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Brentwood Academy’s Barbara Stewart honored for her work with Model UN, Youth in Government

Brentwood Academy’s Barbara Stewart honored for her work with Model UN, Youth in Government
Above: Brentwood Academy faculty member Barbara Stewart, who sponsors the Youth in Government Programs at BA, is pictured with Brandon Oliver, Chairman of the Center for Civic Engagement Advisory Board. // SUBMITTED   BRENTWOOD ACADEMY Brentwood Academy faculty member Barbara Stewart was presented with the 2017 Buhl Award for Dedication to Civic Education at the recen...
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WCS named exemplary school district, 19 county schools named reward schools

WCS named exemplary school district, 19 county schools named reward schools
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR In a continued onslaught of good news for Williamson County Schools, the district was named an exemplary school district by the state while 19 of its schools were deemed reward schools. Each year the Tennessee Department of Education does accountability assessments on school districts and schools. Districts are assessed in three ...
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Grant will expand program that allows high school students to earn college degree in tech

Grant will expand program that allows high school students to earn college degree in tech
EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY Supported by a host of local leaders, the non-profit Education Foundation for Williamson County has raised $25,000 to fund the participation of 25 students earning associate of applied science degrees in engineering systems technology while enrolled at Fairview High School. The pilot Mechatronics program, launched last year, is des...
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Crockett, Nolensville and Hunter’s Bend principals will move to new schools

Crockett, Nolensville and Hunter’s Bend principals will move to new schools
WCS InFocus Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney on Friday morning announced the principals for the three newest Williamson County schools. Robert Bohrer Crockett Elementary Principal Robert Bohrer has been named principal of Thompson’s Station Elementary School. “Robert is a veteran administrator with a proven track record in instructional leadership,” said Looney. “He is also...
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Most local elementary, middle school students meet or exceed state English and math standards, according to inaugural TNReady results

Most local elementary, middle school students meet or exceed state English and math standards, according to inaugural TNReady results
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR The majority of Williamson County Schools middle and elementary school students are hitting or surpassing the state’s expectations in English and math according to results of the inaugural 3-8 TNReady testing. Numbers released by the Department of Education Thursday showed that 67.4 percent of WCS students in third through eighth grade ...
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Tennessee Promise needs mentors to help guide students

Tennessee Promise needs mentors to help guide students
TNACHIEVES With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise college scholarship program in 84 counties, needs 4,000 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every Tennessee Promise applicant from the Class of 2018 with a local support system. Williamson County alone needs 151 more mentors to .....
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Columbia State’s Smith part of search committee for Nashville State

Columbia State’s Smith part of search committee for Nashville State
Dr. Janet Smith, president of Columbia State Community College, has been appointed as the Community College Representative to a Search Advisory Committee seeking the next president of Nashville State Community College. The committee will convene its first meeting Oct. 25 after a public forum to gather campus and community input. The 19-member committee includes five member...
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EXTRA CREDIT: Important Studies – Attachment

EXTRA CREDIT: Important Studies – Attachment
By Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell Head of School, Currey Ingram Academy While each year thousands of studies are completed in psychology and education, there are a handful that over the years have had a lasting impact on education and learning. In a series of Extra Credit articles, I have been highlighting several seminal studies that ...
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Annual event helps students fill out FAFSA financial aid application

Annual event helps students fill out FAFSA financial aid application
COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Columbia State Community College is offering free on-site assistance to help students and families fill out the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid during the “FAFSA Frenzy” event. All campuses, including the main campus in Columbia and the Williamson County campus in Franklin, will have representatives available Oct. 26 from...
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TNReady state results announced for grades 3-8, academic growth increases

TNReady state results announced for grades 3-8, academic growth increases
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced TNReady results for students in grades 3-8 today, following an extended scoring and review process led by Tennessee educators. With these results, elementary and middle school students have set a new baseline for future growth, now aligned with our high school reset last year, based on the Tennessee academic standards ...
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Evening STEM classes convene soon at Ag Expo Park

Evening STEM classes convene soon at Ag Expo Park
STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) classes are being offered in the evenings through the Williamson County 4H. Classes are available for 4th to 12th grade students interested in Robotics, Engineering, 3D printing or Raspberry/Python programming.  Fees are reasonable, set just to cover supplies & equipment. A class offerings brochure is available on line he...
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BGA Theatre presents murder mystery Oct. 5 through 8

BGA Theatre presents murder mystery Oct. 5 through 8
Battle Ground Academy’s Theatre Department will present Web of Murder as its fall play with performances at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Web of Murder is set in a brooding Victorian mansion high on a remote bluff above the Pacific Ocean and centers on the rich and eccentric Minerva ...
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MTSU True Blue tour makes first stop Tuesday in Franklin

MTSU True Blue tour makes first stop Tuesday in Franklin
Franklin on Tuesday is the first stop on the Middle Tennessee State University 12-city True Blue Tour. The tour takes administrators, deans, admissions and financial aid staff, advisers and others from numerous university departments on the road to recruit prospective high school, transfer and graduate students from Williamson, Maury, and other nearby counties; meet their...
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Both of Tennessee’s State AP Scholars are Brentwood High grads

Both of Tennessee’s State AP Scholars are Brentwood High grads
By WCS InFOCUS Tennessee’s two State AP Scholars are from Brentwood High School. Brentwood High graduates Shirley Cai and Harry Westbrook were announced as State AP Scholars on Wednesday, September 27 by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen. The State AP Scholar Award is an academic distinction acknowledging students who have earned the ...
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Spring Hill High

Spring Hill High
Above, Spring Hill High School mechatronics students, from left, Dakotah Daniels, senior; Bryce Butler, sophomore; and Alejandra Guerrero, senior talk to the community about the mechatronics program. //SUBMITTED   Spring Hill High School and Columbia State Community College recently hosted an open house to showcase their successful partnership that provides mechatroni...
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Three accused of Brentwood Academy assault deny all allegations

Three accused of Brentwood Academy assault deny all allegations
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Three former Brentwood Academy students, named as RG, J.D. and D.G. in the a lawsuit filed against them, Brentwood Academy and several individual administrators of the school, denied allegations of sexual assault on Monday. Following a lawsuit filed by a former BA student and his mother (John and Jane Doe respectively) ...
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State confirms ACT growth prediction: composite score reaches 25.2

State confirms ACT growth prediction: composite score reaches 25.2
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen confirmed Wednesday morning that Williamson County Schools’ composite ACT score for 2016-17 hit a new high of 25.2. WCS Superintendent Mike Looney hosted an event Wednesday to discuss the district’s “Growth, Gains & Good News” including what was then the county’s ACT projected growth. Looney ...
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