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Education

  • New systems makes paying for school lunches easier

    The Carroll County School District is offering another option for paying for students’ school breakfast and lunch. The district is partnering with My School Bucks (www.myschoolbucks.com) to process credit and debit card deposits online.

    “This opens up a whole new avenue for payment,” Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said. “While the schools are happy to continue accepting cash and checks for breakfast and lunch money, we are excited to offer the credit and debit card options as well.”

  • After school activities
  • Schools eye meeting testing targets

    Carroll County Schools are within range of hitting proficiency targets established by the Kentucky Department of Education for 2014.

    At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instruction Supervisor Pam Williams explained what each school’s numbers were in 2013 and the percentage targets set by the state that the district must reach by the end of this academic year.

    Meeting the annual goals set by the state is considered key for the district to meet targets set by the state’s 2017 Proficiency Delivery Plan, Williams said.

  • School menu | Oct. 24, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 24: BBQ with bun, potato wedges, kale, baked apples, orange; breakfast: Cheese omelet.

    Friday, Oct. 25: Seafood basket, Mac and cheese, cole slaw, Nantucket veggies, apple, fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, Oct. 28: Hot dog with bun, potato wedges, great Northern beans, orange, pears; breakfast: Pancake on a stick.

    Tuesday, Oct. 29: Chicken Parmesan, prov. blend veggies, garden salad, breadstick, banana, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Muffins.

  • Student of the week: Natalie Abbott, 11th grade

     What is your favorite thing about school and why? 

    “Learning new things because I like to challenge myself.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because it just comes naturally.”

    What was the last book you read?  

    “Pretty Little Liars”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Grown Ups 2”

  • Event offers geocaching, teambuilding exercises

    Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus held its third annual “Teambuilding and Geocaching” event on Friday, Oct. 11, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    English instructor Regan Wann led 16 students in various leadership and teambuilding activities.

    Later in the day, student participated in a high tech treasure hunt, called geocaching.

    Using GPS technology, students searched for hidden containers, ranging from small plastic boxes to metal ammo cans around General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Carroll County Schools educate students on online responsibility

    Technology brings great convenience and efficiency, but it requires digital security and accountability.

    In the Carroll County School District, staff members at the Center of Tech-nology and Innov-ation work to protect district data as well as to teach students about digital citizenship.

    Students use technology now more than ever, both in school and at home. Teaching students to effectively and safely use technology is a priority.

    District network administrator Zach Dean makes it his job to help students make good online choices. 

  • Assembly offers students chance to ‘learn to lead’

    Kathryn Winn Primary held its quarterly assembly Friday morning, showcasing student talents and recognizing their achievements. But what made this one different from all the others is who was leading it.

    It wasn’t Principal Gerda Wise or any of the teachers. It was led by the students.

  • Education sees shift toward non-fiction

    While reading is more important than ever, what students are reading in school is changing. The days of all students reading the exact same thing are over. An increase in the quantity of nonfiction reading is adding flexibility to the way that teachers teach and choice to the texts that students read.

    “We are focusing on what students need the most and on what will be the most useful to them in their daily lives,” said Dan Mahoney, chair of the Carroll County High School English department.   

  • School menu | Oct. 17, 2013

    The menu listed below is for all Carroll County schools, except for Friday, Oct. 25, Kathryn Winn’s menu will offer, fish, Mac and cheese, peas and carrots, Nantucket veggies, apple and fruit cocktail, the breakfast is the same.

    Thursday, Oct. 17: Taco on tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, apple, diced pears; breakfast: Mini French toast sticks.

    Friday, Oct. 18: Fish, mac and cheese, peas and carrots, Nantucket veggies, apple, fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.