• Odyssey of the Mind
  • Preservation design
  • School menus - March 18-22


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: WG Snack n Waffles, WG Blueberry Muffin, Variety of Cereal, Juice, Fresh Fruit and Milk; Entrées: Chicken Strips, Honey BBQ Pork Bites; Sides: Tossed Salad w/Mandarin Oranges, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, WG Roll, Banana/Peach Slices, Milk; Condiments: Ketchup, Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce, Rasp. Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Big brass

    Grant Gartland  (from left), David Hood, Zack Bertholf and Kayleigh Browning blow their hearts out in David Roslon’s symphony band class at Shelby County High School. They were working on “Intrada Bravura” in preparation for upcoming competitions in March. Roslon said there are 30 members in the group, grades eight through 12.

  • Bird count class

    Joan Brown, formerly with state state Fish and Wildlife, introduced the Great American Bird Count to Karin Ceralde’s AP environmental science class at Shelby County High School. Listening to instructions were (from left) Morgan Allen, Saadya Marshall Walker, Claire Kelley, Destry Aldridge and Jessika Raisor. About 25 students took part in the class assignment during the Presidents Day weekend, when Ceralde reported the students counted 24 species for a total of 463 birds.

  • Homework Help Academy
  • State MathCounts competition

    The state MathCounts competition will be at 9 a.m. March 23 at the Clarion Hotel North in Lexington.

    Middle-school students representing 60 schools across Kentucky will compete. Besides receiving trophies, T-shirts and certificates, the top four students will win 4-year, full-tuition college scholarships to either the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville and an expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Washington D.C., where they will compete for additional scholarships, a trip to US Space Camp, medals and more.

  • Youth menus: March 11-15, 2013


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, WG Blueberry Muffin, Variety of Cereal, Juice, Fresh Fruit and Milk; Entrées: WG Pretzel w/Cheese Sauce WG Mini Corn Dogs Uncrustable & Cheese Stick; sides: Carrots Green Beans Orange Smiles/Pineapple Tidbits Milk; condiments: Ketchup, Mustard

  • 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.