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Education

  • Breaking social walls at lunch

    Schools across the county will be mixing things up at the end of the month, when they will be asked to step out of their comfort zones and sit at a different table for lunch.

    What may seem like a small task can have an enormous impact, Superintendent James Neihof explained.

    “When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away,” he said.

  • Local firm earns international safety recognition

    The engineering consulting firm of Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer Inc. (BCCLT), along with the University of Kentucky, was recognized last week at the Secured Cities Conference in Baltimore for their implementation of their innovative security project for the campus.

    Global security, risk and emergency management professionals from around the world competed for the top honors for security initiatives for cities, educational campuses, health care facilities and mass transit.

  • Turning everyday moments into learning opportunities

    Tuesday evening, a group of 25 parents, grandparents, caregivers and children attended the Born Learning Academy, a free program sponsored by the United Way and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

    The six-session program is designed to assist busy parents and caregivers in preparing their little ones for kindergarten by teaching them how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The two-hour program included dinner – spaghetti, salad and breadsticks – which was provided by the school’s cafeteria.

  • 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.

     

    Joining Money Concepts

  • 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.

  • Shelby County school board: Short agenda for board’s regular meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet with a very short agenda at 7 p.m. Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at the district’s central office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Along with reports and discussion, the board will entertain an interagency agreement with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

    The district has signed the agreements in the past to help fund $90,000 in personnel and operating costs at the Education Center at Cropper.

  • New Business: Sweet Avisha Frozen Yogurt, LLC.

    Address: 103 Jeanie Drive, Burks Plaza, Shelbyville,KY

    Who We Are: We are Sweet Avisha Frozen Yogurt, owned by Kurt and Jamie Smith. We are local residents of Shelbyville. We have lived in this community for over seventeen years. We enjoy yogurt shops, and thought it was time for Shelbyville to have one. We felt Shelbyville needed a place where friends and families could come and enjoy the atmosphere and have a sweet treat.

  • Shelby County School Board: New buildings to get full attention at meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will check the progress of the district’s two newest additions when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, for its regular meeting.

    The board will hear an update from architects K. Norman Berry and Associates on both the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and on the progress at the new Southside Elementary School.