• Hosein wins geography bee at Corpus Christi

    Samantha Hosein, a seventh-grade student at Corpus Christi Academy, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee in January and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.

    The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. The school winner will now take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will be eligible to compete in a state bee on April 5.

  • School menus 02-01-13


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: WG snack ‘n waffles, WG blueberry muffin, variety of cereal, juice, fresh fruit and milk; Entrées: Chicken nuggets w/WG roll Bosco stick w/marinara sauce; sides: steamed broccoli, sweet potato, waffle fries, fresh apple, pineapple tidbits, milk; condiments: honey mustard, BBQ sauce, ketchup

  • On campus: Hannah Boyd

    The Campbellsville University School of Education held its second annual pinning ceremony for undergraduates in the School of Education on Dec. 14. Hannah Boyd of Simpsonville received a pin for P-5, Elementary Education and P-12, Elementary- Secondary Education.

  • EMS band

    Tammy Oerther conducts the East Middle Band as part of an arts and humanities concert showcase called HoliFestiPalooza 2012. It featured sixth- and seventh-grade chorus, band and orchestra, the EMS drama team and artwork displays. “The students did an amazing job in all of their performances and should be commended for a job well done,” drama teacher Julie Bauscher said. The teachers involved in this festive event were Tammy Oerther, band; Marcie Wright, chorus; Bauscher, drama; and Debbie Sowell, art.

  • Families and fairy tales

    Third-graders in Eric Miracle’s class at Clear Creek Elementary hosted a poetry night to which parents were invited. The students acted out Little Late Riding Hood and the fractured fairy tale of Rafunzel.

  • Chapter 10: Unleashing some new-found strength

    ”Are you still sore, Woody?” Chloe asked as we traveled west on the Western Kentucky Parkway. “I’ve never seen anyone dog paddle like that.”

    “I’m fine, thanks,” I answered, though my paws were still tired from dog paddling back to the boat. Thankfully my parents were right there – and I had a life jacket on – but it was still tough.

  • Corpus Christi open house

    Corpus Christi Academy, located at 7010 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville, will have an open house at 2-5 p.m. Monday. The school is a traditional Catholic school for pre-K to 12th grade. For more information, call 502-722-8090.

  • On campus: Jan. 4, 2013

    Mid-Continent grads from Shelby

    Shelby County students received recognition during commencement ceremonies for Mid-Continent University. They were Karen Dallas Sams of Shelbyville, cum laude, bachelor of science in psychology and counseling; and Amanda Michelle Peach of Bagdad, associate of science.


  • Students of month: December 2012

    SCATC students of month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Student of the Month for December, which is awarded to a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom: Clinton Spinks, automotive technology; Damien Murry, machine tool; Keyonna Brown, health science; Rachel McClain, office technology; Danika Rymer, office technology; and Tobi Cox, information technology


    SCATC citizens of month

  • Big Goal example

    Southside Elementary students had the chance to hear about setting BIG Goals toward college and career – and to see that they can be achieved. Lt. Abby Rigney (right), a graduate of Shelby County High School, told them her goal was set in middle school to graduate from the Naval Academy and to serve in the U.S. Navy. She did both, has traveled around the world and heads for Afghanistan in January. Rigney, the daughter of Bob and Nancy Rigney, answered questions from Felipe Shiffer and Vicki Arroyo after the presentation.