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March 6, 2008



This issue of IN FOCUS features a special tribute to our nation's 43 presidents and first ladies.  On February 22, students at Oak View Elementary School honored the first families with their annual play DEAR ABBY.  Also this week, we'll take you inside the Williamson County Schools TRANSITION ACADEMY and show you how teachers are helping students with special needs prepare for the future.  Plus, find out why the Tennessee Department of Education recently honored a WCS counselor with a SPECIAL AWARD, and the LUXURY LIMO LUNCH visits two more schools.

Some of the other stories you'll find in this edition of IN FOCUS include information about an upcoming program at Centennial High School.  WSMV Channel 4 Meteorologist Lisa Spencer will host the program titled SURVIVING SEVERE WEATHER.  You will also find important information to help your children prepare for the upcoming TCAP TESTS, and details surrounding BMI SCREENINGS at your child's school.  Carrie Underwood was among several celebrities who visited Williamson County schools for READ ACROSS AMERICA March 3.  We'll tell you what other stars took part in the event.  Plus, if you're one of those people who's always looking for a great deal, then you'll definitely want to be a part of this year's WCS SURPLUS AUCTION

You will also want to check out our FUNDRAISER and MUSIC/THEATRE sections for some new events happening around our schools, including details on how you can attend an upcoming concert by the country music group Lonestar.  And be sure to take a glance inside our PHOTO GALLERY.  You never know who might be featured.

We hope you enjoy what this issue has to offer.  As always, feel free to EMAIL US with any comments or suggestions.  The next IN FOCUS will be out March 27.


Important Dates

Wednesday, March 12, End of Third Quarter Grading Period

Monday-Friday, March 17-21, No School due to Spring Break

Wednesday, March 26, No School for Students due to Professional Development Day

March 31-April 23, TCAP Testing Window

Saturday, April 12, ACT Testing for all 11th Grade Students

Monday-Thursday, May 19-22, Semester Exams

 Thursday, May 22, Last Day for Students

For other dates, check with each individual school

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