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Education

  • Photos by CARL ROBERTS/ Special to The News-Democrat
  • Carroll receives $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

     The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Carroll County School District a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

  • College and Career expo returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center Sept. 18

    The College and Career Expo returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Sept. 18, for its 25th year of providing information on education and career opportunities. With more than 12,000 attendees each year, the event is one of the largest of its kind in the country.

  • School Menu | Sept. 15, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Sept. 15: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken and waffles with syrup, red potato wedges, green beans and banana.

  • Carroll Co. Schools partners with Bellarmine to train teachers

    Twenty Carroll County School District elementary teachers are taking big steps this year to help their students. Through a partnership with Bellar-mine Uni-versity, they will receive advanced training in reading instruction and intervention.

    “After the success of our All in for Algebra project, we knew we needed to replicate that model for reading instruction,” Superintendent Bill Hogan said. “Working closely with top universities to provide top training for our teachers moves the needle on learning.”

  • Grandparents Day at Kathryn Winn Primary
  • CCMS construction dispute settled in arbitration

    As Carroll County Board of Education Attorney Jim Crawford said, “Cross your fingers,” but the Carroll County Middle School construction project should finally be complete Oct. 7.

  • Fall Homecoming festivities kick off next week

    Fall Homecoming is here, and the festivities kick off next week. A combination of sports and homecoming traditions cover every day of the week, starting Sept. 12.

    “Homecoming is about the whole week and the whole school district,” said coordinator Mollie Shirley, who teaches at Carroll County High School. “The week is packed with sporting events, a parade, the powderpuff football tournament, the bonfire and a new tradition: a tug of war tournament.”

    On Monday, Sept. 12, the boys varsity golf team will play at Gallatin County at 6 p.m.

  • JCTC Q&A: Mark Hartless

    Name: Mark Hartless

    Major: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Electronics Technology at JCTC. Degree Completed May 2016.  Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management @ Indiana State University

    Hobbies: Playing music, taekwondo, computer gaming

    Actor that should portray me: Rowan Atkinson. Not much of a looker but seriously funny.

    What I want to be when I grow up: A professional rock musician would be nice. Realistically, a manager or teacher.

  • School Menu | Sept. 8, 2016, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Sept. 8: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita for lunch along with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana.