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Centennial boys basketball job opens back up after departure

Centennial boys basketball job opens back up after departure
The Centennial boys basketball head coaching position has reopened to a new hire. Previously-hired coach Miquel Coleman of Seneca (Ky.) has withdrawn from the role, leaving the Cougars searching once more for Pete Froedden’s replacement. “We learned last night that Coach Coleman has resigned his position as Head Basketball Coach at Centennial,” WillCo ath...
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The Class of 2019 starts receiving diplomas this weekend

The Class of 2019 starts receiving diplomas this weekend
Members of the Class of 2019 will begin graduation ceremonies this week in our area, starting with Spring Hill High School today, and concluding on the Memorial Day holiday with Brentwood Academy. Following is the schedule of graduation ceremonies in our area: May 17 Spring Hill High School, 7 p.m., May 17, on the football ...
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Columbia State campuses offer summer camps beginning in June

Columbia State campuses offer summer camps beginning in June
Columbia State Community College will host summer and mathematics camps for middle and high school students during the months of June and July. The goal of each camp is to increase students’ understanding and encourage excitement for science, technology, engineering, math, arts and humanities. Williamson Campus Connecting Family and Local History through Writing – Ju...
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Summit High student is invited to Major League Baseball’s new Prospect Development Pipeline

Summit High student is invited to Major League Baseball’s new Prospect Development Pipeline
ABOVE: Blake Money, in white jersey, center, poses with teammates at Summit High School after getting the Major League Baseball Prospect jersey. // WCS INFOCUS   By WCS InFocus Representatives from Major League Baseball came to Summit High School last week to invite junior Blake Money to participate in the inaugural Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) ...
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Students pursuing accounting degrees invited to apply for Society of CPAs scholarships

Students pursuing accounting degrees invited to apply for Society of CPAs scholarships
The Tennessee Society of CPAs, which is headquartered in Brentwood, is now accepting scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate students pursuing accounting at a Tennessee college or university. Since 1990, TSCPA has awarded over $3.5 million to deserving students throughout Tennessee. The 2019 scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 each, and this year more...
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Advocate for WCS’ cultural competency council would like to hear additional input at next meeting

Advocate for WCS’ cultural competency council would like to hear additional input at next meeting
By JOHN McBRYDE With the Williamson County Schools’ cultural competency council holding its final meeting of the school year Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the district’s Professional Development Center, one of its original members is hopeful parents of all backgrounds will attend. Even those who have voiced concerns about the council. “People are assuming things ...
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School board wants public to weigh in on hiring criteria for the next Superintendent of Schools

School board wants public to weigh in on hiring criteria for the next Superintendent of Schools
With less than a week remaining in Superintendent Mike Looney’s tenure in Williamson County, the Williamson County Board of Education is asking for public input to establish selection criteria for the new Williamson County Schools Superintendent. The selection process for the the next superintendent is beginning, and the School Board has posted a SurveyMonkey online...
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WCS students turn to FSSD’s NOOK for a little teamwork on 2018-19 service project

WCS students turn to FSSD’s NOOK for a little teamwork on 2018-19 service project
PHOTO: Members of the WCS student advisory board who recently helped load feminine hygiene product from a warehouse include (top row, left to right) Landon Hale, Hunter Jones, Jose Guevara, Matthew Koshy, Danny Jackson, (bottom row, left to right) Madison Smith, Maggie Collins, Amelia Doyle, Francisca Savarino and Elizabeth Bulay. / Photo submitted By JOHN ...
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Counseling team celebrates success of three-year behavioral health pilot program

Counseling team celebrates success of three-year behavioral health pilot program
ABOVE: United Way of Williamson County and Mercy Community Healthcare representatives visiting Fairview High School were, from left, School-based Counseling Coordinator Leiah Drew-Hightower, Team Lead/Counselor Adam Dizer, UWWC President/CEO Pam Bryant, Counselor Jessica Hyne, UWWC Executive Board Member Kristi Morrow, Counselor Holly Toensing,  Mercy CEO Cindy Siler, and...
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Three local students graduate from Columbia State veterinary technology program

Three local students graduate from Columbia State veterinary technology program
ABOVE: Sitting, from left are Joslyn Kerigan, Anngela Miller, Eva Beathard, Katlin Willis, Suzanne McMullan, Emily Burcham, Kayla Paschall and Jordan Hansel. Standing, from left are Bailey Gilliam, Grace Bledsoe, Natalie Walton, Shelbie Cheek, Winter Hansen, Izora Smith, Mary Kathryn Briley and Anna Neal. // SUBMITTED COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Columbia State Communi...
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FSSD, Williamson County Schools will have funding for 13 voluntary Pre-K classrooms in 2019-20

FSSD, Williamson County Schools will have funding for 13 voluntary Pre-K classrooms in 2019-20
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced that 18,560 students in 928 classrooms across Tennessee, including 13 classrooms in Williamson County, will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in the 2019-20 school year. 138 districts, including the Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools, applied for and...
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Second group of National Merit Scholars announced; two more groups coming up

Second group of National Merit Scholars announced; two more groups coming up
National Merit Scholarship Corporation on Wednesday announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. On April 17, recipients of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships were announced, and on June 5 and Jul...
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Testing goes smoothly online and on paper, according to the state Education Department

Testing goes smoothly online and on paper, according to the state Education Department
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Tennessee students have completed spring assessments, completing about 2 million tests over four weeks. The report is in contrast to difficulties in testing last year, when online testing systems crashed and the state ended up disputing the online testing vendor’s invoice. Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Tuesday announced that the spri...
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UT Martin announces spring graduates from Williamson County

UT Martin announces spring graduates from Williamson County
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MARTIN Several Williamson County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during spring commencement held May 4, 2019, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. The students receiving undergraduate degrees were: ·         Arrington – Shaun M. Brosemer. ·         Brentwood – Came...
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