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WCS legislative committee meets Monday
WCS legislative committee meets Monday

The Williamson County School Board Legislative Committee will convene Monday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m.

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Wednesday night's History Bowl canceled due to weather

The fifth-annual History Bowl, scheduled for March 4, has been canceled due to inclement weather expected to move into the region late Wednesday into Thursday.

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Education bills, budget top Tuesday's Let's Talk Schools discussion

Many parents had questions about pending education legislation and next year's school operating budget for the six Williamson County School Board members at Tuesday night's Let's Talk Schools seminar.

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WCS policy committee considers censuring for ethics code violations
WCS policy committee considers censuring for ethics code violations

Changes to the Williamson County School Board's Code of Ethics will not advance to the next board work session after the Policy Committee decided Monday to continue discussions of consequences for violations.

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County committees reduce WCS funding requests for land buy, theaters

The Williamson County Budget and Education committees on Monday voted to reduce several schools' capital funding requests to draw a figurative line in the sand and prioritize, or face a tax increase.

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WCS board discusses ongoing maintenance needs
WCS board discusses ongoing maintenance needs

The Williamson County Board of Education has identified several pressing capital and maintenance needs for the next school year and now must secure possible funding.

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Education commissioner announces special task force on student testing
Education commissioner announces special task force on student testing

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Monday the formation of a special Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment to study and identify best practices in testing at the school level and how those assessments align with required state tests.

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BGA to host March 4 parent seminar on rearing boys

Battle Ground Academy will host the presentation, "Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

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O'More College unveils revived historic building
O\\\'More College of Design shows off a revived historic building
O'More College unveils revived historic building

The Middle Tennessee public has been given its first look at newly renovated Fleming-Farrar Hall, now site of the Interior Design program of O'More College of Design.

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Six BGA seniors named National Merit Finalists
Six BGA seniors named National Merit Finalists

All six of Battle Ground Academy's National Merit Semi-Finalists have been named finalists for 2015 National Merit Scholarships.

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Budget talks planned for Saturday WCS retreat
Budget talks planned for Saturday WCS retreat

On Saturday, Feb. 28, the Williamson County Schools Board of Education will convene to discuss budgeting for the 2015-2016 school year.

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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: McGavock High School to host robotics competition Saturday
EDUCATION ROUNDUP: McGavock High School to host robotics competition Saturday

Here is a compilation of recent schools activities throughout Williamson County.

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Highest beam hoisted at new Columbia State campus

After snow and ice the past weeks caused multiple delays, the highest beam on Columbia State Community College's new Franklin campus was finally hoisted into place Thursday afternoon as administration and community members watched.

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Freedom Middle Booker Awards honor African American role models

As part of an annual celebration of Black History Month, Freedom Middle School will honor two local African Americans during the Monroe and Mary Booker Awards for Leadership and Service.

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March 3 deadline looms for textbook review committees to submit votes
March 3 deadline looms for textbook review committees to submit votes

The more than 900 Williamson County Schools teachers and parents who reviewed math instructional materials proposed for use next school year have until next Tuesday to vote on which to adopt.

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Tuesday meeting gives parents one-on-one time with WCS board
Tuesday meeting gives parents one-on-one time with WCS board

A Tuesday morning Let's Talk Schools meeting between Williamson County staff, school board members and local parents proved to be fruitful in opening lines of communication.

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School board hears support for Supt. Looney
School board hears support for Supt. Looney

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney received an outpouring of support from the public at Monday night's Board of Education meeting, some of it mentioning petitions circulating for and against him.

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History Bowl scheduled Thursday; Summit defends title
History Bowl scheduled Thursday; Summit defends title

The fifth annual Sarah Bayrd History Bowl is set for Thursday, Feb. 26, as Summit High School defends its title at Brentwood City Hall at 7 p.m.

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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Snowbird visits Bethesda Elementary, BMS students to have art displayed at the Frist
EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Snowbird visits Bethesda Elementary, BMS students to have art displayed at the Frist

Here is a compilation of recent schools activities throughout Williamson County.

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Twenty-eight WCS students named National Merit finalists
Twenty-eight WCS students named National Merit finalists

The following 28 Williamson County Schools high school seniors are in the running for 2015 National Merit Scholarships, one of the nation's top academic awards.

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Clovercroft, Ravenwood Blue Ribbon School nominees
Clovercroft, Ravenwood Blue Ribbon School nominees

The Department of Education has announced two Williamson County Schools as nominees for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award.

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Weather closes WCS, FSSD schools remainder of week
Weather closes WCS, FSSD schools remainder of week

Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District offices and schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 20 due to inclement weather.

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WCS board discusses out-of-county tuition charges, online registration process

The Williamson County Board of Education will continue discussions on out-of-county tuition charges for school district employees.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Feb. 18
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Feb. 18

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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Weather closes WCS, FSSD Tuesday
Weather closes WCS, FSSD Tuesday

Dangerous road conditions and freezing temperatures will close all offices and schools in the Williamson County and Franklin Special School districts on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

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