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CTE students get a taste of working on the job

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   At one end of Caroline High School, in what was once a storeroom filled with odds and ends of engines, rusted parts and other assorted junk because no one knew where else to put them, are several vehicles—hoods up—with students climbing into the motors under the supervision of Mr. Chris Anderson. Their goal is to find out what is inside and figure out what

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  • Schools receive grant for afterschool computer repair programs

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County Public Schools received $8,000 at the Oct. 13 meeting of the School Board to start afterschool programs in computer repair and refurbishment at Caroline Middle School and Caroline High School. These programs, which are intended to be launched in early November, will be part of the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment, or STAR, program, an initiative begun in 2008 that aims to

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  • Caroline High School Fall Fun Day Yard Sale had something for everyone

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Shoppers at Scentsy enjoyed all the aromas the products had to offer.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The rain didn’t stop Caroline High School from hosting its second annual Fall Fun Day Yard Sale Saturday. “We are hoping to make this an annual event that becomes a part of our school culture and promotes our community relationships,” stated Karri Zellerino, teacher and yearbook advisor, and the catalyst behind this family-friendly event. Zellerino along with the Principal’s Planning Committee, planned a day

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  • Caroline Public Schools examining teacher salary scale

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County Public Schools put forth some hard numbers about the teacher salary scale at the Sept. 8 School Board meeting with the aim of revising the scale to make it more equitable and competitive. CCPS Director of Human Resources Debra Holt presented a comparison of Caroline’s salary scale at each step of compensation with those of 10 other counties in the region, including

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  • SOL pass rates stay mostly flat in Caroline

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Pass rates on the state-mandated Standards of Learning tests recently released by the Virginia Department of Education show Caroline County lagging behind state averages in all five assessed subjects, although school officials say that when compared to other localities with similar resources, Caroline is competing fairly well. VDOE data report that Caroline’s pass rates for the 2013–14 school year, for all grades combined, were

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  • Caroline High School renovations scaled back to original scope

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board took steps at a special called meeting Monday night to scale the Caroline High School renovations back to the original scope outlined to the public for the November 2013 bond referendum that allotted approximately $26 million for renovations and upgrades to both the high school and Madison Elementary School. “I think we need to bid this project as close as we

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  • New teachers come to Caroline County Public Schools

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    New teachers find their name badges at a luncheon at Caroline High School on Monday.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   After a summer spent getting the county’s five school buildings back into grade-A shape, the schools are finally starting to fill up again with people—and the first wave to come in are the county’s new teachers, who began their orientation Monday and were formally welcomed to their new home at a luncheon at Caroline High School. Caroline County Public Schools has hired about 75

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