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Students Give SRO Surprise Send-Off

2018-05-10T10:39:49+00:00

Students at Edmondson Elementary gave their School Resource Officer a special send-off last month as she prepared for an overseas deployment. Not only does Deputy Kionna Scott-McGrail work for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, but she is also a Combat Medic in the Tennessee Army National Guard. After learning their beloved SRO would be deployed overseas in support of our troops, the students and staff at Edmondson devised a secret plan to wish her well. On April 26, Deputy Scott-McGrail was called into a room to assist another person. Unbeknownst to her, a special video was played throughout the school with [...]

Students Give SRO Surprise Send-Off 2018-05-10T10:39:49+00:00

WCS High Schools Among Best in Nation

2018-05-09T16:51:53+00:00

Three Williamson County high schools are once again listed among the best in the nation. The U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of “America’s Best High Schools” May 9. Not only was Brentwood High ranked the top non-magnet high school in the state, but it is listed as #305 in the nation. Franklin High (#874) and Page High (#2,292) also received national rankings. The U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in TN Brentwood High – 5th (1st among non-magnets) Franklin High – 8th (2nd among non-magnets) Page High – 22nd The U.S. News & World Report [...]

WCS High Schools Among Best in Nation 2018-05-09T16:51:53+00:00

WCS Celebrates Occupational Diploma Recipients

2018-05-09T16:51:24+00:00

Williamson County Schools is proud to recognize this year's occupational diploma recipients. On May 9, the district presented commemorative plaques to 23 high school seniors at the 2018 Occupational Diploma Recognition Celebration in Franklin. In addition, three dozen WCS juniors were recognized with certificates for their participation in the program. The occupational diploma is one of three diploma options for students with disabilities exiting high school and has a strong focus on vocational/career outcomes. In order to receive an occupational diploma, students must meet a number of requirements including the completion of two years of paid or non-paid work experience. Assistant Superintendent of [...]

WCS Celebrates Occupational Diploma Recipients 2018-05-09T16:51:24+00:00

Across the Board – May 7, 2018

2018-05-08T09:54:48+00:00

The Williamson County Board of Education met in special session on May 7, 2018, to determine the weight of End of Course examinations on students’ final averages for 2017-2018 school year. The Board voted unanimously that each high school EOC will count 15 percent of the final spring semester grade for every student if the test result will raise that student’s final grade but count zero percent if not. The next regular meeting of the Williamson County Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Administrative Complex. Board packet information [...]

Across the Board – May 7, 2018 2018-05-08T09:54:48+00:00

Billion Dollar Breakthrough Achieved

2018-06-14T15:18:05+00:00

It’s a historic moment in Williamson County Schools. In just eight years, WCS graduates have earned more than a billion dollars in scholarships offered to them. As of today, the scholarships offered to the Class of 2018 has sent the total over a billion dollars thus accomplishing the challenge that Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney issued at the beginning of the school year known as the Billion Dollar Breakthrough. “It’s almost unimaginable for me to think that we could reach this milestone in such a short period of time,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “I am so proud of our students, [...]

Billion Dollar Breakthrough Achieved 2018-06-14T15:18:05+00:00

Show Your Appreciation during Successory Week

2018-05-03T12:21:11+00:00

Monday, May 7 marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. What better way to celebrate than to nominate your teacher for a Successory award? The final Successory Week of the school year runs from May 7 until May 11, giving students a chance to say thank you to the school employees who are helping them become a success. Here’s how to participate: Print off a Successory form at https://www.wcs.edu/wp-content/pdf/Successory_Nomination.pdf. Fill out the form with the name of a WCS employee who is helping you become a success at your school and why. During the week of May 7-11, drop off the form in [...]

Show Your Appreciation during Successory Week 2018-05-03T12:21:11+00:00

Message to Parents Regarding Online Testing

2018-04-27T14:12:49+00:00

Dear Williamson County Parents, On behalf of WCS, I want to apologize to you and your children for having to endure the State’s failed online testing program these past two weeks. We know that this has been difficult for everyone involved, and for that we are sorry. State standardized testing has been required for decades in Tennessee. What has changed in the past few years is that the Tennessee Department of Education has been trying to transition to online testing. As many of you know, they have had massive difficulties with online administration of TNReady and high school End of Course [...]

Message to Parents Regarding Online Testing 2018-04-27T14:12:49+00:00

Help a Student in Need Receive Free School Supplies

2018-04-26T11:58:18+00:00

Help make a difference in a Williamson County student’s life. Williamson County Schools is working with several community organizations including GraceWorks Ministries and United Way of Williamson County to provide WCS students in need with free school supplies. On May 2, as part of The Big Payback, donations collected online will be used to buy backpacks that will be filled with school supplies. Those backpacks will be distributed to struggling families for free at The Big Backpack Giveaway on August 4. The goal this year is to raise $10,000, which would purchase 2,400 backpacks. Last year, The Big Backpack Giveaway distributed [...]

Help a Student in Need Receive Free School Supplies 2018-04-26T11:58:18+00:00

Across the Board – April 16, 2018

2018-04-17T10:06:10+00:00

The Williamson County Board of Education celebrated students and staff at its April 16, 2018, meeting. In the area of academics, Yi Qu from Brentwood was honored for her perfect SAT score. Six students were recognized for earning a perfect ACT composite score including Brentwood High’s Derrick Chen, Owen Atkinson, Jack Holcombe and Aspen Martin; Franklin’s Evelyn Lanai; and Ravenwood’s Matthew Goodbred. Several Brentwood High students placed first in the National Speech and Debate Association Tennessee state competition including Congressional Debate,  Naba Wahid for Senate; Camilia Mohamed for House 1; and Elizabeth Qiao for House 2. Their teachers are Matt Grimes [...]

Across the Board – April 16, 2018 2018-04-17T10:06:10+00:00

Student-Created PSAs Warn Teens about Distracted Driving

2018-04-13T08:18:51+00:00

Two TV/Film students from Brentwood High School are using their talents to warn others about the dangers of distracted driving. Last summer, BHS senior Barrett Hall and junior Casey Crowe began work on several Public Service Announcements (PSAs). It began as part of an effort by the WCS Communications Department to educate teen drivers about the issue. "I was made aware of the project by my broadcasting teacher Ronnie Adcock," said Barrett. "As someone who has watched countless PSAs, I wanted to do something different to make ours stand out." Under the tutelage of WCS Video Producer Stephen Chessor, the students [...]

Student-Created PSAs Warn Teens about Distracted Driving 2018-04-13T08:18:51+00:00

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