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Education

  • Massie wants to eliminate gun-free school zones

    Newly elected U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s opening bill since taking the District 4 seat – to repeal the prohibition on guns on school campuses – has gained some attention but not necessarily support from the leaders of the institutions his bill purports to support.

    When the U.S. House and Senate convened last week to begin the 2013 session, a flurry of bills were filed in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and President Barack Obama’s mandate for tougher gun control restrictions.

  • Shelby student is playing with his future

    When Seth England took off for Eastern Kentucky University in 2011, he already had set his sights on a degree in computer science with a focus on programming, but at that time he couldn’t have known he would-be designing a game in Redmond, Wash., a year later.

    A 4.0 student at Shelby County High School and in that first year at EKU, England decided to apply for admittance to DigiPen Institute of Technology, a prestigious school focused on computer science, engineering and art, with an emphasis on creating video games.

  • How schools are protecting our students

    In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday in which left 26 dead, including 20 students, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof was quick to let parents know that SCPS has been and is continuing to do it all it can to keep students safe.

    “We sent an E-mail to parents last night [Sunday] and to staff,” he said. “We also put a statement on our Web site.”

  • 2 former Shelby dropouts complete diplomas

    Devon Hickey and Analley Grave, who once left school without graduating, received their high school diplomas in a brief but touching ceremony held before the school board meeting Thursday night

    The graduates made a short “walk” to the front of the room, to the music of “Pomp and Circumstance,” and received their diplomas from Superintendent James Neihof, accompanied by their principals, Eddie Oakley of Shelby County High School and John Leeper of Collins.

  • Shelby County School Board: New calendar is approved, school will be out May 30

    It’s official; the Shelby County Board of Education approved a recommendation to move the last day of school back one week to May 30.

    After an unusually harsh winter caused forced the district to take 13 snow days, the end of the school year had been pushed back to June 6, instead of the originally scheduled May 21.

    But adding only six days back to the original school calendar still gives the district plenty of time to meet the state’s educational requirements.

  • It’s official: tax rate remains flat

     

    The school tax rate for the 2014-15 school year will remain unchanged for a second straight year.  During Thursday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, the board voted to maintain the rate of 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, the same it has been for the last two years.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 5 , 2014

    Taste & Tunes

    is Monday

     

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Taste & Tunes event from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Tickets for the 28th annual Taste are $20, and children under 12 are free. For more information on tickets or sponsorship packages, contact the chamber at 633-1636.

     

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  • SCPS gets funding for early childhood academies

    Two Shelbyville elementary schools will soon take part in a statewide program aimed at better preparing children for kindergarten.

    Toyota and the United Way announced Monday morning that Shelbyville’s Southside Elementary will be one of 14 new schools chosen to launch a bornlearning Academy, a school-based workshop dedicated to turning everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The decision was a strategic one, according to Program Coordinator, Helen Carroll.

  • Collins High School Awards 2014

    AWARDS

     

    Kiwanis Club Best All Around Female

    Elizabeth Langlois  

     

    Rotary Club Best All Around Male

    Ryan Ruff

     

    DAR Citizenship Award

    Shelby Logsdon

     

    Female Athlete of the Year

    Sydney Cloyd

     

    Male Athlete of the Year

    Lawson Page

      

  • 2 SCHS students selected for Gatton Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomores Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen have made history, but at the rate they’re going it may not be the last time.

    Hughes and Saarinen have been selected to join the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University, and it is the first time that two Shelby County students were selected in the same year.