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Employee-of-the-Year Nominations!
Don't miss "Most Likely to Succeed" — A film screening — March 20

Film screening - "Most Likely to Succeed"

Join us at Carroll County Middle School at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20.

No School - March 1, 2017

There is no school today, March 1, 2017.

No school - Jan. 30

There is no school Jan. 30, 2017.

No School - Jan. 6, 2017

There will be no school on Jan. 6, 2017.

No School - Jan. 5, 2017

There is no school today, Jan. 5, 2017. Be safe!

Urban Ninja Project Obstacle Course

Urban Ninja Project is an organization in Lexington that owns a gym that teaches healthy lifestyles, including self defense and Parkour training.

From 9 AM- 4 PM on October 22, CCMS will be hosting the Urban Ninja Project Obstacle Course as a fundraiser for both the H.S. and M.S. band. This is an easier version of courses similar to American Ninja Warrior.

Children and adults can participate.  The cost is $3 for a single run, $5 for two runs, or $10 for unlimited runs. Concessions will also be sold during the event. Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County, Lighthouse and some members of local service professions (fire, police, EMS) will be there to help as well.

CCHS, Distinguished — District, Proficient: Change in the air

Carrollton, KY — Sept. 29, 2016 — Annual test scores are in, and the results are incredible. Carroll County High School is a Distinguished School, and the Carroll County School District is a Proficient District, according to the Kentucky Department of Education’s Next-Generation Achievement testing system.

“I have been saying for years now that we have one of the best districts in the state,” said Superintendent Bill Hogan. “We are thrilled to see the hard work of our students and our staff pay off.”

Carroll County High School’s “Distinguished” rating means it is among the best schools in the state. Additionally, the high school was rated a “high-progress” school, which means that the school met its yearly AMO goal, met student participation and graduation rate goals, has had a graduation rate above 80 for the previous two years and has “an improvement score indicating that it is in the top 10% of improvement,” according to the Kentucky School Report Card.

District partners with Bellarmine to train teachers


Carrollton, KY — September 15, 2016 — 20 Carroll County School District elementary teachers are taking big steps this year to help their students. Through a partnership with Bellarmine University, 20 elementary teachers this school year will receive advanced training in reading instruction and intervention.

“After the success of our All in for Algebra project, we knew we needed to replicate that model for reading instruction,” said Superintendent Bill Hogan. “Working closely with top universities to provide top training for our teachers moves the needle on learning.”

The All in for Algebra initiative is a grant-funded project in its second year in the district. University of Louisville professors have been working with around two dozen of the district’s mathematics and elementary teachers in workshops and graduate classes.

The goal of Bellarmine Reading is to match the success of the All in for Algebra project on the reading side

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 Mark Willhoite

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 Jenah Roberts, Jenna Richmond, and Taylor Courtney

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. 


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