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Education

  • 100 days and counting

    Williamstown Independent Schools celebrated their 100th day of school Jan. 28.

    Isabelle Bush places a Hershey Kisses Candy on a number chart after searching her teacher Heather Kightlinger’s classroom. The students had to search and place 100 of the Kisses on the chart.

    Grant County Schools will celebrate their 100th day Feb. 2. Check out next week’s Grant County News for pictures from Mason-Corinth Elementary, Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, Dry Ridge Elementary and Sherman Elementary schools.

  • Parent needed for superintendent search

    Grant County Schools are looking for a parent to help decide who will be the district’s next superintendent.

    Michael Hibbett announced in November that he will be retiring after the 2010-11 school year.

    As the school board begins the process to select a new superintendent, a screening committee is being organized for the search.

    The board also is using the guidance of the Kentucky School Board Association’s Superintendent Search Service to assist in the search.

  • Sherman recognizes good students
  • ALI RICH NAMED YPA WINNER

    The Youth Performance Award winner for January is Williamstown High School senior Ali Rich. As a young woman of faith, she looks for opportunities to tell others about “our savior Jesus Christ.” She is purpose-driven to live out her faith by “serving others along the way.”
    Although she has been involved in high school sports, she won’t be playing at the college level because she is looking forward to immersing herself in academic study.

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  • Music In Our Schools

    Grant County band reaches milestone - The Grant County High School band reached a milestone this year with 20 students participating in the Northern Kentucky Select Band. This number marks a milestone in the band history as the most members ever selected. There were 12 students in the top Wind Ensemble, and eight in the Concert Band.  Those selected for prestigious first chair positions in the district were: Brittany Epperson (clarinet), Luke Hampton (bass clarinet), Damien Hicks (bari saxophone) and Whitney Johnson (oboe).

  • Grant County Schools, Williamstown Independent Schools Closed Friday

    Both Grant County Schools and Williamstown Independent Schools are closed for Friday, Jan. 21.

  • GCMS Career Fair rescheduled for Jan. 31

    Grant County Middle School will host a Career Fair, in conjunction with their annual Science Fair, on Jan. 31 in the GCMS gym. Individuals from different career fields are needed to talk to the students about what they do for a living. A table and chairs will be provided, as well as electrical connections, if needed for your informal presentation. Refreshments will also be provided.

  • Snow piles on additional days

    The end of the year for students has been pushed back as snow days keep piling up for Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Grant County Schools have missed eight days in December and January so far with more wintry weather expected.

    At this time last year, the district had missed half as many days on its way to a total of 10 missed days.

    The last day for students now has been moved from May 12 to May 25, but more snow would push the end of school back even further.

  • HOMEWORK HOTLINE

    When things get tough, some Grant County students don’t even bother going home after school, they head for the Williamstown United Methodist Church and the Homework Hotline.

    There, they are greeted warmly, given an after school snack and get help with their hardest subjects, absolutely free.

    Monty Joe Lovell, a former principal at Grant County High School and his wife, Belinda, also a former teacher and principal, had a vision for the program.

  • SCHOOLS FACE BUDGET CUTS

    Officials at Grant and Williamstown Independent Schools will be facing mid-year budget cuts because of a more than $49 million state revenue shortfall.

    The Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) fund, which is the primary source of monies provided to the state’s 174 public school districts, has less money than needed for the per-pupil funding authorized in the enacted budget for the current fiscal year.