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Swim Club contract approved by School Board

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School is diving into a new area of athletics after the School Board approved a contract with the Caroline Family YMCA for the use of its facilities at the board’s Dec. 8 meeting. The Swim Club will get afloat “as soon as practical,” according to Daryl Chesley, director of curriculum and instruction for secondary education. An interest meeting held earlier this fall

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  • School Board wants raises for support staff

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board set some ambitious targets for its budget request for fiscal year 2016 on Monday night, including a 10 percent increase in the salary scale for support staff. In a budget workshop held at the Board’s Dec. 8 meeting, Caroline superintendent Gregory Killough and new director of finance John Martin identified the cost of fixing the teacher salary scale as $834,196. These

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  • School Board hears Swim Club proposal

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

    YMCA Pool

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School athletes may soon be taking to a different blue track—the swimming pool. At the School Board’s Nov. 10 meeting, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Education Daryl Chesley presented the first reading of an agreement with the Caroline Family YMCA to create a CHS Swim Club. The Swim Club would be open to all academically eligible students in grades 8

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  • Veterans, Caroline Middle School students gather at 38th parallel

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Eighth grader Jaree Dyer shows off his framed picture of Korean War veteran John Clatterbaugh, left. At right is John Thomas.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Many Veterans Day events took place around the nation Tuesday. Although some may have been grander in scope, it is doubtful if many were more meaningful than the simple ceremony put on by Caroline Middle School History Club members at the county’s Korean War Memorial. Following the presentation of the colors by the high school ROTC unit, the Pledge of Allegiance led by eighth

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  • School Board at work on next year’s budget

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Superintendent Greg Killough.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The challenge of making teacher salaries more competitive in the face of tight budgetary constraints was a prominent subject at the Oct. 27 budget workshop held by the School Board. Salaries, as school superintendent Gregory Killough pointed out, make up the majority of Caroline County Public Schools’ budget. For fiscal year 2014–15, instruction costs, which include teacher, administrative, paraprofessional, and support staff salaries, as

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  • Caroline High School thespians win VHSL one-act play competition

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

    VHSL CHS trophy WEB

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School thespians didn’t have to travel far to bring home top honors in last week’s one-act competition. As host of the event, CHS’s theatre program, led by drama teacher Jackie Picariello, oversaw a day of performances from four schools in the Virginia High School League’s Conference 20 that culminated in a first-place victory for CHS and Best Actor awards for two CHS

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  • Caroline Middle School History Club interviews Vietnam veterans

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

    CMS student Kristian Crutchfield interviews Mr. Clark, a Vietnam veteran.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   In a second-floor classroom at Caroline Middle School last Wednesday, two tables sat next to each other. One, swathed in a colorful tablecloth and filled with platters of food, buzzed with activity. The other, where a plate sat empty and a glass upturned, remained empty throughout the afternoon. That second table was not for those present. Instead, it was laid for those who could

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