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WCS 18th-annual marching band exhibition Sept. 13
WCS 18th-annual marching band exhibition Sept. 13

The 18th-Annual Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 this year at Franklin High School.

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Heritage Middle promotes WCS' Be Nice campaign Sept. 3
Heritage Middle promotes WCS' Be Nice campaign Sept. 3

Sept. 3 has been officially declared Be Nice Day for all Williamson County Schools in honor of the district's newly adopted anti-bullying campaign, Be Nice.

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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.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Aug. 25
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Aug. 25

Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city's outstanding high school students.

Each week, one student from each high school is chosen by their principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics, and much more.

Click to read the Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Student of the Week.

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Columbia State offers fall ACT prep courses

Columbia State Community College's Center for Workforce Development is offering an ACT test prep course this fall for Middle Tennessee high school students who plan to take the required national college admissions exam this semester.

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WCS sets new district record with 27 Reward Schools

Williamson County Schools maintains record-breaking status after learning this week that the district has recorded its highest ACT composite score and this year has the most Reward Schools in district history.

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WCS teacher one of 22 in state to participate in education policy program
WCS teacher one of 22 in state to participate in education policy program

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced Tuesday that 22 teachers across the state have been selected for the inaugural Tennessee Educator Fellowship, including Williamson County Schools instructor Amy Kate McMurry.

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WCS records highest ACT composite for third consecutive year
WCS records highest ACT composite for third consecutive year

Results released Wednesday show Williamson County Schools' class of 2014 made a gain of 0.1 on its composite ACT score. The score is up from 23.4 last year to 23.5, making it the third consecutive year WCS has achieved its highest average score to date.

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Breakfast for Literacy to feature school superintendent

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Literacy Council of Williamson County will host an informational breakfast about the organization, the services it provides and its impact on the community.

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New schedule format, new iPads introduced under new BGA headmaster
New schedule format, new iPads introduced under new BGA headmaster

Besides a new schedule arrangement and 500 new iPads, Head of School Will Kesler is also a new addition to Battle Ground Academy this school year.

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New assistant superintendent shares job goals, seeks school feedback
New assistant superintendent shares job goals, seeks school feedback

Two weeks into the job, Charles Farmer is feeling out his new role as assistant superintendent of schools and preparing to launch a survey for district principals as one of his first items of business.

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FSSD board chairwoman Badger ends 16-year tenure
David Snowden, director of schools for FSSD, presented Sherry Badger with a plaque celebrating her 16 years on the FSSD School Board. BRENTWORD COMMUNICATIONS/MICHAEL ACKLEY
FSSD board chairwoman Badger ends 16-year tenure

Board Chairman for the Franklin Special Schools District Sherry Badger presided over her last meeting on Monday evening at Poplar Grove Elementary.

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MTSU summer grads praised for achievement, ready for ‘far-reaching challenges’
MTSU graduates celebrate at the summer 2014 commencement ceremony. SUBMITTED PHOTO
MTSU summer grads praised for achievement, ready for ‘far-reaching challenges’

Middle Tennessee State University’s newest graduates may be among the 1.6 million-plus students receiving college degrees across the United States this year, but they are much more than numbers, university leaders said in a press release on Aug. 9.

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End of summer infrastructure updates in WCS
Woodland Middle School receives the final touches on its new theater, a $2.1 million project. It is expected to be completed by the end of August. BRENTWORD COMMUNICATIONS/JESSICA PACE
End of summer infrastructure updates in WCS

Workers are putting the finishing touches on projects slated for the 2014-2015 school year at Williamson County Schools. 

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WCS makes changes to phone notification system

Beginning Aug. 1, Williamson County Schools administration implemented a few small changes to the district’s notification system, including a change in service providers.

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District trumps state TCAP scores for third consecutive year
District trumps state TCAP scores for third consecutive year

Superintendent of Schools Mike Looney and other state and local elected officials gathered Tuesday morning to announce impressive growth and achievement numbers in the most recent TCAP testing season for Williamson County Schools.

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Health department extends hours for school immunizations

The Williamson County Health Department will extend its hours to 6 p.m. from Aug. 5-7 for back to school immunizations.

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WCS names new assistant superintendent
WCS names new assistant superintendent
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New review law impacts math textbook adoption

Williamson County Schools Policy Committee will consider how to incorporate the provisions of new textbook legislation in September, school official Tim Gaddis said.

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Williamson’s latest TCAP scores to be disclosed Aug. 5

Williamson County Schools announced Wednesday the district’s 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) scores will be released Tuesday, Aug. 5.

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District middle/high school schedule pickup times

District middle schools and high schools will have pickup times for schedules, parking permits and textbooks starting as early as today.

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WCS Superintendent Looney to speak at Chamber event Friday

At the Williamson Chamber’s First Friday event on Aug. 1, Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney will speak to how the community can partner with the school district.

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CAMPUS NOTES: Franklin student honored at Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University announced that Savannah McIntyre of Franklin has been named to the President's Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester.

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CAMPUS NOTES: Area students awarded at Miami University graduation

Miami University of Ohio awarded degrees to students during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Yager Stadium, and several students from Williamson County were included on the President’s and Dean’s lists.

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Supplies needed for Big Backpack Giveaway

Williamson County students in need will be receiving help with school supplies again this year, as the 11th annual Big Backpack Giveaway comes to Franklin.

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