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Education

  • Sharing our memories

    The ceremonial ground breaking for the Carroll County Middle School renovation was held March 27. Afterward, the public was welcomed to a reception was held in the gym, where those in attendance shared their memories about the old gym. Carroll County School Director of Public Relations Carl Roberts also created a video capturing community members’ memories.

     

  • Flipped classrooms let teachers coach, students learn at their own pace

    Tech-savvy students are redefining the definitions of “homework” and “schoolwork.”  Traditionally, students learn in the classroom and reinforce their learning at home through homework.  A new movement called “blended” or “flipped” learning is turning the old model on its head. 

    “Blended learning means that you blend some direct teaching with computer-based activities,” Kathryn Winn Principal Gerda Wise said. 

  • Student of the week: Reagan Matthews, Third grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is music because you get to play instruments.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I like math because I like to solve problems.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Ghostville Elementary”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Victorious”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • Helping make prom dreams come true

     

    The fifth annual Operation Prom Dress event was held March 22, at The Carrollton. This was the biggest year so far, with more than 40 girls walking away with dresses and all the accessories they need to go to prom, all for free. The Carrollton provided the space, DJ service and refreshments free of charge for the event. 

  • School Menu | April 3, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary School. Cartmell Elementary, Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School are the same except where noted.

     

    Monday, April 7: Turkey and gravy with roll, mashed potatoes, carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Breakfast pizza.

    Tuesday, April 8: Pizza crunchers, garden salad, corn, banana, applesauce; breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon.

  • Girls’ group provides focus on technology, mathematics, science

    As part of the district-wide push to encourage more students to take high-level Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classes, a new club at Carroll County Middle School has been designed with girls in mind. This “girls-only” club will meet twice monthly starting in the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Student of the week: Jacy Hoffman, 10th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is socializing! Without my friends, I’d be lost.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is Human Body Systems because it’s so interesting and such an amazing opportunity. Mr. Boles does an amazing job at preparing me for the future.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Night Elie Wiesel”

  • Thompson earns doctorate

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale has conferred upon Marie Thompson the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature. Thompson earned a M.A. in English Literature at Eastern Kentucky University and a B.A. in History at Northern Kentucky University.  She graduated from the Christian Academy of Carrollton in 2000. She currently teaches for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Tappin’ the sap

    Misty Kinman’s Wolf Scout Den attended the Sugar Camp Feb. 27, at Middleton-Mills Park in Northern Kentucky. Field Programs on Fowler Creek proprietor Mike Strohm operates the working sugar camp, demonstrating the art and science of making maple sugar. He portrays American pioneer settler Elrod Tapper and shows visitors what it was like living in the mid-1800s. A second camp was set up nearby offering participants the opportunity to help process sap into hard sugar, using hot rocks and wooden bowls, as Shawnee and Iroquois Indians would have done in the 1700s.

  • School Lunch Menu | March 27, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary School and Cartmell Elementary.
     

    Thursday, March 27: Lasagna, breadstick, broccoli, veggies, grapes and Mandarin oranges; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, March 28: Seafood basket, mac & cheese, cole slaw, pinto beans, apple and fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, March 31- April 4, Spring Break, no school.