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Youth

  • No snoozing

    Even though the title of the book was zzZZZzz, kindergarten children had no trouble staying awake to hear the book read by Sarah Price, library media specialist at Wright Elementary.

  • Crusade assistance

    A $64,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children helps Shelby County Public Schools purchase technology assistance equipment for students with special needs. For example, at Wright Elementary, James Robinson left the classroom with an instructional assistant carrying an IPad purchased with WHAS grant monies. He knew exactly how to turn it on, retrieve a story, turn on the sound and flip the screen to read a book out loud for him and a kindergarten buddy.

  • Signs of the time

    West Middle principal Lorri Stivers (front row) turned to look at Simpsonville Elementary fifth-graders who vow to go to middle school on or above grade level in reading and math. Their vow is based on Simpsonville's 100 academic index and the T-shirts they were wearing: Simpsonville Bobcats + West Middle Warriors + Collins Titans = College and Career Ready.

  • Newcomers luncheon

    Students new to the school enjoy eating a pizza lunch and getting to know the staff and each other at the “newcomers luncheon,” held each month at Clear Creek Elementary. This seems to help ease the transition of coming into a new school and making new friends. Marty Overstreet, counselor, chats with the students over pizza.

  • Movie star message

  • Panther Pride Store donations

  • ‘Home Sweet Home’ Shelbyville

  • Studies study engineering, aviation

    Talented And Gifted elementary students learned about different careers in engineering and the basics of aviation Sept 28. The presentation, hosted by Wright Elementary, was given by Glenn Anderson, who is an electrical engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

  • BIG secrets

  • Eagle Scout project at Dorman

    Wil Johnson gathered with family, friends and Dorman Center children in September to dedicate the Dorman Crusade for Children Pavilion on 9th Street. He completed the pavilion as part of his efforts to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 470. The pavilion is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long and will provide outdoor shelter for the teachers and children of the Dorman Center. The shelter will become a much-needed improvement to the play area. The Eagle award is the highest award available to youth members of the BSA. Wil is a junior at Collins High School.