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IN FOCUS - Issue 19 - May 3, 2013

Latest News

WCS TESTING SCHEDULE FOR MAY
TCAP may be over but the testing season has just begun for thousands of high school students.  We'll tell you what's ahead.

 

FIVE WCS SCHOOLS RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST
Find out which five Williamson County high schools were recently ranked among the best in the nation according to a national publication.

 

2013 SHINING APPLE AWARDS
Williamson County Schools top volunteers were recently honored at the 17th annual Shining Apple Awards Reception.  Find out who was recognized!

 

OUT OF TRANSPORTATION ZONE DEADLINE APPROACHING
Time is running out!  Parents have less than two weeks to submit out of transportation zone request forms.

 

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS & EMPLOYEES
Are you a Williamson County student or employee in need of a summer job?  If so, you'll want to check out our Summer Jobs website.

 

RUMOR MILL
What's the reason behind open zoning?  Are student teachers allowed in Williamson County schools?  We'll answer those questions and more in this week's Rumor Mill.

 

CENTENNIAL STUDENTS CREATE FRANKLIN SQUARE MODEL
Learn how students at Centennial High School used their skills to produce an accurate model of Franklin's Public Square.

 

SCHOOL RECEIVES GRANT FOR VEGETABLE GARDEN
Find out which elementary school just received $2,000 to enhance its new vegetable garden.

 

SCHOOL NUTRITION EMPLOYEE WEEK MAY 6-10
They're the district's unsung heroes!  WCS Food Service Director James Remete explains why school cafeteria employees deserve some recognition.

 

BHS LIBRARY HOSTS UNIQUE POETRY CONTEST
Learn how a unique contest got students at Brentwood High School excited to learn about poetry.

 

SUMMER CAMPS
Our list of summer camp opportunities for students continues to grow!  Check out the latest additions.

 

CHS VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE GREAT DAY OF SERVICE
Learn how dozens of Centennial High School students, parents and staff members spent a recent Saturday giving back to their community. 

 

WALK ACROSS WILLIAMSON WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Find out which Williamson County school logged the most activity minutes during this year's Walk Across Williamson challenge.

 

WCS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Are you handy with a video camera?  Savvy with social media?  If so, WCS might have a job for you.  Details inside!

 

Videos

WCS STUDENT WINS TN GOOGLE AWARD
A Williamson County seventh grader is in the running for a $50,000 technology grant for his school.  Learn how you can help him win.

 

RHS STUDENTS HELP CHILD'S WISH COME TRUE
Watch as a young boy is granted his wish to visit Cars Land in California thanks to help of students at Ravenwood High School.  

 

EVENT EDUCATES STUDENTS ABOUT DRIVING DANGERS
Williamson County police departments unite to combat drunk driving and driving while texting during prom and graduation season.

 

CLOVERCROFT PLAY GETS STUDENTS READY FOR TCAP
Teachers at Clovercroft Elementary School found an exciting and entertaining way to prepare students for the annual TCAP Test - and it has a Wizard of Oz theme!

 

VOLUNTEERISM IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOLS
What does it mean to volunteer in Williamson County Schools?  We asked some of the district's top volunteers that very question.  Hear what they had to say.

 

Awards

WCS STUDENT ARTISTS EARN RECOGNITION
Artwork from some of the district's most talented artists will soon be featured in a special publication.  Details inside!

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Check out some of the latest student accomplishments in the areas of academics, the arts and athletics!

 

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
Congratulations to our newest Academic All-Stars!  This week's honorees come to us from Longview and Scales elementary schools.

 

Events

FINE ARTS CALENDAR
Art shows, concerts and end-of-the-year performances!  Check out our Fine Arts Calendar for a list of events happening across the district.

 

WCSLINK EVENTS IN MAY
A parent group that provides support and information to families of children with giftedness and special needs will be organizing two upcoming meetings.  Details inside!

 

WCS Sports

MAY SPORTING EVENTS
Soccer, softball and track!  There are plenty of spring sporting events to attend during the month of May.  We've got the schedule.

 

Photos & More

PHOTO GALLERY
Have you checked out our Photo Gallery lately?  We have dozens of snapshots from schools all across the district.

 

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