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IN FOCUS - Issue 6 - October 11, 2012

In this issue, we'll explain how students benefit from Power Mondays; share information regarding plans to build two new schools; and provide an end of the quarter update to BYOT.

LATEST NEWS

MORE WCS STUDENTS ENROLLING IN AP CLASSES
Find out why a growing number of students are choosing to tackle college-level coursework while still in high school.

WHAT MAKES POWER MONDAYS POWERFUL
Middle and high school principals explain how Power Mondays impact student achievement.

END OF FIRST QUARTER: BYOT UPDATE
It's been nine weeks since WCS expanded the BYOT initiative to include all 41 schools. How's it going so far?

ADVISORY COUNCIL GIVES STUDENTS A VOICE
Learn how the district's advisory council gives students a voice in terms of their own education.

WCS NEARS PURCHASE OF LAND FOR NEW SCHOOLS
New information regarding plans to build two new schools in the northeastern part of the county.

FAIRVIEW STUDENTS LEND A HELPING HAND
Students in Fairview provided some much needed assistance to an organization that helps those in need.

RUMOR MILL
How is the school calendar decided? Where can volunteers go to get fingerprinted? Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

WANTED: BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN EIGHTH GRADE CAREER FAIR
Learn how your business can make a difference in the lives of students at this year's eighth grade career fair.

SCHOOLS RECEIVE FLAG DONATION
A generous donation is helping several Williamson County schools display their patriotism.


VIDEOS

GRANDPARENTS DAY AT GRASSLAND ELEMENTARY
Watch as grandparents come from far and wide to spend quality time with students at Grassland Elementary.

FAMILY READING AND MATH NIGHT AT CHAPMAN'S RETREAT
Learn how this special event is helping parents prepare their children for success in the classroom.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR
Students explore their options for higher learning at the annual Williamson County College Fair.

NEW PUSH UNDERWAY TO RECRUIT STUDENTS TO THE FIELD OF I.T.
The latest installment of our What is IT video series features April Marbury, CIO for Take Care Health Systems.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT PEARRE CREEK ELEMENTARY
Music, food and a dunk tank! Check out some highlights from Pearre Creek Elementary School's annual Family Fun Night.


UPCOMING EVENTS

FINE ARTS EVENTS
From Shakespeare to The Lion King, check out the fun and exciting fine arts events happening across the district.

LET'S TALK SCHOOL DATES
Save the date! Superintendent Looney's Let's Talk School community meetings will be held in just a few weeks.

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

CENTENNIAL HIGH HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
Mark your calendar! The annual Centennial High School Holiday Craft Show is happening next month.

WOODLAND MIDDLE TO HOST HARLEM LEGENDS
The Harlem Legends will bring their high-flying brand of basketball to Brentwood for a night of family-friendly entertainment.

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH RUMMAGE SALE
If you like yard sales, you'll love Middle College High School's annual Rummage Sale happening this weekend.


STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

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


SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - WEEKS 8 & 9
Find out which Williamson County teams will be squaring off this weekend.

OCTOBER SPORTING EVENTS
We've got the schedule for upcoming girls soccer matches and cross country meets.


NEWS YOU CAN USE

PHOTO GALLERY
Homecoming parades, family fun nights and more! Check out the latest additions to the IN FOCUS Photo Gallery.

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CONTACT US
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