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Education

  • Field Trips

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in December:
    Dec. 7-8 — Twenty-two Cherokee Middle and two Harriman Middle band students attend East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Junior Band Clinic at Lee University, Cleveland.

  • Programs for homeschoolers now under way

    The American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, is now registering homeschooled students in grades K-6 for its 2013 Homeschool Friday Programs.

    The programs are offered through May 24.

    Topics for the interactive programs are the same for each of the specific groups. Class time and fees vary, however.

    K-2 classes meet for an hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $7 for the general public and $5 for museum members.

  • RCHS’s Mutter DAR Good Citizen

    Rachel Mutter, center, of Roane County High School is presented with the DAR Good Citizens Award from Avery Trace DAR Good Citizens Chairwoman Rosemary Alexander, left, and Jane McPherson, Cherokee District DAR vice chairwoman of the Good Citizens Award.

    Mutter received a $50 check, a certificate, the DAR Good Citizens pin and a wallet card.

    Other DAR Good Citizens Award winners are Laci Sells of Harriman High School, Taylor Hargis of Rockwood High School and Elizabeth Poczobut of Midway High School

  • Fifth-graders eligible for poster contest

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling all fifth-graders from across the state to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice 2013 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest.

    Students can enter at the state level for a chance to be selected as the national winner and awarded a free trip to Washington D.C.

    Fifth graders in Tennessee can enter the poster contest by submitting them to TBI, who will then pick a state winner to enter into the national contest.

  • Bowers Elementary perfect attendance: First semester, 2012-13

    Kindergarten
    Anna Hampton

    Mason Roberts

    Cameron Stricklan

    Second Grade
    David Conner

    Dakota Cross

    Riley Hampton

    Javier Ibarra

    Talan Moore

    Haley Pelfrey

    Third Grade
    Dominic Chesser

    Logan Chesser

    Javen Crass

    Landon Parrish

    Abigail Roberts

    Piper Suddeth

  • AMTEC program seeks applicants

    Anyone interested in Roane State Community College’s nationally recognized Advanced Materials Training and Education Center — a no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed — is invited to an upcoming informational meeting at the college’s Roane County campus.

    The meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room O-101 in the O’Brien Humanities Building.

    Call (865) 481-5436 to reserve a seat.

  • Midway's Hixson the write stuff

    Twenty-four Roane County students received awards during last month’s Roane Writers Group fourth annual Student Writing Contest.

    In a ceremony hosted by television personality Bill Landry, public, private and homeschooled students received cash awards ranging from $25 to $500.

    “This year, more than 580 entries were received,” said Roane Writers Group President B.J. Gillum. “That’s a record.”

  • Harriman students give holiday boost

    Students at Harriman Middle School took advantage of an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer.

    The school’s Positive Peer Pressure — or P-3 — Club decided to do something special for U.S. troops who are stationed overseas and do not receive a lot of mail or contact from home.

    Kris Hontz of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition introduced the students to the Adopt A Soldier program.

    The students made Christmas stockings and sent them and Christmas cards to troops stationed in Kuwait.

  • Bowers honors rule followers at special lunch

    Bowers Elementary School Principal Candace Lett and Assistant Principal Kevin Ayers hosted a recent student luncheon for the school’s rule followers.

    The honored students were nominated by their teacher as an example of a student who always follows the school rules and sets a good example for others.

    The honorees are:

    Kindergarten — Bailey Wright, Will Davidson, Tori Whaley, Lyfe Goins and Sumayiah Holmes.

  • RCHS students help others