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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Student recognized for Mensa acceptance

    To kick off their meeting Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education recognized an exceptional middle school student for an outstanding accomplishment.

    Superintendent James Neihof honored West Middle School sixth-grader Treyden Stansfield for his acceptance into Mensa.

    “He was accepted into American Mensa as of April first of this year.  His IQ score from the InView Cognitive Abilities Test places him in the top ninety-nine point five percentile in the world. That’s a pretty impressive thing,” Neihof said.

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Tentative budget passes without discussion

    Without discussion, the Shelby County Board of Education approved the 2015-16 Tentative Budget Thursday during the regularly scheduled meeting. The budget included some slight changes from the Draft Budget, which was presented to the board in January.

    “I had had many discussions with them [board members] in the weeks leading up to the meeting. Individually, [board members] would call with questions and so fourth, so I guess they just thought they were ready,” SCPS Superintendent James Neihof said.

  • SCHS and Collins class of 2015

    Graduating seniors took to the time honored tradition Saturday as 227 Shelby County High School seniors and the largest graduating class Collins High School has seen walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas.

    At 214, the Collins class of 2015 was the first to have attended the school for all five years starting in 8th grade with the school’s opening in 2010.

  • Conder named new principal at Cropper

    As the school year comes to a close, it marks a new chapter in the lives of many students as they prepare to advance a grade level, begin a career or leave for college.

    But in Shelby County, as the district prepares for a new school year, big changes are being made in the administrative roles, as well.

    Just less than two weeks after the district announced that Margo Whisman will fill the role of Shelby County High School Principal for retiring Eddie Oakley, the district has made a second major change.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will hear 2nd budget review

    With more information in hand, the Shelby County Board of Education will hear the district’s tentative budget Thursday at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s office.

    The meeting is just part of a busy night across the school district as both high schools will also celebrate their senior awards nights.

    The tentative budget was originally scheduled for discussion and approval at the May 14 meeting, but due to the timing of some of the numbers, the projections were not ready in time.

  • Wrapping the year

    It’s not unusual for the halls of Collins High School to be filled with new and fresh ideas.

    But on Friday, thirteen Collins students got to share those ideas and their practical applications with their Capstone innovations – a project through the school’s Project Lead the Way engineering program.

    Ideas ranged from a new phone app to help direct shoppers in stores to hardhats that would alert wears to potential hazards.

  • Rocket men

     It’s not everyday that a rocket launch occurs in Shelby County, but on Friday three rocket launches happened at Painted Rock Elementary.

    Two students along with the help of their classmates set off small rockets as part of what they’ve been working on all year with their Academic Science Team.

  • Coming full circle at SCHS

     Although SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley is retiring at the end of the school year, there will still be a familiar face patrolling the school’s halls when students return in August.

    On Monday, Margo Whisman was announced as the new principal for Shelby County High School. Whisman has been a vice-principal at the school for five years, but that’s not where her familiarity starts.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board approves athlete drug testing

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday a one-year pilot program for random drug testing of student athletes.

    David Weedman, director student achievement, said there has not been a decision made yet on how the program will be carried out but he anticipates it will begin this fall.

    “It will begin next year,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll get everything in place by the fall.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to vote on athlete drug testing

    The hot topic of random drug testing for student athletes returns to this week’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting and this time the agenda calls for more than just discussion.

    When the board meets Thursday at 6:30 at the Shelby County Education Center at Cropper, , 8472 Cropper Road in Pleasureville, the board will consider the approval of a one-year drug testing pilot program.