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SCORE leader dispels ‘myths’ on Common Core
SCORE leader dispels ‘myths’ on Common Core

A state education official on Monday morning tried to dispel some myths surrounding the controversial Common Core standards when he met with about 10 parents and educators at Spring Hill Middle School.

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Columbia State breaks ground on new campus
Columbia State breaks ground on new campus

Fourteen years after a plan was submitted to the state Board of Regents, state and local officials gathered with the community Friday morning for a long-awaited groundbreaking on Columbia State Community College’s new campus.

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Dozens apply for almost 200 WCS vacancies
Dozens apply for almost 200 WCS vacancies

Dozens of applicants turned out Thursday for almost 200 job vacancies in the Williamson County School District as the system prepared for the new school year to begin next month.

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Williamson County students named National Merit finalists

Ten Williamson County high school students have been recognized as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.

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WCS to host 'Infothon' at CoolSprings Galleria

Williamson County Schools is holding its first ever Infothon at the CoolSprings Galleria center court area on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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Columbia State breaks ground on new campus Friday
Columbia State breaks ground on new campus Friday

Columbia State Community College will break ground on phase one of its new Williamson campus on Friday at 10 a.m.

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Franklin High Teacher of the Year finalist joins inaugural advisory council
Franklin High Teacher of the Year finalist joins inaugural advisory council

A 16-year Franklin High School math instructor was recently named one of nine teachers across the state as a 2015 Teacher of the Year finalist, announced by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Campus Notes: Local students receive academic accolades

Click to see a list of recent college graduates, scholarship recipients and academic honorees from Williamson County.

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WCS hires new administrators; continues search

Williamson County Schools has welcomed several new executive-level administrative personnel across the district thus far this summer.

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3 local students named Dowdle Scholars
3 local students named Dowdle Scholars

Three University of Tennessee-Knoxville students from Williamson County have been named this year’s recipients of the Christopher Dowdle Memorial Scholarship, UT officials announced.

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FSSD announces several new hires

Students, parents and teachers will see a few new faces when the Franklin Special Schools District returns from summer vacation.

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WCS combats freshman failure rate, pilots literacy programs

As Williamson County Schools notices trends in high school freshmen failure rates, educators are working to combat the issue with interventions.

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WCS advocates launch public awareness campaign
WCS advocates launch public awareness campaign

As the Williamson County Schools board election nears, four local parents launched a public awareness campaign this week called Williamson Strong.

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New state program may ease college costs

Overwhelmed Williamson County parents concerned about how to pay for their children’s college tuition may be interested in a new state program offered by the Tennessee Treasury Department.

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Local nonprofits consider funding proposals from WCS student program

Through a startup social entrepreneurship program, 12 Williamson County Schools juniors and seniors impressed two local nonprofits last week with their original proposals for funding sources.

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Commissioner Barnwell questions privilege tax fund allocation

At Monday's meeting, the Williamson County Education Committee passed $5 million in education privilege tax funds for rural debt expenditures in the coming year.

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WCS names director of Career and Technical Education
WCS names director of Career and Technical Education

Heritage Elementary School Principal David Allen has been named the new Director of Career and Technical Education for Williamson County Schools.

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BA hosts school security classes for Williamson County officials
BA hosts school security classes for Williamson County officials

This week, Brentwood Academy hosted school security classes for Middle Tennessee law enforcement officials. The courses focused on law enforcement active shooter emergency response and was led by the Department of Homeland Security.

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New IT center at CHS to ‘blur lines’ between college and high school education
New IT center at CHS to ‘blur lines’ between college and high school education

In an effort to widen the community’s pool of qualified information technology industry workers, Williamson County Schools and Columbia State Community College recently partnered to bring a state-of-the-art IT center to Centennial High School.

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School board weighs last-minute offering of honors band and chorus

At Thursday's work session, Williamson County Schools Board of Education members debated the pros, cons and policy flaws of offering honors courses for high school band and choir next school year.

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School board member proposes moving public comment from meeting to work session

Williamson County Schools Board of Education representative Bobby Hullett proposed at Thursday’s work session to move the official board meeting’s public comment time to the preceding work session.

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$40 million in Nolensville school construction funds include artificial turf

Williamson County Schools facilities department will ask the board of education on Monday to approve startup construction funds for Nolensville High School and four add-alternates in the amount of $37,989,000.

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BGA names Paul Brown new CFO
BGA names Paul Brown new CFO

Battle Ground Academy has appointed Paul Brown as its Chief Financial Officer beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

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FSSD announces summer hours; registration event planned in July

All Franklin Special School District schools will be open during the summer Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents who have not registered their children for 2014-2015, or who need to complete their registration by returning any missing forms, should visit their child's school office any time this summer during those hours.

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FSSD talks School Safety Plan at monthly board meeting
FSSD talks School Safety Plan at monthly board meeting

The School Safety Plan was high on the list of priorities for the FSSD Board of Education to review at its Monday meeting held in the library of Johnson Elementary School.

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