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BGA adds staff, administrators at all levels
BGA adds staff, administrators at all levels

New administrators, new teachers and new athletic staff members have joined Battle Ground Academy this school year.

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School board to debate policy to allow home schooled students into clubs, music, theater
School board to debate policy to allow home schooled students into clubs, music, theater

Up for a first reading tonight, the Williamson County Schools Policy Committee will debate on whether to allow home-school students the opportunity to participate in other extracurricular activities aside from sports.

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Two from Ravenwood, one each from Brentwood, Centennial and Franklin ace ACT test
Two from Ravenwood, one each from Brentwood, Centennial and Franklin ace ACT test

Five local students are in rare company: they are among .076 percent of their peers who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT test.

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Want to know real-time WillCo athletic scores? There's an app for that.
Photo via wscconference.scorebird.com.
Want to know real-time WillCo athletic scores? There's an app for that.

The folks behind the high school sports app 'Scorebird' have partnered with WCS to create a customized version of the app specifically tailored to communities in Williamson County.

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Nolensville High zone lines now can be found on the Web
Nolensville High zone lines now can be found on the Web

Williamson County Schools officials are encouraging parents in the county to share any questions they have with an InFocus feature named "Rumor Mill."

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Williamson County Schools launches social media hub
Williamson County Schools launches social media hub

Williamson County Schools earlier this month launched a social media hub on its Web site, giving parents, students, staff and community members a convenient way to stay on top of the district's social networks which include Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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PTO leaders meet with WCS board members and elected officials
District 6 School Board Member Jay Galbreath (center) speaks with parents and principals during the district\'s parent organization leader\'s meeting.
PTO leaders meet with WCS board members and elected officials

Parent organization leaders from around the county gathered Aug. 19 in Franklin to meet with Williamson County School Superintendent Mike Looney, learn about district operations and to meet with elected officials.

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'Let's Talk Schools' scheduled for Oct. 6 at Ravenwood, Oct. 8 at Summit
'Let's Talk Schools' scheduled for Oct. 6 at Ravenwood, Oct. 8 at Summit

Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney and School Board members will host the first of four Let's Talk School community meetings in October.

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Williamson County Schools reports progress on Nolensville projects
Williamson County Schools reports progress on Nolensville projects

Work is progressing nicely at the site of Williamson County's three newest schools. Mill Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Middle and Nolensville High all share a campus in Nolensville.

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Columbia State celebrating 50th anniversary, progressing on Williamson campus
Columbia State celebrating 50th anniversary, progressing on Williamson campus

As Columbia State Community College begins another school year, administrators are busy organizing a number of commemorative events for the school's 50th anniversary, while overseeing continuing work on the new Williamson County campus on Liberty Pike in Franklin.

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Looney's State of Schools speech touts gains after fight to retain him
Looney's State of Schools speech touts gains after fight to retain him

Williamson County Schools Director Mike Looney appeared Tuesday before a packed meeting of Williamson Inc., the county's chamber of commerce, the day after getting a second raise in a month.

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County school board adopts art history book despite some concerns
County school board adopts art history book despite some concerns

The Williamson County School Board voted 7-4 to adopt an art history book despite some vocal concern from citizens who said the book was political and too provocative.

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Technology, testing, new teachers: What's new this year at Williamson County Schools?
Technology, testing, new teachers: What's new this year at Williamson County Schools?

Several changes have been implemented in Williamson County Schools this year affecting administration, faculty, students and families. Here is the rundown of what's new in the district for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Armed with crayons and glue, kindergarteners have first full day
Armed with crayons and glue, kindergarteners have first full day

Kindergartener Julia Jane Grayson walked into Johnson Elementary School with her Hello Kitty rolling backpack. Her mom kissed her on the top of her head before she walked down the hallway with her class.

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WCS transition program advanced 81 percent of special ed grads last year
WCS transition program advanced 81 percent of special ed grads last year

Though not widely publicized, Williamson County Schools offers a program to help graduates with special needs find success after earning their diplomas.

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Education commissioner says state is working to raise standards
Education commissioner says state is working to raise standards
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School rezoning, other options discussed as student numbers firm up
School rezoning, other options discussed as student numbers firm up

Williamson County schools are currently 180 students over projected enrollment, and school administrators expect that number to rise.

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Program to help struggling students fully implemented in schools this year
Program to help struggling students fully implemented in schools this year

A remediation program for students will be fully implemented in Williamson County Schools starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Experts share back-to-school study habit tips

Local brain training experts have shared some good habits for students heading back to school this week.

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WCS foreign language programs expand, elementary deadline Aug. 14

Williamson County Schools elementary students who want to sharpen their Chinese or Spanish language skills this year have until the end of the week to register for the Elementary World Language Program.

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WCS gives lowdown on food service

School meal prices will remain the same in 2015-2016 as last year's in Williamson County Schools. Prices have not increased in six years.

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FSSD welcomes students back for first day back
FSSD welcomes students back for first day back

Students entering Johnson Elementary School leapt off the Franklin Special School District bus with their backpacks bouncing up and down as they entered the building for their first day of school.

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Registration open for WCS afterschool childcare
Registration open for WCS afterschool childcare

Williamson County Schools will offer before and after school care at all of the district's 19 elementary schools during the 2015-2016 school year.

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Immunizations, other health information necessary for back to school
Immunizations, other health information necessary for back to school

Before the new school year begins, the Williamson County Schools Health Department asks that families know the district's medication protocol and ensure their kids return to class with the proper immunizations.

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Longest FSSD teacher shares decades of school stories
Longest FSSD teacher shares decades of school stories

Standing in the Moore Elementary School movement room, gym teacher Kathy Clark stands among the colorful equipment in preparation 39th year with the Franklin Special School District.

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