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IN FOCUS - Issue 9 - November 29, 2012

In this issue of IN FOCUS, the district unveils the 2013-14 school year calendar; a Williamson County parent earns national recognition; and students explore the fun side of math at Nolensville Elementary School's Family Math Night.

LATEST NEWS

2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR APPROVED
The dates are set for the 2013-14 school year.  What day does school start?  When is Spring Break?  We've go the answers!

WCS INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Learn how you can be among the first to know if school is closed due to inclement weather.

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

WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARENT WINS NATIONAL AWARD
A local parent earns national recognition in front of thousands of spectators.

WCS EDUCATORS ATTEND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Technology takes center stage this week for a group of Williamson County educators.

RUMOR MILL
Will plans for the Nolensville-area high school be put on hold?  Find out in this week's Rumor Mill.

FINE ARTS APP CONTEST
The winner of this contest will receive a $500 scholarship!  Details inside!

DRESS 4 SUCCESS DAY AT INDEPENDENCE HIGH
Students at Independence High learn how to dress professionally for a job interview.

WALNUT GROVE BOOK FAIR A SUCCESS
Find out why organizers of this year's Scholastic Book Fair at Walnut Grove say it was a smashing success.

WCS SERVES THANKSGIVING DINNER TO FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY
Learn how a group of volunteers helped make this Thanksgiving extra special for people living in the Fairview community.

CHS STUDENTS SHOWCASE GINGERBREAD HOUSE CREATIONS
Students at Centennial High put their knowledge and creativity to use while building amazing gingerbread houses. See what they created!

NEW CLUB FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SKATEBOARDING
Learn how a local middle school is helping students pursue their passion for skateboarding. 

VIDEOS

FAMILY MATH NIGHT AT NOLENSVILLE ELEMENTARY
Watch as students and parents explore the fun side of math at Nolensville Elementary's Family Math Night.

STUDENTS EXPLORE OPTIONS AT 8TH GRADE CAREER FAIR
Eighth graders explore a world of possibilities at the annual career fair in Franklin.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY IS BROUGHT TO LIFE AT BETHESDA ELEMENTARY
Students at Bethesda Elementary enjoy a unique interview with Civil War soldiers and learn more about the state's history in the process.

WCS VETERANS DAY EVENTS
Check out some of the sights and sounds from Veterans Day events across the district.

WHAT IS IT? WITH KATIE NEAL
Technical Consultant Katie Neal discusses the power of technical education in the job market.

STUDENT & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
Who said 13 is unlucky?  That's how many Student Spotlight awards were handed out this month to first place winners of state and national competitions.

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
The next batch of all-stars are in!  Find out which hard working, dedicated students are being recognized this week.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Students and faculty are recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, athletics and the arts.

WCS REWARD SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED
Nine schools received special recognition for performance and growth at this month's School Board meeting. Find out who they are! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

FINE ARTS EVENTS
With the holiday season fast approaching, schools across the county are getting in the spirit with plays, concerts, shows and more!

WCSLINK EVENT TO FOCUS ON SLEEP
Want to learn more about how sleep affects your child's learning?  Be sure to attend the next wcsLink event.

SPORTS

DECEMBER SPORTING EVENTS
We've got the schedule for upcoming basketball games and wrestling matches across the county.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

PHOTO GALLERY
The career fair, field trips, fundraisers and more! See what's new in the IN FOCUS photo gallery.

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

 

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