• Standards-Based Grading makes learning–not points–the focus

    In recent years, there has been a subtle, yet far-reaching shift in the way that students are assessed. This shift is called Standards-Based Grading, and it has changed everything about the function of classrooms, of assignments and of grades.

  • Scholarship winner
  • Student of the Week : Matthew Newcomer, 12th grade (CAC)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is getting interested in the subjects and learning more about it by myself.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is calculus. I like learning how to manipulate numbers to get a simplified answer.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Alliance” (the second book of the Paladin Prophecy) by Mark Frost

  • School menu | Oct. 29, 2015

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.


    Thursday, Oct. 29: Sausage biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato, cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice, grapes or pineapple tidbits. Carroll County Middle and High School will offer Sausage cheese bagel for breakfast and taco or chicken fajita for lunch.

  • Treats, Games and Fun at the Winn 3K

    Kathryn Winn held its first 3K Family Fun Run Oct. 17, at the county park. The children and their guests walked the path where they collected treats and played games along the way.  Despite the cool weather, 44 children and their parents attended the event. 

  • iLead open house
  • CCMS new class space
  • James hired as short-term curriculum coach at CCS

    Carroll County Board of Education agreed to hire past Carroll County superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., under a 30-day contract to work with three to four teachers from each building as a curriculum coach. Most of the teachers selected are new to the teaching profession.

    During the special board meeting Oct. 13, Superintendent Bill Hogan told the board that the administration has reviewed the entire curriculum provided by the teaching staff. Hogan proposed hiring a curriculum coach to provide an extra set of eyes until the end of the calendar year.

  • Winn students solve a tricky issue: Turning trash into worm food

    When it comes to solving problems, students and teachers at Kathryn Winn Primary have learned that worms are very helpful. Through vermicomposting and traditional recycling methods, Winn students are helping the environment, creating sustainable systems and solving a real-world problem: how to reduce the amount of trash being produced in classrooms and in the school’s cafeteria.

  • JCTC students participate in geocaching

    Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus held its annual Teambuilding and Geocaching Event on Friday, Oct. 2, at Camp Kysoc. Fifteen students participated in the event, starting the day with various leadership and teambuilding activities with Regan Wann, English faculty instructor at the Carrollton Campus.