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Education

  • Mason-Corinth fifth graders visit Great American Ballpark

    The Mason-Corinth fifth grade classes took advantage of a program put on by the Cincinnati Reds and took a field trip to Great American Ball Park on Nov. 24.

    The students learned about salary caps and how to build a team with the money provided.

    They also received a tour of the home dugout, the press box and the Reds Studio.

  • Speech and Drama take first and second at tournaments

    On Nov. 7, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Florence to compete in the second annual Boone County / Calloway County Swing Invitational Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • Williamstown to undergo construction

    Williamstown Independent Schools will soon be under construction.

    The school board awarded a bid to Klenco Construction of Taylor Mill for a kitchen addition and roof renovation.

    Klenco’s bid of $1,418,000 in total construction costs was the lowest of 11 bids for the project.

    “In spite of everything, it was a fabulous bid turnout and very competitive prices,” said Margaret Jacobs of Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, designer of the project.

    Both projects were included in the district’s most recent facilities plan.

  • WHS Band of Spirit boosters taking fruit orders

    The Williamstown Band Boosters are now taking orders for fruit through Nov. 30. If you would like to place an order, contact Meleasa Sherman at 824-6460 or 468-5681 or any band booster member. All orders will be delivered the week of Dec. 14. All prices are the same as last year.

    20lbs. oranges $19, 20lbs. ruby red grapefruit $19, 20lbs. mixed oranges and grapefruit $20; 23 to 25lbs. gift trio (12 apples, 12 oranges and 12 grapefruit) $30 and 23 to 25 lbs. citrus trio (12 tangelos, 12 oranges and 12 grapefruit) $25.

     

  • Williamstown looking for volunteer reading coaches

    The community spoke and the Williamstown School Board listened.

    After several people brought up the need for mentors for students at a recent community forum, the district immediately looked for solutions.

    The school board recently approved $3,800 in funding for a program that will coach 20 volunteers on how to help students with reading struggles.

    One to One: Practicing Reading with Students, a program of the Partnership at NewCities, is designed to help struggling readers through the use of a volunteer reading coach.

  • WHS Band of Spirit takes second at national tourney

    In their final performances of the 2009 marching band season, Williamstown competed in the Bands of America Grand National Championship Nov. 13 and 14 in Indianapolis, Ind.  

    The premiere marching event  in the nation, Grand Nationals are held at Lucas Oil Stadium; home to the Indianapolis Colts. This was the first time a Williamstown band has competed in the Grand National Championship.

  • GCHS speech and drama take first at tournaments

    On Oct. 31, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Bardstown to compete in the second annual Bardstown/Graves County Swing Invitational Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • WHS Band of Spirit captures first at regional

    The Band of Spirit from Williamstown captured first place in regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31.   

    Competing against  nine other bands in class A East Regionals, Williamstown received their highest score of the season and secured a spot in state semi-finals on Nov. 7th.

     Despite the cold temperatures and threat of rain, the Band of Spirit performed an impressive show.   Beechwood, Hazard, and Nicholas County completed the top four bands.

  • Grant County band leaves no doubt

    The Grant County Marching band traveled to Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31 to compete in 4A East Regional Competition.

    The day started for the band at 6:45 a.m. with it raining and cold, but the band was determined to leave no doubt in the mind of the judges that would be seeing them later in the day.  Upon arriving at Madison Southern, the bands schedule was slightly altered as another week of rain caused the competition to be delayed an hour. 

  • Knarr named October YPA winner

    Fellow Williamstown High School seniors Kara Caldwell and Kyle Knarr have been friends since they walked the halls of elementary school.

    So, when Caldwell decided to nominate someone for the Youth Performance Award, only one name came to mind.

    “Kyle was the only person whose name just popped into my head,” she said. “He does a lot outside of school.”