In This Issue


Hunters Bend Elementary School's Literacy Learning Initiative

K-12 Planet Lets Parents Monitor Grades and Attendance

WCS College Night at CoolSprings Galleria

WC-TV Teacher Feature Underway!


Fairview Elementary Named Title I Distinguished School

Music Grants Awarded to Several Williamson County Schools

Crockett Elementary Student Wins State Contest

Page Middle School Holds Music and Art Celebration

Construction Progress at Longview and Nolensville Elementary Schools

Tips for Parent/Teacher Conferences

District Dates

October 12:  End of 1st Quarter Grading Period

October 13-17: FALL BREAK (NO SCHOOL!)

October 18 & 21:  PSAT Tests (9th & 11th Grades)











Issue 6 - October 12, 2006




     Welcome to the sixth issue of IN FOCUS.   As the title of this issue suggests, it's break time around here.  But don't worry, IN FOCUS isn't taking any breaks! We're continuing to bring you all the great news coming out of Williamson County Schools.  But it's going to be a quiet couple days, because Williamson County students and teachers ARE getting ready to take a break!  Fall break for Williamson County Schools starts tomorrow, October 13, and goes through October 17. 

     This week we're making up for having no video in the last issue!   You can view a video profiling Hunters Bend Elementary School's "Literacy Learning Initiative" which is serving as a model for the rest of Williamson County.   You can also read about and view a video on K-12 Planet, which allows Williamson County middle school and high school parents and students to monitor grades and attendance online.   There is a profile of Williamson County Schools College Night which brought out nearly 1,000 parents and students to the CoolSprings Galleria.  Also, be sure and check out the WC-TV Teacher Feature video.  You can also find out how to nominate your favorite teacher for this award. 

     Other highlights this issue include information on several Williamson County schools that were recently awarded music grants from the Brentwood/Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce.  Plus, we have an update from last issue: Fairview Elementary School has been named a State Title I Distinguished School!  You can also read about a Crockett Elementary School student whose award winning artwork is on display at a local restaurant. Also, you can read about how Page Middle School students recently put on an art and music show to mark the end of the first grading period. We have an update on the construction progress at the new Longview Elementary School in Spring Hill, and the new Nolensville Elementary School.  We also have information about the groundbreaking at Nolensville Elementary happening October 22.  Plus, this is parent-teacher conference season, so we have some tips on how to make the visit with your child's teacher more productive.

     As always, check out our FUNDRAISERS and PHOTO GALLERY sections.  Plus we have some new drawings from some Bethesda Elementary students in our STUDENT ART section.  Also, be sure to pass along the word to parents and business and community members to SIGN UP for IN FOCUS.  We want all Williamson County residents to be informed about their school district!


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