• Shelby students complete Governor’s School for the Arts

    More than 200 young artists from every region of the commonwealth – including two from Shelby County – participated this summer in the Governor’s School for the Arts, which took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University June 23-July 13.

    Completing the program from Shelby County were Sierra Brown of Shelby County High School, visual art; and Ryan Ruff of Collins High School, drama.

  • Collins student attends Oak Ridge Military camp

    Madison Maddox, a freshman at Collins High School, attended Oak Ridge Military Academy Leadership Camp for 2 weeks.

    The academy, established in 1852 and located outside of Greensboro, N.C., is the second-oldest military academy in the United States. The camp, which had 27 in the class, has a substantial physical component and all campers participate in military formations, marching drills and leadership training.

  • School menus: Aug. 7 through 9
  • School calendar: Aug. 7, 2013


    Wednesday – Opening day for staff

    Thursday – First day for students

    Aug. 27 – First day for preschool

    Sept. 2 – Labor Day

  • Summer baseball fun
  • Thomas graduates from TCU

    Angela P. Thomas graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Music Education (vocal concentration). She will attend Brite Divinity School in the fall to pursue a Master of Christian Arts and Science.

    Thomas is the daughter of Anita Thomas of Shelbyville and a 2009 Shelby County High School honor graduate.

  • On campus: July 26, 2013

    Bjorvik on dean’s list at Berklee
    George Bjorvik
    of Simpsonville earned placement on the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2013 academic year at Berklee College of Music. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 or above.

  • Fundraiser to benefit animal shelter
  • Blood drive at Whitney Young

    The students at Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center hosts Red Cross blood drives on a regular basis. Donations exceeded goal of 162 units of blood from September 2012 to May 2013. The Red Cross awards a scholarship each year to the school/center based on units of blood collected, which determines the amount of money awarded. Shanesha Benjamin, pharmacy technician and CPR certified student, was the recipient of $1,500.

  • On campus: Shelby graduates from Murray

    Debra Jenkins graduated from Murray State University and received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture. She is the daughter of David and Dana Jenkins of Pleasureville.

    Cara Elizabeth Lyonsgraduated and received a Bachelor of Science major in education, focusing on special ed and middle school science. She is the daughter of Dennis and Cindy Gullion of Shelbyville and D. Cole Lyons of Lexington.