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Education

  • 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.

  • Help stock Teachers Supply Closet this year

    Teachers from Roane County Schools stock up annually during the Teachers Supply Closet, and the public is
    encouraged to donate to the cause this year.

    Items frequently needed for classrooms include pencils, pens, staplers and staples, three-hole punchers, crayons, ruled writing paper, hand sanitizer, paper towels, markers, scissors, tape, tissues, glue sticks, sticky note pads, construction paper, rubber bands, folders, Band-Aids, tennis balls, binders, calculators and backpacks.

  • Tusculum College graduates: spring 2012

    Two Tusculum College students from Kingston were awarded their degrees during spring commencement.

    Amber K. Collins graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management with
    a concentration in financial management.

    Students graduating with a 3.75-3.94 grade-point average received magna cum laude honors.

    Collins was a member of the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society.

  • Pensacola Christian College graduates: spring 2012

    Jennifer Rose Boltin was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Bible with emphasis in general studies during Pensacola Christian College’s recent commencement.

    She is the daughter of Bobby Boltin of Harriman.

    Pensacola Christian College is in Pensacola, Fla.