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Education

  • School district looks for today’s, tomorrow’s superheroes

    At the opening day ceremony for Carroll County Schools on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., encouraged all staff members to exceed ordinary expectations. 

    “When ordinary people do extraordinary things for students, those people become more than heroes; they become superheroes,” James said, addressing the 300-plus staff members. “How super are you?”

    On students’ first day, Aug. 7, Kathryn Winn Primary Principal Gerda Wise said that the superheroes were already on the move.

  • Wright named ‘AgriScience Ambassador’

    Mackenzie Wright of Carrollton successfully completed the 11th annual DuPont National AgriScience Teachers Ambassador Academy at the company’s Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md. Upon receiving the certificate of completion, she became an “Ag Ambassador,” joining the 228 other outstanding teachers who, over the last decade, have attended NATAA and earned that designation.

    Wright is the agriscience teacher at Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Ind.

  • School lunch menu | Week of Aug. 7, 2013

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

    Student breakfast costs $1.25 and student lunch costs $2. Adult breakfast costs $2.25 and adult lunch costs $3.25.

    Wednesday, Aug. 7: Turkey and cheese sub, baked beans, broccoli, carrots and grapes; breakfast:  mini pancakes.

    Thursday, Aug. 8: Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and fruit; breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese biscuit.

    Friday, Aug. 9: Sloppy Joe, potato wedges, kale and fruit; breakfast: Donuts.

  • Future Farmers attend leadership training center

    By Lacie Jamerson

    FFA Chapter Reporter

     

    On July 22-26, Carroll County High School FFA chapter, along with 23 different chapters from across Kentucky, attended FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg. There were 319 students and advisors that went to the fifth annual training for chapter officers and committee members.

    Each member of the Carroll County FFA officer team participated in classes to help train them in the most effective methods of running a chapter. 

  • JCTC students earn ‘shout-out’ recognition honors

    With the summer coming to an end there are many celebrations and recognition to JCTC faculty, staff, and students.  Recently the college has started a faculty/staff/student “shout-out” to recognize those achievements.

    Faculty member Joe Carhart, along with colleagues from Assurex Health, Inc., will have research published in the academic journal, Pharmacogenetics and Genomics.  The publication relates to some of the content Carhart teaches in his psychology classes at the Carrollton Campus.

  • R U Ready?
  • Ready Fair set for Aug. 1

    The Family Ties Resource Center will be sponsoring their annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Cartmell Elementary School.

    Ready Fair 2013 is open to all students enrolled in Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. A parent or guardian must accompany children.

  • Lighthouse expands to include Winn, Cartmell

    After-school programming will now be available for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

    Carroll County Schools received a second 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, totaling $637,500 over the next five years. The grant is worth $150,000 per year for the first three years, $112,500 in year four and $75,000 in year five, and the school district can apply for continuation funding after five years, Director of Public Relations Jeff Fremin said in a Jan. 30 News-Democrat article.

  • White graduates, accepted into Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

    Noah William White of Carrollton, a 2013 graduate of Berea College, having earned his bachelor’s degree in history and Asian studies, has been accepted into the highly competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, which is administered by the Japanese government, in cooperation with 38 other national governments, and is the world’s largest exchange teaching program.

    White will be an assistant language teacher in two public junior high schools, (seventh through ninth grades), in Oji, Japan, which is in the larger Nara Prefecture.

  • Splish, Splash!

     

     The 21st Century Community Learning Center held its first session of summer camp July 8-19. The second session began July 22 and will end Aug. 2. The children kept cool on the last day of camp by taking turns on the water slide and eating popsicles.