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IN FOCUS - Issue 8 - November 8, 2012

In this issue of IN FOCUS, WCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney announces the results of the 2012 State Report Card; Hillsboro School unveils a new performing arts center; and four WCS athletic teams capture state titles.

LATEST NEWS

SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS CAPITAL PLANS AT SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
The Williamson County School Board will meet this weekend to discuss the future of capital improvement projects. Details inside!

HILLSBORO CUTS RIBBON ON NEW AUDITORIUM
Work on the brand new auditorium at Hillsboro School is complete. Check out the finished product!

RUMOR MILL
Will there be rezoning in the Spring Hill area next year? Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

WHAT'S NEW ON WCSTUBE?
Check out some of the latest student produced work to appear on the district's video website, WCSTube.

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Is your child in need of a unique high school experience? Learn how to apply for Middle College High School's spring semester.

WCS AMONG BEST IN NATION IN DIGITAL LEARNING
Williamson County Schools was recently honored for its coordinated efforts to integrate technology into its teaching strategies.

STUDENTS FIND WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Students at two Williamson County schools took time last week to set an example and help the community. Details inside!

WCS STAFF EXPERIENCE DAY OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WCS staff took part in district-wide professional development November 6. We'll explain how the time was used to improve instruction and student achievement.

HUNTERS BEND TO RECEIVE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS FUNDS
Learn how Hunters Bend is taking steps to improve the safety of students who walk to school.

OAK VIEW PUMPKIN CHARACTERS
See how students at Oak View Elementary School turned pumpkins into their favorite book characters.

WCS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Jobs, jobs, jobs! The WCS Food Service Department is looking to hire. Learn how you can apply.

LETTERS FROM SANTA
Bring a smile to a child's face with Page High School's Letters from Santa fundraiser.

IDENTIFYING STUDENTS WITH DISABILTIES
Important information for parents about the process that's used to identify students with disabilities.

VIDEOS

2012 STATE REPORT CARD RELEASED
WCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney discusses the results of the 2012 State Report Card.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DAY
From helicopters to drug sniffing dogs, high school students get a rare glimpse of what life is like for local law enforcement officials.

EDMONDSON ELEMENTARY MOCK ELECTION
They're not 18 years old yet, but some local kids got the chance to vote for the first time, while getting a lesson in democracy.

SENIOR CITIZENS RELIVE HIGH SCHOOL AT IHS
Watch as a group of senior citizens relive high school for a day during a special visit to Independence High.

WHAT IS IT? WITH CHRIS SLOAN
Check out the latest installment of our What is IT video series featuring Chris Sloan, Nashville Technology Council Chairman.

STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
Get to know our Academic All-Stars! This week's All-Stars come to us from Allendale Elementary, Bethesda Elementary, Brentwood Middle, Chapman's Retreat Elementary and Clovercroft Elementary schools.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

RAVENWOOD TO HOST DODGEBALL FUNDRAISER
Learn how you can support Ravenwood's fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

SPORTS

WCS TEAMS CLAIM STATE TITLES
Find out which Williamson County teams recently won state championships.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - ROUND 2
Four Williamson County teams advanced to the next round of playoffs. Find out who and where they are playing.

NOVEMBER SPORTING EVENTS
Basketball, hockey and swimming! 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!

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

 

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