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Education

  • 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.

  • James selected KMEA 5th District Administrator of the Year

    Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District, has been selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) 5th District Superintendent of the Year. James is being recognized for her efforts to increase student participation in the arts since 2008 when she became superintendent.

  • Eldridge graduates from UK

    Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge, daughter of Emory and Jan Eldridge and granddaughter of Earl and Dorothy Floyd, all of Carrollton, graduated May 6, 2012, from the University of Kentucky College of Education.

    While a student at UK Eldridge was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society and was Vice-President of the UK Hunt-Seat Equestrian Team.

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  • Winburn earns degree from Western Governors University

    Pamela Winburn of Carrollton received a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governors University.

    On July 14 the online, nonprofit university held its semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah, and celebrated the graduation of more than 3,200 graduates – WGU’s largest class ever. This year, Western Governors University celebrates its 15th anniversary. Incorporated in 1997, the university has grown to a national institution with more than 33,000 students and 16,000 graduates in just 15 years.

  • New kids on the block: Carroll County Schools welcome new personnel

    Jennifer Douglas, Early Head Start Nurturer & Family Service Worker

    Katherine Jordan, Early Head Start Nurturer & Family Service Worker

    Barbie Ball, Winn Primary Instructional Assistant

    Whitney Barnes, Winn Primary 2nd Grade Teacher

    Danielle Frick, Winn Primary Kindergarten Teacher

    Monica Meadows, Winn Primary Cook/Baker  

     

    Colleen Carter, Cartmell Elementary Custodian

    Heather Goodale, Cartmell Elementary Special Education Teacher 

  • School lunch prices increase for 2012-13

    The Carroll County School Nutrition Department has announced changes in the lunch prices for the new school year.

    The increase was approved by the school board in connection with the federally mandated increase for paid lunches.

    At Kathryn Winn and Cartmell, the lunch price for students will be $1.80; at the middle school and high school, the lunch price will be $2 for students.

    The student breakfast price will remain the same as last year – $1.15 – at all schools.

    Extra milk is also the same as last year, 50 cents.

  • James, board review school district’s goals for 2012-13

    Meeting the state’s College and Career Readiness expectations and requirements remains the focus at Carroll County’s schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James outlined all of her goals for the district to the Board of Education during a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 2.

    “We are working hard to infuse critical thinking in the classroom,” she said. “This is a pivotal point in education; [teaching is] no longer [done] the way we were taught.”

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  • Board won’t raise tax over compensatory rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education last week agreed to seek the compensatory tax rate for fiscal year 2013 rather than take the 4 percent increase allowed by the state.

    The tax rate will be on the agenda for the next regular meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 23, when the board will formally vote on it. The board meets in the media room at Carroll County Middle School.