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Countdown to the Big Backpack Giveaway

2018-07-12T14:12:54+00:00

The annual Big Backpack Giveaway is happening in less than a month, and there are two locations where Williamson County families can join the fun. On Saturday, August 4, both Fairview Middle School and Liberty Elementary School will host the Big Backpack Giveaway. The event at Fairview Middle will be from 10 a.m. until noon, and the event at Liberty Elementary will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to children in need so they can be ready for the upcoming school year. In addition to passing out backpacks, attendees can enjoy [...]

Countdown to the Big Backpack Giveaway 2018-07-12T14:12:54+00:00

Register for Fall 2018 EWLP Classes

2018-07-12T11:34:55+00:00

Registration for fall Elementary World Language Program (EWLP) classes is now open. EWLP classes let elementary-aged students learn more about the Spanish or Chinese culture and language. Depending on interest and teacher availability, these classes will be offered at Williamson County elementary schools before and after the school day. Morning classes will run from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., and afternoon classes will begin after school dismissal and end at 5:15 p.m. Classes will begin the week of August 27 and be held once a week until November 12. Registration costs $100 per child. The registration window ends August 15. [...]

Register for Fall 2018 EWLP Classes 2018-07-12T11:34:55+00:00

Social Studies OER Team Begins Work

2018-07-11T10:20:27+00:00

The Social Studies Open Education Resource (OER) Team is taking the first steps toward creating a new curriculum for students to follow beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Made up of social studies teachers from around the district, the team will discuss, create and build a brand-new curriculum that will help students learn. The team consists of Brentwood Middle teachers Tori Ham and Jordan Kook, Mill Creek Middle teacher Kayla Fraley, Heritage Middle's Daniel Hollandsworth, Walnut Grove's Ashley Costner, Ravenwood High's Patrick Whitlock, Mill Creek Elementary's Liza Vaughn and Franklin High's Ashley Flood. "It's important for teachers to be doing [...]

Social Studies OER Team Begins Work 2018-07-11T10:20:27+00:00

Join the WCS Team for the 2018-19 School Year

2018-06-28T12:37:05+00:00

Williamson County Schools is growing and growing as a district, and its looking to fill open positions in order to best serve its students. The district is looking to hire certified math teachers, food service staff, bus drivers, School Age Child Care (SACC) workers and special education teacher assistants. "This is a busy time of year for the district as we try to fill numerous teaching and support staff positions," said Human Resources Recruiter David Harries. "We hope people who have a passion for helping students and who want to work in an environment where they are valued and appreciated will consider [...]

Join the WCS Team for the 2018-19 School Year 2018-06-28T12:37:05+00:00

Across the Board – June 18, 2018

2018-06-25T15:06:27+00:00

Athletic state championships were in the spotlight at the June 18, 2018, meeting of the Williamson County Board of Education. In all, 12 state championships were won during the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s (TSSAA) Spring Fling. In tennis, Brentwood's Evie Calhoun and Georgia Fischer won Girls’ Doubles; the Brentwood Girls’ Team won the team championship.  Their coach is Bill Jayne. The Ravenwood Boys’ Team won the team championship. Their coach is Chris Bates. In track and field, Brentwood’s Katherine Coffey won the Shot Put and the Discus championships. Her coach is Steve Wade.  Also from Brentwood, Jett Kinder won the High [...]

Across the Board – June 18, 2018 2018-06-25T15:06:27+00:00

Nolensville High Produces First Licensed Drone Pilots

2018-06-15T15:38:31+00:00

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 [...]

Nolensville High Produces First Licensed Drone Pilots 2018-06-15T15:38:31+00:00

Fairview High Mechatronics Students Graduate with Dual Diploma Credits

2018-06-15T15:38:48+00:00

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, [...]

Fairview High Mechatronics Students Graduate with Dual Diploma Credits 2018-06-15T15:38:48+00:00

Williamson County Schools Land Plots Up for Auction

2018-06-15T15:27:45+00:00

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 [...]

Williamson County Schools Land Plots Up for Auction 2018-06-15T15:27:45+00:00

Central Office Leaders Assume New Roles

2018-06-27T12:58:08+00:00

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 [...]

Central Office Leaders Assume New Roles 2018-06-27T12:58:08+00:00

Fairview High Principal Named

2018-06-15T13:01:18+00:00

Dr. Kurt Jones Independence High Assistant Principal Dr. Kurt Jones has been selected to lead Fairview High School next year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney made the announcement Friday. Jones replaces Dr. Juli Oyer who was named Executive Director of Secondary Schools last week. “Kurt has a passion for seeing students succeed in academics, athletics and the arts,” said Looney. “He understands my expectation for excellence in the Fairview community and I believe he will work to provide opportunities for all Fairview High students.” Jones began his career in Williamson County Schools 16 years ago as a teacher and [...]

Fairview High Principal Named 2018-06-15T13:01:18+00:00

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