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Youth

  • Clear actors

  • Varghese enrolls at Clemson University

    Mariah Sosanna Varghese of Simpsonville has enrolled at Clemson University. Varghese is majoring in biological sciences. She is among nearly 3,000 freshmen at Clemson for the fall semester.

  • Collins Homecoming court

    Collins High School will name its queen during halftime of the Titans' game against North Oldham at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Robert Doyle Stadium. The senior queen candidates are (front row, from left) Lauren Duncan, Sydney Guffey, Allie Henshaw, Deja Hicks, Samantha McDowell and Megan Wiedemann. The court is made up of (back row, from left) sophomores Caitlyn Lyles and Annemarie Gramig, Freshmen Katie Maddox and Kathryn Morrow, and juniors Diana Nava and Josie Wadlington.

  • SCHS student participates in safe-driving program

    Shelby County High School student, Emily Hudson, was among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.

    The program, held at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort in September, teaches the students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.

  • 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 money. 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.

  • Troop 137 at Red River Gorge

    Scout Troop 137 participated in the 12th Annual Crossover Ceremony on Sky Bridge in the Red River Gorge in September. The scout leaders take new scouts, Blake Rudolph and Jacob Wibbels, to cross them over into the troop. The troop also had a memorial service for 9/11. The trip since 2000 has been the second weekend of September. Members of the troop attending were (from left) Zach Dennison, Wyatt Oliver, Jacob Wibbels, Blake Rudolph, Jackson Pope, David Wooters, Bob Shober, Brent Wooters, Mike Rudolph and Scoutmaster Bill Pacey.

  • Einstein is watching

    A statue of Albert Einstein serves as a motivator in Philip Wakeman’s classroom at Simpsonville Elementary where Thinking Strategies are embraced by the fifth-grade students. MacKenzie O’Connell and Matthew Peting look deep in thought as Wakeman probes deeper into understanding the importance of comprehension while reading....as Einstein looks over their shoulders.

  • October dates

    District-wide

  • October dates

    District-wide

  • Chapter 1: A wagon load of surprises

    "Whew! I had no idea pulling the wagon home from the Martins' yard sale would be so exhausting!"

    "Do you want me to help you, Woody?"

    "No thanks, Chloe." I thought it was best if Chloe stayed in the wagon and made sure everything stayed in place. We would have been so upset if we had hit a bump and damaged our purchase. "Anyway, we're almost home. Pulling the wagon wouldn't have been so tough had the yard sale not been so far away."