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Education

  • Williamstown Learning Academy helps struggling students

    Williamstown Middle and High schools are offering an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”

  • WHS Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    After a two week  hiatus, the Band of Spirit returned to competition this weekend  in Edgewood.  Performing at Dixie Heights High School’s first “Festival at the Heights”, Williamstown continued their winning streak by bringing home another grand champion title.

    Performing at 3:30 p.m. in class A competition, Williamstown received first place and captured both color guard and percussion awards in their class.  Beechwood finished in second place, followed by Bellevue, then Dayton.

  • GCHS band competes at South Oldham

    Grant County competed at South Oldham on Oct. 10 competing against Bullitt East and Madison Southern in 4A preliminary competition. Grant earned first in its class and best overall guard with another distinguished performance.

    Entering into finals competition, the top three spots were separated by a margin of less than one point. This was going to be a close fight to the finish. Grant County band finished the night third, with a distinguished score of 84.2, only separating second and third place a tenth of a point.

  • Williamstown educators present at statewide conference

    Three educators from Williamstown High School recently shared successful math strategies to help students succeed.

    Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School Principal Misty Buchanan and teachers Ann Rourk and Deana Cummins presented at the Kentucky Association of School Council’s annual “Schools That Lead the Way” conference in Louisville.

    The school was chosen because of their high test scores in all areas, but math was the area of focus for the presentation.

  • See You At The Pole!

    On Sept. 23, Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School and Grant County High School were the sites for See You At The Pole, an annual opportunity for students to congregrate before school and worship.

  • GCHS band takes Governors Cup

    When Grant County Marching Band took the field at the 38th Annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival held at Campbell County, they had one goal….be undeniably a better band than they were the previous week.

    With great pride, they not only accomplished their goal, but they won Grand Champions and brought home the much sought after Governors Cup.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County was the only 4A band to compete in its class and brought home first place in all captions.

  • WHS Band of Spirit receives top honors

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit received top honors again on Sept. 19 when they traveled to Eastern High School in Louisville. The band was awarded the grand champion trophy at the Eastern Eagles Classic.

    Williamstown, the only Class A band to compete, earned a spot in finals competition by placing second overall in preliminaries behind powerhouse Adair County. 

    Following an energized finals performance, the band received the grand champion title, edging out Adair who was named reserve grand champion. 

  • Grant County starts season with a bang

    Led onto the field for the first time by new field commander Lucas Hampton, Grant County Marching Band started the season off with a bang as they brought home Reserve Grant Champion behind a fellow Grant County band, the Williamstown Band of Spirit.

    They performed their repertoire “4” at 3 p.m. at the 19th annual Beechwood High School Festival of Bands and later competed in finals among 10 other bands.

  • FFA students attend leadership center

    The officers and committee chairmen for the Grant County Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center July 20-24.

    The following members attended: President Tyler Spillman, Vice President Nicole Courtney, Secretary Mattie Kuechler, Sentinel Amanda Mills, Historian Jake Denney, Parliamentarian Tyler Holder and members Tyler Courtney, Clarissa Stoots, Cody Fornash and Cheyenne Miracle, along with advisors Sarah Baker and Richard Gater.

  • Williamstown students participate in TIP

    For the past 29 years, Duke University in North Carolina has offered students in the 7th grade from 16 states to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). A student must score a 95 percent in any area on their state test to qualify for the TIP Program.

    This year, five students from Williamstown were able to participate. The following students signed up to take the ACT college exam as seventh graders: Macy Goetz, Jordan Howard, Hannah Kinsey, Logan Osborne and Tucker Trenary.