News briefs: July 15, 2009

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By The Staff

 Daycare Registration

Because of state regulatory changes, Shelby County Public Schools’ after-school programs were required to become licensed daycare facilities during the 2008-2009 school year.  Changes have been implemented for the 2009-2010 school year, stemming from visits to nearby daycare programs by and input from a group of parents representing each elementary school.

Registration for daycare slots opens today for students. Program brochures are available at Central Office and each elementary school that outline hours of operation (after-school) and costs (ranging from $40 to $60 weekly).

A $25 registration fee is due upon enrollment. A District Daycare Manager is being hired and can be reached at 633-5123. In the meantime, contact Central Office 633-2375 with questions. Registration forms should be submitted to the elementary school where your child will be enrolled in daycare.


Blood donation opportunity

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive 2-6 p.m. Friday at the Walmart on Taylorsville Road.

  Free poster

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) are teaming up for the SummerSlam Reading Jam. Shelby County Public Library will give a poster featuring WWE Superstars Rey Mysterio, Evan Bourne, Beth Phoenix and Eve to the first 25 teens and ‘tweens between ages 10 and 18, who check out two books. Posters, each of which is numbered, are available until July 16 or as long as supplies last. On July 17, two poster numbers will be drawn determining the grand prize winners along with alternate poster numbers, all of which will be posted on WWEKids.com. The two grand prize winners will win airfare to Los Angeles for two, hotel, two tickets and $200 spending money for WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view event on August 23, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  SCHS student dates

Shelby County High School Principal Eddie Oakley has announced the following dates for students: Senior Service Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30; Junior Service Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 31; Sophomore Service Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3; Rocket Institute for Freshmen with the last name starting with the letters A-L, Aug. 5; Rocket Institute for Freshmen with the last name starting with the letters M-Z, Aug. 6; Freshman Open House 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6.