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Education

  • Bands to showcase talents at Rotary Festival

    The Rotary Clubs’ 12th annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show in a non-competitive atmosphere on the Midway football field.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    Plaques will be presented after the show.

  • School district pursuing AdvancED accreditation

    The Roane County Schools district is a candidate for AdvancED District Accredita-tion.

    AdvancED District Accreditation provides nationally
    recognized accreditation for the district and all of its schools.

    To earn AdvancED District Accreditation, the district must meet accreditation standards, implement a continuous process of improvement, and host an external review team once every five years.

  • Roane State Community College graduates, dean's list: Summer 2013

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following summer semester.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 was Taylor Narramore of Kingston.

    Michael Steinmetz of Harriman graduated magna cum laude with a GPA of 3.89-3.7.

    Other graduates from Roane County are:

    Harriman
    — Kelley Bullard, Jared Clinton, Hailey Leach, Jessica Redmon, Michael Shipley and Justin Stevenson.

  • Roane State seeks sidewalk artists

    Artists of all ages will create art with chalk on sidewalk squares after community supporters “buy” squares by writing checks.

    In these ways, the Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival can be a big fund-raising success, organizers say.

    In addition, participants in this event can help improve East Tennessee’s economy by giving students the chance to learn valuable technical skills that companies require.

  • Homeschool Fridays to start next month at science museum

     Families can register their students for the Homeschool Friday Programs for grades K-6 through December 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.

  • Become a mentor, make a difference in a student’s life

    The Roane Alliance is recruiting mentors for RoaneAchieves to fill the critical role in helping graduates from the five Roane County high schools transition from high school to college.

    A RoaneAchieves mentor can be the person who makes a major difference in a student’s life — whether he receives a scholarship and goes to college.

  • Schools may apply starting Thursday for this year’s Student Ticket Subsidy Funds

    Beginning Aug. 29, public K-12 schools in Tennessee will be able to apply for Student Ticket Subsidy Funds.

    The Tennessee Arts Commission’s application process will open at 9 a.m.

    Student Ticket Subsidy is a program funded through specialty license plate funds and administered through the Tennessee Arts Commission.

    This year the program will subsidize student tickets for arts and cultural experiences to encourage schools to expose Tennessee students to a broad variety of cultural experiences, arts disciplines and artists.

  • RSCC biology classes among best online

    Roane State Community College’s online biology courses have been named among the country’s best by BestOnlineColleges.org.

    The website’s 2013-14 listing of online programs takes into account “student surveys, teacher surveys, expert analysis, cost, academic offerings, career services rankings and availability.”

    This fall, Roane State is offering General Biology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology II as Web classes.

  • LMU honors three Harriman students

    Lincoln Memorial University recently recognized the achievements of three students from Harriman during its 2013 Awards Night presentations.

    Heather Bond is the recipient of the Delta Theta Sigma Annual Scholarship.

    James Bowling  received the LMU Association Endowed Scholarship.

    And Kayla Wadlington  was honored with the Guy L. Taylor Scholarship Fund.

    They were among more than 100 students who received 330 awards worth nearly $440,000.

    Lincoln Memorial University is in Harrogate.

  • Roane County students earn degrees at RSCC

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated from Roane State Community College during the 2012-13 academic year.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:

    Harriman — Roger Liles,  Timothy Phillips,  Jay Phillips,  Corey Reed and Savannah Weatherly.

    Kingston — James Heaton, Daniel Miget, Mandy Rush, and Lawrence Wise.

    Rockwood — Michelle Edwards,  Ashley Mitchell,  Robin Scarbrough and Christopher Sherrod.