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ISSUE 22
 June 28, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE...

Hundreds of Williamson County students are staying busy this summer by participating in all sorts of fun and engaging activities.  In this issue of IN FOCUS, we'll take you behind the scenes of some of the district's most exciting camps including KIDS ON STAGE, ENCORE and GIRLS TEC CAMP.  Plus, we'll show you how Brentwood High School is preparing freshmen for the upcoming school year through their TRANSITION ACADEMY.

We also have two very important videos to share regarding the district's Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative.  The first one provides a BYOT OVERVIEW, which includes a look at the various types of devices that will be permitted.  In the second video, we'll address some of the ways BYOT will be used in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOMS.

The district's brand new KIOSK is now open at CoolSprings Galleria.  Find out which WCS staff members will be on hand to answer questions.  Also in this issue, a WARNING FROM WCS, an update on a planned WALKING TRAIL in Spring Hill, and information about the district's newest BYOT VENDOR partners.  Plus, more students than ever before will observe LATE START DAYS this year.  We'll explain.  And families in need will have access to free school supplies at this year's BIG BACKPACK GIVEAWAY.

Want to know the latest regarding a new Nolensville area high school?  Check out the RUMOR MILL.  The state's annual SALES TAX HOLIDAY is rapidly approaching.  We'll tell you when shoppers can expect to save 10 percent on their back to school purchases.  And there's still time for students in grades 7-9 to sign up for next month's SUMMER MATH ACADEMY.  We'll explain how.

In other news, Page High School is getting some NATIONAL ATTENTION for all the right reasons.  Plus, Williamson County students won numerous state championships at this year's Spring Fling.  We'll honor them in this week's STUDENT SPOTLIGHT.  And don't forget to check out our AWARDS & ACCOLADES section where we recognize students for their accomplishments in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts.

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 come out July 19.

 



Important Dates

Wednesday-Thursday,
August 1-2,
New Teacher Orientation

Thursday,
August 9, Administrative Day (All teachers work in classrooms)

Friday, August 10, First half day for students

Monday, August 13, First full day for students

Monday, September 3,
No school due to Labor Day

Wednesday, October 10,
End of first quarter grading period

Thursday,
October 11,
No students due to parent teacher conferences

Wednesday, October 17, PLAN/PSAT

Friday, October 19, Half day for students due to teacher professional development

Monday-Tuesday, October 22-23,
No school due to Fall Break

Tuesday, November 6,
No school for students due to Election Day/district-wide professional development

Monday-Friday, November 19-23, No school due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday-Thursday, December 4-6, TCAP constructed response

Tuesday-Friday, December 18-21, First semester exams

Friday, December 21, Half day for students due to end of first semester

Monday-Friday, December 24-January 4, No school due to Winter Break

For other dates, check with each individual school

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