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Education

  • 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.

  • EARLIER: School enrollment down slightly

    Shelby County Public Schools' enrollment was down slightly from projections, according to a report at Thursday’s meeting.

    The district had projected 6,571 students, but on Aug. 24 had 6,551 students enrolled throughout its 11 schools.

    Dave Weedman, the district's director of student support services, told the board that the district's "warm body" count, taken on the fifth day of school, puts them right on track.

  • Back to school: Smooth sailing

     

  • Preliminary testing shows improvement

    The Shelby County Board of Education got to walk through the district's first year of MAP data during Thursday's meeting and to learn how administration and teachers can use the data to track learning by school, grade, class and individual student.

    Kerry Fannin, the assistant superintendent for student achievement, and Lisa Smith, the director of student programs and services, led two groups that showed how the district is able to breakdown the data.

  • Earlier rises may be in store for students

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  • Cornerstone expanding, growing

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will open on Aug. 16 with a few more students and a lot more to offer them.

    During  the summer, the school has received three generous donations that are helping expand educational opportunities at the small private school east of Shelbyville.

    "We put our desires and needs out there mainly by word of mouth and through our school board, and we have a great group of generous benefactors that want to see us continue to grow," Headmaster David Ladner said.

  • School's out for veteran teacher Jennings

    In 1966 Ernestine Jennings graduated from Shelby County High School, and now, for the second time, she's leaving the school.

    After teaching for 41 years, the first six at Shelbyville High School, and the rest at SCHS, Jennings, 61, has retired.

    "It just seemed like the right time," she said. "I've been thinking about it for a while, the first time in 2002. But then I just decided I wasn't quite ready."

  • The man with the power wants to reduce it

    With six school districts to cover, Sherman Adams will be burning the midnight oil. But don't worry, as the new Energy Manager for the districts, Adams will be sure to turn the lights off when he leaves.

    His office will be at Shelby County's Public School's central office, but Adams will also split his time among the Henry County, Trimble County, Anchorage, Eminence and Frankfort school districts.

    "But since Shelby County is the largest district, it will get about 60 percent of my time," Adams said.

  • East Middle School gets new leader

    Christine Powell will take over as the new principal at East Middle School this year, Shelby County Public Schools announced.

    Powell, who lives in Lawrenceburg, comes to Shelby County from the Kentucky Department of Education, where she has been a director of secondary and virtual learning since 2008.

    "When you look at the leadership, the school system, the climate and culture, everything going on with programs and initiatives...this is a progressive district and I want to be part of that," she said in a press release.

  • Heritage principal moves to new role

    Heritage Elementary Principal Cindy French is moving on, but she isn't going too far.

    After four years, French will leave Heritage Elementary on Thursday, becoming the new Director of Elementary Schools for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Her new position includes working with all the elementary school principals in the district and overseeing classroom instruction and leading student achievement consultants.