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IN FOCUS - Issue 4 - September 13, 2012

In this issue, an important message for IN FOCUS subscribers; WCS sets a district record for National Merit Semifinalists; and an update for parents regarding Parent Portal.

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LATEST NEWS

NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Three dozen WCS students were just named National Merit Semifinalists.  Find out which ones made the cut.

EIGHTH GRADERS SET TO TAKE EXPLORE TEST
Starting next week, eighth graders will begin taking an important test that could help them plan for high school.

RUMOR MILL
What's the latest on Parent Portal?  We'll let you know in this week's Rumor Mill.

SIXTH GRADER CHOSEN TO BE TIME FOR KIDS STUDENT REPORTER
She's only in sixth grade, but her work has already been published in a national magazine.  Details inside.

SCOPE & SEQUENCE NOW ONLINE
Parents now have an easy way to find out what their child will be learning throughout the school year.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Help wanted! Learn how you can be part of an organization that's dedicated to helping families of students who learn differently.

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR RUMMAGE SALE
Help out a worthy cause.  Middle College High is accepting donations for its annual Rummage Sale.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WANTED
WCS has positions open for school bus drivers.  Apply online today.

VISION SCREENINGS UNDERWAY
Information regarding free vision screenings for some of Williamson County's youngest students.
 


UPCOMING EVENTS

WILLIAMSON COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR
Nearly 200 colleges and universities will be at this year's College Fair.  Find out when and where.

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS
Family fun nights are an annual tradition for some schools.  Find out which schools will be hosting events in the weeks to come.

MUSIC & THEATER EVENTS
You don't have to go to Broadway for a night of great entertainment.  Check out a list of upcoming performances.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY MARCHING BAND EXHIBITION
Strike up the band.  The Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition is happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TRAINING FOR FAMILIES
Information about a free training session for the families of gifted students or students with special needs.

COFFEE WITH CAROL
Have questions regarding special education or gifted services?  Get them answered at next month's Coffee with Carol event.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION
Find great deals on everything from televisions to school buses at the annual Williamson County Surplus Auction.


VIDEOS

POWER MONDAYS OFFER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT HERITAGE MIDDLE
Learn how students at Heritage Middle School are using Power Mondays to explore areas of interest.

EVENT TEACHES STUDENTS ABOUT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN I.T.
An exciting event called FirstCamp 2012 is inspiring students to pursue careers in technology.

PUSH UNDERWAY TO RECRUIT STUDENTS TO THE FIELD OF I.T. - BUSINESS TESTIMONIAL
Check out the latest installment of our What is IT video series.  This video features Rebecca Vest, VP of Purchasing at Nissan North America, as she discusses the impact of technology at Nissan and how it provides opportunities for the future. 

WALNUT GROVE STUDENTS GET LESSON IN SELF DEFENSE
A martial arts instructor teaches students at Walnut Grove Elementary how to avoid bullies and stay safe from strangers.

NEW WALKING TRAIL CONNECTION OPENS NEAR ALLENDALE
Students at Allendale Elementary School now have a safe and healthy way to get to and from school.

HERITAGE NIGHT AT INDEPENDENCE HIGH
Watch as students celebrate Heritage Night at Independence High in this video produced by the IHS Media Program.
 


STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

WCS STUDENTS IMPRESS ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAMS
More than a dozen Williamson County students earned recognition for their performance on foreign language exams.

STUDENT MUSICIAN SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS YOUTH ENSEMBLE
A senior at Independence High School will be joining one of Tennessee's premier youth music ensembles.


SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - WEEKS 4 & 5
Are you ready for some football?  If so, we've got you covered with the game schedule for the next two weeks of action.

SEPTEMBER SPORTING EVENTS
Looking for something to do?  We've got you covered with a list of high school sporting events for the month of September.

GIRLS GOLF TEAM WINS MAYOR'S CUP
Find out which middle school golf team captured the Mayor's Cup trophy. 


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PHOTO GALLERY
Ribbon cuttings, parades and more! Check out the latest additions to the IN FOCUS Photo Gallery.

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