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IN FOCUS - Issue 24 - July 19, 2013


Latest News & Events

10 TIPS FOR KICK-STARTING A NEW SCHOOL YEAR
We're only three weeks from the start of school!  Learn how you can make the transition as easy as possible with our 10 tips for kick-starting a new school year.

 

PROGRAM GIVES STUDENTS CHANCE TO EARN FREE LAPTOPS
Learn how an exciting new program that's aimed at helping more students gain access to college will give some students a chance to earn a free laptop computer.

 

PARENTS TO RECEIVE TCAP RESULTS
The results of this year's Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program are in!  Find out when parents will be able to receive their child's TCAP scores.

 

EDUCATOR NAMED TN TEACHER OF YEAR FINALIST
A Williamson County educator is one of three teachers vying for Tennessee High School Teacher of the Year honors.  Details inside!

 

RUMOR MILL
How will I know when bus stop information has been posted?  When is the next Tennessee tax free holiday? We'll answer those questions and more in our Rumor Mill.

 

PILOT PROGRAM TO TRACK SCHOOL VISITORS
Find out how a new pilot program will change the way visitors check-in at several Williamson County schools. Details inside!

 

INFOCUSMOBILE READY TO HIT THE ROAD
Coming to a school near you! The INFOCUSmobile is gassed up and ready to hit the road!  We'll explain the idea behind the district's coolest vehicle.

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
From dance teams to jump rope sqauds, we recognize some of the latest accomplishments in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts.

 

NEW WCS WEBMASTER NAMED
Williamson County Schools is pleased to introduce Daniel Widjaja as the district's new webmaster.  Learn how his hire could shape the future of WCS websites.

 

WCS NAMES NEW SAFETY DIRECTOR
Safety and security is a top priority for Williamson County Schools.  Learn how this new position will be used to make our schools as safe as possible.

 

SACC REGISTRATION NOW UNDERWAY
Now is the time to start registering your child for before and after school child care. Learn more about the district's School Age Child Care program.

 

NOW HIRING: SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
Williamson County Schools is looking to hire school bus drivers for the upcoming school year.  Learn how to apply online today!

 

BIG BACKPACK GIVEAWAY
Students in need will have the chance to receive free school supplies at the annual Big Backpack Giveaway later this month.  Details inside!

 

FAIRVIEW BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH
Save the date! The Fairview Back to School Bash will be held in just a few weeks.  We'll let you know what to expect at this annual event.


COOLSPRINGS GALLERIA KIOSK OPEN THROUGH JULY 29
Planning a trip to the mall?  Stop by the Williamson County Schools kiosk at the CoolSprings Galleria to say hello or ask questions.

 

Videos

RAPTOR REVOLUTION 2013
Revolution was in the air recently at Ravenwood High School where rising freshmen got a taste of what high school is really like.

 

FAIRVIEW HIGH BATTLE OF THE BRAINS
Watch as rising freshmen conduct science experiments and solve math equations at Fairview High School's Battle of the Brains Summer Camp!

 

ENCORE - CHAPMAN'S RETREAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Art, science and dance!  Students participated in a wide array of enrichment activities at Chapman's Retreat Elementary School's ENCORE Camp.

 

ENCORE - SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Nearly 400 students from Sunset and Nolensville elementary schools came together recently for one the district's largest ENCORE camps.

 

ENCORE - OAK VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
What did you do on your summer vacation?  It's a question students from Oak View Elementary will be glad to answer after participating in this year's ENCORE camp.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHOW CHOIR CAMP
Students from across the county gathered at Centennial High School recently to learn to how to sing, dance and have a great time!

 

WOODLAND MIDDLE TECH CAMP
Watch as Woodland Middle School students hone their technology skills with fun and exciting activities at the annual WMS Tech Camp.

 

CROCKETT ELEMENTARY SUMMER ACADEMY
Learn how Crockett Elementary School's Summer Academy is preparing students for the upcoming school year with fun and challenging activities.

 

TEACHERS LEARN NEW WAYS TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
A group of Williamson County educators spent part of their summer break learning new ways to incorporate technology into the classroom.

 

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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