The Nolensville High School Unmanned Aerial Systems class (UAS) has produced its first licensed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Remote Pilots. The two rising seniors, Andrew Dunn and Mitchell Waller, flew through the necessary hoops to pass the required aeronautical knowledge test. Not only that, but Andrew received dual credit from Middle Tennessee State University and Mitchell was given the NHS Unmanned Aerial Systems Award. “They both would meet me after school and on weekends to practice their pilot skills and to study for the FAA Remote Pilot certification test,” said Elvia Klym, Nolensville High UAS teacher. “They both put [...]
Five Fairview High students are making history by becoming the first to earn a technical certificate for their work in the school's mechatronics program. "We started the program two years ago with the dream of having students complete their associate's degree from Columbia State Community College while also receiving their high school diploma," said FVHS mechatronics department chair Kevin Sizemore. "We thought it would take us three to four years to get to this point, but the five students that just graduated completed enough hours in the field of mechatronics to earn a technical certificate from Columbia State." Zachary Cox, [...]
Two plots of land will be up for auction on Saturday, June 30. The first plot, located at the rear of Sunset elementary and middle schools, is 9.28 acres and zoned as a Suburban residential site. The auction for this plot of land takes place on June 30 at 9 a.m. at 100 Sunset Trail. Sunset Property Aerial View The second plot of land, located on Split Log Road, is 12.78 acres and adjoins with the new Jordan Elementary scheduled to open in the fall. This auction will also take place on June 30 and begins at 11:30 [...]
It's only June, but teachers are already preparing for the 2018-19 school year by participating in various professional development opportunities.
Take a tour of the brand new Jordan Elementary School with principal Chad Walker.
Know a female student who enjoys basketball? Page High has a camp just for rising third through eighth-grade girls interested in learning more about the game. From July 16-19, the Page High girls basketball team will host a summer camp from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day. There's a $55 registration cost that covers the four instructional sessions, a T-shirt and various contest awards throughout the week. Players need to bring comfortable clothes, proper athletic shoes and water. Parents are encouraged to pre-register their daughters by mailing the completed camp registration form and a check made out to Page [...]
Two Central Office leaders will assume new roles beginning in July. Dr. Laura LaChance Special Projects Manager Dr. Laura LaChance has been chosen to serve as Executive Director of Elementary Schools, and Professional Development Director Laurette Carle has been named Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Professional Development. “We are fortunate to have two experienced and proven leaders who are ready to transition into these new positions,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “I know both educators are passionate about taking our district to the next level.” LaChance began her career in Williamson County Schools in 2006 as [...]
Six more Williamson County Schools students can check the ACT off of their to-do list after earning perfect composite scores on the exam. The ACT, which measures student preparedness for college, has four sections: English, math, reading and science. Each section is graded on a scale that tops out at 36. The composite score is the average of all four section scores. "Scoring a composite of 36 on the ACT puts a student among the academic elite," said WCS Assessment Analyst Kevin Deck. "Out of the district's graduating Class of 2017, 0.69 percent earned a 36. That's five times the [...]
The future stars of the PGA Tour helped to raise money for WCS middle and high schools at this year's Nashville Golf Open Tournament in Brentwood.
Students from five WCS high schools claimed state championships at this year's Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's (TSSAA) Spring Fling tournament. The Spring Fling is an Olympic-style tournament for baseball, softball, track and field, tennis and soccer. This year, the tournament was held May 22-25 in Rutherford County. Below are the students and teams who earned state championships: Girls Track and Field, Shot Put and Discus, Division I Large: Katherine Coffey, Brentwood High Boys Track and Field; High Jump and Decathalon; Division I Large: Jett Kinder, Brentwood High Girls Tennis, Doubles, Division I Large: Evie Calhoun and Georgia Fischer, Brentwood High [...]