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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.”

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