Carrollton, KY – June 1, 2016 – Starting 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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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