• Story of the pigs

    Jake Waford (from left) Brayden Glass, Bryce Glass and Braden Skinner had roles in the West Side Players’ production of The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs, which they performed for the community last month. The play was written by Linda Daughtery and directed by Libby Sear Blair and Mannie Stone. The student director from Collins High School was Bethanee Buckler.

  • Students assign math problems

    Taunja Davis and Gracie Redmon try to figure out the problem that will match the math description given to them. Simpsonville Elementary children in Karen Hauber’s room each wrote math descriptions for buddies to solve, using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

  • January 2013 School Calendar


    Tuesday – Swearing-in ceremony for school board member Allen Phillips 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Elementary

    Wednesday – West Middle will be hosting Rachel’s challenge with a community program 7 p.m. at Collins High School theatre that is open to the public. 

  • Good citizens

  • Honor guard at hockey event

  • Student of the month

    Linda Hill is congratulated by teacher Angela Carter for being the Student of the Month at the Education Center at Cropper. The freshman was selected for the title for points she earned for academics, attendance and attitude.

  • New at preschool employee

    Saylor Aylmer said he knew when he was young that as an adult he wanted a job that had something to do with helping people. Aylmer, a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School, has found his niche: the Family Resource Center coordinator for the preschool classes at Painted Stone Elementary. “This is a dream job!” he said with a big grin. A recent visit to the classroom prompted “Hi Mr. Saylor!” from a number of children, one who even asked him to tie his shoes.

  • Partners lead the way

    Representatives from the engineering and medical fields in the community attended an informational dinner about becoming partners with the Project Lead The Way programs at both high schools. Individuals are needed to work with the instructors and/or to engage the students in shadowing or hands-on learning opportunities. Contact Terri Henry at Collins High School about engineering or Tonya Burns at Shelby County High School about biomedical. Other teachers involved are Stephen Drawbaugh at Collins and Heather McCall at the Area Technology Center.

  • On campus: December 28, 2012

    Hamilton makes dean’s list at EKU

    Sophomore Justin Hamilton of Finchville is on the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Eastern Kentucky University. His major is recreation and park administration and a concentration in natural resources and park management.

  • Santa Claus at Collins

    St. Nicholas (in the form of bus driver Randall Stivers) visited students during lunch at Collins High School the last day before winter break. He spent time with students like Cheyenne McCarthy, Gina Paliafito, Adrienne Holtzworth and Brooke Singleton while giving out candy canes.