• Williamstown adopts calendar

    Williamstown Independent Schools will start classes a little later next school year.

    The school board approved the 2011-12 draft calendar during its March meeting with a start date of Aug. 18 — a week later than normal.

    “If we just had a banner year with no snow in Kentucky, we would be out on May 24, which is on a Thursday,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who also serves as district director of pupil personnel and head of the calendar committee.

  • GCHS Percussion, Winterguard compete

    The Grant County High School Winterguard and indoor percussion competed at John Hardin High School March 26.

    The Winterguard took first place with a score of 68.3.

    Indoor percussion finished in fourth place with a score of 69.75.

    Next up for both squads is the Tri-State Championships at Ryle High School in Union.

    On April 1 at 9:45 p.m. the indoor percussion will compete.

    Winterguard will compete on April 2 at 11:20 a.m.

    The Tri-State Championshios includes schools from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.


    The Youth Performance Award winner for March is Williamstown High School senior Dean Faulkner. Faulkner loves basketball and hopes to be a high school coach someday. He enjoys school and, as a senior, he savors every day.
    “My whole high school experience has been meaningful; from the teachers, to the classes, to all my friends. This experience has shaped my life forever.”
    He is the son of Kathy Faulkner of Williamstown and the late Jeff Faulkner.

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  • Superintendent search yields 25 applicants

    Grant County Schools have a large pool of applicants to choose from in its search for a new superintendent.

    Twenty-five people applied to replace Superintendent Michael Hibbett, who announced in November that he will be retiring after the 2010-11 school year.

    Of the applicants, 22 are male and three are female while 23 are from Kentucky.

  • GCMS student serves as senator’s page
  • FRC director gets students rocking

    With today’s technologies like iPod touch’s and PSP (Playstation Portable) children have more distractions than ever before.
    For Mason-Corinth Elementary first-year Family Resource Center director Sara Edwards, it is all about getting the children involved in programs at the school.
    When Edwards completed and her practicum at Collins Elementary in Florence she never thought she would end up in a school. She completed her bachelor’s degree in social work from Northern Kentucky University in 2008.

  • Roy earns national certification

    Debbie Roy, a second grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary,  received her National Board Certification recently.
    Roy received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern Kentucky University and her master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.
    She said she wanted to work towards National Certification to become more familiar with national standards and to become a better teacher.

  • Talent Show
  • WES offers Camp Invention

    Williamstown Elementary students have a chance to become amateur inventors at a new camp this summer.
    Camp Invention will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20-24 at the school.
    WES students who will be in first through sixth grades during the 2011-12 school year can register for the camp.
    The cost is $215 and includes breakfast and lunch. Students who register before March 20 will receive a $25 early registration discount.
    WES is looking for monetary donations for full or partial scholarships from the community.