Richard B Cartmell Elementary News

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.”

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

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

Cartmell Summer Library Hours

Cartmell Engineering Days

Cartmell Library Reading Contest

Our first student to reach the top of the Genre Dojo

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:

"White Fur Flying" Lunch Bunch

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.

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!!!!

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!

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.  


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


"Wild River" Lunch Bunch

Student Recognized on KET Newsquiz Program

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.

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.

Funding Factory Recycling Contest

Cartmell Birthday Book Club