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Education

  • Elementary academic teams prep for regional competition

    Elementary students across the district competed in two District Governor’s Cup competitions last month and are preparing for tomorrow’s regional competition.

    On a district level, Shelby County elementary schools were divided and on Feb. 28 Southside, Clear Creek, Wright and Heritage elementary schools competed at Southside Elementary, while Painted

     Stone and Simpsonville battled in a separate district.

  • SCPS could reduce school year

    On Thursday, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof shared with the board the option of reducing the days left on the school calendar.

    Neihof explained that while a proposed school snow bill could reduce the number of makeup days for districts across the state, it does not apply to Shelby County district. However, the calendar could still change anyway.

  • Connecting kids with careers

    In the pursuit to accomplish a goal of graduating students career ready along with the established college ready goal, Shelby County Public Schools is looking to connect local businesses and students participating in respective career pathways.

    On Tuesday at 1 p.m., the district is inviting any community member who is a manager, a CEO, involved in human resources or an interested businessperson to attend an informational meeting at the district’s office, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyille, regarding the Kentucky Unbridled Careers project.

  • Area educators come to Shelby to Think

    More than 70 educational leaders from Kentucky convened at the former Southside Elementary gymnasium Monday for the kickoff of the fourth Thinking Strategies Institute hosted by the district.

    “The institute really has them put themselves in the stance as a learner,” SCPS staff developer Lora Shields said.  “Once you understand that, then you know how to set up your classroom to help students understand.”

    Ryan Allan, the district’s public relations coordinator, expanded on the purpose of the 4-day workshop.

  • 1 book, 2 book, old book, new book

     

    This week, school children across the country have been throwing on their red and white striped thinking caps in honor of the late Dr. Seuss’s birthday and The National Education Association’s Read Across America Week.

    In its 18th year, the program is aimed at promoting the value of reading and encourages students with Seuss-based events, activities, projects, programs, and resources.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District adjusts focus of digital conversion

    The district’s idea of 1:1 computing – which would put a digital device into the hands of every student – has taken a backseat to a new term. 

  • Providing educational choices for parents

    With plans in place to open a Montessori program, Corpus Christi Academy is now looking to reach children at a younger, more critical developmental stage.

    “It’s about preparing them in those early years, coming in [to kindergarten] with a desire to learn,” Corpus Christi principal Leslie Genuis, said. “This would be a great preparation for them.”

    Developed more than a century ago by Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori, the program is geared on the philosophy that education should mirror human development.

  • Educating the world

    Haleigh LeCompte has spent most of her young life serving underserved communities and she’s not about to quit.

    Having recently returned from student teaching in South Africa, she is currently working with students in Chicago at an educational non-profit where she will serve until July when she flies to the Philippines with the Peace Corps.

    LeCompte, a 2009 Shelby County High School graduate, traces her humanitarian journey right back here to Shelbyville with her church youth mission trips.

  • Extra winter break comes at a cost

    While students across the county are enjoying their surprise winter break this week, some might not be so pleased come May as their school year extends into June.

    With four cancelled school days this week and another one in Novmeber the district has now added a week to the original school calendar. Students were out of school on Feb. 13 for a teacher’s professional development day and Monday in recognition of President’s Day

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District prepping for 1st Share Fair

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convened Thursday at Clear Creek Elementary School Staff Developer Lora Shields updated the board on the second strand of the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Professionals.

    According to Shields, the district’s Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson is preparing for the district’s first Share Fair.

    Nine teachers from the district were selected.