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Education

  • Ready for reading

    Students and their parents recently took part in a book fair and a donuts for dad program at Cartmell Elementary School. An excellent selection of reading material was available for purchase at discount prices during the fair.

  • New testing program counts toward student grades

    For nearly two decades, children in Kentucky have been expected to perform their best on state-mandated tests designed only to measure the performance of their school district.

    This year, the game has changed.

    In the spring, Carroll County High School students and their peers statewide will be taking end-of-year tests in four core subject areas: English II, Algebra II, U.S. History and biology. Four more core content subjects will be added next year.

  • Student of the week: Jenna Richmond

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    Socializing with friends.
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    Mrs. Cole makes learning fun by participating in hands on activities.
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Peeled”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Twilight Saga”
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    University of Louisville

  • Vocational school to offer night welding instruction

    Kentucky-Tech Carroll County Vocational School is offering night classes for welding.

    Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding.

    The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 4-8 p.m. Classes run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 23, 2011.

  • Students train for high-tech manufacturing jobs of the future

    More than 14 million people are out of work in America according to the latest figures, but there are 240,000 manufacturing jobs for which employers can’t find enough qualified workers.   The problem is a lack of skilled workers.  And it’s only going to get worse as more and more baby-boomers continue retiring and fewer young people enter fields involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Student of the week: Matthew Burrell

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    Math, I like learning about
    decimals.

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    Jennifer Kemper, I like the way she explains science.

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Room 1”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Scooby Doo’s Legend of the Phantasaur”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • Dream of Child Development Center becomes reality

    Carroll County’s early childhood program reached another major milestone on Monday, Oct. 10, when three- and four-year-old children began Head Start classes at the new Carroll County Child Development Center, located on the campus of Kathryn Winn Primary School.

  • Testing results show declines and gains in student progress

    Tests equal grades. Grades are numbers. Carroll County received plenty of numbers and grades from the most recent battery of Kentucky Core Content tests. The problem comes in trying to interpret those numbers. 

    The numbers don’t lie. The numbers can say anything. Those are just a few of the sentiments many people have as their eyes glaze over looking at charts, graphs and spread sheets. 

  • Donation - Oct. 5, 2011
  • Four join JCTC faculty, staff for fall 2011 semester

    Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton Campus welcomes four new faces for the 2011 fall semester:  Caroline Reisner, Joe Carhart, Tom Buchanan and Robin Caldwell Welch.

    Reisner, who started at JCTC in 2010, has now been hired as a full-time geology instructor on the faculty. She teaches a variety of courses from dinosaurs and disasters to physical geology.