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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

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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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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