• Black History celebration

    Angie Villatoro-Valiente, a fourth-grader in Ty Higgins’ class at Simpsonville Elementary, studied a poster about Garrett Morgan as part of a school-wide Black History Month activity. Morgan invented the traffic signal, and Angie said that without it, there would be lots of wrecks. Featured around his poster were traffic signals created by Kindergarten students.

  • Automotive technology
  • Timeout in the morning

    Wright Elementary has started grade-level assembly meetings each afternoon to build community among students, like (from left) Josue Rodriguez, Abbigail Didier and Addison Hinkle. Principal Tracey Cline said the pledge of allegiance and school pledge are recited along with points about character education being discussed. There is also a time for sit-and-read, with plans in the future to bring in dance movements.

  • Chinese New year

    Students in Leigh Anne Jessee’s first-grade class at Cornerstone Christian Academy celebrated Chinese New Year with fun activities, creating paper dragons and parading down the halls.


  • Presidents Day celebration
  • 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.