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IN FOCUS - Issue 1 - August 2, 2013


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WELCOME BACK MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT LOONEY
Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney shares some thoughts about the start of the 2013-14 school year.

 

WCS TOPS TENNESSEE IN TCAP ACHIEVEMENT
We've done it again! WCS is the highest achieving school district in the state.  Watch the press conference to find out how well our students performed!

 

2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR START & DISMISSAL TIMES
When will classes begin and end this school year?  We have a list of the start and dismissal times for each school in the district.

 

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE POWER MONDAYS
Don't be blind-sided! Find out when Williamson County middle and high schools will observe Power Mondays this school year.

 

YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH: A GUIDE TO WCS HEALTH SERVICES
Medications, immunizations and medical needs.  We've got it all covered in our guide to WCS Health Services.

 

BUS ROUTES, RULES, REGULATIONS & MORE
Want to look up your child's bus route?  We'll explain how.  Plus, we've got information about school bus rules and regulations.

 

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FOOD SERVICE
Lunch prices, menus, online payments and more!  You'll find info on all that in our Ultimate Guide to Williamson County Schools Food Service.

 

WCS PARENT PORTAL
View your child's grades, attendance and more with the click of a mouse by signing up for the WCS Parent Portal.

 

BYOT REMINDER
Will your child be bringing a digital device to school this semester?  If so, be sure to check out our Bring Your Own Technology Manual.

 

RUMOR MILL
Why does the school year start with a half day?  Is the district considering uniforms for all students?  We'll answer those questions and more in this week's Rumor Mill.

 

WCS WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS TO DISTRICT
More than 250 new teachers will be joining Williamson County Schools for the 2013-14 school year.  Learn how they're preparing.

 

NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Students at some schools will notice a few new faces when they return to the classroom next week.

 

DISTRICT TO LAUNCH ELEMENTARY WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Learn how the district's world language program will give elementary students a chance to learn a second language.

 

YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAM OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5
Word of a new strings program will be music to the ears of some Williamson County elementary students.

 

NEW SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOKS UP FOR ADOPTION
Proposed social studies textbooks for grades K-12 are now up for review.  Learn how you can view them first.

 

6 WAYS FOR PARENTS TO GET MORE INVOLVED
A new school year means new opportunities for parents who want to get involved in their child's education.  We've got a few ideas for doing just that.

 

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
Attention parents!  Registration has begun for before and after school child care.  We'll help you get the ball rolling.

 

Videos

FAIRVIEW HIGH BEAUTIFICATION DAY
Watch as Fairview High School parents, students and staff volunteer their time and make improvements to the school campus.

 

LIPSCOMB ELEMENTARY ENCORE CAMP
Science, sweets and super-heroes!  There's something for everyone at Lipscomb Elementary School's annual ENCORE camp.

 

YAY CAMP 2013
All the world's a stage at this one-of-a-kind summer camp in Thompson's Station.  We'll take you behind the scenes of the 2013 Young Actors Yearly Camp.

 

Awards, Photos & More

PRINCIPALS HONORED AT 2013 SUPERINTENDENT'S BANQUET
Find out which schools walked away with awards at this year's Superintendent's Banquet. 

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
From forensic league tournaments to jumprope competitions, we honor student and staff accomplishments in the areas of academics, the arts and athletics.

 

PHOTO GALLERY
Have you checked out our Photo Gallery lately?  We have dozens of snapshots from schools all across the district.

 

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