Williamstown to host ‘Back To School’ bash

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By Bryan Marshall

Williamstown Independent School will join as one campus to celebrate returning to class Aug. 10 with a Back to School Bash.
The district decided to forego its usual Sundae Social, Readi-Fest and back to school events for each school for the 2012-13 school year.
The bash will include games, food and a free movie to kick off the school year.
“We were trying to look at families who, theoretically, could have three kids and could have to come three different nights,” said Kelly West, Family Resource and Youth Service Center director. “We want to try to streamline it more. We are a small district and we want it to have that feel. We want to create excitement about coming back to school. We want to get it off on a positive note.”
The Back to School Bash will include registration for ninth through 12th grades from 5 to 6 p.m. in gym one, followed by first through fifth grade in gym two and sixth through eighth grade in gym one from 6 to 7 p.m.

Kindergarten orientation will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in gym two.
Enrollment packets are online at the district’s website at www.wtown.k12.ky.us.

Parents are encouraged to fill the forms out ahead of time and bring a proof of residency to speed up the process on Aug. 10.
“The more information that we have the first day of school, the better it is for everybody,” West said. “We really encourage families to also apply for free lunch and get those forms filled out.”
Parents of Williamstown Elementary students should park in the front parking lot or by gym two.

Williamstown Middle and High School parents should park in the parking lot by the band room and board office.
In celebration of back to school, the district wants attendees to show their Williamstown spirit by wearing orange and black or a Williamstown T-shirt as they pick up their schedule, pay fees and meet their teachers.

There will be a free movie presented by Grant County Parks and Recreation at 9 p.m. at the baseball field, along with games and food and drinks available for purchase.

“I think this is just going to grow,” West said. “This is our baby step. It’s something new and we want to try something new. I think it will be fun.”