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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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State student testing task force will reconvene on Dec. 11

State student testing task force will reconvene on Dec. 11
 Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the reconvening of a special Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment to further study and identify best practices in testing at the school, district, and state level. The Task Force, which includes Nolensville High School Principal Bill Harlin, already has recommended changes to testing in the state’s s...
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Deadline for guaranteed scholarships to MTSU is Dec. 1

Deadline for guaranteed scholarships to MTSU is Dec. 1
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY Prospective Middle Tennessee State University students and their parents or guardians have been hearing a similar message all fall from administrators, staff and admissions recruiters: Apply to MTSU by Friday, Dec. 1, in order to be considered for guaranteed academic merit scholarships for qualifying students. For high school seniors plann...
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13 students earn perfect scores on ACT exam

13 students earn perfect scores on ACT exam
By WCS InFocus Thirteen students from five different high schools scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college readiness exam. The ACT assesses students’ academic readiness for college and consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average ...
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"Life After Football" profiles Dyson’s career change to educator

"Life After Football" profiles Dyson’s career change to educator
Independence High School Assistant Principal Kevin Dyson is featured in a “Life After Football” video on nfl.com. Williamson County Schools linked to the video Friday on Twitter, in a post lamenting the Tennessee Titans’ Thursday night drubbing by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dyson, 42, played for the Titans from 1998 to 2002. Afterward he played a ...
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All are safe after small fire at Marvin Wright Elementary

All are safe after small fire at Marvin Wright Elementary
Photo courtesy of the Spring Hill Fire Department By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR A small fire at Marvin Wright Elementary School caused a brief interruption Wednesday morning, but resulted in no injuries. According to Spring Hill Fire Department, an air conditioning unit above the cafeteria malfunctioned, causing the small fire late in the morning. SHFD posted ...
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Thanksgiving school schedules: Maury, Williamson, FSSD and private schools

Thanksgiving school schedules: Maury, Williamson, FSSD and private schools
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, school schedules will be varied all next week. Below is a complete schedule of Thanksgiving closures for Williamson County Schools, Maury County Schools, Franklin Special School District and private schools in the area. Williamson County: All schools closed November 20-24 Maury County: All schools closed November 20-24 Franklin Spe...
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TN Promise still needs mentors to advise aspiring students

TN Promise still needs mentors to advise aspiring students
By tnAchieves With a record number of Tennessee students applying for TN Promise, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s TN Promise locally, needs 2,500 volunteer mentors to ensure each student has a local support system. Williamson County alone needs 89 mentors. This year more than 62,000 students applied for TN Promise! Each applicant...
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As cold weather looms, School district urges parents to make sure contact info is current

As cold weather looms, School district urges parents to make sure contact info is current
By WCS InFocus As the seasons change, it’s time to remind parents and students of the district’s inclement weather policy. Parents of students attending Williamson County Schools will receive school closing notifications on their phone and email, in addition to the information being posted on the district’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Parents will ...
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Eighth graders explore a “World of Possibilities” at annual career day

Eighth graders explore a “World of Possibilities” at annual career day
By BROOKE WANSER Eighth-graders exited yellow school buses outside the Williamson County Ag Expo Park on Thursday morning, before pouring into the arena for their annual career exploration day. World of Possiblities, the title of the career exploration day in it’s 16th year, involves each eighth grader from Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special ...
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Start times, testing and school construction dominate WCS ‘Lets Talk School’ meeting

Start times, testing and school construction dominate WCS ‘Lets Talk School’ meeting
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR In the first of two WCS “Let’s Talk School” meetings, Superintendent Mike Looney, several members of the Williamson County School Board and about 40 parents came together to discuss issues of the district on Tuesday night. Looney delivered a brief summarizing presentation on the state and goals of the district, followed ...
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WCS to host ‘Let’s Talk School’ meetings this week

WCS to host ‘Let’s Talk School’ meetings this week
Williamson County Schools will host the first two “Let’s Talk School” meetings of the 2017-18 school year this Tuesday and Thursday nights. The meetings are designed to give parents and the school community the opportunity to talk to Superintendent Mike Looney and members of the Williamson County Board of Education about WCS issues. WCS have ...
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Page advances with overtime win at Gallatin

Page advances with overtime win at Gallatin
The Page Patriots had to fight to keep their season alive in Friday’s Class 5A first-round matchup at Gallatin. After taking a 13-0 lead late in the third quarter, the Patriots were outscored 21-8 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The momentum shifted quickly in their favor from there.  After the Patriots’ defense stuffed ...
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Robotics teams will compete to put out fire, rescue victim

Robotics teams will compete to put out fire, rescue victim
// FILE PHOTO   LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY Nearly 500 middle and high school students from Middle Tennessee are expected to participate in the Lipscomb University and Nissan North America annual robotics bonanza: Music City BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Lipscomb’s Allen Arena. BEST is a national six-week robotics com...
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Q&A: New Thompson’s Station principal Paula Waits discusses her past, future in education

Q&A: New Thompson’s Station principal Paula Waits discusses her past, future in education
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR With three new schools opening in the district, Williamson County Schools announced the principals for the new Thompson’s Station Middle School, Thompson’s Station High School and Crockett Elementary School. The Home Page is conducting Q&A’s with all of the new principals. We started with Paula Waits who is the current principal ...
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