominated as a candidate.

Renfro is the first Collins High School student to achieve the candidacy and, in fact, is the first for Shelby County Schools in a decade.

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SCPS hosts first EdTech Fair

Teachers teaching teachers

By Ashley Wilkins

Shelby County Public Schools introduced their newest facility, The Robert Blair Center, to numerous faculty members yesterday in conjunction with the district’s first Edtech Share Fair.

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District Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson organized the fair, which included nine stations established by educators from across the district.

“The share fair, in a way, is a culmination of a program that started at the beginning of the year,” Watson explained.

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McGuire selected out of 1.5 million applications

Collins senior named National Merit Finalist

By Ashley Wilkins

With a schedule loaded with advanced placement classes and a 4.5 GPA, it should come as no surprise that Collins High School senior Elizabeth McGuire has been honored as a finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.


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Will review policies from other districts Thursday

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District to consider drug testing of student athletes

By Ashley Wilkins

David Weedman, director student achievement, will present a report regarding drug testing for student athletes when the Shelby County Board of Education meets Thursday at the district offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

“We were asked to inquire about general things [that] other districts were doing about random drug testing with athletes,” Weedman said.  “So we will present our finds to the board and see if they want to go forward with something like that.”


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Shelby schools rake in district awards

Elementary academic teams prep for regional competition

By Ashley Wilkins

Elementary students across the district competed in two District Governor’s Cup competitions last month and are preparing for tomorrow’s regional competition.


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