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:
For more information on the district’s five-year strategic plan, please visit CarrollCountyStrategicPlan.com.
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.”
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.
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