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  • Wind storm knocking out power in Shelby
  • SCHS to adopt 3-term calendar

    Shelby County High School will switch its school calendar next year from the semester schedule that has been in place for years to a 3-session structure, Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said Friday.

    That new calendar, consisting of three 12-week sessions, was approved this week by the school's site-based decision-making council. That means this change does not require approval by the school board.

  • Niehof: We must move along our students

    James Neihof, Shelby County School superintendent, was the keynote speaker Tuesday at a luncheon for the Home Builders Association held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    Neihof spoke about challenges in education, which includes building new schools to keep up with the county's growing student population.

    Neihof had brought along a sketch of the new secondary center for Shelby County Schools. The facility, as yet unnamed, to be located on Discovery Boulevard near Simpsonville on U.S. 60., is expected to open in 2010.

  • Principal: Schedule will help kids catch up

    Teachers will have to make some adjustments to their curriculum, and the school will have to send out more report cards, but Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said the school's recently adopted trimester schedule will be a plus to students who are behind in math and reading.

    “Any student who is behind grade level in math will be able to take an elective in the third semester that will be a math lab,” Rowe said. “It will be more one-on-one and more hands-on learning.”

  • EARLIER: SCHS to adopt 3-term calendar

    Shelby County High School will switch its school calendar next year from the semester schedule that has been in place for years to a 3-session structure, Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said Friday.

    That new calendar, consisting of three 12-week sessions, was approved this week by the school's site-based decision-making council. That means this change does not require approval by the school board.

  • Shelbyville progresses on violations

    In early January local engineer Kerry Magan and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Coordinator Horace Brown came before the Shelbyville City Council to discuss why the state had issued the city a notice of violation in regards to its storm water quality management plan.

    Magan told the council that of the six minimum control measures required of the city, four of them were not meeting the state’s requirements.

    With little time to waste, the city is working to meet those requirements:

  • Rain gardens to the rescue?

    The city of Shelbyville is currently battling some flaws in its storm water quality management plan.

    As a method of helping fight rain water runoff problems, a workshop on rain gardens is set for Feb. 25 at Shelbyville City Hall from 7-9 p.m. The presenter is a member of the Rain Water Alliance.

  • EARLIER: The storm: One family’s story

    Jeanna Hendren, who lives on south 7th Street in Shelbyville, said her area looks like war zone.

  • Budget will be 'consuming issue' before General Assembly

     

  • Blind and looking for help

      Kara Mills was born legally blind. She can see light and shadow but little else. And with no control of her muscles, she is confined to a wheelchair.

    But this 2-year-old was making progress through therapy at the Dorman Center, her mother, Kimberly, said.

    That is, she was making progress until she no longer qualified for the program that was paying the $400-a-month bill for Kara's daycare.