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IN FOCUS - Issue 13 - February 7, 2013

In this issue of IN FOCUS, WCS celebrates the 2012-13 Employees of the Year; information about a new campaign to support music education; and an inside look at the wonderful work taking place inside Fairview High School's carpentry program.

LATEST NEWS

WCS SETS DISTRICT RECORD FOR NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS
Find out which Williamson County students were named National Merit Finalists!




SCHOOL SAFETY A MAIN TOPIC AT RECENT MEETING
School safety and security was main topic at last month's PTO presidents meeting in Franklin.  Details inside!



PRE-KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Applications are now being accepted for the WCS pre-kindergarten program.




WCS LAUNCHES BRING YOUR MUSIC TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
Learn how you can support music education by participating in our new Bring Your Music to School campaign!

 

2012-13 EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to all of the teachers and support staff who were named Employees of the Year for the 2012-13 school year.

 

RUMOR MILL
How will plans for a proposed development in downtown Brentwood affect local schools?  Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

 

WCS TEACHERS PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL LEARNING CONFERENCE
Find out how this exciting event is helping WCS teachers learn new ways to support students in their use of technology for learning.

 

DIGITAL LEARNING DAY IN WCS
February 6 was Digital Learning Day!  We'll show you some of the ways WCS students marked this special occasion.

 

WCS JOB OPENINGS
Know someone in need of a job?  Check out the latest job opportunities with Williamson County Schools.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS RACE TO DRIVE OUT HUNGER
Learn how a friendly competition among high schools will benefit the needy in Williamson County.

 

HELP NEEDED FOR FRANKLIN HIGH'S PROJECT GRADUATION
A program that's designed to keep students safe on graduation night could use your help. Learn how you can contribute to Project Graduation 2013.

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Learn how you can be part of a great organization that's dedicated to helping families of students with special needs.

 

WCS STUDENTS MEET TENNESSEE LEGISLATORS
Find out why some Williamson County students recently got the chance to meet several Tennessee legislators.

 

LET'S TALK SCHOOL REMINDER
Don't miss out on two great opportunities to discuss the future of WCS with Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.

 

BHS STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION
Students at Brentwood High School will soon compete in an annual contest that honors the work of one of the world's greatest playwrights.

 

VIDEOS

WESTWOOD MATH CARNIVAL
Check out some of the sights and sounds from this year's Math Carnival at Westwood Elementary School in Fairview.

 

FAIRVIEW HIGH CARPENTRY PROGRAM
You won't believe your eyes when you see what students in Fairview High School's fabulous carpentry program are doing!

 

WHAT IS IT? WITH KIMBERLY TATE
In this video, Kimberly Tate, Project Manager for Dell Computers, discusses the role of technology in emerging careers.

 

WHAT'S NEW ON WCSTUBE?
Go inside Independence High School's Computer Aided Design Program!  It's one of several new videos you'll find this week on WCSTube.

 

STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
Find out which three students were selected as this week's Academic All-Stars!

 

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Williamson County students are recognized for their performance in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts.

 

WCS STUDENTS COMPETE AT MINI MU MATH CONTEST
Check out the results from this year's Mini Mu Math Competition for middle school students.

 

BRENTWOOD HIGH RECEIVES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Find out why Brentwood High School was recognized at this year's Clean Air Partnership Awards luncheon.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Join the folks at Fairview Elementary School this weekend for a golden celebration!

 

 

DIGIGIRLZ DAY TO TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT TECH CAREERS
Learn how this exciting event is giving female high school students a chance to learn about emerging careers in technology.

 

CENTENNIAL HIGH TO HOST LUCKY MUDDER 5K
If being covered in mud is your idea of fun, then you'll want to sign up for this exciting fundraiser at Centennial High.

 

FINE ARTS EVENTS
A symphonic concert, an open mic night and a musical tribute to our nation's presidents!  Check out some of the upcoming fine arts events across the county.

 

WCSLINK EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
Several important meetings will take place in the coming weeks for parents of students with special needs and gifted students.

 

SPORTS

FEBRUARY SPORTING EVENTS
We've got the schedule for upcoming basketball and hockey games across the county.

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE

PHOTO GALLERY
Have you checked out the IN FOCUS Photo Gallery lately?

 

 

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

       

 

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