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Sat
17
Jun
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CHS named among most challenging schools

Once again, Carrollton High School is ranked among the most challenging high schools in the nation by the Washington Post, which released its 2017 list this spring. For the seventh consecutive year, CHS was noted for providing rigorous opportunities for all students.

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: The number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates. Carrollton’s ratio of 1.490 ranks CHS at 1,892 nationwide, joining only 12 percent of schools in the nation to qualify for the list. 

“Academic rigor is key to a student’s success in high school,” said David Brooks, CHS principal. “Helping our students achieve at a high standard opens a lifetime of opportunities for them.”

Wed
14
Jun
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City schools awarded new farm-to-school grant

The Carrollton City Schools Nutrition Program  is one of  65 grantees spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm-to-School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers. Carrollton’s School Nutrition Program received a $62,625 implementation grant to impact the almost 5,000 students across the school district. 

Wed
17
May
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Carroll County Board of Education recognizes 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians

(Carrollton, Georgia—May 16, 2017) The Carroll County School System celebrated its 2017 Valedictorians and
Salutatorians at a special recognition breakfast on May 16, 2017 at Sunset Hills Country Club. Loy Howard,
President and CEO of Tanner Health System, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Jon Anderson, Board Chairman,
offered a moment of reflection and inspiration.

Each student was presented with a plaque for their achievement by
Scott K. Cowart, Superintendent and Dr. Anderson. The event was sponsored by Southwire, West Georgia
Technical College and the University of West Georgia.

Pictured Front Row (Left to Right): Charles Jeffrey Howard --Villa Rica High School Salutatorian; Haley Rae
Smiley -- Bowdon High School Salutatorian; Anabelle Rose Crulee --Temple High School Salutatorian; Raquel
Marie Thomas -- Mt. Zion High School Salutatorian.

Wed
10
May
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Graduates choose military as post-secondary option

Seventeen Carrollton High School students have committed to a military career as their post-secondary option, the largest class of CHS students in recent years who elected to serve their country following graduation.

CHS principal David Brooks said technical school and college are appropriate preparation grounds for many students before they enter the workforce, but the military is another way young adults can transition to good careers.

“While we don’t recruit for the branches of service, we want to make sure students are exposed to the option,” said Brooks. “Traditional college isn’t for everyone. Technical school is a good option, and has been promoted as such. But so is the military. We want to make sure our graduates make the best choice based on their personal situations.”

Thu
04
May
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German technical college president visits WGTC

Representatives from a technical school more than 4,700 miles away visited West Georgia Technical College last week to share ideas and tour industrial and educational resources in Georgia.

Winfried Schiffelholz – head of the technical school in Donauwörth, Germany – and other representatives from the school visited numerous West Georgia Tech campuses during their weeklong visit, also touring KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point and Grenzebach Corporation in Newnan.

West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel visited the Ludwig-Boelkow Vocational School/Technical College in Donauwörth last fall, inking a cooperation agreement.

Mon
24
Apr
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College and Career Academy hosts work-based learning employer appreciation breakfast

The Carroll County College and Career Academy sponsored a Work Based Learning Employee Appreciation Breakfast at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Friday, April 21, 2017.

There were approximately 300 attendees, consisting of program students from all five Carroll County High Schools, employer representatives, high school administrators, counselors and several board of education members.

Daniel Jackson, President and CEO of Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Tomorrow was the guest speaker and spoke of the importance of a prepared workforce, especially those who are experienced in soft skills—things not learned in the classroom.

Work Based Learning strives to turn inexperienced high school students into productive, reliable employees. In the 2016-2017 school year, students worked close to 200,000 hours and earned well over $1,000,000.00, much of which is spent here in Carroll County.

Sun
23
Apr
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Bowdon Elementary School Selected for 2017 SSTAGE Star Award

Bowdon Elementary School has been selected to receive the 2017
SSTAGE Star Award for Promising Practices at the Elementary level. The SSTAGE Board of Directors
considered the following characteristics of effective Pyramid of Interventions and Response to
Intervention (RTI) practices:

* Effective systematic problem solving process at each tier
* Coordinated system of instructional/behavioral supports/resources
* Coordinated system of assessment and progress monitoring
* Job-embedded professional learning and ongoing teacher supports
* A systematic plan for parent/family communication and involvement

Fri
21
Apr
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Bowdon High School students visit the Georgia State Bar Association

On April 12, 2017, Bowdon High Business Classes visited the Georgia State Bar Association where they took a “Journey Through Justice.” Journey Through Justice is an interactive learning experience for students and teachers offering a variety of law lessons to incorporate Law-Related Education into the classroom.

As we arrived we were able to tour the facility where we saw a replica of the 19th century office of President Woodrow Wilson who was the only President who practiced law in Georgia. We then experienced the fun, excitement and challenge of the Woodrow Wilson School of Law.

Students saw the law come alive as experienced teachers and attorney docents challenged them with insightful lessons on Copyright 101. The students became an "Honorary Attorney for the Day" after passing the bar exam and then prepared to try a case.

Mon
10
Apr
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Bay Springs Middle School Soccer Team Wins 2017 Large School Division Championship

(Carrollton, Ga. - March 31, 2017) In a soccer match that determined the large school division champions of the West Georgia Middle School Athletic League, the undefeated Bay Springs Middle School Bobcats maintained their season-long dominance with a 3-1 victory over their sibling team, the Villa Rica Middle School Wildcats. Players from both teams exhibited excellent sportsmanship as their skilled offensive lines battled against strong defenses; the Bobcats allowed only two goals this season. By the season’s end, spectators from both sides shared their anticipation for what lies ahead as Villa Rica High School combines players from both teams in the years to come. With many returning players next year, a strong team spirit, and the wonderful support of parents and the community, the remaining Bobcats look forward to their next season together.

Fri
24
Mar
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Bowdon Middle School studies owl pellets

On Wednesday, March 22, seventh grade students in Mr. Chip Stephens life science class at Bowdon Middle School dissected owl pellets to examine the diets of barn owls. Students are currently studying ecology, including food chains/webs and predator prey relationships.

(photo) Mr. Stephens helps Brandon Wyatt and Renia Towns identify the bones found in their pellet.

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