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Education

  • State to honor National Board Certified teachers

    Each year during the legislative session, the state honors teachers who have achieved National Board Certification, and this year Gov. Steve Beshear has taken it one step further.

    Beshear signed a proclamation declaring Tuesday as Kentucky National Board Teacher Day.

  • School board learns about Southside’s Tiger Trails, ROTC programs

    Although Shelby County Public Schools were out on Thursday, the school board was still in session that night.

    The board gathered at Southside Elementary School for its biweekly meeting and heard presentations about how that school is meeting the needs of its students.

    Kathy Woods, the ESL teacher, gave a presentation on a trip her students took to the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky.

    The field trip was a “background educational experience” for the students, she said.

  • Painted Stone brothers hit the stage for 'Nutcracker in a Nutshell'

    Painted Stone Elementary principal Michelle Shipley says students Jake and Ryan Waford are stars in the classroom and on stage.

    "They are awesome. They are terrific role models. They do everything you ask them to do. They’re always ‘yes, ma'am. no, ma"am.’ You'd want to have a whole class of them,” she said.

  • EARLIER: Students make anti-drug video

    Some Shelby County students soon will be starring in a video they made themselves, denouncing the drug culture and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Their mentor, Elizabeth Lafferty of Shelby Prevention, formerly the Shelby County Drug and Alcohol

  • A little bit of Shelby in Macy's

    Devoted cheerleaders Macy Mize and Megan Glass performed in front of a few hundred fans at last week's East Middle-West Middle basketball game.

    Thursday they'll perform in front of millions.

    That's because these two eighth-graders at WMS will participate in the country's largest Thanksgiving parade, taking the streets of New York to perform for the millions who line them to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in person and the tens of millions viewing on TV.

  • Hargadon named Friend of Education

    When Shelby County Public Schools needs help from the community, the board knows where to turn -- to Pat Hargadon.

    “He never hesitates to help if we ask for something that directly benefits the children,” Shelby County Public Schools Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    For all his activity and his quick response to help, Hargadon received the Friend of Education Award from the Kentucky School Boards Association Saturday at the group’s annual conference at the Galt House in Louisville.

  • Changes for state education testing coming next month

    When Senate Bill 1 passed last year, those in the state education system knew change was on the way.

    Now that it’s almost time for those standards to be released, educators still don't know much about what’s coming.

  • County may land AmeriCorps College Coach

    Thanks to the Shelby County Area Technology Center, Shelby County students may get more help in preparing for college.

    Susan Wiley, the Area Technology Center's principal, has offered Shelby County Public Schools a chance to partner to hire a College Coach through the Kentucky College Coaches AmeriCorps Program.

    The Shelby County School board will consider approval at Thursday's meeting.

  • School board hands out 3 WOW Awards

    The Shelby County school board have recognized three individuals who stand out with their day-to-day work in the school system.

    WOW Awards were given at the board's meeting Thursday to Painted Stone’s Maria Pilar Ocampo, an English language learn assistant; Greg Daugherty, a bus driver for Simpsonville Elementary; and Steve Lyles, the finance coordinator at central office.

  • Anti-drug video featuring students to premiere Jan. 29

    You can see the anti-drug video starring local middle and high school students starting today at a movie theater in Shelbyville.

    This 90-minute video, titled The New Cool, will feature 16 students from East and West middle schools and Shelby County High School denouncing drugs and alcohol and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

    Elizabeth Lafferty of Shelby Prevention, helped the students with the video and took them to an International Drug Prevention Conference in Louisville.