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Education

  • Dyllis Springs Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

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

    They are:
    A HONOR ROLL
    Gabe Brown, Deagan Jones, Caleb Corbin, Sophia Freels, Gavin Green, Emilee Miller, Christine Chaston, Jackson Frazier, Ella Hampton, Kelby Castleberry, Brady Goodman, Jacob Patterson, Allie Simpson, Jacob Hileman, Taylor Jones, Zechariah Zeiglar, Cooper Watkins, Jace Tedder, Ivy Reed and Destiney Stepp.

  • Midway Elementary, Rockwood Middle awarded health grants

    United Healthcare Community Plan of Tennessee recently awarded Adopt-A-School program grants to Roane County’s Midway Elementary School and Rockwood Middle School.

    Through the program, each school will receive a $3,000 “mini-grant” to support a program or event that relates to the health of children and families.

    Midway will use the grant funding to establish a Bike Club for students.

  • Midway October 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 October students of the month.

    They are, by grade order, Cruz Woody, Hal’e Eaton, Kyleigh Cawood, R.J. Creswell, Jennifer Moore, Annie Moser, Isabella Roberts, Jasmine Meza, Abigail Patterson, Cheyenne Branson, John Kevorkian, Joey Berryhill, Kayla Peach, Gracie Schommer, Josie Massengill, Devin Varner, Dalton Bacon, Shelby Green, Shealeigh Moses and Brooke Willett.

  • 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