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Education

  • ACT scores on the rise

    Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from 19.0 the year before, according to state-by-state results recently released by ACT.

    Tennessee is one of only nine states to mandate that all high school students take the ACT test, so statewide scores help the Tennessee Department of Education measure the state’s progress towards its goal of greater college and career readiness for all students.

  • School librarians tour RSCC facility

    Librarians at Roane County Schools recently spent several hours exploring the Roane State Community College Library in an effort to better provide for information needs of students, faculty and staff.

    Molly Stover, far right, web services librarian, shares with librarians, from left, Janet Sather, Lana Foster, Laura Taylor and Linda Olmsted the many services, resources and digital information the Roane State Library offers to Roane County students and community.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel

    Folk Mountain Gospel presents Don and Donna Mohl in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church at 336 Patton Lane.

    The Mohls’ music is a blend of folk and mountain-style gospel.

    They use traditional and Biblical instruments such as the bowed psaltry, hammered and mountain dulcimers, mandolin, zither, guitar and harmonica.

    The program includes familiar hymns, recent gospel and some songs they have written.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 14-Oct. 28

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day fall/winter children’s consignment sale. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 405 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. featuring Chapel Voices and The Melodys. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • Tennessee Tech applauds Griffin, Kelley

    Two area Tennessee Technological University students have recently received prestigious honors.

    The students honored are Robert Griffin of Ten Mile and Jacob Kelley of Rockwood.

    Griffin is among 200 students nationwide to be named a Tau Beta Pi Scholar.

    He is the first Tennessee Tech student to receive the honor, which includes a scholarship to help fund his education.

  • Leading Rockwood Middle Interact
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville dean's list: spring 2012

    Fifty-nine University of Tennessee at Knoxville students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, a UT undergraduate student must earn a term grade-point average of 3.80-4.0 to attain summa cum laude status.

    Students with a GPA of 3.65-3.79 earn magna cum laude honors, and those with a GPA of 3.5-3.64 are named cum laude.

    Students must complete at least 12 hours, not counting work taken on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis, to be eligible.

  • 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.