Richard B Cartmell Elementary News

"White Fur Flying" Lunch Bunch

Cartmell History Club Wins Many Awards at State Competition

History Bowl - 2nd Place

History Test - 1st Place

Group Exhibit - 2nd Place

Impromptu Exhibit - 3rd Place

Website - 2nd Place

Performance - 1st Place

They also received the award for Club of the Year!!!!

NO SCHOOL - March 6

There will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District on Friday, March 6, 2015.

NO SCHOOL - March 5

There will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2015.

NO SCHOOL - March 4

There will be no school Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the Carroll County School District.


There will be a TWO-HOUR DELAY on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in the Carroll County School District.

NO SCHOOL - Feb. 20

There will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

NO SCHOOL - Feb. 19

There will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

NO SCHOOL - Feb. 18

There will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. 

NO SCHOOL - Feb. 17

There will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

NO SCHOOL - Feb. 16

Due to inclement weather, there will be NO SCHOOL in the Carroll County School District on Monday, February 16, 2015. 


There is a ONE-HOUR DELAY today, Feb. 5, 2015, in the Carroll County School District.

NO SCHOOL Today, Jan. 26, 2015

There will be no school today, Jan. 26, 2015, in the Carroll County School District.

NO SCHOOL Today, Jan. 12

There will be NO SCHOOL today, Jan. 12, 2015. The earlier two-hour delay has been extended to a full-day closing.

All Cartmell Students to Participate in "Hour of Code" the week of December 8 - 14, 2014.

District launches new website

The Carroll County School District's new website is live!

Users should experience the same high-quality functionality of the old site with several improvements:

  • Improved mobile site
  • Easier link navigation
  • More prominent display of important information, such as calendars and pictures

Please report any broken links, missing images, or other problems.


No School Today, Nov. 17

There is no school today, Nov. 17, 2014, in the Carroll County School District. Student safety comes first.

District Phones Down Oct. 6, 7, and 8 due to CCMS Construction

All district phones will be down Oct. 6, 7, and 8 (the first three days of fall break) due to construction at Carroll County Middle School.


To reach a staff member during those three days, please send an email, and someone will respond as soon as possible.  


A searchable directory of staff email addresses can be found here as well as on our app for Apple and Android devices.  

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Carroll County School District Local Planning Committee will be meeting at the Carroll County Board of Education conference room on Thursday, September 18, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

2014 Homecoming Court


(Left to Right): Alexis Green, Brent Booth, Christina Ballis, Micah Wallace, Jacquelynne Barry, Jeremiah Mahuron, Darian Skirvin, Ramsey Gordon, Karly Prosser, Daniel Smith




(Left to Right): Brandon Kruzan, Sarah Holloway, Nate Walker, Giana Butcher, Dylan Groves, Kacey Ogburn


International Literacy Day

Cartmell  Elementary School will be celebrating International Literacy Day on Monday 8 September 2014.

Pre-engineering and biomedical program to begin third year

Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a pre-engineering and biomedical sciences curriculum for grades 6-12, is moving into its third year at Carroll County Middle School and Carroll County High School.


“We want our students to take the PLTW classes,” said high school guidance counselor Sheree Richter.  “Not only are these classes rigorous and relevant, but they are also credit-bearing college courses.”
Additionally, over the summer, PLTW officials announced that many students will not have to pay fees associated with earning college credits for PLTW courses at University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering.
Many groups have made PLTW possible in the Carroll County School District.  North American Stainless, Dow Corning and the Bemis Company have all contributed financially to the initiative. 
“A program like this takes a lot of support,” Richter said.  “We are fortunate to have groups willing to invest in the future of our students.”

CCHS Blood Drive

Carroll County High School will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Thursday, August 14, 2014.


The event will be held at Relevant Church from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.


For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Ray Becomes Cartmell Principal

Carrollton, KY – July 22, 2014The Cartmell Elementary site-based council recently selected Jonica Ray as the school’s new principal.  Ray has worked in the school for sixteen years total: ten as a teacher, four as an instructional coach and two as the assistant principal.


“I’m honored to have been chosen,” Ray said.  “We have a great school, and it is a privilege to continue working with such a hard-working staff for the betterment of our students.”


Ray is replacing Doug Oak, who recently became the district’s assistant superintendent. 


“I don’t view what I do as a job,” Ray said.  “Changing the lives of children is my passion.”

Monroe Named New Winn Principal

School officials named Donna Monroe as the new Kathryn Winn Primary School principal this week.  Monroe comes to the Carroll County School District with sixteen years of experience in the field of education, having served for eight years as an elementary school teacher, four years as a literacy coach and four years as an instructional coordinator. 


Monroe is a 1997 graduate of the University of Louisville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the same institution in 1998.  In 2003, she became a National Board Certified Teacher.


Before coming to the Carroll County School District, Monroe worked in the Oldham County School System.


“I am honored and excited to be joining the Carroll County School District,” Monroe said.  “My goals and the district’s goals are the same: to prepare all students for college and career readiness.”


Monroe will be leading several building and district initiatives at Winn, including Denver Thinking Strategies, the new Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES) and implementation of the Race to the Top Kid-FRIENDLY grant.  Additionally, Monroe’s experience as a literacy coach will be valuable as Winn further emphasizes the importance of literacy in the early grades.


“Early literacy instruction improves student learning,” Monroe said.  “It is imperative that the school ensures student success through research-based teaching practices.”


Monroe’s duties as principal begin immediately.

Oak Named Assistant Superintendent

Carrollton, KY – July 8, 2014Cartmell Elementary Principal Doug Oak has been named as the new assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District.


Oak has served as an administrator in the district since 2005: first as assistant principal at Carroll County Middle School and then as principal of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School.


“I am looking forward to being able to work with Mr. Hogan, our new superintendent, to help move our school district toward preparing all students for College and Career Readiness,” Oak said.  “I want to provide additional support to students, teachers and parents so that students can reach their long-term goals.”


Before his time as a school administrator, Oak taught high school social studies for ten years.


“I’ve had the opportunity to work at a variety of levels,” Oak said.  “Being a high school teacher and principal of both a middle school and an elementary school has given me the opportunity to see the educational process from beginning to end.”      

Board Names Hogan Superintendent



Carrollton, KY – June 20, 2014The Carroll County Board of Education named Mr. Bill Hogan as the new superintendent of the Carroll County School District at its June 19 meeting.  Chairperson Mona Kindoll said that Hogan was unanimously selected by the board for the position. 


Hogan began his career in the district in 2003 as principal of Carroll County Middle School before becoming assistant superintendent in 2008.


Some key initiatives of Hogan’s tenure as assistant superintendent include the high school MacBook initiative, Denver Thinking Strategies, the new Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES) and implementation of the Race to the Top Kid-FRIENDLY grant in the district.


“Moving forward, we are going to have an extreme focus on literacy in the early grades,” Hogan said.  “It’s critical that our students are reading on grade level by the time that they leave third grade.”


A 1996 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Hogan began his career in education as a history teacher. 


“I look forward to working with our staff, our community and our public leaders to improve education in Carroll County,” Hogan said.  “We have a great school district, and we are going to further the work that we have already begun by instilling pride and passion in our students and in our staff.”


Hogan’s four-year contract with the school district begins July 1.

Wise Steps into New Role as Elementary Instructional Supervisor

Kathryn Winn Principal Gerda Wise has been named as the new elementary instructional supervisor for the Carroll County School District.


“Leaving Kathryn Winn is bittersweet,” Wise said.  “I am excited about the opportunity to make an impact on our school district, and I will always treasure the relationships that I have built with the staff and students of Kathryn Winn.”


Wise has served in the district for 30 years as a teacher, instructional coach and principal.  After earning a bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Louisville in 1984, Wise began teaching fifth grade at Kathryn Winn.  She moved to Cartmell Elementary in 1987, where she taught fifth grade for 18 more years.


Wise began her administrative career in 2005 as instructional coach of Carroll County Middle School.  In 2010, she became principal of Kathryn Winn Primary School.


“I feel like I’ve come full circle,” Wise said.  “I love this district, and I am ready to begin working alongside Mr. Hogan, our new superintendent, to build on the foundation that Dr. James has laid.”


Wise will start her duties as elementary instructional supervisor on July 1.      

Congratulations to our Outstanding Employees of the Year!

From left to right:

Lisa James - Administrator

Joseph Creager – High School Teacher

Dorothy Perry - Food Service

Joyce Yocum - Buildings and Grounds

Anna Perkinson - Head Start

Joe Kindoll - Transportation

Elizabeth Patton – Kathryn Winn Teacher

Richelle Wheeler - Administrative Support

Dawn Hogan - Cartmell Teacher

Jeff Root - Student Support (Certified)

Mark Blythe - Student Support (Classified)

Graduation Live Stream

The CCHS graduation ceremony will stream live at the following link on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


2014 Get Wild About Summer Reading Challenge

Take the Challenge!

Goal: Read 100 minutes weekly

Read 300 minutes for the first June celebration.

Keep reading...400 more minutes. (Total 700) by the July Celebration!

By the start of school...can you READ 1,000 minutes?

Scholastic Book Fair

Where: Cartmell Library
When: October 13 - 17
Special Events:
Pancakes for Moms - October 14th
Cinnamon Rolls for Dads - October 15th
Chicken on a Biscuit for Grandparents - October 16th

Cartmell Library Reading Contest

Our first student to reach the top of the Genre Dojo

Buy One Get One FREE Scholastic Book Fair - April 13 - April 17

Book Release Party

Ms. Abercrombie's class is having a book release party April 16th at 6:00 PM.

Click on this link to see photos from the event:

Free ebooks from MyON Reader
New Edition of "The Link"

A new edition of The Link, a tri-annual publication of the Carroll County School District, will be mailed out in late September.  However, you can get a digital copy here!

Cartmell STLP students place 1st in state competition for NKU Mobile App Design

Cartmell students H.R., K.L., and A.F. created 3 Career STEM apps to take first place at the State STLP Competition held in Rupp Arena on March 26, 2015.

"Wild River" Lunch Bunch

District Launches Communications App

A free app from the Carroll County School District is available for download for both Apple and Android devices!

This new app is a great way to get information on district news, calendar events, school and employee contact information, breakfast and lunch menus, and much more!

Check it out!


Notice of Vacant Carroll County Board of Education Seat

Jan. 21, 2015 — Notice of Vacant Carroll County Board of Education Seat

Word Document


Smoking Cessation Classes for Employees

Starting July 1, 2015, all buildings and grounds of the Carroll County School District will be 100% tobacco free.  


This tobacco ban will apply to all people, including district employees.  


The Three Rivers District Health Department is offering smoking cessation classes, the first of which starts on Sept. 15 at 5:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Health Department.


These 13-week classes are a great way for employees to prepare for the July 1 tobacco ban.


For more information, contact Larry Curell at 502-732-7070.  


School Smiles Returns in September

School Smiles is once again providing in-school dental care to students in the Carroll County School District.  Similar to last year, School Smiles will be sending a licensed dentist, a licensed dental hygienist and a dental assistant to each school in the district in September.  Forms have been sent home with students, but parents may contact any school in the district to access the forms as well.


School Smiles will visit Kathryn Winn on Sept. 5 and 12, Cartmell on Sept. 29, Carroll County Middle School on Sept. 12 and Carroll County High School on Sept. 30.


School Smiles will offer numerous treatments, including, but not limited to, dental exams, X-rays, sealants, cleanings, restorations/fillings, extractions and crowns.  For students who need follow-up care, School Smiles representatives will contact parents for scheduling.  Follow-up procedures will still be performed at the student’s school.


“Last year went really well,” said Cydney Conley, Family Ties coordinator at Kathryn Winn Primary School.  “School Smiles handles everything, and they do a great job.  Our parents loved the service last year.  Children were able to get professional dental care during the school day, and everything ran smoothly.”


“There were well over 100 students served at the elementary level last year,” Conley said. “We hope to have even more this year.”


All schools in the district will receive the services.


To participate, parents need to fill out the form that is sent home and send it back to school.  Extra forms are available at each school. 


For more information on the upcoming School Smiles visit to the Carroll County School District, contact Tracey Reynolds at 502-732-9272.

Student Recognized on KET Newsquiz Program

Funding Factory Recycling Contest

Cartmell Birthday Book Club
Students utilizing KySTE Outreach Grant
District and all schools exceed state testing goals

The Carroll County School District and all tested district schools exceeded their Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) this year on Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning testing system, which the state uses to determine which schools and school districts are improving and which are not.


As a school district, Carroll County exceeded its AMO by 2.5 points.  Each school exceeded its individual AMO goal as well: Carroll County High School (+1.9), Carroll County Middle School (+1.5) and Cartmell Elementary School (+3.4).  As a K-2 primary school, Kathryn Winn does not receive an individual, overall AMO.  These scores reflect performance from the 2013-2014 school year.