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Thu
14
Dec
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BOE recognizes state cheerleading champs

The Carrollton Board of Education Tuesday night recognized the Carrollton High School competitive cheerleading team for capturing a sixth state championship, the second in the past three years.

Since 2010, the team has placed in the top four at state every year, a testament to the quality of the program, noted CHS Principal David Brooks. Head Coach Elizabeth Sanders said five members of the team are only freshmen and looks forward to continued success.

Back row, from left, are Sanders, team members Taylor White, Ansley Underwood, Hailey White, Nuri Reese, Katie Dortch, Ariel Brown, Sammie Cooney, Dajah Sheppard, Bailey Woodruff, Kitty Carter, and assistant coach Kelsey Shannon.

Front row, from left, are Caroline Newton, Hadley Green, Savanna Duncan, Savannah Sullivan, Helen Vissering, Ally Denney, Claire Fannin, Mackenzie Brown, Alivia Windom, and Kaston Caldwell.

Tue
12
Dec
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CHS Academic team advances in tournament

The Carrollton High School Academic Team edged out a tough Buford High School competitor 515-500 on WSB-TV’s “High Q” program that aired this past Sunday on Channel 2.

The team consists of sophomore Edward Bohannon, juniors Eva Hobson and Reese Lawrence and senior Amber Zheng. The team advances to the next round and will face either the Lovett School or Eastside High School Feb. 15 with that competition scheduled to air March 10.

On hand for the competition were, from left, team member Edward Bohannon, Coach Michael Harvey, alternates Nykia Cook, Thomas Svegl and Laila Floyd, team members Reese Lawrence and Eva Hobson, alternates John Robert Ray, Marley Hobson and Eli Nunez, team member Amber Zheng, and High Q host and WSB-TV meteorologist Katie Walls.

Sun
03
Dec
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Whitesburg Elementary School earns AdvancEd STEM Certification

Carroll County School System is pleased to announce that Whitesburg Elementary School has earned AdvancED STEM Certification. AdvancED STEM Certification is the first internationally recognized mark of quality for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) schools. The AdvancED STEM accreditation is awarded as a mark of STEM distinction and excellence and only offered to highly effective institutions that prioritize STEM education as a path to success. As one of the less than 2% of schools in the nation, and the only school in Carroll County, to attain this accreditation, Whitesburg joins a handful of other premier schools achieving this honor.

Thu
30
Nov
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CHS student work to be featured in Southeastern art show

Works of two Carrollton High School Advanced Placement art students have been selected to be included in a regional competition/exhibition to be held Birmingham-Southern College next month.

Senior Crisella Garcia’s piece, titled “Pinnacle,” and junior Nicole Lopez-Miranda’s work “Nevertheless” were accepted in the show, hosted by the college’s Art & Art History Department and the Admissions Office. The purpose of the competition is to recognize and promote talented rising artists in the Southeastern United States.

“I am extremely proud of Crisella and Nicole and thrilled their pieces have been selected for this prestigious show,” said Jake Richardson, AP art teacher at CHS. “They are indeed talented and deserve this exceptional recognition.”

Tue
28
Nov
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Central High School’s Marching Pride brings home 42nd Grand Champion Award

The Central High School Marching Pride Band closed out an incredible season this past weekend at the East Georgia Marching Championship competition in Statesboro, Georgia.

The Pride competed against 27 other high schools and, once again, earned all superior ratings and class placement awards in all captions including Drum Major, Color Guard, Percussion and Band. Drum Majors Emily Justice and Hannah Puckett had the highest score of the day for Drum Majors.

The event concluded with the Marching Pride being named Overall Grand Champion of the entire competition with a final score of 97.8, their highest score of the season.

The Pride earned the Overall Championship at all three competitions they attended this year, and have now earned 42 Grand Champions in the past 20 years.

Congratulations to the Marching Pride on an amazing season! Mr. Neil Ruby is the Director of Bands for Central High School. Contact:

Fri
17
Nov
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Mt. Zion Middle School FBLA attend fall leadership conference

The Mt. Zion Middle School (MZMS) chapter of FBLA attended the middle level Fall Leadership Conference at the beautiful Athens Classic Center on November 15, 2017. Several schools across the state of Georgia were in attendance, as well as Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) representatives.

The conference consisted of a dynamic opening session in which the speaker emphasized using service and education as a vehicle to drive students to achieve heights they never envisioned. After the general session, students attended two leadership training workshops and received certificates of participation.

The ambitious students pictured below have exemplified key leadership qualities and several of the students will go on to compete and represent their school at the region conference in January, 2018. The adviser is Mrs. Tewanna Brown. Ms. Connie Robison is the principal of MZMS.

Tue
14
Nov
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CHS students participate in YMCA youth assembly

Three Carrollton High School seniors were part of the 73rd Georgia Youth Assembly, held Nov. 13-14 at the state Capitol in Atlanta following an orientation session Nov. 12 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Midtown Atlanta.

Seniors Josh Albertus, Chase Duncan and Pate Duncan served in different programs in this assembly, gaining a variety of perspectives on the processes of state government, said CHS social studies teacher and department chair, Michael Harvey. Chase served as a House representative, Pate participated as a part of the media, and Josh served as a lobbyist.

The purpose of this three-day learning opportunity is to bring the workings of the Georgia state government alive to students in grades 9-12. Sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia, students are given an opportunity to discuss current state issues with state administrators, elected officials, and students from high schools throughout the state.

Sun
12
Nov
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Plans for multi-activity center under way

After more than a year of research and months of study to determine the viability of the project, Carrollton City Schools is ready to move forward with plans to construct a multi-activity center to support a growing enrollment and the community expectation to provide exceptional facilities for academics and beyond.

Carrollton City Schools Supt. Dr. Mark Albertus, at the Carrollton Board of Education work session Nov. 9, outlined the preliminary scope of the project, which will expand on plans for an auxiliary gym voters approved in the last Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax renewal.

Fri
10
Nov
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CHS students to participate in first FMEA colloquium

Three Carrollton High School students applied – and all three accepted – to the first cohort of the Future Music Educators Colloquium, sponsored by Georgia Music Educators Association to encourage and equip high school students who are planning a career in music education.

CHS Choral Director Julie Lowry said juniors Emily Patterson and Rachel Skinner and senior Blair Lipham were accepted into the program following an application process that included teacher nomination and essay writing.

“I was hopeful, of course, but thrilled when all three were accepted,” said Lowry, who is a member of GMEA.

Students who are selected for the colloquium are invited to attend the GMEA In-Service Conference in Athens in January where they will attend, free of charge, special sessions designed for them led by veteran music educators. The students also attend many of the concerts and clinics that are provided through GMEA.

Thu
26
Oct
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Bowdon Middle School 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll

All A’s

 

8th Grade

Aidan Astin, Carlie Bates, Maggie Crawford, Jenna Daniel, Audree Duffie, Jake Duke, Seth Farmer, Anna Grace Gay, Danielle Smith, Laci Thompson, Jule Turner, Will Upchurch, and Madeline Wentworth.

 

7th Grade

Sarah Bearden, Macie Bristol, Asher Christopher, Carli Daniel, Elizabeth Eason, Rase Feather, Josi Gilley, Cameron Holloway, Jacob Holloway, Caroline Huggins, Aiden Nunn, Ana Pacheco-Baez, Vanessa Phasavath, Sarah Poe, Will Rainwater, Emma Robinson, Carlee Sarna, Analisa Silva, Jade Thompson, Mary Ellen Thompson, and Jasmine White.

 

6th Grade

Bryson Adams, Emma Ethridge, Naomi Kent, Jaxon Ledbetter, Colby Pike, Talyn Pilcher, Ellen Powell, Ragan Reaves, and Carlie Whitman.

 

A & B’s (no more than two B’s)

 

8th Grade

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