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Education

  • Deadline nears for financial aid in fall

    It’s not too early to begin preparing for the fall semester.

    If applying for financial aid the priority deadline for college financial aid is fast approaching and students needing aid for the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters should begin the application process now. 

  • Schools, JCTC seek grant for tech ed

    The Carroll County School District is joining forces with the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus to seek a federal grant that could deliver as much as $7 million to boost efforts to improve and enhance technical education in the region.

    The Youth CareerConnect Grant is being offered by the Education and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant program has $100 million in funding, from which 40 grants, ranging from $2 million to $7 million, will be awarded. The deadline for applications is Jan. 27.

  • Cartmell’s Got Talent!

    The Cartmell Elementary Winter Artists Showcase was held Monday, Dec. 16. Before the show began, the history club presented a “Living History Museum,” where students portrayed historical figures. The art students displayed their masterpieces, and the Lego League gave demonstrations on their first Lego League Core Values, Project and Robot Missions.

  • The Lost Mitten

    The Cast:

    Little Boy: Jack Chowning

    Mr. Mouse: Lyric McKinney

    Squirrel: Parker Sauls

    Wise Old Owl: Alyssa Horner

    Rabbit: Elle Spencer

    Clever Fox: Celia Tuttle

    Sly Wolf: Madi Groves

    Friendly Bear: Wade Gibson

    Miss Cricket: McKenzie Hearn

     

     

  • Students send their Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus

    Joseph McNeese’s Second Grade Class

     

    Dear Ho Ho,

    How are you? I’ve been really good this year! I worked really hard too. I hope the reindeer and Mrs. Claus are doing great! For Christmas, I’d like 2 new Patricia Palacco books and a new dishwasher. I love to read and have been washing dishes forever! Merry Christmas!

    Your buddy,

    Mr. McNeese

     

    Dear Santa,

  • Winter concert

     The Carroll County High School Concert Band, above, performs “Bell Carol Fantasy,” under the direction of Conductor Scott Brawner, during the winter concert held at the CCHS gymnasium on Dec. 15. At left, senior Sarah Hawkins on alto sax plays “Embraceable You,” with the Carroll County High School Jazz Band. At right, senior Kiana Benhoff plays trumpet while the Carroll County High School Jazz Band performs “Georgia on my Mind.”

  • Student of the week: Alex Skirvin, 12th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is being around all my friends and favorite teachers because I enjoy seeing people I don’t get to see outside of school.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is band because I love being around music all the time.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “To Kill A Mockingbird”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Carol’s Christmas

    Carroll County Middle School performed the play “Carol’s Christmas” on Dec. 13. It is a retelling of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” Carol is a spoiled middle school girl who does not care about anyone. Ghosts come to help show her the error of her ways by showing her things from her past, present and future.

  • Teacher wins $500 technology grant

    First-year special education teacher David Craig won a $500 grant from McDonald’s to be used for technology in his classroom at Carroll County Middle School.  Craig was presented with the check by Grant Groen, a McDonald’s franchise owner.

    “It is an honor to do something to help the students and families of Carroll County Middle School,” Groen said.

  • Sharing the music

     

    The Carroll County High School Chorus and their band held a concert Dec. 12 in the high school cafeteria.