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  • Grayson students to pass civics test to graduate

    Grayson County students now will have to pass a civics test to graduate from high school, under a vote taken Sept. 14 by the Grayson County Board of Education.

    Earlier this year, the Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Bill 159, requiring students to pass a 100-question civics test to graduate from a public high school with a regular diploma. Local school boards are expected to prepare or approve a test based on questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services test – the exam given to people seeking to become naturalized citizens.

  • GCHS band’s Fernander, Huff saluted

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    Senior members of the Grayson County Marching Cougars band will be regularly spotlighted in a new feature, thanks to Premier Restorations. The company is sponsoring a special recognition and reward for band members who are members of the Class of 2018.

    This week’s honorees are Hannah Fernander and Darrenger Huff.

    Fernander is the daughter of Shelly and Kevin Fernander, and a four-year member of the band’s color guard. Her weapon of choice is spinning the stunning flag.

  • NIE: Wrapped in a handkerchief

    By Katlyn Guyton

    I had finally received the gift I’d always wanted. My heart skipped a beat and a squeal escaped my throat as I hastily ripped off the rest of the brown paper that concealed my treasure. It was mine! Right there in my own two hands — my own personal journal! Thinking back to my childhood, I couldn’t recall having enough money for a luxury such as this. In fact, when I was young my family barely had enough for the necessities like food and clothing. Any money we could save was used for our farm. Those were our top priorities.

  • Crump joins Grayson County Schools District staff

    One thing Mitch Crump failed at was leisure.

    “I failed miserably at retirement,” a laughing Crump said recently. “I just missed (work) and I enjoy working in schools because it’s a neat environment working within the school district.”

    The former Meade County Schools superintendent, who retired two years ago, has stepped back into the working world as the new assistant superintendent of Grayson County Schools.

  • Elementaries offer free lunch

    Clarkson and Lawler elementary schools will offer free breakfasts and lunches to students, regardless of income.

    The change was announced during the Thursday, July 9, meeting of the Grayson County School Board.

    The new program is part of the Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which provides no-cost meals to students in schools with high poverty levels.

    Last year Wilkey and Caneyville elementary schools were approved for the same program.

  • School board OKs renovations

    The Grayson County Schools District will spend $1.185 million this summer on renovating and repairing the plumbing at Grayson County High School.

    The work, approved earlier this month by the school board, will completely overhaul the school’s outdated original plumbing. This is the second phase of the project –so much work had to be done the school district divided it into two phases, to be completed over two summers.

  • Program boosts school-to-work successes

    Grayson County High School has taken an innovative approach to providing an avenue for students to succeed in one of the most in-demand, high paying and fastest growing industries: computerized manufacturing and machining.

    The Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky, or TRACK, program offered through the GCHS Technology Center started as a pilot program in 2013.

  • Schools name new administrator

    A former Meade County schools leader will be taking on an administrative role with the Grayson County Schools District.

    Mitch Crump has been hired as the district’s new assistant superintendent. He replaces Doug Robinson, who will be taking over for current superintendent Barry Anderson, who is set to retire June 30.

    Crump, whose hiring was announced May 13 and discussed at the Grayson County Schools board meeting the following night, retired within the last couple of years as superintendent of the Meade County school district.

  • Robinson tapped as GCSD superintendent

    By Brant Bond
    The Record

    Doug Robinson, currently assistant superintendent of the Grayson County Schools District, has officially been tapped as its new superintendent.

    The announcement was made official during a Thursday, April 23, school board meeting at Clarkson Elementary.

    Current superintendent Barry Anderson is retiring June 30. Robinson will take over on July 1.

  • New Superintendent selected by district

    A new leader fir the Grayson County School District is a familiar face.

    Following a special meeting April 2, the school board announced it selected Doug Robinson to be the new superintendent.

    Currently the assistant superintendent, his appointment is expected to be made official at the board’s regular meeting April 21.

    Robinson became assistant superintendent in 2012, following five years at the helm of Grayson County High School. The Grayson County native has been with the district in teaching and management roles since 2001.