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Education

  • Dictionaries for third-graders at Midway, Kingston

    Kingston Rotary Club and Cherokee Middle School Interact Club recently gave dictionaries to each third-grader at Kingston and Midway elementary schools.

    The Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood annually provide dictionaries to all third-graders in the Roane County school system to promote literacy.

    “Dictionaries are very important at this grade level, as it is where the focus changes from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’,”said Kingston Rotarian Deborah Alexander-Davis.

  • Website aimed at schoolchildren’s parents

    The Tennessee School Boards Association has developed a site, MyTennesseePublicSchools.net, with the idea that parents shouldn’t have to spend hours searching for answers to questions they have about public schools.

    Information should be easy to find.  

    MyTennesseePublicSchools.net is a collection of resources and need-to-know information to help parents help their child rensucceed in public school.

  • Scholarships available to FFA members

    Monty’s Plant Food Co., a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture industry, is accepting applications for five $1,000 college scholarships.

    The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

    To be eligible, FFA members must

    • Live on a family farm in Tennessee or other eligible state.

  • Register kids for Homeschool Friday museum programs

    Registration is underway for upcoming Homeschool Friday Programs for grades K-6 beginning in January at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Programs for homeschool students in grades K-2 are one-hour classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; grades K-6 take two-hour classes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Program fees for grades K-2 are $7 for the public and $5 for museum members; 3-6 grades pay $12, with museum members paying $9.

    Fees include the classroom program and museum admission for one student and one adult with the program.

  • Rotary honors RYLA student

    Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, left, and immediate past president Ralph Best present a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards certificate and pin to Jordan Zurcher, a junior at Roane County High School.

    The Rotary clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood sponsored nine student from county high schools to attend this year’s daylong event where students develop leadership and team building skills.

  • Midway Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

    Midway Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, John Kervorkian, Chloe Kyle, Ashley Steedley, Ayshia Turner, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark Cadence Collier, Mary Contrearas, Sierra Cowell, Jayleigh Davis and Rhyan Helms.

  • Roane State closing Dec. 19 for holidays

    All Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 1 for the holidays.

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on the Cumberland County campus near Crossville will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

    All campuses will reopen on Jan. 2. Spring classes will begin on Jan. 16.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu. Visit the website or call 1-866-462-7722 for details.

  • On-the-government-job training

    Ninety students from all five Roane County High Schools shadowed 12 different elected officials during the annual Student Government Day.

  • Report: More than 7,500 bullying cases reported in 2012-13

    A Tennessee Department of Education report released in October shows 7,555 cases of bullying were reported in Tennessee public schools during the 2012-13 school year.

    According to the data submitted to the state’s Department of Education by school officials statewide, 5,478 — or 72.51 percent — of bullying reports submitted were confirmed after investigation.

    The report was required under anti-bullying legislation passed by the Tennesee General Assembly in 2012.

  • ACT to offer fall in-school testing date in 2014

    ACT will offer a fall in-school, weekday test date option beginning in late September 2014.

    The additional fall testing option will give greater flexibility to states and districts, providing an opportunity to test 12th grade students in addition to or instead of 11th graders.

    The fall date will allow seniors to receive their ACT scores in time to meet normal college application deadlines.