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IN FOCUS - Issue 10 - December 13, 2012

In this issue of IN FOCUS, results from this year's EXPLORE and PLAN tests; important information for parents regarding the district's online payment process for school meals; and Santa makes a visit to Centennial High School.

LATEST NEWS

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED
Find out who will be the new principal at Centennial High School in Franklin.

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT LOONEY
An important message for parents regarding the recent school shooting in Sandy Hook, CT. 

WINSTEAD ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL NAMED
Find out which veteran educator has been named the new principal at Winstead Elementary School in Franklin.

NEW TEST SCORE DATA RELEASED
Find out how Williamson County students performed on two important tests that help determine college readiness.

COLD & FLU SEASON INFORMATION
Cold and flu season is off to a strong start.  We've got a few tips for keeping your family healthy this winter.

IMPORTANT LUNCH ROOM CHANGES
Parents who pay for their child's lunch online will need to know about an important change to the district's payment process.

SACC INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Learn how winter weather could affect the district's School Aged Child Care (SACC) program.

RUMOR MILL
Will school close for a week if 10 percent of students are absent?  Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

WHAT'S NEW ON WCSTUBE?
Roller disco, a career fair and a hilarious basketball challenge!  Check out some of the latest videos to appear on WCSTube.

WCS STUDENTS GO GLOBAL AT MODEL UN CONFERENCE
Learn how this annual event helps students understand the real world operations of the United Nations.

HILLSBORO BAND PERFORMS WINTER CONCERT
Find out why this year's Winter Concert was extra special for members of the Hillsboro School Band.

STUDENT WINS T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
Check out the winning design for Spring Station Middle School's t-shirt design contest.

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT COFFEE SHOP
A couple of young artists were recently chosen to display their artwork in a popular coffee shop.

WCS TEACHERS COMPLETE INTENSIVE TRAINING
Learn how dozens of Williamson County educators are training to become better teachers in the classroom.

DEADLINE LOOMS FOR FINE ARTS APP CONTEST
Time is running out for students to submit entries for the district's fine arts app contest.  Details inside!

VIDEOS

CHS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER
Cute kids, Christmas carols and Santa Claus!  Get into the holiday spirit with students in Centennial High School's Early Childhood Education program.

MIDDLE COLLEGE STUDENTS HOLD CULTURE FAIR
From Salvador Dali to Carnival, students at Middle College High School explore various facets of Spanish and Latin American culture.

EDMONDSON PARENTS GET LESSON IN INTERNET SAFETY
A special guest speaks to parents at Edmondson Elementary School about keeping their children safe online.

WHAT IS IT? WITH MICHAEL ATKINS
Check out our latest installment of What is IT? with Software Developers Manager Michael Atkins as he discusses rapid advances in the world of technology and what it means for today's students.

STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

ALL-STATE & MID-STATE BANDS ANNOUNCED
Find out which Williamson County middle and high school musicians were named to the All-State and Mid-State bands.

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
In need of some inspiration?  Then check out this week's Academic All-Star Award winners!  

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Find out which Williamson County teacher was just named News 2's Educator of the Week!

UPCOMING EVENTS

RUDDERVILE RUMBLE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Learn how this upcoming wrestling tournament will benefit a local family stricken by tragedy.

FINE ARTS EVENTS
From holiday programs to art festivals, check out some of the upcoming fine arts events happening across the district.

SPORTS

DECEMBER SPORTING EVENTS
We've got the schedule for upcoming basketball games and wrestling matches across the county.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

PHOTO GALLERY
We've added dozens of photos and several new schools to the IN FOCUS Photo Gallery!

CONTACT US
Send us your questions, comments or suggestions.  We want to hear from you! 

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