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Education

  • 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.

  • WES Intermediate

    Miranda Goetz
    Miranda Goetz is in the WES Intermediate Student of the Week. She is in Leanda Drysdale fourth grade class.
    “Miranda Goetz is a sweet and compassionate student. I love how she is always striving to do her best in class,and how she cares and looks after her classmates. I know I can trust and count on Miranda. She is a true joy to have in class and a wonderful inspiration, and role model to others,” Drysdale said.
    Miranda’s favorite thing about school:cheerleading and Girls On The Run.
    Favorite book: Dork Diary Series.

  • WES Primary Star Student

    Kaylie Dillingham
    Kaylie Dillingham is the WES Primary Student of the Week. She is in Heather Kightlinger’s kindergarten class.
    “Kaylie is a great student in the kindergarten classroom. She always puts forth her best effort in all the work given to her, is a great role model and friend to her peers, and comes to class each day eager to learn something new. She has had a fantastic start to her first year of school and I am excited to see her grow,” Kightlinger said.
    Favorite thing about school: is getting to play outside.

  • Williamstown Head Start/Preschool Star Student

    Amarian Miller
    Amariah Miller is the Williamstown Head Start/Preschool primary student of the Week. She is is Pam Mullins  preschool class.
    “Amariah helps her teachers and her friends do jobs in the class and always comes in with a big smile.”
    Favorite thing about school: play time.
    Favorite book: Cat in the Hat.

     

  • GCHS SHOWS OFF CAREER/TECH CENTER AT OPEN HOUSE

    A celebration years in the making took place Sept. 18 as Grant County Schools dedicated its new Career and Technology Center.

    In August, the district opened the $10 million facility at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    New programs offered at the center include pre-engineering, bio-medical, information technology, health sciences, automotive technology, electric technology and welding technology.

  • Williamstown changes food service

    Parents of Williamstown Jr./Sr. High students now can see what their students have for lunch everyday.

    One of several recent food service changes allows parents to sign into the Parent Portal section of the website at www.williamstown.kyschools.us and click on the Food Service tab to see what their child is eating and how much money is left in their child’s account.

    “It’s a great advantage,” said Stephanie Caldwell, district food service director. “I wish we would have had it years ago.”