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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - STLP update

     

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear the first Strategic Leadership Plan update of the new year when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Eddie Oakley, SCPS chief operations operator, and Lisa Smith, SCPS deputy superintendent/chief academic officer, will present an update on all five strands of the plan, SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

    “It will include a look back at the first half of our year and a view of our goals for the second half,” he said.

     

  • Shelby native selected to Kentucky Board of Education

    Shelby County native Susan Edington, has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Board of Education. 

    Former Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Edington to represent the First Supreme District. 

    Edington said she’s elated for the opportunity to have a voice for the 21 school districts in Western Kentucky that her appointment will encompass.

    She said her experience in the field of education gives her good footing for the role.

  • The Community’s kind kids

    Plop your little one on ole Saint Nick’s lap and you’re sure to hear a list of Christmas demands.  “I want a Barbie,” or “I want some Legos,” they’ll say.

    But many children in Shelby County still know that the season is not just about a pile of gifts under the tree.  In fact, students countywide have proven that they are just as eager to give as they are to receive this holiday.

  • West Middle learns CPR

    Shelby County can breathe a little easier today.  That’s because yesterday nearly 600 students in the district learned how to perform CPR.

    As part of a district-wide initiative to get every student exposed to –if not eventually certified in– the life-saving skill, every student at West Middle School Thursday took part in a brief CPR course.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to approve calendar

    The district is expected to approve one of two proposed calendars tomorrow when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 155 West Main Street.

    Earlier this year the district’s calendar committee released two calendars to giving parents and school personnel an opportunity to contribute to the decision through an online poll.

  • VEX team up and rolling

    Though they were slow getting off the ground last year, the VEX club at Collins High School is quickly gaining ground this year.

    Two teams in the school’s program have already competed this year and are among the top ten in the state and the school hopes this weekend’s competition will push them to the top of the list.

    The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation hosts the VEX Robotics Competition, it is considered one of the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity for middle school and high school students.

  • Learning through the lens of others

    Though reading a book and sitting through a lecture is a good way to learn about a topic, students at the Area Technology Center in the Health Sciences career pathway know that stepping out into the world and uncovering the information firsthand is an effective way to not only learn a lesson, but to also retain that information for life.

    “This is an assignment they’ll never forget,” said Karen Smith, the health sciences teacher at the ATC.

  • Post office goes Peanuts

     

    Wright Elementary School played host to a unique ceremony Thursday, as Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelbyville Postmaster Vince Birk revealed the new Charlie Brown Forever stamps in honor of the iconic comic’s fiftieth anniversary.

    The event featured Christmas music from the Wright Singers, followed by remarks from local leaders and the announcement of the winners of art and essay contests, held in honor of the occasion.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Middle school students to receive Chromebooks

    Football season may be nearing its conclusion, but the Shelby County Board of Education pulled off a quarterback sneak Thursday night that essentially resulted in a big victory for middle school students, principals and educators.

    East Middle School principal Rebecca Martin and West Middle principal Lorri Stivers joined in a celebratory line of high fives and handshakes following the meeting to thank the board for its unexpected decision to amend the budget to allow the purchase of Chromebooks for students in grades six through eight for the current school year.

  • Stretching the Red Ribbon

    Wright Elementary School Talented and Gifted (TAG) students are participating in a national campaign to spread awareness of drug abuse, and they hope to earn some goodies along with way.

    Last month, schools across the nation participated in various activities, programs and assemblies in recognition of Red Ribbon Week.

    The week is a part of the Red Ribbon Campaign, a campaign organized by National Family Partnership to create drug awareness.