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  • Ground broken
    The crowd was smiling and attentive as Bishop R. Walker Nickless spoke, but the cringe on Jim Strautman’s face betrayed his discomfort as three first- and second-graders continued to focus solely on using their tiny shovels to dig up his well-manicured turf.
  • The Carroll Board of Education unanimously amended the fiscal year 2016 budget on Monday to include $1.15 million to cover equipment and construction costs.
  • Due to declining enrollment and a new partial-sharing agreement with Carroll, the Ar-We-Va School Board unanimously voted to cut the equivalent of almost seven full-time employee positions at a special meeting April 4.
  • Kuemper granted STEM awards
    From blackboards and chalk to Sphero robots, marble roller coasters and pipe-cleaner towers, science education has come a long way over the last 20 years.
  • CHS’s Muyskens named STEM Teacher of Year
    Giant touchscreen blackboards, chairs with great range of motion and new class offerings are just a few of the improvements Carroll High School chemistry teacher Kent Muyskens has worked toward for the last four years.
  • 9th state crown
    Tom Plummer is very familiar with his bands bringing home first-place trophies from the Iowa High School Jazz Championships. After all, his Southern Cal High School Band did that seven years in a row from 2003 through 2009, and South Central Calhoun — the combination of Southern Cal and Rockwell City-Lytton that began in fall 2011, won last year’s state title.
  • Under new legislation, Carroll High School students may be required by law to get a parent or guardian’s permission to “opt in” to human growth and development classes and attend any seminars or conferences related to the topic.
  • Kuemper entryway renovation to begin Monday
    The entryway renovation at Kuemper Catholic High School is set to begin on Monday.
  • The Carroll Community School District Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved a $26 million budget for the 2016-17 school year that includes a small increase in property taxes.
  • The Carroll School Board unanimously approved a 2016-17 school calendar at its regular meeting Thursday evening.
  • Superintendents concerned about school funding
    Despite complaints from some Democrats and education officials, the Iowa Legislature ratified a 2.25 percent funding increase for Iowa schools on Wednesday.
  • Students, volunteers pack more than 250,000 meals
    The Kuemper Catholic High School gymnasium looked more like a production line at Quaker Oats than an arena for athletic competition on Wednesday.
  • Class Act
    Fourth- and fifth-graders on the northeast side of the Holy Spirit Center erupted in loud cheers as soon as they got glimpse of Kuemper Catholic High School graduates emerging from Holy Spirit Church following baccalaureate Mass Wednesday afternoon.
  • Greene County Superintendent Tim Christensen Wednesday evening explained the school district’s budget to the board of education, saying, “Totally driven by student enrollment.”
  • New Kuemper principal hopes to grow into job
    When Penny Miller told Kuemper Catholic Schools President John Steffes last November she’d be retiring from her high school principal duties after 14 years at the helm, Steffes knew he had some big shoes to fill. So he decided to look within the family, so to speak.
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