Richard B Cartmell Elementary News

District implements five-year strategic plan

Carrollton, KY — August 18, 2016 — Added to the start of a new school year, new classes for students and new routines for parents is yet another beginning: the official start of the implementation phase of the Carroll County School District’s five-year strategic plan.

A group of community members and district personnel completed a months-long strategic planning process earlier this year. The result of that process is a blueprint for making the Carroll County School District as efficient and effective as possible when it comes to helping students succeed.

The six pillars of the strategic plan are as follows:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Technology
  • Communications and community development
  • Finance
  • Workforce development
  • Facilities

For more information on the district’s five-year strategic plan, please visit CarrollCountyStrategicPlan.com.

Orange Frog goes district-wide

Carrollton, KY — August 11, 2016 — Four frogs are forced to inhabit a new pond. The pond is beautiful, but no other frogs will live there. What does this have to do with being happy? A lot, it turns out.

 

A parable based on the research of psychologist Shawn Achor, “The Orange Frog” is a book that shows how being happy leads to being successful.

 

“The big lesson of ‘The Orange Frog’ is that we choose our own reality,” said Carroll County High School teacher Mollie Shirley, who recently completed training to lead workshops on the program. “We can choose to keep happiness on the other side of every goal. We can choose to see ourselves as the losers in every battle. Or we can choose to embrace happiness and the positive results that flow from that decision.”

Willhoite takes on DPP/COO role

Carrollton, KY – June 1, 2016Starting July 1, Mark Willhoite will be filling the dual role of director of pupil personnel and chief operations officer for the Carroll County School District. Willhoite is replacing Larry Curell, who is retiring after 44 years in education, with his final 8 years as DPP/COO in the district.

 

“It is an honor to have been chosen for this job,” Willhoite said. “I am committed to doing everything that I can to help our students, our school district and our community.”

Live stream of today's CCHS graduation ceremony

We will be live streaming today's 2:30 p.m. CCHS graduation ceremony directly on Facebook and also at the following YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0c_ECjIYRNkSgrHuPeq2A

Roberts, Richmond and Courtney represent Carroll County at 2016 Governor's Scholars Program

Carrollton, KY — May 12, 2016 — Three leading ladies from Carroll County High School will be participating in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer. Taylor Courtney, Jenna Richmond and Jenah Roberts will spend five consecutive weeks on a college campus with students from across the state, where they will participate in what GSP alumni say is a life-changing experience.

GSP is a summer enrichment program for students who will be seniors the following school year. According to the program's website (gsp.ky.gov), GSP was started to combat brain drain in the state, the tendency for the state's best students to seek their fortunes and careers elsewhere after earning high school and college degrees.  With a mission "to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders," the Governor's Scholars Program is designed to show the state's best students that Kentucky is full of opportunities for the next generation of leaders. 

 

District fulfills Commonwealth Commitment

Carrollton, KY — March 31, 2016 — In 2011, the Carroll County School District made a commitment to increase its College and Career Readiness rate by 50% by 2015. Thanks to the dedication of teachers, staff and students, the district exceeded its goal, having more than 75% of its high school students achieve College and/or Career Readiness last year.

 

“I am so proud of our district,” said Superintendent Bill Hogan. “It is easy to lose track of the fact that those percentage points gained represent lives changed. Our students who have achieved College or Career Readiness are prepared to succeed.”

Lowe's helps students complete real-world building projects

Carrollton, KY — March 17, 2016 — With help from Lowe’s, three small building projects are moving forward in the Carroll County School District: a sidewalk at Carroll County High School, an outdoor learning space at Carroll County Middle School and a courtyard renovation at Kathryn Winn Primary. Three $5,000 grants through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program made these projects possible.

New engineering class to start in August

Carrollton, KY — Feb. 18, 2016 — Carroll County High School students will have a new engineering class this fall, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation. The class, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, “teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation,” according to the Project Lead the Way website.

 

“This is a big deal for our students,” said CCHS teacher Mollie Shirley, who leads the PLTW engineering classes. “Only 20 schools received this grant nationwide, which shows the quality of our engineering program and of our students.”

No School - Feb. 15

There will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

No School - Feb. 10

There will be NO SCHOOL today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

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.

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:

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