• Students of month: December 2012

    SCATC students of month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Student of the Month for December, which is awarded to a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom: Clinton Spinks, automotive technology; Damien Murry, machine tool; Keyonna Brown, health science; Rachel McClain, office technology; Danika Rymer, office technology; and Tobi Cox, information technology


    SCATC citizens of month

  • Big Goal example

    Southside Elementary students had the chance to hear about setting BIG Goals toward college and career – and to see that they can be achieved. Lt. Abby Rigney (right), a graduate of Shelby County High School, told them her goal was set in middle school to graduate from the Naval Academy and to serve in the U.S. Navy. She did both, has traveled around the world and heads for Afghanistan in January. Rigney, the daughter of Bob and Nancy Rigney, answered questions from Felipe Shiffer and Vicki Arroyo after the presentation.

  • Boutique business

    Students at Shelby County High School – like Heather Dorman (left) and Jade Rucker – have the opportunity to take fashion and interior design classes. Teacher Renee Smith said the students were busy throughout December creating items to sell as part of an economics/entrepreneurship course.

  • Board is watching

    Shelby County School Board member Doug Butler looks over Nikki Canterbury’s math class while she coaches students through the problems and their answers. Getting ready to respond are Collins High School students Wyatt Williamson (front), Sarah Romans (left) and Jacob Dale. Butler joined Superintendent James Neihof on a classroom visit this month.

  • Chapter 9: Learn a new trick and never be bored

    “The moon is my father, the sea is my mother;

    I have a million brothers, I die when I reach land.

    “What am I?”

    “Maybe it’s the sun,” Chloe said.

    “Yes, the son. That makes sense – sons, boys, brothers,” I explained.

    “Not s-O-n but s-U-n,” Chloe said.


    “Focus on ‘I die when I reach land,’ ” Dad suggested.

    Doc had included a card for Dad so he knew the answer and where to go.

  • Story of the pigs

    Jake Waford (from left) Brayden Glass, Bryce Glass and Braden Skinner had roles in the West Side Players’ production of The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs, which they performed for the community last month. The play was written by Linda Daughtery and directed by Libby Sear Blair and Mannie Stone. The student director from Collins High School was Bethanee Buckler.

  • Students assign math problems

    Taunja Davis and Gracie Redmon try to figure out the problem that will match the math description given to them. Simpsonville Elementary children in Karen Hauber’s room each wrote math descriptions for buddies to solve, using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

  • January 2013 School Calendar


    Tuesday – Swearing-in ceremony for school board member Allen Phillips 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Elementary

    Wednesday – West Middle will be hosting Rachel’s challenge with a community program 7 p.m. at Collins High School theatre that is open to the public. 

  • Good citizens

  • Honor guard at hockey event