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Issue 13 Articles

TN Granted NCLB Waiver

Governor Visits Scales

Superintendent's Message

ACT Exam Preparation

2011-12 Employees of the Year

Page Students Learn to Test Soil

CRES Family Reading Night

Science Week at Lipscomb

Hunters Bend Night at Lipscomb University

Pre-K Applications Now Available

Out of Transportation Zone Forms Available

Awards & Accolades

Grants to Help Students Walk Safely to School

International Festival

Hoops & Holler Basketball Game

Speaker Urges IHS Students to Take Stand Against Bullies

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February 9, 2012


This issue of IN FOCUS features six video stories, including an important message from Superintendent Looney regarding the expansion of the district's BYOT INITIATIVE.  We'll also take you to Brentwood where students at Scales Elementary School received a special visit this week by GOVERNOR HASLAM

Our next story comes from Lipscomb Elementary, where students recently celebrated SCIENCE WEEK.  Then, we'll head south to Spring Hill for a look at how a special event at Chapman's Retreat Elementary School is helping parents improve their child's READING SKILLS.  We'll also show you how students at Page High School are using their knowledge in the field of AGRISCIENCE to help others, and we'll take you to Nashville where dozens of Williamson County students celebrated HUNTERS BEND NIGHT at Lipscomb University.

Some of the other stories you'll find in this issue of IN FOCUS include information about PRE-K APPLICATIONS, out of transportation zone REQUEST FORMS and tips for how juniors can begin preparing for next months' ACT EXAM.  We'll also show you which Williamson County workers were recently named the EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR and share information about numerous upcoming events at local schools including Ravenwood's annual INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL and Hillsboro's first ever HOOPS & HOLLER basketball game.

Also in this issue, we'll tell you how grant money will be used to make the WALK TO SCHOOL a whole lot safer for students in two Williamson County communities and answer some of your questions in the RUMOR MILL.  Plus, you'll definitely want to check out our AWARDS & ACCOLADES section to see which Williamson County students were honored this week for their achievements.

We hope you enjoy all this issue of IN FOCUS has to offer.  Please encourage others to SIGN UP for IN FOCUS so they can keep on top of what's going on inside Williamson County Schools.  All they need to do is send us an EMAIL letting us know they'd like to begin receiving IN FOCUS.  The next issue will be released February 23.


Important Dates

Friday, February 17, Half day for students due to teacher staff development

Monday, February 20, No school for students due to districtwide staff development

Tuesday, March 6, End of third quarter grading period

Friday, March 9,
No school for students due to site based staff development

Friday, March 30, Half day for students, teacher staff development

Monday-Friday, April 2-6, No school due to Spring Break

April 27-May4, TCAP Assessment for grades 3-8

Friday-Wednesday, May 18-23, Semester exams

May 23, Half day for students and end of second semester

Friday-Sunday, May 25-27, Graduation window

For other dates, check with each individual school



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