Schools

Emails spark questions of intent to privatize WCS

A controversial local Republican party campaign contributor and political activist appears to have sent emails this month to local elected officials and others that some citizens interpreted as an urge to privatize Williamson County Schools. A controversial local Republican party campaign contributor and political activist appears to have sent emails this month to local el...
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Education committee approves funds for assistant principals

Funds for 1.5 additional assistant principal positions for Williamson County Schools were approved Monday by the Williamson County Education Committee. Funds for 1.5 additional assistant principal positions for Williamson County Schools were approved Monday by the Williamson County Education Committee. With $150,079 from the school fund balance, the district will be able t...
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School board chair picks mostly new members for policy committee

School board chair picks mostly new members for policy committee
The Williamson County Board of Education’s controversial new chairman, Mark Gregory, has selected the board members he wants to serve as the district’s policy committee. The Williamson County Board of Education’s controversial new chairman, Mark Gregory, has selected the board members he wants to serve as the district’s policy committee. Gregory cho...
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Standards, assessment misalignment dominate summit conversation

Standards, assessment misalignment dominate summit conversation
Standards and assessments, educators’ accountability, and charter schools were all part of a conversation among state legislators and education stakeholders at Thursday’s education summit hosted by Gov. Bill Haslam. Standards and assessments, educators’ accountability and charter schools were all part of a conversation among state legislators and educatio...
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Summit senior is school’s first-ever National Merit Semi-Finalist

Summit High School Senior Matthew Strong has been named a Semi-Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, the first-ever such honor for a Summit student. Summit High School Senior Matthew Strong has been named a Semi-Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, the first-ever such honor for a Summit student. The 16,000 semi-finalists for 2014 ...
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BHS to have extra security at Saturday ACT tests

In light of a threatening graffiti message discovered at Brentwood High School two weeks ago, the Williamson County School District will take extra precautions for this Saturday’s ACT testing at BHS. In light of a threatening graffiti message discovered at Brentwood High School two weeks ago, the Williamson County School District will take extra precautions ...
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School board elects Gregory chair; again argues public comment

School board elects Gregory chair; again argues public comment
During the first official meeting of the school year, the Williamson County Board of Education elected board members Mark Gregory and P.J. Mezera as its chairman and vice-chairman, respectively. During the first official meeting of the school year, the Williamson County Board of Education elected board members Mark Gregory and P.J. Mezera as its chairman ...
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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Elementary kids cheer on football team, Students participate in clothing drive

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Elementary kids cheer on football team, Students participate in clothing drive
Home Page staff reports Here is a compilation of recent schools activities throughout Williamson County. Here is a compilation of recent schools activities throughout Williamson County. Allendale Elementary students, staff cheer alongside Summit Hill High students Students and staff at Allendale Elementary cheered on the Summit Hill football team on Friday, Sept. 5. The da...
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School policy committee to consider public comment

The Williamson County Board of Education decided Thursday to examine the public comment policy at the upcoming policy committee meeting in October. The Williamson County Board of Education decided Thursday to examine the public comment policy at the upcoming policy committee meeting in October. Earlier this year, board member Bobby Hullett proposed moving the citizens ...
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Maury Regional, county schools present concussion seminar

Maury Regional, county schools present concussion seminar
Jeffry C. Ruff, Jr., D.O., a specialist in neurology on staff at the Maury Regional Medical Center, will present a seminar on sports concussions at 6 p.m. on September 25 at Columbia Central High School. A specialist in neurology on staff at the Maury Regional Medical Center will present a seminar on sports concussions at ...
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Williamson County students named National Merit semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released Wednesday the list of high school students who are semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and many are in Williamson County. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the list of high school students Wednesday who are semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Progr...
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WCS, Ravenwood, Hillsboro finalists for SCORE prize

Last week, Williamson County Schools, Hillsboro Elementary/Middle School and Ravenwood High School were among 12 finalists announced for the fourth annual State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) prize. Last week, Williamson County Schools, Hillsboro Elementary/Middle School and Ravenwood High School were among 12 finalists announced for the fourth annual State C...
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Be Nice campaign kicked off Wednesday

Be Nice campaign kicked off Wednesday
After County Mayor Rogers Anderson declared September Be Nice month in Williamson County, Heritage Middle School hosted a party Wednesday to celebrate the official kickoff of Williamson County Schools’ new campaign with a great message – be nice. After County Mayor Rogers Anderson declared September Be Nice month in Williamson County, Heritage Middle School hos...
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WCS 18th-annual marching band exhibition Sept. 13

WCS 18th-annual marching band exhibition Sept. 13
Brentwood Home Page staff reports The 18th-Annual Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 this year at Franklin High School. The 18th-Annual Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 this year at Franklin High School. Eight district high schools are slated to perform their 2014 marching band ...
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State names Fairview Middle a 2015 Focus School

The State Department of Education announced this month a list of 2015 Focus Schools statewide, among them Fairview Middle. The State Department of Education announced this month a list of 2015 Focus Schools statewide, among them Fairview Middle School. The department began naming Focus and Priority Schools in 2012, and releases a new list every ...
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