• Matthews’ accepted to first Craft Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomore Hunter Matthews will exit his local high school this summer and return next fall to the campus of Morehead State, but he isn’t graduating yet.

    Matthews is one of sixty students selected from more than 100 applicants to be part of the inaugural class of Morehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, which is set to open this August.

  • Food for thought

    Southside third-graders had a unique opportunity last week to taste test several items under consideration for next year’s school lunch menu, and their feedback will determine which items make the cut.

    “It’s just so cool to let them feel like they have a say in what’s happening at the school and let them share their student voice,” said teacher Amanda Atkins.

    “Students don’t get a lot of opportunity to do that.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board aims for new goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will hold a working session to establish their board goals for the upcoming school year during their regularly scheduled board meeting at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Public Schools public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said the board has a different basis for setting their goals than in the past.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District puts focus on ATCs needs

    The Shelby County Board of Education awarded a bid for a new Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine headlined during Thursday’s meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Superintendent James Neihof explained to the board that the bid was for a computer-controlled metal milling machine that will be programmed by the students.

  • Painted Stone surprised with fitness grant


    Painted Stone Elementary School teachers and faculty members received a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon when representatives from Project Fit America (PFA) announced that the school had been selected as a recipient for a two-year Fitness in Education program, worth nearly $30,000 thanks to funds and efforts provided by Baptist Health Louisville and Kelley Construction.

  • District honors Hicks as Teacher of the Year

    With red eyes and huge smile, an emotional Adam Hicks proudly accepted the honor of Shelby County’s ExCEL Teacher of the Year Tuesday evening.

    After, Hicks said he was grateful for the recognition.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Painted Stone to showcase mini musical

    The Shelby County Board of Education will be treated to a special preview performance Thursday during the regularly scheduled board meeting at 7 p.m. at Painted Stone Elementary, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.

    “Sloan Burroughs, music teacher at PSE, has written a musical based on the Leader in Me,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

    “About ten third, forth and fifth graders have been selected after auditions to perform a portion of it,” he said.

  • Looking for creative funding

    The snow may be long gone, but the effects are still causing problems for 28 Shelby County Public School Odyssey of the Mind team members that need funding for their World Finals Competition next month.

    “We were going to host the regional tournament but it got cancelled the first of March due to snow,” said Teresa Walther. “We were going to make a couple thousand [dollars] with concessions. We were kinda counting on that.”

  • Career Day at Clear Creek

    Nearly 20 parents and community volunteers stopped Friday at Clear Creek Elementary to share with first grade students their experience, knowledge and tools from their career fields.

    Students came to school dressed in attire for their aspiring career fields.

    First-grade teacher Chelsea Fort said about half of the first graders dressed up, most in the health field as doctors or nurses.

    Fort said they had been preparing for the day all year.

  • Collins VEX team gaining ground

    Last week the members of Collins High School TSA (Technology Student Association) team proudly represented their school when they brought home numerous awards from the state conference tournament in Louisville.

    The team received first place in chapter team and in engineering design, and third in debate.

    And though they did not place, the VEX Robotics team proved to be a force to be reckoned with, after just falling in the elite eight round of bracket competition to a team forecasted to triumph in world competition.