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Issue 14 - February 28, 2014


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ACT TEST MARCH 6
All Williamson County juniors will take the ACT Thursday, March 6.  We'll tell you what will and will not be permitted in the testing rooms.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION DATES
It's that time of year again!  Find out when kindergarten registration will take place at schools across the district.

 

LET'S TALK SCHOOL COMMUNITY MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 6
The next Let's Talk School community meeting with Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney will be held Thursday, March 6.

 

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS
Get to know our three newest Academic All-Stars and find out why they were selected for this prestigious award!

 

HELP WCS PUT A STOP TO BULLYING
Are you a victim of bullying at school? Do you know someone who's being bullied at school?  If so, join the fight against bullying and report it to our tipline.

 

2014 WCS ART SHOW AT THE FRIST
Don't miss out on what is one of the coolest art exhibitions in town!  Learn how you can attend the kick-off to this year's WCS Art Show at the Frist for free!

 

PARCC FIELD TEST
Tennessee will participate in a field test this spring for the new PARCC assessments.  Find out what this means for Williamson County students.

 

RUMOR MILL
When will WCS announce which schools will be open zoned for the 2014-15 school year?  We'll answer that question and more in this week's Rumor Mill.

 

ENCORE SUMMER CAMPS
The summer will be here before you know it! Register your child for the district's Encore summer enrichment camp today.

 

SPONSORS WANTED FOR WCS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy a great night of music and support the arts! WCS is looking for sponsors for a March 28 benefit concert at the Franklin Theatre.  Details inside!

 

ART TEACHERS PUT GRANT MONEY TO GOOD USE
From print-making to specialty paints, learn how five Williamson County schools are using mini-grants to improve their art programs.

 

DRIVE AWAY HUNGER CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The race is over and we have two new winners for the second annual Drive Away Hunger Challenge. Find out which schools crossed the finish line first!

 

ACROSS THE BOARD
Want to know what happened at this month's School Board meeting? Check out our Across the Board highlights.

 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
National Merit Finalists make up the majority of this month's Students Spotlight Awards winners.  Details inside!

 

YOUTH WRESTLING CAMP AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Know a student in grades 1-8 who's interested in wrestling? Franklin High will be the site of a youth wrestling camp this summer.

 

IHS HOSTS ZUMBA-THON FUNDRAISER FOR HUNTER GARSTIN
Get moving for a good cause! Independence High School will host a Zumba-thon fundraiser for injured wrestler Hunter Garstin Saturday, March 1.  Details inside!

 

SPRING STATION MIDDLE 5K GLOW RUN APRIL 12
Spring Station Middle School is hosting a family-friendly 5k this spring for community members of all ages. Find out how to register inside!

 

WCS STUDENTS HIT THE STAGE FOR SPRING PRODUCTIONS
From Footloose to The Sound of Music, Williamson County students are gearing up for a slew of theatrical performances in the month of March.

 

WCS EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY UNITED WAY
Find out which schools were recently recognized for their commitment to the United Way.

 

WALK ACROSS WILLIAMSON BEGINS MARCH 1
Make a commitment to improving your health this spring and take the Walk Across Williamson challenge.  Details inside!

 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
In this week's Awards & Accolades section, we recognize students who've been honored for their skills in the areas of cooking, wrestling and art.

 

WCSLINK EVENTS IN MARCH
A support group for the parents of students with special needs will host two upcoming events in the month of March.  Details inside!

 


Videos

WALNUT GROVE HOSTS WINTER OLYMPICS
Watch as Walnut Grove students celebrate different cultures while staying physically fit at the school's annual Winter Olympics.

 

BRENTWOOD MIDDLE ELECTROMAGNETISM FAIR
Take a trip to Brentwood Middle School where eighth graders are exploring the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

 

FHS MEDIA STUDENTS EXPLORE CTE CLASSES
With registration season upon us, check out this video produced by Franklin High's media program that highlights various Career & Technical Education courses.

 

WCS WEEK IN REVIEW
An assistant principal takes a pie to the face! It's one of many great clips featured in the WCS Week in Review!

 


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PHOTO GALLERY
Check out some of the latest pictures from schools around the district in the InFocus Photo Gallery!

 

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