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Director of Schools Search Update 

2009 Williamson County Art Show

RHS Student Wins Volunteerism Award

WCS Teachers of the Year

2009 Writing Contest

WCS Activity Contest

Dyslexia Information

Schools Participate in Picturing America

Pre-K Applications Available

DECA Regional Winners


February 12, 2009



Second grade students at Heritage Elementary School learn how to operate their own company at a special event called BUSINESS DAY.  Plus, are you SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADERIN FOCUS editor Cory Mason wanted to know how he stacked up so he went back to school to experience a day in the life of an average fifth grader.  Also, take a trip out to Bethesda Elementary School for what has to be one of the most UNUSUAL FUNDRAISERS around.  And get caught up on all the happenings in the world of athletics with this week's WCS SPORTS REPORT.

Some of the other stories you'll find in this issue of IN FOCUS include an update on the search for a DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS, as well as information on how to receive free admission to the 2009 Williamson County ART SHOW in Nashville.  Plus, we'll tell you about a very special high school student who VOLUNTEERS her free time to helping the families of sick children.

Williamson County Schools recently held its 2009 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR ceremony.  Find out which teachers were named the best of the best.  Also in this issue, we have several contests to tell you about.  First off, students can compete for a $100 cash prize by participating in this year's Family Resource Center WRITING CONTEST.  But that's not all.  Students, parents and staff can also help win money for their school by taking part in the WCS ACTIVITY CONTEST.     

This week's PHOTO GALLERY features more than five dozen snapshots from schools across the district.  Plus, go to our FUNDRAISER section and find out how you can be part of an upcoming concert featuring country music singer and Dancing with the Stars performer Julianne Hough.  And you'll also find information regarding upcoming performances of Annie and Beauty and the Beast in the 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 February 26.


Important Dates

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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