Walk Across Williamson Challenge March 1-31

Walk Across Williamson Challenge The annual Walk Across Williamson Challenge is back for its ninth year with an all-new 5K Run/Walk for students, parents and teachers to enjoy. Individual schools may create their own team and train together at their school location. In addition, there will be a Senior 1-Mile Run/Walk and a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. The first 1,000 runners to register for the race will be chip timed. Staff and students will be tracking their activity during the month of March with the goal of walking across Williamson County, which is the equivalent of 1,800 minutes of physical activity. From March 1 – 31, 2017, we would like our students and their families (ages 4 and up) to record, each day, the number of minutes they are physically active, including time spent at PE, participating in after-school activities, workouts in the gym, or engaging in active free play with your family.  Coordinated School Health will award mini grants to schools based on participation and activity minutes. Activity Log Information Flyer Celebration EventSunday, April 92:00- 5:00 p.m.Inaugural Walk Across Williamson 5kHarlinsdale Farm For more information, contact FSSD Coordinated School Health Coordinator Lisa Chatman, 615-472-3847. Event sponsored by the Williamson County Health...

Young Scholars Institute Registration Open

The Young Scholars Institute has posted its 2017 schedule of classes and registration form. Sponsored by the FSSD, YSI offers challenging, exploratory classes designed for independent and highly motivated learners. The courses are academically and artistically challenging. The 2017 Young Scholars Institute will be at the Poplar Grove campus, 2959 Del Rio Pike. The Junior Scholars program serves students who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades (ages 7-10) and will be housed in the Poplar Grove Elementary side of the building. Senior Scholars serves students who have completed the 5th grade and above (ages 11-14) and will be housed in the Poplar Grove Middle side. The dates for 2017 Institute are June 5-9 and June 12-16. For more information or to download the brochure and registration form, visit YSI...

2nd Annual Race for the Stars 5K and Fun Run March 4

Help the Freedom Middle School Athletic Department raise money for much needed additions, improvements, and repairs to equipment and facilities by signing up and participating in the 2nd Annual Race for the Stars 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, March 4, from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM! Current 5th graders or younger can sign up for the Fun Run with a portion of your registration fee going back to the Physical Education Department at your FSSD school of choice. All other race participants can sign up for the 5k that will start and end at Freedom Middle School. Fun Run participants will receive a race shirt and a participation medal. 5k participants will receive a goody bag, race shirt, and top winners will receive prizes. The 5k race will be professionally timed. Prizes will be given to the top female and top male finisher overall, as well as the top male and female in each age category Read more...

FSSD Pre-Kindergarten Application Process Open for 2017-2018

  What is the Franklin Special School District/State of Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K Program? Voluntary Pre-K provides a high quality educational program through an active learning approach. Young children learn skills at their own level in ways meaningful to them. A holistic approach to Kindergarten readiness prepares children socially, mentally, emotionally, and physically. If you walk into a Pre-K classroom you may see children playing house, putting on a puppet show, or building a miniature town with blocks and little people. Experienced, knowledgeable, understanding teachers and staff guide students through music, stories, songs, and play. All of these fun activities help children develop academic and social skills as they play. To be eligible, children must have been born on or between August 16, 2012 and August 15, 2013, live in the Franklin Special School District, and qualify in one of several ways. The Tennessee Department of Education Office of Early Learning requires school districts first serve students who are economically disadvantaged. Space permitting, students may be served who have disabilities, are identified as English Language Learners, are in state custody, or are identified as educationally at-risk for failure due to circumstances of abuse or neglect. Children attend Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Monday through Friday for a six hour day. Each class is limited to 16 children working with a teacher and paraprofessional. The program is free of charge although parents are required to provide transportation. For more information call any FSSD Elementary School or Lee Kirkpatrick at (615) 591-2802 and ask to be placed on the list to receive application materials. Applications will be mailed to families requesting information no later than...