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Education

  • Lockdown prompts procedural changes

    After a request from police, several Shelby County schools were placed on lockdown last week following reports of shots fired in the area of Rocket Lane – where Shelby County High, the Area Technology Center, JCTC, Wright Elementary and East Middle schools are located.

    And while no shots were fired on school grounds and the incident was cleared in less than one hour, the precautionary lockdown while police searched for the suspects left many questions from parents and guardians of students at the schools.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Total eclipse of the heartland

    Generally when the atmosphere grows cold and dark, it sets the scene for an ominous and unpleasant occasion. However, in just ten days, many will stop in awe to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astrological phenomenon that will do just that.

  • 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.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

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

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New member jumps on board

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, a new member will share the table.  Will Barnett was selected at the end of May and will be officially sworn into the position on Thursday at the start of the meeting, at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. 

    A Shelby native who grew up in the Bagdad region, Barnett has three children who have either finished or are currently in the SCPS system.