• Read-a-long

    Jamie Shiver discussed connections students – Collin Elkins and Adrian Ramos – with the book selected for group time at one class of summer reading academy for grades one and three. The children took turns reading about the kites and predicted what color or number or shape would appear on the next page since there was a pattern in the text.

  • Enrichment activity

    Paula Kingsolver (left) worked with clay and mixing colors to form new colors with children attending the Migrant Education Program through Shelby County Public Schools. Samantha Roberts (right) assisted in the art class where children knew red and yellow made orange, and were predicting what blue and yellow would make.

  • Right brain, left brain

    Eric Miracle stood as he watched children in summer reading academy exercising the right side and then the left side of their brains. This bean-bag activity forced the children to listen to instructions, use different body parts to respond and return to a standing position before another round of tossing, lifting or juggling occurred.

  • On campus: July 27, 2012

    Casey Page graduated with his Master of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Louisville, college of education in May. He is the son of Marty and Rachael Page of Finchville.

  • On campus: July 27, 2012

    Sarah Lohr graduated from Western Kentucky University in May, magna cum laude, and received her Bachelor of Science in communication disorder. She will attend graduate school at the University of Louisville in the fall to pursue her Master of Science degree in communicative disorder. She is the daughter of Raymond and Vicki Lohr.

  • On campus: Shelby students graduate Miami

    Two Shelby County students have graduated from Miami University, a public university located in southwestern Ohio.

    Kenton Michael Comstock of Shelbyville received a bachelor of arts degree cum laude. He was also named to the dean’s list.

    Kelly Morgan Hill of Shelbyville received a bachelor of arts degree cum laude.

  • On campus: Shelby student on Belmont dean’s list

    Will Bradley Shuck made the dean’s list at Belmont University. He is a chemistry major and will be a senior. He had been a starter on defense at center back since the first game of his freshmen year on the soccer team. Students recognized on the dean’s list must carry a minimum 12-hour course load during the semester and achieve a quality-point average of 3.5 with no grade below C.

  • Local students help build Habitat for Humanity home in Louisville

    On July 14, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville at 2609 West Madison Street in the Russell neighborhood to celebrate construction of the organization's 377th home in the Louisville area.

    Local High school students from the Governor's Scholars Program constructed the home in four weeks. Established in 1983, the Governor's Scholars Program celebrated its 30th summer in Kentucky by partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build the home as a service project.

    Participating local students include:

  • Back to school schedule


    Aug. 7 – Opening day for staff

    Aug. 8 – First day for students

    Aug. 27 – First day for preschool

    Clear Creek

    Aug. 6 – Open house kindergarten through second grade, 5-5:45 p.m.

    Aug. 6 – Open House third grade through fifth grade, 6-6:45 p.m.

    East Middle

  • Acklin transfers to Simpsonville

    Artavia Marshall Acklin was at Southside Elementary as a student, as a teacher, as an instructional coach. Now she is leaving “home” to become assistant principal at Simpsonville Elementary and she is excited. A former Shelby County/ExCEL Teacher of the Year, Acklin has a strong literacy background. She led a workshop recently at Kentucky State University for secondary teachers to model the strong engagement components so familiar in an elementary setting. She said, “I have an intense love for curriculum and instruction.”