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Carroll High School and Carroll Junior High School are now registered with the Indiana Department of Education as two separate schools. The most noticeable difference you will see is that Carroll Junior High School (grades 7-8) now has a separate Harmony login.
See drawings of our new Health & Fitness Center! Floor Plan Elevation
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Carroll Latest BlogsOne way to summarize the skills and knowledge that students need in 21st century jobs and civic life is called “Deeper Learning”. Below are the six basic areas of Deeper Learning.
1. Master core academic content
2. Think critically and solve complex problems
3. Work collaboratively
4. Communicate effectively – written and oral
5. Learn how to learn
6. Develop academic mindsets (attitudes and beliefs that lead to perseverance and motivation)
As our classrooms change to prepare students for what is expected of them, we have to consider how students will react. How will students respond? The complete answer is dependent on the specific student, but we can expect some commonalities.
When students are challenged to think critically and solve problems, many will feel uncomfortable and unprepared. They will want to quit and look for excuses. They will beg for a worksheet with one word answers, not because it will prepare them better for what is expected of them, but because it is familiar and appears easier. When students are challenged to think deeply about a concept and consider multiple approaches to a solution, we can expect resistance. Students will ask for the one “right answer”. Students can’t learn problem solving skills unless they encounter problems. That is why “Learning how to learn” and “Developing academic mindsets” are part of the process. We must teach students to persist and believe in their abilities. Students must take responsibility for their learning and reflect on their thinking. Teachers must become intentional about teaching these success mindsets. Reading and thinking strategies must be modeled in all subject areas.
Parents and community members can help students by anticipating their need for productive struggling through the problem solving process and encouraging them to persist. Have students write out their questions and roadblocks. Tell them to look for “clues” to a solution. As students learn to ask productive questions they will find solutions more quickly. The student engagement will lead to improved motivation to learn and increased learning. To find out more about deeper learning, watch the video found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpzJgOyiH7g
Next School Board Meeting:
Tuesday, December 2nd
6:00 p.m. at the CCSC Administration Building.
To send an electronic message to the Board of Trustees, please use our online form located here.
What's new in Food Services?
Our menu now includes calorie counts!
USDA "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
We are receiving several questions about iPad cases. Top 5 recommended cases:
Gumdrop Cases Drop Tech
If your iPad is damaged while not in the current Carroll case or one of these recommended cases, you will be held responsible for the damages.
10/15/2014 CEF Meeting Minutes School closing or delay information will be made available on the Carroll School Corporation home page by 7:00 a.m. on days when closing or a delay may be necessary. To receive the latest information, refresh or reload web pages with closing/delay information during times when delays or a closing may be of interest. The following radio and television stations are used to inform the local community of closings or delay of school activities (Other stations may also broadcast school closings).
Radio: WSAL (1230 AM), WIOU (1350 AM), WWKI (100.5 FM), WSHW (99.7 FM), WNJY (102.9 FM)
Television: Channel 18 (WLFI), Channel 13 (WTHR), Flora's Channel 2
Periodically throughout the year, it may be necessary that pesticides be applied to external and internal areas of the school building and grounds. If you wish to be given notice of such pesticide applications, please notify the principal of the building. You will be given a form to fill out and will be notified of any pesticide application with at least a 48-hour notice. Pesticide application will not be done when children, staff members or any other people are present in the area that is to be sprayed.