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Winter Sports Photos & Retakes; Win A Free Yearbook

Winter Sports Photos will be taken on Tuesday, November 28th. Pictures forms will be sent home through the coaches before Thanksgiving Break.

All 6th-12th retake pictures will be on Thursday, November 30th. Picture forms are available in the office.

All Senior picture order forms are due to the high school office by Wednesday, November 29th. 

Would you like a FREE yearbook? There are limited copies of the 2016/17 yearbook available for $65. All students who purchase a yearbook by 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 21st, will have their name put in a drawing for a FREE 2017/18 yearbook. This drawing includes all the students who purchased the newest yearbook last school year. The drawing will be held and the winner announced on Tuesday, November 21st. 

Deana Cummins named finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence Mrs. Deana Cummins

Congratulations to Ms. Deana Cummins for being selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. 

Mrs. Cummins, a graduate of WHS, has been teaching math and science at Williamstown JR/SR High since August of 2001.  

Mrs Cummins named finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence

Red Ribbon Week: Oct. 23 - 27 Red Ribbon Week Logo

What is Red Ribbon Week? This week represents more than taking a stand against alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. It also means that people all over the country are trying to become healthier. 

Veteran's Day Celebration - Fri, Nov. 10th

Join us as we honor our veterans on Friday, November 10th for our Veteran's Day Celebration.  Click here for more information

Fall Break: Oct 13, 16, and 17

Williamstown schools will be closed for Fall Break on Friday Oct. 13th, Monday Oct. 16th, and Tuesday Oct. 17th.

 

Enroll in Personal Portal to Stay Up-To-Date Infinite Campus Logo

Personal Portal is an app available in both the Google Play and iTunes App store.  To keep your child's domographic information update, check grades, pay fees, and receive important notifications download the app now.  For more information and to enroll: http://www.williamstown.kyschools.us/Content2/62

For additional assistance, contact tamra.mulberry@williamstown.kyschools.us 

 

JR/SR High Picture Day - Underclassmen

Underclassmen (grades 6-11) pictures will be taken on Thursday, Oct. 5th from 7:15am until 11:30am.  Order forms may be picked up in the front office; and payment is due when your photo is taken.  All staff members must get their photo taken on this day as well.

For questions or more information, contact sonya.linder@williamstown.kyschools.us

Elementary Picture Day

Elementary picture day is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Please plan accordingly!

Fall Festival Fall Festival

Join us on Friday, Sept. 29th for Fall Festival.  Game booths & activities, food, auctions, prizes, and more!  

Click here for more info.

 

Total Eclipse on Aug. 21st Eclipse

Follow this link for a letter from the superintendent regarding information on the eclipse occuring on Monday, Aug. 21st.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Williamstown Boys/Girls Basketball Teams are hosting a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament October 7th & 8th. There will be 3 divisions -Post High School, U18, & U15 in both Boys & Girls Leagues. Entry Fee $25 per player (4 player maximum).

2017-18 Supply Lists for JR High and SR High Students
WHS 2017-2018 Fees

Fees for JR/SR High students for the 2017-2018 school year:

JR High: $50

SR High: $60

additional fees for AP classes and labs to be determined.

 

2017-2018 School Fees

2017-2018 school fees for Williamstown Elementary:

Class Fee - $25

School Fee-$25

Total fees per student: $50

Taking Applications for Subs

Williamstown Schools is currently taking applications for substitute teacher and substitute instructional assistant.  If interested, contact Meleasa Sherman at 859-824-7144 for more information.

JV Soccer Try-Outs

Soccer Tryouts will be held on July 24th, 26th, and 27th from 6:30-8:30pm.  Watch for more information coming soon!

WHS Art Students Win Organ Donor Awareness Competition Organ Donor Puzzle of Kentucky

Students from the WHS Art Department and Mr. Mke Walters combined forces with the Grant County Circuit Clerk's Office for a special project. 

WHS Proudly Welcomes Coach John Michael Reitz! Coach John Michael Reitz

Please join us in Welcoming Coach Reitz to the WHS Family!

Summer Reading is Back! Summer Reading Clip Art

It's summer reading time!  See our district library webpage for more information.

Grill-Out With Williamstown Schools & Crown Services Footsteps 2 Brilliance Logo

Williamstown Independent Schools, Head Start/Preschool, and Crown Services are working together to promote Footsteps 2 Brilliance and Kindergarten Readiness.  

Summer Hours Summer Office Hours

All school offices will be closed from June 26th - July 7th.  The offices will re-open on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 8:30am-3pm during the month of July.  Regular office hours will resume on August 1st.  The Board of Education office will be open throughout the summer, but they cannot access certain school documents.  Therefore, if you need items such as transcripts or paperwork for driver's license testing, please consider the dates above and make appropriate arrangements.

Renovation on Gymnasium Floors May 30 - June 18

We will be re-surfacing the court floors in both Gym 1 and Gym 2 beginning May 30th.  This process will last for several weeks, and could extend beyond June 18th.  We will post updates as necessary.

No events, practices, etc will be scheduled in either gym and no foot traffic will be allowed during this time.  We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our facilities. 

Catch a Florence Freedom Game, and Support our Schools! Freedom Cares Logo

Help Williamstown Independent Schools raise money and enjoy some baseball with the Florence Freedom during their 2017 season! The Florence Freedom season is going on now until September 3rd and they have given us a great opportunity. $2 from each Aire Serv Reserved and/or Kelsey Chevrolet Reserved ticket purchased online will go back to our school's fundraising efforts when you use special offer code: WIS. Just click this link and enter our special offer code for the game(s) you and your friends & family would like to attend.

 

 

Notice of Board of Education Special Meeting - 5/24/17

The Williamstown Board of Education announces a special meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 300 Helton Street, Williamstown, KY 41097 at 5:30 PM.

View agenda here.

 

Free Summer Lunch Program June 5 - July 28 Throughout The Community

During the summer, children ages 18 and under will be able to receive free lunch at several locations in Grant County thanks to Grant Co. Schools Food Service, Grant Co. Family Resource Centers, Grant Co. 4-H, and Grant Co. Parks and Recreation.

WHS Alumni Banquet: Sat, May 20th 2017 Alumni Banquet

The WHS Alumni Association will host the 93rd Annual Alumni Association Banquet on Sat., May 20th.

 

Confirmed Cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) In Williamstown District Health Alert Symbol

Williamstown Independent Schools would like to inform families that there have been 4 confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in our district. Please be mindful of any cough, fever, and runny nose. If present, please follow up with your physician immediately. Even those with a current immunization may contract pertussis. Diagnosis requires a test at the Dr's office. Treatment is typically 5 days of antibiotics, during which time students must stay home from school. The cough may linger after treatment, but is no longer contagious after treatment is complete.Most healthy individuals will fully recover from pertussis, but it is dangerous for infants and those with other health concerns. We ask for your cooperation in decreasing the spread of pertussis in the school community. 

For additional info, please contact the Northern KY Health Department at 859-363-2071.

To view and print the notice being sent home with students, click here

WHS Awarded Silver Medal by U.S. News & World Report U S News and World Report Best Schools Rankings emblem

Williamstown High School has been awarded a silver medal from US news and World Report. 

 

Band of Spirit Quarter Auction

The Williamstown Band Boosters will be hosting a Quarter Auction on Fri., April 29th at WHS.  

Doors Open at 5:30pm
Auction begins at 6:30pm
Free admission - $2 per paddle
Childcare provided for a charge of $5 per child (includes dinner, movie, inflatable)

Click here for vendors and information.

Senior Salutes In The Grant County News graduation cap

Send your senior a special message in the Grant County News.  

Meet Our 2017 Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to Darci and Amber, our 2017 Governor's Scholars!

Amber and Darci, Governor's Scholars

This Week Only - Order Your 2017 WHS Yearbook for $55

Flash Sale - WHS Yearbook for $55 this week only

Click HERE to order your yearbook!

Support Williamstown Elementary & JR High Girls On The Run Girls On The Run Logo

Support Williamstown Elementary & Middle School Girls on the Run teams during their practice 5K events.  

Elementary Yearbook Order Deadline - April 28th yearbook clip art

April 28th is the deadline to order yearbooks. The cost is $16.00 with an additional $6.50 if you want to personalize the book with name stamping. Visit yearbooksforever.com and enter Williamstown Elementary School. There you can make payments, personalize the yearbook, etc. You may also bring a cash or check to WES made payable to Williamstown Elementary School. Don't miss out on purchasing a yearbook for your child.

Box Tops for Education Challenge Box Tops For Education

Williamstown Elementary will be having its last Box Tops Challenge of the school year!  The grade level that brings in the most Box Tops will win.....EXTRA RECESS!!
The challenge will end on May 12th.  Clip Box Tops off of the packaging, attach them to this sheet or place them in a baggie, and return to your teacher. Encourage your family members, friends, and even your neighbors to collect for you.  Good Luck!

District Nurse A Finalist In The America's Greatest School Nurse Contest Kathy Surrett, RN

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Nurse Kathy Surrett has been nominated as a finalist for Kentucky in the America’s Greatest School Nurse contest. You can vote for Nurse Kathy to win the grand prize by following the link here. Voting is open thru April 16th. Congratulations Nurse Kathy!

JR/SR Prom - April 29th dancers

The Junior Class of 2017 will begin selling tickets for the JR/SR Prom on Monday, April 17th.  Tickets are $42 per person.  This year's prom will be held on April 20th at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH.

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, theme for the 2017 Junior/Senior Prom

Spring Break: April 10-14 spring break sun

Spring Break is Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th.  Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable week!

WHS Production of Beauty & The Beast Jr. Beauty & The Beast

Don't miss the spring musical event presented by WHS, Beauty & The Beast Jr.

Mr. Tommy West, Named 2017 Region 8 Athletic Director Of The Year T.J. West, WHS Athletic Director

Congratulations to WHS Athletic Director Mr. Tommy West who has been named as the 2017 8th Region Athletic Director of the Year. 

Bid Notice

The Williamstown Independent Board of Education will accept sealed bids on the following items until 11:00am, Tues. March 7th, 2017:

Sealed Bid Notice

WES Academic Team - District Governor's Cup Champions

The WES Academic Team earned the District Governor's Cup on February 11th.  The team also received the Sportsmanship Award.  Congratulations to our 2017 Academic Team.  Next stop, regional competition.

2017 WES Academic Team, District Governor's Cup Champions

Honoring the 1965 Williamstown Demon Basketball Team 1965 Williamstown Demons

Williamstown Schools are pleased to recognize the 1965 Williamstown Demon Boys Basketball Team, District champions in 1965.  Team members will be recognized during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Thursday, February 16th.  Preceding the game, a reception will be held at 5pm in the cafeteria in their honor.  We welcome the community to share in our celebration of these former players.

Upcoming Events For 8th - 11th Grade Students Schedule Clip Art

Please make note of these dates for 8th - 11th grade students:
February 15th- NKU School Based Scholar Informational Meeting 5:30 WHS Library
February 27th:  Junior Scheduling Night  5:30pm in WHS Library
March 1st-: Sophomore Scheduling Night 5:30pm in  WHS Library
March 2nd: Freshmen Scheduling Night 5:30pm in WHS Library
March 6th: 8th Grade Scheduling Night 5:30 in WHS Library

 

 

Kindergarten Entry Age Change for the 2017-18 School Year

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the kindergarten entry age requirement is 5 years old by August 1st.  In the past, the cut-off birthdate was October 1st.  Continue reading for more information from the Department of Education.

Williamstown Elementary Recognized as an ASCA Model Program School American School Counselor Association logo

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has designated Williamstown Elementary as a Model Program (School).  

JR High Track Team - Practice Begins 1/30

The JR High Track team will begin practicing on Jan. 30th immediately after school until 4pm.  Interested students should meet in the WHS lobby and come prepared dressed in weather appropriate clothing and gym shoes. Contact Coach T. with any questions at: CEThibault@hotmail.com.  To participate in track, students must have a current sports physical on file with the district. 

Spring Musical Auditions - Beauty & The Beast Jr. Beauty & The Beast

The Drama department is pleased to announce that we will be performing Beauty and the Beast Jr. this spring.

Pre-audition rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday, January 24 and 26th from 3 - 4:30 in the chorus room. Official auditions will take place from 3-5 on Tuesday, January 31. Please see Mrs. Fox for more information.

5th to 6th Grade Transitioning Dates Scheduled welcome to 6th grade

The transition from elementary to junior high school doesn't have to be a stressful time.  5th grade students are invited to join us this semester for 5th to 6th Grade Transitioning.

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Dates Set

Registration for 2017-2018 incoming Kindergarten students has been set for March 24th & March 31st.  

Early Dismissal - Wednesday, Jan. 25 Early Dismissal

Reminder:  School will dismiss at 1pm on Wednesday, January 25th. Please plan accordingly.

Martin Luther King JR Day, Jan. 16th Martin Luther King JR

Williamstown Schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16th in honor of Martin Luther King, JR.

Williamstown Students Chosen For The 2017 Northern KY Select Band

Congratulations to the Williamstown band students who have been selected to the 2017 Northern KY Select Band:

7th grade: Kailey V., Jayda M., Josh D., and Zander J.
8th grade: Brandi A.
High School: Amber T., Kylie R., Emily D., and Tyler R. (1st chair)

Spirit Week at WHS spirit week

In preparation for Homecoming on Friday, January 6th, Williamstown JR/SR High will celebrate 'Spirit Week' Jan. 2nd-6th.

Monday - Hat Day
Tuesday - Pajama Day
Wednesday - Summer Day
Thursday - Sports Team Day
Friday - Harry Potter Day
(JR/SR High Students have been sorted into Hogwarts Houses for Friday, and should dress according to their house colors)  

  • Hufflepuff (yellow) - 6th and 7th grade
  • Ravenclaw (blue) - 8th and 9th grade
  • Gryffinder (red)- 10th and 11th grade
  • Slytherin (green)- 12th grade
School Resumes Monday, Jan. 2nd Welcome Back

A friendly reminder that school resumes on Monday, January 2nd.  We are looking forward to seeing our staff and students!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Winter Break:  Dec. 19th - Dec. 30th

Thank You, Mrs. Lawrence! Board of Education member Connie Lawrence retiring after 20 years of service

We are honored to recognize board member Mrs. Connie Lawrence for her 20 years of service to the students and staff of Williamstown. Mrs. Lawrence was recognized on Monday, Dec. 12th at the Board Meeting.  Thank you for your dedication to the Williamstown Independent Schools!

WES LEGO Robotics Team Competes at N.KY First LEGO League WES LEGO Robotics Team

Congrats to the WES Lego-Robotics team who competed in the Northern Kentucky First LEGO League this past weekend. Williamstown finished 16 out of the nearly 50 schools that competed.

Thanks to Coaches Anthony Sarcione and Makayla Browning for your hard work with these great students!

Williamstown Y-Club Students Shine At The Kentucky Youth Assembly

The Williamstown HS Y-Club represented the Williamstown JR/SR with dignity and class at the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville, and at the State Capitol building in Frankfort.