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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD New Discovery Blvd. school plans move forward

    With little discussion, the Shelby County board of education quickly gave a motion and a second, followed by an eventual unanimous approval for the of a BG-1 for a Preschool through eighth grade facility on Discovery Boulevard.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations for the district, said development will be on property the district already owns, which is west of Discovery Boulevard near the bus parking area and the exact location would be determined during the design process.

  • Titans take flight

    While Shelby County High School is home of the Rockets, several former Collins students are proving their alma matter is home of the rocket builders.

    University of Louisville’s River City Rocketry took top honors in NASA’s 2017 Student Launch event. The winners were announced Friday after the competition ended last month.

    Three members of the victorious team are Collins graduates, including Alora Mazarakis, who noted the win is a big accomplishment.

  • 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 P-8 school plans

    The Shelby County Board of Education will discuss further expansion at its regularly meeting Thursdat at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 W. Main Street in Shelbyville.

    But Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan says the board moving forward with a BG 1 for a new preschool through eighth-grade center on Discovery Boulevard near Collins High School doesn’t mean construction is starting soon.

    This step, he said, clarifies how the district plans to fund a project and is necessary per Kentucky Department of Education regulations.

  • Diving into their lessons

    If a group of fish is called a school, you might say their class is in session this week at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Rather than dipping their toes into a lesson plan, first grade students at Painted Elementary School this week are diving headfirst into their studies as they learn how to swim at the Family Activity Center.

  • Kentucky’s little queen

    A fourth grade Painted Stone Elementary student is preparing to take the national stage in Orlando this summer to compete for Little Miss United States.

    With less than two years of pageant experience under her belt, 10-year-old Tayan Stansfield was recently crowned Little Miss Kentucky United States and already holds the title of Junior Miss TOPS with the Miss KY/Miss America Scholarship Organizations.

  • 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.

  • Charter schools pass, leave questions

    The lengthy debate regarding a charter school bill in Kentucky has been put to bed.  Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill into law last week and no appeal came as the session wrapped.

    Many urge that charter schools give parents additional educational opportunities for their students to be better served, while others argue the new law will take money from underfunded traditional public schools.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said it’s too early to say what the new law will mean for Shelby County, or even the state.