August 27, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE...
2009-2010 school year is off to a great start in Williamson
County. Over 30,000 students returned to the
classroom Thursday, August 13,
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
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.
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
October 19 & 20, No school for students due to Fall
dates, check with each individual school