The first day of school is less than a week away and students, families and teachers at Carrollton City Schools are gearing up for the next school year.
Open House appointments began this week for Carrollton Elementary, Carrollton Upper Elementary, and Carrollton Junior High School students and parents.
CES has offered one-on-one Open House appointments for years and CUES began offering them in 2019.
“We are excited about our annual open house at CES,” said CES principal Kylie Carroll. “Our appointments help convey the Carrollton fit and feel and provide each family with time to meet and greet their new teacher. Open House is the first step to a memorable year in the Trojan Nation.”
Because of the pandemic, CJHS decided to offer one-on-one appointments for Open House last year, and after receiving stellar feedback from students and parents, the school decided to continue this year.
CJHS principal Travis Thomaston said the appointments provide a smoother transition for families moving up from the upper elementary school.
“We have decided to continue on with one-on-one appointments this year,” said CJHS principal Travis Thomaston. “This process gives all of our families an opportunity to have a more personal experience with our teachers and also provides a smooth transition for our families coming to us from CUES. Staff members are able to assist parents with making payments, updating students' information, and answering detailed questions in a private setting.”
Last week, Carrollton High School had Trojan Business Day where students registered for classes and were able to tour the school. The first day of school for the district is Monday, Aug. 2.
Are you 60 or older and a resident of Carroll County? A veteran? A retired Carrollton City Schools employee? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are eligible for a Trojan Gold Activities Pass.
The Trojan Gold Pass provides free admission to any school-hosted event for anyone 60 or older, veterans and retired Carrollton City Schools employees upon presentation of the card. The pass is valid for any event at Carrollton Elementary, Carrollton Upper Elementary, Carrollton Junior High and Carrollton High School. The pass is not valid for Georgia High School Association playoff games.
Photo I.D. and/or verification of military service will be checked before event access is granted.
Interested individuals should apply for a pass by filling out the Trojan Gold Pass Request Form at https://www.
A new head coach with deep experience in the sport of volleyball will take over the program at Carrollton High School following the resignation of Lauren Sanders, who left the post to focus on her teaching career and ongoing graduate studies.
With the upcoming season only a month away, Cameron Mount, who already works for CHS as a school counselor, will assume the head coaching responsibilities immediately. CHS Athletic Director Paul Fitz-Simons said Mount has an extensive background in volleyball as a player and a coach and predicts the transition will be seamless.
"Coach Mount played volleyball all through high school and as a collegiate athlete at UCLA with the team capturing a national title during his years there," said Fitz-Simons. "Following graduation, he played professionally in Portugal and when he returned home, he coached volleyball at the high school and club levels."
Fitz-Simons also noted Mount's role as a guidance counselor will serve him well as a coach.
"Coach Mount has already developed strong relationships with many of our players in his role as a school counselor," he said. "We expect great things from him."
Fitz-Simons noted Sanders' short, but successful, tenure with the program produced back-to-back region championships in 2019 and 2020 and two state play-off appearances. "We are grateful for her impact on our program and wish her the very best," he said.
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