• EARLIER: Shelby County High School has big changes, too

    Though Collins High School's construction has been getting the majority of the attention, Shelby County High School has undergone a renovation of its own this summer.

    The school has been spruced up out front, with a fresh look for the main entrance area, and the upstairs has been set up for the new center for what is called the 8-9 Center.

    Associate Principal Tracye Nalley will be in charge of the new-look second floor, which will house the eighth- and ninth-grade students for the majority of the day.

  • EARLIER: Collins welcomes students to new school

    Students started filling into Collins High School this week for their first official visits,

    The school began orientations, kicking off with the eighth-graders on Monday and seniors on Wednesday.

    The two landmark classes were greeted by former Gov. Martha Layne Collins herself.

    The eighth-grade class will be the first full 5-year class at Collins, and this year's seniors will be the first graduating class.

  • EARLIER: Time to open for Collins and everyone

    As former Gov. Martha Layne Collins slowly made her way down the hallway on Sunday, words such as beautiful, amazing, state-of-the-art, gorgeous and just wow bounced around.

    Nearly everyone that stopped Collins, a native of Bagdad, raved about the new school that carries her name. And Collins herself was just as impressed with the new facilities.

  • EARLIER: Collins says ‘her’ high school looks ‘marvelous’

    Much like former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was a pioneer, she sees Shelby County’s new school that will carry her name in the same vein.

    “It’s a model,” she said after a guided tour on Monday.

    Collins was invited along as school board members are taking tours this week of the school.

  • Most Shelby students higher in MAP

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its first look at the district's 2009-2010 MAP scores compared to the national averages at Thursday' board meeting.


    The Measures of Academic Progress test is given three times – in the fall, winter and spring – to students in second through 10th grade, and next year the district will add 11th grade as well.


  • SCHS rewrites dress code

    Students walking into Shelby County High School on the first day of school Aug. 13 may see more stripes and colors than last year.

    The school's Site-Based Decision-Making Council approved Tuesday a new school dress code that permits students to wear polo shirts and bottoms in “any color or pattern.”

    Last year's policy required solid colors and bottoms to be specific colors.

  • Schools taking advantage of Jefferson-based program


  • School board to give Collins funding for engineering program

    Despite struggling with finding funding, the Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to proceed with Project Lead The Way at Collins High School.

    Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nationwide non-profit program that helps establish pre-engineering programs in middle and high schools.

  • Board approves school redistricting

    The redistricting plan to balance the enrollment of Shelby County High School and the future Martha Layne Collins High School was approved by the Shelby County School Board on Thursday.

    The Osprey Cove-Cloverbrook Farms and Autumn Ridge areas are switching from West to East attendance areas, which will have students in those locations attending East Middle and Shelby County high School starting with the 2010-2011 school year.

  • Painted Stone performs above the rest

    The Kentucky Core Contest Tests results and Annual Yearly Progress report showed that all nine Shelby County Public Schools are well on their way to reaching the state’s academic index goal of 100 by 2014.  But one school already has crushed the target. At the Sept.