• Mason-Corinth basic training graduation
  • chalk talk

    Name: Emily Kiniyalocts

    Job title: 5th Grade Language Arts teacher at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary

    Job duties: My responsibility is to encourage my students when they’re down, give them band-aids when they have scraped knees, be a facilitator of learning, and prepare my students to be successful, helpful, caring members of our great society.


    Local students will be competing in the regional Governor’s Cup competition this weekend after finding success in the district tournament.
    The top five students in each assessment move on to the regional Governor’s Cup, which will take place March 23 at Mann Elementary School in Union.
    In the Quick Recall competition, the top two teams in the district tournament, Dry Ridge Elementary and Williamstown Elementary, will compete in the regional tournament.

  • Star Students 3-21-13

    Connor Elmore is the WES Headstart a.m. Student of the Week. He is in Pam Mullin’s and Janet Griffith class. “Connor has a great attitude about school and is always ready to learn!” Mullins said. His favorite thing about school is riding the school bus. His favorite book is “The Moon In My Room”. His favorite thing to do as a family camping out and riding four wheelers with all of his cousins.

  • School calendars approved

    Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts are already making plans for next year.
    School boards for both districts recently approved their 2013-14 calendar.
    For a second year, Grant County Schools will have a calendar with a unique start for students who will be entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades.
    The first day for kindergarteners, sixth graders and freshmen will be Tuesday, Aug. 13 while students in all other grades will begin the new year on Aug. 14.

  • Seuss on the loose!
  • Sheffield achieves President’s Scholar

    Tyler Sheffield, son of Bubba and Michelle Sheffield of Dry Ridge and a 2010 graduate of Grant County High School, achieved the recognition of President’s Scholar at Western Kentucky University for the 2012 Fall Semester. Sheffield is a junior at Western Kentucky University studying civil engineering.
     To be selected for this honor, one must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0.

  • CMZ fourth graders win contest with comic, superhero tale

    Once upon a time there were four kids named Phillip, Kenon, Ross and Daniel. They were going to a Mini Mart to buy something.
    So, they started shopping. After they paid for everything, they told each other what they bought.

    Ross said, “Look at what I got, it’s a Hot Wheel!”
    Then Phillip said, “I got a pack of gum.”
    Next, Daniel said, “I got an awesome Nerf gun!”
    Finally, Kenon spoke up and said, “I got a Hershey’s chocolate bar.”

  • Williamstown begins prep for ACT in September

    Juniors at Williamstown High School prepared for the ACT for months before taking the test for real March 5.
    The district began by giving all juniors a practice/mock ACT on Sept. 19.
    The results of the practice test were analyzed and disaggregated, and individual RTI programs were developed for each student who fell below benchmarks in any of the four subject areas.
    WHS guidance counselor Brand Feagan then met with all students in small groups in the fall to discuss the areas of improvement needed to meet benchmarks.


    The ACT test is a big deal and not just for high school students planning to go to college.

    Since 2008, the ACT is given to all juniors in Kentucky. How well a student does on the ACT determines senior-year classes, co-op opportunities, and “College and Career Readiness.”
    All juniors in Kentucky took the ACT on Tuesday, March 5, but preparations to make it a special event began weeks ago.