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IN FOCUS - Issue 7 - October 25, 2012

In this issue, the district unveils its own version of YouTube; eighth graders debate the pros and cons of the American Revolution; and we explain the importance of benchmark testing.

LATEST NEWS

WCSTUBE SHOWCASES STUDENT WORK
Sporting events, musical performances and news announcements can now be viewed online thanks to an exciting new tool.

LET'S TALK SCHOOL MEETINGS TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK
Show your support for Williamson County Schools!  Make plans to attend one of next's week's Let's Talk School community meetings with Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.

RUMOR MILL
What's the purpose behind benchmark testing?  Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

LOCAL SCHOOLS COMPETE FOR $50,000
Learn how you can help two Williamson County middle school band programs win big bucks.

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY PTO INTRODUCES SPANISH LIAISON
Learn how a new board position is helping the Fairview Elementary PTO reach out to more families.

FREE CHINESE CLASS AVAILABLE
Want to learn a new language?  Registration is now open for a free Chinese language class for anyone who's interested.

WCS STUDENTS COMPETE IN ROBOTICS COMPETITION
Students from two Williamson County schools took part in a recent competition to see who could build the best robot.

VIDEOS

THE DEBATE FOR INDEPENDENCE
History comes to life for students at Page Middle as they debate a pivotal moment in American history.

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY AT GRASSLAND MIDDLE
Students lace up their sneakers for Walk to School Day in this video produced by the Franklin High School Media Program.

NEW PUSH UNDERWAY TO RECRUIT STUDENTS TO THE FIELD OF I.T.
Check out the latest installment of our What is IT video series featuring Morgan McChesney, President of UP Communications.

STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

FHS JUNIOR NAMED MISS TENNESSEE TEEN USA
Franklin High School's Emily Suttle will be among those vying for the title of Miss Teen USA.

FRANKLIN HIGH BAND NAMED GRAND CHAMPION
The accolades keep coming for the Franklin High School Marching Band after another impressive showing at a recent competition.

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
She sings, she dances and she's serious about education.  Get to know this week's Academic All-Star!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
Find out which Williamson County students recently won first place in state and national competitions.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Several high school marching bands are among those recognized in this week's Awards & Accolades section.

STUDENT ART SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION
Check out some of the amazing artwork that will be featured in this year's Middle TN Regional Art Exhibition.

UPCOMING EVENTS

VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES
Find out which Williamson County schools plan to hold special events this Veterans Day.

HILLSBORO SCHOOL TO HOST BARNAROO
Enjoy a day of music, food and fun at Hillsboro School's second annual Barnaroo.

FINE ARTS EVENTS
From art exhibits to musicals, check out the fun and exciting fine arts events happening across the district.

WESTHAVEN HOLIDAY MARKET TO RAISE PTO FUNDS
Learn how you can do some holiday shopping and help out a great cause at the same time.

UPCOMING WCSLINK ACTIVITIES
November features numerous events for the families of gifted students and students with special needs.

CENTENNIAL HIGH HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
Get ready for one of the largest craft shows of the year!  The Centennial High 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.

SPORTS

CITY HONORS SPRING STATION FOOTBALL TEAM
Find out why the Spring Station Middle School Football Team was recently honored at City Hall.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - WEEK 10
The final regular season football games will be held this weekend. Pick a game and go!

NOVEMBER SPORTING EVENTS
Basketball, hockey and swimming!  Winter sports are about to begin.  Check out our schedule for November sporting events.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

PHOTO GALLERY
We've added more than a dozen new photos to the IN FOCUS Photo Gallery!

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CONTACT US
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