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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: School calendar has big changes

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday an entirely new calendar format for the district for the 2017-18 school year, which includes longer breaks but earlier start times.

    After careful consideration, the district’s calendar committee’s formulated three calendars to present to the community for their input and voting.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to approve calendar for 2016-17 school year

    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider the approval of their 2017-18 school-year calendar when they convene Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board will select one of three proposed calendars proposed by the calendar committee earlier this year.

    SCPS public relations coordinator, Ryan Allan said the committee would recommend the board select the community’s top pick.

  • SnoGo a go

    Much to the dismay of young children around the district, school cancellations due to inclement weather may soon become a thing of the past in Shelby County. 

    The district announced this week that they are now ready to implement non-traditional instructional days, called SnoGo.

    “When the first significant snowfall happens that would normally cancel school, on that day we will do a SnoGo day,” SCPS public relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • A prestigious performance

    As if making the all-state choir wasn’t prestigious enough, two Shelby County High School juniors can add All-National Choir to their musical resumes. 

    During the 2015-16 school year, SCHS students Shyanne Drane, Gavin Martion, and Bryce Fowler qualified for an all-national audition. Martion and Bryce advanced to join “Best of the Best” at the National Association for Music Education’s (NAFME) 2016 All-National Honor Ensembles last weekend in Texas.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Plans underway to return 8th graders to middle schools

    The district says plans are underway to eventually return eighth grade students to their home middle schools. Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Kerry Whitehouse presented updates on 21st Century Support Systems to the board Thursday and Whitehouse shared their intentions to return 8th grade students to East and West middle schools by August of 2018.

  • Prepping preschools

    Shelby County Public Schools knows the value of preparing students for kindergarten so the district is working to increase the number of kids who come into school equipped with the tools to learn.

    “We want every child to have every opportunity to succeed,” said Ryan Allan, SCPS public relations coordinator.  “Research has shown that kids who come to school ready for kindergarten have a better shot of meeting every benchmark as they go along and succeeding throughout their academic career than those who come to school not kindergarten ready.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Update on 21 Century Support Systems

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on 21st Century Support Systems when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street. 

    Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Kerry Whitehouse will lead a presentation regarding the fifth strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Support Systems.  Their presentation will include an update on their implementation on the 1:1 digital conversion, as well as information on upgrades to the district’s WiFi system.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Simpsonville shows innovations

     

  • ATC students put education where their mouth is

    Halloween brings candy apples, candy corn and even candied popcorn balls among other sticky, gooey, sweet treats but for Heritage Elementary students, the focus Monday was on keeping their pearly whites in tip top shape.

    Smile Kentucky! provided students in grades 3-5 with a free dental screening and students learned how to properly care for their teeth.

  • District implements Standards Based Grading

    Report cards went out to parents across the district last week but the newly implemented grading scale has left some with more questions than answers.

    School district officials urge, however, that while the new Standards Based Grading system may take some time to adjust to, it is meant to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress.