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Education

  • Marching Band season underway

    Carroll County’s Band of Gold held band camp Aug. 6-10, at the high school. This year’s marching band halftime show is called “The GOATS: Greatest of All-Time Singers,” featuring music by James Brown, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. There are 50 members of the band, including nine seniors: Sidni Davidson, Elizabeth Lester, Frances Gibbs, Jeremy Hazelwood, Nick Jones, Cody Boswell, J.J. Fernandez, Ambyr Roberts and Marybeth Barrera.

  • JumpStart events for fifth, sixth-graders

    Carroll County Middle School will host JumpStart events for incoming fifth and sixth-graders.

    Incoming fifth-graders and their parents may attend Aug. 22, from 9 a.m.-noon. Parents are instructed to drop off their students at the front doors and then park in the Fourth Street parking lot and enter the side doors near the gym.

    This is a time for incoming fifth-graders to get to know their teachers and learn about the middle school and its procedures.

    Students will begin their day promptly at 9 a.m. in the middle school auditorium.

  • Carroll participates in free breakfast, lunch program

    Carroll County Schools will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, Carroll County High School, Carroll County Middle School, Cartmell Elementary, Kathryn Winn Primary and Carroll County Child Development Center will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision for school year 2018-2019. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

  • Summer enrichment fun

    Students from Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary participated in the Summer Enrichment program put on by Carroll County Schools. The students enjoyed a Field Day July 16, at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • CCMS flood caught early

    When it rains, it pours, and that was certainly the case for the Carroll County School District. While dealing with the construction issues at Kathryn Winn Primary, it began to pour–literally–inside Carroll County Middle School when a three-inch water line coupling gave way early morning, July 25.

  • Head Start/Early Childhood education posts high marks

    The Carroll County Board of Education finally received some good news when the 2018 Federal audit showed marked improvement in the Carroll County Head Start/Early Childhood Development scores.

    Head Start Director Leah Spencer said Carroll County scored above the national average in emotional support, classroom organization and instructional support. The scores secured the center’s funding until the next audit. Spencer said the centers scoring in the bottom 10 percent must recompete for their funding.

  • Perfect attendance recognition
  • Start date, grades to move amid Winn roof concerns

    Friday the 13th took on a new meaning for the Carroll County School District when a misplaced step on the roof of Katheryn Winn Primary School literally opened up a black hole. On July 13, a contractor stepped on a section of the plywood roof decking that dislodged a tectum tile. The tile fell, damaging an electrical conduit below it. The contractor was not injured in the event.

  • iLEAD Academy’s summer enrichment STEM camp

    The iLEAD Academy hosted its third annual summer STEM camp. The youth had Laser Engraving and Makerspace Day, Electricty Day and Coding Day activities.

  • Woods graduates from Wichita State

    Katerina J. Woods of Carrollton, Ky. completed a Bachelor of Science degree in health science, at Wichita State University in the Spring 2018 semester.

    Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and those with an average of 3.25 received the cum laude.

    WSU enrolls about 15,000 students and offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges.