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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

Calendar

 

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.

JCTC Dual Credit Classes

This announcement is for our students who have scheduled classes at JCTC for the fall semester.  If you are enrolled at JCTC for the fall, you will need to go through orientation at JCTC (this includes the students taking Early Childhood Classes).  Please take time to get online and register for an orientation that fits your schedule.  The first date for orientation at JCTC is June 21st, which is next Thursday.  Please do not delay so that you can choose your own date.  It is essential for all students who are going to JCTC for classes to make time for orientation.  The orientation dates are:

June 21st @ 9:00 am

June 21st @ 2:00 pm

July 6th @ 9:00 am

July 31st @9:00 am

July 31st @ 2:00 pm

August 1st @ 1:00 pm

If you are taking a dual credit class that does not require you to go to JCTC, then your orientation will be at school. Sara Clifton will be coming to the high school to speak to the students after school starts. The exception is the students taking Early Childhood classes must go to JCTC for orientation.   

If you are taking dual credit classes through the ATC, Lisa Stethan will be coming to give the orientation at the ATC after school starts.

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
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.

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.

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.

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).

UPDATE: NO SCHOOL TODAY, Feb. 12, 2018
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.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2MRT8HQ

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:

Doug.Oak@Carroll.Kyschools.Us

502-732-7070

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

Online

 

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