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IN FOCUS - Issue 2 - August 16, 2012

In this issue of IN FOCUS, a look back at the start of the 2012-13 school year; information about an important survey for parents; and a local elementary school celebrates 50 years of academic excellence.

LATEST NEWS

ACT RESULTS RELEASED
The results are in and WCS has posted the highest composite ACT average in the district's history!

SMOOTH START TO 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR
The 2012-13 school year is off to a great start!  We have a few reminders for parents as we delve into the fall semester.

SURVEY FOR PARENTS
Attention parents! The district would like for you to participate in a brief survey.  Details inside!

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION
With school back in session, parents need to be aware of a few important health concerns.

PARENT PORTAL REMINDER
Learn how you can track your child's progress at school with the district's new Parent Portal.

WCS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
What's the latest on plans for a new high school? We'll discuss that and other projects in our construction update.

BRENTWOOD DONATES MONEY TO SCHOOLS
A generous donation by the Brentwood City Commission gives residents a reason to smile.

BYOT MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS
An important message for students who plan to use mobile devices in accordance with the district's BYOT initiative.

HOMEWORK HOTLINE NOW OPEN
Need help with homework?  Free tutoring is available through the Homework Hotline.

ACE MENTOR PROGRAM
Applications are now being accepted for one of the nation's fastest growing high school mentoring programs.

CAREER FAIR VENDORS NEEDED
Learn how you can promote your business and help eighth graders learn about career opportunities at the same time.

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS GATHER IN FRANKLIN
WCS recently hosted several school superintendents from across Middle Tennessee.


IN FOCUS VIDEO STORIES

FIRST DAY OF 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR
Check out some of the sights and sounds from schools across the district as we look back on the first day of the 2012-13 school year.

 


FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
One school had extra reason to celebrate when their doors opened to students August 10.

 



STUDENTS HELP DISTRICT PREPARE FOR BYOT

Learn how a group of tech-savvy students from Fairview High School are getting hands-on experience in the field of IT while helping the district prepare for BYOT.




UPCOMING EVENTS

KINDERGARTEN STARTS FRIDAY
Break out the tissues!  Parents may need them as their little ones begin their first full day of kindergarten.

OPEN HOUSE DATES & OTHER EVENTS
Find out when your child's school will be having an open house this semester.

RAPTOR RALLY AUGUST 16
The first annual Back to School Raptor Rally is taking place tonight.  Details inside!

DATE SET FOR GIFTED SUMMIT
Learn about an exciting event for those wishing to learn more about services for gifted students.

 


STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

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

 


SPORTS 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Are you ready for some football?  If so, we've got you covered with the game schedule for the first two weeks.

FALL SPORTING EVENTS
From volleyball to cross country, Williamson County students will compete in numerous athletic activities this fall.

STUDENTS IMPRESS AT GOLF INVITATIONAL
Students from two different schools had an impressive showing at a recent golf invitational.

 


NEWS YOU CAN USE

RUMOR MILL
Have a question? Heard a rumor? Send them to the Rumor Mill and we'll set the record straight.

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