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Education

  • Roane State, Tech expand teaching focus

    Tennessee Technological University and Roane State Community College have expanded their 2+2 programs for teacher certification to include an option for those who want to teach in PreK-3 programs.

    In Tennessee Tech’s College of Education’s 2+2 program, students complete an associate’s degree in two years at Roane State.

    A second two years of study lead to a bachelor’s degree, with students attending classes taught by Tennessee Tech professors at Roane State.

  • Poetry Out Loud seeks students

    The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation present the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University.

    Poetry Out Loud is a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

    During January and February, schools are welcome to participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, advancing to a state competition on March 15.

  • More than 140 run for students’ health

    More than 140 runners and walkers showed up at Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point for Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fourth annual fundraising 5K race/walk earlier this month.

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

    “Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success,” said Patti Wells, school health coordinator and race director.

  • $5,000 grand prize offered in patriotic essay competition

    Roane County public and homeschooled students in grades 7-12 are welcome to enter an Americanism-patriotism essay contest offered as part of the Kids on the Rise program of Crossville Fleet Reserve Branch 294.

    “The Bill of Rights and Me” is the topic of the essay, which is part of a National Fleet Reserve Association contest offering a $5,000 grand prize.

    The Crossville branch will present a minimum $50 grand prize for each grade winner.

    Entries should be postmarked no later than Dec. 1 for judging on the branch level.

  • Midtown students Pink Out in support of breast cancer awareness

    Midtown Elementary School students and faculty show support for breast cancer awareness with a recent Pink Out, during which they wore pink and formed the breast-cancer awareness pink ribbon on the playground.

    The event was a way for the Healthy School team leaders to involve the students and faculty to remind their loved ones of the importance of receiving an annual mammogram and to remind the community to get involved and take a stand against breast cancer.

  • Bowers Elementary honor rolls, first nine weeks 2013

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Abraham Barry, Addison Oliver, Caiyden Grigsby, Cooper Qualls, Emma Long, Jessica Ramirez, Skyler Johnson, Kylee Brackett, Loretta Ketterer, Madelyn Ladd, Mason Mullins, Savannah Trew, Talan Moore, Zack Spradlin, Jayden Hawn and Zoe Abernathy.

  • Bowers celebrates Unity Day
  • Student Government Day set Oct. 31

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has designated Thursday, Oct. 31, as Student Government Day 2013.

    This annual event is sponsored by area American Legion Posts with Roane State Community College preparing lunch for the participating students.

    On this day, students from each high school will spend time with the official whom they were selected to represent.

    “This event is a great opportunity for our students to see their county government at work,” Woody said.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, back row at far left, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, back row at far right, honor September students of the month.

    They are, in grade order, Braydon Walker,  Tate Mason, Taven Lewis, Kiersten Ruffner, Izak Bettis, Dalton Cowell, Sean Knecht, Kali Kile, Reese Collier, Zachary Price, Meredith Sweeney, Ayshia Turner, Shayla Wood, Zane Edwards, McKayla McFarland, Blaine Townsend, Connor Johnson and Dylan Cowell.

  • ETSU, Tenn. Tech among 13 colleges nationwide losing ROTC programs

    Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University are among 13 across the nation identified for closure by the U.S. Army.

    The two-year phase-out plan begins immediately and is expected to be completed by August 2015.

    “We are devastated said Brian Noland, ETSU president. “We feel this decision is an injustice to our students, to our graduates, and to the outstanding men and women who have led this program since it was founded in 1952.”