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IN FOCUS - Issue 15 - March 7, 2013


ACT TEST TO BE HELD MARCH 19
All WCS juniors will take the ACT Test later this month. We've got important information to help you prepare.

 


WCS ACCREDITATION PROCESS WINDS DOWN
Why is it important for schools districts to be accredited and how does the process benefit students? We'll explain.

 


WCS DOMINATES SCIENCE BOWL COMPETITION
Three Williamson County teams finished in the top four at this year's TN Science Bowl Competition, including Summit High which won the state title!

 


WCS EDUCATOR NAMED REGIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The results are in!  Find out which WCS educator is now in the running for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

 


WCS STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS
It's an honor that's given to only 1,300 students nationwide each year.  Find out which WCS students were named National Achievement Scholarship Finalists.

 


BEST BUDDIES PROM 2013
Dancing, karaoke and lots of laughter! Find out why the annual Best Buddies Prom is one of the most uplifting events of the year.

 


RUMOR MILL
When will open zoned schools be determined?  Is it too soon to know what impact a new Nolensville area high school will have on zoning?  Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

 


STUDENT PROJECT BRINGS SMILES TO ELDERLY
Learn how students at Sunset Middle School made this Valentine's Day one to remember for some Franklin residents.

 


SACC SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS
Learn how your child can be part of the Williamson County Schools 10 week long SACC summer day camp.

 


ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
A wrestler and a writer! Get to know our newest Academic All-Stars and find out why they were chosen for this special honor.

 


WCS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF IN FOCUS PROMO CONTEST
Students in the high school media programs were asked to create promotional videos for IN FOCUS with the hopes of winning prizes for their school.  Find out which schools won!

 


AWARDS & ACCOLADES
From cheerleading competitions to marketing contests, we celebrate student accomplishments in the areas of academics, the arts and athletics.

 


CENTENNIAL WINS GNASH CHAMPIONSHIP
The Centennial High School hockey team will be on the national stage later this month following a historic win.

 


WCS ATHLETES NOMINATED FOR SPORTS AWARDS
Find out which high school athletes are in the running for awards at this year's Pepsi Celebration of Champions.

 


WALK ACROSS WILLIAMSON CHALLENGES FAMILIES TO GET FIT
Get off on the right foot this spring and improve your health by participating in the annual Walk Across Williamson challenge.

 


FINE ARTS EVENTS
Into the Woods, South Pacific and Hello, Dolly!  Those are just a few of the fine arts performances happening across the district in the next few weeks.

 


OAK VIEW MARKET DAY
Capitalism comes to life for students at Oak View Elementary School as they participate in an annual event called Market Day.

 


PAGE HIGH PRESENTS THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Catch a sneak peak of Page High School's spring production of The Drowsy Chaperone before it hits the stage later this month.

 


2013 WILLIAMSON COUNTY ART SHOW
Check out some of the sights and sounds from the grand opening of the 2013 Williamson County Art Show at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

 


CENTENNIAL HIGH BAND PERFORMS AT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
Members of the Centennial High School Band recently entertained residents at a Cool Springs assisted living facility.

 


READING WITH THE RAPTORS AT RHS
Learn how this cool event is helping elementary age students understand the importance of reading.

 


CHS LUCKY MUDDER 5K
Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day by participating in one of the most unique 5K races of the year.

 


BRENTWOOD BOOGIE 5K MARCH 16
Get some exercise and help out a great cause at the same time!  Register today for the 2013 Brentwood Boogie 5K and Fun Run.

 


BHS TO HOST WELLNESS SHOWCASE & PASTA DINNER
Get info about healthy living and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner at Brentwood High School's upcoming wellness showcase.

 


WCSLINK EVENTS FOR MARCH
An organization that's devoted to helping families of gifted students and students with special needs wants you to know about several upcoming events.

 


MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST SPRING OPEN HOUSE
A special event will soon take place that's aimed at educating potential students about the unique opportunities at Middle College High School.  Details inside!

 


PARENTS INVITED TO ATTEND DISCUSSION ON DRUG USE
Drug abuse, warning signs and prevention methods will be among the topics discussed at a special gathering for Williamson County parents.

 


PHOTO GALLERY
We've added dozens of new snapshots to the IN FOCUS Photo Gallery including pictures from Clovercroft, Chapman's Retreat and Kenrose elementary schools.

 


MARCH SPORTING EVENTS
Spring sports have begun!  We've got the schedule for high school baseball, softball and soccer games in the month of March.

 


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