FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2015
Business Council to give $14,000 to Nolensville schools
In less than a year, Williamson County Schools’ three newest schools will open in Nolensville for the 2016-17 school year. And thanks to the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, they will start the year off with a few extra dollars in the bank.
Principals from Mill Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Middle and Nolensville High School will be presented with a check donation during the Nolensville Area Business Council’s quarterly luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Providence Baptist Fellowship Church, 1668 Sunset Road in Brentwood.
The donation is on behalf of the now-defunct Nolensville Chamber of Commerce, which was grandfathered into the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce after the county-wide unification of three chambers in 2013. All three schools will receive the Nolensville Chamber of Commerce’s remaining operating funds, which amount to $14,000. The elementary and middle schools will receive $3,000 each, and the high school will receive $8,000.
For the luncheon’s agenda, Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen will lead a panel discussion with two of the three newly appointed principals: Bill Harlin (Nolensville High) and Kari Miller (Mill Creek Middle). As of press time, a principal for Mill Creek Elementary had not yet been appointed. Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools Denise Goodwin will fill in on the panel.
Questions for the panel will be centered on the vision each principal will have for their respective schools. One topic sure to be discussed is the rapid growth currently being experienced in the town of 7,500 residents, which led to the construction of the new schools.
Recently voted as one of the best Nashville suburbs to live in, Nolensville’s population is expected to double to 15,000 by 2025. Building three new schools will allow WCS to accommodate an additional 3,400 students in the area, providing relief to the overcrowded Ravenwood High, Sunset Elementary and Sunset Middle schools.
Located at 1600 Summerlyn Drive, Mill Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Middle and Nolensville High will all share a campus. All three schools are slated to open in August 2016 with Mill Creek Elementary serving students in grades K-5, Mill Creek Middle serving students in grades 6-8 and Nolensville High serving students in grades 9-10 in its first year.
The luncheon, presented by Williamson Medical Center, begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration and networking. Members and guests can attend for $15 by registering online at williamsonchamber.com or paying at the door. For questions, contact [email protected]