Richard B Cartmell Elementary News

No School - Feb. 9

There will be NO SCHOOL today, Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

No School - Jan. 22

There will be NO SCHOOL today, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

No School - Jan. 21

There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

No School Today - Jan. 20

There will be NO SCHOOL today, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

School in session Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

School WILL BE IN SESSION on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. 

This will serve as a make-up day for the Jan. 12 snow day.

Head Start leads to Kindergarten Readiness

Carrollton, KY — Jan. 7, 2016 — If there was any doubt about the impact of the Carroll County Child Development Center’s Head Start program, there isn’t anymore. New data shows that children who attend Head Start at the CCCDC are much more likely to be Kindergarten-Ready than other groups of children who do not attend early learning programs.

One-Hour Delay - Jan. 13

There will be a ONE-HOUR DELAY Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

One-Hour Delay - Jan. 11

There will be a ONE-HOUR DELAY on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. 

Students lead fight against hunger

Carrollton, KY — Dec. 3, 2015 — Every year since 2006, students from the Carroll County School District have helped a local food pantry by bringing in items to donate. This year, students collected 14,867 items.

“We really want our students to see themselves as citizens, not just as individuals,” said Superintendent Bill Hogan. “Responsible citizens help others who are in need. Our students are embracing the idea of leaving a legacy of service.”


Canned Food Drive will be week of Nov. 16

The district’s annual canned food drive will run from Nov. 16 – Nov. 20. The stakes are high this year, with Superintendents Hogan and Oak promising to dress as clowns for a day if the district collects at least 17,000 items by the end of the week.

“If we collect at least 17,000 items, I will wear a red nose and a wig — the whole nine yards,” Hogan said. “You can quote me on that. We are doing this to help hungry people in our community, some of whom are our students.”

Each year, the district holds a canned food drive to correspond with Scouting for Food. Schools and buildings in the district compete to see which can bring in the most food items. Each school has an internal competition as well, where classes and grades compete to see which can bring in the most items.

All Students Safe

Oct. 22, 2015

There was a discipline issue at Carroll County High School this afternoon. The school went on lockdown for approximately 15 minutes.

Authorities were notified and handled the situation.

Student safety is of the utmost importance, and all students are safe.

Please contact Bill Hogan at 502-732-7070 with any questions.

CCR rate shows district’s students prepared for next steps

Carrollton, KY — Oct. 08, 2015 — People disagree about many things when it comes to education: How important are standardized tests? What is the best student-to-teacher ratio in a classroom? How many days of school should there be each year? On these and many other questions, there are good arguments to be made on all sides; however, when it comes to College and Career Readiness (CCR), there is not much room for debate. One of the most important reasons to get an education is to be prepared for what comes next — college or career.

The most recent accountability scores from the 2014-2015 school year show CCHS with a 76.2% CCR rate, which is almost 10% higher than the average for Kentucky high schools.

Football Homecoming: tradition continues

Carrollton, KY — Sept. 24, 2015 — Several Homecoming events are lined up for the week of Sept. 28, and the students and staff of the Carroll County School District would love to see a big community turnout for all of them.

On Wednesday, the annual class Powderpuff football tournament will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Carroll County High School Athletic Complex. For the tournament, each high school grade forms a girls’ flag football team.  The seniors’ team sponsor will draw for an opponent from the other three grades. The two remaining teams will play the first game at 6:45 p.m. The seniors will play their opponent after the first game is over. The winners of the first two games will then play for the Powderpuff title. Each Powderpuff team has coaching help from faculty members. The coaches help the teams develop a game strategy, create plays and recruit team members.

CCECC provides Kindergarten-Readiness Support

Carrollton, KY — Sept. 17, 2015 — In older times, many children did not begin learning to read until they started school, and “starting school” meant going to first grade. Everyone did not attend kindergarten, and all-day kindergarten was a rarity indeed. Preschool was almost unheard of.

Contrast this with today’s emphasis on early learning, and it is clear that many things have changed.

Today's parents are bombarded with advice of all sorts — chief of which concerns early learning. Should children listen to classical music and take piano lessons? What role does physical activity play in a child’s development? Are apps for toddlers a good idea? How important is going to preschool? While today’s parents try to wade through the conflicting information that they hear on the evening news and read on the Internet, today’s grandparents look on in bewilderment, remembering simpler, less anxiety-inducing times.

Fortunately for Kentuckians, the Governor's Task Force on Early Childhood Development and Education has clarified the situation by creating a definition of “school readiness” that gives parents a framework for understanding the skills, socialization and knowledge that children need to hit the ground running in kindergarten. This definition is research-based and measurable, so parents, educators and policy makers can objectively see what will help children reach their potential.

Sometimes called “Kindergarten Readiness,” the five developmental areas that the taskforce highlighted are the following:

Panther Tots Events

Don't miss these Panther Tots events!

•    Oct. 24, 2015, “Little Artist, Big Artist” — This event is an Eric Carle-themed art night, where children will interact with various artists from the community. To be held at Kathryn Winn Primary, the event starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00 p.m.

•    Dec. 2, 2015, “Elf on a Shelf” — Join the CCECC elves for a Christmas-themed make-and-take event where parents and children will create crafts together. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Kathryn Winn Primary with dinner served at 5:00 p.m.

•    Jan. 13, 2016, “Let it Go” — Carroll County Public Library will host a “Frozen” night. Children are encouraged to dress like characters from Disney’s movie “Frozen.” The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00 p.m.

•    Feb. 27, 2016, “Dr. Seuss Bash” —Join CCECC and other community partners for learning activities celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. at Kathryn Winn Primary.

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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. 

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

Cartmell Summer Library Hours

Cartmell Engineering Days

"White Fur Flying" Lunch Bunch

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:

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!!!!

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