• School board hands out 3 WOW Awards

    The Shelby County school board have recognized three individuals who stand out with their day-to-day work in the school system.

    WOW Awards were given at the board's meeting Thursday to Painted Stone’s Maria Pilar Ocampo, an English language learn assistant; Greg Daugherty, a bus driver for Simpsonville Elementary; and Steve Lyles, the finance coordinator at central office.

  • Anti-drug video featuring students to premiere Jan. 29

    You can see the anti-drug video starring local middle and high school students starting today at a movie theater in Shelbyville.

    This 90-minute video, titled The New Cool, will feature 16 students from East and West middle schools and Shelby County High School denouncing drugs and alcohol and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

    Elizabeth Lafferty of Shelby Prevention, helped the students with the video and took them to an International Drug Prevention Conference in Louisville.

  • Shelby helping students Close the Deal for college

    Through Greater Louisville Inc.’s Close the Deal program, Shelby County High School had local volunteers helping students with college entrance forms and financial aid forms.

    The school saw 47 students show up on Wednesday, and  another 41 were scheduled for Thursday.

  • Shelby welcomes seven more National Board Certified teachers

    The Shelby County Board of Education honored Shelby County's newest National Board Certified teachers at last Thursday's meeting.

    Seven teachers joined Shelby County's ranks with the new certification. The new National Board teachers are: Elizabeth Bland - Clear Creek Elementary; Rebekah Meredith - Painted Stone Elementary; Angela Chambers, April Manning, Jenna Richardson and Anita White - Simpsonville Elementary; and Sarah Smith - Southside Elementary.

  • Shelby Schools: A look at 2010

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  • High school rocket gets facelift

    Don't worry, the SCHS rocket didn't blast off Tuesday, although it did take a trip through town.

    The rocket, which is actually an authentic Air Force rocket, was lifted off its stand at the school by a crane and placed onto a flat bed truck and taken to a local body shop to be repainted. As befitting its status as a community icon, the rocket was escorted by sheriff's deputies from Rocket Lane to Hi Tech Body Shop on Henry Clay Street.

  • Board opposes capture of contingency funds

    The Shelby County School Board took just seconds Thursday to decide to oppose a plan that would tap into its contingency funds because of state revenue shortfalls.

    The Board passed a Resolution of Opposition to a plan proposed by some state representatives that would allow the state to capture local school district contingency funds to help with its projected fiscal problems for the 2010-12 fiscal biennium.

  • Vaccinations for K-5 completed

    By Tuesday afternoon, 786 children from kindergarten through fifth grade in Shelby County had received the H1N1 vaccination through their schools.

    These school-wide vaccinations were provided by the North Central District Health Department and administered by local nurses and paramedics. Parents had to return a signed consent form last week to individual schools.

  • SCHS freshmen reach out to help students

    The freshman class officers at Shelby County High School wanted to help feed needy school families this holiday season, but they didn’t feel the food they were collecting was going far enough.

    So class treasurer Shawn Allen decided after a concert at the school Thursday night that drastic action was needed.

  • 'Half the battle'

    When East Middle School teacher Debbie Meredith lost her hair and started wearing hats in school, none of her students said a word.

    For a while, neither did she.

    “No teachers told the kids because we didn’t know if she would,” fellow teacher Suzanne Guelda said.

    Then somewhere around the second week of this school year, Meredith told her seventh-grade students what she was going through.

    Diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she was being treated with chemotherapy.