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Youth

  • Corpus Christi Academy calendar

    The month of September happenings are: Sept. 5, Labor Day, no school; Sept. 27, Crazy Hat day. Wear a silly hat to school and win a prize. The school is located at 7010 U.S. 60 in Simpsonville

  • Athletes in Action

    Shelby County High School soccer player Casey Hill painted the Rockets’ logo on freshly painted trashcans on the school property. Principal Eddie Oakley and his staff worked with the athletic teams to transform the property into well-groomed landscaping and grounds as a service learning project. Each team adopted certain areas, along with some adult assistance.

  • Shelby County new teachers for 2011-12

    Other new teachers, as of Aug. 15:
    Clear Creek Elementary: Erin Bradd and Carolyn Slone; Shelby County Education Center at Cropper: Anthony Arnold, Chris Ballard and Kathy Lilly; Area Technology Center: Nanette Urschel and Cassidy Cocanougher; District: Judy Mallory, Mary Mitchell, JoDee Scissors and Jamie Yates
     

  • Road warmer

    Miles Megibben put the finishing touches on his vehicle that would be tested on his Road Warmer invention as part of the Talented And Gifted Camp June 27-30 at Heritage Elementary. The fifth-grader at Simpsonville Elementary described how repeated layers of asphalt and metal heating plate “10 miles below the surface” are topped with concrete to “interlock with the earth.” Once “frozen precipitation falls,” and lands on the road, the metal plates are switched on, to “ melts and is absorb [the precipitaiton], thus preventing wrecks.”

  • Reading roundup

    One of the more popular sessions in any elementary school is when time is set aside for “read-aloud” by the teacher. Simpsonville teacher Mignon Wheeler had a captive audience the last week of school and expects the same engagement after school resumes Wednesday.

  • Artists in waiting

    Children whose artwork was submitted for judging in the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Youth Art Show waited with their parents and family members to see if their name was called as a winner. It was open to grades K-12 with first, second and third-place ribbons and cash prizes provided by AT&T. The artwork will be displayed this school year at the Shelby County Board of Education Central Office, 1155 West Main, unless a parent wants to pick it up.

  • Manley receives annual scholarship

    Michaela Manley of Shelbyville is one of 10 recipients of the 14th annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program of $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.

    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.

    Michaela is the daughter of Michael and Shannon Manley. Michael Manley works at the LG&E and KU Trimble County Generating Station.

  • The sound of Y

    Joseph Maddox cut part of his paper in half to make a flip book in which he wrote down words corresponding with the tricky sound of Y...ones that sound like E versus ones that sound like I. The activity was during the Summer Reading Academy, which Joseph loved, saying, “I’m going to be a better reader when I go to the fourth grade [at Clear Creek Elementary]. I think I will be ahead of everyone else!”

  • Dancing the days away

    This group of elementary girls took part in the three-day dance camp this summer at Shelby County High School, sponsored by the dance team. Children K-5 learned various steps and an actual performance that they spotlighted on the final night for family and friends.

  • Creative campers

    A group of unidentified girls work on projects developed during the Talented And Gifted summer camp for elementary children. The task was to become an inventor and to create a display board explaining the invention and its benefit to society. This creation was a robot that picked up clothes.