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Education

  • Year of leadership training begins at Crossroads

     

  • Board seeks input on St. Paul School

    CANA — Given grade realignments at other Carroll County schools, education officials want to know what people think of the grade structure at St. Paul School.
    The plan now in place is to close Woodlawn School, consolidate its students with the eighth grade at Carroll County Intermediate and move the ninth graders to the high school at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
    That means there will already be a significant amount of grade shuffling going on that year, once the upgrades to the two facilities in Hillsville are finished.

  • Students strove for excellence and equality

    Hundreds of African-American students from Galax, Grayson and Carroll were bused to Scott Memorial and Wytheville Training School until public schools were fully integrated in the early 1960s. The schools held their 60th reunion this weekend.

  • Carroll athletics could change districts

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County School Board has no intention for its high school sports teams to take the field against distant Franklin County and Patrick Henry, according to action taken at its August meeting.
    The two schools in the Virginia High School League’s proposed River Ridge District are too far away and have the advantage of too many more students than Carroll for the playing field to be level, high school Principal Chuck Thompson and members of the school board agreed.

  • Carroll schools on schedule

    HILLSVILLE — High school teachers cheered the notion that they could move back in after leaving the Carroll County Public Schools “system-wide convocation” and training session on Aug. 3.
    On the first workday session, themed “We Are Family,” newly-minted Superintendent Strader Blankenship noted that school system employees lean on each other when they find a problem or face a deadline.

  • Healthy food comes with price in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Student meal prices will rise this school year, but so will the nutritional content, Carroll County school officials stress.
    The Carroll School Board approved breakfast prices of 90 cents for elementary students and 95 cents for older students and lunch prices of $1.65 for elementary and $1.75 for older students, after moving to meet new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations under the most recent updates to the “dietary guidelines for Americans.”

  • Test changes drive down math scores

    HILLSVILLE — Changes to the Standards of Learning math test drove spring pass rates down, but the Carroll schools’ testing czar believes the scores will rise again.
    Beverly Parker reported on the spring preliminary SOL testing results at the July 10 school board meeting.

  • Carroll shuffles principals

    HILLSVILLE — Shuffling principals around at Carroll County Public Schools has resulted in new administrators at all three Hillsville facilities and Woodlawn.
    It took the Carroll County School Board multiple meetings to complete, but in the end four school-level administrators and one central office administrator have been moved into new positions.
    The changes include:
    • Ralph “Bob” Martin from coordinator of crisis management and energy conservation to Woodlawn School principal, according to schools personnel reports.

  • Carroll to add third resource officer

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll deputy will soon get a new beat after the sheriff’s office adds a school resource officer to cover the county’s remaining schools.
    The person chosen for the position will travel between the different elementary schools, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner. This will make Carroll’s third school resource officer, with one each dedicated to the high and intermediate schools already.

  • Carroll to add third resource officer

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll deputy will soon get a new beat after the sheriff’s office adds a school resource officer to cover the county’s remaining schools.
    The person chosen for the position will travel between the different elementary schools, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner. This will make Carroll’s third school resource officer, with one each dedicated to the high and intermediate schools already.