Bridging the Skills Gap

Bridging the Skills Gap

I recently attended the Graduation Ceremony for the first Manufacturing Skills Connection class for Shelby County. This program is designed to help equip the workforce with the skills and abilities that are needed in the current manufacturing environment. The MSC program is a collaborative effort between Government, Industry, and Education. Duke Energy has been a major […]

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Higher Education Chief Calls for Changes

Higher Education Chief Calls for Changes

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers today called upon the state’s college and universities to embrace proactive college advising practices that will help Hoosier students better navigate their program of study and complete college on time. “Indiana students often experience college as a maze rather than as path to success, and many finish with […]

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Indiana Higher Education Official to Address Congress on Military College Credit

Indiana Higher Education Official to Address Congress on Military College Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Indiana’s Senior Associate Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Ken Sauer, will testify at a special Congressional hearing at 12 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 11 as the expert from the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit. The Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit began 18 months ago and is comprised of seven states: Indiana, […]

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SHELBYVILLE, IN STUDENT COMPLETES NASA-BASED SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM AT THE COSMOSPHERE

Elizabeth Finkel of Shelbyville, IN

HUTCHINSON, Kan.—Elizabeth Finkel of Shelbyville, IN, child of Sarah and David Finkel, graduated from the Camp KAOS Space 201 program July 12th at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Elizabeth will be entering 9th grade at Shelbyville High School this fall. Space 201 is a six-day astronaut training camp for students entering at least grade […]

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Shelby County Recognized For Working to Increase College Success

Shelby County Recognized For Working to Increase College Success

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers today recognized 26 Indiana counties for working to increase the percentage of Hoosiers with education beyond high school. The counties are members of Indiana’s College Success Coalition, a statewide network focused on improving college access and success. “We are so proud of the many local leaders—from K-12, higher […]

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FAFSA Friday!

FAFSA Friday!

‘FAFSA Friday’ event to guide students through financial aid process This Friday financial aid experts will help Hoosier high school seniors and other prospective college students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form that qualifies students to receive financial aid from colleges, the State of Indiana, the federal government and other sources. Learn […]

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21st Century Scholar Updates

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Following are some updates for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholar program. If you are not familiar with this program, a quick synopsis is that the program pays for some or all of in-state tuition for students who meet certain income guidelines and who agree to abide by certain rules of conduct throughout their High School career. […]

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Rose-Hulman and Shelby County Join Forces

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Shelby County Join Forces on Economic Development and Educational Initiative Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has announced a partnership with Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville to initiate an economic development model that will assist in the creation of home-grown entrepreneurial talent, educate future innovators and attract manufacturing- and technology-based businesses. City […]

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School Readiness: Re-examining the classroom to promote school readiness

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Special Workshop School Readiness: Re-examining the classroom to promote school readiness Presented by: Susan Dixon, M.A., C.C.C., Sue is a speech and language pathologist who, throughout her professional career, has maintained a private practice providing speech and language pathology services to individuals of all ages. She currently works for the Early Childhood Center at the […]

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GET UP TO SPEED! Workshop

Presented by Amity Chandler Sponsored by:Shelby County Drug Free Coalition Monday, August 6, 2012 9:00am to 4:00pm (Lunch provided) at Blue River Career Programs Why Should I Attend? Since 1990, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition has been funding prevention programs which address substance abuse issues in our community. Our goal has been to come […]

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Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
2017
10:00 am Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us downtown for family fun at the Shelby County Public Library, the Grover Museum, and the Public Square! At the Library, feel free to stop by anytime between 10am-1pm for apple-themed games, activities, crafts[...]
Sep
25
Mon
2017
8:00 am Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Weekly meeting of the County Commissioners in Room 206 of the Shelby County Courthouse Annex. Agendas are set by noon on Wednesday of the preceding week.  
10:00 am Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Youth Department
Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Youth Department
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This storytime is specifically for babies 18 months and under. It is offered year-round and may feature any or all of the following: stories, songs/music, puppets, finger plays, rhymes, activities, crafts, playtime, and lots of[...]
4:30 pm K-5 Monday Makers
K-5 Monday Makers
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kindergartners through 5th Graders, join us for science activities on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 4:30pm. On Mon., September 11 – the theme is “Constellations.” On Mon., September 25, the theme[...]
5:00 pm Morristown Branch: Close Early @ Morristown Branch of the SCPL 127 E Main St
Morristown Branch: Close Early @ Morristown Branch of the SCPL 127 E Main St
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Velma Wortman Branch of the Shelby County Public Library will close at 5pm on Mondays: Sept. 18 and Sept. 25.
7:00 pm Writer’s Group @ Library's Carnegie East Wing
Writer’s Group @ Library's Carnegie East Wing
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Do you like to write? Are you interested in meeting with others who do as well? Join us at the library once a month to discuss your writing goals with one another.
Sep
26
Tue
2017
10:00 am Tales for Tots Storytime @ Youth Department
Tales for Tots Storytime @ Youth Department
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This storytime is specifically for babies and toddlers 12 months-36 months. It is offered year-round and may feature any or all of the following: stories, songs/music, puppets, finger plays, rhymes, activities, crafts, playtime, and lots[...]
6:00 pm Quilt As You Go Workshop
Quilt As You Go Workshop
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Susan Weaver will be leading a “Quilt As You Go” Workshop on Tues., August 29 at 6pm & Tues., September 26 at 6pm ($5 per session due at registration to attend). She will be instructing[...]
6:00 pm Twin Oaks Yoga
Twin Oaks Yoga
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Has your daily workout or routine got you all tight and knotted up? Come to your mat this week and welcome some freedom and mobility back into your body. Especially good for Crossfit, runners and[...]
6:30 pm TEEN TUESDAY
TEEN TUESDAY
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s Teen Tuesday (Here Be Dragons! – Dragon Crafts)! Contact Roger Stremming for more details 317-398-7121 ext. 244