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Education

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Redistricting proposal approved

    The Shelby County School Board Thursday approved a proposal from the redistricting committee to set the new school boundary lines for the 2019-20 school year.

    The boundary lines were not changed from the previous proposals.

  • SCPS to grow Ag Program

    Shelby County Public School students have enjoyed many educational updates over the years, from advanced robotic programs to personalized learning opportunities and an expanded Area Technology Center.

    But the educational update scheduled to begin next year also is likely to make a lot of Shelby County farmers very happy as they watch a long-time school program grow.

    The SCPS agriculture program will get a complete facelift, and according to Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Neihof, the timing is right.

  • Senior Awards nights kick off Thursday

    Shelby County and Collins high school seniors who are receiving college scholarships will be honored at upcoming awards ceremonies.

    The Collins High School Scholarship Award Night is first, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    Principal Dr. Joseph Ellison will facilitate the nearly two-hour event and many college representatives will be present to distribute individual scholarship awards.

    The event is primarily for students and their families that have received invitations to attend.

  • Shelby County High to get remodel, upgrades

    Shelby County High School is getting a facelift.

    Originally built in the 1950s and added on to several times, the most recent being in 1993, school Principal Margo Whisman told the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday the plan is expected to begin in January of 2020.

    Architects at K. Norman Berry and Associates at 815 W Market St. in Louisville will design the $25 million update. The company also designed the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Accreditation service update district's work

    Shelby County Public Schools District Assessment Coordinator Lisa Smith will share a report on the district’s accreditation with the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Smith will share a summary report from AdvancED Accreditation Report. The district first received accreditation from AdvancED in 2014.

  • Scholarship started in Palmer's memory

    An annual scholarship fund has been set up in honor of a Shelby County High School baseball player who died earlier this year.

    The Angel on Third: Blake Palmer Scholarship Foundation was established in March in hopes of adding some light to an otherwise tragic situation.

  • Rocket Games Blast Off!

    Three hundred and fifty special needs students from seven school districts converged on the Shelby County High School football field Thursday for the 13th annual Shelby County Rocket Games.

    Students from Spencer, Oldham, Anderson, Owen, Franklin, Henry and Shelby counties smiled and celebrated and cheered one another on under partly cloudy skies.

  • Board gets first look at Moorman School interior

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday got the first peek, albeit a virtual one, inside the still being completed Marnel C. Moorman K-8 school during the regular board meeting at Painted Stone Elementary School.

    Board members were treated to a presentation from Studio Threesixty designer Julie McAfee, the primary designer for the school set to open this fall.

    McAfee presented renderings of the school’s interior and a detailed explanation of her design choices for color and contemporary furnishings.

  • Moorman School's interior to be discussed

    With walls and roofs going up, it’s time for the Shelby County Board of Education to take a look inside the new Marnel C. Moorman School on Discovery Boulevard.

    The board will hear a presentation from the interior design firm Studio Threesixty, which is working in tandem with Studio Kremer Architects to oversee construction of the new K-8 school, at Thursday’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. at Painted Stone Elementary School, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.

  • Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Highlights ATC

     A release last week from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet provides a clear picture of the work that has been taking place at the Shelby County Area Technology Center recently thanks to a $3.2 million Work Ready Skills Initiative grant.

    Funded by the Kentucky General Assembly, the grant is administered by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet under the leadership of Secretary Derrick K. Ramsey.