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Education

  • EARLIER: New school boundaries drawn

    We now have a clearer picture of which students will attend Martha Layne Collins when it opens next summer.

    School officials have outlined the attendance boundaries for the separation of students between Collins and Shelby County High School. and they may look somewhat familiar.

    If you live in the West Middle School District, you would go to Collins. In you live in the East Middle School District, you would go to SCHS.

  • EARLIER: School rezoning: Another change

    Following discussions during an open forum Thursday, at least some parents have a better understanding of the reasons and impact behind the school attendance area redistricting for 2010-11.

    And it appears school administrators benefited from the forum as well.

  • Four get WOW awards

        Each month, the Shelby County School system honors selected employees for exceptional performances. At Thursday night’s

  • School budget forecast is red numbers

    Shelby County Public Schools' working budget was approved at Thursday's meeting.

     

    And though the district's expenses are projected to exceed its revenue by about $1.1 million, or almost 3 percent, the forecast isn't nearly as bad as it looks.

     

  • Throng crowds Career Day at fairgrounds

    A sea of white could be seen Wednesday and Thursday at the fairgrounds as thousands wearing construction helmets scurried about doing everything from building a stone wall to working on electrical displays.

  • EARLIER: Shelby's AP scores rise dramatically

    Former and current SCHS and Collins students have been recognized for excellence in Advanced Placement exam scores.

    As one of the first schools in the AdvanceKentucky program, Shelby County High School has seen a dramatic increase in the College Board's AP program.

    And this year's increase was even better.

  • Tech center gets college coach

    The Shelby County Area Technology Center soon will start helping students with much more than technical skills.

    Area Supervisor Mary Stratton applied for and received a grant f that will put a College Coach in the school by the start of November. The coach will help students from the ATC, SCHS and Collins.

  • Shelby tech center gets high marks from state

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  • Shelby's ACT scores up but below benchmarks

    The Shelby County school district saw a considerable increase in ACT scores this year, but students continue to perform below benchmarks for college success.

    Kentucky requires every student to take the ACT in the fall of his or her junior year, and Shelby County saw an increase of .7 to a composite score of 18.7 in 2010.

    Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement Kerry Fannin said the district was impressed by the growth.

    "An increase of point two to point three is considered significant growth," he said.

  • 2 queens for a day

    Collins High School will crown its first queen next Friday during a Homecoming celebration - Shelby County High School's Homecoming.

    They won't be at the same site, but the two schools will crown their queens on the same night.

    Because of scheduling problems for both schools, Shelby County's Homecoming celebration will be against North Bullitt, while across town Collins will face Bullitt East.

    "There was no avoiding it, really," SCHS Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.