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Education

  • Free FluMist, shots available to Roane students

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health and Roane County Health Department will offer free flu vaccinations and FluMist to all students in pre-K through eighth grade.

    Injections and FluMist will be administered on site at all elementary and middle schools in November.

    The Roane County Health Department will administer the shots and FluMist, depending on arrival of the vaccine.

    A packet will be sent home to parents on Oct. 20. The questionnaire and insurance information sheet will need to be returned to the school nurse as soon as possible.

  • Avery Trace DAR continues book scholarship tradition

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s mission is “To Give Back to Our Community.”

    One way they accomplish this mission is through a $400 Avery Trace book scholarship to a Roane State Community College honors student pursuing a degree in history.

    The scholarship, established in 2011 with the assistance of Roane State Foundation Coordinator Linda Brown, continues in 2014.

  • Run for Your Health to help wellness programs

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s sixth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 1.

    Run for Your Health is a 5K race/walk, with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

    The race/walk beginning and ending at Fort Southwest Point has been sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

  • McTeachers Night a success

    Kingston Elementary School Principal Shelia Sitzlar accepts proceeds from a recent McTeachers Night at McDonald’s from Jay Faris, McDonald’s assistant marketing director.

    During the event at area McDonald’s restaurants, school administrators, parents and students work in the lobby and meet with the public.

    Kingston Elementary’s McTeachers Night was at Kingston McDonald’s at 840 N. Kentucky St.

    McDonald’s owners/operators John and Sondra Faris said they are committed to education and supporting community schools.

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  • Focus 30’s goal to help Bowers students learn

    Bowers Elementary is focusing on educational equity this year, making certain students are challenged to learn.

    All students from kindergarten through fifth grade are engaged in activities to improve skills in reading and math every day during the first 30 minutes of the school day.

    The endeavor, called Focus 30, is Bowers’ Response to Intervention program.

    “Focus 30 is an intense focus on the skills that each child needs to be working on to improve in reading and math,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood explained.

  • Band director toots his horn

    Tennessee Air National Guard Master Sgt. Zack Williamson, band director at Roane County High School in Kingston, recently performed on several occasions during the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville.

    Williamson, a trombonist, performed as part of the Band of the South, the 572nd Air National Guard Band.

    He was part of several ensembles throughout the four-day event honoring 45-50 of the 78 living recipients of America’s highest military honor.

  • Scholarship aims to assist female veterinary students

    East Tennessee Foundation is administrating the Candace Mast Veterinary Scholarship, established to assist female students studying veterinary medicine.

    Graduating college seniors, current veterinary students, or returning adult students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at either the University of Tennessee or Lincoln Memorial University are eligible to apply.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions, and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org on Dec. 1.

  • Aslinger awarded MTSU’s Buchanan Fellowship

    Holly Elizabeth Aslinger, a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

    In addition to earning a 32 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, Aslinger attended Volunteer Girls State, was captain of the Scholars Bowl team, served on the Student Council, and was a trumpet section leader with the school band.

    In addition, she was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

  • Midway August students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, far right in back row, recently honored the school’s August students of the month.

    They are, in no particular order, Michael Donalson, Millie Bacon, Jesse Hillard, Laci Ariks, Kaylie Stair, Hal’e Eaton, Tennessee Thearp, Johnathon Scott, Maggie Paterson, Jade Largen, Dalton Cowell, Macy Johnson, Cheyanne Patterson, Damaris Coronilla, Gracie Schommer, Danessa Manwarren, Mary Contreras, Cadence Collier, Jacob Yates, Shayla Wood and Ty Mason.