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Education

  • 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.

  • Classes to become a certified scaffold builder beginning

    Classes are being organized for local residents to become certified scaffold builders to open new opportunities in the industrial and construction fields.

    An eight-hour Level 1 classroom instruction course will be held Aug. 24. The Level 2 eight-hour hands on erect and dismantle course will follow on Sept. 7. The training will be held at the Bedford Springs Church, 43 Shepherd Lane, Bedford.

    Typical pay scale for these jobs is $14 to $18 per hour. Job referrals are available.

  • 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.

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