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Education

  • Field trips: Approved August 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in August:
    Oct. 13-17 — About 50 Roane County High students to tour New York City.

    March 23-31, 2013 — About 20 Rockwood High students to tour Europe and Mediterranean coast.

  • Tech Center in challenge to aid Teachers Supply Closet

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman’s Honor Society has challenged classes at the Harriman center to see who can generate the most support for this year’s Teachers Supply Closet.

    The students from each class will donate items and canvass the community to solicit support through monetary donations or donated school supplies.

    The winning class will celebrate with a pizza party provided by the Honor Society, which is an organization of students from all of the center’s full-time programs.

  • Excel students see science lesson

    Dr. Sylvia Mende of Tennessee Eye Care in Midtown was the guest speaker for the last Excel after-school science class at Midway Elementary School.

    The class of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students, taught by Vivian Harris, were shown causes of common eye injures, eye replacements and the parts of the eye and their jobs.

    Afterward, the students received hands-on experience dissecting cow eyes and identifying their parts.

    Parents were invited to attend the class.

  • Roane teachers asked to enter Extreme Classroom Makeover

    For the fifth year, Oak Ridge Associated Universities will award an Extreme Classroom Makeover to an East Tennessee school teacher.

    The award provides $25,000 worth of the latest educational technologies, training and/or support.

    Teachers interested in competing must file their intent to apply no later than Sept. 7.

    This year, in an effort to increase eligibility, qualifying grades have been changed to include grades 3-10 public school math and science teachers and within a 50-mile radius of Oak Ridge.

  • Roane State extends hours to prepare for fall classes

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes.

    Extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:

    • Saturday, Aug. 18 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Monday, Aug. 20-Thursday, Aug. 23 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Monday, Aug. 27-Thursday, Aug. 30 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • School Lunch Menu: Aug. 20-24

    MONDAY — Hot dog or chili dog on bun, chicken quesadilla or entrée salad with buttered corn, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    TUESDAY — Chicken sliders, ham or turkey wrap or entrée salad with variety spuds, lettuce/tomato/pickle, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

  • School's out for kids who need their shots

    Parents and guardians of pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, seventh-graders and new enrollees to Roane County Schools are reminded to make sure those students are up-to-date on their immunizations.

    Schools in the Roane County system start on Monday. Students requiring immunizations will be unable to attend school unless they have one of the following:

    • Completed immunization certificate.

    • Temporary immunization certificate.

  • Harriman’s Randy Lunsford excels at Governor’s School

    Harriman High School student Randy Lunsford was among 36 students who was chosen for a five-week summer opportunity to get insight into what the college experience is like.

    Lunsford and the other students were part of the Governor’s School for Information Technology Leadership at Tennessee Tech University.

    Throughout their time at Tech, the students lived in dorms, took two college classes and were taught how to write a business plan.

  • Doughty recipient of Tech scholarship

    Adam Doughty of Rockwood was recently recognized at the Tennessee Tech University’s 37th annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet.

     Doughty, a junior basic business major, received the 2012 Building a Foundation for the Future Endowed Scholarship from the TTU College of Business.

     He was among a group of 129 students to be recognized in front of donors, award recipients and their families, faculty and business alumni as nearly $143,000 in scholarships was distributed.

  • Personnel gearing up for first day of school

    School in Roane County will begin Aug. 13, with a half day for students and a full day for faculty and staff.

    Parents and students are preparing for the new school year by buying school supplies and replacing outgrown clothes.

    Teachers have been participating in training sessions to keep pace with a rapidly changing curriculum and standards. Principals and maintenance staffs are scrutinizing buildings to make certain everything will be ready for students to walk through the doors.