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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to hold work session with budget committee

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary School, 279 Chapel Hill Road and will discuss spending for the upcoming budgeting period. During the meeting, the board will hold a work session with the budget committee and Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the committee will share its recommendation for next year’s budget with the board.

    Those recommendations, based on the board’s decision, will be reflected in the tentative budget presented to the board in May.

  • Heritage’s Lyles named Teacher of the Year

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Heritage Elementary School’s Julia Lyles as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.

    Surrounded by friends, colleagues and family members, the third grade teacher was recognized Thursday evening at a ceremony honoring each school’s selected teacher of the year, following a brief video in their honor.

    Lyles said she was honored to receive the recognition.

  • BPLA building connections

    Seated at nearly a dozen tables at the Blair Center last week, public officials and business representatives from across Shelby County joined together with students from Shelby County Public Schools’ Big Picture Learning Academy for an informational luncheon on their potential collaboration.

    Lisa Rogers with Shelter Insurance, who hosted a Big Picture student intern during the program’s first phase, shared with attendees her experience and encouraged others to jump on board.

  • Blanketing the community

    Warming bodies, warming hearts: That’s the tagline for Blanket Louisville, the non-profit organization that Kathy Fehder and her husband, Steve, started 13 years ago. 

    And when Fehder jumped on board as principal of Corpus Christi in June she brought with her that warming hearts attitude that quickly radiated through the halls of the small, independent school in Simpsonville.

  • Collins students look to patent software


    Though not yet even in college, Collins VEX Robotics teammates Matthew Munsterman and Chris Embry are preparing to make an accolade in the robotics industry that even some lifelong engineers can’t claim.

    “Nobody has done this before,” Embry said of his teammate’s coding work. “So when he [Munsterman] works on stuff and explains it to me, literally nobody else in the world knows what this is, which is a pretty cool feeling.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Teachers share SnoGo concerns

    Shelby County High School teacher and Shelby County Educators Association president Cyndi Powell Skellie approached the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday during its regular meeting and spoke on behalf of the SCEA, informing the district of concerns teachers have expressed regarding the newly introduced SnoGo days.

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: School calendar has big changes

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday an entirely new calendar format for the district for the 2017-18 school year, which includes longer breaks but earlier start times.

    After careful consideration, the district’s calendar committee’s formulated three calendars to present to the community for their input and voting.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to approve calendar for 2016-17 school year

    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider the approval of their 2017-18 school-year calendar when they convene Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board will select one of three proposed calendars proposed by the calendar committee earlier this year.

    SCPS public relations coordinator, Ryan Allan said the committee would recommend the board select the community’s top pick.

  • SnoGo a go

    Much to the dismay of young children around the district, school cancellations due to inclement weather may soon become a thing of the past in Shelby County. 

    The district announced this week that they are now ready to implement non-traditional instructional days, called SnoGo.

    “When the first significant snowfall happens that would normally cancel school, on that day we will do a SnoGo day,” SCPS public relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • A prestigious performance

    As if making the all-state choir wasn’t prestigious enough, two Shelby County High School juniors can add All-National Choir to their musical resumes. 

    During the 2015-16 school year, SCHS students Shyanne Drane, Gavin Martion, and Bryce Fowler qualified for an all-national audition. Martion and Bryce advanced to join “Best of the Best” at the National Association for Music Education’s (NAFME) 2016 All-National Honor Ensembles last weekend in Texas.