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Education

  • EARLIER: Shelby County Public Schools to launch accelerated academies

    Members of the Shelby County Board of Education got a bit of a surprise Thursday night: an accidental preview of a new approach to educating the county’s highest achieving students.

    Kerry Fannin, the assistant superintendent for student achievement, was so excited during his presentation at the board’s meeting that he couldn’t sit on an announcement that had been scheduled for the meeting on March 24.

    "In two weeks I can't wait to present an accelerated academy for both high schools," he told the board.

  • Kindergarten registration, screening sessions upcoming

    A free Kindergarten Registration and Screening sessions conducted by Shelby County Public Schools with partial financial assistance from Metro United Way Success By 6. The morning event will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 31, with an evening event offered 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 14. The free screening will be given to the child while the parent completes the registration forms.

  • Wild about books

    More than 100 people attended the "Wild About Books" event, which was hosted by the Painted Stone Elementary Title 1 program, the 1st grade team and the Family Resource Center and Preschool Resource Center. The evening had an outdoor camping theme where students, and parents dressed in their camping attire and brought their flashlights so they could hike to each literacy station. Teacher Nathan Simpson read a story, written by Buck Wilder, who is known for his wildlife adventures, which included Rayya Beckington (from left) with her parents, Noora and Jeff, and her brother.

  • Academic team winners

    District competition for elementary academic teams results from competition in Oldham County

    Painted Stone, overall second place; Quick Recall Team, second; math - first, Jay Becherer; future problem solving - first, Jake Waford, Lauren Mackey, Katie Hodge, Mathew Munsterman; social studies - second, Jay Becherer; science - third, Shaun Bohnert; arts and humanities - third, Lucy Mathis; language arts - third, Shaun Bohnert; math - fifth, Grant Early; written composition - fifth, Jake Waford.

     

  • Elementary engineers

    Painted Stone students Katty Rodriguez, Bryson Ethington, Evan Weakley, Walden Gomez, Chloe Bodden in Sally Zaring's first-grade class had a day of exploration with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students were given few instructions and lots of freedom to discover creative ways to make pyramids, triangular prisms, cubes, and much more. This hands-on activity made it easy to compare 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures while counting the number of vertices and faces.

  • Collins students attending KUNA

    Collins High School will send student representatives to Sr. KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) in the form of two extremes: United Arab Emirates, one of the richest countries, and Mozambique, one of the poorest. Talented And Gifted teacher Amy Dyer said, "The proposals that have been written place focus on human rights, economic issues, and the environment and hopefully we're right when we predict they will be awarded the recognition of outstanding proposal at the conference."

  • Wild about books

    More than 100 people attended the "Wild About Books" event, which was hosted by the Painted Stone Elementary Title 1 program, the 1st grade team and the Family Resource Center and Preschool Resource Center. The evening had an outdoor camping theme where students, and parents dressed in their camping attire and brought their flashlights so they could hike to each literacy station.

  • Schools to consider expanding summers

    After a successful summer school expansion that focused on literacy in first- and third-grade students last year, Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof will ask the Shelby County Board of Education to help fund an even bigger undertaking at Thursday's 7 p.m. meeting at Southside Elementary.

  • Honor rolls: Painted Stone

    Third grade

  • Honor roll: Corpus Christi Academy

    Second grading period

    First Honors: Paul Cozzens, Bethany Griffin, Samantha Hosein, Theresa Jaminet, Veronica Jaminet, Gabriel Rock, Jack Rohrer.

    Second Honors: Matthew Bohnlein, Michael Bohnlein, Therese Bohnlein, Shelby Cooley, Elizabeth Dougherty, Lily Jaminet, Elijah Rock, Joseph Rock, Rodrigo Rohlin, Vanesa Rohlin, Courtney Zoeller, James Zoeller, Megan Zoeller