By a vote of 10-2 and after a moderate amount of discussion, members of the Williamson County Schools Board of Education selected Legacy Monday night as the name of the middle school currently under construction on Henpeck Lane.
A ribbon cutting will be held for the ceremonial opening of Creekside Elementary School Sunday at 2 p.m., but teachers and students will have already acclimated themselves to the new facility as their first official day there is Wednesday.
Though the Williamson County Schools district is still wrestling with the issue of a bus driver shortage, that is not the cause of students having to stand on some buses as it was pointed out at the most recent County Commission meeting.
In addition to recognizing a good number of teachers and students, hearing a proclamation read by Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and moving forward on a contract for construction of a couple of key facilities, members of the Franklin Special School District’s Board of Education approved perhaps th…
Creekside Elementary School, the 49th school to be constructed in the Williamson County Schools district, is scheduled to open for its kindergarten through fifth grade students during the week of Jan. 20.
High school seniors and current college students who live in Williamson County are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to be awarded by Leadership Franklin, which will award one $1,500 scholarship to a student who meets the scholarship criteria.
During a legislative update at the Franklin Special School District’s annual Board of Education retreat Saturday morning at Moore Elementary School, board members and FSSD staff heard about Gov. Bill Lee’s emphasis on education, the state’s priorities on mental health of students and the con…
Franklin Elementary School is one of two Tennessee schools selected as a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished Schools for the extraordinary success of their students.
The attorney who has filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee School Board Association on behalf of a Williamson County parent said the case could have a ripple effect on school districts across the state.
Love the Dress, an organization that provides affordable prom dresses to students, is currently accepting donations of new or gently used formal dresses and accessories.
At the conclusion of author Pablo Cartaya’s presentation at Freedom Middle School Wednesday morning, the students who had assembled in the gymnasium were encouraged to place their hands over their hearts and to proclaim: “I have a story.”
The assistant principal at Franklin Elementary School has been selected to take over for current Principal David Esslinger, who in December will move to the Franklin Special School District office as associate director of schools for Finance and Administration.
The prospects of Williamson County students joining the cutting edge in informational technology education became more tangible Thursday.
Three schools from the Franklin Special School District have been recognized as what are known as Model of Demonstration Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP), a program implemented through Vanderbilt University.
In December, schools and organizations around the world will be participating in the Hour of Code program, designed to engage kids in age-appropriate activities that reinforce foundational computer science skills.
High Hopes Development Center has named an industry veteran and a former department chair at Independence High School as its new director of education.
The new school doesn’t have a name yet, but it does have an enrollment plan in place after the Williamson County Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the district’s latest zoning proposal.
The Williamson County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve an incentive bonus for substitute teachers, but several members stressed the need to up the ante even more in the way of a pay increase.
While officials from Williamson County Schools are asking the Board of Education to approve pay bonuses for substitute teachers, one board member called the district’s standard rate for subs “a slap in the face.”
With a record number of Tennessee students applying for TN Promise, the program needs 2,600 additional volunteer mentors to ensure each student has a local support system, according to a release.
Social media was, well, all atwitter Tuesday morning after the Williamson County Schools district announced that schools would operate on a regular schedule following overnight snow that left accumulation amounts from a dusting to around a half-inch.
State officials want to place a bigger emphasis on exposing young students to career opportunities, but schools in Williamson County have already made that a focus.
Parents will have a chance to hear and discuss the proposed 2020-21 zoning plan at the second of two community meetings this Thursday.
With the primary focus on vaping and bullying, heads of the two public school districts in Williamson County recently met with leaders from the faith community to discuss the possibility of working together to help solve some of the issues students and parents are confronting.
A longtime educator and the current principal at Franklin Elementary School has been named as the new associate director of schools for Finance and Administration for the Franklin Special School District, effective next month.
When it comes to rezoning a school district, the general thinking seems to be that not everyone is going to be pleased.
The Education Foundation for Williamson County (EFWC) recently announced the launching of the Boost ACT Academy, designed to increase American College Test (ACT) exam scores for area students.
By considerable margins, the three incumbents with opposition won re-election Tuesday in the race for aldermen at-large in Franklin’s municipal election.
Following months of training at each school and the district office, the Franklin Special School District has been designated a Heart Safe School District by the Project ADAM team at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Concerns by health officials over the recent increase in vaping are both short term and long term as far as the impact the product can have on users.
STAFF REPORTS Dr. Preston Brown ’87 and Deana Hood ’89 have been named to Battle Ground Academy’s Board of Trustees, announced Head of School Will Kesler. “We are delighted to welcome two new trustees, both of whom bring a wealth of community experience and connection to BGA,” said Kesler. “Great independent schools begin with excellent governance, …
Sally Nwider Sophomore Sally Nwider, daughter of Michael and Reema Nwider, is a sophomore at Centennial High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is fluent in three languages, a member of the CHS Debate Team, achieved a 4.0 in a senior level class last year and has a passion for pediatrics. Her …
PHOTO: Breaking ground on BGA’s Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship were (from left) Tyler R. Berry IV, ’87, Trustee, former Board Chairman; Hallie Heiter, Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program; Kurt Winstead, current Board Chairman; Will Kesler, Head of School; and Jennifer, Helm, Chair of the Fine Arts Department. / Photo submitted STAFF REPORTS Battle Ground Academy broke ground Thursday …