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Education

  • An emotional return

    “I’m a very emotional mom this morning,” said Ginny Sullivan as she dropped off her daughter Karsyn for her first day of elementary school at Painted Stone. 

    As many parents know, the first day of school is always a difficult one, no matter the age.  For children, it’s a day of a new start: new class, new teacher, new friends, new experiences.

  • Teachers return

    Though students didn’t start piling into the buildings until this morning, Shelby County High School’s gym was packed wall-to-wall yesterday morning with teachers, administrators and district employees to kick off the first day of the school year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District ACT average climbs above 20

     District officials gave themselves a well-deserved pat on the back Thursday as they shared the class of 2018’s composite ACT score.

  • A new role in an old school

     As we edge closer to the final days of summer break, students are preparing to step out of the routine-free summer days and slink back into the nights of homework followed by early bedtime schedules.

    For some the dreaded routine is natural, but for others, the transition will take some time to adjust, and not just for the preschool or new kindergarteners.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board reviews transportation report

    On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education were treated to what they called a shining example of what can be accomplished through leadership, collaboration, social responsibility and project-based learning.

    Student Alivia Louden, a rising sixth grader at East Middle School, presented to the board her public service announcement aimed at raising awareness of the importance of obeying school bus stops.

    Louden’s presentation accompanied a transportation report from Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services.

  • FCCLA dominates at nationals

    Nashville didn’t know what hit it last week as three Collins High School teams brought home medals from the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

    Collins Family, Career and Community Leaders of America head advisor Leslie Hulsey took two teams and Erica Roberts led the culinary team.

    All three teams ended the five-day conference on a positive note, with the two FCCLA teams earning gold medals and the culinary team silver.

    Hulsey said she couldn’t be more proud of her teams.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board to hear transportation report

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday the board will hear a transportation information report from Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services. 

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the report will provide a breakdown of the number of drivers the district has and their training, as well as their safety record.  The report will also provide details regarding the number of routes, shuttles and busses for each school, the bus fleet, fuel usage and mileage.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Innovative programs growing, show promise

    With only one meeting on the schedule for the month of June, the Shelby County Board of Education had a full load on its agenda Thursday.

    Among the several topics of discussion was a presentation regarding the district's innovative programs and their direction for the upcoming school year.

  • Superintendent receives accomplished rating

    Shelby County Board of Education Chairman Andrew Cline read into record Thursday the board's evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof for the 2016-17 school year.