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Education

  • 325 take part in Kingston science fair

    Kingston Elementary School’s three-day annual science fair last month included participation by 325 students.

    Each third-, fourth- and fifth-grader participating had to propose a scientific hypothesis, write an abstract, design an experiment to test the hypothesis, keep records and present the finding in a poster session before a panel of judges.

    Kingston Rotary Club and community volunteers served on a panel of 19 judges for the three-day event.

  • Roane rewards students with positive behavior

    Roane County’s School-Wide Positive Behavior Support is a team-based, proactive approach to teaching and prevention that fosters a safe, effective learning environment and a positive social culture.

    When implemented properly, the program augments student security and success as well as increases the potential for making school a positive experience.

    In such an atmosphere, students are inspired to excel and feel excited about being in school.

  • School Field Trips Approved: January-February 2012

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in January and February:

    Jan. 27-28 — Ten Harriman High Band students to attend TSSBDA Senior Clinic at Cocke County High School, Newport.

    Feb. 2-4 — Four Harriman High Band students to attend ETSBOA Senior Clinic in Gatlinburg.

    Feb. 10-11 — Roane County High wrestling team to compete in regional tournament at Bradley County High

  • Juniors can win for college by attending Career Day ’12

    More than 550 Roane County high school juniors annually attend Career Exploration Day, and it’s paid off in more ways than one for select students over the past two years.

    “Students can receive more than career information from the Roane County High Schools Career Exploration Day,” said Allen Lutz, The Roane Alliance’s education and workforce specialist. “They can receive a $250 scholarship awarded by Diversified Scientific Services Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services.”

  • Midway event has more than reading

    Midway Elementary School’s next Family Reading Night is March 8.

    The event, coordinated by school librarian Karen Buehler, promotes reading by parents or caregivers with children. Past attendance has ranged from 80-199 adults and children, and Buehler said she has received a great deal of positive feedback.

    Activities are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the school library. Cookies and drinks are provided.

  • Yates-Kadau Student of Year at Tech Center

    Wava Yates-Kadau, a cosmetology student at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, is the school’s Outstanding Student of the Year for 2011-12 school year.

    A military wife and mother of three, Yates-Kadau is the daughter of Wade and Brenda Yates of Ten Mile.

    She lives in Sweetwater and attends cosmetology class during the day and works at Madisonville Walmart at night.

    Her husband, Staff Sgt. Nick Kadau, is a veteran of the 278th National Guard unit in Sweetwater.

  • Cash awarded to top model bridge builders

    Roane County students can build a winning model bridge and earn cash twice in a new incentive program that rewards high school students and their high schools in the Senior High Division of the 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest.

    The contest will be on March 10 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

  • Tennessee Tech launches mobile iPhone app

    iPhone users can carry continuously updated information about Tennessee Technological University in their pockets, now that the Cookeville university has launched its own mobile app.

    The Android version will be available later this semester.

    Both versions will offer an online payment feature and mobile access to iLearn, which allows Tennessee Tech students to access course materials and collaborate with each other.

  • Midway December students of the month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, recently honored the school’s December students of the month.

    They are, by grade order, Malorie Collins, Evan Lemons, Parker Jones, Rylan Guetttner, Maranda Jones, Destiny Woncki, Chase Letner, Justice Kyle, Paul Lyles, Dominic Meza, Elijah Cogdill, Halena Shirran, Danielle Bock, Shelby Green, Noah Scott, Jonathan Hester, Bailey Guinn, Blake Parks, Isaac Galyon, Sammie Jo Lands, Rebecca Lemasters, Josh Castellanos and Karissa Pilke.

  • Midway November students of the month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, honored the school’s November students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Jessalyn Sanders, Tanner Carroll, Cheyenne Branson, Landon Easter, Chesney Cash, Bailey Turner, Sierra Cowell, Haydence O’Toole, Ayshia Turner, Josie Thompson, Aubrey Walden, Marissa Stakely, Savanna Longmire, Jackson Snow, Erica Davidson, Jayse Wyrick, LeaAnn Finch, Eliza Sweeney, Austin Patterson, Stephany Blalock, Austin Castellanos, Kinsley Gardner, Kristen Palmer and Tony Ibarra.