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Education

  • LIBRARY OFFERS SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

    School may soon be out, but the Grant County Public Library hopes patrons continue picking up books for its annual summer reading program.

    Once again, the library will have two reading programs — one for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and one for teens and adults.

    “Summer reading is about engaging the minds of the community and satisfying curiosity,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian. “We want people to read what they want, love to read and have easy access to reading.

  • Skinner credits team work as key to Williamstown’s success

    Sitting in on a second-grade classroom, it didn’t take long for Williamstown Superintendent Sally Skinner to remember a special moment she shared with one of the students.

    “In kindergarten, one day, nobody could come for Grandparents’ Day, and I got to be your grandma,” she said, smiling, to the young boy. “That was fun. I still have your picture in my office.”

    Skinner, who was awarded the Excellence in Education award at the 2012 Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet, has many fond memories with countless students.

  • Gifted/talented have opportunity to explore at NKU summer program

    From art to zoology, students can continuing learning this summer at ExploreMore!, an enrichment program for gifted and talented youth in kindergarten through eighth grade,

    The four-day program through Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 25-28 at NKU-Grant County Center in Williamstown.

    Registration began April 1 and is limited and first-come, first-served.

  • Grant County, Williamstown, set dates for graduation

    Seniors at Grant County and Williamstown high schools will soon be putting on their caps and gowns.

    Dates are set for the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2012 at both schools.

    For the first time since it moved to Warsaw Road, GCHS will hold its ceremony outdoors at the football stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18.

    In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the GCHS gymnasium.

    If graduation has to be moved indoors, the audience will be asked to adhere to stricter ticket guidelines that will be released at a later date.

  • Cardio class to be offered during April

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a new program in April designed to increase fitness in a fun way.

    Each Monday in April participants will learn different cardio workouts in a class at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The class starts at 6 p.m., at costs $12 for five classes or $3 each class.

    “It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, offer some general fitness at the park,” said Tabatha Clemons, parks and recreation director.

  • Cardio class to be offered during April

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a new program in April designed to increase fitness in a fun way.

    Each Monday in April participants will learn different cardio workouts in a class at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The class starts at 6 p.m., at costs $12 for five classes or $3 each class.

    “It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, offer some general fitness at the park,” said Tabatha Clemons, parks and recreation director.

  • Williamstown schools receive accreditation

    Many hours, days and months of work paid off for the Williamstown Independent Schools as administrators learned March 29 the district earned full accreditation.

    The process, which was done through a Quality Assurance Review (QAR) by AvancED, included a visit from a five-person team that looked over documents, interviewed teachers, staff, students and community members and evaluated the performance of the district.

  • Town hall meeting focuses on college, career readiness

    By 2018, 54 percent of all jobs in Kentucky will require post-secondary training beyond high school.

    However, Kentucky currently ranks 48th in the percentage of post-secondary education degree projections for 2018.

    By 2020, 123 million American jobs will be in high-skill / high-pay occupations, from computer programming to bio-engineering, but only 50 million Americans will be qualified to fill them.

  • Grant County Schools Board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    The Grant County Schools Board approved a draft of the 2012-12 school calendar at their Feb. 9 meeting.
    The first day of school for Grant County will begin Aug. 15.

    “When we start is based off of Matt Morgan’s recommendation of the 15th of the month, because that is when payroll starts,” said Grant County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Al Poweleit, who worked with Morgan and Jennifer Wright on the calendar committee.

  • Williamstown Independent Schools adopt 2012-13 calendar

    Williamstown Independent School Board approved the 2012-13 draft calendar during its Feb. 13 meeting with a start date of Aug. 16.

    “I think we got a good start day and a good end date, as long as we don’t miss any school,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who also serves as district director of pupil personnel and head of the calendar committee.

    The district has several days off worked into the schedule throughout the school year starting with Labor Day on Sept. 3.