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Education

  • 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.

  • Student of the week: Kameron Nab

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because numbers are easy to me.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because numbers, to me, are fun.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Sacrifice”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Iron Man 3”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    U of L

  • Homecoming is about tradition, spirit and pride

    A school is the sum of its past, and tradition, spirit and pride are a threefold cord that holds it together. Homecoming brings the past into focus by continuing old traditions and creating new ones. These traditions give alumni a way to connect with a school as it is now, and they give current students a way to connect with a school as it once was. 

    This year’s homecoming celebration demonstrated the spirit, pride and tradition, not only of the high school, but also of the entire Carroll County School District.

  • School menu | Oct. 3, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 3: Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange, applesauce; breakfast: Bacon sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Oct. 4: Sloppy Joe with bun, potato wedges, kale, apple, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, Oct. 7 – Friday, Oct. 11: No school, Fall Break 

  • Student of the week: Yhazzy Bright First grade (Roos)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “We get to do fun stuff.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art because I like to paint.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Just Like Me”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Seven Habits”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    He wants to go, but not sure where yet.

  • Panther Pursuit kicks off Homecoming Week

     

    Carroll County High School Homecoming Week kicked off Monday with the Panther Pursuit, a 5K race through campus. Sixty runners and walkers participated in the event. Homecoming Week continued Wednesday with Powderpuff, followed by the parade and bonfire Thursday. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Friday before the football game.