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Director of Schools Search

Changes in Child Nutrition

Improving School Bus Air Quality

National Board Cohort

IHS Business Students Win State Title

Career Fair Essay Contest Winners

Dual Enrollment Spring 2009

Learning About Dyslexia

FVHS Students Win HOSA Awards

Helping Your Child Excel in Math & Reading

Walk Across Williamson

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New Features for IN FOCUS


January 15, 2009



It's time to get excited about the second semester.  We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break and are ready to start 2009 off right.  In this issue of IN FOCUS, we have one video for you to enjoy.  This week's WCS SPORTS REPORT contains highlights from several high school basketball games including a thrilling buzzer beater. 

You will also find important information regarding the search for a new DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS.  Plus, parents may soon be able to pay for their CHILD'S LUNCH online.  We'll tell you all about that, as well as other changes to the Child Nutrition Department.  And find out how Williamson County Schools is planning to improve AIR QUALITY on some of its school buses.  

Some of the other stories you'll find in this issue of IN FOCUS highlight student achievements.  We'll explain why a group of eighth graders recently appeared on a local RADIO SHOW.  Plus, some high school students will travel to New York this semester to compete in the VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE Business Plan Competition.     

You can also read about DUAL ENROLLMENT opportunities for high school students, information regarding the county's first NATIONAL BOARD COHORT, and details surrounding this year's WALK ACROSS WILLIAMSON program.

We also want to let you know about several upcoming events including an informational meeting for people who wish to learn more about DYSLEXIA.  And the Williamson County Family Resource Center will sponsor a free workshop for parents who want to help their children do better in MATH AND READING.  

Be sure and check out some of the snapshots from schools across the district in our  PHOTO GALLERY.  Plus, high schools are hard at work preparing for their spring musicals.  Find out the dates and times for productions of The Sound of Music, Grease and Footloose in our MUSIC/THEATRE section.

As always, please encourage others to SIGN UP for IN FOCUS if they do not already receive it.  And be sure and SEND US any comments or suggestions you might have.  The next issue of IN FOCUS will be released on January 29.


Important Dates

Monday, January 19, No School due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, February 16, No School for Students due to Professional Development

Friday, March 13, End of Third Quarter Grading Period

Monday-Friday, April 6-10, No School due to Spring Break

Monday-Thursday, May 18-21, Semester Exams

Thursday, May 21, Last Day of Second Semester (1/2 day for students)

Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24, Graduation Window



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