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IN FOCUS - Issue 5 - September 27, 2012

In this issue, information about next month's parent teacher conferences; Franklin Police offer up helpful advice for parents; and we'll take you inside the classroom for a look at how schools are implementing Common Core State Standards.

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LATEST NEWS

LET'S TALK SCHOOL DATES ANNOUNCED
Mark your calendar! The dates are set for Superintendent Looney's Let's Talk School community meetings.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Learn how you can make the most out of next month's parent teacher conferences.

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION
Help your child stay healthy this cold and flu season with some tips from the WCS Health Services Department.

CAPITAL OUTLAY PLAN APPROVED
The Williamson County School Board approved a newly revised Five Year Capital Outlay Plan September 24. Details inside.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN AT SEPTEMBER MEETING
Three new and three re-elected School Board members took the oath of office September 17.

FRANKLIN POLICE SHARE TIPS FOR PARENTS
What can parents do to protect their children from online predators? Franklin Police have some advice.

BRENTWOOD HIGH PARTICIPATES IN ACT STUDY
Brentwood High School is one of several schools across the nation that educators want to emulate. Details inside.

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

IDENTIFYING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Information about the screening process that's used to determine if students have a disability.


VIDEOS

WHAT IS COMMON CORE?
You may have heard about Common Core, but what does it mean? We traveled to Scales Elementary School to find out.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY MARCHING BAND EXHIBITION
Enjoy some of the sights and sounds from this year's Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition.

NEW PUSH UNDERWAY TO RECRUIT STUDENTS TO THE FIELD OF I.T.
Check out the latest installment of our What is IT video series. This video features Matt Largen, Director of the Office of Economic Development for Williamson County, discussing the needs of a technology workforce for Williamson County and how it provides opportunities for the future.



UPCOMING EVENTS

FINE ARTS EVENTS
From Shakespeare to Little Women, there's plenty to see and do at schools across the district.

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

NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
A wonderful tradition continues as schools across the district observe National Walk to School Day.

WCSLINK ACTIVITIES
The month of October features numerous events for the families of gifted students and students with special needs.

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

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.


STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS
Find out which WCS students placed in the top five percent of the 1.5 million National Merit Program applicants.

FOUR WCS STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SEMIFINALISTS
Exciting news for four Williamson County students who are being recognized for their academic prowess.

INDEPENDENCE SHOW CHOIR WINS COMPETITION
At a recent competition, the Declaration Singers proved once again why they're one of the best vocal groups around.

RAVENWOOD STUDENT COMPETES IN SCORE CHALLENGE
A local student needs your help as she competes with other students from across the state.

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

PAGE HIGH STUDENTS EXCEL ON NATIONAL LATIN EXAM
Eximius! That's how teachers at Page High School describe the accomplishment of several Latin students.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
The Williamson County School Board recognizes students who win first place in state or national competitions.



SPORTS

RAVENWOOD GOLF TEAMS WIN REGION TITLE
September 19 turned out to be a very special day for the RHS golf teams in more ways than one.

PAGE GOLFER CAPTURES DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
A student golfer wows the competition at the district championship.

INDY BASEBALL TEAM TO HOST GOLF TOURNEY
Hit the links and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Details inside.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - WEEKS 6 & 7
Several big games will be taking place in the weeks ahead. We've got the schedule for the next two weeks of action.

OCTOBER SPORTING EVENTS
From volleyball to soccer, we've got you covered with a list of high school sporting events for the month of October.



NEWS YOU CAN USE

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

CONTACT US
Send us your questions, comments or suggestions. We want to hear from you!

 

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