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Education

  • No argument, Collins debate team is tops

    Three Collins High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)students are eager to head to Texas this summer to compete at the International Leadership Conference.

    Juniors Jacob Hisle, Jerry Lancaster and Ryan Waford earned their bid after a first place finish in biomedical debate at the state leadership conference last month.

    Lancaster, the president of Collins chapter, said HOSA is a club open to anyone interested in the health and medical field.

  • Teacher delegate to will come together in Frankfort Friday to contest Bevin’s veto decision

      Just one week after teachers rallied together in Frankfort to protect school funding and their pensions, Gov. Matt Bevin and public education are once again toe-to-toe in the ring.

    Last Monday, thousands of Kentucky teachers joined together at the capital to voice their opposition of a pension bill that puts future teachers into a hybrid cash-balance plan, rather than a traditional pension, and will increase the time they must work before retirement benefits become available.

    Many also voiced their desire to see better funding for public education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Architects to present report on new school

     On Thursday, SCPS school board members will hear a report from Studio Kremer Architects on the new Marnel C. Moorman School to be developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.

    Also at the meeting, board members will consider approval for the construction documents and release for bids for the new school, pending final review and approval by Superintendent James Neihof and Kentucky Department of Education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - iLead grant application to be considered

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday they will consider for approval a resolution to support the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative application for a New Skills for Youth grant to support development of a regional iLEAD Academy to serve Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties.

    An iLead academy currently exists to support Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, which are also serviced by OVEC.

    The goal of the academy is to get each student College Ready by the end of the second year.

  • Kuhl named WKU Homecoming King

     Carson Kuhlof Shelbyville was crowned WKU’s 2018 Homecoming King last week during the halftime of Hilltopper Basketball’s victory against Charlotte.

    The son of Tony Kuhl and Teresa Hulette, Kuhl is an International Business major and was sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi and Pi Kappa Alpha.

    In addition, Kuhl is a member ofSpirit Masters (an official student body ambassador of WKU), President of Order of Omega honors society, Omicron Delta Kappa honors society, and on the executive council of this year's Greek Week at WKU.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review civics exam

     Board members will hear a report on the new civics exam requirements and hear an overview on the why behind the new exam when they meet Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the exam is part of a new state requirement.

  • New building, new name

     In response to a rapidly growing student population, a new educational facility is in the works for Shelby County.

    A preschool through eighth grade center is under development adjacent to Collins High School, but the facility will initially house middle school students with preschool and elementary students to follow.

    With the new educational facility on the way, Shelby County Public Schools is now tasked with coming up with a name for the building, and they are reaching out to the community for ideas.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Middle school baseball, softball up for vote

    Shelby County’s middle school students are ready to tackle the diamond as the district looks to establish middle school baseball and softball teams for the spring season.

    “We have it on the agenda for the board to consider Thursday night,” said Mike Clark, director of student services. “Our process will be to have one softball team and one baseball team for the district. Then we will establish teams at each middle school [as] our programs grow to where it’s practical to do so.”

  • Kids embracing SnoGo

     Kids across many states this week have been treated to an extended winter break.  But inclement weather and closed school doors haven’t slowed the learning at Shelby County Public Schools.

    Thanks to SnoGo, the district’s non-traditional instruction program, students across the district have faced little educational interruption.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to vote on 2018-19 calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have the final vote on the 2018-19 school year calendar when it convenes Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Last month, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented two calendar options to the board for their vote.

    While the board will consider just two options, Clark said the process of narrowing down the options was a diligent process that spanned across four calendar committee meetings.