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Education

  • Campus: Feb. 18, 2011

    Shelby native is WKU president's scholar
    Emily R. Osbourne achieved the designation of president's scholar at Western Kentucky University for the fall 2010 semester. To be selected for this honor, students must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. She is the daughter of Marty and Tina Osbourne of Waddy.

  • Cornerstone royalty

    Josh Woodward and Kiana Novin are the junior class Homecoming court representatives for Cornerstone Christian Academy. 2011 Senior candidates for king and queen are Jacob Oedewaldt and Kaitlyn Grunder.

  • Norwegian folk singers

  • Honor rolls: Heritage Elementary

    Third grade

  • Spelling Bee winners

    Alexis Wade a fifth-grade student at Simpsonville Elementary won the class spelling bee and first place in the intermediate bee for fourth and fifth grades in the school-wide event at Simpsonville Elementary. She is the daughter of Tim and Dana Wade. In the photo with Alexis is her teacher, Philip Wakeman.

    Brooklyn Aldridge, fifth-grade student, was the spelling bee winner at Heritage Elementary. She is the daughter of Dutch and Betty Aldridge of Bagdad. In the photo with Brooklyn is Donna Stottman, Student Achievement Consultant.

  • Schools to add new positions

    Shelby County Public Schools is expecting to continue growing for the 2011-12 school year.

    Based on what district Director of Finance Greg Murphy bills as very conservative estimates for student growth and state funding, the school board on Thursday approved allocating 3.7 new teaching positions next year.

    This allocation process is the second step in the budget cycle for the school district, following state guidelines to have a budget in place by the beginning of the school year.

  • Schools want to remain partners with United Way

    Shelby County Public Schools is hoping to partner with Metro United Way to broaden the community involvement of the Master It! mentoring program.

    Master It! (Mentoring African-American Students To Effectively Reach Intentional Tomorrows!) is a program aimed at finding mentors for African-American students and helping them establish individual growth plans that will push them to more rigorous advanced classes and AP classes.

  • Commendation

    Sheba Tate, a senior at the Shelby County Education Center @ Cropper, was commended by the school board for turning in the $1,000 she found in the parking lot of a grocery store. In the presence her classmates, she was presented with a certificate on behalf of the board and Superintendent James Neihof, along with a copy of Twas The Night Before Christmas that was inscribed to her baby as a reminder of the honest act her mother performed.

  • Heads-on learning

    Clear Creek Elementary students and dads enjoyed a fun night at "Readin' & Writin' with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. The students and some dads composed their own "Kentucky Outdoor Story" and shared their stories with others in attendance.  The students enjoyed looking at native animal artifacts and enjoyed trying them on for size, like Thomas Hay.

  • Dance competition

    The 8th, 9th, and 10th Regional Dance Tournament was held at Collins High School on Jan. 29. The Shelby County High School dance team placed second in the category of hip hop. Spencer County won, beating out the Rockets by four points. The Dance Rockets received a bid to compete in the state dance team competition, which will be held on Feb. 26 at the Frankfort Convention Center.