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Education

  • Shelby Schools: A look at 2010

      The Sentinel-News: How will the school district change in 2010?

  • High school rocket gets facelift

    Don't worry, the SCHS rocket didn't blast off Tuesday, although it did take a trip through town.

    The rocket, which is actually an authentic Air Force rocket, was lifted off its stand at the school by a crane and placed onto a flat bed truck and taken to a local body shop to be repainted. As befitting its status as a community icon, the rocket was escorted by sheriff's deputies from Rocket Lane to Hi Tech Body Shop on Henry Clay Street.

  • Board opposes capture of contingency funds

    The Shelby County School Board took just seconds Thursday to decide to oppose a plan that would tap into its contingency funds because of state revenue shortfalls.

    The Board passed a Resolution of Opposition to a plan proposed by some state representatives that would allow the state to capture local school district contingency funds to help with its projected fiscal problems for the 2010-12 fiscal biennium.

  • Vaccinations for K-5 completed

    By Tuesday afternoon, 786 children from kindergarten through fifth grade in Shelby County had received the H1N1 vaccination through their schools.

    These school-wide vaccinations were provided by the North Central District Health Department and administered by local nurses and paramedics. Parents had to return a signed consent form last week to individual schools.

  • SCHS freshmen reach out to help students

    The freshman class officers at Shelby County High School wanted to help feed needy school families this holiday season, but they didn’t feel the food they were collecting was going far enough.

    So class treasurer Shawn Allen decided after a concert at the school Thursday night that drastic action was needed.

  • 'Half the battle'

    When East Middle School teacher Debbie Meredith lost her hair and started wearing hats in school, none of her students said a word.

    For a while, neither did she.

    “No teachers told the kids because we didn’t know if she would,” fellow teacher Suzanne Guelda said.

    Then somewhere around the second week of this school year, Meredith told her seventh-grade students what she was going through.

    Diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she was being treated with chemotherapy.

  • Collins athletic field to get turf

    Future athletes of Martha Layne Collins High School, get ready for turf.

    The Shelby County School Board approved Thursday night details of Collins High's outdoor athletic facilities, and they include synthetic turf for a football/soccer stadium.

    Ten contractors tendered various bids on the facilities, and the firm that came out on top was no big surprise.

  • Crowe impresses as student school board representative

    If you know Shelby County High School sports, then you probably know Austin Crowe.

    A junior at SCHS, Crowe is a manager on the football, basketball and baseball teams. He enjoys his duties so much that he hopes to continue them at the next level.

    "I'm managing three sports, so I'm constantly in sports," he said. "I'd love to get into the medical field or in sports equipment, to go to college and be a manager."

  • A crowning achievement

    Those close to Lana Jo Barnett know just how much being crowned Homecoming queen means to her.

    Though few ever would realize it from looking at her standing on that field smiling, her victory represents something even deeper than heading up the queen's court - her victory over death and her long, arduous struggle back to the land of the living.

  • Montell prefiles bill to create charter schools

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is a fan of charter schools. Too bad Kentucky law does not allow for them.

    "Charter schools are usually among the top performer in school districts," he said in a press release. "These high performers are setting important examples about what public schools can achieve, often with under-served students."

    That's why Montell has prefiled Bill Request 79 to change current legislation.