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Education

  • Williamstown students throw down reading challenge

    Williamstown Independent Schools is hoping families and the community join students in the cooperative reading experience “Come Read With Us.”

    Now through Dec. 21, the goal of a district-wide initiative is to get as many people as possible in Grant County to read the popular novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as a way to bridge literacy gaps.

    “The plan is to challenge anyone to read this at the same time as us,” said Tina Withorn, WMS teacher. “It doesn’t have to be together, just at the same time.”

  • Grant County Middle School Hilbilly Hoedown

    Students at the Grant County Middle School hold an annual Hillbilly Hoedown dance and penny drive to raise money to help purchase gifts for needy families at Christmas. This year the event raised $2,000.

  • Williamstown named Grand Champions

    WHS Band of Spirit wins grand champion at South Laurel

    “ With Pride” they say as the season presses on.
    The Williamstown Band of Spirit is approaching the final weeks of the season and traditionally, these weeks are the most intense.
    The Williamstown Marching Band was one of 14 bands who traveled to London, Ky., on Oct. 15 to compete in the South Laurel Cardinal Classic.
    The competition started out with a bang.
    Taking the field at 3:30 p.m., the Band of Spirit was the first band on the field.

  • Alger receives honors from Murray State

    Isaac Alger from Williamstown High School received the
    Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion
    of Academy scholars held at Murray State University on Sept. 17.
    Dr. Warren Edminster, Academic Dean of the Academy,
    and Dr. Don Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs of Murray State presented the award to Alger. Alger and 93 other students completed the three-week Academy at Murray
    State between June 3 and June 25.  During the three weeks, Academy

  • WILLIAMSTOWN CHEERLEADERS FOCUS ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

    Williamstown cheerleaders hope traditional orange and black will be replaced by pink during the Oct. 20 basketball games.

    For the second year, the cheerleaders will be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with the Williamstown Middle School Lady Demons’ first basketball game at home against Deming.

    The sixth and seventh grade team will play first at 6 p.m., followed by the eighth grade team.

  • Test scores fall short of federal goals

    Grant and Williamstown School districts were among the more than 87 percent of school districts that did not meet federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements.

    Only two of the eight local schools met federal NCLB requirements, according to data released from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Both Grant County Schools and Williamstown Independent as districts also did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the 2010-11 school year.

  • Mason-Corinth Elementary Grandparent’s Day
  • SEE YOU AT THE POLE

    Williamstown students recently celebrated See You At The Pole, a global day of student prayer that began in 1990 as a grass roots movement. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. During the prayer rally, students meet at the school flagpole before school to sing and pray.

  • Williamstown campus goes tobacco free

    Williamstown Independent Schools is now a tobacco-free campus after the school board adopted a new policy.
    The policy change stems from a Kentucky Healthy Communities Program grant awarded jointly to the district and the city of Williamstown.
    The district will receive $7,000 to purchase no smoking signs and education material for students and staff.
    The city of Williamstown will use $13,000 from the grant to develop better access to walking and biking paths in the community.

  • NOTEWORTHY:

    WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY FALL FEST - 5 - 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Wrist bands cost $2 and game tickets will be 25 cents. The festival will feature game booths, vendor booths,  a silent auction, inflatables, a haunted hallway and concessions.