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Education
5:16 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Phoenix School of Discovery's Move to Myers Building a Homecoming for Principal

Myers Middle School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

When the Phoenix School of Discovery relocates to the Myers Middle School building next school year, it will be a homecoming for David Bennett.

Bennett is the principal of the Phoenix program. But, before that, he spent 18 years at Myers as a school administrator—four years as an assistant principal and 14 years as principal.

“It will be kind of odd,” he said.  “But, I am thrilled because I know it is going to be great for our school.”

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Local News
3:39 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Tonight, the Jefferson County School Board Will Consider 'Repurposing' Myers Middle School

Myers Middle School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education tonight will consider a proposal that would "repurpose" the struggling Myers Middle School.

Starting next year, the Myers building would cease to be a middle school.

Under a plan to be presented to the board, sixth-graders assigned to Myers would instead be disperse to 11 JCPS middle schools: Carrithers, Westport, Highland, Thomas Jefferson, Newburg, Ramsey, Shawnee, Western, Noe, Highland and Meyzeek. 

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Education
12:31 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

JCPS Considers Reimagination of Several Schools With Innovation in Mind

JCPS officials have proposed changes to The Academy at Shawnee, which is a low performing school.

Officials with the Louisville school district are proposing major changes to a few of its lower performing schools that would extend the school day, shift students around and create new positions.

The JCPS school board met this week to hear proposals that would affect several schools, but are focused on Frost Middle School, Myers Middle School and The Academy at Shawnee (formerly Shawnee High), all of which are deemed priority schools (aka persistently low-achieving schools).

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