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Education

  • Ryan Stewart named to dean’s list at UofL
  • Sprite to aid school parks

    Summer is over, but Sprite is working to help students swing back into the school year with newly refurbished recreational spaces.

    The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program is giving local schools nationwide the opportunity to spruce up areas on their campuses where students can play, stay fit and be refreshed all school year long.

  • Board selects cheaper Cartmell drainage solution

    An above-ground drainage option at Cartmell Elementary School won Carroll County Board of Education’s approval Thursday night.

    During the meeting at Carroll County Middle School, John Gilbert of Ross Tarrant Associates updated board members on the two drainage proposals on the table before they selected the less expensive option.

  • Annual Ready Fair is Thursday at Cartmell

    Family Ties Resource Center sponsors its annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, for Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary students at Cartmell.

    Lots of information and free items will be available to families to help make sure students start the school year right.

    Family Ties will be giving each student who attends a bag of school supplies for the new year. There also will be several community agencies on site providing an abundance of information about their programs for parents and students.

  • Education news: Finishing touches
  • Board opts to install fence at Cartmell drainage pond

    Deciding between what they want and what they can afford is the task the Carroll County Board of Education is currently grappling with.

    Project manager John Gilbert and engineer Laithe Ross of RossTarrant Architects presented the board with the price tag for each of the two options for the drainage pond at the newly renovated Cartmell Elementary at the board’s July 21 meeting.

    Everyone seemed to expect a gap in price, but board members and architects alike appeared genuinely shocked at the figures presented. 

  • iLove technology

    Carroll County High School juniors and seniors received their MacBooks Saturday. The students set up their computers in the library with assistance from the Carroll County Schools Office of Technology and also sat in on Internet safety and protocol classes.

  • Celebrating etiquette

    Carrollton Housing Authority held a dinner to celebrate youngsters’  desire to learn etiquette, manners and proper eating techniques. The event, hosted by housing authority director Ray Clem, pictured at left standing, was held in their offices July 14. They all enjoyed a full-course meal together.

  • Honor roll honorees
  • Events mark beginning of a school year

    As the calendar approaches Aug. 10, the first day of school for students, several back-to-school events are scheduled to help students and families start the 2011-12 academic year smoothly.

     One of the most anticipated events is a community open house of Richard B. Cartmell Elemen-tary School Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.