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Education

  • Student of the Week: Whitney Wehrman, Sixth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like to be with my friends and learn new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I love reading because there are a lot of books that interest me.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “If you’re reading this, it’s too late”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”

  • Winn parents form first PTA in more than 20 years

    For the first time in more than 20 years, Kathryn Winn Primary has a Parent-Teacher Association.

    County Attorney and Winn parent Nick Marsh approached Principal Gerda Wise earlier this year with the idea of starting a formal organization to help channel parent involvement in the school. In short order, the Kathryn Winn PTA was born.

  • Grandparents Day Lunch
  • Students enjoy food, music, activities at Safe Night
  • Hometown Pizza art
  • Student of the week: Keishaun Mumphrey, Fifth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why? 

    “My favorite thing is math because I like counting and doing multiplication.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because that is what I learn best. My dad was good at math too, and he helps me with it.”

    What was the last book you read?  

    “Double Fudge”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Jury dreams big as new principal at county’s ATC

    In his new role as principal of the Carroll County Area Technology Center, Tony Jury plans to make big changes.

    “I’m a dreamer,” he said. “I believe in going after big goals and shaking things up.”

    Having been a teacher, curriculum coach and assistant principal, Jury knows how school normally works; however, he’s not happy with how it works for technical education.

  • Teaching Tots with animals

    The Carroll County Early Childhood Council sponsored an event called “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” for children  under age 5 at Point Park Sept. 5. The event featured games aimed at teaching math, language and motor skills, as well as a petting zoo from Sunrock Farms, sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Student of the week: Jaslyn Walker, Second grade (Patton)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because we get to count things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Music because we get to sing.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Strawberry Shortcake.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Princesses”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Not sure where, but want to go

  • 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.