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Education

  • 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.

  • Shelby helping students Close the Deal for college

    Through Greater Louisville Inc.’s Close the Deal program, Shelby County High School had local volunteers helping students with college entrance forms and financial aid forms.

    The school saw 47 students show up on Wednesday, and  another 41 were scheduled for Thursday.

  • Shelby welcomes seven more National Board Certified teachers

    The Shelby County Board of Education honored Shelby County's newest National Board Certified teachers at last Thursday's meeting.

    Seven teachers joined Shelby County's ranks with the new certification. The new National Board teachers are: Elizabeth Bland - Clear Creek Elementary; Rebekah Meredith - Painted Stone Elementary; Angela Chambers, April Manning, Jenna Richardson and Anita White - Simpsonville Elementary; and Sarah Smith - Southside Elementary.