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Education

  • SCCT adds student board reps

    For the first time since its establishment, the Shelby County Community Theatre will include a younger audience in the decision-making process by adding students to its board of directors.

    Incoming sophomores Jake Waford andMason Warren both of Martha Layne Collins High School have been selected to serve as the inaugural board representatives for the SCCT and board members say the two were a clear choice.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District introduces new devices

    Shelby County Board of Eductaion members, were surprised last week when they saw nearly 2,000 laptops, still in boxes, stacked along a wall and almost touching the ceiling.

    The laptops were delivered to the Shelby County Public Schools Central Office last week, and will be distributed to high school students during the opening weeks of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Clark named interim principal for MLCHS

    Mike Clark, formerly the Director of Student Services for Shelby County Public Schools, has been selected to serve as the interim principal for Martha Layne Collins High School for the 2015-16 school year.

    The district’s Site-Based Decision Making council made the announcement Thursday and Superintendent James Neihof shared the news with the Board of Education following their meeting later that evening.

  • Reduce, reuse, reward

    Students at Southside Elementary have been beautifying the exterior of their new school, cleaning up the environment beyond their fresh walls with hopes to clean up Mother Earth one recyclable item at a time – and their efforts are not going unnoticed.

    The school has been named a top state collector of hair care, skin care and cosmetic product packaging for the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade, a recycling program established by Garnier and TerraCycle.

  • Acklin selected new PSE principal

    Former Simpsonville Elementary School Assistant Principal Artavia Acklin has been selected as the new principal for Painted Stone Elementary.

    While the change will be an adjustment for her, Acklin should be comfortable in her environment.

    As a lifelong resident, Acklin has been with the Shelby County school system for the majority of her life.  She’s a Shelby County High School graduate and has been with SCPS since she graduated from Kentucky State University with a degree in early elementary education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New voting districts selected with apprehension

    After postponing its decision on countless occasions, the Shelby County Board of Education has at last settled on a new voting district map.

    State regulation requires that the population of school board voting districts fall within ten percent of one another.  However, with the map unchanged since 1999, the numbers in Shelby County were vastly unbalanced.

    The topic has appeared on numerous board agendas over the past year, but repeatedly board members have been unable to come to an agreement.

  • CCA to provide tablets to students

    In a world of smart phones, tablets and cloud computing, it’s clear to see we live in a technological age. With an aim at better preparing students for a future filled with electronic devices, Cornerstone Christian Academy has passed a 1:1 Technology Initiative.

    This initiative will provide each student when they return to school this fallwith a Microsoft Surface 3tablet and each faculty member with a Surface Pro 3.

    Cornerstone Headmaster David Ladner said in doing so, students will be better prepared for life after graduation.

  • Gatton students are getting more than the sun this summer

    While many students are taking advantage of summer break by relaxing by the pool or earning some spending cash with a summer job, Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen are using their time off to broaden their education.

    Hughes and Saarinen are rising seniors with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. They were accepted into the program last year and could graduate next fall with enough credit hours to enter college as juniors.

  • Out of their element

    When you hear the words “summer reading”, thoughts turn quickly to a quiet library filled with kids’ noses in books.  But don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover.

    The Shelby County Public Library is throwing the book at boring summer learning programs and teaching kids that education is entertaining.

  • Leading the way

     Walking into Southside Elementary School’s library in the middle of summer to the sound of kids running around, one might be surprised, but the kids have a much bigger purpose.

    The 10 kids running around are searching for markers to make posters to let people know that they’re collecting items for food drives and chemotherapy care baskets.

    As part of The Leader in Me, a countywide project, students in the Young Leaders organization are spending their summer learning how to become better leaders and to give back to their community.