Category: School

OFCC approves funding for new elementary school

Award contingent upon Controlling Board approval A new Carrollton elementary school (pre-K-5th grade) is one of nine school construction projects approved by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) last week. The commission approved more than $242 million in state funding for nine projects. Combined with $208 million in local funding, the projects represent more than $450 million in public school construction work. Carrollton Exempted Village School District was approved for

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Trap shooters impressive at state singles tournament

Coach pleased with performance High winds and rain greeted members of the Carrollton Shooting Club who participated in the State SCTP Trap Singles Tournament, held June 21 at the Cardinal Center in Morengo. “For the high winds and rain we had, all the kids did a great job!” commented Coach Mike Rummell. “I am ecstatic on how well they performed, especially with the weather conditions they had to deal with.

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Simple question leads to Everglades adventure

‘Do you take teachers out into the Everglades with you?’ By Carol McIntire Editor Students in Kay Russell’s fifth grade class at Carrollton Elementary closed out the 2021 school year by accompanying their teacher on a trip to the Everglades without leaving their school desks. Russell and the students were part of an educational experience made possible by COVID-19. Yes, the coronavirus made the trip possible by forcing school districts

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School board, classified employees agree to 3-year deal

By Carol McIntire Editor Members of the Carrollton  Board of Education approved a new three-year contact with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Local #541 last week. The contract, which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024, includes three percent pay increases each year along with a once-per-year lump-sum payment of $800. Treasurer Roxanne Mazur noted the one-time payment is made possible by oil and gas

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Pennock honored for BOE service

Minerva Local School District (MLSD) Superintendent Gary Chaddock presented Stan Pennock a Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award (STACVA) in recognition of his 28 years of service on the board of education during the May 25 Minerva Village Council meeting. The national STACVA program honored 100 extraordinary public service volunteers in localities with populations of less than 5,000 people. Pennock’s nomination, which was submitted by MLSD, the village of Minerva

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BCC Foundation awards scholarships

The Buckeye Career Center Foundation awarded 21 scholarships to Buckeye Career Center seniors. The presentations were made May 5 at Buckeye Career Center. The scholarships are unique as the money can be used for more than just higher education. “We are one of a very few scholarships that can be used for tools of their trade or adult vocational education,” explained Kimberly Hobart Fleming, Buckeye Foundation trustee and recognition awards

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Knipp, Culp named students of the month

Josh Knipp and Hope Culp were named Carrollton High School April Students of the Month. Knipp is the son of Joe and Rae Knipp of Carrollton. He has two older brothers, ages 22 and 23. He played football and enjoys hunting and fishing. Knipp plans to attend Kent State University and have a career with the State Highway Patrol. Who has influenced him and why? “My dad because he taught

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Conotton Valley seniors poised for early graduation

Ceremony scheduled May 2 The 41 members of the Conotton Valley Class of 2021 will accept their diplomas earlier than normal this year. Due to the construction schedule at the new Rocket Center, graduation was moved from the traditional date near the end of May to the first Sunday of the month, May 2. The ceremony will be held in the football stadium. “The last day of school for students

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School campus beautification project, plans for elementary building outlined at meeting

By Leigh Ann Rutledge CCM Reporter Carrollton School Board heard of possible plans to beautify the middle/high school campus during the April 13 meeting. Ryan Borland, Ag Education teacher, updated members on the efforts for beautification of the campus.  A Carrollton School Tree Donation project for “plant a tree-support our roots” was created and continues for anyone wishing to purchase a tree, shrub or perennial/floral plant. Anyone interested, should contact

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High school students create paper flowers for senior citizens

Students in the Carroll Hills high school class recently created Easter flowers to present to senior citizens. The class made about 350 flowers using paper napkins and glued a piece of chocolate candy in the center. The flowers were delivered to the Carroll County Friendship Center March 31, the last day of the 2021 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month celebration. The theme was “Inclusion is within Everybody’s Ability.”  Each person who

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March students of month named

Madeline Hoogstraten and Thomas Rutledge were named Carrollton High School students of the month for March. Hoogstraten is the daughter of Amy Hoogstraten of Carrollton. She is a member of the marching, concert and jazz bands; CHS (Caring Helping Sharing) Club, drama club, ladies ensemble and chamber chorus and National Honor Society. She enjoys creative writing and playing video games. She plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University to study writing

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CV board adds pool, other additions back in Rocket Center plans after discussion

By Jacquie Humphrey CCM Correspondent The Conotton Valley Board of Education met twice last week to discuss upgrades to the much-anticipated Rocket Center. The plans for the facility were downsized last spring in the wake of possible Rover tax reductions and the uncertainty of COVID-19. For the past several months the board has been reconsidering some of the reductions as the Rocket Center moves closer to completion. Last week they

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Fowler to become Golden Eagle

Carrollton senior Carenda Fowler signed a National Letter of Intent recently to bowl for the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Golden Eagles for her former Carrollton Coach Vera Fox, who now leads the Kent State program. Fowler is a three-year letter winner for the Warriors and bowled at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in the 2021 Division II state championships with the Warriors, who placed seventh. She is shown above seated

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Hailey Edie, Troy Lane rein over Carrollton Chic

Hailey Edie and Troy Lane reigned over “Carrollton Chic”  March 27 in the Carrollton High School gym. Members of the prom committee, parents and volunteers transformed the gym and common area of the high school into an elegant venue fit to host royalty. Prom Coordinators McKenzie Hagy and Kelly Atkinson gave credit for the evening to committee members, who put the prom together in a short five-week period, parents and

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Youth wrestlers capture third place at tournament

Carrollton Youth wrestlers competed at the Bulldog Open in St. Clairsville Feb. 27. The team placed third out of 23 teams. Wrestlers are shown above. They include (front from left): Masen Wood, Austin Newsome, Camden Poole and Rykr Plunket. Row two: Taylor Fewkes, Nick Sampson, Joanna Hart and Kadence Ullman. Row three: Logan Sampson, Jaxon Sutton, Noah Jenkins, Jayden Sutton, Levi Kiko, Cohen Little, Michael Ullman and Gavin Godfrey.

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Busby earns  BCC adult honor

Buckeye Career Center (BCC) has named the March Student of the Month recipients. The Adult Education Student of the Month is Medical Assisting AM student Micah Busby of Bowerston. Busby is a Conotton Valley graduate and has volunteered for Community Hospice. She enrolled in Medical Assisting after taking the high school Intro to Nursing program at BCC. Her instructor, Sandy Moss nominated her for the honor. “Micah is an excellent

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BCC students qualify for state competitions

A number of Buckeye Career Center students advance to their respective career-technical student organization’s state competition in the coming weeks. All regional competitions were held remotely. HOSA Future Health Professionals members qualifying for the state competition to be held virtually April 12-15 include: Myra Davis (Carrollton), first place in Medical Spelling; Kylie Ferguson (Conotton Valley), third place in Life Support Skills; Victoria Frazee (Carrollton), fourth in Dental Terminology and Colette

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Speech, Debate members to compete in State Finals

Five Carrollton High School students recently qualified for the Ohio Speech and Debate State Finals to be held virtually March 5 and 6. According to Alzana Nuzzolillo, CHS Speech and Debate instructor, students throughout Ohio competed the entire season virtually using Zoom and NSDA Campus, a platform similar to Google Meet.  CHS will compete live, but virtually, in the state tournament. Qualifiers include: 1. Senior Devin Tipton, son of Jeff and Darla Tipton,

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Porter, Beadnell advance in Spelling Bee competitions

At Minerva: Michael Porter, an eighth grade student at Minerva Middle School, became the spelling bee champion Feb. 3 after spelling the word “foolscap” correctly in the 13th round. He will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee March 6 at GlenOak High School Theater and potentially to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the spring. Isiah Willison, a sixth- grader, was the runner up. Students qualified for the competition by

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Carrollton grad named Edison teacher of month

Joanne Johnston is Edison High School’s Employee of the Month for January. She has worked at Edison full-time for 18 years and has an education degree in Dairy Science and Agricultural Business, plus she has served as a substitute for four years. Johnston has held a variety of positions throughout the years including cook, special needs preschool and general education preschool aide, kindergarten aide, attendance aide and special education aide.  

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Sooner than expected

State funding available this year for construction of new Carrollton elementary school By Carol McIntire Editor Financing options are being explored for a new pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school building for the Carrollton Exempted Village School. Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi shared the “exciting” news with board of education members during the Feb. 9 board meeting. The building is scheduled to be constructed behind the new school complex on Scio Rd.

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Carrollton FFA to celebrate FFA Week with events, breakfast

Carrollton FFA officers are planning a variety of activities to take place Feb. 22-26 during National FFA Week, 2021.  There will be spirit day each day of the week. Students can dress like a teacher on Monday.  Tuesday will be beach day, complete with Hawaiian shirts. Students can dress for the wild west Wednesday, while Thursday is reserved for throwback to your favorite decade. For Friday, students may need to borrow

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Marshall, Gomez win spelling bees

By Carol McIntire Editor Seventh grader Branden Marshall correctly spelled “esteem” with two e’s and then slowly and decisively spelled f-o-r-b-i-d-d-e-n to win the Carrollton Middle School Spelling Bee Feb. 4 in the high school performing arts center. Marshall and sixth-grade student Emma Nicholas were the only two spellers remaining in a field of 16 after five rounds of competition. Nicholas incorrectly spelled “esteem” with one e, which gave Marshall

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Winter royalty crowned

Classmates select Stoneman, Zinda to wear crowns Seniors Rebecca Stoneman and Trevor Zinda were crowned Carrollton High School Winter Homecoming queen and king Feb. 2 prior to the Carrollton vs. Salem basketball game. Stoneman was crowned by 2020 Queen Kylee Smith and Zinda was crowned by 2020 King Adam Arbogast. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the homecoming dance was not held and there was no theme for the event. Stoneman

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Ferralli wins Edison Spelling Bee

Luke Ferralli, a seventh-grade student at Edison Jr. High School, won the 2021 Edison Local School District Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at Edison High School. Ferralli, son of Joe and Carey Ferralli of Richmond, was one of 30 participants from three district schools and will now advance to the Jefferson-Harrison Regional Spelling Bee with a chance to attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Also finishing in

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Winter royalty crowning set Feb. 2

Carrollton High School Winter Homecoming royalty will be crowned between the junior varsity and varsity basketball game against Salem Feb. 2 in the high school gym. Members of the court were voted on last week by students. Those selected to the court are shown above. Front row: (center) seniors Trevor Zinda and Rebecca Stoneman. Second row (right): seniors Talen Timberlake and Lizzie McNutt. Third row (left) junior Alex Adkins and

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Buckeye Career Center sophomore visitation event is Feb. 1-5

Buckeye Career Center will host area sophomores Feb. 1-5 for in-person visits. The event, which usually occurs in November, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will occur with extra precautions in place.  The visits are intended for students in Tuscarawas, Carroll and Holmes counties who are interested in learning more about the career center’s 30 high school career-technical programs. The event allows students to pick five labs to

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Conotton Valley’s Autumn Brown named student of the month

Conotton Valley senior Autumn Brown was one of three persons named January students of the month at Buckeye Career Center. Two high school students were chosen for the honor for demonstrating January’s core value of critical thinking. One adult education student was also chosen for the honor.  Brown is a level two senior in Exercise Science  and Sports Medicine and a level one senior in Auto Technology. At BCC, Brown

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Brown Local teachers-school board agree on new 3-year pact

The Brown Local Board of Education approved an agreement with the Malvern Education Association at the Jan. meeting with pay increases in each of the next three years. The two parties mutually agreed to reopen negotiations and to follow an Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) format.  Successful Interest Based Bargaining is effective when all stakeholders have a relationship built on trust and collaboration. The agreement remains the same for the current

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Could the Rocket Center include a pool?

By Jacquie Humphrey CCM Correspondent The Conotton Valley Board of Education discussed re-adding a swimming pool to the design of the eagerly anticipated Rocket Center during the December meeting when members of the community were present. Swimming pools were removed from the design earlier in the year as concerns about decreased future funding came to light. After additioanl consideration the board is contemplating adding one, multi-function pool to the design

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Jaden Barkan, Emma Bodo named CHS December students of the month

Jaden Barkan and Emma Bodo were chosen as the Carrollton High School Students of the Month for December. Barkan is the son of Kenny and Jessica Barkan of Dellroy. He has three brothers, Kenny, 19, a college student; Micah, 15, a sophomore; and Kale, 13, an 8th grade student. He is a member of the Spanish Club and plays baseball in and out of school. He lifts at All In

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Thirty-two new members inducted into CHS National Honor Society

Thirty-two new members were inducted into the Carrollton High School National Honor Society (NHS) Nov. 24 in the high school Performing Arts Center. NHS officers welcomed parents and members, and Dave Davis, high school principal, presented opening remarks. NHS President Rebecca Stoneman gave a description of the emblem and introduced the other officers. Secretary Jacob Baker spoke about character. Vice President Cailyn Bright spoke on leadership. Historians Hailey Edie and

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‘Stuff the Bus’ drive set for Dec. 16

Carrollton School District is bringing back “Stuff the Bus” next week for a food and essential supplies drive. The drive will be held Dec. 16 during the district food distribution day and will benefit the Carrollton Schools CARE Team, which supports over 100 families in the district. “They now need our help more than ever,” said Ed Robinson, director of programs for the district. A bus will be available in

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Virtual open house planned at Buckeye Career Center

Buckeye Career Center’s annual open house is going virtual in 2020. The event will be held Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., by way of the Buckeye Career Center website and Zoom video conferencing platform. The event will be available to prospective students, their family members and the community. Each of the 33 programs will have their own Zoom session for students to enter at 15-minute intervals. Sessions will start at

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Zinda, Stoneman named Students of Month at CHS

Seniors Trevor Zinda and Rebecca Stoneman were named Carrollton High School Students of the Month for November. Zinda is the son of Aaron and Jodi Zinda of Carrollton. He has a younger brother, Ben, who is a sophomore. He is a member of the band, jazz band and brass choir. He participates in speech and debate, plays and musicals, CHS Club, Youth to Youth Club, Radio Control (R/C) Club and

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Biographies of CHS students who died in defense of U.S. now available to the public

Carrollton High School graduate Jason Eddy is known for his interest in history, particularly history that involves his community. Eddy, who is now athletic director at his alma mater, utilized his research talents to compile biographies of Carrollton High School students who gave their lives in defense of the United States. That compilation includes soldiers from World War I, Spanish-American War, Operation Enduring Freedom, Vietnam War and World War II.

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Teens receive FFA American Degree via virtual service

Three area high school graduates recently received the FFA American Degree during a virtual ceremony, during what was scheduled to be the National FFA  Convention. Ida Eglie and Autumn Whiteleather are both 2019 honor graduates of Minerva High School and Lynden Ferguson is a 2019 graduate of Carrollton High School. To receive the award, they had to complete seven requirements. 1. Have received the State FFA Degree, have been an

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Halloween + Math games = Learning experience for all!

Carrollton elementary students in Kay Russell’s 5th grade class made Halloween a fun and learning experience for underclassmen last week. The students, dressed in Halloween costumes, taught math lessons to students in second and third grade classrooms. “The idea was to improve math skills in the district in a fun way,” said Russell. Students moved throughout the Bell-Herron gymnasium to different stations where the third graders interacted with the under-

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Edie, Naylor named students of the month

Hailey Edie and Justin Naylor were named the Carrollton High School Students of the Month for October. Edie is the only child of Steve and Heather Edie of Bowerston. She is a member of the Carrollton High School marching and concert bands, Caring Helping Sharing Club and  is a student leader for Youth to Youth Club. She is a member of National Honor Society and serves as one of the

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Minerva BOE reaches agreement with educators, public service employees

The Minerva Board of Education (BOE) reached tentative agreements with both the Minerva Local Education Association (MLEA) and the Minerva Local Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). The Minerva BOE approved the agreement at the Oct. 9 meeting in the Minerva High School Library.  The BOE and MLEA mutually agreed to reopen negotiations and to follow an Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) format. Successful IBB works when both parties have a

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Ruritans donate dictionaries

Carrollton and Dellroy Ruritans presented dictionaries to third grade students at Carrollton Elementary School Oct. 6. Since the 2004-2005 school year, the Ruritans have sponsored and distributed nearly 2,600 dictionaries through The Dictionary Project. A certificate presented to the Ruritans noted, “Your support makes it possible for students in Carrollton and Dellroy to receive a dictionary for their own personal use that they will be able to use for a

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Baker, Bright chosen as students of month

Jacob Baker and Cailyn Bright were named Senior Students of the Month for September at Carrollton High School.Baker is the son of Brent and Shannon Baker of Carrollton. He has two brothers and two sisters, Madilynn, 15, a sophomore; Juliana, 7, 2nd grade; Clayton, 5, preschool; and Lane, 2.At CHS, he is vice president of the senior class and a member of the National Honor Society and Youth2Youth. He is

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Brinker obtains license, takes over as elementary asst. principal

Contract renewals were among the topics discussed at the Southern Local school board meeting Sept. 15, where pacts were approved for one school administrator and two district staff members.Officials granted Southern Local Elementary Assistant Principal Emily Brinker a two-year contract after she obtained her administrative license in the midst of her current pact.“Instead of adjusting her contract in the middle, the board agreed to give her another full year,” said

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Minerva Homecoming crowning to take place at assembly; preside over game

 The Minerva High School fall homecoming crowning will take place, just not prior to the Friday night football game like in years past.  Students will assemble in the football stadium for a homecoming assembly Friday, Sept. 25.  The Homecoming Court will be presented and the king and queen will be announced. Those chosen for the court include: Brendan Bennett and Molly Boldizar, Alex Granat and Ellyse Donahue, Pierson Laha

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Stackhouse honored

Carrollton senior Mason Stackhouse was named Buckeye Career Center September Student of the Month for demonstrating the core value of responsibility/accountability. Stackhouse is a double lab student, enrolled in Auto Collision and Construction Technology. He works as an auto detailer at Guess Motors, is a member of Farm Raisers 4-H Club and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He golfs and plays baseball for Carrollton. He eventually hopes to open a

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Bright wears homecoming crown

CCM Staff Report Carrollton High School senior class president Cailyn Bright was crowned 2020 homecoming queen during a ceremony Sept. 18 prior to the Carrollton vs. West Branch football game. Bright, the daughter of Dave and Dana Bright of Carrollton, is a three-time qualifier to the state bowling tournament, a scholar athlete and a first team Eastern Buckeye selection in both volleyball and bowling. Academically, she is a member of

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Carrollton homecoming set Sept. 18

A Carrollton High School senior will be crowned homecoming queen during festivities Sept. 18 at Community Field on SR 332. Along with the crowning, senior night for fall sports will be held. All festivities will take place prior to the 7 p.m. kick-off of the battle of the Warriors. Carrollton hosts West Branch in the Eastern Buckeye Conference match-up. Candidates include from left: Abby Laizure, daughter of Shane and Shelli

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Still time to enroll in Adult Education classes at BCC

Interested area residents still have time to apply for full-time Adult Education courses at Buckeye Career Center. Full-time adult courses begin Sept. 14. Available Adult Education programs include: Cosmetology; Dental Assisting; Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration; Heavy Equipment/CDL-A Operator; Law Enforcement Training Academy; Medical Assisting; Medical Office & Billing Specialist; Utility Lineworker and Welding Technology. The programs last nine months, with the exception of Cosmetology (two-year program), and meet

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Extreme heat could trigger remote learning at Carrollton Elementary

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Pandemic regulations aren’t the only thing affecting whether or not school buildings are open to students, extreme heat is  a major factor for Carrollton Elementary. In order for students to attend school in the traditional manner, they, along with staff, are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dave Quattrochi issued an all-call to parents Aug. 26.  “I want

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