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Education

  • Lt. Gov urges Shelby students to find their passion

    With a focus on the value of entrepreneurships, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton spoke to students of Shelby County and Collins high schools as well as East and West middle schools at SCHS Wednesday morning.

    “The constitution gives you as individuals the right to shape your lives however you see fit,” she said.

    Hampton said this view has always been of value to her, as she grew up in a home with a limited budget and garnered pressure from others to behave in a manner that they saw fit.

  • Lisa Smith starts new chapter

    They say when one door closes another opens, but for Lisa Smith, life has mostly involved one door opening after the next and finding the faith and courage to walk through each.

    For nearly three decades, Smith, who currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Superintendent for Shelby County Public Schools, has graced the education world with her passion for the field, taking her knowledge and experience with her with every new role she assumes but now a new opportunity has been presented to her: retirement.

  • KDE Commissioner to visit Shelby

    Shelby residents will have an opportunity to share their concerns and have their voices heard regarding the state education system Monday.

    Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will kick-off a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across Kentucky next week and he has selected Shelby County as his first stop.

  • Achieving greatness

    When youth struggle in school or in their social lives, they lean on their peers.  But when students have no one to lean on, their issues may snowball into a lifetime of problems.

    Donna Jones recognized this problem in 2007 when she started teaching at West Middle School and immediately took action, starting a school Black Achievers Program.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to review draft budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get a taste of what’s to come Thursday when it hears a brief overview of district’s draft budget – the first step of three when preparing the district’s annual budget.

    Shelby County Public Schools’ Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the state requires each district present a draft, or preliminary, budget to their boards by January 31.

    “It doesn’t require action from the board,” Allan said. “It’s just a presentation.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New voting districts selected with apprehension

    After postponing its decision on countless occasions, the Shelby County Board of Education has at last settled on a new voting district map.

    State regulation requires that the population of school board voting districts fall within ten percent of one another.  However, with the map unchanged since 1999, the numbers in Shelby County were vastly unbalanced.

    The topic has appeared on numerous board agendas over the past year, but repeatedly board members have been unable to come to an agreement.

  • CCA to provide tablets to students

    In a world of smart phones, tablets and cloud computing, it’s clear to see we live in a technological age. With an aim at better preparing students for a future filled with electronic devices, Cornerstone Christian Academy has passed a 1:1 Technology Initiative.

    This initiative will provide each student when they return to school this fallwith a Microsoft Surface 3tablet and each faculty member with a Surface Pro 3.

    Cornerstone Headmaster David Ladner said in doing so, students will be better prepared for life after graduation.

  • Gatton students are getting more than the sun this summer

    While many students are taking advantage of summer break by relaxing by the pool or earning some spending cash with a summer job, Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen are using their time off to broaden their education.

    Hughes and Saarinen are rising seniors with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. They were accepted into the program last year and could graduate next fall with enough credit hours to enter college as juniors.

  • Out of their element

    When you hear the words “summer reading”, thoughts turn quickly to a quiet library filled with kids’ noses in books.  But don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover.

    The Shelby County Public Library is throwing the book at boring summer learning programs and teaching kids that education is entertaining.

  • Leading the way

     Walking into Southside Elementary School’s library in the middle of summer to the sound of kids running around, one might be surprised, but the kids have a much bigger purpose.

    The 10 kids running around are searching for markers to make posters to let people know that they’re collecting items for food drives and chemotherapy care baskets.

    As part of The Leader in Me, a countywide project, students in the Young Leaders organization are spending their summer learning how to become better leaders and to give back to their community.