• Bird count class

    Joan Brown, formerly with state state Fish and Wildlife, introduced the Great American Bird Count to Karin Ceralde’s AP environmental science class at Shelby County High School. Listening to instructions were (from left) Morgan Allen, Saadya Marshall Walker, Claire Kelley, Destry Aldridge and Jessika Raisor. About 25 students took part in the class assignment during the Presidents Day weekend, when Ceralde reported the students counted 24 species for a total of 463 birds.

  • Homework Help Academy
  • State MathCounts competition

    The state MathCounts competition will be at 9 a.m. March 23 at the Clarion Hotel North in Lexington.

    Middle-school students representing 60 schools across Kentucky will compete. Besides receiving trophies, T-shirts and certificates, the top four students will win 4-year, full-tuition college scholarships to either the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville and an expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Washington D.C., where they will compete for additional scholarships, a trip to US Space Camp, medals and more.

  • Youth menus: March 11-15, 2013


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, WG Blueberry Muffin, Variety of Cereal, Juice, Fresh Fruit and Milk; Entrées: WG Pretzel w/Cheese Sauce WG Mini Corn Dogs Uncrustable & Cheese Stick; sides: Carrots Green Beans Orange Smiles/Pineapple Tidbits Milk; condiments: Ketchup, Mustard

  • Unjust laws

    Tommy Acklin, a teacher at the Education Center at Cropper, was discussing unjust laws with Deon Doleman when a classmate added to the conversation, “I heard about somewhere that was taking away people’s religious rights.” Acklin used the example of Deon not being able to vote simply because he had on a gray hooded sweatshirt. Segregation topics then entered the conversation and how African-Americans couldn’t attend school or use the swimming pool with whites.

  • Behind the scenes

    Armando Luna (front) posed with students from Southside Elementary after the children attended the performance of The Snow Queen at Collins High School. Armando, a junior, was part of the cast – and is a former student at Southside.

  • Reading by storm

    Emma Garner was reading The Storm by figuring out some of the words “by looking at the pictures,” pointing with her finger to lightning. There was finally the rain, and then she figured out “thunder” because the people had their hands covering their ears. “Every storm has to have thunder.” She also made the prediction before reaching the final page, “There will be a sun….There is!” She is in a kindergarten/first grade class taught by Michele Hiatt at Simpsonville Elementary.

  • Planning for partners
  • On campus: March 1, 2013

    Bradley named to Kansas honor roll

    Ben Bradley of Shelbyville was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Campus for the fall semester.

    Shelby students accepted to Sullivan

  • Youth menus: March 4 through 8, 2013


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: WG snack ‘n waffles, WG blueberry muffin, variety of cereal, juice, fresh fruit and milk; entrées: chicken nuggets w/WG roll, Bosco stick w/marinara sauce; sides: steamed broccoli, sweet potato waffle fries, fresh apple, pineapple tidbits, milk; condiments: honey mustard, BBQ sauce, ketchup