K-8 Family ‘Meet and Greet’ at Schools on Aug. 8

Families of students in grades K-8 are invited to a Meet and Greet event at the individual schools on Tuesday, August 8th from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. This drop-in style event provides parents and students with an opportunity to meet teachers, receive student class assignments/schedules, turn in missing forms or documents, learn about PTO, and receive important back to school information. Interpreters will be...

Liberty Elementary Named Model School for Behavior Program

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) has named Liberty Elementary School in Franklin Special School District a Bronze Level Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B) Model of Demonstration School. Of the 1800 schools across Tennessee, only 25 schools are Model of Demonstration Schools. “We are extremely proud of the work the teachers, staff, and students have put into this positive behavior framework,” said Liberty Elementary principal Cheryl Robey, Ed.D. “The RTI2-B framework puts a methodical process in place to ensure that all students work to their full potential in academics, social and emotional well-being, with the guidance and support of the faculty, staff and administrators.” The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education and consists of three regional support contracts. The Middle Tennessee region is served by Vanderbilt University. TBSP provides professional development and support to schools on addressing the behavioral and social needs of students through Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B). Tennessee schools must first complete the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project’s RTI2-B Tier I Training before applying to be an RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School. Liberty Elementary attended the training at Vanderbilt University in May 2016 and was selected as Bronze Level by the Model of Demonstration Committee based on the extent to which it has implemented the core features of RTI2-B. The possible exemplar levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Information on these 25 model schools was shared with the Tennessee Department of Education. Liberty Elementary was recognized along with the other model schools at the State’s Partners in Education Conference in February and will...

Kindergarten Roundup Set for Friday, April 21

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION is online this year and parents may enroll students between April 1 – 30, 2017. However, we want all parents and rising kindergarten students to attend our annual Kindergarten Roundup, held on Friday, April 21. This is an important milestone for all parents and future kindergartners! This day is designed to provide families with a fun opportunity to hear more about the school, take a tour, turn in registration materials, and sign up for a kindergarten screening date. Parents are urged to drop in with their rising kindergartner between 8:30 and 3:00. Rising kindergartners must be at least 5 years old on or before August 15 to enroll. Kindergarten Roundup Flyer English...

TNReady Testing Window April 17 – May 5

Next week, our students will begin taking the TNReady assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Science, and Math and the field test in Social Studies. The testing window is April 17—May 5. FSSD 2017 TCAP/TNReady Testing Schedule The assessments for each subject will be administered over several days. Please see the information that was sent home from your school to learn more about your child’s grade level testing schedule. The Tennessee Department of Education has posted resources on its web site that are designed to help foster a greater understanding about TNReady, the state testing program for students in grades 3-12. These guides walk through many of the questions we have heard from parents and outline the changes, particularly to the timing and structure, that have been made for the upcoming school year. Please click on the links below to learn more about TNReady: 2016-2017 TNReady Parent Guide Guide on TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities The guides can be also be viewed online at TNReady Parent Resources. On this web site you will also find information about testing times and a link to Frequently Asked Questions. If users are not able to find the information they need, there is a form on that site through which they can submit a question to the...

FIS Requests Donations from Book Fair for New “Heroes” Program

This holiday season, the Freedom Intermediate School Library Media Center would like to bring joy to our community through the gift of reading. Our Winter Book Fair with Scholastic will be held December 12th-16th at Freedom Intermediate School. We have a special wish list this year to benefit children who have been touched by tragedy. We will be collecting new books and donations to buy books to give to the Franklin Police and Fire Departments. These brave public servants will carry the books in their vehicles so they may give them to children they meet as first responders to local emergencies. To get this initiative started, we have selected several books that will be available at the Book Fair for purchase and donation. Receptacles for both Police and Fire departments will be in place at the Fair to collect the purchased books and/or monetary donations. We are excited to report that both departments will have representatives come to school during the Book Fair to talk with students about their favorite books. Please encourage your neighbors and friends to attend our Book Fair, make a donation, or shop our online fair to donate books to this new community reading program! You can shop online from December 4-17 at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/freedomintermediateschool The Book Fair will be December 12-16 in the FIS Lobby. Monday- Friday: 7:00AM-2:00PMThursday evening from...

Business Sponsors/Exhibitors Needed for Career Exploration Day

The 15th Annual World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.  We are currently looking for business partners to sponsor and/or exhibit in this comprehensive career day, designed to inform 8th-  grade students about their career possibilities. The Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools recognize there are specific workforce needs for Williamson County and Middle Tennessee. We are taking an active role to introduce students to career opportunities and other emerging careers by offering more career education within the curriculum. The World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day is an excellent strategy for getting students authentically engaged in learning about careers. For more information or to find out how to participate, please visit the 2016 World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day...