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Education

  • SCHS student earns congressional medals

    Amidst the numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions presented to seniors at Shelby County High School Tuesday evening, one student’s star shined bright.

    Madalin Roachnot only joined the ranks of the Distinguished Young Women and a member of the KHSAA Academic All-State, but she wowed the crowed as presenters announced that she had earned a prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • SCHS seniors garner nearly $3 million in scholarships

     

    It’s an exciting time for seniors in Shelby County this week.  Sandwiched between the long awaited last day of school Monday and tomorrow’s highly anticipated commencement ceremony, Shelby County High School seniors spent Tuesday evening enjoying the appreciation and recognition of their many years of hard work.

    With more than 150 awards, scholarships and recognitions to announce, family and friends flooded the bleachers in the gymnasium and students packed the floor.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD New Discovery Blvd. school plans move forward

    With little discussion, the Shelby County board of education quickly gave a motion and a second, followed by an eventual unanimous approval for the of a BG-1 for a Preschool through eighth grade facility on Discovery Boulevard.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations for the district, said development will be on property the district already owns, which is west of Discovery Boulevard near the bus parking area and the exact location would be determined during the design process.

  • Titans take flight

    While Shelby County High School is home of the Rockets, several former Collins students are proving their alma matter is home of the rocket builders.

    University of Louisville’s River City Rocketry took top honors in NASA’s 2017 Student Launch event. The winners were announced Friday after the competition ended last month.

    Three members of the victorious team are Collins graduates, including Alora Mazarakis, who noted the win is a big accomplishment.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider P-8 school plans

    The Shelby County Board of Education will discuss further expansion at its regularly meeting Thursdat at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 W. Main Street in Shelbyville.

    But Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan says the board moving forward with a BG 1 for a new preschool through eighth-grade center on Discovery Boulevard near Collins High School doesn’t mean construction is starting soon.

    This step, he said, clarifies how the district plans to fund a project and is necessary per Kentucky Department of Education regulations.

  • Diving into their lessons

    If a group of fish is called a school, you might say their class is in session this week at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Rather than dipping their toes into a lesson plan, first grade students at Painted Elementary School this week are diving headfirst into their studies as they learn how to swim at the Family Activity Center.

  • Kentucky’s little queen

    A fourth grade Painted Stone Elementary student is preparing to take the national stage in Orlando this summer to compete for Little Miss United States.

    With less than two years of pageant experience under her belt, 10-year-old Tayan Stansfield was recently crowned Little Miss Kentucky United States and already holds the title of Junior Miss TOPS with the Miss KY/Miss America Scholarship Organizations.

  • Charter schools pass, leave questions

    The lengthy debate regarding a charter school bill in Kentucky has been put to bed.  Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill into law last week and no appeal came as the session wrapped.

    Many urge that charter schools give parents additional educational opportunities for their students to be better served, while others argue the new law will take money from underfunded traditional public schools.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said it’s too early to say what the new law will mean for Shelby County, or even the state.

  • Lyles receives WHAS/ExCEL award

    Standing before a crowded gymnasium of students and peers cheering her on, Heritage Elementary third-grade teacher Julia Lyles was all smiles Wednesday morning as she grasped her golden apple award in one hand and gently patted her tiny baby bump with the other.

    While preparing for motherhood may be an exciting endeavor for the soon-to-be mom, 2016-17 will also be forever engraved in her life as the year she was honored as Shelby County’s Teacher of the Year.

  • Collaborating for culture

    Several schools across Shelby County are joining forces this week to spread cultural awareness within the community.

    On Thursday evening from 6-7:30, students from Simpsonville, Clear Creek and Painted Stone elementary schools will join West Middle and Collins High schools in the Collins cafeteria for Cultural Night.