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Education

  • Tokar named to Shawnee State President’s List

    Morgan Elizabeth Tokar, of Hillsboro, Ohio, an Early Childhood PreK-3 major and a 1979 graduate of Carroll County High School was named to the Shawnee State University President’s List for the Spring Semester 2012. To be named to the list, students must be full-time and have achieved a grade point average of 4.0.

    Morgan is the daughter of Art and Diane Adcock Tokar of Carroll County and the granddaughter of Marcella M. Adcock, also of Carroll County, and the late Lawson J. Adcock.

  • Student of the week:Payton Smith

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because in math you can learn a lot of math facts.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Reading because ever since I got glasses (I) can read. I love to. Reading things helps me create images in my head.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Magic School Bus: Discover the Word”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Curious George”

  • Every teacher at Kathryn Winn is a ‘STEM’ teacher

    At Kathryn Winn Primary School, every teacher is a STEM teacher. Principal Gerda Wise said that her teachers are trying a new approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which is referred to as STEM.  Every teacher has developed an engaging lesson on a particular concept in the STEM curriculum, and on certain “STEM Days” students will rotate through several teachers’ classrooms to participate in a variety of lessons in their grade.

  • Board of Education News | Sept. 5, 2012

    Tests show Summer ChAMP program helps students retain, move ahead

    Preliminary testing shows children who participated in the Summer ChAMP program at Cartmell Elementary School either maintained their knowledge from the past year or moved ahead of where they were in the spring.

    The program targets children in kindergarten through fifth grade, focusing on math and reading.

    The 34 students were tested before and after the camp, as were a control group of 34 other children who did not participate in the camp.

  • Watch D.O.G.S. promotes dad participation at local schools

    A new local program will soon put Watch D.O.G.S. on patrol in the halls at the local elementary schools. These will not be the four-legged furry kind, however; these will instead be the Watch Dads of Great Students. 

    The program was designed by the National Center for Fathering, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to “reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness by helping every dad learn how to be a father.”

  • Back to the Books
  • New Cartmell programs teach design engineering principles

    Students at Cartmell Elementary are learning to think like designers and engineers.

    As part of two new enrichment classes, Engineering is Elementary and LEGO Robotics, students solve real-life challenges using basic engineering design principles.

  • Former area supervisor is new CCATC principal

    When students walked through the doors of the Carroll County Area Technology Center for the first time this school year, they were greeted by a new face at the helm.

    Former area supervisor Mary Stratton was named the new principal at the school that educates students from Carroll, Trimble, Gallatin and Owen counties.

    “I’ve worked with this school before,” she said. “It’s a great school, and I’ve already worked with the superintendents of the other five schools in the past … It was a good fit for me.”

  • Full STEAM ahead: Project Lead the Way begins at CCHS, CCMS

    After more than a year of planning, researching, and consulting with local businesses and industry representatives, Carroll County Schools’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Plan is becoming a reality.

  • Jett named Teacher of Year by state conservation group

    The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts recently recognized a Cartmell Elementary teacher for her work educating students on the environment, energy and environmental careers.

    Fourth-grade science teacher Kim Jett was one of two teachers statewide to win the Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized July 31 at the KACD award ceremony held at the Marriott in downtown Louisville. She received a plaque and $100 from Farm Credit Services.