BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
Schools all over Williamson County are kicking off the academic year on Friday.
Three new schools will be opening their doors for the first time: Thompson’s Station Elementary School, Thompson’s Station Middle School, and Jordan Elementary School in Brentwood.
Schools in Williamson County are growing rapidly, and see around 1,000 new students every year. The entire school district currently has about 40,000 students, and is the 6th largest school district in the state.
To welcome the 1,900 newly enrolled families this year, roughly 50 WCS employees sat down and made calls in an event dubbed the WillCo Welcome. Superintendent Mike Looney spoke at the event about the importance of building relationships, and said he hopes they will try to make the event a yearly tradition.
In addition to the three new schools, there are a few other changes in store this year for Williamson County Schools. Starting today, parents can now track their children’s bus on the smartphone, via the mobile app SafeStop. Parents can find more detailed bus route information on the WCS bus route page.
Zoning for schools has also been updated to accommodate the new schools starting this year. For a detailed list of school zoning information, visit the WCS zoning page.
WCS also welcomed more than 300 new teachers for this school year, and inducted them during an event on Aug. 1.