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Across the Board – May 23, 2018

2018-06-14T14:59:25+00:00

The 2017-18 school year may have ended, but the Williamson County Board of Education was still honoring students and staff for their accomplishments during its May 23, 2018, meeting. Six students were honored for receiving a perfect ACT composite score including Brentwood’s Caroline Overton; Centennial’s Rhea Zaverchand; Franklin’s Grace Simpson; and Ravenwood’s Emily Lu, Daniel Pert and Grace Sullivan. Several students were recognized for winning first place at the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences Student Awards. From Brentwood, Max Volpintesta and Billy Mahaffey won for Best Public Affairs/Community Service; Madison Hebert and Ashley Gracia won for Best News [...]

Across the Board – May 23, 2018 2018-06-14T14:59:25+00:00

Central Office Change Announced

2018-06-27T13:00:25+00:00

Dr. Leigh Webb Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Leigh Webb has been selected as the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney made the announcement on Thursday. Webb will replace Dr. Charles Farmer who is moving to the Franklin Special School District. “Dr. Webb is an asset to our central office and school district. She has done amazing work as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources,” said Looney. “I asked her to move into this new role because I needed someone with her strong leadership skills and work ethic to continue the great work with [...]

Central Office Change Announced 2018-06-27T13:00:25+00:00

Williamson County Schools Year in Review

2018-06-14T15:00:05+00:00

As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, Williamson County Schools is thrilled to share some of this year's highlights from all 44 schools in the district. This would not be possible without the help of our Good News Ambassadors who shared video clips with the Communications Department each week for the district's Week in Review video series. Click the playlist icon in the upper left-hand corner of the video below to find your school's Year in Review. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO9coXPQFx35rb_ph6jYLJCDyn7rJ0jco

Williamson County Schools Year in Review 2018-06-14T15:00:05+00:00

Central Office Changes Announced

2018-05-18T07:15:02+00:00

Changes involving two Central Office leaders have been announced by Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney today. Executive Director of Secondary Schools Dr. Dave Allen has been named the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. He will replace Tim Gaddis who will be retiring at the end of August. Fairview High Principal Dr. Juli Oyer has been named the Executive Director of Secondary Schools to replace Allen. “I am so pleased that we have leaders in place who can easily transition into these positions,” said Looney. “I know that Dr. Allen and Dr. Oyer will maintain our laser focus and continue to [...]

Central Office Changes Announced 2018-05-18T07:15:02+00:00

Woodland Middle Principal Announced

2018-05-17T14:59:09+00:00

Dr. Patrick Boyd Dr. Patrick Boyd has been named Principal of Woodland Middle School. Boyd replaces longtime principal Priscilla Fizer who announced her retirement earlier this year. Boyd began his career in Williamson County Schools 15 years ago. He taught history at Ravenwood High for nine years before serving as an assistant principal at Centennial for the past six years. “Dr. Boyd’s experience in the district makes him an excellent choice for Woodland,” said Looney. “Not only is he an instructional leader but he’s a relationship builder. In addition, as a member of the Woodland school community, he already [...]

Woodland Middle Principal Announced 2018-05-17T14:59:09+00:00

Westwood Elementary Principal Named

2018-05-16T15:58:51+00:00

Jill Hunt Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney has announced that Jill Hunt will be leading Westwood Elementary next year. She replaces Valerie Garcia who is retiring. Hunt is currently the Principal of Centerville Elementary in Hickman County. “Jill’s depth of knowledge of elementary curriculum is profound,” said Looney. “She has an infectious personality and is laser focused on student results. She is exactly the leader I was hoping to find for Westwood.” Hunt taught kindergarten and first grade for a combined five years at East Hickman and Centerville elementary schools. She served as an assistant principal at [...]

Westwood Elementary Principal Named 2018-05-16T15:58:51+00:00

Be Wary of E-Cigarettes

2018-06-14T15:05:03+00:00

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has an important warning for parents and students about the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. More than 40 percent of Tennessee high school students have used some form of e-cigarette. According to the TDOH, this alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, often seen as less harmful, is becoming increasingly popular with middle and high school-aged students. Juul is an often-used e-cigarette device. Many people are misinformed about Juuls, thinking they don't contain nicotine and aren't harmful to their health. In reality, 100 percent of Juul devices contain nicotine, and one Juulpod contains the nicotine-equivalent of an [...]

Be Wary of E-Cigarettes 2018-06-14T15:05:03+00:00

New Principal Announced for Alternative Learning Center

2018-05-15T07:26:53+00:00

Josiah Holland Fairview Middle School Assistant Principal Josiah Holland will serve as the principal for the Alternative Learning Center, ALC, next year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney made the announcement on Tuesday. Williamson County Schools will be taking over the operation of the ALC from Williamson County Juvenile Services with the 2018-19 school year. The district will take full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Alternative Learning Center next school year while continuing to work with juvenile services. “Josiah brings a diverse set of experiences to the ALC,” said Looney. “First and foremost, he is a champion of restorative [...]

New Principal Announced for Alternative Learning Center 2018-05-15T07:26:53+00:00

Oak View Elementary Principal Named

2018-05-14T07:30:03+00:00

Amy Stephenson Oak View Assistant Principal Amy Stephenson has been named to lead the school. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney made the announcement Monday morning. She will replace Dr. Tom Morris who is leaving the district at the end of the school year. “Amy was the perfect choice for Oak View,” said Looney. “She knows the school community, and I’m confident she will continue to build upon the strong foundation already in place there.” Stephenson has served as the assistant principal at Oak View for the past five years. Prior to that time, she served in the same role at [...]

Oak View Elementary Principal Named 2018-05-14T07:30:03+00:00

Teen Drivers Urged to Stay Safe this Summer

2018-06-14T15:12:32+00:00

Williamson County Schools wants teen drivers to stay safe this summer by eliminating distractions, obeying the speed limit and staying focused on the road. According to AAA, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers. This is because fatality crashes among drivers aged 16-17 increases by 15 percent during that stretch. In addition, drivers in the 16-17-year-old age group are three times as likely to get involved in a deadly crash compared to adults. "It's true that summers are more dangerous for teen drivers," said WCS Safety and Security Director [...]

Teen Drivers Urged to Stay Safe this Summer 2018-06-14T15:12:32+00:00

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