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Education

  • Champions for Kids | March 9, 2017
  • Claiming second
  • School Menu | Mar. 9, 2017

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

    Thursday, March 9: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Pizza crunchers, pleas, corn and banana.

  • Spark Academy to bring big changes for CCHS

    It just takes a spark to start a fire. A key opens a door. Small changes lead to big results.

    Start-ing in August, 20 Carroll County High School students are going to experience school in a new way.

    This is the Spark Academy, a new model of school that will give students unprecedented freedom to direct their own education.

    “Time, pace and place,” said Superintendent Bill Hogan. “Students need more control, and that is just what we are going to give them.”

  • School Menu | Mar. 2, 2017

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

    Thursday, March 2: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken patty on bun with baked beans, smiley fries and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer, spicy or regular chicken filet on bun along with baked beans, smiley fries and banana.

  • Art portfolios go digital at Carroll County High School

    The arts are a crucial element in having a well-rounded education. They are a way for students to express their individuality, and ultimately, find their calling.

    “Students need a creative outreach, they really do. You can do creative things in regular classes, but to have a class that is designated to the fine arts has a lot of appeal to a lot of students,” Said Carroll County High School Arts and Humanities teacher, Cori Edens.

  • Head Start building expansion wins board of ed’s OK

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved a building project application for the addition of four classrooms to expand the all-day Head Start program for four year olds. The application also includes a new roof and heating and air conditioning system for Kathryn Winn Primary.

    The project total is $5,171,703.36, with construction costs coming in at $4,3324,496.

  • Little of this, little of that — Blended Learning

    There is no doubt that the pace of change in education and technology is accelerating. Humans used animal-drawn ploughs for thousands of years before the tractor, but only fifty years have passed from the time of mainframe computers to “Liking” a picture on Facebook.

    Think of YouTube (founded in 2005). Facebook (founded in 2004) and Twitter (founded in 2006).

  • CCHS invites parents to conferences

    Carroll County High School invites 9th-11th grade parents to attend scheduling conferences at the high school library. The following are the dates and times:

    Current 11th graders: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8

    Current 10th graders: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10

    Current 9th graders: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14

  • School Menu | Feb. 23, 2017

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

    Thursday, Feb. 23: 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.