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Education

  • Olympic challenge
  • Schools work to encourage early college entry

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Bill Hogan said the school district is working on ways to see more students continue their education at the college level.

    At the April 26 board of education meeting, he said the school district is looking at ways to get students starting college early, completing their high school requirements and being able to transition into college at a higher rate with the credits they have already earned.

  • Lisa James receives ‘excellent’ evaluation

    Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James received an “excellent” rating on her recent evaluation by the board of education, along with a new four-year contact.

    In a Monday interview, board chairwoman Mona Kindoll said school board members rated James on nine performance standards, giving her an overall rating of 3.2 on a four-point scale. She said this is considered “excellent” under the Kentucky Department of Education’s evaluation system.

  • Ringwald recognized by excellence in math

    Kaylyn Ringwald, daughter of, April and Larry Rabourn of Carrollton has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Mathematics. Kaylyn is in the eighth grade at Carroll County Middle School. Her teacher, Michelle Hawkins, nominated her for the award. She is the granddaughter of Marjorie Rabourn of Turners Station and the late L.G. “Buster” Rabourn and Diane Hornbeck of Paris, Ky. and the Rev. Butch and Dian Ringwald of Virginia.

  • Mattingly to graduate from NKU on May 6

    The family of Erin Mattingly are proud to announce her graduation from Northern Kentucky University. Mattingly will receive a bachelor of integrative studies degree on Sunday, May 6 at 11 a.m. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

    A celebration in her honor will begin at 4 p.m. on that day at the old Reiffen’s Steakhouse on Hwy. 227. All family and friends are invited.

  • Franklin to graduate from NKU on May 6

    Elizabeth Hayley Franklin, daughter of Ben and Crystal Franklin of Carrollton, will graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in public relations at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6.

    Her family along with Erin Mattingly will hold a celebration in her honor on that day at 4 p.m. at the former Reiffen’s Steakhouse, 1968 Hwy 227 in Carrollton. All family and friends are invited.

  • Celebrating the Earth

    Students visited North American Stainless, left, and Gallatin Steel, right, and participated in a variety of events related to Earth Day.

  • The arts: Carroll County is putting an A in STEM

    Responding to a demand for more high tech workers, educators across the country are placing greater emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, often referred to by the acronym STEM. In Carroll County Schools, however, an additional letter, A for the arts, is equally important.  Students focus on STEAM, not just STEM.

    “The arts help students develop the creativity, critical thinking skills and innovation that are important in the 21st Century workplace,” said Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

  • Co-teaching places special ed students in regular classes

    Some classes at Carroll County High School are completing their first year with two teachers who share duties as part of the district’s effort to integrate special education students into regular classes.

    The Carroll County Board of Education learned more about the district’s co-teaching model being used in math, biology, social studies and English at its meeting Thursday night.

    Carroll County Superintendent Lisa James said this is the first year they have tried this teaching model with eight teachers at the high school level.

  • Governor’s Scholars