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Collins student earns perfect ACT score

Practice makes perfect

By Ashley Wilkins

After six attempts, Collins High School senior Ryan Renfro earned a perfect score of a 36 on the American College Test this past October.


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Murphy takes Lyles’ old role following his resignation

District hires new Director of Finance

By Ashley Wilkins

Shelby County Public Schools has hired a new Director of Finance to fill the position left vacant when Greg Murphy stepped down from the position last month in the wake of a former employee being charged with embezzling almost $600,000.


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Collins senior named National Merit semifinalist

By Ashley Wilkins

The Shelby County Board of Education commended Elizabeth McGuire on Thursday, for her achievement in being selected as a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  McGuire, a senior at Martha Layne Collins High School, is one of only 16,000 semifinalists selected from the 1.5 million applicants to the program and is the sole semifinalist in the district.

“It’s a major honor,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said, noting his pride in her achievement.


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Collins senior named National Merit semifinalist

By Ashley Wilkins

The Shelby County Board of Education commended Elizabeth McGuire on Thursday, for her achievement in being selected as a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  McGuire, a senior at Martha Layne Collins High School, is one of only 16,000 semifinalists selected from the 1.5 million applicants to the program and is the sole semifinalist in the district.


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SCPS will have students mix up their lunchtime routine in hopes of bridging group mentality

Breaking social walls at lunch

Schools across the county will be mixing things up at the end of the month, when they will be asked to step out of their comfort zones and sit at a different table for lunch.

What may seem like a small task can have an enormous impact, Superintendent James Neihof explained.

“When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away,” he said.


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Board will recognize teachers, students

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Schools continue Leader in Me training

By Ashley Wilkins

Mike Clark, director of student services for Shelby County Public Schools, will present an update on the third strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan, Healthy and Responsible Students, when the Shelby County Board of Education meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

Clark will discuss the progress schools across the district have made concerning the implementation of the Leader in Me initiative with students, which follows the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


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BCCLT and the University of Kentucky receive 2014 Security Innovation AWARD

Local firm earns international safety recognition

By Ashley Wilkins

The engineering consulting firm of Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer Inc. (BCCLT), along with the University of Kentucky, was recognized last week at the Secured Cities Conference in Baltimore for their implementation of their innovative security project for the campus.


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MAP tests show some improvement, regression

Shelby County School Board – Redrawing of voting boundaries still a no-go

By Ashley Wilkins

The Shelby County Board of Education has once again postponed their decision to alter their voting district geographic boundaries.


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In wake of Anglin case and theft allegations, her boss Greg Murphy has resigned from his position

SCPS finance director steps down

By Ashley Wilkins

 

Last Wednesday, seven months after the district discovered fraudulent activity within their finance department, the district’s Director of Finance Greg Murphy stepped down from his position.

Though he relinquished his position, Murphy currently remains with the district, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said.

“He is no longer the director of finance,” Niehof said. “He is still employed by the district at this point.”


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Free program offers food, fun, information

Turning everyday moments into learning opportunities

By Ashley Wilkins

Tuesday evening, a group of 25 parents, grandparents, caregivers and children attended the Born Learning Academy, a free program sponsored by the United Way and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.


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