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Education

  • Sweet rewards for gingerbread house winners

    Ridge View Elementary School kindergartners in Sharon Evans’ class took top honors with their entry in Rockwood 2000’s gingerbread house display and contest.

    Classes and individual students created gingerbread houses to be displayed during the school’s 50th-anniversary open house celebration, which was part of the annual Rockwood Christmas Home Tour.

    Rockwood 2000 awarded the classroom a $100 gift card for the students’ accomplishments.

  • RSCC campuses close for holidays

    Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 3 for the holidays.

    The college will reopen on Jan. 5, and spring classes will begin on Jan. 20.

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on the Cumberland County campus, will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through the Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu.

    For more information, visit www.roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).

  • TNStars cited as a top savings plan

    TNStars College Savings 529 plan has been recognized as one of the top direct-sold plans in the nation.

    TNStars is a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury.

    It is ranked as the No. 2 plan in the country, according to SavingForCollege.org, which recently released the top 10 direct-sold 529 plans in the nation based on one-year performance rankings as of Sept. 30.

    The achievement is particularly notable because not only is the TNStars plan is only in its third year, but it has quickly risen to the top of its class.

  • Public invited to live chat with professors living underwater

    Two Roane State Community College educators living underwater for 73 days will share their experiences and answer questions during a live video chat session on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the college's Oak Ridge campus.

    The session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 107 in the Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building, 701 Briarcliff Ave.

    The public is invited to talk with biology professor Bruce Cantrell and adjunct professor Jessica Fain, who will be chatting from the underwater habitat where they have lived since Oct. 3.

  • Fall festival fun at Kingston

    Kingston Elementary School recently had a fall festival.

    The event was a merit award day for the first nine-weeks’ grading period.

    Activities offered during the special event included a hayride, goat petting, apple bobbing and face painting.

  • Apply to MTSU by Dec. 1 for more scholarship opportunities

    Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Dec. 1 if the student plans to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

    Meeting this deadline will allow seniors with a 3.5 or higher grade-point average and an ACT score of 25 or higher (1130 SAT equivalent or higher) the opportunity to be considered in the initial awarding of guaranteed freshman academic scholarships and the highly competitive Buchanan Fellowships.

    To apply, visit www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/.

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  • Rockwood Rotary applauds RYLA students

    Rockwood Rotary Club recently honored Rockwood High School students who attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

    Maurice Greif, center, Rockwood Rotary RYLA coordinator, presents certificates and pins to students, in no particular order, Austin Cooper, Brianna Denny, Mike “Case” Miller, Dakota Thompson, Will Warner, Bailey Webb and Victoria Johnston.

    Kingston and Harriman Rotary clubs also sent students to the leadership program, which was earlier this fall in Crossville.

  • Sound off about K-12 standards on state website

    The state has created a website where Tennesseans can review and comment on current K-12 academic standards.

    The website, unveiled by Gov. Bill Haslam, is https://apps.tn.gov/tcas.

    Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

    There are more than 1,100 for English language arts and more than 900 for mathematics in Tennessee.

  • More than 100 take part in Run for Your Health

    More than 100 runners and walkers from Roane and many surrounding counties turned out on a nippy fall morning for the sixth annual Run for Your Health 5k race and walk, a project of Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program.

    Proceeds from the race are used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in the Roane County school system.