Message from Dr. Looney

  • Published August 5, 2010

    On August 12, approximately 31,000 students will enter classrooms in 40 schools in Williamson County, as we begin the 2010-2011 school year.

    Our principals, teachers and support staff have been working diligently to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. The class rosters are being posted, the rooms are being decorated and the floors are shined. We are excited and ready for the school bells to ring once again welcoming in the new scholastic year.

    In preparation for this year, our teachers have developed scope and sequence guides to help us ensure all students in all schools are receiving high quality instruction and are learning rigorous content aligned with our state standards. You will hear the scope and sequence term used in all of our buildings. Scope and sequence simply means that students all across the county in each grade level will follow the same curriculum in each content area each nine weeks. Our teachers spent many hours this summer attending professional development sessions, polishing their skills and preparing to implement the scope and sequence.

    Meanwhile, support staff members have quietly been working behind the scenes to make sure the food has been ordered, the buildings have been maintained, and the most efficient bus routes have been determined.

    What an exciting time it is to be part of the Williamson County Schools community! Simply stated, we have raised our expectations and our students will be challenged more than ever. The students are counting on all of us! Together we can - we will -we must - make this year an exceptional one!