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Education

  • Cauley-Stein visits Shelby students

    The red and black gym at West Middle School was filled with blue and white Thursday, as students stomped on the bleachers and chanted, “We want Willie”.

    The room exploded when the seven-foot-tall University of Kentucky basketball player, Willie Cauley-Stein, finally arrived.

    And with him he brought positive messages of encouragement, be a positive influence, be nice and do your best.

    Former UK player Jeff Sheppard introduced Cauley-Stein and spoke with the students as part of his ‘School is Cool Tour’.

  • Building a new life

    As Shelby County High School construction teacher Walter Wilson controls his class filled with rowdy high-schoolers operating loud power tools and banging hammers, it’s difficult to fathom that just three months ago Wilson was lying in an operating room in Cincinnati receiving a new liver.

    “I feel better every day,” he said with a smile.

    More than five years ago Wilson was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) disease, a rare disease of the liver speculated to be hereditary but not related to drinking alcohol.

  • Truth and Consequences

    The gymnasium at the Shelby County Education Center at Cropper Wednesday morning was filled with individuals from law enforcement and EMS workers, among many others, to deal with victims and abusers of drug and alcohol use, at least hypothetically.

    Kelly Samples McNew, director of Shelby Prevention, hosted an exercise titled Truth and Consequences and gave students the opportunity to experience the results of some negative decisions.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board aims for new goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will hold a working session to establish their board goals for the upcoming school year during their regularly scheduled board meeting at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Public Schools public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said the board has a different basis for setting their goals than in the past.

  • Food for thought

    Southside third-graders had a unique opportunity last week to taste test several items under consideration for next year’s school lunch menu, and their feedback will determine which items make the cut.

    “It’s just so cool to let them feel like they have a say in what’s happening at the school and let them share their student voice,” said teacher Amanda Atkins.

    “Students don’t get a lot of opportunity to do that.”

  • Matthews’ accepted to first Craft Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomore Hunter Matthews will exit his local high school this summer and return next fall to the campus of Morehead State, but he isn’t graduating yet.

    Matthews is one of sixty students selected from more than 100 applicants to be part of the inaugural class of Morehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, which is set to open this August.

  • Painted Stone surprised with fitness grant

     

    Painted Stone Elementary School teachers and faculty members received a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon when representatives from Project Fit America (PFA) announced that the school had been selected as a recipient for a two-year Fitness in Education program, worth nearly $30,000 thanks to funds and efforts provided by Baptist Health Louisville and Kelley Construction.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District puts focus on ATCs needs

    The Shelby County Board of Education awarded a bid for a new Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine headlined during Thursday’s meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Superintendent James Neihof explained to the board that the bid was for a computer-controlled metal milling machine that will be programmed by the students.

  • District honors Hicks as Teacher of the Year

    With red eyes and huge smile, an emotional Adam Hicks proudly accepted the honor of Shelby County’s ExCEL Teacher of the Year Tuesday evening.

    After, Hicks said he was grateful for the recognition.

  • Looking for creative funding

    The snow may be long gone, but the effects are still causing problems for 28 Shelby County Public School Odyssey of the Mind team members that need funding for their World Finals Competition next month.

    “We were going to host the regional tournament but it got cancelled the first of March due to snow,” said Teresa Walther. “We were going to make a couple thousand [dollars] with concessions. We were kinda counting on that.”