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District Improves ACT Scores

WCS Illness Guidelines

Director of Schools Search Update

RHS Counselor Named Unsung Hero

Reading Rocks at Page Middle

WCS Surplus Auction This Weekend

ACE Mentor Program

WCS Teacher Selected for Visit to Turkey

Character Under Construction Poster Winners

School Awarded for Sportsmanship

Career Fair Exhibitors Needed


August 27, 2009



The 2009-2010 school year is off to a great start in Williamson County.  Over 30,000 students returned to the classroom Thursday, August 13, and IN FOCUS was there to capture all of the excitement.  We interviewed students, parents, teachers and principals from all over the district to get their thoughts about the FIRST DAY of school.

Williamson County Schools is well ahead of the state average when it comes to student performance on the ACT EXAM.  Check out the latest scores.  Plus, it's a topic that everyone seems to be talking about these days: the flu.  With so much concern among parents and staff, the district has compiled a list of ILLNESS GUIDELINES for everyone to follow.

In other news, the search for a new DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS has been narrowed to two finalists.  We have the details.  Plus, time is running out for high school juniors and seniors who might be interested in signing up for the district's ACE MENTOR program.  And find out which local high school is being honored for GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

Also in this issue of IN FOCUS, you can read about a local teacher whose passion for history led him all the way to the Mediterranean nation of TURKEY.  Plus, we'll explain why a high school guidance counselor is being hailed as an UNSUNG HERO.  And don't forget to check out all of the winners of this year's Character Under Construction POSTER CONTEST.

Remember to encourage friends, relatives and community members to SIGN UP to receive IN FOCUS, and as always, feel free to EMAIL US with any questions or comments.  The next issue of IN FOCUS will be sent in three weeks (instead of the usual two) on Thursday, September 17.


Important Dates

Monday, September 7, No school due to Labor Day

Tuesday, September 29, half day for students, parent teacher conferences

Wednesday, October 14, End of First Quarter Grading Period

Monday-Tuesday, October 19 & 20, No school for students due to Fall Break

For other dates, check with each individual school




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