• Unjust laws

    Tommy Acklin, a teacher at the Education Center at Cropper, was discussing unjust laws with Deon Doleman when a classmate added to the conversation, “I heard about somewhere that was taking away people’s religious rights.” Acklin used the example of Deon not being able to vote simply because he had on a gray hooded sweatshirt. Segregation topics then entered the conversation and how African-Americans couldn’t attend school or use the swimming pool with whites.

  • Behind the scenes

    Armando Luna (front) posed with students from Southside Elementary after the children attended the performance of The Snow Queen at Collins High School. Armando, a junior, was part of the cast – and is a former student at Southside.

  • Reading by storm

    Emma Garner was reading The Storm by figuring out some of the words “by looking at the pictures,” pointing with her finger to lightning. There was finally the rain, and then she figured out “thunder” because the people had their hands covering their ears. “Every storm has to have thunder.” She also made the prediction before reaching the final page, “There will be a sun….There is!” She is in a kindergarten/first grade class taught by Michele Hiatt at Simpsonville Elementary.

  • Planning for partners
  • On campus: March 1, 2013

    Bradley named to Kansas honor roll

    Ben Bradley of Shelbyville was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Campus for the fall semester.

    Shelby students accepted to Sullivan

  • Youth menus: March 4 through 8, 2013


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: WG snack ‘n waffles, WG blueberry muffin, variety of cereal, juice, fresh fruit and milk; entrées: chicken nuggets w/WG roll, Bosco stick w/marinara sauce; sides: steamed broccoli, sweet potato waffle fries, fresh apple, pineapple tidbits, milk; condiments: honey mustard, BBQ sauce, ketchup

  • Youth March Events

    Shelby County Public Schools

    Saturday – U of L Engineering Expo for talented and gifted students from Collins High and Shelby County High. Theywill be entering the Rocketry contests and the Rube Goldberg machine contest as well as taking part in various hands-on activities at U of L Speed School of Engineering.

  • Cornerstone students visit capitol

    Annie Quinn’s fourth-grade class at Cornerstone Christian Academy class took a field trip to the state capitol in Frankfort. They are pictured with state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), both of whom also autographed the photo.

  • Youth menus: Feb. 25 through March 1


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, WG Blueberry Muffin, Variety of Cereal, Juice, Fresh Fruit and Milk; Entrées: Fiestada Pizza, WG Corn Dog; Sides: Cooker Carrots, Tater Tots, Fresh Pear/Pineapple Tidbits, Milk; condiments: Ketchup, Mustard

  • Cornerstone science fair projects

    Science fair participants from Cornerstone Christian Academy displayed their projects, spoke to judges, and those receiving “excellent” were Lara Barbour, Blake Davis, Grace White, Kayley Miller, Aidan Barbour, Brandt Ladner, Chance Marthaler, Justin Terrill, Dwayne Zapata, Eli Lace, Tori McGuire, Autumn Lace, Kaitlyn Hochstrasser, Michael Woodward, Cameron Aldridge, John Hagan and Ezekiel Thompson.