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Education

  • Stolen snowman caper heads south, in a hurry

    (Editor’s note: The following story is partly satirical, partly true and some facts may have been embellished.)

    Christmas-time is not the same right now for Sandy Cook.

    The Williamstown High School instructional assistant is feeling like she was given a lump of coal in her stocking.
    Cook brought a decorative snowman to bring holiday cheer to the halls of Williamstown, but only after a couple days, he was gone.

    The snowman had vanished without a trace, leaving behind only a note pleading for Cook to hurry to save him.

  • Williamstown to use iPads in class

    Paradise Forbes was skeptical when she learned several Williamstown Independent School classrooms would be getting iPad computers.

    She was concerned the tablet would be a novelty that would die off quickly with students.

    That all changed with one visit to Woodford County High School, which introduced the device to students earlier this year.

    Forbes loved what she saw and can’t wait to get started in her social studies classroom after Christmas break.

  • GCHS sponsors holiday toy drive

    The Grant County High School is having a toy drive sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America through Dec. 9.

    The items collected will be delivered to the patients at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.

    The items must be new and in original packaging.

    The drop-off location is at the front office of the Grant County High School.

    For more information contact Grant County High School at 824-9739.

  • Banana Splits
  • Star Students 12.8.11

    Head Start/Preschool

    Brisa Natalie Mendez

    Brisa Natalie Mendez is the WES Preschool/Headstart Student of the Week. She is in Mrs. Pam Mullins class.

    “She is in the morning class and always comes in with a smile on her face and ready to learn. She is very helpful to her teachers and her friends” Mullins said.

    Favorite thing about school - to paint and draw.

    Favorite book - “The Mouse and the Bear” and “The Red Strawberry.”

  • FEEDING THE NEED

    MacKenzie Tucker, a junior at Grant County High School, is thankful for the blessings she has in life. She realized that there are others who may not be as fortunate as she is.

    Tucker, a member of the The Dry Ridge Baptist Church Youth Group, helped out with the church’s sixth year of

    Building a Wall of Food for less fortunate families in the community.

  • WHS parents, teachers to brainstorm educational ideas

    The two people who know Williamstown High School students best — parents and teachers — will join Dec. 1 to discuss a plan to meet their needs.

    The Parents and Teachers Talking Together (PT3) event, which was created in 1994 by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence in Lexington, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at WHS.

    A facilitated conversation between WHS parents and teachers will look to answer two questions, what do we want for our students and what do we need to do to get what we want for our students?

  • TUCKER NAMED YPA WINNER

    Mackenzie Tucker is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for November.
    She is a junior at GCHS and is the daughter of Shawn and Lisa Tucker of Dry Ridge.

  • Connie Taylor works to preserve black history

    Connie Taylor got interested in preserving Grant County’s history when she was living in Arizona.

    Taylor, a native of Grant County, was working on genealogical research when she discovered her friend’s family were descendents of slaves. That got her to wondering about her own ancestry and the history of slaves in Grant County.

  • Library to host David Giffels Nov. 5 at GCHS

    David Giffels of Akron, Ohio thought he was a handyman, but when he attempted to rehab a Tudor mansion, he learned a lot mostly about himself.

    “The greatest lesson I learned from this adventure was that I wasn’t nearly as capable as I thought I was,” Giffels said in a phone inteview last week.

    Giffels, author of “All The Way Home,” will be in Grant County at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Grant County High School auditorium for a book discussion and a book signing session.