• ‘Sprout’ learners
  • Signs for math

    Jessica Buckler (left) and Sulmi Gomez worked on parallelograms in Jolie Carwile’s class at West Middle School. Sulmi received assistance with sign language from Amy Windhurst (center). The students were charged with figuring out the square footage of a rug whose angles changed to a rectangle. Sulmi was also happy to share, through her interpreter, that she had been to Washington, D.C., thanks to a school fund-raiser.

  • ‘Oh my gosh!’

    Sloan Burroughs incorporated drama during music class at Painted Stone Elementary, where she taught emotion, expression and voice projection. She asked for faces that showed anger or being creepy. She received this reaction from Emma Allison whose prompt was “Mr. [Damon] Stefanic is wearing a dress!!” Since he is the assistant principal at the school, the reaction was perfect, witnessed by Hunter Parisek, Ellie Shelton, Jose Mendez-Hernandez and Tyler Harrell.

  • Washington visits Cornerstone

    Cornerstone Christian Academy third grader Elliot Cable brings George Washington to school for an assignment in teacher April Lumbatis’ history class that tasked students with portraying a famous American historical figure.

  • Using their heads to hear
  • Crumpton receive scholarship

    Chloe Crumpton of Shelbyville was awarded the Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarship.

    Crumpton, a student at the University of Kentucky, was one of 25 recipients of the $1,000 scholarship. She is the daughter of Kentucky State Police Capt. Phillip Crumpton.

  • Which right is right?

    In the fifth-grade social studies room of Kari Jesse, Painted Stone Elementary students chose what they considered most important and least important in the Bill of Rights. Kendahl Johnson (left) and Katie Rossetti disagreed with other students. They selected trial by jury as among their top five because Kendahl said, “People could get away and commit more crimes, but if they go to a jury they can get punished.” Katie said religious rights were No. 1 because “you can’t force people to have a religion they don’t believe in.”

  • State recognition

    Cornerstone Christian Academy seventh-grader Aidan Barbour received state recognition and an invitation to the academy for summer studies through the Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Aidan earned the award by scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or SAT.

  • Fancy Nancy at Clear Creek
  • A good hair day

    Melissa Hunter spoke to first-graders in Sylvia Starkey’s class at Southside Elementary about being a hairstylist. Hunter, a Shelby County High School graduate, explained what schooling was required and why she loves her job. As a homework activity, Hunter gave each child, like Andre Moore, a worksheet that challenged them to draw hairstyles to match the photos of celebrities like Justin Bieber. Hunter was among about 30 people who participated in the school-wide Career Day.