• Goff receives degree from Hanover

    Ryan Goff, son of Gregory and Michelle Goff of Carrollton, was among 208 students who received a bachelor degree during Hanover College’s 180th annual commencement. The ceremony took place Saturday, May 25, at the Point on the college’s campus in Hanover, Ind.

    Goff, who majored in political science, graduated from Carroll County High School.

  • Elementary students lead schools in culture shift

    Elementary students are practicing leadership habits as part of The Leader in Me, a program based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The Leader in Me is part of the kidFRIENDLy initiative, which aims to have “Kids Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged and Determined to Learn.” 

    kidFRIENDLy is part of the Race to the Top grant that Carroll County, along with 21 other school districts in the region, is participating in.  One of the key components of kidFRIENDLy is “Students as Leaders.”  

  • JCTC chef becomes TV’s “Next Food Network Star”

    Chef Damaris Phillips felt a long-held dream come true Sunday night when she was named TV’s “Next Food Network Star.”

    The win for the Jefferson Com-munity and Technical College Culinary Arts faculty member followed a challenging 10-week competition and 59 hours of voting by viewers and supporters.

    Winners of the program, receive their own show on the national network. Phillips’ show will premier this fall.

  • District expands engineering and biomedical courses

    The Carroll County School District is expanding its pre-engineering course offerings through the second year of Project Lead the Way, an initiative that gives middle school and high school students access to engineering design and biomedical science courses.

    Project Lead the Way provides curriculum and support to school districts so that students have access to hands-on, problem-based learning. Students are encouraged to apply skills and knowledge acquired in math and science classes. 

  • Teacher added for record kindergarten class

    Carroll County Schools is seeing an influx of students this year, which has led to one of the largest kindergarten classes the district has seen.

    Kathryn Winn Primary School Principal Gerda Wise said Monday there are 179 enrolled in kindergarten, up from about 150 students last year.

    “I believe it is the largest,” Wise said, adding that it is bigger than any she has seen in her 29 years with the school district.

  • School menu | Aug. 14, 2013

      Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.


    Wednesday, Aug. 14: Hot dog on bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, Aug. 15: Taco on whole grain tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Aug. 16: Hamburger on bun, L/T/P, French fries, banana, apple sau  ce; breakfast: mini Frenh Toast sticks.

  • Classes to become a certified scaffold builder beginning

    Classes are being organized for local residents to become certified scaffold builders to open new opportunities in the industrial and construction fields.

    An eight-hour Level 1 classroom instruction course will be held Aug. 24. The Level 2 eight-hour hands on erect and dismantle course will follow on Sept. 7. The training will be held at the Bedford Springs Church, 43 Shepherd Lane, Bedford.

    Typical pay scale for these jobs is $14 to $18 per hour. Job referrals are available.

  • School district looks for today’s, tomorrow’s superheroes

    At the opening day ceremony for Carroll County Schools on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., encouraged all staff members to exceed ordinary expectations. 

    “When ordinary people do extraordinary things for students, those people become more than heroes; they become superheroes,” James said, addressing the 300-plus staff members. “How super are you?”

    On students’ first day, Aug. 7, Kathryn Winn Primary Principal Gerda Wise said that the superheroes were already on the move.

  • Wright named ‘AgriScience Ambassador’

    Mackenzie Wright of Carrollton successfully completed the 11th annual DuPont National AgriScience Teachers Ambassador Academy at the company’s Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md. Upon receiving the certificate of completion, she became an “Ag Ambassador,” joining the 228 other outstanding teachers who, over the last decade, have attended NATAA and earned that designation.

    Wright is the agriscience teacher at Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Ind.

  • School lunch menu | Week of Aug. 7, 2013

    Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.

    Student breakfast costs $1.25 and student lunch costs $2. Adult breakfast costs $2.25 and adult lunch costs $3.25.

    Wednesday, Aug. 7: Turkey and cheese sub, baked beans, broccoli, carrots and grapes; breakfast:  mini pancakes.

    Thursday, Aug. 8: Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and fruit; breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese biscuit.

    Friday, Aug. 9: Sloppy Joe, potato wedges, kale and fruit; breakfast: Donuts.