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The number of Carroll Community students with active coronavirus infections has increased to 15, with another 164 students in quarantine at home because they might have been exposed, according to data the district published after school on Wednesday. One of the students hasn't attended in-pe…

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In order to provide safest possible accommodations for activities this fall, Kuemper Catholic School System will be limiting attendance at events and requiring spectators to wear face coverings.

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A little more than 5 percent of Carroll Community students were absent Tuesday on the first day of school — not including the 20 students who are quarantined at home because they might have been exposed to the new coronavirus.

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A spike in new coronavirus cases in Carroll County in the past week has propelled the county into the top 5 in the state for its positive test rate — a key metric that guides how schools will operate this fall.

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More Carroll parents will be driving their children to and from school this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the Carroll Police Department is asking passerby traffic to be more cautious and avoid those areas during pickup and drop-off times.

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The nonprofit Carroll High School Foundation, an organization built to boost the full public school system in Carroll, is donating $30,000 in top-performance COVID-19-prevention shields with a mask wrapping to 200 teachers at all levels in the Carroll Community School District and 800 studen…

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Carroll Community School District noted in the past year that there was a need for additional childcare in the area, and it’s helping to fill that need with the brand-new TigerZone program, set to open this week.

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Kuemper Century Club, which recently kicked off its annual campaign, has changed donation levels this year plus introduced the new Templar Knight level.

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Kuemper Century Club’s annual fund drive is underway, raising support for all the school’s extracurricular activities — sports, music, speech, mock trial, plays, musicals and more.

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Despite a last-minute recommendation from school administrators to require face coverings at school, the Carroll School Board voted 3-2 Wednesday to “strongly recommend” but not require the coverings when school starts later this month.

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Kuemper Catholic students will be required to wear face masks at school this fall to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, the parochial school announced today.

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The positivity rate of coronavirus tests will be the primary factor in deciding whether Iowa schools will hold in-person classes full or part time, or whether schools will temporarily switch to online learning, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday.

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In her 19 years helping feed hundreds of students daily in Kuemper Catholic School System’s food service, including the last 13 years as high school kitchen manager, Sue Murphy could get a good read on students’ favorite dishes.

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The Carroll Community School District is asking parents and students to put upcoming open houses on their calendar.

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Because of the need to spread kids out on school buses to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus, students who live closer to Carroll schools might need to find alternate transportation this year.

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When Sue Ruch would walk the halls of Fairview Elementary School and Adams Elementary School in recent years, one little boy would see her and call out, “She taught my dad!”

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DMACC administrators and Carroll community leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on the Carroll Campus today to dedicate and celebrate a new $4.2 million expansion that will start this week.

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Beginning her career with front-office hustle and bustle during peak enrollment years and later turning classrooms spick-and-span, Joyce Meiners played big roles for 30 years keeping Catholic schools in Carroll shipshape.

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The first of four potential graduation dates for Carroll High School panned out — though it was a bit sweltering — and almost all of this year’s 103 graduates gathered at Carroll Athletic Field Saturday evening to close out the strange end of their time with the Carroll Community School District.

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The Carroll Community School district today approved a renewed three-year contract for Dr. Casey Berlau, who just completed his first year as the district’s superintendent this past school year.

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Parents of Iowa students are being asked to take a survey related to technology access, the results of which could help bolster access in the area if schools aren’t holding in-person classes in the fall.

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Longtime Carroll High School biology teacher Tim Hughes enjoys a couple of special celebrations every year. There’s his birthday on Oct. 3 — he’ll turn 62 this year — and for the last 17 years on Dec. 20, he’s celebrated his “rebirthday.”

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The DMACC Board of Directors has approved an addition/renovation project on the DMACC Carroll Campus. Construction on the 11,700-square-foot renovation to the existing building is expected to begin later this summer.

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One Carroll High School entry was selected to advance to National History Day Contest, and another CHS entry is an alternate to nationals.

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COON RAPIDS: Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another, and that includes this year’s Coon Rapids-Bayard graduates. Main Street Coon Rapids recognized the loss the seniors are experiencing by not getting all the traditional “senior experiences” and decided to …

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Kuemper Catholic High School and Carroll High School students participated in an online World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute on Monday, April 27.

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Stunned by the coronavirus pandemic forcing the shutdown of school and businesses in the middle of the 36th annual Friends of Kuemper Ball fundraising, the campaign forged forward and still achieving roaring success.

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Since a procession across the stage — complete with a handshake, photo op and flip of the tassel — is unlikely to happen for this year’s Carroll High School seniors because of coronavirus-related restrictions, students and administrators have a drive-thru commencement ceremony in the works.

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With schools closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, the district Junior/Senior History Day Contest went virtual, and all four Carroll High School entries were selected to advance to State Contest.