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Education

  • How did SnoGo go?

    With the district’s first two non-traditional instructional, SnoGo, days in the rear view mirror, it’s apparent the model was not the picture of perfection.

    The district announced earlier this year that on the first snow day that would normally close school buildings, students would participate in SnoGo, instead.  By completing assignments from home on these days, students would avoid making up the day later in the summer.

    After months of planning and preparation, the first SnoGo day finally arrived Thursday, and followed on Friday.

  • Collins culinary arts team wins state

    The Collins culinary arts team is as hot as habanera.

    The cooking team won its state competition Wednesday at the Galt House in Louisville and will now start prepping for the national competition to be held in Nashville in July.

    “We were ecstatic,” first year culinary arts student and Collins senior Camden Hunter said. “We just looked at each other in awe and thought, ‘Did we really just win state? Are we really going to nationals?’ It hit us by surprise.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Tentative budget to be presented

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider for approval the 2017-18 tentative budget at the regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 1155 West Main Street.

    After being braced for a budget deficiency of approximately $250,000 during the draft budget presentation in January, the board will see a balanced tentative budget at this week’s meeting, according to district Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan.

  • Reluctantly ready to retire

    The halls were buzzing at West Middle School Tuesday with teachers packing up their supplies, trading classrooms and clearing up last minute details as most wrap one school year while preparing to start another new school year in a few months.

    But sitting quietly in her classroom surrounded by the packed remains of 42 years in education, West Middle School seventh grade teacher Lillie Hall reluctantly confirmed her decision to retire.

  • Isopure leaving Simpsonville

    A company that makes water purification equipment for medical applications says it is moving to a location in Jeffersontown because it has outgrown its plant in Simpsonville.

    Isopure Corporation will relocate from 141 Citizens Blvd. to the Bluegrass Commerce Park in the Louisville suburb.

    Kevin Gillespie, owner and CEO/president, said Isopure, which employs 38 people, has purchased the former Kenmark Optical building.

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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider new board goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will convene for its first meeting of the month this week, this time at host school Wright Elementary, at 500 Rocket Lane. 

    The meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, will open with a presentation from the school followed by the board’s consideration for approval the 2017-18 board goals.  Last month, Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle laid the groundwork for the new goals through a presentation that demonstrated how each new goal would continue to align with the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan Components.

  • Collins middle school team to compete at world competition

    The newly formed middle school VEX Robotics team at Collins is already making waves.

    Coach Tim Oltman said not only is this the first year the district has had a middle school team, but thanks to their competitive drive this will be the first year the district will send a team to the World Championship.

  • Bed bugs found at SCHS

    Word hit social media last week that Shelby County High School was enduring an invasion of bed bugs but the district urges that the only infestation is that of growing misinformation.

    Shelby County Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said there have been a few isolated incidences.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to consider facility plan recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education will continue its conversation regarding future facility plans Thursday.

    The board will convene at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street and consider approval of the recommendation from the Local Planning Committee on 2017 amended District Facility Plan.