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Education

  • RSCC hosts paranormal talk

    Paranormal investigator Chad Calek will discuss his ghost-hunting projects on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The event, presented by Roane State Student Activities, is free and open to the public.

    Please note that children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Calek is a regular on A&E’s “Paranormal State,” and he has filmed and investigated many tales of paranormal activity.

  • Monday receptions honor retiring RSCC president

    The public is welcome to attend retirement receptions for Roane State Community College President Gary Goff.

    Two receptions will be on Oct. 8 — one at the main campus in Roane County campus and one at the Oak Ridge campus.

    The reception at the Roane County campus will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the administrative area of the Dunbar Building (second floor, near the president’s office).

    The reception at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave., will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Manly Art Gallery.

  • Cafeterias awarded the bronze

    Ten school cafeterias in the Roane County system have been awarded bronze honors in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge.

    The challenge is a voluntary certification initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.  

  • RCHS helping with food drive

    Students at Roane County High School are helping out the Kingston Police Department in its Thanksgiving Food Drive for The Hands of Mercy.

    The drive begins Oct. 1, which coincides with homecoming week at RCHS.

    Each class will compete against the others in an attempt to gather the most items needed to fill as many food baskets as possible by the Nov. 16 deadline. The goal is to feed 750 needy families.

  • OR museum offering homeschool programs

    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 10:30-11:30 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.

  • RCHS financial aid meeting set

    A financial aid meeting for Roane County High School seniors and parents will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the school auditorium in Kingston.

    Sam Mullins from Tennessee Student Assistance Corp., the state’s designated student assistance program, will be available to answer questions during this informational session for students planning to enroll in college or trade/technical school.

  • School field trips: Approved September 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in September:

    Oct. 13-14 — Roane County High Science Club to Kings Island in Cincinnati.

    Nov. 30-Dec. 2 — Oliver Springs High boys and girls basketball teams to compete in tournament at William Blount and Seymour High.

    May 13-17, 2013
    — Harriman Middle eighth grade to tour Washington, D.C.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, and teacher Ashley Sparks, far right in front row, recently honored the school’s August students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Josie Nichols, Kaden Wright, Emorie Jones, Zachary Graham, Chesney Cash, Parker Jones, Harry Jackson, Rylan Guettner, Bradley Dishman, John Kevorkian, Sierra Cowell, Anna Fink, Zane Edwards, Shayla Wood, Ty Mason, Brandon Williams, Natrice Childress, Cailynn Shelley, Daelyn Thompson, Dalton Carroll, Gracey Hixon, Elijah Payne and Natalie Booth.

  • Run for Your Health benefits school program

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fourth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 3.

    Run for Your Health is a 5K race/walk, with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools. Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

    The race/walk beginning and ending at Fort Southwest Point has been sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

  • Apply now for scholarships to Tennessee Tech

    Students planning to attend Tennessee Tech University next fall should apply for scholarships now.

    More than 550 scholarships are available to Tennessee Tech students, and the time to apply for the 2013-14 academic year is now.

    The scholarship application system is open until Dec. 15.

    Tennessee Tech offers a variety of generous scholarships funded by the university and private donors.

    In fall 2012, more than a quarter of the freshmen class received nearly 800 academic scholarships worth more than $1.8 million.