FSSD Schools Join Statewide Drive for Hurricane Victims

Franklin Special School District schools are proud to join a statewide school supply drive to benefit school districts in Texas who have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This supply drive, called Tennessee Volunteers For Texas, will begin Saturday, September 2, throughout Williamson County. While the Williamson County Ag Center will serve as the main collection point, all eight FSSD schools will also have collection bins in their buildings. The districts will be collecting only new items in their original form. Those items include: backpacks college or standard ruled paper #2 pencils scissors glue crayons Monetary donations are also highly encouraged and may be made through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which has set up a special website for the Tennessee Volunteers for Texas initiative at www.cfmt.org/williamson-gives. The priority for those donations will be to help the schools and the students who have been impacted by Harvey. “We are proud to be a part of this flood relief effort for the school communities affected in Texas and know our Franklin families will rise to this challenge,” said FSSD Superintendent Dr. David Snowden. “We saw the strength and heart of the Franklin community when we organized a similar effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and I have no doubt the same compassion will fuel this drive as well.” In addition to the FSSD’s partnership, other sponsoring agencies include Williamson County government and schools, as well as the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). TOSS Executive Director Dale Lynch said that school districts across Tennessee reached out to him for ways to help and is glad that...

“A Culture of Kindness” Bullying Prevention Seminar Oct. 20

The Franklin Special School District is proud to partner with STARS – Nashville to present Bullying Prevention: A Culture of Kindness on Thursday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Freedom Middle School. The guest speaker will be Rodger Dinwiddie, Executive Director of Nashville STARS and Past President of the International Bullying Prevention Association. The focus of the seminar will be on understanding the impact of bullying on students, families and the community, as well as the necessity of developing the social, emotional competence of caring about others and how important this skill is in every area of our lives. “There are countless programs, strategies and ideas to address the insidious issue of bullying. And, while there is great research around what does work, there is no dispute that focusing on developing a culture of kindness is one of the most successful ways to address aggression and bullying in all its forms,” according to Mr. Dinwiddie. “The FSSD has made a commitment to support students and families through a focus on kindness via the Be Nice campaign.” This seminar is open to anyone who wants to hear more about how to develop a culture of kindness that will reflect the character traits you want to see in our youth. Event Flyer (English) Event Flyer...