• Williamstown begins prep for ACT in September

    Juniors at Williamstown High School prepared for the ACT for months before taking the test for real March 5.
    The district began by giving all juniors a practice/mock ACT on Sept. 19.
    The results of the practice test were analyzed and disaggregated, and individual RTI programs were developed for each student who fell below benchmarks in any of the four subject areas.
    WHS guidance counselor Brand Feagan then met with all students in small groups in the fall to discuss the areas of improvement needed to meet benchmarks.


    The ACT test is a big deal and not just for high school students planning to go to college.

    Since 2008, the ACT is given to all juniors in Kentucky. How well a student does on the ACT determines senior-year classes, co-op opportunities, and “College and Career Readiness.”
    All juniors in Kentucky took the ACT on Tuesday, March 5, but preparations to make it a special event began weeks ago.

  • Star Students 3-7-13

    Robyn Meyer  
    Robyn Meyer is the WES Headstart a.m. Student of the Week. She is in Pam Mullin’s class. “Robyn is a great artist, she paints and does art almost everyday. She is always smiling!” Mullins said.
    Robyn’s favorite thing to do is story time with Janet Griffith. Robyn’s favorite book is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”.
     Her favorite thing to do as a family is playing games.

  • Grant County District sends students to KMEA annual conference

    GCMS Academic Team students off to state championship

  • GCHS students compete in FCCLA Regional STAR event

    Several of the Grant County High School students competed in the FCCLA Regional STAR events competition recently in Cold Springs. The students brought home the following awards:
    • Abby Campbell, Chelsea Edwards and Kate Bodekor received first place in Chapter Showcase Manual
    • Mckenzie Hamilton, Lexi Spoonamore and Sabryn Wooton received first place in Chapter Showcase Manual
    • Natasha Gott received second place in Life Event Planning
    • Covina Burden received third in Focus on Children

  • Williamstown Elementary makes soldier cookies
  • GCMS student attempts to showcase drumming skills on TV

    Grant County Middle School seventh grader Jason Eilers knew he wanted to be a drummer when he was 4 years old.

    “When I was 4 my parents got a movie called ‘That Thing You Do’ and I was interested in the drums,” he said. “My drums were laundry baskets and a little toy plastic snare.”      

    Now, equipped with a real drum set, the 13-year-old from Dry Ridge is seeking to be a contestant on the eighth season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”


    Wesleyan College Fall
    Dean’s List
    Kenneth Little, son of Kenneth and Dawn Little of Dry Ridge, junior criminal justice and criminology major.
    To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours.

     Morehead State University Fall Dean’s List
    Aaron Goe, a 2011 graduate of Grant County High School, made the Morehead State University Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2012 with a GPA of 4.0.