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Education

  • School officials see progress, despite test scores

    When Senate Bill 1 of 2009 eliminated the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS), school districts began working with the Kentucky Depart-ment of Education and Kentucky School Boards Associa-tion to develop a new system of school accountability. The Sept. 27 release of test scores from the spring of 2011 have now established a new baseline that will help schools to more effectively gauge the progress of individual students and determine if they are on track to enter college or a career field by the time they graduate.

  • Working 2011-12 budget OK’ed for Carroll schools

    During a Carroll County Board of Education meeting that would be dedicated to crunching numbers and technological wizardry, Cartmell Elementary art teacher Felicia Clause received the Champions for Kids award.

    Clause and her students worked with artist in residence Albert T. Nelson to create a time capsule for the newly renovated Cartmell that saw every student get involved in the sculpting process.

    The time capsule is inside a stone pillar with a sundial capstone and sits outside the new front of the building.

  • Voters to elect governor

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh encourages Carroll County voters to mark their calendars for the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election.
    Anyone interested in being a poll worker in this election may call Patti Mefford or Marsh in the clerk’s office at (502) 732-7005 for details.

  • Safe Night event set for CCMS Sept. 23

    Carroll County Youth Services Center is partnering with the Lighthouse, Carroll County Detention Center and 4-H to bring “Safe Night” to middle school students once again. Safe Night is a party for all CCMS students

    Safe Night is a national effort to address the issue of youth safety one night at a time. A “safe night” party is planned by youth and adults, focusing on violence and drug prevention. The idea is for the youth to come to a party and have a good time.

  • Restaurant targets GED opportunities

    Carroll County’s McDonald’s restaurant is joining with central and southeastern Kentucky locations to encourage GED attainment with an in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owner operators.

  • Middle school students learning ‘Character Counts’

    Carroll County Middle School students commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by focusing on the courage of those who sacrificed their own lives to save others.

  • Student of the week: Amelia Napier

    The Cartmell Student of the Month for September is 5th grader Amelia Napier. The selection committe said that Amelia is a good citizen who tries her best every single day, is helpful to her classmates and teachers, and excels academically.

    What is your favorite thing about school? Math, I like doing multiplication problems. I'm pretty good at it.

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? Ms. Louden, because she's always helping with me with stuff I don't know how to do, and she is really nice.

  • Head Start debuts new building

    Carroll County has a new facility to further Head Start’s mission of helping lower income families pull themselves up through the education of their children by removing barriers that might keep them for that goal.

    On Dec. 18, 2009, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Carroll County would receive a $2.12 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an early infant head start facility. Director Pam McNeal showed off the nearly completed building Thursday night at the board of education meeting.  

  • Car show raises money for scholarships

  • Student of the week: Heaven O’Neal

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a weekly series highlighting students at each of the schools in Carroll County. The schools will choose a student they would like to recognize, and The News-Democrat will publish their answers to a list of questions and their photo. The schools will appear in the following order: Winn Elementary, Cartmell Elementary, Carroll County Middle School, Carroll County High School and Christian Academy during months with five weeks.

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    Math and reading group