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Education

  • 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.

  • Educators in the Workplace: Area companies give Roane teachers lessons in what students can expect

    While students were on vacation this summer, 76 educators from eight area school districts went to “summer school” visiting six businesses as part of the Educators in the Workplace program.

    “This program is beneficial for both the businesses and the teachers,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance, one of the program sponsors.

  • School lunch menus: Sept. 24-28

    MONDAY — Chicken nuggets or entrée salad with hot roll or breadstick, whipped potatoes, steamed carrots, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    TUESDAY — Hamburger on bun, quesadilla or entrée salad with baked beans, variety spuds, lettuce-tomato-pickle, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

  • Donation gives instructors Kindle Fire tablets

    Stella Muse,  a former teacher and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center resident, and the center’s administrator-in-training Trina Webb, seated, are thanked by Kathy Kleinsmith, practical nursing coordinator at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, for Harriman Care’s donation of Kindle Fire tablets to be used by faculty members.

    Webb, a member of the technology center’s practical nursing  advisory board, noticed students utilizing the tablets for their textbooks and realized that the instructors were still using regular textbooks.

  • School lunch menus: Sept. 17-21

    MONDAY — Hot dog or entrée salad with chili, roasted potatoes, slaw, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    TUESDAY — Chicken sandwiches, cheese sticks with dip or entrée salad with variety spuds, lettuce-tomato-pickle, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    WEDNESDAY — Tacos or taco salad, chicken flatbread melt or entrée salad with buttered corn, leafy green salad, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

  • Calvary students tops in fine arts

    Calvary Baptist School in Kingston had a number of students who won individual and group honors during the Tennessee Fine Arts Competition in Murfreesboro.

    Students advanced to the state competition after winning first- and second-place honors during the District Fine Arts Competition in Powell.

    State winners from Calvary Baptist School include:

    First place

    • Woodworking, Jordan Snow, first in district.

  • 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.