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Education

  • Band students earn ‘Distinguished’ marks at District 5

    Fourteen students earned top ratings at the 2014 Kentucky Music Educators Association District 5 Solo and Ensemble Assessment in February.  

    “Every individual and group that performed earned a ‘Distinguished’ rating, which is the highest possible,” said Scott Brawner, Carroll County High School band director.  “In order to earn the highest rating, the musicians must give an almost-flawless performance. This means correct rhythms, pitch and phrasing. The interpretation must also be strong.”

  • More graduation honors, higher requirements in 2015

    Carroll County Board of Education members came to an agreement at a work session meeting Tuesday that they would like to keep the valedictorian and salutatorian honors and add cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude designations to the Carroll County High School graduation ceremony in order to recognize more students for their achievements. The requirements for these new designations will continue to be discussed at the next regular board meeting at 5 p.m. March 27, at Carroll County Middle School.

  • School district working toward being tobacco-free

    Carroll County Schools is taking its first steps toward becoming a Tobacco-Free Campus. The goal is to be tobacco-free by August 2015, just in time to kick off the 2015-16 school year.

  • ‘We’re off to see the Wizard ...’
  • Contractor selected for $7.8 million middle school renovation project

    Carroll County Board of Education awarded the Carroll County Middle School renovation project bid to Marrilla Design and Construction of Lexington, Ky., at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 27.

    The board received nine bids for the project, which were opened Feb. 6. Marrilla had the lowest bid for both the base and the alternates selected Feb. 11, by the board at a work session meeting, Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects said. The base bid for the project is $7,434,659 with alternates 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 selected for a total construction cost of $7,798,115.

  • New PTLW program offers lessons in biomedicine

    Some students at Carroll County High School are trying to determine what caused a mysterious death. As part of Project Lead the Way’s Bio-medical Science curriculum, students in the introductory course are confronted with the death of Anna Garcia, a fictional woman, from the first day of class.

    As the year progresses, students apply concepts from biology and medicine to the case, examining autopsy reports and studying Garcia’s medical history. Additionally, students learn about medical treatments that could have helped prevent her death or prolong her life.

  • Cellular Connection donates school supplies

    The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, donated school supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the country through its Teachers Rock Supply Giveaway.

    Ten teachers in Carroll County were selected by TCC to the store and received the packs on Feb. 23. The packages – valued at $80 each – were filled with supplies, including glue, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, paper, tissue boxes and more. For every teacher reached, TCC is helping 30 students.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | March 6, 2014

    This menu is for all public schools in Carroll County. Carroll County High School and Middle Schools are the same except for where noted.

     

    Thursday, March 6: Spaghetti with meat sauce, California blend veggies, peas, grapes and peaches; breakfast: Sausage biscuit and gravy.

    Friday, March 7: Hamburger/cheeseburger with bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, Nantucket veggies, curly fries, apple and Mandarin oranges; breakfast: Donuts.

  • Student of the week: Sarah Hawkins, 12th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Learning new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Jazz Band. I love to play music.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Things fall apart”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Star Trek: Into the Darkness”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    University of Cincinnati

  • Practice ACT March 1 at CCHS

    A practice ACT test will be given on Super Saturday, March 1, at the Carroll County High School cafeteria. Schedule of activities are: 8:45 a.m., materials pick up; 9 a.m., pep talk and method test prep video; 9:30 a.m., individual work on practice test; 11:30 a.m., lunch; noon-4 p.m., class rotations with CCHS instructors, (math, science, English and reading) one hour each. Lunch and snacks will be provided for those attending all day.