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Education

  • Contest winner

    Abby Willgruber a seventh-grader at West Middle School, won a video contest at the office of Kentucky Attorney General. She wrote and produced a video on the "Stop of Rx abuse" in her technology class. Abby was notified last week that she was the winner of the middle school division for the contest. Her prize for winning is an iPod touch.

  • Students excel at Junior KYA

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    Delegation from Collins High School received the outstanding new delegation award at KYA. Lindy Bush of Collins is president of the premiere senate, and Jesse Harrod of Collins is newly elected president of the senate for 2011 KYA. Attending were Salvatore Migliore (front row from left), Madison Pumphrey, Lindy Bush, Precious Youngblood and Blanton Creque; and (back row) David Lee, Jesse Harrod, Ethan Trevino and Amy Dyer (sponsor).

     

     

  • Better eating for students

    With the signing by President Barack Obama of the new school nutrition standards last month, school districts across the nation are expressing concerns about extra costs and changes to menus.

    But in Shelby County school officials say they have tried to stay well ahead of the curve, maybe even enough to make Michelle Obama proud.

  • School test scores show improvement

    The Shelby County Board of Education jumped into the first meeting of the new year with a very aggressive agenda.

    After nominating Sam Hinkle as the new board chair and Doug Butler as the vice chair, the board heard four staff reports, got its first look at the next budget and honored several district employees.

    Leading the way on the staff reports were big improvements in On Demand Writing test scores and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO or improvement with Limited English Proficiency, LEP, students).

  • Wildlife ways

  • Heritage holidays

    Heritage Preschool performed for parents at their Preschool Ring and Sing. Students made their own costumes at school. Students sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." They performed The Gingerbread Man. Afterward, families decorated sugar cookies.

  • Third-grade 'Mitten Tree' helps the commuity

  • Philadelphia cheers

  • Cornerstone events

    Cornerstone Christian Academy participated in several Christmas events.

  • Painted Stone adventures

    Painted Stone Elementary Players presented "The Adventures of a Comic Book Artist" in December.