District News

Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County seeks parent, community directors for 2019-2020 Ed. Ex. Logo

Carrollton, Ky. — February 7, 2019 The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. — a nonprofit organization — is accepting nominations for two parent-directors and two community-directors for its board. Nominees for parent-director must have a student in the Carroll County School District.


Terms begin July 1, 2019, and last for one year. All directors serve as volunteers. Individuals may nominate themselves.

CCMS, CCHS to conduct lockdown DRILLS on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Carroll County Middle School and Carroll County High School will be conducting lockdown DRILLS on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.


KRS 158.164 mandates that schools conduct lockdown drills at least twice each school year.


During a lockdown drill, students remain in classrooms with the doors locked. After a few minutes, the building principal announces that the drill is over. Instruction then continues as normal.


Thank you for your support and cooperation as we do our best to ensure student safety.

NO SCHOOL today, February 1, 2019

Due to the uncertainty and timing of the current winter weather, there will be NO SCHOOL today, February 1, 2019.

This will be NTI Day #5.

Stay safe and warm!

NO SCHOOL Thursday, January 31, 2019

There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, January 31, 2019, due to the dangerous cold and road conditions.

This will be NTI Day #4.

Stay safe and warm!

NO SCHOOL Wednesday, January 30, 2019

There will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to the dangerous cold. 

This will be NTI Day #3. 

Stay safe and warm!

There will be no school in the Carroll County School District on January 22, 2019!

There will be no school in the Carroll County School District on January 22, 2019!

This will be our first NTI day. Please contact your child's school for additional information about NTI assignments.

Stay safe and warm!

Ray blends education, philanthropy, pageantry Jordan Ray

Carrollton, Ky. — Dec. 13, 2018 A job description for Miss Carroll County would read like this:


  • Is a strong student who has completed a high-tech curriculum at a local institution of learning
  • Has a passion for helping children and plans to reinvest in the community through education
  • Gives back through volunteer efforts and coordinates large-scale projects to help those in need


Fortunately for citizens of Carroll County, the position is currently filled by Ms. Jordan Ray, a soon-to-be graduate of Carroll County High School, iLead Academy and Jefferson Community and Technical College. Ray is also the reigning Miss Carroll County and Miss Tollesboro, and she will compete for the Miss Kentucky County Fair crown in January.

NAS, school district forge new leaders through Leading for Learning program NAS contributes to Leading for Learning

Carrollton, Ky. — December 10, 2018 North American Stainless is known for forging steel. Now in collaboration with the Carroll County School District, NAS is forging new school leaders.


“Thanks to NAS, we are creating a new school leadership program in our district,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “Starting this spring, Carroll County School District employees will have the opportunity to enter a program that will culminate in administrator certifications from the University of Louisville.”


The Leading for Learning program begins with four Saturday Seminars designed to convey the district’s mission and vision to potential participants. Individuals who complete the Saturday Seminars will be able to apply for competitive scholarships to a formal leadership graduate program through UofL.

Early dismissal — Nov. 27, 2018

Carrollton, Ky. — November 27, 2018 — Due to deteriorating road conditions related to weather, Carroll County Schools will be dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today. Student safety is our first priority.

CCHS Principal Selection Survey

Carroll County High School is in the process of selecting its next principal.

This is an exciting time for our school and for our community. 

Please let us know what qualities, characteristics, and beliefs you feel are most important for the next principal to have by taking this short survey:  

Survey Link

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days Carroll County School District

Dear Families,

We are pleased to announce that Carroll County Schools has been granted state permission to offer “Non-Traditional Instruction” (NTI) days during the 2018-2019 school year. This plan will allow learning to take place at home when conditions prevent schools from being in session. An NTI day will count as an instructional day and will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.

Stephens accepts Coordinator of Student Services position for district

Carroll County High School principal Tom Stephens has accepted the position of Coordinator of Student Services for the Carroll County School District.

This is a new position that will work to improve student opportunities and to reduce barriers.

Stephens will continue to serve as principal until a replacement has been named.

Moore excels at school, in the shop, on the run Moore puts on her fire helmet

Carrollton, Ky. — October 22, 2018 If you see Chelsea Moore, there is a good chance she is helping someone. When she is not earning Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications at the Carroll County Area Technology Center, she works as a mechanic at Herb Kinman Chevrolet and serves on the Westside Volunteer Fire Department.


“Chelsea is a hard worker, and she knows where she is going,” said interim ATC principal Ron Livingood. “She doesn’t wait around for opportunities to come her way. She understands that ‘opportunity’ and ‘work’ are the same thing, something we try to teach all of our students.”


A senior at Carroll County High School, Moore takes classes in the morning and works in the afternoon through the ATC’s co-op program. However, Moore’s work day does not end when school does.

CCHS exceeds all accountability indicators, district “growth” scores up

Carrollton, Ky. — September 27, 2018 — Carroll County High School exceeded all accountability indicators from the Kentucky Department of Education for the 2017–2018 school year. Other Carroll County School District schools exceeded KDE’s growth metrics for school accountability.


“Release of assessment data is always an exciting time. It’s a time for reflection upon our work from the previous year and an opportunity to analyze data to best determine our next steps to improving the educational experiences for all our students,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “Proficiency scores are an important indicator of student learning, and while we are surpassing the cut scores for growth across the entire district, we know we have some work to do in that area and are always seeking to improve. However, we also know that proficiency in isolation isn’t always a predictor of future success and that proficiency scores alone do not define our students nor do they celebrate their unique talents, skills, and interests, which are indicators that factor into lifelong success.”


Kentucky’s 2017–2018 accountability system measured the following indicators, according to a state release:

Students say what matters to them

School visitors required to present identification

Carrollton, Ky. — August 29, 2018 — Starting Sept. 10, in order to ensure the safety of our students, all visitors must present identification before entering a Carroll County School District school.

At the front desk of each school, identification will be scanned through the RAPTOR Technologies visitor management system.

The following forms of identification will be accepted:

  • State driver's licenses
  • State identification cards
  • Concealed handgun licenses
  • Consular identification cards
  • Green Cards
  • Active military identification
  • Passport cards (not the full passport)

If you have questions or concerns, or if you do not have one of the forms of identification listed above, please contact Mark Willhoite, Chief Operations Officer, at the Carroll County Board of Education, 502-732-7070.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students eat for free

Students eat for free in the Carroll County School District!

The district is participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. 

All district schools offer healthy meals at NO COST to students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Students are able to participate without paying a fee or submitting a household application. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Gault at 502-732-9362 or at lisa.gault@carroll.kyschools.us.

TRIAD School-Based Health Clinic Forms

The Carroll County School District is excited to announce a partnership with TRIAD for a School-Based Health Clinic, which will be located at Carroll County High School.  The clinic will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 - 11:00 a.m.

School nurses have consent forms that parents/guardians must complete before TRIAD will see students. 

The forms can also be found here: http://bit.ly/2LEAL2g

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Willhoite at the Carroll County Board of Education: 502-732-7070. 

App transition underway

Carrollton, Ky. - Aug. 20, 2018 - The Carroll County School District is in the process designing a new communication app for Android and Apple devices. 

Effective immediately, the old app is being decommissioned. 

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we look forward to unveiling our new app soon.

Back-to-School Information

See below for back-to-school information: 

Alternative Learning Center

Bus Routes

Bus Rules



Sixth-grade Jumpstart, open house postponed

Sixth-grade Jumpstart and open house activities are postponed. All events will be rescheduled.

Board restructures grade levels, changes first day of school, and approves change order to Kathryn Winn Primary renovation project

Carrollton, Ky. - July 24, 2018 - At a July 24 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education, the board made the following changes for the 2018-2019 school year:

- The board approved a $516,581.23 change order to the Kathryn Winn Primary renovation project. The school is currently undergoing a renovation to replace its roof and HVAC system. This project began last school year and is being managed by Wehr Constructors. During construction, a contractor fell through a tectum tile that comprises the roof decking for part of the building. This prompted the contractors to get a structural engineer on site. See the structural engineer's report here: http://bit.ly/2LILJo2

- The first day of school will be Sept. 4. See the revised calendar here: http://bit.ly/2OgWZcX

- With two sections of Kathryn Winn Primary unsafe for students, two grade levels will move so that construction can move forward. Second grade will move to Cartmell Elementary. Fifth grade will move to Carroll County Middle School. 

Unforeseen Winn construction problems prompt major changes for 2018-2019 school year

Carrollton, Ky. — July 20, 2018 Unforeseen structural problems under a section of Kathryn Winn’s roof are prompting changes for the 2018-2019 school year.


Kathryn Winn is currently undergoing a renovation to replace its roof and HVAC system. This project began last school year and is being managed by Wehr Constructors. The project was scheduled for completion before the Aug. 21 start of school.


During the renovation process, Wehr discovered that structural supports for a section of Kathryn Winn’s roof need to be replaced. Until those supports are replaced, students cannot be in that section of the building.


On Tuesday, July 24 there will be a special board meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Carroll County Middle School for Wehr Constructors to explain the situation and to discuss possible solutions.

Board names Osborne superintendent Danny Osborne, Superintendent of the Carroll County School District

Carrollton, Ky. — May 25, 2018 The Carroll County Board of Education named Danny Osborne superintendent of the Carroll County School District at its May 24 meeting.


Osborne comes to the district from the Kentucky Department of Education, where he has served as an education recovery leader since 2012. He has worked in several capacities during his 18 years in public education:


  • Education Recover Leader, Kentucky Department of Education: 2012 – Present
  • Director of Instructional Support Services, Owen County Schools: 2012
  • Principal, Owen County High School, Owen County Schools: 2010 – 2012
  • Principal, Virgie Middle School, Pike County Schools: 2004 – 2010
  • Special Education Teacher, Pike County Schools: 2000 – 2004
CCMS students test themselves in Duke Talent Search program CCMS Talent Search Students

Carrollton, Ky. — May 16, 2018 Seven Carroll County Middle School students participated in Duke’s Talent Search program this year. Seventh-grader Andrew Frye earned state recognition for hitting benchmark scores on an ACT exam that students took as part of the program.


The following CCMS students participated this year:


  • Richard Cayton-Wright
  • Alyssa Dermon
  • Alex Froman
  • Andrew Frye
  • Hannah Kincaid
  • Connor Mefford
  • Kaydence Smith
CCHS graduation livestream

We will livestream CCHS's graduation ceremony here (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCCSchoolsKY) June 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Nominations accepted for Employee of the Year

Carrollton, Ky. — May 15, 2018 — The Carroll County School District is accepting nominations for the Employee of the Year Awards. All employees are eligible for selection, and the awards have been separated into several job classifications.


Nomination forms can be picked up at the Carroll County Board of Education, the schools, or downloaded online.


If you have any questions, please contact Tracie Crawford at the Carroll County Board Office at 732-7070 or by email: tracie.crawford@carroll.kyschools.us


All nomination letters must be turned in to Central Office by May 24, 2018

KDE seeks input on graduation requirements

The Interim Commissioner of Education encourages "educators, parents, students, business leaders, legislators and community members to provide feedback to some basic survey questions around high school graduation requirements."

Click here to access the survey.

The Annual Meeting of the Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.


The Annual Meeting of the Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County, Inc., will be held on Monday, May 21st, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. at the offices of the Carroll County Board of Education, 813 Hawkins Street, Carrollton, for the election of directors and such other business as may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public.

s/s Jennifer Willhoite, Secretary

Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County seeks two at-large directors

Carrollton, Ky. — April 9, 2018 The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County — an independent 501(c)3 — is accepting nominations for its two open positions for at-large directors for 2018 – 2019. All directors serve as volunteers. Individuals may nominate themselves.


The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County was founded so that the community of Carroll County could have an organized, efficient way to support the Carroll County School District. In the past, the Foundation has raised funds to send children on field trips, to camps and to other educational activities. The Foundation has also provided grants to teachers.


To submit a nomination, send an email to publicrelations@carroll.kyschools.us or call 502-732-7070.


The Foundation will decide on the at-large nominations at its May meeting.

School closed on Friday, March 30 due to teacher shortage

Carrollton, Ky. — March 30, 2018 The Carroll County School District is closed today, March 30, 2018. An unusually high number of teachers called in sick, and the district does not have enough substitute teachers to operate its schools.

NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 30, 2018
There is NO SCHOOL today, March 30, 2018, due to an unusually high number of employees calling in sick.
In light of this, we do not have enough substitute teachers to operate our schools.
Have a safe and fun Spring Break!
NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Teacher Spotlight — Maggie Harper Maggie Harper

Carrollton, Ky. — March 20, 2018Maggie Harper’s choices were Cincinnati, Louisville or Carrollton. She chose Carrollton. A sixth-grade social studies teacher at Carroll County Middle School, Harper is in her second year of teaching.


“Maggie quickly became someone we rely on,” said Principal Dana Oak. “She is a great team player and a great teacher. Our students are lucky to have her.”


In Maggie Harper’s sixth-grade social studies classroom, students learn about ancient Rome, Greece, Babylon and the Flash. But not the superhero.

German American Bank donates $50,000 to FRYSC German American Bank donates $50,000 to FRYSC

Carrollton, Ky. — March 20, 2018With a combined $50,000 donation to the Carroll County School District’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs, German American Bank has changed the lives of hundreds of the county’s children. Bank executives presented the district’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs each with a $25,000 check on March 12.

CCMS students attend Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention CCMS students attend Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention

Carrollton, Ky. — March 2, 2018 Thirty-eight Carroll County Middle School students attended the Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, in early February.


Students competed as individuals, teams and clubs in a variety of disciplines:


  • Alyssa Dermon, Lilly Melton, Kylie Smith and Chloe Young (Advertising)
  • Maci Breeden, Cristian Castillo, Mallory Coghill, Madigan Coulter, Lylah Cox, Rileigh Darnold, Layne Huesman, Connor Mefford, Megan Perkinson, Anna Richter, Bailey Stewart and Trey Stucker (Arts)
  • Emily Hagan, Jackie Stephens and Loretta Young (Book Battle)
  • Bryce Hollingsworth, Julie McCollum and Averie Schaub (Language Arts)
  • Lylah Cox, Andrew Frye and Reagan Schadler (Math)
  • Jayden Cannon, Cameron Darnold, Andrew Frye and Reese Gill (Quiz Bowl)
  • Brandy Bowman and Grayson Kinman (Science)
  • Avery Gill and Jackie Stephens (Social Studies)
  • Johnica Spenneberg (Speech)
  • Khirstyn Gooch and Lauren Smith (Spotlight)
  • Cameron Darnold (T-shirt)
  • Madie Hicks (Talent)
  • Cole Brown, Aiden Aldridge, Trent Imus, Cale Leonard and Brack Cayton-Wright (Tower of Power)
School will be in session on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

School will be in session on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, Feb. 26, or Tuesday, Feb. 27
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 26, or Tuesday, February 27.
We are monitoring the flooding situation in conjunction with Carroll County Emergency Management, and we will send additional updates later in the week.
District on normal schedule at this time

In conjunction with Carroll County Emergency Management and Carrollton Police, we have been monitoring the weather situation in the county.

At this time, we will remain on our normal schedule today, Feb. 23, 2018. 

Afternoon bus routes may take longer than normal. 

If you would like to sign your child out early due to individual situations, those absences will be excused. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Carroll County Board of Education at 502-732-7070. 

CCMS, CCHS students enact safety drills

Carrollton, Ky. — February 21, 2018 Carroll County Middle School and Carroll County High School students enacted safety drills today to practice for an emergency situation.


These drills were held in conjunction with the Carrollton Police Department.


“We do these drills regularly so that our students understand what to do in an emergency,” said Doug Oak, Assistant Superintendent for the Carroll County School District. “We understand that everyone is concerned about recent events in our state and in our nation. We take student safety seriously, and we are doing everything that we can to increase preparedness. We appreciate the help and guidance we received from the Carrollton Police Department today for these safety drills.”


The district regularly assesses the physical security of its schools and facilities.


This year, the district also added a school resource officer. 


“In addition to what we are doing to ensure that students are safe, we also need help from parents and others in the community,” Oak said. “One of our primary goals is to keep parents informed about what is happening in our schools. To help us do that, please avoid spreading rumors on social media. If you have a question, please call one of our schools or the Carroll County Board of Education.”


The district also releases information on its website (carroll.kyschools.us) and Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarrollSchoolsK).

Kindergarten Registration: March 15

Will your child be five years old by August 1, 2018?

If so, then you need to come to Kathryn Winn Primary to register your child for kindergarten to ensure his/her place in a kindergarten class for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Spanish Version

There will be NO SCHOOL TODAY, Feb. 12, 2018.
NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

Ceremony for new inductees to the Wall of Fame has been postponed

Tonight's ceremony for new inductees to the Wall of Fame has been postponed until Feb. 15.

Tonight's games are also cancelled.

On Feb. 15, the start time for the Wall of Fame reception will be at 6:00 p.m.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

District seeking feedback on draft calendar

Please click here to see the draft of our 2018-2019 school calendar.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Melissa.Hann@Carroll.Kyschools.Us by Feb. 7, 2018.


Nominate someone for the Distinguished Alumni project

Update: We have had a fantastic response with dozens of nominees! We will be closing the window for nominations at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

We in the Carroll County School District are proud of our alumni, which is why we launched a project to highlight distinguished graduates of our school district. Distinguished Alumni have a framed poster on the walls of each school to inspire current students to do great things with their lives. 

This year, we would like to add three more alumni to this project. You can see our current Distinguished Alumni here: ccpantheralumni.com

Click here for nomination instructions.

Two CCHS students taken into custody for threatening social media message

Carrollton, Ky. — January 25, 2018 Two Carroll County High School students were taken into custody at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 25 for making a threatening remark on social media.


Other CCHS students reported the remark to school administrators, who notified law enforcement, including the Carroll County School District’s school resource officer, Tim Gividen.


“We have to take all threats seriously,” said director of pupil personnel Mark Willhoite. “Parents, please have conversations with your children about this. If we see a threatening post or comment, we will take action to ensure the safety of our students.”


The students cooperated with law enforcement and school officials.

District email down through Jan. 29

Starting at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 25, Carroll County School District employees will not have access to email.

This email outage may last through Monday, Jan. 29.

If you need immediate assistance or information, please call one of the phone numbers below:

  • Carroll County Board of Education: 502-732-7070
  • Kathryn Winn Primary: 502-732-7090
  • Cartmell Elementary: 502-732-7085
  • Carroll County Middle School: 502-732-7080
  • Carroll County High School: 502-732-7075
Two juveniles apprehended near Cartmell Elementary

Carrollton, Ky. — January 23, 2018 Two juveniles who are not Carroll County School District students were apprehended by law enforcement near Cartmell Elementary at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Jan. 23.


The juveniles were apprehended off of Carroll County School District property.


Officer Tim Gividen, the district’s school resource officer, conferred with district administrators, who determined that a lockdown was not necessary.


“No Carroll County School District students were in danger,” Gividen said. “I spoke with the principals of Cartmell, the high school, and the Area Technology Center to make them aware of the situation and to explain why law enforcement was in the area.”

2-Hour Delay, Thursday, Jan. 18

There will be a two-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
Short Survey for New Superintendent Characteristics

The link below will take you to a short survey that was created by the Carroll County Board of Education.


The board would like your input on some topics related to the hiring of a new superintendent.


The survey will be open until 3:30 p.m. on January 17, 2018.



School in session Feb. 19

There will be school Feb. 19, 2018 due to the Jan. 8 cancellation.

There is NO SCHOOL today, Jan. 8, 2018.

There is NO SCHOOL today, Jan. 8, 2018.

New Immunization Requirements

Parents and Guardians,


Please see the attached documents from our State Department of Public Education and Cabinet for Health and Family Services, informing us of NEW immunization requirements effective on July 1, 2018.


All students must be in compliance with these NEW immunization requirements.


We are encouraging you to begin the process of determining IF your child needs these vaccines now because it is recommended that there be 6 months between the first and second doses.


Therefore, PLEASE DO NOT postpone this process until summer for that reason.


School health nurses are compiling a list of students who already meet these NEW immunization requirements.


If you have any questions, please call any of the nurses at the following numbers during school hours:


  • Kathryn Winn Primary: Katrina Lipe, LPN — 732-7090
  • Cartmell Elementary: Sherry Stamper, RN — 732-7085
  • Carroll County Middle School: Lindsay Noble, LPN — 732-7080
  • Carroll County High School: Catherine Towles, LPN — 732-7075

Click here for forms and additional information.

Board seeks Superintendent applicants

The Carroll County Board of Education invites exceptional candidates with a background in serving a diverse population and possessing discerning leadership capabilities to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

Apply here.

Public Forum on Grade Restructuring

Please join us Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium for a public forum on potential grade restructuring.

District administrators and school principals will be available to answer questions and to gather input from the public.

Proposed changes in the future involve the following:

  • Moving second grade from Kathryn Winn Primary to Cartmell Elementary.
  • Moving fifth grade from Cartmell Elementary to Carroll County Middle School.
  • Converting several classrooms at Kathryn Winn Primary into Head Start classrooms in order to provide all-day services to some children in that program.

Please contact Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak with any questions or concerns:



District ELECTION for minority parent representative for superintendent screening committee

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Carroll County School District is seeking a minority parent representative for the 2017-2018 superintendent screening committee.

The screening committee has the following responsibilities:

  • Screen all candidates
  • Check background and references of candidates
  • Adhere to the Board’s directions regarding the security of applicant files and confidentiality of applicant information
  • Report screening committee recommendations to the Carroll County Board of Education on the date and in the manner prescribed by the Board

How to vote:

  • Ballots are located at each school site. Voting will be open until Wednesday, December 20th at 4:00 p.m. If you have questions, please contact your child's school or the Carroll County Board of Education at 502-732-7070.
District seeking nominations for minority parent representative for superintendent screening committee

Click here for the nomination form and instructions.

New CCHS Dismissal Procedure

Starting Monday, December 4, there will be a new dismissal procedure for Carroll County High School to improve the safety for our students. Please follow the procedures below:


  • All students who do not ride a bus home will exit through the gym doors and go to the CCHS parking lot at 2:45 p.m.
  • Students who ride a bus home will be released at 2:50 p.m.
  • There will be no pick up of CCHS students between the high school and Cartmell or in Cartmell’s parking lot.


If you have questions or concerns please contact CCHS at 502-732-7075.

Parent Communications Survey

This message is to confirm that we are emailing out surveys to parents on our email distribution lists.

Teacher Spotlight — Mackenzie Wright Mackenzie Wright

Carrollton, Ky. — Nov. 22, 2017 — Last week, students in Mackenzie Wright’s animal science class were learning about cows, but not from a textbook.


“Hands-on learning is important,” Wright said. “Dustin Ogburn brought one of his cows to the high school’s campus, so we had him bring it in the classroom.”

Communications procedure for school cancellation

If a school day is cancelled this year, we will communicate that cancellation through the following outlets:

Phone (One Call Now)

All parents and guardians whose phone number is in the Infinite Campus system will receive a phone call through the One Call Now system.

Television Stations

  • Channel 2: Insight
  • 84 WHAS & WHAS11
  • Wave3
  • WCPO
  • Local 12
  • Springmyer Communications
  • WDRB Fox41
  • 32 WLKY

Radio Stations

  • WIKI
  • Froggy K95.9
  • WORX 96.7



Teacher Spotlight — Samantha Abercrombie Samantha Abercrombie — Cartmell Elementary teacher

Carrollton, Ky. — Oct. 16, 2017 — Samantha Abercrombie’s resume has Cartmell Elementary written all over it.


  • Cartmell Elementary co-op: 2004 – 2005
  • Cartmell Elementary instructional assistant: 2005 – 2012
  • Cartmell Elementary student teacher: 2012
  • Cartmell Elementary classroom teacher: 2012 – 2017


Though she has only been teaching for five years, she has been in the school longer than most.  


“I always wanted to teach at Cartmell,” Abercrombie said. “I never questioned it, and I still don’t question it. I love what I do each day. My job is to help students learn. There is something special about that.”

Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County seeks two community at-large directors

The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County Inc. — an independent 501(c)3 — is accepting nominations for two community at-large Directors for the Foundation’s Board.

See the complete release.

Shorter bus routes on the way Carroll County School District bus
Shorter bus routes are on the way to the Carroll County School District!
We will release more details in the coming weeks!
Teacher Spotlight — Michelle Hawkins Teacher Spotlight — Michelle Hawkins

Carrollton, Ky. — September 18, 2017 — At the center of Carroll County Middle School, where the original building meets the new addition, sits Michelle Hawkins’s Project Lead the Way classroom.

From the hallway, anyone can see inside, through a row of chest-high windows or through the classroom’s sliding glass doors.

When students are not in the room, it looks like a workshop in a high-end manufacturing facility. Stools sit by sturdy worktables, complete with industrial power supplies hanging from the ceiling.

When students are in the room, it looks even more like a workshop in a high-end manufacturing facility — think safety goggles, schematic drawings and machine prototypes.

“One thing I never hear is ‘When are we going to use this?’” Hawkins said.


Carroll County FFA to send supplies to Texas FFA president requests supplies for hurricane relief

FFA president Justin Tuttle is heading to Texas this Friday to bring supplies to Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The following items are needed:

- batteries
- flashlights
- oil for chainsaws
- gardening tools
- gas cans

Please bring supplies to Carroll County High School by the end of the day on Thursday, September 7.

For more information, contact Mackenzie Wright at 502-732-7075.

German American Bank donates $5,000 to CCSD Youth Services Center Tracey Reynolds (center-right) accepts a $5,000 donation from German American Bank on behalf of the Carroll County School District’s Youth Services Center program.

Carrollton, Ky. — August 23, 2017The Carrollton branch of German American Bank donated $5,000 to the Carroll County School District’s Youth Services Center program.


By providing school supplies and other resources to students in need, YSC removes barriers to learning at the high school and middle school levels. YSC’s counterpart, Family Resources, does the same at the elementary level.


“We help in any way that we can,” said YSC director Tracey Reynolds. “If a kid needs shoes, we find them. If someone needs glasses, we make that happen. But all of this takes money, and our budget has been slashed at the state level in recent years. This donation from German American Bank will do a lot of good for our students.”


With headquarters in Jasper, Indiana, German American Bank has 50 offices in 20 counties in the region.  


“This is a way for us to give back to the Carroll County community,” said Veronica Chitwood, branch manager of the Carrollton German American branch bank. “We know that there is a lot of need here, so we are happy to help in any way that we can.”


The branch opened as River Valley Financial Bank in March of 2004. In March of 2016, it merged with German American Bank.

A message from Dr. Livingood about the Aug. 21 eclipse

In the Carroll County School District, we want to embrace Monday’s solar eclipse as a learning opportunity for our students. However, we understand that there are safety concerns, so we have taken steps to ensure that our students can view the eclipse under our supervision and with proper safety equipment:

  • We have secured eclipse glasses for all of our students from a NASA-approved vendor.
  • We have extended the school day on Monday by 30 minutes.
  • For students to view the eclipse, their parents or guardians must sign and return a permission form before the eclipse begins.
  • We respect the right of parents and guardians to prevent their children from directly viewing the eclipse. However, for students who must remain indoors during the eclipse, we will be streaming the eclipse live so that they can view it via our projection equipment.

We expect that our students will have a safe and memorable learning experience during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Dr. Ron Livingood

Interim Superintendent

Carroll County School District

* Eclipse viewing information from the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the American Astronomical Society.


Kentucky Lt. Gov. to visit CCHS, promote entrepreneurship Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

Carrollton, Ky. – August 15, 2017Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will speak to Carroll County High School students on August 23 about entrepreneurship and the 2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). Hampton will be at CCHS from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for our students,” said CCHS principal Tom Stephens. “Entrepreneurship represents a lot of the qualities that we want our students to have, and we hope to have several students participate in the 2018 LGEC.”

School day extended due to solar eclipse

The school day will be extended by 30 minutes on Aug. 21 due to the solar eclipse.

Schools will release at the following times:

  • Richard B. Cartmell Elementary – 3:15 p.m.
  • Carroll County High School – 3:25 p.m.
  • Kathryn Winn Primary – 3:30 p.m.
  • Carroll County Middle School – 3:35 p.m.

Eclipse Permission Form

The district will provide students with eclipse glasses purchased from a NASA-approved vendor.

For more information, contact the Carroll County Board of Education at 502-732-7070.

Back-to-School Information

Back-to-school information is posted here.

Livingood begins tenure as interim Carroll superintendent RonlIvingood Grant

Carrollton, Ky. — July 17, 2017 — On July 12, Ronald G. Livingood, Ed.D., began his one-year tenure as interim superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

“As an administrator, it is my responsibility to see that teachers have what they need to meet the needs of their students,” Livingood said. “Everything that we do needs to make a difference for students in the classroom. [...]”


CCCDC achieves five-star status

Carrollton, KY — May 18, 2017 — The Carroll County Child Development Center has earned the state’s highest rating for a Head Start / public preschool facility. The Kentucky All STARS program rates early childhood facilities on a scale from one star to five stars. The CCCDC’s new five-star rating shows that it is among the best in the state.

“I am very proud of the work that we have done at the CCCDC,” said Leah Spencer, the center’s coordinator. “That five-star rating is confirmation that we are providing the best education to the students in our center. This takes teamwork and constant dedication to improvement. I am happy to say that our center is among the best.”

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!

Proud of our CCCDC!



Check out all of the great things happening at our Carroll County Child Development Center!

If you want to help us help these great kids, join our team!

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. 


CCHS students wrap up a year of financial literacy

Carrollton, KY — April 25, 2016 — While April is National Financial Literacy Month, Carroll County High School Students in Lynn Eaglin’s financial literacy class have spent a whole year on the topic. Combining personal and business financial topics, Eaglin’s students are completing a year of study that will impact every area of their lives.
For the personal finance portion of the class, students are using Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum, which is modeled on Ramsey’s “Seven Baby Steps.” The curriculum is a blend of online content, videos, and teacher-led instruction. All CCHS students can access the curriculum anywhere they have a computer and an Internet connection via the CCS Links website (web.carroll.kyschools.us) after using their login credentials for the Online Textbooks tab.

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.

Bennett and Yocum recognized in first phase of Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards

Oct. 29, 2015 — Natalie Bennett and Elliann Yocum of Carroll County High School were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Award, which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Bennett and Yocum will move on for consideration in the next stage of the program, where either could be named a State Finalist.

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:

Educational ICU emphasizes accountability

Carrollton, KY — Sept. 10, 2015 — Thanks to grants from the Kentucky Department of Education and Ohio Valley United Charities, the Carroll County School District has a new educational Intensive Care Unit that is having a big impact on student learning. Assignments are being turned in on time, and parents are being given minute-by-minute updates on students’ work completion.

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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. 


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.

Notice of Vacant Carroll County Board of Education Seat

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

Word Document


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 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.

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.  

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!


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!

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


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.

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.




Employee of the Year

Click here for an Employee of the Year Nomination Form.

The forms must be submitted by May 16, 2014.

2014-2015 School Calendar

Click here for the 2014-2015 school calendar.

CCMS Gym Celebration Video

The video for the CCMS Gym Celebration, "Honoring the Old - Celebrating the New," is online.  


Check it out!

Thursday's Board of Education Meeting

The next school board meeting is scheduled for March 27, 2014, at the Carroll County Middle School Media Center.


The board meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m.


There will be a ground breaking ceremony at 4:00 p.m. for the CCMS renovation project.  After the board meeting, there will be an informal ceremony “Honoring the Old, Celebrating the New” at the Carroll County Middle School that will highlight the school with pictures and videos in the Carroll County Middle School Gym.  


The celebration will last from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Today's School Board Meeting Rescheduled

Today's school board meeting has been rescheduled for 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, March 4.

School Day Extended

Starting Monday, March 3, the school day will be extended by five minutes.  This time is being added in order to make up for delays and early releases. 


This five-minute extension will last until the end of this school year.  Please plan accordingly.

College and Career Ready Seminar for Parents

Ms. Rachel Mefford, the district's College and Career Readiness Counselor, will be giving a presentation for parents and guardians on March 26 following scheduling conferences at CCHS.


Free pizza will be available.


All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the event on March 26 at 6:30 p.m.


All schools will be dismissing early today, Feb. 14, due to inclement weather.  The times for release for each school are as follows:

12:10 - Cartmell Elementary

12:20 - Carroll County High School

12:35 Carroll County Middle School

12:40 Kathryn Winn Primary



Carroll County schools will dismiss one hour early today, February 4, 2014.

School Smiles Forms

Click here for School Smiles forms.

Carroll County Training Consortium Scholarship

The 2014 Carroll County Training Consortium scholarship is now accepting applications.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 14, 2014.


These full-tuition scholarships are available to students from Carroll and surrounding counties.


See your guidance counselor for more information, or contact Lisa Stethen at 502-732-4846.

The Link is Out!

The newest edition of The Link is out!  Click here for the electronic version.

Dental Week - Feb. 24 - Feb. 28

In-school dental cleanings and procedures will be available in all Carroll County schools Feb. 24 - Feb. 28.  Click here for more information.

Amended Calendar

Click here or above for the amended 2013-2014 calendar.

Class A Tournament Rescheduled for Jan. 24 at 4:00

Thursday's Class A tournament has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 24.

2014 School Board Meeting Dates
February 17, 2014 - School will be in session.

School will be in session on February 17, 2014, in the Carroll County School District as a snow make-up day.

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs is accepting applications through January 31, 2014.  Click here to apply!

The Line Leader Archive is Online!

Archived editions of The Line Leader are online!  Click for more!

My Desk to Yours

Check out the latest edition of Dr. James's My Desk to Yours!

Canned Food Drive a Huge Success!

The Carroll County School District collected more than 15,000 canned food items for this year's Scouting for Food event!  This is a new district record!

Food Drive Starts Monday, Nov. 18

In conjunction with Scouting for Food, the Carroll County School District will be holding its annual canned food drive Nov. 18 through Nov. 22.  All items go to the Carroll County Ministerial Association’s food pantry that is located at St. John’s Catholic Church and count as part of the Scouting for Food initiative.  


My Desk to Yours - November Edition
Carroll County Brings Home Four Communication Awards

Led by Jeff Fremin, the Carroll County School District brought home four awards for exceptional communication initiatives from the annual KYSPRA Oasis Awards.

The district received a Distinguished rating in the Brochures category and Proficient ratings in Academic Achievement Promotions, Special Events, and Videos.  


Dow Corning Donates $10,000 to CCHS Robotics
The Dow Corning Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the CCHS Robotics Team!  The robotics team is in operation because of generous sponsors like Dow Corning.  


Dow Corning has been a key sponsor for the team over the years, offering not only funds but also engineering and technical guidance.  

My School Bucks
Parents can now make deposits to student lunch money accounts with a credit or debit card.


  • Parents/Guardians sign up at My School Bucks.  See the link in the upper right of this page.
  • Add students with their name and birthday/student identification number.
  • Add money with a credit or debit card.  There is a $2.00 fee each time money is added to a student's account.
  • The money is automatically credited to the student's school lunch account.

Read more....

Newest Edition of The Link is Out!
The newest edition of The Link is out!  Check out the online version here!

The Link - Volume 12.1

Carroll County helps kick off one of nation’s largest Race to the Top projects Two people shaking hands

Carrollton, KY (August 26, 2013) – It isn’t “back to school” as usual this year for 22 Kentucky school districts, including Carroll County.  The nation has made a $41 million investment in the districts as a whole, and they are getting ready to prove what they can achieve.


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday joined representatives of the 22 school districts today to kick off their collaborative effort titled kid-FRIENDLy (Kids Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged, and Determined to Learn). Kid-FRIENDLy won one of the two largest U.S. Department of Education District-Race to the Top (RTT-D) grants totaling just over $41 million.


Kid-FRIENDLy’s grant is the only RTT-D grant to go to rural schools.  More than half of the 59,000+ students that the grant will reach live in rural, impoverished areas and one-third demonstrate risk for academic failure.


Governor Beshear said, “This grant gives Kentucky an opportunity to be an incubator of innovation that will make a dramatic difference in the lives of Kentucky children.”


Cartmell’s Junior Historians Shine at State Convention KJHS

Cartmell students in the school’s chapter of the Kentucky Junior Historical Society earned several top honors at the 2013 state convention and Kentucky History Day at the University of Louisville on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.  The club won the youth division “History Bowl” competition; placed first, second, and third on the history test; and earned first in group documentary category.

CCHS Ranks as One of Nation's Most Challenging High Schools Carroll County Schools Panther Mascot

Carroll County High School has been placed on the Washington Post list of Most Challenging High Schools for having one of the highest ratios of AP tests given per number of graduates in 2012. Every school with a ratio of more than one AP test per graduate was placed on a national list. Carroll County High School is number 12 in Kentucky with a ratio of 1.3 to 1.

Carroll 2nd in National Digital School Districts Survey DSCS 2012

The Carroll County School District has been ranked among the top school districts nationally in the 2012 Digital School Districts Survey. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced April 13 at its conference in San Diego that the Carroll County School District has received second place in the nation in the Small Student Population Category (fewer than 3,000 students). The district ranked 5th in the 2011 survey.

Winn Hosts “Week of Future Dreams” to Encourage Career Exploration Winn CCR

As students enter the lobby of Katherine Winn Primary School, a quotation, painted in bold letters, stares down from the walls of the recessed ceiling: “The Road to College Begins Here.” The students start out each day circled around the edges of the gymnasium and engage in a call and response chant led by their principal Gerda Wise.  After asking each grade when they are “going to college to get more knowledge,” the students shout out in unison the year they are scheduled to graduate from high school.

Cartmell Champion Block Hits the “Sweet Spot” of Learning Champion Block

The best hits in baseball come when the ball connects with the “sweet spot” of the bat, the part of the barrel about six and half inches from the end, that maximizes the force of the swing. Doug Oak, principal of Cartmell Elementary School and former baseball player at Cumberland College, compares the school’s new “Personalized Learning Time,” or PLT, to hitting the “sweet spot of learning.”

Schools Collaborate to Plan College & Career Readiness activities Three people sitting at a table in the library

Operation Preparation, a state-wide program promoting college and career readiness among middle and high school students, has expanded from one week in 2012 to the entire month of March this year. Every student in eighth and 10th grade will meet face-to-face with a trained volunteer about a possible career area the student has identified in his or her Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

Alternative School Prepares Students for Reality ALC Reality Store

Before coming out of retirement in 2004 to teach at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center, Ed Nelson, the school's current principal, taught agriculture classes at Carroll County High School for 28 years. Referring to himself as “an old vocational teacher at heart,” Nelson says that preparing students as citizens and employees has always been important to him as an educator.

“We’re big on careers here,” said Nelson, referring to the ALC, which provides a structured environment for students needing alternative placement. “We always say, ‘Every student is a potential employee’.”

Snow Day snow flake

Carroll County Schools are closed, Wednesday, March 6, due to slick and hazardous road conditions resulting from snow and ice.

8th Annual Dr. Seuss Bash To Be Held March 2 Dr Seuss 12

Literacy Fair to Feature Family Time Entertainment’s “Numbers and Colors and Magic, Oh My!” at 11:00 a.m.

        The Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash returns to Kathryn Winn Primary this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The eighth annual community literacy fair will be held in the school gymnasium, cafeteria, and library/media center on the actual birthday of the beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, who was born 109 year ago on March 2.


Carroll School Leaders Participate in UK Innovation Program P20 @ UK

Representatives from the Carroll County School District attended a February 8 press conference in Frankfort where University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced that the National Center for Innovation in Education is being established at the UK College of Education.  The center has funding from two of the country's leading foundations -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Carroll County Schools on 2 Hour Delay Friday, February 22 Snow

Carroll County Schools will be on a 2 Hour Delay Friday, February 22, due to slick and hazardous road condition resulting from sleet and ice. School will start 2 hours later than normal.  Dismissal will occur at the regular time.

Carroll Schools Participate in Digital Learning Day Digital Learning Day

Students and teachers in Carroll County Schools participated in the second annual Digital Learning Day on February 6, 2013.   The event “shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country,” (www.digitallearningday.org). During the day, a variety of technology tools and techniques were used to enhance student learning.

District Partners with Researchers to Promote Reading Lindamood Bell Training

Learning to read is like learning to walk or ride a bicycle. Completing those tasks is a challenge at first, but, eventually, children learn to accomplish them without thinking. They become as easy to perform as breathing. Some people, however, continue to struggle into adulthood with reading. These challenges often result from an underlying deficiency in one of the many processes necessary to reading and comprehending.

Carroll County school board members honored in January CCS Logo
The students, faculty, staff and administrators of the Carroll County School District are saluting this community’s elected education leaders during January in Kentucky’s 18th annual observation of School Board Recognition Month.
Reading 20 Minutes a Night Is a Great Family Investment Rocking Reader
In January, people often resolve to improve their lives by getting in shape, saving money, or going back to school. Many people set goals to help their children do better in school.  The Carroll County School District would like to suggest that a great resolution for everyone is to invest 20 minutes every night to read.  Turn off the screens, sit down with your children, and read together.
Carroll to Participate in $40 Million Race to the Top Grant Program Child playing with blocks
The Carroll County School District is among 22 Kentucky school districts and two regional educational cooperatives to share in a $40 million Race to the Top (RTT) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The consortium, led by the Green River Region Educational Cooperative (GRREC) and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), was one of only 16 grant recipients of 372 submitted nationally to receive the award, which was announced on December 11.
Schools Showcasing the Arts before Christmas Break Rock Fish
Throughout the school year, students in the Carroll County School District have worked hard learning about, creating, and performing the arts. Now they are getting a chance to share that art work, music, dance, and drama with a wider audience in the schools’ showcases.
Carroll County Students Learn Citizenship through Food Drive Food Drive Maintenance
November has been an active month of learning about citizenship for students in the Carroll County School District. From the Presidential Election to Veteran’s Day to Scouting for Food, students have learned first-hand what citizens must do to live in a civil society. Throughout November, students learned about democracy, honored those who keep our country safe, and have helped fellow Carroll County citizens who need a helping hand during the holidays.
Carroll Schools Focus on STEAM Activities STEAM Day @ Winn
Students at Cartmell Elementary School created squirrel houses while some students at Carroll County Middle School built scale models of hurricane shelters. High school students conducted video conferences with local business leaders or face-to-face interviews with personnel from local industries. Students at Kathryn Winn Primary School visited seven different stations throughout the day for hands-on learning.
Cartmell Receives ENERGY STAR® Rating EnergyStar Award
Energy Efficiency of Renovated 49-Year-Old Building in Top 12% Nationally
Carroll County Schools to Close Friday, November 2 Carroll County Schools logo
The Carroll County School District suffered a great loss on Monday, October 29, that has deeply saddened not only our school family, but also the entire Carroll County area. 
Head Start and Early Head Start Classes Cancelled October 30 CCS Logo
Due to a bus accident involving students enrolled at the Carroll County Child Development Center, the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs will not be in session today, October 30.
Tragic Bus Accident Involves Carroll County Students
The following statement is from Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District.


 A tragic bus accident has occurred involving children enrolled in the Carroll County School District.  The accident is still under investigation by local police authorities and school district personnel. At present, we are most concerned about the children involved and their families.  Counselors and administrators have been present at area hospitals with families of some of the children involved in the accident.  The school district will have counselors available tomorrow at all of the district schools.

Wise Featured Leader in "Kentucky Teacher" Gerda Wise
Every morning in the Kathryn Winn Elementary School (Carroll County) gymnasium, Principal Gerda Wise leads students in a college chant before they leave for their classrooms.

“Hey, first grade. When are you going to college?” Winn asks.

“We are going to college to get some knowledge in 2024,” students reply.

Wise repeats the college chant for remaining grades, and each answers with the year of their high school graduating class.

“I was a first person in my family to go to college,” said Wise, who has been Winn Elementary’s principal for three years and is Kentucky Teacher’s October Leader of the Month. “My parents told me from the time I was little on that I could go to college. It was that belief in me that made me who I am.”

CCHS Students Solve Real Life Problems in Leadership Class CCHS Leadership Class
Students in Lynn Eaglin’s Leadership class are seeking real solutions to real problems at Carroll County High School. These students who have already met their college and career readiness benchmarks on the ACT are now applying 21st century learning skills to tackle some real challenges from increasing school spirit to reducing the drop-out rate.
Schools and Volunteers Both Benefit from Watch DOGS Program Watch DOGS
“What are you doing here?” said a kindergarten student at Kathryn Winn Primary, to Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh, as he sat at her lunch table, opening up a packet of ketchup.
“Well, I’m here to help out today, just to hang out, and be your buddy,” said Marsh, wearing his “Watch D.O.G.S.” t-shirt.
                The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering, in which fathers and father figures volunteer at least one full day at their child’s school to provide positive male role models for students and to demonstrate by their presence that education is important. 

Homecoming Has Something for Everyone Mud Tug
Nadena MaHoney, transportation director of the Carroll County School District, stood ankle deep in mud and grimaced just before she plopped down in the goopy pit with nine other bus drivers lined up together, all bursting in laughter. “The Haulers,” the team name of the bus drivers, were sitting in mud and digging their heels in to prepare for their first challenger in The Mud Tug, a tug-o-war in which the competitors are seated. The drivers, teachers, and students who participated all got dirty for a good cause.
Schools’ “PEEL” Groups are Breaking Down Barriers to Learning District Logo
“When students miss school, it affects their grades, and when their grades fall, it affects their behavior,” said Larry Curell, chief operations officer and director of pupil personnel for Carroll County Schools. “Eventually, we have students at risk of dropping out of school unless something is done to intervene.”
Curell and Providing Enhancements to Elevate Learning (PEEL) groups are taking every step possible to provide those interventions. The PEEL groups review student records on Thursdays to make sure that students are staying on track to achieve college, career, and citizenship readiness when they graduate from Carroll County High School.
It's Starting to Add Up Ms. Chatham in Kentucky Teacher
Cartmell 4th Grade Teacher Christa Chatham Featured in Kentucky Teacher
Every Teacher is a "STEM" Teacher at Winn Primary Collecting data from solar ovens made in Engineering is Elementary class
At Kathryn Winn Primary School, every teacher is a STEM teacher. Principal Gerda Wise said that her teachers are trying a new approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, referred to as "STEM." Every teacher has developed an engaging lesson on a particular concept in the STEM curriculum, and on certain “STEM Days” students will rotate through several teachers’ classrooms to participate in a variety of lessons in their grade.
New Cartmell Programs Teach Design Engineering Principles Cartmell Robotics
Students at Cartmell Elementary are learning to think like designers and engineers. As part of two new enrichment classes, Engineering is Elementary® and LEGO® Robotics, students solve real-life challenges using basic engineering design principles.
Full STEAM Ahead CCMS PLTW students construct tower
New Engineering programs begin as part of Carroll County Schools' Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Plan
Schools Celebrate Learning with Fun High school students playing a team bonding exercise
With fewer than two weeks remaining before the regular school year ends, students in the Carroll County School District are busy with end-of-the-year assessments. However, before students and teachers began the serious work, they prepared for the big week with a little fun.
Carroll County High School Ranked Among Best High Schools Carroll County High School ranked among Best High Schools
     U.S. News and World Report magazine recognized Carroll County High School as one of the nation’s best high schools in its fourth annual ranking of public high schools throughout the United States. The magazine named Carroll County High School a Bronze Medal School, using comparative data from nearly 22,000 public high schools.
Carroll County Schools 5th in National Digital School Districts Survey Group of five people receiving an award
The Carroll County School District has received a "Top-Ten Ranking in the 2011 Digital School District Survey."
Winn's Green Team Helping to Build a Sustainable Future Two women with three kids in the cafeteria
Gail Becraft, science teacher at Kathryn Winn primary, is turning trash into treasure with the help of her Green Team, which includes 40,000 red wiggler earth worms.
CCHS Students to Tour New York City for Senior Trip Class of 2012 on Senior trip to New York
Thirty-seven Carroll County High School seniors and seven chaperones are heading to the Big Apple on Wednesday night for a three-day tour of one of the world largest cities. The annual senior trip to New York, New York, was moved up to March from previous trips, which have usually occurred in May, just after the Academic Banquet.
CCMS Celebrates “Operation Preparation” with a Variety of Speakers and Activities Woman talks to a student during "Operation Preparation" at CCMS
Students at Carroll County Middle School will glimpse the future when they participate in Operation Preparation activities March 12-16 as they learn firsthand about careers they are interested in from people who currently work in those careers.
7th Annual “Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash” People dressed as characters from children's stories
The Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash returns to Kathryn Winn Primary for the seventh annual community literacy fair.  The event will be held in the school gymnasium, caferteria, and library/media center on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. until 1:00p.m.
Cartmell Students Helping to Support Local Pet-Adoption Efforts Person counting items donated
The students at Cartmell Elementary School collected more than 3000 non-perishable food items last November to feed hungry families in Carroll County.
School Programs Attracting Statewide Attention Two students showcasing a MacBook laptop
The Carroll County School District is being recognized throughout the Commonwealth for its effective board of education and its innovative technology and early childhood programs.
Winn Students Become Math Wizards Two students working on the computer
Outside the cafeteria at Kathryn Winn primary School, a couple of first grade students gather around a poster of a pointed wizard's cap hanging on the wall.
“Operation Preparation” Seeks Community Volunteers to Advise Students on Career Options Dr. James and Terry Holliday talking
With one guidance counselor serving 530 students at Carroll County High School, it took Sheree Richter five weeks this past fall to meet face-to-face with every senior for twenty minutes.
Carroll County School District Observes January School Board Recognition Month Jones and Kindoll sitting at a board meeting
Like the students in the Carroll County School District, the members of its board of education must do their homework. This means sifting through complicated test data and financial reports while keeping abreast of the latest requirements handed down from state and federal governments, to name just a few “subjects.”
CCMS Recognized for Work with Louisville Writing Project Person giving certificate to another person
Carroll County Middle School and its principal, Dana Oak, were recognized as Outstanding Collaborative Partners for the second year in a row by the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education.
Family Ties and Youth Service Programs Need Parents to Fill Out Surveys People dressed as characters from children's stories
“It’s hard for students to focus on school when they have struggles going on at home,” said Robin Huesman, coordinator of the Family Ties Resource Center, which serves children from birth through fifth grade.
Applying Early to College Pays Off for CCHS Seniors Woman holding a camera
Before she had even started her senior year of high school, Danielle Wheeler was focused on her freshman year of college. Wheeler visited eight colleges this past summer, narrowed the list to four or five, and pared it down even more after a second visit.   In August, Wheeler applied to Berea College and Morehead State University. Accepted to both schools, Wheeler is among 25 other Carroll County High School seniors so far who have already gotten in to college.
ALC's "Come Back Kids" One of a Kind in the State students playing the drums
Lisa James has been working to improve opportunities for students to participate in the arts since she became superintendent of the Carroll County School District in 2008, so when Jeff Root, former band director at Carroll County High School, decided to come out of retirement to accept a job at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center this fall, James asked Root if he would be interested in starting a music ensemble at his new school.
Dream of Child Development Center Finally Becomes Reality Person helping a child build with Legos
Carroll County’s early childhood program reached another major milestone on Monday, October 10, when three- and four-year-old children began Head Start classes at the new Carroll County Child Development Center, located on the campus of Kathryn Winn Primary School.
Accountability Data Two students performing a science experiment
When Senate Bill 1 of 2009 eliminated the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS), school districts began working with the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky School Board to develop a new system of school accountability
Community Food Drive Person eating a worm
“Mr. Oak WILL eat worms,” said one student at Cartmell Elementary School to a classmate when discussing how they planned to bring in extra items for the school’s non-perishable food drive. “We’re going to the store tonight.”
Character Counts at Carroll County Middle School Clipart of a globe surrounded by people
Carroll County Middle School students commemorated the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks by focusing on the courage of those who sacrificed their own lives to save others.
Local Sculpture Introduces Cartmell Students to Careers in the Arts Woman helps student with an art sculpture
Stove carver Albert Nelson was first exposed to his current profession as a Cub Scout, carving neckerchief slides, when he was eight years old.
Carroll County Chinese Program Begins Third Year Teacher teaching Chinese
Walking down the halls of Cartmell Elementary School or Kathryn Winn Primary School, one might hear two students greet each other with “nihao,” which means “hello” in Chinese.
R U Ready? Trifold board, 2021 Vision, "R U Ready?"
Students on the first day of school in the Carroll County School District were greeted by staff members who wore white t-shirts with a question written on back:  “R U Ready?”
Apple Laptops for Juniors and Seniors Juniors and Seniors getting their Apple laptop
The Digital Divide is closing in Carroll County. Juniors and seniors at Carroll County High School were issued a new Apple MacBook computer on Saturday, July 30. 
James Selected as KMEA 5th District Administrator of the Year Lisa James, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools
Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District, has been selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) 5th District Superintendent of the Year. James is being recognized for her efforts to increase student participation in the arts since 2008 when she became superintendent.
The Arts: Putting an A in STEM Middle school band playing their instrument
Responding to a demand for more high tech workers, educators across the country are placing greater emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, often referred to by the acronym STEM.
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.

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