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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.”