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Education

  • 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.

  • WHS students win Adopt-a-Highway poster contest

    Students from Williamstown Independent Schools were winners in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2010 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest.

    Appy Webster won first place and Anna Ramirez won third place in the 15-17 age group.

    “The purpose of the contest is to increase environmental awareness among children,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “We hope to educate our young people about the damaging effects of litter, and to change attitudes and behaviors about littering.”

  • Education honors 1-6-11

     

  • YPA winner has passion for baseball

    The Youth Performance Award winner for December is Aaron Goe, a senior at Grant County High School, and he is passionate about baseball.
    Goe is the son of Bryan and Tracy Goe of Dry Ridge.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:
    A: I play baseball for the Grant County High School baseball team. My biggest athletic accomplishment is signing with Morehead State University to play baseball. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that my hard work and dedication has finally paid off.

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • STLP students provide adult ed opportunities for community

    Would you like to start the new year in a ‘take charge of your life’ mode? Are you unemployed or an underemployed adult, finding it tough to make ends meet? Perhaps all you need to land that dream job is to sharpen your technology skills and get some tips on business professionalism and resume writing.