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Education

  • West Middle learns CPR

    Shelby County can breathe a little easier today.  That’s because yesterday nearly 600 students in the district learned how to perform CPR.

    As part of a district-wide initiative to get every student exposed to –if not eventually certified in– the life-saving skill, every student at West Middle School Thursday took part in a brief CPR course.

  • VEX team up and rolling

    Though they were slow getting off the ground last year, the VEX club at Collins High School is quickly gaining ground this year.

    Two teams in the school’s program have already competed this year and are among the top ten in the state and the school hopes this weekend’s competition will push them to the top of the list.

    The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation hosts the VEX Robotics Competition, it is considered one of the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity for middle school and high school students.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to approve calendar

    The district is expected to approve one of two proposed calendars tomorrow when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 155 West Main Street.

    Earlier this year the district’s calendar committee released two calendars to giving parents and school personnel an opportunity to contribute to the decision through an online poll.

  • Post office goes Peanuts

     

    Wright Elementary School played host to a unique ceremony Thursday, as Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelbyville Postmaster Vince Birk revealed the new Charlie Brown Forever stamps in honor of the iconic comic’s fiftieth anniversary.

    The event featured Christmas music from the Wright Singers, followed by remarks from local leaders and the announcement of the winners of art and essay contests, held in honor of the occasion.

  • Learning through the lens of others

    Though reading a book and sitting through a lecture is a good way to learn about a topic, students at the Area Technology Center in the Health Sciences career pathway know that stepping out into the world and uncovering the information firsthand is an effective way to not only learn a lesson, but to also retain that information for life.

    “This is an assignment they’ll never forget,” said Karen Smith, the health sciences teacher at the ATC.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Middle school students to receive Chromebooks

    Football season may be nearing its conclusion, but the Shelby County Board of Education pulled off a quarterback sneak Thursday night that essentially resulted in a big victory for middle school students, principals and educators.

    East Middle School principal Rebecca Martin and West Middle principal Lorri Stivers joined in a celebratory line of high fives and handshakes following the meeting to thank the board for its unexpected decision to amend the budget to allow the purchase of Chromebooks for students in grades six through eight for the current school year.

  • Stretching the Red Ribbon

    Wright Elementary School Talented and Gifted (TAG) students are participating in a national campaign to spread awareness of drug abuse, and they hope to earn some goodies along with way.

    Last month, schools across the nation participated in various activities, programs and assemblies in recognition of Red Ribbon Week.

    The week is a part of the Red Ribbon Campaign, a campaign organized by National Family Partnership to create drug awareness.

  • Substitute teacher looks to press charges against student

    Officials with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that a case has been forwarded to the Shelby County Attorney’s office concerning an altercation between a student and a substitute teacher that took place at Collins High School earlier this month.

    However, the substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht said he is the one looking to press charges.

    Schildknecht said the student verbally and physically assaulted him prior to a questionable shoving quarrel unfolding –a portion of which was recorded on a student’s cell phone.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Student board representatives to be introduced

     

  • Diving into science

    Shelby County students sank their teeth into their schoolwork this week as fourth graders at both Wright and Clear Creek elementary schools dissected and examined the spiny dogfish shark.

    As sort of their own version of Shark Week, the dissection was preceded by art projects with shark themes, shark lessons and a day of external examinations.

    Wright Elementary science teacher Billy Betts said the external examination day gives students the chance to become more relaxed and comfortable with the shark before they cut into it the following day.