• The learning hub

    Earlier this month Shelby County Public Schools introduced the second phase of its 1:1 digital conversion, a goal aimed at putting a digital device into the hands of every student in the Shelby County Public School system, by distributing Chromebook laptops to every student on the middle school level. This followed a distribution to high school students at the beginning of thie 2015-16 school year.

    Within the next two years the district plans to deploy devices to students on the elementary level, as well.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New policies, schedules, legislation

    The Shelby County Board of Education addressed numerous matters Thursday evening, including the new act signed into legislation last month by President Barack Obama that replaces the No Child Left Behind act of 2001 with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

    With the new act in place, the state needs to review their standards in order to comply.

    “A legislator is discussing a major change in public education,” Superintendent James Neihof said. “Senate Bill 1...is now obsolete.”

  • District advances toward 1:1 digital conversion


    With the district’s second Chromebook deployment event wrapped up, nearly early every middle and high school student in the county is now equipped with a digital device to aid in their education.

    “It was awesome.  It went really well,” said Ryan Allan, public relations coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools. “Things went smoothly. I heard a lot of positive comments.  I heard no negative comments.  It was really good.”

  • A VEX-ing competition

    With one team taking home top honors at the first competition hosted at its own school, the Collins VEX robotics team made the Titans proud Saturday.

    VEX coach Tim Oltman looked around during the event and expressed his pleasure with the turnout.

    “We have thirty-five teams here from all over the state; they have three to eight members each. This is great for our first tournament ever,” he said.



    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.