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Education

  • Schools expand avenues for parent involvement

    Watch Dogs, All-Pro Dads Breakfast and Panther Tots Club are just a few of the parent-driven initiatives in the Carroll County School District, and there is more to come.

    Watch Dogs is offered at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elem-entary. For Watch Dogs, fathers and father figures volunteer to spend the day in their child’s school building. They have a set schedule to follow that takes them through five different classrooms throughout the day, one of which will be their own child’s classroom.

  • Carroll among 22 Ky. schools to benefit from Race to Top grant

    It isn’t “back to school” as usual this year for 22 Kentucky school districts, including Carroll County. The nation has made a $41 million investment in the districts as a whole, and they are getting ready to prove what they can achieve.

  • Board of Education | Aug. 22, 2013

    Board takes last year’s tax rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted to accept the compensating rate of 56.5 cents per $100 assessed value, which would generate the same amount of revenue the board received last year. This is because real estate assessments are flat.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said he believes the board is in a good spot financially. Personal assessments dropped by $80 million, related to the foreign-trade agreement between the county and North American Stainless.

  • School menu | Aug. 28, 2013

    Friday, Aug. 30: No school, Labor Day.

    Monday, Sept. 2: No school, Labor Day.

    Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fiesta pizza, garden salad, corn, banana, peaches; breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Wednesday, Sept. 4: Turkey and cheese with bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, baked beans, chilled broccoli and carrots, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: Mini maple pancakes.

  • Goff receives degree from Hanover

    Ryan Goff, son of Gregory and Michelle Goff of Carrollton, was among 208 students who received a bachelor degree during Hanover College’s 180th annual commencement. The ceremony took place Saturday, May 25, at the Point on the college’s campus in Hanover, Ind.

    Goff, who majored in political science, graduated from Carroll County High School.

  • Elementary students lead schools in culture shift

    Elementary students are practicing leadership habits as part of The Leader in Me, a program based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The Leader in Me is part of the kidFRIENDLy initiative, which aims to have “Kids Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged and Determined to Learn.” 

    kidFRIENDLy is part of the Race to the Top grant that Carroll County, along with 21 other school districts in the region, is participating in.  One of the key components of kidFRIENDLy is “Students as Leaders.”  

  • JCTC chef becomes TV’s “Next Food Network Star”

    Chef Damaris Phillips felt a long-held dream come true Sunday night when she was named TV’s “Next Food Network Star.”

    The win for the Jefferson Com-munity and Technical College Culinary Arts faculty member followed a challenging 10-week competition and 59 hours of voting by viewers and supporters.

    Winners of the program, receive their own show on the national network. Phillips’ show will premier this fall.

  • District expands engineering and biomedical courses

    The Carroll County School District is expanding its pre-engineering course offerings through the second year of Project Lead the Way, an initiative that gives middle school and high school students access to engineering design and biomedical science courses.

    Project Lead the Way provides curriculum and support to school districts so that students have access to hands-on, problem-based learning. Students are encouraged to apply skills and knowledge acquired in math and science classes. 

  • Teacher added for record kindergarten class

    Carroll County Schools is seeing an influx of students this year, which has led to one of the largest kindergarten classes the district has seen.

    Kathryn Winn Primary School Principal Gerda Wise said Monday there are 179 enrolled in kindergarten, up from about 150 students last year.

    “I believe it is the largest,” Wise said, adding that it is bigger than any she has seen in her 29 years with the school district.

  • School menu | Aug. 14, 2013

      Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 14: Hot dog on bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, Aug. 15: Taco on whole grain tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Aug. 16: Hamburger on bun, L/T/P, French fries, banana, apple sau  ce; breakfast: mini Frenh Toast sticks.