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Education

  • Harriman dominates stats contest at Roane State

    Harriman High School’s Ezra Moore finished in first place in the statistics competition of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association’s high school mathematics contest at Roane State Community College.

    Roane State is among 21 testing centers across the state participating in the contest, said Eric Bouldin, Roane State assistant professor who coordinates the contest.

    Harriman High School math teacher Wesley Jones is Moore’s instructor.

  • RCHS students participate in All-State Concert Bands

    Three Roane County High School band students participated in the Tennessee Music Education Association’s All-State Concert Bands on April 8-11.

    Junior Lyric Rivera, flute; sophomore Charlie Coen, French horn; and freshman Cason Worthy, percussion were selected as the result of auditions in January.

    The three students and Director Zack Williamson joined musicians and vocalists from across the state for a four-day session in Memphis.

  • CDC students play role in helping to feed kids in Roane

    Every Friday during the school year, 280 children at risk of hunger receive a grocery bag containing food to ensure that they have some nourishment for the weekend.

    It is a community effort to meet these students’ needs.

    The effort begins at Roane County High School, where the food is delivered by Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

    Large boxes contain healthy, easily prepared food items from the basic food groups. It’s a daunting task to separate the food into individual bags for the students to take home.

  • Lots of learning fun at Oliver Springs Middle School
  • Meet RCHS All State East Band participants
  • McTeachers Night a success
  • ETSU offering scholarships to math majors

    East Tennessee State University is seeking applicants for its S-STEM Program.

    The National Science Foundation funds scholarships through the program, which promotes workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    The program will provide participants with three years of support.

    Students will major in mathematics, with a concentration in either computational applied mathematics or statistics.

    Alternatively, students may choose a major in a STEM discipline while minoring in either mathematics or statistics.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K registration coming up

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2015-16 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. April 16, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 17.

    Parents should register students for the 2015-16 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 15; pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 15.

  • More than $4,000 in awards offered in writing contest

    Cash prizes and awards of more than $4,000 will be presented to winning student writers during the annual Roane Writers Group contest.

    “The 2014-15 Roane County student writing contest has produced nearly 400 entries,” said Roane Writers Group President B.J. Gillum.

    “Volunteers are judging the entries, and selection of award winners will soon be completed,” he added.”

    The awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 28 in the O’Brien Theater on the main campus of Roane State Community College, Roane County.

  • 100 days smarter at Bowers Elementary

    Laura Carter’s first-graders at Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, don their specially made crowns to celebrate the 100th Day of School.

    The students, clockwise from bottom right, Hailey Holbrook (partially hidden), McKenzie Smith, Tony Ibarra, Jonathan Gregory, Owen Turner, Cameron Anderson and Emma Bailey are among the classmates who created 100th Day home projects that were displayed in the hallway.

    Each student also made a 100th Day snack, and language arts and math activities were planned around the number 100.