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WCS seeks public funding for Ladders to HOPE program
WCS seeks public funding for Ladders to HOPE program

The Williamson County School District is calling for community support to continue a program inaugurated last year to help high school seniors qualify for scholarship dollars.

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Thompson's Station resident new chair of Trevecca trustees
Thompson's Station resident new chair of Trevecca trustees

A Thompson's Station resident has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Nov. 19
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Nov. 19

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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WCS board votes on textbook, public comment policies Monday
WCS board votes on textbook, public comment policies Monday

At its Nov. 17 meeting at 6:30 p.m., the Williamson County Board of Education will take a final vote on two board policies under revision. One is a revision to Policy 4.401, Textbook Selection and Adoption.

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150th anniversary finds students at Carnton Plantation
150th anniversary finds students at Carnton Plantation

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, more than 800 students on Friday roamed the house and grounds of one of the most significant Franklin Civil War relics - the Carnton Plantation.

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County school board again toys with textbook review policy
County school board again toys with textbook review policy

Pending Board of Education approval, textbook review committees for the Williamson County School District will be in place before the year's end.

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BGA hosts Teens and Technology presentation Monday

Battle Ground Academy is hosting a presentation on "Teens and Technology" on Monday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harlin Student Center on its Glen Echo Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Most WCS band programs need ongoing fundraisers

Several high school marching bands from Williamson County Schools will participate in the Grand National Championships in Indianapolis on Nov. 13-15.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Nov. 12
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Nov. 12

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 to host adult student information session
Columbia State to host adult student information session

For adults who are unsure where to start when it comes to returning to college, Columbia State Community College's evening services department is hosting a "First Steps" information session Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 6 - 8 p.m., according to a news release.

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County school board works on building better relations at retreat
County school board works on building better relations at retreat

An all-day Williamson County school board retreat held Saturday in Nashville turned out to be an exercise in team building for the nine board members in attendance.

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Columbia State accepting Spring 2015 applications
Columbia State accepting Spring 2015 applications

Columbia State Community College's spring semester begins Jan. 20, and important application deadlines are fast approaching, according to a college press release.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Nov. 5
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Nov. 5

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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Committee reaches concensus on public comment, textbook policies

Second readings on board meeting procedures and textbook adoption policies passed the Williamson County Board of Education Policy Committee on Monday.

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Schools official corrects developers enrollment claims
Schools official corrects developers enrollment claims

A Williamson County Schools Planning and Zoning manager has clarified a Brentwood developer's claims regarding the number of new students a proposed development on Crockett Road would generate for the county's school system.

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State report card shows seven As, one B for WCS
State report card shows seven As, one B for WCS

The State Department of Education's 2014 report card on Williamson County grades the school district with seven As and one B.

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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Bethesda Elementary plans Scholastic Book Fair for November, Brentwood Middle students lead lessons on media
EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Bethesda Elementary plans Scholastic Book Fair for November, Brentwood Middle students lead lessons on media

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

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Parents question WCS board member about records request
Parents question WCS board member about records request

Most parents who attended Tuesday night's "Let's Talk Schools" meeting with Williamson County School District leaders focused questions on District 12 representative Susan Curlee and her recent request for public records.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Oct. 29
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Oct. 29

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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Rights activist groups say WCS policy violates students' constitutional rights
Rights activist groups say WCS policy violates students' constitutional rights

Two individual rights advocacy organizations sent a letter Monday to Williamson County School board members and staff, asking the board to revise a policy regulating technology and social media use.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Oct. 21
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Oct. 21

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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WCS board approves financial incentives to recruit, retain bus drivers

In an effort to battle a bus driver shortage, Williamson County Schools has adopted an hourly pay increase and other incentives to retain and recruit drivers, effective immediately.

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WCS board unanimously passes Common Core resolution
WCS board unanimously passes Common Core resolution

The Williamson County Board of Education reached unanimity on a Common Core-related motion Monday night, though citizens in favor of, against and neutral toward the educational standards had varying opinions about the resolution.

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FSSD conveys tenure to 13 faculty members
FSSD honors 13 teachers with tenure
FSSD conveys tenure to 13 faculty members

The Franklin Special School District granted tenure to 13 faculty members during its monthly board meeting at Freedom Intermediate School on Monday night.

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WCS construction update: Summerlyn Drive nearly complete
WCS construction update: Summerlyn Drive nearly complete

Builders have made headway with rock removal on the campus of two future school buildings in Nolensville, said Kevin Fortney, Director of Facilities and Construction for Williamson County Schools.

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