• Sweet Treat

    As a reward for collecting more than 5,000 items for the annual food drive, Cartmell Elementary Principal Jonica Ray became a human ice cream sundae for her students Dec. 11. Sitting in a plastic pool with goggles strapped on but no hair net, Ray allowed her students to cover her in ice cream and a variety of toppings.


    “It was worth it to hear their screams and cheers and laughter. The whole time I kept thinking about how many families we fed [with the donations].” - Jonica Ray

  • Nativity scene
  • JCTC honors foundations for campus donations

    The Carrollton College Educational Foundation and Dow Corning Foundation were recognized recently by Jefferson Community and Technical College for their contributions to the BuildSmart effort that led to full funding of a $16 million campus in Carrollton.

    The Celebration of Philanthropy, sponsored by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, at the Lexington Convention Center on Nov. 14, 2015, recognized 34 donors to the system office and the 16 KCTCS colleges, including Jefferson.

  • Christmas Make-and-Take
  • Use read-aloud time as a fun, family event

    After tomorrow, students will have 16 full days to not be students. Winter break is here, which means lots of snow (maybe?) and no school (definitely). With more than two weeks of blanks on the calendar, students and parents at some point are sure to be on the lookout for something to do. After all, there are only so many snowballs to throw and hills to sled down in a day. Once everyone’s gloves are soaked and the television has been on for an hour too long, a read-aloud can be a relaxing activity for the whole family to enjoy together.

  • School Menu

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


    Thursday, Dec. 17: Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Pork bites, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots with roll, grapes or pineapple tidbits. Carroll County Middle and High School will offer country-fried steak with gravy instead of pork bites for lunch.

  • Student of the week: Guadalupe Prieto, Seventh grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Reading because you can learn new things while reading and because its fun!”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because it is a challenge.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Girl with the Good Personality”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “The Fault with Our States”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Northern Kentucky University

  • Cartmell Artists Showcase
  • CCHS winter concert Dec. 13

    The Carroll County High School Band presents its annual Winter Concert Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in the high school gym. The concert will include performances by the high school concert band, symphonic band, jazz band, percussion ensemble and steel band.

  • Zuckerberg, district on same page with personalized learning

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced Dec. 1, that they would direct 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth an estimated $45 billion) toward “advancing human potential and promoting equality.” While people may have opposing views on how to achieve that goal, teachers, principals and others who devote their lives to students see education as a great equalizer and as the interstate of “advancing human potential.” On this point, they and Zuckerberg agree.